Author: Mike Schumann

The typical post-game press conference is often littered with clichés and lacking in helpful insights or candid remarks.  That wasn’t the case after Thursday’s 87-59 Indiana win over Tennessee Tech.  In response to questions about Indiana’s approach to practice coming out of an embarrassing 92-72 home loss to Fort Wayne on Monday, Archie Miller provided some specific details on what practice has been like since then. Some of the more colorful comments included acting like a “raving lunatic” yelling at practice, telling players that they need to be alpha dogs, and placing a greater emphasis on challenging people.  All of…

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Let’s face it.  Anything was going to feel better than a 92-72 home court loss to Fort Wayne.  In our game preview we talked about the need for this IU team to find an identity.  If an identity is emerging coming out of this 87-59 win over Tennessee Tech, then it looks like it is on the defensive end.  Given the composition of this roster and based on what we’ve seen to date from the offense, it would seem that defense would have to be the answer.  Identities aren’t formed in one game however.  After an 8 day break Indiana…

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Indiana football fans know by now that sustained success can be a challenge.  So it should come as no surprise that only one day after the Hoosiers had a solid day on the recruiting front they were dealt some bad news.  Today it comes in the form of losing two of their more prominent wide receivers. SIMMIE COBBS TO THE NFL Simmie Cobbs has decided to pass on his final year of eligibility at IU and has declared for the NFL draft. Cobbs went public with the decision via Twitter on Thursday: During 2015 Cobbs caught 60 passes for 1,035…

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We could write an article about Tennessee Tech and Youngstown State.  We could but you wouldn’t read it.  No offense to Indiana’s last two opponents before they resume B1G conference play, but they are just the next mid-majors on the schedule. Don’t get us wrong.  Indiana should not be taking the next two games lightly.  After Fort Wayne and Indiana State, are you kidding?  And don’t think for a second that Tennessee Tech and Youngstown State haven’t heard about Fort Wayne and Indiana State.  And don’t think that they aren’t coming to Bloomington seeking their own 15 minutes of fame. …

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By any reasonable measure Wednesday was a successful day for the Indiana University football team in connection with the recruiting early signing period.  Collectively, as of this writing the Hoosiers have received signed national letters of intent from 23 players, including all 21 who had previously committed to IU and 2 new additions that were not previously committed.  The headliners for Indiana’s class are QB Michael Penix (pictured) from Tampa and RB Ronnie Walker from Virginia.  Both have received 4-star ratings from some services and are 3-stars based on the 247 composite. On a national basis the Hoosiers are currently…

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December 20th through the 22nd is the early signing period for college football.  We’ll monitor and update the developments as they transpire here.  Below is the current list of the 21 players that have committed to Indiana prior to the early signing period along with the top remaining uncommitted targets. 8:43 — Great start for the Hoosiers.  16 of 21 verbal commitments have signed and no major surprises to this point. 8:45 — Make that 18 of 21 as Aidan Rafferty and Matt Bjorson sign. 9:01 — Shamar Jones signs.  19 of 21 commits signed. 9:45 — Miami DE James…

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Well, here is a list we didn’t expect to be updating again so soon.  Make that two entrants from the 2017-2018 season.  First a few notes: The Indiana State loss had been the only loss on the list to a non-Power 5 school.  Now the Fort Wayne loss makes it 2 of the top 4 to non-Power 5 schools.  There really isn’t another loss to a non-Power 5 school that is close to making this list. Numbers 1 and 2 on the list were during the Tom Crean rebuild era.  6 of the 12 games on the list are from…

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The Scott Curse lives on.  Of course it did.  Bryson Scott is now 5-0 against Indiana.  Throw in his brother Brenton’s Indiana State win back in November and the brothers are collectively 6-0 against the Hoosiers.  And about that Indiana State game.  While tonight’s match up was closer for a while than the November blowout, it followed the same script and ended up at about the same margin.  The Indiana State loss was the 3rd worst ever at Assembly Hall.  This Fort Wayne loss is the 4th.  Both IU losses are simply inexplicable.  Neither Indiana State nor Fort Wayne are…

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Game notes:  The Indiana Hoosiers (6-5) host the Fort Wayne Mastodons (7-5) at 8 PM on Monday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.  The game will be broadcast on BTN.  Fort Wayne is 1-5 on the road this year.  Indiana is 5-2 at home.  The programs will meet for the third straight season.  IU won in Bloomington, 90-65 in 2015 and the Mastodons defeated Indiana 71-68 in OT in Fort Wayne last season.  Indiana was ranked #3 coming into last year’s meeting.  These Scott brothers.  They are everywhere.  Purdue, Fort Wayne, Indiana State.  It seems like they’ve been playing since…

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