Friday, December 15, 2006

Friday Morning Remix

Here's a CBS video on IU's very own football playing, rap writing, Will Smith collaborating Lance Bennett (a.k.a Flo Blitz, a.k.a Ah Hell No He Broke It, ok so the second a.k.a is a Defend The Rock Original created by Tittle 500). It centers on the topic of mixing football and music.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Stat Matrix

Ok, so the first draft of the stat matrix is up. I'll update the stats throughout the season and will add more categories as time goes by. For the time being the stats categories that are being analyzed are: Points, Turnovers, Rebounds, 3 Pointers. The next stat categories to be added will probably be FG% and Steals.

For the time being take a look at it online here or download it to your computer here (will automatically download).

I'll have write ups on all four categories up by the Southern Illinois game (12/17).

PS: A special shout out is in order for Mike who helped out with the Stat Matrix.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Hoosiers of the Week is doing a weekly feature called "Hoosier of the Week" where they recognize the best of the best from IU sports for the week. This week the lucky two are D.J. White and Whitney Thomas.

First off, D.J. What a pleasure it is to see him on the court, and getting better each game. It was painful to be in the stands all last year and see him on the sidelines. Sure he looked good in his expensive suits (of which he cut up one pant leg in order to wear it over his cast), but having him on the court with Vaden and Killingsworth would've been great. We need him more than ever this season, and it looks like he's ready to step up and be the leader of this team.

Second is Whitney Thomas. I'll admit it, I've never seen her play, but it seems like this is the break out season for her. Three double-double games, and on the week she's averaging 13.5 points and 13.5 rebounds. This is a nice step up from her season average of 8.9 points and 8.8 rebounds. We'll be keeping a close eye on her this season for sure. And hopefully her brother will step up big for the Hoosier football squad next year.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Crunchin' (easy) Numbers

The men's basketball team doesn't play another game for 5 days I thought it would be a good time to crunch some numbers. Over the next few days there will be posts relating to some important stats (but ones easy enough for me to wrap my head around) that lead to this team winning or losing. Hopefully something comes out of this other than me wasting time with excel spreadsheets.

So keep your eyes on Defend The Rock!
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Our Namesake

Maybe these videos will help explain the name of our blog:

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Something To Brag About

Well, well, well...all hope isn't lost after that heartbreaking defeat to Kentucky. It appears that recent IU graduate Aaron Waltke helped cheer up the IU fanbase by breaking the world record for most T-shirts worn at once!

My question is this: Would it be within NCAA rules to allow Waltke to play for IU's basketball team w/ all those shirts on. Let's face it folks, even with the added muscle, Ben Allen ain't got nothing on Waltke. We need to do whatever can can to beef up our interior and if that means 160 shirts and bringing back an IU Grad who proclaims: It turns out that "The Science of Sleep" is a biopic about my love life. So be it!

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Do What You Gotta Do

Welcome to Defend The Rock the (un)official Indiana University Sports Blog. Perhaps over the coming days, weeks, and months you will be amazed at our collective knowledge, wit, foresight, and spirit that you'll want to take part in this grand experiment.

Thanks for swinging by, and we'll be posting soon!
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