Lilly Donahue

"I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany." - Ron Burgundy

Twitter: @LillyD11915

Hometown: Bloomington, IN

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: Jim Weber

Favorite Athlete: Peyton Manning/Sean Taylor

Favorite Team: Washington Redskins

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: The College Football Playoff

Best tradition at your college: Everything about IU basketball

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: The Village Deli

Best class you’ve ever taken: National and International Policy

Mike Gundy’s Alternative Facts of College Football

Lilly Donahue | Indiana University Mike Gundy, the head coach of Oklahoma State football, is quite a character. For starters, the man rocks a full-on mullet at age 49, something that is usually reserved for your dad’s mid-life crisis. Gundy is not in such a crisis, but he is college football’s wild child. In addition […]

Tom Crean Out at IU

Lilly Donahue | Indiana University Today is a day that may IU fans are rejoicing, but for others, like myself, it is one of sadness. IU basketball coach Tom Crean was fired today after 9 years with the program. His record as a Hoosier stands at 166-135, a winning one. Crean leaves a legacy of […]

I Picked a Bracket by Each Team’s Mascot….It’s Not Looking Great

Lilly Donahue | Indiana University Everyone has a fun idea on how to fill out their bracket, some do it by stats, others by colors, or even by hermit crab (see our twitter)! For my bracket in the Student U Group, I obviously made picks based off of merit, but I also decided to make […]

Instant Reaction: IU Elects Not to Host NIT Opener

Lilly Donahue | Indiana University On Selection Sunday IU basketball was, to no one’s surprise, selected to play in the NIT. As a reward for beating two NCAA tourney #1 seeds, the Hoosiers were given a 3 seed in the tournament, which also gives them the right to host their opening game against Georgie Tech. […]

East Tennessee State: Where IU Players Go to Dance?

Lilly Donahue | Indiana University With yesterday’s loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament, the IU men’s basketball team has all but guaranteed that they won’t be receiving an invite to the Big Dance. The season was full of highs, like beating UNC and Kansas, and lows (basically everything post-Anunoby injury), and the Hoosiers […]

Who’s Gonna Win the Island?

Lilly Donahue | Indiana University Adidas announced that they will give an ISLAND to the NFL combine prospect who breaks Chris Johnson’s 40 yards dash record of 4.24 seconds. An island. To be fair, adidas did not specify where this island is, so it could very well be one of China’s newly created islands in […]

What if Power 5 Conferences Were Sorted Geographically?

Lilly Donahue | Indiana University If you’re anything like me, you probably find yourself constantly questioning why Maryland and Rutgers are in the Big Ten. Trust me, you’re not alone. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney says the two teams were added to open up the DC and NYC sports markets, which I can understand for […]

#FireTomCrean? Maybe. #FireFredGlass? Hell No.

Lilly Donahue | Indiana University After a a last second loss to Minnesota, IU fans took to Twitter to make their usual case for the termination of Tom Crean, spurring the ever-present hashtag, #FireTomCrean. As an IU fan, I understand the frustration of having a season start with such high hopes, like wins over UNC […]

Give the UCONN Women Some Respect

Lilly Donahue | Indiana University Tonight at 9PM the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team will play South Carolina in search of their 100th straight win. Let me say that again: 100. Straight. Wins. The record for the most consecutive wins is already held by the Huskies, but the chance to get triple digits is […]

What if College Athletics Had Jersey Sponsors?

Lilly Donahue | Indiana University Recently, the NBA announced that it would begin selling ads on jerseys to interested corporations, and some teams have already sold their space. For many fans of traditional uniforms, this is a unwelcome change, as none of the four major sports leagues in the US feature jersey ads. Personally, I […]