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The Crimson Quarry 14 hours ago

Emmitt Holt's dismissal wasn't a punishment, it was a purchase of political capital for Indiana

When the Indiana Men's Basketball program dismissed Sophomore Emmitt Holt on Monday, it didn't serve any traditional purpose of punishment. Instead, it served the personal interests of the decision makers. Retribution. Deterrence. Rehabilitation. Incapacitation. The primary purpose of punishment that we choose says a lot about us as a society and as individual punishers. Each of those four legitimate purposes of punishment has a different underlying reason for being administered. Although deterrence, rehabilitation, and incapacitation are all consequential purposes -- meaning they're geared...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 1, 2015

Police: Hanner Perea, Juwan Morgan were in car with Emmitt Holt & Thomas Bryant at time of incident

The IndyStar's Zach Osterman confirmed today a rumor that had been circulating around Bloomington this week. It had been rumored around Bloomington that Hanner Perea -- now playing basketball for East Tennessee State in Johnson City, Tennessee -- was in town and in the car with Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant during the having-an-unopened-bottle-of-vodka incident that led to Holt's dismissal from the program. Via the IndyStar's Zach Osterman, we now have confirmation this afternoon. Brandon Thomas, a public information officer with the excise police, told The Star that IU freshman forward...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 1, 2015

Indiana football's first depth chart is out. Here's what you need to know.

Indiana released their first depth chart today. Here's three big takeaways heading into Saturday's matchup with Southern Illinois. The document Indiana football fans have been waiting to see all summer is out. Kevin Wilson and the Indiana football staff released their first two-deep of the season -- and there are a few surprises. Here's the IU two-deep: pic.twitter.com/fTq7vRIhNy — Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) September 1, 2015 Haven't been following Hoosier football over the summer? Here's three things to chew on for the rest of the day. 1. Jordan Howard won the running back job, as...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 1, 2015

Here's every opinion written on Emmitt Holt's dismissal from Indiana

Your quick weekly roundup of all the non-revenue sports news and notes, staff changes, and facilities updates breaks to bring you ALL THE TAKES. DISCLAIMER: We won't be writing a column on whether or not this decision was THE RIGHT THING TO DO, because that discussion is stupid and old and irreconcilable. If you would like to read Kyle's take on the Devin Davis dismissal, you can read it here. Maybe we'll write one later. I don't know. Indiana basketball writers did one thing last night -- pound out hand-wringing columns about Emmitt Holt's dismissal from Tom Crean's program. Has he lost...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 1, 2015

CRIMSON QUARRY'S HASTILY CONSTRUCTED BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS: WEEK ONE

IN HONOR OF TIM BECKMAN'S FIRING WE WILL DO THIS WEEK'S POWER RANKINGS IN A LOUD TONE OF VOICE Mouth-breathing football person Tim Beckman got fired at the end of last week for being, largely, an uncaring trash person. He also likes shouting. Tim Beckman did a lot of shouting. In his honor, here are this week's HASTILY CONSTRUCTED BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS, SHOUTED. 1. OHIO STATE OHIO STATE IS VERY GOOD AT FOOTBALL, MORE SPECIFICALLY THE BEST FOOTBALL TEAM IN THIS CONFERENCE. THIS WILL NOT CHANGE ALL YEAR. RATHER THAN DISCUSS THE INS AND OUTS OF WHY THEY ARE THE BEST TEAM, LET'S JUST LISTEN...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 31, 2015

Vegas releases odds for 2016 Champion, IU at 25/1

Las Vegas released their title odds for the 2015-16 season with Duke and Kentucky as two of the top teams. The Hoosiers come in at 25/1 odds. Not that we would condone betting on college sports, but CG Technology, a betting site out of Las Vegas, released their odds for the 2015-16 NCAA Championship. Duke comes in tops at 5/1 odds while Kentucky has 7/1 odds. Both Maryland and UNC have 8/1 odds, while Michigan State comes in with better odds than the Hoosiers at 18/1. IU's 25/1 odds seem fair as only eight teams come in ahead of them. They have the third best odds in the Big Ten,...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 31, 2015

Emmitt Holt dismissed from Indiana basketball program after second drinking citation

It took a few days for the punishment to be handed down, but Indiana decided Holt's fate this afternoon. Indiana basketball fans have been waiting to hear the fate of Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant after last week's alcohol citations in the parking lot of a convenience store near Assembly Hall. Now they know. Holt has been dismissed from Indiana's program immediately, after his second alcohol citation. From the University's release: Sophomore Emmitt Holt has been dismissed from the basketball program immediately for demonstrating exceptionally poor judgment in the circumstances surrounding...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 28, 2015

Tweets from Big Ten football coaches today, ranked

1. @crimsonquarry - Hey Quarry - All Good Here 4 #iufb - Having Gr8 Pre-Season - Far from Perfect - But the 15 Hoosiers r Locked & Loaded #GoIU — Kevin Wilson (@IUCoachWilson) August 28, 2015 2. One Week!! #OSKEE15 pic.twitter.com/qbE58N5OfX — Tim Beckman (@coachbeckman) August 28, 2015
The Crimson Quarry Aug 27, 2015

Big Ten releases 2015-16 conference basketball schedule

Indiana to finish season with marquee match-up against Maryland, host Purdue in late February The Big Ten released the 2015-16 Big Ten men's and women's basketball schedules, Indiana University included, on Thursday evening live on the Big Ten Network. Just in! Check out @IndianaMBB's 2015-16 @B1GMBBall conference schedule. pic.twitter.com/XCCUlM95ca — Indiana on BTN (@IndianaOnBTN) August 27, 2015 Now there's obviously a lot to digest here, but the big match-up is the final game of the season against Maryland, which is the only time the two teams play. The likelihood of the Big...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 26, 2015

GET TO KNOW JOSH NEWKIRK WITH THE NATION'S TOP PITT BASKETBALL EXPERT

PITT BASKETBALL SHOUTING IS HERE TO YELL AT YOU ABOUT JOSH NEWKIRK Indiana people don't really know Josh Newkirk yet, so we brought in some help. We asked PITT BASKETBALL SHOUTING of SBNation's Pitt blog Cardiac Hill some questions about him. He talks in all caps, because he's yelling at you, etc, etc. Follow him on Twitter here. So, what is a Josh Newkirk? THERE ARE ONLY THREE THINGS FOR SURE KNOWN ABOUT JOSH NEWKIRK. FIRST IS THAT HE IS FROM "ACC COUNTRY." SECOND IS THAT HE COMMITTED ON TWITTER. THIRD IS THAT HE IS VERY FAST. THESE ARE THE ONLY THREE THINGS COMMENTARY EVER SAID...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 25, 2015

Report: Alcohol found on Thomas Bryant, Emmitt Holt 'wasn't theirs'

WTHR's Bob Kravitz buried an interesting piece of info in today's column on the IU alcohol incident. More columns were to be expected after the latest alcohol-related incident with the Indiana basketball program. They aren't really needed or wanted for the most part -- this discussion is played out. You either think college basketball players drinking alcohol is not a big deal, or you think it is. These camps are irreconcilable. Some writers on this blog subscribe to thought pool A. Others to pool B. Fine, whatever, move on. Buuuuuuut Bob Kravitz just tossed in an interesting little bit of...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 25, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Football Progressing, Soccer Takes The Field

Football His playing career may be over, but Ralston Evans isn't done with IU Football just yet, writes Sam Beishuizen. Kevin Wilson updated the media on how IU is readying for the season, including adjusting to the school year beginning. Women's Soccer Indiana finished off the Hoosier Classic by drawing with SIU-Edwardsville 0-0. Men's Soccer 14th ranked IU was victorious in their final tuneup match before starting their regular season, defeating Marquette 2-0 in Fort Wayne. And for our Bloomington-based readership, if you haven't already seen this, you might want to take a look: ROAD...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 24, 2015

Thomas Bryant and Emmitt Holt cited for illegal possession of alcohol

The latest episode in an ongoing saga of Indiana Basketball versus the law. WTHR is reporting that Thomas Bryant and Emmitt Holt were cited for illegal possession of alcohol. That article is right here. #BREAKING: #IUBB players Thomas Bryant and Emmitt Holt cited for illegal alcohol possession: http://t.co/0BvUQ9iwFi pic.twitter.com/emov0twLnS — WTHR.com (@WTHRcom) August 24, 2015 This is Emmitt Holt's second alcohol-related run-in with the police, after being involved in the car accident that severely injured former Indiana player Devin Davis. This would be Thomas Bryant's first since...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 24, 2015

Notre Dame joins the pursuit for Thon Maker

The Fighting Irish have joined the race for the elite prospect's services. According to Adam Zagoria over at ZagsBlog, Notre Dame has gotten involved with the 2016-then 2015-now 2016 again forward from Orangeville Prep. “[Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey] feels that Notre Dame’s academics, style of play, offensive efficiency, and player development will assist Thon in achieving all of his goals. He has not had an opportunity to work with an elite level player like Thon, at Notre Dame, but he has developed players who were not considered elite level talent into NBA lottery picks at...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 24, 2015

Indiana adds former four-star recruit and South Carolina CB Wesley Green

The former Gamecock had offers from many of the bluebloods coming out of high school -- and now he's headed to Bloomington. Wesley Green never won an SEC east title with South Carolina. Today, he signed on with the reigning champs. Kevin WIlson's shown over the past the last couple season he's not afraid to dive into SEC country to take a transfer or two -- and that's exactly what he did today in adding the Lithonia, Georgia native. Green redshirted and didn't see the field for Steve Spurrier's team, but he looked to be a high-major talent coming out of high school. He chose South Carolina...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 21, 2015

Indiana agrees to 3-games series with Louisville in Basketball and Football

News broke this morning of a new agreement between the Indiana and Louisville athletic departments that sets up two big three-game series between the two schools. Indiana University and the University of Louisville have agreed on a three-game basketball series that will begin in 2016. The Hoosiers and Cardinals will play the first of the three games in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on New Year's Eve. The 2017 contest will be played at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville before the series finale is played in 2018 at Assembly Hall. Indiana and Louisville have agreed to a...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 19, 2015

Kyle Schwarber's historic numbers should give him a shot at NL Rookie of the Year award

We knew Kyle Schwarber could rake, but we would have never expected he would be hitting at such an impressive clip. Now he might have a shot at the NL Rookie of the Year award in just half a season. Indiana has never been much more than a basketball school in terms of producing professional athletes. There are obviously notable exceptions here and there, but no program has been able to churn out talent consistently like the basketball program. One of the men who may end up being a trend setter for Indiana baseball is Chicago Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber. As a sophomore, he led Indiana to the...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 18, 2015

Indiana target Eron Gordon will announce his decision Saturday in Indianapolis. Where will he go?

His brothers Eric and Evan preceded him at Indiana -- will the Hoosiers go 3 for 3 with the Gordon clan come Saturday? His eldest brother was Indiana's big steal that ignited the Big Ten's most vitriolic rivalry in the latter 2000's. But his short Hoosier career ended amidst the turmoil of excessive phone calls and tossed potted plants. His middle brother wasn't recruited by Indiana to start, but finished his career with the Hoosiers as a graduate transfer after stops at Liberty and Arizona State. He still didn't find a trip to the tournament in Bloomington. Can Eron Gordon be the one to...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 18, 2015

LUNCHTIME LINKS: Getting Warmed Up

Football The big men up front are looking to be the best offensive line in the Big Ten this year, writes Sam Beishuizen. Over at Off Tackle Empire, the second article in their preview series "Closing Arguments" touches on how Indiana is projected to finish in 2015. Wrestling IU Wrestling brought on a new assistant coach for the 2015 season, getting Travis Pascoe away from Brown University. He previously spent time with a few schools out in the Pac12. Men's Soccer Indiana has a lot to sort out this preseason, with an abundance of talent blessing the roster. And after having their...
The Crimson Quarry Aug 17, 2015

Adidas is fine, and Indiana's new apparel deal is good for the Hoosiers

Adidas' loss of other college and pro deals, along with sales struggles, likely created an opportunity for Fred Glass and Indiana to land an apparel deal they couldn't have pulled from anyone else. And you should be happy about that because uniforms are uniforms and generally fine. Hey, good news! An international corporation is going to be paying Indiana lots of money to give them free clothes. This is a good thing. Per Zach Osterman, Indiana has re-upped with adidas for an eight-year, $53.6 million dollar deal that will give Fred Glass and Co. the fifth-wealthiest publicly known apparel...

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