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Florida linebacker T.J. Simmons liked what he saw in Bloomington and committed to the Hoosiers, Dustin wrote.

Earning a trip to the College Cup in Chapel Hill brought the IU soccer team full circle in three years, I wrote.

The IU women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a cold-shooting day in a loss to Cleveland State, Mike wrote.

Indiana saw more zone and showed more press against Coppin State, I wrote.

IU recruit Luke Fischer is ready to step up as the season begins, Steven L. Tietz of Germantown Now writes.

Duke and IU make for an interesting debate about who should be No. 1, Robbi Pickeral of ESPN.com writes.

Nebraska will attempt to pick up the pieces after the Big Ten Championship debacle and get ready for Georgia, Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Star Journal wrote.

Highlights from Luke Fischer (No. 40 in white) and Germantown’s season opener last week.

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  • Aruss says:

    I’m calling it now. By his senior year at IU, Fischer will be a better player than Cody is now. Fischer’s nickname should be The Big Fundamental.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Could this be a repeat of 1976…? IU vs. Michigan in the championship game?

    Wow…Did anyone catch that Nik Stauskas kid in his debut starting role for Michigan? Kartje must be riding a real high..Michigan will give us all we can handle.

    Bring back Kartje’s Big 10 Power Rankings!

  • Chet says:

    It was Bradley, for goodness sake. They have wins over UPPER Iowa and Texas-Pan American.

    Let’s wait and see.

  • Jeremy Price says:

    Actually, the return of the Big Ten power rankings is imminent, Kartje not included.

  • Geoff says:

    Who knew we have volleyball to thank for our 2015-16 national championship…

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    I don’t know, Chet..I saw flashes of Larry Bird. There was a presence you don’t often see from a freshman. I think that kid is going to be special. Doesn’t make me a Michigan fan.

    I’m sure Geoff was familiar with the kid(seeing how he played on one of the East Coast academy squads). I’ll be honest..He’s going to change that Michigan team into a very dangerous bunch.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:


    Fauxmanchu Power Rankings?

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    And don’t forget, Chet..Remy was originally slated to go to Bradley, for goodness sake.

  • Chet says:

    He might be the real deal. Let’s wait and see. How many times have you seen him? You never can tell from one game. Know who engineered the greatest comeback in NFL playoff history? Frank Reich, Buffalo Bills backup. It got him the big bucks. He never came close to repeating the performance ever again.

    I’ll bet Geoff is familiar with him.

    Remy would have been an absolutely ridiculous waste of talent at Bradley (but you knew that). He’s better now than he ever could have become practicing with the Bradley team and coaches. Not a slam on them but how could he possibly become better than he will in Bloomington? Who knows? That’s one of my favorite things about the Big Dance, seeing great players you’ve never heard of. Remember Fennis Dembo? One of the best college players I ever saw was Ernie DiGregorio and I never heard of him before the NCAA tournament.

    BTW guys. Great news. Gotta go under the knife but it’s the ‘simple surgery’ (where they cut into you from the back) and not the ‘big-a$$ed surgery’ (where they filet you and put your insides on an adjacent table in order to come in from the front, which was the initial suspicion). I’ve got a very strong stomach but that particular discussion made me a little sick (it’s different when it’s you they are talking about). If I could walk, I’d be dancing in the streets.

    Thanks for all the good kharma. It worked.

  • Ron says:

    Nebraska/USC…#32 Nebraska is a big kid. FSU many yrs ago had a center who appeared as wide as he was tall. Disrupted many a offense

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    I could not imagine a worse shellacking than the Huskers took from Wisky until I saw how the Bulldogs went after the Tide. Sorry Huskers but your in it deep.

  • Geoff says:

    Chet/Harvard – I had heard of Stauskas, but never seen him play. My only real knowledge of him was from his profile in the New England Basketball Report (a good site with tons of info on all the top HS and prep players up here). In fact, Noah Vonleh is currently the #1 ranked recruit in New England on that site, and he has a profile page full of links and articles if anyone is interested.


    Stauskas was overshadowed by some bigger name recruits at St Marks (Tarczewski and Alex Murphy) and was a lot skinnier than he looks now… I’m not sure anyone saw this coming his freshman year.

    I’ve seen him 3 times this year, and I thought he was their 2nd best offensive player after Burke. He is REALLY effective going to the basket, and thats scary considering that 3-pt shooting is what he was recruited to do. I think he makes all-freshman team in the B1G without a doubt.

    Also, for anyone who wants to keep up with Buss, here is his NEBBR profile…


  • Laffy says:

    Glad to hear it, Chet.

  • Geoff says:

    Going to see Vonleh vs Buss (and some other big time recruits) tomorrow night in NH… Should be fun.

  • Hoosier Clarion says:


    That would be worth paying for.

  • Geoff says:

    I agree, but hopefully I won’t have to…

    I’ll take some notes to pass along. I’m really looking forward to seeing Buss since I have only ever seen highlight clips. Also interested to watch the Chris McCullough vs Vonleh match-up. McCullough is a 6’10” Syracuse commit who is the #17 ranked player in the 2014 class.

  • Geoff says:

    On Stauskas again… It can’t possibly continue, but he is currently shooting:

    58% FG
    62% 3-pt FG
    96% FT

    In 28 minutes per game… That’s incredible.

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    He seems to have this years Freshman “it”.

  • Chet says:

    Geoff, any comment on the defensive effort he was facing?

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    I also have lots of questions, Geoff.

    Was he being guarded by Jordy Hulls? Was he looking like Larry Bird against guys that get easily abused?

    Does Seth Davis think he’s crappy?(sure sign of greatness).

    Is he going to be the next Will Sheehey and only show up like Fabio against Sam Houston State?

    Do you think he can hit the crunch time shots like a Remy or a Watford…or will he throw bricks when the pressure mounts?

    Will he put up Freshman of the Year numbers but then fold in big moments like Eric Gordon did in a first round NCAA game against Arkansas?

    Will Michigan fans start calling him lazy if his numbers drop off for two games?

    Here’s what I think, Geoff. I think Harvard needs 30 seconds to see what a microscope and a stat book couldn’t find in a year.

    I spotted it immediately with Remy and it took no more time to see it in Stauskas. It’s a gift(actually it was last year’s Christmas present from Laffy).

    But if Chet needs assurances…then by all means. Paint him a picture with your paint-by-number flawless and foolproof analysis.

    Because, heaven forbid, if Harvard notices, it must need more thorough examination from a true expert.

    You’re the back surgeon, Geoff. Harvard is the grungy hospital janitor of Scoop.

  • iuhoosier1992 says:

    I see that Jones turned down the Purdue job. Not sure what that means. Probably see Jones get an extension and raise in the next few days.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Dr. Geoff_

    Can I bother you to address a few more questions?

    Did you wear a headband when you played Nerf hoops?

    Does Maine have an adequate representation racist bloggers on Scoop?

    Did your mommy hug you?

    Do you intermittently go to porn while blogging on Scoop or are you a consistent b-ball loafer?

    Have you ever played poker with three imaginary friends?

    Do you share toilet cleaning duties with your significant other?

    Do we win the Big 10 regular season and the Big 10 tournament?

    Was it easier for a IU basketball team to go undefeated in 1976 because of a nonexistent conference tournament?

    Does Cody have the best inside post moves in the country?

    Will Cody have much success in the NBA of will he rid pine and drift into irrelevancy?

    Do you like to go to the movies? What was the last film you saw at the theaters?

  • iuhoosier1992 says:

    Just read where Wisconsin football coach Bielema is leaving for Arkansas. Wow, if Purdue doesn’t jump on someone now, they are going to be scrapping the bottom of the pile for a replacement.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    How much defensive effort is Crean facing when he has eye contact with himself?

    Does Elston prefer knitting or crocheting?

    Will Don Fisher ever say: “Cody slips behind a Peter Jurkin screen?”

    Do you eat lobster more than once a week?

    Do you think you’ll still be blogging when you’re Tsao’s age?

    What’s wrong with the Bears?

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    oops…Don Fis[c]her

    Will Fred Glass soon embark on a “Win Touche!” billboard campaign for the IU fencing team?

    Did Abe Lincoln command the boards and dive for loose balls or did he loaf down court like Thomas Jefferson?

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