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The Crimson Quarry 7 hours ago

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...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 1, 2015


BY SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER BEEN TO CANADA OR KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT CANADIAN CULTURE MOLSONS AND MOOSES AND MAPLE SYRUP AMIRITE O CANNNNNNNNNNNNDA, I STAND ON GUARD FOR CREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN ILLINOIS - Average! Forgettable! Tim Beckman! WINNIPEG. INDIANA - QUEBEC CITY. Iowa - Corn, large people, Adam Jacobi, punting. MOOSE JAW. Maryland - White people playing lacrosse! SUBURBAN TORONTO, BUT NOT THE ACTUAL CITY. Michigan - Self-important former powerhouse that hasn't been relevant in years TORONTO Michigan State - place where Detroit people go to have fun WINDSOR. Minnesota - wait...
The Crimson Quarry Jul 1, 2015

The top 10 Indiana games of the 2014-15 season

All Indiana sports have officially ended for the 2014-15 academic year. With opening kickoff not for another two months and Hoosier Hysteria still about four months away, I figured this was a good time to recap what happened in the past year for Indiana athletics. Here's my list of top 10 games from the past year for the Hoosiers. 10. Men's basketball defeats SMU, 74-68 Back at the beginning of last season, there was a ton of uncertainty about the Hoosiers. Suspensions to Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson, as well as Devin Davis being involved in a life-threatening incident...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 30, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Hoosiers Running and Lots of Candystriping

Cross Country The 2015 season schedule for the IU Cross Country team was announced last week, and includes trips to the Princeton Invitational and the Adidas Invitational hosted by Wisconsin. Track and Field An excellent freshman year keeps on rolling for Jill Whitman, who won her way into the Pan-American Junior Championships this week in the 3000 meter race. Women's Golf Camille Chevalier won the Gaveau Cup this past weekend, making her the individual Women's Amateur Champion of France. Men's Basketball Former IU Basketball player Jordan Hulls got married this past weekend in...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 29, 2015

A dude from Bedford just whipped butt on American Ninja Warrior and should be deemed a dang national hero

PJ Granger is so much damn cooler than you are, and YES I AM YELLING I AM SO DANG EXCITED. hey just sat down to watch some television lesssee what's on the ol' television *flips to NBC* THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Please note the "USED TO TAKE BATHS IN THE RIVER" at the beginning there. This man is Bedford, all of the Bedford, and I love him. He is a cult hero. When I tell you I am from Bedford from now on, please never again remark "OH DAMON BAILEY!" I am from Bedford, home of PJ Granger, who uses dang BRIDGE UNDERPASSES AS MONKEY BARS. TAKE IT AWAY, JOHN...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 29, 2015

Recruiting Roundup: Spring recruiting season in full bloom

The Maker brothers take flight at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, and some highly-touted new names list Indiana as a strong player in their recruitment. News, notes, and any other tidbits that deal with Hoosier targets - It started as a joke, but oh my god, please please #PayThonMaker. Last week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp at the University of Virginia, the entire arsenal was working for Thon Maker, as he displayed what makes him such a tantalizing prospect. He earned MVP honors at a camp filled with high-major talent using his newfound and noticeable added strength. Maker was a force in the paint...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 23, 2015

Indiana-Kentucky is college basketball's best thing, and I'm sick of you keeping it away from me

Indiana-Kentucky matters to some folks more than others -- and most of those folks grew up in a culturally-backwards-but-charming stretch of Indiana between Bloomington and the Ohio River. Bedford, Indiana isn't a place with much. A population of 13,000-some drops you directly in some sort of amenities abyss -- you're just large enough to attract all the major low-end fast food chains and a big-box store or two but just small enough for those chain establishments kill off the small sole-proprietor, mom-and-pop shops and diners that construct the quintessential imagery brought forth when...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 23, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Big Recruiting Week for IUFB, Preseason WNIT Game Announced

Football The Indy Star put together a nice summary of IU's recruiting week through Monday afternoon... ....right before Indiana flipped yet another recruit from UCF, as reported by Mike Miller. Women's Basketball The Hoosiers will host Tennessee State November 13th in the first round of the 2015 WNIT, per the bracket released last week by tournament organizer Triple Crown Sports. Men's Basketball In case you don't have Twitter or missed seeing it across your timeline last night... Well this sounds like fun! #GoIU #WatShot https://t.co/IiXFTYGMQy — Indiana Athletics (@OurIndiana) June...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 22, 2015

Schwarber's tasty cup of coffee leaves quite the impression

After just six days in the majors, Kyle Schwarber made an impression that will have Cubs fans longing for his return, Theo Epstein monitoring his defensive prowess daily, and everyone else wondering how they're going to get this guy out when he comes up to stay. It was a debut-week that teased Cubs fans so much that they took to Twitter is masses to ask Len Kasper, TV voice of the club, Jesse Rodgers, ESPN's Cubs beat reporter, and others if there was any chance that Kyle Schwarber had been so successful that Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon would change the plan they announced last week. Len...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 17, 2015

What Kyle Schwarber's Cubs debut means for Indiana baseball

We all know about the program's recent rise. Now evidence of it is headed to the big leagues. Kyle Schwarber will spend about a week in the major leagues. He will probably mostly feature as a designated hitter, although Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein also said he could be a "bat off the bench" as well as a backup catcher. He caught an inning last night, and he had his first major league at-bat (which did not go that well). All told, he'll probably get fifteen plate appearances or so before going back down to the minors, to make his Triple-A debut. It's a taste of the...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 16, 2015

Antonio Allen arrested on drug charges, suspended from all team activities

The IU safety and former four-star recruit becomes the third Hoosier football player to be arrested this offseason. An already long offseason for Kevin Wilson and IU football continued tonight. Indiana football player Antonio Allen arrested on drug charges, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, per Monroe County officers.— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) June 17, 2015 As initially reported by Jeff Rabjohns, Indiana starting safety Antonio Allen was arrested on drug charges, and is currently being held at Monroe County jail on $75,000 bond. Allen has already been suspended indefinitely...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 16, 2015

Post-draft, way too early, 2016 Hoosier Baseball preview

Six Hoosiers and two signees were selected on the 3rd day of the Major League Baseball draft. Since we have no idea which selected players will choose to be in Bloomington next season, it's the perfect time to take a gander at what the 2016 club will look like. DRAFTEES RHP Jake Kelzer* (Cubs, Rd. 14, Pick 413) RHP Scott Effross** (Cubs, Rd. 15, Pick 443) RHP Ryan Halstead (Giants, Rd. 21, Pick 636) C Brad Hartong (Twins, Rd. 29, Pick 860) RHP Christian Morris** (Yankees, Rd. 33, Pick 993) RHP Luke Harrison (Cardinals, Rd. 35, Pick 1061) Travis Herrin*** (Wabash Valley College) (Angels, Rd....
The Crimson Quarry Jun 16, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: IU Basketball Reunion, Athletes Honored

Baseball Indiana had 6 players selected at the 2015 MLB Draft. Three of them have the option to return to Indiana instead of going off to the pros, as do two incoming players currently signed to IU for the upcoming season. Also, news broke last night of the Cubs calling up Kyle Schwarber to the major leagues for the first time. Congratulations go out to him. Rowing IU Rowing had two All-Americans this past season, with Meradith Dickensheets earning her second straight first-team honor, and Alice Wright earning a second-team honor. IU Athletics The Athletic Department has named IU...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 9, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Rule changes coming to college hoops next year

Men's Basketball Yesterday, the NCAA made official that the 30-second shot clock, as well as reduced timeouts, are coming to the men's game next season. Hopefully these rules will accomplish their desired effect of speeding up the game and creating more possessions. IUHoosiers.com polled a couple of current Hoosiers on who they thought would win the NBA Finals. Both sides were taken, with some rather fun reasons why. Some more offseason fodder, particularly for those who like voting in polls: .@IndianaMBB's candy stripe pants get No. 8 seed in @SiriusXMSports' Traditions Tournament:...
The Crimson Quarry Jun 9, 2015

Recruiting Roundup: Rawle Alkins and De'Ron Davis take their talents to Italy

The top IU targets in the 2016 class were joined by other elite talent on the USA Select team for a tournament in Treviso, Italy. - News, notes, and any other tidbits that deal with Hoosier targets - Rawle Alkins continues to impress everyone who watches him. After being named to the USA Select team, Alkins traveled to Treviso, Italy this weekend to play against some of the best international competition in the world. In a battle against a much older 20-U French team, he did not disappoint. In a hard-fought 74-71 win, Alkins led the team with 18 points on 7-8 shooting (2-2 from 3),...

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