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CrimsonCast Episodes


For nearly a decade, CrimsonCast has brought IU fans the best in Hoosier football and basketball podcasts. Hosts Galen Clavio and Scott Caulfield provide regular information, insights, and commentary about your favorite Hoosier teams. Past guests on the show have included ESPN insider John Gasaway, Sports on Earth's Will Leitch, SI.com's Matt Dollinger, Paste Magazine's Shane Ryan, plus a smorgasbord of writers and podcasters from across the Big Ten. You can send comments and questions to @CrimsonCast on Twitter.

Listen to the latest episodes of CrimsonCast on TheHoosier.com in the embedded audio players below.

Sept. 16 - Ball State Recap

A fun live episode shortly after IU's 38-10 shellacking of the Ball State Cardinals. We talk about the continued emergence of Stevie Scott, the impressive Hoosier offensive line, and how much credit we should assign either (or both) in Indiana's successes in the ground game so far. We also talk quarterbacks, and delve into the leadership of the IU defense and their effectiveness against Ball State. Finally, we take some questions from the audience, including how likely a 7/8 win season is, whether IU could go 5-0, and if this IU team is the most balanced squad of the century.

Sept. 13 - Ball State Preview

It's an unusual CrimsonCast, what with Scott gone all week for travel reasons. So Galen sits down with three sports experts who give their own unique perspectives on IU football in general, and this week's game in particular. Indianapolis's own Tricia Whitaker of CBS 4/FOX 59 joins us first, to give her impressions of IU so far this season, her thoughts about IU's chances against Ball State, and the impact of the SEZ addition to the stadium.

Next on the pod is Cameron Drummond, co-Sports Editor at the Indiana Daily Student and the football columnist to boot. He recounts the interminable drive from Bloomington to south Florida, gives his impressions of IU's offensive and defensive abilities, breaks down the quarterback and running back positions, and gives us an educated guess on this weekend's attendance figure.

Our final guest is Teddy Bailey, lead football writer for The Hoosier Network. Teddy gives us some thoughts on what Ball State can do, how the Indiana offensive line is measuring up, and what the best and worst-case scenarios are for Indiana in this weekend's game.

Be sure to subscribe to CrimsonCast on Twitter (at @crimsoncast --- we tried to make it easy for you), and stay tuned for our semi-regular weekly live podcasts.

Sept. 9 - Virginia Recap

Indiana survives a deluge and a shifty opposition quarterback to secure their second win of the season. We talk about the positives, including a breakout performance from freshman RB Stevie Scott, an improved defensive effort, and some quality turf management. We also discuss some of the conservatism in the offensive playcalling, and fret a bit over this year's special teams. We also take listener questions from Twitter, and take a quick look ahead to the Ball State game next weekend.

Sept. 6 - Virginia Preview

On this episode of CrimsonCast, we field questions about IU's victory over FIU, evaluate our own feelings a week after the first win of the season, and look ahead to the Virginia game and what it might entail. We end up talking a lot about Virginia's rushing attack, IU's need for veteran leadership to step up on defense, the importance of the IU offensive line, and the likelihood that Saturday's game is going to end up a waterlogged slogfest due to the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Gordon.

Aug. 29 - Backfield In Crisis? Plus Season Predictions

On this episode of CrimsonCast, we delve into the controversies this week surrounding the departure of QB Brandon Dawkins and the indefinite suspension of RB Morgan Ellison. We talk about the implications of the Dawkins departure, and debate whether or not Ellison was that big of a loss. We also talk about the new stadium upgrades and facility changes. Finally, we take a look at the Indiana - FIU matchup, and provide our predictions for IU's 2018 record. All that, plus your questions and comments. Be sure to follow us at @crimsoncast, and keep an eye out for our live podcasts where you can contribute your thoughts on IU football and basketball.

Aug. 22 - Football Q&A

Galen and Scott sat down last week with a couple of cans of soda, a bunch of spare time, and a whole list of questions and comments from our wonderful listeners about Indiana University football for the 2018 season. We tried to tackle as many as we could, including a deep dive into the IU quarterback situation, the defense's ability to bounce back from graduation losses, how the skill positions line up on offense, and which IU home game is the most likely candidate to host ESPN GameDay this year. Plus a bunch more! This is a very long podcast (90 minutes or so), largely due to the enthusiasm of you folks and the questions you asked. We'll be back with round two of this later in the week.

April 30 - Hello Romeo

CrimsonCast dusts off the pod equipment and drops in for an emergency reaction podcast on the long awaited Romeo Langford commitment. We talk about the importance of the commitment, the implications for IU basketball's reputation, and the potential effects it will have on the 2018-19 edition of the team. We also answer a couple of listener questions, and give way-too-early predictions for next year.

March 14 - Season Recap

Scott and Galen finally get a chance to reflect on the Hoosiers' abrupt ending to the 2017-18 season. Galen gives his eyewitness account from having been in Madison Square Garden, and we both chat about the tenor of the game and how surprising the outcome was. We then talk about the graduating seniors, and ponder the legacies that each one either leaves behind or represents. We then look forward to the offseason and to next season, ponder the Romeo Langford situation, evaluate the roster as it currently sits, and regret the impending lack of basketball talk.

Feb. 28 - Big Ten Tournament Preview With Ken Bikoff

Scott talks with Ken Bikoff from Peegs.com to review the 2017-2018 IU Basketball season. They discuss the emergence of role players Zach McRoberts and Freddie McSwain Jr, along with how much fun it has been to see Juwan Morgan take the leap.They also preview the B1G tournament and the possible IU vs Purdue match-up on the horizon. Spend some time taking turns with "get off my lawn" takes on the B1G tournament being in New York and a week earlier than normally.

Feb. 25 - Onward to the BTT

With the end of the regular season upon us, the guys take a look back at a disappointing final week, recapping the losses to Nebraska and Ohio State. Following that, the analysis turns to the recently finalized Big Ten Tournament bracket, and the implications for IU's potential path to a postseason berth. We talk about the necessity of dispatching the first opponent, and then the possibilities of knocking off Purdue in aquarterfinal. We also talk about what it would take for the Hoosiers to secure an NIT bid, as well as the fallout from the NCAA/FBI scandal and how (or if) it might affect IU basketball past, present, or future.