I'll let Devin introduce himself to you:
Hello! I was Hoosier born and raised, grew up on a farm outside ofand even hung out in some quarries as a kid. I went to IU and graduated in '96, moved to the a couple of years later where I eventually became a fan of being wonkish about Big Ten basketball. I still live in the Chicagoland area, and while I have more recent degrees from and Northwestern, my collegiate sports devotion will always be to the Cream & Crimson.
I started at in the Fall of 1992, and my freshmen year Calbert Cheaney, Alan , Greg Graham and Damon Bailey showed the nation that they were the best team in the country, sweeping Michigan's much-vaunted Fab 5. However, Henderson went down with a knee injury and despite a brave performance from the rest of the team to secure the Big Ten championship and reach the Elite Eight, that was really the end of the last dominant Hoosier team. During my years there, I watched Trent Green (never thought he'd be a NFL player, let alone a starter) play and then Bill Mallory had Hoosier football at a surprisingly tough level for a couple of years, possibly costing PSU a national championship. However, my real "going to the game" passion was seeing some of the great Jerry Yeagley soccer teams at Bill Armstrong stadium. I still remember always rooting for the subs to maintain a shut-out so I could run out and cash in my free bagel coupon immediately after the game. Although neither Yeagley nor Knight won a national championship while I was a student there, the excellence of play and close calls in both soccer & basketball really honed my Hoosier loyalty. I am very flattered and pleased that John has asked me to contribute to Crimson Quarry. I look forward to discussing everything Hoosier sports-related with you all.
Welcome aboard, Devin! I didn't know that I was getting a fellow Class of 96-er.