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All things water polo in the Lone Star State brought to you by the creators of Total Waterpolo (the ORIGINAL).

123 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

TISCA's Final, 'Roos at D3 Champs, a TXWP Update

May 6th, 2022

48:41

It's the 50th and final TISCA High School Water Polo Championship this weekend. We give a bit of a tribute to just how impressive that run has been …

ODP Complete, AC in SD, B'wood Makes Waves

March 25th, 2022

33:10

The ODP season is pretty much done except for National Team Selection Camp and our Southwest Zone athletes and coaches have returned from National …

Spin Lob Recap, High School is Here

March 1st, 2022

29:58

Yeah, this is vary late. Recorded on 2/23 it covers the recently concluded Spin Lob tournament in Austin and precedes the Thunder Spring Invite which …

2022 Starts with Dare to Dream, Big Numbers for Prep Polo

January 20th, 2022

41:46

The kiddos of Texas descended on the Cy-Fair Natatorium last weekend where Joe and James faced off in an epic and shouty 12-and-under cage match. After some brilliant tactical moves, which included telling his team to …

2021 Ends with a New Linehan, More Normalcy, TX Successes

December 31st, 2021

35:50

At least it wasn't as bad as 2020. The water polo world returned to some sense of normal in 2021 even though Covid was never too far removed. …

CFWPC's Chris Ellis, and JOs Session 3 Details

December 17th, 2021

42:27

Dare to Dream is approaching quickly and will be hosted in January by the CFWPC, led by Head Coach Chris Ellis. Joe speaks to him about that event and much more going on with his club.

Plus, James puts Joe on the spot to …

MIT's Austin Ringheim, and How to Field a UIL Team

December 10th, 2021

56:03

UIL water polo will be here before we know it and both Joe and James are getting questions from athletes and families who want to know the process …

Mark Lawrence on MPSF Championships, Plus Game Days

December 3rd, 2021

41:34

Mark Lawrence took his 'Roos men's team to Stanford and came home with two big wins over their rivals from Pennsylvania, and a respectable outcome …

ODP Explained, 'Roos to Stanford, UT at CWPA Nats

November 19th, 2021

39:39

We took a week off while Joe was partying with McCoy in Iowa so we take time to recap the recently-completed Texas Challenge Cup and Pegasus masters tournaments. Plus, a listener asks us to explain the ODP evaluation, …

ODP Head Coach Cullen, Texas Challenge Cup, & the Future

November 5th, 2021

44:01

Chris Cullen is nearly half way through (!) his first season as the director of YOUR Southwest Zone ODP team. He talks about where we stand with the …

Lawrence on 'Roos Results at Easterns, McCoy is Grumpy

October 29th, 2021

44:55

Two convincing wins and a tough loss to the eventual tourney winner mean a positive outcome for 'Roos head coach Mark Lawrence. Austin College …

Pegasus, Thunder Make Waves Outside Texas

October 21st, 2021

29:27

North Texas was well represented and fared even better at the recently completed Cousineau Cup in SoCal and Rocktober in Arizona. Plus, Austin …

Joe's a Dad! And some water polo stuff

October 8th, 2021

29:27

The title says is all.

McCoy Patrick Linehan (insert Pogues here) has joined us for our first post-partum podcast (listen for faint sounds of dissatisfaction from the lad as Joe pontificates). Joe and Steph welcomed the …

Cal Lu's Cody Pletcher and the 'Roos Big Weekend

September 17th, 2021

43:09

UPDATED with the correct audio file.

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Our nominee for America's most interesting varsity water polo coach, Cody Pletcher of Alvin was named Interim …

Mark Lawrence, 'Roos Head Coach, Texas' Biggest Summer Recap

September 9th, 2021

1:04:22

Austin College returned from a two-day, five-game spin in New England where they won one and fell four times in some highly competitive matchups as …

Junior Olympics, Senior Olympics, and Season 3?

August 11th, 2021

35:03

We return to the fray after four weeks of such things as helping to manage more than 1000 youth water polo matches, coaching (extremely loosely …

Texans on Team USA, JOs Needs Shieldy, Olympics are Near

July 15th, 2021

28:33

Sixteen athletes were selected to participate at USA Water Polo's National Team Selection Camp and five of them were selected to national team …

Junior Olympics, Senior Olympics, and NCAA Takes a Hit

June 25th, 2021

39:09

More teams from Texas than ever competed at the Southwest Zone Junior Olympics Qualifying tournament a couple weekends ago, and all of them having qualified, they will now be playing at National Junior Olympics in North …

ODP Ends, Joe Rants, James Quits, and John Abdou

June 3rd, 2021

41:05

In between minor bouts of tornado warnings, power outages, and torrential Texas rain the Olympic Development Program season essentially ended in San Antonio last weekend with over 500 athletes from as far as Florida and …

Trent Calder and St. Mark's Win, Packed Summer Schedule, 'Roos get Ranked

May 21st, 2021

25:38

St. Mark's lived up to its TXWaterpolo top ranking and defeated a very game Dawson High School to win its 9th boys' state title in Cy-Fair last …

Recap of Flower Mound Title, JOs in Texas, plus Goddard, Stohrer, and Cox

May 13th, 2021

57:51

A jam packed show where we recap an exciting girls high school championship tournament where Flower Mound came away with the trophy with their win …

Nuthin' but Preps, and LASA's Allie Hill

May 5th, 2021

35:08

That's right, the high school season is just about over. Regional championships have been decided, the state tournaments are seeded and scheduled, …

TAGS Recap, Prep Playoffs, Pegasus' Spencer Dornin

April 29th, 2021

47:42

The second TAGS tournament of the past 12 months went off without much of a hitch in Pearland last weekend with Pegasus taking home the hardware for all four competition groups. We speak with Head Coach Spencer Dornin …

'Roos are CWPA DIII Champs with Mark Lawrence

April 22nd, 2021

28:14

Not bad for a team that began varsity play in 2019. Texas' only NCAA women's varsity team now owns the distinction of being only the 5th ever program to win a CWPA Division III Championship. We talk with Mark Lawrence …

Chris Cullen Has Another Job, High School Rankings, 'Roos Back to PA

April 8th, 2021

38:16

If there's a water polo job in Texas that Chris Cullen does not have we'd like to know about it. Today he talks with Joe about becoming the NISCA …

Lexi Wong, Sophie Oliver, Jeff Chandler, and Two Other Guys

April 2nd, 2021

48:34

Austin College went to Pennsylvania and returned undefeated after four entertaining matches, including wins over Division II Gannon and Mercyhurst. …

First HS Players of the Week, and Kaitlin Kelley

March 22nd, 2021

35:13

We're very late. We know. But better late than... whatever.

This week we recap some of the top high school events and select our first players of the …

Lowery, Cullen, Ferguson on CBU's Trip to NCAA Championships

March 18th, 2021

22:45

The Cal Baptist men finished this bizarre season with an upset win over Air Force to earn their first ever Western Water Polo Association …

Austin College's Mark Lawrence, Texans Unwelcome, Another Linehan

March 10th, 2021

55:37

Joe and Steph are having a baby. There, we said it right up front.

We gush about the huge news for a good chunk of time before moving on to the end of …

'Roos in LA, Prep Punditry, and Ian Davidson

March 3rd, 2021

43:44

James lost the last segment that he recorded with Joe. Let's get that out of the way. #SubParPodcast

But oh boy, did they make up for it with a …

The Thaw Arrives, Everything was Cancelled, Pudwill on Refs

February 24th, 2021

40:23

We're back after an extraordinary week, one in which multiple water polo events were cancelled, including our show, which succumbed to multiple and …

Texans Excel in NCAA Competition, Can 'Roos Women go Undefeated, and Joe Gets a Package

February 12th, 2021

30:04

Austin College's first weekend slate of games against Air Force didn't end the way they'd prefer. They now fly to Colorado Springs to face Cal …

'Roos are Back, Preps are Near, James is Older

February 4th, 2021

36:55

For there not being a lot going in in the water polo world there's... quite a bit going on.

For one, the collegiate season, in its truncated form, has …

Spring Scheduling, High School Ramps Up, Joe Relocates (Again)

January 28th, 2021

35:57

We're back!

Joe moved (again) and abandoned the show for a couple weeks. But he's returned with news of a spring water polo season soon to get …

Looking Back at and Gladly Turning the Page on 2020

January 1st, 2021

45:56

In a year like no other for the entire globe, but also for our resilient Texas water polo community, we close the book on the dreadful 2020 …

Happy Holidays. It's Tony Azevedo!

December 30th, 2020

1:10:08

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone! Since y'all have been good this year, Texas water polo fans, our gift to you is a conversation with …

TAGS, Cowtown Recap, and UOP's Cooper Gaderson

December 22nd, 2020

34:36

Mainly, a recap of the past weekends tournaments in North Texas, including some mild scolding of certain individuals who are unaware of the tourney …

2020 Winds Down and Joe's Dog Wants Out

December 10th, 2020

20:57

In a rush to get this year over with we keep this one mercifully, lazily short. Joe and James vamp about the two tournaments that will tie up this …

Lessons from Lewisville ODP, St. Mark's HC Trent Calder, Winding Down 2020

December 3rd, 2020

47:42

Over one hundred athletes descended on Lewisville for the second ODP clinic of the season on Nov. 29. The turnout was great but the pool was crowded! …

A Huge ODP Clinic in Lewisville, and Happy Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2020

37:04

Wishing all our generous and loyal listeners a wonderful Thanksgiving week, we keep the show short and amateurish with some dodgy audio quality, but …

Is Water Polo a "High Risk" Sport, and Learnings from Texas Challenge Cup

November 20th, 2020

31:03

Texas has now hosted two late-year tournaments since the pandemic struck us in March. What have we learned from those events and how might those lessons apply to competition in our state and beyond as the situation …

Exeter to TX, Salty Splash, Texas Challenge Cup is Here

November 12th, 2020

51:47

If you've ever wondered whether a collegiate water polo player has given a pre-game rendition of the national anthem on a trombone, wearing a Speedo, …

Covid and Cali at the TCC, Gold Coast HC Adam Donovan, and a Passing Reference to Some Election

November 5th, 2020

39:22

It's election week, which means... not much. This is a water polo podcast.

We skate over the complexities of national politics and head straight to …

Cullen on Covid, New Rules, and (Expired) ODP News

October 30th, 2020

44:29

We're two weekends out from the Texas Challenge Cup in Lewisville and The Colony at which several teams from the West Coast will compete in addition …

UIL Water Polo Delayed, and TISCA WP Chair Scott Slay

October 23rd, 2020

24:40

Dispiriting news from the University Interscholastic League (UIL), which announced on Monday that the inaugural season of sanctioned high school …

CenTexFest Success, and the Calendar is Filling Up

October 15th, 2020

36:49

The Central Texas Festival ended with some mighty satisfied athletes, happy coaches, and a very high proportion of fans wearing masks. James and Joe were both there hosting and recap Texas' return to competitive water …

More Central Texas Festival, Thunder's Fall Tourney, Gold Coast Coach Tom Davis

October 9th, 2020

48:16

One weekend done and one big one to go for the Central Texas Festival. We recap the high- and low-lights of weekend one, and speak with Tom Davis, …

ODP Review, Central TX Festival Preview, Another Varsity Program Cut

September 30th, 2020

28:42

Actually, the title above pretty much covers everything in this abbreviated, we're-very-busy edition of the pod.



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ODP Kicks Off, Jokic Passes like a Goalie, and Spencer Dornin

September 24th, 2020

58:46

Acutally, we're pretty busy today. So here are some bullets:

  • ODP's first weekend is here in Round Rock and James is stressed about it. Joe has no …

A Festival in Central TX, More Scrimmaging, TISCA's Scott Slay

September 17th, 2020

40:03

There's going to be a festival in Central Texas, says Joe, who's directing the first competitive tournament sanctioned by USA Water Polo since before …

Competition in Central TX, ODP in Central TX, and Southside's Colby Thames

September 10th, 2020

1:00:00

Big news as dates are solidifying for the first age group tournament in Texas since before the lockdown. Zilla and AquaTex will be the local hosts …

AquaSwift Scrimmages, a Tourney in Round Rock?, and Utah's Brad Peercy

September 3rd, 2020

53:32

There's some movement in Texas water polo.

After talking about a league under way in Utah a week ago, we find out that Joe refereed a scrimmage for …

Andy Burke, One Year to UIL, Kris Jones of Cy-Fair

August 27th, 2020

57:01

We're basically one year away from Texas' first ever state sanctioned high school water polo season. So, where are we? How did we get here? What's it …

TXWP Interview: Three-time Olympian Merrill Moses

August 20th, 2020

22:47

In this TXWaterpolo Interview we speak with another of the USA's water polo legends, 3-time Olympian, 2008 Olympic silver medalist, NCAA Champion and …

Max Irving, Matt Farmer, and Back to School

August 20th, 2020

57:44

Another star-studded show as we welcome two athletes vying for spots on the 2020 USA Men's Olympic Water Polo Team. Maxwell Irving and Matthew Farmer …

Special: UCLA Head Coach Adam Wright

August 17th, 2020

32:56

Today it’s a special guest for our first full length interview of season two of the Pod. His name is well known to those familiar with American water …

Adam Wright, Merrill Moses, and a Clinic in Dallas

August 13th, 2020

1:00:02

Can you believe it? Season 2 of the TXWaterpolo Podcast kicks off with a bang featuring two of the biggest names in American water polo, Adam Wright …

Special: Greg Mescall, USAWP Communications Director

August 6th, 2020

44:32

Greg Mescall is the face and voice of USA Water Polo. But his title is actually Director of Communications, which means he leads the efforts to …

Special: Dewey and Cathy Newsom on A&M and TX History

August 5th, 2020

37:04

Cathy and Dewey Newsom are a Texas waterpolo powerhouse couple. Dewey, who grew up in Albuquerque went on to be part of the famous Texas A&M …

Special: Austin College Head Coach Mark Lawrence

July 30th, 2020

39:29

No music, no promos, no requests for gifting... This week, while James is on vacation, Joe spends some one-on-one time with Austin College Head Coach …

UIL gives fall guidance, Austin College suspends, and Kaitlin Kelley

July 23rd, 2020

1:00:02

First, listeners will notice us speculating on playing the Welcome to Texas Shootout as scheduled for September. News emerged on Wednesday that that …

Special: Joe Talks Growth on Ohio's Spin Lob Podcast

July 23rd, 2020

48:17

A podcast special with Ohio's Spin Lob Podcast where Joe recently talked about growth in Texas and how it could possibly be mimicked in the Buckeye …

Jonathan Landero, calendar updates, and Joe does another podcast

July 15th, 2020

56:19

Today's show features a conversation with Jonathan Landero who has led the rapid rise of aquatics, including water polo, in the Rio Grande Valley. He …

ODP news, Best of Texas victors, Navy coach Mike Schofield

July 8th, 2020

59:04

We're coming up on season two of the show (thanks for all your support!) and today cover some ODP coaching changes and cancellations, the victors of our Best of Texas Tournament, and more.

Then legendary Naval Academy …

Brenda Villa talks Texas, Diversity, and Olympics.

July 2nd, 2020

1:05:22

For our 50th episode (!) we bring you one of the greats.

Brenda Villa was recently named Co-Chair of USA Water Polo's Racial Equity and Reform Task …

HOF talk, farewell to Mihai, Coaches Landgraf and Mac speak

June 25th, 2020

59:04

Eight clubs in Texas are back in the pool with a couple situated in North Texas where James visited a Pegasus practice at their temporary outdoor …

Special: George Block, San Antonio Aquatics Legend

June 23rd, 2020

44:06

Today’s TXWaterpolo Pod Special features the entirety of Joe’s conversation with George Block, the ‘godfather’ of San Antonio aquatics.

The Texas …

TX Relocation Advice, Hall of Fame Plea, more George Block

June 18th, 2020

52:12

On the heels of several requests for information about where in Texas those thinking about a relocation to Texas should consider, Joe and James share …

Diversity in our sport, SATX legend George Block, more Best of Texas

June 12th, 2020

1:00:00

Setting aside our banter about Joe's move to San Antonio, we start with a brief discussion about efforts to expand diversity in water polo in our …

Texans jumping back in, early results from Best of Texas II, a conversation with Chris Olvera and Jim Linehan

June 3rd, 2020

58:56

Amidst some historic turmoil we offer our little show to, perhaps, give something more hopeful to think about.

We stick to our water polo roots with …

Special: Thunder's Star Volunteer Parent Lena Skinner

May 29th, 2020

48:03

It’s a TXWaterpolo Pod Special, this week featuring Lena Skinner, water polo parent extraordinaire. She helped make hospitality at Thunder …

Best of TX Part 2, Practice in Round Rock, and Lena Skinner

May 27th, 2020

58:58

We resurrect the Best of Texas idea, this time focusing on the great high school programs in Texas history. Check that out in the second segment …

Special: USA Water Polo Board Member Houston Hall

May 26th, 2020

48:03

It's another pod special, this week featuring Houston Hall. We shared excerpts of his conversation with Joe last week but here's the entire interview.

Houston was a member of St. Mark’s first state championship team in …

Texas goes back to practice, our Best of Texas II, USAWP Board Member Houston Hall

May 21st, 2020

1:00:00

Not only is Texas leading the nation in resuming water polo practice but it's James' team! On monday AquaTex held it's first training in Round Rock …

Pod Special: Baytown Sterling and USC Standout Zayne Belal

May 15th, 2020

55:51

As we wrap up our Best of Texas high school tournament we speak with a member of the victorious 2007 Baytown Sterling team, Zayne Belal. In that year …

An 07 Sterling sweep, Zayne Belal, and back to practice!

May 14th, 2020

58:09

AquaTex is going back to practice! James' team may be the first in the US to actually get back to training, and is likely the first in Texas to do so. He and Joe talk about the technical aspects of actually doing …

Pod Special: Iona All-American, Sterling standout Amy Olsen

May 8th, 2020

59:23

Amy Olsen left Baytown already one of the most decorated players in Texas high school history. But that was just the start.

An effective recruiter and …

A "Sterling" Best of Texas Final, Inching closer to re-opening, and Texas great Amy Olsen

May 6th, 2020

57:54

Amy Olsen, one of Texas' most decorated water polo athletes and a former professional player in Europe, chats with Joe about her experiences …

Best of TX tourney semis, light at the end of the tunnel, and the Andrews talk San Antonio polo

April 29th, 2020

56:50

The voters have spoken and the quarterfinals of our Best of Texas High School Tournament are complete. After collecting over 500 votes the semis are …

Pod Special: Former Whittier College HC Justin Pudwill

April 23rd, 2020

53:16

Justin Pudwill ended a hugely successful 10 years at the helm of Whittier College's men's and women's water polo programs to make his Houston return …

High school season ends, Best of TX first round complete, a chat with Justin Pudwill

April 22nd, 2020

55:51

It's almost as hard to believe that this is our 40th episode as it is that James hasn't gone past his front gate in five days.

The quarantine goes on …

Pod Special: Coach Mihai Oprea of St. Mark's, Trident

April 16th, 2020

42:42

In one of the most fascinating conversations we can recall we speak with the highly successful Head Coach at St. Mark's School and Trident Water Polo …

JOs delayed, Best of TX tourney begins, and Mihai Oprea

April 15th, 2020

55:49

The NCAA canceled this year's final four (tm). Be we haven't. In fact, we've created the first ever Best of Texas high school tournament pitting …

Best of Texas: Mac & Joe talk preps since 2000

April 10th, 2020

29:47

Part two of a conversation with Mac MacDonald, Head Coach at Lamar HS and one of the pioneers of the sport in Texas. Plus some vamping about the …

Quarantined in, the best of, and the history of water polo in Texas

April 8th, 2020

59:08

It's a long one, but what else do you have to do?

Today, a few items are still on the calendar and the UIL hasn't shut the season down (yet). Then, we …

TXWP Pod Special: Two-time Olympian Peter Hudnut

April 4th, 2020

22:27

Back in December we spoke with 2008 Olympic Siver Medalist and Stanford All-American Peter Hudnut after his visit to Houston where he led a clinic for Houston Storm.

We spoke about his connections with Texas, his career …

Angela Uno, too much Tiger King, and generally occupying time

April 1st, 2020

50:00

You know things are pretty slow when Joe and James chat about Tiger King.

Well, not only that, but:

  • Austin College wins the (virtual) CWPA DIII …

Olympics delayed, summer season uncertain, and Scott Slay

March 25th, 2020

30:53

What a week.

Though it came as no surprise the Olympics have been postponed until 2021 after several Olympic committees and sports associations …

COVID-19 halts water polo, and we talk to the great Natalie Benson

March 18th, 2020

52:12

We are living in strange times.

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes its mark on Texas and the rest of the world our small, tight community of water polo …

'Roos winning streak, St. Mark's dominates, Joe has a gravelly voice

March 12th, 2020

32:16

On this week's episode: Austin College wins four straight on the road, a conversation with Thunder, ODP, and Braswell Coach Sabrina Carlile, and Joe …

ODP's done, Flower Mound is on top, 'Roos play four in CA

March 5th, 2020

46:10

There’s too much stuff to cover for a clever description here. How about some bullet points?


  • ODP is over and James is proud of his Southwest Zone …

Lions and Falcons on top, players of the week, and ODP (finally!)

February 26th, 2020

26:30

We asked for your input and we really got it.

The first week of prep (sorry. high school) water polo ended with St. Mark's and Foster on top of the …

Preps, rankings, wild speculation - it's high school season!

February 19th, 2020

29:16

You’ll know the theme of the show because James and Joe begin the thing by debating whether “prep” or “high school” is the more accurate term (“prep” …

Cowtown has a rodeo, Pegasus & Thunder at Kap7, and more on preps

February 12th, 2020

26:31

Cowtown's second tourney ever is in the books with clubs from as far away as Albuquerque taking part. But the biggest story, clearly, is AquaTex's …

AC returns from Brown, Spin Lob outta Austin, preps on TXWP

February 6th, 2020

37:00

The Austin College women put the scare in two strong East Coast D-1 teams at the Bruno Invite but return to Sherman without a win after a very …

Spin Lob on 6th, AC on ESPN, and game days.

January 31st, 2020

32:41

The Spin Lob Tournament is finally here which means a big collection of very talented players are coming to Austin. And if tradition holds, they will …

'Roos on deck, Dare to Dream, and Nicolao's coming to TX

January 23rd, 2020

42:04

While a gaggle of kids age 12 and under descended on Houston for the (biggest ever) Dare to Dream Tournament, the varsity women of Austin College …

ODP in the snow, daring to dream, TXWaterpolo has plans

January 17th, 2020

30:36

The calendar has turned and we haven't talked Texas water polo yet. The wait is over.

We're back along with a lot of Texans who braved the snow of …

End of Year Special: 2019's top stories, state of the game, and doomed resolutions

December 31st, 2019

36:47

It's been a monumental year for water polo in Texas. We re-cap the top stories of the year, good and bad. Plus, there's so much growth going on we …

Thunder impresses in CA, Masters like Austin, Joe drives a truck

December 20th, 2019

19:32

This one is for everyone who has asked, "why don't we hear more podcasts featuring someone driving up I-35?" You're welcome.

It's the week before Christmas, which means the sport goes largely dormant. But that doesn't …

NCAA men are done, Utah is cold, Mark's dog is excited

December 12th, 2019

43:20

Austin College completes their second-ever varsity men's season improved but still looking for more as they go 1-1 against rivals Penn State - …

Big ODP weekend, NCAAs are here, and it snowed in Hungary

December 6th, 2019

30:01

Yes, the wait is over. We’re back, just in time for the biggest weekend of intercollegiate water polo all year. Could a program not from the Big …

ODP is back, season ends for UT, 'Roos seek revenge

November 20th, 2019

27:26

The title says it all.

A frenzied ODP Thanksgiving weekend returns to Texas when two camps will be held back to back, one in North Texas, the other in NE Houston.

The season ends for the UT men after a tight opening round …

'Roos on a winning streak, 'Horns battle for national title, Houston hosts Champions Cup

November 13th, 2019

37:22

This week is all about the dedication of this show, traveling all over the state to watch three events located well over 300 miles apart. Actually, that's what Joe did from Wednesday to Monday while James just sat in a …

UT seeded 6th, 8th graders in Houston, 'Roos host some games

November 6th, 2019

18:46

If you think that there's no water polo going on this weekend in Texas we will prove you wrong.

The unofficial 8th Grade, 14 and under championships …

D3 Easterns Recap with 'Roos coach Mark Lawrence, UT earns championship bid, and more fallout from UIL

October 30th, 2019

39:03

Your mighty 'Roos returned from Pennsylvania with their first win of the season, a thumping of tournament hosts Washington & Jefferson. We talk about that, upcoming games, and the (still buzzing) UIL decision to add …

UIL water polo! Interviews with "Mac," Allie, Slay, and Cullen

October 23rd, 2019

44:31

Has there ever been a bigger week for water polo in Texas?

For over 20 years a bunch of dedicated coaches and advocates for the sport have been …

SPECIAL: UIL Approves Water Polo Pilot

October 21st, 2019

7:40

Water polo will never be the same in the Lone Star State. Not after today's decision by the University Interscholastic League to officially add the …

Mark Lawrence, Spencer Dornin, and Zach Lowery speak

October 16th, 2019

38:23

You say you want to hear more from coaches and athletes about what's going on in Texas and beyond? Well OK then.

In this interview-heavy pod we speak …

Southside advances, UT dominates, Texas needs refs!

October 10th, 2019

20:44

A shortened (and late) episode featuring lots of talking about the upcoming Champions Cup in Houston and the Southside boys who earned themselves a top seed among Texas teams that are participating. Plus, UT removes any …

Undefeated A&M, UT streak ends, Houston and Rice on the rise

October 2nd, 2019

28:33

It's a collegiate club bonanza this week as James and Joe pontificate about the short but intense season that is CWPA Texas Division club water polo. …

Austin College returns from Cali, TISCA has a clinic, and...

September 26th, 2019

22:20

James and Joe open with this past weekend's TISCA Clinic where some encouraging signs for water polo emerged, plus a little ODP recap as the season …

New ODP format, a slew of TX tourneys, early-season NCAA

September 18th, 2019

20:42

The 2019-20 ODP season is upon us with Camp 1 in Austin on Sunday and an expanded competition format. Plus we update the fall tournament schedule …

TISCA Turnover, 'Roos Battle at Navy, Texas Summit Recap

September 11th, 2019

34:58

The Austin College 'Roos men return from Navy without a win but with increasing confidence and noticeable improvement. That according to Head Coach …

'Roos open back East, Texans playing ball in college, plus rousing fight songs

September 4th, 2019

35:34

It's NCAA men's water polo season, which means more rank speculation about how Austin College will fare in it's second varsity season. And what …

Texas teams compete in Lake Travis, the NCAA season approaches, more on sports growth

August 28th, 2019

24:28

Thirty-three youth teams played 67 games in Lake Travis while dodging boat wake, zebra mussels, and beverage-sipping spectators lounging on …

Beach water polo invades Austin, 3rd state summit details, and we annex part of Illinois

August 21st, 2019

25:26

It's the dog days of summer for Texas water polo, punctuated by a big beach tourney at a man-made lake in Austin this weekend. Plus, year three of …

Mark Lawrence of Austin College speaks, the fall schedule is out, USA men qualify

August 15th, 2019

42:24

Mark Lawrence, Head Coach of the Men's and Women's Varsity Water Polo teams at Austin College in Sherman joins James to talk about his upcoming …

Radmonovich Steps Down, 'Roos Fall Schedule, Polo in the NFL.

August 7th, 2019

31:43

Chris Radmonovich, the lone Texan with a head coaching position in the NCAA, steps down after a record-breaking run at Wagner College. James and Joe …

Texans impress at JOs, Cullen's European adventure, sad news from Korea

July 31st, 2019

31:12

It's over! Junior Olympics are done and session two revealed some impressive performances by Texas clubs. That, a conversation with award-winning …

It's all Junior Olympics... almost. Session 1 ends in SoCal.

July 25th, 2019

29:31

Joe and James discuss Junior Olympics, and that's about all. And we want to hear from you: questions, subjects to cover, good stories, let us know.


CA Invasion: Texans land in California, Jovan to Austin?, NCAA growth in Texas

July 17th, 2019

23:34

Joe and James discuss Texans in California this week, rank speculation about Jovan coming to Austin, and NCAA water polo in the state. And we want to …

There's a First for Everything: Junior Olympics, UIL, and Beach Polo in Austin

July 9th, 2019

30:30

Texas water polo guru Joe Linehan joins James Smith to kick off the first of many – or at least several – TXWaterpolo podcasts. Music by San …

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