State of the Hall: October 10, 2011

  • 10/10/2011 11:48 am in

Hoosier Hysteria is just days away and with that, it’s time for our bi-yearly “State of the Hall” update, which is available after the jump.

Another season of Indiana basketball is upon us. For Inside the Hall, it’s our fifth season of coverage and third as a credentialed member of the IU press corps. It’s been a busy seven months since our last update and we hit the road hard in the offseason.

Here’s a list of some of the events we provided coverage from: the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series, the Indiana Junior-Senior boys exhibition games, the IndyBall.com Shootout in Indianapolis, the Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Louisville, the Spiece Run ‘N Slam Classic in Ft. Wayne, the adidas May Classic, the Eric Gordon All-Star Classic in Merrillville, the NBPA Top 100 Camp, the IBCA Top 100 Camp in Indianapolis, the USSFA Shootout in Indianapolis and Carmel, the adidas Invitational in Indianapolis, the Kentucky Hoopfest in Louisville, the Best of the Midwest in Fishers, the GRBA National Championships in Ft. Wayne and the John Lucas Midwest Invitational in Louisville.

Our mobile site also launched in late May and after some initial techical issues, it’s added a better site experience for mobile browsing. On the desktop browsing side, we recently added in a couple of new custom post types called “Quicklinks” and “Quickvideo” to help us better aggregate and share information.

We’re once again gearing up for our season coverage as we’ll cover most home games in person and will also hit the road for a few contests as well. To fill the void of Zach Osterman’s departure for Inside Indiana last spring, Justin Albers of The Indiana Daily Student will be joining us in late November through the end of the season. Joe Eberhardt will continue to see more games, provide analysis and collect film from the Indianapolis-area high school scene. Pick To Click will return for the Big Ten season.

Our community continues to experience growth as we’ve seen comments posted from 2,036 different readers in 2011. Your support and engagement continues to push us in our effort to move Inside the Hall forward.

Despite inquiries to take Inside the Hall behind a paywall, we continue to believe that our future lies in providing the best free IU content available by relying on advertising and donations.

Over the next few weeks, we’re reaching out, as we’ve typically done twice per year, to ask for your support. We are not asking for a monthly donation and by no means should you feel obligated. If you are able to offer support (no amount is too small), please be assured that your contribution will go directly towards supporting costs associated to maintaining the site (server, writer compensation, travel/gas costs.)

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    Off topic, but did anyone see this from last week?
    http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/36361/pitino-crean-react-to-calipari-comment

    Calipari just needs to shut up once in awhile and just listen.  Kudos to CTC for having an opinion!

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    Do you go to church ? No ? Why not add that into your donation ?

    You give $100 and I will match it ………………

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Ha ha, good catch, Jerry.  I do go to church, but I usually donate my tithe to international causes (building wells in Africa, etc.).

    I was unemployed for 4 months and couldn’t secure a tenure-track position, so I don’t have any significant cash to donate.  I’d love to take you up on your offer next year (provided that I obtain more stable employment).

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    Jerry,

    Just wanted to let you know that I stepped up and made another donation.  Not quite $100, but I passed the buck (in a good way). I guess I’ll have to find another way to pay for my blue tongue tattoo…

  • JerryCT

    There you go. You just cannot let that PU PHD hold you back ……………..ever. Perhaps a blue tongue tat was not the way to go anyway.

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    But now I will have to replenish the tattoo fund.  I was getting a giant ITH logo on my back as well as a full Alex Bozich picture arm tattoo (I was gonna use the one on his twitter account)

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