Author: Mike Schumann

Based on a report on flohoops.com by Adam Zagoria, Romeo Langford is not going to make any additional recruiting visits.  He has also clarified where he will likely make the announcement of his decision. Langford is in Brooklyn for the Jordan Brand Classic on Sunday.  After practice at the Nets’ facility Langford clarified the timing of when an announcement is likely to be made. “It’s going good, I’m at the home stretch now,” Langford said Saturday in Brooklyn following Jordan Brand practice at the Nets’ facility. “The decision’s coming close. I just gotta get through these next couple weeks, these all-star games…

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The Indiana University football program is deep into spring practice.  There were a number of news items this week that we wanted to share.  Next week we’ll have an overall spring practice report with the top themes, news and things to watch for going into the spring game. THE ANNUAL SPRING GAME IS NEXT SATURDAY The 2018 Cream & Crimson Spring Game is a week from today — Saturday April 14.   The game will start at noon and admission is free.  It will be the first chance to see the renovations to Memorial Stadium that include a now fully enclosed…

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A little over a week ago we updated you with a list of names that Indiana has been pursuing and watching in connection with the class of 2018.  As the grad transfer market continues to evolve, so does the last of potential candidates to wear the cream and crimson in November. With new names continuing to emerge, the implication would seem to be that IU isn’t comfortable with Romeo Langford’s decision that is coming in a few weeks.  With two open scholarships however, it would still be possible to sign Langford and one additional class of 2018 target.  Of course…

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With Spring practice ongoing, it is still too early for firm predictions on the 2018 college football season.  Nevertheless, ESPN has come out with their first Football Power Index rankings and win total predictions for the season. ESPN describes the FPI as follows:  “The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using…

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As we have previously written, while Indiana’s 2018 recruiting class is solid and possibly great, it is the 2019 class that will really determine the trajectory of the program under Archie Miller.  High level college basketball recruiting is a never ending process of reloading top talent.  Miss on a class or two, and the results will be felt for years to come. Archie Miller and his staff need to come up the formula that makes IU a destination program that produces top 20 recruiting classes year in and year out.  If that doesn’t happen, all of the coaching talent in…

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It is the conventional wisdom.  When a program loses not one but two of its all-time great players to graduation, it is time to think about rebuilding rather than reloading.  Just how important were Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill to the Indiana University women’s basketball program?  Take a look at these career profiles published on Twitter by the team: That is legendary, IU Hall of Fame stuff.  But as great as the duo was for the program, it would be a shame if their legend started and stopped with their actual playing careers.  Both players came to IU when it…

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When Archie Miller was hired at Indiana in the spring of 2017 he made it clear that focusing on and signing the state of Indiana’s elite high school talent was a top priority.  You would have to call year one a success, with two of the six finalists for Indiana’s Mr. Basketball committed to play for Miller’s Hoosiers next year, and one more still a distinct possibility. In the not too distant past it was a fairly common occurrence for the Indiana Mr. Basketball winner to go on to play for IU.  In fact, 13 of the winners from 1983…

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The Indiana University football program hosted a Pro Day for NFL scouts and coaches yesterday. Below is video from IU head coach Tom Allen discussing the day, and video from Indiana University highlighting the day’s events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzME_U3nXG8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0xjn9XJEtg The following players participated in the pro day: WR Simmie Cobbs LB Chris Covington S Chase Dutra CB Rashard Fant S Tony Fields DL Greg Gooch QB Richard Lagow DL Robert McCray K Griffin Oakes LB Tegray Scales TE Ian Thomas Cobbs, Covington, Scales and Thomas participated in the combine last month.  Fant was invited to the combine but suffered an injury…

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– UPDATED April 3, 2018 – As of April 3, 2018, the following Indiana University Athletics programs were nationally ranked in the Top 25, either currently, at the end, or in the preseason of their respective seasons: BASEBALL – #10-16 (various polls) The Hoosiers are off and running for 2018 with a 20-5 start as they made their first appearance in the top 10 this week. MEN’S SOCCER – #2 (end of season) Indiana made it to the 2017 national championship match and lost a heartbreaker. MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING – #3 IU won its 26th Big Ten title and finished…

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Between the NFL Scouting Combine and the 2018 NFL Draft, NFL coaches and scouts have turned their attention to pro day workouts at the various schools.  Indiana’s pro day is April 3. These sessions are not as all-encompassing as the combine, but are important enough for the key decision-makers in the league to travel around the country for more than a month to watch the talent up close and in person. The Hoosiers that will be participating in the event at IU will be the following 11 players: WR Simmie Cobbs LB Chris Covington S Chase Dutra CB Rashard Fant S Tony Fields…

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