The Hoosier Sound | IU Sports Podcast

The Hoosier Sound | IU Sports Podcast

We are the official podcast of IndianaHQ. Our mission and goal is simple: we want to bring in-depth analysis and coverage for Indiana University sports to as many fans as possible across a multitude of modern platforms. "The Hoosier Sound" was founded in 2017 by Noah Freeman and Matt Lukens who had a passion for all IU sports. The guys wanted to give listeners analysis of programs such as Indiana basketball, Indiana football, Indiana soccer, Indiana women's basketball, Indiana baseball, Indiana swim and dive, and more. We also do a daily IU sports news roundup called "Hoosier Sound-Off."

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December 3, 2021 58 min
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Indiana dropped its first game of the season on Tuesday night, a wild, four-OT defeat at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse. Trayce Jackson-Davis continued his tear to start the season, dropping another 31 points with 16 rebounds. He's IU's best player, but is it time to start talking about him as the best player to wear the Hoosier uniform since the end of the Bob Kn...
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Four-star point guard Gabe Cupps committed to Mike Woodson and the Hoosiers on Tuesday evening. Cupps comes out of Centerville High School near Dayton, Ohio and chose the Hoosiers over Ohio State and Stanford.

What will Cupps bring to the table when he steps on the Assembly Hall floor in a couple years? Which players do the guys compare him to in order to get a better feel fo...
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Host's note: IU's men's soccer team plays in the Big Ten title game on Sunday *at* Penn State. Please do not show up at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Sunday, as Nithin mistakenly states.

In the first official game of the Mike Woodson Era, the Hoosiers came out hot, only to hang on by six against Eastern Michigan. Nithin and Matt summarize IU's win in one word, the...
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It's time to rock and roll. With less than a week until the first official game of the Mike Woodson era, the guys give you a comprehensive preview of the 2021-22 IU men's basketball team. What should you expect this season?

Nithin and Matt answer a burning question for each player, offer starting lineup thoughts, and give a win/loss prediction for the Hoosiers this se...
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2023 4-star combo guard Jakai Newton, out of Covington, GA, committed to Mike Woodson and the Hoosiers on Friday! Newton is currently 67th in 247Sports' 2023 composite rankings, and chose IU over Georgia and Vanderbilt.

What should Hoosier Nation expect out of its newest addition? Who are some college and NBA players that come to mind when we watch Newton? We also noticed...
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That game was winnable. Indiana had every opportunity to knock off No. 10 Michigan State, but thanks to a putrid offensive performance, the Hoosiers now sit at 2-4. To make matters worse, No. 5 Ohio State visits Bloomington this upcoming weekend.

Where did it all go wrong for this offense? If IU moves on to a new offensive coordinator, what kind of play caller should Tom Alle...
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The bye week is in the rear-view mirror, and now Indiana heads into a season-defining matchup against No. 10 Michigan State. First, Nithin and Matt play a game of "Buy Low, Sell High" on key components of Indiana's roster. Then, they dive into a full preview of MSU. What are the big matchups, and which players need to step up for the Hoosiers to claim a top ten s...
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It was the best of times, Micah McFadden got ejected, then it was the worst of times at Memorial Stadium on Saturday as Indiana dropped a 38-24 decision to No. 8 Cincinnati. Matt and Nithin dive into the hottest topics surrounding IUFB at the moment, such as how to change the targeting rule in college football, what's going on with Michael Penix Jr., and one Hoosier in particular that needs to rise up. Is 8-5 a successful year ...
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OK, IU football fans. Let's do this again. After a comfortable win in their home opener, the Hoosiers have another major showdown against a top-25 team, as the No. 8 Cincinnati Bearcats walk into Memorial Stadium this coming Saturday.

Which matchups do you need to pay attention to this weekend? Who are the Hoosiers that need to step up for IU to come away with the win? Which of the three phases of the game are most important? N...
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That was ugly. The most-hyped IUFB season opener in program history resulted in the most underwhelming performances in the Tom Allen era, a 34-6 loss at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Everything went wrong from the opening kick off at Kinnick Stadium. Michael Penix Jr. struggled all afternoon. What bright spots did Nithin and Matt see in the Hoosiers' first game? What should IU fans expect from this team for the rest of the se...
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It's showtime. After a memorable season where the Hoosiers went 6-2, Tom Allen, Michael Penix Jr., Ty Fryfogle, and most of the squad return for the 2021 season. Expectations have never been higher. IU starts with a trip to Iowa City and a blockbuster top-20 matchup against the Hawkeyes.

Nithin and Matt tell you everything you need to know about the two teams, what the Hoosiers need to do to win, and which players to keep an ey...
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Earlier on Tuesday, four-star combo guard Jalen Hood-Schifino committed to Mike Woodson, Kenya Hunter, and the Indiana Hoosiers! Hood-Schifino is currently the 23rd-ranked player in the 2022 class per 247Sports. Hood-Schifino, along with CJ Gunn and Kaleb Banks, give Indiana the fifth best 2022 recruiting class in the country at this point.

Nithin and Matt break down the commitment from all angles. What should IU fans expect of the ...
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August 20, 2021 63 min
Buckle up, folks. Indiana kicks off the most highly-anticipated season in program history in about two weeks. Nithin and Matt take a comprehensive look at the Hoosiers on the offensive side of the football and answer many crucial questions.

Who are the projected starters at every position, especially at running back? Who is this year's breakout star, the 2021 version of Ty Fryfogle? What position group needs to step up to ensure...
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Mike Woodson's tenure is off to a flying start, as the Indiana Hoosiers completed a weekend sweep of Serbian club BC Mega, winning game two, 64-53. Newcomer Xavier Johnson led IU with 13 points, sturdy forward Race Thompson grabbed 13 rebounds, and Jordan Geronimo continued his ascension.

IndianaHQ contributor Jevan McCoskey saw every minute of the action in-person in The Bahamas, and he joins Nithin to dissect the game from a ...
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In Indiana's (sorta) first test of the Mike Woodson era, the Hoosiers emerged victorious 79-66 against Serbian club BC Mega. Star forward Trayce Jackson-Davis led the way with 21 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Other standouts included newcomers Tamar Bates and Miller Kopp, as well as rising forward Jordan Geronimo.

IndianaHQ contributor Jevan McCoskey, who is *on site* in the Bahamas and saw every single second of the co...
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It's a big week in IU sports. The men's basketball team takes a trip to The Bahamas to take on Serbian club BC Mega in the Hoosiers' first test of the Mike Woodson era. What players will Nithin and Matt pay attention to this weekend? What defines success on this road trip?

Also, Indiana football was ranked No. 17 in the preseason edition of the USA Today Coaches Poll. Week one opponent, Iowa, came in at 18th and week thr...
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It's another high-profile commitment for Tom Allen and the Indiana football program, as 4-star RB Gi'Bran Payne pledged to play for the Hoosiers. What do you need to know about the explosive ball carrier out of Cincinnati? What kind of NFL comparison do our guys make for Payne?

Also, IU's Olympians have done an outstanding job in Tokyo, especially in the pool. Our guys give an update on who brought home the gold, silver,...
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On Friday afternoon, Mike Woodson and the Indiana men's basketball team got their second 2022 commit, 4-star PF Kaleb Banks. Jevan and Nithin break down the kind of player the Hoosiers are getting in Banks, and offer a comparison or two, to former IUBB players. Also, big picture question: what exactly is a successful recruiting class for Indiana? IU's currently 14th in the country per 247Sports' 2022 rankings. Also, Tom...
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It might be the middle of the summer, but there is plenty of IUFB and IUBB to discuss. Four highly-touted players committed to the Hoosiers' football program, vaulting IU to 20th in 247Sports' 2022 rankings. Is this type of success sustainable in Bloomington? Also, a number of key players made stay or go decisions for the NBA Draft, and the guys rank the Big Ten basketball programs first to 14th. Where does Indiana stand in...
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It's a new day and age in the NCAA. Starting July 1st, college athletes were permitted to monetize their names, images, and likenesses thanks to a ruling from the Supreme Court. In the days since, plenty of college football, college basketball, and Olympic sport players have signed deals to endorse businesses and products or earn money through their social media presence. Our political pundit Jon and legal expert Mike Pudlow jo...
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