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The Crimson Quarry 7 hours ago

Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas

The Hoosiers return to the Big Apple in search of a Big Victory namsayin'? GAME INFO: Who? Georgetown Hoyas (7-3, #30 KenPom) v. Indiana Hoosiers (10-2, #41 KenPom) When? 12:00 PM, ESPN2 Vegas? TBA Pomeroy? GEORGETOWN by 2, 44% chance of Indiana victory _______________________________________ Last Call for Quality Non-Conference Wins Indiana's last non-conference affair is a doozy, as they return to the site of their closer-than-the-score-indicates loss to Louisville to take on a top-30 team in Georgetown before the B1G season kicks off for them in Lincoln on New Year's Eve. This iteration...
The Crimson Quarry 10 hours ago

Crimson Query with Casual Hoya

Happy holidays, everyone! SB Nation Georgetown blog Casual Hoya answered a few questions for us before tomorrow's big game in the Big Apple. In the Q&A, we discuss the new Big East, wonder how IU can defend 6-10 Hoya forward Josh Smith, and get serenaded with a little Springsteen at the end. Check out the Q&A I did for them here too. 1. Georgetown sits at 7-3 so far this season. How are fans feeling about the Hoyas a week before nonconference play starts, and how have games against top-ranked opponents such as Wisconsin and Kansas tested this team so far? Strong to quite strong.  The Hoyas...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 25, 2014

The Hoosier Year-In-Review: 12 things we learned about Indiana athletics in 2014

It's CHRISTMAS and we got you a year-end summary listicle! If you're an a fan of Indiana athletics, it's been some kind of year. Let's look back at the 12 biggest storylines of 2014. Because it's Christmas! It's the end of the year! Tis' the season for listicles to summarize the year that was! It's been a big year of change for us here at TCQ, and the headlines came right along with it. We take a look back at 12 things you should remember most from 2014 -- and what they mean for the future of IU athletics. 1. You will never be able to explain just how good Tevin Coleman really was to those...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 22, 2014

The Week In IUBB Recruiting

We check in on the two 2015 IU commits, while keeping up to date on the comings and goings of the 2016 class. News, notes, and any other random thoughts dealing with Hoosier recruits. Juwan Morgan continued his very strong season with a pair of dominant performances this weekend. In a 57-50 victory over Lafayette, Morgan led his Waynesville team with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks. He followed that up with a 25 point, 9 rebound performance in a 60-52 loss to Hazelwood Central on Saturday night. O.G. Anunoby returned to action after sitting out a game last weekend with a...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 22, 2014


The B1G went haywire on Saturday. Let's sort out the mess with an emergency pre-Christmas edition of the power rankings, and find out which teams have been naughty or nice so far this season. Last week, I said that I probably wouldn't do another power rankings until after the holidays and the start of Big Ten play. Well, after yesterday's dumpster fire of a day for the Big Ten that reminded me of the beginning of college football season, I've decided to do another power rankings and try to sort out the mess that is the conference thus far. Did Tom Izzo just have the worst home loss of his...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 22, 2014

Football Recruiting Board

Kevin Wilson's quest to sign 25 rolls on and this recruiting board will be updated with all the latest signings and targets. 2015 COMMITTED Brandon Knight - OT - Noblesville HS (Noblesville, IN) 6'5" 270lbs, 3-stars (0.8650) Knight has made 5 visits to Bloomington and remains a lock to sign his LOI with Indiana. Chose IU over offers from Purdue, Miami (FL), Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Illinois, and Maryland among others. Leon Thornton - WR - Montini Catholic HS (Lombard, IL) 6'2" 190lbs, 3-stars (0.8622) Talented receiver that made his intentions known by committing to the Hoosiers in...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 21, 2014

Is the Crossroads Classic viable long-term?

The meeting of Indiana's four basketball powers in the nation's premier basketball facility is a slam-dunk on paper, but tweaks may be needed if the event is to be viable in the long-term past 2019. For a basketball junkie, the Crossroads Classic should be Valhalla. Indiana. Butler. Purdue. Notre Dame. Five hours of basketball, four tradition-drenched basketball programs, a smorgasbord of future pro talent, all for the price of a single-ticket. It's a Saturday afternoon before the holidays, a great chance for families divided to vie for bragging rights. And even if the camaraderie isn't...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 20, 2014

Three Things We Learned: Butler

The Hoosiers get the W in a neutral court game against #23 Butler. Indiana got a huge win against a ranked Butler team, when the Hoosiers could have used a win the most. They're now 3-1 against Pomeroy top 50 teams with one neutral court game remaining against Georgetown. But what did we take away from this game? It is impossible to understate how much Troy Williams has grown. Williams was just filthy today. The dude knew exactly what he was capable of and that Butler was not capable of stopping him. He finished with a career high 22 points to go with 11 rebounds and 2 assists. More...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 19, 2014

Game Preview: Butler Bulldogs

We explore the game and debunk the myths and lies of "THE BUTLER WAY." GAME INFO: Who? Butler Bulldogs (8-2, #36 KenPom) v. Indiana Hoosiers (8-2, #52 KenPom) When? 2:30 PM, Fox Sports 1 Vegas? N/A (To Be Added) Pomeroy? BUTLER by 2, 43% chance of Indiana victory _______________________________________ The ____________ Way How does Butler do it? Witchcraft? A deal with the devil? No. Like any underdog that rises to the top without being fueled by obvious star power, it's attributed to that team's name or mascot's "way." All of Butler's success can be attributed to "The Butler Way," and...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 18, 2014

Crimson Query with Butler Mascot Blue III, or "Trip"

Before Indiana and Butler face off on Saturday in the Crossroads Classic, let's hear from an integral part of Butler's team - their mascot. Usually, the Q&As that I do here are pretty straightforward. I'll email an SB Nation blogger for the opposing team a few days before a game, ask him or her 8-10 questions, and post answers once he or she gets back to me. For Saturday's game, however, I decided to switch it up a bit. Last weekend, after the Grand Canyon game, I tweeted the subject of today's Q&A if he was interested, and he immediately responded. Let's do it! RT @VT_Ben: @crimsonquarry...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 17, 2014

Why Indiana Should Always Play Butler

It's time to start a new annual rivalry. Almost exactly two years ago, AJ wrote a column about why Indiana should never play Butler, and I agree with every point he made. It gives a team with a "small-time" perception a seat at the big kids table and all the advantages therein. That was the state of affairs in 2012, but the game done changed. AJ even addressed a caveat that would grant a reversal of his opinion on any annual rivalry with our friends in Indianapolis: If Butler were to make a move and join the new Catholic 7 in an all basketball conference then I would immediately approve...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 16, 2014

Indiana Hoosiers Strength of Schedule is Stronger than First Glance

There is no shortage of schedule criticism throughout Indiana's recent history, but this season's non-conference schedule is actually strongest where it matters. At the top. Controversial opinion of the day. Indiana’s non-conference basketball schedule isn’t really that bad. It feels like this topic is discussed ad nauseam and rarely does anyone offer opposition to the fact that Indiana’s schedule is pretty darn soft. Scan the rest of the power conferences and you’ll see your share of cupcakes and creampuffs. But everyone is insistent that IU’s are more numerous. Heck, even...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 16, 2014

QB Austin King and ATH Mike Majette commit to the Hoosiers

The flip-flopping continues to flop the Hoosiers' way for the second straight day, as former NC State commit Austin King and former Maryland commit Mike Majette join the Hoosiers for the 2015 season Kevin Wilson and his staff have been busy, busy men in the past few days. After yesterday's trifecta of commitments (Tyler Green, DaVondre Love, Isaac James), the Hoosiers' coaching staff continued their success today by nabbing 3-star quarterback Austin King out of Alpharetta, Georgia, and 3-star athlete Mike Majette out of Woodbridge, VA. Indiana football is on a huge upward trend, and they...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 15, 2014

Should IU Get Involved With Duke Transfer Semi Ojeleye?

The former top recruit out of Kansas was a top target for Tom Crean's 2013 recruiting class. Yesterday, news broke out of Durham, NC that Duke sophomore F Semi Ojeleye was leaving the program after a season and a half as a Blue Devil. BREAKING: Sophomore forward Semi Ojeleye will transfer from Duke: http://t.co/coXXtOmnki — Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) December 14, 2014 While the announcement was not all that surprising, as Ojeleye was playing sparingly and had fallen behind newcomers Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow in the rotation, Ojeleye was a top-35 recruit less than...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 15, 2014

The Week in IUBB Recruiting

Tom Crean takes advantage of the team's travel schedule, and updates on some 2016 targets. News, notes, and any other random thoughts dealing with Hoosier recruits. Juwan Morgan, who will be on the shortlist for best haircut in college basketball next year, led his Waynesville Tigers to a title at the Arvest Hoopfest in Rogers, AR this weekend. In a 61-39 blowout over FS Southside, Morgan was all about efficiency with a line of 22 pts, 8 reb, and 4 blocks on 10-13 shooting. He also added 13 pts and 6 blocks in a win over Heritage on Friday night. O.G. Anunoby and Jefferson City ...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 14, 2014

4-Star Safety Tyler Green Signs With Hoosiers

Ohio State's loss is our gain, as the recently decommitted Buckeye wasted little time in signing with Indiana. Kevin Wilson's quest to sign 25 players for 2015 rolls on with a commitment from DeMatha Catholic (MD) safety Tyler Green. That high school should sound familiar to the Hoosier faithful; it's where current Orlando Magic and former IU shooting guard Victor Oladipo attended high school. Green is a big get for an Indiana defense that has been much maligned in the past few seasons, especially against the passing attack. He is rated a 90 on the 247composite scale. His size and lateral...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 13, 2014

Three Things We Learned: Grand Canyon

The Hoosiers cruised to an easy victory over Dan Majerle's 'Lopes in their final tune-up before the Crossroads Classic. Did we learn anything? When you play the 286th ranked team on KenPom you probably can't learn too much, and I feel like I'm just repeating myself at this point. ONTO THE LEARNINGS: James Blackmon Jr. may be human after all. After hitting 54% from three-point range prior to the Jimmy V Classic and is a paltry 2 / 13 (15%) in the two games since. It goes without saying that there's no real cause for alarm here, as even the best shooters go through cold streaks. The cold...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 12, 2014

Game Preview: Grand Canyon Antelopes

After nearly shuttering due to financial problems ten years ago, the publicly traded, for-profit institution sending its Dan Majerle-led program Bloomington Saturday shows the Freudian id of 21st-century college sports. GAME INFO: Who? Grand Canyon Antelopes (4-5, #286 KenPom) v. Indiana Hoosiers (7-2, #54 KenPom) When? 5:00 PM, BTN Vegas? No line Pomeroy? INDIANA by 18, 95% chance of victory _______________________________________ GRAND CANYON: THE ID OF COLLEGE SPORTS You didn't come here to get a lesson in Freudian psychology, but you're going to get one. Now two seasons into their...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 11, 2014

What Went Wrong: Louisville

After a couple of days to reflect on the Jimmy V Classic, let's take one final look at the game before moving on. In my game preview, I laid out what I considered to be three crucial keys to victory if Indiana wanted to pull off a big upset in Madison Square Garden. Let's see how they fared: MAKE SHOTS. Indiana actually did a pretty job of this in the first half, going into the locker room with only a five-point deficit thanks mostly to hitting 7-10 from distance. But legs got tired and players more desperate in the second half, and the Hoosiers hit only 1-10 in the second half. James...
The Crimson Quarry Dec 10, 2014

Indiana Nabs UAB Receiver

Marqui Hawkins is officially a Hoosier and immediately eligible for next season. Marqui Hawkins has had an interesting football journey. As a 3-star recruit out of Columbus, Georgia and the 50th overall receiver in his class, Marqui committed to play for Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators. He spent his first season as a redshirt before working as both wide receiver and defensive back during the Gators' spring practice. Buried on the depth chart and unlikely to see the field for either side of the ball, Hawkins transferred to UAB where he sat all last year. But, as we all know, UAB will no...

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