MGoPodcast 1.5: Indiana Preview

Podcast 1.5 drops NOW!

Er. Right: Tim and I talk Eastern Michigan for a bit, and then we welcome in John from The Crimson Quarry to talk about the upcoming game, Indiana's basketball prospects, and the proper amount of woe that should be suffered by programs that get the NCAA evil eye. This one's long-ish. Enjoy.

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September 24th, 2009 at 4:43 PM ^


This I cant wait to listen to when I get home from work.

My two passions on one podcast: UM football and IU hoops.

TCQ is a newish blog, and I have enjoyed it so far.

Crean and Crimson in 2010.

John M

September 24th, 2009 at 5:53 PM ^

Not mentioned in the podcast, but it was 1967. IU was 4-0 and beat Michigan 27-20 (IU's most recent win in Ann Arbor) on the way to the Hoosiers' only Rose Bowl (to date).

John M

September 24th, 2009 at 6:09 PM ^


That sort of scheduling disparity wasn't uncommon prior to 1960 or so, although the IU-Michigan setup probably is the most extreme example. The schedules were "normalized" around that time, and 1960 is also when IU moved out of its antiquated old stadium, which held fewer than 30,000 fans even with temporary bleachers. As for the why, I've never really researched it. My guess is that it's a combination of the football powers being able to dictate to the less successful schools, and there also may have been a revenue component to it. It's interesting, because the basketball schedules had been home and home for decades. It would be an interesting offseason topic.


September 24th, 2009 at 6:27 PM ^

Hey John,

Will Darius Willis get any run on Saturday? EMU hit Michigan with a little bit of a 1-2 punch, maybe IU can do that same?

Do you think he should be getting more carries?

John M

September 24th, 2009 at 8:44 PM ^

Willis led IU with 69 rushing yards on Saturday and scored his first career touchdown, and he isn't on the injured list, so I presume he will play. He sat after fumbling in the week 1 game against Eastern Kentucky and was hurt for the WMU game. Demetrius McCray has played well, so I don't have any real issue with how he has been handled. He will get his chances.


September 25th, 2009 at 3:50 AM ^

Is there a way to add the mgopodcast as a subscription in iTunes? If not, are there any plans to make one available? I listen to all my podcasts while at work and it would be nice have iTunes have this automatically on my ipod ready to go whenever a new one is posted.