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.
Bob (@BobMcDonald) is hosting the podcast by himself this week, but that’s not to say that there isn’t plenty to talk about. Detroit Mercy may finally be hiring a head coach, and Bob breaks down the potential candidates. Also, with departing seniors and now Isaiah Brock transferring, where does that leave Oakland? Finally, with the spring signing period closing out, what does Dennis Felton, who has four scholarships left at Cleveland State, have up his sleeve?
Chris Schutte (@ChrisSchutte3) from Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) joined Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) for this episode to talk about the current state of the Horizon League and how, in spite of a lot of early concerns, IUPUI has fit in quite nicely. Also in the episode, Jimmy talks about the recent spate of transfers from Milwaukee. And, as it’s been the case for about a month, there’s been no movement on the Detroit Mercy coaching front.
Bob and Jimmy (and, briefly, Bob’s dog Harry) welcome Matthew Johns (@M_Johns12) and Sean McDonnell (@bigmacsnackwrap) from The Reserve News (@TheReserveMedia) and Jesse Kramer, the founder of the Catch and Shoot (@Catch_N_Shoot). The discussion focused first on the origins of the two sites, where The Reserve has grown into the premier venue for Cleveland State coverage, while the Catch and Shoot have focused on Chicago hoops, including UIC. Also in this episode, there was a talk about the evolution of who we look at transfers, as well as the emergence of the G-League and Lavar Ball’s Junior Basketball Association as pro options.
Bob McDonald (@bobmcdonald) and Jimmy Lemke (@PantherU) welcome Jack Talley (@jack_talley21), one of the co-founders of the Valhalla Vanguard Twitter account (@NKUValhalla). The discussion includes how the Vanguard was started and how it has grown to include a new podcast. This leads to a bigger talk about the benefits of students building the fan base on their own. And Bob and Jimmy announce the creation of the HoriZone Roundtable – @HoriZoneRT.