Matt and Chris preview the 2018 season for Notre Dame football and discuss whether Brian Kelly deserves to be on the hot seat.
Chris and Matt discourse the ridiculous, but entertaining lead-up and match-up of MMA fighter Conor McGregor vs boxer Floyd Mayweather that is fast approaching.
At some point next season Romeo Langford and his New Albany teammates will play against Brayton Bailey’s Bedford North Lawrence (BNL) team. Brayton Bailey is a sophomore on the BNL team and made the all-conference team last season averaging 12 points and 6 rebounds per game as a freshman. Brayton also happens to be Damon Bailey’s son.
In 1990, Damon Bailey broke the Indiana high school scoring record with 3,134 points. Had the internet and social media been around like it is today, Damon also would have broken that.
Blake Isaacs updates us on the Indiana HS Summer Basketball Scene and Butler Basketball’s preperation for its basketball tour in Spain.
Chris and Matt discourse the news of 3 top 100 recruits committing to Archie Miller, B1G conference partial schedule release, news of Indiana – Arizona series, and more.
Chris and Matt discuss their top 5 lists for top iubb players since Bob Knight was fired.
Tony Patelis (@collegehoopnews) chats with us about the off-season news for college basketball. Topics include top 5 for next season, biggest off-season highlights, top new coaching hires, thoughts on 1-and-done and the transfer epidemic, Tony’s favorite and least favorite broadcasters and analysts, Louisville and UNC sanctions, Archie Miller, Iowa, and the best Indiana program over the past decade.
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But as IU has seen over the past 30 years – resources, fans, and support are not enough to win a championship. It will take a top 10 coach to awaken the program and bring its 6th national championship. When IU named Archie Miller the 29th head basketball coach at IU in late March, they made him the 8th highest paid coach in the nation. At just 38 years of age, Archie is considered one the top up-and-coming head coaches in the nation and turned down at least 7 offers before finally accepting the Indiana coaching position.
The question everyone wants to know is if Archie can coach as well as IU will pay him. Can Archie be the guy that wakes up the Hoosier program and brings the 6th banner to Assembly Hall? Only time will tell and the clock has already started ticking. One thing is for sure; Five banners are no longer good enough for Indiana basketball.
Lets breakdown the important part of the trade. Oladipo just finished his 4th year in the NBA so I decided to compare the first 4 years of ‘Dipo and Paul George. They are certainly not the same player, but it is important to remember that Paul George was raw with talent in his first 4 years in the same way that Oladipo was. Upon comparison, ‘Dipo’s stats are eerily similar to Paul George’s. In fact they both had the exact same FG% (.434) and steals per game (1.5) over their first 4 years in the NBA.
In addition, Oladpio has improved his field goal % and 3 point % every single year since entering the NBA. While his points per game did take a small drop last season, one should expect that from anybody joining alongside ball-heavy Westbrook. Expect Oladipo to increase his scoring average considerably next season.
Paul Oren of The Times, Bleacher Report, & Valpo University talks to us about Valparaiso Basketball’s transition from The Horizon Conference to the Missouri Valley Conference, Alec Peters getting drafted to the Phoenix Suns, the Drew Era, and a look into the off-season.