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Tony Dungy leads list of my Lucky Top 13 all-time coaches for teams in the State of Indiana

by Kent Sterling Everyone loves lists, especially me, and to tell you the truth are often the more overrated or underrated elements on their teams.  Despite not having a major league team until 1976 when the Indiana Pacers migrated from the ABA to the NBA, Indiana has had their fair share of great coaches. Click [...]

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Indiana Basketball – Fans should relax after behavior issues and exhibition wins over Northwood and UIndy

by Kent Sterling Everything at Assembly Hall is okay.  It’s not great.  It’s not awful.  It’s okay, and that should be what fans expect out the of the 2014-2015 Indiana Hoosiers. After four individual events of serious misbehavior, the message has been sent that the next shoe to drop will kick a player onto a [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Pacers cool Jazz; Hoosiers play well enough to win exhibition; thank a veteran today

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Indiana Basketball – Ridiculous levels of passion move reasonable people to shout and bicker

by Kent Sterling When fans care more than the players, it’s time to re-plate the front page of our lives. Can’t people present an opinion anymore without those who disagree losing their minds? For whatever reason, recently I have been assailed for voicing a variety of opinions, and I just don’t get it.  Because I [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Chicago Bears self-immolate; Hoosier play another exhibition; Carmel wins volleyball championship

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Indiana Basketball – Recruiting is one of five keys to Tom Crean’s survival as the Hoosiers coach

by Kent Sterling It goes without saying that one more lapse in judgment from a player that results in media scrutiny of Tom Crean’s stomach for assessing the kind of consequences that results in a change of behavior will cost him the job he so desperately wants to keep. But the job isn’t limited to [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Hoosiers trounce Northwood; Pacers in Boston; Colts bye week brings Bears into focus

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Indiana Basketball – Game tonight brings respite from relentless attention to off court issues

by Kent Sterling Never has a coach and team needed a basketball game so much. The focus of fans and media has been trained on the off-court issues of the players on the Indiana University basketball team since Saturday’s injury of player Devin Davis – an injury suffered at least in part because of illegal [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Pacers lose to Wizards in OT; Hoosiers back on the court tonight; Colonoscopy tomorrow

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Indiana Basketball – Why is Yogi Ferrell responsible for player behavior as a leader, but Tom Crean is not?

by Kent Sterling Sometimes the messages we send aren’t those that were intended, and when Indiana University point guard Yogi Ferrell stood in front of the media yesterday and claimed responsibility for his aberrant behavior as well as that of his teammates, I had one immediate and lasting thought – why didn’t coach Tom Crean [...]

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