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The Crimson Quarry 22 hours ago

XAVIER AT INDIANA: COLLEGE CUP GAMETHREAD

HOPE YOU ARE FIT TO WATCH THE MATCH ON THE PITCH. LET'S DO SOME SOCCER ON SUNDAY. XAVIER AT INDIANA What: NCAA College Cup, 2nd Round Where: Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium When: 1PM Where to Watch: Live on BTN & BTN2GO HOW THEY GOT HERE Xavier, out of the BIG EAST CONFERENCE, is 13-5-2 on the year. They needed overtime to beat Monmouth in the first round of the cup. Indiana, 12-4-5, is the #5 national seed and had a bye in the first round. WHAT'S AT STAKE Well, a trip to the third round, duh. That'd likely be a matchup with #12 national seed Creighton, pending them getting...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 22, 2014

Three Things We Learned: Lamar

LAMAR WAS PRETTY GOOD FOR JUST ONE GUY. WOW. Well that was a lot tighter than it needed to be, as Indiana defeated Lamar 85-72. ONTO THE LEARNINGS: - Defense is a work in progress that might be a season-long issue. Particularly on the interior, Lamar had it about any way they wanted it regardless of who Indiana stationed around the rim. Indiana played far more passively than they did against SMU, but it goes to show that this team simply cannot afford to give anything less than their best effort if they want to hang in games defensively, even against teams like Lamar. Whether it is man, 2-3...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 22, 2014

Ohio State 42, Indiana 27: Three Things

Indiana had Ohio State on the ropes, until Jalin Marshall did a lot of points late. Indiana had Ohio State on the ropes for the better part of four quarters, before a handful of late Jalin Marshall touchdowns. Here's three things we learned. 1. Ohio State has no business anywhere near the College Football Playoff. Not now. Not ever. Indiana had no business being in this game, ever. The F/+ projections had Ohio State favored SIXTY-NINE TO NOTHING. Half of Indiana's quarterbacks have died since spring ball, and paired with the youth at other offensive skill positions, Zander Diamont has...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 22, 2014

Game Preview: Lamar Cardinals

After a big early-season win over a quality opponent, the Hoosiers resume the Cupcake Parade with Pat Knight's old squad, the Lamar Cardinals. GAME INFO: Who? Lamar Cardinals (1-2, #348 KenPom) at Indiana Hoosiers (3-0, #28 KenPom) When? 8:00 PM, Big Ten Network Vegas? INDIANA -29 Pomeroy? INDIANA by 27, 99% chance of victory ________________________________ Quick Turnaround After a hard-fought win on Thursday night, the Hoosiers didn't get a lot of time to celebrate before having to get ready for Lamar. Thankfully, as the 348th ranked team on a list that contains 351 teams total, Indiana...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 21, 2014

Game Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

GAME INFO: Who? Indiana Hoosiers (3-7 (0-6), #88 F/+) v. Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1 (6-0), #3 F/+) Where / When? Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio; Noon, Big Ten Network, IU Radio Network Why? Conference obligations, I guess. Vegas? INDIANA +35, 65 o/u _______________________________________ I dunno I'm feeling oddly confident about this gam- nice http://t.co/uhSUD886Ou pic.twitter.com/HouPEZpVPM— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) November 21, 2014 Oh. Let's revisit my preseason pick for this game, back when Nate Sudfeld was healthy and I thought Indiana would win EIGHT GAMES: Even with everyone...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 20, 2014

Three Things We Learned: SMU

Indiana beat a ranked team in Assembly Hall, BUT TELL US SOMETHING WE DON'T KNOW! That's about as good as November games get in Bloomington, with a ranked team coming into Assembly Hall and leaving a loser. ONTO THE LEARNINGS: Hanner Mosquera-Perea is still prone to a no-show. HMP looked good through the first handful of contests against lesser opponents but he was mostly invisible tonight, and when he did do something, it probably wasn't positive. He spent much of the game being too passive around the rim, as if desperately trying to keep himself out of a foul trouble and finished with...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 20, 2014

TCQ MAILBAG 11.20.2014

You have questions, we have "answers." LET'S GET TO IT. Everyone loves to have their questions answered, so we invited Twitter to ask us what was on their minds! @crimsonquarry Question 1 - Can you make the UK love-fest stop? Its making me doubt that there is good in the world.— IU Bonko (@ElBonko) November 19, 2014 / looks around It's just you and me, right? / looks around again / whispers: "The UK love-fest is well-deserved and won't (nor shouldn't) stop any time soon." UK can kick rocks and all that, but that team is stupid good and also gigantic. I'm sure they'll drop a game or...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 20, 2014

Crimson Double Query with Land Grant Holy Land

A special treat this week as two writers from the OSU SB Nation blog Land Grant Holy Land answered our questions. Alexis Chassen and Brad Stoll tell us what we need to know for Saturday's Buckeyes-Hoosiers game. 1. The Buckeyes were left for dead after a week 2 home loss against Virginia Tech (which I actually was in attendance for). However, they currently sit at 9-1 and are back in the top 10. Do you think this team will be in the College Football Playoff come the end of the season? Alexis: I think the stars need to align perfectly for this to happen. They have a better chance after the...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 20, 2014

Men's Soccer Begins NCAA Tournament Play Sunday

The NCAA men's soccer tournament is about to begin, and Indiana is seeded fifth nationally. The Hoosiers have a first-round bye and home field advantage in the next two rounds, before they potentially face off against pesky Maryland for a third time this season. Here's our primer on the tournament to get you ready. The Quest for Nine is officially on. Once again, after a largely successful regular season, the Indiana men's soccer team has reached the NCAA Tournament. They'll be playing their first game on Sunday afternoon at home against the winner of the Xavier/Monmouth game tonight. To...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 19, 2014

Juwan Morgan Signs NLI

Morgan, a Rivals.com 4-star for 2015 is a 6-8, 220 pound forward from Waynesville, a small town in south-central Missouri. He joins OG Anunoby as the second member of the Hoosiers 2015 recruiting class. Waynesville Sr. HS forward Juwan Morgan became the 2nd official member of IU’s 2015 recruiting class today, as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Hoosiers next year. Morgan, a 6’9", 220 lb. junior, enjoyed a strong season last year in which he averaged 19 PPG and 10 RPG. Then, after a fantastic AAU season and being recognized as the Most Improved Player at Nike’s...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 19, 2014

Game Preview: SMU Mustangs

What a sight for tired eyes! A team with a number next to their name is venturing into Assembly Hall in early November! What a wondrous occasion deserving of a celebratory feast. Game Info: Who? SMU Mustangs (1-1, #41 KenPom) at Indiana Hoosiers (2-0, #28 KenPom) When? 8:00 PM, Big Ten Network Vegas? INDIANA -1.5 Pomeroy? INDIANA by 5, 71% chance of victory __________________________ SMU has had a doozy of an offseason. At the end of last year, Southern Methodist saw their lack of tough scheduling be the chief reason they were shut out of the Big Dance despite a 23-9 record and two wins...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 18, 2014

B1G Bowl Projections: OFFICIALLY ELIMINATED EDITION

Well this sucks. Before we delve into the CARNAGE REPORT, I want to take a minute to hammer out a quick eulogy for the 2014 Indiana Hoosiers. This was a season filled with more hope and promise than just about any that I can recall. Even the 2007 season that saw the Hoosiers end a lengthy bowl game hex didn't start out with nearly as much confidence and fanfare as this year. Unfortunately, Nate Sudfeld's shoulder imploded and replacing the likes of Kofi Hughes and Cody Latimer proved to be a much taller task than many of us anticipated. While Zander Diamont's maturation over his handful of...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 18, 2014

The Week Twelve Opponent Recap

That glimmer of hope Aaaaand it's gone. Another week gone by, beginning as always in the non-con: Indiana State held on to top Youngstown State in overtime 27-24. Youngstown State had 4 turnovers, including an interception on the first play of their overtime possession that led to the Sycamores' victory. Indiana State led by as much as 24-10 before allowing the Penguins back into the game. Mike Perish threw for 353 yards in the victorious effort. 7-4 Indiana State travels to Western Illinois this Saturday. Bowling Green took care of business against Kent State, winning 30-20. Colin Reardon...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 17, 2014

Three Things We Learned: Texas Southern

Mike Davis' squad hung tougher than Mississippi Valley State, but still never seriously challenged the Hoosiers, losing 83-64. On a cold night in Bloomington, the Hoosiers bevy of hot shooting kept things warm in Assembly Hall, as another stellar shooting performance fueled a big win. ONTO THE LEARNINGS: The shooting issues that plagued the Hoosiers last season are no more. With an eFG% of 66.1% tonight, the Hoosiers are showing that the sharpshooting it has demonstrated through two exhibitions and two regular season games is a trend, not a fluke. They were 10 of 15 from distance this...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 17, 2014

O.G. Anunoby Signs NLI

After verbally committing to the Hoosiers in October, the 2015, 6'8" forward out of Missouri has made things official this afternoon. O.G. Anunoby became the first official member of the 2015 class for Tom Crean and the Hoosiers today by signing his National Letter of Intent. Anunoby, a 6' 8", 215 lb. SF out of Jefferson City, Mo., is ranked as the 246th best prospect nationally in the 247Composite Rankings. Last year at Jefferson City HS, he averaged 21.3 PPG, 9.9 RPG, and 3.4 BPG while being named to first team all-state in Missouri for Class 5, the highest in the state. While some fans...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 17, 2014

Around the Big Ten: Opening Weekend Looks

College basketball season is finally here and every Big Ten conference team has at least one game under their belts. Some even have two. However, only Minnesota and Rutgers played real competition. But let's see how everyone looked anyway. Well weekend one in the college basketball season has come and gone. The Big Ten schedule started off mostly with a whimper however, as through the first 18 Big Ten games of the year, only Minnesota and Rutgers played real competition. The other 16 games played by the conference had a combined KenPom average somewhere north of 300 (hint: there are only...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 17, 2014

Game Preview: Texas Southern Tigers

GAME INFO: Who? Texas Southern Tigers (0-1, #280 KenPom) at Indiana Hoosiers (1-0, #25 KenPom) When? 6:00 PM, Big Ten Network Vegas? INDIANA -20.5 Pomeroy? INDIANA by 21, 96% chance of victory ______________________________ Before you read this preview, make sure you've read Kyle Robbins' excellent piece about Mike Davis who TCQ had a chance to interview last week. It is worth your time, I promise. Cupcakes Are Delicious! The Cupcake Parade (COPYRIGHT CRIMSON QUARRY DOT COM) continues with a little familiar flavor for the Hoosiers, as former Indiana coach Mike Davis will be opposing...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 16, 2014

Rutgers 45, Indiana 23: Born to Run

Indiana lost by 22 to the Scarlet Knights. But this was Tevin Coleman's day. And since the conference and the national media won't honor him, let's do so here. For Tevin Coleman, it really isn't fair. Coleman has had an incredible season as Indiana's top running back. He has rivaled the marks that Anthony Thompson set during his career at IU in the late 1980s, and has been the offense's biggest spark during a tough season in which the Hoosiers are 3-7 and have still not won a single Big Ten game. Despite this, Coleman has not slowed down, even as defenses have become more adept at...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 14, 2014

Three Things We Learned: Mississippi Valley State

The regular season has finally begun. What did we learn? Keeping firmly in mind that this is simply game 1 of a 31-ish game season against a team from the from the SWAC, here's what we learned about the Hoosiers tonight. The freshman class (and the transfers) are going to be very important to the Hoosiers this year. James Blackmon Jr. scored IU's first 5 points on his way to 15 in the half, Rob Johnson swished his first official 3 as a Hoosier, and Max Hoetzel got a couple easy buckets early as well. New fan favorite Tim Priller didn't check in until the second half, but grabbed his...
The Crimson Quarry Nov 14, 2014

GAMETHREAD: Mississippi Valley State

Discuss your thoughts about IU's season opener here! It's here! The new Indiana Basketball season is here! After a long long looonnnngggg offseason, the real live games begin tonight. I feel like Steve Martin after the arrival of a new phone book. At 7pm tonight on BTN, the Hoosiers face off against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Assembly Hall to open their 2014-15 campaign. Before the game starts, prepare yourself by reading Swick's Game Preview. As always, feel free to use this thread to discuss the game, what you like, what you dislike, etc. As mentioned earlier, the...