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The Assembly Call IU Basketball Podcast and Postgame Show

Author: Jerod Morris

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Following your Hoosiers is always more fun with friends.

Come hang out with us after every Indiana basketball game, and every Thursday night, as our team of hosts (Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, Ryan Phillips, and "The Coach" Brian Tonsoni -- all alums) dissect every angle of IU basketball.

Whether you're one of the hundreds of thousands of IU fans scattered across the world looking for fellow IU fans to connect with, or you live in Bloomington and attend every home game, this is the podcast that will keep you up-to-date on your Hoosiers and provide you with in-depth analysis to help you understand the on-court action at a deeper level and make you a smarter IU fan.

NEW FOR THE 2018-19 SEASON: Every Monday-Thursday we are posting a short news update called Banner Morning that keeps you up to date on important IU basketball news and analysis.
611 Episodes
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the additions and changes to the coaching staff and Joey Brunk leaving the program.
On this special edition episode of The Assembly Call, Jerod Morris provides his immediate reaction to Yasir Rosemond being announced as Indiana's 3rd assistant coach. Then he discusses the retention of Mike Roberts and Clif Marshall and the impact of Joey Brunk's departure.All that and much more on this impromptu edition of The Assembly Call.Here is a link to the YouTube video with Rosemond giving parents and players advice for how to navigate recruiting in a pandemic:
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss all the major news in IU Basketball this week. We go in depth on new commit Xavier Johnson and talk about all the players who are back at IU after removing their names from the transfer portal (and bypassing the NBA draft in Trayce Jackson Davis' case). Also, Dane Fife's addition to the coaching staff and Armaan Franklin's departure are touched on in what was one of the biggest news weeks for the Hoosiers we have ever seen.
Did you miss us?It only took one day for more good news to echo throughout Hoosier Nation, as Race Thompson announced he is returning to Indiana. What is the impact of Race's decision? How does he fit into the new style of offense we're expecting under Mike Woodson? And what do the lineup permutations start to look like?Plus ... is it possible to have TOO loaded of a roster in Mike Woodson's first season? (No, of course not. Don't be silly.)We also spitball a bit on Armaan Franklin's decision.All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.On the mics: Jerod (solo for about a half hour), Coach, Jay, Scott, and Coach Marlow
On this impromptu, in-the-car edition of Assembly Call Radio, we break down the commitment of Pitt transfer Xavier Johnson. What does he bring to the table? What are the question marks? How might he fit with Armaan and Indiana's other returning guards? And much more. On the mics: Jerod and Jay "Mediocre Question" Horrey
On this emergency episode of The Assembly Call we react to the news that Dane Fife is joining Mike Woodson's staff and both Khristian Lander and Jordan Geronimo are returning to Bloomington.On the mics: Jerod, Coach, and Ryan, plus special guests Eric and Ward from Hoosier Hysterics (who have unique insight into Fife and potential assistant Mike Lewis)
Trayce Jackson-Davis is back, which means it's time to fire up a special edition live show. So we do, with two special guests: Galen Clavio from Crimson Cast and Sam Vecenie from The Athletic.First, Galen joins (2:56) to break down the importance of Trayce's return, what to expect from him as a junior, what this suggests about the Mike Woodson Era, and much, much more.Then, Sam joins (1:01:41) to give the NBA scouts' view on Trayce as a professional prospect and what he needs to show as a junior to get drafted. He also highlights some other Hoosiers on the NBA radar.It's a fun, wide-ranging conversations with two astute basketball minds, befitting this triumphant day to be a Hoosier.All that and much more on this edition of The Assembly Call.---Don't forget to check out Playbook Products:
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we go in depth about the hiring of Mike Woodson and what it means for the future of the program.
In this special edition episode of The Assembly Call, good friend of the show Mark Titus joins us to discuss why he’s “cautiously optimistic” about Mike Woodson as Indiana’s head coach, what he thinks his former head coach Thad Matta can bring to the table in Bloomington, and why everyone should just chill out about how hard the transition will be going from coaching in the NBA to coaching against Greg Gard, Fran McCaffery, and Chris Collins.The interview begins around the 7:00 mark. We begin with a quick bit of housekeeping to tell you about two new IU-related products you may be interested in and a couple of ways you can support the show. Here are the links mentioned:• New Homefield Apparel T-shirt: (Code ASSEMBLY20 at checkout)• Playbook Products IU-themed coasters:• Assembly Call Donate page:• IU Sports Discussion Community: the mics: Jerod Morris and Mark Titus
On this show, we discuss the loss to end a historic season in the programs first ever Elite 8. We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.
We have a coach!As is our custom, we react real-time to the latest IU basketball news. Rick Bozich broke the news, so he gives us his perspective. Then Alex Bozich and Eric Pankowski join, and we discuss the unique upside of the choice. Finally, Ryan highlights all of the questions about the hire.It's a wide-ranging conversation making sense of this breaking news.On the mics: Jerod and Coach with Rick Bozich, Alex Bozich, Eric Pankowski, and then Ryan joins at the end.
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we start by briefly talking about the IU Women's Team making their first ever Sweet 16. The show then goes in depth about both the players in the transfer portal and the coaching search.
On this impromptu midweek edition of The Assembly Call, Jerod and Coach kick around the most urgent topics of the day: the latest on Indiana's search for a new coach, the breaking news that Armaan Franklin is in the transfer portal, and what the hell is up with the Big Ten in this year's NCAA Tournament.Also, Jerod shares a story about watching the Michigan-LSU game with his daughter that all the parents in the audience will be relate to, or that might take you back to the first time watching a game with your mom or dad.If you want to join our private IU basketball discussion community, do so here:
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we spend nearly the entire show discussing the coaching search and potential candidates for IU. Brad Stevens is brought up a lot, but other names are discussed as well.
News broke earlier today that Archie Miller has been fired as Indiana's head basketball coach. We immediately went to live to make sense of it all. In this episode: Jerod, Andy, Coach, and Ryan, plus appearances by Rick Bozich, Alex Bozich, and Eric from Hoosier Hysterics.
On Thursday, Indiana fell in the Big Ten Tournament to Rutgers to end the season. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.
On Saturday, Indiana lost to Purdue for the ninth straight time. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discussed the elite play of the IU Women's Basketball Team with their radio announcer Greg Murray. We also touched on the Men's team and took listener questions.
On Tuesday, Indiana fell in an ugly game to Michigan State. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.
Indiana fell to Michigan on Saturday afternoon, 73-57. This game was a reminder of what's been clear for a while now: the Wolverines are a Big Ten and national title contender, while the Hoosiers aren't even on that radar.Al Durham led Indiana in scoring on Senior Day, but it wasn't nearly enough with Trayce Jackson-Davis bottled up and Armaan Franklin out with injury.On the mics: Galen Clavio and Ryan Phillips
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