6-Banner Sunday: IU beats Notre Dame to finish 8-3 all-time in Crossroads Classic
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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.
IU had a couple of games this week to improve to 9-2. The Hoosiers had an easy blowout win over a hapless Merrimack team but then got their first win away from home against a decent Fighting Irish team in Indianapolis. Off the court, a huge non-conference game was announced this week and both Inside The Hall and Assembly Call had their normal shows. We will of course conclude with a look at how other IU sports are doing.
• Hoosiers knock off Notre Dame in final Crossroads Classic
• IU dominates Merrimack with big second half
• Hoosiers to start series with Kansas next year
• Podcast on the Brink and AC Radio
• Mike Woodson radio show
• Hoosier Roundup
Banner #1 – Hoosiers knock off Notre Dame in final Crossroads Classic
The Hoosiers played their final signature non-conference game against the Fighting Irish and passed the test. It was not the prettiest of games, but IU got the job done by turning around a nine-point first-half deficit and then pulling away late after Notre Dame made a second-half run.
Banner #2 – IU dominates Merrimack with big second half
The Hoosiers beat a struggling Merrimack team 81-49 with a big second half last Sunday.
Banner #3 – Hoosiers to start series with Kansas next year
With the Crossroads Classic ending, IU fans have clamored for better non-conference games. The Hoosiers answered the bell announcing a home-and-home series with an elite Kansas team, who is a traditional blueblood, beginning next year.
Inside The Hall’s Tyler Tachman had a column discussing how scheduling this game shows Woodson is serious about getting IU back in the national spotlight.
Banner #4 – Podcast on the Brink and AC Radio
Both Inside The Hall and Assembly Call had shows this week. ITH’s Podcast On The Brink was with Jess Settles who called the IU game Sunday on BTN. Meanwhile, AC Radio was on Thursday per usual, and there were postgame shows for both the Merrimack and Notre Dame games. Also, a postgame show was done for the Lady Hoosiers big win over Ohio State.
Banner #5 – Mike Woodson radio show
Just like Podcast On The Brink and AC Radio, Mike Woodson also has a radio show almost every week.
Woodson discussed Indiana’s loss at Wisconsin, the victory against Merrimack, and looked ahead to the Crossroads Classic.
Banner #6 – Hoosier Roundup
• Football saw Walt Bell officially introduced as Offensive Coordinator. The team also signed a record-high class ranked 18th nationally and fourth in the Big Ten. Meanwhile starting CB Reese Taylor entered the transfer portal.
• Women’s Basketball had a fantastic week dominating a ranked Ohio State team in Columbus. They face Western Michigan today. Also, IU junior star-center Mackenzie Holmes scored her 1,000th career point in the contest and was named Big Ten Player Of The Week. They also signed a recruit from Israel.
• Swimming and Diving competed at Winter Nationals.
• A record 134 Hoosier athletes were honored for Academic Excellence.
• Former IU Soccer star Pat Noonan was named head coach of the MLS’ Cincinnati FC.
• IU Women’s Golf coach Clint Wallman resigned this week.
• Track and Field had a Big Ten Athlete Of The Week.
• Some Hoosier athletes graduated with the December Commencement.
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.
Aaron (Ari) Shifron
Assembly Call Contributor