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Introducing: Turner's Tailgate

Welcome to “Turner’s Tailgate” Here, former NFL & Indiana Hoosier Wide Receiver Terrance Turner pulls away the curtain & gives you a peak into his life as a loving husband, sports fanatic, food enthusiast, training expert, and pop culture addict. Terrance, along with his energetic wife Chloe, will share exciting stories, weigh in on sports topics, and provide insight on daily life. Simply put–If you love sports, food, TMZ, or general silliness in even the slightest, then you’ve come to the right place. Opinions are welcome!

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An in-depth look at Tom Crean's in-state recruiting at Indiana

It’s the offseason, so of course the basketball media is short on stories. Combine that with the biggest recruiting month of the year, and naturally, you’re going to see some form of this question on any number of platforms: Why can’t Tom Crean recruit the state of Indiana? ESPN.com had this insider story (subscription required) about the pressure Crean faces to land a strong class in 2017, which features four Indiana natives ranked in the top 33. The premise of the article is fair — Indiana fans moan and groan every time an Indiana kid chooses another school. Every year, an

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Why the NBA is sending the worst possible message

Most of the headlines from Adam Silver’s “State of the League” press conference on Tuesday surrounded the Golden State Warriors and its ridiculous collection of talents. Honestly, it doesn’t matter what Silver thinks about it. Players have the right to play where they want to play, so why would I care if Silver thinks the Warriors super team is good or bad for the league? I don’t, and you shouldn’t either. A much bigger issue is going mostly unnoticed, and I’m flabbergasted at the lack of outrage about it. Describing it as a “compromise”, Silver announced the league would tweak

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Why you should recruit Mark Albers

Mark Albers is my brother, so of course I think you should recruit him. All of you college coaches reading this, all of you should recruit him. But even if he wasn’t my brother, I’d tell you the same thing. I’ve made a career out of sports, especially basketball, and so it is my professional opinion — not just my personal one — that Mark will be an asset to your program. Why? Mark is among the best shooters in the 2017 class, but he’s far more than just a specialist. Mark has always been one of the best defenders

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On my time at Indiana, and why I failed at Scout

If you’re reading this, thanks for being here. I hope this site will be fun for you. Now that my contract with Scout has expired and Peegs has moved over to the network, I wanted to take the time to share some things with you and also offer advice to younger writers and people in general about social media. I came to Indiana as a cocky freshman because I’d written professionally for newspapers and magazines since I was 16. The IDS quickly put me in my place by sticking me on the men’s tennis beat, and I needed that. I

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What I’m Watching: Best 10 Magic Acts You’ll Ever See

I’m not exactly a believer in magic, in the supernatural, psychokenesis and the like. But I’m a sucker for a good magic act, and I can’t stop watching great magic acts. I was scrolling through YouTube this weekend and found this video, which features the top 10 magic acts from “America’s Got Talent” and the original “Britain’s Got Talent”. Click through to watch below, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. If you’re like me, you’ll be watching the acts over and over in hope of figuring out how in the hell these guys are doing what they’re doing. I

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ABC’s 20/20 brings Lauren Spierer case back in the public eye

Let me begin by saying this isn’t a sports story. So I apologize for that in advance. But this is a story of importance to the Indiana University community, and one I have closely followed all the way through. Lauren Spierer and I were the same age when she disappeared from Bloomington in June of 2011. I was interning with the Chicago Sun-Times at the time, and I remember exactly where I was when I read the story in the Indiana Daily Student. Leads have come and gone in the five years since, and her disappearance has been mostly forgotten

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