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The Inside the Hall Mailbag: July 2

The Inside the Hall Mailbag is a collection of questions tweeted to us via Twitter (@insidethehall), via email, submitted on our premium forum and sent to us via our Facebook page. Submit your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can. Kyle ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Post-NBA draft early entry deadline edition

It’s mid-June and a little less than five months separate us from the beginning of the 2018-2019 season. A major offseason milestone was passed two weeks ago as the deadline to withdraw from the 2018 NBA draft occurred on Wednesday, ...

With Morgan’s return, IU will contend in wide open Big Ten

Archie Miller scored his second significant roster coup in 30 days on Tuesday night when Juwan Morgan announced that he will return to Bloomington for his senior season. The first big offseason coup, of course, came back on April 30 ...

A closer look at the Evan Fitzner addition

Indiana added a 13th scholarship player to its roster earlier this month in Evan Fitzner, a graduate transfer from Saint Mary’s who will be eligible immediately. The 6-foot-10 Fitzner, a native of San Diego (Calif.), has one year of eligibility remaining. ...

The on-court impact of Romeo Langford’s commitment

Romeo Langford’s Monday evening commitment to the Hoosiers gives Indiana’s offense a much-needed boost and provides some clarity for a backcourt with some question marks and depth issues heading into the 2018-19 season. With Robert Johnson and Josh Newkirk departed, ...

Revisiting our preseason top 25 Big Ten players list

Each year, Dylan Burkhardt of UMHoops and I huddle over the summer to produce a list of our projected top 25 players in the Big Ten for the upcoming season. It’s something both of us enjoy putting together and it ...

That’s A Wrap: Team defense

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our recap of the 2017-2018 Indiana Hoosiers. Today, we conclude the series with a look at the team defense.  Final stats (31 games): 70.3 ppg, 44.1 FG%, 50.8 eFG%, 36.7 3PFG%, 19.7 TO%, 32.2% opponent ...

That’s A Wrap: Team offense

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our recap of the 2017-2018 Indiana Hoosiers. Up next: Team offense. Final stats (31 games): 71.9 ppg, 45.6 FG%, 51.1 eFG%, 32.2 3PFG%, 18.2 TO%, 31.8 OR%, 36.4% FTR. As is typically the case following ...

Seven things that could shape next season’s Big Ten race

It’s been a quiet offseason thus far in Bloomington, but there’s been plenty of movement around the Big Ten in recent weeks. In no particular order of importance, here’s a look at seven things that could play a major factor ...

That’s A Wrap: Robert Johnson

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2017-2018 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Robert Johnson. Johnson (31 games): 14 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, .8 steals, 37.3 3PFG%, 70.4% FT in 34.2 minutes per game. The 2017-18 season was ...

That’s A Wrap: Collin Hartman

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2017-2018 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Collin Hartman. Hartman (23 games): 4.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1 assist, 37 FG%, 24% 3FG in 15.4 minutes per game. After missing his entire senior campaign ...

That’s A Wrap: Josh Newkirk

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2017-2018 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Josh Newkirk. Newkirk (31 games): 7.1 points, 2.8 assists, 2.1 rebounds, 80.7 FT%, 30.5 3PFG% in 23.3 minutes per game. When Josh Newkirk arrived in Bloomington ...

That’s A Wrap: Tim Priller

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2017-2018 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Tim Priller. Priller (4 games): 0.3 points, 0.5 rebounds, 50 FT% in 1 minute per game. An Indiana fan favorite from almost the first moment he stepped ...