Looks like Osterman didn't have anything better to cover and was trying to stir up the fan base this morning. https://www.indystar.com/story/spor...hould-iu-remain-crossroads-classic/722976002/ If he's wanting to have the Hoosiers up their non-conference scheduling, shouldn't they perhaps look at getting rid of one of their other cupcakes? Oh, wait, we've seen what scheduling IPFW has done for them... Unless they are looking to consistently schedule Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, or Kansas on home-and-homes every year (which I think is easier said than done in the age of expanded conference schedules), they can't do much better than Notre Dame and Butler on an annual basis. UCLA? Their average KenPom rating since the Crossroads was started is 43. Butler's is 50, and that's with us finishing at 116 that 2011-12 season. Butler and Notre Dame have shown to be pretty consistent in or around the Top 40 in KenPom ratings, and typically won't be a drain on RPI, etc. at the end of the season. And if I were one of the blue-bloods, would I necessarily want to schedule IU, knowing their lack of consistency over the past several years? IU's average KenPom rating the past 5 years is the lowest of the 4 teams in the Classic. Is Archie turning the corner with the program? With the class he has this year, he better be. But Hoosier fans (and their beat writer, it appears) need to stop thinking it's 1987 and they are the only game in the state.