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The Crimson Quarry 5 hours ago

ESPN's Andy Katz is predicting Indiana will play at Duke in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

"It's not like they're the University of Jesus Christ and we're playing the Twelve Disciples. It's just Duke. Duke is just a name on a jersey." - A.J. Moye While the schedule for the Big Ten-ACC Challenge won't be announced for at least another couple weeks, ESPN's Andy Katz made a prediction today that the two marquee matchups will be Maryland at North Carolina and our Indiana Hoosiers at Satan's Duke Blue Devils. Click here to hear for yourself. You'll notice that Katz offered no reasoning as to why he thinks these matchups will come to fruition, but it is still enough to get us excited...
The Crimson Quarry 9 hours ago

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Lots of IUFB News

Due in part to this being Finals Week for IU, there weren't as many sporting events to talk about. However, there was quite a bit of news related to IU football, and IU Track and Field had one last competition before the Big Ten Championships, so today's links will focus heavily on those. Football Two sets of future non-conference games have been set, with Indiana extending their series with Florida International, adding a home and a road game to the current home and road plans for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and reupping with Western Kentucky for two home games followed by an away game in...
The Crimson Quarry May 4, 2015

Indiana baseball sweeps Maryland, throws self back into NCAA conversation

Sunday afternoon, Indiana finished torching College Park like Sherman marching through Atlanta. 30 hits and 25 runs in three games led the Hoosiers to a sweep of No. 20 Maryland and has them right back in the mix for an NCAA at-large bid. A couple days ago, I wrote an article about how the 2013 and 2014 Indiana baseball teams made what's happening in the Big Ten this season possible. The crux of the article, for those who haven't read it, is that before IU had that terrific run that was unprecedented for the conference in the last 30 years, no one ever could have imagined five Big Ten...
The Crimson Quarry May 4, 2015

NFL Draft 2015: A rebuttal of The Falcoholic's concerns regarding Tevin Coleman

One writer for the SB Nation Falcons blog has some concerns about their third-round pick. Let's try to rebut them. After the Atlanta Falcons drafted Tevin Coleman with the 73rd overall pick in the NFL Draft on Friday night, Caleb Rutherford of The Falcoholic, SBN's Falcons blog, analyzed the pick and had some critical words about the former Hoosier standout and how he fits in to the team's plans. Rutherford's concerns were based primarily around team fit and value in the draft, but honestly I thought they were a bit of an overreaction. Thus, I'm going to go through his analysis now and try...
The Crimson Quarry May 3, 2015

Is #iubase still alive for an at-large NCAA bid?

After two wins in the first two games at Maryland, Indiana baseball is 9-3 against ranked opponents this season. And these two wins have the Hoosiers right back on the bubble for an NCAA at-large bid, according to D1 Baseball. Friday night, Jake Kelzer and Scott Effross teamed up to out pitch Maryland starter Mike Shawaryn, who was 10-0 entering the game. They got the game to Luke Harrison in the 8th. In a 6-5 game, he loaded the bases with 2 outs, so Ryan Halstead came in for a 4-out save and got just that to hand Shawaryn his first loss of the season, and give Indiana its first truly big...
The Crimson Quarry May 1, 2015

NFL Draft 2015: Tevin Coleman selected 73rd overall by the Atlanta Falcons

So your team just drafted Tevin Coleman, huh? Here's six things to know about him heading into the season. So your team has just drafted Tevin Coleman, huh? Well, here are the basics of what you need to know about the former IU running back who will soon be joining your team. In Tevin Coleman, you are getting a dynamic back who has the ability to break through any defense. Coleman ran for 2,000 yards last season, scoring 15 touchdowns and averaging 7.5 yards per carry, all in only 12 games. Let me reiterate that. He ran for 2,000 yards at Indiana University, a school whose football team has...
The Crimson Quarry May 1, 2015

Jeremiah April will transfer from Indiana.

The enigmatic freshman center will leave Bloomington after one year. The ever-changing scholarship situation at Indiana has reached equilibrium, if only temporarily. Jeremiah April will leave the program after one season, according to Mike Miller of the Herald-Times: BREAKING: Jeremiah April is transferring from Indiana, per source. #iubb — Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) May 1, 2015 Tom Crean was quoted, saying that April would like to seek a school where he could find more playing time and that the staff was unable to ensure him of that. April's inability to get on the floor last...
The Crimson Quarry May 1, 2015

The 2013 and 2014 Hoosiers made the Big Ten what it is today

It's not often that a 9th-place team could receive credit for the unprecedented success that its competitors are having. But Indiana baseball is a 9th-place team that should. Until a couple years ago, Big Ten baseball was a joke. Now, with just a couple weeks left in the 2015 season, the conference has five teams projected to be in the NCAA field of 64 by D1baseball.com. To understand just how big of a jump the conference has made, you have to get a grasp on where it has been. THE EARLY YEARS Although several American universities began playing baseball in the late 19th century, the NCAA...
The Crimson Quarry May 1, 2015

Indianapolis won't bid on 2018-2020 College Football Playoff games

Many across the twitterverse had speculated that Indy would be a landing spot for future title games, but this isn't a huge shock to those around Indianapolis. On the heels of yet another well-reviewed Final Four, Indianapolis is undoubtedly the best bet for northern teams looking to have a College Football Playoff Final close to home. Much to the surprise of some nationally, that won't be happening any time soon. Here's the statement from Ryan Vaughn of the Indiana Sports Corporation today: The College Football Playoff Championship game is a tremendous event, one that will continue to...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 30, 2015

NFL Draft 2015: What team will pick Tevin Coleman?

Which NFL Draft team is going to draft Indiana's top prospect? I made up some odds for each of the leading teams. Tevin Coleman has impressed scouts in his pre-draft workouts, running a blisteringly fast 40-yard dash time of 4.35 seconds. Meanwhile, he also recently revealed that he played most of his 2,000-yard season with a nagging injury. However, Even the most optimistic IU fan realizes that Coleman won't likely be a first-round pick. NFL teams are, in general, shying away from picking running backs too early in the draft. In addition, at least two other running back prospects...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 29, 2015

CrimsonQuarry is growing faster than we can keep up. We need your help.

Over the last few months, this little 'ol Indiana site has more than tripled in size. We've set our aim high, and now we need your help to get there. This post should start off with a thank you to our readers, our twitter followers, our fans. Over the last six months, CrimsonQuarry has exploded with growth. We're setting new traffic records every month, our community is adding new members every day, and it's our hope that we're providing more unique content about Indiana athletics with a voice and an irreverence that you won't find anywhere else. Since we're growing, we assume that y'all...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 29, 2015

MR. HOOSIER 2015: Vote now on the Hoeppner Region

Who will survive the first round of our wild-card region? Yes, we know we haven't done one of these for a while. But today we return with the first-round voting for our final region, the Terry Hoeppner Region. As we explained earlier, this is the "catch-all region of IU personalities and things" named after the late, great former IU football coach. Here are your first-round matchups, along with an explanation of each: (1) Fred Glass vs. (16) Fan's Choice: Marni Mooney The fireworks-loving AD takes on our reader's choice option, the perfect APR score-loving academic advisor for IU...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 29, 2015

Indiana, Kentucky might be in talks to renew their basketball rivalry.

A report from the Indiana Business Journal gives hope to those wanting the storied rivalry, dormant since the 2011-2012 season, to be resumed. Many Indiana fans have been clamoring for the athletic department to do whatever it takes to get back on the court against Kentucky, and a report from the Indiana Business Journal suggests that they're at least willing to talk to their Wildcat counterparts about it. The article does contain quotes from both Fred Glass and Kentucky's Deputy Athletic Director that seem to be at odds with one another. “I personally would like to renew the...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 29, 2015

Hoosiers lose to Evansville again, put .500 in play

Two weeks after a 14-inning loss at home to the Evansville Purple Aces, Indiana got a shot at revenge on Tuesday night. But in what has become typical Hoosier fashion, the opportunity was squandered and UE thumped Indiana 8-4. By now, you all know the story of the 2015 version of Indiana baseball. Part of it goes like this: Occasionally, hope returns, whether in the form of a 9th-inning comeback against tournament-lock Notre Dame, a sweep of Rutgers, or a night where everything comes together like Friday against Michigan State. But it never lasts. By the middle of the afternoon on Sunday,...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 28, 2015

WATCH: Kyle Schwarber is good at hitting baseballs very long distances

Kyle Schwarber is good at hitting baseballs. Last night, he broke his bat trying to hit a baseball, and the bat hit him in the head. He responded as only Kyle Schwarber would, by getting a new bat and placing the very next wall a very long distance away where some fan/ball boy/other ballpark employee must go retrieve it. Your browser does not support iframes. Oh, and yeah, he's alright done the same thing tonight, too. SCHWARBER BOMB! A towering blast to RF doubles our lead to 2-0! That's Kyle's fourth longball of the season! — Tennessee Smokies (@smokiesbaseball) April 28,...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 28, 2015

Meet Bol Riek: Indiana is 'showing interest' in the 7-3 center from South Sudan

Riek came to the United States as part of the same A-HOPE program that brought Peter Jurkin & Hanner Perea to play for the Indiana Elite program and seek college scholarships. Tijan Jobe. Bawa Muniru. Peter Jurkin. Those names might not evoke the most positive feelings from Indiana basketball fans, at least when it came to their on-court production. Undeterred, Tom Crean might be looking to the Indiana Elite/A-HOPE pipeline once again for a 7-foot-3 center out of the class of 2017. From Kyle Neddenriep at the IndyStar: At 7-2, Bol Riek is accustomed to stares from curious onlookers. At an...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 28, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Spirit of Indiana Showcase and more!

Women's Golf Senior Elizabeth Tong has been chosen to play in the NCAA Regionals May 7th-9th in South Bend. Women's Water Polo Indiana advanced to the finals of their conference championship tournament, but came up just short against Princeton, 7-6. Spirit of Indiana @IUWSoccer: Our very own Jen Stanley was the emcee of the Spirit of Indiana Showcase tonight! Great job Jen!! pic.twitter.com/lM1ntNYNTo — IU Women's Soccer (@IUWSoccer) April 28, 2015 Women's golf just stole the show here at the Spirit of Indiana showcase with their dance routine. This was GREAT...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 27, 2015

Recruiting Roundup: Big games from familiar names

The AAU circuit is in full swing, and the Hoosier staff (with Thomas Bryant stepping in as lead recruiter) has been getting some face time as they check in with top recruiting targets. News, notes, and any other tidbits that deal with Hoosier targets - Before Thomas Bryant even steps foot on campus in Bloomington, he has already begun to ingratiate himself with the Hoosier faithful. He has taken on the role of lead recruiter, already in the ear of some of the top 2016 IU targets, like Rawle Alkins. Thomas Bryant was here to watch Rawle Alkins and told him "We can take IU by storm."...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 27, 2015

Plagued by same problems, #iubase loses another series

After a walk-off win against Notre Dame at Victory Field and a 15-hit effort on Friday night against Michigan State, there was a glimmer of hope up on the bypass. But the single worst day of the season for the Hoosiers further cemented the reality that is the second half of this season. A few minutes before the beginning of Sunday's doubleheader, the most encouraging sign of the past few weeks came across the Twitter feed. D1baseball.com released its daily RPI rankings, and after two big wins on Wednesday and Friday, Indiana had found its way back into the Top-50. Nothing is a lock, but...
The Crimson Quarry Apr 26, 2015

Yogi Ferrell will return to Indiana for his senior season: What does it mean?

Gary Parrish first reported Ferrell's return this morning. What does that mean for the Hoosiers? Early on Sunday morning, Gary Parrish sent the following tweet: Indiana star Yogi Ferrell plans to announce he’s returning for his senior year, a source told @CBSSports. Story: http://t.co/CktaWGuWsU — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) April 26, 2015 It may be March or (hopefully) April before we know the full effects of Ferrell's return, but there are a few things we already know: 1. Indiana will (or should) be a Top-10 team when the season starts. You already know why. Ferrell, Blackmon,...

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