Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Indiana will have to combat the Cameron Crazies to become the first non-conference team in 15 years to win at Duke, Mike writes.

More strong play from Robert Johnson and some 3s going down for Collin Hartman were among the brightest spots in the Alcorn State blowout, I wrote.

Jenn Anderson will move into the starting lineup as IU women’s basketball takes on a big foe in Georgia Tech, Jon writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Current Duke coach Mike Kryzewski spent one year in Bloomington, largely forgotten by all but the players he coached in 1974-75, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Indiana basketball left its mark on Coach K, even if it was only for a year, Andy Wittry of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Is Indiana ready for the Duke challenge, asks Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.

A confident Duke team awaits IU in Durham, Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer writes.

It’s a battle of the backcourts as the Hoosiers visit the Blue Devils, Brian Pollack of the Duke Chronicle writes.

Turnovers, the inside game and getting to the line are the key factors expected to play a role in the IU-Duke game, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

Former Hoosier runner Terry Brahm has gone from 1988 Olympian to a career in education, USATF Indiana reports.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
When it comes to crazy, there are so many song choices, but today we’ll opt for a classic — “Crazy” by Patsy Cline.

6 comments

  1. The crazies at Duke will cause the Hoosiers to have that deer in the headlights look tonight. Crean will get out coached and I HOPE I’m wrong… but Duke by 15.

  2. JUCO QB Richard Lagow visits Fort Collins this weekend and will announce a verbal on Monday. It is between IU, UNLV and Colorado State. I’m going to guess our toughest competition is CSU. Ft. Collins is a hell of a pretty place at the base of the Rockies and opens up to the national park. He will be a Jan. transfer available for Spring practice. Wilson and Johns had an in house visit yesterday. So it will all hinge on that. Watched his video and he has as strong an arm as NS and a much better runner.

  3. RAM, the Dookies are very active fans but Cameron is still a tiny venue by D1 standards. Only about 9,000 seats. It’s certainly not as loud as Assembly Hall. But, you’re right. It’s obviously a tough place to play.

    HC, CSU has a very pretty setting. When I lived on that side of the Rockies I used to hike in Poudre Canyon outside Fort Collins all the time. There used to be a bar in the canyon with volleyball courts and picnic tables set up on the Poudre River by the name of Mishawaka’s as the owner was from the South Bend area. Fun place.

    All that being said, football at CSU is pretty sad. I’ve almost never encountered a Coloradan that wore the label ‘CSU football fan’. In 122 years of football CSU has produced TWO All Americans. Interest in the Hoosiers is probably higher if you could possibly imagine such a thing.

    UNLV looks like a convention center in the middle of Las Vegas. I guess if you love Las Vegas it would have some appeal. There’s nothing visually appealing about the place.

    IU should have a pretty good shot.

  4. Curiosity got the better of me. The bar, now called ‘the Mishawaka’, is still a popular spot in the Fort Collins area. It is a much bigger place now.

  5. Chet I got caught in a speed trap on I 65 just north of the bridge near your old stomping grounds of Jeffersonville on Monday.They have the speed limit set artificially low there plus I think they picked me out of the pack because of the Alabama plates on my truck.They weren’t about to cut me any slack.Clark County Sucks!

  6. If Lagow wants exposure competing against top competition, he’ll pick IU. If he believes he’s guaranteed to be a two-year starter at either UNLV or CSU, he might choose one of those schools over IU. He has to consider that IU will probably have three QBs with experience in Wilson’s system, two of which have game experience. Ambitious JC transfers have no time to waste, so they typically go where they’re all but assured to get a lot of playing time. UNLV would be a bad choice on so many levels. I have to believe his choice boils down to IU or CSU. And that of course suggests that if he commits to IU, Wilson could lose one of his three existing young QBs to transfer like he has in years past. How many QBs will be on IU’s roster when the summer football camp begins?

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