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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.

Nov. 19 - Big Win For Football, Taking Stock Of Basketball

We take the first segment of the podcast to talk about IU football. A dominating victory over Rutgers has created a compelling Old Oaken Bucket matchup with a lot on the line for both teams, and this becomes the last major chance for this year's team to make a statement about the year. Are fans sufficiently excited about the team and the chance of going to a third straight bowl? We also talk about the impressive offensive aspects of the Rutgers victory. Then, we switch gears to talk basketball (22:00), focusing on the early year offensive struggles, the problems with lack of veteran leadership so far, and the importance of the next three games.

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Nov. 17 - A Full Weekend Of IU Sports

On this episode, Galen talks IU basketball with Inside Indiana's Ben Ladner, chats IU football with TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman, and previews IU Men's Soccer with the IDS's Josh Eastern. Plus, reader questions and comments!

Nov. 12 - IU Football Victory, IU Basketball Struggles

We spend the first 20 minutes of the pod today breaking down IU football's victory over Illinois, highlighting the impressive performance of the defense, the contributions of Richard Lagow, the surprising success of the running game, and the continually uninspiring offensive playcalling. Then (20:20) we move over to a discussion of IU basketball, recapping the Indiana State debacle, rejecting the notion that panic is logical in this situation, and evaluating how much of a work in progress this IU program might actually be. We also give a quick preview of tonight's game vs Howard.

Nov. 6 - IU Basketball Full Season Picks

Galen welcomes Assembly Call host/founder Jerod Morris to the podcast, as we engage in one of our favorite pastimes --- predicting each IU basketball game for the entire upcoming season. Do we see the Hoosiers making the NCAA Tournament? Do either of us pick IU over Duke in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge? How do we see Indiana handling the weird twists and turns of the compressed Big Ten schedule? Those items, and many more, on a special episode of CrimsonCast.

Nov. 5 - Badgered

A tough but predictable loss to Wisconsin drops the Indiana Hoosiers to 3-6 on the season and keeps them winless in the Big Ten. Galen and Scott break down the key elements of the game, including IU's offensive struggles, the control mastery of Wisconsin's offense, the officiating, and the team's mentality going down the final stretch of the season.

Oct. 29 - The 2017 Turning Point Game

IU lost to Maryland in football, and things suddenly don't look so great for the 2017 Hoosiers. We break down some of the problems that Indiana encountered in this game, talk about the self-inflicted wounds that IU keeps dealing with, and ponder the state of the program as it looks down the barrel of another potentially disappointing campaign. We talk specifically about passing game decisions, the disposition of Richard Lagow, why the problem isn't IU's defense OR offense, and why IU's fan suppport isn't the problem with the program.

Oct. 27 - Maryland Preview

We focus our attention on a pretty-darn-close-to-must-win game at Maryland, as IU attempts to shake off an 0-4 start to the Big Ten season. Galen is joined by Punt John Punt's Michael Rayome, who gives us an advanced statistical breakdown of Indiana's offensive woes, Maryland's approach to the game, and what the Hoosiers should focus on. Then Galen is joined by IU beat writer Mike Miller of the Bloomington Herald-Times, who is already in Maryland enjoying some crab cakes. Mike discusses some of the issues with the offensive approach for IU in the past couple of games, gives us an injury update, and gives his outcome prediction for the contest.

Oct. 22 - Michigan State Recap

Unfortunate times in IU football land, as the Hoosiers come up short in another winnable game, losing to Michigan State 17-9. Galen and Scott break down the game, focusing mainly on the conservatism of the playcalling, the problems with intanglbles, and another ace defensive performance in vain. They also examine the question of whether an easier future schedule will automatically equate to better offensive performances from the team. Finally, the guys take some questions and comments from social media.

Oct. 19 - Hoosier Hysteria, Recruiting And IU Football

Back at you with more CrimsonCast, This episode starts off with a detailed IU basketball conversation between Galen and Jordan Wells of The Hoosier, as we talk about Media Day reactions, preview Hoosier Hysteria, and talk about the latest in IU basketball recruiting. Then (29:30) we catch up with The Hoosier's Taylor Lehman to discuss IU football's matchup against Michigan State, including the challenges that IU faces in this contest and the things they need to do to compete for a rare victory in East Lansing.

Oct. 15 - Michigan Review

On this late Sunday pod, the guys recap the Michigan game and discuss some of the concerns coming out of that game for bowl eligibility, "breaking through", and the worrying trend lines of the offense.

Oct. 13 - Michigan Preview 

On this rollicking edition of CrimsonCast, Galen is joined by TheHoosier.com's Stu Jackson and Taylor Lehman, and by IDS Sports director Cameron Drummond. We go in-depth on the IU-Michigan matchup, fielding questions from the audience about the difficult challenge IU's offense faces against Michigan's defense, looking at whether the Hoosier defense can finally generate turnovers, and talking about how special teams might be the deciding factor for both teams. We also discuss the depth chart at some key positions, and look at what IU's offense needs to do to generate yardage with Peyton Ramsey under center.