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The Crimson Quarry 3 hours ago

Kevin Wilson and the Coaching Class of 2011, Revisited

How does Indiana's football coach compare to his peers who started at the same time as him? Let's find out, and let's take a look at another school whose patience with its football program has paid off. As the Hoosiers struggle through the midst of what could be another disappointing football season, the pressure has continued to mount on IU head coach Kevin Wilson in his fourth season on the job. With starting QB Nate Sudfeld out for the season, the prospects of getting to a bowl game are looking slim for the Hoosiers once again. While Wilson hasn't had the same level of success as some of...
The Crimson Quarry 20 hours ago

Hoosier Hysteria Primer (Part One)

Attending Hoosier Hysteria? You'll want need to read this. Editor's Note: Some may have noticed already, but I've switched to my real name from the KickSewly pseudonym. Coinciding with me becoming EL JEFE 'round here and being proud of what this blog has done / continues to do, I want my (real) name on it. Let's boogy. Each year, Indiana University hosts "Hoosier Hysteria," their take on college basketball's "midnight madness" events that mark the beginning of basketball season (literally at midnight the day the NCAA allows practices to begin) at universities across the country. In recent...
The Crimson Quarry 22 hours ago

Cream and Crimson Conspiracies: The Scholarship Oversign

Indiana is in the oversign by two already for 2015 and are likely to add more players. What are the chances this is all a part of the plan? It's been covered, discussed, covered and discussed again over the Tom Crean tenure. The Hoosiers are almost constantly oversigned in their scholarships for the coming basketball season. Even as we sit here today, the Hoosiers are oversigned by two for 2015 and are still out there shopping for what seems like every position. Meaning you should not be shocked if the Hoosiers end up with at least a 2015 class of three players. And I wouldn't be shocked...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 22, 2014
THE HATER'S TRAVEL GUIDE: INDIANA

THE HATER'S TRAVEL GUIDE: INDIANA

Because we have a bye week. And fair is fair. Ed note: Each week, we write a bunch of half-truths about our opponent so as to create our own false sense of superiority to over-compensate for our football playing ability or, rather, lack thereof. This week is a bye week. And, well, fair is fair. We're up. You know the drill: most of this is false and we don't mean these words. Bloomington is awesome. Please don't burn down my house. WELP. Indiana's football season could be going, you know, better. Last week, we toured the lands of East Lansing -- home of Nate Silver and definitely not home...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 21, 2014

The Week Eight Opponent Recap

When will it finally be our year? To get your minds off of how our season has been going, let's go to the non-con. Indiana State pretty much got rolled by undefeated North Dakota State 34-17. The Bison are now riding a 31 game winning streak, dating back to the last time Indiana State beat them in 2012. The Sycamores gave up the first 20 points of the game, and trailed 34-3 before making their comeback. North Dakota State held the ball for more than 40 minutes, and outgained Indiana State by more than 200 yards. The 4-3 Sycamores travel to Southern Illinois this Saturday night. Bowling...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 20, 2014

B1G Bowl Projections: Actual Eligibility Edition

All ten Big Ten teams were in action on Saturday- oh wait there's 14 of these now aren't there? There's no time to waste! To the CARNAGE REPORT: Purdue headed into halftime with an 11 point lead over a Minnesota team that had looked strangely impressive over the balance of the season. For all the jokes we made, the Boilermakers' switch to Austin Appleby has revitalized their offense and they had 31 points through the first 30 minutes. Unfortunately, games are 60 minutes long and they managed only 7 points in the second half while allowing 19. That win gave the Golden Gophers six wins and...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 19, 2014

Michigan State 56, Indiana 17: Not a Model Performance

It was Zander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day at Memorial Stadium yesterday. With five games left in the season, where do Kevin Wilson and the Hoosiers go from here? A week after going to West Lafayette and controlling Purdue most of the day (aside from a fourth quarter scare), Michigan State continued their tour of destruction across the Hoosier State yesterday, with an easy 56-17 win over a shorthanded Indiana Hoosiers squad. At 3-4 on the season and 0-3 in the Big Ten, the Hoosiers are in trouble as they go into their final five-game stretch, and the situation feels...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 18, 2014

QUICK REACTION: Michigan State 56, Indiana 17

Zander Diamont throws for negative yardage, Jason Spriggs is stretchered off, and a once-promising season is probably in ruins. Well. It was fun for about 25 minutes. And this season was fun for a few games. I threw for more yards sitting on my couch than Zander Diamont did -- living up to none of the hype provided by yours truly. Tevin Coleman still broke 100 yards on the day, but was mainly unheard from after a 65-yard run early in the game. In more important news -- starting offensive tackle Jason Spriggs is at Bloomington Hospital with a cervical spine injury. Don't want to speculate,...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 17, 2014

Game Preview: Michigan State Spartans

The Spartans are better in every conceivable fashion so WE'VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE except for this football game on national television uh oh GAME INFO: Who? Michigan State Spartans (5-1 (2-0), #14 Sagarin, #19 F/+) v. Indiana Hoosiers (3-3 (0-2), #66 Sagarin, #85 F/+) Where / When? Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana; 3:30 PM TV / Radio? ESPN / WatchESPN, IU Radio Network (Sirius 146, XM 201) Tickets? From $50 through Indiana's website, from $34.75 through StubHub. Vegas? Indiana +15.5, 59 o/u _________________________________ I don't feel very well. Your symptoms are completely natural....
The Crimson Quarry Oct 17, 2014

WEEK EIGHT PICKAPALOOZA

There are five B1G games on Saturday. Our crack team of prognosticators attempts to project how they'll go. As always, we'll start with last week's results and... oh no. This wasn't good: Ben: 3-5C4B: 2-6Kick: 1-7Kyle: Busy infiltrating enemy territory Now onto this week. We're sticking to just the five B1G games this time. The only non-B1G game I thought about including this time was FSU/Notre Dame, but when I was compiling the lines, that game had gone off the table at many sports books, so I left it alone. Looks like we've become just the latest media outlet to disrespect the Noles!...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 16, 2014

No Pressure, No Diamonts

On the eve of his first collegiate start against a Top-10 opponent, a true freshman son-of-a-soap-star from LA is ready to take the reigns of Kevin Wilson's offense. And that, weirdly enough, is exactly what Indiana football needs. Every so often, I have a feeling about a sporting event. It's a feeling that's often unjustifiable, unexplainable by any bit of data, film, or any other metric in which we assess a team or competitor before taking the field, court, pitch, course -- whatever -- and any attempt to do so results in the twittersphere wrapping you in a straight-jacket and placing you...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 16, 2014

Yogi Ferrell Speaks

The Hoosiers' fearless leader talks at B1G Media Day. Here's the TWEETCAP. Yogi spoke in Chicago today, here's what he said: Yogi Ferrell says having James Blackmon next to him reminds him of playing with Jordan Hulls. Frees him to play. pic.twitter.com/WfrppxGYlt— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) October 16, 2014 Yogi Ferrell said there are segments of practice where 3s are worth one point and 2s are worth three points. #iubb— Andy Wittry (@AndyWittry) October 16, 2014 Yogi said definitively that hes the best shooter on the team. He and Nick Zeisloft exchanged glances because Zeisloft...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 16, 2014
Hoosiers at B1G Media Day

Hoosiers at B1G Media Day

Couldn't tune in for B1G Media Day? Here's everything regarding what was said about / relating to the Hoosiers. Every coach is being forced to the podium to answer questions about their programs and their offseasons up in Chicago today, here's what Crean said: First, super-important PRESEASON AWARDS: Wisconsin is unanimous preseason Big Ten favorite. Frank Kaminsky unanimous preseason player of the year.— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) October 16, 2014 Kaminsky was unanimous POY too. Joined on first team by Yogi Ferrell, Caris LeVert, Sam Dekker, Terran Petteway. #iubb— ZachOsterman...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 16, 2014

Tom Crean at B1G Media Day

Couldn't tune in for B1G Media Day? Here's a quick tweetcap regarding what was said about / relating to the Hoosiers. Every coach is being forced to the podium to answer questions about their programs and their offseasons up in Chicago today, here's what Crean said: First, super-important PRESEASON AWARDS: Wisconsin is unanimous preseason Big Ten favorite. Frank Kaminsky unanimous preseason player of the year.— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) October 16, 2014 Kaminsky was unanimous POY too. Joined on first team by Yogi Ferrell, Caris LeVert, Sam Dekker, Terran Petteway. #iubb— ZachOsterman...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 16, 2014

Crimson Query with The Only Colors

Pete from SB Nation's Michigan State blog The Only Colors answered some questions for us before Saturday's game. In the Q&A, he discusses Sparty's recent fourth-quarter meltdowns, whether or not Connor Cook is an elite Big Ten QB, and defends the town of East Lansing. 1. The past two weeks have seen Michigan State give up several fourth-quarter touchdowns against both Nebraska and Purdue, but held on to win both games. Do you see this pattern of fourth-quarter letdowns as a concern going forward for the Spartans, or were there different factors in both games that led to the collapses? It's...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 15, 2014

Shake Shuns Hoosiers

Shake Milton has elected to stay close to home, and picks the SMU Mustangs over the Hoosiers. In what was already becoming a very crowded 2015 locker room, with two oversigns already locked in, 2015 PG Shake Milton, out of Oklahoma, has decided against the candy stripes and opted for whatever it is SMU wears ... something decidedly less cool. Assuming Yogi Ferrell plays out his entire eligibility with the Hoosiers, then there is an immediate opening in 2016 for a starting point guard that Tom Crean and company will still be searching to fill. Having a guy like Yogi come in and start at such...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 15, 2014

Zander Diamont To Start Against Michigan State

ZANDER FOOTBALL IS HERE. The true freshman & soap star's son will burn his redshirt in hopes of saving the Hoosiers' season. Indiana now won't start a converted linebacker at quarterback when Michigan State comes to town for Homecoming on Saturday. And that might not be the worst thing. Despite the release of the depth chart earlier this week listing Chris Covington as QB1 for Saturday, the IndyStar's David Woods is now reporting that true Freshman Zander Diamont will take the reigns of the formerly high-powered Hoosier offense. And at just 6-1, 175 in stature, Kevin Johns is already...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 15, 2014

FIRE EVERYONE?

TCQ's editor-in-chief takes a look at the idea of firing Fred Glass and Kevin Wilson for another floundering football season. When Nate Sudfeld smashed into the turf of Kinnick Stadium, a hit that made his left arm more decorative than anything else, coach Kevin Wilson turned the reins of the offense over to true freshman Chris Covington. The new quarterback struggled, as most freshman in a similar situation would do, and Indiana would eventually be defeated. As has become customary among a minority of Indiana fans when the football team falters, there were calls for Kevin Wilson to be...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 15, 2014
THE HATER'S TRAVEL GUIDE: MICHIGAN STATE

THE HATER'S TRAVEL GUIDE: MICHIGAN STATE

GETTING THE NOROVIRUS FROM CARRABBA'S ITALIAN GRILL WILL MAKE YOU FEEL SOME TYPE OF WAY Ed note: Yes, we know it's a home game. We started doing this thing weeks ago, kept the name, and we don't know why. I don't actually know a thing about East Lansing. All of these facts are hastily assembled and may or may not be devoid of any truth. Our friends at The Only Colors are pretty cool. To you guys: I don't mean this. Or at least not all of it. SO LAST WEEK WENT DIDN'T IT GUYS, AMIRITE? HUH, HUH? /pipes burst, ceiling falls in, poop goes everywhere Before we get started with this weeks...
The Crimson Quarry Oct 14, 2014

Hoosiers Get a Commitment from 2015 Forward OG Anunoby

The Hoosiers are continuing their march to fill up their 2015 class. This evening they've continued that class with the commitment of forward OG Anunoby. The Hoosiers keep marching as they are now one step closer to wrapping up their 2015 freshman class for basketball. The Hoosiers just landed a commitment from 2015 Forward OG Anunoby, a 6-8 Jefferson City, Missouri native. Ultimately the decision came down to Georgia, Indiana and Iowa, where he tabbed Bloomington to be his future home. OG, is a bit of a late bloomer off the radar kid that spent a good deal of him summer career in the past...