Category Archives: Featured Story

Lance Stephenson lights the fire that burned the @Pacers last night
April 21, 2017

Two rules in life I never break – never invite crazy to the party and never poke the bear. The Indiana Pacers violated the second of those rules last night because they violated the first on March 30th. Pacers president Larry Bird invited crazy to the party when he signed Lance Stephenson to rejoin his […]

Lance Stephenson makes Pacers fun to watch again with predictable passion
April 5, 2017

Sometimes the monotony gets to be too much in the NBA. Eighty-two games with the same steady eddies can make an NBA team appear dull and uninspired.  Through 76 games, the Indiana Pacers were as lifeless as a stagnant pond. And then Lance Stephenson came home. A wake up call was provided to the Indiana […]

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 […]