The two most inevitable things regarding IPFW men's basketball happened Wednesday: Dane Fife is gone, and associate coach Tony Jasick is in.
After giving IPFW six years as a head coach, Fife has moved to Michigan State, where he will be an assistant under close friend Tom Izzo.
Fife is back in Michigan and back in the Big Ten - two places he longed for.
Meanwhile, it was no surprise that Jasick took over as soon as Fife left.
Jasick doesn't have the name of Fife, who played at IU, but he has the same drive.
Fife and Jasick played the good cop/bad cop routine perfectly. I'll let you figure out who played what role. It isn't difficult.
Look for a more up-tempo kind of basketball from this year's IPFW team, mostly because that will fit the personnel. Defensively, Jasick has the same theory of Fife. Both would like a shutout if they could get it.
It was Fife who set the standard at IPFW, coming into a program that had no conference and little history. Jasick will not only be asked to maintain the six-year climb, but improve it, as well.
It'll be interesting to see how the IPFW men's basketball program stacks up six years from now.