Podcast on the Brink: Episode 5

  • 12/06/2011 3:12 pm in

Kentucky week is among us and Podcast On The Brink is bringing you two episodes this week previewing Saturday’s border battle.

Today, Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein host Inside The Hall founder and ESPN scribe Ryan Corazza to discuss Indiana’s showdown with No. 1 Kentucky along with his recent piece in ESPN The Magazine on Cody Zeller.

Matt and Greg also weigh in on Dan Dakich and Don Fischer’s recent discussion on the IU student section as well as a few things they’d like to keep out of Assembly Hall in addition to the color blue, per Tom Crean’s request.

With Ryan, the three breakdown the Hoosiers’ chances against the Wildcats and whether or not Kentucky is Indiana’s top rival. They also discuss what Zeller and Christian Watford have to do against the Wildcats to pull off the upset and give their predictions for this weekend’s game.

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at [email protected]. And don’t forget to check back Thursday for another episode previewing Saturday’s game from a national perspective.

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  • Ed Hightower…..hahaha

  • Anonymous

    Smart, informed words on the student section. The people who have dealt with this student section and now are alumni and sit elsewhere have the best perspective. I sit on the alumni side now and have been disappointed with the showup, but I know what its like. And lets be honest….lets not try and act like there aren’t an equal number of non-student seats empty scattered across the Hall.

    If you want to come to the games now there are seats available. Three whole rows behind me haven’t been filled for all 8 games.

    The students will fill it up when conference play and big games (UK) start.

    Get off their backs. Got forbid they also have school things to attend to as the semester ends.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting that Wisconsin’s student section was mentioned, I was there last year, and they are off to a corner, not very loud at all. In fact, that game was close all the way to the end, and the crowd never mustered more than a polite clap. Some schools depend on their students to show passion, and make the arena loud, ALL of our fans are good for that. I see the same white haired old man courtside at all the games, (usually in a red sweater) and that dude is just as passionate as any student, on his feet the whole game, waiving his arms at the players……..that’s Hoosier fans, we are all passionate and loud. So the student seats shouldn’t be singled out for not being filled, any empty seats going forward is a shame…..this team is exciting

  • MitchellBMitch

     Great job on these podcasts…they are entertaining and have alot of smart/intelligent basketball discussions…Keep up the good work.

    The student section is a huge issue. I had season tickets all 4 years while I was at school and only got what I would consider “good seats” behind the basket or in the first 20 rows on the sides, at most 5 times in 4 years. To really take advantage of our intense/rabid student fan base, we need to have them as close to the court as possible, like Duke and MSU. That is a huge advantage. The fact that Duke students can almost touch a player on the court when he is in-bounding the ball, has to affect the opposing players in a tangible way.

    I really hope the students get a section together, close to the court that can have an even greater effect on the game than they already do.

    Can’t wait for the IU/pUKe game…Go Hoosiers…

  • Anonymous

    I grew up in Madison and have been to many games at the Kohl Center. Their student section is directly behind one of the hoops, and continues from the first level to the third and final level of the stadium all behind that hoop. Another true student section, unlike Assembly Hall’s. The problem their stadium has is it is a great hockey arena, so the fans seem far removed from the court in some sections.

    Does anyone know the reason for not having first come first serve for the students in sections L-M or whatever they are? I don’t see how this can be an issue only at IU and not the countless other schools around the country.

  • Hahahaha that was raunchy.

  • Matt Dollinger

    Hahaha, good lord. If that was real I’m pretty sure we would have been able to smell it through our speakers.

  • Casey B.

    IU’s refusal to more swiftly organize an actual student section (not just a theoretical one dispersed sporadically throughout the entire stadium) exacerbates the problem. A general admission, courtside/near-court student section would ensure that there are never any empty seats visible on TV or in an immediate line of sight. The diehard fans would come in droves to fill up the hall if they knew they had a chance at killer seats if they arrive early enough. As it is, if a student knows he has mediocre seats and can’t do anything to change it, and he/she has homework and/or is tired, he/she is a lot less likely to attend.

    Certainly isn’t the only factor, but this seems like an obvious and MUCH overdue solution. It’s frankly embarrassing that we lack a student section similar to all the other blue blood schools we associate ourselves with.

  • MillaRed

    I go to 5 UW games a year and I agree. They do not get loud? Man, that is far from the truth. There’s a reason they lose once every two years at home. The Kohl Center can rock. No doubt about it. Very intimidating place to play.

    I’ll be there to see the Hoosiers.

  • MillaRed

    Hightower may be my least favorite part of any sporting event I have seen in my life. The worst official you can ever put on the court.

  • eph521

    I love Hightower. Really, I do!

    I also enjoy paying taxes, waiting at the BMV, losing my car keys, running out of gas, getting punched in the face, McD’s messing up my order, etc – you get the idea.

  • Anonymous

    First time I’ve heard anyone suggest that anyone other than Purdue is IU’s biggest rivalry.