A year later: Harrison Barnes

About a year ago today, I was at the Kentucky Hoop Fest in Louisville watching a bunch of different players including Derek Elston, Ray McCallum Jr. and Stephan Van Treese. In between games, I walked over to a court with ...

Roger Franklin still high on the Hoosiers

Jerry Meyer, the national recruiting analyst for Rivals.com, had an update this afternoon from the LeBron James Skills Academy and one of his tidbits should be of interest to Hoosier fans. Roger Franklin, a 2009 forward who’s playing this summer ...

Together at last: Armon Bassett and Mike Davis

Armon Bassett will finally suit up for the coach responsible for bringing him to Bloomington – Mike Davis – as the former IU guard announced his intentions to transfer to UAB in today’s Birmingham News. “I’m good friends with Robert ...

Third assistant announcement could come in August

Those of you waiting to hear who will take the final assistant coaching spot on Tom Crean’s staff should plan to wait a few more weeks. Indiana is not expected to name a third assistant coach until after July 31, ...

Possible AD candidates start to trickle out

The Indianapolis Business Journal has an excellent piece this morning on the search for a new athletic director and it includes a list of candidates that could potentially fill the opening: Former IU basketball player and current Senior Associate Athletic ...

Bud Mackey is a free man (for now); Jordan Crawford down to five schools

Bud Mackey, who lost his opportunity to attend IU after being caught at school with crack, is a free man once again. WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky reports that Mackey was released at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday: Former Scott County High ...

And Kelvin Sampson claims another casualty

We’ve seen the reverberations inside the program since Sampson left: players getting dismissed, scholarships being lost, an AD peacing out on the program. But what about us common folk who were looking at the Sampson tenure in the long haul? ...

Crean hitting the road this weekend

Tom Crean is expected to use one of his seven remaining recruiting evaluation days this weekend to watch the It Takes 5IVE event at the University of Cincinnati. Crean will get a good look at the Indiana Elite team, featuring ...

IU giving up scholarships in anticipation of APR penalties

In another attempt to be proactive in its dealings with the NCAA, IU will give up two scholarships for the upcoming season due to less than satisfactory APR scores. The Associated Press has the details: Assistant Athletic Director Frank Cuervo ...

McRobbie on Sampson: “A risk that should not have been taken”

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie, who might be finally starting to figure out the importance of the basketball program in Bloomington, told the NCAA infractions committee in a hearing last month that hiring Kelvin Sampson was a mistake. Who knew? ...