College basketball is in full swing and that means one thing for this guy: Indiana Hoosier basketball. Oh yes, my blood runs red and white for my beloved IU. Indiana folks may not know exactly what a hoosier is but one thing they do know is basketball. If you have never seen the movie Hoosiers, shame on you! It is a classic. Everytime I watch it I feel like I am back home in my one stoplight-sized town. It instantly transports me to the asphalt of the Jonesboro park where I spent hours shooting jumpers and playing ball with the big boys. It’s a beautiful thing.
So I just want to take a moment within the blogosphere to say that the Hoosiers are back. They kicked the season off with a 99-79 victory over Tennessee Chattanooga. And who led the way? Our prized freshman Eric Gordon, that’s who. Yes, he may only be here for one year but he started his IU career off with a bang by pouring in 33 points. And so the 8th ranked Indiana Hoosiers began their reemergence as an elite program with a convincing win against an admittedly weaker opponent. However, the Atlantic Sun has proven that the mid-majors are not to be taken lightly. In any case…Go Hoosiers!