Hoosier Morning


1. HOOSIERS HQ
It’s been a more aggressive, more consistent Christian Watford on the court this season, Dustin writes.

Patience at both ends of the floor was key in the Hoosiers’ win over Nebraska, I wrote.

Indiana baseball opens the 2013 season with a new stadium and new expectations, Dustin writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Tom Crean is a strong candidate for national coach of the year, one of 20, according to SI.com’s Seth Davis.

The combination of Cody Zeller’s ability to run the floor and improved defense keeps him in the player of the year discussion, Katie Sharp of ESPN.com writes.

Frustration is mounting for Purdue with the Indiana rematch looming, Jeff Washburn of the Lafayette Journal & Courier writes.

3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
Derrick Nix says his Michigan State teammates are underrated, then proceeds to throw Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller, among others, under the bus, Mike Griffith of MLive.com writes.

Minnesota still has a pulse after an overtime win against Wisconsin, Patrick Reusee of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
A dedication to the Boilermakers, and an introduction to the excellent Polish band Riverside, “Panic Room.”

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14 comments:

  • Ron #1


    Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:35 AM EST

    ..The Nix article needs to be required reading by the Hoosiers.

    .. Caution with Purdue game. They are desperate. Win by 30 would be nice.

    ..SI has Kate Upton – in body paint. Not sure if that would be a distraction or motivator for Cody. Prior to the National Championship game, Dustin/Jeremy need to get a picture of said lady wearing a Cody jersey, holding a small can of paint and smaller paint brush with a sign “Call me Cody- After you Win”. No “I’m going to Disneyland” for our boy.

  • Hoosier Clarion #2


    Friday, February 15, 2013 - 1:12 PM EST

    I wonder if I am too old to learn how to airbrush.

    The secret to a successful PUke BB program is for MP to gain weight over the off season. They do better when he is a Porker.

  • Ron #3


    Friday, February 15, 2013 - 4:54 PM EST

    Airbrush way too high-tech. Cody being a small town country boy, wild guess, he’d go with fingerpainting.

    Kinda thought UCLA would have it together by now. They looked bad last night.

  • Larry #4


    Friday, February 15, 2013 - 4:58 PM EST

    What a great period to be a Hoosier basketball fan living in Lafayette. Wearing my grey sweatshirt red highlighted lettering around all day, ran into a few Purdue fans wearing theirs….lol lol!!!

  • Bob Nemanich #5


    Friday, February 15, 2013 - 6:40 PM EST

    Ever been in a locker room when an opposing player says so much detail like this? It gets posted. Nothing else is said, nothing has to be said but it goes deep in and burns even deeper. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

  • Good Time #6


    Friday, February 15, 2013 - 6:42 PM EST

    Coach Crean has one big problem he hopes never gets fixed, and one that all teams would love to have. Most teams have one star and if they are lucky an ranked they have two. The way CW is playing IU can have any one of three players that can carry a team to victory. Now lets just assume that a team packs it in on CZ and CW then someone will have to be open on the wings. Can you imagine what kind of a night VO, Hulls or Yogi will have shooting 3′s?. Did I say 3 players, lets make that 6 players that is capable of leading this team to a win.
    Just like in the movie Hoosiers, when the coach told shooter mcgavin after Jimmy decided to play. All the pieces are in place. I really believe this to be true about this fine group of young men. GO IU!!!!!!!!!

  • Lil Hoosier #7


    Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:11 PM EST

    Nix is an idiot, if you thought Oladipo played hard before, wait til Tuesday night. It’s going to be the Victor Oladipo show, and he will show Dawson why he is a top 10 pick!

  • Ron #8


    Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 9:28 AM EST

    IU Baseball opens the season by beating #4 Louisville !!!!

  • TsaoTsuG #9


    Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 6:15 PM EST

    Jeremy, can you run the full story by Dustin on CWatt and the story on him in the Indy paper referenced in one of the posts.

    Indiana should always be blessed with players like CWatt. What a steady, steadying, reliable player he has been, is. What a relieable force as we go into the tournament season. I’m not ‘pink glassing’ it. I really think CWat is just one of those athletes who needs a bit of time to get emotionally warmed up and focused to the season (says something about an argument for a somewhat better scheduling card that gradually builds but avoids ‘push overs’- def: teams rated below #100).

    CWatt is always reliable, a great outside shooter which makes him an absolute headache for the best of opposing coaches. He handles the ball really well and creates option with his dribble; a very strong rebounder, in many sense a better ‘banger’ than Cody, works and get excellent position under the board and does the one thing we rarely see anymore, block out effectively. And…he runs well and moves the ball very intelligently and very selflessly. A luxury ‘Tolbert’. A privilege to watch him.

    He’ll be an outsatnding NBA player. More important (for him), he’ll be there a long time and he’ll benefit from the ‘flat’ emotional routine of the NBA, the ‘going to the office’ every day.

    Good! He’s meant and will mean a lot to us during the rest of the year; and truthfully, we have not always appreciated him nearly as much as we should have. Time to give him some ‘I love CWat love” we owe the Man. (Send in posts that just say ‘I Love CWat’. Fill the Scoop with them!)

    Thanks CWat…you are indeed The Man.

  • TsaoTsuG #10


    Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 6:17 PM EST

    Jeremy- I meant reproduce them in The Scoop. Thanks in advance.

  • Ron #11


    Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 6:48 PM EST

    Terry Hutchens wrote the Indy Star CWat story. CWat’s family support is the exact opposite from what many kids we’ve been talking about. Father is a cop who has attended nearly every game driving from Birmingham. They talk 3-4 times a day. This week, they drive up for the Purdue game than to Chicago for a volleyball tourney (his sister) than to Mich for the Tuesday night game. Of interest, CWat’s girlfriend is a sprinter going to Ky. Now if you add sprinter speed to CWat’s skills, IU maybe should be calling “dibbs” on the first kid?

  • Ron #12


    Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 6:56 PM EST

    Into next yr. Jordy, Elston, CWat, Vic (probably) and Cody (probably) will be gone.

    After watching Will’s display today, will we be talking about him next year like we are talking about Vic this year?

  • TsaoTsuG #13


    Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 10:05 PM EST

    Ron, any chance you post it? Don’t want to pay for an IndyStar subscription just for the one story; but I am really interested in reading it. From your description sounds like there are a lot of insights into Christian. Thanks for taking the time to abstract it. There’s probably a big key in the family relationships.

  • Jeremy Price #14


    Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 10:09 PM EST

    Here’s the Star story link: http://www.indystar.com/article/20130214/SPORTS0601/302140042/Indiana-basketball-Christian-Watford-inspires-devotion-from-family-Alabama-longtime-girlfriend-University-Kentucky

    They provide a limited number of articles free, so if you aren’t over the limit, you can read it.

Scoop Poll:

How many games will IU basketball win in 2014-15

  • 16-19 (45%, 145 Votes)
  • 20-23 (36%, 117 Votes)
  • 15 or less (12%, 38 Votes)
  • 24 or more (7%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 324

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IU vs Eastern Washington men\'s basketball

Men's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_blackmon1.jpg]3150James Blackmon, Jr.
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard James Blackmon Jr. (1)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_zeisloft1.jpg]2340Nick Zeisloft
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nick Zeisloft (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hoetzel1.jpg]1960Max Hoetzel
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Max Hoetzel (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_johnson1.jpg]1740Robert Johnson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson (4)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_williams1.jpg]1590Troy Williams
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_burton1.jpg]1530Ryan Burton
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Ryan Burton (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_yogi1.jpg]1450Yogi Ferrell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_perea1.jpg]1460Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_robinson1.jpg]1210Stanford Robinson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Stanford Robinson (22)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_ritchie1.jpg]1250Nate Ritchie
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Nate Ritchie (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_holt1.jpg]1420Emmitt Holt
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Emmitt Holt (25)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hartman1.jpg]1400Collin Hartman
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_priller1.jpg]1660Tim Priller
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Tim Priller (35)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_april1.jpg]1770Jeremiah April
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jeremiah April (44)

Women's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_walter1.jpg]1440Jess Walter
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Jess Walter (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_buss1.jpg]3490Tyra Buss
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Tyra Buss (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_brooks1.jpg]1810Larryn Brooks
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Larryn Brooks (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_agler1.jpg]1670Taylor Agler
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Taylor Agler (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_bell2.jpg]1300Nicole Bell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nicole Bell (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_stratman1.jpg]1290Liz Stratman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hulls1.jpg]1280Kaila Hulls
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard/forward Kaila Hulls (15)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mcbride1.jpg]1190Karlee McBride
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Karlee McBride (21)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_gassion1.jpg]1190Alexis Gassion
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Alexis Gassion (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_muensterman1.jpg]990Maura Meunsterman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Maura Muensterman (31)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mize1.jpg]1020Andrea Mize
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Andrea Mize (32)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_cahill1.jpg]1100Amanda Cahill
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Amanda Cahill (33)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_jakubicek1.jpg]1170Claire Jakubicek
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Claire Jakubicek (34)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_leikem1.jpg]1020Lyndsay Leikem
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Lyndsay Leikem (40)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_anderson1.jpg]1010Jenn Anderson
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jenn Anderson (43)
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