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

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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
Lax and Softball Season Previews feat. Coach Klaes-Bawcombe and Coach LaPorte! Best Episode Ever!
Best episode we’ve ever done. Certainly not because of us two morons but because Lacrosse’s Coach Shelley and Softball’s Coach Loren are rock-star Dukes with HUGE expectations for their squads this spring! Special thanks to our friends at Pale Fire Brewing.
February 5, 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
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