A quick look at scholarship numbers

By   |   Thursday, May. 22, 2008 - 4:30 PM   |   31 comments

[May 22 UPDATE]

I originally posted this yesterday when we were all trying to figure out Indiana’s scholarship situation for the next few years.

In my introductory note, I discussed the fact that college basketball teams are often in a constant state of change.

That point was proven today. I’ve updated the chart below to reflect the dismissal of Brandon McGee.


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Brandon McGee dismissed from IU basketball team

By   |   Thursday, May. 22, 2008 - 2:22 PM   |   66 comments

Jubilation.

[3:45 UPDATE]

I spoke with Brandon McGee earlier. Apparently, he was dismissed earlier today. He’s still surprised by what happened and said he needs to take some time to think about the situation.

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News breaking now. More to come.

Here’s the press release from Indiana.

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Indiana Men’s Basketball Coach Tom Crean announced today that freshman Brandon McGee (Chicago/Crane HS) has been dismissed from the program for academic and team guideline negligence.

“Our coaching and support staff tried to make this work out, but we felt that there were some basic standard operating procedures that were not being met,” said Crean. “I feel badly for his family and Coach (Anthony) Longstreet (Crane Head Coach) who were helping us to try and make this work, but in the end it just was not possible to continue in the current direction.”

He played in just 17 games and averaged 1.5 points and 1.0 rebounds.



Gladness dies suddenly in Arkansas

By   |   Thursday, May. 22, 2008 - 10:28 AM   |   18 comments

Former Indiana basketball player William Gladness died at 34 in Fayetteville, Ark., according to a story on the Arkansas Democrat Gazette’s Web site.

The story says that Gladness, a former volunteer basketball coach, was special to many kids in Fayetteville. He died from a bacterial infection made worse because he had his spleen removed after being shot in high school.

Gladness, a 6-8 forward, came to IU as a junior college transfer from Carl Albert State College in Oklahoma. He played for the Hoosiers in 1997-98 and 1998-99. He was a starter most of the time those two years, averaging 8.2 points and 5.3 rebounds.



Last chat of the season

By   |   Thursday, May. 22, 2008 - 10:05 AM   |   2 comments

We’ll be holding our last weekly Indiana sports chat of this spring today at 11. Please submit any questions by clicking here.

We’ll be back next fall with the weekly Q&As, but in the meantime you can always post questions and comments for us and for your fellow fans at our new HoosiersHQ forum.



Philly Daily News says Sutton to ‘Nova

By   |   Wednesday, May. 21, 2008 - 3:30 PM   |   12 comments

[6:10 UPDATE]

It’s official. Maurice Sutton is headed to Villanova.

“I’m going to be a Villanova Wildcat next year,” Sutton said at his press conference this afternoon. “It was a great opportunity. I came there, they really grew on me. Coach Jay Wright really impressed me, he really made an amazing impression on me. I love him as a coach and I felt like it was a great family atmosphere for me. I felt like that is what God wanted me to do.”

Sutton said he liked Villanova’s style of play. The Wildcats run with the best of the Big East which is, unlike the Big Ten, a conference where up-tempo basketball is the norm.

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I haven’t gotten any confirmation from Maurice Sutton’s press conference, but there are more and more reports coming out that he’s headed to Villanova.

Including this one.



Five football kickoff times announced

By   |   Wednesday, May. 21, 2008 - 1:21 PM   |   8 comments

Indiana has announced the kickoff times for five of next season’s games:

Aug. 30 vs. Western Kentucky (home) noon

Sept. 6 vs. Murray State (home) 7 p.m.

Sept. 20 vs. Ball State (home) 7 p.m.

Oct. 18 at Illinois 8 p.m.

Oct. 25 vs. Northwestern (home) noon

Three of those games – Murray State, Ball State and Illinois – will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Plans for televising other games will be announced later.



Jobe signing official

By   |   Wednesday, May. 21, 2008 - 11:25 AM   |   7 comments

Here’s the press release . . .

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Bloomington, Indiana–Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that Tijan Jobe (Tee-zhan Joab), a 7-0, 255-lb. center from Olney (Ill.) Central College has signed a national letter of intent to attend IU and play basketball for the Hoosiers beginning next fall.

“We are excited to be able to sign a player with the defensive ability and rebounding presence that Tijan has,” said Crean.  “We feel he has a lot of room for growth in the sense of improving on both the defensive and offensive end and we love the fact that he plays extremely hard.  His height and wingspan (7-5 1/2) is something that our team was in great need of.”

Originally from Banjul, Gambia, Jobe averaged 4.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and a block for Coach Mike Burris at Olney.  He attended Butler County (Kan.) Community College as a freshman and attended Laurinburg (N.C.) Prep School.

He came to the United States four years ago through the African Hoop Opportunities Providing an Education Foundation (A-HOPE), a Bloomington based organization. The foundation is designed to provide talented basketball players from a host of African countries the opportunity to come to the United States to use their skills as a means to get a U.S. education.

He chose Indiana over UAB, Auburn and Nebraska.

He is the sixth player to accept a scholarship to play for the Hoosiers joining forward Tom Pritchard (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Edwards), guard Verdell Jones III (Champaign, Ill./Central) guard Matt Roth (Washington, Illinois), guard Devan Dumes (Vincennes/Indianapolis/Decatur Central) and guard Nick Williams (Mobile, Alabama/LeFlore).





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