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2015 college football odds: 5Dimes sets over/under for Hoosiers at 6 wins

The Hoosiers open at +140 for over six wins, and -180 for under six. Plus, a look at all the Big Ten over/under totals. Yesterday, online sportsbook 5 Dimes released over/under win totals for the 2015 college football season. The sportsbook has placed Indiana's win total at 6 games for next season, setting the line at +140 if the Hoosiers go over six wins, and at -180 for IU to win less than six. Thus, despite a lofty win total for a program that has rarely achieved that in recent years, 5Dimes is telling bettors that they must bet $180 in order to win $100 if they don't think IU will...
The Crimson Quarry May 27, 2015

Crimson Query: Talking the NCAA baseball Nashville regional with Anchor of Gold

What should Hoosier fans know about the defending national champions? To win its second regional in three years, Indiana will more than likely have to go through the 1-seed Vanderbilt Commodores. In order to learn more about the regional host and defending national champions, we invited their head baseball writer, Andrew, to answer some questions in a postseason Crimson Query. All answers are sic. Crimson Quarry: If there is one thing that Indiana fans should fear about Vanderbilt, what is it? Anchor of Gold: To be honest, there’s not just one thing.  Our offense, though spotty at times,...
The Crimson Quarry May 26, 2015

2013-14 Big Ten athletic department revenues: Indiana is 9th in conference, Purdue is last

USAToday released their chart of athletic department revenues today and the numbers are worth a look. College athletic departments are turning a huge profit off athletes, right? Well, maybe not. The USA Today does a tremendous job each year compiling the balance sheets of every public institution in Division I's athletic department. In the 2013-14 fiscal, the Big Ten and SEC dominated the standings of moneymaking. Oregon held the top overall spot for this period, raking in almost $200 million in revenue. Michigan (2nd), Ohio State (5th), Wisconsin (8th), Penn State (12th), Minnesota...
The Crimson Quarry May 26, 2015

Late Lunch Links: APR Recognition, Assembly Hall Update, More!

IU Athletics Six Indiana programs were recognized by the NCAA for finishing the year in the top 10 percent of their respective sports for APR. The six sports awarded were men's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, outdoor track and field, and women's tennis. Men's Basketball/Assembly Hall The first phase of Assembly Hall's renovation is well under way, and IU Athletics has posted a video detailing how the renovations have been progressing. Women's Rowing Indiana is much better prepared to take on the NCAA Rowing Championships this year after having been the new kids on the block last...
The Crimson Quarry May 26, 2015

REGIONAL PREVIEW: Hoosiers get tough draw in Nashville

Indiana could've drawn the 1927 Yankees, the 1976 Reds, and the National League all-star team and wouldn't have been allowed to complain. To be in the tournament field at all given the way April went for the club is something to celebrate. But the regional draw in Nashville won't make the first step in the Road to Omaha easy for the Hoosiers. Ed note: Here's our full primer for the Nashville Regional. Stay tuned here to CQ for full coverage of Indiana's Road to Omaha. VANDERBILT REGIONAL SCHEDULE Friday, May 29 Game 1, 3:00 p.m. EST: (2) Radford Highlanders vs. (3) Indiana Hoosiers Game 2,...
The Crimson Quarry May 26, 2015

Recruiting Roundup: Thon Shop

While Thon Maker's recruitment takes yet another turn, Hoosier targets were on display in Minnesota and New York for a big AAU weekend. News, Notes, and any other tidbits that deal with Hoosier recruits and targets - The curious case of Thon Maker continues on. The following tweet was sent out on Friday: Thon Maker's guardian says Indiana & ASU both have a plan in place for Maker to spend 1 1/2 yrs on campus beginning December. Story later — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 23, 2015 As we explained a few months back, his preference to enroll in December complicates his...
The Crimson Quarry May 25, 2015

ROAD TO OMAHA: Hoosiers earn NCAA berth, named 3-seed in Vanderbilt regional

Over the next week, we'll have regional previews, predictions, and much more. For starters, here's the entire Field of 64 with regional and super regional pairings. Monday, the NCAA selection committee rewarded the Hoosiers for two-thirds of a magnificent season, and gave them the benefit of the doubt when it came to the middle third. The committee named Indiana the 3-seed in the Vanderbilt regional that will also include the host, Vanderbilt, as well as Radford and Lipscomb. Indiana will play Radford on Friday at 3 p.m. EST The Big Ten received five bids as a conference, which included...
The Crimson Quarry May 23, 2015

Hoosiers crush Iowa, advance to face Maryland

In just the second Big Ten series of the season, Indiana went to Iowa City and had its regular season title hopes dashed by the Hawkeyes as they fell to 1-4 before the conference slate really ever got going. But Friday, they kept their quest for a 3rd straight Big Ten tournament title alive by bombarding Iowa with 13 hits and 10 runs. MORRIS AND HARD-HITTING YOUNGSTERS BOUNCE IOWA FROM TOURNAMENT After Wednesday's loss to Michigan, Chris Lemonis noted that his team was built to go through a loser's bracket. He was referencing his unbelievably deep pitching staff, which includes 12 players...
The Crimson Quarry May 22, 2015

Thon Maker still talking to Indiana, but won't enroll until "at least" December.

One of the most talented and enigmatic players remaining in the 2015 class is still communicating quite a bit with Indiana. ESPN Recruiting Insider Jeff Borzello has a fresh gulp of water for those thirsting for news regarding the 2015 5-star forward Thon Maker: Thon Makers guardian tells ESPN that theyre in most contact with Indiana and Arizona State. Wont enroll in college until at least Dec.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) May 22, 2015 Lots to unpack in this tweet. Well really just two things: THE (KINDA) GOOD: looks to be shaping up into a two-horse race between Arizona State and...
The Crimson Quarry May 22, 2015

Hoosiers scrape by Buckeyes, will face Iowa in second straight elimination game

After a disappointing start to the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday, Indiana got back on track behind another outstanding Kyle Hart outing and a big knock by Scott Donley. Now, they'll look to avenge a regular season sweep to the Hawkeyes. Scott Donley looked like a shell of himself on Wednesday morning in Minneapolis. The usually-steady senior struggled and often looked silly at the plate against Michigan. Thursday's elimination game against Ohio State wasn't going much better for him through seven innings. He was 0-for-3 on the day. But after his comrades found a way to load the bases with...
The Crimson Quarry May 22, 2015

2015 Indianapolis 500: It's time to end the local blackout of the race

The Indy 500 is full of great traditions. Preventing those in Indianapolis TV markets from seeing the race isn't one of them. Ed note: Yes, we know. We're supposed to cover Indiana sports. But sometimes we feel the need to say something about sports in Indiana. This weekend will mark the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, and Ben Raphel is dang tired of your anti-competitive television rights policies, son. Earlier this year, the NFL announced that it was finally getting rid of its arcane television blackout policy, one that would prevent games from appearing on local markets if they...
The Crimson Quarry May 21, 2015

2015-16 NCAA basketball title odds: Maryland is your new favorite, Hoosiers aren't far behind

Indiana comes in with the 11th best title odds in the most recent lines released from Bovada. Wanna put some money on the Hoosiers? How does 25-to-1 to hang banner six in Assembly Hall sound? Bovada released their most recent championship odds for the 2015-16 season today, and Vegas sees the Hoosiers as having the 11th best odds to take the title. They're not the only team in the state of Indiana high on the list either: Purdue's now up to 33/1 after adding Caleb Swanigan this week. It might be a good year to bet the Big Ten on the whole -- the sharps see Maryland as the biggest winner in...
The Crimson Quarry May 21, 2015

Where are they now?: Tom Coverdale is Indiana basketball's answer to dadbod

Everyone's favorite redhead earned a spot in our hearts with his scrappy play and tough as nails work ethic. Basically, every buzzword used for your favorite white NFL wide receiver also doubles for Tom Coverdale. And for that, we love him. (Note: This is part of an ongoing series, and if there are any players you would like to see chronicled, let us know in the comments) Last week, our own Kyle Swick wrote a SCORCHING HOT and TOTALLY SERIOUS article about how Indiana needs to get back to 'crootin people who understand the tradition at IU. Individuals who grew up with cuts and scrapes...
The Crimson Quarry May 20, 2015

April's Hoosiers show up in #iubase loss to Michigan

I thought we were done with this. It's not Indiana was expected to win out, but you sure didn't see them losing like this after the last three weeks. Nothing. That's what Indiana had going for them on Wednesday morning in Minneapolis. Absolutely nothing. If you didn't have a calendar, you would have assumed it was April based on the Hoosiers' performance. The team that looked like it couldn't be stopped a few days ago managed just four hits and one run in a beatdown that came at the hands of the 3-seed Michigan Wolverines. The Luke Harrison as a starter experiment has now produced the same...
The Crimson Quarry May 20, 2015

PREVIEW: #iubase opens B1G tournament with Michigan

Winners of six straight and nine out of their last 10, Indiana opens the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday morning with 4-seed Michigan. As usual, we've got everything you need to know and more. The red hot Hoosiers begin the defense of their back-to-back Big Ten championships on Wednesday, and they'll try to do it with an array of pitching. Senior Luke Harrison will make just his second start of the season (or of the last three years) on what Manager Chris Lemonis has called a "staff day." Last week in the series opener against Ohio State, Harrison made his other start and went 4+ innings....
The Crimson Quarry May 19, 2015

2015-16 Big Ten Basketball: Way-Too-Early season picks, projections, & awards

It's the offseason! Indiana and Purdue might be good next year! What does that mean? LET'S TALK ABOUT BASKETBALL ALL THE TIME. We're only 6 months away from college basketball, guys. Since it's the offseason and Thon Maker won't make up his mind, let's go ahead and just give our way-too-dang-early outlook for the 2015-16 season. Why do we do this? Because y'all love talking Big Ten hoops of course! (Or maybe so I can subtweet Michigan fans in February with assorted screenshots of this article, whatever.) LET'S GET TO IT. LET'S POWER RANK THE CONTENDERS 1. MARYLAND Why they'll be...
The Crimson Quarry May 19, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: More Big Ten Championship Results

Women's Rowing At this past weekend's Big Ten Championships, the team earned their second consecutive fourth place finish, led by the 1st Varsity 8 grabbing their second consecutive medal finish in the Championships (a third place effort). Track and Field Terry Batemon won Indiana's 7th pole vaulting title in the last 8 years at the Big Ten Championships. Both the men's and women's teams came in 12th place at the event. Football In cas you missed it, IU Athletics announced that Indiana's 103rd Homecoming Game will be October 17th at 3:30pm against Rutgers. Men's Soccer IU welcomes...
The Crimson Quarry May 19, 2015

Tale of the tape: Tom Crean vs... Tom Crean

How does IU’s basketball coach match up against the Irish Antarctic explorer of the same name? It recently came to my attention that the Tom Crean who coaches Indiana's basketball team isn't just the only famous Tom Crean out there. In fact, there is another legendary Tom Crean, one whose job status wasn't called for every 10 seconds on Twitter dot com. This other Crean was an early 20th century Irish explorer who went on several trips to explore the continent of Antarctica. The two mean have both accomplished a great deal during their storied careers. But which one will be crowned...
The Crimson Quarry May 18, 2015

Max Bielfeldt visits Indiana

The 6'8", 245 lb Michigan transfer is eligible immediately. Max Bielfeldt, a 6'8", 245 lb PF who played with Michigan last season, was in Bloomington yesterday to visit IU before he decides on where he will finish out his eligibility. Bielfeldt averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.5 minutes of action per game last season for the Wolverines. He has also taken a visit to Nebraska, and is considering DePaul and Iowa State, as well. Having won an appeal that allows him to transfer within the Big Ten, the recent dismissal of Devin Davis and Hanner Mosquera-Perea has provided an intriguing...
The Crimson Quarry May 18, 2015

Big Ten baseball tournament set to begin Wednesday

As the conference tournament draws near, we've got final regular season power rankings, an explanation of how the convoluted tournament format works, and predictions. REGULAR SEASON POWER RANKINGS Thanks For Playing T-10. Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers. These teams had nice seasons. Frankly, none of them have anything to be proud of. The closest thing each of them had to an accomplishment? Northwestern had a season-ending series win over Maryland, but the Terps are certainly riding the struggle bus, so it's not a wildly successful weekend. Penn State beat Indiana once in what was...

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