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  1. Everyone chill. He's coming to IU.
    41 points
  2. 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
  3. Indiana. Not sure if he will take all his visits or not. Shouldn't matter.
    38 points
  4. 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
  5. 36 points
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Correct. Early to mid October. Indiana.
    27 points
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. In memory of our founder and friend, we welcome you to "Colonial Crester's Corner"
    26 points
  17. I wish Mile, Crester and Snowling were still with us. I would love to hear all of their comments on what has transpired. I miss all of them and think of them everyday. Great guys whose love for Indiana was off the charts.
    26 points
  18. 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
  19. Oh lord help us. @dbmhoosier is now our voice of reason.
    26 points
  20. Finally, someone said it.
    26 points
  21. Why do people even say crap like this? What corroborated evidence do you have that we've been missing on so many coaches? What has been so embarrassing? That we haven't hired a new coach barely a week after firing our other one? It's hilarious watching people freak out because of how tight lipped Dolson is keeping this. Sit back. Take up a hobby. Take up knitting. Anything.
    26 points
  22. Dear IU, Thank you so much for winning this game. - The Mod Team
    26 points
  23. "when asked how Rick Barnes must feel right now, Coach Woodson said, 'Sh!t, he'll be alright.'"
    25 points
  24. I’ll try to respond to this without getting too much onto the edge of what the mods think is political. We are in the era of hypersensitivity to anything that doesn’t make people feel warm and fuzzy. The generation of kids in question is heart and soul in the middle of many of the “movements “ our society finds itself trying to navigate through. The so-called “adversity “ these guys think they are dealing with is laughable as compared to the conditions faced by some of the previous generations. We live in a time where too many young people have been coddled and pandered to. The sense of entitlement here is fair evidence of this. God forbid that these guys take personal responsibility for their futures and stop whining that they aren’t being supported. I lived in the Madison area long enough to know that there is absolutely a part of the population who is in the corner of the players and staunchly backs the “participation ribbon “ mentality. In a progressive city like this, these players have a platform that wouldn’t play as well in some other places.
    25 points
  25. How in the world can people think this. He has a stellar reputation across the NBA. The toughest league in the world. How does a guy revered at the highest level, with a proven track record ever be considered the drunk fat chick. Mike Woodson is an elite level coach that loves IU as much, if not more, than we do. And we are gonna bash him like this? I dont get some of you.
    25 points
  26. He went to IU, played hard, and decided he didn’t want to stay through a coaching change. Anyone who wishes him anything other than good luck needs to look in the mirror a bit IMO.
    24 points
  27. Hi all...I can't believe it has taken me this long to find you guys. I saw many familiar names here from back in the original Scout Hoosier Nation days (with John Decker). I managed the scholarship grid and etc on that forum and through some of the following reiterations until the technology no longer supported it. Now on this forum, with the help of HoosierFaithful, I think I can bring back some of that information that I've collected over the years. I'm going to try reserve a number of posting spots to accommodate the tables of information from over the years, including a "yearbook" with some basic information about all the seasons past and a recruiting class database. I'll try to fine tune things as I figure out how to present the information but I think it will be a cool addition to the board.
    24 points
  28. Very good interview. Dane is smart, insightful, and is great with the English language. Few things I recall: IU hasn’t gotten it right the past 20 years because they’ve tried to re-brand. It hasn’t worked. Woody is going to reconnect us with our brand. Woody and Matta called him last week. Great call. Goals lined up. Fife had never been offered a job at IU before. Izzo was classy in letting him go. He totally understood that Dane is an IU guy. Izzo said maybe you can take over when Woody leaves. Fife said that is not necessarily why he took the job (obviously would be open to it). Woody will have to learn the college game. It was interesting that his tone was he’d have to tell Woody some stuff. Parents are a big difference between college and pros. Told a story about his own dad being upset when he didn’t play at Purdue his freshman year. IU won but Mr Fife, himself a coach, wanted to blame the staff. Dane stood up to his dad and told him he had been sucking at practice. Dane says this kind of thing gives him insight into the players’ thought process. This is Indiana. We are esteemed and aren’t going to beg any players to come back or to be recruited. In recruiting you have to be honest. Tell the player the truth and what they need to work on. Gave an example of Xavier Tillman. Tillman didn’t like their honesty but his mom loved it. Next assistant coach might have IU ties. Fife seemed to like that idea but it was vague. Told some stories about being recruited by Knight. Fife was also a top QB in high school so Knight tried to convince him he had a better shot in basketball. Dakich said Knight tried to say at 6’5 he wasn’t big enough to play QB in the NFL which didn’t make sense. Fife said Knight showed him his calf and told Fife he would get broken in half because he didn’t have calves like that. Fife said Knight compared him to Randy Wittmann. Fife talked to Randy today and told him be thinks Knight meant as a coach.
    24 points
  29. I’m new at posting here, but I thought I’d throw in my 2 cents, not for the sake of any argument, but just for another perspective. Before this season, I was mainly on the side of “give Archie more time.” I thought he needed 4 years, and I thought calls to fire him before that were premature. Other very successful coaches have needed 3-4 years to turn things around. And I thought some of the things I saw posted in the past couple years, particularly on one other site, really put IU and the fanbase in a poor light. This season, though, Archie lost me. I started losing hope after the home loss to Northwestern, and I have seen little since then that helps me regain any hope. I’m a numbers guy, and the numbers aren’t good. That being said, if it were just numbers alone that were poor, I might be inclined to give Archie another year. It’s when I go beyond the numbers that I lose any hope he can get this turned around. Two words I hear Archie say a lot are “confidence” and “togetherness.” Archie’s teams have shown very little of either, particularly in the second half of seasons, in all 4 of his years. He has often admitted that in press conferences. Many times, in all 4 years, he has said “we lack confidence, and that affects our togetherness.” In year 1 or year 2, that may be understandable and excusable, and he was trying to coach players he didn’t recruit to a system they didn’t commit to, and blend them with players he did recruit. Given the circumstances, maybe even a little still in year 3. But it’s no longer understandable and excusable. The team still lacks anything resembling confidence and togetherness. As a result, the team rarely plays with enough passion and intensity to win at a level we all expect. When it happened in year 1 and year 2, perhaps the blame was on some of the players. When it’s happened all 4 years, the buck stops with the coach. At the end of the day, a coach’s #1 mission is to blend the players into a cohesive unit that plays together, with the whole being greater than the some of the parts. Whether it’s through recruiting or coaching tactics or both, Archie has clearly failed at the #1 mission of coaching, for 4 consecutive years. He continues to fail at it even though he now has a team full of players who have played for no other college coach, leaving little to no hope it’s ever going to improve. And that’s ultimately why I believe we have reached a point that a change must be made. Of course, that begs the question of who to hire. In my view, if IU wants to be a blue-blood program, now is the time it needs to act like one. IU needs to identify who the grand slam hires are, and decide it’s going to go get one of them. I disagree with those who say Indiana is no longer a top job. Everything is still in place to win big. IU just needs a coach that can effectively take advantage of all of it. It requires more than a one-dimensional person. It requires coaching ability, recruiting chops, and perhaps most importantly, the personality to thrive in a bright spotlight. The 5 or 6 names I’d throw out there, I’m sure a lot of people would say about most of them, “he won’t come here.” But I think Dolson needs to go after them with a blank check and a promise of full support until they file a restraining order against him. We don’t need them all to say yes. We only need one of them. At this point, we desperately need one of them.
    24 points
  30. Just got a text saying that barring a big ten tournament championship Archie is done. I guess we won’t have to wait long if it’s true.. Edit- also stated it will be a mutual decision so the buyout may not be as big of an issue as we thought. 🤷🏼‍♂️
    24 points
  31. 🔴 ⚪️ still holding strong
    24 points
  32. There is so much wrong with this I don't know where to start. Most of Crean's players LOVE the guy. They still stay in touch, often. The AAU coaches hating Crean is so overblown, and frankly not at all accurate. Patterson did himself dirty, fact. Sheehey did not despise him, fact. Will and I hung out with some of the same people and we interacted often. Fischer didn't fit with the roster so he went elsewhere, and Vonleh only looked out for himself, not sure what Crean could have done there. Just because you have something against Crean doesn't mean you have to bring up internet rumors to try to prove that your hatred is warranted. Because in reality, Crean is a good coach. A bit quirky, but what he did for our University was actually very appreciated by many.
    23 points
  33. COMMITTED TO INDIANA!!! WOAH!
    23 points
  34. Race Thompson is returning to Indiana, per his Instagram.
    23 points
  35. Peegs is reporting Hunter to remain on staff as assistant coach.
    23 points
  36. That's why i sometimes push back on some of the more negative/borderline nasty comments. Not that there's a ton on this board, but they are there. Call me soft, call me whatever, but these are real people. Yes Archie gets paid a lot of money, but he's still seems like a good dude and a husband and a father. It's not like he isn't giving his all. I'm sure many others here have too, but I've been in that spot where you lose your job for whatever reason and have that long drive home. I lost my job once after 7 years in a downsizing. I was the sole income in our family, we had 3 kids under 6, and had just purchased a new home. That drive home to my wife who was a stay-at-home mom was the longest drive ever... Archie isn't getting it done, its most likely time to move on, but I like him and I feel bad for him.
    23 points
  37. I'm ready to see the Candy Stripes I'm ready to see Woody on the sidelines I'm ready to hear Don Fischer on the radio I'm ready for the William Tell Overture I'm ready to see the banners hanging in the rafters I'm ready to pick a 'favorite' player, like I do every year I'm ready to watch IU games on the tv in the man cave with my son I'm ready to hear Gus Johnson refer to Assembly Hall the 'Carnegie Hall' of college hoops I'm ready for the number on IU's side of the scoreboard to be bigger than the one on the opponent's side I'm ready for Assembly Hall to literally shake during the Purdue game I'm more ready for IU hoops than I have been in a long time
    22 points
  38. I will just add that the Q&A might understate a bit the extent to which they were impressed.
    22 points
  39. Figured we should probably all give HF a big thank you for getting us back up and running. I am sure no one planned for the site to go down at the worst possible time, but my understanding is @HoosierFaithful did the bulk of the work to get us back together again. THANK YOU! On a related note, @BGleas we know you're made that Brad is coming home but you didn't ha e to crash the site. He's still your coach.
    22 points
  40. Figured with it being Senior Day, Al deserved a thread. I don't think his four years were what any of us wanted, but I can honestly say I've enjoyed getting to watch Al Durham the past four years. He played hard and with great emotion on a team that often lacked it. He may be a flawed player, but the kid got better. He went from a guy who was a poor shooter coming in to a guy who has turned into a very reliable shooter as an upper class men. It's not his fault for the teams he played on or the roles he had to attempt to fill; I wish every kid we recruiter was the type of kid Al appears to be. Thanks for all you did, Al.
    22 points
  41. well... on the bright side, my son's team won the NC 3A state championship. first in school history and he was named tournament most outstanding player! helps with the pain of another loss to Purdouche.
    22 points
  42. As much as I know this needs to happen and I agree that it's time and needs to happen, I still hate it. I really like Archie. At least what I know publicly, he seems like a good guy and I really thought we had found our guy. It's a real shame it hasn't worked out, and on the personal side I'm sad for Archie and his family, as well as the IU fan base.
    22 points
  43. Hunter, in a zoom meeting, said today that he finally isn’t having any issues out of his leg anymore. Says he’s way behind on defense but is gaining confidence quickly. Saw this on Twitter but not sure from who. Goes with what I’ve been wondering for some time. Basically he’s just now getting healthy for the first time since his injury.
    22 points
  44. I just don't get the folks always down on Al. Today he was 5 for 10. 11 points. Tied for team lead with 8 rebounds! 4 assists 1 turnover. So, 11pts, 8 rebs, 4 assts, 1 turnover. And all I hear is bench him?
    22 points
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