Morning After Archive

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 ...

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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. ...

The Morning After: Minnesota

  • Eamonn Brennan 01/26/2009 9:12 am  

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

  • Eamonn Brennan 01/14/2009 9:24 am  

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

  • Eamonn Brennan 01/12/2009 8:19 am  

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

  • Eamonn Brennan 01/08/2009 7:30 am  

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

  • Eamonn Brennan 01/05/2009 7:00 am  

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

  • Eamonn Brennan 12/23/2008 10:28 am  

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

  • Eamonn Brennan 12/11/2008 8:23 am  

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 ...

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The Morning After: A brief time of sincerity

  • Eamonn Brennan 12/04/2008 8:00 am  

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 ...

The Morning After: Your 2008-09 Indiana Hoosiers, I think

  • Eamonn Brennan 11/16/2008 3:07 pm  

It goes without saying that the beginning of this Indiana basketball season is unlike those that have come before it. It is the second year in the last three that have seen IU with a brand new basketball coach, but ...

The Morning After: Tom Crean

  • Ryan Corazza 04/01/2008 11:39 pm  

Or The Night Of: Tom Crean … It’s over. The speculation, the rumors, the top five lists for coaching candidates — it’s over. Tom Crean is IU’s next coach. And really, I think it’s a great fit. I was infatuated ...

The Morning After: That’s that

  • Eamonn Brennan 03/24/2008 12:40 pm  

College basketball seasons are long and dynamic things. They’re not like college football seasons, which require drilled excellence from the outset and where a midseason loss can kill your chances at winning a truly screwed-up national championship. They’re not like ...

The Morning After: Penn State

  • Eamonn Brennan 03/10/2008 10:00 am  

Bad decisions. If you can boil down IU’s entire struggle with injured little meek please-govnah-don’t-hurt-us Penn State yesterday, that was it. Bad decisions. Bad decisions from the three-point line. Bad decisions in the post. Bad decisions on defense. Whatever bad ...

The Morning After: Minnesota

  • Eamonn Brennan 03/06/2008 11:30 am  

Judging by the comments in our game thread last night, this was not a game most of you were stressing. That makes sense: It’s a late-season Big Ten game against Minnesota, the conference is now fully out of reach, and ...

The Morning After: Michigan State

  • Eamonn Brennan 03/03/2008 11:02 am  

There are two ways to view yesterday’s debacle at Michigan State, and both depend on interpretation. The first interpretation relies on the notion that IU has some hand in everything that happens to them on the basketball court. As a ...