Inside the Hall turns two years young

  • 06/25/2009 11:43 pm in

As you can see, Inside the Hall has received a face lift. Nothing against our old digs, but collectively, Eamonn, Ryan and I decided it was time for a fresh look. And here we are.

For those of you who haven’t kept track of our birthday (shame, shame), Friday marks the two-year anniversary of the launch of Inside the Hall. What started small has grown into a community that all three of us are proud to be apart of.

The focus of the site will remain the same as we head into year number three. We’ll continue to bring the same commentary, news and recruiting updates and in turn, we hope you’ll continue to be the engaged audience that you’ve been the past 730 days.

We feel like it’s as great of a time as any in recent years to be a fan of Indiana basketball. Enthusiasm continues to grow despite a 6-25 season in Tom Crean’s first year. The program is headed in the right direction.

As for the makeover, we hope you’ll share your feedback with us. If something doesn’t look right or you notice any problems, drop us a line at info@insidethehall.com. Or if you absolutely love it, you can tell us about that, too. We’d like to give a shout-out to Collective Colony (which is actually just Ryan and a friend), who worked diligently to build our new look.

Most importantly, thanks to all of you who read, comment and spread the word about Inside the Hall. We hope you’ve enjoyed the first two years of Inside the Hall and will join us for year three.

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  • At 1st glance: great layout, very user friendly! Well done.

  • At 1st glance: great layout, very user friendly! Well done.

  • Kelin Blab

    Good Job fellas….2years old and counting….Like the new look, user friendly, still got my Uwe Blab picture……

    FYI everyone ….I stumbled upon the jr/sr all star games on Comcast on demand yesterday if you missed it like I did….

    Good job Pacers, truly you don't care about poor attendance and losing money…Good Luck with your new city or whomever decides to take you.

  • Kelin Blab

    Good Job fellas….2years old and counting….Like the new look, user friendly, still got my Uwe Blab picture……

    FYI everyone ….I stumbled upon the jr/sr all star games on Comcast on demand yesterday if you missed it like I did….

    Good job Pacers, truly you don't care about poor attendance and losing money…Good Luck with your new city or whomever decides to take you.

  • SB_Hoosier

    Great layout guys. Same great info, but a little cleaner look.

    Kelin, I hope I'm wrong from a basketball standpoint, but from strictly a personal standpoint the Pacers couldn't have made a worse first pick.

  • SB_Hoosier

    Great layout guys. Same great info, but a little cleaner look.

    Kelin, I hope I'm wrong from a basketball standpoint, but from strictly a personal standpoint the Pacers couldn't have made a worse first pick.

  • Angie

    Love the new look! Congrats on two years! Al, your dedication and passion for Indiana basketball is remarkable and it shows in every post.

  • Angie

    Love the new look! Congrats on two years! Al, your dedication and passion for Indiana basketball is remarkable and it shows in every post.

  • Kelin Blab

    From a basketball standpoint Hansbourough won't 'hurt' because most role players don't…..my small glimmer of hope they would draft the hometown kid went up in smoke….which leads me to believe the pacers would have passed on EJ if they had the chance…

  • Kelin Blab

    From a basketball standpoint Hansbourough won't 'hurt' because most role players don't…..my small glimmer of hope they would draft the hometown kid went up in smoke….which leads me to believe the pacers would have passed on EJ if they had the chance…

  • hoosier07

    love the new look!! great work guys!!

    anyone who receives The Sporting News in the mail, check out page 12 in the June 22nd edition for a nice write up about Jordan Hulls and a few quotes from TC…

  • hoosier07

    love the new look!! great work guys!!

    anyone who receives The Sporting News in the mail, check out page 12 in the June 22nd edition for a nice write up about Jordan Hulls and a few quotes from TC…

  • SB_Hoosier

    I was pulling for Teague too. I just think there were more talented guys available at that point in the first round that would have also filled a need, besides Hansbrough. I do like the AJ Price pick though.

  • SB_Hoosier

    I was pulling for Teague too. I just think there were more talented guys available at that point in the first round that would have also filled a need, besides Hansbrough. I do like the AJ Price pick though.

  • CraiginOR

    CONGRATS!! I like the clean look and thr layout…I am misssing the twitter/ITH link/ AND am curious about Vander Blue and his interest in IU…he is Wisconsin's top rated player. He de-committed from Wisconsin and lists IU, UK and Marquette as schools he is interested in…Coach must have been recruiting Blue when he was at Marquette.

  • CraiginOR

    CONGRATS!! I like the clean look and thr layout…I am misssing the twitter/ITH link/ AND am curious about Vander Blue and his interest in IU…he is Wisconsin's top rated player. He de-committed from Wisconsin and lists IU, UK and Marquette as schools he is interested in…Coach must have been recruiting Blue when he was at Marquette.

  • Which link is missing?

  • Which link is missing?

  • Diesel

    Actually liked the old layout better. Maybe I don't handle change well, or perhaps is was just seeing the old familiar ITH layout brought just a little bit of sanity to my day. Hopefully getting familiar with the new look will again release those addictive ITH guilty pleasure endorphins as I check the site every hour throughout my day. Thanks for the great work guys, you are my source for all things IU basketball and look forward to the next year.

  • Diesel

    Actually liked the old layout better. Maybe I don't handle change well, or perhaps is was just seeing the old familiar ITH layout brought just a little bit of sanity to my day. Hopefully getting familiar with the new look will again release those addictive ITH guilty pleasure endorphins as I check the site every hour throughout my day. Thanks for the great work guys, you are my source for all things IU basketball and look forward to the next year.

  • Diesel

    I know, I know, not the popular thing to say but I actually like the Psycho T pick for the Pacers. Who cares if there is no upside. Do we really need another Shawne Williams or Jonathan Bender bust. What he has already is better than Jeff Foster. If what you see is what you get, at pick 13 I'm happy with that. He fits with what the Pacers are trying to do. He's mature, tough, intense, will play defense (anyone else on the team playing D???), can score and rebound. I think Pacer's fans are going to be pleased with the pick.

  • Diesel

    I know, I know, not the popular thing to say but I actually like the Psycho T pick for the Pacers. Who cares if there is no upside. Do we really need another Shawne Williams or Jonathan Bender bust. What he has already is better than Jeff Foster. If what you see is what you get, at pick 13 I'm happy with that. He fits with what the Pacers are trying to do. He's mature, tough, intense, will play defense (anyone else on the team playing D???), can score and rebound. I think Pacer's fans are going to be pleased with the pick.

  • plane1972

    I agree, Diesel. One of the few but more insightful things said during the draft telecast was that Tyler will bring intensity to every practice. Bird will draft effort over potential every time. There were more talented guys, but I don't think any of them had immediate-impact potential that outweighs the longer-term benefits of what an effort guy brings to the team.

    Bill Simmons' analysis of this pick on Page 2 was pretty humorous. He said just picture the Pacers UPS-like marketing campaign next year with Troy Murphy, Jeff Foster, Mike Dunleavy, Travis Diener, and Pyscho T … What can white do for you?

  • plane1972

    I agree, Diesel. One of the few but more insightful things said during the draft telecast was that Tyler will bring intensity to every practice. Bird will draft effort over potential every time. There were more talented guys, but I don't think any of them had immediate-impact potential that outweighs the longer-term benefits of what an effort guy brings to the team.

    Bill Simmons' analysis of this pick on Page 2 was pretty humorous. He said just picture the Pacers UPS-like marketing campaign next year with Troy Murphy, Jeff Foster, Mike Dunleavy, Travis Diener, and Pyscho T … What can white do for you?

  • CraiginOR

    I didn't see the ITH twitter link…also want to know about Vander Blue..I saw his youtube and am impressed.

  • CraiginOR

    I didn't see the ITH twitter link…also want to know about Vander Blue..I saw his youtube and am impressed.

  • Craig,

    It's at the top right of the page and then underneath each post also. Not sure on Vander Blue. Still looking into it. I would say he would be a long shot given our interest in Kyrie Irving.

  • Craig,

    It's at the top right of the page and then underneath each post also. Not sure on Vander Blue. Still looking into it. I would say he would be a long shot given our interest in Kyrie Irving.

  • CraiginOR

    Kelin, check out Vander Blue, he is rated one point behind Irving on ESPN, is from Wisconsin and de-committed from UW. He is listing IU,UK and Marquette as his schools of interest. Also from the world of sour grapes DD is only 5'9'' haha.

  • CraiginOR

    Kelin, check out Vander Blue, he is rated one point behind Irving on ESPN, is from Wisconsin and de-committed from UW. He is listing IU,UK and Marquette as his schools of interest. Also from the world of sour grapes DD is only 5'9'' haha.

  • fergrad

    Happy birthday! Thanks for everything! Great new look!

  • fergrad

    Happy birthday! Thanks for everything! Great new look!

  • Kelin Blab

    Mmm pretty interesting……well maybe as july is around the corner come next week and the teague saga will end, some of these things my play out. I think I saw some decent highlights of this kid you tube….

  • Kelin Blab

    Mmm pretty interesting……well maybe as july is around the corner come next week and the teague saga will end, some of these things my play out. I think I saw some decent highlights of this kid you tube….

  • CraiginOR
  • CraiginOR
  • Kelin Blab

    One interesting thing about the BLue kid Craig is he obviously sees some interest in a Big Ten school with IU and Wisconsin on his list….along with UK and Marquette….I really wonder how this 2010 class will play out with…'technically' one scholly left….awaiting Kyrie Irving hopefully….

  • Kelin Blab

    One interesting thing about the BLue kid Craig is he obviously sees some interest in a Big Ten school with IU and Wisconsin on his list….along with UK and Marquette….I really wonder how this 2010 class will play out with…'technically' one scholly left….awaiting Kyrie Irving hopefully….

  • Flash

    Thanks for two great years of Inside the hall. Its the best Hoosier Blog out there

  • Flash

    Thanks for two great years of Inside the hall. Its the best Hoosier Blog out there

  • John

    Like the new look. Not a big commenter but am always on here catching up. Thanks for all the hard work put into the site.

  • John

    Like the new look. Not a big commenter but am always on here catching up. Thanks for all the hard work put into the site.

  • indiana52

    Love the new look. Fantastic. Keep up the good work.

  • brucew

    Love the new look. Fantastic. Keep up the good work.

  • johnny from lousville

    love it.

  • brucew

    Love the new look. Fantastic. Keep up the good work.

  • johnny from lousville

    love it.