Around the Hall: Fish interview, Penn St. search, more

  • 05/31/2011 10:06 pm in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on (or in some cases, listen on).

The author of last week’s investigative pieces on the A-HOPE program, Mike Fish of ESPN.com, did an interview with our friend JMV of 1070 the Fan. The interview, however, never aired as JMV explained to me via Twitter: “I didn’t air it Alex. Straight to podcast. Kinda like Roadhouse 2.” The 14-minute conversation, which includes Fish telling JMV that Baylor had nothing to do with the story, is available in the embedded player below:

[audio:http://media.1070thefan.com/Podcasts/1632/052711_fish.MP3]

John Gasaway examines Indiana (premium link) as part of ESPN.com’s look at teams that finished last in their conference a season ago. The three talking points: 1. The mess that Kelvin Sampson left behind was unfortunate … but not unprecedented. 2. The Hoosiers have to start winning in February and March. 3. Indiana must stop fouling.

The Penn State coaching search continues along and the Nittany Lions interviewed Duquesne coach Ron Everhart on Tuesday. AD Tim Curley plans to name a replacement for Ed DeChellis “very soon.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette mentions Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Rob Jeter, Boston’s Pat Chambers, Tulsa’s Doug Wojcik, former Bucknell coach Pat Flannery, Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins and Arizona State assistant Scott Pera as other possibilities.

James Blackmon Sr. explains his decision to return to Ft. Wayne Luers after accepting the coaching position at Marion, where he played in high school, a few weeks ago.

Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star has some visit news for two 2013 prospects on the IU radar: V.J. Beachem will go to Michigan State this weekend and Michigan State’s Elite camp the following week. And Zak Irvin will visit Tennessee on his way back from this weekend’s Under Armour camp in Atlanta.

Bob Knight still doesn’t like talking about the interview that took place with Jeremy Schaap almost eleven years ago.

The Big Ten Network is being re-branded as BTN with a new logo and web domain.

Jody Demling of The Louisville Courier-Journal has updates on Gary Harris and Trevon Bluiett.

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  • Anonymous

    Seriously, what inspired Fish to investigate this?…. “Hmmm, there’s a dead horse over there..i think i’ll go kill it some more.” Will Alex let me call Fish a “touche bag” here? Let’s hope he relaxes the namecalling rule given the circumstances.

  • Anonymous

    “Isn’t A-HOPE supposed to be about Africans but Perea is from South America?!?” and the followup qanswer should have been…”and arent’ you supposed to be a journalist?” Step carefully from here on our Mr. Fish…

  • Anonymous

    “Isn’t A-HOPE supposed to be about Africans but Perea is from South America?!?” and the followup qanswer should have been…”and arent’ you supposed to be a journalist?” Step carefully from here on our Mr. Fish…

  • MikeinNC

    I saw Roadhouse 2, but hadn’t seen the original, so I was lost….just couldn’t keep up with all the plot twists.

  • MikeinNC

    I saw Roadhouse 2, but hadn’t seen the original, so I was lost….just couldn’t keep up with all the plot twists.

  • MikeinNC

    I saw Roadhouse 2, but hadn’t seen the original, so I was lost….just couldn’t keep up with all the plot twists.

  • MikeinNC

    We should probably not make it a habit to mention ESPN and journalism in the same sentence. Just so that we all stay clear on what they are really about…..

  • MikeinNC

    We should probably not make it a habit to mention ESPN and journalism in the same sentence. Just so that we all stay clear on what they are really about…..

  • MikeinNC

    We should probably not make it a habit to mention ESPN and journalism in the same sentence. Just so that we all stay clear on what they are really about…..

  • MikeinNC

    We should probably not make it a habit to mention ESPN and journalism in the same sentence. Just so that we all stay clear on what they are really about…..

  • MikeinNC

    We should probably not make it a habit to mention ESPN and journalism in the same sentence. Just so that we all stay clear on what they are really about…..

  • I wouldn’t go that far. Eamonn Brennan, who helped co-found Inside the Hall, is a full-time blogger at ESPN. Several other writers there do a fantastic job as well.

  • I wouldn’t go that far. Eamonn Brennan, who helped co-found Inside the Hall, is a full-time blogger at ESPN. Several other writers there do a fantastic job as well.

  • Hoosier Clarion

    I am really disappointed as to why JMV did not pin Fish down with questions and statements of facts such as have been posted here.  Even if Fish would have gotten offended and ended the interview early it certainly would have allowed JMV an opportunity to factually establish how shallow the story is.  Alex I do not believe you would have failed to focus on that opportunity.  Do you know why JMV did?      

  • Hoosier Clarion

    I am really disappointed as to why JMV did not pin Fish down with questions and statements of facts such as have been posted here.  Even if Fish would have gotten offended and ended the interview early it certainly would have allowed JMV an opportunity to factually establish how shallow the story is.  Alex I do not believe you would have failed to focus on that opportunity.  Do you know why JMV did?      

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Mike Fish is a flat-out idiot!  I listened to this interview and it sounded more like a middle school teacher trying to get the truth out of a kid who just told a monster lie to benefit himself in some way.  It was a load of crap pretty much the entire time.  Anytime JMV asked him a legitimate question he responded by throwing out a few questions of his own.  My favorite was his question about Adams calling the IU compliance department before he flew Hanner home to Columbia right after JMV just read the quote stating that Adams had claimed to have had several conversations with both IU compliance and the NCAA.  So, is it safe to assume that Adams may or may not have contacted IU or the NCAA immediately before purchasing those plane tickets?  Hmm, that one could go either way couldn’t it?  Man, what a DB!  He’s confronted with a cross examination and instead of responding to that question he comes back with, “Well, you don’t know when those conversations happened”.  Here’s a little tidbit for you Fish, “NEITHER DO YOU D-BAG!”.

    I think guys like this should be working where they are most qualified, as a greeter at Wal-Mart!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Mike Fish is a flat-out idiot!  I listened to this interview and it sounded more like a middle school teacher trying to get the truth out of a kid who just told a monster lie to benefit himself in some way.  It was a load of crap pretty much the entire time.  Anytime JMV asked him a legitimate question he responded by throwing out a few questions of his own.  My favorite was his question about Adams calling the IU compliance department before he flew Hanner home to Columbia right after JMV just read the quote stating that Adams had claimed to have had several conversations with both IU compliance and the NCAA.  So, is it safe to assume that Adams may or may not have contacted IU or the NCAA immediately before purchasing those plane tickets?  Hmm, that one could go either way couldn’t it?  Man, what a DB!  He’s confronted with a cross examination and instead of responding to that question he comes back with, “Well, you don’t know when those conversations happened”.  Here’s a little tidbit for you Fish, “NEITHER DO YOU D-BAG!”.

    I think guys like this should be working where they are most qualified, as a greeter at Wal-Mart!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    AAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHA!  Post of the month right there!