Hoosier Morning for April 24

2015 Indiana Miss Basketball Ali Patberg will transfer and join the Indiana women’s basketball team, Jon writes.

IU baseball dropped the series finale at Michigan Sunday, we reported.

IU men’s tennis, rowing and golf in Sunday’s roundup, we reported.

From Sunday’s paper, cashing in on a career that paid off with retirement, Andy writes.

Concerns about how IU athletes are treated by doctors and training staff isn’t limited only to football, but also rowing, Paula Lavigne of ESPN.com writes.

The IU football legacy player series continues with 1940s center John Tavener, Sammy Jacobs of HoosierHuddle.com writes.

Indianapolis guard Eric Hunter is excited by the change in the recruiting approach by the IU basketball staff, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

Bloomington North’s Musa Jallow recaps his visit to IU, including how he knew Cook Hall better than the new staff, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

Freshman lefthander Andrew Saalfrank is making the most of his opportunity with IU baseball, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

For the former Miss Basketball, “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” by Spin Doctors.


  1. Andy, best of luck. Thanks for the memories.

    Regarding the IU health care mess…this is not the time to circle the wagons. This is a big deal that needs to be fixed. Anyone who doesn’t think so has never been a D1 athlete or had kids who were. Most certainly never had a child with an injury receive questionable care.

    It’s looking more and more like Fred Glass made a tough but responsible call.

    My daughter will be receiving her doctorate in physical therapy next year. They should hire her. If a coach starting barking in her face the biggest issue would be disposing of the body.

  2. It may be an exaggeration, but being a PT is like a gold mine. Choice of jobs, choice of work settings, choice of locations. 17 years ago was paying new grads $40,000. Can’t imagine what the pay is now. Was seeing at the time an increasing interest in traveling, short term positions. Agencies at the time were offering a new car + sign-on bonus of $5-10,000 + paid vacation costs yrly. It was crazy trying to recruit as a hospital.

  3. HT Guys….What happened to the ‘Outdoor’ section in the Sunday paper? That, IU sports and the comics where the biggies for me.

  4. Eric Hunter’s comments to Inside the Hall about how Miller’s recruiting tactics are playing out vs the previous regime are very encouraging. When it came to targeting and communicating with recruits, seemed like Crean and his guys were kind of “spray and pray”. Where CAM is targeting exactly who he wants and plays it straightforward. Granted, this is just one recruit’s anecdote, but seems to jive with the overall vibe out there with the current coach:

    Before last month’s coaching change in Bloomington, the 6-foot-3 lefty hard a time figuring out how serious the Hoosiers were about recruiting him.

    On April 17, Archie Miller and assistant coach Tom Ostrom made a trip to visit Hunter at his school and the IU staff watched him this weekend in the adidas Gauntlet in the Dallas area.

    “He’s a serious guy,” Hunter told Inside the Hall. “He won’t be like the previous IU staff – kind of wishy washy – if he likes me he’s going to let me know and if he doesn’t, I’m going to know.”

    It’s a welcome change for Hunter, who led Class A Tindley to a state championship last month at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    “That’s great, if you ask me,” Hunter said when asked about the change in recruiting approach. “It was different with the last staff. It was on and off a lot.”

  5. It’s a welcome change for Hunter, who led Class A Tindley to a state championship last month at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    Glad to see Inside the Apologist does, at least, offer the “Class A” qualifier in detailing the state championship accomplishment. State titles don’t mean a hill of beans anymore in Indiana. Just ignore it. It’s about as important in the resume of a recruit as all those soft non-conference victories should be considered on Crean’s Indiana resume.

  6. Carmel High School: 4830 students (1212 in senior class)
    Tindley Accelerated School: 288 students (32 in senior class)

  7. Wow…I’m astonished by how much Chesterton High School has grown. Now over 2000 students(9-12). We used to be 1/2 the size of Valpo High School….and dwarfed by Michigan City and Portage high schools as well.
    Now we’re equal size….Must be suburbs of Chicago stretching out even more. Chesterton always had a very strong reputation as quality public school. Top swimming program. Very strong in speech and debate.

    Strange because last time I visited the downtown it looked more economically depressed than ever.

    Did any of you know that Jay Cutler’s dad played QB at Chesterton? Jay was born in Chesterton but later moved to Santa Clause, IN. Jim Gaffigan is also from Chesterton. We also have a Hollywood actor who starred in Blue Chips with Nick Nolte. And then there’s that falling star who not long ago took an NCAA tournament by storm and led his Michigan Wolverines basketball team to a Final Four.

  8. I am glad to hear that Miller recruits better than Crean did. I hope it creates a program that top HS Indiana players will come to and play for titles but more importantly knowing what it means to play at IU. Learn how to play together like a team not as a group of individuals.

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