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State of Play

State of Play

By Dan Fodrocy

A in depth look at the state of sports and the impacts it has on society today.
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State of Play S3 E2
State of Play S3 E2
What can we do to fight and combat the opioid crisis in young student athletes? The Todd Herremans journey. 1 change we must make in major college athletics.
01:07:23
February 14, 2022
State of Play Season 3 Episode 1
State of Play Season 3 Episode 1
A comprehensive breakdown of why the College Football Playoff DOES NOT need to expand. Former college player De’Juan James on today’s athlete and a congratulations to Ferris State Football on their National Title run!
45:18
January 11, 2022
State of Play-Recruiting Special with Joe Butler of Joe Butler Index
State of Play-Recruiting Special with Joe Butler of Joe Butler Index
Joe Butler gives an in depth evaluation of recruiting, and where recruiting is and where it’s going in this episode.
18:55
October 28, 2021
State of Play S2 E3-Part 2
State of Play S2 E3-Part 2
The 2nd part of a 2 part episode. A discussion with Logan Hessbrook from Ithaca HS Football about his story, mental health in the game and how you’re more than an athlete. This one needs to be heard!
40:53
July 21, 2021
State of Play Season 2 Episode 3-Part 1
State of Play Season 2 Episode 3-Part 1
Hubert Payne from the band Little Big Town joins me to talk about his journey, how college athletics shaped his life and what he’s doing to impact others today. I also discuss the pageantry of college athletics, and some aspects that make them truly special.
36:57
July 20, 2021
Season 2 Episode 2
Season 2 Episode 2
Is a recruiting service for you? That decision should be between you, your HS coach and your family. I give a different perspective to the message James Franklin shares. An interview with Marcus Thatcher of the GLIAC in response to episode 1 How could the NCAA mess up so badly at the women’s basketball tournament this year?
01:08:36
June 09, 2021
State of Play Season 2 premier
State of Play Season 2 premier
My absolute disgust for the demise of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference as another team leaves. An interview with my friend Stuart Schweigert and the impending NIL legislation.
52:25
May 25, 2021
Big Ten Football Season Review
Big Ten Football Season Review
1: My take on the state of the 2020 Big Ten season. 2: interview with Allen Trieu of 247 Sports on the state of recruiting today. 3: My top story lines heading into the season and how they played out.
37:49
December 23, 2020
Recruiting Special
Recruiting Special
Tips for High School coaches about what you can do to improve your recruiting process within your program.
23:11
November 17, 2020
Episode 1
Episode 1
Topics: Introduction to State of Play. Interview with Head Strength Coach at Saginaw Valley Chris Winter.
56:24
November 12, 2020
Season finale
Season finale
Thank you to all the listeners, and guests who joined us. Topics on this episode include recruiting advice, best of from the interviews and how to make a difference.
31:24
November 06, 2020
Episode 10
Episode 10
Topics: Honor and sportsmanship in today’s games. An interview with Cullen Heimburger about leadership and dealing with the adversity of the pandemic. Politics in sports
34:29
October 29, 2020
Friday Night Tailgate: Big Ten Football Season begins!
Friday Night Tailgate: Big Ten Football Season begins!
Joined by Jake Riepma of 97.1 the Ticket we break down some of the top stories entering the start of the 2020 Big Ten season including sleeper teams, the CFP and new coaches. I also interview Travis Wilson from wissports.net on the state of athletics this fall and the outlook for the Badgers.
01:25:48
October 23, 2020
Episode 8
Episode 8
Topics: Coaches getting too much credit and too much criticism. An interview with former Cardinal and graduate assistant at Saginaw Valley, Christian Babini. My thoughts on the evolution of Football in today’s game.
45:38
October 14, 2020
Episode 6
Episode 6
Topics: Follow up on college football. An interview with Brett Koch about his time as a graduate assistant and being a high school coach. The perception of divisions in college football.
30:06
October 08, 2020
Episode 5
Episode 5
Topics: My thoughts on participation medals. An interview with Jake Riepma from 97.1 the Ticket in Detroit about the impact of pro sports on society. Thoughts on the Big Ten restarting the season.
49:11
October 08, 2020
Episode 4
Episode 4
Topics: My thoughts on the start of the college football season. An interview with a head high school football coach Matt Middleton. Perspective on my generation and it’s impact on sports.
33:08
October 08, 2020
Episode 7
Episode 7
On this episode I discuss some of the social justice issues facing today’s society and what role sports plays. An interview with AJ Cooper of Washington State Football talking leadership during the pandemic and what he’s doing to combat social in justice. The final segment is on minority head coaches in the NFL and FBS football.
42:47
October 06, 2020
State of Play Episode 3
State of Play Episode 3
Topics: My take on the NCAA. An Interview with Jamie Pewinski. Adapting in today’s sports society.
33:44
October 06, 2020
State of Play Episode 2
State of Play Episode 2
Topics include my thoughts on losing a mentor and friend Aubrey Hill, today’s recruiting impact on society, a interview with Andre Griffin and pro sports input on today’s society.
36:56
October 01, 2020