It's Bucket Game eve and we've got Twitter questions to answer. DoctorGC is joined by Mrs. DoctorGC to answer some mail about targeting calls, IU's running attack versus Purdue's rushing defense, the development of IU's running back depth, the importance of the 2019 Bucket Game versus the 2007 Bucket Game, and potential bowl game tailgate destinations.
Happy Thanksgiving, Hoosier Nation! We're one day closer to the Bucket Game, as the Hoosiers attempt to bring back the most important of the trophies and reach eight wins for the first time since 1993. We're joined on this podcast by longtime friend of the pod Kyle Charters, host of The Morning Drive on 101.7 The Hammer in Lafayette. Kyle gives us a guided tour of this year's Purdue football season as we talk about where things went wrong for the Boilers, what their biggest strengths and weaknesses are, and how the weather might affect their play. We also get Kyle's impressions of Indiana and how they look different than previous vintages of the Hoosiers.
We finish off the podcast with the renewal of CrimsonCash, as James Turner reappears in our lives to talk about the wagering aspects of the Old Oaken Bucket game. We finish off with James's Big One-Oh!
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DoctorGC is joined by Zach Osterman of the IndyStar to discuss Indiana basketball and Indiana football. We start with basketball's 6-0 start and look at the offensive approach that the Hoosiers are taking and what's making it so successful. We also talk about how preseason expectations are aligning (or not aligning, as the case may be) with how the team has performed to this point, and whether the ceiling has been raised on the 2019-20 season.
We then switch over to football and discuss what went wrong in Indiana's loss to Michigan last weekend. That then shifts into a discussion of the key items heading into the Old Oaken Bucket game and what Indiana needs to do to be successful in that contest. Finally, Zach takes us for a walk through the increasingly confusing neighborhood called Bowl Selection, and we emerge on the other side with both clearer and cloudier perceptions of where IU might be headed in the postseason.
It's Feast Week in college basketball, so what better time to take stock of Indiana basketball? DoctorGC is joined by longtime friend of the pod Tony Adragna, who catches us up on his BBallTools coaching website, and then takes us on a deep dive into the things IU is doing well and what they need to improve upon. We talk about the changes in Indiana's offense between last year and this year, and how the personnel changes are positively contributing to IU's newfound offensive efficiency. We also discuss the defensive lapses for the team so far and what might be causing those.
TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss the tale of two halves that was Indiana's 88-75 win over Louisiana Tech on Monday in Bloomington.
The trio touched on the uncharacteristic turnovers, the exceptional play in the first half and what made Indiana see its dip in the second half. Also included in the discussion was some talk about De'Ron Davis' lack of minutes and the influence Devonte Green has had on the Indiana offense in his return.
The Indiana Basketball Report will return Sunday following the South Dakota State game, which takes place Saturday.
Indiana football's hot start on Saturday gave way to a doomed finish, as the Hoosiers were outclassed by Michigan on both sides of the ball. DoctorGC and Scott discuss the 39-14 loss, breaking down the talent disparity, injuries, and other factors that led IU to lose the game. We also discuss the frustration of coming up short in a home game against a high-end opponent yet again, but we also chat about how the obsession in certain circles with those types of wins tend to miss the forest for the trees.
We also discuss the long-term historical view of the season, and think about the impact of IU's late-season games on how people will eventually perceive 2019. Finally we take a quick look at the Old Oaken Bucket matchup versus Purdue and what to expect in that.
TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss Indiana's path toward finding its identity with a tough December slate approaching. The trio also discuss Dawson Garcia's decision to commit to Marquette over Indiana, the three signees for the 2020 class and where Indiana goes with its final scholarship of the class. The episode is rounded out with Indiana continuing to work toward building a brand that can be accessible for high school players.
Indiana football is back in action, and we need a preview podcast to get the weekend started off properly. DoctorGC is joined by TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman, and special unicorn guest Alex McCarthy, who needs no introduction to most IU football fans. We talk about the aftermath of the Penn State loss, the positives that Indiana can take out of their performance, and the way that it sets the Hoosiers up for this week.
We then turn our attention to Michigan, and take a run through their schedule and statistics to find out whether they are really as good as everyone's claiming. We then talk about the matchups for IU on both sides of the ball, and discuss what the Hoosiers have to do to come out victorious on Saturday.
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TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss the highlights of Indiana' 79-54 win over Princeton on Wednesday evening in Bloomington. The trio touch on Devonte Green's comeback from a hamstring injury, Joey Brunk's offensive showing against Princeton and how a weak non-conference schedule could spell out how the Hoosiers will fare if slow first halves and weak perimeter play continue into Big Ten season.
Scott and @DoctorGC continue with Podcast Sunday by taking a close look at this year's Indiana men's basketball team through four games. We take a look at the offensive explosion through four games and talk about where it's coming from, whether or not it's sustainable, and what aspects of the offense have improved. We talk about the performances of a variety of players and how those fit into the spectrum of Indiana's efforts this year, and compare this year's team to last year's team. Defense is also discussed, focusing on whether IU's defense is good, bad, or indifferent, and how the schedule may play into the Hoosiers' defensive development
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