Big Ten Basketball Preview Part Two: The Top 4

Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State are all ranked inside of the Top 15 in both preseason polls, and I fully expect each one to spend their fair share of time in the Top 10 throughout the year.

With Indiana Out On Anya, Attention Shifts to Noah Vonleh

Indiana has pulled out of the recruiting battle for highly touted big man BeeJay Anya, shifting their attention to #7-ranked Noah Vonleh.

Derek Elston Injury: Torn Meniscus, Out Two Months, How Will It Affect IU?

It was reported first by Zach Osterman of Inside Indiana, and confirmed by Inside The Hall, that senior forward Derek Elston has a torn meniscus and is expected to miss a couple of months.

Top Recruit BeeJay Anya Gaining Reasons to Commit to Hoosiers

With commitment time starting to quickly approach, IU seems to have many factors that could convince 6’9 big man BeeJay Anya to choose Bloomington as his college destination.

A Night With Tom Crean: Talking Lineups, Injuries, Derek Elston’s New Role, and Will Sheehey’s Fitness Record

Thursday night, Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean spent the evening talking to the student body about everything from the importance of helping others to the future of the Hoosiers’ basketball program.

Indiana Hoosiers 2012-13 Roster Overview

With the program finally back on the upswing following a Sweet 16 run last season and a plethora of highly-touted recruits joining the already-loaded Hoosiers this season, many think 2012-2013 is IU’s year. Zach breaks down the Hoosiers’ impressive ’12-’13 roster.

Matt Roth’s Scholarship at Indiana Should Not Be In Question

Terry Hutchens wrote a terrific piece this morning that reminded me of a topic I’ve been wanting to address: Indiana’s scholarship crunch for the upcoming 2012-13 season. Hutchens’ piece – entitled "Hoosiers need to find a scholarship for Roth" – echoes exactly what I have been thinking about this issue.

The end of Kentucky-Indiana raises questions, eyebrows

After months of behind-the-scenes bickering over how they would continue one of the best series in college basketball, Kentucky and Indiana have called it quits.

Indiana-VCU Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the South Region’s second round matchup between #4 seed Indiana and last year’s Cinderella that is still dancing this year, the #12th-seeded Rams from VCU.

Verdell Jones Injury Update: Torn ACL

I am just sick about this news. Indiana has confirmed this morning that senior Verdell Jones tore his ACL during the first half of yesterday’s game against Penn State. He will miss the rest of the Big Ten Tournament and any games Indiana plays in the NCAA Tournament.

College Basketball Coach of the Year: The Final Five Candidates and Reader Poll

As we motor forward during March Madness 2012, here are the leading candidates, in no particular order (alphabetical actually), for the top college basketball coach in 2011-2012, then an opportunity for you to chime in with your vote.

Enjoy This Mesmerizing Tom Crean GIF From Indiana’s Victory Over Purdue

Indiana completed a season sweep of Purdue tonight in Bloomington, securing a 24th victory, 5th place in the Big Ten, and a joyous Senior Night for five very deserving seniors. Afterwards, I stumbled upon this rather hilarious mid-game animated GIF of Hoosier coach Tom Crean.

Stats Show Similarities Between Victor Oladipo and Dwyane Wade At Same Age Under Same Coach

Victor Oladipo’s role is morphing into one consistent with athletic, multi-talented Tom Crean guards of years past. Of course, the most famous of Crean’s such guards is Dwyane Wade. So I wondered today: how do Oladipo’s numbers over the last six games compare to Wade’s numbers as a sophomore? I was pleasantly surprised with the answer.

My Most Anticipated Email Of The Year Just Arrived

Nothing gives me more inbox pleasure than the annual arrival of this email every year in late February…

Shades of Gray Podcast: Race, Religion, and Linsanity

Earlier tonight, in the debut episode of Shades of Gray, Robert Littal of Black Sports Online and I talked about the controversial Pro Football Weekly cover, coaches and players openly discussing religion, and of course Linsanity, which is getting a stern tonight in Miami against the Heat.