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  • Beyond expectation. http://ow.ly/c61II

  • Zimmerman

    A reason to use Google+!

  • IUWalrus

    This is awesome good job guys, looking forward to more

  • Neil Dixon

    After listening, I would say you guys do have the blues. At least someone out there is thinking IU sports. I wouldn’t agree with just about any of the opinions here but still good to listen to. This pod cast would be a good antidote to anyone having any overzealous expectations for anything positive happening to IU Sports. This podcast would cure one of that for good.

  • Galen

    Neil – Thanks, I think. I can’t speak for Scott, but I’m very bullish on our chances in basketball this year, and think a Final Four is well within the range of possibility. Football was always going to be a three year process at minimum, and trust me, I’d love it if they exceeded expectations and ran out to 4 or 5 wins this year. Where else did we kill off the positive vibe?

  • Scott – @CrimsonCast

    Neil – I am also very excited about the future for IUBB. I personally said in a podcast in March, that we should be expecting a Final Four this upcoming season. Not sure how you could be more positive.

    I also bought iufb season tickets for another season. Not sure there is any way to be more positive about IU Football than that! 😉

  • Chris

    Eric Gordon was a top 10 pick

  • Galen

    Chris – he was indeed, and not mentioning him was was a product of me getting sidetracked off my original point, which was that the appearance of a big man like Cody Zeller is so rare in IU basketball history. Jeffries fit under that category. So did Alan Henderson. Gordon was a special player, but not as rare in terms of on-court impact as someone like Zeller.

  • Stone

    Do your research. Scholly players cannot just drop off. They will have to leave the team. NCAA rules have changed that make it no longer an option.

  • Galen

    Stone, that’s inaccurate. They can indeed just drop off. 15.3.4.2-3 of the D-1 rulebook. I haven’t seen the new rule language yet, but they don’t retroactively go into effect — that is, the 2011-12 rules still apply as of now.

  • Stone

    Galen,

    Look at (d) below:

    15.3.4 Reduction or Cancellation During Period of Award
    15.3.4.2 Reduction or Cancellation Permitted. Institutional financial aid based in any degree on athletics ability may be reduced or
    canceled during the period of the award if the recipient: (Revised: 1/11/94, 1/10/95)
    (a) Renders himself or herself ineligible for intercollegiate competition; or
    (b) Fraudulently misrepresents any information on an application, letter of intent or financial aid agreement (see Bylaw 15.3.4.2.3); or
    (c) Engages in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty (see Bylaw 15.3.4.2.4); or
    (d) Voluntarily withdraws from a sport at any time for personal reasons; however, the recipient’s financial aid may not be awarded to another student-athlete in the academic term in which the aid was reduced or cancelled.

  • Scott – @CrimsonCast

    Chris – You are right about Eric Gordon. Total mistake on our part. We need a Reali on our podcast! If you want the gig, it’s yours Chris!

    Crazy part was we were talking about him just 2-3 minutes before we talked about IU draft picks.

  • Galen

    Stone,

    That passage only refers to an athlete leaving the sport, in this case for a transfer (as the revision to (d) indicates in the larger text). There’s no provision prohibiting a student athlete from voluntarily surrendering financial aid — in fact, all of the text of 15.3.4 and 15.3.5 focuses on the institution not being able to unilaterally reduce scholarship money, except in special circumstances, not the athlete’s choices in the matter. There’s even a provision allowing the SA to replace the athletics scholarship with a different, non-athletics level of support.

    That said, as I noted in the podcast, I don’t think anyone will be giving up their scholarship. But if they did, it is permissible, so long as the dropping off happens before the end of the fiscal year (June 30), to allow for the scholarship to be reallocated at the start of the new fiscal year (July 1).

  • Alan

    “Everything Kurt Warner did in St. Louis, he (Trent Green) could have done…that season was teed up for him as well”…??????????????????????? Are you kidding me?????????

    Let’s see…
    109.2 QB Rating
    41 Touchdowns…yes 41.
    NFL MVP
    Super Bowl MVP
    1st Team All-Pro

    Nothing against Trent, or you, but to compare the two is absolute insanity. By the way, Kurt had the AZ Cards in position for another Super Bowl in 2008. Yes, Kurt had the weapons around him in ’99, but it was his quick, accurate release and ability to read defenses that made ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’ what it was.

  • Sean Christopher

    The tennis nation frowns on Mr. Clavio’s denunciation of the sport! I shall wear my RF logo around Washington DC proudly.