The Team

Our IndianaHQ Contributors

Rob Jiang
Indiana alumnus that currently works with technology. Founded IndianaHQ at the intersection of those two: technology and Indiana athletics. Currently assists a little bit in everything for the site. Frequent flyer. Former window seat selector, now aisle sitter. Bumped into both OG and Yogi at LaGuardia airport.

Mike Pudlow
Twenty-something Indiana native who became a Hoosier fan as a kid watching Jared Jeffries and Tom Coverdale lead IU to the NCAA Championship Game during the 2001-2002 season. Lawyer by day, basketball writer by night. Music connoisseur. Buffalo wing aficionado. Hopes to be Jay Bilas when he grows up.

Dakota Thompson
Graduated in 2013 and afterwards from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2017. Current general surgery resident at University of Iowa, but will always be a Hoosier at heart. Lives off a constant stream of Diet Coke and believes Kanye is the greatest. Social media master when not in the operating room.

Noah Freeman
2018 graduate with a bachelors degree in Music Education and a minor in Conducting. Has been in the Marching Hundred and the Big Red Basketball Band, which have taken him to multiple NCAA tournament games, including the 2015 NCAA Championship game. He now works in Fairfax County, Virginia, as a band director.

Sudhin Krishnan
2018 IU graduate from northwest Indiana (The Region) who is currently a dental student at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Illinois (MWU CDMI). I have a passion for dentistry, but, of course, I have a burning desire to support Indiana sports. Before undergrad at IU, I enjoyed being on the edge of my seat while watching Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo stomp Big Ten opponents. My favorite IU athletes are probably Jordan Howard (BEAR DOWN) and Ian Thomas. Maybe one day, my sports knowledge can impact the way general managers make decisions.

Wen-Yen Li
From Taiwan and now currently a second-year MS student at the IU Media School. An interdisciplinary person with academic background in journalism, public administration and nonprofit management. Have broad interests that range from writing to sports and cooking. Also has a strong passion for social movements, particularly LGBT & gender issues and democracy.

Matt Lukens
Yo, what’s up I am Matt Lukens and I’m 1/2 of the Hoosier Sound podcast. I am originally from Stuart, Florida and I now attend IU. I am a senior Sport Marketing and Management major and I am looking to work in ticket sales or marketing when I graduate. In my free time when I am not slaving over homework I am most likely playing Rocket League, hanging with my wonderful girlfriend, or looking at 24/7 hoping for some good new about an IU football/basketball recruit.

Nithin Krishnan
Sudhin’s brother, I graduated in 2013 from IU, and got my Masters in Accounting the following year at Kelley. I obtained my CPA in 2015 and work as a tax accountant near Chicago during the day. On the side, I am a huge sports fan, supporting Chicago teams (minus the White Sox) and IU. I was part of Student Athletic Board while I was at IU, and I will never forget storming the court as soon as the WatShot swished through when we beat Kentucky in 2011.

Dustin Wiehe
2013 graduate of Kelley School currently working in the life insurance and annuities industry, working toward transitioning into a career as an actuary. I also volunteer as Secretary for the Hobnobben Film Festival. When I’m not working or watching IU play, you can find me on the golf course, watching a movie, or enjoying a nice book or video game.

Blake Betzner
2004 Indiana graduate with an education degree. I’ve been a die-hard Hoosier and all around sports fan my entire life. I’ll mostly be covering the football program with Indiana HQ. I was a teacher and coached high school football and basketball for 8 years before becoming an Athletic Director, then Assistant Superintendent. I recently transitioned out of education and am currently with Morton Buildings, Inc. I have been married for 10 years to my beautiful wife Halee and have two wonderful children, Bostyn (5) and Colby (2). I enjoy watching sports, hunting, church activities, and spending as much time as I can with my family.
Interested in joining the team?
IndianaHQ is always looking for new contributors – writers, content creators, social media specialists, etc. All ages welcome. If you are interested in covering the Hoosiers, then there is a role for you.

Are you looking to work with a team that intersects between start-ups and Indiana sports? Do you have a passion for technology, know Yogi’s career 3-point percentage, and wouldn’t mind traveling to cover the Hoosiers?

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