Such a great moment! I remember being at a family function at my Aunt and Uncle's house and having to watch the end of the game on a small crappy TV with fuzzy reception. When Sylvester made that shot I yelled out and went nuts and everyone in the other room was in a panic thinking something was wrong with me.
Even with a good crowd, something about that building is just...not good.
NC State hired UNC-Wilmington's coach, Kevin Keatts today.
I'm not sure I agree.
Coaching is a 'what have you done for me lately' business. Add to that the fact that IU fans think they're still an elite level program and I bet Thad's past success wouldn't be enough to save his job.
Yep. In my opinion they're a has been program that's still running on the fumes of the past. And their fans still think they're elite...
But to me they're not even on the same planet as schools like Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, and North Carolina.
Gene Smith was decisive. He decided before OSU lost to lowly Rutgers and then didn't even make it into the NIT that he was gonna keep Thad Matta.
Looks like Tom taught Jim that move.
Or NC State.
One for John (and the rest of the family).
One for Jim.
Plus I'm sure it would thrill the hell out of Bob Knight.
I'm not sure anything could do that.
It's funny. Speaking of the NIT, I just read that IU agreed to play in the NIT but declined to host their opening game. They claimed it was because the students are on Spring Break. But the truth was that IU fans don't give a rip about the NIT and IU officials didn't want ESPN cameras doing a game in Bloomington with a half-filled gym.
Of course OSU's had several half-filled gym games in recent years...
I love your optimism. And I hope you're right.
I've heard Brad Stevens (not gonna happen), Steve Alford, Archie Miller, Tony Bennett (not the singer), Gregg Marshall, & Chris Mack, among others, could be candidates.
But I hate IU. I don't want IU to get a good coach. My life feels more complete when IU is terrible.
The sad thing is that they beat several teams that made it in and yet underachieved pretty much the rest of the year.
I don't know how to feel about this. Disappointed. Sad. Relieved. I don't know.
Lowest point in OSU hoops in recent memory.
My thoughts on Harbaugh coming up with his idea for that tweet.
Harbaugh- "I'm tired of that bald four-eyed Southern Belle talking trash bout my program. I gotta do something to knock that fella down a peg or two. It's gotta be big time. It's gotta show him what's up and let him know he can't just spout off whatever he pleases...I know, I'll call him Pete...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! That'll teach him who to mess with...Cause that's not his real name. But I'm gonna call him that. And it will be hilarious cause I'm hilarious. And everything I do is great."
Well, you just wait, this year is gonna be Jake Stoneburner's time to shine. You just wait...
I took it as the 1st comment was about UM coaches being gone, but since he was there for his brother's b-ball game and wanted to visit, they were excited about him taking a look at campus.
The 2nd comment, I read as a reference to OSU's junior day being 'better than games' cause he got to talk to the coaches more.
Butch Jones is the king of saying things that don't need to be said.
We all understand what he meant by 'Champions of Life' stuff- sure his young men fought, and persevered, and learned and grew and etc. Okay. And yes, sure, we all get you want to recruit quality kids with good work ethics that will represent your school well. We get it. We understand. But you didn't need to say it.
It just makes you sound like a complete dope. Like you weren't good enough to win actual championships and recruit actual 5 star players.
Butch Jones. Cheesy beyond belief. With a terrible haircut.
Nah, if I remember right, it was some low level assistant, a GA or a Quality Control guy.
Yep, and when Johnson left PSU, Troy Jr. de-committed and flipped to NC State.
I thought we offered it to Lynn Bowden...