It sure has been a long ten years for fans of Indiana basketball. Just a decade ago, Bobby Knight was still working the sidelines in Bloomington.
Since Knight's 2000 firing, Indiana has experienced a true roller coaster of emotions, leaving fans either elated and/or throwing up in their mouths, sometimes in the same season!
A fairy-tale run to the national championship game in '02 under Mike Davis gave way to a series of early-round ousters: the departure of Davis (also known as "Not The General" by Knight faithful); the much-anticipated hiring of Kelvin Sampson and his cell phone collection; a ranking as high as eighth nationally in '08; the ensuing train wreck (I don't wanna talk about it); and the high hopes of the Crean era, which have been seasoned with a healthy dose of humble pie in the form of a 6-25 season, the worst in Hoosiers history.
Yeah, it's been one heck of a decade. So let's take a minute to recognize the players who have done the Cream and Crimson proud through both good and bad.