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CrimsonCast Ep 657 - Short versus Maryland

CrimsonCast Ep 657 - Short versus Maryland

January 26, 2020

We start the podcast with some reflections on the death of Kobe Bryant, the passage of time, and the nature of legacy. We then move on to talk about Indiana's close loss to Maryland. Scott is displeased with Indiana's inability to close things out, and feels like the Hoosiers did more to lose this one than Maryland did to win it. GC is a bit more optimistic, and sees some positives coming out of the loss. We talk a bit about some individual players, and look ahead to the schedule over the next couple of weeks.

CrimsonCast Ep 656 - A Road Win? A Road Win! A Road Win.

CrimsonCast Ep 656 - A Road Win? A Road Win! A Road Win.

January 19, 2020

Podcast time. Let's talk IU basketball. We recap the week that was for Indiana, touching on the disappointment of the Rutgers loss and the positive and negative reactions to the Nebraska victory. How did IU's lineup choices affect the play down the stretch? How does all of this project forward to the next few games, and the rest of the schedule? And when we back up from the recent stretch of games and look at the bigger picture, how does everything look?

IBR with Steve Risley: Recapping Ohio State

IBR with Steve Risley: Recapping Ohio State

January 11, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sat down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss Indiana's 66-54 win over No. 11 Ohio State in Bloomington on Saturday afternoon. The trio discussed the improvements seen in Indiana's backcourt and why that is important for the future of the 2019-20 season. Risley goes in-depth on Joey Brunk's performance against Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson, and the group talked about other news and notes surrounding the team after the win and before the two-game road stretch ahead.

CrimsonCast Ep 655 - Football news and Basketball blues, featuring Ken Bikoff

CrimsonCast Ep 655 - Football news and Basketball blues, featuring Ken Bikoff

January 10, 2020
Scott talks with Ken Bikoff from Peegs.com about IU's heartbreaking loss to Tennessee in the Gator Bowl.  How does this loss rank in the history of IU Football losses and how was the fan reaction that Ken received in the post game show after that loss.  They discuss questions with the in-game coaching decisions during the game, and also the bright future of IU Football with the hiring of Nick Sheridan. 
 
Finally they turn to IU Basketball, trying to figure out what the issue with this current team is, and if there is hope on the horizon.  Ken also lays out his thoughts on why the game against Ohio State is so important and how the team teams to back up their words with actions.
CrimsonCast Ep 654 - Trouble Brewing

CrimsonCast Ep 654 - Trouble Brewing

January 9, 2020

The Northwestern game continued a very troubling series of patterns involving IU hoops, so we try to suss it out as best we can. Issues relating to effort, roster construction, and fit all get discussed in detail.

IBR with Steve Risley: Recapping Northwestern

IBR with Steve Risley: Recapping Northwestern

January 9, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss Indiana's close win over Northwestern on Wednesday night in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

The trio touches on Indiana's continued offensive woes, as well as how Archie Miller will constrict his 11-man rotation and what the senior leadership has to do with the future. Also discussed are the best solutions to Indiana's problems offensively and defensively. 

CrimsonCast Ep 653 - Basketball’s Optics Problem (among other problems)

CrimsonCast Ep 653 - Basketball’s Optics Problem (among other problems)

January 6, 2020

It's been a rough few weeks for Indiana basketball, and unfortunately the trip to College Park did nothing to quell the growing sense of dread among the fanbase. Is this last year all over again? We take some time to try and untangle the mess that the 2019-20 season has started to become. The program optics have taken some major hits the last couple of seasons, and we discuss why the Arkansas-Maryland combination was such a bad look for Archie Miller's program --- and how it needs to change if Indiana wants to avoid an unrecoverable tailspin from a fan buy-in perspective.

CrimsonCast Ep 652 - The Gator Bowl Recap Show

CrimsonCast Ep 652 - The Gator Bowl Recap Show

January 5, 2020

We came, we saw, we got our hearts broken. Indiana's crushing loss in the Gator Bowl was witnessed in person by both CrimsonCast hosts, and we spend an hour here discussing the various aspects of the game, what went right, what went wrong, and what conclusions we've come to after contemplating life for the 72 hours after the game ended. We discuss the positives of Indiana's performance, the missed opportunities that led to the defeat, and where the game ranks on our personal list of IU football-related heartbreaks. We also discuss the future of the program in light of how the season ended up.

IBR with Steve Risley: Recapping Maryland, Arkansas

IBR with Steve Risley: Recapping Maryland, Arkansas

January 5, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss Indiana's first back-to-back losses of 2019-20, against Maryland and Arkansas, and why Indiana's offense has struggled in the last handful of games. The trio look ahead for the Hoosiers and how the team can make adjustments to maximize the progress it's made, big or small, in Archie Miller's third season.