Just another ordinary day in June …

Actually, not really. I’ll keep this quick, but a couple of notes to pass along: + Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star is reporting that North Central guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera will not transfer to St. Benedict’s Prep. This, if you ...

Hello, Nebraska

I’ve gotten on the train a little bit later than some news outlets not too far from here, but that train — the one with “EXPANSION” written on the side and barrels of money tucked away in the hold cars ...

Is Tom Izzo leaving Michigan State for the Cavs?

The answer to that question differs depending on who you ask. Dick Vitale says no. But The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, citing sources, published this story earlier this evening, indicating that Michigan State players believe Tom Izzo is close to accepting the ...

IU avoids penalty with improved APR score

Among the various landmines Kelvin Sampson left in Bloomigton was an APR (Academic Progress Rate) score that was, in a word, unacceptable. Let’s go to the archives from May of 2009: The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores ...

Hey, look, Roshown McLeod can recruit

After two disappointing seasons on the IU staff led to his dismissal in early March, former assistant coach Roshown McLeod was announced as the head coach at St. Benedict’s Prep on April 20. And since that time, McLeod has been ...

Report: Jeff Watkinson leaving Indiana

According to Chris Korman of The Herald-Times and The Hoosier Scoop, Jeff Watkinson, the men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach for the past four seasons, is leaving the program to train former IU guard Eric Gordon. Watkinson joined the program ...

Video: Crean talks Guy-Marc, Oladipo, Sheehey

Before we get to the aforementioned video, I’d like to publicly begin a campaign for Tom Crean to wear his crimson blazer in a game next season. In case you’re unaware of the story behind the blazer, Crean received it ...

An expansion manifesto after midnight

PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Noted political scientist Thomas Hobbes once wrote that man, in his basest state of nature, lives a life that is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” As a distant observer-turned-one-time insider, this is the best way ...

2012 Intro: Kenny Kaminski

The Essentials: 6-7, 190-lb forward for Medina (OH) and Indiana Elite The Schools: According to Rivals.com, Arizona State, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin have offered scholarships. Florida has expressed interest. The Numbers: 17.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg ...

2012 Intro: Jeremy Hollowell

The Essentials: 6-6, 195-lb forward for Lawrence Central and Eric Gordon Central Stars The Schools: Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State, Tennessee and Xavier have offered scholarships. Florida, Louisville and Michigan have expressed interest. The Numbers: 17.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg ...