Podcast on the Brink Archive

Podcast on the Brink: Breaking down Butler

Can Butler pull off another upset and knock off No. 1 Indiana in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse this weekend?

The Hoosiers face their first real challenge since dominating No. 21 North Carolina in Assembly Hall two weeks ago.

To break down IU’s matchup with the Bulldogs, Indianapolis Star Butler beat writer David Woods and Inside The Hall’s Ryan Corazza join Podcast on the Brink. Hosts Matt Dollinger  and Greg Rosenstein discuss the Bulldogs’ upset chances against IU and preview the Saturday clash in Indianapolis.

Among the other topics discussed this week:

· The debuts of Hanner Perea and Peter Jurkin
· Cody Zeller’s matchup with Andrew Smith
· How to contain Butler guard Rotnei Clarke
· Will Sheehey’s persona and role as sixth man
· Christian Watford’s offensive role going forward

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: December discussion

Indiana’s schedule might suggest otherwise, but there’s still plenty to talk about regarding the No. 1 Hoosiers.

IU Athletics’ Jeremy Gray and Inside The Hall’s Alex Bozich join hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein this week to discuss the latest with the Hoosiers.

Gray gives his insight into IU’s success and the turnaround in Bloomington while Bozich delivers the latest news and rumblings from the recruiting trail.

Among the topics discussed on this week’s show:

· How this team compares to elite squads of years past
· The vibe in Bloomington and students’ reaction to success
· Bob Knight’s recent telecasts and significance of his remarks
· Is Butler the biggest in-state rival to IU? Or still Purdue?
· The NBA potential of Jordan Hulls, Cody Zeller and others
· Recruits Indiana is pursuing and the team’s overall strategy

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: Breaking down IU’s rout

If there was any question whether Indiana deserved its No. 1 ranking, last night answered with a resounding “yes.” The Hoosiers dominated the Tar Heels in every facet of the game, utilizing their deep, talented roster to cruise 83-59 at Assembly Hall.

To break down IU’s win last night, ESPN.com’s Eammon Brennan joins hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein on this week’s show. The group also examined IU’s outlook the rest of the season and what questions still remain as Big Ten play approaches.

Among the topics discussed on today’s show:

· Cody Zeller and Jordy Hulls’ dominance against the Tar Heels
· The continued improvement of Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey
· Christian Watford’s role and his ongoing struggle with consistency
· How Indiana would fare in a dream matchup against Duke
· Potential problems against Butler and other future opponents

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Podcast on the Brink: Previewing Indiana vs. UNC

It’s the matchup Hoosiers fans have been waiting for. No. 1 Indiana hosting No. 13 North Carolina. Cody Zeller vs. James Michael McAdoo. Yogi Ferrell vs. Marcus Paige. Tom Crean v. Roy Williams.

To examine Tuesday’s night marquee clash in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, Zachary Osterman of 247 Sports and Inside Indiana joins Podcast on the Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein to break down the game. The group also looks back at the Legends Classic in Brooklyn and Sunday night’s romp against Ball State.

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

· Jordan Hulls’ emergence and evolution so far this season
· The most intriguing match-ups in Tuesday night’s game
· Who Christian Watford should guard on North Carolina
· X-Factors and IU’s most critical players against the Heels
· What the Hoosiers must do to slow down McAdoo and Co.
· Jeremy Hollowell’s progression early in his freshman year

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com. We’ll be back on Wednesday with another show to recap Tuesday night’s showdown.

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Podcast on the Brink: Signing day edition

Signing day is finally here.

All six recruits from IU’s class of 2013 are expected to ink their national letters of intent during the early signing period. But where does the Hoosiers’ incoming class stack up?

To break it all down, ITH founder Alex Bozich joins hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein for this week’s show.

Among the topics discussed this week:

· A closer look at IU’s current scholarship situation
· Impact of the 2013 signees, including Noah Vonleh
· Which 2014 recruits the Hoosiers are pursuing hardest
· Impressions on the Hoosiers after the first two games
· Christian Watford’s battle with inconsistency
· Previewing the Legends Classic in Brooklyn next week

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: Discussing the NCAA’s ruling

Another season is upon us, and so, too, is another controversy.

Just days before IU is set to take on Bryant in the regular-season opener, the NCAA handed down nine-game suspensions to freshmen Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin for taking “impermissible benefits” from A-HOPE founder and Indiana Elite coach Mark Adams, who was deemed an IU booster.

Herald-Times beat man Dustin Dopirak and Bylaw Blog creator John Infante join hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein to discuss the news and take an in-depth look at the NCAA’s handling of the case and IU’s future.

Among the topics discussed on this week’s show:

· Why the nine-game suspensions occurred
· What the decision means for IU’s future relationship with Mark
Adams and the A-HOPE program
· How both Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin can pay their fines
· The likelihood of IU winning an appeal with the NCAA
· Impact on the Hoosiers’ frontcourt for the first nine games of the season
· The handling of the Mosquera-Perea/Jurkin case by IU’s compliance staff in the wake of Kelvin Sampson

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Podcast on the Brink: James Blackmon Jr.

Wonder what it was like to be a recruit at Hoosier Hysteria? We’ve got you covered.

Podcast on the Brink is back this week with IU class of 2014 recruit James Blackmon Jr., who discusses his recent trip to Bloomington and what other recruits are thinking about Indiana.

Hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein talk with Blackmon Jr. about his recent discussions with Tom Crean, what it was like for his younger brother Vijay to receive an IU offer and how his rehab is going from a spring ACL tear.

Later on, friend of the show and ITH writer Justin Albers joins the program to deliver the latest on Troy Williams and news from around the recruiting trail.

The three also discuss Derek Elston’s injury and who will likely step up in his absence.

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com. And check back next week for another episode in which we’ll discuss IU’s exhibition opener.

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