Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Call it a second-half surge for Wisconsin, but Indiana lost another lead in continuing its futility in Madison, Dustin wrote.

If it wasn’t a mental thing to start with, second halves are clearly messing with Indiana’s mind now, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
The way Wisconsin won against Indiana might have been one of its more impressive victories of the season, Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes.

Indiana starts spring football practice on March 8, and is among the East Division teams previewed by Austin Ward of ESPN.com.

Former IU guard Rod Wilmont is the coach of a new development team in Fort Wayne, Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Ex-IU baseball star Alex Dickerson is living a dream with the San Diego Padres organization, Jeff Sanders of U-T San Diego writes.

3. POTPOURRI
A Louisville football signee was arrested after allegedly impregnating his 14-year-old cousin, according to WDRB.com.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
On this frigid late February morning, with the Hoosiers in a deep freeze, a little optimism with Vivaldi’s “Spring”, performed by Jeanne Lamon and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.

9 comments

  1. Nice song choice. I’m now gaining mental imagery of the next Yoga Pants Friday at HT where Jeremy has claimed coach Crean’s halftime compositions are misunderstood sonatinas of uplifting springtime brilliance.

  2. Year Six of Tom Crean Era: we have 5 wins in B1G and everyone who played with us thus far beat us at least once. Year Six.

    Coach K almost got fired in the first two years at Duke. At the end of his sixth season there he was NCAA Runner-up. Bob Knight was already NCAA Champion by the end of his 6th season at IU. Tom Izzo by the 6th season: two final fours, one sweet sixteen and one banner. Bill Self @Kansas by the 6th season: banner, two elite eights, one sweet sixteen. Brad Stevens coached Butler only five years but took two trips to the national game. Even Mike Davis took us to the national game once, and was 9-7 in B1G play in his 6th year here. Then he was fired. Roy Williams had two banners in six years with the Tar Heels, the second one in season six. He was just as successful in his first six years (late 80s and early 90s with the Jayhawks). And Crean?

    Dude you can’t have such an abysimal season after six years. Everybody we played beat us. Come on! I’d say even Mallory would get better results with this group of players…

  3. YES! But if those are Rustin’s thoughts, then all those Hugh images should be in a thought bubble coming out of Dustin’s head, right?

    As far as 4guards’ post (#2), I do agree that looking at the six year window, the numbers aren’t great. We know that Crean started way more underwater than Coach K and Bob K, but looking at it another way, once K and Bob K righted their ships, they stayed above water for time immemorial. Crean got his ship into the #1 position but is now taking on lots of water again. This is a very Mike Davisy trajectory we’re seeing.

  4. to Dustin and Jeremy: I know Crean has a free pass for next year……maybe; QUESTION I have is how loud and clear will the dissapointed voices of the fans be heard by Fred Glass if IU loses out the season and is ousted in the B1G Tourney???

  5. ‘six seasons of crean’ you are dead on, CTC needs to leave and I don’t care what it costs. what I continue to post on this site and others is write a letter to Glass stating you no longer are going to contribute to IU until CTC is gone, i have sent that email to Glass. I am so tried of hearing CTC quote various bball terms, deflection #’s, mental toughness, using young team as an excuse for our struggles (remember Mich made it the NCAA finals last year with 3 freshman)blah, blah, blah, IU might not make it to the NIT…how about just winning some games CTC!

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