Tag Archives: IU Basketball

Fred Glass interview revealed some things about IU hoops and class in leadership
April 1, 2017

Firing someone is never easy.  Whether done for financial or qualitative reasons, making the call to fundamentally change the life of a person in your charge – and his or her family – is tough. It’s not just hard because of the upheaval it causes the person being told to scram.  Termination is the final […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IU Basketball – Five myths dispelled about the coaching position and Tom Crean
March 8, 2017

People are talking about the Indiana Basketball coaching job – again. The Hoosiers have just finished languishing through their third non-winning Big 10 season in the last four, and alums and boosters are getting restless. While there is still work to be done for Tom Crean and the 2016-2017 squad in the Big 10 Tournament and […]