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Podcast on the Brink: Sweet 16 preview, part two

Who’s ready for Round 2?

As the Hoosiers prepare for a rematch against Kentucky in the Sweet 16, Podcast On The Brink returns to take another look at the much-anticipated regional semifinal.

Hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein are joined by the Indy Star’s Terry Hutchens and Indiana Daily Student beat reporter Connor O’Gara.

Among the topics discussed:

· How both team’s have changed since IU’s win on Dec. 10
· The importance of Will Sheehey and Jordan Hulls vs. UK
· Potential X-Factors for both Indiana and Kentucky
· How much Christian Watford’s buzzer-beater will motivate the Wildcats
· The relevancy of Bob Knight finally saying the words “Indiana” and “Kentucky”

So tune in and enjoy. As always, let us know what you think about thes show and drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: Sweet 16 preview, part one

The Hoosiers are back in the Sweet 16 for the first time in 10 years and Podcast On The Brink is here with the first of two shows previewing their rematch against Kentucky.

Hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein talk with Zach Osterman of 247Sports.com and Ryan Kartje of the Herald-Times about Friday night’s game in Atlanta as well as IU’s performance in Portland over the weekend.

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

· Indiana’s chances of upsetting Kentucky a second time
· How the Hoosiers beat VCU and the scene afterwards
· The importance of Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls vs. UK
· Tom Crean using Seth Davis’ upset pick as ammunition
· Review on the city of Portland and previewing Atlanta

So tune in and enjoy. As always, let us know what you think about thes show and drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: NCAA Tournament preview

The NCAA tournament is finally here. And for the first time in four years, the Hoosiers are in it.

To preview March Madness, Podcast On The Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein once again call up friend of the show Chronic Hoosier and discuss Indiana’s chances against New Mexico State.

Later in the show, Inside the Hall’s Alex Bozich and Justin Albers check in from Portland to breakdown IU’s opening round and their chances in the South region.

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

· Reactions to IU’s seeding, region and pairing against New Mexico State
· Tournament X-factors for the Hoosiers
· Potential problems and matchup issues with New Mexico State
· VCU vs. Witchita State and a potential Sweet 16 meeting with Kentucky
· Who fills in for Verdell Jones III
· Final Four and Indiana predictions

So tune in and enjoy. As always, let us know what you think about this week’s show and drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: Big Ten Tournament preview

March Madness is upon us once again, but for the first time in years – the Hoosiers are relevant.

The Hoosiers (24-7) are coming off a season sweep of rival Purdue and earned a fifth seed in this week’s Big Ten Tournament and a first-round match-up against Penn State.

Podcast On The Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein discuss IU’s postseason chances with Herald-Times beat writer Dustin Dopirak and ESPN.com college basketball writer (and Inside The Hall founder) Eammon Brennan.

Among the topics discussed in this week’s show:

· Big Ten awards and whether Crean and Zeller were snubbed
· State of the Hoosiers going into the Big Ten Tournament
· Match-up against Penn State and how to defend Tim Frazier
· How this week will affect Indiana’s seed/draw in the NCAA Tournament
· Potential sleepers in the Big Ten and NCAAs
· Predictions on how the Hoosiers will do the rest of the season

So tune in and enjoy. As always, let us know what you think about this week’s show and drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: Dane Fife

Are the 2012 Hoosiers following in the footsteps of Indiana’s 2002 title game team?

To answer that question, Podcast On The Brink sits down with former IU player and assistant coach Dane Fife to discuss the comparison along with his first year as an assistant coach at Michigan State.

Fife returned to Bloomington earlier this week and talks about IU’s 70-55 win over MSU and what it was like sitting on the opposing sideline of a Big Ten game in Assembly Hall.

Hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein ask the former Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year about his impressions on the Hoosiers this season and more, including:

· His decision to leave IPFW after serving as its head coach for six seasons
· Parallels between Tom Crean and Bobby Knight
· What it’s like serving as an assistant on Tom Izzo’s coaching staff
· How the 2012 and 2002 Hoosiers are similar and different
· What IU needs to do to be successful in the postseason

So tune in and enjoy. As always, let us know what you think about this week’s show and drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com

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Podcast on the Brink: What lies ahead

After big wins against rivals Purdue and Illinois, Indiana looks to continue its momentum when it hosts Northwestern on Wednesday night.

Podcast On The Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein breakdown the matchup and what lies ahead in six remaining regular-season games with IDS beat reporter Kevin Bowen and former IDS columnist and Peegs.com contributor Nathan Hart.

Among the topics discussed on today’s show:

· How the Hoosiers will defend Northwestern star John Shurna
· Cody Zeller’s performance of late and affect on this year’s team
· The program’s progression over the last four years under Tom Crean
· Verdell Jones’ role in the rotation the rest of the season
· The importance of road wins heading into the postseason

So tune in and enjoy. As always, let us know what you think about this week’s show and drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: Purdue recap, Illinois preview

The Hoosiers have already beaten Kentucky and Purdue this season — can they complete the rivalry trifecta with a win against Illinois?

Podcast On The Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein examine that and more with a pair of Big Ten beat writers this week, Paul Klee of the Champaign News-Gazette and Lamond Pope of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Among the topics discussed in this week’s show:

· Why the Hoosiers were able to win in West Lafayette
· Where Remy Abell fits into Tom Crean’s rotation
· A preview of Thursday’s IU-Illinois clash in Bloomington
· The big man showdown of Meyers Leonard vs. Cody Zeller
· Whether Bruce Weber keeps his job after this season
· The state of the Hoosier-Illini rivalry and where it ranks
· Mackey Arena, Verdell Jones, Super Bowl XLVI and more

So tune in and enjoy. As always, let us know what you think about this week’s show and drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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