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The Moving Screen: A Michigan and Michigan State Basketball Podcast

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A weekly college basketball podcast by Brendan Quinn of The Athletic and Dylan Burkhardt of We discuss Michigan, Michigan State, the Big Ten and the game at-large.

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Big Ten Power Rankings and an ACC Challenge preview

November 29th, 2021


Dylan and Brendan go back to an original Moving Screen podcast format with a Big Ten Power Ranking Draft. They share early impressions and hot takes on all 14 teams in the conference and then dive into the Big Ten-ACC …

What went wrong for Michigan in Las Vegas and a Battle 4 Atlantis preview

November 23rd, 2021


Dylan and Brendan discuss Michigan's two games in Las Vegas and what went wrong in the blowout loss to Arizona. Then they dive into Michigan State's early-season play and what to watch for in the Bahamas this week.

Early season impressions and a Gavitt Games preview

November 15th, 2021


Dylan and Brendan discuss Michigan and Michigan State's first week of the 2021-22 season and preview this week's Gavitt Games matchups. The …

The 2021-22 season is here and we're previewing MSU-Kansas and Michigan-Buffalo. LFG

November 8th, 2021


College basketball is back this week. Dylan and Brendan dive into Michigan State-Kansas and discuss the key matchups, styles and personnel in …

The season is almost here: Last call for hot takes

November 1st, 2021


With the season just a week away, Dylan and Brendan throw out a final round of off-the-wall hot takes to preview Michigan, Michigan State, and the Big Ten at large.

Michigan Media Day takes and Michigan State practice notes

October 18th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan recap Michigan's Media Day and try to make sense of how Michigan's pieces fit together. The conversation includes DeVante' Jones' fit, Moussa Diabate's positional flexibility, and how deep of a …

On the Big Ten preseason rankings, MSU's expectations, and Illinois vs Everybody

October 12th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan recap Big Ten Media Day including thoughts on Hunter Dickinson versus Illinois, Michigan State's need for a go-to guy, what to make of the AJ Hoggard/Tyson Walker position battle and other assorted Big …

Debating the Big Ten's Top 25 players for 2021-22

October 4th, 2021


After a long layoff, Brendan and Dylan are back to start previewing the 2021-22 season. Today's (entirely too long) discussion surrounds the UM Hoops and Inside the Hall Big Ten Top 25 Players list. Brendan and Dylan …

NBA Draft preview for Michigan, Michigan State and the Big Ten

July 26th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan preview this week's NBA Draft from a Michigan and Michigan State perspective. They hit on Franz Wagner, Isaiah Livers, Aaron Henry and Chaundee Brown's NBA chances before running through other Big Ten …

July ramblings on Hunter Dickinson, NIL, MSU's potential

July 7th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan are finally back with a new podcast. They break down Hunter Dickinson's return to school and what it means for Michigan, Michigan …

Big Ten offseason grades: Handing out our marks across the league

May 13th, 2021


It is May and offseason roster moves have slowed down -- at least a bit. Brendan and Dylan go team-by-team through the Big Ten and grade everything that has happened since the end of the season. They discuss transfers …

MEGAPOD: Offseason outlook on the Michigan State roster

April 29th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan dive into Michigan State's 2021-22 roster position-by-position to take an early look at the upcoming season. They discuss Tyson Walker's game and fit, what to expect from Michigan State's freshmen and …

MEGAPOD: Offseason outlook on the Michigan roster

April 28th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan dive into Michigan's 2021-22 roster position-by-position to take an early look at the upcoming season. The conversation hits on key additions, returnees and what will make or break the season for Juwan …

Breaking down the coaching hires in the Big Ten

April 14th, 2021


Dylan and Brendan round up the latest roster moves for Michigan and Michigan State and then debate the three new head coaches in the Big Ten: Mike Woodson at Indiana, Micah Shrewsberry at Penn State and Ben Johnson at …

A postmortem for Michigan and a look ahead

March 31st, 2021


Michigan came up short against UCLA on Tuesday night in the Elite Eight. Brendan and Dylan discuss what went wrong for the Wolverines, especially …

An elite episode: Recapping Michigan’s win vs. Florida State and previewing UCLA

March 29th, 2021


Michigan executed its gameplan to perfection against Florida State and is a win over UCLA away from the Final Four. Brendan and Dylan discuss what …

Sweet 16 pod: How does Michigan match up with Florida State? How does Florida State match up with Michigan?

March 25th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan preview Michigan's Sweet 16 matchup against Florida State on Sunday evening including an in-depth look at the matchups, styles of play, keys and a pick.

Michigan beats LSU, heads to another Sweet 16

March 23rd, 2021


Brendan and Dylan recap Michigan's Sunday night win over LSU to punch its ticket to a fourth-consecutive Sweet 16. They discuss how the game played out, what adjustments paid off and what to make of this team as it …

A strong ass preview of Michigan vs. LSU

March 21st, 2021


Brendan and Dylan recap Michigan's win over Texas Southern and then dive into LSU, breaking down what makes this team unique, how both teams will struggle to match up with each other and how everything might play out on …

A postmortem for Michigan State and a look ahead (to the transfer portal)

March 19th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan unpack Michigan State's loss to UCLA and what happened this season. Then they set the stage for what should be an interesting …

An NCAA Tournament Take-a-thon on Michigan and Michigan State

March 16th, 2021


The NCAA Tournament is here and Michigan and Michigan State are in the field. Dylan and Brendan discuss Michigan's path forward without Isaiah Livers, the primary threats in the East bracket, Michigan State's matchup …

RIVALRY POD PART III: Michigan State 70, Michigan 64

March 8th, 2021


Michigan State won the rivalry rematch on Sunday night thanks to terrific performances from Rocket Watts and Aaron Henry. Brendan and Dylan discuss what changed in the second meeting, what to make of Michigan State, Eli …

RIVALRY POD PART II: Michigan 69, Michigan State 50

March 5th, 2021


Michigan wrapped up its Big Ten Championship on Thursday night with a win over Michigan State. Brendan and Dylan discuss the game last night, the …

RIVALRY POD PART I: Michigan vs Michigan State

March 3rd, 2021


Brendan and Dylan sit down to dissect Michigan's blowout loss to Illinois, Aaron Henry's big night against Indiana and then preview Michigan-Michigan State Part I.

(8:00) Dissecting Michigan-Illinois
(20:15) …

Bubble watch for the Spartans. Title watch for the Wolverines.

March 1st, 2021


Michigan State knocked off two top ten teams in a week and Michigan moved closer to a Big Ten Championship. Brendan and Dylan discuss Aaron Henry, Michigan State's NCAA Tournament chances, Michigan's offensive …

On Michigan's defining performance vs Ohio State, and Michigan State's last gasp

February 22nd, 2021


Michigan outlasted Ohio State in a thrilling game in Columbus on Sunday, keeping Michigan in control of the Big Ten race. Brendan and Dylan discuss …

What layoff? Michigan keeps cooking with gas

February 15th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan discuss Michigan's return from its three-week pause in arguably its most impressive win of the season, a comeback victory at the Kohl Center. Then they dive into Michigan State's 30-point home loss to …

How can MSU turn it around? How can Michigan actually play? How can the Big Ten be settled?

February 10th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan discuss Michigan State's two-game winning streak and what it would take for this momentum to turn into a turnaround and then dive …

Deconstructing MSU’s downfall and figuring out U-M’s long pause

February 2nd, 2021


Brendan and Dylan discuss Michigan State's 0-2 return from an extended pause and then preview tonight's game against Iowa. They also dive into how Michigan State's roster ended up this way and what the best path forward …

Midseason report on Michigan, Michigan State, and a fresh Big Ten power ranking

January 20th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020-21 season, Michigan State's current situation and what could happen over the next few …

How Michigan destroyed Wisconsin

January 13th, 2021


Michigan ran Wisconsin out of the Crisler Center for its third straight blowout win against a top-25 team. The Wolverines are playing their best …

A meltdown at Michigan State and a big Michigan-Wisconsin preview

January 11th, 2021


Brendan and Dylan make sense of Michigan State's meltdown against Purdue and discuss some of the problems facing this MSU roster. Then they hop over to Michigan to discuss U-M's win over Minnesota and look ahead to …

Michigan looks very real. Michigan State looks ... confounding.

January 4th, 2021


Michigan remained perfect with its best performance of the season in a blowout win over Northwestern on Sunday. Michigan State picked up a needed win at Nebraska and introduced AJ Hoggard into the starting lineup. …

Figuring out the mess that is Michigan State. Also, is Michigan good?

December 29th, 2020


Things have gone from bad to worse in East Lansing after a dismal road effort at Minnesota. Dylan and Brendan discuss Michigan State's three-game losing streak and whether the Spartans can play their way back from their …

Dissecting MSU’s debacle in Evanston, plus the first Big Ten power ranking of the year

December 21st, 2020


Brendan and Dylan break down what happened to Michigan State in Evanston. They debate what the level of concern should be regarding the Spartans this …

More questions than answers as Big Ten play begins

December 14th, 2020


Michigan won its Big Ten opener over Penn State but Brendan and Dylan still aren't sure what to make of this U-M team. They debate how good Hunter Dickinson can be and how all of Michigan's pieces fit together. Michigan …

ACC-Big Ten Challenge Preview

December 7th, 2020


Michigan's game against NC State on Wednesday night has been postponed. Brendan and Dylan break down the news and what options Michigan has to make …

A Michigan State-Duke autopsy, plus early season numbers from Michigan

December 4th, 2020


Brendan and Dylan break down Michigan State's big win at Duke and hit on some key takeaways including Aaron Henry's growth as a playmaker, a …

Previewing Michigan State-Duke and figuring out what to make of Michigan

December 1st, 2020


Michigan State cruised past Notre Dame and heads to Durham to face Duke in the Champions Classic tonight. Brendan and Dylan dive into that matchup and what to expect in one of the highest-profile games of the 2020-21 …

2020-21 is underway and we’ve got takes

November 27th, 2020


The season opener is in the books. Brendan and Dylan discuss Michigan's newcomers, what went well against Bowling Green and where U-M still needs to improve. Then they dive into Michigan State's win over Eastern …

The season is here

November 24th, 2020


The season is finally here. Michigan will tip against Bowling Green and Michigan State will face Eastern Michigan on Wednesday. Brendan and Dylan discuss where things stand for each program and what they will be …

Debating the official unofficial Big Ten media poll

November 17th, 2020


College basketball is eight days away and Brendan Quinn and Adam Jardy dropped the official unofficial Big Ten media poll on Tuesday morning. Brendan …

Big happenings at Michigan

November 3rd, 2020


Brendan and Dylan react to the big news in Ann Arbor over the last week. Chaundee Brown is eligible to play in 2020-21, where will he fit and what does he do to this team's ceiling? Caleb Houstan committed to U-M on …

Debating the Big Ten’s top 25 players and other preseason takes

October 29th, 2020


With the season less than a month away, Brendan and Dylan take a preseason look at the Big Ten. The conversation starts with a breakdown of the UM Hoops/Inside the Hall Top 25 Players list and then wraps up with a recap …

Catching up with Michigan and Michigan State as the season hits the horizon

October 8th, 2020


The first college basketball practices of 2020-21 are only a week away and we haven't recorded a podcast for almost two months. After a long …

Breaking down Michigan and Michigan State's point guards of the future

August 21st, 2020


Michigan and Michigan State both landed their point guards of the future this month when Frankie Collins picked Michigan and Jaden Akins picked …

Xavier Tillman is gone, Aaron Henry is back, and the Big Ten is all kinds of interesting

August 3rd, 2020


Brendan and Dylan break down the NBA Draft news across the Big Ten. Illinois and Iowa are the big winners of the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline while Xavier Tillman is heading to the NBA and Aaron Henry is returning to …

Enoch Boakye just made Michigan State recruiting that much more interesting

July 28th, 2020


Michigan State landed another five-star recruit with Enoch Boakye's commitment on Tuesday. Brendan and Dylan discuss Boakye's game, his path to Michigan State and what impact he'll have on MSU's future rosters. To wrap …

What Isaiah Livers’ return means to Michigan

July 21st, 2020


Brendan and Dylan react to the news that Isaiah Livers is coming back to Michigan. They discuss what's next in his development, what his return means for U-M's other players (Brandon Johns at center!) and how Chaundee …

The Belated Recruiting Episode

July 7th, 2020


After a long delay, two lost podcasts and four commitments, the Moving Screen is finally back. Brendan and Dylan finally recorded a podcast about Michigan and Michigan State's recent recruiting surges. The Spartans …

Breaking down Chaundee Brown's transfer to Michigan and U-M's scholarship count

May 19th, 2020


Michigan added a commitment from Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown on Tuesday afternoon. Brendan and Dylan react to the news, break down his fit in Michigan's system and discuss the latest on Nojel Eastern's transfer …

Emergency pod: Nojel Eastern is heading to Michigan

May 14th, 2020


Nojel Eastern committed to Michigan less than an hour after we released our last podcast, so we hopped back on and discussed his transfer, fit at Michigan and more.

On Michigan's transfer targets, the NBA Draft date, and Matt Painter unloading

May 14th, 2020


Brendan and Dylan discuss Cole Bajema's transfer from Michigan, potential replacements in the transfer portal, the NBA Draft deadline being extended …

Breaking down all the Big Ten's NBA draft decisions

April 30th, 2020


The NBA Draft Early Entry list is complete and 14 Big Ten players declared for the draft. Dylan and Brendan break down the list and discuss whether …

Quarantine Mailbag: G League, transfers, 5-stars, Karim Mane, Big Ten & more

April 20th, 2020


Brendan and Dylan answer listener questions for 90 minutes of mailbag discussion.

The conversation includes:
- Coronavirus Impact
- G League Contracts
- …

How did Michigan miss on Josh Christopher and what comes next?

April 14th, 2020


Joshua Christopher shocked everyone by picking Arizona State over Michigan on Monday night. Brendan and Dylan recap what happened and then dive into what it means for Michigan's roster and recruiting moving forward.

Breaking down Michigan's recent roster movement

April 8th, 2020


Brendan and Dylan react to the news that David DeJulius is transferring and discuss the uncertainty in the NBA Draft process for Isaiah Livers in a …

Even in quarantine, the pod must go on

March 30th, 2020


Brendan and Dylan react to recent news and break down some roster decisions that have to be made for both Michigan and Michigan State.

Among the topics discussed:
- Xavier Tillman's NBA Draft decision
- Michigan State's …

Pod-demic 2020: Unpacking these crazy times and talking hoops

March 17th, 2020


Brendan and Dylan try to make sense of the situation after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament and forced America into …

90 minutes of postseason awards and Big Ten Tournament preview

March 9th, 2020


Dylan and Brendan debate their picks for All-Big Ten honors and spend some time previewing this week's Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.


A Big Ten title on the line in the final weekend. Get hype.

March 6th, 2020


The final weekend of the regular season is here and Michigan State is playing for a Big Ten title. Brendan and Dylan preview this weekend's games -- …

Previewing the final week of the regular season

March 2nd, 2020


Brendan and Dylan react to another exciting weekend of Big Ten hoops. The conversation ranges from Michigan's loss at Ohio State to Michigan State's win at Maryland before setting the stage for the final weekend of the …

A big week behind, a big weekend ahead for Michigan & Michigan State

February 28th, 2020


March is almost here which means it is time for two podcasts per week. Brendan and Dylan recap Michigan's loss to Wisconsin and Michigan State's win over Iowa before previewing this weekend's big games.


Buying and selling Michigan, Michigan State and the Big Ten

February 24th, 2020


There are two weeks left in the regular season and everything is still is up for grabs. Brendan and Dylan buy and sell (no holds!) every team in the …

On John Beilein exiting, Michigan rising, and Michigan State falling

February 17th, 2020


Brendan and Dylan react to reports that John Beilein could be leaving the Cavs, Michigan's recent surge and Michigan State's slide.

(04:03) …

Michigan takes down Michigan State as the rivalry is reset

February 9th, 2020


Michigan finally figured out how to slow down Cassius Winston on Saturday. Brendan and Dylan discuss what Michigan's win means and big picture thoughts about both teams.

Michigan vs Michigan State Part II — Official preview pod

February 6th, 2020


The rematch is here. Michigan and Michigan State are set to face off at the Crisler Center on Saturday afternoon. Brendan and Dylan sat down for an hour to discuss the state of both programs, the last matchup and what …

A February look at the state of the programs

February 3rd, 2020


Michigan had a 2-0 week with wins over Nebraska and Rutgers while Michigan State dropped a road game at Wisconsin. Brendan and Dylan discuss where things stand for both programs with two important home games coming up …

Figuring out where Michigan goes from Zavier Simpson's suspension, plus some MSU chatter

January 28th, 2020


Michigan lost two home games and then Zavier Simpson was suspended. Where do the Wolverines go from here? We react to a busy news day and preview …

Mapping out best and worst case scenarios for Michigan & Michigan State

January 20th, 2020


Michigan State rolled over Wisconsin on Friday night and Michigan lost in Iowa City. Brendan and Dylan spend some time making sense of the first …

Breaking down life on the road and two losses

January 13th, 2020


It is tough to win on the road in the Big Ten and Michigan and Michigan State both dropped games away from home on Sunday. Brendan was in West …

Our review of The Cassius Winston Show and MSU's big win over Michigan

January 6th, 2020


Cassius Winston dominated Michigan again. We recap another brilliant performance by the Michigan State point guard and what the rivalry win means for Michigan State. Then we flip over to Michigan and try to make sense …

The Official Michigan-Michigan State Preview Edition

January 3rd, 2020


We don't have to wait until February this year, we get Michigan and Michigan State on January 5th. It is time for the game that this podcast was …

A new Big Ten power ranking heading into the New Year

December 30th, 2019


Big Ten basketball resumes on Thursday which means it is time for a Big Ten Power Ranking Draft. Brendan and Dylan roll through the conference from …

The pod goes on the road, double dipping in AA and EL

December 22nd, 2019


The podcast went on the road on Saturday to cover Michigan-Presbyterian and Michigan State-Eastern Michigan. The games weren't competitive but there was still plenty to discuss. Recording from the 100 section of the …

Understanding Michigan's loss to Oregon, and some listener mail

December 15th, 2019


Oregon won in Ann Arbor on Saturday in one of the most entertaining games of the weekend. Brendan and Dylan sort out what Michigan's home loss means and what to make of individual performances. On the back half of the …

A Michigan-Oregon preview for the ages

December 12th, 2019


A mini mid-week pod to preview Michigan's Saturday afternoon game against Oregon.

Among the topics discussed:
-Oregon's matchup zone defense
-Payton Pritchard vs. Zavier Simpson
-Rebounding matchup vs. Oregon
-Turning Zavier …

Breaking down the Big Ten, one pick at a time

December 9th, 2019


It is only December but there are Big Ten games to pick. Brendan and Dylan run through the conference and make picks for every remaining December conference game. The discussion ranges from individual matchups to …

Two losses and lots of takes

December 4th, 2019


Michigan and Michigan State fell flat in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. We break down what happened in both losses and what it means moving forward with Big Ten play around the corner.

(02:47) Michigan-Louisville Recap

The megapod you’ve all been waiting for

December 2nd, 2019


Michigan won the Battle 4 Atlantis and Michigan State went 2-1 in Maui. After a long wait, we bring you the podcast that you've all been waiting for. We recap Feast Week for both programs before previewing this week's …

Buying, selling and loving in the Big Ten

November 18th, 2019


It is Big Ten week on the pod. Brendan and Dylan go through the conference and grade each team with a buy, sell or hold rating based on early-season …

A recap of Michigan-Creighton and a mega-preview for Michigan State vs Seton Hall

November 13th, 2019


It is Gavitt Games week and the Wolverines and Spartans are both participating this year. Michigan knocked off Creighton on Tuesday and Michigan …

2019-20 is underway and we have questions

November 6th, 2019


Michigan's opening game against Appalachian State got interesting after a 30-5 App State run in the second half while Michigan State dropped its opening game to Kentucky. Brendan (from New York City) and Dylan (from Ann …

Previewing opening night: Michigan State vs. Kentucky, Michigan vs. App State

November 3rd, 2019


The offseason is over and college basketball is back. Brendan and Dylan preview Michigan State's matchup with Kentucky in the Champions Classic and …

Preseason takes! Scrimmages, exhibitions and practices

October 30th, 2019


Brendan and Dylan react to Michigan and Michigan State's secret scrimmages, open practices and exhibition games over the past week in the final …

The Inaugural Moving Screen Big Ten Draft

October 24th, 2019


Welcome to the Inaugural Moving Screen Big Ten Draft. We invited three guests to help us draft the top 40 players in the Big Ten.

Our guests:
Zach Osterman, Indy Star (@ZachOsterman)
Graham Couch, Lansing State Journal …

On Michigan State's preseason hope and hype, plus KenPom's first 2020 ratings

October 21st, 2019


Michigan State lost its secret scrimmage against Gonzaga, 103–87. Brendan and Dylan try to make sense of what (if anything) the result means and what …

A five-star day for Michigan

October 18th, 2019


It was a big day in Ann Arbor on Thursday as Juwan Howard landed a commitment from Isaiah Todd, his first five-star recruit, and held Michigan Media Day. Brendan and Dylan share their thoughts on what Todd's commitment …

Preseason Mailbag! Answering your Michigan, Michigan State and Big Ten hoops questions

October 7th, 2019


Brendan and Dylan answer listener-submitted questions on all things Michigan and Michigan State basketball. The conversation hits on Michigan and Michigan State recruiting, which players are most likely to under or …

Debating the official unofficial Big Ten poll

September 30th, 2019


Brendan and Dylan discuss their preseason Big Ten picks and where the rest of the media went wrong in the official unofficial preseason Big Ten poll. …

Practice is underway at Michigan and Michigan State. Let’s party.

September 26th, 2019


With practice underway in Ann Arbor and East Lansing, we dive into some key early-season storylines in a combined episode of the podcast. The conversation ranges from Rocket Watts to Zavier Simpson and some insight from …

Debating the Big Ten’s top 25 players

September 13th, 2019


We debate the Big Ten's top 25 players list that ran on UM Hoops and Inside the Hall throughout the week. Brendan provides an outside perspective on the list and shares his opinions and disagreements. We hit on where …

Reliving the Beilein Era: Our picks for best and worst games, memories and moments

September 9th, 2019


We look back at the John Beilein era one final time. We spent an hour and a half sharing our picks for best and worst wins, losses, moments, seasons and stories over the last decade of Michigan basketball. The …

A pod on the state of Michigan basketball

August 20th, 2019


After discussing the Spartans in-depth last week, we dive into the state of Michigan basketball this week. The discussion includes style of play, tempo, Isaiah Livers, Franz Wagner and what works best around Zavier …

A pod on the state of Michigan State basketball

August 12th, 2019


Brendan sat down with Tom Izzo for 2 and a half hours to discuss the 2019-20 Spartans. He wrote about that discussion in a story at The Athletic and we discuss some of the more interesting nuggets in today's podcast.

The Michigan State basketball recruiting episode

August 9th, 2019


We cover all things Michigan State basketball recruiting. The conversation hits on Jalen Terry's summer, what prospects are priorities in the 2020 class and Michigan State's burst of offers to local class of 2021 …

The Michigan basketball recruiting episode

August 8th, 2019


We dive into all things Michigan basketball recruiting. Official visit season is around the corner and Juwan Howard has pushed the Wolverines into …

A summer pod on Juwan Howard with the media, and MSU observations from Moneyball

July 24th, 2019


We are back with a second try after Brendan forgot to record our Monday pod. This week's episode focuses on Juwan Howard's first meeting with …

Saying hello to Franz Wagner and Joey Hauser

July 11th, 2019


Today's Moving Screen podcast dives into Michigan and Michigan State's latest additions: Franz Wagner and Joey Hauser. We examine the ins and outs of both recruitments and how each prospect fits into their new program.

Mailbag Pod! Answering your Michigan and Michigan State hoops questions

June 24th, 2019


We answer mailbag questions about Franz Wagner, Tom Izzo's successor, the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, breakout players, recruiting, pro prospects and much more.

Breaking down the Big Ten after the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline

June 13th, 2019


After weeks of podcasts about John Beilein, Juwan Howard, Michigan, and Michigan State, we focus on the Big Ten now that rosters are mostly finalized after the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline. We analyze each team and …

Looking at Michigan State's case as preseason No. 1; breaking down Juwan Howard's early decisions

June 5th, 2019


It has been a quiet offseason for Michigan State but that's not always a bad thing. We (finally) spend some time discussing Michigan State's roster for 2019-20, make the case for the Spartans as preseason No. 1 and …

Day one of the Juwan Howard era

May 31st, 2019


Juwan Howard was introduced in Ann Arbor today. We react to day one of the Juwan Howard era and dive into assistant coaching candidates and rumors.

(00:49) Reacting to Juwan Howard's Introduction
(22:58) …

Michigan hires Juwan Howard

May 23rd, 2019


Juwan Howard is Michigan's new head coach. We try to make sense of the hire and what it means the product on the floor, recruiting, the program, assistant coaches, the Fab Five, and everything else.

Emergency Pod: John Beilein to the Cavs

May 14th, 2019


John Beilein is heading to the Cleveland Cavaliers. What does it mean for Beilein's legacy and Michigan's future? We dive into everything in an emergency podcast recorded in the middle of the night from Barcelona and …

Offseason roster thoughts on Michigan & Michigan State, plus a full Big Ten breakdown

April 22nd, 2019


The pod is back to break down Michigan and Michigan State's rosters now that the NBA Draft early entry deadline has passed. We also take a deep dive into the Big Ten and predict whether conference teams will take a step …

Season wrap-up mailbag

April 9th, 2019


We put a bow on Michigan State's season after a Final Four loss to Texas Tech before answering mailbag questions. The mailbag dives into Michigan, Michigan State and even our Masters picks.

(01:04) Wrapping up …

Final Four podcast! A preview for Michigan State, a postscript for Michigan

April 1st, 2019


Michigan State is going back to the Final Four after knocking off Duke. We recap the Spartans' weekend in Washington D.C. and preview their Final Four matchup with Texas Tech.

Michigan's weekend in Anaheim wasn't so …

Sweet 16 preview: Michigan, Michigan State and the chase for the Elite Eight

March 26th, 2019


The pod is back to preview Michigan and Michigan State's matchups in the Sweet 16. We breakdown Texas Tech and LSU before sharing some predictions for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games across the bracket.


Surviving and advancing (and arguing) in Des Moines

March 22nd, 2019


We recap Michigan and Michigan State's first-round wins and preview their upcoming matchups in the round of 32. Along the way, we hit on Tom Izzo and Aaron Henry, the Big Ten's performance in the NCAA Tournament and …

From Chicago to Des Moines, the pod goes streaking to the NCAA Tournament

March 18th, 2019


Michigan State beat Michigan for a third time this season and secured another trophy. We recap Sunday's Big Ten Tournament final and then dive into the NCAA Tournament draw.

(02:03) Recapping Michigan-Michigan …

Championship Pod! Michigan vs. Michigan State III

March 17th, 2019


Michigan and Michigan State will play one more time on Sunday afternoon. We recorded an emergency pod on Saturday night to discuss the third installment of the rivalry amid the St. Patrick's Day chaos in Chicago.

Big Ten Tournament Pod: Can Michigan defend its crown? How far will MSU go?

March 13th, 2019


Our first postseason pod of the year! The Big Ten Tournament tips off tonight in Chicago while Michigan and Michigan State will get underway on Friday.

We review the All-Big Ten selections and discuss notable snubs (and …

Regular season finale! A Big Ten banner at Breslin and lots of questions for Michigan.

March 10th, 2019


Michigan State beat Michigan on Saturday to win a share of the Big Ten Championship. Cassius Winston was the star once again while Xavier Tillman …

Michigan vs. Michigan State and the one pod to end all pods

March 6th, 2019


There's only one game that matters this week: Michigan and Michigan State will play for at least a share of the Big Ten title on Saturday night in East Lansing. We dive into the game to share some keys and then answer …

Making sense of Michigan and Michigan State with one week to go

March 4th, 2019


We recap a wild weekend of Big Ten hoops with Michigan State losing at Indiana and Michigan winning at Maryland.

(01:59) Michigan wins at Maryland
(24:31) What happened in Bloomington?

It's March 1. Do you know where your Spartans and Wolverines are?

March 1st, 2019


We start with Charles Matthews' injury and what it means for Michigan moving forward. Colin Castleton had a breakout performance against the …

Ep 20: Breaking down the hows and whys of Michigan State’s upset over Michigan

February 25th, 2019


We break down Michigan State's win at Michigan on Sunday afternoon. The story of the game was Cassius Winston's execution in the ball screen game but we also hit on Michigan State's defensive adjustment and what the …

Ep 19: At long last: The Michigan vs. Michigan State preview

February 22nd, 2019


Nothing else matters. Today's pod is all about Michigan at Michigan State. We dive into the point guards, depth, X-factors, transition offense vs. defense, gameplans and anything else that we can think of.

Ep 18: Storylines galore as mega-matchup looms

February 18th, 2019


Michigan State had a great week, but lost another starter to an injury. We make sense of what Nick Ward's injury means for the Spartans over the next few weeks.

Michigan bounced back from a bad loss at Penn State with a …

Ep 17: The midweek pod is back and filled with controversy

February 14th, 2019


Michigan was upset at Penn State and John Beilein was ejected. We sort through the controversy and discuss Big Ten officiating. Michigan State picked up a signature win on the road in Madison and is back on track with …

Ep 16: Two rivals approaching make-or-break time

February 11th, 2019


Michigan picked up a big win over Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon. We break down the performance and discuss the importance of Charles Matthews, Jon Teske and Isaiah Livers.

Brendan drove straight to East Lansing to …

Ep 15: Midweek pod! Weekend preview and Big Ten hot takes

February 7th, 2019


We recap Tuesday's MSU at Illinois and Michigan at Rutgers games before previewing an eventful weekend of Big Ten hoops. Then we wrap things up with …

Ep 14: Two losses and lots of questions

February 4th, 2019


Michigan and Michigan State both lost over the weekend. We look back at both defeats and try to sort through the aftermath.

Does Indiana's win at the Breslin Center expose serious flaws in Michigan State's team? Aaron …

Ep 13: A weekend in Indiana brings Michigan State and Michigan closer together

January 28th, 2019


Michigan went 2-0 and Michigan State went 2-1 in an eventful week of Big Ten hoops.

We recap Michigan State's loss at Purdue and what it means for …

Ep 12: Down goes Michigan, up comes Michigan State

January 21st, 2019


Michigan's perfect start is over after a loss at Wisconsin. Michigan State has won 11 games in a row and is playing as well as any team in the country.. We recap both road trips and then preview Maryland at Michigan …

Ep 11: Will these two ever lose a Big Ten game?

January 15th, 2019


Another podcast and three more wins for Michigan and Michigan State. When will these two teams ever lose in the Big Ten? All signs point toward this being a Michigan vs. Michigan State battle for the league championship.

Ep 10: New Big Ten rankings, same two-horse race

January 9th, 2019


We recap Michigan State's win over Purdue and look ahead to the weekend. Is Cassius Winston the favorite for Big Ten Player of the Year? Does Michigan State have anything to worry about at Penn State? What about …

Ep 9: Two big wins, one big episode

January 7th, 2019


Michigan and Michigan State are the only undefeated teams left in the Big Ten after four games. We recap their top 25 victories over the weekend.

(1:00) Michigan remains undefeated after wins over Penn State and Indiana. …

Ep 8: Reexamining Michigan and Michigan State and unveiling our bold predictions for the 2019 Big Ten season

December 31st, 2018


Big Ten basketball is around the corner. We recap Michigan and Michigan State's performance in December and share our bold predictions for the Big …

Ep 7: Special edition! Fielding your questions on U-M, MSU and the Big Ten

December 17th, 2018


With a slow week of Big Ten basketball, we dive into a mailbag to answer your questions about Michigan, Michigan State and the Big Ten.

1:46 - Anything to worry about in Michigan/Western Michigan?
8:32 - Quick look back …

Ep. 6: Talking Michigan’s undefeated start, John Beilein’s past, and what’s ahead for Michigan State

December 10th, 2018


We talk about Michigan's ball screen offense, John Beilein as The Athletic Detroit's Person of the Year, Michigan State's win at Florida and the Big Ten at large.

00:01 - Recapping Michigan wins over Northwestern & …

Ep 5: What to make of Michigan State; Michigan is still rolling; new power rankings

December 3rd, 2018


00:24: What to make of Michigan State
16:16: Michigan keeps rolling
38:24: Big Ten Power Ranking Draft

Ep 4: Early season thoughts on U-M/MSU, the inaugural power ranking

November 26th, 2018


1:40: Recapping MSU's wins over UCLA, Texas
13:30: Josh Langford's hot start, previewing Louisville
26:56: Michigan-Chattanooga thoughts, previewing UNC
44:00 Big Ten Power Ranking Draft

Ep 3: Thoughts on Michigan's 5-0 start

November 19th, 2018


We break down Michigan's 5-0 start including last week's big wins over Villanova and Providence.

Ep 2: Previewing Michigan/Villanova & thoughts on week 1

November 12th, 2018


2:00 Michigan: Previewing Villanova, offensive issues
27:14 Michigan State: Recapping Kansas loss, turnovers and official reviews
45:12 Big Ten: Ohio State wins at Cincinnati, Gavitt Games preview

Ep 1: A new year, a new podcast

November 5th, 2018


1:00: Previewing Michigan State vs Kansas in the Champions Classic
28:00: Looking at Michigan's roster and rotations heading into 2018-19
50:30: Spinning through the Big Ten, talking favorites, sleepers and rankings

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