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 […]

Gold Swagger 2013. Photo by Cliff Brunt.

Weber: Pacers and other NBA Playoffs predictions

By ROSS WEBER ISL Correspondent We all know how much the Indiana Pacers have struggled recently, but if there is any other team that has struggled about just as much heading into the NBA Playoffs, it’s the Atlanta Hawks. Certainly, Indiana’s struggles have been more public across the country, but the 12-13 record since March […]

Pacers coach Frank Vogel is looking for answers heading into the playoffs.

Weber: Who can the Pacers trust heading into the playoffs?

By ROSS WEBER ISL Correspondent Who can the Pacers trust? Who would have thought the season would turn out this way? Many different outcomes were possible: a regression to the mean, major injuries to cause the team to struggle, or the worst case scenario _ what’s happened to the Knicks this year. But this, from […]

Roy Hibbert's mental state bears watching in Indiana's playoff run. Photo by Jeff Clark, Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Pacers vs. Hawks: Round 1 preview

TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent In a rematch of last season’s first round, it’s the Pacers and Hawks. Top-seeded Indiana led the Eastern Conference for most of the season, while Atlanta has the only losing record among the 16-team playoff field. Before Saturday’s opener, let’s take a look inside the matchup: Keys to the Series: Pacers- […]

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Pacers beat Thunder, eye home-court

Tyler Smith ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — Have you heard enough about the No. 1 seed yet? Rarely has a playoff seed ever been talked about as much as this one has all season long. In a matter of one week, the Pacers seemingly conceded the Eastern Conference’s top seed for rest, got it back after […]

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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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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 […]

Gold Swagger 2013. Photo by Cliff Brunt.

Weber: Pacers and other NBA Playoffs predictions

By ROSS WEBER ISL Correspondent We all know how much the Indiana Pacers have struggled recently, but if there is any other team that has struggled about just as much heading into the NBA Playoffs, it’s the Atlanta Hawks. Certainly, Indiana’s struggles have been more public across the country, but the 12-13 record since March […]

Pacers coach Frank Vogel is looking for answers heading into the playoffs.

Weber: Who can the Pacers trust heading into the playoffs?

By ROSS WEBER ISL Correspondent Who can the Pacers trust? Who would have thought the season would turn out this way? Many different outcomes were possible: a regression to the mean, major injuries to cause the team to struggle, or the worst case scenario _ what’s happened to the Knicks this year. But this, from […]

Roy Hibbert's mental state bears watching in Indiana's playoff run. Photo by Jeff Clark, Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Pacers vs. Hawks: Round 1 preview

TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent In a rematch of last season’s first round, it’s the Pacers and Hawks. Top-seeded Indiana led the Eastern Conference for most of the season, while Atlanta has the only losing record among the 16-team playoff field. Before Saturday’s opener, let’s take a look inside the matchup: Keys to the Series: Pacers- […]

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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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