It's official. IU is going bowling for the first time in 14 years. The Hoosiers will be battling the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Insight Bowl on New Years Eve. I am unbelievably proud of the team. I know it must have been very hard to lose their head coach over the summer, but Coach Hep is looking down with a giant grin on his face because his dream of playing 13 has come true.
Jester and I will be in Tempe for the game, and thus far so will Wee Wee & Lesli, Jamie, Shepley, Holt, Judson, the Davidsons, and many more. For all you IU fans out there, if you can afford to go -- and you should, since you've had 14 years to save up for this -- you should definitely head out to Tempe to support the team. It's been a long time coming, and hopefully this is the beginning of a more-than-every-14-years stretch of success for IU. But the bottom line is that the Hoosiers will need to put butts in the seats to show that we travel well, so that next year's Rose Bowl will be equal parts IU and Washington fans. That's right, I said it.