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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.

March 11 - Mega 2019 Big Ten Tournament Preview

With Galen away, Scott hosts a mega preview podcast. First he is joined by Jerod Morris of @AssemblyCall fame. They discuss the seasons many lows and some highs. Answer lots of great listener questions, about Devonte Green being our best 3rd scoring option, the snub of Juwan Morgan on all B1G teams, thoughts on Archie's job this season, what we have to do to make the NCAA's this year and what it would mean to the program long term. Also learn why Galen being out of the country is a good thing for all IUBB fans #GalenCurse. And learn why we need to get #CaliparitoLakers trending this week!

Then Scott is joined by his friend, neighbor and MSU grad Robert. They discuss the possible match-up between IU and MSU, how IU was able to sweep MSU this season, look at the B1G bracket and finally discuss the ceiling and potential of B1G teams in the larger NCAA bracket this year.

March 5 - Can They Close?

CrimsonCast is back, recapping the second half of IU's season sweep over Michigan State and talking about Indiana's ability to finally persevere in a couple of tough games. We talk about the Justin Smith Paradigm, the pushing of buttons, and what players need to step up in the closing few contests. We also have an extended conversation about Indiana's opportunities and threats when facing Illinois and Rutgers in these final two games. There's also a fairly in-depth breakdown of the Hoosiers' current tournament chances and the scenarios they need to try and fulfill if they want things to work out for them. All that, plus listener comments/questions and a reminiscence on the day Calbert Cheaney broke the Big Ten scoring record.

Feb. 27 - Still Alive, And Yet

Indiana celebrates a stressful and aesthetically unpleasing win at home against Wisconsin, and we try to figure out how much joy to take out of it. Podcast topics include breaking down what IU did successfully against the Badgers, what optimistic signs might exist for both the near future and next year, and thinking about the nature of youth and the sudden impact of depth pieces like Race Thompson. We also take questions from Twitter and from the live audience.

Feb. 20 - Perhaps It Doesn't End

Who would've thought that we could squeeze 90 minutes of podcast out about a team that's lost 11 of 12 games? We take a whole bunch of questions from Twitter and live chat, talking about everything from the problems with IU's offense to concerns with the roster to long-term prognoses for recovery. It's a long and winding conversation, and you'll probably find things in it that you both agree with and disagree with.

Feb. 13 - How Does It End?

CrimsonCast fires up once again to look at IU basketball after a disappointing last week, with both hosts bringing a realization to the table that IU is who they are at this stage, and proceeding accordingly. We give a 10,000-foot view of the outcomes vs Iowa and Ohio State, but spend most of the podcast fielding questions from the Twitterverse and looking ahead to the suddenly daunting remainder of the schedule.

Feb. 7 - An Abbreviated History

The 2018-19 season has been the cause of some soul-searching on the part of the IU fanbase. CrimsonCast delves into the larger questions of the program as a whole by turning back the clock and looking at the antecedents that led us to this point. How does IU basketball's historical narrative answer the question of "Why are we here?" IU Artifacts and Matthew Blaszka join for this episode, as we take you on an abbreviated history of Hoosier hoops, touching on Branch McCracken's final years, the evolution and devolution of the Knight era, the chaos of the 2000s, and the transition from Tom Crean to Archie Miller, plus a whole lot more in between.

Feb. 3 - The Eureka Moment

Indiana wins at Michigan State and the world both falls into place and doesn't make sense anymore. We giddily recap the reasons for IU's surprise victory, talk about the impact of Juwan Morgan's in-game injury, and praise the collective contributions from the Hoosiers' role players. We also discuss whether this is a one-time event or something that Indiana can build on, and what indicators IU fans should be looking for to judge such things.

Jan. 27 - The Doldrums

Rough week for IU basketball, and it appears the fan base is ready to eat its own. After a disappointing loss at Northwestern and another passionless loss at home to Michigan, is the season officially dead? What's happening with the team? And what's next for a squad that sits on the precipice of uncharted territory for the program? We do what we can to evaluate the current morass, touching on the difference between early-season IU and mid-season IU, player development, coaching development, and where things go from here.

Jan. 20 - Afraid Not Scared

We recorded a podcast after the Purdue loss, then waited 6 hours, then recorded a completely different podcast. So here's that podcast, as we delve a bit into IU's loss in West Lafayette, the crisis of confidence that has enveloped most of this team, the unpredictability of the team's issues (no, really), and the differences between the early-season estimations of the roster's ability level and what has actually revealed itself over the course of the season. We also take a look ahead to the Northwestern and Michigan games.