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  1. To quote someone on the trip today...”Visit went very well!” That was said with a huge smile on their face also.
    49 points
  2. So, for the record, no meatloaf was served. — albeit, I make an amazing meatloaf! We did have cookies and refreshments. Again, for the record, coaches do not eat cookies. What a truly blessed and fantastic week.
    49 points
  3. What a great day for Anthony and the rest of the Leals! I couldn’t be more proud of how he has handled this process!
    43 points
  4. To lighten the mood, I became a first time father Wednesday evening to a baby boy. Another IU fan has come into the world.
    42 points
  5. Everyone chill. He's coming to IU.
    41 points
  6. I took my boys to the Pacers game tonight. Before the game we saw the IU bus in a parking lot so I asked the driver where the team was staying. He told me and my 9 year old boys immediately started campaigning for me to take them there after the game to try and see a few players. I said we’d see but probably not since it would be late. The game ends at 9:30 and we’re heading home and I think, what the heck, you only live once, so I parked near the hotel and we walked in the lobby and the boys were pumped. We found the conference rooms and I could hear Archie on the other side of the doors talking with the team. The managers and Garl were in the hall waiting around. I figured they’d be in there a while so we started to leave and my boys begged me to stay just 10 more minutes. Of course, I caved, and 10 minutes turned into 30. Eventually Brunk and DeRon came out. Then the rest of the team trickled out a few at a time. One of my boys knows every player by name, including walk ons, and said good luck to each as he called them by name. Every one of them was very responsive and engaging. Especially Devonte, he jumped right in to take a picture and was very nice. It was cool to see how appreciative they all were that a couple of young Hoosier fans (and one older one) would hang around just to catch a glimpse. It also warmed my heart that my boys wanted so badly to do it. There have been times over the last 20 years when I’ve been genuinely concerned about the next generation of Hoosier fans and whether they’ll be as passionate about it as we are. But tonight I realized, as long as people like us on this board are passing the torch and teaching them well, we’ll be just fine. Just wanted to share.
    40 points
  7. In honor of our great friend @milehiiu the wind continues to blow strong toward Bloomington with no change of direction in sight. Miss ya Mile
    39 points
  8. Indiana. Not sure if he will take all his visits or not. Shouldn't matter.
    38 points
  9. Hey Guys!! I just wanted to apologize for some of the things I said on Btown. I got called out by a long time member and I deserved it. I was taking frustration out on the entire board when it was only a handful of posters. Not saying I’ll be over here all the time like before but I won’t be a stranger. Brad F*cking Stevens boys!!! LFG!
    37 points
  10. I received a text yesterday from a number I did not recognized and asked if I wanted to talk Indiana basketball recruiting? Of course I said yes and expected it to be a member of HSN. I received a call a few minutes later and it was the guy that told me the Big Fish and lots of other info but it has always come through a mutual friend. He said I see that you post a lot of what I say so i am just going to come straight to you. Told us all to relax KB is still good. I posted what I was told about him in the KB thread. He said we have to go back to get full picture. Several months ago CAM reached out to a group of recruits and told them the time is now, or there may not be enough space for you. 1 week later AF was ours and Newman, Booknight and Ramsey were off looking for their school. KB and TJD were told that no matter when they wanted to commit, they had a spot. This was not given to Watford though. Throughout the whole process it has been a 4 man class and there was a time in which the staff felt positive the RL would return so that last spot needed to fill a need not a luxury. CAM and staff have been doing a great job on the recruiting trail and parents are pleased because he is being honest and not telling everyone that they are a starter from day 1. Things cooled between us and TW and a big reason is TW did not feel prioritized and wanted to be sure parents could see him play. At some point his parents and brother assured him that if he wanted to go to IU they would love it. They are not in any way pushing it on him, just not excluding it. AS chemistry issues have come along and imminent realization that RL is gone we may have plenty of spots and 1 may be a spot that TW could step into right away. In the mean time those other schools have made him a priority and promised things that they may or may not be able to deliver. Ed has taken a big role in this recruitment and has really won over the family and TW. In fact this guy believes that a month ago had we said TW has a starting spot next year he would have pulled the trigger. Recently he has been a big target for us and he have not closed the gap completely but we are for sure in the mix. The thought of KB, TJD and TW has been discussed and talked amongst them quite a bit. Distance is still a concern but will not be the determining factor. The recent LSU issue has raised even more concern. Memphis has a lot of tools that may help the NBA route but not sure if they offer anything else that will improve his game or put him in national spotlight. Making the McDonalds team was big, not just becasue KB did not but some feel there was some concern on why KB had a spot and not TW if he were to wait. Staff did a great job of handling that issue. Recently Lester Quiones has said that he wanted to play with TW, no way that this is a package deal but it does help us if we may be losing a couple of guards on our current roster. (speculation) We have ramped up that recruitment a lot. He summed everything up with this. CAM is the right guy and it killing it on the recruiting trail with parents, players AAU coaches high school coaches etc... if TW comes for an official he is ours. The only way that he will is if it is to commit. Could happen on the visit. Feels that it would be hard to turn down Indiana after getting another up close look and he already knows how our fans are and what we all meant to his brother and wants to make the decision on what is best for him not an emotional pick. If we get him here that would be huge. This is all from 1 person and I have not heard this from anyone else. I feel that he has been right on everything he has told me so I wanted to share it with you. Some of this may be common knowledge but I wanted to include as much of the convo as possible. Now we have to get him back to campus!!!!! CoachSS Iuwins MIle, anyone that has info that this jives with or does not please share. I don't care about being right or wrong just want info. Thanks.
    37 points
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  12. I understand the Boos, but this twitter nonsense is embarrassing for our University. Archie is a human being. It hasn't worked out for him in Bloomington, and thats that. He's a good guy and has a great family, the personal attacks I have seen are outrageous.
    35 points
  13. Thank you. Ths place is special. It is stunning to think of what, and who, we have lost recently. CC, our founder and tone setter. And trust me, an AMAZING human being. mile, The voice of the people. A man who had a way of connecting with a huge amount of people in an amazingly personal way. Hard to imagine anybody bringing us what he brought us. With that said.....they (with HH and HF) have rebuilt this thing over and over. I am blessed to have joined them several years back. What they have built is a safe place for YOU! A safe place in a cesspool called the internet. A place that was not made by CC or mile. It was made by you. The members are our life blood. Behind the scenes, in mod discussions, those two would almost never vote to ban anybody. They saw the best in people, and believed our community was strong enough to self police itself. My point is that HSN is about the people, not the leadership. Regardless how great the leadership has been. I pledge to do my part to keep this spirit alive. HH and HF have a proven track record. KDB has been a great addition to the team. And even zline, (our part time guy, lol) buys into what this place is all about. I ask we honor these two men by keeping together. Debating respectfully, appreciating what we have and making HSN as good as ever. There are so many special people here. Never take that for granted. I, for one, recognize that more than ever. Thank you all for many great years, and more to come. I raise a toast to our friends, with a vow to never forget their vision. 🍻🍻🍻🍻 -blue (Dan)
    34 points
  14. Feel free to move but I know that a lot of our members do not make it over to the Animal House which is a shame but I needed to share some things. Over the past 10 years HSN has allowed me to share our journey with Ayden and his health struggles and I wanted to share something amazing because so many of you have supported us in ways that you can't imagine. I found HSN when I needed it most and our founders and others have allowed me to post about Ayden and was a source of therapy that I needed so desperately, and at a time that I did not know where to turn. This place is a place that I do love and have many friends on here even without ever meeting. Way too many to begin naming for fear of forgetting some. Enough of all of that but I have come here many times asking for Prayers and every time you all have delivered. Thank you and GOD BLess Today I want to take a minute to share something amazing with you. Tonight at 7pm I will have the honor and privilege of watching Ayden live on stage at his elementary school as he will be playing Michael Banks in the school play version of Mary Poppins. May not sound like a big deal but when considering that we did not think he would be here it is a blessing that is beyond my wildest dreams. To go from him not living to see 3 to this, only GOD's grace. Once Ayden was 3 or 4 then they said he would never be able to go to school, would probably have learning disabilities, would struggle walking and the list goes on and on. Tonight we will get to see him on stage doing something that he is so great at. He has been rehearsing since Nov and has practice ever night from 3-7:30 and it has taken somewhat of a physical toll on him. I thank GOD for keeping him relatively healthy for this. Tonight I will be as proud a father as one can be. I have witnessed some many amazing things from my older 2 children both athletically and academically but I have never been more proud of what Ayden has been able to accomplish. We do not know what the future has in store for any of us but right now I am the happiest Dad in the world. I wanted to thank you all for everything that you have done and like I said HSN helped get me out of some pretty dark places. This is more than a message board to a certain degree it is family and I appreciate that so much. Here is a pic that I took of Ayden last night in costume just before his last rehearsal. Thank you all so much
    34 points
  15. Wanted to apologize for my recent posts and actions especially toward a couple members. It was in appropriate and uncalled for and I’m truly sorry. Going through a bit of a rough patch in life (nothing serious just personal stuff) and I’m not handling it well. So again I do want to apologize to everyone I may have offended.
    34 points
  16. This guys needs his own topic for how he played last night and how hard he works. Guy makes 500 3s every day, not shoots 500 but makes 500. That is a work ethic. He keeps working like that he will be a joy to watch. Nice work Mr. Leal, keep it up.
    33 points
  17. I doubt many rivals are looking forward to battling this dude once Coach Woodson get his hands on him. Just wreaks of bada$$.
    32 points
  18. I followed the Stevens saga the last couple of days on Btown Banners, but this is home When your house burns down you may have to visit friends for a couple of days. But this is home and this is my family. It's good to be home.
    32 points
  19. Talked to Trey on Saturday. He is thinking through some pretty unique stuff in what has been a frustrating summer. I've said for months that I like where IU is here, and I feel even more confident in that assessment now. https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/iu-basketball-trey-kaufman-navigating-recruiting-obstacles-pondering-contingencies-as-process-winds-down/
    32 points
  20. I just share what I am told. Not trying to lead people along. Isn't that what message boards are for? If he goes to Bama, so be it. I'll continue to share what is told to me. A lot of it comes from players on the team. We will know this afternoon. I still have hope.
    30 points
  21. Nov 1. --> Clowney to IU. Been the decision since he visited.
    30 points
  22. I massively endorse this hire! Armond Hill was an assistant on Doc Rivers staff with the Celtics when I worked there. Just a tremendous person and a great coach, especially in the area of working with players individually and guiding/mentoring. Love this hire. I'll repeat again, I was extremely discouraged by the Mike Woodson hire and was very vocally against it. But after cooling off and digesting it for a few days after the announcement, I came back to the board and said that what Scott Dolson was doing seemed far more strategic in terms of building a pro-style program that the top players want to be apart of, as opposed to just lazily "hiring an IU guy". What Dolson has done here, and in turn what Mike Woodson is executing is a clear and direct plan for putting IU back on top in college basketball. How can players not be sold on joining a program being led by Mike Woodson, Thad Matta, Armond Hill and Dane Fife, and that's before even getting to the other two assistants who by all accounts are great recruiters, etc.
    30 points
  23. I guess I don't really know why people are freaking out. Dolson clearly stated that you wont hear from him again until they hire a coach. He doesn't owe us anything to be honest, so what are people getting on him for? We just fired Archie...a week ago or so? I personally love the silence from him, he's all business. He's doing his homework and not just hiring someone to hire someone. Did I fall for the Stevens rumor, sure, but I think a lot of people did. For all we know he told these players they are welcome to enter the transfer portal until he tells them who the coach is. I don't blame any of the players.
    30 points
  24. The IU staff is really confident. And that’s not a guess.
    30 points
  25. I love how KL handled this whole thing btw. He just said yeah I'm going to be a Hoosier, let's roll.
    29 points
  26. This is the weekend for Victor Oladipo's fantasy basketball experience at Assembly Hall. Archie posted this picture on Twitter this morning. It warms my heart to see these three in a picture together and I just had to share it.
    29 points
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  28. State is locked down folks! This class could get very interesting....looks almost definitely to be a 4 man class.
    29 points
  29. Another one that is a lock from what I’m told. Probably early November announcement or sooner. State on total lockdown......
    29 points
  30. On Friday I was still hearing good things. Stayed away from all non family things until Sunday night. I was as shocked as everyone once I checked a few messages. I text a friend that confirmed NC was gone. We coukd not have been in a better position to land him. Like others have said almost every thing I hear from outbid state recruits are from people close to Indiana basketball. In state multiple outlets for info. Hate to lose him but I won't stop posting what I hear and I always say what I think at that moment. If it changes so be it.
    28 points
  31. There is one central figure in this recruitment that is causing Nick to overreact here, and also causing the 247 guys to misreport that there is some kind of tension between Lander and Kaufman. IU is in as good of a spot as anyone right now.
    28 points
  32. Just remember this one next time I’m wrong please.....😂🤣
    28 points
  33. All I’m going to say is the IU coaches are very and I mean very optimistic.....
    28 points
  34. I’m hearing next week is a real possibility, and I mean real.
    28 points
  35. DISCLAIMER : The following is not to be construed to be a harbinger of things to come. Or, what I know, or don't know. It is for entertainment purposes only. _______________________________________________________________________________ I hear the drums echoing tonight. But he hears only whispers of some quiet conversations. He's coming in. 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night. The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide him to I.U. I stopped an old man along the way. Hoping to find some long forgotten words about our ancient memories. He turned to me as if to say: "Hang in there boy, he's there waiting for you". "It's gonna take a lot to take Romeo away from you". "There's nothing that a Jayhawk or Commodore could ever do". I bless the rains down in New Albany. Gonna take some time to do the things I.U used to be. The Jayhawks cry out in the night. As they grow restless, longing for some Romeo Langford. Romeo knows what he must do. What is right. As sure as Assembly Hall rises like a Cathedral over Cook Hall. He seeks to cure what's deep inside. Wanting to put an end to what we've become. It's gonna take a lot to drag Romeo from I.U. There's nothing that a Jayhawk can do. I bless the rains down in New Albany. Gonna take some time to do the things we used to do. Hurry Hoosiers. He's waiting for you. I hear the drums echoing tonight.
    28 points
  36. Correct. Early to mid October. Indiana.
    27 points
  37. I would like to thank the players for their effort through this trying year. You guys had to make a huge sacrifice to play this year and we as fans have no idea how hard this year has been for you. I know you haven't been able to have a normal college experience this year with having to stay in quarantine most of the time and not being able to see your families. We all know you guys wanted to have a better year this year but it just didn't work out that way. I hope you guys know that what you see on twitter and other social media outlets is not the the true representive of the fan base. There are crazy fans every where but don't let those fans get you down and think about leaving. We all get upset seeing IU lose and we probably say things after a loss that we shouldn't. I just hope that you know that the majority of this fan base respects the effort and sacrifice you that you went through to play for IU this year. Good luck to you guys in the off season
    27 points
  38. I don't have the words to express what Mile meant to this board and to myself. I am still in shock and its so odd how you can hurt and mourn someone you never met. Mile was the kindest most sincere person I never met. I just cant imagine being on HSN without him being out there somewhere contributing. Many years ago Mile went to bat for me and allowed me to post personal stuff on this forum. When Ayden was really sick and we were not sure that he was going to make it, Mile allowed me to pour myself out on this forum. He and others allowed me to ask for prayers to give updates to share personal stories this was much more than therapy for me. I truly was in a very dark place and many a PM that Ken sent me helped so much. The thought of losing my little boy was more than I could ever imagine and he was always there to listen and encourage me and I was always able to say whatever I needed to say and he would listen. I know that many of us have these same stories because that was the type of man he was. Many years ago he "officially" made Ayden the mascot of HSN and he was never too busy to reach out and check and see how Ayden was. Very similar to what @Parakeet Jones has shared. These stories will ring true for many of us as I know that Mile was there for all of us. We all know his love for Indiana University, and our HOOSIER NATION has lost a great one. Its hard to put into words how much you can learn and respect someone without ever meeting them. We spoke recently and talked about after we get through all this Covid stuff that we would find some time to catch up. He told me I always had a place to stay in Colorado as long as I brought Ayden with me. @Wafflehead_Fred I just cant imagine how hard it was to break that news to all of us. I just can't fathom that this has happened to Ken. He is one of the only people that I have ever known that when I disagreed with it made me think I just might be wrong if Mile is on the other side of this. No matter what he always treated all of us with respect and welcomed all new comers even @Stlboiler23 To Mrs Mile I am so very sorry for your loss. Ken meant so much to many of us. I pray that GOD continues to comfort you and your family. The memory of Mile will live forever here and through all of the people that he touched. RIP my good friend, things will never be the same. Now you are looking down on your mascot and watching over him. From the bottom of my heart you will be missed Love you Mile!!
    27 points
  39. Looks like Trendon will be taking a visit to IU. Evidently in a interview with Christian on Peegs. Christian could be there too.
    27 points
  40. Although I'm happy IU won, I feel badly for Jay Bilas. He just wanted MSU to win in the worst way. First post btw 😁
    27 points
  41. Hope everyone lets Romeo have his moment. This could start coming out fast. He’s earned his time to commit without someone spoiling it for him.
    27 points
  42. All the handwringing over this hire is ridiculous. Mike Woodson is an NBA guy who clearly understands the reality of how college basketball recruiting works. It looks like IU might finally be ready to start acting like a big time program.
    26 points
  43. Finally, someone said it.
    26 points
  44. Dear IU, Thank you so much for winning this game. - The Mod Team
    26 points
  45. Could it be some of the rumors we’ve been hearing are coming out. I’m starting to get really excited. Just heard this morning TJD wants to commit to IU but mom wants him to wait until after all his in homes so he can be 100% sure. It’s sounding as if the boarders may slowly be closing.
    26 points
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