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The Crimson Quarry 3 hours ago

Big Ten Baseball Tournament: Maryland vs. Indiana Q&A with Testudo Times

The last time the Hoosiers and Terps got together, the good guys swept Maryland to begin the blazing hot finish that catapulted them into last year's postseason. We talked with the Testudo Times to see what this year's Maryland team looks like. What: (6) Maryland Terrapins vs. (3) Indiana Hoosiers Where: TD Ameritrade Ballpark, Omaha, Nebraska When: Wednesday, May 25, 10:00 a.m. ET (BTN) Wednesday, both needing a Big Ten Tournament title to earn an NCAA berth, Indiana and Maryland will presumably throw Kyle Hart and Mike Shawaryn, two of the best pitchers in the country, in hopes of...
The Crimson Quarry 8 hours ago

Indiana is the national title favorite in "every goddang sport," according to poolside alumnus drinking a comically large piña colada

With the release of the title odds for the 2016-17 college basketball season, one Indiana University alumnus has declared the Hoosiers the favorite in basketball and "any other sport [he] can think of, which would be several." The odds for the 2016-17 college basketball season haven't been out for very long, but that hasn't stopped one confident graduate of Indiana University currently on vacation in Las Vegas to declare that they don't matter. "These odds are media narratives, you cannot trust them." exclaimed the young man between gulps of an alcoholic slushie to no one in particular....
The Crimson Quarry 9 hours ago

Big Ten Baseball Tournament Preview: Hoosiers limping into Omaha in need of a magical weekend

Names to know, the tournament bracket, and predictions sure to be wrong. The Plot With a chance to win the Big Ten regular season championship, Indiana was swept by Nebraska, thoroughly outclassed as they managed to score just one run and fell to third place in the conference standings. The punishment? Instead of starting with Iowa or Michigan State, two teams the Hoosiers know and have handled, they'll get to face Maryland and Mike Shawaryn, one of the best pitchers in the country. With a mediocre record and an incredibly bad RPI, the Hoosiers have just one path to an NCAA regional and it...
The Crimson Quarry 12 hours ago

Yogi Ferrell's journey from fourth-grade phenom to NBA hopeful a long one

Also in this edition of Quarry Blocks: another Olympian for IU swimming, Nate Sudfeld settling in nicely in Washington, and promising recruiting news for both IUBB and IUWBB "In today's age, kids who meet expectations kind of get overlooked sometimes. Yogi is one of them. He was supposed to be good, he is good, he's going to continue to be good. There's no shock value in that. He gets hurt for it." --Chuck Martin via Chris Dortch, NBA.com I highly recommend reading this phenomenal piece from Dortch in its entirety, highlighting Ferrell's journey from a cocky fourth-grader who was rated the...
The Crimson Quarry May 23, 2016

Indiana to host UNC in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The defending Big Ten champions will host the ACC titleholders. Jon Rothstein of CBSSports broke the news this evening that Indiana and UNC will face off in Assembly Hall this fall, in a rematch of last season's Sweet 16 game. Indiana will host North Carolina in next season's ACC/Big Ten Challenge, sources told @CBSSports. #iubb — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 23, 2016 As you probably recall, the Hoosiers were blown out in that Sweet 16 game, against a UNC team that couldn't miss a shot that night. The Tar Heels would later go on to reach the final, where they lost to Villanova...
The Crimson Quarry May 19, 2016

Hoosiers set to face Nebraska with tournament seeding on the line

With no hopes of an at-large bid and no chance of missing the Big Ten Tournament, nothing that happens this weekend will be magical or fatal for the Indiana baseball team. But three games with Nebraska could go a long way toward setting up a championship run. Indiana at Nebraska Preview What: Indiana Hoosiers (31-18, 15-6) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (34-18, 13-8) Where: Hawks Field at Haymarket Park; Lincoln, Nebraska When: Thursday, 7:35 p.m.; Friday, 7:35 p.m.; Saturday, 2:00 p.m. (BTN) Video | Audio I could think of about 41 states where it would be better to spend 10+ days than Nebraska....
The Crimson Quarry May 18, 2016

Disastrous inning lets down Hoosiers in 9-2 loss to Louisville

Base knocks, a blown call, and meltdowns on the mound led to eight Louisville runs in the 6th inning Tuesday night on the river. For five innings on Tuesday night, the Indiana Hoosiers went toe-to-toe with the No. 5 Louisville Cardinals and took a 2-0 lead into the 6th. But the good guys were simply outclassed over the last four innings, held in check by Louisville's now 11-0 midweek starter, Kade McClure, and two relievers who kept the Hoosiers off the board. Indiana was outscored by nine runs in the last four innings en route to a 9-2 loss. Jonathan Stiever got another midweek start for...
The Crimson Quarry May 17, 2016

NBA Draft 2016: Troy Williams struggles at NBA Combine as decision date looms

Troy Williams did not have a strong performance at the NBA Combine, which could create issues for Tom Crean and IU's scholarship situation "Instead of trying to show scouts he can play within an offense and make good decisions, Williams was his wildly unpredictable self. He was out on the floor chucking shots with abandon, not particularly looking for teammates and generally tried to do too much." --Sam Vecenie, CBS Sports Troy Williams' draft status has shifted a few times in the past couple of weeks. First, a report came out saying his decision had been made and that Williams would...
The Crimson Quarry May 17, 2016

Thinking outside the box for the class of 2017

The conventional wisdom says that Indiana should lock down its homegrown talent in a prospect-rich class in the state of Indiana. Tom Crean doesn't like groupthink, though, and neither should you. Join us as we take a look at the lesser-known players on Indiana's radar who are just as enticing as the familiar names. When it comes to recruiting, the cache of name value holds a ton of weight among fans. Because of nothing more than growing accustomed to hearing their names (think Eron Gordon, for example), fanbases can clamor for a player even as his stock dips and hordes of players pass them...
The Crimson Quarry May 16, 2016

Hoosiers take two on the backs of Baragar and Bell

Indiana takes two of three against Illinois, but Purdue's tee-ball team couldn't win one against the Gophers and Minnesota is back into first place. Coming into the weekend, we knew we were in for a show on Friday night when Kyle Hart and Cody Sedlock, the two best pitchers in the Big Ten, were set to square off. Friday turned into a treat, but on Saturday and Sunday, fans at Bart Kaufman were witness to two absolute gems from the two non-Kyle Hart senior starters on the Indiana roster. Friday, the Hoosiers dropped a heartbreaker after Kyle Hart gave the club eight of his best innings of...
The Crimson Quarry May 13, 2016

Quarry Blocks: IU Football SID Honored, Victor Oladipo nominated for Community Assist Award

Jeff Keag and the IUFB Sports Information Department were named to the "Super 11" by the Football Writers Association of America. "The Football Writers Association of America has selected its seventh "Super 11" group of sports information departments deemed the best in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision for the 2015 season. The winners: Clemson (ACC), Houston (American), Kansas State (Big 12), Louisiana (Sun Belt), Indiana (Big Ten), Mississippi State (SEC), Northern Illinois (MAC), Pittsburgh (ACC), USC (Pac-12), Utah State (Mountain West) and Western Kentucky...
The Crimson Quarry May 13, 2016

Hoosiers set to host Illinois in 2016 home finale

Sitting atop the Big Ten standings but desperately needing to make a run up the RPI rankings, Indiana welcomes the Fighting Illini to Bart Kaufman Field for the final home series of the season. Who: Illinois Fighting Illini (25-20, 9-9) at Indiana Hoosiers (29-17, 13-5) Where: Bart Kaufman Field, Bloomington, IN When: Friday, 6:05 p.m.; Saturday, 2:05 p.m., Sunday 1:05 p.m. Audio | Video | Stats Last season when Indiana and Illinois met, there was no way of knowing that the matchup was one of two eventual NCAA tournament teams. While Illinois was well on its way to becoming the second...
The Crimson Quarry May 12, 2016

2016 NBA Draft: Troy Williams says he's still '50-50' on whether or not to return to Indiana

It's seemingly a bit of a change from last week, when Justin Albers of AllHoosiers.com reported that Williams would stay in the Draft. Here's a bit of a change that should be welcome news for Indiana basketball fans. After the first day of workouts concluded at the NBA Combine in Chicago, Troy Williams said he's still '50-50' on whether or not to enter the NBA Draft and will decide next week whether or not to return to Indiana. IU's Troy Williams said he has workouts scheduled with Pacers, Lakes and Clippers. Still "50-50" on whether he stays in draft. — Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc) May 12,...
The Crimson Quarry May 12, 2016

Yogi Ferrell has multiple workouts scheduled with NBA teams ahead of this summer's draft.

With the NBA Draft nearly a month away, Yogi Ferrell and other NBA Draft prospects are beginning workouts with teams. With the NBA Draft fast approaching, former Hoosier guard Yogi Ferrell will begin making the rounds to workouts with NBA teams looking to impress for either a potential late second-round selection or a spot on a team's Summer League squad. Jeff Goodman of ESPN released Ferrell's workout schedule to-date earlier this week: Yogi Ferrell workout sched:LAL (5-16), LAC (18), Suns (20), Utah (22), Chi (23), Atl (25), Mavs (26), Det (31), Wiz (6-2), Nets (8), NY (10) — Jeff...
The Crimson Quarry May 12, 2016

NBA Draft 2016: James Blackmon Jr. optimistic about return to Indiana

Blackmon spoke with 1400 MBAT in Marion and his interview should give Hoosier fans optimism that he'll return to school. Editor's note: This is the first installment in our new morning newsletter series -- Quarry Blocks. It'll run every weekday morning, with a run-around of all the previous day's Indiana sports news, and some other stuff. "(Keeping my name in the draft) is a possibility always. I think it would be for anyone. But at the same time, my junior year at Indiana, I’m going to be a leader, I’m going to be someone that can lead a great team, probably a top 10 team next year so...
The Crimson Quarry May 11, 2016

Hoosiers beat Kentucky 3-2 behind Eustace's walk-off, jump seven spots in RPI

Tuesday night, Chris Lemonis got plenty of clutch pitching and a perfectly executed offensive half of the 9th from his club to push Indiana into the RPI top 100 and keep the winning ways going. Indiana picked up its 17th win in its last 20 ballgames last night, winning in style after Laren Eustace singled home Austin Cangelosi in the Bottom of the 9th for a 3-2 walk-off win. Here it is. The walkoff RBI single for Laren Eustace.https://t.co/JOQw09jyMD — Indiana Baseball (@HoosierBaseball) May 11, 2016 In what was a somewhat typical Tuesday night college baseball game that saw nine...
The Crimson Quarry May 9, 2016

Indiana to host Michigan State under the lights at Memorial Stadium

The Battle for the Old Brass Spittoon will be played at 8 p.m. on October 1, and be televised on BTN. Expect fireworks. Some big news dropped today about Indiana's first Big Ten game of the season - it will be played at night. The Hoosiers will open their conference schedule at home against Michigan State under the lights. The Spartans, who made the college football playoff last season (unlike Ohio State), will most likely be the toughest home matchup for the Hoosiers this season, as Indiana takes to the road to play both Michigan and OSU. Thus, the 8 p.m. Staurday night start time will...
The Crimson Quarry May 9, 2016

Indiana baseball on top of Big Ten standings after taking two of three from Minnesota

The Hoosiers kept up their winning ways in Minneapolis over the weekend, taking two of three from the Gophers who led the conference coming into the weekend. Now, having won 16 of their last 19 ballgames, Indiana has an interesting few weeks ahead. Weekend Recap On a blistering, 90-degree Friday night in Minneapolis, Kyle Hart picked up his Division-I leading 10th win of the season despite giving up eight runs (all earned) on eight hits in 6.0 IP. The Indiana offense was up to the challenge of swinging toe-to-toe with the heavy-hitting Gophers and slugged their ace to a 12-8 win. Standout...
The Crimson Quarry May 6, 2016

Report: Indiana's Troy Williams will remain in NBA Draft

Despite the fact he still has time on the clock, the decision is reportedly made. According to a report from Justin Albers of Allhoosiers.com, IU forward Troy Williams will not return to school next year and will remain in the NBA Draft. Despite the fact that he still had some time before he had to make a final decision – the combine isn't until next week, and Williams would have ten days after it ends to decide whether to stay or leave – it appears he's heard what he needs to hear. While Williams had some highs and lows in his IU career, he was on balance a very good player and one...
The Crimson Quarry May 3, 2016

Former Indiana runner Charles Keating IV killed on Navy SEAL mission in Iraq

Devastating news for the Indiana Hoosier community. Sad, terrible, and awful news for the Indiana Hoosier community tonight. Charles Keating, who left Indiana's cross-country and track teams after two seasons to enlist in the active military, was killed yesterday on a Navy SEAL advise-and-assist mission in Iraq. NBCNews has information available on the incident that led to Keating's death here. Keating -- who followed in his father's athletic footsteps at Indiana -- was engaged, and his fiance was reportedly set to pick out her wedding dress this week. The full release from Indiana...

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