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What’s Up With U?

15 EpisodesProduced by Benjamin SteinerWebsite

The What's Up With U? Podcast is the premier podcast within the 49 Sport Network. Each week, the site's contributors discuss all the news and happenings across Canada when it comes to university athletics. For more content, check us out at and on social media @49sportnet.

15 Episodes | 2020

Episode 15: TSN's Moe Khan on Football Age Cap and McGill Sports

July 17th, 2020


Another week, another guest on the “What’s Up With U? Podcast!”

This week Casey and Ben are joined by TSN 690’s Moe Khan, who also provides …

Episode 14: Why is Saskatchewan Special? Ft. Rod Pedersen

July 9th, 2020


Vancouver, BC- There’s something about Saskatchewan. Canada’s flattest province is the beating heart of the CFL, it has the nicest hockey arena in Canada West, and the people are dedicated to sports that don’t tend to …

Episode 13: U SPORTS Awards, McMaster Football and Men's Hockey

July 2nd, 2020


This week on the What’s Up  With U podcast, we introduce you to our host format for the foreseeable feature. Ben Steiner, Justin Levine and Casey Dobson are now the three permanent personalities on the show, as Justin …

Episode 12: The Hockey Hall of Fame and Canadian Football Players in the NCAA

June 25th, 2020


There are less than 30 weeks until U SPORTS could be back! Week by week, we get a bit closer to the return of sports, and week by week,  we here at …

Episode 11: A New Host, Football, and SMU MHKY Scout Jonathan Gilhen

June 18th, 2020


In this week’s episode of the What’s Up With U? Podcast, we have a new host! Casey Dobson joins Ben Steiner, filling in for Justin Levine. Ben and Casey talk about U SPORTS football, how U SPORTS affects the Canadian …

Episode 10: Farewell 2020 Fall Sports Ft. TWU Spartans Broadcaster Bailey Broadbent

June 11th, 2020


This week on the What’s Up With U? Podcast, it isn’t a very happy episode. As most of our readers know, U SPORTS is cancelled outside of Quebec until the beginning of 2021, and that’s the focus of today’s podcast.

Other …

Episode 9 FT. Kernel Purrier and the PWHPA’s Liz Knox

June 4th, 2020


This week on the What’s Up With U? Podcast, we touch on a lot. This week has been so different in the world and in U SPORTS. As most readers/listeners know, U SPORTS parted ways with CEO and President Graham Brown after …

EPISODE 8: ILYA ORLOV- Head Coach Varsity Blues Soccer

May 26th, 2020


This week we welcome Ilya Orlov to the show. Ilya is the Head Coach for the University of Toronto Soccer men's soccer team and just finished his …

EPISODE 7: Ft. Rachel Doerrie on U SPORTS Hockey

May 21st, 2020


A very big episode this week, as we welcome York Lions Director of Advanced Performance Rachel Doerrie to the show!

With Rachel we talk about everything from pizza, to recruits and how advanced hockey analytics helped …

EPISODE 6: Canada West Schedules, Hockey and more FT. Kyle Bollers/Ryerson Rams

May 12th, 2020


What a perfect time for a show!

 Ben and Justin have a heated conversation about the Canada West shortened season schedules that were published …

EPISODE 5: CFL/NWHL Drafts, TikTok and Men's Hockey

May 5th, 2020


For a world with no sports, this week gave a lot of viewing content, especially for those interested in U SPORTS. There was the NWHL Draft, the first with the new Toronto franchise, and for the first time, U SPORTS …

U SPORTS and More Hockey W/ Olympic Champion Melodie Daoust

April 28th, 2020




Episode 4 brings on our biggest guest yet! Justin Levine sits down with Olympic hockey champion Melodie Daoust to talk about her time with the McGill Martlets, as …

OUA Soccer and the Lethbridge Pronghorns Hockey Shutdown

April 21st, 2020


This episode covered a lot. Everything from OUA soccer, to hockey recruitment updates and the shutdown of the Lethbridge Pronghorns hockey program. This episode includes interviews with three members of the Pronghorns …

What’s Up With U? OUA MHKY and U Sports Soccer Recruits

April 12th, 2020


Ben and Justin talk about some of the newest recruits in U Sports hockey, with a focus on the OUA. They also touch on some of the best soccer …

49 Sports: What’s Up With U? Epi.1

March 30th, 2020


The U Sports season has wrapped up, recruiting season is well underway and lots of memories were made in 19-20. Ben Steiner, Rich Coffey and Justin Levine talk about it all in the first episode of “What’s Up With U?”

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