Ball State set to hire IUPUI's Hunter

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Ron Hunter could soon become the new men's basketball coach at Ball State, if all details can be finalized today.

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Since: Aug 07

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Aug 6, 2007
 
It's a good hire for Ball State. Horrible for IUPUI though.
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Aug 6, 2007
 
It appears that contracts mean nothing to either Ron Hunter or Ball State. Poaching is what it is called I think.
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Aug 6, 2007
 
This is a great hire for Ball State. So much so that perhaps it will make people forget about the debacle that was / is Ronny Thompson.
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#4
Aug 6, 2007
 
Congrats Coach Hunter. You've earned this opportunity.
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Aug 6, 2007
 
BSU is making this hire a year too late. They should've gone after Hunter for the 2006-7 season.

I think he'll become very popular at BSU. He's the type of coach they like there - outgoing, personable, and a bit outrageous.

It does suck he'll be leaving IUPUI. I went to several games there just to watch him storm the sidelines up close. He'll be able to pull those second tier recruits that BSU has been losing to other schools, though.

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Aug 6, 2007
 
charger wrote:
It appears that contracts mean nothing to either Ron Hunter or Ball State. Poaching is what it is called I think.
Well if there was no "poaching" most coaches wouldn't be at the schools they are at today. This happens all the time.
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Aug 6, 2007
 
Ball State requested and received permission to speak to Hunter.
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Aug 6, 2007
 
If IUPUI was really serious about Div. I basketball they would build a decent gym. Many high schools have better facilities....
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Aug 6, 2007
 
Ron Hunter is such a class guy. Hoosier basketball fans should be thankful he is a t least stying in state. IUPUI knew this day was coming; how loyal should Hunter be? He coaches in a middle-school level facility that doesn't rise to the level of inadequate. He has stayed longer than most other coaches of his talent would. Good luck to coach Hunter. Ball State will be fortunate if they can hire him.
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#11
Aug 6, 2007
 
Good hire. BSU lost a lot more than 11 games last year though.
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Aug 6, 2007
 
or maybe bsu went 9-22...either way. facts aren't that important.
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Aug 6, 2007
 
Hmmm... And somehow BSU is supposed to be an upgrade to IUPUI? I guess they do have a bigger building... And... uh... there's probably something else that would make BSU preferable, but I'm missing it.

And I'm even a BSU Alum!
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Aug 6, 2007
 
After suffering for the last few years of Buckley then Thompson this is a welcome change. Who in the administration borrowed Mr. Peabody's thinking cap?
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Aug 6, 2007
 
It is about time this class act gets a shot at a mid-major conference or better school. Congrats Ron!
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Aug 6, 2007
 
crazyoldman wrote:
If IUPUI was really serious about Div. I basketball they would build a decent gym. Many high schools have better facilities....
Why are you knocking the middle schools???

That gym is an embarrassment to the university. I donít blame him for leaving and I am sure they will have a tough time finding anybody worthwhile to replace him.

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BSU Grad wrote:
After suffering for the last few years of Buckley then Thompson this is a welcome change. Who in the administration borrowed Mr. Peabody's thinking cap?
Ron Hunter is about the best BSU is going to get. They aren't going to get some top tier basketball coach. Ron Hunter is not at that level yet and BSU is lucky to get him.
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#18
Aug 6, 2007
 
Coach Hunter would be sorely missed at IUPUI. He's made the mens basketball program what it is today. I'm always proud to watch him and his team.

I don't think BSU would be an upgrade in any way.
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#19
Aug 6, 2007
 
NOOOOOOO! Well, it was bound to happen. We'll really really really miss Hunter if this deal goes through. Maybe if we had committed to building a real gym instead of staying with our grade-school-reject facilities, he might have thought twice. We'll never know.
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IPS graduates 52 percent wrote:
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Why are you knocking the middle schools???
That gym is an embarrassment to the university. I donít blame him for leaving and I am sure they will have a tough time finding anybody worthwhile to replace him.
If they could draw..book Conseco in the afternoons before Pacer games.
Why do they nee a Palace before they draw?
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IPS graduates 52 percent wrote:
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Why are you knocking the middle schools???
That gym is an embarrassment to the university. I donít blame him for leaving and I am sure they will have a tough time finding anybody worthwhile to replace him.
It's supposed to be a school, for cying out loud. Why do we need another taxpayer supported basketball monument?

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