Tyler Tachman was a writer for Inside the Hall from July 2020 through August 2022. Follow him on Twitter.

From imitating Chuck Crabb while growing up to being named full-time public address announcer for IU men’s and women’s basketball at Assembly Hall: Jeremy Gray takes next step in career

  • Tyler Tachman 05/12/2022 7:51 am  
 

The night before the game, he wasn’t nervous. Not at all, he said. Jeremy Gray had done stuff like this before. He worked as a public address announcer in the past, including filling in a few times as the IU ...

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That’s A Wrap: Michael Durr

  • Tyler Tachman 04/15/2022 8:26 am  
 

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2021-2022 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Michael Durr. Durr (30 games): 1.5 points, one rebound, 0.5 assists, 38.2 FG%, zero 3PFG%, 73.1 FT% in 7.1 minutes per game. Previously: Logan Duncomb, Tamar Bates, Anthony Leal, Trey ...

Indiana commit Jakai Newton talks junior season, Gabe Cupps, entrepreneurship and more

  • Tyler Tachman 04/11/2022 10:40 am  
 

INDIANAPOLIS – IU commit Jakai Newton spoke with Inside the Hall about his junior season, fellow IU commit Gabe Cupps, entrepreneurship and more. Newton, a combo guard in the class of 2023, announced his commitment to IU in October 2021. ...

That’s A Wrap: Tamar Bates

  • Tyler Tachman 04/05/2022 8:00 am  
 

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2021-2022 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Tamar Bates. Bates (32 games): 3.9 point, 0.6 assists, 1.3 rebounds, 33.8 FG%, 29.8 3PT%, 83.3 FT% in 14.5 minutes per game. Previously: Logan Duncomb Expectations ...

Butler hires Thad Matta as head men’s basketball coach

  • Tyler Tachman 04/03/2022 12:54 pm  
 

Butler has hired Thad Matta as its men’s basketball coach, the school’s Vice President/Director of Athletics Barry Collier announced Sunday morning in a release. After being hired by Indiana in March 2021, Matta served as the Associate Athletic Director for ...

Report: Xavier Johnson arrested for reckless driving, resisting law enforcement

  • Tyler Tachman 04/03/2022 12:25 pm  
 

Indiana point guard Xavier Johnson was arrested early Sunday morning for reckless driving and resisting law enforcement, according to a report by The Herald-Times reporter Dustin Dopirak. IU released the following statement: Indiana University Athletics and the men’s basketball program ...

Brian Walsh becomes a father, moves into role as assistant coach at IU: ‘I haven’t met someone that doesn’t like B-Walsh’

  • Tyler Tachman 03/29/2022 5:10 pm  
 

Brian Walsh held his infant daughter Isla in his arms. His wife Jessica was sitting to his right. Indiana head coach Mike Woodson was on the phone. Walsh put it on speaker. Recently, a lot had been unfolding in Walsh’s ...

Despite the loss to Saint Mary’s, this is an Indiana team worth remembering

  • Tyler Tachman 03/18/2022 8:20 am  
 

Down by 30 points with just over three minutes remaining, Anthony Leal dove on the floor for a loose ball. This was the same Anthony Leal who hadn’t made a game appearance since Feb. 24 against Maryland. On Thursday, the ...

Delays and TikTok: Inside Indiana’s interesting night of travel — ‘All you want to do is win’

  • Tyler Tachman 03/16/2022 9:38 pm  
 

Xavier Johnson chimed in late. Johnson sat alongside Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson. It was Indiana’s pre-Saint Mary’s press conference, less than 24 hours after the Hoosiers were in Dayton, less than four days since Selection Sunday and less than ...

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Jordan Geronimo’s energy ignites Indiana past Wyoming, helps keep Hoosiers dancing

  • Tyler Tachman 03/16/2022 7:06 am  
 

DAYTON, Ohio – In 18 seconds, the potential of the future became realized as the success of the present. The first play happened with just under 13 minutes left in the second half of Indiana’s First Four matchup against Wyoming ...

Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson’s endurance has helped lead Indiana back to the NCAA Tournament: ‘That’s my brother for life’

  • Tyler Tachman 03/15/2022 8:04 am  
 

DAYTON, Ohio – Race Thompson smiled. He had walked up behind his friend and wrapped him in a bear hug, smiling, then leaning his chin on his friend’s shoulder. It was just after Indiana had made an improbable 17-point second-half ...

Indiana’s loss to Iowa shouldn’t overshadow what it accomplished at the Big Ten tournament

  • Tyler Tachman 03/12/2022 5:48 pm  
 

INDIANAPOLIS – Trayce Jackson-Davis wouldn’t specify exactly who said it. Asked about it during the postgame press conference, he turned to Mike Woodson, who made it known that no further details should be revealed. But regardless, it was said in ...

Mike Woodson, belief and a win against Illinois that signifies what Indiana basketball is supposed to be about

  • Tyler Tachman 03/11/2022 5:51 pm  
 

INDIANAPOLIS – At first, it was just the two of them. Indiana head coach Mike Woodson and IU athletic director Scott Dolson. Woodson had just finished up a press conference after Indiana’s gut-wrenching 69-67 loss at Purdue to end the ...

Trayce Jackson-Davis didn’t run away when times got tough

  • Tyler Tachman 03/10/2022 5:50 pm  
 

INDIANAPOLIS – There’s a moment especially revealing about Trayce Jackson-Davis from last April. He’d just announced that he’d be returning to Indiana for his junior season, effectively putting his pursuit of professional basketball opportunities on hold for the moment. In ...

A regular-season filled with missed opportunities ends in fitting fashion for Indiana

  • Tyler Tachman 03/06/2022 7:27 am  
 

In the final one minute and four seconds of Saturday’s game against Purdue, Indiana had multiple offensive possessions to either tie or take the lead. • With 1:04 remaining, Indiana was down by two when Xavier Johnson threw a lob out ...

Video: Mike Woodson, IU players react to loss at Purdue

  • Tyler Tachman 03/05/2022 5:07 pm  
 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Mike Woodson, Miller Kopp and Xavier Johnson addressed the media following Indiana’s 69-67 loss to Purdue on Saturday at Mackey Arena. Watch their postgame comments below: