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The Crimson Quarry 7 hours ago

Hoosier Hysteria and Bye Week #2 Open Thread

No football game for the Hoosiers today, but Hoosier Hysteria is tonight! Talk amongst yourselves, everyone. Happy Hoosier Hysteria, everyone! If you're looking for a preview, and information about the events, Swick has had you covered. In case you missed them, here are his Hoosier Hysteria posts from throughout the week: Part 1 of the Hoosier Hysteria primer focuses on introductions, the 3-point contests, and how TAILGATING IS ENCOURAGED. Part 2 of the primer goes into the dunk contest and the scrimmage. Sage Steele will be returning as emcee! Thomas Bryant will be attending! So will...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 24, 2014
Thomas Bryant to Attend Hoosier Hysteria

Thomas Bryant to Attend Hoosier Hysteria

247Sports 2015 Composite 5-Star PF Thomas Bryant will be at Hoosier Hysteria. DOES IT MEAN ANYTHING? Thomas Bryant spent last weekend on Indiana's campus. Apparently, he wanted to see a little more. The 6'9.5" big man, long considered to be Syracuse's recruit to lose, is coming back to Hoosier Hysteria per Inside the Hall and others. Class of 2015 Huntington Prep (W.V.) big man Thomas Bryant is expected to attend Hoosier Hysteria, sources tell Inside the Hall. #iubb— Alex Bozich (@insidethehall) October 24, 2014 Before we get too excited, it's important to remember that recruits rarely...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 24, 2014

THE BIG 2014-15 INDIANA BASKETBALL PREDICTIONS POST

On the eve of Hoosier Hysteria, the staff has made its predictions for the upcoming IU basketball season. Who will surprise? Who will disappoint? What games will we inexplicably win or lose? And will Tom Crean keep his job? Find out what we're thinking here. Note: no football picks this week since Indiana is on bye. Sorry if you were really hoping to hear who would win the enticing Illinois-Minnesota matchup. The wait is almost over. Indiana's men's basketball team played its last meaningful game almost eight months ago. Since then, a lot has happened. We didn't play in the CBI, Tom Crean...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 23, 2014

Hoosier Hysteria Primer (Part Two)

It's time to talk dunk contest. And scrimmage. But mostly the dunking part. Editor's note: shortly after we published part one of this primer, we got some truly rotten news regarding the women's basketball team, as Kaila Hulls and Nicole Bell have been forced to end their playing careers at Indiana prematurely due to injuries. All of the luck to them in their recovery and future. So, yesterday, we discussed the importance of Tom Crean's introduction and handicapped the three-point shootout. The ladies' team has been kind enough to reveal their participants in the contest, going as far as...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 23, 2014

Indiana Soccer: The Real Gem of IU

Many people know it, but the team still sits at the back of a lot of student and alumni minds. Indiana Soccer beat #1 Notre Dame last night 1-0 and will likely be flirting with a top 5 ranking and national championship aspiration once again. It really isn't fair. The team doesn't bring in a lot of revenue and their presence isn't huge on campus, but the IU Men's soccer team should get more love. With Devin's help in the past and then Ben picking up the reins, we've covered the soccer team sporadically throughout the years here, but they've never been a huge focus. Despite living just...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 23, 2014

Kevin Wilson and the Coaching Class of 2011, Revisited

How does Indiana's football coach compare to his peers who started at the same time as him? Let's find out, and let's take a look at another school whose patience with its football program has paid off. As the Hoosiers struggle through the midst of what could be another disappointing football season, the pressure has continued to mount on IU head coach Kevin Wilson in his fourth season on the job. With starting QB Nate Sudfeld out for the season, the prospects of getting to a bowl game are looking slim for the Hoosiers once again. While Wilson hasn't had the same level of success as some of...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 22, 2014

Hoosier Hysteria Primer (Part One)

Attending Hoosier Hysteria? You'll want need to read this. Editor's Note: Some may have noticed already, but I've switched to my real name from the KickSewly pseudonym. Coinciding with me becoming EL JEFE 'round here and being proud of what this blog has done / continues to do, I want my (real) name on it. Let's boogy. Each year, Indiana University hosts "Hoosier Hysteria," their take on college basketball's "midnight madness" events that mark the beginning of basketball season (literally at midnight the day the NCAA allows practices to begin) at universities across the country. In recent...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 22, 2014

Cream and Crimson Conspiracies: The Scholarship Oversign

Indiana is in the oversign by two already for 2015 and are likely to add more players. What are the chances this is all a part of the plan? It's been covered, discussed, covered and discussed again over the Tom Crean tenure. The Hoosiers are almost constantly oversigned in their scholarships for the coming basketball season. Even as we sit here today, the Hoosiers are oversigned by two for 2015 and are still out there shopping for what seems like every position. Meaning you should not be shocked if the Hoosiers end up with at least a 2015 class of three players. And I wouldn't be shocked...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 22, 2014
THE HATER'S TRAVEL GUIDE: INDIANA

THE HATER'S TRAVEL GUIDE: INDIANA

Because we have a bye week. And fair is fair. Ed note: Each week, we write a bunch of half-truths about our opponent so as to create our own false sense of superiority to over-compensate for our football playing ability or, rather, lack thereof. This week is a bye week. And, well, fair is fair. We're up. You know the drill: most of this is false and we don't mean these words. Bloomington is awesome. Please don't burn down my house. WELP. Indiana's football season could be going, you know, better. Last week, we toured the lands of East Lansing -- home of Nate Silver and definitely not home...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 21, 2014

The Week Eight Opponent Recap

When will it finally be our year? To get your minds off of how our season has been going, let's go to the non-con. Indiana State pretty much got rolled by undefeated North Dakota State 34-17. The Bison are now riding a 31 game winning streak, dating back to the last time Indiana State beat them in 2012. The Sycamores gave up the first 20 points of the game, and trailed 34-3 before making their comeback. North Dakota State held the ball for more than 40 minutes, and outgained Indiana State by more than 200 yards. The 4-3 Sycamores travel to Southern Illinois this Saturday night. Bowling...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 20, 2014

B1G Bowl Projections: Actual Eligibility Edition

All ten Big Ten teams were in action on Saturday- oh wait there's 14 of these now aren't there? There's no time to waste! To the CARNAGE REPORT: Purdue headed into halftime with an 11 point lead over a Minnesota team that had looked strangely impressive over the balance of the season. For all the jokes we made, the Boilermakers' switch to Austin Appleby has revitalized their offense and they had 31 points through the first 30 minutes. Unfortunately, games are 60 minutes long and they managed only 7 points in the second half while allowing 19. That win gave the Golden Gophers six wins and...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 19, 2014

Michigan State 56, Indiana 17: Not a Model Performance

It was Zander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day at Memorial Stadium yesterday. With five games left in the season, where do Kevin Wilson and the Hoosiers go from here? A week after going to West Lafayette and controlling Purdue most of the day (aside from a fourth quarter scare), Michigan State continued their tour of destruction across the Hoosier State yesterday, with an easy 56-17 win over a shorthanded Indiana Hoosiers squad. At 3-4 on the season and 0-3 in the Big Ten, the Hoosiers are in trouble as they go into their final five-game stretch, and the situation feels...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 18, 2014

QUICK REACTION: Michigan State 56, Indiana 17

Zander Diamont throws for negative yardage, Jason Spriggs is stretchered off, and a once-promising season is probably in ruins. Well. It was fun for about 25 minutes. And this season was fun for a few games. I threw for more yards sitting on my couch than Zander Diamont did -- living up to none of the hype provided by yours truly. Tevin Coleman still broke 100 yards on the day, but was mainly unheard from after a 65-yard run early in the game. In more important news -- starting offensive tackle Jason Spriggs is at Bloomington Hospital with a cervical spine injury. Don't want to speculate,...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 17, 2014

Game Preview: Michigan State Spartans

The Spartans are better in every conceivable fashion so WE'VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE except for this football game on national television uh oh GAME INFO: Who? Michigan State Spartans (5-1 (2-0), #14 Sagarin, #19 F/+) v. Indiana Hoosiers (3-3 (0-2), #66 Sagarin, #85 F/+) Where / When? Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana; 3:30 PM TV / Radio? ESPN / WatchESPN, IU Radio Network (Sirius 146, XM 201) Tickets? From $50 through Indiana's website, from $34.75 through StubHub. Vegas? Indiana +15.5, 59 o/u _________________________________ I don't feel very well. Your symptoms are completely natural....
The Crimson Quarry Oct 17, 2014

WEEK EIGHT PICKAPALOOZA

There are five B1G games on Saturday. Our crack team of prognosticators attempts to project how they'll go. As always, we'll start with last week's results and... oh no. This wasn't good: Ben: 3-5C4B: 2-6Kick: 1-7Kyle: Busy infiltrating enemy territory Now onto this week. We're sticking to just the five B1G games this time. The only non-B1G game I thought about including this time was FSU/Notre Dame, but when I was compiling the lines, that game had gone off the table at many sports books, so I left it alone. Looks like we've become just the latest media outlet to disrespect the Noles!...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 16, 2014

No Pressure, No Diamonts

On the eve of his first collegiate start against a Top-10 opponent, a true freshman son-of-a-soap-star from LA is ready to take the reigns of Kevin Wilson's offense. And that, weirdly enough, is exactly what Indiana football needs. Every so often, I have a feeling about a sporting event. It's a feeling that's often unjustifiable, unexplainable by any bit of data, film, or any other metric in which we assess a team or competitor before taking the field, court, pitch, course -- whatever -- and any attempt to do so results in the twittersphere wrapping you in a straight-jacket and placing you...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 16, 2014

Yogi Ferrell Speaks

The Hoosiers' fearless leader talks at B1G Media Day. Here's the TWEETCAP. Yogi spoke in Chicago today, here's what he said: Yogi Ferrell says having James Blackmon next to him reminds him of playing with Jordan Hulls. Frees him to play. pic.twitter.com/WfrppxGYlt— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) October 16, 2014 Yogi Ferrell said there are segments of practice where 3s are worth one point and 2s are worth three points. #iubb— Andy Wittry (@AndyWittry) October 16, 2014 Yogi said definitively that hes the best shooter on the team. He and Nick Zeisloft exchanged glances because Zeisloft...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 16, 2014
Hoosiers at B1G Media Day

Hoosiers at B1G Media Day

Couldn't tune in for B1G Media Day? Here's everything regarding what was said about / relating to the Hoosiers. Every coach is being forced to the podium to answer questions about their programs and their offseasons up in Chicago today, here's what Crean said: First, super-important PRESEASON AWARDS: Wisconsin is unanimous preseason Big Ten favorite. Frank Kaminsky unanimous preseason player of the year.— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) October 16, 2014 Kaminsky was unanimous POY too. Joined on first team by Yogi Ferrell, Caris LeVert, Sam Dekker, Terran Petteway. #iubb— ZachOsterman...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 16, 2014

Tom Crean at B1G Media Day

Couldn't tune in for B1G Media Day? Here's a quick tweetcap regarding what was said about / relating to the Hoosiers. Every coach is being forced to the podium to answer questions about their programs and their offseasons up in Chicago today, here's what Crean said: First, super-important PRESEASON AWARDS: Wisconsin is unanimous preseason Big Ten favorite. Frank Kaminsky unanimous preseason player of the year.— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) October 16, 2014 Kaminsky was unanimous POY too. Joined on first team by Yogi Ferrell, Caris LeVert, Sam Dekker, Terran Petteway. #iubb— ZachOsterman...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 16, 2014

Crimson Query with The Only Colors

Pete from SB Nation's Michigan State blog The Only Colors answered some questions for us before Saturday's game. In the Q&A, he discusses Sparty's recent fourth-quarter meltdowns, whether or not Connor Cook is an elite Big Ten QB, and defends the town of East Lansing. 1. The past two weeks have seen Michigan State give up several fourth-quarter touchdowns against both Nebraska and Purdue, but held on to win both games. Do you see this pattern of fourth-quarter letdowns as a concern going forward for the Spartans, or were there different factors in both games that led to the collapses? It's...