With the sudden departure of Mike Thomas as athletic director at Cleveland State, Bob (minus Jimmy) discusses the move with Matthew Johns of the Reserve News (@TheReserveMedia) and what CSU is looking for in a successor. Also, Bob and Matthew discuss Green Bay’s win over Belmont and the potential for the Phoenix to compete for the conference crown. Plus, how does IUPUI’s Camron Justice stack up against the top Horizon League players? Finally, Mike Davis may be putting together a better season at Detroit Mercy than most has expected.
As the non-conference schedule continues, more Horizon League teams are notching wins against Division I opponents. Among the other victories Bob and Jimmy discuss are IUPUI’s win against ACC opponent Boston College and Wright State’s convincing win against Toledo. They also talk about if the roster blueprint that Oakland has used over the years will net the same results as Wright State and Northern Kentucky.
This episode, Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) speak with student media representatives from across the Horizon League. Among the topics are a recap of the first week of the regular season, as well as a way-too-early assessment of the conference as a whole. Plus, they discuss the new conference tournament format, as well as the impact the new NET rankings will have in terms of future scheduling.
Neal Ruhl (@nealruhl), the voice of Oakland basketball, joins Bob for a conversation about the upcoming season. Included in this episode is a discussion of an uncertain season the Golden Grizzlies look forward to, as well as an assessment of the rest of the Horizon League. Plus, Neal talks about turning his hatred for candy corn into a donation drive for a worthy cause in Life Remodeled.
This is the second part of a discussion Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) have with fans from various Horizon League schools. They discuss what it takes for rivalries to happen within the conference. Also, with the formation of the fan council a Green Bay, how could something like this benefit some of the other conference schools?
Bob and much later on, Jimmy, welcome fans from various Horizon League schools to about a number of topics in the run-up to the upcoming basketball season. In this first part of this episode, they discuss the future of the Horizon League Tournament after it leaves Detroit in 2019 and will teams within the conference will improve upon last season.
Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) talk about the recently-released Horizon League basketball schedule, and, of course, they long for the days when the opening games of the conference slate started at the beginning of December. They also discuss the potential benefits of the Horizon League partnering with other mid-major conferences to fill their schedules. Plus, Jimmy wants to bring the alumni of all conference schools together.
Motor City Madness will be over after 2019, and Bob and Jimmy are trying to wrap their heads around it. Of course, they knew the days of the Horizon League Tournament’s days were numbered in Detroit. They’re just trying to figure out the new format, which is a far cry from the format that resulted in NCAA tournament wins by conference teams from 2003 to 2011.
Bob and Jimmy are back at it, and with more of the non-conference schedules out, they openly wonder when the full Horizon League slate will be released. Also, Bob isn’t happy with the conference’s move towards ESPN+. And what was with the flap between Valhalla Vanguard (@NKUValhalla) and Northern Kentucky’s Barstool Twitter account? Finally, Bob and Jimmy get into an ages-long question: How can conference schools grow their fanbase?
Bryan Black (@353jerseysforhope) joins Bob and Jimmy to talk about his journey to collect jerseys from every Division I school to promote positivity and raise awareness about epilepsy. Naturally, they make a request to get Bryan the jerseys from the Horizon League schools he’s missing, Wright State and IUPUI. They also get into discussing, among other things, the worst Halloween treats to give out, life in Oregon (where Bryan lives) and…Peoria, Illinois?