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Indiana Basketball – Loss in NCAA Tournament has Indiana fans in search of reason for hope

by Kent Sterling Hope is the fuel that powers college sports fandom in all its forms – ticket sales, TV viewing, merchandise sales, and checks written by boosters.  Hope for the long term future of the Indiana Basketball program is currently lacking in Bloomington. The lack of enthusiasm for Indiana’s 2015-2016 season has very little [...]

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Syracuse Basketball sanctions – Jim Boeheim’s outrage is only as misguided as the system that caused it

by Kent Sterling What Syracuse head basketball Jim Boeheim coach knew, encouraged, violated, or ignored is not at issue.  Neither is whether Boeheim appeals sanctions levied by the NCAA that will hinder the Orangemen program’s competitiveness for the next three seasons. What’s important is that many college students, who are also athletes, are being preyed [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Purdue shoots its way home; Butler and Notre Dame advance; Indiana ready for redemption

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Indiana Basketball – Tom Crean a bad fit from the beginning, death spiral has started

by Kent Sterling As Indiana prepares to play Wichita State in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, conversations among Hoosiers fans have little to do with that intriguing matchup between two outstanding sets of guards. Will Tom Crean be fired?  Did what Tom Crean said Monday night during his radio show mean he’s [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Dayton wins; Archie Miller looking good; Tom Crean in ‘death spiral’; Pacers lose 3rd straight

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Indiana Basketball – Passionate fans turn surly and Tom Crean is their latest victim

by Kent Sterling It’s hard to figure.  After 20 seasons of entrenched mediocrity, Indiana University Basketball still resonates in the Hoosier State. Virtually every home game sees almost every one of the 17,472 seats at Assembly Hall filled with excited fans hopeful that brighter days are ahead for the Cream & Crimson.  Kids ask for [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Did Tom Crean bid IU Nation farewell? How many Indiana teams will win 1st rounders; Pacers @ Chicago tonight

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Indiana Basketball – Tom Crean Radio Show farewell has fans buzzing

by Kent Sterling Strange days in Bloomington. Hard to figure out what is going to happen next, but Tom Crean may have foreshadowed the next shoe to drop with his sign off to Indiana University voice Don Fischer, “There is a lot of great honors you can get in any walk of life, but especially [...]

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Mary Willingham finally gets paid by UNC-Chapel Hill for doing the right thing for student-athletes

by Kent Sterling Mary Willingham, the former academic advisor for the University of North Carolina’s athletic department, saw a wrong and tried to right it.  For that she was dispatched, and now she will get paid. Sometimes life actually is fair. Student-athletes were admitted to UNC minus the basic classroom skills needed to survive the [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Pacers fail to defend in loss; IU hoops/Tom Crean can be judged after season ends; Mary Willingham gets paid

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