Steve Alford an option for Texas Tech?
I'll be shocked if Billy Gillespie doesn't land the gig.
I'm fairly confident that next year will be much better than this year. I've made a number of posts on Crimsoncast detailing where I thinK IU will be better, and the rest of the B1G Ten takes a step back.
But all of that crumbles if players like Hulls or Watford look to transfer.
On one hand it'd be hard to blame them if they did, this has to have been much harder than even they could have envisioned. But to get so close(IMO at least) and transfer now would make it all the more heartbreaking.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
Are there rumors of those two possibly transferring?
I almost hate Ed Hightower. I cannot believe they continue to let him ref games. His crews always favor the bigger more athletic teams. They ref based off of perception. "Oh, they're a physical team."
Penn St. guys were over the back all night. Awful. So many ticky-tac fouls called on IU. And then at then end of the game IU was clearly fouling, but no calls. They had been calling much less on IU all night.
How does #22 for Penn St. get a dunk and then get up in Watford's face and scream at him and no tech? I hope Penn St. gets beat by 30 and misses the NCAA tourney. So many whiners, when they were getting all the calls.
"I know a lot about the law and various other lawyerings."
I always liked Ed Hightower, in the Ted Valentine's Day Massacre(Tuesday February 24th 1998,*) Hightower matched Valentine bad call against Illinois for every bad call Valentine made against IU, apparantly they fought in the officials locker room at half time too.
*This was the first IU game Valentine had done since the 1992 Final Four against Duke where he practically fouled out the entire IU starting five. Big Ten practically tied itself in knots to make sure he didn't officiate IU games until this night. On this night he gave Bob Knight 3 technical fouls. The first was for Knight saying the wrong thing after Teddy TV complained about an IU flag brushing up against him. The second was for running onto the court to check on Luke Recker who had been drilled into the backboard support and was lying on the floor. The third was for Knight going berserk after the second Technical call. Knight probably deserved that last one admittedly.
My friend checked into it and Valentine didn't do any more IU games until this year.
I went and saw Yogi play tonight. He's good. Duh.
Relax, this is good news..
To top it all off, the Hoosiers are very much in the mix for Gary Harris.As it stands right now, Indiana already has the top 2012 recruiting class. Recruits Hanner Perea and Kevin Ferrell are both five-stars. Ron Patterson is a four-star, and Peter Jurkin is a ranked three-star.
If Jeremy Hollowell, who is the No. 39-ranked prospect in the Rivals150, does chose Indiana, he will give the Hoosiers a good chance to hold onto the No. 1 spot in the 2012 team recruiting rankings for good.
What's striking to me isn't just that Indiana's getting these kids, but that Indiana's getting them AND Purdue's not. I know Crean's a great recruiter, and IU will always have an advantage in-state. But following a period where Purdue had it's most success in at least 10 years, and IU was at the lowest point in program history, and yet Indiana has beaten them at recruiting for at the very least the next two years and has a leg up for the years immediately following.
Jeremy Hollowell commits.
That's a great haul of in-state talent there.
Perrea, Farrell, Patterson, and Hollowell. Plus the ever tragically named Peter Jurkin from Charlotte and it's easily the most impressive group to come through Bloomington since at least 2000(Jared Jeffries and others) and probably going back to the Damon Bailey/Alan Henderson classes.