By the way, how is it pronounced?
By the way, how is it pronounced?
I don't have a problem with renaming the building- it's not like we changed it to the State Farm Center.
Assembly Hall has a bunch of HVAC and behind the scenes issues that the money will fix thankfully. The team and coaching staff spend most of their time in Cook Hall now so replacing the stadium would have been more for the convenience of the fans than anything.
It will be interesting to see how the building changes after the renovations are made- in its 42 years there have been only minor cosmetic touches.
I've seen, I don't know, like 8-10 games in Bloomington. The building sucks, definitely, may as well be The Barn. Crap sightlines, I don't know how there hasn't been some too drunk coed tumble off the upper deck, all that. BUT, it IS really unique, I guess, it's got that going for it. The concave-ness(?) of it definitely funnels the sound to the floor, and the big Russian Red style (dusty, c'mon, had to) title banners covering the wall I like, can't miss em.
Personally I never want to see it rebuilt because it'd just be another leg up on Purdue if you get a state of the art fieldhouse or something. But all biases aside, despite it being a **** building, that's what makes it y'know.
Watched Blackmon get a difficult 29. Tech is so talented and they play so well together. I was surprised how Marion played they run no plays. If I had Blackmon I would run him off screens. He had to create everything for himself 1v1. Also Marion was terrible in transtion really awful on defense.
At this North Central Holiday Tournament. It is basically a showcase of young talented players. Kris Wilkes from North Central is so skilled and the upside is sky high. I can see why Crean offered him. Best player on the floor and just a freshman. Damian Jefferson has been fantastic as well he has interest from IU. Not a fan of how Gordon is developing his decision making is terrible though it was just a freshman thing, but it hasn't improve this year. If anyone lives close to North Central the tourney concludes tomorrow first mens game is at noon.
Hyron Edwards has been really disappointing. He has terrible body language his coach has benched him fof most of the game. He is a big time recruit according to sites I didn't likr him much. But 2 games as a sample size is too little maybe just a bad day.
IU women's team finishes their non-conference season 13-0, which I believe is the best start in the program's history. Curt Miller is absolutely doing work. I always wondered why our women's program was so, well, bad. He's turning it around, and doing it quickly.
On an unrelated note, I had to unfollow Tom Crean on Twitter. His boner for DWade and the Heat irritated me as well as the general lack of quality substance in any of his Tweets. Maybe it's because the Pacers are so damn fun to watch this year, or maybe it's because last year just drained me mentally, but I am just really, really apathetic about IU basketball this season. I think the B1G season is going to be quite the debacle (although I would love to be wrong).
I don't really want to watch Tuesday's game, but I probably will anyway. If we get down by 10 or more in the first half I'm switching over to the Pacers. I'm really just annoyed with IU basketball right now. It's not like they're a lost cause or anything, but it's hard to watch a team that turns the ball over a lot and can't shoot.
Wow...so strange in the middle of the season.
Take it for what it's worth: Hearing that one more player is going to transfer. A wing. Guess here is Stan Robinson.
What the **** is going on? Are these freshmen really that concerned about playing time they haven't earned yet? There's gonna be plenty of time to play in the next three years. College athletes are a bunch of crybabies now days.
fischer can go and do one as far as im concerned.
what an absolute baby.
Counting down the days untill DJ Augustin's contract expires.
Wow. The kid is just soft then. He's gonna regret this move so much when he grows up in a couple years.
Teenager being homesick when he goes away to college in another state=soft? I mean i guess sort of but its not exactly that uncommon.
No I understand being homesick. But you gotta suck it up. To quit because of being homesick = soft. What a waste of a great opportunity. He had the potential to get so much playing time in the next few years and really show case his talents at one of the best programs in basketball.