Morning After Archive

The Morning After: Hey, That’s Doc Rivers!

Did anyone else get a minor chill seeing Doc Rivers in Assembly Hall? I can’t explain this at all. I don’t really like Rivers. I’m not sure he’s a great NBA coach so much as a decent NBA coach who ...

The Morning After: It’s a win, and I feel fine

The Indiana Hoosiers have not been an easy team to root for this season. In their 11-game losing streak and Big Ten winlessness, they’ve struggled to inspire much of anything in the way of interest, or intrigue, or emotion, really. ...

The Morning After: Minnesota

All we are past the mopey part of the season now? I’ll admit, I’ve gone through some weird attitudinal shifts toward the 2008-09 Indiana Hoosiers — going from depression to blind faith to cheeriness and back again a couple of ...

The Morning After: Staying positive

There are only so many things to say from game to game about the way IU is playing. For example, what was there to say after Illinois? The Hoosiers were destroyed by a far superior (and still underrated) team. Michigan ...

The Morning After: Illinois open thread

After the massive disappointment last week against Michigan, I didn’t expect much out of Saturday’s game at Illinois — that’s a tough place to play, and Illinois has sneakily been really good this year. Their tempo-free numbers belie a team ...

The Morning After: Michigan, or clapping alone

Hey, so that was fun, right? Haha, just kidding! That wasn’t fun at all! That was precisely as much fun as a rusty ballpeen hammer to the eye socket, only less violent, so long as you don’t count “throwing an ...

The M(onday) After: Iowa, or not so bad this time, actually

Ah, the Hoosiers. Just when I thought I was out … they pull me back in. It’s not as though I had given up on the season in any sort of meaningful way. Actually, I’d given up on the season, ...

The Morning After: Northeastern, or, Serenity Now

At this point in IU’s young, ugly rebuilding year, I feel confident in a few assertions: IU is not a very good basketball team. IU is not going to be a very good basketball team. IU is not even a ...

The Morning After: TCU

Whoa, right? After a couple of bad losses to teams we didn’t even look competitive against, IU was given a coming-home gift Wednesday night. That gift, the TCU Horned Frogs, was about as inept a basketball team you’ll see all ...

The Morning After: A brief time of sincerity

Usually, The Morning After is a combination of the following: 1. Me talking about basketball in a barely informed fashion, including but not limited to offensive sets, efficiency, tempo-free/possession-related statistics, and how irritating it is when people take too many ...