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Crean: Hoosiers might use bigger lineup

If Indiana continues to struggle to rebound against bigger teams, Tom Crean said, the Hoosiers might just use a bigger lineup.

IU has had three guards on the floor in most occasions this season, typically starting Jeremiah Rivers at the point and Maurice Creek and Verdell Jones at the wings. He might not necessarily change that starting five, but he threw out the possibility of using three forwards — Christian Watford, Derek Elston and Tom Pritchard — elsewhere in games. That would mean Watford playing small forward, the position Crean hopes he will eventually move to, but that he hasn’t played yet. (more…)


Wait until you see this guy…

In mid-major basketball on the East Coast, Jimmy Patsos is sort of a legend.

Part of that is because he’s proven himself to be a pretty good coach, having taken a Loyola (Md.) team that was 1-27 the season before he arrived and led them to a winning season in his second year and back-to-back 18-win seasons in his third and fourth seasons. But most of it is because he’s… well… let’s just say different.

But I’ve developed the impression over the last few days that no one around here knows who this guy is. Well, let me just tell you you’re in for some entertainment.

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Crean, Jones speak

Dustin made his way to Assembly Hall this afternoon to find out how Indiana’s head coach and one of its sophomore leaders are feeling on this Monday before Christmas.

Here’s the audio.

Verdell Jones looks forward to the Loyola game.

Tom Crean discusses his team’s progress heading into Tuesday’s game.


Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

I know it has been some time since I bothered to write, but I assure you I am not holding that wool sweater back in 1994 against you. The Herschel Walker football you dropped off in the late 1980s more than makes up for an subsequent mistakes, as it was used to go a Colts-like 34-0 in backyard football.

I write to you today because the situation is dire, and I think you might be the only one who can deliver what I need. As you well know — because I can trace IP addresses and have seen yours frequently — this blog began about three and a half years ago when I first got to Bloomington. To be honest with you — who would ever lie to Santa, anyway? — I didn’t have much of a notion of what blogging was or should be. We just sort of went with it, hopping something would grow.

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Indiana hires Yeagley

Yeagley as the coach at Wisconsin

Indiana has hired Todd Yeagley to be its next men’s soccer coach, athletic director Fred Glass confirmed today.

Yeagley met with his Wisconsin team this afternoon to tell the players he was leaving.

Chris Reynolds, the men’s soccer sports administrator, has been contacting Indiana players to tell them of the decision.

Yeagley, the son of former coach Jerry Yeagley, will be paid the same amount that Mike Freitag, who was not retained after the season, made last year ($96,635) and will be on a year-to-year contract.

[11 P.M. UPDATE]

It’s been a long day of reporting, with plenty of interesting things to talk about. If you read our story in Saturday’s paper, you’ll hear what both Fred Glass and Jerry Yeagley have to say about the charges that this was an orchestrated ploy that ultimately led to a blatant act of nepotism.

I’ll post thoughts from several current and former Indiana players tomorrow, and we’ll have plenty of more follow up then.

After the jump, you can read IU’s official release.

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  • hoosierfan041931:

    Thank goodness we have all these guards on this guard heavy, defense b [...]

  • Ron:

    Thanks Jeremy. Interesting numbers. Rutgers looking bad. And school [...]

  • Harvard for Hillbillies:

    So you just admitted you only placed the post to troll...but feel noth [...]

  • Jeremy Price:

    Ron, Here's the [...]

  • Ron:

    Jeremy. USA Today. or Yesterday. Or maybe the day Before, had an arti [...]

  • Podunker:

    Oh, that was just too easy. LOL [...]

  • RAM:

    Overly paranoid Creaniacs at it again.They just can't wait to pout abo [...]


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