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  1. 49 points
    To quote someone on the trip today...”Visit went very well!” That was said with a huge smile on their face also.
  2. 49 points
    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.
  3. 48 points
  4. 43 points
    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!
  5. 37 points
    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.
  6. 34 points
    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
  7. 29 points
    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.
  8. 29 points
  9. 28 points
    All I’m going to say is the IU coaches are very and I mean very optimistic.....
  10. 28 points
    I’m hearing next week is a real possibility, and I mean real.
  11. 27 points
    Looks like Trendon will be taking a visit to IU. Evidently in a interview with Christian on Peegs. Christian could be there too.
  12. 26 points
    Just remember this one next time I’m wrong please.....😂🤣
  13. 26 points
    CoachSS and 0708 are very valued members of Hoosier Sports Nation. And have been for years. Both of them have shared information with me via PM's, which I value very very much. And in every case what they have shared with me, has turned out to be spot on. And both have said, that at times. they have held back from posting on the board, for fear of push back. And requested for me not to share. That was a shame. As I know, you all would have appreciated what they have shared with me in private. The fact that either has gotten differing info.... does not make it untrue. Each has their own sources. And valid sources, I might add. So.... I ask. Hoosier Sports Nation. Please, please allow these two members to feel free to share with us what they know and are hearing. Decide for yourself, as to what they tell us. Rather than questioning them.... which could lead to them shutting down information on the open forum.... which has happened in the past. Again. Please allow them to share their information. And then decide in your own mind as to what they are offering us. What makes Hoosier Sports Nation, a fan board above others....is member's who feel comfortable posting here. Please don't lower ourselves to other fan sites Thank you.
  14. 26 points
    Guys you have got to stop doing this. 1) You can look up and see who CoachSS is and his connections in the Indiana sports community. He doesn't hide it. It is obvious that he has the opportunity to gain information that we can't. He has provided me and others with great information. I appreciate what he brings and that he is a member of our forum. The information he gives is the best from his circle at that particular time. I am a national sales director for a medical company and there have been times where I have been surprised by the decisions that come out of meetings that I have been part of...meaning, kids, parents change minds and there are things that happen we have no idea about. 2) You don't have to believe it. Coach and others aren't making you pay. It has now become a heroic act to put information on forums because if it is wrong you will be shamed off the forums. This is unacceptable. We have lost connected members because they have been shamed off for wrong information...but was good info when they gave it. HSN does not attack people who are long term members that offer what they know. Coachss isn't a new posting troll but a valued member even without any info. We have coach's, relatives, insiders here that add to our forum. If you don't want them to post, this is the best way of doing it. No one wants to be shit upon when they are just trying to do good for the forum...and yes I know there is no cussing. I'm pulling owner"s privilege *Edit- no disrespect toward by not mentioning IUwins0708, it seemed that Coachss was getting the major pushback.
  15. 25 points
    I GET TO GO TO THE GAME! A rich business man who knows I love IU gave me his four season tickets for the game! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
  16. 25 points
    Saw it somewhere else, but.. Dawson's mom congratulated Trey's mom on his signing with IU on Facebook. Somebody asked Trey's mom in the comments if her son thought that Dawson would pick Indiana. Trey's mom said, "Not sure. But I have a wonderful feeling he will be a part of the Hoosier family!!!!" ... Dawson's mom liked the comment. Thought I'd post that to get some positive vibes.. Come be a Hoosier, Dawson!!
  17. 25 points
    Eric Gordon is very loyal to our program. He is very vocal on Twitter about our Hoosiers. He reps IU almost more than any of our former players. It’s not his fault he was good enough to be a one and done...
  18. 24 points
  19. 24 points
    Khristian Lander says “hi.”😂
  20. 24 points
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_RCqiFd9NnE Anthony is the primary videographer in this middle school media project. He’s wearing the #12 jersey. Enjoy & Go Hoosiers! 🔴⚪️
  21. 24 points
    LOL...they must not teach math in Memphis...check out this Memphis fan's reply...
  22. 24 points
    Heck, he inherited a roster that performed poorly the previous season and then lost it's 3 best players. Add in being too late in the '17 recruiting class to bring in players he prefers and ending up with a 3 man class that was not highly regarded and has performed accordingly. His only recruiting class thus far included a kid that put up 16 or so points per game, a point guard who played well for a freshman (with definite potential to be really good), and a player who we believe could be good to great but missed the entire season. I think we're all disappointed, some even angry, but really the root of our disappointment is a nearly two decade span of poor hirings, poor decisions, and poor results. Restless is probably tbe best description, but Archie is not the main cause of it.
  23. 23 points
    99.9% chance he’s a Hoosier. I didn’t say he was a lock though.....
  24. 23 points
    Hey, BtownMom, don’t think I didn’t notice that if you zoom in on the cashew tray it says Indiana University. 🤪🤣😉
  25. 23 points
    Leal got an offer. IU in great shape to get both.
  26. 22 points
  27. 22 points
    Garcia is on campus at Cook Hall and the entire staff is present. FULL COURT PRESS!
  28. 22 points
    If all goes well with Hunter, I think we are really going to lament being deprived the chance to see a healthy Phinisee with Romeo and Hunter on the wings. We are talking about long, athletic wings and a top notch point guard. By the way, I can't imagine an IU fan criticizing Romeo. This is a kid who could have gone anywhere and chose IU. He's still engaged with IU even from Boston. He did everything he could for IU. He deserves our respect.
  29. 22 points
    Did I say it was happening? NO! Said to keep an eye out. It probably isn’t going to happen but people are talking and sometimes when there is smoke there is fire. Wonder why people don’t post stuff they hear? Right here is your answer. I’m going to continue to do it anyway. Right or wrong, because most people appreciate it.
  30. 22 points
    Some of you guys have ruined, currently ruining or will ruin this message board. The insider stuff used to be as abundant, if not more on this board than any of the pay sites. It's now fairly miniscule due to the high and mighty uninformed running off the people with real information. And I don't blame them for not sharing anymore. Why subject yourself to ridicule? Just enjoy the information brought to you...for free...or ignore it and go about your day.
  31. 21 points
    Is getting due recognition in the post game thread but man, he deserves his own thread. In the words of Pat Chambers after the game, “I thought his job late on Lamar was fantastic” - it was. Lamar btw took 27 shots and 8 FT’s to get to 29. So Race finished with 8, 4 and a block — but that’s only a little reflective of his contributions. When he was brought back in the energy level changed, he plays really well with TJD, and we got the lead back. The toughness this kid brings, the energy and fight, is infectious too. Just look at the way Smith was fighting today — itself great to see — Race, who missed the game at PSU, I think is probably right up there in the most important player discussion right now. Way to go Race
  32. 21 points
    you are welcome to leave the echo chamber anytime. keep pushing and you may have no choice. Rules or not, if we keep seeing you doing nothing but baiting, I doubt my fellow mods will be upset if we nip it in the bud.
  33. 21 points
    Cool post game story. Little Keet and I went down on the floor after the game. He got meet Gus Johnson, who he impersonates all the time, and I got a video of them saying, “The Carnegie Hall of college basketball,” together.
  34. 21 points
    Have never seen a game from Assembly hall. Have been there numerous times for Hoosier Hysteria or just to play around. Seen a few IU/UK games at the old Hoosier Dome. Just bought tickets to see my first game at the Carnegie Hall of basketball. I'm like a kid in a candy store. I'm probably going to be up all night. I cant sleep. My wife, who is from Illinois doesnt understand. Because Illinois sucks,enough said.
  35. 21 points
  36. 21 points
    I’ve heard it’s between IU and Memphis. Maryland and Michigan are out from what I’ve heard. IU has a real shot here and I’m shocked!
  37. 21 points
    Winners, Game, 1: 55-40. Adidas Gauntlet, Dallas, TX.
  38. 21 points
    Not sure why we have to put stupid names on our coach for transfers. There are 700 kids doing it. This one i'm not sad about. Jake is the only player I seen out at parties all season. A lot. He sure wasn't at Cook Hall working his butt off learning from Juwan.
  39. 21 points
    Only thing I'm going to say is this: It may sound like sour grapes but give me two guys willing to drive 5 to 6 hours to support a friend's announcement over a guy who chooses not to play with them for a coach who has vacated two final fours
  40. 20 points
    Race deserves a lot of credit. But Justin did just as much of the dirty work today. He was tough, which was so good to see. They both played winning basketball today, without huge stats.
  41. 20 points
    Even Tom Crean is embarrassed by how bad that defense was.
  42. 20 points
    I have been preaching this in terms of Smith, for what seems like months now. As for the coaching replacement thread going on. I have been through my share of those. Over the years. Davis. Sampson. Crean. It has worn me out. I am staying out of it this time. Nothing mere fans like us can do about it. So why worry. I have seen members feeling the current replacement talk could harm recruiting. I can't see how that talk can help. I am going to continue to support IUBB in a positive way. The return of Coach Knight, was like putting a patch on a wound that kept festering for years. Some members have said they are turning away from IUBB, due to the current product on the court. Let it be known. That is something I will never do.
  43. 20 points
    Where are all the regulars that rag on Archie all the time? Amazing how there are so many no-shows when we win.
  44. 20 points
  45. 20 points
    The prettiest girl on the Purdue campus...
  46. 20 points
    I wonder if the interim announcer will hold a lifetime grudge if he doesn't get the job permanently. (Not sure if everyone will get this.)
  47. 20 points
    I have to think mile is cheering you.on after reading this post. Haha And I disagree. IU was not a business decision. Keion Brools to UK was a business decision. Romeo stayed in state to play for a struggling program with an unproven coach. Sounds like a risky business move, if anyrhing. And coming back repeatedly, wearing candy stripes on draft day, and recruiting Geronimo all speaks to loyalty much more than business. I just will never understand any negativity towards Romeo. I just can not grasp it at all.
  48. 20 points
    I saw DeRon walking yesterday ( counldnt get photo ). Appears to have lost a lot of weight, including his Kilroy Sports gut he was carrying around. He looked really good. We need a big season from him. I hope we finally get one in his last.
  49. 19 points
    "You should see me right now. I'm in my backyard jumping around." Geronimo said. "I'm excited to be a Hoosier."
  50. 19 points
    This is too cool not to post...
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