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Blocking Chargecast: Previewing Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers Basketball

A Big Ten basketball podcast preview of the Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers, two teams that should make the NCAA Tournament—and contend for the Big Ten title?


If your team’s writers don’t show up, your rival’s bloggers get to talk about you!

This week, Indiana writer Candystripes for Breakfast joins us to talk about the Indiana Hoosiers AND Purdue Boilermakers, including...


  • 2:01: Whether Archie Miller and the Hoosiers can take the next step
  • 4:12: Can an experienced backcourt of Aljami Durham, Devonte Green, and Rob Phinisee avoid injuries? We’ve got to talk about a nickname for Top 30 C Trayce Jackson-Davis, too.
  • 6:49: Could the Hoosiers arrive at January 1 with just two losses?
  • 11:40: What’s the deal with these Arkansas games?
  • 12:30: Breaking down the Hoosiers’ Big Ten schedule
  • 17:04: Best- and worst-case scenarios for the Hoosiers


  • 21:04: Is a confident Purdue a dangerous Purdue?
  • 26:00: Breaking down the roster—can Matt Haarms take the next step? Is Nojel Eastern in POTY contention? Is Purdue a developmental program?
  • 29:01: The non-conference schedule: Texas, Marquette, Virginia...can Purdue make it to Big Ten play with fewer than 4 losses?
  • 30:48: Purdue’s favorable start to Big Ten play—will it allow them to coast to a Tourney bid?
  • 33:55: Best- and worst-case scenarios for the Boilermakers...30-5?!

Points of Interest

  • 24:35: A Michigan State fan admits that his team gets away with all the calls at home
  • 34:40: Should you cheer for other Big Ten teams in the NCAA Tournament?