IU/Purdue Blog Posts

IU, Purdue having own personal athletics arms race

December 7, 2012
IU Athletic Director Fred Glass should get some credit for the increase in pay for Purdue's coaches.

Crean has become the man IU can't afford to lose

November 14, 2012
As good a coach as Tom Crean is, he might be even better at alumni and public relations. He has the appeal of Bob Knight without all the baggage and it's only a matter of time before the affable coach is at the center of an effort to replace Assembly Hall.

IU followers could learn from Penn State players

July 26, 2012
Penn State football players have quickly grasped a fundamental truth that will help put the school on the road to recovery. It took many IU followers years to figure it out. Some still haven't got it.

Despite playoff, college football title still tarnished

June 27, 2012
If college football truly wants to take all the tarnish off its national championship crown, it’s going to have to scrap the bowl system and construct a playoff that includes all the contenders. And even a few pretenders.

Daniels' hire may leave Purdue shooting blanks in arms race

June 21, 2012
Mitch Daniels' conservative nature and tendency to cut budgets may leave Purdue's athletic department fighting an uphill battle in the current NCAA financial arms race.

Hoosiers' heritage takes a beating

May 4, 2012
It's been a tough week for Indiana traditions. Jim Nabors won't be at the Indy 500, the IU-UK match-up has been scrubbed and the 500 field of 33 may be minus one for the first time since 1934. Is the sky falling? Maybe not, but it sure feels like it to us Hoosiers.

IU hoops, Colts fight for spot as state's top sports brand

March 22, 2012
The value of sports brands fluctuates as violently as stock prices during economic upheaval. In Indiana, the IU and Butler basketball brands have risen while the Colts' has taken a hit and the Pacers fight for their place in the sun.

Hummel's appeal uniquely universal

March 19, 2012
Purdue's heart-breaking loss Sunday had more than followers of the black and gold crying. But wipe your tears. Robbie Hummel wouldn't want it any other way.

Big Red propels Big Ten tourney to record attendance

March 12, 2012
Though it's not entirely for the reason many would expect, higher attendance this year likely pushed the tournament's economic impact to new heights.

Future of IU's Assembly Hall will generate chorus of boos

March 9, 2012
Despite many complaints about the charmless 41-year-old basketball venue, IU has no plans to replace or renovate the Hoosiers' hoops home.

IU basketball program proving it's bigger than Bob Knight

March 5, 2012
It’s OK to admit it. IU basketball made Bob Knight. Not the other way around. The proof is in the roar of the crowd at Assembly Hall these days. The proof comes from the program's financials during its darkest days.

Texas remains college football's financial No. 1

January 9, 2012
While Alabama topped LSU for the BCS national football championship, the Longhorns have been crowned financial kings among college football's elite teams. Tide is No. 6 financially and LSU is No. 8, according to a new study.

NCAA goes public with hoops tournament selection criteria

January 6, 2012
NCAA officials are raising the curtain on the wizards making the selections and seedings for its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. But will that quash or fuel the debate over who gets in and who doesn't?

Indiana poised to become a basketball state once again

December 16, 2011
With the Pacers and IU re-emerging as contenders and the Colts floundering, Indiana sports fans are primed to re-embrace their Hoosier hysteria roots. But what happens when Peyton Manning returns or Andrew Luck is drafted is anybody's guess.

NCAA boss' remarks could rekindle debate on IU's phone call violations

December 7, 2011
Under the new direction of NCAA President Mark Emmert, IU and Kelvin Sampson might have been spared the severe torching they endured in 2008.

College football playoff may be closer than people think

December 6, 2011
NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that changes to the current BCS format are likely following the 2012-13 season.

New NBA pact could kill NCAA's one-and-done dilemma

November 28, 2011
College basketball may be one of the biggest benefactors of the soon-to-be ratified National Basketball Association labor settlement.

Penn State could sully inaugural Big Ten Football Championship

November 21, 2011
You have to wonder how many Big Ten and Indianapolis tourism officials will be rooting hard for Wisconsin this weekend when the Badgers play Penn State at Madison.

College football financial listing reveals winners, losers

October 12, 2011
A college finance professor recently completed a 242-page study that values college football programs like Wall Street stocks. For the first time, the entire ranking is released publicly.

Big Ten needs to change name, boycott Notre Dame

September 8, 2011
In this era of change, it's time for the Big Ten to make radical changes or get left behind.

Two former Colts join staff of local tech start-up

June 30, 2011
The Tyros LLC, which recently added a former Purdue star to its roster, hopes to make life of athletics directors, game officials and organizers easier with new software application.

Cheaney's hiring is significant sign for IU

June 21, 2011
The hiring of former player Calbert Cheaney by Indiana University shows that relations are finally thawing between the school and Bob Knight or at least the backlash from Knight's firing is fading.

Tourney would have been different in Knight, Keady era

March 14, 2011
Though Big Ten tournament attendance in Indianapolis is up this year, it would be exponentially higher if IU and Purdue were rival powerhouses.

Pat Knight takes parting shot at IU, not Texas Tech

March 8, 2011
With most of the administrators behind the Bob Knight firing departed from IU,  his adoring fans are the ones The General's snubs are hurting the most.

Big Ten blows call on division names

December 14, 2010
Commissioner's logic on new divisions names is hard to follow.

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