6-Banner Sunday: Hoosier Hysteria date set and recruiting heats up
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Welcome to another edition of 6-Banner Sunday, a joint production between The Assembly Call and Inside the Hall where we highlight the five most essential IU basketball stories of the past week, plus take a look at how the other IU sports programs are doing.
• Indiana sets 2021 Hoosier Hysteria for Saturday, October 2
• Class of 2022 guard Jalen Hood-Schifino narrows list to Indiana and Tennessee
• Four-star class of 2022 forward Noah Clowney narrows his list to four schools
• Indiana to host Eastern Michigan for the season opener on Nov. 9
• Looking back at the Bahamas trip: Indiana made Nikola Jovic look like anything but a lottery pick
• Hoosier Roundup
Banner #1 – Indiana sets 2021 Hoosier Hysteria for Saturday, October 2
Hoosier Hysteria, Indiana’s annual opening practice that officially tips off the season, has been set for Saturday, October 2 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
According to Indiana’s release, the event will feature both the men’s and women’s programs and will be free of charge. Fans will be asked to donate a food item to benefit the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.
Because Indiana plays Penn State football on the same date, further details on time and the activities will be announced at a later date.
You can read more about this year’s Hoosier Hysteria right here.
Banner #2 – Class of 2022 guard Jalen Hood-Schifino narrows list to Indiana and Tennesse
Jalen Hood-Schfino, the No. 24 ranked 2022 recruit according to the 247Composite rankings, has narrowed his list to just two schools. Indiana and Tennessee remain as the last two vying for 6-4 combo guards talents. Hood-Schifino is set to announce his decision on Tuesday, August 24.
Hood-Schifino, if he chooses the Hoosiers, would become the third member of Indiana’s 2022 recruiting class.
The class already includes Fayetteville (Ga.) forward Kaleb Banks and Lawrence North guard CJ Gunn.
Banner #3 – Four-star class of 2022 forward Noah Clowney narrows his list to four schools
Indiana got more good news on the recruiting front this week when 6-9 forward Noah Clowney culled his list of potential schools to just four, with Indiana making the cut. The other three schools vying for the big man’s commitment are Florida, Virginia Tech, and Alabama.
According to the 247Composite rankings, Clowney is ranked as the No. 73 player in the 2022 class. Clowney’s decision does not appear to be imminent. He has official visits planned with all four schools through September 24. Indiana’s crack at getting the talented forward on campus comes first, on August 27.
Banner #4 – Indiana to host Eastern Michigan for the season opener on Nov. 9
Indiana’s 2021-22 non-conference slate is now set.
It kicks off on Nov. 9 when IU hosts Eastern Michigan at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Eastern Michigan struggled to a 6-12 record last season and like Indiana went through a coaching change after the season. Stan Heath, who you might remember from his days at Kent State, is the new head coach of the Eagles. Eastern Michigan is a member of the MAC.
That brings Indiana’s non-conference to 11 games, headlined by games against St. John’s on Nov. 17 at home, at Syracuse on Nov. 30, and Notre Dame in Indy on Dec. 18.
Banner #5 – Tyler Tachman recaps the Bahamas trip on Podcast on the Brink
With Indiana’s Bahamas trip in the rearview mirror, Tyler Tachman joined Alex Bozich for last week’s episode of Podcast on the Brink.
The duo addressed reader questions from the Inside the Hall community and addressed the potential impact next season of Jordan Geronimo, the lack of minutes for Khristian Lander and much more.
Banner #6 – Hoosier Roundup
• Field Hockey won an exhibition game over Ball State.
• IU launched a Women’s Excellence Initiative.
• Men’s Golf announced its schedule.
• Football had another player on a preseason watch list.
Thanks for your continued support for The Assembly Call and Inside the Hall. We’ll be back next weekend with a new roundup.
Now go enjoy yourself a 6-banner Sunday.