1. Jordan Hulls, Indiana Revive Hoosier Mystique in Bloomington with Illinois Win

    When Indiana president Myles Brand fired Bob Knight in 2000, the Hoosier tradition was strong: the striped pants, the fight song, the deafening Assembly Hall crowd. IU was "happening...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 395 reads 0 comments

  2. IU Shuts Down Wolves: Pritchard Unsung Hero as Hoosiers Claim First Big Ten Win

    Indiana's (10-8, 1-4) 80-61 home victory over Michigan (11-7, 1-4) on Saturday allowed for several potential headlines: the Hoosiers are now in the Big Ten win column; Verdell Jones ...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 242 reads 3 comments

  3. Beware the Chair: A Sampling Of Bob Knight's Interviews, Speeches and Tantrems

    Former Army, Indiana and Texas Tech head coach Bob Knight is a genius, motivator and rabble-rouser all rolled into one fiery, but tremendous, leader While this article could include ...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 5,262 reads 0 comments

  4. College Basketball's Top 10 Questions Entering the Weekend

    ESPN and other sports networks obsess over fantasy stats, Heisman trophies, Monday Night Football and the Hot Stove League Lost in all the Cam Newton/Tom Brady/Cliff Lee hoopla is college basketball, which is once again set for a stellar season...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 2,405 reads 3 comments

  5. Reel Losers: 15 Sports Film Characters You Would Never Let Date Your Sister

    Sports films drip with heroes like Roy Hobbs, Rocky Balboa, Jimmy Chitwood and a seemingly endless list of underdogs and über-talents...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 51,618 reads 7 comments

  6. College Basketball 2010-11 Predictions: 25 Players on the Wooden Watch List

    Call it the year of the upperclassmen. Twenty-one of the 25 members on this early-season Wooden watch list are either juniors or seniors...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 5,952 reads 16 comments

  7. BCS Computer, Benny, Gives Up Anonymity, Reveals All

    Since the inception of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) in 1998, only MIT graduates and savants (aka "Rain Men") have possessed the mental acuity necessary to comprehend the BCS' many nuances...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 478 reads 3 comments

  8. Hey There, Boo Boo: Five-Star Recruit "Yogi" Ferrell Commits to Indiana

    Junior point guard Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell of Park Tudor High (Indianapolis, Ind.) committed to Indiana University Wednesday night, marking the third five-star recruit who plans to call Assembly Hall home and play for head coach Tom Crean...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 1,107 reads 3 comments

  9. Big Ten Conference Preview 2010-2011: Year of the Buckeye

    With five teams currently ranked in the Top 25—including three in the top 10—the Big Ten is perhaps the country's strongest conference...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 1,559 reads 12 comments

  10. Indiana Hoosiers Basketball: Watford Leads IU to 4-0 Start

    Behind the steady play of sophomore Christian Watford, the Indiana Hoosiers are enjoying their first four-game win streak in the Tom Crean era...

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  11. SEC 2011 Power Rankings: The Tide Rises, Auburn Declawed and More

    With the SEC Championship game matchup already set—South Carolina vs. Auburn—the necessity for articles discussing the ins and outs of the conference is basically nil. But next season? That's a different story...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 4,528 reads 25 comments

  12. Nevada Football: Dear God, Please Help the Wolf Pack Fang the Covetous Broncos

    Dear God, We don't speak often enough, especially about football. I know, I know—you're quite busy feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and so on. Necessary and awe-inspiring work, to be sure...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 1,178 reads 33 comments

  13. Investigation Uncovers Dirt on All FBS Players, Heisman Ceremony Called Off

    Auburn's Cameron Newton , apparently, isn't the only Heisman candidate with a sketchy past. The NCAA concluded a month-long investigation Friday and determined that every FBS player has at least one proverbial skeleton in his closet...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 1,068 reads 11 comments

  14. National Championship Lame: Boise State-TCU Matchup Now Closer to Reality

    LSU's 24-21 victory over Alabama serves as a permanent low tide for the defending champions' back-to-back title bid...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 384 reads 2 comments

  15. BCS National Championship Game Breakdown: Alabama vs. Oregon

    Alabama's Oct. 9 loss at South Carolina appeared to end the Tide's chances of repeating as college football's premier team...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 3,175 reads 23 comments

  16. Missouri-Nebraska Football: Live Blog, Stats and Analysis

    Welcome to this afternoon's live blog of the Missouri-Nebraska contest from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. Today's Big 12 North duel pits BCS No. 6 Missouri's impressive passing attack, led by junior Blaine Gabbert , against No...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 1,296 reads 33 comments

  17. Bronco B.S.: Why Boise State Fans Need a Mega Dose of Reality

    Wyoming, New Mexico State, Toledo, San Jose State, Louisiana Tech, Hawaii, Idaho, Fresno State and Utah State. Hey Boise State fans, do those teams ring a bell? They should; they are three-fourths of your team's hideous schedule...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 1,655 reads 152 comments

  18. Creaner Pastures: Indiana Hoosiers 2010-2011 Basketball Preview

    After seasons of 6-25 and 10-21, the Indiana Hoosiers are set to make a substantial leap in head coach Tom Crean's third season...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 175 reads 17 comments

  19. BCS Rankings 2010: Predicting The BCS Standings After Week 8

    The initial BCS standings surprised few; the Oregons, Boise States and Auburns of the college football universe sit calmly in the Top 5. The supreme spot, however, belongs to...Oklahoma? The Sooners, ranked No...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 2,439 reads 20 comments

  20. Headset Heroes: College Football's Top 10 Coach of the Year Candidates

    Naturally, some of the usual suspects—Oklahoma and Oregon, to name two—pose atop the rankings midway through the season. The beauty of college football, however, is in the surprises...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 2,041 reads 35 comments

  21. Florida Gators: College Football Midterm Report Card

    After consecutive losses to Alabama and LSU, Florida, ranked No. 3 in the preseason, has fallen to No. 22. Perhaps seduced by Tim Tebow's four years of excellence, pollsters viewed UF as a national title contender yet again in 2010...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about over 3 years ago 1,291 reads 0 comments

  22. Denard Robinson: How the Michigan QB Duped College Football Nation

    We, as college football fans, felt seduced by the outlandish stats: 502 yards of total offense, 87-yard touchdown runs, 70 percent completions, et cetera , et cetera , et cetera ...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about almost 4 years ago 1,833 reads 40 comments

  23. Ohio State vs. Indiana College Football: Live Blog, Stats, and Analysis

    Welcome to this afternoon's live blog of the Indiana-Ohio State contest from The Horseshoe in Columbus, Ohio. Today's Big Ten matchup pits the No. 2 Buckeyes' staunch defense against the Hoosiers' aerial onslaught...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about almost 4 years ago 1,496 reads 11 comments

  24. Taylor Martinez: Nebraska QB Rips Wildcats, Enters Thick of Heisman Race

    No freshman has ever raised the Heisman Trophy...until 2010? After scampering for 241 yards and scoring five touchdowns (four running, one throwing) in No. 6 Nebraska's defanging of previously unbeaten Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about almost 4 years ago 2,371 reads 3 comments

  25. Gridiron Grief: College Football's Most Miserable Fan Bases through Week 5

    There's no crying in football. Or is there? Through five weeks the college football season has produced an array of positive stories: Alabama's dominance; Denard Robinson's run for the Heisman; Oregon's point-a-minute offense...

    Tom Baer Written by Tom Baer about almost 4 years ago 3,906 reads 16 comments