Red Blue Hoops

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Join us for Red Blue Hoops at 6pm CST Thursdays, on 88.3 WNIN-FM and! 

 Nowhere in the country is the fan base for two top college basketball programs so divided by a river! The Ohio River separates the fanatical Indiana Hoosier fans to the north and passionate University of Kentucky fans to the south. 

WNIN embraces our unique basketball geography with a weekly radio program called Red Blue Hoops. Hosts Chad Payton (IU) and Evan Beck (UK) will compare, debate, and critique the IU and UK basketball programs and occasionally other area basketball teams like USI and UE.

Each week Chad and Evan will review the latest game results, discuss the next week’s games, and rib each other about unexpected losses.  And expect very passionate debate (also known as good natured “trash talking”) when the subject turns to which program has the most tradition or which has had the better players over the years.

Red Blue Hoops is broadcast live at 6pm Central Time each Thursday on WNIN-FM. Be a part of the action by calling in (812.426.7400) or tweeting questions @redbluehoops for the hosts. Listen on your radio on 88.3 FM or online

Red Blue Hoops is presented by German American Bank.


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Ways to Connect

Screaming Eagles Advance To Semifinals

Mar 28, 2019
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

The local team is making a deep run in the national tournament on the banks of the Ohio River during our Day Out coverage.

The University of Southern Indiana (USI) men's basketball team declared victory over West Texas A&M during the NCAA Division II Elite Eight quarterfinals last night.

Will they win again?

Red Blue Hoops Co-Host Chad Payton thinks so.

Red Blue Hoops Season 5: Episode 11

Mar 14, 2019

In the final episode of Red Blue Hoops Season 5, Chad returns to the studio after a heart breaking loss for the Hoosiers, JP from Cincinnati asks a puzzling question, and a lunch bet debate leads Allan from Birdseye to make an offer Evan can't refuse.

You can connect with the show on Twitter by following @redbluehoops. More information and previous shows can be found on the Red Blue Hoops page.

Red Blue Hoops Season 5: Episode 10

Mar 7, 2019

In this episode of Red Blue Hoops, "Coach from Murray," David Carr, fills in for Intern Walker, Evan has a new nickname for the Hoosiers, and Allen from Birdseye has a bone to pick with Chad. 

Red Blue Hoops Season 5: Episode 9

Feb 28, 2019

In this episode of Red Blue Hoops, the guys are back in the studio after an amazing live remote at Bar Louie last week, Chad discusses the Hoosiers' long awaited win, and the guys talk about the "Green Problem".

Red Blue Hoops Season 5: Episode 8

Feb 21, 2019

Live at Bar Louie! IU fans are in mourning after a loss to Purdue, Shooter goes on a rant about Archie Miller and Allen from Birdseye gets his screen debut.