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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August 14, 2022 61 min
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Over a year ago, the NCAA adopted a new policy to permit student athletes to profit off their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL). Since then, an exciting new world of endorsement deals, social media campaigns, and guest appearances have opened up, giving current players an opportunity to capture the value they provide to their university. It's even offered a chance for play...
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One of the most fascinating IUFB seasons is around the corner, as Tom Allen's team is just 50 days away from taking on Illinois in the season opener in Bloomington. Nithin and Matt walk you through all of the key changes, starting with OC Walt Bell, DC Chad Wilt, and QB Connor Bazelak, as the Hoosiers plan on bouncing back from a 2-10 season.

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Everyone knows about Mike Woodson scheduling tough when it comes to the upcoming 2022-23 season. The truth is while there are four key showdowns, there are seven other teams that Indiana HAS to defeat. Matt and Nithin give you everything you need to know from Morehead State on opening to the last non-conference matchup against Kennesaw State.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING?! On Thursday, it was reported that the Big Ten is keen on adding two college powerhouses in 2024, and both have nothing to do with the Midwest. How do Matt and Nithin feel about this news and conference realignment overall?

Also, Mike Woodson and the Hoosiers received big news recently with potential preseason No. 1 North Carolina and Sean Miller-coached Xa...
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We're back! After an early summer hiatus, the guys discuss the biggest question surrounding IU men's basketball this upcoming season. Who's going to take and make the shots from downtown? Nithin and Matt also look at IU's Big Ten opponents after they were released on Thursday.

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Earlier on Friday, all of Hoosier Nation, including head coach Mike Woodson, received great news as star big man Trayce Jackson-Davis announced his return to Indiana. Based on this decision, Indiana will almost definitely begin the preseason as a Top 25 team with expectations of breaking into the Top 4 of the Big Ten, if not contending for a title.

The guys dive into whether ...
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Note: This episode was recorded on Thursday, April 28, and wasn't uploaded until later due to technical difficulty. Expect a new podcast episode every week throughout the offseason!

With draft season upon us, Matt and Nithin go back-and-forth, taking their pick of the scholarship players on the upcoming season's IU men's basketball roster. If you take Trayce Jacks...
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Break out the commitment siren. After a successful official visit this past weekend, 2022 5-star forward Malik Reneau announced his commitment to Indiana! He joins CJ Gunn, Kaleb Banks, and fellow 5-star and Montverde teammate Jalen Hood-Schifino to make up the fifth-ranked recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports. Hood-Schifino accompanied Reneau on his visit to Bloom...
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Our 250th podcast episode brings some news with two staples of this program announcing big news over the last few days. On Saturday, Trayce Jackson-Davis declared for the 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining his eligibility. "Buddy Ball" teammate Race Thompson, on the other hand, announced he would RETURN to the IUBB program on Thursday.

What does all of this mean for the...
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With the college basketball season officially in the books (Congrats, Kansas), our podcast is officially in offseason mode as we look ahead to transfers, draft declarations, and so much more.

ESPN and CBS are among the outlets that have included Indiana in their *extremely* early Top 25 projections for next season. As a result, the guys get a little crazy tonight with the hot...
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As is the case in all sports, the conclusion of the season brings changes in personnel, both in players and leadership. Not even two weeks after IU's NCAA Tournament defeat, Mike Woodson deemed a change was needed on his bench, as Dane Fife will not return next year.

Khristian Lander, Rob Phinisee, Parker Stewart, and Michael Durr entered the transfer portal, and major d...
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Mike Woodson's inaugural season as Indiana's head coach ended with a lopsided defeat at the hands of Saint Mary's in the Round of 64 in Portland. The Hoosiers finished the year 21-14, with a 9-11 regular season Big Ten record, two Big Ten Tournament wins, and an NCAA Tournament win in the First Four.

How do Nithin and Matt assess the Hoosiers' performance this...
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After impressive performances by Trayce Jackson-Davis and Jordan Geronimo, your Indiana Hoosiers find themselves in the Round of 64 in Portland after knocking off Wyoming 66-58. What were Nithin and Matt's main takeaways form the game?

In less than 24 hours, Saint Mary's College faces off against Mike Woodson and Indiana. What do you need to know about the team curren...
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After a Big Ten Tournament that changed the entire narrative for the season, Mike Woodson and the Indiana Hoosiers look forward to their name called on Sunday's NCAA Tournament Selection Show.

The guys offer their thoughts as the field gets unveiled. Will IU head to Dayton in The First Four? How do the matchups look for the Rounds of 64 and 32?

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WOW. HOOSIERS. Indiana trailed 60-43 with 13 minutes to go. It looked very bleak. Little did we know that Mike Woodson's team would storm back from behind to erase the deficit and knock off Michigan, 74-69. The guys put the inspiring win in context and break down what went right down the stretch.

Has IU locked themselves into March Madness? We'll tell you what we know...
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Indiana was so close to beating Rutgers. They were so close to winning at Purdue. Alas, "so close" doesn't get you anywhere in the world of college basketball, so the Hoosiers are in must-win mode starting Thursday.

Delphi Bracketology's "Coach" Brian Tonsoni joins the podcast to break down IU's chances of making the Field of 68. Is a win over Mich...
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We told you last week that even in a five-game skid, it wasn't all doom and gloom for the Hoosiers, and look at that. The Hoosiers won twice this past week, got Rob Phinisee back from injury, and now head into a gigantic Senior Night showdown vs. Rutgers. The prevailing notion is that the winner of this game greatly increases their chances of making the NCAA Tournament, ...
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We're not going to beat a dead horse. IUBB is obviously stuck in a horrible slump right now, but the schedule lightens up this week. How can IUBB turn things around? Is their enough time?

Nithin and Jevan tell you how the Hoosiers can go dancing, preview Maryland and Minnesota, and more!

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Even with a full roster back, with the exception of Rob Phinisee, IU's offense had a tough time putting the ball in the basket in Saturday's loss at Michigan State. What needs to change for this offense to find success?

Also, IU faces No. 15 Wisconsin in a massive home matchup on Tuesday night. How can IU get back at the Badgers after a crazy game between the teams i...
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What a disaster. Everything felt so peachy after IU's win at Maryland, then after Illinois clobbered the Hoosiers, Mike Woodson suspended five scholarship players for violating team rules. Unsurprisingly, IU dropped the contest at Northwestern, but let's face it: this program is at its biggest turning point of the season. How will the Hoosiers respond?

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