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The Crimson Quarry 5 hours ago
The Week Five Opponent Recap

The Week Five Opponent Recap

As always, we begin with the non-con: Indiana State forced Liberty into a lot of mistakes, and defeated them handily 38-19. Four turnovers by the Flames ensured that Liberty wasn't leaving Terre Haute with a win. For the Sycamores, Mike Perish tossed three touchdowns, and ran for a fourth, and Buck Logan ran for the fifth ISU touchdown. The 3-1 Sycamores host Northern Iowa this Saturday. Bowling Green nearly lost to UMass before forcing a fumble on the Minutemen's last possession to hang on 47-42. Both teams broke the 600 yards of offense barrier, and Bowling Green nearly broke the 700 yard...
The Crimson Quarry 21 hours ago
The Hoosier Pulse: Roster Transition

The Hoosier Pulse: Roster Transition

TCQ would like to introduce The Hoosier Pulse; an effort to feel out The Hoosier Nation on a variety of basketball topics closely related to the program. This week's feature: Roster Transition. The Hoosier pulse is a feature I would like to revisit 2-3 times a month. I have my own opinions on a number of subjects and would like to see where I stand in comparison to the Hoosier faithful. As a result, when at the local bar talking Hoosier smack I can totally bring the "he said, she said" card to the table and feel better about myself. I've been following our basketball team for a long time,...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 29, 2014
B1G Bowl Projections: I Wanna Die Edition

B1G Bowl Projections: I Wanna Die Edition

After enjoying a bit of a renaissance last weekend, the B1G avoided embarrassing non-conference losses for the SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK- helped, in part, by the fact that most teams were in conference play. There's no time to waste! TO THE CARNAGE REPORT: Wisconsin, Rutgers, and Michigan State all hosted cupcakes and smoked them, with Wiscy coming the closest to "struggling" as they went into the half knotted up at 3 before pulling away with the ground game. Michigan's implosion continued as they surrendered the Little Brown Jug to Minnesota EASILY, and I totally would have listed Minnesota...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 28, 2014
Maryland 37, Indiana 15: Trampled By Turtles

Maryland 37, Indiana 15: Trampled By Turtles

In their first B1G game ever, Maryland made the conference transition look easy, as the Hoosiers struggled all day on both sides of the ball. This wasn't supposed to happen. After a week of celebration, excitement, and pure astonishment about a road victory of Missouri (who themselves had a nice come-from-behind road win yesterday at South Carolina), this was a supposed to be a new Indiana football team. The narratives had changed in the aftermath of that game - Indiana's offense was humming like we expected, the defense had greatly improved, and this team could compete with anyone, and...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 26, 2014

Eyes on the East: How Indiana Can Make It To Indy

Dream B1G. After experiencing a few weeks of Big Ten football, the East division looks a lot more open at the top than was expected at the start of the season. With a few breaks, and a lot of hard work, IU could find itself in the mix to represent the East in the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis at the end of the season. Now, for your viewing pleasure, here's an early look at what Indiana has to do to make it to Indy. No Defensive Letdowns Giving up 571 yards of offense to Bowling Green (a good mid-major team, but one that can be handled with far more ease; just ask Wisconsin) is awful....
The Crimson Quarry Sep 26, 2014
WEEK FIVE PICKAPALOOZA ROUNDTABLE

WEEK FIVE PICKAPALOOZA ROUNDTABLE

Join the TCQ staff as we predict the winners of this weekend's B1G games and provide scorching hot takes in the process! Before we get into this week's predictions, let's see how our writers did in last week's inaugural pickapalooza. We decided not to count the Clemsoning in Tallahassee, since as C4B predicted, Jameis Winston did not end up playing. Here are the standings thus far: Kick: 8-5AJ: 7-6C4B: 7-6Kyle: 7-6Ben: 6-7 As you can see, it's pretty close. No AJ this week (which is understandable, since I know firsthand he's been swamped at work recently), but new TCQ writer Scott...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 25, 2014

TCQ Welcomes a New Writer

The Crimson Quarry has a new writer, and you can call him Miller.. Simply put, he digs Hoosier hoops. Our staff has expanded, and we welcome Miller to TCQ as a supplement to our basketball coverage. You'll be seeing more of him soon with Hoosier Hysteria right around the corner. In his own words: I was the 8 year old kid chucking threes in my backyard in Evansville, Indiana, the land of our very own Calbert Cheaney. When was I doing so? Let's just say after my first TCQ conference call I realized I was the "elder" of the crew. But it's all good. I remember stuff; and I am looking forward...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 25, 2014

Game Preview: Maryland Terrapins

Indiana takes on Maryland in football for the first time since 1935 and this author certainly can't remember any other notable engagements in ANY OTHER SPORT ESPECIALLY BASKETBALL. A lot has changed since then, most notably being that Hitler has been taken care of and teams throw the ball a lot more. GAME INFO: Who? Maryland Terrapins (#47 Sagarin, #46 F/+) v. Indiana Hoosiers(#55 Sagarin, #39 F/+) Where / When? Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana; 1:30 PM TV / Radio? Big Ten Network, IU Radio Network (Sirius 146, XM 201) Tickets? From $40 through Indiana's website, and from $27.99...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 24, 2014

Quarry Q&A with Testudo Times

Alex Kirshner of SB Nation Maryland blog Testudo Times answered 10 questions for us in advance of the Indiana-Maryland game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. In the Q&A, we discuss the Terrapins moving to the B1G, the status of Coach Randy Edsall, and of course, the uniforms. 1. Welcome to the Big Ten! How are you and other Maryland fans feeling about life in the B1G thus far, leading up to your first conference game in Bloomington this weekend? Alex: Thanks for the welcome. The university as a whole didn't get the best response when it announced the move almost two years ago, but I've...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 24, 2014

THE HATER'S TRAVEL GUIDE: MARYLAND

CRABCAKES AND MAKING THIS OUTDATED JOKE, THAT'S WHAT ANYONE PLAYING MARYLAND IN FOOTBALL DOES. Ed note: I have never been to Maryland. I'm sure it's very nice. Most of these facts are hastily assembled and may or may not be true. I have nothing personal against anyone at Testudo Times. I still love you. In an arranged marriage sort of way. Back and #B1GGER than ever, It's time for the third edition of everyone's favorite hard-hitting series on CQ: THE HATER'S TRAVEL GUIDE. But real quick before we get started: STILL WAITING ON ONE OF THESE, SLIVE Moving on. This week:...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 23, 2014
Indiana Football is ALSO RECEIVING VOTES

Indiana Football is ALSO RECEIVING VOTES

At the bottom of every Associated Press Poll is the ORV Section. That's the "Others Receiving Votes" section for those who have yet to experience the richness and luxury of being voted for in this HIGHLY-REGARDED and EXCEEDINGLY IMPORTANT poll. His name is Doug Lesmerises and use caution, these takes may be hot. Doug covers Ohio State for Cleveland.com, which is a news website that covers all things related and pertaining to ... Cleveland. Doug has a ballot in the AP Top 25 poll for football and after the events of Saturday afternoon he decided that the Indiana Hoosiers football program...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 23, 2014

The Week Four Opponent Recap

What happened outside the glorious event from Saturday, because yes, other games were played. As always, we begin with the non-con. Indiana State had the week off. This Saturday, they take on Liberty. Bowling Green played punching bag for Wisconsin, getting blown out 68-17 in Madison. The Badgers set a school and modern Big Ten record with 644 rushing yards against the Falcons, led by Melvin Gordon's 253 yards. Bowling Green was competitive early, tying the game at 7 and only trailing by 4 at the end of the first quarter, but didn't record another point until the game was well out of reach....
The Crimson Quarry Sep 22, 2014
B1G Bowl Projections: WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?

B1G Bowl Projections: WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?

Every B1G team except for Ohio State was in action this weekend and went 12-1. You could also say the conference went 12-0 if you count Michigan as also being idle. Meanwhile, the Hoosiers went out to Missouri and WON THE SEC EAST. This weekend wasn't bad enough to refer to this straight up as a carnage report, so we'll need to dress it up with a little positivity first. Let's take a look at the COTTON CANDY SMILES CARNAGE REPORT: In a matchup that proved ESPN will literally show anything on television so long as it is tangentially related to something resembling a sport, Iowa came back to...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 21, 2014
Indiana 31, Missouri 27: When a Good Defense Shows Up, Our Offense Can Do the Rest

Indiana 31, Missouri 27: When a Good Defense Shows Up, Our Offense Can Do the Rest

After the despair of last week, Indiana stunned 18th-ranked Missouri on the road yesterday, winning 31-27. Let's break it down to see how it happened. Many of us thought that Indiana would be 2-1 after its first three games this season. We just didn’t think it would happen in this order. D’Angelo Roberts punched in the game-winning touchdown with 22 seconds to go, giving the Hoosiers a 31-27 lead after a hard-fought contest all day at Faurot Field. The Tigers had one last chance to capitalize, and even got an untimed down after a 15-yard pass interference penalty for...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 21, 2014

Indiana Hoosiers Upset Missouri in Columbus: Full Recap

As I sit down to a nice plate of #VictoryBacon this morning, I can't help but sit here with a sense of near elation at the play of our defense yesterday. Of course it also irks you a bit when you wonder where this effort was last week. If the same defense that showed up in Missouri was in Ohio the week before, we'd be 3-0 and getting some real love from much of the college football world. Instead, we're the team that had a fluky win against an SEC opponent on the road. Annoying, but not completely uncalled for. But we're not here to pontificate what-ifs, we're here to talk about how it...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 20, 2014

HOOSIER VICTORY CELEBRATION THREAD

OH MY GOD WE BEAT A RANKED SEC TEAM ON THE ROAD AND YES I'M GONNA WRITE IN ALL CAPS ABOUT IT THAT. JUST. HAPPENED. A WEEK AFTER  LOSING TO A BOWLING GREEN TEAM THAT LOST BY 51 TODAY, WE GO INTO FAUROT FIELD AND BEAT 18TH-RANKED MISSOURI, 31-27. D'ANGELO ROBERTS SCORED THE GAME WINNING TD WITH UNDER A MINUTE LEFT AFTER A LONG TEVIN COLEMAN RUN SET THE HOOSIERS UP PERFECTLY. AND THE DEFENSE DIDN'T FOLD IN THE SECOND HALF THIS WEEK! FULL RECAP COMING TOMORROW BUT FOR NOW LET'S CELEBRATE! Kool & The Gang - Celebration (via KoolAndTheGangVEVO)
The Crimson Quarry Sep 20, 2014

Hoosiers at Missouri: Game Day Thread

The Hoosiers kick off in a late afternoon game today as they face the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri. We've had quite the ramp up to the game this week and the Hoosiers are looking to fight back from a very disappointing game at Bowling Green last weekend. The best medicine to get past that of course would be a road victory in recently annexed SEC country. Missouri will be putting up quite the fight to prevent that though. They've gone back and forth between impressive and meh from quarter to quarter this year, so if the Hoosiers can put their foot on the gas early, they just may be...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 19, 2014
TCQ INAUGURAL WEEKLY PICKAPALOOZA ROUNDTABLE

TCQ INAUGURAL WEEKLY PICKAPALOOZA ROUNDTABLE

Our staff makes its predictions for tomorrow's Big Ten games, along with the big game of the week in Tallahassee. Hopefully we can make this a weekly occurrence during the season! Here at Crimson Quarry, we're all big college football fans, so I decided we should make some predictions for the upcoming contests. I emailed the other staff writers yesterday morning and asked for their picks in each game with a B1G participant this weekend, along with their pick for the FSU/Clemson game, which has been in the news quite a bit recently. Since there a quite a few matchups that look like cupcakes...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 17, 2014
Game Preview: Missouri Tigers

Game Preview: Missouri Tigers

This probably isn't gonna go well. Also, Kevin Wilson is the realest. GAME INFO: Who? Missouri Tigers (#24 Sagarin, #12 F/+) v. Indiana Hoosiers(#56 Sagarin, #45 F/+) Where / When? Memorial Stadium / Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri; 4 PM TV / Radio? SEC Network, IU Radio Network (Sirius 146, XM 201) Tickets? From $20 through Mizzou's website, and from $30.99 through StubHub. What's Vegas Saying? Indiana +13.5 (-105), 72.5 o/u ________________________________________ I'm not mentally prepared to do this again. Totally understandable. Last week's crushing loss to Bowling Green is still...
The Crimson Quarry Sep 15, 2014

B1G BOWL PROJECTIONS: POSTSEASONS ARE OVERRATED

I think I speak on behalf of the entire B1G when I say that going to a bowl just isn't that big of a deal, you know? Twelve games is an awful lot and the whole "doing well on a national stage" is just so played. So, really, Bowling Green did us a favor. Another soul-sucking dumpster fire interesting weekend of B1G football is in the books! Let's take a look at the CARNAGE REPORT. After a few shaking outings last weekend in the yearly, impromptu B1G-MAC challenge, the B1G boys rebounded and took two of three contests on Saturday. Michigan and Ohio State beat Miami (OH) and Kent State by...