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Inside the Hall:
Through endless hard work, Jordan Hulls changed IU’s basketball culture
By Justin Albers
On paper, Jordan Hulls’ story seems pretty simple. Bloomington kid grows up dreaming of playing at Indiana University. Works hard, becomes Mr. Basketball, goes to Indiana, succeeds.
And while there’s some truth in that abbreviated version, Hulls’ path to the Hoosiers wasn’t nearly as smooth as it may appear from the outside.
He was under recruited, overlooked, ignored, and told on more occasions than he can count that he would never play Division-I basketball.
“I wasn’t really recruited by anybody,” Hulls said. “It’s just the way it was. I was just a little kid running around shooting 3s and stuff.”
Even when he did start to be recruited, Hulls never planned to go to Indiana just because he was a Bloomington kid. It was about the right fit, and under Kelvin Sampson, Indiana didn’t appear to be it. At the time, Hulls was a big Duke fan, and would have given anything to go play there.
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My favorite color commentator in college basketball these days is Dan Dakich. He understands the game very well, and isn’t afraid to call out coaches, even though he was once part of the fraternity. Last night he gained even more points for being very candid about a claim from an Indiana student. During Tuesday’s telecast of the Indiana Hoosiers and Ohio State Buckeyes, Dakich...
Alabama native says Bloomington is his home
By Justin Albers
Christian Watford’s path to Indiana wasn’t at all similar to that of the two guys who will be honored with him at Tuesday’s Senior Night at Assembly Hall. Unlike Jordan Hulls and Derek Elston, Watford didn’t grow up in the state. He joined the Hoosiers from Birmingham, Ala. and wasn’t a household name when he...
Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford met with the media following Indiana’s 67-58 loss to Ohio State on Tuesday at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media player below:
Tuesday Night is senior night for the Indiana Hoosiers, and three players in particular — Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, and Derek Elston will be taking the court one last time in Bloomington as they take on the 14th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.
I was going to say it’s been a bumpy ride for these three seniors, but I don’t think that quite does them justice.
Joining an Indiana...
Indiana’s Victor Oladipo has gone from relative obscurity last season to a potential lottery pick for this year’s upcoming NBA Draft. He’s been one of the most improved players in all of college basketball, and he’s a big reason IU is in play for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Despite the Hoosiers’ loss to Ohio State last night, Oladipo came away with the highlight...
The Indiana Hoosiers hosted the Ohio State Buckeyes at Assembly Hall on Tuesday night. It marked the final regular season game of the year at the historic venue, as well as Senior Night for a trio of Hoosiers: Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, and Derek Elston.The Buckeyes effectively came in and dampened the spirits of the night by pulling off a 67-58 victory over second-ranked Indiana...
Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell and Cody Zeller met with the media Monday afternoon to preview Indiana’s game on Tuesday with Ohio State at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media players below:
A frustrating and demoralizing loss — that prevented the Indiana basketball team from winning a Big Ten championship outright for the first time in 20 years — didn't stop coach Tom Crean from bringing out the ladders and cutting down the nets on Senior Night at Assembly Hall.
Hours after the 67-58 upset loss to Ohio State, and way past midnight, the Hoosiers players donned...
Freshman point guard Yogi Ferrell scored a career-high 19 points in Indiana’s 73-60 win over the Hawkeyes on Saturday night. His scoring was aided by a strong night at the line (8-of-10), but Ferrell also flashed some serious skill in penetrating off the perimeter for scores at the rim.
A look at three such drives and a jumper from Ferrell in the latest edition of Film Session...
Indiana's Victor Oladipo wanted to make sure that it was clear whwat his intentions were with this shot. I think it is pretty safe to say that everyone understands exactly what he wanted to do.
The old tradition of cutting down the nets following championship performances is as much a part of basketball as the opening tip off. On Tuesday night, immediately after losing to Ohio State, the Indiana Hoosiers celebrated their 21st Big Ten championship in school history by taking the shears to the Assembly Hall nylons after the team’s final home game of the year. Cody Zeller...
Indiana honored Hoosiers' stars Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo on Tuesday night for their 1,000th career point scored.
Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford came to Indiana to hang banners.
They will always be viewed as something far greater in Bloomington: The Cornerstones.
Instead of fleeing from a program coming off a six-win season, which was reeling from NCAA-imposed sanctions and had become a laughingstock around the Big Ten and the country, this trio embraced the challenge and...
It was a night of mixed emotions in Assembly Hall.
The first emotions were not good ones, as the Hoosiers were out-toughed and out-hustled by a visiting Ohio State team clearly intent on exacting revenge for the Columbus beatdown IU delivered last month. Vengeance attained.
But the disappointment of the loss was soon replaced by immense pride for all IU fans, as Derek Elston, Jordan...