Tag Archives: Tom Izzo

Final Four set – Big Blue Nation coming to Indy a self-impressed conquering horde with full wallets and flawed consciences
March 30, 2015

by Kent Sterling “Hey, their money spends good!” is the best Indianapolis basketball fans can mutter as Kentucky fans make the trip to Indy for its coronation this weekend. Thirty-nine years ago, Indiana University completed its mission of winning a National Championship with the last undefeated season in college basketball.  Without much else to celebrate […]

Billy Donovan: The Most Underrated Coach in College Basketball.
February 8, 2014

By Bert Beiswanger That headline sounds kind of odd, doesn’t it? How can Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan be the most underrated coach in college basketball? How can Florida be the most underrated program (not just this year, but overall program) in college basketball? My son texted me a couple of weeks ago to let […]

Indiana vs. Michigan State – Which Hoosiers Team Will Show Up in East Lansing?
January 21, 2014

by Kent Sterling Not sure I’ve ever seen an Indiana team this capable of playing really well and really poorly within a four-day period. The Hoosiers weren’t perfect against #3 Wisconsin last Tuesday.  The result of that game had as much to do with Wisconsin looking a step slow as it did the Hoosiers playing […]

Indiana Basketball – Where’s the Love from IU Nation for Tom Crean?
January 7, 2014

by Kent Sterling I saw a TV spot for the Big Ten Network this morning that listed “elite coaches” as part of the magic of its basketball coverage.  Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, Michigan’s Jim Beilein, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, and Ohio State’s Thad Matta made the cut.  Tom Crean, Matt Painter, Fran McCaffery, John Groce, Chris […]

Indiana Basketball – Fans Need to Be Patient with This Hoosiers Team
January 3, 2014

by Kent Sterling This could be a very long season for Hoosier basketball fans who have had enough long seasons over the past decade to last a lifetime, and the background din about Tom Crean as the leader of the program is beginning to grow a little louder. Indiana is 1-4 against teams they shouldn’t […]