Get right time for the #14 Indiana Hoosiers hosting Nebraska (Indiana Nebraska pregame thoughts)

Alright Indiana… you’ve got that chip on your shoulder now. After having strayed off course in that last game against Rutgers, the Hoosiers shooting was poor enough to be run out your local YMCA. I have to imagine shooting is now the focus of most drills before the Nebraska Cornhuskers come to town. Because while I pray that that game was a statistical anomaly, one … Continue reading Get right time for the #14 Indiana Hoosiers hosting Nebraska (Indiana Nebraska pregame thoughts)

Trayce’s Tour of Big Ten Dominance Starts in Piscataway, even after 5 straight Ls to Rutgers (Indiana Hoosiers pregame thoughts)

The Indiana Hoosiers find themselves in a favorable position, entering December still unbeaten. While their path to December has been extraordinarily by the book, the Hoosiers have exhibited an ability to oppress the opposition by relying on defensive tenacity that immediately feeds into the offense through high emotion, momentum garnering transition buckets. With an utter domination of the interior, this Hoosier team is beginning to … Continue reading Trayce’s Tour of Big Ten Dominance Starts in Piscataway, even after 5 straight Ls to Rutgers (Indiana Hoosiers pregame thoughts)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Jeff and the Colts fall to Jalen’s late game heroics (Colts Week 11 short thoughts)

Nick Sirianni came back to Lucas Oil as the Eagles were able to pull out the 17-16 victory over the Colts. After struggling most game, Jalen Hurts was able to deliver the Eagles the lead with 1:20 left in the game on a 8 yard Touchdown run. The Colts defense played very well in this game. All you can ask of your defense is to … Continue reading Jeff and the Colts fall to Jalen’s late game heroics (Colts Week 11 short thoughts)

Indiana Football facing Michigan State to play for an old spitter… (Indiana Football pregame short thoughts)

3-7 Indiana vs. 5-5 Michigan State. So while the Hoosiers don’t have much of anything but pride to play for, the Michigan State Spartans are very much looking to come out and continue their way towards a potential bowl appearance. With more to lose on the line, I expect the Spartans to come out of the gate and desperately look put it on the already … Continue reading Indiana Football facing Michigan State to play for an old spitter… (Indiana Football pregame short thoughts)

Xavier Musketeers weapon spotlight: Colby Jones and Jack Nunge (and how Indiana shuts them down)

Prior to these games with the more known commodity level programs I want to highlight an opposing player or two that stands out on the stat sheet and the court. Just highlighting them and allowing any Hoosier fans curious enough, a little insight into what one might expect come the next game. With our marquee matchup in Cincinnati Friday, Xavier will have plenty of weapons, … Continue reading Xavier Musketeers weapon spotlight: Colby Jones and Jack Nunge (and how Indiana shuts them down)

Will Hoosier depth continue to get shine as IU hosts the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats? (Indiana basketball short pregame thoughts)

In the season’s official opener against the Morehead State Eagles, Trayce Jackson Davis shouldered 23 minutes. Now while that may seem like a lot to some, in minutes distributed to your team’s All-American that is nothing! I’m hoping that in this matchup against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats we will again get to see the bench get plenty of shine. Based on SI.com’s preseason ranking of all … Continue reading Will Hoosier depth continue to get shine as IU hosts the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats? (Indiana basketball short pregame thoughts)