A fond farewell

  • Eamonn Brennan 12/18/2009 2:39 pm  
 

Gents, ladies, friends of the ITH blogging republic. Today I meet you at an impasse. Today I greet you with somber news. For today is, unfortunately, my last day on the site. I know, I know. You’re devastated. In fact, ...

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

  • Eamonn Brennan 11/17/2009 8:52 am  
 

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 ...

ITH Super Happy Fun Time Player Profile: Tijan Jobe

  • Eamonn Brennan 10/14/2009 5:22 pm  
 

Hoosier Hysteria is on the horizon and it’s time for Inside the Hall’s player-by-player breakdown of the 2009-2010 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Tijan Jobe. I don’t feel confident about much in my life. I’m wrong about a lot, and even the ...

ITH Super Happy Fun Time Player Profile: Verdell Jones

  • Eamonn Brennan 10/08/2009 4:07 pm  
 

Hoosier Hysteria is on the horizon and it’s time for Inside the Hall’s player-by-player breakdown of the 2009-2010 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Verdell Jones. In a year of horrific gosh-they-just-play-so-hard basketball, Verdell Jones was a pleasant surprise. Whether he’s anything more ...

See IU basketball players stand outside an IU football game

  • Eamonn Brennan 04/09/2009 11:15 am  
 

How well do you know the IU Hoosiers? How likely are you to go to an Indiana football game this year? Exactly the IU athletic department’s point: Why not kill both birds with the same stone? Hence the following event. ...

Why They’ll Win It All: Villanova

  • Eamonn Brennan 04/01/2009 10:58 am  
 

Throughout the week, we’ll be running small capsules on the remaining Final Four teams, stating why they’ll win it all. Next up: Villanova. Villanova is just barely a sleeper in this Final Four, in so far as no one thought ...

When There’s Nothing On The Horizon You’ve Got Nothing Left To Prove: Saying farewell to the 2008-09 Indiana Hoosiers

  • Eamonn Brennan 03/16/2009 12:19 pm  
 

Some rambling postseason thoughts on a Monday morning … So, we’re a few days removed from Indiana’s season-ending first round loss to Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament. Ho, hum. We all knew the Hoosiers were probably going to ...

Seth Davis on Larry Bird and Bobby Knight

  • Eamonn Brennan 03/05/2009 12:45 pm  
 

CBS and Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis has a new book out, titled “When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball.” For my work at Yahoo!, I had the chance to read an advance copy of the book and interview ...

Kelvin Sampson is still talking

  • Eamonn Brennan 02/26/2009 4:17 pm  
 

Kelvin Sampson’s media tour just keeps getting lamer and lamer. The latest: A one-on-one interview with the Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy, wherein Sampson complains about the media and his punishment being unfair and he didn’t know he was cheating blah ...

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Continuing the Eric Gordon media tour

  • Eamonn Brennan 02/17/2009 4:34 pm  
 

I’ve always thought that the NBA — its media, its day-to-day traveling, its camaraderie — exposes personality far better than the NCAA’s sheltered world. That may be more true in some cases than others, but as a rule, I think ...

Crean and Dumes discuss the evil elbows

  • Eamonn Brennan 02/10/2009 1:26 pm  
 

Tom Crean made Devan Dumes face the media briefly yesterday — part of the new “face the music” ethos at Assembly Hall — and the audio of their Q&A session is available via The Hoosier Scoop here. One observation: Yes, ...

Good news: Statistically, Indiana only sort of bad

  • Eamonn Brennan 02/09/2009 5:20 pm  
 

So it’s been a pretty horrendous season. We can all agree on that, right? The Devan Dumes suspension is only the most recent metaphorical nut-punch this season has delivered upon fans of Indiana basketball. It’s also been, at times, very ...

Tom Crean tackles band director, calls him a lightweight

  • Eamonn Brennan 02/05/2009 3:38 pm  
 

Our always-interesting friends at the Palestra passed along this footage of a joyous crowd after last night’s win, promptly followed by Tom Crean’s decision to tackle IU band director Dave Woodley. Dave, Tom’s right. You are a lightweight. NOW GET ...

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

  • Eamonn Brennan 02/05/2009 11:39 am  
 

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. ...

Kelvin Sampson can’t leave well enough alone

  • Eamonn Brennan 01/27/2009 12:11 pm  
 

Who remembers Kelvin Sampson? I don’t! I went through a very serious psychological process, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, to have all memories of this “Sampson” guy erased from my brain. Actually, if that were true, I wouldn’t ...

IU: Way, way better at rebounding than you think

  • Eamonn Brennan 01/26/2009 2:56 pm  
 

In a season as desolate as this, you’re bound to have some sever statistical, and Saturday Basketball Prospectus’ John Gasaway gave us a doozie. Of course, you would think the stat would be a negative outlier — proof of the ...