The Assembly Call IU Basketball Podcast and Postgame Show

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The Assembly Call IU Basketball Podcast and Postgame Show
Following your Hoosiers is always more fun with friends. Come hang out with us after every Indiana basketball game, and every Thursday night, as our team of hosts -- Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, Ryan Phillips, and Brian "The Coach" Tonsoni dissect every angle of IU basketball, as we've been doing since 2011. We are equal parts unabashed fandom and objective analysis, with plenty of laughter along the way. If you're looking for knee-jerk analysis and hot takes, this is NOT the show for you. But if you want a show that isn't afraid to critique play while always staying supportive of players, then this is the place for you.
AC Radio: How Certain Portal Targets Might Fit and Title Game Takeaways

Join us at 9 ET on Thursday evening for our weekly chat about Indiana basketball. We'll take a look at some of the portal visitors Indiana has lined up and discuss how a few notable ones might fit. We'll also reflect on Monday night's title game, the Kentucky-Cal situation, and answer some mailbag questions.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 04:31:30 -0000
AC Radio: Bryson Tucker Scouting Report, Portal Stuff, and Final Four Talk

In this week's edition, we give our thoughts on Bryson Tucker's game and how he might fit with what we know of Indiana's roster, discuss the recent news of visits for portal recruits, and look ahead to this weekend's Final Four. 

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Fri, 05 Apr 2024 14:53:24 -0000
Transfer Priorities, NCAA Tournament, and Mailbag

It's been a while!

With the Sweet 16 games taking over Thursday night again, we decided to hop on a day early to discuss a wide range of topics:

• The big win over Oklahoma for the women's team

• Our observations and favorite players from the NCAA Tournament

• A whole bunch of stuff about the portal: Indiana's priorities, a few early names that have emerged, how we're approaching portal season differently this season, and more

• We also meander into a conversation about the key intangible ingredients that were missing last season, and how coaches can go about trying to build rosters that include them

• Plus we answer a bunch of mailbag questions

It's a fun conversation that will feel much more like and episode of CrimsonCast than Assembly Call. We didn't have much time to prep, so we ditched most of the music and segments and just talked. If you enjoy this format, let us know and we can work it in more. If you don't, please accept our apologies ... but hopefully the conversation is fun and enjoyable anyway! We'll most likely be back to normal next episode.

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Thu, 28 Mar 2024 03:53:05 -0000
IU-Nebraska BTT Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's quarterfinal matchup in the Big Ten Tournament against Nebraska. The Hoosiers season came to an end at 19-14 overall following a 93-66 blowout loss to Nebraska.

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Sat, 16 Mar 2024 11:35:35 -0000
IU-Penn State BTT Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's Big Ten Tournament opener against Penn State on Thursday night. The Hoosiers won 61-59 as Anthony Leal hit a game winner on an offensive rebound in the final five seconds. They face Nebraska at 9pm Friday.

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Fri, 15 Mar 2024 12:07:29 -0000
IU-Michigan State Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's Sunday home matinee with Michigan State for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. We went live AFTER the senior speeches in a game IU won in a thriller 65-64.

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Mon, 11 Mar 2024 04:07:48 -0000
AC Radio: What's Next for Mike Woodson and Indiana? (with Xs and Joes)

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. This week, Coach Tonsoni will welcome Bob Moats and Mike Wiemuth from Xs and Joes to linger on the Minnesota win and then address what's next for Mike Woodson and Indiana basketball. There is a clear path to success for next season ... but how narrow is it? And how can short-term concerns be balanced with long-term ones?

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Fri, 08 Mar 2024 05:42:48 -0000
IU-Minnesota Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's late-night Wednesday battle at The Barn with the Golden Gophers. Indiana used a dominant second half to pull away for a 70-58 victory.

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Thu, 07 Mar 2024 12:31:57 -0000
IU-Maryland Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's Sunday afternoon visit to College Park, Maryland to face the Terrapins. The Hoosiers made a huge second half comeback and beat the Terps 83-78 for their second straight win.

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Mon, 04 Mar 2024 03:21:42 -0000
AC Radio: The State of the Program

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. We'll look ahead to IU-Maryland, dip in the mailbag, and spend our main segment discussing the current state of the program under Mike Woodson.

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Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:58:47 -0000
IU-Wisconsin Postgame Show

Join us on Tuesday night following Indiana's home battle with Wisconsin. The Hoosiers won 74-70 to end a four game losing streak and beat the Badgers in back-to-back years for the first time since the 05-06 and 06-07 seasons.

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Wed, 28 Feb 2024 05:07:49 -0000
IU-Penn State Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's Saturday afternoon battle in Happy Valley with Penn State which the Hoosiers lost 83-74.

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Sun, 25 Feb 2024 02:37:24 -0000
Special Edition: IU-Iowa Women's Postgame Show

Thursday night's incredible IU victory over Iowa inside of a raucous Assembly Hall was so much fun that we decided to hop online for an impromptu postgame show, since the Doing The Work postgame show had to be rescheduled to Friday.

So Jerod and Coach do their best to break down the tough, passionate, smart performance Indiana delivered against Caitlin Clark and Iowa -- turning one of the greatest women's basketball players of all-time into the most inefficient version of herself. Every starter -- led by Mackenzie Holmes -- contributed a big performance, and the bench stepped up as well.

Honestly, it's just a fun, free-wheeling, happy postgame show. For those of you longtime listeners, it may remind you a bit of the early years for ... a variety of reasons. ;-) But man, it's just a fun conversation about a damn fun basketball game to watch between two damn good teams. And that felt good again.

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Fri, 23 Feb 2024 04:18:20 -0000
IU-Nebraska Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's 85-70 Wednesday night home loss against Nebraska for another edition of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 22 Feb 2024 06:16:46 -0000
IU-Northwestern Postgame Show

Join us on Sunday afternoon following Indiana's home game against Northwestern for another edition of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. The Hoosiers lost 76-72 as their season continues to go in the wrong direction as they fell to 14-12 overall and 6-8 in the league.

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Tue, 20 Feb 2024 02:51:06 -0000
AC Radio: Holtmann, Postseason Projections, and a Super-Mega Late-Season Mailbag!

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana men's basketball. We'll discuss Chris Holtmann's firing and what it might mean for Indiana, where the Hoosiers stand in terms of the NIT, and then dive into a super-mega mailbag with questions ranging from what Indiana needs to do down the stretch to rebuild some optimism in Woody's tenure, what IU's pitch to portal guards will be, how we'd approach the offseason if we were Scott Dolson, and much more.

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Fri, 16 Feb 2024 04:34:09 -0000
IU-Purdue Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's rivalry rematch with Purdue in West Lafayette on Saturday evening where the Hoosiers were dominated 79-59 against the no. 2 Boilermakers.

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Sun, 11 Feb 2024 05:49:25 -0000
Coach's Corner: IU-Purdue Preview with Joe Jackson of Feed The Post

Join us at 4 ET for a special edition episode of The Assembly Call. Coach Tonsoni will chat with Joe Jackson, who covers Big Ten hoops for Feed The Post and also hosts a Purdue postgame show. They'll reflect on the first meeting, discuss the keys to victory on Saturday night, assess what paths IU must take to make it a 40-minute game, and talk more generally about where each program is at in a macro sense.

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Fri, 09 Feb 2024 22:30:58 -0000
IU-Ohio State Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's Tuesday night road trip to Columbus where Indiana beat the Buckeyes 76-73 in a thriller. Anthony Leal hit the go-ahead three pointer in the final 30 seconds and Trey Galloway and Malik Reneau had huge nights as the Hoosiers rallied from an 18 point second-half deficit. We'll break down everything we see in another edition of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Wed, 07 Feb 2024 05:25:53 -0000
Special Edition: Live Postgame Show at Upstairs Pub

What a weekend it was.

On the one hand, the basketball was terrible. Indiana got drilled on its homecourt by a Penn State team that played smarter, harder, and more together. Indiana was good for 15 minutes, then listless thereafter.

On the other hand, for us personally, it was an incredible weekend filled with friends, great food and drinks, and time spent in the best college town on earth. So it may not have been a win for the Hoosiers, but it sure was a win for us!

In this episode, you'll hear a few pieces of audio:

To start, a quick intro setting up the audio and getting a few housekeeping notes out of the way (including why you won't be seeing Jerod as much over the next month).

Then (8:15) you'll hear the live reaction audio Jerod and Ryan recorded in the car while making their way to Upstairs.

And finally (30:03), you'll hear the live audio from Upstairs, which includes some additional postgame reaction, audience Q&A, and brief chats with all of the Back Home Network show hosts -- including Galen in rare form that you won't want to miss.

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Tue, 06 Feb 2024 15:20:56 -0000
AC Radio: More Takeaways and Lingering Questions From Iowa

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. Coach Adragna will join Andy Bottoms and Coach Tonsoni to highlight a few more takeaways and lingering questions from Indiana's win over Iowa. They'll also preview IU-Penn State and dip into the mailbag.

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Fri, 02 Feb 2024 05:33:41 -0000
IU-Iowa Postgame Show

On Tuesday, Indiana gritted out a 74-68 win over Iowa, despite blowing a 17-point first-half lead and losing Xavier Johnson and Malik Reneau to injury. Anthony Leal had the best game of his IU career scoring 13 points off the bench while Kel'el Ware led the team with 23 points.

IU took the lead for good at 69-68 on a Gabe Cupps three-pointer in the final two minutes. This was after Iowa's Payton Sandfort gave the Hawkeyes the advantage on a ridiculous fade away jumper in the corner as the shot clock was expiring. The Hoosiers improved to 13-8 overall and 5-5 in the league and take on Penn State Saturday at 12 pm on FS1.

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Wed, 31 Jan 2024 05:05:12 -0000
IU-Illinois Postgame Show

On Saturday, Indiana played their best road game in a while but still fell to Illinois 70-62. While the defense was much better, the Hoosiers were done in by 12-22 from the line and not hitting a single three-pointer on the afternoon.

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Sun, 28 Jan 2024 02:27:18 -0000
AC Radio: Important Storylines to Track Down the Stretch of This IU Season

Join us on Thursday night for our weekly chat about Indiana basketball. We'll discuss some details of next weekend's meetup, preview IU-Illinois, dip in to the mailbag, and spend time highlighting the most important storylines to track down the stretch of this IU season. Also, a special of AC After Dark in which Ryan shares the story of the infamous Facebook Group that bears his name. You won't want to miss this.

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Fri, 26 Jan 2024 05:38:12 -0000
IU-Wisconsin Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's 91-79 loss at the Kohl Center on Friday night. Indiana struggled all night and still has not won in Madison since 1998.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2024 06:03:13 -0000
AC Radio: Identifying the Positives in an Otherwise Frustrating Season

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. We'll look ahead to IU-Wisconsin, roll through some Hoosier Headlines, pick up the mailbag questions we couldn't get to last night, and also dive into a frank discussion about the positive developments we're seeing on this team even through the season's frustrating results.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2024 06:06:40 -0000
IU-Purdue Postgame Show

On Tuesday, IU was dominated by arch-rival Purdue 87-66 in a game the Boilermakers thoroughly dominated.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2024 04:34:53 -0000
IU-Minnesota Postgame Show

On Friday, IU dominated Minnesota 74-62 where they were in control from start to finish. The team improves to 12-5 overall and 4-2 in the league.

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Sat, 13 Jan 2024 04:23:54 -0000
AC Radio: 1,000th Episode!

On this very special edition of The Assembly Call, our 1,000th episode, we (mostly) set aside discussion about this year's Indiana basketball team and instead spend time hanging out with several guests who have meant a lot to our show over the years -- including Connor from Homefield, Megan the ChatMob Queen, Chronic Hoosier, and Mike DeCourcy. We do get into a little IU hoops talk with Mike, which you'll enjoy.


In addition we answer a bunch of mailbag questions from our community members, and sprinkle some special old audio from when we get started. This includes Coach Tonsoni's first appearance on the show, which you won't want to miss.


But the thing you REALLY don't want to miss is the new song by Bob Thompson, who cooked up something special for our 1,000th episode. We play it about 95ish minutes in, but then close the show with it at the very end. If you're crunched for time and only have a few minutes to spare, at least skip to the very end of the show listen to Bob's masterpiece. It's the clear highlight of the episode. (You can even let him know what you think of it on Twitter: @BobThompson82)


We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did. Again, there isn't a ton of basketball talk, but there are a lot of stories, a whole lot of laughter, and some sincere thank you's and descriptions of what the experience over these last 12+ years has meant to us and what we've learned. We feel so fortunate to have found each other and come together to host this show, and we've become even more fortunate to have such an incredibly supportive and generous audience and community.


Thank you!

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Fri, 12 Jan 2024 05:11:19 -0000
IU-Rutgers Postgame Show

On Tuesday, IU's inconsistency and struggling offense showed up as they fell to Rutgers 66-57 in a game neither team shot well. IU is 11-5 overall and 3-2 in the league now.

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Wed, 10 Jan 2024 06:45:55 -0000
IU-Ohio State Postgame Show

On Saturday, IU picked up their best win of the season by defeating a solid Ohio State team 71-65 at home. Xavier Johnson finally looked healthy and had his best game of the year with 18 points. Malik Reneau led the Hoosiers with 23 points and hit a critical layup late to give Indiana a two possession lead. They are now 11-4 overall and 3-1 in the league.

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Sun, 07 Jan 2024 06:21:33 -0000
AC Radio: Mega Mailbag and IU-Ohio State Preview

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. We'll preview Saturday's important home game against Ohio State, then dive into the mailbag to answer some panicked-but-reasonable questions from our community members.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2024 05:10:33 -0000
IU-Nebraska Postgame Show

On Wednesday, IU suffered its third blowout loss of the season and first in Big Ten play to fall to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in league play. The final was 80-64 in a game that was not close throughout most of the night.

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Thu, 04 Jan 2024 11:15:48 -0000
IU-Kennesaw State Postgame Show

On Friday, IU closed out their non-conference season with a 100-87 win to improve to 10-3 overall. It was a rollercoaster of a game as the Hoosiers jumped out to a big lead early, only to have the Owls cut into it at halftime and take a four point lead about midway through the second half. From there, Indiana took control led by Malik Reneau's career high 34 points to win going away.

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Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:32:08 -0000
AC Radio: That's True, That Might Be True, That's Ridiculous

Join us for this week's edition of AC Radio, tipping at our usual time on Thursday nights of 9 ET. We'll be paying an homage to one of our favorite basketball podcasts, The Mismatch, by playing a game of That's True, That Might Be True, That's Ridiculous. We'll also discuss Trayce's NBA breakthrough, preview IU-Kennesaw State, and dip into the mailbag

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Fri, 29 Dec 2023 04:37:08 -0000
IU-North Alabama Postgame Show

On Thursday, the Hoosiers easily beat North Alabama. In doing so, Indiana finally took care of a mid-major team in dominant fashion for the first time this season. The final was 83-66 as the team made a season-high 12 three-pointers and controlled the game from start to finish.

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Fri, 22 Dec 2023 10:37:39 -0000
IU-Morehead State Postgame Show

On Tuesday, IU narrowly avoided disaster against Morehead State with a 69-68 win. The Hoosiers trailed much of the night and were down 64-49 before a a 20-4 run and final defensive stop allowed Indiana to escape. The team improves to 8-3 and in doing so continues to not have a bad loss on their resume (although no great wins either).

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Wed, 20 Dec 2023 05:26:38 -0000
IU-Kansas Postgame Show

On Saturday, IU led most of the game but succumbed to a late comeback by top-five Kansas in a 75-71 loss. While the team has no bad losses in pre-conference play, they don't have a signature win either and at 7-3 will need a strong conference season to make March Madness.

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Sun, 17 Dec 2023 00:42:36 -0000
Mike DeCourcy on IU and the Big Ten's Up-and-Down Start

We’re excited to welcome Mike DeCourcy back for this Friday conversation on IU and Big Ten hoops.

We cover a number of topics:

  • What does he think of IU’s play so far this season, and their potential for improvement?
  • What does he make of the Big Ten’s overall struggles in non-conference play?
  • Is he seeing anything different from the Big Ten’s one true elite team, Purdue?
  • Where does IU stack up in the current Big Ten hierarchy?
  • How many bids will the Big Ten get come March?
  • Is there actually an inverse relationship between how deep a conference is with good teams and how much success the conference has in March?

And more. It's always a fun and insightful episode when Mike is involved.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2023 16:26:07 -0000
AC Radio: Quarter Pole Reset and IU-Kansas Preview

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about IU basketball. Galen Clavio of Crimson Cast will join us as we assess what we have learned (or think we have learned) about this IU team at the quarter mark of the season. Then we'll look ahead to Saturday's big game against Kansas and answer your mailbag questions.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2023 06:46:21 -0000
AC Postgame: Auburn

On Saturday, Indiana started strong and led 22-10. However, everything collapsed after that and were blown out 104-76 to fall to 7-2.

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Sun, 10 Dec 2023 01:36:29 -0000
AC Radio: IU-Auburn Preview with James R. Hansen

In this week's edition of AC Radio, we reflect on Indiana's 2-0 start in Big Ten play, discuss the importance of the next two games from a bracketology perspective, and then welcome NYT bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize nominee James R. Hansen for an in-depth preview of Saturday's IU-Auburn matchup in Atlanta. Turns out, James is a lifelong IU fan and a professor emeritus of history at Auburn. Perfect!

In fact, Jim was so good as a guest that Jerod was getting texts about how good the segment was while the show was live.

Plus: answers to mailbag questions.

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Fri, 08 Dec 2023 06:39:17 -0000
IU-Michigan Postgame

On Tuesday, Indiana won their second straight Big Ten contest to improve to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference. It was a turbulent performance that had ups and downs. However, the Hoosiers made more plays down the stretch to win their first road game of the year in as many tries.

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Wed, 06 Dec 2023 06:45:12 -0000
IU-Michigan Preview with Ant Wright

On Monday afternoon, Jerod and Coach Adragna were joined by former Michigan basketball player and current Big Ten analyst Ant Wright to preview Tuesday night's big matchup in Ann Arbor. (The Ant conversation starts around the 25:00 mark.)

Among the topics discussed:

• Why the individual trajectories of Kel'el, Malik, and Mackenzie are all positive ... even if the lineup construction is still imperfect.

• What's up with Indiana's guards? What does Trey Galloway need to do for Indiana to take the next step?

• Is Indiana's defensive philosophy at odds with Mike Woodson's desire to play faster?

• What are the key matchups for Tuesday night's game?

• Why Michigan's defense has been so bad this season.

• Ant's surprising choice for best freshmen class in the Big Ten.

• Other thoughts from around the conference

All that and much more.

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Mon, 04 Dec 2023 21:42:18 -0000
IU-Maryland Postgame Show

On Friday, Indiana played its best game of the season so far by defeating Maryland 65-53 in its Big Ten opener to improve to 6-1 overall. Kel'el Ware continued his elite early season play and led IU with 18 points and 14 rebounds to record a double-double. They continue conference play at Michigan on Tuesday night.

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Sat, 02 Dec 2023 05:23:58 -0000
AC Radio: Buy/Sell Early-Season IU Trends

Join us on a special night -- Tuesday night -- at our usual time, 9 ET, for this week's edition of AC Radio. (We're going two days early because the women play on Thursday night.) We'll reflect on Indiana's start, look at the upcoming schedule, play a game of buy-or-sell with some early-season trends, and dip into the mailbag.

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Wed, 29 Nov 2023 04:47:41 -0000
IU Harvard Postgame

While it was not perfect, IU had its most comfortable win of the season over Harvard 89-76 to improve to 5-1. The Hoosiers were dominant in the post as Kel'el Ware led IU with 28 points as the team shot nearly 60%.

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Mon, 27 Nov 2023 02:21:22 -0000
IU-Louisville Empire Classic Postgame Show

The Hoosiers closed out Louisville 74-66. IU nearly put the Cards away early in the second half. However, the team from Kentucky turned the tables after that and took a late lead. However, IU coach Mike Woodson switched to a zone to stifle UL in the last few minutes and Indiana closed out the contest late with near-perfect FT shooting.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2023 02:15:53 -0000
IU-UConn Empire Classic Postgame Show

In episode #980 of The Assembly Call, we break down Indiana's 77-57 loss to UConn. On mic: Jerod, Coach, and our student intern Josh Pos (who was live at Madison Square Garden).

There were many issues in this game for Indiana: lack of guard production, poor rebounding, stagnant offense, and a collapse over the final 10 minutes. One key second half play seemed to change the game for good.

But there were a few positives to discuss as well, most notably the play of Malik Reneau and CJ Gunn.

We break it all down on this edition of The Assembly Call, with a quick turnaround coming tomorrow as Indiana faces Louisville.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2023 02:25:12 -0000
IU-Wright State Postgame Show

We discuss another closer than expected victory as IU defeats Wright State 89-80. Despite the close results and some concerns, the Hoosiers are 3-0 heading into a brutal part of the schedule starting with Connecticut on Sunday.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2023 04:16:13 -0000
IU-Army Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's closer than expected home win against Army.


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Mon, 13 Nov 2023 10:29:14 -0000
AC Radio: Our Annual Mediocre Over-Under Extravaganza!

This week on AC Radio we'll share a few lingering takes on Indiana's season-opening performance against FGCU and then Jay Horrey will present this year's Over-Unders. Each of our hosts will go on record with their choices.

Want to submit your picks? Here you go! https://forms.gle/Fq7qCPtDDED2y4zW7

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Fri, 10 Nov 2023 05:30:16 -0000
IU-FGCU Postgame Show

IU edged out Florida Gulf Coast 69-63 in what was a struggle throughout. However, in the end the Hoosiers emerged victorious in their season opener.

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Wed, 08 Nov 2023 04:12:11 -0000
IU-Marian Postgame Show

Indiana easily dominated Marian 94-61 in their final exhibition game before the regular season begins next week. Assembly Call breaks down the contest in detail on tonight's postgame show.

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Sat, 04 Nov 2023 02:49:56 -0000
AC Radio: Remembering Coach Knight

This week, there is really only one topic on the docket: the life and legacy of Bob Knight. Special guest Rick Bozich will join us to share stories of his time covering Knight, and we'll all share our own recollections and memories as well.

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Fri, 03 Nov 2023 02:57:22 -0000
IU-UIndy Postgame Show

It's the first postgame show of the 2023-24 season! Indiana's exhibition game on Sunday afternoon was the first unofficial contest. Join Assembly Call for a complete breakdown of the first public basketball performance of the season by Mike Woodson's ball club.

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Sun, 29 Oct 2023 20:41:14 -0000
AC Radio: What To Pay Attention To in Exhibition Games (And What To Ignore)

This week, we'll roll through some Hoosier Headlines, including recruiting updates. Then we'll look ahead to Indiana's two exhibition games and discuss what's worth paying attention ... and what's not.

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Fri, 27 Oct 2023 03:19:57 -0000
AC Radio: Planting Our Flags for the 2023-24 Season

On this week's edition of AC Radio, we'll run through some Hoosier Headlines, including tomorrow's big recruiting announcement, and then spend some time planting our flags for the 2023-24 season. What do we feel strongest about? We'll go on record. Plus, your questions.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 04:06:00 -0000
Special Edition: Liam McNeeley Commitment Day

Liam McNeely chooses Indiana and we'll celebrate and break down one of the most important commitments in the last decade for IU. 

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Sun, 15 Oct 2023 20:53:43 -0000
AC Radio: Recruiting Home Stretch and Big Ten Media Day

On Tonight's AC Radio, we'll get you ready for the recruiting home stretch, with important decisions expected soon. Then we'll react to Big Ten Media day and the release of the Big Ten media poll. Plus your questions in the mailbag.


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Fri, 13 Oct 2023 03:43:14 -0000
AC Radio: Recruiting, Kentucky Series, and Indiana's Wild TV Schedule

This was a busy week of news and rumors, and we'll address it all. Is there renewed optimism about Indiana's 2024 recruiting class? How in the hell do you actually watch IU games this season? Plus: our take on the resumption of the IU-Kentucky series.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2023 04:08:55 -0000
AC Radio: Strengths and Weaknesses Heading Into 2023-24 Season

This week on AC Radio we'll roll through some Hoosier Headline, update recruiting, and then have a deep dive discussion into the strengths and weaknesses of the IU basketball program as we head into the 2023-24 season.

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Fri, 29 Sep 2023 02:59:30 -0000
AC Radio: Media Day and Schedule Release

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we'll update the latest on Indiana's recruiting efforts, then react to this week's two big news items: the schedule release and media day.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 03:43:05 -0000
AC Radio: The B1G's Top 25 Players and Catching Up with Connor From Homefield

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we'll provide a brief update on Indiana's big recruiting weekend, discuss the annual Inside the Hall/UMHoops Big Ten Top 25 list, and welcome in old friend Connor Hitchcock from Homefield Apparel to talk hoops, football, and what it's like commanding a licensing and apparel rocket ship headed straight for the moon.


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Fri, 15 Sep 2023 03:10:46 -0000
AC Radio: Previewing a Massive Recruiting Weekend for IU

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we'll look ahead to the massive recruiting weekend coming up for the Hoosiers, and answer a bevy of listener questions.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2023 03:09:39 -0000
AC Radio: Eamonn Brennan on IU, the Big Ten, and the College Hoops Landscape

We roll through a few Hoosier Headlines and then welcome special guest Eamonn Brennan, formerly of ESPN and The Athletic, to discuss his alma mater (IU), the Big Ten, and where Indiana sits in the current college hoops landscape

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Fri, 01 Sep 2023 03:16:34 -0000
AC Radio: 5 Burning Big Ten Basketball Questions

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly conversation about Indiana basketball. We'll roll through Hoosier Headlines and mailbag questions, with a deep dive into five burning questions that will define the upcoming Big Ten basketball season.


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Fri, 25 Aug 2023 04:38:36 -0000
AC Radio: IU Basketball Trivia Showdown

Join us tonight at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. We'll roll through some Hoosier Headlines before engaging in a fun round of Indiana basketball trivia. Chris Williams (IU Artifacts) will be on hand with 20 questions, and Jerod, Coach, and two AC community members will compete for trivia supremacy. Play along!


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Fri, 18 Aug 2023 04:15:29 -0000
AC Radio: Buy/Sell the Most Prominent National Narratives About IU Basketball

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we'll cover some Hoosier Headlines, answer mailbag questions, and play a fun little game of buy or sell with some of the most prominent narratives making their way around the national college basketball conversation this offseason. Link to referenced offseason video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-z4SV-_nws


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Fri, 11 Aug 2023 03:45:31 -0000
AC Radio: Recalling the Best IU Players and Performances Since 2011

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. This week, we'll update the latest on IU recruiting, dabble in a little conference expansion talk, and then take some trips down memory lane to remember the best players, performances, and games since we launched The Assembly Call in 2011.

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Fri, 04 Aug 2023 04:24:01 -0000
AC Radio: Assessing Player Strengths and Weaknesses

In this week's Coaches Corner edition of AC Radio, Coach Tonsoni and Coach Moats do a deep dive into each IU player's strengths and weaknesses -- with a focus on non-obvious traits that haven't already been discussed at length.

Plus: Hoosier Headlines and mailbag.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2023 13:32:32 -0000
AC Radio: Recruiting Update and Offseason AMA

On this week's edition of AC Radio, we provide the latest recruiting updates -- including a very important official visit set for early September. Then we dive into the mailbag for some fun questions about IU hoops ... and other stuff.

BTW, in the episode we discuss a recent episode of the Beyond BTown podcast we were on where we told the story of how the show started. Here is the link: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7oGKVQxCT6IJ5gYtqABBQB?si=-VAy7tGkSOiw9I6NrzbNsw

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Fri, 21 Jul 2023 12:06:44 -0000
AC Radio: How College Basketball Players Train in the Offseason (with Brent Tonsoni)

Join us tonight at 9 ET for this week's edition of AC Radio. We'll discuss TJD's summer league debut, and then welcome Brent Tonsoni to the show to get some insight on how college basketball players train in the offseason.

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Fri, 14 Jul 2023 04:47:25 -0000
AC Radio: C.J. Gunn Offseason Player Preview

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. This week we breakdown C.J. Gunn.

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Fri, 07 Jul 2023 04:58:09 -0000
Damon Bruce on TJD, Bob Knight, and the New Media Landscape

In this special edition episode of The Assembly Call, Jerod is joined by IU alum and Bay Area radio veteran Damon Bruce for an in-depth and wide-ranging conversation about a number of topics of interest to IU fans and grads -- chief among them, why Damon is so excited about Trayce's fit in Golden State.

Note: there are a few short instances of the connection breaking up during the first 25 minutes of the interview with Damon. They're quick and a bit awkward but don't interfere too much with the flow of conversation. Just fight through them because the conversation on the other side is worth it!

Among the topics covered:

• Why Golden State is such a good fit for Trayce 

• Why Trayce is uniquely qualified to succeed in Golden State where other rookies have failed

• The impact Draymond Green and Kevon Looney can have on Trayce's development

• Jalen's fit in L.A.

• Why Damon had horrible timing in terms of when he arrived in and left Bloomington

• The challenges and opportunities of the new media landscape

• Why fellow Back Home Network podcaster Galen Clavio is so great

• Damon's experience following IU basketball during his time at IU

• Anecdotes from taking Bob Knight's coaching class

• Why Keith Smart, Calbert Cheaney, and Chris Mullin all wanted to see Damon's notebook

And much more.

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As he mentions, he'll be doing a lot of Trayce-centric content moving forward, so it's definitely a resource worth subscribing to and following.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2023 17:41:50 -0000
AC Radio: Big Ten Hoops Talk with Ant Wright

This week, former Michigan basketball player and current Big Ten hoops analyst Ant Wright (@ItsAntWright) joins us for an offseason discussion about the Big Ten basketball.

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Fri, 30 Jun 2023 03:46:25 -0000
AC Radio: An IU-Centric NBA Draft Preview

Join us on Wednesday night for this week's edition of AC Radio, recorded one day earlier than usual due to tomorrow's NBA Draft. We'll have some special guests on to help us preview the NBA Draft, and specifically how things are shaping up for Jalen Hood-Schifino and Trayce Jackson-Davis. We'll also look at the situations of other IU players in the NBA and what's next for them.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2023 03:20:58 -0000
AC Radio: Projecting Minutes for the 2023-24 Season

This week, we roll through some Hoosier Headlines, try to project minutes for the upcoming season, and answer mailbag questions.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2023 04:06:26 -0000
AC Radio: Malik Reneau Offseason Analysis and IU's Scalding Recruiting Hot Boards

This week, we'll take a look at Indiana's recruiting Hot Boards, which are loaded with high profile prospects. Then we'll take a deep dive on Malik Reneau and what IU fans should expect from him as a sophomore.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2023 12:05:51 -0000
AC Radio: Coaches Corner Fun with Lineup Combinations

On Assembly Call Radio we react to yesterday's stay/go decisions and then dive into the many fun lineup combinations Mike Woodson will be able to (theoretically) play with this season.

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Fri, 02 Jun 2023 03:28:41 -0000
AC Radio: Calbert Is Back!

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we have our our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. Calbert Cheaney is back, so we'll react to the week's biggest news. Plus: is Jeff Goodman right about the question marks that still surround the roster Mike Woodson and his staff are building? That and much more on this week's episode.

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Fri, 26 May 2023 03:09:31 -0000
AC Radio: One Final Burning Offseason Roster Question Plus NIL Talk

This week, we'll reflect on Mackenzie Mgbako's commitment, assess what Indiana should do with its final roster spot, and talk NIL with the host of the new NIL Hotline podcast, Galen Clavio.

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Fri, 19 May 2023 04:40:42 -0000
🚨 Emergency Pod: Mackenzie Mgbako Commits to IU!

5-star, McDonald's All-American forward Mackenzie Mgbako committed to Indiana over Kansas today. Minutes later, we convened our latest emergency pod to break it down.

Rob Cassady from Rivals and Rick Bozich from WDRB in Louisville joined us to discuss their impressions of Mgbako from having seen him play in-person numerous times. (You'll really like what you hear.) And Ryan and Tony joined Jerod to discuss what the commitment means, how it all played out, and how Mgbako fits with Indiana's current projected starting.

All of that and so much more on this celebratory offseason episode!

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Fri, 12 May 2023 23:34:11 -0000
AC Radio: Mackenzie Mgbako Decision Primer

The big news this week is the impending announcement of Mackenzie Mgbako, who will decide between Indiana and Kansas tomorrow. We'll discuss his decision, plus the other options Indiana may still have in the transfer portal. That, and much more.

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Fri, 12 May 2023 04:04:45 -0000
AC Radio: How College Basketball Scheduling Really Works with Rocco Miller

This week on Assembly Call Radio, special guest Rocco Miller will join fellow bracketologists Andy Bottoms and Brian Tonsoni. They'll discuss the realities of college basketball scheduling and how it impacts teams' seasons and ultimate bracket fates. Plus, updates on IU's transfer portal targets and more.

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Fri, 05 May 2023 03:12:01 -0000
🚨 Emergency Pod: Anthony Walker Commits to IU

Mike Woodson and Indiana secured another transfer portal commitment on Saturday afternoon when grad transfer Anthony Walker announced his intention to play for IU. Walker played the last four seasons at Miami, getting double-digit minutes in the Hurricanes' Round of 32 win over Indiana this season.

While it's easy to be underwhelmed by the pickup based on Walker's stats, peeling back the layers of the onion reveals the logic for why IU's staff wanted a guy like Walker. We discuss that on this episode, including some lingering questions we have about the pickup as well.

We also discuss today's announcement of a matchup with Auburn in Atlanta, and Jordan Geronimo's decision to attend Maryland. 

On the mics: Jerod and Coach

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Sat, 29 Apr 2023 19:12:29 -0000
AC Radio: X is Officially Back!

The NFL Draft may have the attention of most sports fans, but IU fans will still be celebrating the official return of Xavier Johnson, who had his medical hardship waiver granted. We'll discuss the impact of X's return plus much more.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2023 03:34:14 -0000
AC Radio: What's Next for IU in the Portal?

Join us for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. This week's big news was Chris Ledlum surprising many by committing to Tennessee. We look at his decision from several angles, focusing especially on what's next for Indiana in the transfer portal as the Hoosiers look to complete their roster for 2023-24.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2023 04:07:17 -0000
AC Radio: Dissecting the Obvious (and Not-So-Obvious) Roster Voids Left to Fill

Join us at 9 ET on Thursday night for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. This week we'll discuss -- what else? -- the transfer portal, and the voids still remaining on IU's roster as Mike Woodson and his staff look to fill the three remaining scholarships

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Fri, 14 Apr 2023 03:49:11 -0000
What All IU Fans Need to Know About Kel'el Ware with Nate Olson of SBLive

When Kel'el Ware committed to Indiana, a two-part narrative quickly emerged about his one up-and-down season at Oregon:

One, Ware has undeniable physical gifts and basketball talent. That has never been in question. But the other part of the narrative is that Ware might be a player with effort or "motor" concerns, and could those prevent him from reaching his full potential at Indiana and beyond?

Many IU fans found a story written by Nate Olson of SB Live and Best of Arkansas Sports that did a great job of trying to contextualize Ware's season in Eugene. The story is titled "Accusations of Laziness Dogging Indiana Commit Kel’el Ware Deserve Deeper Look," and you can read it here: https://www.bestofarkansassports.com/arkansas-basketball-kelel-ware-transfer-portal-oregon/

In this special edition of The Assembly Call, Jerod is joined by Olson to provide that deeper look on Ware as a player and person. Olson has covered Ware since his high school days as a prep superstar in Little Rock and knows Ware and his game as well as anyone in the media. 

We discuss how, as a young player, Ware faced similar concerns about his motor and how he and his high school coach worked through them. What does that story suggest about the best way for the IU coaching staff to reach him and get the most out of him?

(Additional suggested reading: https://news.scorebooklive.com/oregon/2022/03/04/north-little-rock-big-man-kelel-ware-finally-letting-game-do-the-talking)

We also dive into what (probably) went wrong in Oregon, and why a surface level view of the two situations suggests that Indiana has a chance to be a much better fit.

Plus, Olson shares some anecdotes from Ware's high school career that suggest he only scratched the surface of what he's capable of offensively at Oregon. What kind of player could he become as soon as this season if Mike Woodson is able to fully unlock his confidence?

All of that and much more in this very insightful conversation with Nate Olson.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2023 17:14:26 -0000
🚨 Emergency Pod: Kel'el Ware Commits to IU

Mike Woodson and Indiana secured another big transfer portal commitment on Monday night as Kel'el Ware made his intention to play for IU official. Let's react!

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Tue, 11 Apr 2023 03:43:38 -0000
Kel'el Ware Scouting Report with Spencer McClaughlin

Jerod chats with Spencer McClaughlin of Locked on Ducks about the newest Hoosier, Oregon transfer Kel'el Ware.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2023 03:34:10 -0000
AC Radio: Transfer Portal Madness

Join us for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. We'll discuss the latest news from the transfer portal -- nationally, in the Big Ten, and, of course, for our Hoosiers.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2023 04:32:16 -0000
AC Radio: Payton Sparks Scouting Report and Impact of Tamar Bates' Departure

Our team will discuss the latest roster comings and goings, including Ryan's patented post-commitment scouting report of Payton Sparks, plus our thoughts on the departure of Tamar Bates.

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Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:05:15 -0000
🚨 Emergency Pod: Payton Sparks Commits to Indiana

Indiana received its first addition from the transfer portal on Wednesday morning as Ball State transfer Payton Sparks announced his commitment to Indiana. Jerod and Coach Tonsoni break down Sparks' game, what this means for Indiana's overall roster, and what to expect from Sparks in the Big Ten. They also explain how their feelings about Sparks as a Hoosier have evolved since he was first mentioned as a possibility.


Also joining us is Evan Wilson, who plays at Akron, and has seen Sparks up close the last two seasons. He has some excellent insight into what Sparks brings to the table from a skills standpoint and, perhaps more importantly, from a mentality and culture standpoint. Follow Evan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ewilly02


If you want to really dive deep on who Sparks is as a player and what he'll bring to the table for IU, this episode is for you.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2023 16:00:51 -0000
AC Radio: Offseason Primer and Early Transfer Portal Scouting Reports

Join us for a special edition of AC Radio on Wednesday night (not our normal Thursday night) as we reflect on Indiana's 2023 season while looking ahead to a massively important offseason that will dictate how the 2024 season goes.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2023 04:40:15 -0000
IU-Miami NCAA Tournament Postgame Show

On Sunday, IU's season came to an end with an 85-69 loss to Miami. It was a game where the Hoosiers struggled at the start, came alive in the middle, and faded at the end. The season ends at 23-12 and as by far the best one the Hoosiers have had in seven years. The team will lose several key players to graduation including All-American center Trayce Jackson-Davis. It will be a very different roster in 2023-2024 but the first couple of years of the Mike Woodson era has seen strides that included returning Indiana to the NCAA Tournament after a long absence. Where the program goes from here remains to be seen.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2023 05:58:48 -0000
IU-Kent State NCAA Tournament Postgame Show

On a night when IU's arch-rivals suffered the biggest upset in tournament history, the Hoosiers had no such problems. Indiana easily controlled an overmatched Kent State team enroute to a 71-60 victory in the round of 64 of March Madness. They move on to face Miami (FL) on Sunday at 8:40 pm on TNT.

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Sat, 18 Mar 2023 06:57:30 -0000
AC Radio: IU-Kent State Preview and Bold Bracket Predictions

This week's AC Radio took place a day early, on Wednesday night, to avoid conflicting with one of the best nights on the sports calendar Thursday with March Madness. Our panel will preview IU's matchup with Kent State, offer bold bracket predictions, and much more.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2023 03:32:36 -0000
IU-Kent State Scouting Report with Akron's Evan Wilson

Akron basketball player Evan Wilson joins Jerod to provide a unique take on IU's first round opponent, Kent State. Evan grew up in Noblesville as an IU fan and still follows the Hoosiers closely. His Akron Zips team has played Kent State six times across the last two seasons. So Evan understands the intersections between the two teams as well as anyone.


We discuss his impressions of IU this season, the strengths and weaknesses of Kent State, what IU needs to worry about and where the Hoosiers have an advantage, plus his gut feeling for how the game may play out. We also get his perspective as a mid-major player on the possibility for NCAA Tournament expansion.


This is a fun, engaging conversation that will get you properly calibrated for the challenge Indiana faces on Friday night.


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Mon, 13 Mar 2023 18:17:59 -0000
Instant Reaction: Men's Selection Show

On Sunday night Assembly Call discusses IU's selection as a four seed in the Midwest Region against Kent State in the first round on Friday at 955 pm on TBS.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2023 02:43:23 -0000
IU-Penn State BTT Semifinal Postgame Show

On Saturday, IU made furious rally late against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament Semi Finals 77-73. However, the Hoosiers will head into Selection Sunday tomorrow (6pm on CBS) comfortably in the field for the first time in seven seasons as likely a four or possibly a five seed. The teams is 22-11 heading into March Madness which is there most wins since 2016.

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Sun, 12 Mar 2023 01:22:25 -0000
IU Maryland Postgame Show Big Ten Tourney

On Friday, IU advanced to their second straight Big Ten Tournament Semi-Final with a 70-60 victory over Maryland. After a struggle in the first half, the Hoosiers played arguably their best final 20 minutes to pull away for the win. Trayce Jackson-Davis led IU with 24 points while Jalen Hood-Schifino added 19 points including a game clinching three-pointer as the shot clock was running out with under two minutes left to go up nine. It is the seventh all-time appearance on Saturday for the team in the conference tourney and the they will look to end a five game losing streak in the semi's when they play Penn State at 3:30 pm on CBS.

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Sat, 11 Mar 2023 06:23:30 -0000
AC Radio: BTT Preview, Bracketology, and Mailbag

On AC Radio, we'll look at IU's BTT path, get the latest Bracketology updates from our bracketologists, and then dive deep into the community mailbag.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2023 04:28:13 -0000
IU Michigan Postgame Show Home

On Sunday, IU went to overtime and edged out Michigan in a rollercoaster of the a game 75-73. The Hoosiers led by double digits early but also trailed by a similar margin part way through the second half. They then rallied to tie and force overtime where they held on for the victory. The team finishes the regular season 21-10 overall and 12-8 in the league to tie for second place. This is by far the highest finish in conference since the Tom Crean era began outside of the two Big Ten titles. Indiana will get the double bye and be the three seed in the Big Ten Tournament where they fill face either Maryland, Nebraska, or Minnesota on Friday at 9pm eastern on BTN.

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Mon, 06 Mar 2023 03:32:54 -0000
AC Radio: Big Ten Reset and The Legacy of TJD

On AC Radio we discuss Indiana's place in the rapidly changing Big Ten standings as the final weekend of regular season play approaches, then we'll spend some time assessing the legacy of Trayce Jackson-Davis as he prepares for his final home game in an Indiana uniform.


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Fri, 03 Mar 2023 04:14:21 -0000
Talking Jalen, Trayce, and the NBA Draft with Sam Vecenie

With a four-day gap between games, this was the perfect time to invite on friend of the show Sam Vecenie to talk about the rising draft prospects of Jalen Hood-Schifino and Trayce Jackson-Davis.

Sam covers the NBA Draft for The Athletic and also hosts the Game Theory podcast. https://theathletic.com/podcast/208-game-theory-podcast/

We cover a number of topics in 30 minutes:

• How NBA teams view skill development with prospects

• The biggest plusses and minuses on Jalen's scouting report

• How much credit does Mike Woodson deserve for Jalen's development?

• The biggest plusses and minuses on Trayce's scouting report

• Trying to find an NBA comp for Trayce

• Who else on Indiana's current roster is Sam paying attention to?

And more.

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Thu, 02 Mar 2023 15:29:04 -0000
IU-Iowa Postgame Show Home

On Tuesday the Hoosiers turned in easily their most disappointing performance of the season of the season as they were dominated by Iowa 90-68. Only Trayce Jackson-Davis had a good night and finished with 26 points while recording another double-double. In doing so he became Indiana's all-time leader in rebounds. His efforts were nowhere near enough though as he got little help around him. The Hoosiers fall to 11-8 in the league and 20-10 overall. They are still a lock for the NCAA Tournament but now have some work to do to get a double-bye in the conference tourney and a top-four seed seed in March Madness and need a bit of help to achieve these goals.

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Wed, 01 Mar 2023 04:52:22 -0000
IU-Purdue Postgame Show: Hoosiers Sweep Boilers For First Time In A Decade

On Saturday, the Hoosiers went into Mackey Arena and beat their arch-rivals for the first time in 10 years on the road 79-71. After a slow first half, Indiana played arguably their best final 20 minutes of the season and held off every Purdue run they attempted late. Jalen Hood-Schifino had the game of his life with 35 points while Trey Galloway and Miller Kopp added 13 points each with terrific nights. Trayce Jackson-Davis contributed just 10 points and was taken out of his rhythm by national player of the year frontrunner Zach Edey. However, it hardly mattered as the guards and wings were excellent for all 40 minutes. The team improves to 20-9 overall and 11-7 in the league. They also put themselves in excellent position for both a top-four finish in the Big Ten and double bye in the conference tourney as well as a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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Sun, 26 Feb 2023 05:51:00 -0000
AC Radio: IU-Purdue Preview and Mailbag

Join us for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball starting at 9 ET. This week, we'll discuss the latest on Xavier Johnson's possible return from injury, preview Saturday's rematch in West Lafayette (with a special guest!), and answer mailbag question.

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Fri, 24 Feb 2023 03:57:58 -0000
IU-Michigan State Postgame Show

On Tuesday, the Hoosiers fell 80-65 in East Lansing after a strong start. IU was unable to overcome an emotional Spartans team who was playing their first home game since the tragedy on their campus last week. With the loss Indiana falls to 10-7 in the league and 19-9 overall and have an even tougher matchup at Purdue next on Saturday at 7:30pm on Fox.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2023 06:41:51 -0000
IU-Illinois Postgame Show

On Saturday, IU struggled for much of the day but found a way to beat Illinois for a second time this season for a two-game sweep, 71-68. The Hoosiers trailed from the time the score was 24-23 until Jalen Hood Schifino hit two clutch FT's in the last minute to make it 69-67. The Illini were fouled on the next possession but only hit one of the two foul shots and Indiana broke a press for a layup to go up three before Illinois missed a tying three-pointer at the buzzer. The Cream and Crimson improve to 19-9 and 10-6 in the league.

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Sat, 18 Feb 2023 21:33:31 -0000
[Bonus!] Banner Friday: Mike DeCourcy, John Gasaway, and Mailbag

This is another bonus presentation in our main feed of content that is usually reserved only for our private community members. Learn more at https://hoosiers.mn.co/

This week, Jerod and Coach talk to Mike DeCourcy about IU's loss at Northwestern, officiating, and where IU stands in his bracket. Then John Gasaway from ESPN stops by to preview IU-Illinois and provide his unique brand of insight on what really matters in college coaching and how to view analytics.

Finally, Jerod and Coach dip into the mailbag and answer a variety questions, starting with their ideas on how to help Tamar Bates bust out of his funk, their IU basketball Mount Rushmores, Indiana's likelihood of getting a Big Ten Tournament double bye and much more.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2023 22:43:32 -0000
IU-NW Postgame Show

IU fell behind by 19 points at halftime but made a furious rally. Egged on by a split crowd full of Hoosier alum in Chicago, Indiana came all the way back to tie the contest at 62 before Northwestern hit a game winning shot in the final few seconds for a 64-62 victory. The Wildcats are having their best season in program history and tonight's environment mimicked a Big Ten and NCAA Tourney atmosphere both teams will see throughout postseason, With the loss the Cream and Crimson fall to third place 9-6 in the league and 18-8 overall. They play Illinois at Noon Saturday on ESPN in Assembly Hall.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2023 06:11:10 -0000
IU-Michigan Postgame Show

On Saturday, the Hoosiers pulled out a gutsy win against the Wolverines 62-61. Indiana trailed for much of the game but came back every time UM looked like they might pull away. IU took the lead for good on two Jalen Hood-Schifino free throws with just under three minutes left and then neither side scored again as the Cream and Crimson got several key stops down the stretch. Hood-Schifino had 21 points while Trayce Jackson-Davis led the squad with 28 points. No one else did much but the heroics of this dynamic duo was enough to escape Ann Arbor on the winning end for the first time in seven years. The team improves to 18-7 overall and 9-5 in the league and is now in sole possession of second place behind Purdue.

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Sun, 12 Feb 2023 04:10:03 -0000
[Bonus!] Banner Friday: Mike DeCourcy, Brendan Quinn, and Mailbag

Since we didn't host AC Radio last night to focus on the women's team's huge victory over Iowa, we decided to make this week's Banner Friday community content available in our public podcast feed.

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In this edition, Jerod and Coach Tonsoni talk to Mike DeCourcy about Indiana's recent run and other Big Ten topics. Then they welcome Brendan Quinn from The Athletic and The Moving Screen Pod to get you ready for Indiana's game against Michigan on Saturday night. After that, we dive into the mailbag and answer a bunch of questions submitted by community members. 

Enjoy!


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Fri, 10 Feb 2023 22:38:13 -0000
IU-Rutgers Postgame Show

On Tuesday, IU stopped a long losing streak to Rutgers by grinding out a 66-60 win. Trayce Jackson-Davis led the Hoosiers with 20 points and 18 rebounds as they finally defeated the Scarlet Knights for the first time in his career (Rutgers was only Big Ten school TJD had yet to defeat during his time at Indiana). Jackson-Davis also surpassed 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds while on the team. The squad as a whole moves to second place in the league at 8-5 behind only Purdue and is now 17-7 overall.

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Wed, 08 Feb 2023 03:40:25 -0000
IU-Purdue Postgame Show: Hoosiers Knock Off No. 1 Purdue

On Saturday, the Hoosiers knocked off the highly-ranked Boilermakers in a raucous Assembly Hall for the second straight season. Indiana jumped out to a 15-point lead but Purdue rallied behind elite big man Zach Edey who scored at will in the post after halftime. However, when the Boilers cut the lead to 71-70, IU made critical free throws and Jalen Hood-Schifino knocked down huge shots in last few minutes to hold on 79-74. The team improves to 16-7 overall and 7-5 in the league.

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Sun, 05 Feb 2023 01:27:30 -0000
AC Radio: IU-Purdue Preview and Mailbag

Join us on Thursday night for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. We'll look ahead to Indiana's Saturday matchup with Purdue and catch up on some mailbag questions.

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Fri, 03 Feb 2023 04:07:12 -0000
IU-Maryland Postgame Show

No. 21 IU's five game winning streak was stopped in College Park against a solid Maryland team who has been elite at home. It was a rough offensive night for the Hoosiers who scored just 55 points and missed a ton of shots in a 66-55 defeat. Indiana falls to 15-7 and 6-5 in the Big Ten and have their biggest game of the year so far on Saturday at 4pm on ESPN against the countries top ranked team in arch rival Purdue.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2023 06:27:14 -0000
IU-Ohio State Postgame Show

On Saturday, IU used a 15-0 run to close the first half to pull away from Ohio State and easily held on from there for an 86-70 win. It was the Hoosiers fifth straight victory as Indiana improved to 6-4 in the league 15-6 overall. Jalen Hood Schifino led a red-hot night for the team from 3 point range with six triples and scored 24 points while Trayce Jackson-Davis had another double-double with 18 points.

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Sun, 29 Jan 2023 05:31:40 -0000
IU-Minnesota Postgame Show

On Wednesday, IU struggled mightily against an undermanned Golden Gopher team. However, the Hoosiers were willed over the finish line by Trayce Jackson-Davis who had 25 points and 21 rebounds in a 61-57 win. Indiana was without head coach Mike Woodson who was recovering from COVID. TJD scored the game winning layup with under a minute left on an offensive rebound to break a 57 all tie.

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Thu, 26 Jan 2023 06:21:11 -0000
IU-MSU Postgame Show

On Sunday, Indiana out toughed a physical Michigan State team by taking control in the second half for an 82-69 win. Trayce Jackson-Davis had another huge game with 31 points and 15 rebounds while the team shot 9-15 from three-point land and 21-24 from the free throw line. The Hoosiers improve to 13-6 overall and 4-4 in the league as they rolled to their third straight victory.

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Sun, 22 Jan 2023 21:43:11 -0000
IU-Illinois Postgame Show

Behind Trayce Jackson-Davis' 35 point dominant performance, IU rolled 80-65 in one of their most dominant road wins in a long time. The Hoosiers took control early and responded to every Illini run to pull away for the victory. The team is now 12-6 overall and 3-4 in the league and has steadied their proverbial ship with their last two impressive performances.

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Fri, 20 Jan 2023 07:03:29 -0000
IU-Wisconsin Postgame Show

On Saturday the Hoosiers got back on track with a big second half to pull away for a 63-45 win over Wisconsin. It is just the fourth victory over the Badgers since the 2008 and the first positive outcome against them that did not come down to the wire since 2005. Indiana improved to 11-6 overall and 2-4 in the Big Ten to get out of the basement of the league and brighten their postseason hopes a bit.

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Sat, 14 Jan 2023 23:08:49 -0000
AC Radio: Andy and Ryan's Penn State Reaction Plus Mailbag

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we will provide further thoughts about Indiana's loss to Penn State. Then we open up the mailbag for your questions.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2023 04:49:09 -0000
IU-Penn State Postgame Show

The Hoosiers stayed close early but were eventually crushed by Penn State 85-66 in another blowout as the team continues to struggle. IU is now 1-4 in league play and 10-6 overall.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2023 05:03:20 -0000
IU-Northwestern Postgame Show

On Sunday, the Hoosiers continued to struggle and fell into a big early deficit at home versus Northwestern and were unable to rally late in an 84-83 defeat. The team is now 10-5 overall and 1-3 in league play. 

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Mon, 09 Jan 2023 01:11:12 -0000
IU-Iowa Postgame Show

On Thursday, Indiana jumped out to a huge 21 point lead early but Iowa came back to win a nail biter 91-89. The Hoosiers also lost Race Thompson to a potentially serious injury and plenty of questions can be raised now about where this season is headed? IU is now 10-4 overall and 1-2 in the league. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Fri, 06 Jan 2023 06:56:21 -0000
AC Radio: Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Join us on Thursday night for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. This week, we'll roll through some Hoosier headlines, answer some burning audience questions, and take stock of the current state of the Hoosiers with a discussion about whether the glass is currently half full or half empty

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Fri, 30 Dec 2022 05:40:56 -0000
IU-Kennesaw State Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's game against Kennesaw State for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sat, 24 Dec 2022 05:12:42 -0000
AC Radio: What's Next After 3 Bad Losses and X's Injury?

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. Chronic Hoosier will join Coach Tonsoni and Andy Bottoms to reflect on the last two weeks, which have seen Indiana suffer a handful of bad losses and a potential season-ending injury to Xavier Johnson. Where do the Hoosiers go from here?

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Fri, 23 Dec 2022 03:49:47 -0000
IU-Elon Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's game on Tuesday night against Elon for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Wed, 21 Dec 2022 04:06:58 -0000
IU-Kansas Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's game in Lawrence against Kansas for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sat, 17 Dec 2022 20:52:49 -0000
AC Radio: Vegas Reflections and IU-Kansas Preview with Tate Frazier

Join us on Thursday at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. We'll reflect on Indiana's experience in Las Vegas and look ahead to this weekend's big game against Kansas.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2022 04:32:01 -0000
IU-Arizona Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's battle in Vegas against Arizona for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sun, 11 Dec 2022 07:05:39 -0000
AC Radio: IU-Arizona Preview Extravaganza

Join us on Thursday night at 9 ET for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. Jerod Morris and Andy Bottoms will be on hand with special guest Matt Cox from Three Man Weave to reflect on Indiana's first two Big Ten games and look ahead to Saturday's epic tilt in Vegas against Arizona.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2022 05:02:09 -0000
IU-Nebraska Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's home tilt with Nebraska for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 08 Dec 2022 05:01:03 -0000
IU-Rutgers Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's Saturday afternoon battle with Rutgers for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2022 05:55:54 -0000
AC Radio: Coaches Corner Breakdown of IU-UNC

Join us for our weekly discussion about Indiana basketball. This week, Coach Tonsoni and Coach Adragna do a deep dive into what worked for Indiana in the Hoosiers' big win over North Carolina.

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Fri, 02 Dec 2022 04:06:16 -0000
IU-North Carolina Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's final Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against North Carolina for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2022 06:36:16 -0000
Special Edition: IU-UNC Preview with Mark Titus

On the eve of Indiana's big game against North Carolina, Mark Titus from the world's best college basketball podcast (Titus & Tate) joins Jerod to preview Wednesday's matchup. 

The game has taken on a bit of a different tenor now that North Carolina has lost twice and fallen in the standings. We discuss whether this is actually a good thing for Indiana, and how the atmosphere at Assembly Hall might (or might not) affect a group of players that has seen it all in college basketball. 

Plus, Big Ten talk and why Mark's analysis of Purdue in their latest podcast episode made Jerod want to throw up.

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Wed, 30 Nov 2022 04:47:25 -0000
IU-Jackson State Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's post-Thanksgiving home game against Jackson State for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 22:10:42 -0000
IU Little Rock Postgame

Join us immediately following Indiana's game against Little Rock for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 24 Nov 2022 05:45:28 -0000
IU-Miami (Ohio) Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's Sunday matchup in Indianapolis against Miami (Ohio) for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Mon, 21 Nov 2022 02:55:20 -0000
IU-Xavier Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's road test at Xavier for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sat, 19 Nov 2022 04:32:34 -0000
AC Radio: Xavier Preview and Early Big Ten Impressions

Join us on Thursday night for our weekly discussion on Indiana basketball. We'll preview IU-Xavier and provide early impressions of what we've seen from the Big Ten so far. Plus: mailbag!

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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 04:17:59 -0000
IU-Bethune Cookman Postgame Show

Join us immediately following Indiana's Thursday night game against Bethune Cookman for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 06:02:17 -0000
IU-Morehead State Postgame Show: Hoosiers Fly Away from Eagles In Season Opener.

On Monday, Indiana pulled away in the second half for an easy 35 point victory after a slow start at the beginning. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2022 03:36:32 -0000
IU-Saint Francis Postgame Show

Join us after today's second exhibition game against St. Francis for another edition of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.


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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 02:28:27 -0000
IU-Marian Postgame Show

We recap Indiana's exhibition game against Marian for The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sat, 29 Oct 2022 22:47:51 -0000
The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates: Ready for Season 2

In the 11th episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales Copy, we look ahead to Scoop’s much-anticipated sophomore season.

And while many pundits view Tamar as a prime “breakout” candidate, he’s not thinking that way, at least as it relates to individual accolades. He’s focused on learning from his freshman season, taking steps forward physically and mentally, and doing whatever it takes to help a talented Indiana team win.

In this episode we discuss:

• How his daughter is doing (of course)

• What it was like bringing her to Hoosier Hysteria

• An update on his brother Trey’s hoops career

• His physical transformation

• What he learned from his up and down freshman season

• The pride he takes in his work ethic

• How the pick-and-roll will continue to be featured in Indiana’s offense

• The essential lesson he and his teammates learned down the stretch last season

• His thoughts on the internal leadership on the team

And so much more.

Plus, Tamar reveals the individual player skill among his teammates that has progressed the most this offseason. You’ll LOVE his answer.

Here is the link to the Hoosier Hysterics podcast interview mentioned: https://247sports.com/college/indiana/Article/Hoosier-Hysterics-Podcast-Tamar-Bates-195703605/

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Fri, 28 Oct 2022 05:43:19 -0000
AC Radio: Our Annual IU Over-Under Extravaganza!

This week on Assembly Call Radio, join us for our annual Over-Under episode. Jay Horrey has a list of over-unders ready to go, and our intrepid hosts will courageously make their picks ahead of the season tipping off.

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Fri, 28 Oct 2022 03:32:14 -0000
AC Radio: Indiana (Mens and Womens) Basketball Is The Sh*t

Join us for this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio. We'll break down the AP's preseason rankings for both the men and women, roll through some Hoosier headlines, and answer listener questions.

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Fri, 21 Oct 2022 04:05:47 -0000
DTW: B1G Contender Breakdown Part 2

This week on Doing The Work, join Kathy and Jeff as they take a deeper look at Nebraska and Maryland's roster and schedule!

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Thu, 20 Oct 2022 02:13:56 -0000
AC Radio: Coaches Corner on Offense, Rotations, and Preseason Prep

This week on Assembly Call Radio, Jerod hosts a Coaches Corner panel to discuss some burning IU basketball questions as we approach the season.

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Fri, 14 Oct 2022 04:19:50 -0000
DTW: Big Ten Contenders Schedule Breakdown Part 1

Join Jeff and Kathy as they look at the Big Ten schedules of Iowa and Ohio State as the season approaches.

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Thu, 13 Oct 2022 02:29:22 -0000
AC Radio: Burning Questions Ahead of Hoosier Hysteria

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we preview Hoosier Hysteria and answer burning question about it before it takes place Friday Night. 

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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 15:13:19 -0000
DTW: Media Day Recap

Join Kathy & Jeff as they recap IU Women's Media Day.

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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 04:35:48 -0000
AC Radio: Who Are The Big Ten's Best Players? (with Special Guest Alex Bozich)

This week on Assembly Call Radio, special guest Alex Bozich from Inside the Hall joins us to discuss their recent series laying out the Top 25 players in the Big Ten. Where do we agree and disagree? Plus: Hoosier Headlines and answers to your questions.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2022 03:13:12 -0000
AC Radio: Media Day

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we'll have instant reactions to Thursday's Media Day festivities, and take listener questions.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:57:13 -0000
AC Radio: Recruiting Reset and Big Ten Coach Talk

This week on Assembly Call Radio, Jerod and Coach will take a macro look at Indiana's recruiting efforts, and then dive into a fun conversation about Big Ten coaches.

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Fri, 16 Sep 2022 06:15:29 -0000
DTW: IU Women's Basketball Schedule Breakdown

Join Jeff and Kathy, along with our guest, Amanda Foster from Inside The Hall as we discuss the 2022-23 IU Women's Basketball Schedule that was released last week by the Big Ten office.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2022 06:43:04 -0000
AC Radio: Big Ten Schedule Release!

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we'll hit all the relevant headlines and then do a way-too-deep dive into Big Ten schedule, which was released on Thursday afternoon.

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Fri, 09 Sep 2022 03:36:17 -0000
AC Radio: Listener Mailbag on Football Eve

This week's edition of AC Radio will feature a look at the week's news, some thoughts on the upcoming IU football season, and then a deep dive into the listener mailbag. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2022 03:05:06 -0000
AC Radio: Special Guest Matt Cox of 3-Man Weave

This week we'll have a special guest: Matt Cox from 3-Man Weave. He'll give his insight on IU, the Big Ten, and some of the biggest college basketball storylines of the upcoming season.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2022 12:52:05 -0000
DTW: Title IX 50 Years Old

This week on Doing The Work we discuss the history of Title IX.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2022 02:26:39 -0000
AC Radio: Minutes Projections and Big Ten Media Rights Deal

This week on Assembly Call Radio we break down the massive Big Ten media rights deal and give their best minutes projection for Indiana's deep, talented, roster.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2022 02:47:49 -0000
AC Radio: What's At Stake Statistically in 2022-23?

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we look at what's at stake statistically for a few Hoosiers -- most notably Trayce Jackson-Davis, who has a chance to rewrite the IU record books.

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Fri, 12 Aug 2022 03:42:14 -0000
AC Radio: Power Ranking IU's Intriguing Roster From 1-13

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we rank IU's entire roster. 

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Fri, 05 Aug 2022 03:41:47 -0000
Recruiting Roundup with Rob Cassidy of Rivals

In place of Assembly Call Radio this week, we have an expert guest who can give us on insight on the topic everyone cares about during the last week in July: recruiting.

Rob Cassidy is the Director of Basketball Recruiting for Rivals, and he gives his analysis and opinion on a variety of topics, including:

• Is Malik Reneau actually better that most people think?

• Why recruiting evaluators had a hard time assessing Kaleb Banks

• The early impact Mike Woodson is having on the recruiting trail

• The steadiness of Gabe Cupps and potential of Jakai Newton

• Are the classes of 2023 and 2024 as down as everyone seems to believe?

• Thoughts on Indiana’s high priority targets in the classes of 2023 and 2024

• Why Dylan Harper (Ron Harper Jr’s brother) is such an interesting prospect

And much more — including the most interesting thing Rob saw out on the recruiting trail during the most recent live period.

On the mics: Jerod and Rob Cassidy of Rivals

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Thu, 28 Jul 2022 16:45:53 -0000
AC Radio: Hoosier Trivia with IU Artifacts

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we try something fun and new: Hoosier Trivia! Good friend Chris Williams, the man behind the IU Artifacts Twitter account, is on hand to try and stump us with trivia questions from the Crean/Miller/Woodson era. And while Jerod didn't enjoy the segment very much, Ryan and Coach had a great time. We hope you do too.


Also: some recruiting talk, mailbag, workshopping hot takes, and one of our signature deep dive discussions into shooting forms, including Ryan critiquing ... Jordan Hulls? What?


All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. 


On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, Coach, and Chris Williams

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Fri, 22 Jul 2022 02:57:30 -0000
Doing The Work: The Radio Voice of IUWBB

Join Kathy and Jeff as they have a fun offseason conversation with Austin Render, the radio voice for IU Women's basketball. They talk about Austin's background, the upcoming team and season and a few fun questions for Austin on broadcasting. Hope you enjoy!


On the mics: Jeff Marlow, Kathy Amos, and special guest Austin Render

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Wed, 20 Jul 2022 04:37:59 -0000
AC Radio: In-Game Coaching Tweaks We'd Love to See

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss this week's article about IU in The Athletic, react to some more player media interviews, and then spend some time discussing in-game coaching tweaks we'd love to see this season as IU looks to build upon last season's late success.

Plus, answers to community questions. 

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. 

On the mics: Ryan and Coach

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Fri, 15 Jul 2022 03:01:14 -0000
Doing The Work: IUWBB Mid-Summer Update

Kathy and Coach Marlow are back with another update on your IU women's basketball team. They discuss the latest news and headlines, the impact of USC/UCLA joining the Big Ten, and answer a handful of questions from our private community.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 05:02:48 -0000
AC Radio: Big Ten Expansion Talk!

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we heatedly debate the bombshell news of the Big Ten adding UCLA and USC.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2022 02:51:20 -0000
The Inside Scoop: Tamar, Fino, Malik, Kaleb, and CJ

The Inside Scoop is back!

The tenth episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales Copy, began with this text message from Tamar to Jerod: “The freshman want to hop on an episode with us.”

So they did. And the resulting episode is filled with insight from four freshmen getting their feet wet in Bloomington and a now-grizzled sophomore who is ready for his second go-around.

The best part about this episode is the moments when it stops feeling like a podcast episode and instead feels like a brief peek into what the locker room banter is like between five guys who clearly have built quick chemistry.

Highlights include:

• Tamar’s reaction to being named a top-25 breakout candidate in college basketball

• What it’s like playing for Mike Woodson

• The time one of them decided it would be a good idea to talk trash to X in the locker room

• The evolution of Scoop’s trash talk

• Thoughts on playing such a marquee schedule

• An impassioned debate about Indiana high school basketball. (You’ll never hear the word “tiddlywinks” the same way again.)

And so much more. Plus a game of “Teammate Trivia” to wrap things up.

I was mostly just a fly on the wall for this one. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

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About our presenting sponsor, Speakeasy Sales Copy

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Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:36:39 -0000
AC Radio: Breaking Down the Big Ten Home & Away Opponents

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we break down the recently released slate of home and away opponents for IU. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2022 02:56:21 -0000
AC Radio: Trey Galloway Injury and Coach's Corner (on Wednesday!)

This week, we are hosting AC Radio one day early, on Wednesday, to avoid conflicting with Game 6 of the NBA Finals. In this episode we discuss Trey Galloway's surgery, then do a Coach's Corner where we answer listener questions about IU basketball. Also, Back Home Network is doing a fundraiser for a good cause at this link: https://t.co/bRPUf1DvEo

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Thu, 16 Jun 2022 03:26:41 -0000
AC Radio: Assessing the Post-Deadline Big Ten

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss IU's preseason hype from national reporters and what realistic expectations are for next year and where the Hoosiers stack up in the conference.

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Fri, 10 Jun 2022 02:55:21 -0000
Doing The Work Podcast: A Look Ahead

This week on Doing The Work, we look at the WAY too-early top 25, the possible 22-23 schedule, and any questions that you may have for us.

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Thu, 09 Jun 2022 01:59:20 -0000
Doing The Work: Incoming Freshmen

This week on Doing The Work we discuss the incoming freshmen for next year and briefly touch on other news in IU Women's Basketball

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Thu, 02 Jun 2022 04:12:06 -0000
AC Radio: Reacting to Trayce and Woody's Comments

This week on Assembly Call Radio we'll dissect this week's comments by Trayce Jackson-Davis and Mike Woodson, and answer your questions.

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Fri, 27 May 2022 06:34:57 -0000
🚨 Emergency Pod: TRAYCE IS BACK

On Friday afternoon, Indiana fans got exciting news as Trayce Jackson-Davis announced he is returning for his senior season in Bloomington.

As we do, we immediately pulled together an emergency podcast with respected voices to break down the news and what it means.

Featured in this episode:

• Rick Bozich on why Trayce's return makes Indiana a Big Ten contender

• Scott Agness on the behind-the-scenes story at the Combine and what Trayce needs to show NBA scouts next season

• Tony Adragna on how Mike Woodson might alter the offense to make Trayce less of a fixture on the block

• Ryan Phillips on what this means for Malik Reneau's freshman season and what a fair bar for success will be

Plus Jerod Morris hosting and pulling it all together.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 19:16:11 -0000
AC Radio: The Bracketology Boys Talk Trayce, Woody, Schedule, and More

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we mention Trayce Jackson Davis' absence from the NBA combine and what that could mean in terms of his decision to come back to IU. We then focus on what we think IU's ideal schedule would be for next season.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 05:04:00 -0000
AC Radio: Offseason Catch-Up Episode

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss a variety of topics after a three-week of hiatus and catch up on all the IU news we have missed in that time.

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Fri, 13 May 2022 03:28:38 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 12

In the 12th and final episode of The Grace Berger Show, Grace and Coach Marlow dig in to Grace’s experience with NIL, how Indiana prepares its athletes to navigate the NIL landscape, how she plans to approach this offseason, and then they answer a bunch of listener questions.

Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.

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Mon, 09 May 2022 15:37:00 -0000
Doing The Work: Let's Talk Basketball With Seth Tow!

This week on Doing The Work, we have a special guest in the Herald Times IU Women's Basketball beat reporter Seth Tow. We discuss with him last season in review and look ahead to next season.  

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Thu, 05 May 2022 02:00:38 -0000
AC Radio: Full Malik Reneau Scouting Report and Mailbag

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we look at next year's roster and discuss Jay Wright's retirement at Villanova and what if anything it means for College Basketball. Ryan than gives a detailed scouting report on new IU five-star recruit Malik Reneau and the shows ends with taking listener questions.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2022 02:50:05 -0000
Doing The Work: Interview With Tyler Harris of Hoosiers For Good

On Wednesday, Doing The Work interviewed Tyler Harris who is spearheading the Hoosiers For Good effort with NIL for IU athletes.

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Thu, 21 Apr 2022 02:38:18 -0000
Emergency Pod: Malik Reneau Commits!

On Tuesday, Assembly Call did a special episode to discuss the huge commitment of Malik Reneau

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Tue, 19 Apr 2022 22:22:55 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 11

In episode #11 of The Grace Berger Show, Grace and Coach Marlow reflect on Indiana’s NCAA Tournament run, discuss Grace’s plans for the offseason, touch on the incoming transfers that have everyone excited about a reloaded IU roster for next season. And more.


Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.


About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth


Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.



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Fri, 15 Apr 2022 13:00:06 -0000
AC Radio: Race is Back!!!

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss Race Thompson announcing he is returning to IU for another season.

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Fri, 15 Apr 2022 03:59:53 -0000
Doing The Work Show: Big Transfer News!!

We discuss the team's three huge transfer pickups for next season on tonight's show.

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Wed, 13 Apr 2022 03:37:05 -0000
AC Radio: Big NIL News and Ask Us Anything

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss Thad Matta leaving, the Xavier Johnson incident, and the new announced NIL deals for IU Athletes.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2022 04:00:28 -0000
AC Radio: The Brian Walsh Hire and Offseason Mailbag

This week on Assembly Call Radio, the Brian Walsh hire is discussed and further talk about Dane Fife leaving. We then take questions about the team in the final segment.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2022 03:55:15 -0000
Doing The Work: Season Wrap-Up

On Wednesday we did a show looking back at the women's basketball season which has now concluded.

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Thu, 31 Mar 2022 05:56:14 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: UConn

IU was overwhelmed a terrific Huskies team in the Sweet 16 75-58. The Hoosiers end the season at 24-9 to conclude the most successful three-year stretch in program history.

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Sun, 27 Mar 2022 00:53:11 -0000
AC Radio: 3-23

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss Dane Fife and Khristian Lander's departure from IU.

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Thu, 24 Mar 2022 04:58:33 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Princeton

In one of the most thrilling games in Assembly Hall history, IU advanced to their second straight Sweet 16 with a 56-55 victory. The game was played in front of over 9,000 fans which was third largest in program history and the atmosphere was top notch. The Hoosiers advance to play powerhouse UConn next Saturday.

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Tue, 22 Mar 2022 03:43:01 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Charlotte

On Saturday Indiana dominated an overmatched Charlotte team to advance to the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament where they will face a dangerous Princeton team.

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Sun, 20 Mar 2022 00:39:21 -0000
AC Postgame: St. Mary's

On Thursday, Indiana's first season under Mike Woodson came to an end after a successful step forward that saw the Hoosier's first NCAA Tourney appearence in six years. A tired IU team though that had to fly cross country after Tuesday's victory, ran out of gas tonight in an 82-53 loss in the Round of 64 to St. Mary's.

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Fri, 18 Mar 2022 04:26:26 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 10

In episode #10 of The Grace Berger Show (recorded on Wednesday, March 16th), Grace and Coach Marlow look ahead to the NCAA Tournament, discuss what it will mean hosting NCAA Tournament games, reflect on being named an All American, and much more.

Among the topics discussed:

• Grace being named All-American

• Coaching Staff Skill Development

• Reaction to being a 3 seed and hosting at SSAH

• Charlotte Preview

• Offense and Defense

• Preview possible 2nd round opponent Princeton

• Any superstitions Grace has on Game Day

• Different Ball used than during the Regular Season

Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

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Thu, 17 Mar 2022 02:39:45 -0000
Get to Know Saint Mary's with Steve Kroner of S.F. Chronicle

On Wednesday afternoon, Steve Kroner from the San Francisco Chronicle was kind enough to give us about 20 minutes of his time talking about the Saint Mary’s team that Indiana will face in the Round of 64 on Thursday night.

We cover:

• The broad context of Saint Mary’s basketball, and why they won’t be feeling like an “underdog” of any kind against Indiana

• What we learned from their three games, including one win, against Gonzaga

• What to expect stylistically from the Gaels on both sides of the ball

• What kind of big man is Matthias Tass? And will he be matched up against Trayce Jackson-Davis?

• The interesting story of Tommy Kuhse and the challenges he will present for Indiana

• Logan Johnson’s change-of-pace role on offense and his potential as a defensive matchup on Xavier Johnson

• What it’s looked like when Saint Mary’s has struggled this season

• What does Saint Mary’s do defensively to force so much isolation ball?

• Why this Saint Mary’s team is so comfortable at the end of the shot clock

And more.

It’s an insightful discussion, and we really appreciate Steve taking the time to share his knowledge with us ahead of Thursday’s game.


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Wed, 16 Mar 2022 17:43:25 -0000
AC Postgame: Wyoming (The Trayce and Jordan Show)

On Tuesday night, Indiana won its first NCAA Tournament game since 2016, beating Wyoming 66-58. The game may have been ugly from an aesthetics and shooting standpoint, but that was beauty in Indiana’s grit and togetherness, and in the continued dominance of Trayce Jackson-Davis.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, Ryan, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— Trayce’s fantastic performance on both ends

— The critical impact of Jordan Geronimo in both halves

— Why this was a strong performance from X despite lower scoring output.

— Why did Parker Stewart play 37 minutes? (There are two very good reasons.)

— Can Indiana get Race and Trey back on track?

— Why this was one of the best-coached games of the season.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson — die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Wed, 16 Mar 2022 06:15:50 -0000
The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates: Episode 9 - First Four Day

In the ninth episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales Copy, we catch up with Tamar ahead of the team’s pregame meal on the day of its First Four game against Wyoming.


Among the topics discussed:


• What it’s like living a dream he’s had since he was a kid

• The vibe in the room on Selection Sunday during the prolonged wait for Indiana’s name to be called

• How he stayed mentally ready to come in and hit his big 3-pointer against Iowa

• How he prepared mentally to not press and try to do too much with his recently limited minutes

• What changed for the team in the second half against Michigan

• What it’s been like watching X and Trayce take their games to a new level

• The team’s mindset heading into the Wyoming game

• What game prep has been like on a short turnaround against a new team

• And could anyone take Coach Woodson in a game of HORSE?


And more.


(Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.)


About our presenting sponsor, Speakeasy Sales Copy


Speakeasy Sales copy was founded in 2020 by award-winning copywriter Clay Manley, formerly the “voice of Petco.” After years of watching entrepreneurs suffer from mediocre copy, Clay now helps them turn their words into leads, sales, and loyalty by leveraging the billion-dollar secrets he uncovered writing for the world’s biggest brands.


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Tue, 15 Mar 2022 21:23:35 -0000
Get to Know Wyoming with Cody Tucker of 7220Sports

On Tuesday afternoon, Cody Tucker from 7220Sports.com was kind enough to give us about 25 minutes of his time talking about the Wyoming Cowboys team that Indiana will face in the First Four tonight.

We cover:

• The broader context of Wyoming hoops, and why they are “ahead of schedule” under their second-year coach

• The vibe around the team, which started strong but struggled late in the season

• Their unique style of offense and the challenges it poses to defenses

• What teams have done to cause problems for Wyoming’s offense

• How Cody anticipates Wyoming will try to defend Indiana’s emergent pick-and-roll game

• Who the X-factors are for Wyoming

• The game-to-game fear that both Indiana fans and Wyoming fans seem to share

And then, right before we’re about to sign off, Cody tosses in a hilarious Bob Knight story for good measure.

It’s a great chat, and we really appreciate Cody taking the time to share his insight with us, especially with such a hectic recent travel schedule.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:21:59 -0000
AC Show: Selection Sunday Edition

On Sunday, Indiana found out where it was going for the NCAA Tournament. The men are in the field for the first time since 2016 and draw a play-in game in Dayton as a number 12 seed Tuesday at 9pm on truTV against Wyoming. The women were given a three seed and will begin their first two rounds of play at home in Assembly Hall beginning next Saturday against Charlotte. Assembly Call will have postgame shows following each tournament game for the men and women as long as they can stay alive.


The first 41:25 are spent with Morris, Bottoms, and Tonsoni looking at the men’s draw. Between 41:25 and 60:35 Marlow and Amos come on to discuss the women’s draw. At 60:35 both Bozich’s come on and the show returns to looking at the men’s team.

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Mon, 14 Mar 2022 04:28:07 -0000
AC Postgame: Iowa

On Saturday, Indiana's exciting run came to an end on a crazy shot from Jordan Bohannon. However, the Hoosiers had a terrific conference tournament for the first time since the Mike Davis era and played their way into March Madness for the first time in six years. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sat, 12 Mar 2022 22:55:21 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 9

In episode #9 of The Grace Berger Show (recorded on Wednesday, March 10th), Grace and Coach Marlow reflect on Indiana’s run in the Big Ten Tournament, the personal accolades she’s received, look ahead to Selection Sunday, and discuss some of the more memorable moments from the regular season.

Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2022 21:51:34 -0000
IU-Illinois BTT Postgame Show

On Friday afternoon, Indiana did what no Hoosiers team has done since 2003: win two games in a single Big Ten Tournament. And Indiana did it by exorcising more demons: the losing streak to Illinois is over, as is any notion that there are "bad matchups" for Trayce Jackson-Davis. Not when he plays like he did today!


After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.


On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan


We highlight the Banner Moment, point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.


(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Fri, 11 Mar 2022 20:35:41 -0000
IU-Michigan BTT Postgame Show

On Thursday afternoon, Indiana flipped several frustrating, enduring narratives on their head en route to a thrilling 17-point comeback victory over Michigan. After the game, Jerod and some special guests broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.


On the mics: Jerod, with guest appearances by Rick Bozich, Chatmob Chad, and Tony Stuckey


We discuss the plays of the game, point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.


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Fri, 11 Mar 2022 01:02:18 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Iowa

On Sunday, Indiana ran out of gas in the Big Ten Championship game despite a hard fought game. However, IU used the Big Ten Tournament to regain its early season elite form and set themselves up with an advantageous path to Final Four and hosting tournament games in Assembly Hall for first two rounds. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.


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Mon, 07 Mar 2022 03:07:37 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Ohio State

On Saturday, Indiana defeated Ohio State in Big Ten Tournament Semi Finals to advance to the championship. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sun, 06 Mar 2022 00:24:02 -0000
AC Postgame: Purdue

On Saturday, Indiana played hard against rival Purdue but fell in a heartbreaker at the end 69-67. The Hoosiers will need to win at least two games in Big Ten Tournament to make NCAA Tournament for first time in six years. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sun, 06 Mar 2022 00:13:49 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Maryland

On Friday, Indiana returned to their early season form and star center Mackenzie Holmes looked strong for the first time since coming back from her knee injury. As a result of the win the Hoosiers will almost certainly be hosting NCAA Tournament games in Assembly Hall. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.


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Sat, 05 Mar 2022 06:01:26 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Rutgers

On Thursday Indiana pulled away late from a struggling Rutgers squad for their 20th win of the season. 

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Fri, 04 Mar 2022 04:24:05 -0000
AC Postgame: Rutgers

On Wednesday, Indiana suffered a crushing defeat on senior night on a buzzer beater that may end the Hoosiers NCAA Tournament hopes. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 03 Mar 2022 05:23:54 -0000
The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates: Episode 8 - Learning How to Win

In the eighth episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales Copy, we discuss the feeling inside the locker room as Indiana heads down the stretch, why Tamar’s minutes and production have picked up over the last five games, and what it means to “learn how to win.”

Among the other topics discussed:

  • How classes are going, and what his favorite class has been
  • Why he removed social media from his phone, and how it impacts other players
  • How he has seen Coach Woodson adjust during his first year coaching college basketball
  • What Kobe Bryant’s famous quotes about haters mean to him
  • Why it’s so hard for even highly touted freshmen to become consistent scorers
  • The team and player in the Big Ten that most surprised him
  • What it was like watching the Northwestern game from the bench
  • How much he and his teammates pay attention to bracketology
  • Race Thompson’s impact

And more.

(Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.)

About our presenting sponsor, Speakeasy Sales Copy

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Wed, 02 Mar 2022 12:00:00 -0000
AC Postgame: Minnesota

On Sunday, Indiana built a big lead against Minnesota and barely held on to put themselves a step closer to their first NCAA Tournament in six years. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Mon, 28 Feb 2022 03:40:04 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Maryland

On Friday, IU lost to Maryland in a hard fought game putting their hope of hosting NCAA Tournament games in jeopardy.

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Sat, 26 Feb 2022 07:33:55 -0000
AC Postgame: Maryland

On Thursday, Indiana got back in the win column against Maryland behind huge nights from Xavier Johnson and Race Thompson to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Fri, 25 Feb 2022 04:01:41 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Iowa 2

On Monday, Indiana Fell To Iowa after a strong start to end their conference regular season championship dreams. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 24 Feb 2022 06:15:26 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 8

In episode #8 of The Grace Berger Show (recorded on Tuesday, February 22nd), Grace and Coach Marlow discuss her decision to return for another season, the team’s grueling stretch of six games in 14 days, and much more.

Topics:

  • Grace’s decision to return for another year
  • Why her shoulder was wrapped for a couple of games
  • Mackenzie’s rehab to return
  • How to get open when closely guarded
  • The Iowa games
  • Competitive and physical basketball
  • Incoming recruits
  • The schedule, including 6 games in 14 days

Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.

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Wed, 23 Feb 2022 22:29:21 -0000
AC Postgame: Ohio State

On Monday, Indiana fell in an overtime heartbreaker to Ohio State putting their NCAA Tournament chances in even further jeopardy.

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Tue, 22 Feb 2022 06:38:16 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Iowa

On Saturday, Indiana fell to Iowa despite a late rally putting their Big Ten Title hopes in danger. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Mon, 21 Feb 2022 03:12:43 -0000
AC Radio: AC Radio: Ask Us Anything

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we take questions from listeners and discuss the state of the program. 

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Fri, 18 Feb 2022 08:10:57 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Northwestern

On Thursday, Indiana defeated Northwestern 69-58 to stay atop the Big Ten with three games left. Also, star center Mackenzie Homes came back after after a length absence from knee surgery. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Fri, 18 Feb 2022 07:28:09 -0000
AC Postgame: Wisconsin

On Tuesday, Indiana suffered a late game collapse and fell 74-69 putting their NCAA Tournament hopes in serious jeopardy. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Wed, 16 Feb 2022 06:52:00 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Nebraska

On Monday, Indiana suffered an ugly loss to Nebraska 72-55 to make a dent in their Big Ten Title hopes. The Hoosiers can still clinch the title by winning out in their last four games, but the schedule is extremely tough. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Tue, 15 Feb 2022 05:18:12 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Michigan State

On Saturday, Indiana easily beat Michigan State 76-58 to take a firm two game lead in the loss column in the conference race. A title would be the Hoosier's first in 39 years. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call Doing The Work IU Postgame Show.

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Mon, 14 Feb 2022 01:47:54 -0000
AC Postgame: Michigan State

On Saturday, Indiana was soundly defeated by Michigan State 76-61 as their season teeters on the brink. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sun, 13 Feb 2022 01:02:30 -0000
AC Radio: Promising Season Reaches Fork in the Road

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the suspensions from the Northwestern game, break down the numbers on the court for different IU lineups, and take questions.


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Fri, 11 Feb 2022 05:32:38 -0000
IU-Illinois Doing The Work Postgame Show: Hoosiers Run Over Illini

On Wednesday, Indiana ran out to a big lead and easily dispatched a struggling Illini team 93-61 to stay even for the Big Ten lead in the loss column. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 10 Feb 2022 17:54:22 -0000
AC Postgame; Northwestern

On Wednesday, Indiana was missing five players to suspension at Northwestern in front of a pro IU crowd and lost 59-51. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Wed, 09 Feb 2022 06:57:36 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 7

In episode #7 of The Grace Berger Show (recorded on Friday, February 3rd), Grace and Coach Marlow reflect on the team’s COVID pause, the tough game at Michigan, the win over Minnesota, and much more.

Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.

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Tue, 08 Feb 2022 04:39:18 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Purdue

On Sunday, Indiana build a big lead and held on to defeat Purdue 64-57 in front of the fifth largest crowd in program history 7,891. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.


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Mon, 07 Feb 2022 03:23:50 -0000
IU-Illinois Postgame Show at Switchyard: Hoosiers Fade Late Against Illini

On Saturday, Indiana played a strong first half but faded in the second 20 minutes to league leader Illinois in a 74-57 loss. After the game, Assembly Call was live at Switchyard Brewery in Bloomington for its annual meetup. The show included live a appearence by IU players Anthony Leal, Jordan Geronimo, and Khristian Lander.

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Sun, 06 Feb 2022 17:29:12 -0000
AC Radio: The Bracketology Boys Assess IU's Best & Worst Case Scenarios

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss IU's NCAA Tournament chances with resident bracketologists Andy Bottoms and Brian Tonsoni. Also, this Saturday's meetup in Bloomington is promoted and we close the show by taking questions. 

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Fri, 04 Feb 2022 06:44:31 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Minnesota

On Thursday, Indiana struggled most of the contest against Minnesota but found a way late with a big run to finish and win 80-70. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Fri, 04 Feb 2022 06:22:56 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Michigan

On Monday, Indiana was in a near impossible situation, coming off a 15 day COVID layoff minus star center Mackenzie Holmes against a top-10 Wolverines team. The obstacles were to much to overcome in a 65-50 loss. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Tue, 01 Feb 2022 05:35:20 -0000
AC Postgame: Maryland

On Saturday, Indiana won at Maryland for the first time since they joined the Big Ten in 2014-2015 with a terrific performance. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sun, 30 Jan 2022 00:05:28 -0000
AC Radio: Where IU Stands Entering Back Half of Big Ten Play

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we look at the season so far and what might happen going forward.

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Fri, 28 Jan 2022 04:01:44 -0000
AC Postgame: Penn State

On Wednesday, Indiana jumped out quickly against the Nittany Lions and cruised to an easy 74-57 win. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 27 Jan 2022 05:59:32 -0000
The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates: Episode 7

In the seventh episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales Copy, we got caught up on what’s happened since Big Ten play begin, including the epic Assembly Hall environment against Purdue and how Tamar is adapting to reduced playing time in Big Ten play.

Among the other topics discussed:

  • What it was like playing on MLK Day
  • What it's like playing for a coach who has his players' backs like Mike Woodson does
  • His typical pregame routine
  • What life is like on the road in the Big Ten
  • Why the transition from high school to college is so much harder on the defensive end
  • The mindset Indiana’s bench takes to keeping its energy up
  • How Tamar works out when he goes to Cook Hall after hours
  • Plus lingering thoughts on the Kansas City Chiefs’ huge win over Buffalo

And more.

(Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.)

About our presenting sponsor, Speakeasy Sales Copy

Speakeasy Sales copy was founded in 2020 by award-winning copywriter Clay Manley, formerly the “voice of Petco.” After years of watching entrepreneurs suffer from mediocre copy, Clay now helps them turn their words into leads, sales, and loyalty by leveraging the billion-dollar secrets he uncovered writing for the world’s biggest brands.

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Tue, 25 Jan 2022 21:42:52 -0000
AC Postgame: Michigan

On Sunday, Indiana suffered a major letdown after the emotional win over Purdue falling in dominating fashion 80-62 to Michigan. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Mon, 24 Jan 2022 02:15:24 -0000
AC Postgame: Purdue

On Thursday, Mike Woodson picked up his first signature win as IU coach knocking of No. 4 Purdue 68-65, defeating the Hoosiers' archrival in his first try. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Fri, 21 Jan 2022 05:54:34 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 6

In episode #6 of The Grace Berger Show, Grace and Coach Marlow reflect on the comeback win at Purdue, the COVID issues currently affecting the team, what it’s like to play without Mackenzie Holmes, and much more.

Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.

Learn more and contact Greg: https://www.farrallwealth.com/

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Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:00:00 -0000
AC Postgame: Nebraska

On Monday, The Hoosiers finally got a win outside the state of Indiana beating Nebraska 78-71. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show

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Tue, 18 Jan 2022 04:11:52 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Purdue

On Sunday, Indiana was down two starters in Nicole Cardano-Hillary and Mackenzie Holmes. However, they still found a way to beat arch-rival Purdue on the road in an overtime thriller, 73-68 to remain perfect in conference play. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Mon, 17 Jan 2022 02:59:23 -0000
AC Postgame: Iowa

On Thursday, Indiana had its road woes continue with another second half collapse, this time against Iowa 83-74. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Fri, 14 Jan 2022 06:29:00 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Nebraska

On Thursday, Indiana held on to defeat a solid Nebraska team 72-65 despite the absence of star center Mackenzie Holmes to a knee injury (extent not known). The Hoosiers continue to lead the Big Ten at 5-0 and are now 13-2 on the year. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.


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Fri, 14 Jan 2022 04:57:26 -0000
AC Postgame: Minnesota

On Sunday, Indiana remained undefeated at home with a 73-60 victory behind a balanced scoring effort and more strong defense. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show

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Sun, 09 Jan 2022 23:23:21 -0000
AC Postgame: Ohio State

On Thursday, Indiana played its best game of the season and got their first signature victory with a 67-51 win over no. 13 Ohio State. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Fri, 07 Jan 2022 04:08:54 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Wisconsin

On Wednesday, Indiana easily beat Wisconsin 76-53. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 06 Jan 2022 04:56:08 -0000
Doing The Work Postgame: Maryland

On Sunday, Indiana picked up perhaps its biggest win in program history knocking off Maryland in overtime 70-63. It was the first win program history over the Terps. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show

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Mon, 03 Jan 2022 02:57:23 -0000
AC Postgame: Penn State

On Sunday, Indiana suffered the most disappointing loss of the early part of the Mike Woodson era 61-58. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Mon, 03 Jan 2022 01:54:23 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 5

In episode #5 of The Grace Berger Show, Grace and Coach Marlow reflect on some recent wins, discuss Sunday’s huge matchup against Maryland, look ahead to Big Ten play, and much more.

Among the questions asked and topics discussed:

  • How her Christmas break went
  • COVID and its impact on the schedule
  • A look back at the four games prior to Christmas break, including the big win over Ohio State
  • A look ahead to the big Maryland game
  • A look ahead to the upcoming Big Ten schedule
  • Grace’s favorites
  • And more

Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.

Learn more and contact Greg: https://www.farrallwealth.com/

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Fri, 31 Dec 2021 18:29:45 -0000
AC Radio: What We (Think We) Know About This IU Team

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we talk about recruiting and the recent run of games cancelled by Covid. We then break down the season so far in detail. 

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Fri, 31 Dec 2021 04:33:14 -0000
Christmas with the Bates Family

In the sixth episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales Copy, we unwrap a special holiday treat: a roundtable discussion with the entire Bates family: Tamar, Trey (who has been on the show before), Tamar’s mom and dad, and his two sisters, Trinity and Tamia.

The interview took place on December 24th. You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJZ4hESMECA

Among the topics discussed:

  • Tamar’s dad responds his sons’ trash talk from Episode 3
  • Tamar’s parents celebrating their 21st wedding anniversary
  • Why Clif Marshall didn’t put any food restrictions on Tamar over the holiday break
  • An update on how Trey’s team is doing
  • Why Trinity may be the best basketball player of the bunch!
  • What Trinity and Tamia have learned from their older brother
  • So what did Tamar’s mom really think about the officiating at the Syracuse game?
  • What game night is like at the Bates house
  • Tamar’s dad analyzes Indiana’s defense
  • Trinity and Tamia grade Tamar’s play through the first part of his freshman season
  • What have we not seen from Tamar yet in an Indiana uniform?
  • Who wins the basketball GOAT debate in the Bates household?
  • Why music is another big source of debate
  • And much more … including Tamar’s general thoughts on where the team is at with Big Ten play just one game away.

It’s another insightful, enjoyable conversation with not just Tamar, but his entire family.

(Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.)

About our presenting sponsor, Speakeasy Sales Copy

Speakeasy Sales copy was founded in 2020 by award-winning copywriter Clay Manley, formerly the “voice of Petco.” After years of watching entrepreneurs suffer from mediocre copy, Clay now helps them turn their words into leads, sales, and loyalty by leveraging the billion-dollar secrets he uncovered writing for the world’s biggest brands.

Learn more and contact Clay: https://www.speakeasysalescopy.com/


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Mon, 27 Dec 2021 19:50:56 -0000
AC Postgame: Northern Kentucky

On Wednesday, Indiana jumped out to a big lead and won easily, 79-61 over Northern Kentucky. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 23 Dec 2021 03:46:29 -0000
AC Postgame Women: Western Michigan

On Sunday, Indiana defeated Western Michigan in a closer than expected game, 67-57. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Tue, 21 Dec 2021 03:46:24 -0000
AC Postgame: Notre Dame

On Saturday, Indiana defeated Notre Dame 64-56 to finish the final Crossroads Classic. The Hoosiers finish the event with an 8-3 record. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sun, 19 Dec 2021 00:25:22 -0000
AC Radio: Mega Mailbag!

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the final Crossroads Classic, the IU-Kansas matchup that is replacing it, and then empty out the mailbag to answer all of your questions. Also, a special appearence from Josh Bruick as he promotes his new IU ticket service "Hoosier Ticket Connect". 

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Fri, 17 Dec 2021 05:48:29 -0000
AC Postgame Women: Ohio State

On Sunday, No. 10 Indiana dominated a ranked Ohio State team from start to finish and solidified their status as a Big Ten and National Title Contender. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Tue, 14 Dec 2021 04:38:37 -0000
AC Postgame: Merrimack

On Sunday, Indiana came out slow and struggled in the first half. However, they were dominant in the second half and pulled away for an 81-49 win. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sun, 12 Dec 2021 21:21:56 -0000
The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates: Episode 5 - Lessons From the Road

In the fifth episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales Copy, we look back at the recent three-game stretch that produced two difficult road losses and a Scoop-led home victory to open Big Ten play.

Among the topics discussed:

  • How and he team are feeling after nine games and a couple of recent losses
  • How the coaching staff has responded to the first two losses of the season
  • Was it different playing in a dome and against Syracuse’s unique zone?
  • What happened on that final play against Syracuse
  • Tamar’s mindset when he was checking in against Nebraska after a sluggish opening by the starters
  • Were he and the team aware of Indiana’s losing streak against Wisconsin?
  • How does he process losses with both good and bad stretches of play
  • What’s better: a big-time 3 at home or silencing a road crowd?
  • How he’s adjusting academically to disruptive mid-week travel
  • Plans for Christmas break
  • His favorite Christmas move
  • What he’s thinking about studying at IU
  • Why IU fans haven’t seen the real Michael Durr

And much more. It’s another insightful, enjoyable conversations with one of the most engaging young Hoosiers in recent memory.

(Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.)

About our presenting sponsor, Speakeasy Sales Copy

Speakeasy Sales copy was founded in 2020 by award-winning copywriter Clay Manley, formerly the “voice of Petco.” After years of watching entrepreneurs suffer from mediocre copy, Clay now helps them turn their words into leads, sales, and loyalty by leveraging the billion-dollar secrets he uncovered writing for the world’s biggest brands.

Learn more and contact Clay: https://www.speakeasysalescopy.com/


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Fri, 10 Dec 2021 19:30:19 -0000
AC Radio: Woodson Era S1/Q1 Assessment

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we continue to break down last nights loss to Wisconsin and look at how IU has done so far this season.

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Fri, 10 Dec 2021 05:37:37 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 4 AMA

In episode #4 of The Grace Berger Show, Grace and Coach Marlow discuss a series of questions submitted by our private community members.

Among the questions asked and topics discussed:

  • Her thoughts on high school hoops in Louisville
  • Grace’s academic major and post-college plans
  • What it’s like playing with international teammates and learning their culture
  • Her “go-to” workout when in a funk
  • Areas of improvement for her and the team
  • Reflections on the Bahamas trip
  • Her thoughts on the Stanford/NC State games
  • Her favorite TV show
  • A glance ahead at the upcoming schedule
  • And more.


Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.

Learn more and contact Greg: https://www.farrallwealth.com/


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Thu, 09 Dec 2021 05:21:14 -0000
AC Postgame: Wisconsin

On Wednesday, Indiana suffered an epic meltdown in the second half after building a 22 point lead and lost 64-59. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 09 Dec 2021 04:16:24 -0000
AC Postgame Women: Penn State

On Monday, the Indiana Women dominated Penn State 70-40 to open Big Ten Play. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.


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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 02:59:23 -0000
AC Postgame: Nebraska

On Saturday, Indiana overcame a slow start to easily defeat Nebraska 68-55. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sat, 04 Dec 2021 23:02:43 -0000
AC Postgame Women: NC State

On Thursday, Indiana played a terrific game proving their worth as the no. six team in the country. They ultimately lost in the final minute 66-58 to the no. 2 NC State. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Fri, 03 Dec 2021 06:26:01 -0000
AC Radio: Is Indiana Ready for Conference Play?

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we further breakdown IU's loss to Syracuse. We then discuss whether the Hoosiers are ready for Big Ten play before taking listener questions.

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Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:38:04 -0000
AC Postgame: Syracuse

On Tuesday, Indiana battled back from a huge deficit to create a photo finish. However, they fell in double overtime in an instant classic. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:34:42 -0000
AC Postgame: Marshall

On Saturday, Indiana pulled away from Marshall late behind an Assembly Hall record 43 points from Trayce Jackson-Davis. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sun, 28 Nov 2021 04:31:19 -0000
AC Postgame: Jackson State

On Tuesday, Indiana defeated Jackson State with another suffocating defensive effort 70-35. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. 

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Wed, 24 Nov 2021 04:06:37 -0000
AC Postgame: Louisiana

On Sunday, Indiana dominated Louisiana 76-44. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Mon, 22 Nov 2021 06:06:31 -0000
The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates: Episode 4 - Reflections On a 3-0 Start

In the fourth episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales we Copy, reflect on the many positives (and a few struggles) from the first three games of Tamar’s college basketball career.

Among the topics discussed:

  • The insanity of Assembly Hall for the St. John’s game
  • What it’s like coming off the bench for the first time in his basketball career
  • His own critical self-analysis of his early defense
  • Does he agree with us that his shot mechanics were off in the first two games?
  • His and the team’s mindset heading three straight games against sub-100 opponents
  • How he views his own role as a leader this early in his career
  • How Trayce’s leadership is showing up on and off the court

And much more. It’s another insightful, enjoyable conversations with one of the most engaging young Hoosiers in recent memory.

(Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.)

About our presenting sponsor, Speakeasy Sales Copy

Speakeasy Sales copy was founded in 2020 by award-winning copywriter Clay Manley, formerly the “voice of Petco.” After years of watching entrepreneurs suffer from mediocre copy, Clay now helps them turn their words into leads, sales, and loyalty by leveraging the billion-dollar secrets he uncovered writing for the world’s biggest brands.

Learn more and contact Clay: https://www.speakeasysalescopy.com/

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Fri, 19 Nov 2021 20:37:02 -0000
AC Radio: Gabe Cupps Scouting Report and More IU-St. John's Talk

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we continue to break down last night's win against St. John's. Ryan then gives his scouting report on new IU recruit Gabe Cupps.

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Fri, 19 Nov 2021 04:39:39 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 3 on Beating UK, Hitting 1K, and Inspiring Young Basketball Players

In episode #3 of The Grace Berger Show, Grace and Coach Marlow discuss Indiana’s hot start to the season, what it means to join the 1,000-point club, how much she enjoys inspiring young basketball players, and much more.

Among the topics discussed:

  • The Pro Camp with Hoosier Hysterics
  • Joining the 1,000-point club
  • Recap of the Butler win
  • Alumni Day at the UK Game
  • Beating Kentucky
  • Her half-court buzzer beater
  • Norfolk State Recap
  • Wearing red at home v. Norfolk
  • Aleksa Gulbe
  • Their upcoming schedule


And more.

Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.

Learn more and contact Greg: https://www.farrallwealth.com/

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021 20:54:32 -0000
AC Postgame: St. John's

On Wednesday, Indiana defeated St. Johns in a nail biter of a game 76-74. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Thu, 18 Nov 2021 07:02:24 -0000
AC Postgame: Northern Illinois

On Friday, Indiana dominated Eastern Illinois. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sat, 13 Nov 2021 06:01:10 -0000
AC Radio: Jakai Newton Scouting Report and Lingering IU-EMU Thoughts

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we continue to discuss the season opening win against Eastern Michigan. We then breakdown recent IU commit Jakai Newton.

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Fri, 12 Nov 2021 09:07:49 -0000
AC Postgame: Eastern Michigan

On Tuesday, Indiana edged out Eastern Michigan. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the show we discuss the close call in the Mike Woodson debut against the Eagles, where IU built a big lead only to let it nearly evaporate before holding on.  

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call

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Wed, 10 Nov 2021 03:55:07 -0000
The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates Episode 3: Community AMA

In the third episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales Copy, we do the first of several community AMA (Ask Me Anything) episodes.

We gathered questions from our private community members and Tamar answered them.

Among the topics discussed:

  • How he’s feeling health-wise with the season fast approaching
  • What he gained from the secret scrimmage even without playing
  • How they are preparing for Eastern Michigan
  • The mentality he’s taking into the season with regard to his role on the team
  • The key component that has solidified his belief that Indiana is the right place for him
  • His scouting report of Mike Woodson, the player … and the trash talk that goes on between them
  • The impact Rob Phinisee has had on him as he transitions to college
  • Current and past players he patterns his game after
  • One non-basketball thing he wants to get better at this year
  • The story behind his nickname, Scoop


And much more.

(Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.)

About our presenting sponsor, Speakeasy Sales Copy

Speakeasy Sales copy was founded in 2020 by award-winning copywriter Clay Manley, formerly the “voice of Petco.” After years of watching entrepreneurs suffer from mediocre copy, Clay now helps them turn their words into leads, sales, and loyalty by leveraging the billion-dollar secrets he uncovered writing for the world’s biggest brands.

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Fri, 05 Nov 2021 19:59:40 -0000
AC Radio: Biggest Questions, Bold Predictions, and a Big Announcement

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we make a huge announcement about the future of the show and site as we are joined by Crimson Cast's Galen Clavio and Scott Caulfield. We then answer some burning questions about the upcoming season and make some bold predictions.

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Fri, 05 Nov 2021 04:03:43 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 2 AMA

In episode #2 of The Grace Berger Show, members of our private IU sports discussion community get the opportunity to ask Grace anything. It leads to a lively and insightful conversation between and Grace and Coach Marlow.

Among the questions asked:

  • Does Grace worry about any burnout or fatigue after playing for Team USA this offseason?
  • Who will be the surprise player this year?
  • Who is her favorite basketball players? And who did she pattern her game after? (She reveals why she wears the number 34.)
  • Is it more stressful to enter a season with such high expectations, as opposed to being more of an underdog?
  • What led to a player from Kentucky committing to Indiana?
  • What is the bar for success for this year’s team?
  • Any thoughts of revenge against Kentucky after getting “hosed” there last year?
  • Is there one game she has circled on the calendar for this season?


And much more, including a bunch of great follow-up questions from Coach Marlow. Enjoy!

Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.

Learn more and contact Greg: https://www.farrallwealth.com/

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Wed, 03 Nov 2021 10:00:00 -0000
AC Radio: Coaches Roundtable

This week on Assembly Call Radio, we have a panel of coaches from various levels on the show to discuss IU

basketball and rank the Big Ten and top 25 teams.

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Fri, 29 Oct 2021 14:04:53 -0000
The Grace Berger Show: Episode 1

Today, we are excited to introduce another new show made possible by the new NIL rules: the Grace Berger Show, presented by Farrall Wealth.

This episode begins with an intro from Jerod, who explains how the show came about, what you can expect, and why Coach Jeff Marlow from our community was the obvious choice to host this show.

Then, around the 6:00 mark, Coach Marlow’s first discussion with Grace begins.

They cover a wide range of topics, including:

• What it will be like playing in front of fans again

• How expectations for this season feel a little different

• When Grace and her teammates started to realize they could have a special team

• How having so many experienced returnees affects practice and preparation for the the new season

• What it feels like to be in the midst of a tripe-double

• How Grace’s handles those nights when shots just aren’t falling

• How she and her teammates handled last year’s winning streak

• Grace’s memories of last season’s big win in Iowa City

• How she uses (and, importantly, doesn’t use) social media

• How long it took to get over the Elite 8 loss to Arizona

• How the opportunity to play for USA basketball came about (and where she stores her gold medal)

• What is was like playing for Dawn Staley on Team USA

• How Grace assesses her strength and weaknesses as a player

• What Grace has been working on this offseason — including her 3-point shooting

• Who influenced Grace to develop her midrange game as a young player

• What she learned from her teammates playing on Team USA

• How Teri Moren is approaching this season from a mindset perspective

• What Ali Patberg is like as a leader, and the impact Ali had on Grace as a young player

• Grace’s prediction for which players will take a big step forward this season

• Grace’s favorite road venue to play in

• And more

Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.

About our presenting sponsor, Farrall Wealth

Farrall Wealth was founded by former IU All Big Ten defensive end Greg Farrall, who uses many of the principles he learned playing for Bill Mallory (like trust, integrity, and the importance of having a plan) to help high net worth individuals and business owners pursue financial success. Wealth planning is their passion so you can live yours.

Learn more and contact Greg: https://www.farrallwealth.com/

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Mon, 25 Oct 2021 20:44:11 -0000
AC Radio: 2021-22 Season Over-Unders
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:01:55 -0000
Episode 2: The Inside Scoop ... on Scoop (with Special Guest Trey Bates)

In the second episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales Copy, we have a special guest.

It’s the person who knows Tamar, and his game, better than anyone.

His brother, Trey Bates.

So we take an entertaining trip down memory lane to get the best stories from their earliest days playing one-on-one, to teaming up for a state title in high school, to their goals of one day playing together again.

One of the most insightful sections of the conversation occurs when Trey gives his own scouting report on Tamar. If he was Tamar’s coach, what would he run to set him up for success? And on the flip side, if he was coaching against Tamar, what would he do to frustrate him? The answers are pretty telling for the kind of player we’re likely to see this season in the Cream and Crimson.

And while there is plenty of love and appreciation directed at their father, there also is some trash talk too … which means we may need to get him on a future episode to defend himself (since he apparently couldn’t defend Trey).

All of that and much more on Episode 2 of The Inside Scoop.

(Theme music provided by Bob Thompson.)

About our presenting sponsor, Speakeasy Sales Copy

Speakeasy Sales copy was founded in 2020 by award-winning copywriter Clay Manley, formerly the “voice of Petco.” After years of watching entrepreneurs suffer from mediocre copy, Clay now helps them turn their words into leads, sales, and loyalty by leveraging the billion-dollar secrets he uncovered writing for the world’s biggest brands.

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:00:00 -0000
AC Radio: Mike Woodson's Incredible but Incomplete Indiana Story (with IU Artifacts)

This week on AC Radio, one of our favorite recurring guests hosts is here: Chris Williams aka @IUArtifacts. 

Chris has some of his most prized Mike Woodson memorabilia possessions (well, all except for one) to show us and share the stories behind. We all know how amazing Mike Woodson's career at Indiana was, but it's still fun to linger on some of the incredible details, and to lament his few missing accomplishments -- one in particular that he undoubtedly hopes to achieve now as coach.

In addition, Coach shares his takeaways from being at Big Ten Media Day, the guys run through some Hoosier Headlines, and then they answer your questions -- including one about which home games should be the favorites in a ticket draft.

All of that and more this week on Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Coach and IUArtifacts


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Fri, 15 Oct 2021 03:22:50 -0000
AC Radio: Bold Big Ten Predictions (and a Big Community Announcement!)

This week on AC Radio, we focus on the Big Ten conference with Big Ten Media Day occurring and the "official unofficial" Big Ten media poll recently being released. What do we make of the Big Ten this season? And what bold predictions are we willing to go on record with?

Also, we make a special announcement about a new content partnership that will take our private discussion community to the next level. Learn more at assemblycall.com/community

Plus, as always, answers to community member questions.

On the mics: Jerod (hosting again!), Ryan, and Coach Adragna

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Fri, 08 Oct 2021 03:34:42 -0000
Assembly Call Postgame Show: Hoosier Hysteria 2021
On Saturday, Indiana conducted Hoosier Hysteria. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sat, 02 Oct 2021 23:59:40 -0000
AC Radio: Media Day Reactions and Hoosier Hysteria Preview
This week on Assembly Call Radio, Ryan returns to the show newly engaged and we begin by congratulating him on the milestone. We then dive into basketball and begin by discussing this weekend's upcoming Hoosier Hysteria and end with listener questions, while touching on a few other topics in between. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 03:46:48 -0000
The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates: Episode 1
In the first episode of The Inside Scoop with Tamar Bates presented by Speakeasy Sales Copy, Jerod and Tamar lay out their goals for the show and dig into Tamar's offseason transition to Bloomington.

Among the topics discussed:

• How the show came about
• What they want fans to take away from the series
• How Tamar reacts when his coaches and teammates call him "cocky."
• His relationship with Rob Phinisee (and how Rob is looking offensively)
• The impact of Clif Marshall
• His impression of what's different this year compared to before his arrival
• The lessons learned and confidence gained from the Bahamas trip
• The early leader for his favorite restaurant in Bloomington
• What he and his family will be doing before and during Hoosier Hysteria
• His goals for his freshman season -- team and personal

And much more.

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021 10:00:15 -0000
AC Radio: Rob Phinisee Offseason Player Preview
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we look at expectations for the upcoming season, before doing a detailed preview on Rob Phinisee who did an exclusive interview with Assembly Call earlier this week. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:04:59 -0000
Rob Phinisee Interview: Big Shots, Building Confidence, and Navigating a Senior Year Coaching Change
Rob Phinisee has had an interesting, and in may ways contradictory, three years in Bloomington.

• He arrived as a headline member of one of the most celebrated IU recruiting classes of the post-Knight era … but is now the only one left and still hasn’t played in an NCAA Tournament game.
• He burst onto the scene as a freshman point guard with the kind of production that gave IU fans dreams of the next Yogi … but has struggled to recapture that efficiency and consistency since.
• He’s earned a reputation as a clutch shooter with a handful of memorable shots that decided games … but has been a part of three straight backcourts that notoriously couldn’t shoot the ball well enough to space the floor for talented interior scorers.
• His IU teams have struggled to just get their head above water in Big Ten play … but notched three straight wins against top-10 Michigan State teams.

It hasn’t really made a lot of sense.

But what does seem to make sense, at least IU fans hope, is that Rob and the entire IU program will have a chance to be reborn under the direction of a new staff and with a rebuilt roster.

In this wide-ranging conversation with Rob we discuss the many contradictory elements of his time at IU and look forward to what his fourth season may bring. Among the topics we get into:

• How he’s approaching his option to play a fifth year
• That time he scored 50 points in a high school game … and could have scored more
• Why he chose to leave Lafayette for Bloomington
• What Indiana needs to do to finally beat Purdue again
• The ups and downs of the Marquette and Arkansas games freshman year
• The game-winner against Butler and the anointing of “Big Shot Rob”
• Hypotheses for why he’s been able to come through more consistently in clutch situations than regular ones
• The ongoing relationship he developed with the young man who wrote him a letter after the Butler game
• What guarding Cassius Winston was like
• The toughest players he’s had to guard (his final answer on this one will stun you)
• What he learned about the impact of crowds during the COVID season
• What the experience of playing for Archie Miller was like
• The role does he expect to play this season
• What will be different about Indiana’s defensive approach this season
• What he wants to do after his basketball playing career is over

And so much more. We cover a ton while reliving some of his most memorable moments as a Hoosier.

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Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:01:44 -0000
AC Radio: Talking Hoops and IU-Cincinnati
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss who the top players in the Big Ten are for basketball and preview IU's big football match with Cincinnati this weekend See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 03:40:14 -0000
AC Radio: Schedule Breakdown and Mailbag
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss IU Football and tailgating, before doing a deep dive into analyzing the newly released basketball schedule. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 03:09:25 -0000
AC Radio: Talking Recruiting and ... IU Football!
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we begin by discussing the official visit of Noah Clowney. The remainder of the show dives into a different sport as it discusses IU Football. This included bringing on former IU assistant Bob Morris (Jerod's Dad). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 05:08:15 -0000
AC Radio: Jalen Hood-Schifino Scouting Report
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we give a complete breakdown of new IU prized commit Jalen Hood-Schifino, before closing the show by taking viewer questions. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 03:33:45 -0000
🚨 Jalen Hood-Schifino Commits to Indiana
On Tuesday afternoon, coveted 4-star guard Jalen Hood-Schifino became the third commitment in the Class of 2022.

We convened an emergency panel featuring Jerod Morris, Galen Clavio, and Dustin Dopirak (of the Herald-Times!!!) to discuss Hood-Schifino's commitment, what it means, what type of player he is, and what it suggests about the program Mike Woodson is building in Bloomington.

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Tue, 24 Aug 2021 19:47:05 -0000
AC Radio: Coach's Corner on What We Learned in the Bahamas
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the trip to the Bahamas and the Jalen Hood-Schifino recruitment. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 04:35:57 -0000
IU-BC Mega Postgame Show 2: Another Victory and More Live Player Interviews
On Sunday, Indiana defeated BC Mega for the second time this weekend. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sun, 15 Aug 2021 22:02:40 -0000
IU-BC Mega Game 1 Postgame Show: Great Win ... and Our Best Episode Ever?
On Friday, Indiana defeated BC Mega 79-66 in the Bahamas in an exhibition game. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. We also had live appearances from coaches and players for first time ever courtesy of Chad Schwartzkopf who made the trip and did impromptu interviews. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sat, 14 Aug 2021 03:46:15 -0000
AC Radio: Preparing for Basketball in the Bahamas
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 05:41:35 -0000
AC Radio: Kaleb Banks Scouting Report
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the end of the Crossroads Classic, do a Kaleb Banks scouting report and answer listener questions. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 03:39:41 -0000
AC Radio: Will Conference Realignment Affect the Big Ten?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss conference realignment and take viewer questions. The show concludes with a guest appearence by Jerod Morris. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:46:20 -0000
AC Radio: All-In / All-Out
On this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio, we roll through a few headlines (including one recruiting downer) and then discuss some popular all-ins and all-outs as fans look ahead to this year's basketball team. Finally, we hit up a bunch of questions -- some related to basketball, and several that are not.

On the mics: Andy, Coach, and Ryan

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Fri, 16 Jul 2021 03:35:13 -0000
AC Radio: NIL Madness and Big Ten Stay/Go Decisions
Assembly Call Radio returned this week for a discussion about the first week of players having control over their NIL rights. It's been a whirlwind. What are our initial thoughts and impressions?

Also: the Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups, some important Big Ten stay/go decisions, a few recruiting updates, and plenty of fun listener questions.

On the mics: Coach and Andy.

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Fri, 09 Jul 2021 03:12:35 -0000
AC Radio: Schedule Discussion and Return of Fans
his week on Assembly Call Radio, we begin with discussing the addition of St. Johns to the schedule and the return of 100% capacity to IU Athletic events in the fall. We continue with a much deeper dive into the non-conference schedule beyond that game. Eventually we take viewer questions to close the show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:09:54 -0000
AC Radio: Recapping Another Big Recruiting Week
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we dive into the recruiting visits that have happened recently with special guests Alex Bozich and later Jay Horrey. We then take viewer questions and discuss a few other topics throughout the show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 03:42:13 -0000
AC Radio: Offseason AMA
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the Bahama's Trip IU is taking later this summer. We then take questions about anything the viewers send in which may or may not be related to the basketball team. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 03:52:38 -0000
Behind the Scenes with Lynnea Phillips on IU's Social Media and NIL Strategy
Talk to anyone at IU about Indiana’s social media output, and one name comes up more than any other: Lynnea Phillips. And with good reason. She’s the head of digital and social media for IU athletics.

With the ever-increasing importance of social media to sports programs across the country, we invited Lynnea onto the show to discuss how she is leading Indiana’s efforts to brand its programs, players, and coaches, and prepare the entire department for the seismic shift of NIL changes (whenever they actually come to the Hoosier State).

And much more. This is a fascinating peek behind the curtain at one of the most important athletic department functions in modern-day college athletics.

Make sure you follow Lynnea (@lynneaphillips) and the Cuban Center (@CubanCenter) on Twitter.

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Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:26:50 -0000
AC Radio: Mark Titus on IU's Offseason and Coach K
This week on Assembly Call Radio, a discussion about Mike Krzyzewski's retirement and the changing of the guard in college basketball. We then talk about other offseason topics regarding IU Basketball and debate the Brad Stevens news. The shows ends with answering questions from viewers. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:05:36 -0000
AC Radio: Mike Woodson Media Takeaways and Recruiting Updates
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss Mike Woodson's press conference and talk about recruiting. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 28 May 2021 05:07:27 -0000
Talking with Eric Pankowski, candidate for IU trustee
We have something a little bit different for you to head into the weekend with.

As you probably know, Eric Pankowski of the Hoosier Hysterics podcast is a candidate for IU trusted. Voting begins on June 1st and goes through June 30th.

In this episode, Eric discusses the genesis of his candidacy, what his most important issues are, why building up athletics has a cascading impact on the rest of the university, and how he addresses concerns about how the persona he's developed as "a hysteric" will reflect on the trustee position and fit in the trustee boardroom.

And then, of course, there's a little hoops talk at the end.

Here is information on how to vote in the upcoming election: https://alumni.iu.edu/events/trustee-election/index.html

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Fri, 21 May 2021 20:09:02 -0000
AC Radio: Talking IU and Big Ten Hoops with Rob Dauster
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we give a brief shoutout to IU Soccer for their NCAA Tournament run. The show then goes in depth about new Hoosier Michael Durr and discuss other IU related topics. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 21 May 2021 04:12:00 -0000
Hoosier Storytime: Talking 1992-93 with Brian Evans
In this edition of Hoosier Storytime, we get the inside scoop on one of the greatest teams in IU basketball history from one of the greatest examples of player development: Brian Evans.

Brian played on the last few IU teams that were truly at the epicenter of college basketball. He was a redshirt on the 1992 Final Four team and a key rotation piece on the 1993 Elite Eight team that many people think would have won it all were it not for Alan Henderson's knee injury. We talk at length about what it was like playing with so many great players like Henderson, Calbert Cheaney, Greg Graham, Damon Bailey, etc.

Plus: why Brian wanted to kick the Fab 5's ass so badly, who from those early 90s teams would win in a shooting contest, and whether or not he felt threatened by Bob Knight's recruitment of Ivan Renko (or Bob Knight's offseason threats that there might not be a spot for Evans on the next year's team).

We also discuss player development in general, the shooting woes of the current program, and what it was like popping his shoulder back into place on the court.

All of that and much more in this edition of Hoosier Storytime.

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Mon, 17 May 2021 12:00:10 -0000
AC Radio: Tonsoni Takeover!
On this special episode of Assembly Call Radio, it's a Tonsoni Takeover!

Coach is behind the wheel with his boys Brent and Brandon alongside for an in-depth discussion about what it's like behind the scenes of a Division 1 basketball program. (Brandon was a manager at IU under Tom Crean and Brent was a manager at Indiana State under Greg Lansing.)

The boys also discuss this week's headlines: Jerome Hunter's departure, the new grad assistant, and the Big Ten opponent announcement.

And stick around after Segment 3 for the debut of new Bob Thompson music! When he sent it to Jerod, he billed it as the best song he's created yet and ... it doesn't disappoint. Then, during AC After Dark, Jerod shares the story of his email exchange with Mark Cuban and explains why it's time for sports fans to start paying a little closer attention to NFTs.

All that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

Here is the link to the episode of the Unchained podcast with Mark Cuban that Jerod references: https://unchainedpodcast.com/mark-cuban-on-why-he-thinks-eth-is-a-better-store-of-value-than-bitcoin/

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Fri, 14 May 2021 03:40:47 -0000
Hoosier Storytime with Devonte Green (Part 2)
Jerod had the opportunity to resume his chat with Devonte Green (find Part 1 in your feed from last week), one of the few players who straddled the Tom Crean and Archie Miller Eras, and a player who brought flashes of explosive offense during one of the more offensively challenged eras of IU basketball.

We cover a wide variety of topics in this follow-up conversation, including:

• Whether the media should be given more access to players while they’re in college
• How will more lenient NIL rules affect college players? Will it cause problems in locker rooms?
• His experience leaning on IU resources for mental health support
• What his childhood was like and when he started playing basketball.
• How is relationship with his brother has evolved over the years
• How he evolved as a young basketball player
• The two guys on the current team he thinks will thrive under Mike Woodson.
• What it’s like playing pickup games with guys IU is recruiting
• The time he dunked on OG (whether OG will admit it or not)
• The best shooter, players, dunker, leader, and passer he played with at IU
• What traditions meant the most to him at IU? And what should IU do to modernize the program?

And a lot more. We also talk about some of his lowest moments as a player, after celebrating the best moments in our last episode.

Our thanks to Devonte for being so generous with his time.

Part 1: https://assemblycall.com/episode-707-devonte-green/

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Mon, 10 May 2021 18:30:05 -0000
AC Radio: Miller Kopp Scouting Report and Hoosier Headlines
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we take an in depth look at Miller Kopp's game. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 07 May 2021 04:38:59 -0000
Hoosier Storytime with Devonte Green
On May 5th, Jerod had the opportunity to chat with Devonte Green, one of the few players who straddled the Tom Crean and Archie Miller Eras.

We cover a wide variety of topics about his career at IU, including:

• The recent health diagnosis that ended his first professional season prematurely (and how it will impact his career moving forward)
• His memories of the Florida State game and the feeling in the locker room when that season was cut short by COVID
• Reflections on the Iowa game and how he views the way he fit in Archie Miller's offense
• What it's like to be scorching hot on the basketball court.
• His very strong opinions about the packline defense.
• His role in the two Michigan State wins his junior year, and the impact of his suspension prior to the first Michigan State win (and how that drove him moving forward)
• His relationship with Archie Miller and how it evolved over time.
• Archie Miller's surprising reaction to Devonte's famous shoe-in-hand steal ... and does he steal have the shoe??
• How he reacted to Tom Crean chewing him out after throwing an alley-oop to Freddie McSwain as a freshman

And so much more, including a hilarious story end to end the interview about an interaction he had with Archie ... and why his ex-coach still owes him a million dollars. It's a wide-ranging, fun conversation. Enjoy!

Here is the article by Eddie Koton that I mentioned: https://www.thehoosiernetwork.com/2019/04/01/devonte-green-more-than-just-a-cheat-code/

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Wed, 05 May 2021 18:21:59 -0000
Hoosier Storytime with Steve Green
On April 28th, Jerod had the opportunity to chat with Steve Green, Bob Knight's first recruit and a member of the vaunted 1975 team.

If you've ever heard an interview with Steve, you know that he is gregarious, high-energy, and very engaging. He certainly did not disappoint in this conversation.

We cover a wide variety of topics:

• What he and Brian Evans are up to with Arora Sleep.
• The connection he made with Branch McCracken before ever meeting Bob Knight.
• How the 1976 team has welcomed he and John Laskowski as one of their own, even though they graduated in 1975.
• The story of his first technical foul, and why it was extra hypocritical for Bob Knight to chew him out that day.
• His IU recruiting story.
• His thoughts on why Mike Woodson will be such a good fit at IU
• How he would fix IU's program-wide shooting woes.
• The advice he would give to an incoming freshman.

And so much more. It's a wide-ranging, fun conversation that I think you'll really enjoy.

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Mon, 03 May 2021 10:58:05 -0000
AC Radio: The Rebranding of Indiana Basketball
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss Mark Emmert's extension and the NCAA, before diving into the recent tweets of the IU Basketball Account. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 04:28:06 -0000
The Inside Story of the Greatest Tweet in IU Basketball History
Wait, this a 90-minute episode about a tweet? You’re damn right it is. Because the viral tweet the IU mens basketball program sent yesterday isn’t just a great story on its own; it’s a microcosm of a dramatic shift within the athletic department that has Indiana sports poised to be a national leader for years to come.

First, Jerod Morris talks to longtime assistant AD Jeremy Gray (@IUJGray) about how IU’s epic troll of the most unreasonable elements of its fan base came about, and how it fits into a larger narrative about the departments commitment to NIL, having an engaging public persona, and putting athletes first.

Then, assistant director of video services Andrew Brown (@IUAndrew) joins to discuss how the tweet itself came about, the “branding meetings” going on behind the scenes with IU players, and how he and the other members of the department get their inspiration for the content that has been engaging Indiana sports fans for the last year-plus.

If you missed the tweet, rectify that now: https://twitter.com/IndianaMBB/status/1387087262073171971

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021 16:06:36 -0000
AC Radio: Tamar Bates Scouting Report
This week on Assembly Call Radio, Ryan returns to the show and discusses the recent new editions to the team and goes into detail about recent commit Tamar Bates. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 04:09:58 -0000
Kenya Hunter on The Tweet, Improving Shooting, and Working for Mike Woodson
On Wednesday afternoon, we were fortune enough to get 30 minutes of time from IU assistant coach Kenya Hunter. He and Jerod cover a number of topics, including:

• Hot yoga?
• The Tweet he sent after Tamar Bates' commitment
• The enthusiasm around the program
• Tim Miles' hilarious story about trying to break into Assembly Hall
• His reaction to IU's players saying they want better relationships and more development
• What was up with the shooting last season? And what's being done to improve it moving forward.
• The impact of COVID on last season's team
• His pedigree as a defensive coach, and whether or not that will be his role under Mike Woodson
• The importance of relationships in recruiting
• Which players he expects to take the biggest steps forward with a full summer

And more.

It's a fun conversation, and you get a sense for why many people consider Kenya to be a future high-level head coach.

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:09:27 -0000
Emergency Pod: Miller Kopp Picks IU!
Another day, another emergency breaking news podcast.

Miller Kopp, formerly of Northwestern, has announced his intention to transfer to Indiana. We assembled our largest panel ever to discuss it!

On the mics: Jerod, Coach, Mike DeCourcy, Jay, Chatmob Chad, and lifelong Northwestern fan and former Assembly Call intern Michael Dugan

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Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:01:26 -0000
Emergency Pod: Tamar Bates Picks IU!
On this emergency episode of The Assembly Call, Jerod Morris and Galen Clavio break down the commitment of Tamar Bates. What is he like as a player? What does the backcourt rotation look like now? How awesome is Kenya Hunter? And what does Bates' commitment suggest about the budding level of swag in the IU basketball program? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:56:15 -0000
AC Radio: Talking Dane Fife, Kenya Hunter, and Yasir Rosemond
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the additions and changes to the coaching staff and Joey Brunk leaving the program. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:56:32 -0000
It's Official: Yasir Rosemond is Indiana's 3rd Assistant Coach
On this special edition episode of The Assembly Call, Jerod Morris provides his immediate reaction to Yasir Rosemond being announced as Indiana's 3rd assistant coach. Then he discusses the retention of Mike Roberts and Clif Marshall and the impact of Joey Brunk's departure.

All that and much more on this impromptu edition of The Assembly Call.

Here is a link to the YouTube video with Rosemond giving parents and players advice for how to navigate recruiting in a pandemic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY1w75Eyab8

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:59:28 -0000
AC Radio: How Will The Pieces Fit Together?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss all the major news in IU Basketball this week. We go in depth on new commit Xavier Johnson and talk about all the players who are back at IU after removing their names from the transfer portal (and bypassing the NBA draft in Trayce Jackson Davis' case). Also, Dane Fife's addition to the coaching staff and Armaan Franklin's departure are touched on in what was one of the biggest news weeks for the Hoosiers we have ever seen. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:54:27 -0000
Special Edition: Race Thompson is Back!
Did you miss us?

It only took one day for more good news to echo throughout Hoosier Nation, as Race Thompson announced he is returning to Indiana. What is the impact of Race's decision? How does he fit into the new style of offense we're expecting under Mike Woodson? And what do the lineup permutations start to look like?

Plus ... is it possible to have TOO loaded of a roster in Mike Woodson's first season? (No, of course not. Don't be silly.)

We also spitball a bit on Armaan Franklin's decision.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod (solo for about a half hour), Coach, Jay, Scott, and Coach Marlow

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Thu, 08 Apr 2021 17:25:03 -0000
Special Edition: Xavier Johnson Picks IU
On this impromptu, in-the-car edition of Assembly Call Radio, we break down the commitment of Pitt transfer Xavier Johnson. What does he bring to the table? What are the question marks? How might he fit with Armaan and Indiana's other returning guards? And much more.

On the mics: Jerod and Jay "Mediocre Question" Horrey

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Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:23:25 -0000
Emergency Pod: Fife, Lander, and Geronimo are Back!
On this emergency episode of The Assembly Call we react to the news that Dane Fife is joining Mike Woodson's staff and both Khristian Lander and Jordan Geronimo are returning to Bloomington.

On the mics: Jerod, Coach, and Ryan, plus special guests Eric and Ward from Hoosier Hysterics (who have unique insight into Fife and potential assistant Mike Lewis)

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Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:57:25 -0000
Trayce is Back! (With Galen Clavio and Sam Vecenie)
Trayce Jackson-Davis is back, which means it's time to fire up a special edition live show. So we do, with two special guests: Galen Clavio from Crimson Cast and Sam Vecenie from The Athletic.

First, Galen joins (2:56) to break down the importance of Trayce's return, what to expect from him as a junior, what this suggests about the Mike Woodson Era, and much, much more.

Then, Sam joins (1:01:41) to give the NBA scouts' view on Trayce as a professional prospect and what he needs to show as a junior to get drafted. He also highlights some other Hoosiers on the NBA radar.

It's a fun, wide-ranging conversations with two astute basketball minds, befitting this triumphant day to be a Hoosier.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sat, 03 Apr 2021 03:02:21 -0000
AC Radio: Woody's Here, Kenya and Parker Back ... What's Next?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we go in depth about the hiring of Mike Woodson and what it means for the future of the program. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 03:46:07 -0000
Mark Titus on Mike Woodson and Thad Matta at Indiana
In this special edition episode of The Assembly Call, good friend of the show Mark Titus joins us to discuss why he’s “cautiously optimistic” about Mike Woodson as Indiana’s head coach, what he thinks his former head coach Thad Matta can bring to the table in Bloomington, and why everyone should just chill out about how hard the transition will be going from coaching in the NBA to coaching against Greg Gard, Fran McCaffery, and Chris Collins.

The interview begins around the 7:00 mark. We begin with a quick bit of housekeeping to tell you about two new IU-related products you may be interested in and a couple of ways you can support the show. Here are the links mentioned:

• New Homefield Apparel T-shirt: http://assemblycall.com/t (Code ASSEMBLY20 at checkout)

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• Assembly Call Donate page: http://assemblycall.com/donate

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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 21:37:49 -0000
IU-Arizona Women Postgame Show: Historic Season Comes To End
On this show, we discuss the loss to end a historic season in the programs first ever Elite 8. We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 05:43:18 -0000
Instant Reaction: Mike Woodson is Indiana's Next Head Coach
We have a coach!

As is our custom, we react real-time to the latest IU basketball news. Rick Bozich broke the news, so he gives us his perspective. Then Alex Bozich and Eric Pankowski join, and we discuss the unique upside of the choice. Finally, Ryan highlights all of the questions about the hire.

It's a wide-ranging conversation making sense of this breaking news.

On the mics: Jerod and Coach with Rick Bozich, Alex Bozich, Eric Pankowski, and then Ryan joins at the end.

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Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:07:31 -0000
AC Radio: Coaching Search Reset and Transfer Portal Madness
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we start by briefly talking about the IU Women's Team making their first ever Sweet 16. The show then goes in depth about both the players in the transfer portal and the coaching search. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 03:49:49 -0000
Coaching Search, Armaan in the Portal, and B1G Struggles
On this impromptu midweek edition of The Assembly Call, Jerod and Coach kick around the most urgent topics of the day: the latest on Indiana's search for a new coach, the breaking news that Armaan Franklin is in the transfer portal, and what the hell is up with the Big Ten in this year's NCAA Tournament.

Also, Jerod shares a story about watching the Michigan-LSU game with his daughter that all the parents in the audience will be relate to, or that might take you back to the first time watching a game with your mom or dad.

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Tue, 23 Mar 2021 16:57:18 -0000
AC Radio: Coaching Search Talk!
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we spend nearly the entire show discussing the coaching search and potential candidates for IU. Brad Stevens is brought up a lot, but other names are discussed as well. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 03:56:19 -0000
🚨 Archie Miller Fired. What Comes Next?
News broke earlier today that Archie Miller has been fired as Indiana's head basketball coach. We immediately went to live to make sense of it all.

In this episode: Jerod, Andy, Coach, and Ryan, plus appearances by Rick Bozich, Alex Bozich, and Eric from Hoosier Hysterics.

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Mon, 15 Mar 2021 18:14:09 -0000
IU-Rutgers Postgame Show: IU's Season Ends With A Thud In Big Ten Tournament
On Thursday, Indiana fell in the Big Ten Tournament to Rutgers to end the season. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 04:46:37 -0000
IU-Purdue Postgame Show: Hoosiers Fall Short In Regular Season Finale
On Saturday, Indiana lost to Purdue for the ninth straight time. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sat, 06 Mar 2021 23:19:25 -0000
AC Radio: Women Rise as Men Collapse Down the Stretch
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discussed the elite play of the IU Women's Basketball Team with their radio announcer Greg Murray. We also touched on the Men's team and took listener questions. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Fri, 05 Mar 2021 04:07:44 -0000
IU-MSU Postgame Show: IU Comes Up Short In Rock Fight
On Tuesday, Indiana fell in an ugly game to Michigan State. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:52:13 -0000
IU-Michigan Postgame Show: Al Durham Leads IU on Senior Day
Indiana fell to Michigan on Saturday afternoon, 73-57. This game was a reminder of what's been clear for a while now: the Wolverines are a Big Ten and national title contender, while the Hoosiers aren't even on that radar.

Al Durham led Indiana in scoring on Senior Day, but it wasn't nearly enough with Trayce Jackson-Davis bottled up and Armaan Franklin out with injury.

On the mics: Galen Clavio and Ryan Phillips

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Sat, 27 Feb 2021 21:02:44 -0000
AC Radio: Michigan and March Madness Preview with Ed Feng
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discussed Michigan Basketball with Special Guest Ed Feng, went in depth with NCAA tournament talk, took listener questions and gave a brief shoutout to the IU Women's Basketball team's success at the beginning.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, Ed Feng

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Fri, 26 Feb 2021 05:15:20 -0000
IU-Rutgers Postgame Show: IU Falls Hard After Strong Start
On Wednesday, Indiana lost a huge early lead and fell big to Rutgers. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, Ryan

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:27:29 -0000
IU-Michigan State Postgame Show: IU Falls in Must Win Game
On 2/20, Indiana fell to Michigan State. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jeff Amos, Kathy Marlow and Jerod Morris

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Sun, 21 Feb 2021 00:31:33 -0000
AC Radio: Preparing for the Stretch Run to March
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we reflect on Indiana's win over Minnesota, take a trip around the Big Ten, and answer listener questions.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Coach, Andy, and Tyler Tachman

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Fri, 19 Feb 2021 04:42:09 -0000
IU-Minnesota Postgame Show: Sharp Shooting Propels Indiana to Important Victory
On Wednesday night, Indiana did not play particularly well overall, especially on defense. But the Hoosiers shot well and played with better pace offensively, which was enough to beat a depleted Minnesota team. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Jerod, and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— Why 3-point shooting keyed Indiana's victory, and has become a legitimate strength for this team
— The importance of Trayce Jackson-Davis' improved start and key buckets in the second half
— What is going on with Indiana's defense?
— The up and down night for Rob Phinisee and Al Durham
— Jerome Hunter!
— This was a good win. But how impressed should we be with it given the context?

And much more.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Thu, 18 Feb 2021 06:28:07 -0000
IU-Ohio State Postgame Show: Holtmann's Buckeyes Get the Best of Miller's Hoosiers (Again)
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana came up short in yet another measuring stick game for the Archie Miller Era. The Hoosiers fell behind early again, and never truly threatened Ohio State in a game where the guards, once again, didn't measure up.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and special guest Mark Titus from Titus and Tate

Among the topics discussed:

— Why slow starts keep plaguing this team
— What to make Trayce Jackson-Davis. He got his numbers, but did he play well?
— Why Jerome Hunter was one of the few bright spots for Indiana
— Some maddening decisions by Archie that left us baffled
— Why Mark continues to think Indiana is going in the right direction, even if it's taking too long to get there
— Mark updates us on his foundation (ClubTrillionFoundation.org) and what we can do to help

And much more.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sat, 13 Feb 2021 21:22:09 -0000
AC Radio: Talking C.J. Gunn, Upcoming Schedule, and How to Start Games Better
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we reflect more on the good and bad of Indiana's win over Northwestern, Ryan gives his quick take on C.J. Gunn, and we look ahead to Indiana's upcoming schedule and how the Hoosiers can start games better.

Plus, a lot of Trayce Jackson-Davis talk ... and more.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Scott from CrimsonCast

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Fri, 12 Feb 2021 04:06:26 -0000
IU-NW Postgame Show: Al and Armaan Close Out Ugly But Necessary Win
On Wednesday night, Indiana overcame a horrible start and 38 minutes of sluggish offense to find a way to win a double-OT battle against Northwestern. When someone needed to step up late, Al and Armaan made the plays (and free throws) needed for victory.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Chad, Ryan, and IU Artifacts

Among the topics discussed:

— Why Trayce struggled (again)
— Jerome's Big Shot
— The heroics of Al and Armaan
— Why the continued slow starts are unacceptable and need to change
— What this win means in the larger context of the season
— And much more

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Thu, 11 Feb 2021 03:39:23 -0000
IU-Iowa Postgame Show: Armaan's Dagger Secures Season Sweep of Iowa
It's a belated edition of The Assembly Call! The day following Indiana's 67-65 win over Iowa, we convened to break the down game and discuss what it means for IU moving forward. There is plenty of Race Thompson love, and lots of discussion about the improved play of Indiana's young bench. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Tue, 09 Feb 2021 05:42:42 -0000
AC Radio: Give the Keys to Lander? (Then Ask Us Anything!)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we have a quick discussion about what Khristian Lander's role should be moving forward. Then we answer a bunch of listener questions -- many of which have nothing at all to do with IU basketball.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Galen Clavio

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Fri, 05 Feb 2021 04:14:25 -0000
IU-Illinois Postgame Show: Hoosiers Drop 4th Big Ten Home Game in Familiar Fashion
On Tuesday night, Indiana let another winnable game against a good team slip through its fingers. Race Thompson and Khristian Lander's play was a bright spot, but otherwise it was more of the same for an Indiana team that doesn't seem to be able to get out of its own way. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— Ryan vents all of the frustrations many IU fans are feeling
— What went wrong late as Indiana dropped another close game
— The bright spots: Khrstian Lander and Race Thompson
— Why Trayce struggled again in a matchup against Kofi Cockburn
— Is it time to give the keys to Lander?
— The deficiencies of Rob and Al rearing their unfortunate head again

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 07:16:15 -0000
AC Radio: State of the Program
This week on Assembly Call Radio, our first since December 17th, we take a step back from the heat of Big Ten play to assess where the IU program is in Year 4 of the Archie Miller Era. What has to happen from here on out in 2021 to get fans back on Archie's side?

We also discuss Matt Cross, Parker Stewart, whether conference tournaments can/should happen, and answer a slew of listener questions.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Alex Bozich

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Fri, 29 Jan 2021 04:13:11 -0000
IU-Rutgers Postgame Show: Another Home Letdown for Indiana
On Sunday afternoon, Indiana backed up its big win over Iowa with a disappointing and all-too-predictable letdown performance against Rutgers. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, Andy, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— Why the blame for this one falls on the shoulders of the star and the coach
— The story of the game: Rutgers out-toughing and out-hustling Indiana
— The positives to take from Armaan Franklin's performance
— A spark from Khristian Lander!
— A rough day for Indiana's upperclassmen guards
— What explains Indiana's consistent letdowns after big wins?
— A TON of stuff during the postgame show segment

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sun, 24 Jan 2021 21:20:20 -0000
IU-Iowa Postgame Show: Hoosiers Bounce Back From Rock Bottom to Earn Signature Win
On Thursday night, Indiana bounced back from its dispiriting loss to Purdue by earning one of the most impressive wins of the season in college basketball. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, Coach, and Jerod

Among the topics discussed:

— How proud we all are of the team for this bounce-back performance
— The terrific overall performance from Rob Phinisee
— The important lift Indiana got off its bench
— Al Durham's late-game leadership
— Why Race Thompson's performance was so much more important than his paltry scoring number
— And much more.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2021 06:26:48 -0000
IU-Purdue Postgame Show: A New Nadir for the Archie Miller Era
On Thursday night, Indiana dropped its eighth straight game to Purdue. Archie Miller is now 0-6 against the Boilermakers. While this loss only counts as one in the record books, it casts a dark pall over Year 4 of the ever-scuffling Archie Miller era.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— The many reasons why another loss like this is totally unacceptable
— What Matt Painter did to expose Indiana's recurring weaknesses
— The macro flaws in Archie's basketball philosophy
— The few positives to be taken from Race and Armaan's consistent fight
— Trayce got his numbers, but his defense left Indiana exposed on the perimeter
— Where does Indiana go from here?

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:09:59 -0000
IU-Nebraska Postgame Show: Hoosiers Claw Back to Even in Big Ten Play
On Sunday evening, Indiana jumped out to a big lead on Nebraska, gave it all back in the second half, but then recovered down the stretch to earn an 8-point victory. The win got Indiana back to even in conference play after six games. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Coach, and IUArtifacts

Among the topics discussed:

— The key play by Jerome Hunter that helped Indiana avert disaster
— Another strong night by Al and Rob
— What did Nebraska do to slow Trayce down?
— Big plays by Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 03:06:38 -0000
IU-Wisconsin Postgame Show: Execution in OT Costs Indiana Elusive Kohl Center Win
On Thursday night, Indiana delivered its best-ever performance at the Kohl Center, but unfortunately still came up short of a win. Wisconsin had the best guard on the court, and it proved to be the difference. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Coach, Ryan, and Jerod

Among the topics discussed:

— Why this was such a missed opportunity for Indiana
— The atrocious officiating -- which didn't cost Indiana the game, but certainly increased the degree of difficulty
— What Trayce Jackson-Davis did so well tonight, but where we fell short in overtime
— Al and Rob continued their string of better play, but it just wasn't enough in this one
— The essential contributions from Jerome Hunter and Anthony Leal off the bench
— Plus a long, long after-show segment that twists and turns into a variety of different subjects.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Fri, 08 Jan 2021 04:59:40 -0000
IU-Maryland Postgame Show: Hoosiers Take Care of Business With Strong Second Half
On Monday night, Indiana overcome an awful first half performance on offense to dominate Maryland in the second half an earn a much-needed home victory. Race Thompson kept Indiana in the game in the first half, and then Trayce Jackson-Davis took over in the second half. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— The keys to Indiana's second half offensive surge
— The importance of Race Thompson's first half energy and production to keep Indiana in the game
— What the hell was that on offense in the first half?
— The up and down night for Indiana's guards
— What to make of Jerome Hunter playing the 3
— Which freshmen played well, and which ones struggled

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Tue, 05 Jan 2021 04:51:37 -0000
IU-Penn State Postgame Show: Role Reversal as IU's Offense Bails Out Leaky Defense
On Wednesday night, Indiana built 12-point second half lead to Penn State before blowing it and almost losing in regulation. But Rob Phinisee bailed Indiana out with some key defense at the end of regulation before hitting the game-winner in overtime as the Hoosiers survived.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, Andy, and Scott

Among the topics discussed:

— Rob and Al's big bounceback night
— What was wrong with Indiana's defense?
— The improvements, and importance, of Armaan and Trey
— What was up with Trayce?
— Why Joey Brunk's prolonged absence is difficult for Indiana to absorb
— What Jerome did tonight that we need to see more of

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Thu, 31 Dec 2020 05:44:05 -0000
IU-Illinois Postgame Show: Poor Late-Game Execution Results in 0-2 Big Ten Start
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana fell to 0-2 in conference play with a 69-60 loss to Illinois. Indiana led midway through the second half, but poor late-game execution, and the brilliance of Ayo Dosunmo, were too much for Indiana to overcome.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy and Galen Clavio from CrimsonCast

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Sun, 27 Dec 2020 04:42:06 -0000
IU-Northwestern Postgame Show: A Disturbingly Familiar Home Loss to Open Big Ten Play
On Wednesday night, Indiana put up a weak effort on both sides of the court against Northwestern. A few Hoosiers put up decent counting stats, but no one played well. After the game, our crew broke it all down, with plenty of ranting, on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and IUArtifacts

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Thu, 24 Dec 2020 05:45:58 -0000
IU-Butler Postgame Show: Disruptive D Keys Dominant Second-Half Comeback for IU
On Saturday morning/afternoon, Indiana played a soft first half at the Crossroads Classic before storming back in the second half behind the dominant defense of Trayce and Race. Oh, and Armaan had another great shooting day at Bankers Life.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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Sat, 19 Dec 2020 20:21:49 -0000
AC Radio: Parker Stewart Reaction and Buy/Sell on Early Season Trends
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we react to Parker Stewart's commitment (we got a shooter!) and then assess the most prominent early-season trends with a fun round of Buy or Sell.

All that and much more, including your questions, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 18 Dec 2020 03:58:37 -0000
IU-North Alabama Postgame Show: Armaan Leads Long-Awaited 3-Point Barrage
On Sunday afternoon, Indiana dominated North Alabama after a sloppy start. The big story was Indiana's 3-point shooting, as the Hoosiers made 13 3-pointers (the previous season-high was 5). After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Coach and Ryan

We break down every angle of this game, including Armaan's terrific second half, Trayce' productive day, and how the freshmen looked.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2020 21:05:06 -0000
AC Radio: Coach's Corner and Big Ten/ACC Takeaways
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we welcome special guest Tony Adragna from IU Film Room to break down the good and bad from Indiana's loss to Florida State. We also provide takeaways from the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and answer a bevy of listener questions.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Coach, Andy, and Tony Adragna

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Fri, 11 Dec 2020 04:07:11 -0000
IU-Florida State Postgame Show: Indiana's Star Becomes Its Leader Too
On Wednesday night, Indiana fell short in overtime against Florida State, 69-67. Trayce Jackson-Davis was spectacular for the Hoosiers in a losing effort, and showed during and after the game that while he may not be one of the four captains, he has emerged as the team's leader.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— Trayce's outstanding night
— Why Indiana's guards gave it their all ... but it just wasn't good enough
— Why didn't Jerome Hunter play more?
— Indiana needs more from Race Thompson
— What should Archie do with the freshmen in a game like this?
— WHY CAN'T WE SHOOT!!??

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 04:48:16 -0000
AC Radio: Maui Takeaways and How to Handle Khristian Lander
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the most pertinent takeaways from Indiana's performance in the Maui Invitational and analyze what Indiana needs to do to get the most out of Khristian Lander.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 04 Dec 2020 04:01:48 -0000
IU-Stanford Postgame Show: Hoosiers Bounce Back to Salvage Some Maui Momentum
On Wednesday afternoon, Indiana bounced back from its terrible performance against Texas to control Stanford from horn to horn. Trayce Jackson-Davis led the way with a career day, and Armaan Franklin showed that he's much more than just a defensive specialist.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Coach and Chad, with early cameos by Jerod and Ryan

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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 00:44:33 -0000
IU-Texas Postgame Show: Another Big-Game No-Show Under Archie Miller
On Tuesday afternoon, Indiana frittered away all of the good feelings it had built up with Monday's impressive win over Providence. The Hoosiers were dominated from the tip by Texas, in yet another dispiriting effort in a big spot under Archie Miller.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Coach, Ryan, and ChatMob Chad

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:42:33 -0000
IU-Providence Postgame Show: Race Thompson Breaks Out
On Monday afternoon in Asheville, Indiana dominated Providence from start to finish, earning a 79-58 victory. Race Thompson led the way with his best performance as a Hoosier, helping the compensate for a sluggish (but still productive) game from Trayce Jackson-Davis.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Coach, Jerod, and Chad

Among the topics discussed:

— Why the variety of ways Race impacted the game was so encouraging.
— What to make of Trayce's uneven performance.
— Al Durham's terrific bounceback effort.
— Why Rob and Armaan were so important to Indiana's defense.
— The positive signs from Lander and Hunter in otherwise forgettable performances.
— Trey Galloway's impact and unique skillset.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:20:01 -0000
IU-Tennessee Tech Postgame Show: Potential on Display During Dominant First Half Stretch
On Wednesday night, Indiana (finally!) opened the 2020-21 season with a breezy 89-59 victory over Tennessee Tech. The Hoosiers delivered the knockout blow with a 28-2 run to end the second half, and Trayce Jackson-Davis opened his sophomore season with a dominant 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy and Coach

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:42:04 -0000
AC Radio: Schedule Breakdown and Women's Basketball Preview
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we break down Indiana's schedule, which was finally released this week. We also welcome special guest Greg Murray to help us preview one of the most anticipated women's basketball seasons in school history.

Also: reactions to Virtual Hoosier Hysteria.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Coach, Andy, and Greg Murray

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Fri, 20 Nov 2020 04:25:08 -0000
AC Radio: 3 More Burning Offseason Questions
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss and debate three important questions for this year's IU team as the season opener (#fingerscrossed) approaches.

Topics include expectations for Trayce's sophomore season; what to make of the report that Trey Galloway is challenging for a starting spot; and whether IU fans should feel confident about the state of the program entering Archie's fourth season.

That and more on this week's edition of AC Radio.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 13 Nov 2020 04:34:59 -0000
AC Radio: KenPom Preseason Projections and IU Athletes Voting
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the importance of Indiana's athletes exercising their right to vote and break down the preseason computer projections now that KenPom's are out.

Plus: Hoosier Headlines, your questions, and the results of a VERY important election (not, not THAT one).

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 06 Nov 2020 03:51:16 -0000
AC Radio: Ask Us Anything! (Plus: Big Ten/ACC Matchups)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we have a special treat: all four regular hosts here for the entire show! So we use the occasion to open up the mailbag and answer your hoops and non-hoops related questions.

We also discuss the Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups, the latest in the Trey Kaufman recruitment, and convince Ryan why he was dead wrong to even consider benching Michael Penix when he was struggling early against Penn State.

That and so much more -- including a question submitted via song -- in this week's episode.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:59:07 -0000
AC Radio: Talking Trey Kaufman and Hoosier Beginnings with IUArtifacts and Ken Bikoff
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we welcome a couple of noted guests to the show to help us discuss Trey Kaufman's impending announcement and reflect on IU sports history.

Ken Bikoff is the author of Hoosier Beginnings: The Birth of Indiana University Athletics. We discuss his book and many of the great stories he wrote about.

All that and much more, including listener questions, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Coach, IUArtifacts, and Ken Bikoff

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Fri, 23 Oct 2020 02:57:51 -0000
AC Radio: Rule Changes and Media Day Reaction
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the rule changes that are going to have a big impact on roster management, plus the notable quotes and themes from Tuesday's media day. And much more.

On the mics: Jerod, Coach, and Ryan

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Fri, 16 Oct 2020 02:31:04 -0000
AC Radio: Breaking Down the Maui (err, Asheville) Bracket
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss this week's schedule news. There is a Maui bracket! And the Gavitt Games are off. What will that mean for IU's non-conference schedule?

Plus, De'Ron Davis' pro career begins, how well do Rob, Jerome, and Race fit together, and much more.

On the mics: Coach, Andy, Ryan ... and a special guest who just happens to stumble by

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Fri, 09 Oct 2020 03:00:05 -0000
AC Radio: Reactions to Inside the Hall's Big Ten Top 25
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we react to the annual list of top 25 players in the Big Ten that Inside the Hall and UMHoops collaborate on. Which Hoosiers made the list? What players were overrated and underrated?

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Fri, 02 Oct 2020 02:37:08 -0000
What Statistical Profile Does It Take to Play Deep Into March?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss a potpourri of topics with special guest Galen Clavio -- including what history tells us about the statistical profile that a team needs to have for any legitimate hope of hanging a banner.

We also discuss Andy Katz's preseason rankings, some scheduling topics, the pro potential of Indiana's best basketball and football players, and, sadly, the tragedy suffered by Damon Bailey's family.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Coach, Ryan, and Galen Clavio

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Fri, 25 Sep 2020 02:47:19 -0000
AC Radio: November 25th Can't Come Soon Enough
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the big week news for both the basketball and football programs before delving into some other fun topics.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy and Scott from Crimson Cast

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Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:02:30 -0000
AC Radio: Ask Us Anything (with Chronic Hoosier)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we combat a week without much news by opening the entire show up to your questions -- most of which centered around IU hoops. And we welcome a special guest: Chronic Hoosier.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Chronic

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Fri, 11 Sep 2020 02:36:37 -0000
AC Radio: Who is the 2nd-Most Indispensable Player on This Year's Roster?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we roll through a bunch of headlines to get you up to speed on the latest with IU's potential schedule, and then debate who joins Trayce as the two most indispensable players on this year's roster.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Coach, and Ryan

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Fri, 04 Sep 2020 02:49:23 -0000
AC Radio: Kenya Hunter Hired (Plus: Jerod's Back ... With Some Questions)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we assess Indiana's latest assistant coach hire and then kick around a few questions that have been burning in Jerod's mind while he's been away.

Plus: the possible start dates for a season, Blake Wesley cuts his list to 12, Trayce's new number, and some fun listener questions including which 1-on-1 battles we'd love to see if we attended a practice.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 28 Aug 2020 03:27:45 -0000
AC Radio: Breaking the Big Ten Into Tiers
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we take another deep dive into the Big Ten by breaking the conference into tiers -- from contenders to cornhuskers. Where does Indiana land?

Also, which Big Ten venues are the best and toughest? What is the importance of Juwan Morgan's emergence in Utah to what Archie Miller is building in Bloomington? And your questions.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2020 02:52:38 -0000
AC Radio: Bruiser's Gone and What's Next for College Sports?
Who says there's nothing to talk about!? This week on AC Radio, we discuss the wild week in college sports and what it suggests for the college basketball season. We also analyze Indiana's vacant assistant coach's chair now that Bruiser Flint has moved on to that awful place down south.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Coach, and special guest Galen Clavio

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Fri, 14 Aug 2020 02:56:18 -0000
AC Radio: Burning Big Ten Questions
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss some Big Ten topics on the heels of all the stay-or-go decisions being made by some of the conference's best players. What do the returns of Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmo, Aaron Henry and others mean for the conference power balance and IU's place in it?

Plus: discussion of the proposed Big Ten basketball bubble, another forward-thinking move by IU's athletic department, and much more.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Coach, Ryan, and Chad

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Fri, 07 Aug 2020 02:42:39 -0000
AC Radio: The Coach and The Shot Doctor Analyze IU Players' Shooting Forms
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we dive deep on shot forms. What makes a good shot form? How do current IU players stack up? The Coach and The Shot Doctor nerd out on this all-important basketball skill.

Plus: reactions to Archie's comments, Ryan's rant about a major Emmy snub, and your questions.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Coach and Ryan

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Fri, 31 Jul 2020 02:51:59 -0000
AC Radio: Grading Archie's First 3 Seasons in Bloomington
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we take a deep dive into Archie Miller's first three seasons in Bloomington. What's gone right? What's gone wrong? And how do we grade him in the areas of results, offense/defense, roster management, and program ambassadorship?

Plus: IU loses another recruit to Villanova, some national hoops voices weigh in on Archie, how can the defense be better without Justin Smith, and what can Indiana import from the Euro leagues to make the offense better?

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach

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Fri, 24 Jul 2020 02:48:03 -0000
AC Radio: How Much Will Each Freshman Contribute This Season?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we complete our offseason player preview series by discussing the incoming freshmen. We've already done detailed scouting reports on each (they're in the archive), so this week we analyze the attribute that will help or hinder each player's quest for playing time, and what we project the minutes allocation to be.

Plus: Hoosier Headlines (including the passing of Steve Bouchie, Indiana's first positive COVID tests, and the triumphant Basketball Tournament for a couple of former Hoosier) and your questions, including about the freshman seasons we most enjoyed watching.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 17 Jul 2020 02:55:53 -0000
AC Radio: TJD Offseason Analysis and What the College Football News May Mean for College Hoops
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we react to how the pandemic's impact on fall sports my affect the college basketball season and then dive into our offseason analysis of the Hoosiers' undisputed most important player: Trayce Jackson-Davis.

All that and much more, including your questions, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:52:06 -0000
AC Radio: How Big of a Step Forward Will Jerome Hunter Take as a Sophomore?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we turn our attention to the most intriguing player on the IU roster: Jerome Hunter. With Jerome's obvious talent, and Justin Smith's minutes now available, everyone expects a major step forward for Jerome this season. But how big will that step be?

Also: Scott Dolson takes over, the Hoosiers arrive on campus, and a bunch of fun listener questions including one about what piece of IU memorabilia would be the centerpiece of an IU-themed basement.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Coach, and IUArtifacts

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Fri, 03 Jul 2020 03:20:21 -0000
Banner Monday: Big Ten All-Decade Team with Mike DeCourcy
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy joins Coach Tonsoni to discuss the Big Ten Network's All-Decade Team. Obviously we have issues with Cody Zeller being left off. Mike addresses that and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 22:02:03 -0000
AC Radio: Where Does Armaan Franklin Fit in Indiana's Rotation?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we continue our offseason player-by-player preview series with a discussion about Armaan Franklin. He showed flashes of being the kind of 3-and-D wing that Indiana has lacked in recent seasons. Where will he fit in the rotation as a sophomore?

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Coach and Ryan

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Fri, 26 Jun 2020 03:35:05 -0000
AC Radio: It's Race Thompson Time
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we dive into our offseason player preview of Race Thompson. He's dealt with his fair share of injuries, but he's been an impact player when he's been on the court. What will his role be this season? And is he actually injury prone?

Plus: recruiting updates, practice updates, and questions about the future of sports media.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 19 Jun 2020 03:06:17 -0000
AC Radio: Is Rob Phinisee Ready to Be a Consistent Force For IU?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we do our offseason player breakdown for Rob Phinisee. His career has been an amalgamation of big shots and tantalizing stretches mixed injury and inconsistency. Is he ready to be a consistent player for IU? And is his presence as the clear 2nd-most important player on this year's team a source of optimism or concern?

Plus:

• The importance of Trey Galloway's wrist
• Who is this 7-footer Indiana is interested in bringing in to redshirt?
• What famous IU fans should make more appearances at Assembly Hall?
• How will Phinisee and Lander function together?
• What will games without fans be like?

And what are the two biggest issues that Scott has with one of his favorite movies, Back to the Future?

Yes, all that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Scott (from Crimson Cast)

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Fri, 12 Jun 2020 02:50:28 -0000
AC Radio: The Lasting Impacts of Bill Garrett and George Taliaferro
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we welcome special guest Bill Murphy to share the stories and of Bill Garrett and George Taliaferro -- two legendary IU athletes because of their supreme skill and athletic achievement, but more importantly because of their impact on racial integration at IU, the Big Ten, and college sports nationwide.

Plus, a reflection on how the current Hoosiers are handing the tumult of the last 10 days, and an update on when voluntary workouts will begin. And we also answer audience questions.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, Coach, and special guest Bill Murphy

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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 03:48:31 -0000
AC Radio: The Impact of Justin Smith's Grad Transfer
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we have our regularly scheduled offseason episode about Justin Smith ... just in a much different context than we were anticipating last week. How will Justin's departure impact Indiana on the court next season? We dissect it from several angles.

Plus:

• Two Hoosiers were on a 2021 NBA Draft Big Board
• What impact is the cancellation of the summer recruiting calendar going to have?
• Indiana announced its academic calendar for the upcoming school year.
• What pie-in-the-sky nonconference game would we like to see Indiana get on its schedule?
• Will Archie have to coach effort this year?
• How is Indiana likely to use its two open scholarships, if at all?

And stick around until the end, because we stumble upon a theretofore unmentioned element of Indiana's team that stands to get significantly better based on how the roster is now constructed.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 29 May 2020 03:03:37 -0000
AC Radio: How Much Better Can Al Durham Be as a Senior?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we begin our offseason player deep dives by discussing Al Durham. He's clearly overachieved based on his recruiting pedigree. Is he now ready for a leading role on a deep IU team as a senior?

Plus: what Indiana's improving APR means; the impact of Khristian Lander officially reclassifying on Indiana's outlook for next season; what the recent positive trends in terms of getting sports going again mean for college hoops; some Al Durham over-unders; and a look at Archie's coaching history and whether he's ever had a player quite like Lander.

And then, for the YouTubers, our latest ChatMob induction ... the man they call Hooparazzi.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach

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Fri, 22 May 2020 03:33:51 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on Khristian Lander and The Last Dance
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Jerod Morris talks to Mike DeCourcy about what he expects from Khristian Lander as a freshman, the latest on how college sports are adjusting to the pandemic, and whether it really should have been the "last dance" for the Bulls after all. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 18 May 2020 20:46:12 -0000
AC Radio: Taking Stock of the Big Ten
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss some pertinent NCAA news from the past week, and then take an in-depth swing around the Big Ten to see how Indiana stacks up with the rest of the conference.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach ... plus a special appearance from Jerod late.

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Fri, 15 May 2020 03:25:50 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on Scheduling, Winning on the Road, and Best College Hoops Venues
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Brian Tonsoni talks to Mike DeCourcy about the best scheduling strategies, what it takes to win on the road in the Big Ten, the best venues in college hoops, and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 11 May 2020 21:11:31 -0000
AC Radio: The Biggest On-Court Question Marks for the 2020-21 Season
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we address the biggest question mark of all -- when will any games be played again? -- and then dive into the most high-leverage question marks on Indiana's roster heading into next season.

Plus:

• Jerod's Banner Moment delivers some powerful data to back up the belief of many fans that Archie Miller has really turned around Indiana's recruiting.
• Ryan delivers a well-deserved congratulations to a former IU player.
• Wait -- who was that doing the intro to Segment 2? And what did he say about Ryan?
• What lineup are we most looking forward to seeing play together next season?
• What grade do we give Archie for player development? How about coach development?
• Did we underestimate Al Durham in Segment 2?
• Coach's brilliant idea for a new podcast series ... and way to get free beer from Assembly Call listeners.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 08 May 2020 02:50:08 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on Transfers, NIL, and Louisville
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy joins Brian Tonsoni to discuss transfers, the NCAA's plan for name-image-likeness, and what's going to happen to Louisville. Plus other IU-specific topics. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 04 May 2020 22:11:15 -0000
AC Radio: CrimsonCast Takeover (and TJD Talk)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, it's a podcast takeover! Galen and Scott from CrimsonCast are on the mics, and they react to the news that Trayce Jackson-Davis will officially be back in Bloomington next season.

Plus answers to mailbag questions, and then a long AC After Dark in which we discuss our new podcast partnership, break down what we think about the NCAA's recent announcement regarding potential changes to name-image-likeness rules, and some real talk about how the pandemic response is affecting IU and the people who depend on college towns for their livelihoods.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Galen and Scott (plus some production help from Jerod)

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Fri, 01 May 2020 03:28:36 -0000
AC Radio: Damezi Anderson is Transferring
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the big news of the week: Damezi Anderson is transferring. What does this mean for the upcoming season? What does it mean for Damezi? What will it mean for recruiting? We break down every angle.

Plus discussion of some other big college basketball stories and answers to your questions.

On the mics: Andy, Coach, and Chad

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Fri, 24 Apr 2020 03:26:53 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy and Andy Bottoms Talk Big Ten, NCAA Hoops
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Andy Bottoms grabs the host mic and chats with Mike DeCourcy about which Big Ten players who have declared for the NBA Draft are most likely to return and what the impact will be of the NCAA's one-time adjustment to eligibility standards for incoming freshmen.

Plus, reaction to The Last Dance, discussion about what Jalen Green's decision means for college basketball, and some bracketology talk.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2020 22:12:14 -0000
AC Radio: Defining Moments of the 2019-20 Season (Part 2)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the defining moments of the 2019-20 season for each of Indiana's regular starters and the coach.

Plus, we highlight the importance of Indiana landing another Mr. Basketball, the impact of 5-star players going directly to the G-League, our way-too-early Big Ten tiers, and another ChatMob induction for the guy they call Moose.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Andy ... plus Moose (and a special guest appearance by Coach)

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Fri, 17 Apr 2020 03:17:33 -0000
IU-Syracuse 1987 Rewatch Postgame Show: Keith Smart is One Hero Among Many
On Sunday night, we rewatched Indiana's 74-73 victory over Syracuse in the 1987 National Championship game. Keith Smart took over down the stretch, culminating in the biggest shot in IU basketball history. But this was a total team effort in which Daryl Thomas, Dean Garrett, Joe Hillman, and, of course, Steve Alford all made massive contributions.

After the rewatch, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Coach, and Galen

Among the topics discussed:

— Why Daryl Thomas deserves nearly as much credit as Keith Smart for the final shot.
— How Indiana was able to win despite Steve Alford not attempting a jump shot over the final 10 minutes of the game.
— The importance of Dean Garrett's defense after Syracuse's 15-3 run in the second half.
— The contrast between the first 30 minutes for Keith Smart, and the final ten after he sat on the bench.
— Why Joe Hillman made such a big difference in the second half, and the brilliance of Bob Knight to hold him back in the first half.
— What this game continues to mean in the larger context of Indiana basketball.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, hand out our game balls, and discussed what aged the best and worst from this game. All of that, and so much more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2020 04:02:07 -0000
IU-North Carolina 1981 Rewatch Postgame Show: Hoosiers Complete Most Dominant Run in NCAA Tournament History
On Friday night, we rewatched Indiana beating North Carolina 63-50 in the 1981 National Championship Game -- a game that almost wasn't played because of the shooting of Ronald Reagan. Isiah Thomas led the way with 23 points and 5 assists, while Randy Wittman added 17 of his own, as Indiana completed its 5-game NCAA Tournament run winning by an average of 20+ points per game.

After the rewatch, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Chris Williams from IU Artifacts, and Scott Caulfield from Crimson Cast

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Sat, 11 Apr 2020 03:55:37 -0000
AC Radio: Logan Duncomb Scouting Report and Commitment Reaction
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we analyze the importance of Logan Duncomb's commitment and then dive deep with a scouting report. Ryan took pages of notes and Coach talked to Logan's coach.

We also break down the Elite 8 of the Greatest IU Basketball Player of All-Time Bracket and answer your questions, including whether IU needs to add another big in the next two recruiting classes and what past recruit we were most irrationally excited about.

Oh, and Jerod has a special audio treat planned for AC After Dark. It goes ... moderately well? If you want to listen to the whole thing, visit the show notes: http://assemblycall.com/episode-612-ac-radio-164

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 10 Apr 2020 03:00:55 -0000
IU-Michigan 1976 Postgame Show: Hoosiers Dominate 2nd Half to Complete First Perfect Season Since 1973
On Monday night, we rewatched Indiana defeating Michigan in the 1976 NCAA Championship Game to complete the last perfect season in the history of college basketball. The Hoosiers lost Bobby Wilkerson early in the game to injury, and were down six at the half, but stormed back in the 2nd half behind the scoring of Scott May and Kent Benson.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Coach, Ryan, and IUArtifacts

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Tue, 07 Apr 2020 04:05:10 -0000
Banner Monday: Coach Tonsoni and Mike DeCourcy Talk Transfers and Coaching
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Brian Tonsoni fills in for Jerod Morris and talks to Mike DeCourcy about transfers in the Big Ten and across college basketball, plus a wide-ranging conversation about coaching philosophy and the best coaches in college hoops. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 21:29:11 -0000
IU-UNLV 1987 Rewatch Postgame Show: Hoosiers Outrun the Runnin' Rebels
On Saturday night, we rewatched Indiana defeating UNLV in the 1987 Final Four. While some experts thought Indiana should slow it down against the nation's most explosive offense, Bob Knight and Steve Alford had other ideas.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Galen

Among the topics discussed:

— Why the play of the bench was so important to Indiana winning.
— The many ways in which the concept of Indiana being a "slow it down" team was misguided.
— The greatness of Steve Alford.
— The importance of Dean Garrett.
— Why Bob Knight's gameplan against UNLV was so smart.
— And much more.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sun, 05 Apr 2020 04:19:45 -0000
AC Radio: Defining Moments from the 2019-20 Season (Part 1)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we do the first part of a two-part series that picks the defining moments from the 2019-20 season for each IU player. We begin with the bench guys: Devonte, De'Ron, Jerome, Race, Armaan, and Damezi.

We also run through some college basketball and Big Ten headlines, answer some questions (including making a starting 5 from out-of-state players in the post-Knight era), and do our first #ChatMob induction in a while for Richie Carter. So make sure you stick around for that.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, Coach, and Richie

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Fri, 03 Apr 2020 03:17:01 -0000
Banner Monday with Mike DeCourcy: What Lessons Does IU Need to Learn From the 2019-20 Season?
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy tells us how he is coping with no college hoops in March, his favorite IU NCAA Tournament game, what lessons Indiana needs to take from the 2019-20 season, and how he currently projects the top half of the Big Ten. And much more ... See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:58:13 -0000
IU-Kent State 2002 Rewatch Postgame Show: A Shooting Performance for the Ages (But How is Coverdale's Ankle?)
On Sunday night, we rewatched Indiana delivering one of the greatest shooting performances in the history of college basketball as Dane Fife, Kyle Hornsby and the Hoosiers made 15-19 from deep in an Elite Eight victory over Kent State. Tom Coverdale played an incredible first half, but then was lost to an ankle injury, which did cast a cloud of concern over the postgame celebration.

On the mics: Jerod, @IUArtifacts, and Scott from Crimson Cast -- and we stay "in character" for the first two segments, as if we just watched the game live in 2002.

Among the topics discussed:

— Dane Fife's incredible clutch 3 in the second half and his defense and leadership throughout
— Why Tom Coverdale's first half performance is one of the best halves of basketball an IU guard has ever played in the NCAA Tournament.
— The play Jared Jeffries made in the 2nd half that was the best individual basketball play of the night.
— The understated brilliance of Kyle Hornsby.
— Kudos to Mike Davis for a well-coached game and a smart offensive gameplan.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, hand out our game balls, and discussed what aged the best and worst from this game and season. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2020 04:09:48 -0000
IU-Louisville 1993 Postgame Show: Calbert Takes Louisville's Manhood
On Friday night, we hosted our live rewatch of the IU-Louisville Sweet 16 game in 1993. Andy Bottoms, Galen Clavio, and Chris Williams reflect on the final win for Bob Knight's last great team, which featured an iconic Calbert Cheaney moment within an iconic Calbert Cheaney game.

On the mics: Andy, Galen, and Chris

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Sat, 28 Mar 2020 04:31:19 -0000
AC Radio: 3 Lingering Questions About Devonte Green's Career at IU
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we run through a few Hoosier headlines, then indulge in a counter-intuitive reflection about Devonte Green's time at IU, and then open up the Mediocre Mailbag to answer some of your questions.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 02:57:30 -0000
IU-LSU 1992 Postgame Show: Calbert Cheaney Leads Indiana Past Shaq and LSU
On Sunday night, we rewatched the 1992 Round of 32 game between Indiana and LSU. Shaq was the most dominant player on the court, but Indiana was by far the better team. Calbert Cheaney led the way, the rest of the frontcourt made shot after shot, and Damon Bailey hit two huge second half 3s.

After the rewatch, our crew broke down the game in detail.

On the mics: Coach, Ryan, and Scott from Crimson Cast

Among the topics discussed:

— Calbert Cheaney's greatness.
— Indiana's defensive strategy against Shaq, and why it was smart even though Shaq had a dominant statistical line.
— Indiana's incredibly efficient offense.
— How Damon Bailey and Jamal Meeks stepped up during an off night for Greg Graham.
— What aged the best and worst in the 28 years since.

And so much more ...

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2020 03:18:13 -0000
IU-Oklahoma 1998 Rewatch Postgame Show: Andrae Patterson Prevents Total Late-Game Collapse
On Friday night, we did our first rewatch of a classic IU NCAA Tournament game -- the 1998 first round battle against Oklahoma.

The Hoosiers led by 19 at one point in the second before collapsing, but they were able to pull out the win in overtime. Without Andrae Patterson's strong play down the stretch, Indiana likely would have lost in the first round for the fourth straight season.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Galen Clavio from Crimson Cast

Among the topics discussed:

— Why it was so heartening seeing Andrae Patterson play such a well-rounded game in such a big spot as a senior.
— The scintillating offensive strengths and frustrating defensive limitations of A.J. Guyton and Luke Recker.
— Why William Gladness was so valuable as a role player.
— The depth issues of the 1998 team, and why it was a microcosm of the biggest issue that plagued the final years of the Knight era.
— What the hell happened to Michael Lewis in the second half?
— Who is the better play comp for Devonte Green: Recker or Patterson?

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sat, 21 Mar 2020 03:40:39 -0000
AC Radio: Breaking Down Our Official NCAA Bracket and Mediocre Mailbag
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we scratch our bracket itch by breaking down our official Assembly Call NCAA Tournament bracket, discuss Scott Dolson and Khristian Lander, and answer a bunch of fun listener questions.

All that and much more (including the debut of two new player intros) on this special 4-man edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, Ryan, and Coach

And if you want the bracket to fill out, visit the episode page here: http://assemblycall.com/episode-601-ac-radio-3-19-20

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Fri, 20 Mar 2020 03:05:17 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on the Madness of This March
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy joins us to make sense of the past week as it relates specifically to college basketball and the Big Ten.

Among the topics covered:

• What was it like being in the arena as the news of the cancellation came down?
• Was it wrong for Fred Hoiberg to coach in Nebraska's Big Ten Tournament game?
• Was the NCAA right in not releasing the bracket?
• Should seniors get an extra year of eligibility?
• Rick Pitino is back!
• At what point in the calendar could a lingering shutdown really start to impact next year's college basketball season?
• Will the proposed changes to the transfer rules still happen before next season?
• What lingering stay-or-go decisions will have the biggest impact on the Big Ten next season?
• We test Mike's encyclopedic knowledge of the Big Ten (and of course he passes the test)
• Finally, we end by talking about what this all matters so much ... even if other stuff still matters a lot more.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Banner Monday.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2020 21:04:52 -0000
AC Radio: Reactions to the NCAA Tournament Cancellation (Plus Mailbag)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we react to yet another surreal day in the world of college basketball and just the world in general.

The NCAA Tournament is cancelled. What does it mean? What's next? Should there be a Selection Show and bracket reveal? Should seniors be granted a 5th year of eligibility?

And then we hit the mailbag for a range of questions about our favorite past NCAA Tournament games, whether Ryan was right about something (Yes, but no one tell him that), our favorite Devonte and De'Ron moments, and several others.
All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

Stick around for AC After Dark because Coach explains why it means so much to him that everyone calls him "Coach."

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach

And remember to support local businesses during this difficult and turbulent time. Always keep Homefield Apparel in mind (homefieldapparel.com), and if you need a car service in Bloomington make sure that you email Joel at hoosiercab@gmail.com.

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Fri, 13 Mar 2020 03:30:53 -0000
IU-Nebraska Postgame Show: Armaan Franklin Steps Up on a Surreal Night in Sports
On Wednesday night, Indiana defeated Nebraska to clinch its first 20-win season under Archie Miller. Armaan Franklin delivered another great performance in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and Trayce Jackson-Davis contributed 17 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show, plus plenty of talk about the impact that coronavirus is having on the sports world ... and might even have on the rest of the Big Ten Tournament.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, Coach (and a special guest appearance by Ryan)

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Thu, 12 Mar 2020 04:30:19 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on IU-Wisconsin, BTT, and Big Ten Awards
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy joins us to discuss Indiana's loss to Wisconsin, whether this regular season should be considered a success in Archie's third year, and what to expect from the Hoosiers in the Big Ten Tournament.

We also reflect on this incredible Big Ten regular season, assess wether the coronavirus will impact the upcoming tournaments, and then get Mike's Big Ten awards.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:07:48 -0000
IU-Wisconsin Postgame Show: Another Second-Half Collapse Ensues as Hoosiers Fall to Wisconsin
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana had another second-half drought that ended up allowing Wisconsin to take over the lead - and eventually the game.

Afterward, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Ryan and Chad

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sat, 07 Mar 2020 21:21:40 -0000
AC Radio: Khristian Lander Scouting Report and Mediocre Mailbag
This week on Assembly Call Radio, it's our long-awaited Khristian Lander scouting report by Ryan. We dissect his strengths and weaknesses, project how he fits with Rob Phinisee, and asses the impact he can have on the program.

In addition: bracketology talk, IU-Wisconsin preview, and the Mediocre Mailbag featuring questions about what common traits Archie's recruits seem to share, whether the coaching staff should try to fix the hitch in Joey Brunk's shot, and what recent improvements could have the biggest impact on this team winning games in March.

And much, much more ... especially during AC After Dark.

All that on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 06 Mar 2020 03:51:18 -0000
IU-Minnesota Postgame Show: The Brunkyard Dog Returns (and Trayce Shines Bright Again)
On Wednesday night, Indiana secured a much-needed home victory over Minnesota, outscoring then Gophers by 7 points in the second half after poor finish to the first half. While Trayce and Rob were solid from start to finish, Joey Brunk and Al Durham were major difference makers in the second half.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Andy

Among the topics discussed:

— Why the improved play of Joey and Al in the second half, especially on offense, was so important for Indiana.
— Trayce Jackson-Davis' stellar night on a sore foot, and why his hustle was as impressive as his skill.
— What the recent improvements by Rob Phinisee potentially mean for Indiana down the stretch.
— The frustration of Indiana's inability to string together longer stretches of good play.
— The struggles of Indiana's bench.
— What this victory means from a bracketology perspective for Indiana.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2020 03:36:50 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on IU, the Big Ten Title Race, and Coach of the Year
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy joins us to discuss IU's two road losses, the opportunity that awaits at home this week, the Big Ten title and Coach of the Year races, and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 02 Mar 2020 21:54:19 -0000
IU-Illinois Postgame Show: Not Enough Trayce and Too Many Defensive Breakdowns
On Sunday afternoon, Indiana fell short in Champaign to the Fighting Illini. It was one of the Indiana's best road performances of the season, but it wasn't enough to earn the win thanks to not quite enough Trayce Jackson-Davis and too much unimpeded dribble penetration for Illinois.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— The timely, aggressive playmaking of Al Durham.
— Why the officials were a legitimate storyline down the stretch.
— Trayce Jackson-Davis was good ... but not good or prolific enough for Indiana to win on the road.
— What are we to make of these performances from Devonte and Rob?
— The struggles of Indiana's defense to contain Illinois dribblers.
— The importance of Indiana's final two home games down the stretch, and why the real shame of today's game is that Indiana didn't give itself more chances like this on the road.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sun, 01 Mar 2020 23:05:59 -0000
IU-Purdue Postgame Show: Historically Bad Offense Negates Solid Defensive Effort
On Thursday night, Indiana fell yet again to Purdue. The Hoosiers played solid defense for most of the night, but a woefully inept offensive performance from everyone on the roster left Indiana with little chance of stealing a road victory.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on this edition of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— Why Race Thompson's play was, yet again, one of the bright spots for Indiana
— How much credit do the Hoosiers get for fighting back in the 2nd half?
— What went wrong with Trayce Jackson-Davis and Indiana's offense.
— Issues with the coaching from offensive strategy to lineup decisions (with some kudos for the defense).
— The tantalizing second half stretch from Rob Phinisee in the midst of yet another disappointing game.
— How Indiana lost yet another game to Purdue thanks to a stretch in which it got out-toughed and out-executed.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, including an extra cranky AC After Dark, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 04:01:57 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on IU, Trayce, and Why the Big Ten is Not Overrated
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy tells us what he learned about IU this past week, whether Trayce has Freshman of the Year locked up, how he power ranks the top of the conference, and why the Big Ten absolutely is not overrated.

All that and much more.

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Mon, 24 Feb 2020 21:54:51 -0000
IU-Penn State Postgame Show: The Race Thompson Breakout Tour Continues
On Sunday afternoon, Indiana defeated Penn State to earn its third win in the last four games. The Hoosiers led by as many as 19 points early, then fell behind by six in the second half, before reasserting control and making winning plays down the stretch. It was yet another breakout performance by Race Thompson.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Coach, and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— The massive plays by Race and Jerome once Indiana fell behind by six in the second half.
— Why this was one of the most impressive outings of the season from Trayce, even if his numbers weren't particularly efficient.
— The big bounceback performance by IU's guards.
— Why on earth does Joey Brunk continue to start games and second halves?
— The huge closing plays made by Justin Smith down the stretch.
— Why Archie Miller deserves a ton of credit for getting this season turned back around.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2020 20:50:40 -0000
AC Radio: What IU Needs to Make the Tournament (And Even Win a Game or Two)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss four things that need to happen for Indiana to not just make the NCAA Tournament but actually make a little noise once they get there.

We also discuss Indiana's defensive adjustment against Minnesota, look ahead to Penn State on Sunday, and answer a mailbag full of questions including what we'd like to bottle from the Minnesota game for the rest of the season and who we'd want taking a last-second shot with a tournament berth on the line.

All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy Phillips, and Randy Bottoms

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Fri, 21 Feb 2020 03:38:48 -0000
IU-Minnesota Postgame Show: Hoosiers Earn Huge Road Win at The Barn
After Wednesday night's game, the Assembly Call team broke down a huge performance from Trayce Jackson-Davis, a near double-double from Race Thompson, and a few coaching adjustments, all of which contributed to a much-needed road victory for the Hoosiers.

On the mics: Ryan, Coach, and Andy

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Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:34:01 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on IU's Struggles, Maryland's Surge, and if Penn State is Built to Last
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy joins us to discuss Indiana's struggles (and what Archie should be willing to do about it), the subtleties of Maryland's surge, whether Pat Chambers is building something lasting at Penn State ... and how to keep your long-term relationships happy and joyful. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:49:47 -0000
IU-Michigan Postgame Show: Another Give-Up Effort From Indiana
On Sunday afternoon, Indiana delivered one the worst defensive performance of the Archie Miller era. The Hoosiers were within five early in the second half before getting blitzed by Michigan in a second half demolition that has become all too familiar for IU fans.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod (barely), Ryan, and ChatMob Chad

Among the topics discussed:

— Trying to diagnose why this keeps happening to Indiana
— The small bright spots provided by De'Ron and Al on the offensive end
— Why does Archie keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result?
— Why Michigan is a particularly bad matchup for Indiana's defense, especially with the personnel Indiana kept putting on the floor.

And a bunch of other stuff, but really it all comes back to the same thing: why does this keep happening and who is fault? There is no easy answer, but we do our best to figure it out.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:39:04 -0000
IU-Iowa Postgame Show: Riveting Stuff From Devonte Green
On Thursday night, Indiana faced what felt like a must-win game against the high-octane Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Hoosiers responded. Devonte Green lit Iowa up for seven 3-pointers, and Trayce Jackson-Davis showed that he has as much heart and hustle as he does talent and athleticism. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Andy

Among the topics discussed:

— Why the timing of Devonte's two 3-point barrages was so important.
— The power of Trayce and Race playing together. (With a little bit of De'Ron sprinkled in for good measure.)
— How Al Durham's contributions transcended his statistical production.
— The good and bad for Rob Phinisee.
— The importance of Indiana's perimeter defense, which kept the Hawkeyes' outside shooting in check.
— And why the technical foul on Jerome Hunter was a bullcrap call.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

And we dedicate this show to Ed Campbell, a longtime IU fan who passed away earlier this week. Rest in peace, Ed.

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Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:03:14 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on Bob Knight, IU, and the Big Ten Blender
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy gives his thoughts on Bob Knight's return, Indiana's dreadful performance against Purdue, and then talks about the "blender" that most Big Ten teams are struggling to navigate.

Jerod hangs around for a bit after to provide a few lingering thoughts from the weekend trip to Bloomington.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2020 22:15:23 -0000
Live IU-Purdue Postgame Show at Switchyard: Bob Knight is Back; Indiana Basketball is Not
What a day Saturday turned out to be.

Indiana hosted Purdue in a pivotal Big Ten matchup, and the Hoosiers were outplayed by Purdue en route to a 74-62 loss. The biggest storyline of the game, of course, was what happened at halftime when Bob Knight made his first return to Assembly Hall since being fired.

After the game, the Assembly Call crew and some good friends hosted a live show at Switchyard Brewing breaking down the game, discussing the meaning of Knight's return, and answering audience questions.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, Ryan, and Coach ... plus Galen Clavio and the Hoosier Hysterics

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Sun, 09 Feb 2020 20:23:27 -0000
IU-Purdue Postgame Show: Bob Knight Returns to Assembly Hall as Hoosiers Fall in Fourth-Straight
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana could not hang in at home against Purdue. After the game, Chad Schwartzkopf and Noah Freeman, who filled in for the usual crew, broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sat, 08 Feb 2020 22:34:54 -0000
AC Radio: IU-Purdue, Bracketology Talk, and Mediocre Mailbag Questions
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we look ahead to this Saturday's big game against Purdue, analyze the bracketology landscape with two of the best bracketologists in the business, and then answer a handful of mailbag questions.

Oh, and we debut new intro songs for Andy and Ryan from Bob Thompson -- who definitely earns our music game ball.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach (with a special appearance by Ryan)

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020 03:42:49 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on IU's Road Losses, IU-Purdue, and Underrated B1G Players
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy reflects on Indiana's two road losses, what to expect on Saturday when Purdue comes to town, and then he power ranks the Big Ten and discusses underrated players in the Big Ten. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 21:59:00 -0000
IU-Ohio State Postgame Show: Mark Titus Helps Us Break Down Another IU Road Loss
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana never really threatened Ohio State en route to a 9-point victory that didn't feel nearly that close. After the game, our crew and a special guest broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Mark Titus (aka @ClubTrillion)

Among the topics discussed:

— Jerome Hunter being Indiana's lone bright spot.
— The continued troubles of Indiana's guards to make plays.
— Further explanation of Indiana's struggles with effort and focus and what, if anything, can be done about it.
— The recruiting conundrum Archie Miller faces being at school like Indiana and trying to run the packline defense.
— The rough days for Indiana's bigs.
— And why, despite how bad the last two games have been, things are still ... fine.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Sat, 01 Feb 2020 20:49:14 -0000
AC Radio: Indiana's Frustrating Penchant for Casual, Unfocused Play
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we highlight the recent strong showings of Indiana's younger players, preview this weekend's pivotal matchup at Ohio State, and then explore Indiana's repeated periods of casual and unfocused play trying to figure out what needs to be done to fix it.

And then we answer a bunch of your questions.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 31 Jan 2020 03:59:30 -0000
IU-Penn State Postgame Show: Another 2nd Half Collapse on the Road
On Wednesday night, Indiana turned a halftime tie into another road blowout thanks to the usual suspects: casual turnovers, poor shooting, and slump-shouldered effort once things starting going bad. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Coach, and ChatMob Chad

Among the topics discussed:

— Why De'Ron Davis was one of the lone bright spots.
— Indiana's guards were not good, and that's putting it gently.
— What should Archie do with the lineup when all of the guards are playing this poorly and he's dealing with frontcourt injuries?
— The play in the second half where the tide turned, and why it was indicative of this team's biggest issue.
— A solid performance from Trayce Jackson-Davis

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Thu, 30 Jan 2020 06:26:14 -0000
IU-Maryland Postgame Show: Hoosiers Collapse Late on a Sad Day for Basketball
On Sunday afternoon, Indiana played terrific basketball for 18 and a half minutes, turning a 9-point halftime deficit into a 7-point lead late in the second half. But a series of a miscues and bad decisions down the stretch cost Indiana a huge home victory.

After the game, our crew broke it all down, and also reacted to the tragic news about Kobe Bryant, on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— They key stretches in the second half featuring Trayce Jackson-Davis down low, one with Joey Brunk and the other with De'Ron Davis.
— What led to Indiana's collapse and where the blame lies.
— Jerome Hunter's breakout game finally came, on both ends of the court.
— Devonte Green's up and down day.
— Why Rob Phinisee had a good game ... except when it mattered most.
— How to process the conflicting feelings of Indiana playing well and continuing to improve, but pissing away a victory in winning timing.

And our thoughts on Kobe Bryant's sad, shocking death in a helicopter accident.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:36:10 -0000
IU-Michigan State Postgame Show: Hoosiers Hang On For Third Straight Victory Over Michigan State
On Thursday night, in front of a raucous Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall crowd, Indiana stayed committed to playing through the post on offense while harassing Cassius Winston on defense. It culminated in yet another close victory in which the ball was in Winston's hands at the end but the Hoosiers made the final big play defensively.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Andy

Among the topics discussed:

— Joey Brunk's key late rebounds and his importance as the anchor of the offense.
— Another impressive performance from Trayce Jackson-Davis, especially given the skill of the defenders he was facing.
— The essential timeliness of Armaan Franklin's buckets.
— A slew of coaching moves by Archie Miller that put his team in position to win (and one that we questioned).
— The importance of Race Thompson's first half impact.
— Al Durham and Rob Phinisee weren't great, but did what was necessary to lead Indiana to victory.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 05:36:23 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy on IU, The Big Ten, and If Rutgers is Built To Last
We discuss whether Joey Brunk shooting more needs to be a thing and how IU matches up against Maryland and Michigan State. Plus: whether Rutgers is built to last, if Iowa will have another late-season swoon, and how many Big Ten backcourts he would take over IU's. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:50:51 -0000
IU-Nebraska Postgame Show: Making Shots Makes Everything Better
On Saturday night, Indiana earned its first road win of the season by dominating down low against Nebraska. The Hoosiers also made some shots, both from 3 and from mid-range, that were a welcome sight after the brickfest at Rutgers. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Alex Bozich from Inside the Hall

Among the topics discussed:

— Trayce Jackson-Davis and Joey Brunk controlling the game for Indiana from the inside.
— An uneven night for Indiana's guards overall, but some especially encouraging play from Armaan Franklin mixed in.
— The major impact Jerome Hunter made in his short stint.
— Some important plays Indiana made down the stretch that kept Nebraska at arm's length.
— The importance of Justin Smith's production and presence.
— Why this win mattered so much with the schedule that is coming.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 04:10:23 -0000
AC Radio: Why Can't Indiana Shoot (Again)?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the urgency of Saturday's game at Nebraska, and then take another deep dive into trying to figure out why this Indiana basketball program can't shoot. We also look at Archie Miller's history to see if he has a track record of poor shooting teams and poor development of individual shooters. And then we discuss whether IU fans should lower their expectations for this season given what has already happened and the gauntlet of a schedule that lies ahead.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 03:40:00 -0000
IU-Rutgers Postgame Show: Dreadful Shooting Sabotages Indiana's Chances at The RAC
On Wednesday night, Indiana fell behind 12-0 right out of the gate and lost 59-50 on the road at Rutgers. While it was better than Indiana's previous two road performances, that isn't making anyone feel better after watching Indiana brick shot after shot after shot. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Coach, Ryan, and Andy

Among the topics discussed:

— What's up the shooting? Seriously.
— Indiana's inability to get the ball inside.
— No seriously, what's up with the shooting?
— Another struggling performance from the guards.
— No, FOR REAL: what does this program need to do to have better shooting?
— Why Justin Smith's performance wasn't quite as good as his box score numbers suggest.
— Probably more about the shooting, but also some talk Indiana's solid (albeit not enough) defensive effort.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Thu, 16 Jan 2020 04:17:06 -0000
Banner Monday: Big Ten Roundup with Mike DeCourcy
On this week's abbreviated edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy stops by for his weekly chat about IU and the Big Ten. What did he make up Indiana's win over Ohio State? Why are Big Ten home teams so dominant this year? What should IU fans expect on the road at Rutgers and Nebraska this week?

All that and more (plus a special guest appearance at the very end) on this edition of Banner Monday.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:57:40 -0000
IU-Ohio State Postgame Show: Guards, Team Defense Lead Indiana to Impressive Victory
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana delivered its best 40-minute defensive effort of the season to beat Ohio State. The Hoosiers also got much-needed production from Rob Phinisee and Devonte Green in the backcourt.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— The importance of Indiana's upper-classmen -- especially Devonte Green -- bouncing back in the second half after an unproductive first half
— Rob Phinisee's impact in helping Indiana get off to good starts in each half
— Why this was the best game of Jerome Hunter's career
— The strong post defense of Joey Brunk, De'Ron Davis, and Trayce Jackson-Davis
— The importance of Indiana delivering this performance on this particular day

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sat, 11 Jan 2020 20:49:24 -0000
AC Radio: What Might a Shortened IU Rotation Look Like?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we reflect on Indiana's victory over Northwestern, kick around some ideas for what shortened rotations might actually look like for Indiana, and then we answer a bunch of listener questions.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Ryan, Andy, and Coach

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Fri, 10 Jan 2020 04:01:09 -0000
IU-Northwestern Postgame Show: Hoosiers Grind Way to Win Despite More Droughts of Poor Play
On Wednesday night, Indiana faced what felt like a must-win home game against struggling Northwestern and found themselves down 10 in the 2nd half. But the Hoosiers overcame another midgame malaise to storm back for an essential albeit ugly win.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and COach

Among the topics discussed:

— The effort of Joey Brunk and Al Durham, which set the tone for Indiana's comeback
— The roller coaster night for Justin Smith
— Why Trayce Jackson-Davis was, yet again, the best player on the floor for Indiana
— Devonte Green's extremely disappointing performance
— The good and bad from Archie Miller
— What do Archie's postgame comments mean big-picture for this team?

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Thu, 09 Jan 2020 04:27:51 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy, Mailbag, and Getting IU's Offense Back on Track
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy joins Jerod to discuss Indiana's struggles on offense, his current top four teams in the Big Ten, and why a coach's ability to make in-game adjustments is overrated.

Then Ryan Phillips joins for a jam-packed mailbag that covers Indiana's anemic offense, what's wrong with Rob Phinisee, how Indiana's future recruits project as shooters, how Indiana can compensate for its poor shooting, and why the discussions about Khristian Lander's current leaderboard are fairly meaningless.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 22:28:13 -0000
IU-Maryland Postgame Show: The Cycle of Second Half Collapses Continues
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana received another Big Ten road butt kicking, losing to Maryland 75-59. Indiana cut it to 3 at one point in the second half, before Maryland became the latest team to go on a massive second half run that the Hoosiers had no answer for.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— Joey Brunk was the lone bright spot for Indiana
— What does Indiana need to do -- besides just get better shooters -- to run more effective offense?
— The leadership issues that are being highlighted by the these big opponent runs
— What's up with Rob Phinisee?
— What's the bigger issue for Archie Miller: the message or his ability to communicate the message? (Or both?)
— Why does Coach Tonsoni chase his wife around the living room after shows? (Seriously, make sure you listen to the after-show stuff. You won't want to miss it on this show.)

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sat, 04 Jan 2020 21:03:22 -0000
AC Radio: Gator Bowl Reaction and End-of-Decade Stuff
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we deliver our immediate reactions to Indiana's crushing Gator Bowl loss, preview Saturday's game at Maryland, and then dive into a bunch of end-of-decade topics like our all-decade teams, the best wins and losses, and fairly simply answer to this question: "Was this a successful decade of Indiana basketball?"

Plus a bunch of after-show talk with Coach about Indiana's issues with guard play and consistency from the upperclassmen.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach

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Fri, 03 Jan 2020 05:30:41 -0000
IU-Arkansas Postgame Show: Hoosiers Collapse Late in Dispiriting Home Loss
On Sunday evening, Indiana built a double-digit second half lead against visiting Arkansas before getting dominated late and eventually losing by seven. Trayce Jackson-Davis was dominant in the first half but was unable to get enough touches in the second half, so the Hoosiers were unable to counter the Razorbacks' second half 3-point barrage.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Coach, Ryan, and Chad

Among the topics discussed:

— Another impressive performance from Trayce Jackson-Davis, despite his inability to get involved in the second half.
— Why didn't Archie Miller make more lineup changes in the second half when things were going wrong?
— What impact did Al Durham's first half ejection have on the final result?
— What could/should Indiana have done to get Trayce more touches?
— Was Indiana's defense actually a moderate bright spot?
— Why Indiana will struggle in every game when its guards play as badly as they did on Sunday night.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Mon, 30 Dec 2019 03:17:46 -0000
AC Radio: Are These IU Players Getting Closer to Playing Up to Expectations?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we reflect on Indiana's victory over Notre Dame, take stock of where the team sits with one non-conference game left, and then discuss a few individual players whose development over the next couple of months will be key if Indiana is to end its NCAA Tournament drought.

And then we open up the mailbag to answer a bunch of listener questions -- including giving our All-Decade IU Team.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Coach, Ryan, and Chatmob Chad

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Fri, 27 Dec 2019 04:18:06 -0000
IU-Notre Dame Postgame Show: Freshmen Come Through Late as Hoosiers Overcome Second Half Collapse
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana built a 17-point second half lead on Notre Dame thanks to excellent defense and a commitment to going inside. Then it all evaporated, including the lead. But Armaan Franklin and Trayce Jackson-Davis rescued Indiana late as the Hoosiers secured another important non-conference win.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— Why Armaan Franklin's mentality in this game was so encouraging for the type of player he can be for Indiana moving forward.
— So ... what happened there when Indiana collapsed in the second half? And who is to blame?
— Why this was one of Indiana's best overall defensive performances of the season.
— What Justin Smith needs to do more consistently to take the next steps as an offensive player.
— How Joey Brunk set the tone for Indiana with this strong first half, which Trayce continued in the second half.
— A few areas for improvement that were highlight by Al and Devonte's play.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Sat, 21 Dec 2019 20:44:45 -0000
AC Radio: What Indiana Needs to Accomplish Over the Next 2 Weeks
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the retirement of Fred Glass, the importance of the next two weeks for Indiana with the Big Ten gauntlet awaiting thereafter, and we answer a whole bunch of your questions.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Coach, Andy, and Galen Clavio from Crimson Cast

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Fri, 20 Dec 2019 04:35:29 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy, Mailbag, and Fred Glass Retirement Talk
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Jerod Morris is joined by Mike DeCourcy for his regular chat about IU and the Big Ten, then Ryan Phillips stops in to discuss Fred Glass' sudden retirement and answer a bevy of mailbag questions. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 22:19:10 -0000
IU-Nebraska Postgame Show: Defense Wilts (Again) but Trayce Rescues Indiana From Potential Disaster
On Friday night, Indiana played some of its worst defense of the season that nearly led to a disastrous home loss to hapless Nebraska. But Trayce Jackson-Davis' fantastic second half, and strong work on the glass and at the line, allowed Indiana to escape with the win.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Andy

Among the topics discussed:

— How Trayce Jackson-Davis recovered from a poor first half to put Indiana on his back in the second half and overtime
— The defense. What the hell?
— How Nebraska's gameplan was well-suited to taking advantage of Indiana's weaknesses
— How Justin Smith paired nicely with Trayce in the second half to give Indiana the inside scoring it needed
— The key plays from Rob Phinisee and Damezi Anderson down the stretch
— Some coaching decisions that just didn't make sense

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2019 04:55:24 -0000
AC Radio: Can an 11-Man Rotation Really Work Long Term?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss Trayce Jackson-Davis finally showing up on a 2020 Big Board and assess the benefits and drawbacks of an 11-man rotation, which Archie Miller has said he's committed to rolling with (at least for now).

We also provide some important perspective on Indiana's strong start, look at the dominance of home teams in the very early stages of Big Ten play, and answer a wide range of questions about the following topics:

• Why is Ryan such a coward?
• Would Archie have recruited a player like Devonte Green?
• Do we need better 3-point shooting to win in Big Ten play?
• How many minutes should Indiana play with Trayce at the 5?
• What's an acceptable win/loss record over the next six games?
• What will help our half court offense become more productive?
• Which Big Ten teams will perform better/worse than their non-conference play suggests?
• How do our big men compare to other teams in the conference?
• Should we go with a smaller lineup to start games?
• Would you feel comfortable laying 17 points against Nebraska on Friday?

Yeah, there were a lot of questions. We had fun answering them!

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 04:21:51 -0000
IU-UCONN Postgame Show: Rob's Return Helps Hoosiers Rebound For Hard-Fought Win
On Tuesday night, Indiana overcame a tough start and poor shooting to grind out a hard-fought victory over UCONN in Madison Square Garden. Rob Phinisee made a huge impact in his return to the lineup, helping to bring Indiana back in the first half and then closing out the win in the second half.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— Why Rob Phinisee had such an outsized impact in only 13 minutes of play.
— The tale of two halves for Joey Brunk and Al Durham.
— What are we to make of Archie's lineup decisions? (And how great are his baseline out of bounds plays?)
— Why Justin Smith was Indiana's unsung hero
— More encouraging minutes from Jerome, Armaan, and Damezi
— Why Devonte Green played better than his shooting line might lead you to assume.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:36:49 -0000
IU-Wisconsin Postgame Show: Horrid Defense Leads to Yet Another Kohl Center Loss
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana was non-competitive against one of the least imposing teams Wisconsin has fielded in the last two decades. The supposedly defensive-minded Hoosiers allowed the 112th-ranked offense in the country to score north of 1.4 points per possession. And Indiana's offense wasn't much better.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 01:00:57 -0000
AC Radio: Keys to Beating Wisconsin and Predictions for Big Ten Play
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss what must happen for Indiana to end its losing streak at Wisconsin against a Badgers team that is just 4-4 on the season. We also discuss the importance of the Big Ten's strong start to non-conference play and go on the record with some over/under predictions for Big Ten play.

And then we answer questions about the following topics:

• Is Devonte best suited to coming off the bench, even if he still plays starter minutes?
• Who has impressed us more: Armaan or Damezi? (Do we really have to choose??)
• Which Wisconsin players concern us the most?
• What Big Ten victory in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge was the most impressive?
• If we win on Saturday, where will we be ranked?
• Why does Race not play in the second halves of games?
• Does the Florida State win impact recruiting?
• What underrated storylines will have an outsized impact on Indiana's season from here on out?

And a question from Luke that drew the ire of Coach.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach

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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 03:40:38 -0000
IU-Florida State Postgame Show: Devonte Goes Off as Hoosiers Out-Tough the Seminoles
On Tuesday night, Indiana finally faced a good opponent and the Hoosiers rose to the challenge. The Hoosiers led by 11 at the half, then saw Florida State steadily grind the lead down. But Indiana responded with impressive toughness and effort down the stretch, which paired nicely with the scintillating display of Devonte Green's play-making and shot-making skills that put the game away.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Andy

Among the topics discussed:

— Why Devonte Green led Indiana with more than just his shooting and play-making, but also with this toughness and effort.
— Another performance from Justin Smith that suggests he's truly turned over a new leaf as a junior.
— The critical two-minute stretch in the second half that Trayce Jackson-Davis owned for Indiana, which saved the lead against Florida State's last gasp.
— Why it was a tale of two halves for Al Durham.
— Armaan Franklin's performance, and how he contributed mightily by doing the little things again and again, all night long.
— The best performance of Damezi Anderson's young career.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 05:55:32 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy, Mailbag, and Florida State Preview
On this week's edition of Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy joins us to talk about IU and the surging Big Ten; then Ryan stops by to help Jerod answer mailbag questions; and finally Jerod gives his thoughts on Tuesday night's matchup against Florida State ... and why he's uncharacteristically pessimistic about the Hoosiers' chances. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 22:13:41 -0000
IU-SDSU Postgame Show: Trayce and Justin Lead Hoosiers to 7th Straight Win
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana defeated South Dakota State in a game that can best be described as ... meh. The Hoosiers lacked focus and felt lethargic at times, but strong individual performances by Justin Smith and Trayce Jackson-Davis allowed Indiana to overcome the lackluster overall team performance and complete November undefeated.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Andy

Among the topics discussed:

— How Trayce fought through defense designed to slow him down and deliver yet another stat-sheet-stuffing performance filled with highlight plays.
— How Justin Smith refused to simply take what SDSU's defense was giving and impressed with his offense decision-making.
— The struggles of Indiana's guards to get anything going toward the basket and to make good decisions with the basketball.
— What are we to make of Jerome Hunter after seven games?
— Why this game was a positive one for Damezi Anderson as he looks to solidify his bench role.
— How the issues present over the last 60 minutes of basketball will really hurt Indiana in upcoming matchups if they aren't fixed.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sun, 01 Dec 2019 00:17:02 -0000
IU-Louisiana Tech Postgame Show: Trayce's Dominant Second Half Helps Hoosiers Hang On
On Monday night, Indiana exploded out of the gate to a 23-point lead midway through the first half before losing some focus and intensity thereafter. But thanks to Trayce Jackson-Davis' outstanding second half, the Hoosiers were able to nurse a double-digit lead all the way until the final buzzer.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Coach and Andy

Among the topics discussed:

— The differences between how Indiana started and finished the game.
— The importance of what Trayce Jackson-Davis brought to the table for Indiana, especially in the second half.
— How Al and Devonte set the tone for Indiana in the first half, but then struggled (especially with their passing) in the second half.
— Some positive signs from Jerome and Damezi in the first half.
— Justin Smith didn't stuff the stat sheet offensively, but he did stay locked in on the defensive end.
— Why Armaan Franklin's biggest contribution didn't show up in the stat sheet.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019 05:36:41 -0000
AC Radio: Strong Opinions, Weakly Held
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we dig deep to figure out what gut feelings and opinions from Indiana's five cupcake games we actually feel strongly about ... with the explicit caveat that everything is subject to change until we see the Hoosiers actually play someone good. This leads to discussions about Race Thompson's playing time, Devonte Green's ceiling, who will lead Indiana in scoring, and whether the offense or defense will be ranked higher come season's end.

In addition, we discuss Juwan Morgan's new NBA contract (and what it means for Archie Miller), Dawson Garcia's decision, what lineup combinations we haven't seen yet that we're intrigued by, what new wrinkles in the offense we like best, and whole lot more.

It's a jam-packed edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach

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Fri, 22 Nov 2019 03:39:02 -0000
IU-Princeton Postgame Show: Halftime Adjustments and Devonte's Playmaking Spark Dominant 2nd Half
On Wednesday night, Indiana outscored Princeton by 21 points in the second half after leading by just four at halftime. Adjustments to the offensive scheme and defensive intensity, along with the playmaking of Devonte and Trayce, led the way to the Hoosiers' dominant second half performance.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— Why another flurry of Trayce Jackson-Davis' competitiveness and playmaking sparked the Hoosiers early in the second half.
— How Devonte Green impacted the game in all of the ways that he's uniquely suited to do so on this IU roster.
— Why the coaches deserve a major hat tip for the adjustments IU made in the second half.
— This was the best game of Joey Brunk's young IU career, and why Indiana will need performances like this from him moving forward.
— The understated but highly effective and efficient game from Justin Smith.
— Why Jerome and Damezi didn't see much playing time in the second half, and why patience will continued to be needed with both.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019 03:21:24 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy, Mailbag, and Princeton Preview
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy stops by for his weekly chat about IU and the Big Ten (plus a great rant about scheduling), then Jerod and ChatMob Chad answer a handful of mailbag questions before diving into a brief preview of Indiana's upcoming opponent, Princeton.

Among the topics we hit during the mailbag segment:

• What needs to improve the most between now and Florida State?
• What are the best individual defensive metrics to look at
• How much should we buy into the overall engagement and chemistry these Hoosiers have exhibited through four games?
• Will Coach Knight attend a game this season?
• Why is Justin Smith's defensive rebounding percentage down?

Plus, Jerod offers up a Banner Moment about Damezi Anderson's ... defense? Yes. His defense.

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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:32:08 -0000
IU-Troy Postgame Show: Hoosiers Deliver Best Stretch of the Season in Blowout
On Saturday night, Indiana blitzed Troy 100-62 in a game the Hoosiers dominated from the opening tip. In fact, for the first 24 minutes of the game, the Hoosiers looked as smooth and locked in as they have all season.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— Yet another strong performance from Trayce Jackson-Davis
— Why Trayce and Race seem to play so well together
— Justin Smith's efficient and versatile offensive performance
— Why Damezi's shot form isn't one you'd ever teach to someone, but it works for him
— The impact Joey and De'Ron had as passers
— Al Durham's quiet but effective night, plus the return of Devonte

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 04:43:36 -0000
Indiana preps for another undersized opponent
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• A look at the Troy Trojans
• Anthony Leal, Trey Galloway and Jordan Geronimo sign their NLIs to Indiana
• Dawson Garcia updates recruitment

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Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:17 -0000
AC Radio: How Concerned Should We Be About Indiana's Defense?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we highlight the most glaring issues that have plagued Indiana's defense through three games, discuss the reasons why these issues may be presenting themselves, and assess what level of concern is reasonable to have at this early stage of the season.

We also pinpoint three specific areas that Devonte Green will impact whenever he returns -- two of them on the defensive end of the court.

In addition, we talk about Indiana's 2020 recruiting class, the early results of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, and then answer another intriguing plethora of listener questions.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Coach, and ChatMob Chad

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Fri, 15 Nov 2019 04:02:39 -0000
Trayce Jackson-Davis leads Indiana to 3-0
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Trayce Jackson-Davis dominates the paint
• Indiana's defense continues to struggle
• Devonte Green's status

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:00:03 -0000
IU-North Alabama Postgame Show: Hoosiers Cruise But Defensive Struggles Continue
On Tuesday night, Indiana scored another double-digit victory against an overmatched opponent in a game that was a tale of two halves. The Hoosiers shot well but didn't play well (especially on defense) in the first half, but they executed much better in the second half to turn a 7-point lead into a 26-point victory.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Andy

Among the topics discussed:

— Why Trayce Jackson-Davis' six-point flurry in the second half was the pivotal moment in the game and put Trayce's magnificent potential on full display
— Archie Miller didn't have his team ready to go from the tip, but whatever he said at halftime certainly proved effective.
— Assessing the struggles of Al Durham and Justin Smith
— Another encouraging night from Jerome Hunter
— Why Race Thompson is earning himself more minutes
— Rob Phinisee's understated but pivotal play in leading this IU team through some rough patches.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:51:37 -0000
Taking a look at North Alabama
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Scouting North Alabama
• How Indiana's frontcourt will fare against the Lions
• Other Indiana teams in the AP Poll

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:00:20 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy, Mailbag, and Load Management
On this week's edition of Banner Monday (episode #544 overall), Mike DeCourcy stops by for his weekly discussion about IU and the Big Ten, and then Ryan Phillips drops in to help Jerod answer mailbag questions. We also discuss load management, North Alabama, and seemingly outlandish player comps that really aren't that outlandish. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:25:38 -0000
Indiana tested against Portland State
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Indiana's defense struggles in second game
• Freshmen continue to grow
• Juniors lead the way once again

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Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:00:13 -0000
IU-Portland State Postgame Show: Rebounding and Ball Security Compensate for Underwhelming D
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana defeated Portland State 85-74 in a game that was closer than it needed to be. The Hoosiers executed on their keys of rebounding and ball security, but the defense took another concerning step back.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show (episode #543).

On the mics: Jerod and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— Why Rob Phinisee's defense against Boo Boo Woods for a 4-minute stretch in the 2nd half was the key to Indiana putting Portland State away for good.
— The encouraging play from Jerome Hunter and Race Thompson off the bench -- including a player comp for one element of Race's game that may make you spit out your drink.
— Al Durham and Justin Smith scored well and had some bright moments offensively, but were two of the key culprits in Indiana's defensive struggles.
— Why didn't De'Ron play more? Should we be concerned?
— The issues with on-ball defense and undisciplined fouling that persisted throughout the game.
— Another strong performance from Trayce Jackson-Davis, who continues to impress.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Sat, 09 Nov 2019 22:50:16 -0000
What to know about Portland State
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Portland State preview
• IU's guards against the Portland State press
• Who will play in the IU frontcourt?

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Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:00:13 -0000
AC Radio: Buy or Sell Opening Week Narratives
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we play a fun game of buy or sell with some of the most prominent narratives from the opening week of the IU basketball season.

In addition, we discuss Al Durham's leadership, the home stretch of Dawson Garcia's recruitment, and the rough opening night for the Big Ten.

We also answer your questions about Indiana playing two bigs, what the lineup will look like when Devonte returns, our favorite Thomas Bryant memory, and many more.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

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Fri, 08 Nov 2019 03:36:48 -0000
Banner Morning: Indiana displays depth with multiple lineups
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Indiana's smaller, quicker lineup excels in season-opener
• Juniors lead the way
• Phinisee getting his rhythm back
• Miller not pleased with defense

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Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:00:05 -0000
IU-Western Illinois Postgame Show: Al Durham Returns With a Bang
On Tuesday night, Indiana vanquished visiting Western Illinois 98-65. Al Durham returned to the lineup and sparked Indiana's offense early, and fellow junior Justin Smith was dominant around the basket in tying his career high in points. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— Al Durham's uber-efficient return to the lineup.
— Another confident and explosive performance from Justin Smith.
— More positives from Indiana's rock-solid freshmen.
— Rob Phinisee rebounded from a slow start to alleviate some concerns of IU fans.
— The positives and negatives of Joey Brunk's performance
— What to take out of Jerome Hunter's 16 minutes on the court.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Wed, 06 Nov 2019 04:27:22 -0000
What you need to know as Indiana begins season
In today's edition of Banner Morning:
- IU opens the season against Western Illinois
- Who is and isn't healthy for the season opener
- Lofty expectations for Trayce Jackson-Davis

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Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:00:07 -0000
Banner Monday: Mike DeCourcy and Listener Mailbag
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy begins his second season of weekly insight on IU and the Big Ten. And then Jerod rolls through a handful of listener questions about Indiana's backcourt injuries, what's most improved/least improved from last season, and what percentage he projects each of IU's primary 3-point shooters to hit this season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:09:15 -0000
Scouting IU's first opponent in Western Illinois
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Kobe Webster leads the way for the Leathernecks
• Indiana frontcourt to be tested with 7-foot freshman
• WIU coach Billy Wright has Indiana basketball in his blood

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Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:00:10 -0000
Former player Derek Elston leaves Indiana program
In today's edition of Banner Morning:
- Derek Elston leaves the IU men's basketball program
- Romeo Langford makes NBA debut
- ESPN releases Big Ten season projections

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Fri, 01 Nov 2019 09:00:19 -0000
Season Over-Unders, Coach's Gannon Reaction, and Listener Mailbag
This week on Assembly Call Radio (episode #539), we go on the record with some predictions for then upcoming season. Frequent question submitter Jay provides us with a series of intriguing over-unders, and we make our picks.

In addition, we highlight the positives from Rob's performance against Gannon, get Coach's thoughts from being there in person, discuss Derek Elston's departure from the program, and then answer a whole bunch of listener questions ... which spill into AC After Dark.

Make sure you stick around for the discussion about the NCAA's toothless announcement about players profiting off of their name, image, and likeness, as well as what IU player past or present we'd most like to dress up as.

All of that and more on this week's special Halloween edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

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Fri, 01 Nov 2019 03:37:08 -0000
IU-Gannon Postgame Show: Armaan Steps Up and Shows Out
On Tuesday night, Indiana defeated Gannon 84-54 in its lone exhibition game of the season. The Hoosiers were without Devonte Green and Al Durham, and only had a limited Rob Phinisee, so Armaan Franklin handled the bulk of the ball-handling duties ... and impressed everyone with a well-rounded Assembly Hall debut.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— Armaan's impressive performance
— What particular skill improvements seemed to manifest themselves in Justin Smith's efficient night (and where he left a bit to be desired)
— More examples of Trayce Jackson-Davis' athleticism and competitiveness
— Why you can only take so much from an exhibition game in which Indiana didn't have its three top guards
— Where Jerome Hunter looked rusty, and where he seemed to find his comfort zone (albeit briefly)
— Are Joey Brunk and De'Ron Davis setting up too far away from the basket?

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Wed, 30 Oct 2019 02:34:13 -0000
Dawson Garcia makes official visit to Bloomington
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Indiana loses secret scrimmage to Marquette
• Dawson Garcia visits Bloomington
• Indiana football defeats Nebraska, becomes bowl eligible

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Mon, 28 Oct 2019 10:00:12 -0000
What Impact Will De'Ron Davis Have In His Senior Season?
This week on Assembly Call Radio (episode #537), we continue our player preview series by discussion De'Ron Davis. For three years now, he's made a major impact for Indiana when he's been on the floor; but as we all know, the problem has been keeping him on the floor. How important is his presence for this year's team? How big of an impact can he have? We look ahead to De'Ron's final go-around in this week's episode.

In addition, we reflect on the secret scrimmage results, discuss Dawson Garcia's upcoming official visit, and answer a bunch of your questions.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Coach, Andy, and our new intern Cam Drummond.

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Fri, 25 Oct 2019 02:47:27 -0000
Remembering Victor Oladipo at IU
In this week's edition of Banner Morning:

- Remembering Victor Oladipo's on and off-court antics at Indiana
- The dunk contest Oladipo had with Maurice Creek on his official visit
- Oladipo's singing habits inside Assembly Hall

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Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:00:05 -0000
Which Path Will Justin Smith's Junior Season Take?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, the speeding locomotive of our player preview train stops at Justin Smith. He's not getting nearly as much hype this offseason as he was last offseason. Is that a mistake? There are plenty of indicators that suggest he could be due for a junior year breakout ... but also some others that suggest caution is wise. We assess which direction we think is most likely for his junior season.

In addition, we discuss Trayce Jackson-Davis' big first week as a Hoosier, celebrate the academic success of Indiana's athletic department, discuss John Calipari's comments on renewing the IU-Kentucky series, and then answer your questions about Indiana's defense, Race Thompson, and the best Big Ten game for a road trip.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 02:28:34 -0000
The Rob Phinisee effect
In this week's edition of Banner Morning:

• Rob Phinisee turns 20
• Assembly Call Radio talks about Phinisee's importance
• Romeo Langford returns to the court

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:00:16 -0000
Is Rob Phinisee Ready to Be Indiana's Offensive and Defensive Catalyst?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we continue with our player profile series by looking at Rob Phinisee. He showed flashes of great promise last season wrapped around the debilitating effects of a concussion. How good can he be as a sophomore? And does Indiana's success depend on it?

We also reflect a bit on Hoosier Hysteria, hold a moment of silence for Ryan's bum ankle, and answer a bunch of your questions -- including which hip hop artist we would invite to Hoosier Hysteria, what we think of Purdue's decision to ban students and faculty from betting on Purdue events, how many Hoosiers we project to play 25% of minutes, and what moment in IU basketball we would change if given the chance.

And stick around after the radio show ends for another off-the-rails edition of AC After Dark that consists of Ryan debating the #ChatMob about the Kelvin Sampson hire and Jerod pulling up old audio from the infamous Jeremiah April Turnaround Jumper game.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

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Fri, 11 Oct 2019 02:35:44 -0000
Jerome Hunter makes return at Hoosier Hysteria
In this week's edition of Banner Morning:

• Jerome Hunter and others return to the court at Hoosier Hysteria
• Recapping the 3-point, skills and dunk contests
• Al Durham and Devonte Green join Archie Miller at Big Ten Media Day

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Mon, 07 Oct 2019 10:00:16 -0000
Hoosier Hysteria: Jerome Flashes His Skills and Trayce Respects His Elders
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana held its annual Hoosier Hysteria festivities. Immediately afterward, our crew discussed what they saw on this special edition of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— Trayce Jackson-Davis' fantastic dunk contest tribute to Calbert Cheaney ... and then the encouraging competitiveness he showed in the scrimmage.
— Jerome Hunter tantalizing everyone with his offensive skill during the scrimmage.
— Why it's important to not take anything at Hoosier Hysteria too seriously.
— Damezi Anderson's unique jumpshot.
— Ideas for how Indiana can improve Hoosier Hysteria. (Ryan has some really good ones.)
— Why Bill Self's reaction to the Snoop Dogg controversy was so lame.
— Why the hell doesn't Jerod play more drops of himself?

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Sat, 05 Oct 2019 22:59:06 -0000
Are Devonte and Al Ready For Their Leading Roles?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss Indiana's newly minted captains, Devonte Green and Al Durham, and whether they are ready to provide the leadership and production Indiana will need from them this season.

We also react to Big Ten Media Day, preview Hoosier Hysteria, and answer a bunch of your questions.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 02:58:19 -0000
Indiana's roster gives input on upcoming season
In this week's edition of Banner Morning:

• Devonte Green says Hoosiers will have more off-ball movement
• Jerome Hunter cleared for all basketball-related activities
• Archie Miller hints at playing "old school" ball with multiple bigs

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Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:00:06 -0000
Offseason Fun with Chronic Hoosier and DoctorGC
This week on Assembly Call Radio, special guest co-hosts Chronic Hoosier and DoctorGC (Galen Clavio from Crimson Cast) join The Coach to react to IU's Media Day and provide their offseason thoughts on IU basketball.

And yes, we kept the AC After Dark stuff at the end ...

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Fri, 27 Sep 2019 03:07:08 -0000
Two IU basketball legends receive honors
In this week's edition of Banner Morning:

• Eric Anderson enters the IU Athletics Hall of Fame
• Don Fischer receives the IU Bicentennial medal

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Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:00:17 -0000
How Good Can Indiana's Defense Be in Archie's Third Season?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss Indiana's defense and the reasons why it's realistic to expect the D to take another step forward in Archie's third season. We analyze the question marks that will determine how much the defense can improve.

We also take a look at Indiana's current recruiting priorities, talk lineups for opening night, and provide more analysis of the California law that aims to allow players to profit from their name, image and likeness.

Plus, we honor two Hoosiers who embodied the IU spirit this week.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 20 Sep 2019 02:32:25 -0000
Archie Miller gives offseason update
In this week's edition of Banner Morning:

• Archie Miller emphasizes better 3-point shooting
• Devonte Green expected to be main scorer for the team
• Updates on former and future Hoosiers

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Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:00:05 -0000
What IU's Modest Preseason Projections are Missing ... and Getting Right
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the recent onslaught of preseason Big Ten projections -- none of which have been particularly bullish on the Hoosiers. Some of the analysis is reasonable, but there also seems to be some important context being left out.

Also: Jerod delivers his Banner Moment on a few recent tidbits of recruiting news, we discuss another reason to be excited about Mike Roberts, and in the after-show discussion we talk about the potential impact of the recent legislative act in California to give athletes the legal right to profit from their name, image, and likeness.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 03:15:56 -0000
Jordan Geronimo Will Bring Defensive Intensity to Bloomington
In this week's edition of Banner Morning:

• 2020 wing Jordan Geronimo commits to Indiana
• Geronimo explains his decision and his high school coaches offer analysis
• Indiana offers another guard in the Class of 2020

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Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:00:12 -0000
Jordan Geronimo Scouting Report and Commitment Reaction
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the newest member of Indiana's 2020 recruiting class: electric wing Jordan Geronimo. Ryan is on hand for one of his patented in-depth scouting reports, and Andy and Coach give their thoughts as well.

We also cover some Hoosier Headlines (including the announcement of Indiana's lone public exhibition game) and answer your questions

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2019 02:51:55 -0000
Schedule Breakdown and Reaction to Archie's Comments in Evansville
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we analyze the recently released 2019-20 schedule (with an eye on bracketology implications) and also react to Archie Miller's comments from his appearance in Evansville.

In addition, we provide some thoughts on the recent IU basketball fantasy camp and answer your questions.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 30 Aug 2019 03:11:56 -0000
Reacting to Mike Roberts Being Named Indiana's New Assistant Coach
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we take a deep dive into analyzing Indiana's new assistant coach, Mike Roberts.

• In segment one, Jerod discusses the meaning of Indiana's massive recruiting budget, and then we discuss a few Hoosier headlines, including the new 247Sports rankings and AJ Moye being back in town.

• In segment two, we discuss Mike Roberts. What were our initial reactions to the news? How have those reactions changed? What does Roberts' history suggest about what he'll be able to bring to Archie Miller's staff?

• And then we answer your questions, almost all of which are about the Roberts hire ... plus one truly ridiculous one at the end.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 23 Aug 2019 02:26:36 -0000
Anthony Leal Scouting Report and Commitment Reaction
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we react to Anthony Leal's commitment and Ryan delivers an outstanding, in-depth scouting report of Leal's strengths and weaknesses and how he projects to the next level.

We also discuss the importance of accumulating in-state players who stick around beyond a year, and we tell you whether you should be at all worried about the Yahoo Sports report that mentions Romeo Langford. Plus, your questions.

Questions include: who we would handpick to fill out the 2020 and 2021 recruiting classes; the biggest question we'd like to see answered before the season starts (non-Jerome Hunter and assistant coach category); and what leads us to believe that we'll be a better shooting team this season.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:30:36 -0000
Offseason Listener Mailbag Extravaganza!
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss Anthony Leal's college decision, the recently announced Hoosier Hysteria date, and then open up the listener mailbag.

We answer questions about the packline defense; why the offense might be better than we think ... if we can ever get some shooting; which recruits are must-gets in 2020 and 2021; who will score 8 or more points for IU this season; the impact of Race Thompson, our level of concern with only having one true point guard on the roster; Jerome Hunter; the possibility of Davis and Brunk playing together; and more.

It's a fun, wide-ranging episode and we hope you enjoy.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 09 Aug 2019 02:48:18 -0000
Trey Galloway Scouting Report and Commitment Reaction
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss this week's Hoosier headlines, react to Trey Galloway's recent commitment, and answer your questions.

• In segment one, Jerod delivers his Banner Moment (which is NOT about Trey Galloway) and the guys pick out then most notable Hoosier headlines from the week -- including a great Rob Phinisee profile and a 2021 offer that piqued Jerod's interest.

• In segment two, we dive into our Trey Galloway scouting report. Ryan has been watching lots of tape and breaks down Trey's strengths and weaknesses and how they project to the college level. And, of course, we toss out a few player comps.

• And then we answer your questions, including one about a unique solution to concussions in basketball, another about the offseason schedule for players, and a really fun one about a hypothetical world in which the Assembly Call team and IU team up for a 2-on-2 tournament.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 02 Aug 2019 02:16:51 -0000
Our Annual IU Artifacts Offseason Extravaganza!
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss a few Hoosiers headlines from another slow offseason week: Lake Day for the team; the now-annual vertical jump update video; and, of course, Anthony Leal cutting his list to two.

Then we dive into the main event: Chris Williams (aka @IUArtifacts) doing his annual round of show-and-tell with some of his favorite pieces of IU basketball memorabilia.

And then we answer your questions, including what our IU memorabilia holy grails would be, and who we have the most irrational offseason confidence in right now.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio ... which you should definitely consider watching on YouTube. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxf0zGoLoGw

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Fri, 26 Jul 2019 02:57:25 -0000
Picking (and Debating) the Indiana All-Decade Team
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss:

• Khristian Lander's interesting comments from this week, plus a few other prime IU recruiting targets getting offers from Big Ten competitors.

• Our choices for the IU All-Decade Team (hat tip to Dustin Dopirak of The Athletic for the idea), with our own little twist on the criteria. We have a lively debate about the fifth starter, as well as who are bench guys would be.

• And then we answer your questions, including whether we should be concerned about Indiana's depth and the lack of a new assistant coach.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:59:11 -0000
How IU Can Beat Expectations in 2019-20 (w/ Chronic Hoosier)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the following:

• Jerod's Banner Moment on the potential impact on the current program of having 8 players with NBA contracts for next season, plus discussion of this week's Hoosier Headlines ... including Bob Knight moving back to Bloomington.

• We all know the many reasons why next year's IU team may struggle. But what are the reasons why next year's IU team might be able to beat what are sure to be low preseason expectations? We break down a number of them.

• And then we answer your questions, including the best rumor Chronic heard around Bloomington this offseason and how IU fans can "keep it together" if next season does go south.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Chronic Hoosier

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 02:34:46 -0000
AC Extra: The Hoosier Hysterics guys share their origin story
This edition of AC Extra is pulled from the June 6th, 2019 recording of The Assembly Call. Jerod and Andy are joined by Ward and Eric from the Hoosier Hysterics podcast, and they share the story of how their podcast got started ... and how it quickly pivoted from its initial iteration.

Episode produced and hosted by Chad Schwartzkopf (@GeneralChadwick)

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Thu, 04 Jul 2019 17:40:01 -0000
Reacting To Ed Schilling's Departure and Recruiting News
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss:

• Ed Schilling's departure, the timing of it, and what kind of replacement Indiana should look for.

• A couple of recruiting names that popped up this week.

• Reacting to Juwan and Romeo's fits in Utah and Boston.

• And then we answer your questions, including where we think the outside shooting will come from next season, the team chemistry, and who would we rather fight: one Greg-Oden-sized Isiah Thomas, or ten Isiah-Thomas-sized Greg Odens.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan and Michael Dugan

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 28 Jun 2019 03:49:32 -0000
NBA Draft Reaction and Romeo's 10 Best Moments at IU
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss:

• Romeo Langford being drafted at the end of the lottery at #14 by the Boston Celtics. How good of a fit is this for Romeo and his development? Jerod also highlights a few reasons to feel good about the Trey Galloway recruitment.

• In Segment Two, we count down Romeo's top 10 moments from his freshmen season. You might not remember just how many big plays and big shots Romeo made in some of Indiana's biggest victories. You'll enjoy reliving them in this segment.

• And then we answer your questions, including one about who we think will take the biggest jump in production next year, another about which Big Ten players we would pluck from other teams if we could, and then one about what level of winning Indiana needs to get to for Archie to be able to pull in top recruits from outside the state of Indiana.

Then you get some bonus content from after the final buzzer ... which features Coach in rare form. (It's a sound drop bonanza.)

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach -- plus Ben Ladner for a special report on Romeo's fit in Boston

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2019 02:58:12 -0000
Predicting Breakout Players and Leading Scorers for Next Season
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss:

• A roundup of Hoosier headlines -- including Trayce and Armaan arriving on campus, Romeo getting invited to the Green Room, Juwan's comments about Romeo's buy-in during his freshman season, and Joey Brunk's impressive (aren't they all?) workout video.

• Our predictions for who the breakout players and leading scorers will be for a team that will be completely reshuffling its scoring hierarchy this season.

• And then we answer your questions, including one about Indiana's decision to save two scholarships (as of now, at least) and what can be done to improve the in-game experience at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and special guest host Galen Clavio from Crimson Cast.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:34:25 -0000
How Will the Longer 3-Point Line Impact IU? (With Hoosier Hysterics)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss:

• The ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchups and what they do (or don't) say about Indiana's status in college basketball

• The rule changes coming to college basketball, including the longer 3-point line and how it will impact Indiana given next year's roster and Archie's system

• And then we answer your questions, including one about whether it's time for fans to recalibrate expectations heading into this season.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and special guests Ward and Eric from Hoosier Hysterics.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 02:56:06 -0000
Talking Huber's, Romeo's Draft Stock, and Favorite Assembly Hall Memories
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we dissect a few of Archie's most notable comments from Huber's, discuss Romeo's draft stock and projections to the next level, and then answer questions about what offensive and defensive styles work best in college basketball and what our favorite Assembly Hall memories are.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 31 May 2019 02:32:04 -0000
AC Radio: Hoosier Headlines and Assessing the Impact of the Big Ten's Two New Coaches
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we run through a handful of notable Hoosier headlines from the week, then assess the impact of the Juwan Howard hire at Michigan and Fred Hoiberg at Nebraska, and finally we close by answering your questions.

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Fri, 24 May 2019 04:35:38 -0000
AC Radio: Big Ten Power Rankings for Next Year ... and Beyond
This week on Assembly Call Radio we roll through a few IU and Big Ten headlines (including whether we support the move to push the 3-point line back), assess the Big Ten power structure for next year and the next five years, and then answer listener questions ... including one about why Darius Garland is appearing so much higher on NBA mock drafts than Romeo.

All of that and much more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 17 May 2019 02:45:54 -0000
AC Radio: Talking Recruiting, Schedule, APR, and More
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we go through a potpourri of offseason topics. We talk about the latest recruiting news (the Hoosiers lost a priority prospect to Purdue on Thursday night), the interesting schedule nugget that was revealed this week, and then encouraging APR news. Plus we answer your questions.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 10 May 2019 03:16:07 -0000
AC Radio: Archie Miller Report Card Part 2 -- The Offense and Defense
This week on Assembly Call Radio (episode 512 overall), we ...

• Assess the latest on Lester Quinones' recruitment, as well as the recent flurry of offers to players in the class of 2020.

• Resume our discussion of Archie Miller's performance in Year 2 by assessing the progression/regression of the offense and defense. This includes a statistical deep dive by Jerod that uncovers some really interesting shooting numbers.

• Finally, we answer your questions. This includes one about changes we'd like to see in college basketball, another about who we think will lead the team in rebounding, and finally a discussion of the best dunk in IU basketball history ... which old school fans will appreciate.

On the mics: Jerod and Coach

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Fri, 03 May 2019 02:39:11 -0000
AC Radio: Grading Archie Miller's Second Year at Indiana
This week on Assembly Call Radio (episode #511 of The Assembly Call) … we assess how to view Indiana’s recent recruiting misses; guess at the feedback Al, Devonte, and Justin are likely to get from NBA teams; grade Archie Miller’s performance during his second year at Indiana; and then answer mailbag questions — including one about Indiana’s crowded frontcourt and another about which Bloomington restaurant is the best one to take recruits to.

All of that and more on this week’s edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 02:59:14 -0000
AC Radio: Joey Brunk Scouting Report and Big Ten Schedule Reaction
This week on Assembly Call Radio (episode 510 overall), we dive deep on what the addition of Joey Brunk means for Indiana -- starting with a detailed scouting report and then moving into some mixing and matching of lineup combinations.

We also discuss a trio of important upcoming recruiting visits, react to Indiana's Big Ten schedule for the 2019-20 season, and answer a handful of mailbag questions.

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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:15:59 -0000
AC Radio: Lessons From This Year's Final Four
This week on Assembly Call Radio: we assess the pertinent IU-centric lessons from this year's Final Four, discuss Bob Knight's return to campus and how important a reuniting of the entire IU family would be, and then we answer your questions.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 03:53:41 -0000
AC Radio: Roster Turnover Season Heats Up
This week on Assembly Call Radio (episode 508 overall) ... we deliver our Banner Morning on a few encouraging recent recruiting notes and discuss the transfers of Clifton Moore and Jake Forrester [00:30]; we prioritize Indiana's current recruiting targets and reflect on Romeo's one season [20:44]; and then we answer your questions, including one about scheduling and another about favorite Calbert Cheaney memories [38:10].

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 05 Apr 2019 02:53:07 -0000
Banner Monday: Mailbag and Big Ten Roundup
On this week's edition of Banner Monday (episode 507 overall), Jerod reflects on the meaning of Indiana's two victories over Michigan State before and Ryan dive into this week's mailbag [2:14]. Then Mike DeCourcy joins for his weekly Big Ten Roundup to discuss what expectations should be for Archie's third season as well as the Elite 8 performances by Purdue and Michigan State [33:25].

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Mon, 01 Apr 2019 20:38:52 -0000
AC Radio: Requiem For a Season and Offseason Wish List
This week on Assembly Call Radio (episode #506 overall), we reflect on the disappointing season that just ended and take our first look into what promises to be a fascinating and question-filled offseason.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Andy

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Fri, 29 Mar 2019 02:35:52 -0000
As in 1985, High Hopes End in NIT Defeat
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Wichita State outshot Indiana from 3 and the free throw line.
• Juwan Morgan and Zach McRoberts have fitting ends to their IU careers.
• A few player tweets
• Thoughts from Ryan Corazza and Zach Osterman
• Happy birthday to another Hoosier whose senior season ended in NIT disappointment.

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:00:11 -0000
IU-Wichita State Postgame Show: Juwan Morgan’s Valiant Effort Not Enough
On Tuesday, Indiana's season came to an end with a 73-63 loss to Wichita State. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach Tonsoni

Among the topics discussed:

— Juwan's great final effort
— Devonte Green's play
— Rob Phinisee's defensive game
— How the team's roster construction affected this game
— Justin Smith's first half versus his second half

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019 03:31:26 -0000
Banner Monday: Mailbag, Big Ten Roundup, Wichita State Preview
On this week's edition of Banner Monday (episode #504 overall), Jerod and Ryan answer your questions, Mike DeCourcy finds some precedent for Devonte Green's apparent late-career lightbulb flick, and Jerod previews what will be a tough game against Wichita State.

• [2:30] Jerod leads off with a Banner Moment from the Arkansas game, and then Ryan joins to answer your questions in this week's mailbag.

• [34:01] Mike DeCourcy stops by to discuss Indiana's NIT victories, whether there is precedent for Devonte Green emerging as a star this late in his career, which Big Ten teams that lost in the NCAA Tournament are most likely to return next season, and the roads to the Final Four for Michigan, Michigan State, and Purdue.

• [1:00:30] Jerod delivers an in-depth preview of Wichita State -- and explains why this game is likely to be much more challenging than the disparity in seeds and season-long KenPom rankings might indicate. Oh, and why Justin Smith's performance is critical for Indiana to win.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:42:23 -0000
[503] IU-Arkansas Postgame Show: Devonte's Surge Continues and Bench Provides Huge Boost
On Saturday afternoon, in front of a large and raucous crowd, Indiana avenged its early-season loss to Arkansas thanks to another big game from Devonte Green, a solid effort on both ends from Rob Phinisee, and a huge boost from the bench.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— How Devonte Green compensated for a few bad turnovers and shots with one of the most complete games of his career, and yet another in his encouraging late-season surge.
— The importance of De'Ron Davis responding to Archie's challenge and leading a strong bench effort.
— Rob Phinisee's understated by enormously impactful day on both ends of the court.
— Why Al Durham played well even if he didn't shoot well.
— Another rough outing for Justin Smith, who could not get going on either end.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:38:08 -0000
[502] AC Radio: IU-Arkansas Film Session and Keys to Victory
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we highlight then great work being done by @TheMopLady, dive into a film session and keys to victory for Saturday's game against Arkansas, and then discuss why Indiana will (or won't) be a better shooting team and will (or won't) be better at starting halves.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ben Ladner

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:34:47 -0000
Recent NIT History Not on IU's Side in Round 2 Rematch with Arkansas
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Gameday info for IU-Arkansas.
• The main reason why the first meeting between these two teams may not tell us much about the rematch.
• What recent NIT history suggests is the likely outcome for this game (hint: it's not good for Indiana).
• 5 IU players were named Academic All-Big Ten.

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We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:00:03 -0000
[501] IU-Saint Francis Postgame Show: Improved Effort, Approach Lead to Dominant 2nd Half
On Tuesday night, Indiana fell behind by six points at halftime of its NIT opener before emerging from the locker room with a renewed commitment to playing hard and getting the ball inside. It worked, as the Hoosiers outscored Saint Francis by 23 points in the second half.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach

Among the topics discussed:

— How Indiana's approach on offense early in the second half set the tone for a dominant 20 minutes.
— It was a tale of two halves for Juwan Morgan, and Indiana ebbed and flowed as he did.
— Al Durham stepped into the void left by Romeo Langford's absence and was productive behind the arc and driving to the basket.
— Why this was a solid in-game performance from Archie Miller, who pushed the right buttons to guide his team past their initial malaise
— Wait -- did Coach really have high praise for Devonte Green on a night when he shot 4-13 from the field?
— Why the second half showed more reasons why IU fans should be excited about Rob Phinisee, even if everyone needs to try their best to stay patient with him.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:41:12 -0000
[500] Banner Monday: Mailbag, Big Ten Roundup, Saint Francis Preview
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, we answer your questions, discuss IU and the Big Ten with Mike Decourcy, and preview Indiana's first round opponent in the NIT.

• [2:30] Jerod tries to make sense of the NIT actually representing a small step forward for Indiana. Then Ryan joins to help answer your questions in this week's mailbag.

• [35:09] Mike DeCourcy stops by to discuss his thoughts on IU and provide insight on the rest of the Big Ten and how the conference was treated by the Selection Committee. Also included in this segment is Jerod's preview of IU-Saint Francis, which includes several reasons why the Hoosiers should dominant ... and one specific skill the Red Storm possess that could potentially give Indiana trouble if the Hoosiers aren't locked in and ready to go.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:38:01 -0000
[499] Selection Sunday Special Edition: NCAA and NIT Bracket Reaction
Soon after Indiana was announced as a 1-seed in the NIT Tournament, we convened our panel of expert bracketologists (plus special guest Galen Clavio from Crimson Cast) to react to this nail-biting and ultimately disappointing Selection Sunday for IU fans.

Coach Tonsoni, Andy, and Galen provided their reactions to the NCAA Tournament bracket -- where they think the committee got it right, where the committee got it wrong, and what it means for how coaches may schedule moving forward.

And spend a good chunk of time talking about Indiana's NIT bid. We discussed how we'll approach it as fans, how we hope the team approaches it, and why it's a fraught but potentially rewarding opportunity for the team.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 03:57:41 -0000
[498] IU-Ohio State Postgame Show: Despite Devonte's Heroics, Another Bitter BTT Defeat
On Thursday afternoon, Indiana added another chapter to its ever-thickening tome of Big Ten Tournament disappointments. Despite a remarkable shooting performance from Devonte Green, Ohio State delivered a tough, mature performance that was too much for Indiana to overcome.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Ryan.

Among the topics discussed:

— Why the play of Devonte Green and, to a lesser extent, De'Ron Davis, was one of the positive takeaways for IU fans already looking toward next season.
— The inability of Romeo and Juwan to exert their will on the game for any extended stretch.
— Why one of the key factors in this game was Ohio State having mature senior guards, and Indiana relying on young players who weren't able to rise to the occasion.
— The impact of Kaleb Wesson's return, and why Ohio State's game plan was better and more properly executed than Indiana's.
— Props for Al Durham and Evan Fitzner, even in a losing effort.
— What happened to Rob Phinisee and Justin Smith?

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Thu, 14 Mar 2019 20:32:54 -0000
3 Reasons to Believe Indiana Will Avenge Its February Loss to Ohio State
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• IU-Ohio State gameday information.
• These are two evenly matched teams.
• 3 reasons to believe this result will be better for Indiana than the first game.

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

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We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:00:08 -0000
These Trusted Bracketologists Have Indiana IN ... But Don't Get Too Comfortable
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Romeo earns more postseason accolades.
• Devonte Green has been on a tear.
• 3 trusted bracketologists have Indiana in the field as of today, but that shouldn't give IU fans a false sense of security.

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

And remember to use the URL iutickets.shop to visit SeatGeek for the best prices on IU basketball tickets. That’s iutickets.shop, promo code ASSEMBLY for $10 off your first purchase.

We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:00:13 -0000
B201: Indiana's Transition Offense versus Wisconsin
In this week's edition of Basketball 201, Ben and Jerod reflect on Indiana's transition offense against Wisconsin, look at an example of good halfcourt offense from the first Ohio State game, and also spend some time discussing Rob Phinisee's notable strengths ... and even how he projects to the next level.

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcbcfQ3gUV4

Watch our previous episode about IU's performance against Ohio State: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Redljv3CdU

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:04:05 -0000
Juwan and Romeo Earn Big Ten Honors (Plus: A Stat the Selection Committee Needs to See)
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Juwan Morgan was named co-Big Ten Player of the Week.
• Juwan and Romeo both made it onto the All Big Ten teams.
• Ohio State is getting its star back.
• Someone make sure the selection committee sees this stat about Indiana's record with and without De'Ron Davis.
• Happy birthday to one of the best IU big men of all time.

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

And remember to use the URL iutickets.shop to visit SeatGeek for the best prices on IU basketball tickets. That’s iutickets.shop, promo code ASSEMBLY for $10 off your first purchase.

We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:00:14 -0000
[497] Banner Monday: Mailbag, Big Ten Roundup, Ohio State Preview
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Jerod highlights the importance of Indiana's junior class before answering your mailbag questions. Then Mike DeCourcy joins us for his weekly Big Ten Roundup, followed by Jerod and Josh Wilson previewing Indiana's Thursday game against Ohio State.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:54:23 -0000
[496] IU-Rutgers Postgame Show: Juwan Morgan Shines on Senior Day
On Sunday afternoon, Indiana won its fourth straight game to close the regular season (and keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive). Juwan Morgan led the way with 25 points, setting the tone from the get-go and delivering one of the most efficient and dominant performances of his career.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— Juwan Morgan's tone-setting stretches early in the first and second halves.
— Romeo Langford's outstanding all-around game ... in what is surely his last regular season home game as well.
— The strong performances off the bench from Devonte Green and De'Ron Davis.
— Why the lackluster overall defensive numbers aren't particularly concerning.
— Why this performance was the template for how Al Durham can be a huge piece of the puzzle for Indiana in tournament play.
— What the bracketology outlook is right now for Indiana.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 20:44:43 -0000
[495] IU-Illinois Postgame Show: Indiana Dominates Paint To Cruise Past Illinois
On Thursday, Indiana blew by Illinois 92-74. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach Tonsoni

Among the topics discussed:

— Really good, smart plays from the point guard
— Romeo had a quiet offensive night, and that was okay
— De'Ron asserting himself
— A balanced scoring attack thanks to great looks
— An all-around impressive performance
- Bracketology and a look ahead at Rutgers

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 05:31:29 -0000
Two (Maybe Three) Hoosiers Who Missed First Illinois Game Will Be Key Tonight in Champaign
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• IU-Illinois gameday info.
• Reflecting on the first matchup with Illinois.
• Two Hoosiers who didn't play in the first matchup (and potentially three) will be key tonight for Indiana to get a win.
• Happy birthday to one of the most legendary end-of-bench IU fan favorites of all time.

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

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We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:00:12 -0000
Latest IU Bracketology Updates and Big Ten Tournament Simulator Fun
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Andy Katz bestows an honor upon IU.
• Where the top bracketologists currently have IU.
• What has to happen for Indiana to get a Wednesday bye in the Big Ten Tournament.

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Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:00:19 -0000
[494] Banner Monday (on Tuesday): Mailbag, B1G Roundup, Illinois Preview
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, we answer your questions, go around the Big Ten with Mike DeCourcy, and provide an in-depth preview of Indiana's upcoming matchup with Illinois.

• [3:20] Jerod delivers his Banner Moment about Robert Phinisee's defense and then dives into the mailbag to answer a bunch of questions about Phinisee's defense, Tom Izzo's press conference, the importance of these next two games, and more.

• [29:40] Mike DeCourcy stops by to discuss his thoughts on IU's two recent victories, his thoughts on the Cassius-Phinisee battle, why the Hoosiers' still have a strong NCAA Tournament resume, and what teams and players caught his eye this week.

• [1:04:00] Jerod is joined by Josh Wilson to deliver an in-depth preview of Indiana's upcoming opponent, Illinois. We break down some important numbers, and then tell you why the numbers don't matter a ton because one thing matters more than any other in dictating whether this will be a win or a loss for Indiana.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

Remember: use the URL http://iutickets.shop when you need to buy IU basketball or football tickets.

That URL will take you to SeatGeek, where you will find the ticket prices arranged by value (it’s a really helpful setup), and all purchases are fully guaranteed.

Plus, it’s our affiliate link, so when you use it and buy tickets we get a commission — making it a great way to support the show.

Also: use the promo code ASSEMBLY for $20 back after your first purchase. Again, the URL: http://iutickets.shop.

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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 22:14:34 -0000
Keion Brooks Jr Decision Date, Notes From Archie's Radio Show
On today's Banner Morning:

• Notes and quotes from Archie's radio show
• Justin Smith's confidence and attitude have improved
• Keion Brooks Jr announced his decision date

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

And remember to use the URL iutickets.shop to visit SeatGeek for the best prices on IU basketball tickets. That’s iutickets.shop, promo code ASSEMBLY for $10 off your first purchase.

We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:00:03 -0000
Indiana's Resumé Improves After 2-0 Week
On today's Banner Morning:

• Indiana's impressive wins improve record in quad 1
• Bracketologists are taking note
• Why the Illinois game is vital, despite not being a chance at a quality win
• A couple of Hoosier birthdays

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

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We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Mon, 04 Mar 2019 11:00:13 -0000
[493] IU-Michigan State Postgame Show: Justin Smith and the Hoosiers Down Spartans Again
On Saturday, Indiana took down Michigan State for the second time this season. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Josh Wilson, Chad Schwartzkopf, and Jerod and Andy call in.

Among the topics discussed:

— Justin Smith's career day
— How IU responded to the slow start
— Andy and Jerod report on Assembly Hall's atmosphere
— Rob Phinisee's defensive performance
— Indiana's performance on the offensive boards

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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And at http://hoosierproud.com, you will still find the best state-of-Indiana-themed apparel, plus our official Assembly Call logo t-shirts, while sending 10% of your purchase to causes around Indiana like Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis.

Use the promo code ASSEMBLY at checkout at either site to get 15% off your first purchase.

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Sat, 02 Mar 2019 21:17:50 -0000
[492] Fun With Moderately Realistic End-of-Season Scenarios
This week on Assembly Call Radio we discuss what Indiana needs to do to complete a season sweep of Michigan State, asses the tournament implications (NIT and NCAA) of various end-of-season scenarios, and then discuss which players we feel most confident in as future building blocks of the program.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach.

• [00:28] In Segment One, Jerod leads off with his Banner Moment highlighting the impact of Race Thompson versus Wisconsin. Then Andy and Coach give their opening statement, we talk a little Comfort Option, thank Kent Sterling, and dive into the keys to victory against Michigan State.

• [20:10] In Segment Two, you get to hear another hilarious sound byte of Ryan not understanding how this show works (after 8 years). Then we answer a question about what Indiana needs to do from here on out to consider this end-of-season stretch a success, and we assess the tournament implications of the various end-of-season scenarios.

• [35:50] In Segment Three, we each provide the three players that we feel most confident in as building blocks for the future. No suspense: we all picked Rob Phinisee. What's interesting is that -- without planning to do so -- we each picked different guys for the other two. That's a good sign for the future ... right?

• [49:30] In Segment Four, we answer an important question from a new IU father.

And then stick around for Segment Five, because we talk about most hated Big Ten players of all time.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 04:14:40 -0000
[491] IU-Wisconsin Postgame Show: Romeo Delivers Final Dagger as Hoosiers Survive in Double-OT
On Tuesday night, Indiana took a double-digit lead in the second half, then saw Wisconsin erase it quickly, and ultimately survived through two overtimes -- thanks to a number of timely buckets from Romeo Langford -- to snap a five-game losing streak. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— Why Romeo's final bucket was exactly what we've all been wanting to see from him in clutch situations (and why, at times, that isn't what occurs)
— The tremendous lift provided off the bench by Race Thompson
— The curious decision by Archie Miller to pull Rob, Romeo, and Juwan all off the court at the same time, which coincided with Wisconsin's second-half run
— Questions about some of Indiana's late-game offensive execution ... but also some plaudits for the coaching staff for getting this season turned around post-Minnesota
— The understated but stellar night from Rob Phinisee
— What are we to make of this performance from Juwan Morgan?

And so much more.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson -- die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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Wed, 27 Feb 2019 06:47:17 -0000
B201: IU's Defense v Purdue and Offense v Iowa
In this week's edition of Basketball 201, Ben and Jerod reflect on Indiana's excellent defense against Purdue and some of its better offensive possessions against Iowa.

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 20:03:56 -0000
Jerome Hunter's Recovery Takes A Small But Important Step Forward
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Wisconsin gameday info.
• 3 important comments from Archie Miller's radio show -- including one about Jerome Hunter.
• Add a new name to Indiana's Class of 2019 targets.
• Congrats to Armaan Franklin.

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

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We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 11:00:14 -0000
[490] Banner Monday: Mailbag, Big Ten Roundup, and a Repetitive Wisconsin Preview
On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Jerod and Ryan answer your questions, Mike DeCourcy takes us around the Big Ten, and then Jerod offers up a preview of the Wisconsin that will sound a lot like the Purdue and Iowa previews.

• [3:10] Jerod opens by looking ahead to next season and identifying the one stat that may make the difference in whether Indiana becomes an NCAA Tournament-caliber team again. Then Ryan joins to answer your questions in this week's mailbag, including one about how much long-term damage Archie Miller is doing to his relationship with IU fans during this losing skid.

• [29:38] Mike DeCourcy stops by to discuss his thoughts on IU's loss to Iowa and provide insight on the rest of the Big Ten -- including the new leader of his power rankings.

• [57:08] Then Jerod closes with a short preview of the Wisconsin game, which isn't very complicated. If Indiana can do a couple of things they haven't done consistently well, they'll have a good chance to win the game. If not, it is likely to end as so many other games have ended in Big Ten play this season for the Hoosiers.

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Mon, 25 Feb 2019 21:40:06 -0000
Indiana Involved in Tight Battle for #10 Seed in BTT
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• What does Indiana need to do to avoid a Wednesday game in the Big Ten Tournament?
• How bad has the Hoosiers' 3-point shooting been in Big Ten play? THIS bad. (Historically bad.)
• And happy birthday to five IU legends (of varying degrees), plus a future Hoosier who hopes to one day stand alongside a couple of them in the record books.

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

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We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:00:18 -0000
[489] IU-Iowa Postgame Show: Hoosiers Play Well, Shoot Poorly, Lose Again
On Friday night, Indiana brought the same intensity and togetherness to Iowa City that they had Tuesday night against Purdue. Unfortunately, the Hoosiers also brought the same shooting and late-game offensive execution; and thus the final result was the same. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— The play that gave Indiana a six-point lead late ... and what went wrong thereafter for the final result to be a loss.
— Why the late-game officiating actually mattered in this one.
— Rob Phinisee's strong performance, and why his absence in overtime may have cost Indiana the game.
— What Indiana should have done differently on offense late to get better shots.
— Indiana's excellent 3-point defense all night long ... even on most of those crazy Jordan Bohannon shots late.
— The importance of Evan Fitzner and Race Thompson in giving Indiana a chance to win.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sat, 23 Feb 2019 06:03:53 -0000
[488] The 7 Reasons Why Indiana Can't Shoot This Season (Again)
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we take a deep dive into the many factors behind Indiana's second straight season of woeful outside shooting. Perhaps more importantly, we gaze ahead to offer some reasons for optimism that the shooting will get better starting next season. And much more.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

• [00:28] In Segment One, Jerod delivers his Banner Moment about IU's sterling defense against Purdue, Andy recognizes Juwan Morgan in his opening statement, and Ryan rants about ... something. Then we talk Comfort Option (with new sound drops!) before diving into keys to victory over Iowa.

• [17:46] In Segment Two, we highlight the seven reasons why this IU program has fielded two straight teams that are among the nation's worst in outside shooting.

• [36:53] In Segment Three, we look ahead and discuss some reasons for optimism that the shooting will improve moving forward.

• [46:31] In Segment Four, we answer your questions about the NIT, Race Thompson, and whether Archie's first recruiting class should still be viewed as a foundational class.

And in the bonus time after the outro (52:23), we briefly touch on where IU's talent and experience stacks up against the rest of the Big Ten.

All of that and more -- including new music from our loyal listener Bob Thompson! -- on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:51:20 -0000
IU-Iowa Rematch a Battle of Which Weakness Will Be Worse?
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• IU-Iowa gameday info for Friday night.
• Indiana's offense numbers are staggering ... and not in a good way.
• Friday night's game will come down to which team's extreme weakness is less weak.
• Happy belated birthday to one of the great point guards in IU history.

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

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We'll be back on Monday with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:00:17 -0000
[487] IU-Purdue Postgame Show: Drastic Change in Effort But Same Crushing Final Result
On Tuesday night, Indiana turned in an intense and physical performance, and certainly played their best defensive game of the season. But a sputtering offense fell one score short in a crushing home loss to Purdue. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan

Among the topics discussed:

— Romeo Langford's terrific overall performance, and why his missed minutes to start the second half were crucial.
— Why the offensive struggles in this game fall squarely on the coaching.
— Archie stressed the need for "drastic changes" after the Minnesota game ... did we see them?
— The outstanding defense of Al Durham, who harassed Carsen Edwards into one of his worst nights of the season.
— How De'Ron Davis took over the game at a key point in the second half.
— Why Juwan Morgan took a few too many 3's and didn't get enough good looks in the post.
— How Indiana, again and again, seems to be on the wrong side of the tough shots and bouncing balls during this losing streak.
— A few words about the erroneous narrative that the packline defense doesn't defend 3-pointers well.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:23:26 -0000
Archie Explains One "Drastic Change" Already Taking Place
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Purdue is the favorite in tonight's rematch.
• The recent history in the rivalry favors the Boilers.
• Archie Miller described one "drastic change" already taking place.
• The Hoosiers will honor two legends at halftime tonight.

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

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We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:00:20 -0000
[486] Banner Monday: Mailbag, Big Ten Roundup, and IU-Purdue Preview
On this week's edition of Banner Monday: Jerod opens by explaining why Tuesday night is so pivotal for Archie Miller as IU's head coach; then he and Ryan answer your questions, Mike DeCourcy takes us around the Big Ten, and Jerod provides a preview of Tuesday's battle with Purdue.

• [2:23] Jerod kicks things off with his Banner Moment, which describes why Tuesday night is such a big moment for Archie Miller as IU's coach. Then Ryan joins to answer a bevy of listener questions in this week's mailbag.

• [31:50] Mike DeCourcy stops by to discuss his thoughts on IU's loss to Minnesota, the impact of 3-point shooting in the Big Ten this year, and provide insight on the rest of the Big Ten.

• [1:03:33] Jerod delivers an in-depth preview of Tuesday night's IU-Purdue game, which includes some keys to the game that chart a realistic path to victory for Indiana ... if, you know, certain things happen that haven't happened in any of Indiana's most recent four home games.

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:55:19 -0000
3-Point Line Tells Story of This Big Ten Season
In today's edition of Banner Morning:

• Indiana faces a daunting three-game gauntlet over the next seven days.
• Is this stretch an opportunity for a turnaround for IU?
• You could basically predict the Big Ten standings simply by knowing a few simple 3-point metrics.
• In related news, Indiana's 3-point metrics are the worst in the conference.

For the links mentioned in this edition of Banner Morning, visit assemblycall.com.

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We'll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:00:22 -0000
[485] IU-Minnesota Postgame Show: Indiana Comes Undone At 3-Point Line Yet Again
On Saturday afternoon, Indiana was outscored by 30 points on 3-pointers by Minnesota en route to a lifeless 21-point loss that didn't even feel that close. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Chad

Among the topics discussed:

— Why Race Thompson's brief but productive appearance was the one bright spot on an otherwise gloomy afternoon.
— Who is to blame for Romeo only getting six shots?
— Where the game turned in the first half -- and why it was indicative of a recurring Indiana problem.
— Why the 3-point discrepancy tells the story of this game, and not just because one team made shots and the other one didn't.
— Archie's postgame comment that at least offers some hope that something will change moving forward.
— Why Al Durham didn't play well today, but at least showed the kind of fight in the face of adversity that you want to see.

We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.

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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 22:52:13 -0000
[484] Talking Poor Starts, the Lackluster Home Atmosphere, and Keys to Beating Minnesota
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the recent impact of De'Ron Davis, highlight some keys to beating Minnesota, and try to fix Indiana's issues with poor starts and lackluster home crowds. And much more.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Coach Tonsoni (and then #ChatMobber Megan for the post-show festivities!)

• [00:28] In Segment One, Jerod uses his Banner Moment to highlight De'Ron Davis' remarkable run of assists over the last three games. Then the guys dive into Indiana's keys for beating Minnesota on Saturday.

• [16:49] In Segment Two, the guys discuss Indiana's poor starts to first halves and, since the calendar turned, to second halves as well. What can be done to fix this? We offer our ideas, and Coach shares some insight from his experience dealing with it on his own teams.

• [31:17] In Segment Three, we address the most common question from this week: what, if anything, can be done to address the lackluster atmospheres Indiana has had at home this season? It'