Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Yogi Ferrell stayed four years at Indiana and went out a winner despite the loss to UNC, I wrote.

Tony Butler delivered a walk-off home run in extra innings to lift IU baseball over Indiana State, we reported.

From Sunday — Indiana’s seniors left a foundation in place for the future, Mike writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Tenacity replaced turmoil during the 2015-16 season for Indiana, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.

Through the first six spring football practices, Indiana’s offense and defense are all tied up, Tori Ziege of IUHoosiers.com writes.

After this Sweet 16 loss, Indiana appears primed for a sustained run of success, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Yogi Ferrell’s Indiana career is in the books, especially the record books, Terry Hutchens writes for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

How North Carolina got the offense going early against Indiana in the latest film session, with Ryan Corazza of Inside the Hall.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Sticking with the winner theme today, here’s The Dead Weather with “Impossible Winner.”

15 comments

  1. Jeremy,

    What penalties, if any, did North Carolina receive in light of their football and basketball cheating scandal by the NCAA? Or, where they not considered guilty of such behaviors? Or, is the NCAA still considering what penalties they will impose? I’d appreciate it if you would clarify what has or is going on there.

  2. Funny…..isn’t it, WaltD? Funny how not one broadcaster/commentator/analyst has made any mention of the investigation and the rampant cheating(via nonexistent “ghost” classes) that has taken place at UNC over the last 15 years. How can a team be allowed to play when they very well already know the facts? The NCAA knows full well that grades were placed on transcripts for classes that didn’t exist.

    All these victories will soon be vacated…If they are not vacated….and if there is nothing short of a five-year ban from future postseason participation for UNC, the Establishment run NCAA will be a bigger joke than the media crowd who selectively protect with endless mum act their favored ties to the corrupt Eastern programs.

  3. Meanwhile SMU was banned from postseason play because a coach visited a professor.of ONE player..

    3-way calling is the sin of all sins…and subsequently dropped as an NCAA violation the following year after headlines blasted Indiana out of the waters on the eve of March Madness..

    But 15 years of fake grades and fake classes in a system of institutionalized cheating at UNC is just fine…? This is your NCAA; an utter total joke of an organization run like a Russian mob ring keeping their ‘Eastern Promises’ to persecute and put “hits”: on all except the schools of their own Eastern alma maters…..

  4. Jeremy, thanks for your response. Appreciate it. And Harvard for Hillbillies, I agree with you. The NCAA is a joke. Whatever penalties NC receives, I’m sure they will be pale in comparison to the penalties they imposed on IU for a ruling that was rescinded the following year because it couldn’t be enforced equally across the board.

  5. I actually heard the UNC scandal being discussed on ESPN’s Freddie Coleman radio show last night….Coleman had Gary Parrish on his show to get his thoughts on the UNC investigation… They concluded/predicted that the impending NCAA decision looming over UNC would be part of the commentators discussion table at the Final Four….I beg to differ…I doubt you’ll hear a single utterance of the 20 years of cheating that’s gone on at that bait and tackle shop… I also could not believe Parrish was attempting to lump this 20 years of cheating at UNC into the same low level stuff(Pitino’s contact with one professor to discuss one player’s performance at SMU,, prostitution allegations at Louisville, etc) that has occurred at other colleges….What an a-hole…UNC’s investigation has been dragging on since the fall of 2014….It is institutionalized fraud…It is ghost classes with passing grades put on transcripts for doing absolutely nothing….How on earth can you compare institutionalize fraud that occurred for 20 years to anything else? Parrish attempted to flippantly discharge, in pure Establishment fashion, the grotesque level of corruption at UNC as just part of everyday ‘big time” college athletics at “big time” programs….He discounted the level of fraud at UNC distancing and eclipsing anything else in its depth(fake grades for fake course work put on OFFICIAL transcripts), breadth(number of sports programs and athletes involved), and years(20 years of cheating) by simply claiming major “big time” college programs that don’t cheat today are the “anomaly”..
    The UNC scandal is the norm? Really? So what are you saying, Mr. Parrish? It’s not a question of who cheats(because they all do and 20 years of fake classes and fake grades is not a big deal), but more a question of who you know within the offices/workings of the NCAA to merely slap you on the wrist for said institutionalized academic fraud? You are actually lumping that in with a coach that visits one professor(Larry Brown/SMU)…or some boosters that bring a few hookers to a dorm party where recruits are present(Louisville) ..or evidence found where one recruit has someone serving as an imposter to take his SAT(Memphis/Calipari)..? You are actually going to lump 20 years of designing fake classes with made-up grades put on official college transcripts to those sorts of limited scandals:? Gonna include a 3-way calling scandal as well ….to compare to falsification of academic records spanning two decades in order to make it “Easy Street” for any jock at UNC? Really, Mr. Parrish? When institutionalize fraud and cheating reaches that sort of depth and breadth, you’re going to have a real difficult time to find one man to chase down at center court while screaming “YOU WRECKED THE PROGRAM!” for the millions of CBS viewers to serve as judge, jury, and witness.
    And because there is no one to scream…or burn in effigy…or claim a singular “wrecker” …or coach that put his “zero tolerance” hands on the neck of a recruit…..I guess we just say its the “norm” of big time college athletics…? Mr. Parrish, you are a bigger joke than the corruption that allows a joke of a college, UNC, to participate at the joke of an NCAA tournament. You’ll sweep this under the rug while taking an entire March to discuss how Kelvin burned IU to the ground with a 3-way calling habit?

    Former basketball player Rashad McCants, who told ESPN in June that tutors wrote research papers for him and that Williams was aware of no-show classes, didn’t respond to numerous requests for interviews, according to the report(courtesy: CBSNews.com/”Massive scope of academic fraud at UNC revealed”

  6. oops..

    Pitino’s Larry Brown’s contact with one professor to discuss one player’s performance at SMU

  7. McCants told “Outside the Lines” that he could have been academically ineligible to play during the championship season had he not been provided the assistance. Further, he said head basketball coach Roy Williams knew about the “paper class” system at UNC. The so-called paper classes didn’t require students to go to class; rather, students were required to submit only one term paper to receive a grade.

    McCants also told “Outside the Lines” that he even made the dean’s list in the spring of 2005 despite not attending any of his four classes for which he received straight-A grades. He said advisers and tutors who worked with the basketball program steered him to take the paper classes within the African-American Studies program.(courtesy:espn.go.com / Oct. 22, 2014)

  8. Kelvin’s degenerates were sure stupid….Instead of skipping classes and getting ‘real’ F’s put on ‘real’ transcripts, they could have simply attended UNC, been named to the dean’s list for fake skipping of fake classes, all while sitting in their rooms and getting A’s put on transcripts for rolling “fatties.”
    Conclusion: Too bad there wasn’t “big time” sports during the 1800’s…Maybe the plantation owners of the South and Southeast could have created fake farming fields where fake attempts to better the minds of fake slaves would function within a cotton ‘lottery pick’ system for their fake bleeding hands…? The true slaves and thugs of the system were traveling northward in a cheated form of freedom only to be put on the front lines as the first surge of Union troops to be fired upon….? This is why you go to UNC…

  9. OMG, that’s twice in the same year that I actually read and agreed with a post written by Harvard? Can the end be near? Quick, pass the Xanax.

    Yes, the hypocrisy and selective enforcement of rules by the NCAA is off the charts. UNC should be banned from post season play for 15 years, which is the duration of the academic cheating. The NCAA is a complete and utter joke, and most in the soul-selling sports media are complicit in burring this story.

  10. Podunker
    You did not just type in “OMG” did you? That’s something my 16 year old granddaughter and her teeny bopper friends tweet. You didn’t giggle when you did that did you?

  11. The academic scandal at UNC is a massive. Based on the evidence that I’ve seen via whistleblowers and what has already been admitted, this case should be a bellwether of whether the NCAA can continue to function as an authority over collegiate sports.

    Unlike the more conspiratorially minded, I think Occam’s Razor applies to why the NCAA sucks. It sucks because it is a massive bureaucracy with a book of “rules” so thick and illogical, no rational person can implement 60 years of policies. It isn’t run by thought leaders with vision, it is run by people that push paper and count paper clips. And they are entirely reactionary.

    They also are part of this propaganda campaign that labels NCAA men’s football and basketball as amateur sports. The amount of money flowing through those two college sports could buy all of sub-Saharan Africa. It creates a black market for the service of labor that isn’t being valued by the market they serve. I know I’m in the minority of this. It isn’t a belief. I wish it were different, but it is the cost of its success and just an acknowledgment of reality.

    The worst part is that the NCAA is completely incompetent about enforcing it’s own rules. The absolute whiff that the NCAA did in handling the Miami and UCLA investigations is inexcusable. If they whiff on the UNC investigation, i think it is time for the major conferences to consider other options since the NCAA is incapable of governing schools fairly (as we know it hasn’t).

  12. Yes, RAM, I did. And I did it with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. Went right over your head, didn’t it?

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