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Turning the Page - Taking stock after a disappointing, yet not devastating, loss to New Hampshire.

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Nooch, Towson, New Arena Debut!
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.
October 22, 2020
Dukes Unite feat. Cliff Wood
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.
October 8, 2020
Jimmy ‘effin Moreland! Thanksgiving hoops and maybe Frisco in May?!
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!
September 17, 2020
Fall Sports Suspended
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.
August 11, 2020
We’re Back (and we have no idea when the Dukes will be)
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.
July 21, 2020
We’re Back; Hot Takes All Around
The boys finally wake up from quarantine to talk graduation, crazy ideas for football season, and best American bands (beware the Dad-Rock takes).
May 21, 2020
NFL Drafted Dukes!
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.
April 28, 2020
JMU-Built 2 featuring Mossy Creek Fly Fishing!
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!
April 15, 2020
BreakingT CEO Jamie Mottram on our first JMU-Built
First edition of our JMU-Built series. Plus some JMU hoops and even some Skins talk. Love this one! Thanks more than ever to Pale Fire Brewing and Missy Creek Fly Fishing!
April 7, 2020
How to best support JMU right now with VP of Student Affairs Dr. Tim Miller
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!
April 1, 2020
Dukes Hire a Hoops Coach!
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!
March 26, 2020
Surprise! The Quarantine season of JMUSB starts now with a great conversation with Coach O’Regan.
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!
March 19, 2020
The Coach Episode
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!
March 10, 2020
The Dillard/Keener/Rowe Dukes Disappointment Awards Show
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!
March 4, 2020
Talking Hoops with Coach O’Regan! The real Dukes basketball team gets ready to close the Convo!
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.
February 26, 2020
Back in the Saddle Dukes Roundup
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!
February 11, 2020
Dukes Fall at the Finish
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!
January 15, 2020
Westbound and Down! The Natty preview featuring JMU legend Delvin Joyce!
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!
January 7, 2020
Dukes of the Decade
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!
January 3, 2020
Frisco Bound Baby!
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!
December 24, 2019
Dukes Dominate UNI, On to the Final Four!
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!
December 17, 2019
Dukes Crush Monmouth, Move On to Host Northern Iowa
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.
December 10, 2019
Playoff time! Previewing Monmouth and Coach Cig is our Coach!
Coach Cig truly became THE JMU Coach tonight and we look ahead to the big playoff game vs Monmouth. Plus a few gift-giving ideas. Thanks to Mossy Creek and Pale Fire!
December 3, 2019
Talkin Brackets with Brian McLaughlin!
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!
November 26, 2019
Dukes Stomp Spiders, Clinch CAA Title
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.
November 19, 2019
Dukes Destroy UNH and it’s Spatter Week!
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.
November 12, 2019
The semi-annual Coach O’Regan Episode! Plus bye weeks and parades and Buckhantz talk!
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.
November 5, 2019
Homecoming Success and Headed to the Bye Week
A look back at a comfortable Homecoming victory over Towson. Then an extended look ahead to the stretch run to come after the bye and some Weber St. discussion. Thanks Pale Fire and Mossy Creek!
October 29, 2019
Dukes Roll Over Tribe and it’s Homecoming!
We look back at the win in Williamsburg and ahead to a big one with Towson. Plus even more “national picture” talk after OT. Brought to you by Pale 🔥 and Mossy Creek!
October 22, 2019
Dukes 6-1 After Comeback Victory
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!
October 15, 2019
Dukes Survive in OT, Finally Come Home for Top 5 showdown!
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!
October 8, 2019
Dukes Destroy Elon; Stony Brook Next!
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!
October 1, 2019
Dukes Pull Away in Chatty and Coach goes back to Elon
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!
September 25, 2019
Dukes Down Morgan St. and all-time worst JMU takes
JMU 63 - Morgan St. 12. On to the first real game of the season as the Dukes return to Chattanooga. And the all-time worst JMU hot takes. Thanks to Pale Fire and Mossy Creek!
September 17, 2019
Dukes Down STFU, look ahead to Morgan St., plus concessions wishes
You know the drill! Thanks to Pale Fire and Mossy Creek. 4 Downs from St. Francis, looking ahead to Morgan St., and with successful beer sales, what would we love to see added to the concessions game.
September 10, 2019
Dukes Fall to WVU, get ready for STFU home opener
Back to normal: 4 Downs from WVU, Looking Forward to the home opener vs. St. Francis, and OT things we like! Thanks to Mossy Creek Fly Fishing and Pale Fire Brewing!
September 3, 2019
Gametime Baby!
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!
August 28, 2019
Last Off-season Show!!
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!
August 21, 2019
The Naturdays Episode (also featuring JMFM, plus TU and W&M previews)
The fellas talk pro Dukes and then preview William & Mary and Towson. And yes, they make good on their promise to crack open a Naturdays with an open mind.
August 13, 2019
JMU Football Roster Deep Dive
Rob’s our of town so Todd is joined by the recruiting/roster guru himself Michael Evangelista (@Michael_2Clutch) for a serious deep dive on the JMU Football roster. This one’s for the hardcore fans!
August 6, 2019
Stony Brook and Villanova previews! All football, no fluff tonight
The boys dive into the season expectations for JMU’s mid-season CAA games versus Stony Brook and Villanova. Thanks to the incredible Mossy Creek Fly Fishing and Pale Fire Brewing!
July 30, 2019
UT-Chattanooga and Elon early previews
The boys take a first look at the Chatty and Elon games, plus Mickey is coaching in the XFL! Brought to you by Pale Fire Brewing and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing!
July 23, 2019
Football is Back Baby!
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!
July 18, 2019
Happy 4th of July and let’s go USWNT!
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!
July 2, 2019
CAA teams as Premier League clubs. Plus 2 decades of AD Jeff Bourne
The boys talk about WVU, Bourne, a whole lot of World Cup, and compare CAA teams to EPL sides
June 27, 2019
Summer Fun and Alumni Association President Eric Bowlin!
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!
June 18, 2019
Putting a bow on 18-19 JMU Sports
Highlights, Lowlights, Jimmy, and your favorite- tech issues!
June 4, 2019
Megan Great and the Dukes’ Softball team take down Michigan!
Single greatest individual performance by a JMU athlete we’ve ever seen. Enough said.
May 21, 2019
Softball to NCAA’s, CAA gonna CAA, and best JMU buzzer beaters!
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)
May 14, 2019
Jimmy HTTR! Lax Starts Title Defense, and CAA craps the bed w Media Deal
JMUSB is back (together in Virginia!) and better than ever. The fellas talk Jimmy to the Skins, Spring Sports Postseasons, and the CAA signing with FloSports - whatever that crap is?!
May 7, 2019
We’re back with Lax, Tennis, and Jimmy
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.
April 24, 2019
What We Should’ve Appreciated More at JMU
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!
April 10, 2019
Coach O’Regan Talks WNIT Final Four!!!
Coach O’Regan joins us to talk about the amazing run through the WNIT that his team is on! Go Dukes! Brought to you as always by Pale Fire Brewing and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing
April 2, 2019
Pro Day and Kenny Brooks returns to the Convo!
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!
March 27, 2019
Giving Day!
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!
March 20, 2019
Women’s Hoops Wins Regular Season Title, Men’s Season Ends
Men’s Hoops Falls in CAA tourney (congrats Northeastern), Women’s Hoops Wins Regular Season and gears up for the postseason! Thanks to Missy Creek and Pale 🔥!
March 13, 2019
Starting 5 since Lefty era and CAA Tourney Talk
The fellas talk CAA Tourney and try to come up with an all-time Starting 5 since the Lefty era. Brought to you by Pale Fire Brewing and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing!
March 6, 2019
Monster Hoops Upset, Swim/Dive CAA Title! And welcome Mossy Creek Fly Fishing!
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!
February 26, 2019
The 2019 Football Recruiting Special w Evangelista!
The giant ‘cruitin breakdown of National Signing Day with the guru Michael Evangelista. Plus a really cool food OT! Thanks to Pale Fire Brewing as always!
February 20, 2019
Women’s Hoops Rolling w Coach O’Regan
The boys talk to Head Coach Coach O’Regan about the dominant Women’s Hoops team! Thanks to Pale Fire Brewing!
February 12, 2019
Only the Piping Hottest JMU Takes Please!
The old guys just have fun with their most 🔥 JMU takes and worst things past 40! Getting ready for great guests the next few weeks!
January 30, 2019
JFM to the Senior Bowl! Plus THE conversation on Men’s Hoops
The Boys talk JFM to the Senior Bowl, Women’s Hoops crushing opponents, and Men’s Hoops crushing our souls. Brought to you by Pale Fire Brewing!
January 23, 2019
Happy 2019 and Finally Focusing on Hoops!
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!
January 10, 2019
The HOT Mess Holiday Special w Nikki Newman and Justin Partlow
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!
December 20, 2018
Welcome Coach Cignetti!
Welcome Coach Cignetti! Plus go-to Holiday Cocktails and lots of hype for the upcoming Christmas Special.
December 18, 2018
Coach Search, Hoops Reset, and BBQ sides
“Quick” Pod talking coaching search, both hoop’s teams heading into CAA play, and BBQ sides!
December 11, 2018
Dukes Season Ends, Coach Houston Moves On
The boys discuss the loss to Colgate and look forward to a new era and a return to Frisco!
December 4, 2018
Coach Houston Leaving JMU
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!
November 29, 2018
Dukes Advance and Soccer to Elite 8!
Dukes Down Delaware and lots of looking ahead to Colgate. Plus Soccer heads to the Elite 8 with a thrashing of the Hokies and lots of MRD love for a HUGE double! Plus beer and Philanthropy Day.
November 27, 2018
Playoff Preview w/ Brian McLaughlin from Hero Sports! Plus Dukes Destroy Towson and UNC! And shirts!
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!
November 20, 2018
Dukes are Back! You’re a fool if you doubt us!
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!
November 13, 2018
Turning the Page - Taking stock after a disappointing, yet not devastating, loss to New Hampshire.
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.
November 6, 2018
Homecoming recap and Coach O’Regan
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 😉!
October 30, 2018
Previewing Stony Brook, starting to talk hoops, around JMU Sports, and Mega Millions!
October 24, 2018
Nikki Newman on JMUSB Pod!
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.
October 16, 2018
One Streak Ends and Hopefully Another Begins
Dukes Go Down But Reasons For Hope
October 9, 2018
Real Season Begins This Week (and Dukes Stomp Spiders)
We handwave a hideous RU team and start focusing on the real season. Plus the worst mascots! Thanks to Pale 🔥!
October 2, 2018
Dukes Wreck Tribe and It’s Time for Spatter Chatter
The boys talk W&M blowout, RU week, and fave electives at JMU. Plus a very special Ticks RANT from @NotMikeHouston!
September 25, 2018
Dukes Roll, Tribe/CAA on deck, and old-school gaming
Dukes blowout Robert Morris, William & Mary Next, and the boys show their age talking old-school gaming
September 18, 2018
Dukes “Beat” Norfolk St., Our Concerns, and Embarrassing OT
Jimmy!!! Win(?) over Norfolk St., concerns, and guiltiest pleasure Rain-Day movies.
September 11, 2018
Breaking down the NC State loss. #LoveEachOther
The guys break down the trip to Raleigh and look forward to Norfolk St. Then we stumble through our memories of an old #CAAHoops friend.
September 4, 2018
NC State preview and The Big'Ole JMUSB Season Preview Show
Whoop the Wolfpack! The big ole' JMUSB Season Preview! And flaming hot anti In-n-Out takes.
August 28, 2018
Football season is here!! Feat. Greg Madia from the DNR
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!
August 21, 2018
19 Days Till Kickoff!
Scrimmage Highlights and Dukes in the NFL plus our fave cover songs
August 14, 2018
JMU Football Names You Should Know w/Guest Host Chase Kiddy
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.
August 7, 2018
CAA Media Day, Dukes Picked First
CAA Media Day Takeaways where the Dukes were (obviously) picked first but Riley, RonDell, etc. were snubbed. Plus favorite tailgate foods.
July 25, 2018
46 Days to Raleigh and 90's H'burg Eats Power Rankings
46 Days To Raleigh and 90's H'burg Eats
July 17, 2018
Happy 4th of July!
Games and Players We Would Love to Have Seen!
July 3, 2018
Todd Geeks out with National Champion Coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe
Interview with National Champ Coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe. And Let’s Go Caps!
June 7, 2018
Another Natty!
Lacrosse wins the whole ‘effin thing! Rob gets off the hook, we fanboy out, and Todd goes a little crazy trying to place this in historical context. Love this team and this somewhat unexpected title!
May 30, 2018
Final Four! Final Four!
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!)!
May 24, 2018
Lacrosse and Charlotte Dukes
Lax, Softball, NFL Dukes update and our favorite professors
May 10, 2018
Take 2
April 19, 2018
Spring Game Preview
Spring Game Preview and more classic Dad moves
April 10, 2018
Our Love Letter to the CAA feat. Brian Mull
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.
February 27, 2018
Going deep on hoops with the Daily News Record’s Josh Walfish
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!
February 13, 2018
Amazing Lacrosse Preview featuring JMU Head Coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe
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 🔥!
February 6, 2018
U.S.A! U.S.A!
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.
January 30, 2018
Both Hoops Teams on a Roll!
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. Brought to you by Pale 🔥!
January 23, 2018
Catching Up on JMU Hoops
After finally leaving the football season behind, we make an effort at catching up on both JMU Hoops’ squads. Then for OT we talk our favorite sports movies. Thanks as always to Pale Fire Brewing!
January 15, 2018
ALWAYS Proud To Be A Duke
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!
January 9, 2018
Dagger!!! Very Special Bonus Frisco Hype Pod feat. Steve Buckhantz
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!
January 5, 2018
Frisco Extravaganza!
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!
January 3, 2018
Early Signing Day Roundup w/ JMUSB recruiting guru Mike Evangelista!
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. Brought to you by Pale 🔥
December 28, 2017
Christmas in Hollis/Harrisonburg
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!
December 19, 2017
A Buffet of Descriptions Feat. Curt Dudley!
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)
December 12, 2017
Quarterfinals! (i.e. the real season)
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.
December 5, 2017
Stony Brook, Houston feat. Greg Madia from the DNR
We welcome the DNR’s JMU beat writer Greg Madia to talk Stony Brook and Mike Houston’s future. Plus beer talk and our new shirts. Thanks to Pale Fire Brewing
November 28, 2017
Dukes Sweep CAA Two Years Running Feat. Brian McLaughlin
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.
November 21, 2017
Dukes Beat Ticks for 22nd Straight
Rob and I have some things to say after the Dukes knock the Spiders out tha playoffs and clinch a share of the CAA title. Plus concerns, the bigger postseason picture, and OT feat. Condiment-Talk
November 14, 2017
One Shop Fits All
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!
November 7, 2017
Talking Football, Field Hockey and Favorite 🎃 Candy!
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)
October 31, 2017
Dukes Win 19th Straight, Ruin W&M Homecoming
Top ranked JMU moves to 7-0. We talk about the win, fans losing their minds, and what we’re looking forward to this week. Plus our favorite sportswriters.
October 24, 2017
Supersize Gameday!
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!
October 17, 2017
Gameday Featuring Bennett Conlin - Best Episode Yet!
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)!
October 10, 2017
Gameday. Gameday. Gameday.
Dukes Down Delaware for 17th Straight Win With More Dominant Defense. “Concerns” about the running game. Tons of Gameday Talk. Around the FCS. And OT featuring cheap beer and Tom Petty!
October 3, 2017
Draco Malfoy: the Richmond fan of Hogwarts
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.
September 27, 2017
Uncle Ron the GOAT
Dukes roll again during sad week, looking ahead to CAA play, Softball loses Coach, and an off-topic hot take. (Plus JMUSB merch!)
September 19, 2017
Dukes Win Big and Around the FCS
Dukes crush ETSU, Around the FCS, Gameday Update, and we get a little loose talking USMNT
September 12, 2017
Dukes Thump ECU and we talk Dad Rock Song of the Summer
ECU recap and looking forward to the home opener vs. ETSU
September 5, 2017
2017 JMUSB Football Season Preview
Massive season preview (thanks Chase!) and a new off-topic segment featuring Wylie Cash. A tad lengthy but proud of the way this one turned out. Go Dukes!
August 29, 2017
The CAA predictably signs a crummy broadcast deal
Episode 3, where we vent about the Crumbling Athletic Association without even a mention of FBS
August 19, 2017
D-Hall Faves and Starting Some Spatter Chatter
Episode 2 - we cut down to 20 mins and really only told one way-too-inside-baseball story this week. Go Dukes!
August 15, 2017
What about the banner?!
The very first podcast from JMUSB! Top 3 JMU games ever?
August 7, 2017