Around the Hall: Traylor, Big Ten schedule, Painter, more

  • 03/28/2011 10:07 pm in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on.

Dustin Dopirak confirmed an earlier report from Mike Pegram that 2011 IMG Academy forward Jamari Traylor took an unofficial visit to Bloomington today.

There will be no protected rivalries in the scheduling for the new 12-team Big Ten, according to Scott Dochterman of We also learned that there will be seven double plays and four single plays in the new schedule. Two of IU’s double plays next season will be Michigan State and Penn State.

Despite reports that he’s accepted the vacant job at Missouri, tweeted that Purdue coach Matt Painter will not meet with school officials until Tuesday morning.

UMHoops has a recap of John Beilein’s postseason wrap up with the media, including details on Darius Morris seeking advice from the undergraduate advisory committee on the NBA Draft.

Pete Thamel of The New York Times explains Jared Sullinger’s decision to stay at Ohio State for his sophomore season.

Michigan State sophomore Garrick Sherman will transfer, which will free up a scholarship for the Spartans to continue their pursuit of Gary Harris or add a junior college recruit this year, writes The Only Colors.

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  • Anonymous

    may be able to name one in a few days

  • Anonymous

    Yes, that was in an interview this week. He was driving to Buffalo (I believe) to watch IU in the tournament while working for Lilly. Not a short trip.

  • Bryan

    Supposedly Mizzou has given Painter a deadline of noon today to decide. I still think he stays, but I have a morbid curiosity of what happens at Purdue should he actually bolt. Between “support rallies” that only draw 11 attendees, to their athletic club antagonizing donors, this story has taken some odd turns.

    I can only imagine the crazy would come out in force if Purdue fans were forced to see their program as a stepping stone job, rather than a destination for everything except a handful of jobs.

  • Diesel

    San Francisco won 2

  • CreamandCrimson

    I don’t think that would upset me too much. He has gone 23-13 in the Colonial over the past two seasons. He has certainly proven to be a very good motivator in the tournament and his team has gotten ridiculously hot. However, I truly think Purdue would be better off with Painter than they would be with Smart. Interesting thought though.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Gee, thanks. That clears it right up. If “they” aren’t supposed to read it, why are you writing it?

  • CreamandCrimson

    It is very rare but UNLV in 1990 (back to the title in 1991) was a dominant champion.

  • Anonymous

    Well, technically there will be room, but will there be “room” for him? At his 2-guard/wing spot you’ll have Oladipo & Sheehey as seniors, Etherington as a junior, Patterson and (to some extent) Hollowell and maybe even Harris as sophomores, Hartman in his class, with Blackmon and possibly Blueitt behind him.

  • Anonymous

    There is a bit of the Corliss Williamson factor to his game. Corliss had to become a lockdown defender on the wing when he got to the NBA. I know he was listed at 6’7″ and Sullinger is listed at 6’9″, but there’s a similarity (and I’m not sure Sullinger is a legitimate 6’9″.)

  • Anonymous

    There is a bit of the Corliss Williamson factor to his game. Corliss had to become a lockdown defender on the wing when he got to the NBA. I know he was listed at 6’7″ and Sullinger is listed at 6’9″, but there’s a similarity (and I’m not sure Sullinger is a legitimate 6’9″.)

  • Jmfriedman

    You know what. Just forget it. Believe whatever you want. I am not going to write a person’s name on here and I doubt he has time this week to read ith anyway. Geez

  • IUJeff

    Buy low, sell high says Painter should go before PU starts the probable downslide after Moore and Johnson.

    I don’t really care if he stays or goes other than would like to see Crean get even for the butt whippins PU has given us these last few years. Would also like IU to pass PU on the Big Ten regular season championship record once again while Painter is at the helm.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. If I were an AD at a high-major (BCS conference) school, I don’t think I’d be going after Smart just yet. I’d want to see him duplicate the success his team has had before I offered him a 5 year/ $5 million contract. How does he recruit? Why did he lose 13 games playing the schedule he plays? Why is his team peaking right now, but can’t crack the top 3 in the CAA during the season? If Purdue went with him if Painter left, I think that is a good thing!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    That’s exactly what I was saying above when I threw out the pretend painter comment. Now it looks like he’s gone and I’m telling you guys it’s because he knows his run is over and he won’t be able to recruit in Indiana when he’s up against not only Crean, but also ND and Butler! He doesn’t want to be the fourth most popular program in the state!

  • IUeconAlum

    Purdue basketball is about to experience their own Kelvin Sampson years….Karma

  • Plane1972

    It’s a shame. I don’t dislike Painter any more than just being the head coach at Purdue. I don’t think it’s good for the conference that Purdue to be a stepping stone for a program like Mizzou (especially one with the CONFERENCE tradition that Purdue has). That’s not a shot at Mizzou, just a reality check on the current economic arms race in college hoops. If you don’t pony up for good facilities, pay your staffs, and keep up with the Joneses on amenities, things like this will happen.

    As absurd as it is to say, it also underscores how UNDER-paid Crean is, even with the performance of his teams over the past three years. The pipeline of recruts we have for the next few years is reason enough for him to make more money. I still think he has to earn that money, but the market right now would dictate he make more.

  • IUJeff

    Good catch calbert. A BIG oversight. Buss will impress from day 1.

  • IUJeff

    I would love to see Butler win and then bust KY and their one-and-dones in the championship game. To me would be everything that is right vs: everything that is wrong in college bball. Go Butler !!

  • Anonymous

    Painter is staying at Purdue according to ESPN. The sky is not falling and as i had expected this was all a leverage tactic by Painter.

  • stonaroni

    Crean will get paid when he executes. If this team can muster 18 to 20 wins next season, then they future will be looking up with the arrival of 2012 class. That 2012-13 season could be a 25 win season. If CTC does this, he will get paid.

    If we look lost like we did half of this seaon and throw in a under .500 season, I think he’d better bring it in 2012-13.

    College basketball is a business.

  • Diesel

    I think you’ll see Butler being Butler, Purdue being Purdue, and IU back to competing for B10 championships and post season runs. At this point, I’d envision everyone still at the helm.

    If I’d gotten to your post earlier before I knew of Painter’s situation, that could have been different. That could have set Purdue back 5 years IMO. If things don’t work out with Crean, I think Brad would come.

  • IUJeff

    Was great to see all the PU grads out of sorts for the last couple of days. There was big time dissention and angst amongst the PU ranks. Stabbing the AD and admin. for no support, and turning on Painter for testing the waters etc..

    They are all back to talking smack once again today so all is back to normal.

    Will be REALLY glad when IU starts to put the beat-downs on PU once again.

    The interesting side-bar here is the PU folks are worried about the negative recruiting backlash since other coaches can now use the “he just tried to leave PU” angle when discussing PU, Painter and potential schools with recruits.

    I am with Milla and would have been glad he left PU for Missou because the guy can coach and we really don’t know if our guy can yet..