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7 comments by   |   Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:15 am EDT

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller are both viable player of the year candidates, but the good news for Indiana is it doesn’t have to chose, it can play both, Dustin writes.

IU’s win at the Breslin Center was a statement of legitimacy, among other things, I wrote.

Jasmine McGhee’s buzzer-beating jumper lifted the IU women’s basketball team to an upset of No. 22 Purdue, Mike wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Don’t just read about the IU women’s buzzer-beater, watch it.

Cody Zeller’s offensive efficiency is at a legendary level as Indiana remains No. 1 in the power rankings, Luke Winn of SI.com writes.

Michigan State loses to Indiana, so things get set on fire, and the East Lansing police are not amused, Brandon Howell of MLive.com writes.

Tom Crean’s tweak of the Big Ten for its player of the week criteria lands him among coaches gone crazy, Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports writes.

Indiana’s next opponent, Minnesota, seems more lost than ever in the wake of Wednesday’s blowout loss at Ohio State, Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.

3. POTPOURRI
Anderson’s legendary gym, The Wigwam, sits empty now, and it’s future is in doubt, Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star writes.

The credibility of the NCAA and president Mark Emmert is crumbling to the point where Miami is the good guy, Mike Lopresti of USA Today writes.

North Dakota play-by-play man Paul Ralston has been suspended after referring to last Saturday’s overtime loss as a “chock job” in his postgame interview with the coach, Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports blogs.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
A dedication to the cave men/women burning things in East Lansing: “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash.

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7 comments:
#1
Ron
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:38 PM EDT

1..Coach of the year (noted in one of the links above) has Miami coach leading. No problem, but, Crean is not listed in the remaining 11-12 candidates. Yet Duke’s Krzyzewski is listed? Kind of goes hand in hand with the Big 10 player of the week thing that CTC is talking about? Maybe if IU wins the national champioship CTC will at least get on the list.

2..Somewhere this morning read “why are the IU fans not burning up Twitter with Vic POY talk?” I need to get one of those twitter things.

3..3-D printers. Reading that some group is using a 3-D printer to grow an replacement ear. Well, than we may not be too far away from growing another Victor Oladipo? Guess we need some DNA. May take a couple of years.

4..Was going to say something about Cody not complaining about “the hit” because maybe he’s impressed with the swelling, but probably better to just leave that alone.

5..If IU wins 2 of the 3 next games and ends up as the regular season Big Ten leader, does the Big 10 tourney become irrelevant?

6..With the parking stickers, UCLA – boyfriend talking on the plane and the on-going Miami fiasco; has the NCAA turned into a poor joke? How would they respond to an artifically engineered Vic?

7..I would like to see TV coverage with “extra coverage”
Somewhat like the NASCAR coverage of the Daytona with camera coverage of the pre-game coach instructions, coverage of the sidelines and time-outs, in-game adjustments and post game interview with the refs. I watch each IU game 4-5 times and would love to have some of the above to post game review.

8..This posting may make you wish you had a “delete” button

 
#2
Geoff
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:05 PM EDT

So my step-father just offered me 2 lower tier tickets to the Regionals at Lucas Oil… Free…. They will be on a cruise and can’t go…

And I can’t accept them because my wife will be 7.5 months pregnant and I can’t leave town for 4 or 5 days.

I think I’m going to cry.

 
#3
Pfunk
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 4:28 PM EDT

Geoff, how much? My dad turns 70 march 8th and i would love to send him. He has lived in Indiana his entire life and never been to an IU game.

 
#4
Harvard for Hillbillies
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 4:40 PM EDT

Jeremy-

Nice song choice. Fires in East Lansing and the ongoing debate surrounding the Nix smack to Cody’s stones…?

I’m sure you must have considered this tune.

 
#5
Podunker
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:19 PM EDT

Oh Geoff, the sacrifices we make for our families! But look on the bright side. Some day, you can use this story to make a point about sacrifice and discipline with your teenage son/daughter.

 
#6 Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:32 PM EDT

Yes, yes, a fine selection indeed, although I was attempting to take the high road, so to speak.

 
#7
Harvard for Hillbillies
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:47 PM EDT

I was sorta amazed by the choice for the commercial break immediately following Doug Gottlieb’s interview with Cody.

 


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