Hoosier Morning


1. HOOSIERS HQ
Indiana was focused on showing Michigan an improved defense, including a variety of defenders on Trey Burke, Dustin writes.

Other than a few too many turnovers, there was little not to like in the Hoosiers’ performance Saturday, I wrote.

The IU women’s usually reliable defense let them down in a loss to Ohio State Sunday, Mike wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Indiana and Michigan are the two best teams in the country, a point proven on Saturday night, Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com writes.

IU finally played a game worthy of a No. 1 team against Michigan, including Victor Oladipo’s Almost Dunk of the Year, Luke Winn of SI.com wrote.

Michigan coach John Beilein had no complaint with the officiating, just Indiana’s ability to get to the line, Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com wrote.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
For Hoosier and Ravens’ fans, “Top of the World” by The All-American Rejects.

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49 comments:

  • Laffy says:

    “Stole Zeller’s lunch money”?

    She clearly hates IU…..like every sports journalist in America……….because Cody has been dominant the entire year.

  • Laffy says:

    Oh, and for everyone whining how the “refs screwed us”, Cody was called for ZERO fouls in a physical game.

    And Victor only had 2.

    So, you “rational” fans need to get a clue.

  • Big Hoosier/Ben says:

    So I read the the decibel record of 115 was broken during the game. New record is 116. Amazing! Classified as loud as Sandblasting or Loud Rock Concert.

  • Bart295 says:

    The entire quote below! From a very entertaining article!

    “Cody Zeller emerged from his player of the year witness protection program with a performance (19 points, 10 boards) that was more than impressive; it was dominant. If there is a knock on Zeller, it is that he can be too passive. Butler’s Andrew Smith stole his lunch money earlier this season.”

    But not against the Wolverines. Zeller was assertive and aggressive, barely missing out on a double-double and endearing himself to the entire state of Indiana with his hustle play at the end of the game.”

    The best line I have heard all year about the B1G!!!

    “The Big Ten is no place for old men or off days.”

    After Saturday night I would agree!
    “Indiana and Michigan are the best teams in the country.”

  • Bart295 says:

    116 is awesome…would love to see IU do a remodel on the Hall! We don’t need a new big NBA type arena.

  • Jeff says:

    Indiana is one of the best teams in the nations. So is Michigan. Both may be worthy of #1 seeds.

    Assmebly Hall is iconic and a great place for the Hoosiers to play BUT it has a much outdated design and likely could vastly increase capacity plus luxury boxes ($$$$$). I don’t see where AH can expand to increase seats.

    As much as I love Assembly Hall, I do think a new arena is needed. It will have some tie to Bob Knight. It would be bigger and louder. The actual court would remian the same.

  • Chet says:

    I’d be interested to know the exact spot they measured it from. It makes a big difference.

    Today’s Lesson In Acoustical Science

    1. The decibel scale is algorhythmic not linear. When you double the intensity of a sound it raises it 3dB. That is to say, 36dB is twice as loud as 33dB, 44dB is twice as loud as 41dB, 116dB is twice as loud as 113dB.
    2. When you double the distance from the source of a sound it decreases the intensity by 6dB. It doesn’t matter the distance. If you go from 6 inches to 12 inches you lose 6dB, 10 feet to 20 feet = 6dB, 50 feet to 100 feet = 6dB.
    3. So, if 3dB is doubling (or, conversely, halving) a sound, 6dB is quadrupling (or quartering) a sound.
    4. Locations are very important regarding this stuff.

    In an arena you’d just have to come up with a functional constant to decide the source. Where it is measured from could have a huge effect on what you claim the decibel level to be.

    Read chapter 6. There will be a quiz on Wednesday.

  • Chet says:

    Jeff,
    If RMK were to choose to come to Bloomington and be part of the festivities attaching his name to the court, I’d be fine with that. Everybody wins. If, more likely, he continued to tell IU to go pound sand then, well, let it be reciprocal.

    IU made the Bobby Knight legend possible. He couldn’t have had that kind of success at Texas Tech or, really, any but a small handful of schools.

    Let’s say we ‘owe’ something to him. He ‘owes’ just as much to IU for giving him the opportunity. Let’s not get carried away.

  • Chet's Infinite Supply of Stupidities says:

    IU made the Bobby Knight legend possible. He couldn’t have had that kind of success at Texas Tech or, really, any but a small handful of schools.

    That’s a simply a fresh load of Chet.

    The guy lives up to his billing, you have to admit it.

  • Chet's Infinite Supply of Stupidities says:

    Small handful or big handful — that is the question.

    This deep thought coming your way via Hoosier Scoop from the one and only Chewt Cheat Cheap ChimptChet.

  • Laffy says:

    Mark this day down: I agree with Chet.

    Knight owes us more to us, actually, as most schools would have fired him after his 30th outburst, yet we put up with 487 more.

  • Laffy says:

    “Knight owes more to us”

  • Chet's Infinite Supply of Stupidities says:

    Yeah, he owes a lot to the two of you. Two idiots.

  • Geoff says:

    Dustin – any word on how the visits went for Edwards and Pinson? Did we have any other unsigned prospects in the house?

  • Real quick, it was very disorienting on that ESPN story to have Eamonn’s picture on Dana O’Neill’s byline. I didn’t even notice it wasn’t Eamonn I read the words “8-year-old son,” and thought “… well that would be some big news to me…”

  • Geoff,
    Haven’t talked to them yet, but can’t imagine they didn’t go well. Crean actually came back into Assembly at about 2 a.m. when we were about to leave because he was entertaining recruits until that point. There were more than those two. Phil Booth was one of them. Not sure of the rest. Going to check into some of that today. I’ve been pretty behind on recruiting as must be evident.

  • Podunker says:

    1. Let’s agree that things got very loud in Assembly Hall. Loud is good. The louder the better. All I know is that I have never been in a stadium that produces the noise level that is found Assembly Hall on a regular basis, and I’ve been in a lot of stadiums. My oldest went to Arizona (Tucson). They had good teams while she was there. She used to tell me about how loud Arizona’s crowd got during games. Then she visited her younger sister in Bloomington and had the opportunity to attend a game in Assembly Hall. It was a game against IL that IU won in the last seconds. After the game I asked her, “So, what did you think?” She responded, “Wow, that was unbelievable. I’ve never experienced anything like that.” She said her ears were ringing for an hour after the game.

    2. It’s going to be a long time before IU builds a new basketball arena. Assembly Hall will have to suffice for a while. It’s a very big expense to build a new stadium, but probably even more expensive to try to remodel Assembly Hall and increase its capacity. 17,600 excited and highly motivated people in that place make it a pretty special atmosphere for a basketball game. Given the investment required and the ROI between building new and maintaining existing, Glass will not be in too big of a hurry to replace Assembly Hall. But if that’s what you want, you better hope attendance at IU football games increases significantly.

    3. Please, can we stop discussing RMK’s possible return to Assembly Hall. I think IU has extended enough olive branches to Knight. Hey, I love the man and believe he was the best basketball coach of all time, but enough already. He has been invited back with open arms and has chosen not to return. End of story. I no longer care. I’m focusing on the future of this revitalized program and the future of IU basketball is very exciting. Discussing this hypothetical just detracts from the excitement associated with the success we’re enjoying now. And I suggest this; when IU wins the next NCAA BB Championship (hopefully this year), a lot fewer people are going to care whether Knight ever returns to Assembly Hall or not. We all want the glory of IU basketball, that Knight helped provide, to return, and when it does, the nostalgia associated with Knight will be greatly diminished. And that will be a good thing for those of us that love IU basketball.

  • kenny george says:

    make it 3.. i agree with chet as well. also agree with podunker..been following knight since 1973, loved him, adored him, defended him, then decided to move on with the realization he had left my hemisphere. great game and i am excited about this team…..

  • h. empty glass says:

    Knight has never left and will never leave IU.

  • Podunker says:

    h. empty glass; Are we discussing this in figurative terms? If what you say is true, then why do so many people continue to feel the need to express their opinion about his possible return? Perhaps inadvertently, you’re making my point.

  • h. empty glass says:

    podonke: by a lot of people are you referring to clown tom crean that slobbers all over knight every time he’s in the same state with him? that’s not a lot of people. that’s just one clown, our walk-on “coach”.

  • Podunker says:

    h empty dixie cup; Do you mean the Tom Crean that is head coach of the #1 ranked Indiana Hoosiers? The coach that has lead his team to defeating two #1 ranked teams in the last two seasons? The coach that has lead IU basketball to its best record in 20 years? The coach that continues to sign top ten recruiting classes two years in a row? How long has it been since an IU coach achieved all that?

    Actually, if you were paying attention instead of vomiting up all that bile, you’d have realized that I was referring to all the people that participate on this blog that continue to discuss Knight’s possible return.

  • Chet says:

    Po, people like crumpled Dixie cup would have been begging for the return of a proven coach like Caddy Works or Wilbur Johns instead of that no account upstart John Wooden.

  • ^ The Constipated Brothers are hilarious. What do you get for defeating #1 Kentucky on a broken play? A clowing award. And how many weeks has Michigan been #1? A week? Could it have been shorter? Let’s see how many weeks Indiana stays #1. But to answer your questions:

    Yes, I am referring to Clown Tom Crean who lost as #1 to unranked Butler in Indianapolis.

    Yes, I am referring to Clown Tom Crean who lost as #2 at home in Assembly Hall to unranked Wiscy.

    Yes, Clown Tom Crean, the one and only.

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    Chet, learn things everyday, today it is decibels. Undoubtedly your physics class was stronger than mine.

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