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The Crimson Quarry Sep 17, 2014
Game Preview: Missouri Tigers

Game Preview: Missouri Tigers

This probably isn't gonna go well. Also, Kevin Wilson is the realest. GAME INFO: Who? Missouri Tigers (#24 Sagarin, #12 F/+) v. Indiana Hoosiers(#56 Sagarin, #45 F/+) Where / When? Memorial Stadium / Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri; 4 PM TV / Radio? SEC Network, IU Radio Network (Sirius 146, XM 201) Tickets? From $20 through Mizzou's website, and from $30.99 through StubHub. What's Vegas Saying? Indiana +13.5 (-105), 72.5 o/u ________________________________________ I'm not mentally prepared to do this again. Totally understandable. Last week's crushing loss to Bowling Green is still...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 15, 2014

B1G BOWL PROJECTIONS: POSTSEASONS ARE OVERRATED

I think I speak on behalf of the entire B1G when I say that going to a bowl just isn't that big of a deal, you know? Twelve games is an awful lot and the whole "doing well on a national stage" is just so played. So, really, Bowling Green did us a favor. Another soul-sucking dumpster fire interesting weekend of B1G football is in the books! Let's take a look at the CARNAGE REPORT. After a few shaking outings last weekend in the yearly, impromptu B1G-MAC challenge, the B1G boys rebounded and took two of three contests on Saturday. Michigan and Ohio State beat Miami (OH) and Kent State by...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 14, 2014

Bowling Green 45, Indiana 42: The More Things Change...

Despite a new defensive coordinator, we saw the same old Hoosier defense yesterday in a brutal 45-42 loss at Bowling Green, as Kevin Wilson's record in close games remains awful. The Hoosiers now must push the reset button on the season. Is there time to right the ship? The Latin phrase nihil novi sub sole literally means "nothing new under the sun." After yesterday's loss to Bowling Green, it's the perfect phrase to describe IU football. As a result of the loss, Indiana drops to 1-1 on the season. For the past three years, we have been told to be patient with this football team, much...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 12, 2014

Three Games in Eight Days: Indiana, Louisville, and Ohio State

In which the author goes to home games at IU, U of L, and OSU, and describes his experience at each event. Over the first two weekends of the college football season, I had the opportunity to attend three games. This mini-tour of Big Ten and ACC schools took me first to Bloomington, then to Louisville, then finally Columbus. Over the course of this trip, I was able to see a program on the rise, another that has seemingly completed its rise and is now a mainstay, and finally, a program that has been one of the powerhouses in college football for many...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 11, 2014

Quarry Q&A on Bowling Green with SB Nation MAC Blog Hustle Belt

Talking Bowling Green football with Thurman Dieter, a writer for the excellent SB Nation blog Hustle Belt, which specializes in all things Mid-American Conference related. 1.     Starting QB Matt Johnson has been ruled out for the season. How did backup QB James Knapke do in the 48-7 blowout win against VMI last week, and what should the Hoosiers expect from him this weekend? Knapke played "solid" according to Coach Babers. From the press box, you could see he was late on quite a few throws. It'll take time for him to get fully adjusted to the pace of the offense but I wouldn't expect...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 10, 2014

Juwan Morgan Commits to Indiana

The 6-8 power forward from Missouri is the first commitment for Indiana's 2015 recruiting class. As AJ mentioned on Monday, four-star class of 2015 recruit Juwan Morgan was set to make his college decision tonight. His decision came down to Indiana or Vanderbilt, and Morgan chose the Hoosiers. Morgan, who ranks 105th on the Rivals.com rankings for 2015, and 63rd on the 247sports rankings, is a 6-8, 220 pound forward from Waynesville, a small town in south-central Missouri. His size and position should allow him to make an immediate impact on a Hoosier team that will have a very...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 9, 2014
The Week Two Opponent Recap

The Week Two Opponent Recap

Last week was a tremendous week to have not played a game, as it turns out. Before we begin our weekly recap, let me just say: I will never, ever complain about a week 2 bye ever again. Now, onto the non-con opponents. Indiana State rebounded nicely from getting beaten by the Hoosiers last week by blowing out Tennessee Tech 49-14 this week. The Sycamores were led by 4 touchdowns from Mike Perish (3 passing) and 3 more from LeMonte Booker (all rushing). Tennessee Tech committed 4 turnovers, and scored both of their touchdowns on special teams plays midway through the third quarter (a punt...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 8, 2014

BOWLING GREEN: A VISITOR'S GUIDE

AT LEAST WE'RE NOT GOING TO TOLEDO Making travel plans to SCENIC Bowling Green, Ohio for the second game of the season? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: What is a Bowling Green? Great question! Bowling Green was founded in the year Twenty-O'Nine by the underlings of the Great Lord Beckman of Toledo. Legend maintains that the men were seeking reprieve from the lord's SHOUTING and left the grounds to seek an afternoon of bowling, deemed illicit in his kingdom. However, the men became lost many miles south of the city and were unable to hear the directions from the very nice man at the gas...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 8, 2014

B1G Bowl Projections: Oh God, the Humanity

The B1G had some pretty big opportunities to stand out on the national stage and state their case for a spot in the College Football Playoff and oh no oh no oh no how could this turn out so badly. So. Things didn't go great for the Big Ten on Saturday. A conference with only two real shots at getting a team into the CFP saw both shots falter, one much earlier than expected. It wasn't just the top of the conference that faltered, as the five total losses on Saturday included: Purdue's annihilation on their home field at the hands of a Central Michigan team that struggled to put away...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 8, 2014

Juwan Morgan Set to Decide

After an official visit to Vanderbilt and Indiana, Hoosiers top 2015 target Juwan Morgan is set to make his decision this Wednesday. As we've been covering, Juwan Morgan, 6-7 PF from Missouri was on an official visit this weekend to Bloomington. In what sounds to be very good news, the Hoosier target has cancelled his last visit to Washington and has revealed he's going to make his decision this week. Morgan has set a decision time for 7 pm EST at his Missouri high school this Wednesday. The 105th ranked prospect is down to only Vanderbilt and Indiana. If you recall he had scheduled 5...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 6, 2014

BYE WEEK OPEN THREAD

The Hoosiers don't play this weekend. But there are still plenty of stories to talk about. Good news everyone: Indiana will once again not lose at football this weekend! The bad news? It's because we have a bye week. That's right, even though the season just started last weekend, the Hoosiers already are off. The Hoosiers will get another bye in late October, in between the Michigan State and Michigan games, but this one seems fairly premature. The biggest news concerning next week's game against Bowling Green is that the Falcons' starting quarterback, Matt Johnson, is out for the season...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 5, 2014

Help (Still) Wanted

Whether your interested in writing for the blog or managing the whole dang thing, step on up! We know JustAJ will be taking off his managing hat in the coming days, while sticking around as a contributing writer. That means we have openings across the board. SB Nation is still interviewing candidates for the manager gig prior to making a final decision, and TCQ is looking for more contributing writers. If you've ever wanted to write about your Indiana Hoosiers, now is the time to show what you've got. By joining the TCQ family, you'll get all the fame, glory, and riches you could ever...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 3, 2014
SPORTING NEWS IS WORRIED ABOUT YOU, HOOSIERS

SPORTING NEWS IS WORRIED ABOUT YOU, HOOSIERS

ARE YOU FEELING ALRIGHT? IS YOUR FOREHEAD WARM? I'VE NOTICED YOUR ROSTER HAS NO PROVEN TALENT OVER 6'8". DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT? Sporting News has dropped their predicted standings for the B1G this year and they've deemed Indiana to be the tenth best team in the conference. If this were 1988, we'd be dead last! Thankfully, it is 2014, and a tenth place finish in the Big Ten only makes you ... fifth last! Here's how the folks at SN see it: Wisconsin Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Michigan Iowa Maryland Illinois Minnesota Indiana Penn State Purdue Northwestern Rutgers I was...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 3, 2014

Indiana Nonconference Schedule Evaluation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Taking a look at Indiana's 13 nonconference games for the upcoming season. As of late last Friday, we now know the full schedule for IU hoops schedule for the 2014-15 season. Highlights of the nonconference schedule include two separate trips to New York City, a couple of high-profile teams in Assembly Hall, and the annual Crossroads Classic game in Indy. A couple weeks ago, I previewed IU's Big Ten slate; now, let's look more in-depth at the non-conference games, categorized by the skill level of each of the opponents (using their KenPom rankings, which I highly recommend for any diehard...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 2, 2014
Juwan Morgan Reconfigures His Visit Schedule

Juwan Morgan Reconfigures His Visit Schedule

Juwan Morgan was supposed to visit Indiana on the last weekend of September with his teammate Shake Milton, but he's now pushed up his timeline. Juwan Morgan along with his AAU teammate Shake Milton are no secret to the IU faithful. These two have firmly cemented themselves as the top two 2015 targets for the Hoosiers basketball squad. Now one of them has thrown a wrinkle at us. Juwan Morgan, instead of visiting on the last weekend of September with Milton has pushed up his timeline. With the intent to decide on his college by the end of September, he's decided to push his official visit...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 2, 2014

SB Nation Looking For New Site Manager

After a couple years at the helm, JustAJ is now hit the top of his lifespan for running The Crimson Quarry. If you want to have your name at the top of your very own blog apply here. As some of you are aware, I've started a new job this past summer. For the past two months I've been struggling to find the energy to do/learn my real world job, write consistent blog content and manage the behind the scenes action. As you may have noticed we've added writers to help pick up the slack, but the load was too much. So I will be stepping down as the site manager and go back to just writing. So...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 2, 2014

The Week One Opponent Recap

Taking a peek at how everyone we've yet to play did this week As is customary here at the Quarry, we like to look at how the other teams on the Hoosiers schedule are fairing when we aren't playing them, and now that football season is finally here, it's time to bring on the weekly recap. As always, we start with the non-con opponents. Bowling Green, the team we face after this bye week, traveled to Western Kentucky this week, and got blown up by the Hilltoppers 59-31. WKU QB Brandon Doughty threw for 569 yards (a new WKU record) and 6 touchdowns on 46/56 passing, and the Hilltoppers had 40...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 31, 2014

Indiana 28, Indiana State 10: Running to Stand Still

Tevin Coleman had 247 rushing yards to lead the Hoosiers in a relatively painless 28-10 victory over Indiana State yesterday. But the victory wasn't without a few concerns, especially from the passing game and special teams. On a day when Indiana was honoring former star running back Anthony Thompson, it was only appropriate that the Hoosier ground game would be very impressive, as they racked up 455 rushing yards in an easy victory over Indiana State. Though the Hoosiers only won 28-10, the statistics show much more of a blowout in which the game's final result was never in doubt. Despite...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 30, 2014

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...