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 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.

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