Although the on-court product still isn’t great, the broadcasts are about to get (slightly) better
Television broadcasts from Assembly Hall may soon go retro.
Longtime IU men’s basketball sports information director J.D. Campbell tweeted a photo Tuesday showing a raised platform constructed behind press row of the venerable arena, a callback to telecasts from the Bob Knight era.
So it would seem that Thursday’s game against Purdue will have a pre-1994 feel to it when it tips off at 7 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Correct me if I’m wrong on this — I used @DoctorGC’s incredible, vast YouTube library of games to quickly try and figure this out — but the broadcast camera location moved from the lower, more intimate location on Don Fischer Row to its modern location at the top of the lower seating bowl for the 1994-95 season.
Need a refresher on how the old broadcast angle looked? Here’s the 1992 Purdue game, one of the all-time drubbings in the rivalry series.