Category Archives: Featured Story

Curtis Jones leaves Indiana Basketball program – best for both Jones & Hoosiers?
December 4, 2017

Coaching changes bring a change of culture.  Culture change brings adversity.  Adversity brings roster changes. Such is the cycle of life in college basketball. Curtis Jones was recruited to Indiana by Tom Crean, and he played his freshman season for the former coach.  When Archie Miller replaced Crean, it became clear very quickly that the […]

5 problems in college basketball that aren’t really problems at all
November 11, 2017

Smart college basketball experts like Jay Bilas and Fran Fraschilla have recently written treatises about how to cure college basketball.  The unfortunate truth that renders their well-intentioned thoughts unnecessary is that it isn’t sick. Rick Pitino’s ouster at Louisville, indictments against assistant coaches, shoplifting in China, and academic fraud at North Carolina have coaches piously posturing and […]

Hoosiers “weak” in near record setting loss – now comes growth
November 11, 2017

If anyone needed proof that life isn’t a movie, last night’s opening night debacle for the Archie Miller Era at Indiana stands as solid evidence. No one other then Indiana State coach Greg Lansing would have approved the script that had the Sycamores hitting 17 of their first 22 three-pointers to win 90-69. Miller was […]

LiAngelo Ball & UCLA Bruins arrested for shoplifting forgot first rule of international travel
November 8, 2017

Getting popped for shoplifting in China is no joke. That should not be one of the lessons learned by UCLA freshmen as they travel to play basketball in that country thousands of miles away geographically, but far more distant culturally. In America, most shoplifters are stopped, stripped of items they “forgot” to pay for, and maybe banned from […]

Who’s to blame for the Andrew Luck mess – let’s rundown the top 5 candidates
November 3, 2017

The return of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been a shiny tchotchke dangled in front of fans’ noses since the opening of training camp.   It was shattered yesterday as the Colts finally placed Luck on injured reserve, which ends his season. Colts fans are rightfully miffed that their team is missing the roster’s only difference maker.  That […]

Colts Chuck Pagano will be fired – the sting will pass, everyone will be fine
October 23, 2017

There is no path through this regular season for the Indianapolis Colts that leads to a seventh season with Chuck Pagano as head coach. Pagano is a certain goner.  The Colts enjoyed an ascension with Pagano as coach from 2012-2014, and then came a decline which has gathered significant steam during the first seven weeks […]

NCAA’s College Basketball Committee will waste its time and ours
October 12, 2017

It would be nice if college basketball could move past the cheating that unnecessarily taints the game, but if the construct of the committee empaneled but the NCAA to study and correct corruption is any indicator, it will never happen. NCAA president Mark Emmert announced the formation of the 14-person committee yesterday, and it lacks […]