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Goff sets visit for Oct. 2

Robert Goff, the 6-foot-9, 240-pound former Broad Ripple star, has set his official visit to Indiana for Oct. 2 according to his advisor and former AAU coach, Jason Knight.

“Obviously with them, he’s deciding to take an official visit, so he has strong interest,” Knight said. “Where it gets challenging, is you only get five and you want to make the most of those, so you want to make sure there’s interest, and he’s decided to do that.  So there’s strong interest there.”

Indiana coach Tom Crean and assistant Steve McClain went to see Kansas Thursday to see Goff, who is going into his sophomore year at Hutchinson Community College. Thursday was the first day of the NCAA’s open contact period.

Goff is taking a visit to Oklahoma this weekend and Ohio State on Sept. 24. He is also still considering Oklahoma State, Auburn, Iowa State, Wichita State, South Florida, Houston and Western Kentucky. Knight said he expects Goff to take all five of his allotted official visits before making a decision.


YouTube remembers Knight

Starting Sunday, the Herald-Times will begin our coverage of the 10th anniversary of Bob Knight’s firing. Lynn Houser, who covered IU basketball at the time, talked to many members of the Hoosiers about that time and their experiences. And Dustin is working on a bigger piece on IU post-Knight that will come out at the start of the basketball season.

But, for now, let’s remember the quick-witted and occasionally (OK, more than occasionally) angry Bob Knight, as made available by YouTube.

Knight reads a crystal ball

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Cezar Guerrero mixtape

Since it’s been mixtape week here, I thought I might as well share this. YouTube video of Guerrero. You can see the criticisms that he’s a little too slick with the ball sometimes, but you can also see the handle and the jump shot. Word is he’s working on his decision making.


IU targeting California point guard

St. Louis guard B.J. Young’s recent commitment to Arkansas has left Indiana fans wondering who else the Hoosiers will now pursue for the 2011 class along with Cody Zeller.

The Hoosiers have gone a long way for one of their targets. Though they haven’t yet offered a scholarship, they have been after Cezar Guerrero, a 6-foot, 175-pound guard from Bellflower, Calif.

Guerrero drew Indiana’s attention with a stellar performance for the Latin America team at Adidas Nations in Chicago — a televised event in early August that included several Indiana recruits and even an Indiana player in Christian Watford — and the Hoosiers have stayed in touch.

“They’re really involved right now to tell you the truth,” Guerrero said. “They’ve been using all their calls to call me. And I’m pretty interested in Indiana with their history.”

Guerrero is also considering Western Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State. UNLV, Colorado, Miami, LSU, Illinois. UC-Irvine, Auburn, Fresno State, Washington State, Washington and UCLA with the list growing after his Adidas Nations performance. He said he has an official visit scheduled for Western Kentucky, and he is working on figuring out where he will take the rest of his visits. He said he will likely wait until after basketball season to make a commitment, but wouldn’t rule out committing during a visit. (more…)


Konstanski a key for IU soccer

I’ll have a full feature on former Bloomington South standout and current Hoosier Caleb Konstanski in tomorrow’s print and online editions, but here’s some info that didn’t make the cut.

Konstanski was named to the IU Classic all-tournament team last weekend, something he didn’t find out until a day later when his dad sent him a text about it. The center back says he doesn’t view it as an individual honor.

“Really, it’s just a reflection of how we did as a team defensively,” he said. “It wasn’t just me, it was our back line and Cam Jordan really did an excellent job just staying compact, and Luis Soffner, we were all connected and did a really good job defending as a team. That award was for the whole back line.”

Konstanski also earned high praise from first-year IU coach Todd Yeagley for his overall play as well as the all-tournament performance.

“Caleb’s a confident kid. And yet, until you’re put into the fire and show what you’re capable of doing, (winning the honor) was a good confidence-booster for him,” Yeagley said. “For him to be a local talent, starting for us and doing well, couldn’t be more pleased.
“He’s seen the IU program throughout his whole life, and he does have some of those intangibles and toughness that epitomizes some of our best backs. And he has a lot of pride in that uniform, which goes a long way.”


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