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The Assembly Call IU Basketball Podcast and Postgame Show

Indiana Hoosiers

Following your Hoosiers is always more fun with friends. Come hang out with us after every Indiana basketball game, and every Thursday night, as our team of hosts -- Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, Ryan Phillips, and Brian "The Coach" Tonsoni dissect every angle of IU basketball, as we've been doing since 2011. We are equal parts unabashed fandom and objective analysis, with plenty of laughter along the way. If you're looking for knee-jerk analysis and hot takes, this is NOT the show for you. But if you want a show that isn't afraid to critique play while always staying supportive of players, then this is the place for you.

Following your Hoosiers is always more fun with friends. Come hang out with us after every Indiana basketball game, and every Thursday night, as our team of hosts -- Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, Ryan Phillips, and Brian "The Coach" Tonsoni dissect every angle of IU basketball, as we've been doing since 2011. We are equal parts unabashed fandom and objective analysis, with plenty of laughter along the way. If you're looking for knee-jerk analysis and hot takes, this is NOT the show for you. But if you want a show that isn't afraid to critique play while always staying supportive of players, then this is the place for you.

Location:

Bloomington, IN

Description:

Following your Hoosiers is always more fun with friends. Come hang out with us after every Indiana basketball game, and every Thursday night, as our team of hosts -- Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, Ryan Phillips, and Brian "The Coach" Tonsoni dissect every angle of IU basketball, as we've been doing since 2011. We are equal parts unabashed fandom and objective analysis, with plenty of laughter along the way. If you're looking for knee-jerk analysis and hot takes, this is NOT the show for you. But if you want a show that isn't afraid to critique play while always staying supportive of players, then this is the place for you.

Language:

English

Contact:

2144585016


Episodes

AC Radio: Schedule Breakdown and Women's Basketball Preview

11/19/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we break down Indiana's schedule, which was finally released this week. We also welcome special guest Greg Murray to help us preview one of the most anticipated women's basketball seasons in school history. Also: reactions to Virtual Hoosier Hysteria. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Coach, Andy, and Greg Murray

Duration:01:09:23

AC Radio: 3 More Burning Offseason Questions

11/12/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss and debate three important questions for this year's IU team as the season opener (#fingerscrossed) approaches. Topics include expectations for Trayce's sophomore season; what to make of the report that Trey Galloway is challenging for a starting spot; and whether IU fans should feel confident about the state of the program entering Archie's fourth season. That and more on this week's edition of AC Radio. On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

Duration:00:50:03

AC Radio: KenPom Preseason Projections and IU Athletes Voting

11/5/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the importance of Indiana's athletes exercising their right to vote and break down the preseason computer projections now that KenPom's are out. Plus: Hoosier Headlines, your questions, and the results of a VERY important election (not, not THAT one). All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

Duration:00:59:11

AC Radio: Ask Us Anything! (Plus: Big Ten/ACC Matchups)

10/29/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we have a special treat: all four regular hosts here for the entire show! So we use the occasion to open up the mailbag and answer your hoops and non-hoops related questions. We also discuss the Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups, the latest in the Trey Kaufman recruitment, and convince Ryan why he was dead wrong to even consider benching Michael Penix when he was struggling early against Penn State. That and so much more -- including a question submitted via...

Duration:01:30:05

AC Radio: Talking Trey Kaufman and Hoosier Beginnings with IUArtifacts and Ken Bikoff

10/22/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we welcome a couple of noted guests to the show to help us discuss Trey Kaufman's impending announcement and reflect on IU sports history. Ken Bikoff is the author of Hoosier Beginnings: The Birth of Indiana University Athletics. We discuss his book and many of the great stories he wrote about. All that and much more, including listener questions, on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Coach, IUArtifacts, and Ken Bikoff

Duration:01:03:28

AC Radio: Rule Changes and Media Day Reaction

10/15/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the rule changes that are going to have a big impact on roster management, plus the notable quotes and themes from Tuesday's media day. And much more. On the mics: Jerod, Coach, and Ryan

Duration:01:10:20

AC Radio: Breaking Down the Maui (err, Asheville) Bracket

10/8/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss this week's schedule news. There is a Maui bracket! And the Gavitt Games are off. What will that mean for IU's non-conference schedule? Plus, De'Ron Davis' pro career begins, how well do Rob, Jerome, and Race fit together, and much more. On the mics: Coach, Andy, Ryan ... and a special guest who just happens to stumble by

Duration:01:07:26

AC Radio: Reactions to Inside the Hall's Big Ten Top 25

10/1/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we react to the annual list of top 25 players in the Big Ten that Inside the Hall and UMHoops collaborate on. Which Hoosiers made the list? What players were overrated and underrated? All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

Duration:00:50:03

What Statistical Profile Does It Take to Play Deep Into March?

9/24/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss a potpourri of topics with special guest Galen Clavio -- including what history tells us about the statistical profile that a team needs to have for any legitimate hope of hanging a banner. We also discuss Andy Katz's preseason rankings, some scheduling topics, the pro potential of Indiana's best basketball and football players, and, sadly, the tragedy suffered by Damon Bailey's family. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly...

Duration:01:01:42

AC Radio: November 25th Can't Come Soon Enough

9/17/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the big week news for both the basketball and football programs before delving into some other fun topics. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Andy and Scott from Crimson Cast

Duration:00:50:04

AC Radio: Ask Us Anything (with Chronic Hoosier)

9/10/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we combat a week without much news by opening the entire show up to your questions -- most of which centered around IU hoops. And we welcome a special guest: Chronic Hoosier. On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Chronic

Duration:00:50:01

AC Radio: Who is the 2nd-Most Indispensable Player on This Year's Roster?

9/3/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we roll through a bunch of headlines to get you up to speed on the latest with IU's potential schedule, and then debate who joins Trayce as the two most indispensable players on this year's roster. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Andy, Coach, and Ryan

Duration:00:54:24

AC Radio: Kenya Hunter Hired (Plus: Jerod's Back ... With Some Questions)

8/27/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we assess Indiana's latest assistant coach hire and then kick around a few questions that have been burning in Jerod's mind while he's been away. Plus: the possible start dates for a season, Blake Wesley cuts his list to 12, Trayce's new number, and some fun listener questions including which 1-on-1 battles we'd love to see if we attended a practice. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Coach

Duration:00:58:46

AC Radio: Breaking the Big Ten Into Tiers

8/20/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we take another deep dive into the Big Ten by breaking the conference into tiers -- from contenders to cornhuskers. Where does Indiana land? Also, which Big Ten venues are the best and toughest? What is the importance of Juwan Morgan's emergence in Utah to what Archie Miller is building in Bloomington? And your questions. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Coach, Andy, and IUArtifacts

Duration:01:07:16

AC Radio: Bruiser's Gone and What's Next for College Sports?

8/13/2020
Who says there's nothing to talk about!? This week on AC Radio, we discuss the wild week in college sports and what it suggests for the college basketball season. We also analyze Indiana's vacant assistant coach's chair now that Bruiser Flint has moved on to that awful place down south. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Andy, Coach, and special guest Galen Clavio Make sure you listen to the latest of Crimson Cast too:...

Duration:01:11:02

AC Radio: Burning Big Ten Questions

8/6/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss some Big Ten topics on the heels of all the stay-or-go decisions being made by some of the conference's best players. What do the returns of Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmo, Aaron Henry and others mean for the conference power balance and IU's place in it? Plus: discussion of the proposed Big Ten basketball bubble, another forward-thinking move by IU's athletic department, and much more. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. On...

Duration:00:55:43

AC Radio: The Coach and The Shot Doctor Analyze IU Players' Shooting Forms

7/30/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we dive deep on shot forms. What makes a good shot form? How do current IU players stack up? The Coach and The Shot Doctor nerd out on this all-important basketball skill. Plus: reactions to Archie's comments, Ryan's rant about a major Emmy snub, and your questions. All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Coach and Ryan

Duration:00:59:36

AC Radio: Grading Archie's First 3 Seasons in Bloomington

7/23/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we take a deep dive into Archie Miller's first three seasons in Bloomington. What's gone right? What's gone wrong? And how do we grade him in the areas of results, offense/defense, roster management, and program ambassadorship? Plus: IU loses another recruit to Villanova, some national hoops voices weigh in on Archie, how can the defense be better without Justin Smith, and what can Indiana import from the Euro leagues to make the offense better? All that...

Duration:01:27:28

AC Radio: How Much Will Each Freshman Contribute This Season?

7/16/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we complete our offseason player preview series by discussing the incoming freshmen. We've already done detailed scouting reports on each (they're in the archive), so this week we analyze the attribute that will help or hinder each player's quest for playing time, and what we project the minutes allocation to be. Plus: Hoosier Headlines (including the passing of Steve Bouchie, Indiana's first positive COVID tests, and the triumphant Basketball Tournament...

Duration:00:50:00

AC Radio: TJD Offseason Analysis and What the College Football News May Mean for College Hoops

7/9/2020
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we react to how the pandemic's impact on fall sports my affect the college basketball season and then dive into our offseason analysis of the Hoosiers' undisputed most important player: Trayce Jackson-Davis. All that and much more, including your questions, on this edition of The Assembly Call. On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach

Duration:00:49:54