Friday, May 4, 2012

Indiana-Kentucky Series Done For Now

One of the best rivalries in college basketball, IU vs Kentucky, has come to an end.  The Hoosiers and Wildcats won't meet in the regular season for the first time since the 1968-1969 season.  Indiana wanted to keep the series on campus and Kentucky wanted to play at a neutral site.  Neither side was willing to compromise.  From a not so casual observer, this looks to me like Kentucky was fueled by the greed of profiting off a neutral court game, while Indiana was trying to bring a marquee game to Bloomington once every two years.  This is especially disappointing considering both teams are entering next season ranked in the top 5.  Hopefully, the series can be renewed in the coming years because the fans deserve this game.  Crean and Cal need to fix this.  Here is some additional input on the subject:

IU, UK Commit Turnover By Terry Hutchens

Kentucky, Indiana Discontinue Rivalry By Sporting News

Indiana- Kentucky Series Ending By Andy Katz

Ridiculous End to Indiana-Kentucky By Eamonn Brennan

Score Another Win For Calipari By Gary Parrish

UK-IU Rivalry Unraveling By Kyle Tucker

No IU-UK Next Season By The AP

Say it Ain't So By Pete DiPrimio

Charge IU-UK Turnover to Calipari by Eric Crawford

Monday, April 30, 2012

Indiana Target Semi Ojeleye Highlights

There are some reports that highly regarded class of 2013 SF Semi Ojeleye will try to make a visit to Bloomington in the near future.

Eric Bossi of had high praise for Ojeleye from this weekend's Boo William's AAU tourney saying:  MoKan Elite went down at the hands of the CIA Bounce, but Semi Ojeleye did everything in his power to prevent it.  The powerfully built, 6-foot-6 wing from Ottawa (Kan.) High went unconscious from three-point land during the second half as he buried one long jumper after another.  When he's set, he doesn't miss very often. On top of being an excellent set shooter, the No. 37 player in the class of 2013 shows a great understanding of how to use his ruggedly built frame in the lane where he continually finishes through contact.  

Here are a couple of highlight reels of Ojeleye I found on YouTube:

Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Kenny Johnson to Takeover Assistant Role at IU?

Evan Daniels of is reporting that IU has hired Towson assistant coach Kenny Johnson to fill the same role for the Hoosiers.  It appears that this would be a solid hire for the Hoosiers with Johnson's strong ties to the Washington D.C. area and the Team Takeover AAU program.  Nothing official has come out of Bloomington yet.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hoosiers to Stay Hungry

Tom Crean talked about what it will take for the Hoosiers to live up to next years lofty expectations.  Read the full article here:  Crean Pushing for Improvement

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monte Morris Highlight Reel

The IU staff has shown interest in 2013 PG Monte Morris of Flint, MI.  He is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to Bloomington on May 4.   Here is a highlight video of Morris:

Tom Crean to Interview Towson Assistant Kenny Johnson

It appears that Calbert Cheaney may not be the choice to fill the void as assistant coach for the Hoosiers after all.  Tom Crean is set to interview Towson assistant coach Kenny Johnson this week about filling that role.  Johnson has many ties to the east coast and used to run the Nike Team Takeover AAU program, which in the past included current Hoosiers Victor Oladipo and Maurice Creek.  IU targets BeeJay Anya and Stanford Robinson are playing for Team Takeover this summer, and adding Johnson to the staff could provide a big boost to those recruitments.  Outside of basketball, Johnson appears to be very intelligent with a degree in Cell, Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Maryland.  Read his full bio on the Towson site here:  Kenny Johnson Bio

Luke Fisher Progressing

2013 Indiana commit Luke Fischer continues to improve his game and says he hopes to have a Zeller-like impact for the Hoosiers when he arrives in Bloomington.  Fisher impressed at the AAU event in Minneapolis this weekend scoring 35 points and 10 rebounds in his two games Saturday.  Fischer has reportedly grown to 6-11 and 220 pounds.  Read the full article by Jody Demling here:  Fischer Progresses