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2015 Indiana Hoosiers Football: With J-Shun Harris out for the season, who will catch passes for IU?

J-Shun Harris will not play this season due to an ACL tear. Who will step up in his place? One of the more surprising revelations at B1G Media Days last week was when Kevin Wilson announced that sophomore wide receiver J-Shun Harris had torn his ACL earlier this summer, and would have to miss the entire 2015 season. It's a tough blow for Harris, a rising sophomore from Fishers who caught 18 passes for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns in his freshman season, but will have to use a medical redshirt this season. While these numbers aren't earth-shattering, they were the most for any player...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 31, 2015

Indiana basketball recruiting: How 'The Movement' failed and lessons learned from them

'The Movement' came into Bloomington heralded as the recruiting class that would save IU. In the end, they were the ones needing saved. It was a mid-spring day in 2011 when the sticker arrived. It seemed like a silly purchase at the time, and it still is, but my levels of excitement led to some irrational purchases. I ripped open the envelope and out flew a small, rectangular sticker with two words on it. "The Movement" Indiana's basketball recruiting classed donned the nickname, seen as the recruiting class that would put Indiana on the map. The nickname was given long before Christian...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 29, 2015

Former four-star Ohio State safety Jayme Thompson commits to Indiana

It's a big JUCO pick up for Kevin Wilson -- he's the highest rated commit for the Hoosiers yet in the 2016 class. Indiana needed a safety to replace the loss of Antonio Allen. They'll have to wait a season -- but they'll pick one up that was deemed even better than the hyped Ben Davis recruit was coming out of high school a few seasons ago. Former Ohio State safety Jayme Thompson, who did not see action with the Buckeyes during his only season in Columbus, committed to Kevin Wilson's Hoosiers over Maryland today. He's Wilson's 9th commit for the 2016 class, and a three-star recruit per...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 28, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Big Summer Wins Continue for Hoosiers

Men's Swimming and Diving Michael Hixon snagged a bronze medal for the USA in the 1 meter springboard competition at the FINA World Championships. He and other Hoosiers still have a few events left in the Championships coming up this week. Men's Tennis Elliott Yee won an ITA Summer Regional event hosted at the IU Tennis Courts. Many of his teammates were also in contention for the victory. Men's Golf Soon-to-be freshman Trevor Ranton won his second golf tournament of the summer, securing himself a spot in the Canadian Junior Boys' Championship August 3rd. Football Sam Beishuizen has a...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 27, 2015

Indiana to open Maui Invitational against Wake Forest

The burgeoning rivalry against the Demon Deacons will continue on the hardwood in Hawaii. We've known for a while that Indiana basketball will be playing in the Maui Invitational this fall. We've even known who the other teams will be. But tonight, we finally got a glimpse of what the bracket will look like, thanks to ESPN's Andy Katz. The Hoosiers will start out by playing Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are still in rebuilding mode under second-year head coach Danny Manning, who is still trying to sort out the mess that Jeff Bzdelik left in Winston-Salem. Were the Hoosiers to win this...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 27, 2015

Crimson Quarry's B1G Hot N' Sexy 2015 Indiana football almanac: Predictions, best case, worst case, and oh god the blood

WHY SPEND CHRISTMAS AT HOME WHEN YOU CAN SPEND IT IN detroit michigaaaan It's that time of year again! Earlier this week the WELL-RESPECTED and INFORMED media of the Big Ten Conference voted on who they believed would win the conference and, more importantly, who would lose it. You may be stunned to learn that the Indiana Hoosiers were picked to finish dead-last in the B1G East this season. I'm sure their reasoning was sound and good but this is an Indiana blog therefor IT IS GARBAGE INDIANA WON'T FINISH LAST YOU'LL FINISH LAST HERE'S HOW IT...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 23, 2015

Recruiting Quick Hits

August is shaping up to be a big month for IU recruiting. Here are a few tidbits of news from the past few days regarding IU targets in the 2016 class: - Ibi Watson has quickly become a name to seriously watch in the 2016 class for Indiana fans. The 3-star shooting guard's play in the spring and summer recruiting periods caught the eye of Tim Buckley and other IU coaches, leading to a scholarship offer. In addition, Watson has said he plans to make a decision quickly and that it could come before school starts back up in August. - A more familiar name that has picked up traction...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 21, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Women's Soccer Prepping for New Season, Still More Offseason Honors

Women's Soccer As the team prepares for its first home game of the new season on August 16th, the Hoosiers have added Alex Greco as a volunteer assistant coach from UNC Greensboro. Women's Tennis The Hoosiers earned the distinction of All-Academic Team from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in the 2014-15 school year. Track and Field Similarly to the Women's Tennis team, IU Track and Field had 13 All-Academic Team honorees as awarded by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Football/IU Athletics Big shout out to @OurIndiana athletes helping @Colts Andrew...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 14, 2015

James Blackmon suffered a left knee injury and is out until September.

The sophomore guard should be full-go well before the start of the season. Pretty much out of nowhere, Pete Thamel of SI dropped this nugget on us: Some Indiana hoops news. Hoosier guard James Blackmon Jr. had surgery last week and is out until Sept. http://t.co/vXPoI1ev2E— Pete Thamel  (@SIPeteThamel) July 14, 2015 For those keeping a close eye on Indiana's offseason workouts, you've probably noticed Blackmon's conspicuous absence in many of the videos, photos, and snapchats sent out by the program. Most dismissed it as nothing to be concerned about but the SI report has given some...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 14, 2015

Are 5-star recruits Kris Wilkes and Michael Porter plotting a super-class at Indiana in 2017?

Because this is what 2015 really looks like, come join me as I break down a 16 year old's Instagram comment. While I still strongly advocate never to use social media to engage high school kids, this fan-made photoshop found its way onto the Instagram of Michael Porter, the #2 overall ranked player in the class of 2017. While that's fairly common to see pictures like this on recruit's pages, a Twitter user caught a little something extra in the comments section. Did you hear that? That would be the sound of every Indiana fan collectively holding their breath at...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 14, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Football Players on Watch Lists, Big Ten Academic Honors

Football Junior guard Dan Feeney was named to the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy, awarded annually to the best offensive lineman in the nation. Semifinalists for the award will be named November 19th. Also finding himself on a preseason watch list is senior QB Nate Sudfeld, who was named to the Maxwell Award watch list. The Maxwell Award semifinalists will be named November 2nd. IU Athletics 34 Hoosier athletes were recipients of the Big Ten Distinguished Scholars Award for the 2014-15 season. Each recipient maintained a 3.7 GPA or higher for the prior academic year. Women's...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 13, 2015

Recruiting Roundup: Summer evaluation period starts with a bang

Top Hoosier targets take flight as high-major coaches were out in full force to watch AAU events across the country. News, notes, and any other tidbits dealing with Hoosier recruiting targets The July evaluation period opened this week, and there was no shortage of events for the top players across the country to showcase their skills. Indiana targets were out in force, mainly at three separate events, each of which are chronicled below. Peach Jam - 2016 wing Miles Bridges had a coming out party at the Peach Jam in Georgia this weekend, averaging 22.8 points and 10 rebounds a game....
The Crimson Quarry Jul 9, 2015

Thon Maker adds muscle, is quickly becoming very scary

After an extremely productive offseason, Thon Maker is making a statement to be considered the top prospect in the Class of 2016. Thon Maker is starting to live up to the hype, and that is frightening. As coaches salivated over his potential this week at the Under Armour All-American Camp in Charlotte, scouts could not stop raving about the 5-star prospect in the Class of 2016. Here's a sampling. Watched Thon Maker dominate tonight @UnderArmour All American Camp. Ive never NOT seen him play hard. Easily a high lottery pick in 2016!— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) July 9, 2015 Thon...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 7, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Canadian Track Champions, Swimming Honors

Track and Field IU alums Derek Drouin and Kelsie Ahbe qualified for the IAAF World Championships by winning their respective events at the Canadian National Championships this past weekend. Swimming and Diving IU swimmers took home a couple of silver medals for Team USA at the World University Games. Lilly King also lowered her recently acquired IU school record in the 100 meter breaststroke, grabbing second in the event with a time just under 1:07. Also, 20 Hoosier swimmers and divers were honored as Scholar All-Americans for this past season. Congratulations to all! Men's Basketball ...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 7, 2015

Hoosiers rank 8th in country in men's basketball attendance, but NCAA data doesn't show entire story

These numbers look pretty good, but what do they really mean? Yesterday, the NCAA released attendance rates for the 2014-15 men's basketball season. While overall attendance for men's basketball games went up from last year, Division I games went slightly down in attendance year over year from 2013-14. An average of 63 fewer people took in games in 2014-15; however, attendance was still up at the NCAA Tournament for the year. Of all schools, Indiana University came in 8th nationally for average home basketball attendance, with an average of 16,288 people at each Assembly Hall game. Within...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 6, 2015

Stupid, game-changing promotion ideas for IU football

Promotions are ruining sports. But for some reason, people love them. And if people love them, you better have good ones. For the most part, IU football does not. So here are some changes I would propose if I worked for Fred Glass. (He might fire me.) Seemingly long gone are the days when people went to sporting events to watch the game. Go to a sporting event today, a sporting event at any level from high school and up, and you'll find that the game is no longer about the game. Go to a high school game and you'll see teenage boys who've dressed up in ridiculous costumes in order to...

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