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Indiana Basketball's 2016-17 Big Ten schedule has been released and it's pretty good maybe

The orangeball Hoosiers now have the roadmap to a third Big Ten title in five years in their hands. It wouldn't be almost-Indiana-football-season without spending a few minutes talking about basketball. The schedule is out, here it is: Dec. 28: Nebraska at Indiana Jan. 3: Wisconsin at Indiana Jan. 7: Illinois at Indiana Jan. 10: Indiana at Maryland Jan. 15: Rutgers at Indiana Jan. 18: Indiana at Penn State Jan. 21: Michigan State at Indiana Jan. 26: Indiana at Michigan Jan. 29: Indiana at Northwestern Feb. 1: Penn State at Indiana Feb. 5: Indiana at Wisconsin Feb. 9: Purdue at Indiana...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 24, 2016

2016 Indiana football preview: Linebackers

Tegray Scales and Marcus Oliver lead a solid, veteran position group. How will the change to the 4-2-5 affect their play? Overview Indiana comes into this season with both depth and experience at the linebacker position. The veteran presence of this position group should come in handy, as IU adjusts to the new defensive system. Though Tom Allen is new this season as the DC, linebackers coach William Inge has been a steady presence at IU since Kevin Wilson arrived in Bloomington, so continuity has been a major factor in this position. The implementation of the 4-2-5 could be a learning curve...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 23, 2016

A REASON TO HATE EVERY BIG TEN FOOTBALL TEAM IN 2016

THE TEAM YOU LIKE? WELL GUESS WHAT, IT'S BAD. HERE'S WHY. Our Indiana football season preview rolls on today with a focus on other teams -- and why you should hate them. Hey, if you're reading this, it means you've already checked out SBNation's college football season preview, right? Well, if not, you should get on that. Inside that slick and fancy online preview, you'll find a reason to root for every single college football team in 2016. Positivity is fun and good! Except here at CQ. The hell with your team. We hate your team, and you should hate your team too. And other teams. Hate...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 22, 2016

2016 Indiana football preview: Defensive line

The Hoosiers must replace three defensive line stalwarts, all while implementing a new scheme. Are they up to the task? Last year, Indiana’s line was a relative strength of an often woeful defense. However, the Hoosiers have many bodies to replace up front, and are implementing a new scheme that will increase the number of linemen from three to four. Here’s a preview of what to expect this season in the defensive trenches: Gone but not forgotten Indiana will have to replace a lot of production from its front line this season. Nick Mangieri, who recorded 9.5 sacks last year, has...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 22, 2016

2016-17 Indiana Football Preview: Wide Receivers

Always an area of strength under Kevin Wilson, the Hoosiers might have one of their strongest receiving cores in Wilson’s tenure. One year ago, there were numerous questions being asked of the Hoosier receiving core. Injuries and graduation had left Simmie Cobbs, who caught 7 passes for 114 yards in 2014, as the top returning receiver. This fall, the Hoosiers have nothing to be concerned about. Cobbs stepped up with 60 catches for 1,035 yards while Ricky Jones caught 54 passes for 906 yards. In the slot, Mitchell Paige became both a security blanket and a folk hero amongst Hoosier...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 21, 2016

Can Indiana win four straight Bucket Games for the first time since 1947?

Who killed Purdue football? There’s a long list of suspects. Each week until the start of football season, we'll be going through Indiana's opponents one by one and looking at whatever we find interesting and/or hilarious about them. And as always, the kick was good. This week: Choooooo Chooooooo Previous previews: FIU | Ball State | Wake Forest | Michigan State | Ohio State | Nebraska | Northwestern | Maryland | Rutger | Penn State | Michigan GAME 12: PURDUE BOILERMAKERS Last year's record: 2-10 2015 Final F/+ Ranking: 93 Head Coach: Darrell Hazell Where: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington,...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 19, 2016

Thomas Bryant named Blue Ribbon preseason All-American

After a strong finish to his freshman season, Thomas Bryant picked up the first of likely many honors this preseason by being named a Blue Ribbon All-American. While much of the talk around college campuses has been about college football, the college basketball season is lurking in the distance. Friday, Indiana big man Thomas Bryant was named a Preseason All-American by Blue Ribbon. Preseason First Team All- : Thomas Bryant #iubbWho's next? pic.twitter.com/BTwKm4ituK— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) August 19, 2016 Joining Bryant on the Blue Ribbon All-American team is Grayson...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 19, 2016

IUFB’s Secondary Will Be Much-improved in 2016

With a new scheme and four returning starters, the Hoosier secondary will be one of the best of Kevin Wilson’s tenure Indiana’s secondary has been brutal the last few years. The Hoosiers have had the Big Ten’s worst pass defense in each of the last three seasons, with last year’s unit giving up a whopping 313.8 pass yards per game. Indiana’s back four was extremely young last season, and just based on all the returning talent (and incoming JUCO talent) the Hoosiers should see an improvement defending the pass. Additionally, new defensive coordinator Tom Allen’s (the fifth guy to...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 18, 2016

Richard Lagow, Zander Diamont lead the race to replace Nate Sudfeld

Our TCQ roster preview takes a look at the most talked about camp battle, as Kevin Wilson searches for the answer to replace one of the program’s most prolific passers. Nate Sudfeld spent four years at Indiana and racked up nearly 8,000 yards through the air and 69 (nice) total touchdowns. Despite spending the first two years in a rotation with other quarterbacks and seeing his junior campaign cut short due to a shoulder injury, Sudfeld threw for more yards and more touchdowns than anyone else in program history and his departure creates the most dynamic variable when one tries to figure...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 17, 2016

Devine Redding, Mike Majette, others are ticketed for larger roles following the departure of Jordan Howard

Our TCQ Roster Preview takes a look at Indiana’s stable of running backs, who could be leaned on heavily as the team transitions to a new quarterback. In 2014, Tevin Coleman piled up over 2,000 yards on the ground and was replaced in 2015, mostly by necessity, with two guys: Jordan Howard and Devine Redding, who managed to each throw up 1,000 yards apiece despite recurring ankle issues (Howard) and early season ineffectiveness (Redding). Once Howard went down for good early on against Maryland, Redding morphed into an unstoppable ball of fire. In the ten games prior to Howard’s injury,...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 17, 2016

2015-16 Indiana Football preview: Offensive Line

Despite losing an All-American from last year’s offensive line, Indiana returns Feeney and a host of talent, giving the Hoosiers one of the top lines in the country. There are many things about the Indiana Hoosiers that have yet to live up to expectations during the Kevin Wilson Era. However, that is certainly not the case with the offensive line. In the last two season, Indiana has produced three separate 1,000-yard rushers. Last year, the Hoosier offensive line had a pair of All-Americans. Entering 2016, sport one of the best lines in the Big Ten and likely in the country, thanks in...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 15, 2016

Indiana’s J-Shun Harris to miss entire second straight season with ACL injury

Bad, bad, awful news for Indiana football fans to start a Monday morning. J-Shun Harris expected to miss the year with ACL injury. It's his other knee. #iufb— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) August 15, 2016 Harris was expected to return to be a big part of Indiana’s receiving corps in 2016, returning from a season-ending ACL injury that kept him out for the entire 2015 season. The 5’8” speedster from Fishers had 18 receptions for 168 yards and two touchdowns as a true freshman in 2014. We’ll update as more information comes out on the injury.
The Crimson Quarry Aug 15, 2016

Indiana was five seconds away from defeating Michigan last year. Can the Hoosiers pull it off in the Big House this fall?

Plus, what would Jim Harbaugh and Tom Crean call their pro wrestling tag team? Each week until the start of football season, we'll be going through Indiana's opponents one by one and looking at whatever we find interesting and/or hilarious about them. And as always, the kick was good. This week: Meeeeeeechigan Previous previews: FIU | Ball State | Wake Forest | Michigan State | Ohio State | Nebraska | Northwestern | Maryland | Rutger | Penn State | GAME 11: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES Last year's record: 10-3 2015 Final F/+ Ranking: 8 Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor,...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 14, 2016

Hoosiers make the final cut as North Central's Kris Wilkes cuts his list to five

There is a lot to like about the news that came out of Indianapolis that Kris Wilkes has cut his college list down to five finalists. Five-star recruit and crown jewel of the State of Indiana's 2017 recruiting class Kris Wilkes announced on Sunday, via Twitter, that he has narrowed his list down to five schools. Not surprisingly, Indiana made the list, but there were some conspicuous absences. My top 5 shouts to everyone who recruited me ... pic.twitter.com/UArEp4dBJW — Kris Air Wilkes (@kadw31) August 14, 2016 Just two weeks ago, Wilkes, the 19th ranked national recruit according...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 9, 2016

Athletes, fellow Hoosiers react to Lilly King’s gold-medal win

After her memorable win over the evil Russians, Lilly King received support from many athletes and Hoosiers Lilly King stole the spotlight in the Olympics on Sunday night with a finger wag seen around the world. She followed it up on Monday by winning gold on Monday night in the 100-meter backstroke, downing controversial Russian Yulia Efimova, who had twice tested positive for banned substances. After her victory, fellow Indiana Hoosiers around the globe reacted to her win and showed their Indiana spirit. Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Shane Wynn Lilly King really is a gold medalist....
The Crimson Quarry Aug 8, 2016

LILY KING, INDIANA HOOSIER, WINS GOLD IN 100 METER BREASTSTROKE

Lily King talked a bunch of smack toward Russia and then followed it up with a gold medal, instantly entering the Pantheon of favorite Crimson Quarry athletes. Olympic gold is coming home to Bloomington. After a few days of verbal sparring back and forth with her doped-up Russian opponent Yulia Efimova, Lily King turned in the performance of a lifetime to take home Olympic gold in the 100 meter breaststroke. Solid night for the #USA#Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/YzxXgeFRyn — NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 9, 2016 King started fast off the block, pulling ahead by a half body length...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 8, 2016

Meet Tyler Natee, your new favorite Indiana Hoosier

Tyler Natee is a freshman bulldozer who might well just become the Hoosiers’ red-zone secret weapon. Last week, we brought attention to IU’s punter, Joseph Gedeon, and his very un-punter-like athleticism. In this week’s edition of unknown Hoosiers, we highlight Tyler Natee. Natee was brought into the light Monday morning when Big Ten Network’s Dave Revsine tweeted about him while watching the Hoosiers practice this morning. Kevin Wilson just came over and raved about 280 lb frosh RB Tyler Natee - "He's Ron Dayne" pic.twitter.com/Ks01w7fQ5D— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) August...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 8, 2016

IU swimmer Cody Miller wins bronze medal, and Lilly King is the favorite for gold tonight

The Hoosiers are off to a fast start in Rio. And Lilly King has some serious swagger. Indiana University swimmers are representing the school very well in Rio right now. Last night, Cody Miller won the bronze medal last night in the men’s 100 breaststroke. During this swim, he set an American record in the event, with a time of 58.87 seconds. It’s the first medal for an IU athlete since Derek Drouin won a bronze in the high jump for team Canada in 2012, and Margaux Farrell won a bronze for France in the freestyle relay the same year. Miller studies at SPEA, and occasionally dresses up...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 7, 2016

Indiana has only won one game ever against Penn State. Can they get a second victory this season?

Each week until the start of football season, we'll be going through Indiana's opponents one by one and looking at whatever we find interesting and/or hilarious about them. And as always, thekick was good. This week: Penn State Previous previews: FIU | Ball State | Wake Forest | Michigan State | Ohio State | Nebraska | Northwestern | Maryland | Rutger | GAME 10: PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS Last year's record: 7-6 2015 Final F/+ Ranking: 47 Head Coach: James Franklin Where: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN When: November 12, time TBA 1. New year, new offense Christian Hackenberg was the...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 5, 2016

HOOSIER FUNBAG: How much does Kevin Wilson have to do to become Indiana's best football coach ever?

This week's topic in our weekly* reader mailbag include Kevin Wilson's legacy at Indiana, when Indiana football actually finishes, and some dead zoo animals that are now in hell. Hey, yes really, we're actually gonna answer some mailbag questions! There's not a golf major this week for roughly the first time since mid-June, so yours truly has time to answer your bad tweets and other questions about Indiana athletics before OLYMPIC GOLF reconsumes my life. (By the way, absolutely do not watch the Olympic golf tournament. Acquire a rotavirus. Get eaten by a capybara. Literally do anything...