The boys are back. With real mics and an attempt at production. This could get ugly.
But we're thrilled to talk about Ben DiNucci making his NFL debut for the Cowboys Monday, Towson bailing on the spring football season (they skeered), and the women's hoops team taking care of the amazing Arena Unveiling video. Then a true Old Guys Leave OT about buildings that didn’t exist in our day.
Plan is to work back towards an every Monday night recording schedule. As always, more to come tomorrow.
The fellas are back and they’re joined by Duke Club Head Honcho the fantastic Cliff Wood to talk about the Dukes Unite Campaign running this month and catch up on the big picture at JMU. This felt like a really important discussion, at least by JMUSB standards.
With plans now in place for hoops and an FCS Spring season, we start to shake off the rust and throw the kitchen sink into this episode. Plus a fun/sad OT about what we’re looking forward to (and not) with no Dukes on Saturdays this Fall. Love y’all!
The boys try, and mostly flail, to process the postponement of all JMU fall sports. We talk small picture, transfers, economics and infrastructure of college sports, and the long-term outlook. Plus we talk about ice cream! Miss y’all lots and hope you and your’n are well.
The dorks wrestle with why they’ve taken a break, talk about the CAAs plan to disappear, the Dukes plan to maybe play, Spring football, and a meandering, random OT of dinner parties and pandemic hallucinations.
Men’s Hoops finalizes staff, picks up transfers, and pencils in a date for hosting UVA this November. Plus DiNucci gets drafted and four other Dukes get signed in the NFL! Oh yeah, we also admit the nerdiest things we’ve done during stay-at-home.
Welcome back to the second installment of our “JMU-Built” series with the Trow Brothers from Mossy Creek Fly Fishing. These two Dukes built one of the most important fly shops and guide services in the East, employ tons of Dukes, raise literal millions for the disabled veteran community, and are all-around fantastic members of the JMU world. Audio issues aside, you don’t want to miss this one!
Maybe the most important episode we’ve ever done. We visit with JMU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Tim Miller to talk about how to best support JMU students during this historically difficult time. Thanks as always to our friends at Mossy Creek and Pale Fire!
A few good minutes of us working through our anxiety before we get to a long discussion about why we’re pleased and cautiously optimistic about Coach Byington from real GSU being hired to coach men’s hoops. Then a few silly, non-sequitur OT questions you distract us. Love y’all, hope you’re safe and well. Go Dukes!
Just trying to find a very small way to send love to Dukes and give people a distraction (mostly is really). And the JMU women’s hoops team of course. Thanks to Coach O, Pale Fire, and Mossy Creek more than ever, support them any way you can. We’re gonna pod through this and it might go off the rails but tonight it’s all love and hoops. Love y’all!
The boys remember Coach Challace McMillin, discuss the departing Coach Rowe, speculate about the hiring process for his replacement, and finally have a fun OT talking favorite tv/movie coaches. Brought to you as always by Pale 🔥 and Mossy Creek!
Good things to start with women’s hoops rolling, Softball finding their way, and the Duke Club staffing holds. But then we move on to the end-of-winter duldrums with our thoughts on biggest JMU Athletics disappointments. Plus if you stay for the fade-out tunes, this one is a challenge worth discovering!
You realllly don’t want to miss this one. So great to have Coach O on to get hyped for a fittingly enormous weekend of hoops to close the Convo down once and for all. As always, we cover a lot of ground with Coach O and he really is the best.
All over the JMU sports landscape as we finally move on from Frisco. Men’s Hoops fail, women’s hoops revenge, XFL Dukes, Cornhole Dukes, NC A&T SU to the Big South, and JMU with the nation’s top-rated recruiting class in football! Plus your questions, Go Dukes!
The boys break down the crushing, painful, heartbreaking loss to NDSU, but as always have lots of love to go around for all kinds of Dukes. This one’s a long one but hopefully some catharsis in here too. Thanks as always to Mossy Creek and Pale Fire!
A whole smorgasbord of Dukes Football content. Previewing Frisco where the fellas are reversed from their usual pregame thoughts. Then we welcome in former Duke (and New York Giant) Delvin Joyce, and guess what? He wants to talk special teams of course! Download now for your Texas travel and Go Dukes!
Looking ahead to Frisco, talking Dukes in the NFL playoffs (including the return of Raven to the Pack), and ranking our Top 5 players on both sides of the ball for the last decade. Thanks to Mossy Creek and Pale Fire!
The Dukes are headed back to Texas to face the rival Bison after a dominant semifinal victory over Weber St. Plus we answer a slew of fun Christmas questions. This one was a whole lotta fun to make! Thanks as always to Pale Fire Brewing and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing!
Huge thanks to Pale Fire and Mossy Creek! We break down the absolute beat down of Northern Iowa and look ahead to Weber St. All with our usual odd combo of earnestness and snark. Love y’all and Go Dukes!
The Dukes overcame a shaky start to boat race Monmouth. Now a big bad smack-talking Valley team comes to the Burg. We’re so scared 😱! Plus THREE Dukes on the same NFL O-Line and an embarrassing OT where we discuss what other music from our old-man days we wish kids would discover.
The fellas talk about the regular season finale victory over Rhode Island and then welcome the one and only Brian McGlaughlin to break down the playoff brackets and beyond in the FCS! Plus all kinds of Thanksgiving disasters and foods and everything else. Pretty proud of the production on this one ha!
What a great weekend of JMU action! Football kills the Ticks and clinches a playoff berth, Men’s Soccer Wins the CAA title In dramatic fashion, and Women’s Hoops isn’t perfect, but looks like a legit national player this year.
The fellas discuss the revenge beat-down the Dukes dropped on UNH plus all kinds of Spatter Chatter. Then some thoughts on an intriguing opening to the season for both Hoops teams. Thanks to Pale Fire Brewing and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing! Plus an extremely explicit lyric warning on the fade-out song but it’s Tick Week and we’re just two old guys happy to have one more Gang Starr album in the world.
We preview the most anticipated season in JMU Women’s Hoops History with Head Coach Sean O’Regan! Then we talk Buckhantz-in-the-booth, CAA Football chaos, Women’s Soccer crazy run to the CAA title game, and parades! Suck a fun episode brought to you by Pale Fire and Mossy Creek.
Well well well, a real chance to test our own resolve to enjoy the ride and not make everything a referendum on Frisco. We look back at the win over Villanova and wonder what that dominant 4th quarter might mean going forward. Plus looking ahead to a rapidly improving William & Mary. Brought to you as always by Pale Fire and Mossy Creek!
The boys are all over the place after a nervy OT save over Stony Brook. The. We look ahead to a monster matchup at home this week against Villanova. Plus LOL Spiders and a brief discussion of the California law making news in college athletics. Thanks to Pale Fire Brewing and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing!
The old guys look back at the dominant win over Elon and look ahead to a matchup with Stony Brook and their understatedly villainous HC Chuck Priore. Plus a new segment called This Week in New Lows For the Spiders! Thanks to Pale Fire and Mossy Creek!
We break down the hiccup in the Chattanooga game, and the subsequent surge (to an identity?!?). Then we look ahead to a fraught trip to the NC Piedmont. Plus we talk best use of a punch and The Angry, Uninformed Dukes fan defends Hero Sports’ poll! Thanks to Pale Fire and Mossy Creek!
The long offseason is over and it’s time for JMU Football and a new JMU Sports year! We go around the fall sports landscape, preview the trip to Morgantown, give our season predictions, and talk to The Smoking Musket for some insider thinking from the Mountaineer side! Welcome back and we love y’all! Go Dukes!
The fellas talk season plans, Jailyn Ford, Jimmy Moreland and UNH/RU/URI previews. Plus end-of-summer drinks and a couple of prop Over/Unders. Next week is Mountaineer Week! Thanks to Pale Fire and Mossy Creek!
Hooboy, its time for talking 🏈 again! We welcome the 19-20 JMU Sports year, talk Buckhantz gettin done wrong by Teddy Pixels, FloSports, and CAA Media Day. Then we preview the Dukes’ first two home games and take a look at the DLine. Plus a fun OT of old-guy radio. Thanks to Pale Fire and Mossy Creek!
The boys debut a new “Where Are They Now?” Segment, then y’all overlooked football players from the last 25 years and 4th of July libations. Rob’s off to Newport while Todd heads for The Hills of ShenCo. Some things never change!
The fellas have some fun talking most beloved or iconic JMU athletes (not Mt. Rushmore). Plus we’re joined by JMU Alumni Association President Eric Bowlin for some great info on the big picture in the ‘Burg (spoiler: he’s a pro!) and Rob tells an all-time classic Dad story for Father’s Day! Thanks to Pale 🔥 and Mossy Creek!
Softball Snubbed out of hosting but gets a good draw and will be playing with fire! Then Todd catches up on CAA anger and the fellas talk wild JMU finishes after Kawhi’s crazy shot. Brought to you by Mossy Creek Fly Fishing and Pale 🔥! (Bonus points for anyone that id’s the closing song ha)
Thanks to Pale Fire and Mossy Creek for helping us have a platform to discuss all kinds of things including Lax, Women’s Tennis slaying a dragon, and Jimmy’s Draft status. Plus some really off-topic middle aged guys talking through some sh*t.
Rob & Todd have lots to be thankful for this week! The fellas fully indulge in a personal episode by quickly hitting lots of sports topics including the Spring Game and then discussing their middle-aged perspective on what they should’ve appreciated more when they were in school. Thanks to all of you that stick with us in the slow season!
Jimmy ‘effin Moreland impresses at Pro Day, Women’s Hoops Hosts Virginia Tech and Kenny Brooks in the NIT. Then the boys wander down the road of best college basketball players ever and give MLB picks. Thanks to Mossy Creek Fly Fishing and Pale Fire Brewing!
JMU Giving Day is here! We’re happy to have Justin and Scooter from the Duke Club on to talk about what a difference EVERY single donor makes regardless of the dollars involved. And in true JMUSB style, we asked them to record over the Bridgeforth PA system so that explains the echo 😉! Plus for OT we wish about what JMU team we would most like to have been a part of. Thanks to Mossy Creek and Pale Fire!
Hoops wins a big one for a change, Swim/Dive defends a title, the fellas talk about their dream guests, and we welcome an incredible new sponsor to the JMUSB family. Thanks to Pale Fire Brewing AND Mossy Creek Fly Fishing!
Happy New Year Dukes! Finally diving into hoops after getting some pointers from the DNR’s Shane Mettlen (thanks!). Plus snowstorm memories from JMU and the kickoff of the year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of JMUSB!
Buckle up for a rough ride - really pretty typical for most family holidays! Nikki And Justin join us to draft the all time JMU/Xmas Starting Five Fantasy Team. Plus Rob’s real son submits an all-star squad. Happy Holidays Dukes and thanks for listening!
The boys discuss what appear to be Coach Houston’s final days at JMU as he leaves for Charlotte (probably?). Sadness, pissedoffness, and hope all blend together. Please excuse our processing this along with all of you in JMU Nation. Dukes First, Dukes Last, Dukes Always!
The boys talk with Brian McLaughlin about all-things brackets. Then we revisit the beat-down of Towson. We look ahead to the Blue Chickens plus Soccer’s big upset of UNC. And of course, we’re re-releasing our flagship shirt for your playoff superstitions and holiday needs!
The Dukes are back on track and the fellas try to convince everyone to sit back and enjoy the ride! Plus OT talking fried potatoes. Thanks to Pale 🔥! Don’t get us wrong we’re very loose this week, but it’s a happy loose and can’t wait for the ride to come!
After finishing (but not recording) a good episode, the guys give it another go. In take two, they chat about the most disappointing loss of the Mike Houston era, but how it might be a turning point that ultimately pays dividends. Then they try to sound reasonable when discussing the QB battle, before cleansing the palate with some college hoops bucket list venues for OT.
Very special pod! The fellas welcome back Coach O’Regan to preview women’s hoops. Then we recap the narrow victory over Stony Brook and look ahead. And finally, we get a bit emotional about all of you - thank you for everything! Thanks to Pale 🔥! Photo credit to Ben Markowitz - what an eye 😉!
All-time JMU great and current Football Radio reporter Nikki Newman joins the boys to go deep on all things football, women's and men's hoops. Then the fellas talk the big win over Vanillanova and looking ahead to the stretch run. Plus a quick OT from Poof about our favorite conference games.
We talk the Daily-News Record's Fabulous Greg Madia about the upcoming JMU Football season. THIS is the epidode you want to listen to if you're ready to go to school on the 2018 Dukes. Thanks to Pale Fire Brewing - big things coming up!
Chase Kiddy from Hero Sports joins Rob as guest host while Todd is on vacation. The guys talk about Jimmye’s big announcement, FCS scheduling philosophies, and names you should know from JMU Football. And new women’s tennis coach Shelley Jaudon drops in to school us on college tennis and share her expectations for the program.
Our third host Bennett Conlin joins us to talk Lacrosse to the Final 4 and wrapping the Diamond Dukes. Where does this lax run rank all-time at JMU? No edits, no music, just Do It Live we always say (at least when the Caps are in a Game 7!)!
THE ultimate CAA Hoops Tourney preview and season recap with the CAA Grand Maester and UNCW aficionado Brian Mull (@BGMull). We talk, laugh, and reminisce with our mentor-from-afar about all things Colonial. If you’re a diehard who loves 8-point plays, hot dogs on the court, and midday coaching changes, this is your episode. We loved this hour! Special thanks to our extended CAA family for welcoming us and all the good times!
Brought to you as always by Pale Fire Brewing.
We talk to outstanding DNR b-ball beat writer Josh Walfish about how the Women can win the CAA, reasons for optimism on the men’s side, and - incredibly- mumps. Then we talk out Mt. Rushmore of beers for OT. Plus we leave the train whistle and the crack of a can in for anyone playing along w the JMUSB pod drinking game. Brought to you as always by Pale Fire Brewing in Harrisonburg, who we hope to add to our Mt. soon!
This is a ridiculously fun and interesting pod interview featuring JMUSB Lax expert Rob with Coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe about the 2018 CAA favorite Dukes program! Coach truly bleeds purple and is so excited about her team - we’re so thankful for her time. Plus we briefly talk the week that was and break down our favorite Super Bowl snacks (yes, congrats Iggles fans ugh). Brought to you by Pale 🔥!
So much fun interviewing JMU alum and super-agent Doug Eldridge of the DLE Agency! Doug’s company represents three medal hopefuls in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea in pairs figure skating’s U.S. Champs Alexa and Chris Knierim and Luge superstar Tucker West. Plus Doug talks former Dukes clients or friends including Rockheed McCarter, Sam Daniels, and Eagles QB Coach John Defilippo. Oh yeah, his own alumni story is pretty darned great too and we almost sound like a real self-help Pod.
Then we talk the week that was in men’s and women’s hoops (43:00) and for OT (60:00) we bumble our way through our favorite statues/monuments/memorials while somehow leaving out the Emma Lazarus poem.
Brought to you by Pale Fire Brewing in Rocktown as always.
We talk about the men’s hoops miraculous two-game winning streak and the women starting to assert themselves in the CAA! Plus our favorite teams across Sports that we’ve gotten caught up in even though they weren’t “our” teams!
This one is actually a lot of fun and we’re finding our non-football mojo.
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We try - mostly unsuccessfully - to process the loss in the National Championship (1:00-30:30) and then we talk (31:00) about all the things we’re looking forward to next year and just generally gush about things that make us proud to be Dukes. This one is probably way too personal and oh yeah, despite our usual wariness of all earnestness (that’s a deep cut book reference for bonus points), it almost gets a little misty. Love you JMU Nation!
Brought to you by Pale 🔥 as always!
One of our dream guests, Voice of the NBA’s Washington Wizards Steve Buckhantz, joins Todd to talk old-school JMU, Uncle Ron and other JMU legends, and the D.C. Sports Curse. Oh yeah, we Hype the Dukes quite a bit too. Hope you enjoy this special episode for us!
We preview the game and the parties with Madizone color commentator Bennett Conlin. Plus we hear from Alumni Association Board Member and all around JMU Superstar Dirron Allen about Watch Parties and how to get involved in your hometown! Then we spend too long reminiscing about our favorite non-JMU sports events we’ve been fortunate enough to attend. Oh yeah, and we talk streamergate.
Brought to you by Pale 🔥 Brewing in the ‘burg!
Rob talks to our friend, and a true JMU football expert, Mike Evangelista about the huge haul the Dukes pulled in during the new early signing period. Plus in OT (24:00) we talk underrated things in life. Lots of tea and library talk make this a true “old guy” episode.
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We really just gush about the Dukes dominant performance against South Dakota St. and then somehow overlook Run DMC’s Classic when we talk Christmas songs. Brought to you by Pale 🔥 Brewing and good luck w tickets!
A HUGE win deserves a heaping portion of Dukes love. We talk to the voice of the Dukes Curt Dudley about all kinds of wonderfully nerdy production items, SDSU, and why it’s worthwhile to support JMU. Then we go nuts about the win for the ages over Weber St., look forward to the semi-final vs. SDSU, and talk bucket list sporting events. Thanks to Pale Fire Brewing! (Oh yeah, and buy the JMUSB shirts before they’re gone on Wednesday)
Dukes dominate Stony Brook and we look forward to the Weber St. matchup. This is the one where we go deep (ramble) on the past game and look forward in-depth (mainly because technical difficulties prevented us from having an awesome guest) to the Elite Eight. We also talk favorite music venues and sell some standard tees of course. Brought to you by Rocktown’s own Pale Fire Brewing.
We breakdown the Elon win and celebrate the undefeated season before moving on to an exquisite deep-dive of FCS playoff nerdom with the nation’s best FCS writer, Hero Sports’ @BrianMacWriter. After editing, we’re afraid to even list the OT topic out of actual embarrassment.
We’re joined for a great discussion with Women’s Hoops HC Sean O’Regan (1:30), we talk about the Dukes 21st Straight over Rhode Island (27:00), engage in some good-natured trashtalk with Satchmo, Richmond’s best fan (44:00), and Go OT with our buddy Zac on full on SpatterChatter sports-hate (58:00). This one’s long but we think you’ll agree it’s a bleeding purple episode!
Dukes win 20th straight with dominant defense and Schor breaks a big record. JMU Field Hockey Head Coach (legend) Christy Morgan gives a fantastic interview in advance of her team’s postseason run! And of course, we go deep on Halloween Candy ratings. (Mostly this is the episode where my dog, Madi, refused not to be on the pod)
We talk Gameday, the win over Villanova, and college sports’ best mascots. We ran long but had a great time and there’s a whole lot of JMU love all over this episode. Well done by every member of JMU Nation!
College Gameday returns to JMU and gives us a chance to pull out all the stops. We are lucky to have JMU color commentator Bennett Conlin as our first guest this week! Plus Gameday Dos & Don’ts and we argue old-man style about JM’s vs. Gus’s. Plus it’s Duke Club Week. And all thanks to Pale Fire Brewing (go get a Deadly Rhythm)!
Dukes stay unbeaten against Maine. Looking forward to Delaware week. We issue a rare compliment to the CAA. College-Gameday to-JMU-fanatics have a big one to watch Friday. And then we get loose talking Potter.