Who we are

The Assembly Call was founded in 2011 by three IU grads who had never meet each other in person: Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, and Ryan Phillips.

joined us a few years later and has become such an integral part of our team that it’s hard to a remember a time when he wasn’t involved.

Our goal has always been the same: host conversations about IU basketball that balance our unabashed fandom with objective, in-depth analysis.

We go live immediately following every IU men’s basketball game and also host a show every Thursday night. All of our content is available on the Back Home Network YouTube page.

A few years ago, we joined forces with

and his premium IU Film Room content to create one of the most comprehensive sources for deep dives on Indiana basketball that you’ll find anywhere.

Why you should subscribe

This Substack is now the official home for all Assembly Call content.

With a basic free subscription, you’ll stay up-to-date with our podcast content and get our weekly 6-Banner Sunday email newsletter.

With a paid subscription, you get all of that and more, including:

  • Tony’s weekly IU Film Room posts

  • Coach’s Tonsoni’s regular Coach’s Corner posts

  • Jerod’s postgame analysis emails and statistical deep dives

  • Links, thoughts, notes, and images we think are especially interesting

  • Access to our subscriber-only Discord

  • And more to come.

Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website. Never miss an update.

Your paid subscription also supports our work, helps us cover costs, and buys our wives and daughters the Christmas presents they so richly deserve for putting up with our insatiable IU basketball obsession. :-)

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Since 2011, we've been hosting conversations about IU hoops with a balance of unabashed fandom and in-depth analysis. Join for free and start receiving our weekly 6-Banner Sunday news roundup and so much more.


I grew up in Bloomington and graduated from IU in 2004. I've have been covering IU hoops since 2011 as the Host and Co-Founder of The Assembly Call. Proud member of the Calbert Cheaney Fan Club.
Founder of IU Film Room. 2013 Graduate of Indiana University.
Indiana native transplanted to Iowa but I'll always be a Hoosier. Kelley Grad in 1999 and MBA in 2007. Proud to co-host the IU women's basketball podcast Doing the Work with Jeff Marlow.
Co-host of the Assembly Call and founder of Delphi Bracketology
I help Assembly Call out with IU coverage both in front and behind the scenes.
Host of Doing The Work podcast, guest on Assembly Call radio; Former basketball coach; HS Govt/Econ teacher