Indiana Basketball: State of the Program (short thoughts prior to Big Ten play)

Ahead of Indiana’s first game in the 2022-2023 Big Ten season visiting the Scarlet Knights, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the overall state of the Indiana basketball program, with the Hoosiers now 7-0 with two impressive wins already under their belt. The Hoosiers have placed upon themselves lofty expectations, so far everything has gone according to plan for the 2022-2023 season. … Continue reading Indiana Basketball: State of the Program (short thoughts prior to Big Ten play)

Bacot may be an All-American, but Trayce is THE All-American! (Indiana-UNC short postgame thoughts)

Final score out of Bloomington, Indiana Hoosiers 77 – North Carolina Tar Heels 65. Well Indiana found itself in foul trouble, and took the court only to show that no matter who they’ve got on the court this season they will be playing relentless, smash-mouth defense. Utilizing depth in route to the victory, Indiana showed a toughness today. A toughness that is bleeding through this … Continue reading Bacot may be an All-American, but Trayce is THE All-American! (Indiana-UNC short postgame thoughts)

But I wanted to beat North Carolina first. Tar Heels visiting Assembly Hall. (Indiana Basketball pregame)

Indiana’s handled their lesser opponents with extreme prejudice, and have fully lived up to (and in my unprofessional and biased opinion, surpassed) the expectations the Hoosiers’ fans have had for the team. They’ve answered some big questions like, would they be able to get tough road wins, like they did in Xavier. Mike Woodson has the Indiana Hoosiers playing total team ball and unfortunately for … Continue reading But I wanted to beat North Carolina first. Tar Heels visiting Assembly Hall. (Indiana Basketball pregame)

Purdue wins Big Ten West and wins the Old Oaken Bucket (Indiana Football short thoughts)

Indiana came out in this game looking great! Following a huge field goal hold stop by the Indiana defense, followed by an Indiana Touchdown on the legs of Jaylen Lucas. Following another Indiana stop, Dexter was rolling out and then went down untouched. A sight that no fan wants to see, but many fans know what it means. Tom Allen stated that it was not … Continue reading Purdue wins Big Ten West and wins the Old Oaken Bucket (Indiana Football short thoughts)

Business as usual, as the Hoosiers beat the JSU Tigers 90-51. (Indiana basketball short postgame thoughts)

Final out of Bloomington: Indiana Hoosiers 90 – Jackson State 51 The Indiana Hoosiers were able to rightfully handle the Jackson State Tigers. Leaving little doubt, the Hoosier depth was once again able to shine when the 0-4 tigers rolled into town. The Indiana Hoosiers beat the “0 for” Tigers, and left little doubt in this game. While Indiana teams of prior seasons may have … Continue reading Business as usual, as the Hoosiers beat the JSU Tigers 90-51. (Indiana basketball short postgame thoughts)

No Trayce, No Problem as The Hoosiers Beat the Little Rock Trojans (Indiana Basketball postgame)

Final out of Bloomington, Little Rock 68 – Indiana 87. Well… I have to admit I was surely bummed that Trayce was a precautionary inactive in this one. While I was bummed, I get it. The Hoosiers looked to utilize the bench in their matchup with the Trojans following their taxing weekend of high caliber ball. Luckily, the weaker opponents that a non-conference schedule can … Continue reading No Trayce, No Problem as The Hoosiers Beat the Little Rock Trojans (Indiana Basketball postgame)

What I’m thankful for… (Indiana Hoosiers Thanksgiving)

In preparation of this great holiday of turkey, football, and drinking before 5 o’clock, basketball can tend to take the back seat. Not here in Indiana though. I was helping my daughter with her “I’m thankful for…” list for school and thought why don’t I make one myself. So for Thanksgiving I wanted to take a moment and mention a few things I’m currently grateful … Continue reading What I’m thankful for… (Indiana Hoosiers Thanksgiving)

The Bucket Game: Give Me Something To Brag About! (Indiana-Purdue pregame thoughts)

The Old Oaken Bucket was first awarded in 1925. After Chicago based alumni of both Indiana and Purdue decided to establish a rivalry trophy in honor of sportsmanship or whatever. Both Alumni chapters met and drafted the following resolution to make said trophy: “an old oaken bucket as the most typical Hoosier form of trophy, that the bucket should be taken from some well in … Continue reading The Bucket Game: Give Me Something To Brag About! (Indiana-Purdue pregame thoughts)

Trayce Jackson-Davis is a different monster this season, Little Rock in his sights next. (Indiana Hoosiers – Little Rock pregame thoughts)

The now #11 ranked Hoosiers (shout out to Kentucky at #15) are hosting the juggernaut program that is the Little Rock Trojans tomorrow Wednesday, November 23rd at 6:30PM. The Hoosiers’ immediately jump back into action following their action packed weekend, beating Xavier in Cincinnati and Miami (OH) in Indianapolis. 2 games in 3 days is quite a test for any team, and the Hoosiers handled … Continue reading Trayce Jackson-Davis is a different monster this season, Little Rock in his sights next. (Indiana Hoosiers – Little Rock pregame thoughts)

All stats say they should not have, but they did. Indiana Football wins the Brass Spittoon in East Lansing (Hoosiers-Spartans short thoughts)

The Spartans led the Hoosiers in the Battle for the Old Brass Spittoon in most categories. Total yards (540 to IU’s 288), Passing yards (298 to IU’s 31), first downs (29 to IU’s 11), and 3rd down efficiency (50% to IU’s 25%). The Spartans by all measure should have dominated this game. And yet… somehow Indiana ended Saturday with a Big Ten away game win. … Continue reading All stats say they should not have, but they did. Indiana Football wins the Brass Spittoon in East Lansing (Hoosiers-Spartans short thoughts)