Author: Mike Schumann

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today Hoosier fans can give thanks that their men’s basketball now has a winning record at 3-2 and has worked itself back from the cliff that was the season opening 90-69 home court loss to Indiana State.  This team still has a long way to go but there are reasons to be optimistic, including: A star is emerging in Juwan Morgan.  This is a level of play that we always thought might be there, but he had previously played in the shadows of other stars and struggled with various injuries. Turnovers, perhaps IU’s biggest nemesis over the last…

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Don’t let that final score fool you.  Similar to the South Florida game, this one was tight.  Uncomfortably tight.  For too long.  Let’s face it — when Robert Johnson goes 4-12 overall from the field and 1-6 from the 3-point line, this Indiana team is going to struggle to get separation from anyone. But for the second game in a row Juwan Morgan did it all and willed the Hoosiers to a win.  This time that included a  career high in points.  Did anyone ever see Morgan having a 28 point game?  This guy has taken his game to another…

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As we detailed yesterday, Indiana has not lost a football game to Purdue since November 2012.  In fact, no player on IU’s roster has ever lost a game to Purdue.  In our ongoing series on the Old Oaken Bucket Game, today we take a look back to the 4 most recent games — which collectively have matched the Hoosiers’ longest winning streak in the series.  The other Hoosier 4 game winning streak was from 1944 to 1947.  That was one of the better eras in IU football.  Led by head coach Bo McMillin, the Hoosiers amassed a 27-9-2 record during…

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GAME INFORMATION Opponent:  Arkansas State (KenPom #211) Tipoff: 7:00 p.m. ET Date: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall; Bloomington, Indiana TV:  BTN Indiana is a 12.5 point favorite. The teams have played a common opponent in Howard.  IU beat Howard 86-77.  Arkansas State beat Howard 92-78. The Red Wolves play in the Sun Belt Conference.  Last season they finished with a 20-12 record.  All-time, Arkansas State has made one NCAA tournament (1999, first round loss to Utah) and four NIT appearances (1987-89, 1991). ROBERT JOHNSON CAREER STATISTICAL PROJECTIONS Robert Johnson passed 1,000 points in the Seton Hall game last week.  He…

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In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon Indiana Head Coach Archie Miller indicated that Senior Collin Hartman will most likely not play in Wednesday’s game against Arkansas State.  He suggested that the training staff is monitoring the groin injury and taking a cautious approach to ensure that it is not aggravated further.  The concern is that if such an injury is not given sufficient time to heal it might be re-aggravated and derail an entire season.  Hartman is not currently doing anything “live” in practice at this point which means he is not participating in any contact activities. Miller indicated…

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It is Bucket Game week 2017, as the Purdue Boilermakers host the Indiana Hoosiers this Saturday in West Lafayette.  In the spirit of the rivalry, today we take a lighter look at the series in light of the Hoosiers’ recent success. It has been a while.  There was the New Deal, JFK was assassinated, and the Cold War ended.  OK, perhaps it hasn’t been quite that long, but a lot has transpired since November 2012, the last time Purdue won a game in the Old Oaken Bucket rivalry series with Indiana.  The Hoosiers’ current 4 game winning streak matches their…

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One thing that seems abundantly clear in the early portion of Indiana’s 2017-18 season is that its going to need much greater contributions and leadership from its veterans if it has any hope of producing a respectable season.  Through the first 3 games, upperclassmen Robert Johnson and Juwan Morgan had shown flashes but neither had put together a complete game.  Both changed that on Sunday in Indiana’s 70-53 win over South Florida.  Johnson had one of his better games as a Hoosier, scoring 21 points on 9-14 shooting including 3-3 on 3-pointers.  He also added 4 rebounds, 3 assists and…

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The first 28 minutes of Indiana’s Sunday night tussle with South Florida had a familiar feel to it.  Was it another one of those “grind it out” games that we’ve become accustomed to when playing Penn State and Pat Chambers?  That would make sense because South Florida has two former Penn State players on its roster (Payton Banks and Terrence Samuel).  Or did South Florida watch the Indiana State film and try to follow that script?  They certainly couldn’t get Indiana State’s separation from the Hoosiers, but they did play an aggressive style on both ends that seemed to resemble…

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The Number 2 seeded Indiana University men’s soccer team defeated Old Dominion 3-0 on a frigid Sunday afternoon in Bloomington.  The undefeated Hoosiers (16-0-5) have advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament and will face New Hampshire next Saturday at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. Goals were scored by: Grant Lillard (36:00) Mason Toye (49:00) Austin Panchot (63:00) Goalkeeper Trey Muse and his Hoosier teammates recorded Indiana’s 17th shutout of the season. Read the full match summary at iuhoosiers.com.

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If you believe that the first half of the Seton Hall game was a sign that Indiana head coach Archie Miller is starting to get through to his new team, then you should feel good about Indiana’s upcoming schedule.  Well, the next three games anyway.  Over the next 10 days, the Hoosiers have three consecutive home games against teams it should beat.  Yes, we are obligated to add emphasis to the word “should”, since we know what happened against Indiana State, and we know that the Sycamores are 0-2 since that game. Coach Miller gave us clues about why you…

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