Category Archives: Featured Story

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 […]

Indiana Basketball – IU AD Fred Glass chooses broken window over cracked foundation
March 13, 2017

Indiana was presented with a no-win scenario.  They chose bad option B over Bad option A. IU Athletic Director Fred Glass had no good option. Two weeks ago, Glass had to choose whether Indiana should host a first round NIT game at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall or go on the road.  This was contingent upon Indiana not […]

Indiana going to the NIT, and fans dazed by decade and a half of mediocrity
March 11, 2017

So now Indiana fans look ahead to Selection Sunday to find out where the Hoosiers will play in the NIT. After the false promise built on the spindly legs of early season victories against Kansas and North Carolina, the Hoosiers backtracked into a season where on-court confusion was such a consistent presence, it appeared to […]

Indiana Basketball – Bob Knight wishes IU bosses dead
March 10, 2017

My Dad was a guy who liked to say outrageous things, and then when people became upset he never understood, “Why are they worried what I have to say?” I would think, “Words have power.”  I wouldn’t say it because you didn’t poke the bear. Amusing himself and the people who shared his unique wavelength […]