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CrimsonCast is the longest-running podcast focused on IU Athletics. Founded in 2008, the podcast provides regular discussion about Indiana football, Indiana basketball, and interesting things related to being an IU fan.

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CrimsonCast is the longest-running podcast focused on IU Athletics. Founded in 2008, the podcast provides regular discussion about Indiana football, Indiana basketball, and interesting things related to being an IU fan.

    Ep 674 - Roster changes, Football questions, and more

    Ep 674 - Roster changes, Football questions, and more

    CrimsonCast emerges from summer hibernation to chat about the events of the last month in IU athletics. We tackle the men's basketball roster changes, including the departure of Justin Smith and his legacy as an Indiana Hoosiers basketball player, the reclassification of Khristian Lander to the incoming freshman class, and the re-evaluation of the squad and how it will look for a prospective 2020-21 season.

    We also field several questions from the Twitterverse about the upcoming football season, the implications of the graduate transfers, and the gameday experience at Memorial Stadium.

    Finally, we discuss the potential implications of COVID-19 on the football and basketball seasons, and the broader implications on universities across the United States.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 673 - Assembly Call Football Takeover

    Ep 673 - Assembly Call Football Takeover

    It's crossover week! Assembly Call and CrimsonCast have traded places, and Andy Bottoms and Coach Brian Tonsoni take over hosting duties this week. Here's what's up in this all-football episode of CrimsonCast:

    We opened the episode by discussing how we became fans of the IU football program, and in both cases the seeds were planted during the Mallory era. We discussed a few favorite games, moments, and players that shaped our fondness for the program before moving into a discussion on the upcoming season.

    To start, we recapped changes to the coaching staff and how a couple of them may be exaggerated by the delay in the start of the season. We also touched on how we feel Tom Allen has evolved as a coach, the health of Michael Penix, and our excitement over the depth of this year's team. We then took a quick run through the schedule and allowed our optimism to suggest the team could be bowl eligible before the schedule really ratchets up.

    We closed with some tailgating discussion, which was loosely sponsored by visitbloomington.com.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 672 - The Bloomington Food Revue, Part III

    Ep 672 - The Bloomington Food Revue, Part III

    The Bloomington Food Revue is back! We get the committee together on a rainy Sunday to talk about more aspects of the Bloomington food scene.

    We start off with a lengthy conversation about the best places (and dishes) that are no long with us in Bloomington. As one might predict, there's plenty of talk of Macri's and Grisanti's, but also some mentions of quirky favorites like Garcia's and Great Wall.

    We then finish up with a discussion of the fine dining scene in Bloomington and why it has struggled to have much depth over the years. Is it simply a matter of population and the slow summers? What are the other factors?

    The Bloomington Food Revue is an ongoing podcast series brought to you by the folks from CrimsonCast, where we attempt to touch on the cool and interesting parts of Bloomington food and beverage. If you've got questions or comments, you can reach us on Twitter at @crimsoncast

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 671 - Breaking Away Rewatch Episode

    Ep 671 - Breaking Away Rewatch Episode

    On this special edition of CrimsonCast, GC is joined by The Hoosier Network's Connor Hines and Griffin Gonzalez and CrimsonCast contributor Chris Williams to discuss the legendary movie Breaking Away. As we lament the first lost Little 500 weekend in the race's history, we honor the present by looking back on the movie's core messages and characters, the inherent history of Indiana University and Bloomington embedded in the film, and hit on some fun trivia and random facts about what happens throughout.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 670 - Football Hypotheticals

    Ep 670 - Football Hypotheticals

    We're back with another edition of CrimsonCast --- and we start the episode off with an important announcement about the future of the podcast.

    This time we're tackling some of your hypothetical questions about IU football. We try to answer the big question relating to IU football, which in a nutshell is "Why did Indiana choose basketball when so many other universities chose football?" So we delve a bit into the backstory of both sports in Indiana and how things led to the present day.

    We also answer a question regarding what the inflection point was in the post-Mallory era that led to the downturn in IU football's fortunes, and why it took so long for IU football to recover to its Mallory-era successes.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 669 - The Bloomington Food Revue, Part II - The Breakfast Episode

    Ep 669 - The Bloomington Food Revue, Part II - The Breakfast Episode

    Part 2 of the Food Revue! We welcome back Chronic, Mark, Glass, Jason and Chris as we delve into a subject near and dear to our hearts, which is breakfast in B-town.

    We recount some of our favorite old breakfast spots, many of which are no longer active on the Bloomington scene unfortunately. We reminisce about pieces of Bloomington history like Ladyman's, Wee Willie's, and the Waffle House at 10th and College. We also chat about the lack of breakfast spots on the east side, the mid-2000s brunch renaissance, and the places that have survived and thrived during the past 20 years.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Hoosierrvsv ,

Great stuff

Really enjoy this podcast.

jerodmorris40 ,

A must-listen during hoops season

And this is not to say that CrimsonCast isn’t ALSO a must-listen during football season, but I focus more on the hoops, and I always enjoy the discussion, whether it’s the Alumni Lounge, or Galen and Scott kicking IU hoops puppies in the way that only they know how. :-) But seriously, you can get sunshine and rainbows on other shows … these guys tell it like it is (or at least, how they see it), and their candor, passion, and knowledge is appreciated.

Zimmsy ,

Best IU podcast

This is the only IU podcast that is willing to be fair and honest.

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