Podcast on the Brink Archive

Podcast on the Brink: Jon Wertheim

Well that wasn’t supposed to happen.

After the Hoosiers climbed to their highest ranking since January of 2008, they fell to Minnesota at home Thursday night in a game thought to be a stepping stone to the showdown at Ohio State this weekend.

Greg Rosenstein and Matt Dollinger talk about the loss and what it means for the rest of IU’s season with former IDS basketball columnist Jordan Cohen. The three discuss the struggles of Verdell Jones and Christian Watford as well as the return of Will Sheehey.

Later in the show, Sports Illustrated senior writer and Bloomington native Jon Wertheim comes on to discuss the Hoosiers and his two recent stories on the program. Wertheim wrote a story in this week’s SI magazine about Indiana’s turnaround this season and also penned a story on SI.com comparing what Tom Crean went through at Indiana to what new head football coach Bill O’Brien will go through at Penn State.

Wertheim also discusses growing up in Indiana and following the Hoosiers and also answers questions about the state of the program and how Crean has been successful in turning it around.

So tune in and enjoy. As always feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com. We’ll be back next week after the Ohio State game.

Note: Wertheim has written two books Hoosier fans might be interested in. His latest, Scorecasting, comes out on paperback next week and his book Transition Game chronicles Indiana high school basketball and Wertheim’s alma mater, Bloomington North.

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Podcast on the Brink: A mid-season review

The Hoosiers moved up to No. 7 in the country this week – but should they be ranked even higher?

Inside The Hall editor Alex Bozich joins Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein on Podcast On the Brink to discuss Indiana’s position in the top 25 rankings and weigh-in on where the team stands in the Big Ten.

The three also breakdown IU’s road victory against Penn State and discuss what challenges the Hoosiers could face the rest of the season. They also preview Indiana’s home game against Minnesota on Thursday and the matchup between Cody Zeller and Ralph Sampson III.

With the Hoosiers at 15-1 and at their season’s midway point, the group hands out awards to the best and worst of the first half. And at the end of the show, Bozich and Rosenstein square off in a battle of wits – answering IU trivia questions to settle their long-standing, bitter rivalry once and for all.

So tune in and enjoy. As always feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com. We’ll be back later this week after the Minnesota game.

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Podcast on the Brink: Luke Fischer

Fresh off his commitment to join the Hoosiers’ Class of 2013, Germantown (WI) big man Luke Fischer joins Podcast On The Brink to discuss his decision to attend Indiana.

Hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein ask Fischer about his decision to pick the Hoosiers, along with what his relationship with Tom Crean is like and what he sees in the future of IU basketball. Fischer also goes in-depth about the recruiting process and explains why he picked Indiana over other schools.

Fischer, who will join Devin Davis and Colin Hartman in IU’s 2013 recruiting class, also addresses comparisons to Cody Zeller and talks about what he is working on before he gets to Bloomington.

So tune in this week and enjoy. Feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: Previewing Michigan

Can the Hoosiers knock off another ranked opponent at home?

Podcast On The Brink discusses that and more this week with ESPN.com’s Wolverine Nation beat writer Michael Rothstein.

Fresh off their upset victory over No. 2 Ohio State, the Hoosiers face another tough test Thursday night in No. 16 Michigan (12-2). Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein break down the matchup with Rothstein and talk about what challenges Indiana might face including Trey Burke, the Wolverines’ myriad defenses and the team’s collection of 3-point shooters.

On Friday, Podcast On The Brink will return with the latest verbal commitment to the Indiana basketball program – Class of 2013 big man Luke Fischer. We’ll discuss Luke’s decision to pledge to the Hoosiers and talk about his future in Bloomington.

As always, feel free to comment on the show below or send us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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Podcast on the Brink: On to the Big Ten

Podcast On The Brink returns this week with Bloomington Herald-Times columnist Ryan Kartje.

He joins hosts Greg Rosenstein and Matt Dollinger to talk about IU’s 12-0 start and the Hoosiers’ upcoming matchup against Michigan State.

Kartje also helps preview the Big Ten season and gives his thoughts on where the conference ranks among the nation’s best.

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: Don Fischer

Podcast On The Brink returns this week with a visit from legendary play-by-play announcer Don Fischer to discuss Indiana’s 11-0 start and his call of IU’s buzzer-beating victory over top-ranked Kentucky.

Fischer, who is in his 39th year as the “Voice of the Hoosiers,” gives his take on IU’s turnaround season as well as what its been like to cover the Hoosiers this season in comparison to the recent past. Fischer also gives an inside look into his call of Christian Watford’s game-winning three and talks about where the moment ranks personally in games he’s called over the years.

“The Voice” also compares Cody Zeller to Kent Benson and explains why the freshman might be ahead of the curve compared to the former great. Fischer goes into detail on why Zeller is so effective and points out other players who have been instrumental to IU’s success this season.

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: Reviewing Kentucky

With Saturday night’s upset still on everyone’s mind, Podcast On The Brink reviews Indiana’s win over No. 1 Kentucky with Inside The Hall’s Justin Albers and fan favorite ChronicHoosier.

Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein discuss Christian Watford’s game-winning shot and the ensuing court storming and celebration on Kirkwood.

Albers talks about his interview with IU athletic director Fred Glass and what it was like inside Assembly Hall with one of the best atmospheres in recent memory.

Albers, an ITH writer and former Indiana Daily Student scribe, also weighs in on Watford’s huge game, Cody Zeller’s performance and what the scene is like in Bloomington after the Hoosiers’ win.

Finally, ChronicHoosier comes on the show to give his reaction and share what he saw from his seats Saturday. The three also go in depth about the IU-UK rivalry and Tom Crean’s watershed win.

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

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