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Two guys obsessed with Indiana Hoosiers Men’s Basketball, Football, Women's Basketball and everything else that IU plays, discover a way to cope… this podcast. From In-depth interviews with all-time Hoosier greats of the past, present and hopefully, future--to unhinged ranting and raving about the current state of the various IU Athletics' programs, Hoosier Hysterics is made for those who bleed cream & crimson. Enjoy the madness!

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    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 140:54

    The Hysterics are delighted to welcome not one but two Hoosier stars to the show!First up is country music star Clayton Anderson! As a kid he grew up idolizing Damon Bailey and arrived in Bloomington just in time to see IU reach the 2002 title game, and he stayed long enough to become the biggest music act in town. Clayton has since continued to build a devout following, and has just released his most personal album to date, Made in the USA, now available everywhere!As if that wasn't enough star power, next up is IU football stud defender Cam Jones! An unquestioned leader for Coach Tom Allen, Cam decided to return to IU for another season and all of Hoosier nation rejoiced. Since arriving from Memphis in the fall of 2018 his impact on the field and off can not be overstated, and the Hysterics are delighted and honored he has agreed to become the next Hoosier Hysterics NIL Collective Ambassador!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 88:53

    Eric and Ward hop on Twitter Spaces to talk recruitin' with their fellow Hysterics. IU Men's Basketball recruitin' to be specific, and how things are shaping up for Coach Woodson and his staff for the Class of '23... and beyond!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 105:30

    Trey Galloway is back! Back on the pod, and back on the court. After battling through yet another injury, Trey is near 100% health and raring to play hoops the only way he knows how… all out.This Hoosier heartthrob breaks down last season, the off-season, and what his expectations are for the much-hyped upcoming season. Along the way get to know Trey as not just a hard-nosed, aggressive, playmaking guard, but as a great human being who represents his family, his team, and Indiana University in a manner that makes us all beyond proud. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 89:58

    Stud senior point guard Xavier Johnson joins the Hysterics to discuss his first year at Indiana, his tumultuous summer, and for a look ahead to the coming season full of sky-high Hoosier expectations.Always thoughtful, candid and humorous, X gives us his straight takes on what the team has been through and where it's going, and how he's helping lead our beloved program back to glory.Also, prepare to be shocked by which class X says is his least favorite since enrolling at IU.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 170:25

    Eric, Ward and their aching bodies recount last week's Hoosier Fantasy Experience, including the Fantasy Basketball Camp, Fantasy Golf outing, Fan Fest, and Hoosier Women's Youth Camp.Special guests include Coach Mike Woodson, Kenya Hunter, Brian Walsh and Jordan Hulls, along with players Trayce Jackson-Davis, Anthony Leal, Jordan Geronimo, Jalen Hood-Schifino, and Malik Reneau.Tune in to hear what was truly a dream come true for any Indiana basketball fan!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 155:37

    Lawrence Frank went from getting cut four straight years from his high school basketball team to being a head coach in the NBA, to winning the 2020 NBA Executive of the Year with the Los Angeles Clippers. His entire journey is epic and inspiring, but for this week's pod the Hysterics dive deep with “L. Frank” on his time as a manager for the Indiana Hoosiers under Robert Montgomery Knight from 1988 - 1992.Lawrence Frank is one of the great success stories in all of basketball, and to hear him speak about his time with The General and such Indiana greats as Jay Edwards, Calbert Cheaney, and Damon Bailey is an absolute delight. His modesty is only matched by his gut-busting humor, and this is one episode every Hoosier fan is sure to not only enjoy, but truly appreciate and remember. For your chance to win go Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    TJD, X, JG & SCOOP: Fan Fest & Fantasy Camp Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 73:05

    IU stars Trayce Jackson-Davis, Xavier Johnson, Jordan Geronimo & Tamar Bates hop on to discuss the upcoming Hoosier Fan Fest & Fantasy Basketball Camp.The fun and engaging teammates talk about how much they are looking forward to meeting the Hoosier faithful, and also talk some smack about which teammate they most want to dunk on. The joyful banter and chemistry amongst them is undeniable and very promising.As a bonus, we get their first-hand take on how the team came together over the summer, and how excited they are to give those ain attendance a sneak peak of their play during the live-action portion of the Fan Fest.Visit to see how you can join the fun!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 99:43

    Just because the current IU players are on break doesn't mean a vacation for the coaching staff. Hard at work lining up & hosting official visits with top-flight recruits from around the country, our coaches are toiling away to secure the program's near and distant future.Eric & Ward go live on Twitter Spaces to discuss current recruiting targets, recent hits and misses, the transfer portal, and what to make of the Woodson era thus far with their fellow Hoosier fanatics.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Jalen Hood-Schifino Returns!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 75:09

    Jalen Hood-Schifino is back! This time as an actual, official, on campus, and in the gym Hoosier, not to mention now as an official Hoosier Hysterics Ambassador.Fino breaks down how college life is going and gives us the skinny what he and his teammates have been up to during the summer, on and off the court. Mature beyond his years, this freshman never fails to impress with his confidence and charisma. Now we just can't wait to see him on the court!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Hoosier Hoops Mount Rushmore

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 137:54

    Which 4 legendary Hoosier players deserve to have their faces etched in stone above all the rest?? So many outstanding players stretching back over so many glorious teams, how to even begin the process?The Hysterics dive deep into which players they considered and why, and then at last reveal which quartet made each of their final cuts. Then, in order to have an opinion that actually matters, a special surprise guest joins in to round out the triumvirate of takes.Who do YOU think belongs in the final four of all-time Indiana players? Tweet your votes @hoosierhystrcs #HoosierRushmore or join the dedicated Peegs Message Board Thread.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 85:46

    Mike Pegram ushered Hoosier fans into the internet age by creating the first, and still the very best, online IU community. quickly became the place in which the faithful gathered to read top-notch reporting on Indiana sports, gaining access and insight like never before.And if it wasn't for Mike Pegram and there is a very good chance you never would have heard this podcast. Whether that's a good or a bad thing is up to you to decide, but regardless this man has given us all so much, including this funny and introspective "exit interview" as he retires from running our favorite website to devote himself full time to his new passion... pickleball.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 221:21

    Jon McGlocklin is so legendary he has not one, but two nicknames… Jonny Mac and Mr. Buck.Jonny Mac grew up in Franklin, Indiana a fan of the Hurryin' Hoosiers and spurned all others suitors to join fellow sought-after recruits, Tom and Dick Van Arsdale, to play for Branch McCracken. All three went on to put up prodigious numbers at IU, all three went on to be drafted, and all three went on to become NBA All-Stars.Jonny Mac was not only an All-Star, but started alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson on one of the greatest basketball teams ever assembled, the 1971 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. After retirement he joined the Bucks broadcast team as color commentator, a job he held for an astonishing 45 years.His greatest accomplishment, however, is off the court. This real-life Hoosier hero has raised almost 80 million dollars to fight childhood cancer with his remarkable Macc Fund See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 112:47

    Back with his brand new shiny title of Associate Head Coach is the one and only Yasir Rosemond.Coach Ya brings it as he always does, reflecting on the lessons of last season, and discussing how the team and individual players are developing during summer workouts. Coach Woody, Trayce's return, the top 10 recruiting class that just arrived, and even the impact of NIL, are all part of this fun and informative conversation with our good buddy Coach Ya.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 115:38

    Indiana University President Dr. Pamela Whitten bravely joins the Hysterics for an in-depth and wide-ranging conversation on all things IU. This discussion with our fearless leader includes everything from the wild new world of NIL, to the transfer portal, to the waning power of the NCAA and the future of Power 5 sports. Beyond athletics we delve into such topics as rising tuition fees, and which university does, in fact, reside in the greatest college town on Earth. (Hint: You'll like her answer.)Tune in to get to know Dr. Whitten… our incredibly accomplished, sports-loving, and good-humored 19th president!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 109:14

    Miller Kopp drops in for a deep dive on last season, the off-season, and of course next season. A young man of great maturity and many talents, Miller provides his thoughtful, earnest, and often humorous point of view on his team and his life as an Indiana basketball player.Tune in and hear once again a Hoosier who makes us all proud on and off of Branch McCracken Court!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 97:41

    Eric and Ward are bursting with pride and excitement to welcome the latest official Hoosier Hysterics NIL Collective Ambassador, five-star freshman Malik Reneau!This young man is as friendly and joyful as he is talented and skilled, and will no doubt be a wonderful representative for not only the Hysterics Collective, but for all of Indiana University. Head to HHNIL.COM to learn how you can help the Hoosier cause!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 136:14

    IU play-by-play legend Don Fischer is back with more insight, more stories and more funny! We dive right into Fisch's annual optimistic outlook for next season's squad, and then jump into the time machine and fly back to the mid-70's when he first realized true greatness had arrived in Assembly Hall. When it comes to talking about the Indiana Hoosiers, nobody does it better than Fisch!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 97:51

    TJD is back and all of Hoosier Nation is losing its collective mind!!!Everybody's All-American Trayce Jackson-Davis will not enter the NBA Draft this year, and instead return to Bloomington, bringing with him sky-high expectations and downright delirium for Indiana fans everywhere.In his first interview since this earth-shaking announcement, Trayce gets into everything everybody wants to know about the momentous decision. This incredible hour-long conversation reveals not only a player hellbent on bringing IU back to greatness, but a young man who has blossomed into the kind of leader our program needs and loves.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 121:06

    Yet another prodigal son shall soon return!This time it's Bloomington's very own hometown hero, Jordan Hulls. The 2009 Mr. Basketball brought IU back from depths of despair to national prominence with a Big Ten title, a #1 ranking, and a #1 seed his senior year.Now, after almost a decade of shooting the lights out of the pro leagues in Europe, Jordy is finally coming back to where he truly belongs as the Team & Recruiting Coordinator for our beloved Hoosiers.It's hard to tell who is more excited about this reunion... Jordy, all of Hoosier nation, or the special surprise guest who shows up to welcome his former teammate home!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    COACH KENYA - Player Breakdowns

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 98:06

    IU assistant coach and recruiter extraordinaire Kenya Hunter is back with some juicy insights for the Indiana faithful. Coach Kenya goes player-by-player to examine what each Hoosier has been working on since the season concluded, and what to expect from the entire roster moving forward, including all four incoming freshmen. This is the offseason red meat you've been craving, so hit play and chow down!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 103:56

    The Hysterics are absolutely over the moon to be joined by Mike Woodson for his first interview since the end of his first season as IU's head coach.Woody dives deep on the rollercoaster ride that was the last year... from retaining key players, to developing them, to suspending them, to finally getting them on a run that landed Indiana back in the big dance. He discusses letting Dane Fife go, promoting Brian Walsh, and shares his thoughts on all the incoming freshmen, including 5 star commits Jalen Hood-Schifino & Malik Reneau.Our charismatic, thoughtful, funny and passionate leader gets into all that and so much more. This is one conversation with Coach Woody no Hoosier fan will want to miss.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 136:57

    The Hysterics head back to heaven during Little 5 week for a series of excruciating football workouts and another incredible conversation with IUFB Coach Tom Allen. In agony but undaunted, they even stuck around for Saturday and hobbled into the legendary Little 5 bike race. And don't worry... before, between and after all that, Eric and Ward still managed to smoke and eat their brains out, all the while having madcap adventures in and around our beloved Indiana University. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    MALIK MANIA with Jeff Rabjohns!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 138:18

    Malik Reneau is bringing his talents to Indiana University and Hoosier nation has gone beserk! Courted by Kenya Hunter and fellow 5-star Mountverde Academy stud Jalen Hood-Schifino, the 6'8" back-to-the-basket Reneau is Mike Woodson's 3rd top 30 recruit in his first calendar year as head coach. Those two, along with CJ Gunn and Kaleb Banks, currently gives IU the 5th best recruiting class in the country and the best in all the Big Ten for 2022.After listening in to some of the euphoric Hysterics Twitter Spaces that went live moments after the monumental announcement, stick around to learn all about Malik, and what his commitment means, by hearing from the wisest recruiting guru in all the universe, senior writer DJ Jazzy Jeff Rabjohns.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 88:46

    Bloomington's own Mr. Basketball, the one and only Anthony Leal, returns to the podcast to discuss the season that was! He reflects on how he and the team dealt with a rollercoaster of a ride over the last year… from changing head coaches, to beating Purdue, to player suspensions and a 5 game losing skid, to the best postseason IU has had in a long time.As always, Anthony is funny, impressive, and absolutely inspiring to anybody out there trying to do things the right way. Listen in and swell with pride knowing he is the ultimate Indiana Hoosier!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 72:32

    CJ Gunn is blazing his way to Bloomington this summer and Hoosier fans have much cause for excitement. A 6'6 shooting guard out of Indianapolis, Gunn has the IU faithful chomping at the bit for his ability to score at all 3 levels, including knocking down over 37% of his three pointers in his final season. As a senior at Lawrence North he averaged over 23 points and 5 boards game and was named one of five finalists for Indiana's Mr. Basketball, despite missing a big chunk of the season due to injury. Beyond the court, it is clear that Indiana has found yet another impressive, engaging and dedicated young man ready to don the candy stripes and fill us all with Hoosier pride. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 128:03

    While Brian Walsh been working tirelessly behind the scenes for the past 5 years under both Archie Miller and Mike Woodson, he has never failed to make a strong impression to those in and around the program. Over two regimes he has kept the train on the tracks and been vital in the management and organization of both the team and recruiting. Simply put, over the last 5 seasons Indiana's new assistant coach has been absolutely invaluable.So tune in and get to know B-Walsh... a brand new father and former Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year who went from playing Division 1 basketball to now coaching it, at none other than your very own Indiana University. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Jordan Geronimo plus Hoosier Cheerleading Heroes Cassidy & Nathan

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 171:27

    The season is sadly over, but there is still oh so much to discuss! Eric & Ward recount their madcap adventures from Dayton to Portland before being joined by fan favorite & breakout sophomore Jordan Geromino.Jordan discusses his development, the team's chemistry, Coach Woodson's teachings, and just about everything else that contributed to the best post-season the Hoosiers have had in over half a decade. And, of course, Jordan discusses his future at IU and all the factors to be considered in that nail-biting decision.Finally the Hysterics welcome Hoosier heroes and media darlings Cassidy Cerny and Nathan Paris, the brave and resourceful IU cheerleaders who not only saved a basketball, but gave Indiana fans at least one shining moment against St. Mary's. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Big Ten Tourney & Selection Sunday Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 311:12

    An odyssey of Homeric proportions, join the Hysterics on Hoosier nation's quest for glory spanning the entire Big Ten Tourney and Selection Sunday. Hear all the halftime, post-game, and selection reactions of not just Eric & Ward, but those of Jared Jeffries, Collin Hartman, Jeff Rabjohns, and dozens of IU fans from all over and everywhere. Hell, they even let a Boiler in the form of the Big Ten Network's Raphael Davis join in the mix!So tune in and relive the unforgettable journey that was for Indiana fans everywhere.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 81:20

    The regular season is mercifully over and the Big Ten tourney quickly approaches, along with Indiana's last chance to battle their way into the Big Dance. But rather than just bitch and moan about the current season, the Hysterics turn to the eternally bright Hoosier future and chat it up with 2022 IU commit Kaleb Banks. Now a solid 6'9” with a 7'2” wingspan, Banks is a 4-star talent out of Georgia whose skill, athleticism and yes… his robust three-point shooting percentage… has Eric, Ward and Hysterics everywhere wildly optimistic about next season and beyond. Tune in to get to know Kaleb, Zooming in straight from his mother's algebra classroom!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 138:31

    Over the past year few folks have irked the Hoosier faithful more than one of the biggest names in college hoops reporting, the notorious Jeff Goodman. So why not have him on the show?? Jeff readily accepted the Hysterics invitation and plunged into enemy territory ready for battle. And yes, there is sparring to be had, but there is also no shortage of good stories, belly laughs and a whole lot of common ground. Finally, Jeff totally redeems himself by embracing and celebrating his own daughter's brilliant decision to enroll at Indiana University and become a bonafide Hoosier in the fall of 2022!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    DON FISCHER (Part 1) plus special guest JARED JEFFRIES

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 100:53

    The absolutely legendary Don Fischer is this week's very special guest in honor of this, the premiere Hysterics episode on the The Varsity Podcast Network.As the honored and cherished play-by-play man for Indiana University football & basketball over the last 49 years, Fisch and his iconic voice are forever woven into the very fabric of Hoosier sports. Whenever we remember or revisit any of the great moments of the last five decades... or really any moment at all... Fisch's voice is always there brilliantly describing the action while channeling Hoosier nation's joys & frustrations.Having Fisch on the show is a total dream come true for Eric & Ward, so please listen in and learn from the man himself about how he got started in the radio biz, how he landed the IU gig, and of course, how things went down the first time he met Coach Knight.And oh yeah, before Fisch shows up, Hysterics fave Jared Jeffries hops on from his local Outback Steakhouse to try to make the Hysterics feel better about the current 5 game losing skid, but in this he utterly fails.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - SUSPENSION DEBACLE

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 47:25

    The Hysterics kick it old school with Eric and Ward having a one-on-one anger-fest about the suspension of five players by Coach Woodson for last night's critical road game at Northwestern. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - GEORGE LEACH

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 147:27

    Oooooweeee at long last our favorite BBQ big man has arrived! George Leach is the gentle giant with a heart of gold and a major funny bone, who left his childhood home in North Carolina to play for Indiana and learn what basketball was really all about.Despite an unexpected redshirt year and the devastating dismissal of Coach Knight, George and his teammates rallied together and took Hoosier nation on one of the most unexpected and exhilarating runs to the championship game in the history of March Madness.After graduating IU and having a wildly successful hoops career overseas, George and his towering twin, Jeff Newton, returned to their southern roots and set up shop with Ooowee BBQ… the most delicious food that anybody has ever eaten anywhere in the history of the world.So grab some napkins, hit play and dig in!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 233:28

    Forget Michigan! Instead relive all the glory of our epic win over Turdue with an incredible array of fabulous Hoosier guests. Tune in to hear the the first-hand experience and reactions of:Tanika Phinisee, proud momma and #1 fan of the game's hero, Big Shot Rob! Gabe Cupps, high school star and future IU point guard, who sat alongside the most sought-after Finnish recruit in hoops history, Miro Little, and witnessed just how hard Assembly Hall can get rocking.Coach Yasir Rosemond, who not only had the scout before the game, and the fancy footwork after the game, but was actually in a barbershop getting his haircut during our conversation.Brian Evans, IU legend and controversial on-air personality, who was far too pleased with the huge win to rain on anybody's parade this time around.And yes, even two of the infamous Goons… Steve & Cliff… flew in from New York to witness the righteous Boiler beatdown and graciously joined us to recount their journey with whatever voices they had left. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 128:01

    This week we play that awful, foul, wretched excuse for a program from the armpit of Indiana, West Lafayette. There is no better way to get pumped up for the showdown in B-town than by talking with four IU legends ... Collin Hartman, Steve Green, Angelo Pizzo & Jared Jeffries.. about their takes on this bitter rivalry. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - COACH ARMOND "MONEY" HILL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 112:48

    Armond “Money” Hill grew up hooping on the legendary playgrounds of NYC, earning his way into the hallowed halls of Princeton where he won Ivy League MVP and an NIT Title under iconic Coach Pete Carril.A top-ten draft pick, Coach Hill played 8 seasons in the NBA for the likes of Hubie Brown, Lenny Wilkens and Don Nelson before he himself turned to coaching. After 18 years in the prep and collegiate ranks, including 8 years as the head coach of Columbia, Hill broke into the NBA under Terry Stotts in Atlanta. A year later Doc Rivers brought Hill on as an assistant coach in Boston where they won an NBA championship in 2008 before moving on for a seven-year run with the Clippers. Hill has coached such greats as Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kawhi Leonard, Blake Griffin and yes even Chris Paul, who gave Coach Hill his incredible nickname… MONEY.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - COACH TERI MOREN & JARED JEFFRIES

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 107:44

    The new year is off to a Hysterical start as two of our all-time faves are back!The greatest head coach in Indiana Women's Basketball history, Teri Moren, pops in to talk about that mega-colossal win over Maryland, and how she and her #6 ranked Hoosiers are rolling into the heart of the Big Ten season. Representing the men's side is none other than IU legend & NBA talent guru, Jared Jeffries, offering his professional and illuminating take on the first 13 games of the Coach Woodson era. Also, it's Jared Jeffries, so there is no shortage of silliness.Enjoy!! See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - A VERY PANKOWSKI VACATION

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 93:43

    Step aside Clark, the Griswolds ain't got nuthin' on the Pankowski fam as they invade Indiana for the holiday season. Eric and his three kiddos start off in Indy to watch the Hoosiers beatdown the Irish, only to cap off the day watching Straight No Chaser live in concert. They then make their way to Bloomington and meet up with Eric's parents, thus exceeding the legal limit for Pankowskis in any one city or township. Regardless the good times roll on as the IU men and women's teams go undefeated for the week, tons of great pizza and ice cream is consumed, and the kiddos get to meet the players, the coaches, and yes.... even the one and only Robert Montgomery Knight!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 114:48

    Coach Ya subs back into the pod with a quarterly report on your beloved IU Men's Basketball squad. Everything and anything is up for discussion includingTrayce's leadership, Lander's development, the unified nature of this year's team, how early losses to Syracuse & Wisconsin can help the Hoosiers win down the road, and even what to expect from next year's recruits, including Jalen Hood-Schifino. The charismatic Coach Ya gives his candid, insightful and entertaining takes on all this and much, much more, so tune in to get the good stuff! See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - JIM WISMAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 169:56

    Roommates at IU with Larry Bird before Larry Bird hitchhiked back to French Lick? Check.Photographed with Coach Knight yanking on his jersey, thus sparking the first international incident of Coach Knight's career? Check.After Bobby Wilkerson was knocked out, calmly stepped in and helped lead the Hoosiers to the best half of hoops Coach Knight ever witnessed, thus winning the 1976 NCAA Championship and preserving the last undefeated season in college basketball history? Check.Thoughts on his former teammate, Mike Woodson, now leading the Indiana Hoosiers? Check.So yeah... Jim Wisman is truly the stuff of legend. Listen in to hear about all of that and so much more from this remarkable Hoosier hero.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - BRIAN EVANS BREAK DOWN

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 144:27

    Brian Evans brings his strong opinions and searing wit back onto the pod, all the while donating a Keurig machine to Goodwill and witnessing his favorite local eatery engulfed in flames. The 1996 Big Ten Player of Year and sleep apnea visionary, Brian first discovers that Eric finally shaved his beard, and then pulls no punches with his early impressions of the 2021-22 edition of our beloved Indiana Hoosiers.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! -- MICHAEL LEWIS & FRED GLASS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 102:26

    As Hoosiers we have so much for which to be thankful. This week Eric & Ward discuss their love & appreciation for everything IU, and are oh so grateful to be joined by not one but two Indiana legends… Michael Lewis and Fred Glass. Don't you dare miss this, a very special Thanksgiving edition of the Hoosier Hysterics! podcast. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - GABE, BETSY, & BROOK CUPPS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 117:40

    Meet the newest members of our Hoosier family... the Cupps! Betsy and Brook are clearly doing something right. In Gabe they're raising a fun, engaging and uber-competitive son who not only has mad skills and a winner's mindset, but also has the refined taste and vast intelligence to select Indiana University as his college of choice.Learn all about their family dynamics, how they embrace being weird, and what it meant to Gabe to win the state championship with his dad as coach. You'll find out why Gabe can casually hit up Lebron Freaking James to get insight on Coach Woodson. Hear Brook's take on his son's game and how they're working with the IU staff to best prepare Gabe to hit the court running once he arrives in Bloomington. And on and on and on!And oh yeah, before the Cupps join the fray, the Hysterics! breakdown the glorious defeat of St. John's last night in the first true test of the Coach Woodson era.This is the good stuff, people!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - ALL THINGS RABBY

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 145:41

    Rabby calls in from life on the road, serving up the tasty morsels we all greedily gobble up as the Hoosier holiday season draws near. To begin, our appetizer features recruiting news, as Rabby drives back from Centerville, Ohio after attending the practice of one Mr. Gabe Cupps. This yummy dish is something for which we can all be very thankful.Next, the main course features an assortment of red meat on how the IU men have played thus far, individually and as a team, and what to expect in their upcoming battle against St. John's. We then sample something terribly bitter as DJ Jazzy Jeff breaks down the utter collapse of the Hoosier football season and what it means for the future. You'll want a palate cleanser after that one.Finally, our dessert ends things on a delightful note, discussing the women's basketball team, now ranked the highest in the program history at #4 after thrashing that wretched school from down south.Grab your fork, loosen your belt and get ready for some delicious!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - HOOSIER FAN FEST

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 68:01

    Eric & Ward trek back to Bloomington for not one but two big time events... the first ever Hoosier Fan Fest, and the first ever game of the Mike Woodson era. And despite their attendance, both events chalked up a win for all of Hoosier nation!Tune in to hear all about the happenings from their tired, cigar-choked voices, recorded atop The Graduate Hotel from the beautiful Jack & Diane Terrace. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - KHRISTIAN LANDER

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 94:16

    Khristian Lander was a high school phenom out of Evansville. The nation's top point guard in his class, he was destined to become a McDonald's All-American and leading contender for Mr. Basketball his senior year. Instead, he reclassified and committed to play for Archie Miller at IU.Arriving in Bloomington as a 17-year-old freshman, things couldn't have gone much worse for Khristian, the entire Hoosier program, or for a world thrown headlong into a pandemic. He struggled for playing time, and when he did make it onto the court things usually didn't go well. Simply put, Khristian lost his confidence.After the season ended and Coach Miller was let go, Khristian was ready for a fresh start and entered his name into the transfer portal. But then Mike Woodson came to town. Khristian soon recommitted to the Hoosiers. In doing so he has rediscovered joy in playing the game and has once again found his swagger. This year looks to be way more fun for everybody.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - JAKAI, BETTINA & BRANDON NEWTON

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 83:34

    When a kid is this special... and there is no doubt Jakai Newton is just that... it's only right his parents share in the spotlight. Even when he was just a baby, Bettina and Brandon knew their son possessed extraordinary athleticism, but as he grew so too did the list of Jakai's prodigious talents and passions. As a student, artist, volunteer and even entrepreneur, he excelled at whatever gained the attention of his laser focus.And now, to the great fortune of all Indiana basketball fans, Jakai has firmly set his sights on the hardwood and will arrive at IU in 2023. And oh yes, this exceptional young man is bringing his plus-6 wingspan, defensive tenacity and ferocious dunks with him. Hallelujah!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - ALI PATBERG

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 138:22

    Ali Patberg was born to hoop. With her father Ron as coach, she led Columbus North High School to its first-ever Class 4A state championship her senior year en route to being named 2015 Indiana Miss Basketball, Gatorade Indiana High School Player of the Year, and USA Today All-USA Indiana Player of the year. And oh yeah, she also won a GOLD MEDAL with the 2015 Under-19 USA National Team.Honoring her early commitment to Notre Dame, Ali was sidelined with an injury as a freshman and after her sophomore season decided to at last attend the school she grew up cheering for, Indiana University. Forced to missed yet another season due to the old transfer rules, Ali gained invaluable experience going head-to-head with Tyra Buss in practice and cheering on her teammates to a WNIT title in front of a packed Assembly Hall crowd. When she finally took the floor as a Hoosier her impact was immediate and colossal. Under the guidance of Coach More, in the past two years Ali and her talented teammates, notably Grace Berger and Mackenzie Holmes, have taken IUWBB to the cusp of a Big Ten title and Final Four birth.Now coming back for her remarkable 7th year of college, Ali is putting in the work to take care of what she deems “unfinished business,” and you better believe it will be thrilling for all of Hoosier nation to witness.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - JAMES BLACKMON, JR.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 144:12

    Coached by his legendary father in Ft. Wayne and then Marion, James Blackmon, Jr. battled back from a knee injury in high school to finish as one of the most prolific scorers the state has ever seen. After an early commitment to IU, he de-committed and sent Hoosier nation into frenzied panic. Then, much to all our relief, he once and for all decided to play for his home-state school. And did he ever. “Jimmy Buckets” hit the ground running as a freshman lighting up the conference and putting the country on notice, only to suffer a season-ending knee-injury his sophomore year. Refusing to feel sorry for himself, he attacked his rehab and cheered on his teammates as they went on to win Indiana's last Big Ten title. His junior year the team was loaded, and after top-5 wins over Kansas and then UNC, seemed poised for a Final Four run, only to see James lose more games to injury, and have O.G. Anunoby go down & out for the year. It was a disappointing end for one of the best shooters Bloomington has ever seen.Though the ups and downs of James Blackmon Jr.'s IU career were many, he was and continues to be a player, and a human being, the whole state of Indiana can be proud to call one of its own. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    The Hoosier Hysterics! - MACKENZIE HOLMES

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 145:35

    Mackenzie Holmes grew up in the gym, thanks to not just one but two parents that coached the game she was born to play. Speaking of two, “Mack” would lead her high school team to back-to-back state championships and go on to win 2019 Maine Gatorade Player of the Year.Mack never imagined she would attend school so far from her hoops-crazed hometown and family, but after a fateful encounter with IUWBB Associate Head Coach Rhett Wierzba, she fell in love with Indiana and everything Coach Teri Moren and her program had to offer.Since then individual accolades have poured in… Big Ten All-Freshman Team, Academic All-Big Ten, All-Big Ten Defensive Team, All-Big Ten First Team, NCAA All-Regional Team and now Indiana's first AP All-American Honorable Mention. More importantly to Mack, she and her teammates have taken IUWBB to a level never before seen, last season just being one win away from both a Big Ten title and a Final Four birth, reaching the first Elite 8 in program history in last year's electrifying NCAA run. And they ain't done yet!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

    Hysterics Hindsight - Kenya or Kenyon, Freddie McSwain and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 84:18

    Hysterics Hindsight has been a new edition to the Hysterics brand as they host a live and interactive chat session on Twitter and you never know who is going to show up. In this lively episode, IU Men's Assistant Coach and recruiting superstar jumps on and finds it hard to jump off! Freddie McSwain Jr. pops in and a whole lot more... See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

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