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Hoosiers Win 28-10: Post Game and Evening Thread

Well it wasn't pretty by any means but Indiana won pretty convincingly despite the difference only being 18 points. Indiana state spent a lot of time dropping 8 defenders to avoid giving up huge plays. For the most part it worked. Outside of a 73 yard TD run by Tevin Coleman, the Hoosiers didn't look overly explosive today. Still a win is a win and 250 yards from Tevin Coleman along with 130 yards from DeAngelo Roberts makes this game much more palpable. The defense did their job never really giving up a scoring drive. On both ISU's scores they gained less than 30 yards on the drive. We'll...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 29, 2014

Quest for Nine: The Indiana Men's Soccer 2014 Season Preview

Coming off a disappointing 8-12-2 season, the men's soccer team opens its season tonight at home against Georgetown, who they beat in the national title game two years ago. Two years ago, the IU men's soccer program had a terrific season, as the Hoosiers won their eighth national title, and the first title for head coach Todd Yeagley. Last year, however, the team took a step back, losing several overtime games and having an abysmal 1-7 road record. Despite finishing under .500 for the regular season, the team managed to win the Big Ten tournament, earning an automatic bid into the NCAA...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 28, 2014

Game Preview: Indiana State Sycamores

The Hoosiers begin their 2014 campaign with some of the highest expectations in years. Unfortunately, an opener against the FCS Indiana State Sycamores won't give them a chance to really prove anything, but they must avoid disaster: both on the scoreboard and the trainer's room. WGAME INFO: Who? Indiana State Sycamores Where / When? Bloomington, IN; 12:00 PM TV / Radio? ESPNEWS, IU Radio Network (Sirius 146, XM 201) Tickets? From $45 through IUHoosiers.com, and from $19 through StubHub. What's Vegas Saying? Nothing. Off the boards due to FBS v....
The Crimson Quarry Aug 28, 2014

Can Indiana's Defense Make a Difference?

It has been rehashed over and over and over and over again in the last couple years. IU's defense stinks. Like it couldn't fight it's way out of a wet paper bag weak. We went into last expecting better. Especially since the beginning of the season thought process was, well it would have to be a historically bad defense to be worse than 2012, so there is nowhere to go but up, right? Wrong. 2013 Indiana football had a historically bad defense. But you can't do much worse than that right? Well we're just two days away from the IU season opener and with Coach Wilson gutting last year's...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 25, 2014
B1G Foreign Tour Tracker: Wolverines take on Italy

B1G Foreign Tour Tracker: Wolverines take on Italy

Recap of Michigan's trip to Italy Michigan was the last of three B1G schools that took foreign trips this summer with Ohio State and Indiana being the other two. The Wolverines decided to take a trip to Italy and visit cities such as Rome, Verona, Vicenza and Venice. They played four games over six days: two all-star teams, one third tier Italian team, and one second tier Italian team. With the departure of five players (three to the NBA, one to transfer, and one graduating) and the addition of six players, Michigan was looking to use this trip to get a head start on meshing the team...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 21, 2014

Indiana Basketball Big Ten Schedule Dates Released

The Hoosiers open their B1G slate on Dec. 31 at Nebraska, and close on March 7 at Assembly Hall against Michigan State. The Big Ten basketball schedule was just released on BTN.com a few minutes ago. Here are the games, followed by some of my initial thoughts: December 31, 2014 – at Nebraska January 5, 2015 – at Michigan State January 10 – vs. Ohio State January 13 – vs. Penn State January 18 – at Illinois January 22 – vs. Maryland January 25 – at Ohio State January 28 – at Purdue January 31 – vs. Rutgers February 3 – at Wisconsin (ESPN Super...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 21, 2014

Christian Watford Signs Contract with Celtics

One of the cornerstones of the IU rebuilding effort has played himself into a legitimate shot at an NBA roster spot over the last year. Christian Watford announced yesterday that he has signed a one year non-guaranteed contract with Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics. Though it isn't guaranteed until he makes the final roster, I'd venture a guess that he'll be right there for the last two to three roster spots. Stevens knows what the guy can do. After not being drafted in his post college career, Watford helped lead Israel's Happoel Fattal Eilat to a strong playoff run with 10 points, 6...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 21, 2014

The Thursday Thinker

Welcome to what may be the last Thursday Thinker of this offseason. No, I'm not giving up on this set of articles, as they've gotten a very nice response many weeks. However, with #IUFB season right around the corner, I'll probably be coming up with something else to write every week, so this weekly slot may have some different content soon, like previews, reviews, and any number of other potential things. As I said, however, I will keep coming back to this series, and will probably pick things back up sometime during basketball or possibly after that season has ended as well. Therefore, so...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 20, 2014

Emmitt Holt Commits

Proving that it is literally never too late, the 6'7" power forward out of Vermont Academy has committed to the Hoosiers, with only a couple of months left before the start of the season. From the man, himself: pic.twitter.com/zvAmT9o0OE— EAZY E (@holt_real) August 20, 2014 After Ray Kasongo failed to qualify academically at Indiana University, Crean and co. turned up the full court press on Emmitt Holt, who had reclassified from 2015 to 2014 and has been seen by many as a "late bloomer." AJ had a great write-up of Holt as a basketball player and what he can bring to the Hoosiers,...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 19, 2014

Quarry Quick Hits, 8/19/14

As IU students come back to campus, a lot of Indiana athletics-related news has been happening the past few days. Let's recap! The Crossroads Classic has been extended to 2019, and will continue to be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This essentially means we will play either Notre Dame or Butler every year until at least the end of the decade. I have mixed feelings about this development. On the one hand, it's a nice pre-holiday event and a great opportunity for the many alums in Indy to see the Hoosiers play at Bankers Life; on the other hand, I'm concerned that committing to this...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 19, 2014

Possible 2014 Roster Addition Emmitt Holt Finishes Visit Today

We reported on Ray Kasongo being a possible late addition to the 2014 roster and some help in the post. That no longer appears to be an option but Emmitt Holt has risen to replace him in the speculation machine. The Hoosiers have one final look at adding some help in the 2014 post to bolster front court play behind Devin Davis and Hanner Perea. We talked last week about Ray Kasongo, but at this point IU has moved on from him. It appears his grades aren't going to be up to par for entry into the university. Likely Kasongo will be heading to a lower major or prep school for a year if...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 15, 2014

How Uneven is the 2014-15 Big Ten Basketball Schedule?

Taking an in-depth look at next year's Big Ten schedule, through records of conference opponents and distances traveled for each team. Since next year's Big Ten basketball schedule was first published back in late February, I've been interested to see how the new 14-team layout might affect parity in an 18-game conference season. This year, each Big Ten team will play a home-and-home against five teams, whereas each team will play four teams only at home, and four teams just on the road. This will be different from last season, in which each B1G team played seven home-and-homes, two home...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 14, 2014

B1G Foreign Tour Tracker: Buckeyes take on the Bahamas

Ohio State was the first of three B1G schools that took foreign trips this summer with Michigan and Indiana being the other two. The Buckeyes decided to take a trip to Nassau to play two games against local talent- one All Star team and one from the Bahamas Basketball Federation. While the Buckeyes lost four players last year, they brought in six new guys in addition to Kam Williams who red-shirted last year. Not all of them made the trip however. Trevor Thompson is currently ineligible because he transferred and must sit out a year (which he is currently appealing), and walk-on Andrew...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 14, 2014

The Thursday Thinker

By the time you read this, I'll likely be at or on the way to GenCon, a proud Indiana tradition for the last decade. Which got me to thinking "What other proud Indiana traditions do people enjoy that may not be commonly known to all? And how can I use that to churn out a column?" So here we are. A lot of different things mean "Indiana" to people. Consider this the CQ version of "It's Indiana. It's Indiana." What does Indiana mean to you, and more relevantly, this week's Thinker, which is What's the most Indiana thing you've ever done? And just so we don't exclude any of our frequent non-IU...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 13, 2014

Introducing Neil Johnson as TCQ's Conference Writer

The Crimson Quarry continues to expand staff and that means bringing in someone from enemy territory this time. Join me in welcoming Neil to the fold. Another morning, another writing addition to our growing community. If you thought Kyle stirred up trouble in his first post as a new writer, you should be prepared to hear some things you don't like from this one. Why? Because he's an Ohio State fan. That's right, The Crimson Quarry is going multicultural. Neil is an avid college basketball fan and our new Big Ten conference writer. He's been following the Big Ten pretty extensively and was...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 12, 2014

Big Red Dominates The Redmen, 96-69

Crean and the Hoosiers continued their march through the Great White North and came out of another "meaningless" game healthy and more familiar with each other as basketball players. At halftime of this game, the Hoosiers had surged to a 62 - 29 lead, primarily on the backs of Troy Williams and James Blackmon Jr., who looked close to unstoppable. Make no mistake, they should have looked this way against a school of this caliber, but it's always encouraging to see your guys play well. It's like watching a feel-good movie, it doesn't have any tangible benefit but it just makes you feel good....
The Crimson Quarry Aug 11, 2014

CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPS, EH?

CARLETON AIN'T NEVER PLAYED IN THE BIG TEN. THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'VE BEEN THROUGH. THIS IS CREAN-ADA NOW. RECOGNIZE. "Hurr durr I bet Indiana hangs a banner for beating the reigning Canadian champs." "YOU BET YOUR SWEET ASS WE WILL. YOU'RE THE CHAMPS UNTIL YOU GET BEAT. AND THE CHAMPS JUST GOT BEAT." "Cut those nets down, Crean!" "I'M TAKING THE WHOLE BACKBOARD. DEAL WITH ME." You know what the most important thing about a preseason international trip? WINNING BASKETBALL GAMES. Bucky couldn't hang? Cuse needed overtime? HOOSIERS NEVER TRAILED. NOT EVEN...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 10, 2014
Hoosiers in Canada: Ottowaaaaaah Observations

Hoosiers in Canada: Ottowaaaaaah Observations

If Indiana plays a basketball game in Canada and loses, with no television or radio broadcast ... did it actually happen? Before we delve into the Hoosiers Canada trip, I do want to point out that I TRIED TO WARN Y'ALL. And as a courtesy heads-up: they’re gonna lose one or two of these games. There’s good competition up there. #iubb— Kick Sewly (@KickSewly) August 7, 2014 That said, here's what is important about going on an international trip as a collegiate basketball team: Ten extra days of practice other non-globetrotting schools don't get. An opportunity to get game experience...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 10, 2014

Indiana Hires Teri Moren to Coach Women's Basketball

Moren is a Seymour native who previously coached at Indiana State, leading them to a 20-win season last year. Yesterday, Indiana University hired Indiana State's Teri Moren to be the next head coach of its women's basketball team. Moren's hiring concluded a two-week long coaching search that began when Curt Miller abruptly resigned on July 25. Moren's credentials as a coach with the Sycamores, along with her strong ties to the Hoosier State, distinguished her early on as one of the favorites to land the position. Moren comes to the Hoosiers from Indiana State, where she coached the...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 7, 2014

The Thirsty Thursday Thinker

It seems as though every week on OTE (largely because our end of offseason period is filled with team previews and assorted nuttiness), a discussion of the best beers in each of our states/cities/areas/etc crops up, and as the resident Indiana expert, it usually falls to me to drop some knowledge on our behalf. The problem with that is, I know basically nothing of Bloomington's finest alcohol, so it often falls to 87RAS to fill in the gaps in my knowledge for them. So, that's why I come to you all today. Trying to learn, understand, and comprehend that which is Bloomington's best. Today's...