Category: Dan Dakich

Tubby Smith on Facing UCLA: “We’ve Earned this Opportunity. Let’s go Prove we Belong Here.”

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

No. 11 Minnesota will play No. 6 UCLA on Friday in Austin, Texas, in the second round of the NCAA tournament.  This is a matchup that many are expecting to be an upset. Minnesota has a 5-11 record in its last 16 games, but that doesn't worry Tubby Smith. The Gophers head coach knows ...

Dwight Freeney is not Surprised by the Colts Turnaround this Season

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

A month ago here at SRI, we checked in with Indianapolis Colts veteran receiver Reggie Wayne to talk about the Colts turnaround this season. It's mid-December and Indianapolis sits at 9-4 with a few games remaining, two of which are against the AFC South-leading Houston Texans. The Colts appear to ...

Frank Vogel on Pacers First Round Series Win: “We got a dream big mentality. We are looking forward to the next series.”

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The Indiana Pacers disposed of the Dwight Howard-less Orlando Magic in five games in the opening round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. This was a big step in the right direction for the Pacers as the organization has regained some long awaited confidence after winning a playoff series. Frank Vogel has ...

Gary Brackett on Peyton Manning being cut from Colts: “It’s a sad day for Indianapolis. I don’t think he can ever be replaced.”

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The inevitable has finally occurred in the 14-year marriage between Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. The legendary signal caller was cut by the only team he's ever known yesterday proving the notion that nothing last forever, especially in professional sports. While it's hard to imagine or even swallow the fact ...

Frank Vogel “They know what they have to do and they’re ready to go. I feel very good about game three.”

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The first round of the NBA playoffs has brought about some very competitive play from virtually every seven and eight seed in both the Eastern and Western conference. One of the most unheralded storylines in the second half of  the NBA season was the play of the #8 Indiana Pacers under interim ...

Interim Head Coach Frank Vogel Leads Indiana To Their First Playoff Berth Since 2006 With “Togetherness”

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The Indiana Pacers were ten games under .500 on January 30th when interim head coach Frank Vogel took over and even the thought of the word "playoffs" seemed comical. On February 11th, the Pacers had lost their sixth game in a row and the team looked destined to finish in ...

Pat White Lite Might Save Rich Rodriguez’s Job

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Last year Michigan started off red-hot and opened up their season with a record of 4-0. It looked like Rich Rodriguez had the program going in the right direction and it looked like he had his quarterback of the future with Tate Forcier. However, the Wolverines got into Big Ten ...

Brad Stevens Thinks “Butler is a Great Place”

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Call it the "Butler Way" or just the right way, Brad Stevens gets it. The 33-year-old former three time Academic All-America nominee at DIII DePauw University, turned entry level employee at Eli Lilly, turned national championship game coach at Butler University has lead a team that captivated much of the nation ...

Brad Stevens: “Our guys won’t be fooled by the fact that supposedly we’re a higher seed, especially because everyone’s picking against us anyway”

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

About ten years ago, Butler was one of the most prominent Cinderella stories in the NCAA Tournament.  They were the team that was ranked number 11, number 12, or even number 13 and looking for the glass slipper.  Now, they are the team with the bulls-eye on their back as ...

Tyler Hansbrough Is Adjusting to Life in the NBA

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Tyler Hansbrough had a brilliant college basketball career.  He is the ACC’s all-time leading scorer, he was named to the All Conference team four years in a row, he was Player of the Year in the ACC in 2008 and he has already had his jersey retired.  Psycho T will ...