Thursday, June 12, 2008
A Sad Summer in the Hoosier State
The picture above was taken on Kirkwood Avenue, the main street in Bloomington, Indiana. Last week, extreme flooding overtook the midwest and made life unbearable in numerous cities including the one where Indiana University is located in. The damage caused by this could have some irreparable effects on the campus.
A similar situation occured to the Hoosier basketball team this year. After the disgraceful scandel involved with the Kelvin Sampson regime caused IU to fall from Top 10 to first round exiters, things went from bad to worse this offseason. On top of the players that graduated/entered the draft, 7 other players have left the program/were kicked off the team. This includes the newest member of the drop-out club, Jordan Crawford. His family announced yesterday that he would not return to play for IU next year. Crawford would have been the only returning Hoosier with a scoring average over 1.8 pts from last year's squad.
Well, now Indiana has just one scholarship player on the roster now that all 3 top 150 recruits have backed out of their commitments. Coach Tom Crean is going to have a hell of a time turning this program around and I would love to see him do it but I'm not going to hold my breath over the next 3 years.
Oh, I didn't even mention that the NCAA will meet over the next couple of weeks to discuss possible sanctions against IU regarding the Kelvin Sampson violations. Let's just say, it sucks to be a Hoosier right now.
UPDATE: The Hearing starts tommorrow...Friday the 13th.