On this emergency edition of CrimsonCast Live, we delve into the sudden recruiting successes of the last 24 hours, and discuss how the perspective around IU basketball has changed so rapidly. We also talk about what to expect moving forward with IU recruiting, and what we might expect from Archie Miller and company when it comes to future targets. We also delve into IU football a bit, and talk about the lead-in to the 2017 season.
by Michael Rayome (@doctorhoosier) on November 5, 2014 in CrimsonCast LIVE, IU Basketball, Podcast, Uncategorized
We’re excited to start our Basketball coverage tonight at 9 PM ET. There’s certainly plenty to talk about, so make sure to join us for coverage.
We’re ready to talk about the events of the past couple days, and we’ll look ahead to the upcoming exhibitions to kickoff the season.
We’ll also welcome two of our new contributors, Tony Andragna and Josh Barnett (of 19Nine).
Make sure to tweet your questions and comments to @crimsoncast and@doctorhoosier, or you can get to us in the Youtube chat.
With #iubb coming off a rare two-win week, Galen and Scott break down the Ohio State and Iowa games, talking about the shifts in offense and defense that led to the victories, and the positive developments in terms of team effort and execution that we saw in both of those games. The comment section was BUSY in this podcast, so we spent a lot of time answering questions and reacting to what was being sent to us on YouTube and Twitter. Included in that were thoughts relating to IU’s difficulty in bringing consistent effort, their tendency to do things in games against big teams, and the challenges facing this team over the last 3+ games of the season.
Galen also lays out his scenarios for IU making the NCAA tournament, and explains why the team is still behind the 8-ball to some degree. Finally, we preview the Nebraska and Michigan games, and discuss the relative merits of the NIT vs the NCAA for this particular squad.
On this edition of CrimsonCast Live, we evaluate the Wisconsin game and the implications from the second half. In particular, we discuss Andy Bottoms’ breakdown of IU’s second-half woes and the implications therein, as well as the disappointment of seeing Wisconsin able to win mostly by exerting slightly more effort. A lot of discussion is devoted to the offensive system, and the major problems it seems to have generating legitimate open shot attempts. We also take a look at the Davis-era offenses by way of comparison, and are somewhat dismayed by what we find.
We finish up by discussing the Iowa and Ohio State games. Which of the two is the more winnable game for IU? Should we be expecting the Hoosiers to win both? Also discussed is the HMP situation and the implications it has within the fanbase as a whole.
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Today’s show found us picking ourselves up off the floor following the flattening administered by Purdue on Saturday. With IU basketball now 4-8 in the conference and seemingly out of tournament contention, we talk about the core issues plaguing the squad. We also take Twitter questions and comments, and discuss the prognosis for the rest of this year and the potential issues facing next year’s team.
Here at CrimsonCast, we’re all about love. Mostly, we direct that love at you, the loyal listener. So we’re happy to spend our Valentine’s Day with you, as we talk about the latest in IU sports. On today’s show, we cover the Hanner Mosquera-Perea OWI charge and whether this indicates any sort of larger issue in the IU program. We then turn our attention to the loss to Penn State and the vehement/angry fallout on the part of the IU fanbase in the aftermath of that game. We discuss whether the reaction was proportionate to the issue, the direction things appear to be heading, and the frightening Mike Davis-ization of IU fandom that may currently be going on.
We also preview the upcoming stretch of games, including a highly difficult 5-game stretch starting tomorrow at Purdue. Finally, we chat about IU baseball’s season opener, the IU football schedule, and Slick Leonard’s long-overdue admission into the basketball hall of fame.
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- The team’s penchant for playing ugly and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing
- The similarities between this year’s team and the Mike Davis era teams of old
- How shortening the bench (finally!) helped IU to a victory
- The questions surrounding the lack of overall development of IU’s frontcourt bench
- IU’s tournament hopes and the dangers of the next three games
We also spend some time talking about new IU football hire Brian Knorr, and the implications for Kevin Wilson going in to this season. We finish things up by chatting about IU baseball’s exciting preseason ranking and the overall anticipation of the 2014 campaign getting underway.
On this edition of CrimsonCast Live, we come back from a nearly two-week hiatus to discuss the IU basketball team’s recent games against Michigan State and Penn State, and the implications of the comeback win (and near-collapse at the end) in Happy Valley. We also talk about the benching of Jeremy Hollowell, and what implications that may have for the sophomore and the team as a whole. Also discussed are audience questions relating to Noah Vonleh’s draft stock, Tom Crean’s long-term future, and how much of a quality win this actually was. Finally, we spend time talking about the recent departure of Doug Mallory from the football defensive coordinator position, and discuss some potential replacements and the important financial elements relating to the hiring of a replacement.
It’s the first CrimsonCast of 2014! Happy New Year, Hoosier fans (and everyone else). We start off the year by unfortunately having to discuss the missed opportunity at Illinois that took place on the last day of 2013. Significant time is spent on the podcast talking about the puzzling substitution patterns involving Noah Vonleh, Jeremy Hollowell, and others, as well as the difficulty that the team faced in the turnover department. We also pay tribute to Yogi Ferrell’s 30 point game. Also discussed were the expectations for this team the rest of the year, and the problems with losing to a middling Illinois team (not to mention the overrating that seems to be going on about that squad by many members of the fan base). Finally, we field a question from Wes about the potential Rose Bowl future of IU football.
We actually taped this Saturday morning, so our apologies for the lack of Kennesaw State-related content. On this episode of CrimsonCast Live, Galen and Scott talk about the week that was for IU basketball, including the aftermath of the loss to Notre Dame, the rotation situation, the extended exhibition schedule that the team seems to be playing, and the trouble on the horizon in the Big Ten season in terms of trying to make the NCAA tournament. We also talk about the renaming of Assembly Hall and the accompanying backlash that the midweek announcement generated.