Zach Osterman Indianapolis Star Published 4:14 PM EST Feb 9, 2019 BLOOMINGTON – It was via the most unlikely of circumstances that Indiana made its coach look rather prophetic. Throughout his team’s seven-game January losing streak, IU coach Archie Miller talked like a man who saw his offense so close to clicking. One more pass, Miller said over and over, one more post touch, just a little more movement off the ball, and everything would fall into place. All it took for the Hoosiers to prove him right was to lose star senior forward Juwan Morgan on the road in one of the Big Ten’s most intimidating arenas, then proceed to hit 10 3-pointers and tally 21 assists in an upset win at Michigan State. “We have a lot of good players. The ball has just got to move,” Miller said in the aftermath of that win. “The ball's got to hit different guys. It's got to be able to share, and then everyone else obviously can gain some trust and some … [Read more...] about Ball movement key to IU basketball turn around before it’s too late
Margaret Martin Shreveport Times Published 11:26 AM EST Jan 3, 2019 The 10 Demoiselle Debutantes were all gussied up in floor length white dresses, elbow-length white gloves carrying bouquets of fresh flowers — images befitting their bows to society at the black-tie 70th anniversary Demoiselle Ball at East Ridge Country Club. Names were formally announced by Demoiselle Club Chief Brennan Hussey as each college coed stepped upon the stage with her father and took a bow. That is where the formalities gave way to a fun, frothy evening. For as each girl stood to begin the walk around the floor, there was applause, screams of their names, even a little screeching filled the room. Pals let the world know they were there and cheering the debs on. A peek at the evening Leader of the pack: Ball Chairwoman Lisa Nelson, chose a majestic navy blue, square-neck dress for her introduction. With an arm filled with flowers, … [Read more...] about Demoiselle Debutantes bow to society at winter ball
CULTURE & ARTS 12/18/2018 05:34 pm ET When is a sports movie also a rom-com, and a rom-com also a sports movie? By Claire Fallon and Travis Waldron How do you define a romantic comedy? It’s complicated™️.Welcome To HuffPost’s Rom-Com Week. It’s a lazy tendency, but one that undeniably infects our cultural conversation, to conflate sports with maleness and romantic comedies with femaleness. “Rom-com” might be used as a shorthand for any glossy movie geared toward a female audience, even if the romance is confined to a subplot (see: “Legally Blonde”). Sports, meanwhile, are what men are watching on weekend afternoons while their wives and girlfriends head off to the cineplex to take in a chick flick. Nothing destroys this simplistic binary more efficiently than the sports rom-com ― not a sports movie that ends with the quarterback getting the cute cheerleader, and not a rom-com with a couple scenes … [Read more...] about Is ‘Bull Durham’ A Romantic Comedy? A Debate.
Zach Osterman Indianapolis Star Published 6:29 PM EST Nov 19, 2018 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Indiana exits the second week of its season 3-1, buoyed by a blowout win over Marquette but frustrated after a late, late loss at Arkansas on Sunday. Despite defeat, the Hoosiers are trending up heading into Thanksgiving. With UT Arlington and UC Davis coming to Assembly Hall this week, here’s a look at whose stock is rising. STOCK UP Romeo Langford In the first two notable games of his college career, Langford turned in his best performances. He scored 22 points each against Marquette and Arkansas. Over the two games, he also combined for 16 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and three blocks. The performances earned him the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week award. He dictated significant portions of both games and didn’t look shy in his first college road game with a double-double in the loss in Fayetteville. He will want to trim his turnovers where possible. But if … [Read more...] about IU basketball: Romeo Langford, Rob Phinisee, Al Durham rise
Scott Mansch Great Falls Tribune Published 9:39 AM EDT Sep 21, 2018 Note: Mick Durham spent three decades with the Montana State Bobcat men’s basketball program, either as a player, assistant or head coach, before stepping down in 2006. A dozen years later, after coaching stops in New Mexico and most recently at NCAA Division II Alaska-Fairbanks, Mick has returned home to the Treasure State to lead the men’s program at Montana State Billings. The Yellowjackets this season include assistant coach Bobby Howard and his brother Brendan, a freshman forward. Both are former Great Falls High stars. Mick was in Great Falls this week to visit with Montana State Billings alumni, boosters and fans, and we caught up with him for our Sunday Conversation. Q: How are you, Coach? Nice to be home? A: Great. It’s good to be back. Thanks, Scott. It's been a while. It was good, though. Donna (his wife) and I lived in Montana for 50 years and went on a 10-year adventure, three … [Read more...] about Sunday Conversation: Lifetime Cat Mick Durham happy to call MSU B home