News and analysis of Indiana Hoosier athletics with host Ken Bikoff
The Beginning of Baseball at IU -- June 16, 2021
This week, we present an excerpt from "Hoosier Beginnings: The Birth of Indiana University Athletics" detailing the first-ever athletic team at IU.
The Hoosier Hysterics! - NAME, IMAGE & LIKENESS with BLAKE LAWRENCE
For it or against it,Hoosier fans must come to grips with the reality of Name, Image & Likeness rights for college athletes. It is upon us, and will be one of the most consequential changes in the history of the NCAA.
CEO and co-founder of Opendorse, Blake Lawrence, brings knowledge and know-how to the pod, breaking down how his innovative company is working with IU and other universities across the country to take advantage of this brave new world.
Update with new DL Jaren Handy and RB Stephen Carr -- June 9, 2021
IU football continues to get deeper by drawing more talent, and we got a chance to hear from newcomers Jaren Handy and Stephen Carr earlier this week.
The Hoosier Hysterics! - ERIC GORDON
An Indianapolis high school phenom, Eric Gordon grew up wanting to play for IU. When Kelvin Sampson took charge in Bloomington it became a reality. Spurning Bruce Weber and Illinois, his time as a Hoosier began with controversy, only to end in more… the firing of his coach and the collapse of his team.
But when Eric Gordon was on the court, few to don the Candy Stripes ever did it better. Paired with DJ White, the Hoosiers were a force to be reckoned with, starting the season at 17-1 and ranked in the top ten. They had all the makings of a Final Four team.
Gordon dominated upon arrival, and didn’t even let a broken wrist derail his historic run, scoring an astounding 21 points a game on his way to winning Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
Gordon's brief but brilliant college career ended when he was drafted 8th by the LA Clippers, and has been making us proud ever since. Winning 6th Man of the Year and the All Star 3-point contest, he's averaged over 16 points a game during a 13-year NBA run that is still going strong.
Eric Gordon is one of the best basketball players to ever play for Indiana University. Period. Done. End of discussion.
The Hoosier Hysterics! - ANGELO PIZZO
Imagine you’re a kid growing up steps from the IU campus, strolling inside The Fieldhouse to rebound for the likes of Archie Dees & Walt Bellamy. As an undergrad, you're in the crowd as Big George McGinnis and Steve Downing take the court. Later, after moving out to pursue your dreams in Hollywood, you decide at the last moment to attend the 1981 title game in Philly, and suddenly find yourself flying back to Bloomington with the team to celebrate.
Still want more? Well, what if you then go ahead and write & produce the greatest sports movie of all-time, bouncing between Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman and Burt Reynolds to play your leading man, and after it becomes an instant classic you are personally invited by Robert Montgomery Knight to travel on team road trips whenever you want?
While this is pure, absurdist fantasy for we mere mortals, it is in fact the life & times of Angelo Pizzo. While many recognize him as the author of of the greatest sports movie of all-time, Hoosiers, few understand just how much of a Hoosier he really is... until now!
And once you listen to what happened the night of the 1987 championship game, you will understand there is no one alive more dedicated to the Indiana Hoosiers than Angelo Pizzo.
Mike Woodson provides a summer update -- May 26, 2021
Mike Woodson met with the media to give a summer update on his club, including player movement and what he's looking forward to as he gets a chance to work with players.
IU Trustee Episode
All of the info and guests are freaking awesome, but the episode with the IU trustee could be one of my favorite pod casts I have ever listened to. The passion and memories you guys and the guests bring and all the shared experiences over the years regardless of when you attended resonate in such a strong way. Thank you guys for doing this.
Love you guys listen every week
Loved Johnny Jaher
Favorite interview since Anthony Thompson. Need a list of all of his favorite food places in Btown.