Podcast on the Brink Archive

Podcast on the Brink: Back to No. 1

IUUMITH0016The Hoosiers are who we thought they were — the No. 1 team in the country.

Podcast on the Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Justin Albers return this week to break down IU’s big win over Michigan and discuss what the team needs to do to stay on top the rest of the season.

In addition, Baltimore Sun writer and former Herald-Times sports editor Chris Korman joins the program to discuss the evolution of Tom Crean and the IU program since he covered them in Bloomington.

Finally, Alex Bozich of Inside The Hall comes on the podcast to answer some of your IU-related questions posted on the ITH premium forum.

Among the topics discussed this week:

· How Indiana took down ex-No.1 Michigan
· Victor Oladipo’s pair of superhuman dunks
· Crean’s IU tenure and his ability as a coach
· Types of teams that could give Indiana trouble
· Importance of depth on a team chasing a title

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: Bob Kravitz on Purdue, Michigan

IUPUITH0004The Hoosiers delivered their biggest whipping of the season on Wednesday. Up next, their biggest test of the season on Saturday.

To discuss Indiana’s 97-60 beatdown of arch-rival Purdue and the team’s upcoming showdown with No. 1 Michigan, Podcast on the Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Justin Albers are joined by Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz on this week’s program.

Among the topics discussed:

· What Indiana did right in its rout of Purdue
· Tom Crean’s decision to keep the starters in late
· Biggest challenges the Wolverines will present
· Who will Victor Oladipo guard on Michigan?
· Predictions, matchups to watch and more

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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· Programming note: As you may have noticed, Greg Rosenstein is no longer co-hosting Podcast on the Brink. Greg recently accepted a job with ESPN Insider and thus his time with POTB has come to an end. We wish Greg the best of luck in Bristol, where he undoubtedly will do a great job of getting Stuart Scott coffee and meticulously cleaning Chris Berman’s car. Just kidding, Greg.

Podcast on the Brink: Michigan State

012512qwJohn Gasaway of ESPN Insider joins this week’s show to discuss Indiana’s upcoming clash with No. 13 Michigan State and the Big Ten as a whole.

Podcast on the Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein talk to Gasaway about the current climate in the conference and where the Hoosiers rank among the best in the Big Ten. The three also debate whether IU has lived up to preseason expectations and if the Hoosiers can beat the Spartans on Sunday.

Among the other topics discussed in this week’s show:

· Opposing strategies against the Hoosiers
· The team MVP debate and Cody Zeller
· Most interesting matchups against MSU
· Is Indiana the best team in the Big Ten?
· Yogi Ferrell as a pass-first, no-shoot PG

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: A battle for first place

011412First place in the Big Ten is on the line when Wisconsin comes to Assembly Hall on Tuesday. Can the Hoosiers stay on top?

Fresh off its big win against No. 8 Minnesota, Indiana look to keep its momentum going when it takes on the plucky Badgers, who are coming off a huge victory against Illinois of their own.

To break it all down, Podcast on the Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein are joined by Herald-Times IU beat writer Dustin Dopirak to discuss what went right — and wrong — in IU’s win Saturday and what the team has to do to handle Wisconsin.

Among the topics discussed this week:

· The MVP debate: Cody Zeller vs. Victor Oladipo
· What went wrong in the second half vs. Minnesota
· Yogi Ferrell’s recent play and impact on the team
· How the Hoosiers matchup against the Badgers
· Shawshank Redemption, Luck vs. RGIII and more

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: Previewing IU-Minnesota

011112auTo break down the showdown with the Gophers, Podcast on the Brink is joined by Inside The Hall’s Alex Bozich and Justin Albers this week.

With Greg Rosenstein packing up his RGIII jerseys and moving to Connecticut, host Matt Dollinger anchors the podcast and talks to Bozich and Albers about the challenges No. 8 Minnesota will present and the likelihood of No. 5 Indiana pulling out the win.

Among the topics discussed in this week’s show:

· The importance of the battle on the boards Saturday
· How Indiana will attempt to neutralize Trevor Mbakwe
· Who is the best team in the conference right now?
· The sparse usage of Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin
· Takeaways from Indiana’s thrashing of Penn State
· Which games will be toughest for IU in January?

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: A look back at Iowa and a look ahead

IUNDSITH0012The Hoosiers ended 2012 on a high note with a rare Big Ten road win at Iowa. What does 2013 have in store?

Podcast on the Brink dives into Monday afternoon’s win and looks forward at Indiana’s road ahead with Indianapolis Star beat writer Terry Hutchens and ITH’s Justin Albers.

Hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein discuss IU’s 69-65 win in Iowa City and speak with this week’s guests about the significance of the conference-opening victory.

Among the other topics discussed:

· Victor Oladipo’s role in IU’s win
· Where the victory stacks up this year
· Jordan Hulls’ 0-for-10 shooting night
· IU’s use of zone defense against Iowa
· Fran McCaffery’s blow-up in the huddle
· Big Ten picks and IU’s upcoming games

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: Examining Butler’s upset of IU

podcast2Indiana is No. 1 no more as the Hoosiers fell victim to Butler on Saturday in overtime at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

To break down Butler’s stunner, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com joins hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein on this week’s Podcast on the Brink. Bozich shares his insights on what went wrong for the Hoosiers and how this loss could ultimately benefit the team going forward.

Among the topics discussed this week:

· Butler’s game-winner and Cody Zeller’s absence on the floor
· Whether or not Brad Stevens out coached Tom Crean
· Indiana’s lack of rebounding, especially on the offensive end
· The role of missed free throws in Indiana’s first defeat
· The difficulty of the Hoosiers’ non-conference schedule
· Tweets from IU fans on why the team lost on Saturday

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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