A little taste of the Maple Street Press Hoosier Tip-Off

  • 10/08/2010 1:42 pm in

The Maple Street Press Hoosier Tip-Off, which begins shipping Monday and will hit newsstands later this month, is a 128-page preview of the 2010-2011 Indiana Hoosiers. As a sneak peak, we’ve embedded “The Long Road Back” by Chris Korman, an excellent piece on the anatomy of the rebuilding project at Indiana:

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  • It’s a well written article, but it’s painful to read. It’s like reminiscing about a girl that broke your heart — you’re better off now and you know it (she was a liar and a cheat and you hired — I mean dated — her knowing her past), but it’s still painful to read/think about.

  • Anonymous

    Good article. While it is painful to read, I’m left feeling a great sense of pride and optimism for this team. Go Hoosiers.

  • N71

    The past is why we’re so interested in recruiting (the future). I’d rather have my teeth drilled than rehash the crap we’ve had to go through again and again. Talking about Yogi is much more interesting and enjoyable. Ron Patterson, Peter Jurkin…tell me more about them…our future. Tell me more about our new guys…Vic, Will, and Guy. Tell me more about Trey, James, or Hanner. I just can’t take more of Blue Shirt guy, Mike Davis, and all that crap.

  • Anonymous

    I have never for one second doubted that Tom Crean is the absolute perfect person to coach this team, and after reading three small words from this article, I know that even more so than I ever have:
    “He sang along.” I honestly teared up when I read those words.

  • Anonymous

    Just wanted to share, but there are rumors that there’s pending news on Perea that is about to break. Peegs said it’s good news, but isn’t a commitment.

  • marsh21

    It’s news like this that drives me to drink.Other than a commitment was good news could it possible be? What was Perea seen in an IU jersey? Is he dating an IU fan now? Come dude….

  • Bryan

    Thank God all of this is starting to move in the rearview mirror. Unlike some, I don’t mind occasionally peeling back layers of the onion that was the Kelvin Sampson era, but it’s definitely gotten easier the further the program has moved away from it.

  • Anonymous

    He was photographed eating a candy cane and it looked like warm-up pants

  • Jmfriedman

    I have some news. Apparently Oladipo has been VERY impressibe so far in practice. So much so, that he would most likely be starting right now. Interesting and is straight from a teammates mouth. Can’t wait to see that 40 inch vertical in action!

  • Anonymous

    That short sentence was but one of many that caused a lump in my Crean & Crimson throat.

    I’m very proud to say that I wanted Tom Crean when things went south with RMK and then again when Davis was let go. I happened to run into Crean in Indy shortly after the “denim” hire and told him in no uncertain terms that he was the one that I had wanted hired and that if he didn’t believe me he could ask any of my friends and they would tell him that that was all I had talked about when the opening came.

    I can still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard on the radio that he had gotten the job. Everyone in the school parking lot probably thought I was crazy the way I kept moving my car around trying to get better reception on the station I was listening to while waiting on my son and then I”m sure they really wondered about me when I started whooping and hollering when they made his hiring official. Any chance of someone thinking I was not insane went out the window when I jumped out of my car, hustled my son into the car and burnt rubber going out of the parking lot to get home and start calling my fellow IU bball fans.

    Ahhhhhh……..good stuff, good memories.

  • MillaRed

    My copy arrived today. Very solid. Everything that is IU hoops in here. Very impressed.

  • IU_Fan_99

    got mine in the mail today… impressive!

  • I believe that you have to know where you stand before you can decide where you want to go. This simply means understanding the culture and history of an institution. Sampson never got that – and this article underscores that. Sampson knew he wanted a championship and went full steam ahead but forgot that vital first step. The program eroded and the events described are critical … Once you know where you stand then you can define where you want to go and how to get there. CTC got that. He understood IU tradition and culture. He embraced it and used it as his first building block. He then formulated his own vision and put his stamp on the program. CTC crisply articulated this. This process resulted in the pain of the last two years but clearly outlined the foundation that the program would develop from. The program took a step backward before it could move forward. Now we can let the healing begin and I predict a successful program not onlyover the next few years – one that should last. We should never forget how we got here.

  • Anonymous

    Amen!!!!

  • Dangerdan

    I was just over on the Butler campus sporting an “Indiana” t-shirt thinking I may see Cody there with a Indiana shirt of his own…no such luck. I did see Matt Howard and one of the assistants as I was walking around Hinkle Fieldhouse. If the assistant could have set me on fire with a look I would have burst into flames. Butler and Hinkle are nice but small, if small is what Cody wants then Butler is the place. IU is Big Ten big, has a better business school, a better campus, Cook Hall, and tons of super hot women. This is Indiana and Indiana University is where Indiana’s best will come to play and win championships.

  • Dangerdan

    I was just over on the Butler campus sporting an “Indiana” t-shirt thinking I may see Cody there with a Indiana shirt of his own…no such luck. I did see Matt Howard and one of the assistants as I was walking around Hinkle Fieldhouse. If the assistant could have set me on fire with a look I would have burst into flames. Butler and Hinkle are nice but small, if small is what Cody wants then Butler is the place. IU is Big Ten big, has a better business school, a better campus, Cook Hall, and tons of super hot women. This is Indiana and Indiana University is where Indiana’s best will come to play and win championships.

  • HoosierNshaker

    “we may not understand how great that is right now, but there will be a time, a day when we’ll look at it and know that our fan support was just beyond anything that anyone could have imagined”
    –Tom Crean

    It’s quotes like these that make me proud to be a Hoosier fan, we have the right man for the job. Won’t be too long before we see this rebuild become a return to NCAA prominence.

  • Anonymous

    DangerDan, thanks for representing IU fans on the Butler campus today. Funny about the ‘burst into flames’ comment, wish I could have seen that look.

  • Outoftheloop

    There is NO such thing as Good news that is NOT a commitment!

  • Anonymous

    Cody’s HS gym (The Hatchet House) is almost as big as Hinkle. It seats about 7,200.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    i remember going there my sophomore year at north harrison to watch us get beat by jasper when they had michael lewis and harris mujazinavich’s cousin.

  • Anonymous

    You went to North Harrison too?

  • Plane1972

    Dangerdan, my thanks to you, as well. I can only imagine the look you received. Hilarious!