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Hawks take 2-1 series lead over Pacers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent The third quarter has been the deciding factor in each game of the Pacers-Hawks series. Thursday night had a similar feel. After an ugly offensive first half which resulted in a one-point lead for Atlanta, the Hawks outscored the Pacers 28-20 in the third quarter, taking control of the game […]

Ross Weber

Weber: Pacers bench rights ship with dominant stretch

By ROSS WEBER ISL Correspondent You could feel it coming. Something huge was bound to happen. With under 3:30 to go in the third quarter, David West and George Hill scored back-to-back layups, giving the Pacers a 72-65 lead over the Hawks in this must-win Game 2 for Indiana. Then after a steal, Paul George’s […]

Indiana's Paul George guards Atlanta's Jeff Teague during Game 2. Photo by Frank McGrath. Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Pacers win big, even series with Hawks

By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — Tuesday night’s Game 2 was a must-win for the Indiana Pacers, and they delivered a huge third quarter to eventually win 101-85 and tie the series at one game apiece. Things didn’t start out so well for Indiana, as the Pacers trailed 38-27 in the second quarter. It […]

Indiana's Evan Turner shoots over Atlanta's Kyle Korver in Game 1. Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Game 2 Preview: Pacers face must-win situation

TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent The time between Game 1 and Game 2 of the first-round playoff series will probably feel like a month for the Pacers and their fans. They may have an extra day to make some much-needed adjustments, but I would imagine the players would want to get back on the floor as […]

Indiana's Lance Stephenson throws it down early this season against Chicago. Photo by Frank McGrath. Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Chapman: Bulls, Heat to meet in East finals; Pacers to fall short

By JOSHUA CHAPMAN ISL Correspondent Note: Chapman wrote this before Saturday’s games began. Ah, the playoffs are here once again! It is time to crown a champion from the pool of 16. While the West is a gauntlet of great teams, the East (or as some call it, the “Leastern Conference”), presumably has 2 teams […]

Pero Antic and Atlanta showed no fear against the brash, physical Pacers. Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Hawks steal Game 1 from Pacers, 101-93

TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — Much discussion has been made all season long about the Pacers gaining home-court advantage in the playoffs. All it took was one game to lose that advantage in the opening series against the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta used a huge third quarter to pull away from Indiana and steal Game […]

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ISL's J.W. Calin

Calinger: Unions, pay for college athletes in major sports good idea

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent Most of the negative opinions I’ve heard, regarding the recent ruling giving Northwestern football players the lawful right to form a union, are based on envy, and I can understand why. With all the publicity and social status college football players have, and with all the scandals involving players who […]

Tom Crean has a top job, with top expectations.

Sanders: Hoosiers, Crean will be OK despite player turnover

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Do IU’s players really dislike Tom Crean? Why are so many transferring?  Is Indiana slipping just when things started to look promising? I don’t think so.  Hoosier fans can settle down and realize that this is all just part of the process, and all these transfers and rumors […]

Tom Crean has a top job, with top expectations.

Tom Crean set expectations he now must meet

By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent There are a certain number of jobs in sports that will bring a higher level of scrutiny than others. The head coach of Indiana University is one of them. These days, even a first-half substitution gets criticized by the masses. Tom Crean left a great situation at Marquette because, “It’s […]

Purdue center A.J. Hammons dunks. The Boilermakers, like many of the state's teams, disappointed this season. Photo by Cory Seward.

Sanders: Looking back at a rough year for Indiana college hoops

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – “In 49 states it’s just basketball, but this is Indiana.” Unfortunately, this college basketball season, that wasn’t a good thing. There are ten Division I basketball teams in the state. This will be the first year that not one of them makes the NCAA Tournament since 2005. Before […]

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Cold shooting costs Hoosiers in loss to Nebraska

By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON — Senior Night is always a special night in Bloomington. For the second straight year, however, the road team spoiled the party. The Hoosiers came into tonight’s game against Nebraska desperately needing a win to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive. The task became tougher when Indiana learned it […]

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Hawks take 2-1 series lead over Pacers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent The third quarter has been the deciding factor in each game of the Pacers-Hawks series. Thursday night had a similar feel. After an ugly offensive first half which resulted in a one-point lead for Atlanta, the Hawks outscored the Pacers 28-20 in the third quarter, taking control of the game […]

Ross Weber

Weber: Pacers bench rights ship with dominant stretch

By ROSS WEBER ISL Correspondent You could feel it coming. Something huge was bound to happen. With under 3:30 to go in the third quarter, David West and George Hill scored back-to-back layups, giving the Pacers a 72-65 lead over the Hawks in this must-win Game 2 for Indiana. Then after a steal, Paul George’s […]

Indiana's Paul George guards Atlanta's Jeff Teague during Game 2. Photo by Frank McGrath. Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Pacers win big, even series with Hawks

By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — Tuesday night’s Game 2 was a must-win for the Indiana Pacers, and they delivered a huge third quarter to eventually win 101-85 and tie the series at one game apiece. Things didn’t start out so well for Indiana, as the Pacers trailed 38-27 in the second quarter. It […]

Indiana's Evan Turner shoots over Atlanta's Kyle Korver in Game 1. Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Game 2 Preview: Pacers face must-win situation

TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent The time between Game 1 and Game 2 of the first-round playoff series will probably feel like a month for the Pacers and their fans. They may have an extra day to make some much-needed adjustments, but I would imagine the players would want to get back on the floor as […]

Indiana's Lance Stephenson throws it down early this season against Chicago. Photo by Frank McGrath. Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Chapman: Bulls, Heat to meet in East finals; Pacers to fall short

By JOSHUA CHAPMAN ISL Correspondent Note: Chapman wrote this before Saturday’s games began. Ah, the playoffs are here once again! It is time to crown a champion from the pool of 16. While the West is a gauntlet of great teams, the East (or as some call it, the “Leastern Conference”), presumably has 2 teams […]

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ISL's J.W. Calin

Calinger: Unions, pay for college athletes in major sports good idea

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent Most of the negative opinions I’ve heard, regarding the recent ruling giving Northwestern football players the lawful right to form a union, are based on envy, and I can understand why. With all the publicity and social status college football players have, and with all the scandals involving players who […]

Purdue point guard Ronnie Johnson, shown last season against Notre Dame, has left the program.

Sanders: Purdue worse off than Butler in transfer carousel

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana schools have been hit hard by transfers recently. I already wrote about Austin Etherington and Jeremy Hollowell leaving IU, but it was also announced that sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson would transfer from Purdue and freshman center Nolan Berry would leave Butler. I am a little nervous for […]

Purdue center A.J. Hammons dunks. The Boilermakers, like many of the state's teams, disappointed this season. Photo by Cory Seward.

Sanders: Looking back at a rough year for Indiana college hoops

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – “In 49 states it’s just basketball, but this is Indiana.” Unfortunately, this college basketball season, that wasn’t a good thing. There are ten Division I basketball teams in the state. This will be the first year that not one of them makes the NCAA Tournament since 2005. Before […]

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ISL founder Cliff Brunt reflects on 8 1/2 years of Purdue coverage

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Founder When I came to Indiana in May 2005 to write for The Associated Press, my excitement was almost entirely focused on covering the Indiana Pacers. And why wouldn’t it be? The Pacers were coming off the brawl season, but everybody was back, and they were expected to make numerous title […]

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ISL's J.W. Calin

Calinger: Unions, pay for college athletes in major sports good idea

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent Most of the negative opinions I’ve heard, regarding the recent ruling giving Northwestern football players the lawful right to form a union, are based on envy, and I can understand why. With all the publicity and social status college football players have, and with all the scandals involving players who […]

Purdue point guard Ronnie Johnson, shown last season against Notre Dame, has left the program.

Sanders: Purdue worse off than Butler in transfer carousel

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana schools have been hit hard by transfers recently. I already wrote about Austin Etherington and Jeremy Hollowell leaving IU, but it was also announced that sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson would transfer from Purdue and freshman center Nolan Berry would leave Butler. I am a little nervous for […]

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