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ESPN: Oladipo On The Rise

January 2, 2013

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Is Victor Oladipo a three-and-done? It’s looking more likely, with this latest from ESPN’s college basketball rumors (subscription): At 13-1, IU sits at No. 5 in the most recent Top 25, and the play of Victor Oladipo is a major reason why. Already a defensive catalyst coming into this season, the junior has evolved his offensive game […]

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Tom Crean: Big Ten Twitter King

December 19, 2012

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Tom Crean is the undisputed Twitter king of Big Ten coaches. The frenetic Hoosier coach has more Twitter followers and has Tweeted more than the rest of the Big Ten coaches combined: Coach Followers Following Tweets Tom Crean 98,740 120 5,312 Tim Miles 37,025 59 2,571 John Beilein 14,895 27 314 Tubby Smith 12,487 45 […]

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Daily Big Ten Podcast: Talking Hoops

December 18, 2012

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The good people at Crimson Cast welcomed us on to their new Big Ten Special podcast this week to talk smart about Indiana hoops, the coming Big Ten season, Northwestern’s Big Dance hopes and the groundbreaking Red-Not Red divisional realignment. Click here for a listen: The-Big-Ten-Special. They do a great job over there.

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 7

December 17, 2012

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The big question for this week’s poll was: “How far will Indiana fall?” We guessed No. 7 or 8. We were wrong. The secondary question was: “Will Michigan get any of Indiana’s No. 1 votes?” We guessed four. We were wrong. Speaking of Michigan’s No. 1 votes, all three voters who picked the Wolverines also […]

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The Arrogance Of Kelvin Sampson

December 13, 2012

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How awful was Kelvin Sampson for Indiana (beyond, of course, destroying the program)? So awful he had no interest in the hometown Mr. Basketball. From an Indy Star story last week on Jordan Hulls: The Big Ten university in his hometown was the last place he thought he’d play. That’s because Kelvin Sampson, IU’s former […]

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Dandies To Turn Out For IU, Purdue Games

December 12, 2012

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Michael Pointer of the Indianapolis Star on what is expected to heavily Indiana crowd at this weekend’s Crossroads Classic involving the Hoosiers, Purdue, Notre Dame and Butler: Officials from IU, Purdue and Notre Dame said their schools sold their entire allotment of tickets. Butler returned “several hundred” upper-level tickets, a school spokesman said. Peduto said […]

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March Madness Moments: A Big Ten Flavor

December 11, 2012

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The NCAA – in a bid for its highest traffic day in history – today released its 75 all-time March Madness players, 25 all-time March Madness teams and 35 all-time March Madness moments. There are a handful of Big Ten players, teams and moments on the list (along with the NCAA’s commentary): Top 75 Players Scott […]

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A Look At Indiana’s Non-Believers

December 11, 2012

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Through the first six Associated Press polls of the season, Indiana has had a remarkably consistent number of No. 1 votes – even as the other teams receiving No. 1 votes have changed, as demonstrated in this chart: From the preseason through week six, Indiana has had 43, 46, 46, 47, 45 and 44 No. […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 6

December 10, 2012

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It’s the return of Big Ten Poll Watch – our weekly look at which voters voted for which Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25. There’s nothing too egregious in this week’s watch, other than the New Haven Register’s Dave Borges failing to include Minnesota on his ballot. Indiana (No. 1) Best: No. 1 (44 […]

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Big Ten Power Rankings

December 9, 2012

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The Big Ten is deeper and stronger than ever: Three unbeatens. Six teams in the Top 25. A handful of the best players in the country. But which team is best so far? We take a look below at where they’ve been, what they have done well, what hasn’t gone well and what is ahead. […]

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Victor Oladipo Dunks

December 9, 2012

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Victor Oladipo did many many Victor Oladipo things last night (15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 blocks, 2 steals, 20 deflections). But none were more Victor Oladipo than this: Butler is next for the No. 1 Hoosiers.

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Big Ten Frosh Among Nation’s Best

December 7, 2012

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John Gasaway of Basketball Prospectus has a post up at ESPN Insider (subscription) listing the top 25 freshmen in college basketball. Here are the Big Ten guys mentioned, along with a snippet of his comments: No. 3: Nik Stauskas, Michigan: “His numbers will correct downward, but the larger point is that for a second consecutive […]

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Maurice Creek’s Impromptu Twitter Chat

December 5, 2012

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We’ve all seen the down side of college athletes on Twitter – including lost scholarships and outright abuse from fans. But Indiana guard Maurice Creek spent late Tuesday night using the Twitter machine in a wholly productive and constructive way by holding an impromptu Q&A session with Hoosier basketball fans. It began simply enough: Since […]

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Patterson Won’t Play At Indiana

August 15, 2012

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The Movement has lost a member: Due to failure to meet academic requirements in summer school, former Broad Ripple High School basketball standout Ron Patterson will transfer from Indiana. Patterson’s former AAU coach, Chris Hawkins, said the 6-3 guard had cleared all of the academic hurdles to enroll at Indiana, but did not meet all […]

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McKayla Is Not Impressed By The Watford Shot

August 14, 2012

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Sure Christian Watford won an ESPY, but McKayla is not impressed. (This is our first ever attempt at a Photoshop, so be kind.)

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Bracketology: Offseason 2013 Edition

August 13, 2012

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It’s never too early for Bracketology from Joe Lunardi.

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