Tag Archives: John Calipari

John Calipari paints himself as victim while defending Fox and Gottfried
February 19, 2017

No one in sports is as clumsy and obvious in banging his own drum while defending others as Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari. Listening to Cal whine about how college basketball coaches paid millions to educate and lead students are victims in our society is either nauseating or funny depending upon your ability to laugh […]

Top 10 Indiana (and Kentucky) basketball questions to be answered in the next year
June 29, 2016

What a year of hoops action Indiana basketball fans have to look forward to.  So much potential for thrills and heartbreak with every shot, pass, and recruiting visit. This is why we love basketball – virtually anything can happen, and it likely will over the next 10 months. Some of the biggest stories in Indiana that […]

Top seven most needed changes to youth summer basketball
April 25, 2016

This level of bedlam has no place at youth basketball events. I spent a lot of time in gyms over the weekend watching high school aged young men playing basketball in Indianapolis.  Many of theist players in the country were here, so why not drive a few miles to see them for myself? My son […]

Top nine reasons the Indiana vs. Kentucky home and home series should resume
March 22, 2016

  When Indiana beat Kentucky Saturday to eliminate Big Blue from the NCAA Tournament, not only was it a triumph of good over evil, it may put in motion talks to resume a home and home series between two of the most storied basketball programs in America. Indiana playing Kentucky makes way too much sense […]

Top 10 great outcomes of Indiana beating Kentucky in NCAA Tourney’s second round
March 20, 2016

Two things happened simultaneously yesterday that Indiana basketball fans love.  The Hoosiers won to move on to the Sweet Sixteen, and Kentucky lost to end its season. Yea and yea! There will be plenty of time later to talk about the challenge of competing against top-seeded North Carolina Friday night in Philadelphia.  Today is a time […]

Top 10 annoyances and takeaways in yesterday’s NCAA Tournament draw and media coverage
March 14, 2016

As soon as the draw for the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament was leaked via Twitter, the analysis began.  Stones were thrown at the selection committee, and then stones were thrown at those throwing stones. Pretty soon, the skies over college basketball were filled with stones. That’s what happens with predictive journalism and fan interaction.  Self-righteous […]

10 Reasons the graduate transfer rule is GREAT for college basketball
March 3, 2016

Indiana clinch a Big Ten championship two nights ago by beating Iowa, and two Hoosiers were instrumental in helping IU to that win.  Max Bielfeldt and Nick Zeisloft combined to hit five-of-seven three-pointers to shoot the Hoosiers to an 81-78 win.  Both are graduate transfers. The grad transfer rule allows athletes who have earned an […]

Indy’s Morning Sports List – Top 9 things I would change about college basketball
December 1, 2015

College basketball is a great game.  The season is short so the results of every game are meaningful.  Players aren’t as adored and entitled (in most programs) as they are in pro sports.  Collaboration is rewarded.  The environments at arenas and gyms are electric.  What’s not to love? Well, there are plenty of changes I […]