Category Archives: Featured Story

Indiana Basketball – Archie Miller is a basketball coach, not a brand
March 26, 2017

The thing I like best about Archie Miller being named basketball coach at Indiana University is that I know nothing about him. I had no response to the news a day ago that IU athletic director Fred Glass had tabbed Miller – I mean none.  Not a whoop, smile, frown, or grimace.  The news had […]

Indiana Basketball – Fred Glass goes logical, hires Dayton’s Archie Miller
March 25, 2017

Archie Miller might be the perfect guy to lead Indiana basketball to its next era of hanging banners. His ability to lead may be second only to George Patton.  Those five banners might welcome a sixth and seventh to the rafters at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall because of his rare genius. What Miller is definitively […]

IU AD Fred Glass is going to hire the right guy – to him if for no one else
March 24, 2017

“You see, you can’t please everyone, so you’ve got to please yourself,” Rick Nelson, Garden Party. Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass has a decision to make – assuming it hasn’t already been made – and the only person worth pleasing is Fred Glass. Consensus building is unnecessary in the hiring of a basketball coach – […]

Tom Crean showed multiple weaknesses by failing to show for his own firing
March 22, 2017

Tom Crean could have won his last game as basketball coach at Indiana University. He chose to not play. In the most interesting and revealing paragraph in Pete Thamel’s post on si.com featuring the first comments from Tom Cream about his firing as basketball coach at Indiana University, Thamel reported what he was told by Crean, […]

The victimization of Tom Crean begins with a Harbaugh op-ed piece on si.com
March 18, 2017

Tom Crean had two options in leaving Indiana – admit his flaws led to uneven results, or point fingers at IU’s administration as those who caused his program to belch and sputter during three of the last four seasons. Clearly, Crean and his family have chosen the latter, but his brothers-in-law are playing attack dog […]

Tom Crean is going to be fine – save your sympathy for someone else
March 17, 2017

Let’s not waste our empathy on Tom Crean. Yeah, he was fired yesterday, and that’s never pleasant for a person.  I’m sure hearing the news for Crean was an unpleasant and emotional moment, but is it really a worth an outpouring of sympathy from fans and pundits? People making $28,000 a year are downsized every […]

IU Basketball – Tom Crean fired at Indiana
March 16, 2017

There really wasn’t much doubt this was coming. Uneven results driven by scattershot recruiting and poor fundamental basketball left little reason for hope moving forward if Tom Crean remained as coach. No amount of cheerleading or politicking could change the results of the last four years.  Indiana’s Big 10 record of 38-34 ranked eighth among […]

Indiana Basketball – Hoosiers are what they are – middle dwellers in the Big 10
March 16, 2017

There is a mythology about Indiana Basketball that the 2016-2017 season was an aberration caused by injury, inexperience, and a unique lack of leadership. No question the injuries to Collin Hartman and O.G. Anunoby diminished the Hoosiers ability to successfully compete, but so did irresponsible recruiting and complex schemes. As Indiana fans and administrators evaluate […]