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?
With the NBA Draft done and the Summer League in full swing, who better to talk about former Horizon League players on Summer League rosters than Detroit Mercy legend and founder of sportstalk2319.com, Rashad Phillips (@RP3natural), Bob and Jimmy also talked to Phillips about the current state of the conference and which current players will stand out.
Detroit Mercy has finally hired a new head coach in Mike Davis. So, naturally, Bob and Jimmy are talking about it with Karic Jones (@Karic_Jones). They discuss what Davis brings to the table for the Titans. Plus, they talk about who may or may not be on the roster when the season kicks off.
In this episode, Bob and Jimmy recap Bob’s interview with Cleveland State head coach Dennis Felton. Also, with the spring signing period over, they discuss how the league currently shakes out. And has it’s been since Bacari Alexander was fired, Detroit Mercy is still looking for a head coach. And the latest name is former Indiana and UAB coach and current Texas Southern coach Mike Davis.
In this episode, Bob has a conversation with Cleveland State men’s basketball coach Dennis Felton (@CoachDFelton). They discuss a number of topics related to CSU, including the incoming recruiting class, as well as the nucleus of Kash Thomas, Tyree Appleby, Stefan Kenic and DePaul transfer Algevon Eichelberger. There is also a conversation about the surprising Viking run at Motor City Madness and how it will impact next season. Plus, no talk with Coach Felton can be complete without touching on George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.