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06/21/2018 - 1:43pm There are pretty clear rules… There are pretty clear rules for the NCAA requirements. It is the coaches responsibility to obtain the students' transcripts and list of in progress classes and make sure they meet the requirements (they have checksheets). If they don't, the coach needs to help the student develop a plan to meet the requirements through traditional, summer, online, or dual enrollment classes and inform the student if they do not follow through, they will not be allowed to play. Coaches do this for EVERY student athlete. This is not an exceptional situation.
06/21/2018 - 12:47am Former admissions officer… Former admissions officer here. Back in my day, you were generally admitted if you met the NCAA standards. It sounds like Jack never took the required NCAA core courses (see http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/core-courses). IMO it is on the coaches to make sure the student will qualify and whoever was recruiting him dropped the ball.
06/13/2018 - 2:59pm Unfortunately, it sounds… Unfortunately, it sounds like he has getting a lot of bad advice (which is not uncommon), which has focused on making money. In the long run, he will be better off doing something he loves, rather than something that will make him immediately employable in a lucrative field. The best advice you can give is to ask him which class he has enjoyed the most and to go into that area. Also, tell him to make an appointment with one of the LSA advisors. Sidenote: I study college students and one of the worst mistakes you can make is to rely on family for advice in terms of classes and major selection. The information provided is typically bad.
04/04/2018 - 11:45pm Could be worse...

I lived in a building with a Fuk Yu, My high school social studies teacher was Ms. Crapps.

02/28/2018 - 2:47pm I'm 90% sure this is real. It

I'm 90% sure this is real. It looks like they added some really dumb questions to the ACHA's National College Health Assessment. http://www.acha-ncha.org/survey.html

Per MSU's twitter, they are administering it right now. https://twitter.com/HealthySpartans/status/968659573144997888

12/12/2017 - 3:15pm I did on mobile Chrome. I

I did on mobile Chrome. I recently deleted an app and since the ads have disappeared. SInce the site is unencrpyted, I think the app was doing a man in the middle attack and injecting the bad ad.

10/12/2017 - 12:22pm Watch out for his kids.

Watch out for his kids. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/07/17/john-mellencamps-s…

I believe his current girl friend is Christie Brinkley and she makes appearances around town every once in a while.

10/12/2017 - 12:19pm Local here

Be prepared for construction. The main way in and out of B-town is under massive construction. Think 1 lane for 20 miles. I'd spring for a hotel and get here the night before. Gameday traffic is ridiculous. Alternate routes are here: http://iuhoosiers.com/news/2017/9/21/general-indot-advises-iu-fans-to-u…

Also, the stadium is under construction and the new band facility have combined to eliminate a lot of prime tailgating spots. This is another reason to get there early. The best tailgating spot is in the grass south of Assembly Hall, assuming that you do not have assigned parking.

They allow in & outs, so 3/4ths of the stadium leaves at half-time to get drunk again.

The old famous campus bar is Nicks. It developed into a labyrinth with multiple entrances. If you go in on the ground floor, there is a massive upstairs perfect for game watching.

The Tap is probably the best overall beer bar. Lots of good micros from all over. If you see something from 3 Floyds, just try it.

My favorite brewery is the Bloomington Beer Co on 10th (it is a part of Lennies). Great food and good beer. But, if you want to watch a game, they do not even have a TV. Upland is the biggest brewery in town, but I am not a big fan of their beer. Others to try are Big Woods and Function.

The Village Deli is probably the most classic IU breakfast spot. Try it for one of their massive pancakes. My favorite is the Uptown Cafe.

If you want a steak, goto Janko's. Its on par with the best that Chicago or NYC can offer, but just not very fancy.

Malibu is a great all around choice. Samira has great Afgani food too.

If you like wings, Buffa Louies is a must.

If your are bringing the Mrs., our music and theater programs are on par with Julliard. The main event this weekend is the opera: http://www.music.indiana.edu/operaballet/letoile (use code CHABRIER for an extra $5 off)

10/12/2017 - 12:18pm You are right. I doubt it

You are right. I doubt it will ever reopen.

08/25/2017 - 9:44pm The girl at my YMCA who takes

The girl at my YMCA who takes cologne/perfume ads scrubs them against her hairy armpits and aerates a noxious mix of stink and sent throughout the entire gym.

01/11/2017 - 12:04am ****ding ding ding

****ding ding ding ding****
The gossip among the Bloomington faculty is that he got canned due to his alcohol use and that the player abuse was more of a cover. I've heard multiple stories of him supplying liquor and partying with his players. Many rumors going back years that he was pulled over plastered around Bloomington and in Martinsville.

11/02/2015 - 8:17pm More tips

You will probably want to park in lot 10, unless you have access to season ticket pass. Virtually all of the parking spots in this section back up to a grass area, which allows you to put up a tent and grill. Map is here: http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/2015/4/1/GEN_2014010198.aspx

Unless you are under 25, avoid the grassy lots along 17th st. The students get pretty sloppy over there.

You can save a few bucks on parking if you buy a pass in advance at the box office.

If you need meat, goto the butcher's block at the corner of 3rd & State Road 46 (its close to the Best Buy).

If you are taking the wife or GF, the IU school of music is about as good as there is and they have a couple shows the night of the game. http://music.indiana.edu/events/

11/02/2015 - 4:34pm Goto Sarhara Mart. Its the

Goto Sarhara Mart. Its the best beer & wine selection I've seen.  Other options are Big Red, but their selection is hit and miss, and Lucky's Market, which has a good selection of local brews. Make sure you grab a couple 3 Floyds seasonals.

 

A bunch of microbreweries have opened up the last year. Two new ones are Function and Quaff On (I haven't tried them yet). The Tap recently started brewing their own, but I have always been drawn to one of their other handles.

11/02/2015 - 2:35pm 1 and 101.

1 and 101.

11/02/2015 - 2:34pm I'm not a huge fan of

I'm not a huge fan of upland's beer. Its decent, but not great. I think the best craft beer in town is Bloomington Beer Company located at Lennies on 10th st.

Both places have great food.

I've never been to Upland when it is not packed.

11/02/2015 - 12:52pm Btown advice

I live in Bloomington. There are a bunch of hotels in town, so it should not be that much trouble getting a room for the night. There is also a heck of a lot of construction between Indy and Bloomington to build the I69 extension, so that will be a long trip in game day traffic (plan for 2 hours).

The best way to get here from Ann Arbor is US 23-US 24-I469S-I69S-I465S-IN37S-IN45/46 (but it does take you through that unholy state). From Detroit, swap US 23 for 75S and I475.

Tickets are pretty easy to get out here. The visitor sections are in 1 and 101.

<b>The stadium allows in and out access for your mid-game tailgating convenience.</b> Just make sure you get your ticket scanned on the way out.

If you want to crash a tailgate, there is an unnamed beer distributor that throws a good one and usually has a concert afterwards. Look for the big tailgate setup across the street from the IU credit union on 17th between Dunn and Indiana.

For food, I suggest getting some wings at Buffa Louies on Indiana. If its your first time in town, a trip to Nicks (on Kirkwood) is obligatory. If you just want to drink beer go to Yogis or the Tap. For Sunday brunch, go to uptown cafe and make sure you get the sausage patties.

12/19/2014 - 12:16am The macarena

A friend of mine used to work security for the Colts training camp (back in his QB days). So, he was at a bar near training camp one night and Harbaugh walks in and everyone swoons. The DJ plays the macarena *yes that awful 90s song*, Jim notices my friend and grabs him by the arm to get away from the crowd and starts doing the macarena dance. The bar went wild. My friend went home with a couple girls.