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.
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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.