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HOTH: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Penn State, meeting expectations

HOTH: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Penn State, meeting expectations

February 21, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman and Nick Baumgart sat down to discuss Indiana's second road win of the 2019-20 season – a 68-56 win at Minnesota on Wednesday night – and what that win meant in terms of what Indiana can be when Trayce Jackson-Davis is dominant and how the Hoosiers displayed as much of a response reflex as it has all season in the game following Archie Miller urging for some kind of response from his players.

The duo also take a look at the Race Thompson-Joey Brunk discussion and look ahead to Penn State on Sunday and what a win or loss would mean for Indiana's Tournament hopes. 

CrimsonCast Ep 660 - Looking down the barrel

CrimsonCast Ep 660 - Looking down the barrel

February 16, 2020

Indiana had itself an odd week, playing one of the best games of the season at Iowa before playing one of their worst games of the season at Michigan. The loss in Ann Arbor dealt yet another blow to the hopes that this season would turn out meaningfully better than last season, so we talk about the issues with effort and execution against the Wolverines, and how the levels of frustration with how this team performs in road games continues to grow.

We also talk at length about the remainder of this season and the real danger that Indiana now faces of missing the NCAA Tournament for yet another year. We chat about predictions for the remaining games and also discuss the difficulty in believing that a major transformation is in the cards between now and the end of the regular season.

HOTH: Moving on to Michigan and some recruiting talk

HOTH: Moving on to Michigan and some recruiting talk

February 15, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman and Nick Baumgart sat down to discuss what to make of Indiana's win over No. 21 Iowa and what its upcoming game at Michigan means for the rest of the season.

The duo goes deep on Devonte Green, the night he had Thursday and what it will take for him to continue that success moving forward. Also discussed were Race Thompson and how substitution patterns affect his playing time, as well as Rob Phinisee and why he hasn't hit his groove after a rough start to the season. 

Lehman and Baumgart end the podcast by discussing the arrival and departure of Michigan State defensive tackles coach Ron Burton and how to assess the latest Rivals Indiana 2021 football recruiting rankings. Baumgart goes deep into who to watch for the 2021 and 2022 classes in Indiana recruiting.

CrimsonCast Ep 659 - The Nadir of 2020

CrimsonCast Ep 659 - The Nadir of 2020

February 9, 2020

In a very important game against a blood rival, with a near-capacity crowd in Assembly Hall hyped up by the surprise return of a legendary figure in program history, IU basketball came out and played a completely underwhelming 40 minutes of basketball, losing by double-digits at home to Purdue. Scott and DoctorGC evaluate the return of Bob Knight, the problems that led to another loss, and the concerning aspects of the team's performance over the past few weeks. 

HOTH: Purdue, National Signing Day, Recruiting bits

HOTH: Purdue, National Signing Day, Recruiting bits

February 6, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman and Nick Baumgart sat down to react to Purdue's 19 three-pointers against Iowa and what that means for Indiana's game against the Boilermakers on Saturday. The duo went in-depth on where Indiana is during the bye week and how it got there, as well as what this weekend might entail for the rivalry game.

Lehman and Baumgart also touched on Indiana football's 2020 signing class after National Signing Day, Ronnie Walker's intent to transfer and the latest in Indiana basketball's recruiting efforts. 

CrimsonCast Ep 658 - Bad Week / Ohio State Preview

CrimsonCast Ep 658 - Bad Week / Ohio State Preview

February 1, 2020

Our old friend Matt Blaszka joins us on this pod to talk about IU basketball's bad week, as we pick over the wreckage of the Penn State loss and reset expectations based on where this team appears to be heading into the last ten games of the season. We chat about the issues with guard play, perceptions of effort issues, and where the offense compares to previous seasons

We finish up with a preview of today's IU - Ohio State game, identify the keys to an IU win, and give our predictions for the game.

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.