Barnstorming Tour dates announced

  • 06/18/2008 6:56 pm in

According to our friend Chris Korman of the H-T/Hoosier Scoop, the dates for the Barnstorming Tour are just about finalized:

Aug. 2 or 4: Vincennes University 7 p.m.; Aug. 5: New Albany H.S. 7 p.m.; Aug. 6 : Carmel H.S. 7 p.m.

A fourth game, which would pit the new recruits against a team of ex-Hoosiers, might be played at Assembly Hall in late August. Admission to the games will be $5. All nine of Indiana’s incoming players who will be eligible to play next season are expected to participate.

Whenever a coaching change takes place, it’s never clear if events like this will continue, but it’s nice to see this will go on. Criss Beyers does an excellent job putting the event together and this year should be no different. And just like last year, Inside the Hall will be right there in the thick of things providing coverage for those of you who can’t be there.

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  • msdiu81

    Why all southern half of state? Get up here near S. Bend. Would love to see these guys.

  • Yes, me too!

  • If I recall correctly, they didn't go north of Noblesville last year.

  • Kelin Blab

    sweet…….gotta go cancel my vacation plans to the Bahamas now…my wife will just have to get over it………

  • kylehornsbyrules

    The one last year was cool, this year I can walk to the one at Carmel

  • sdhoosier

    If this 4th game comes to fruition, wouldn't it be a treat to see the General coaching the ex-Hoosiers?

  • OnFireMattMeyer

    This is awesome to see because Crean knows the tradition that we have and wants to keep it that way, but who will be on the team of ex-Hoosiers? The recruits could definitely win if it was a Davis or Sampson era team but they might struggle with a team featuring someone like Sheron Wilkerson.

  • Kelin Blab

    Team of ex hoosiers….I would go with ….

    G-Andre Owens
    G-Luke Recker
    F-Lawrence Funderburke
    F-Chris Lawson
    C-Cem Dinc

  • JerryCT

    That is funny. Why did you leave off Ricky Calloway ? Larry Bird ? Jamarcus Ellis ?

    Echo the sentiment about Norhtern Indiana. Seems like a big mistake

  • Kelin Blab

    Did Ricky Calloway transfer??? was it Kansas??? I would have put Jamarcus on there but given he is playing at a Div III junior college international prep school I couldn't do it…

    I wonder when he runs out of the tunnel for the first game at his new school and looks in the stands and hears the roar of 17000 people…only to realize someone has the IU game on their portable television….what will he think….

  • JerryCT

    Calloway to KS where he got another ring.

    At least in a smaller arena fans can read Jamarcus's tatoos more clearly. I always had trouble reading them on TV and the time I got to Ashall for the UCONN game. Why have them if fans cannot read or see them ? This is the real reason he transferred

  • garydavid711

    not going north is really stupid-new castle-fort wayne-elkhart-east chicago

  • Raymond219

    Why can't we get a game in northern indiana?? There are a ton of IU grads in northwest indiana and especially Chicago that would be more than willing to make an hour long trip to see the Crean & Crimson.

  • garydavid711

    i think the barnstorming is important and there is a mistake made in having 2 in the south–one of those should be in fort wayne and another in the region

  • garydavid711

    i think the barnstorming is important and there is a mistake made in having 2 in the south–one of those should be in fort wayne and another in the region