Morning After Archive

The Morning After: Penn State

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

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

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 ...

The Morning After: Ohio State v.2.0

Ugh. Whatever that was last night, it was not pretty to watch. Eric Gordon’s game was way off, D.J. White had his share of struggles, and the Hoosiers oftentimes looked discombobulated and confused. Also, for whatever reason — partially because ...

The Morning After: Northwestern

Should IU ever be happy about squeaking things out against Northwestern? Probably not. Given that the Hoosiers are 12-2 in the conference and the Wildcats are 0-14 (!), a sloppy, grind-it-out win in Evanston is probably not something anyone at ...

The Morning After: Purdue

This is weird. Isn’t it? Isn’t it strange to be in this position right now? To gather, as I did last night, with friends at a bar, to celebrate another game with a Fat Tire and a sandwich, and to ...

The Morning After: Michigan State

We’ve all been guilty of it. We are finished with Kelvin Sampson, done, finito, that’s it. As you read this, Sampson could win the Big Ten, blow out Purdue by 40, capture a national title, and cure lupus (does lupus ...

The Morning After: Wisconsin

By far the saddest part about everything that happened yesterday is that a fine performance by the Hoosiers — a well-executed gameplan against a good team — went totally by the wayside. It was overshadowed. Overshadowed not only because Brian ...

The Morning After: Ohio State

I read as much or more sportswriting than anyone I know, and I have some pet peeves. One of the major ones I’ve developed happens when, in the course of the season, writers lose perspective. They forget the ebb and ...

The Morning After: Illinois

Come again, Bruce? Something about fisting? As my victorious, gloating post just demonstrated, I am incredibly happy to have won tonight. At some level, it’s not about winning in a quality way, or looking good while doing it; it’s just ...

The Afternoon After: Northwestern

Notes written while basking in the defeat the smug jackass to the right took last night. First off, forgive us ITH’ers. E is still recovering from Super Bowl Sunday. Apparently he was drinking cranberry juice yesterday in an attempt to ...

The Morning After: Wisconsin

E was good and worked up tonight, so technically, this is the minute after. You get the point. After UConn essentially dismantled IU last Saturday, there were two overriding points of view. The first was to assume that IU played ...

The Morning After: UConn

There have been plenty of moments of frustration thus far this season. E.J.’s turnovers, seemingly the one thing keeping him from being a truly dominant college basketball player. The lack of a true point guard, leading to skittish play from ...