December 31, 2019
Scott and Galen convene for a pre-Gator Bowl podcast, discussing IU's approach to playing against Tennessee and looking at what the Vols do well and not well. We also talk about the importance of the injury report for Indiana, how turnover margin may play into the matchup, and ponder Indiana's mental approach to playing this game.
We close with an abbreviated discussion on IU basketball, with primary focus on the Arkansas game, what went wrong, how much of it is systematic and how much of it was due to a bad confluence of events.
December 23, 2019
We start off holiday week by talking about Homefield's relaunch of the IU Oval logo, which naturally blends into a discussion of IU football's preparations for the Gator Bowl, the official departure of Kalen DeBoer, and the weather in north Florida.
Switching gears, we talk about IU basketball's too-close-for-comfort win over Notre Dame and take some stock of the season so far. We discuss the problems with consistency that continue to plague the team, and the puzzles that many of the individual pieces are on a night-by-night basis. We also talk a bit about the upcoming Big Ten season, what to expect, and why there may not be a huge improvement over last year in terms of overall record.
December 22, 2019
TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sat down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss Indiana's win over Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic on Saturday in Indianapolis. The trio discussed Armaan Franklin's big day, how Joey Brunk played as many minutes as he's seen this season, whether Trayce Jackson-Davis is one of the best college basketball players of the year, how Indiana can reshape its identity according to its opponent and how spacing the floor will be crucial if the backcourt can play more consistently.
December 16, 2019
It was a big day in IU Athletics history, as Fred Glass announced his impending retirement. We break down the news by looking back at Glass's tenure, talking about the accomplishments of his tenure and also the criticisms that have been leveled. We talk about what this means for the long term fortunes of IU athletics, and also take a look at possible replacements.
Towards the end of the podcast, we shift attention to some lingering questions involving IU basketball, and the response of some fans to recent game results. How much criticism is justified criticism? What all is going on with IU basketball? We dive into that and more, on this edition of CrimsonCast.
December 14, 2019
TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss Indiana's overtime win against Nebraska on Friday night. The trio talk about Indiana's vulnerabilities on both sides of the floor and how those vulnerabilities put the Hoosiers in tough spots against the Cornhuskers.
December 13, 2019
It's an all-Twitter Questions episode of CrimsonCast, as DoctorGC fields queries from across the IU basketball universe. We talk about player development, the style with which IU will have to play to win consistently this season, the impatience of fans with style and approach, and the difficulty level of the Big Ten Conference in 2019-20. We also address the roster's strengths and weaknesses, and try to take a longer view of how things are changing for the better with the program.
December 11, 2019
TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss Indiana's ugly 57-54 win over Connecticut in New York City on Tuesday. The trio discuss the Joey Brunk redemption story, how Trayce Jackson-Davis playing t the five affects those around him, what this game shows about Indiana moving forward and where the Hoosiers can improve before Nebraska on Friday.
December 8, 2019
It was a big weekend for Indiana football as they received the school's first-ever Gator Bowl bid and will match up on January 2nd against the Tennessee Volunteers. DoctorGC and Scott chat about the excitement over the bowl bid and the route that things took to get to this point.
We spend a little bit of time talking about IU basketball's loss to Wisconsin, but then move on to UConn, where we welcome Lee Delvecchio back to the podcast to talk about the Huskies and preview this Tuesday night's matchup.
December 7, 2019
TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss Indiana's loss to Wisconsin in Madison on Saturday evening. The trio touches on the lack of road games early in the 2019-20 schedule, how inexperience hurt Indiana, how Indiana fans should react to the 84-64 loss and what Archie Miller said after the press conference.
December 4, 2019
Scott and DoctorGC are back, talking IU basketball and their 80-64 win over Florida State on Tuesday. We go into granular detail about the things we liked in the game, including Devonte Green's shotmaking, Justin Smith's improvement, and Archie Miller's lineup juggling. We also discuss some of the major changes between last year and this year, and break down the way Indiana's schedule are playing out in their favor.
We finish up with an update on IU football's bowl picture in light of the updated College Football Playoff rankings, looking at the most likely scenarios for Indiana and whether or not we'll see the Hoosiers within driving distance of Bloomington.