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    Default Indiana University Athletics Thread 2014-15

    Seems a good time to start a new thread. Another year of Indiana University sports is set to begin. As we've done in years past, this is the place to discuss all things IU sports this upcoming year.

    This begins a year of uncertain expectations across several sports. Will the football team finally make a bowl? The men's basketball team has talent but will that translate to anything? Who will be named the new coach of the women's basketball team, and will the team continue to improve? Will the baseball team maintain its place as the Big Ten's best with new players under a new coaching staff? What about men's and women's soccer? Looking forward to another year!

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    Two years ago were the halcyon days for 2000s IU athletics. Men's basketball was #1 most of the year, the baseball team went to the College World Series, the women's basketball program was rising with their great new head coach, and football was at least showing signs of life. Oh, and men's soccer won a national title. Now...well, the football program is at a make or break year for Coach Wilson, the men's basketball program is back on a downward trajectory, our women's coach bizarely resigned, we lost our baseball coach, and the men's soccer program fell flat on their face after the national title and preseason #1 last season.

    Honestly, the only program I am truly optimistic about is the football program right now. At IU. Ugh.

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    Two years ago were the halcyon days for 2000s IU athletics. Men's basketball was #1 most of the year, the baseball team went to the College World Series, the women's basketball program was rising with their great new head coach, and football was at least showing signs of life. Oh, and men's soccer won a national title. Now...well, the football program is at a make or break year for Coach Wilson, the men's basketball program is back on a downward trajectory, our women's coach bizarely resigned, we lost our baseball coach, and the men's soccer program fell flat on their face after the national title and preseason #1 last season.

    Honestly, the only program I am truly optimistic about is the football program right now. At IU. Ugh.
    yep, it is an unusual situation when the football team is the only program you can feel semi-optimistic about.
    looks like the only things i can be excited about are the colts and iu football.
    but, maybe i will be pleasantly surprised. it's possible i suppose.

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    played at Purdue for Lin Dunn in the early 90s

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    played at Purdue for Lin Dunn in the early 90s
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    So the IU basketball team is taking a trip to Canada and Hanner Perea can't go because of issues with his visa. IU has known about this trip for months and just now realized this problem.


    How many things can IU possibly screw up?

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    So the IU basketball team is taking a trip to Canada and Hanner Perea can't go because of issues with his visa. IU has known about this trip for months and just now realized this problem.


    How many things can IU possibly screw up?
    Hanner will not contribute much to this team other than available fouls. His absence in Canada won't make any difference. Just another wasted scholarship.

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    Hanner will not contribute much to this team other than available fouls. His absence in Canada won't make any difference. Just another wasted scholarship.
    yeh, i'm inclined to agree. beyond his athleticism, he really doesn't offer much. he was way over-ranked coming out of high school as he really doesn't seem to have anything approaching refinement in his offensive game.
    he could block some shots and maybe get a few boards but i doubt he ever turns into anything much.

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    In its first game, IU beat Laval 110-70. The second game was a 109-101 loss to Ottawa. The third game was a 95-85 win over Carleton. Tonight IU beat McGill (haven't checked the score). The final game is tomorrow.

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    In its first game, IU beat Laval 110-70. The second game was a 109-101 loss to Ottawa. The third game was a 95-85 win over Carleton. Tonight IU beat McGill (haven't checked the score). The final game is tomorrow.
    Are there any box scores or game summaries available anywhere?

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    Well, Crean will sleep well tonight knowing that while it took him until August, every scholarship for next season is now filled.


    Any guesses on who our 2-3 transfers next season will be? I'm going with April, Hartman and Priller.

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    Just over a week till CFB is back.

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    Just over a week till CFB is back.
    Thank goodness. I'm getting bored with no sports to watch.

    Let's predict the B1G Divisions, just to kill some time in light of the Braxton Miller injury.

    B1G East:
    1. Michigan State
    2. Ohio State
    3. Indiana (I know, I'm a homer, but we are the most experienced team in the B1G, our offense is a force and all we need is a halfway competent defense and I can see 8 wins for us)
    4. Michigan
    5. Penn State
    6. Maryland
    7. Rutgers

    B1G West:
    1. Wisconsin
    2. Iowa
    3. Northwestern
    4. Nebraska
    5. Minnesota
    6. Illinois
    7. Purdue

    Coaches on the hot seat by season's end: Brady Hoke, Bo Pelini (I actually think he gets the axe), Tim Beckman, maybe Kyle Flood at Rutgers since Greg Schiano is currently unemployed.

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    So the IU basketball team is taking a trip to Canada and Hanner Perea can't go because of issues with his visa. IU has known about this trip for months and just now realized this problem.


    How many things can IU possibly screw up?
    plenty it seems.

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    Anyone else feeling really optimistic and just a positive vibe from the IU football program?

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    Anyone else feeling really optimistic and just a positive vibe from the IU football program?
    I am also. I'm really excited to see what the team can do this year.
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    I am also. I'm really excited to see what the team can do this year.
    I am specifically looking forward to watching Tevin Coleman, maybe I am extremely biased, but I feel like he can be the best back in the B1G this year.

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    Anyone else feeling really optimistic and just a positive vibe from the IU football program?
    Same positive feeling I get every year........until the actual games are played.

    The only times I had any confidence in IU football was when Mallory was coaching, and I've followed that team since the early '60s.

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    Same positive feeling I get every year........until the actual games are played.

    The only times I had any confidence in IU football was when Mallory was coaching, and I've followed that team since the early '60s.
    This team has so much more talent than any of the other IU football teams in the past though, especially in the past 10 years. Cody Latimer and Tevin Coleman may be the top 2 players to play at IU in the past 10 years. I can easily see Coleman rushing for 1,400 yards and 15-16 TD's or something similar, maybe even quite a bit more of both.

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    This team has so much more talent than any of the other IU football teams in the past though, especially in the past 10 years. Cody Latimer and Tevin Coleman may be the top 2 players to play at IU in the past 10 years. I can easily see Coleman rushing for 1,400 yards and 15-16 TD's or something similar, maybe even quite a bit more of both.
    I thought Latimer left for the NFL. Am I wrong about that? If so, who am I thinking of?

    Also, will the defense be able to stop anyone?

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    I thought Latimer left for the NFL. Am I wrong about that? If so, who am I thinking of?

    Also, will the defense be able to stop anyone?
    the defense will be a big question mark. i just can't help but think it's gotta be better than what we have seen lately as it honestly couldn't get much worse.
    i imagine the new defensive sets might take a bit for the the players to get used to but, i think it will yield better results than the last 2 years did.

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    I thought Latimer left for the NFL. Am I wrong about that? If so, who am I thinking of?

    Also, will the defense be able to stop anyone?
    Yea Latimer was a 2nd round draft pick, I am just pointing out how our talent is improving recently, and our defense will still be below average, just hopefully not incredibly awful.

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    Same positive feeling I get every year........until the actual games are played.


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    Also, will the defense be able to stop anyone?
    So, as I was saying......

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    Anyone else feeling really optimistic and just a positive vibe from the IU football program?
    Positive vibes come from the defensive coordinator switch. The offense is going to be great. Sudfield is a player, the offensive line is deep and has a bunch of high end talent, Coleman is great. The problem last year was the defensive coordinator refused to make adjustments during the game. Every player knew it was going to be a disaster, but the DC was too pigheaded to make changes. A competent defensive coordinator would have had IU in a bowl game last year. If the new guy can get the young defensive talent to gel and play well, IU can win 7 or 8 games this year.

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    We lost to a damn Canadian team yesterday. Pathetic.

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