Paul Oren of The Times, Bleacher Report, & Valparaiso 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, new HC Matt Lottich, and a look into the off-season.
Top MMA Fighters From Indiana.
Indiana is most well known for the quantity and quality of basketball talent that it produces. Despite that, the state has produced a number of high quality MMA fighters. A common theme is that northwest Indiana produces the majority of this talent. Take a look at the top MMA fighters that call or have called the Hoosier State home.
Indiana is known as mecca when it comes to basketball gymnasiums. From holding 13 of the nations 14 largest high school gyms, to Assembly Hall’s fabled 5 banners, to Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse being the only gym in the nation that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks. But truth be told, a small and intimate gym in Knightstown, Indiana might be the most charming gym of them all.
After a 4-8 season, the 2nd worst record in the past 60 years of ND football, coach Brian Kelly deservedly finds himself on the hot seat. At times Kelly did not handle the hot seat well last year as he shifted blame to the players multiple times while showing inability to adapt within his own coaching staff and schemes, or waiting until it was too late (i.e. Brian Van Gorder).
But Kelly returns this season to coach his 8th season at ND. In 8 seasons Kelly has led ND to a 3-3 bowl game record, the schools first bowl win since 1993, and took them to the 2002 national championship. But Kelly’s Irish are going to have to do better than the recurring 8-5 record of years past in order for Kelly to keep his job and that all starts with a mass turnover to the coaching staff.