Indiana missed the 2010 NCAA tournament, as did six of Hoosier State’s nine other Division I men’s basketball teams, but the 2010 tournament was a showcase for the state’s rich basketball history.
At the time, eight different venues in six different cities across the state had hosted at least one tournament game, including the new Lucas Oil Stadium that hosts that year’s Final Four, the sixth Final Four hosted by Indianapolis. Three of the state’s 10 teams made it to the 2010 tournament and combined for seven wins, five for Butler, who played two Final Four games six miles from his campus.
Eleven years later, in the first NCAA tournament organized entirely by a state, the state’s 10 men’s teams combined for zero wins. With Purdue’s loss to North Texas on Friday night, the state finished with a 0-1 record. And with the loss, it will be the ninth straight tournament without an Indiana team in the men’s Final Four after Butler’s back-to-back appearances in 2010 and 2011.
Related: Indiana and Purdue have combined for an appearance on Elite Eight in the last 19 seasons.
Nick Saban will not leave the Miami Dolphins for Alabama, Nick Saban said repeatedly in December 2006, denouncing reports of his possible interest in a return to college football after two NFL seasons.
“I guess I have to say it. I’m not going to be Alabama’s coach, ”Saban said again on December 21, 2006. Thirteen days later, Saban was Alabama’s coach.
Saban isn’t the only coach who lied about interest in a job, claimed he would stay before he left, and / or misled the public about his intentions. Brad Stevens won’t join that dubious club of liars, everyone says, including Brad Stevens.
Even before Indiana fired Archie Miller on Monday, Stevens ran as a potential candidate to return to his home state, where he won 166 games and made two national championship appearances in six seasons as Butler’s head coach.
“I’m not”, Stevens told Zolak & Bertrand on Tuesday when asked if he would leave the Boston Celtics.
Jeff Goodman, the top college basketball whistleblower for coaching news, has repeatedly rebuffed Stevens’ idea to Indiana, as have other reporters in the past five days, including Adrian Wojnarowski:
“It’s amazing that Brad Stevens has to explain this to people,” Woj said. tweeted on Friday. “Nobody leaves a head coaching job in the NBA to go to college anymore. Not the Celtics. Not the Kings. Nobody, anywhere. No one will go back to college unless they are no longer welcome to remain in the profession. “
Pro Day Poop
Travis Kelce suffered an abdominal injury before the Senior Bowl in 2013, which kept the Cincinnati tight end out of the pre-draft display in Alabama. Four weeks later, he was still out of the game for the NFL scouting team, leaving the Bearcats’ pro day on March 13 as his last chance on the field to impress teams.
He pooped his pants. Literally.
In an exclusive clip on Illustrated Sports since The misery index, Kelce told the story of her poopy pro day:
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.