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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.

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.

Feb. 18 - Four Game Winning Streak

Galen and Scott are back to recap the week that was in IU basketball, breaking down the victories over Illinois and Iowa. We look ahead to the Nebraska and Ohio State contests --- does IU have a chance in either game? How about both games?

We also talk about postseason scenarios, laying out the farfetched path IU would need to take to make their way to the NCAA Tournament, and the far more reasonable path to the NIT. Finally, we throw some Romeo Langford talk into the mix, and look ahead to the potential 2018-19 nonconference schedule.

Feb. 18 - Student Attendance Podcast Special With Chronic Hoosier

There were a lot of angry tweets and accusatory message board posts after Wednesday's home game versus Illinois, and all the negativity was directed at the student section, which had some notable holes in it. This wasn't the first time in the last few years that we've seen attendance issues, so the big question is --- what's the deal? Is this a huge issue? What is causing IU students to not fill the gaps in the stands as everyone had grown accustomed to them doing over the years?

To try to answer these questions, we brought on our good friend Chronic Hoosier to have a detailed discussion about the history of the IU student ticket allotment, the changing nature of the fan experience in Assembly Hall over the years, the current factors affecting student attendance, and the long term prognosis.

Feb. 12 - Getting On A Roll

On this special Sunday Night live edition of CrimsonCast, Scott and Galen break down the past couple of weeks in IU basketball, and tackle a host of issues and topics. Is Devonte Green's elevated level of play here to stay? What is the ceiling of this IU team the rest of the way? Is the NIT in reach, and what can they do if they get there? Does Juwan Morgan have legitimate hopes at making an all-Big Ten team? That, plus a full breakdown on the upcoming offseason, and lots of listener questions, on this episode of CrimsonCast.

Jan. 23 - Learning How To Win

On this episode, we recap the Maryland victory, focusing on the team's resiliency down the stretch and the outstanding play of Juwan Morgan and Zach McRoberts. We also talk about the impressive showings for this IU team in close games so far this season, Archie Miller learning how to use the power of Assembly Hall to his advantage, the way that the upcoming schedule lays out for this Indiana team, and the necessity of IU fans showing up for games from now on.

Jan. 19 - Recapping Northwestern and Penn State, looking ahead to MSU

We look back at IU's wins over Northwestern and Penn State last week, then look ahead to Friday night's game against Michigan State. We also discuss what Indiana needs to do over the next four games, plus whether they have a shot against Michigan State and later Purdue.

Jan. 7 - The Big Win At The Barn

Despite losing two key players, IU traveled to Minneapolis and managed to pull off a victory in a traditional house of horrors. How did they do it? We talk about big games from Johnson, Morgan, and McRoberts, an unexpected 20-point gem from Justin Smith, and an excellent coaching job by Archie Miller. We also take a boatload of listener questions, and address everything from future lineups to the importance of three pointers. All of that and more, on this episode of CrimsonCast.