Every blog seems to have a self-indulgent Year in Review and this one is no exception. Let’s go through our favorite pieces that we wrote in 2016, a year filled with wins over IU’s three biggest rivals: Kentucky, Purdue, and Rutger.
Hey, did you know Troy Williams does both good things and bad things on the court? It’s true! After his great performance in the Purdue game, however, we saluted him. Although he went undrafted after declaring early for the NBA, Williams is now logging solid minutes for the Grizzlies.
We tried to hire Rutger a new coach. The Scarlet Knights, however, didn’t listen.
We spent way more time scouring twitter for the festering abscessed portion of Indiana fandom than any person should ever admit to, and all we have to show for it is this damn listicle.
Back before he was, you know, about to become leader of the free world, Donald Trump was just a Twitter troll with strong opinions about Big Ten hoops.
We ask the very important questions here, including if Tom Crean, at age 50, would be able to beat up any of us in a hypothetical fight. Our conclusion? An emphatic yes.
Although we have a writer who actually lives in Vegas, one of our other writers was there on vacation back in the spring and offered up several piña colada-infused predictions for Indiana sports.
The Big 12 got really serious about expansion this year, until it didn’t after its conference champion lost in football to a team that finished tied for 3rd in its division in the AAC. Because we’re charitable people, we offered two schools up as potential Big 12 candidates. The conference still isn’t returning our calls.
Led by Antwaan Randle El, Indiana had all the hype going into the 2001 season. The season opener was a chance for the Hoosiers to make a statement against Philip Rivers and N.C. State. Spoiler alert: Indiana got run.
Investigative journalism at its finest, as we went all Zapruder on a vine of Jim Harbaugh picking his nose and then maybe eating it. This is only the 36th weirdest thing Jim Harbaugh has done in 2016.
There are many Tom Creans out there. But which Tom Crean is the most Tom Crean of all the Tom Creans?
Indiana honored the 1981 title team at the UNC game earlier this season, and of course the media had to overshadow the game with talk of whether Bob Knight, who hasn’t set foot in Assembly Hall in 16 years, would attend. He did not attend, much like he did not attend when honoring the 1976 team back in January. This talk will inevitably resurface again when IU honors the 30th anniversary of the 1987 team next year, and Bob Knight will inevitably not show up again.