Episodes

JD Boer: Pella Christian Head Coach

Basketball has brought JD from Washington to Iowa, from Iowa to Arizona and back to Iowa. He has a true passion for the game and it’s obvious that he...

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Dani Franklin: Waukee Girl’s Basketball

A Cedar Rapids Washington grad and a certified bucket getter, Dani Franklin has a great basketball story. As a youngster she was a multi sport athlete who eventually settled...

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Garrett Sturtz: Drake Men’s Basketball

Garrett has been a staple in Des Moines as he made the decision to continue playing basketball at Drake after high school. Not recruited a lot, Drake was one...

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Nate Oakland: Upper Iowa Women’s Coach – part 2

HE’S BACK! Our first return guest of the podcast is Nate Oakland. We discuss his Covid year, keeping his athletes motivated during down times and debate Peppers or Mulligans!...

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Mike O’Connor: Dowling Catholic Boy’s Basketball

Mike O’Connor recently vacated the Dowling Boy’s basketball coaching role. He amassed a record of 214-129 in his time there and made it to 5 state tournaments. As he...

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Steve Krafcisin: DMACC Women’s Coach

A Hall of Famer, a former player under Dean Smith and Lute Olson, and a former assistant under Johnny Orr and Tim Floyd, Steve Krafcisin might have one of...

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Nicholas Baer: Iowa Hawkeyes

Nicholas Baer knew what he wanted and went after it. He wasn’t highly recruited, but when he got the chance to be a Hawkeye, it was an easy decision....

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AJ Green: UNI Panthers

If you are a college basketball fan, AJ Green needs no introduction… we are going to give him one anyway! AJ is a State Champ from Cedar Falls High...

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Noel McLaughlin: Algona Girl’s Head Coach

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Josef Sigrist: West Des Moines Valley Girls Head Coach

With 2 state titles under his belt, Josef Sigrist is no stranger to winning. We talk to coach about those teams as well as other teams he’s led. We...

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Graham Woodward and Nicole Miller: Drake Basketball

The newly engaged couple came on the podcast to tell their story of Love and Basketball! Coming from completely different backgrounds they both end up at Drake and well…...

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Reed Timmer: Professional Basketball Player, Former Drake Bulldog

We’ve been targeting Reed as a guest for a LONG time and we finally made it happen. You’re going to love this episode as Reed talks all things hoops...

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Elle Ruffridge: Missouri State Lady Bears

Elle Riffridge had a storied career at Pocahontas High School. She ended as a state champion and the state’s all time leading scorer. She had already chosen Missouri State...

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Brett Putz: DMACC Men’s Basketball Coach

Brett Putz, first year head coach and national champion head coach. Not often do you see that accomplishment in your first year, but after talking to him it’s easy...

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DJ Wilkins: Drake Men’s Basketball

Coming off the teams first NCAA Tournament bid since 2008, Drake Men’s Basketball guard DJ Wilkins joins us. DJ has been a favorite of ours since he’s got to...

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Turner Scott: Truman State Guard

Turner Scott is a West Des Moines native who has a tremendous story of overcoming adversity and dealing with expectations. He was a multi sport athlete at Valley high...

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Hannah Fuller – Drake Women’s Basketball

Basketball has always been a love of Hannah Fuller. As a lot of athletic families are, the Fuller’s were super competitive, whether it was a game of UNO or...

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Jeremey Ainley: Clear Lake Boy’s Basketball Coach

Jeremey was a great conversation about youth sports, specialization in sports as well as his coaching mentors. Clear Lake has made it to State 2 out of the last...

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Chris Larson – Former Head Coach at Norwalk High School

Recently retired from Norwalk High School, Chris Larson amassed 343 wins in 24 years at the helm at Norwalk. He has tremendous stories and really built his program the...

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Brian Frick – Boy’s Basketball Coach at Johnston High School

Brian Frick hasn’t been at Johnston high school long, but he already has some big games under his belt. He just finished 2nd at state and really had his...

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BC and AV talk March Madness.

It’s the best time of the year. That’s right, better than Christmas, New Year’s, and your birthday, it’s March Madness! We devote this podcast to everything that’s going on...

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Jack Brownlee: Former Iowa Hawkeye & St. Edmonds Gael

Jack Brownlee had been a friend of the Pod for a long time. His story may not get told as much as his former Iowa teammates but it’s just...

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Kevin O’Hare – Personal Trainer/Freshman Coach

If you’re from Central Iowa and you follow the basketball scene you probably know who Kevin O’Hare is. If you don’t, you may not have heard of him. He’s...

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Friday After Work(FAW) – Episode 2

FAW #2 will cover everything from high school hoops to the NBA. The Hawkeyes lay an egg in Ann Arbor. Should the Lakers be worried? Tyler Cook to the...

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Stevie Johnson: Iowa State Cyclone Legend

Shooters Touch fans, do we have a episode for you! Stevie Johnson joins us to talk hoops(and a little pigskin) this week. Not only does Stevie have a super...

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Friday After Work(FAW) – Episode 1

On your commute home? Making some dinner for your family? Maybe enjoying a cold one relaxing after a long week? Whatever it is, The Shooters Touch is here to...

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Kenyon Murray – Hawkeye Basketball Legend

Kenyon Murray didn’t start his basketball journey until very late compared to others around him, but that didn’t stop him from becoming Mr. Basketball in the state of Michigan...

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Michael Admire: Director of Broadcasting at Drake University

Michael Admire has been strategic about every move he’s made in his career. From choosing Des Moines over warmer locations to essentially creating his position at Drake. He knew...

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Brad Bjorkgren – Head Men’s Coach at Simpson College

Brad Bjorkgren has just under 30 years of coaching experience at Urbandale High School and Simpson College. He’s coached players like Tyler and Josh McKinney, as well as Allen...

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Bruce Dall – Head Girl’s Coach at Dike New Hartford

Fresh off his 450th win, Bruce Dall hops on with us to talk his upbringing, coaching philosophies and why he would ever leave AGWSR(spoiler, it’s a good reason). It’s...

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Kristin Meyer: Head Girl’s Basketball Coach at Dowling Catholic

Coaching has been in Kristin Meyers life for as long as she can remember. Her start came coaching volleyball and eventually moving into coaching her true passion, basketball! She...

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Matt Woodley: Special Assistant at Wake Forest University

Matt Woodley has over 20 years of coaching experience under his belt in the high school, college and professional ranks. Matt was a wealth of basketball knowledge and is...

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2020 Year In Review

2020 was such a different year for everyone. This includes coaches and athletes. At the Shooters Touch we were very fortunate to get the opportunity to interview so many...

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Kraig Ulveling – Hall of Fame High School Coach

Kraig Ulveling is a Hall of Fame Coach from our neighbors to the North, Minnesota! Don’t worry, he’s originally from Iowa! Kraig racked up 468 total wins while coaching...

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Marty Richter: Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Drake University.

Coach Marty Richter is one of the most energetic guests we’ve had on the podcast. He’s full of knowledge from his coaching career, head and assistant, and even has...

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Nate Steege – Head Boys Basketball Coach at Waverly-Shell Rock

Nate Steege is a long time friend of the podcast. His beginnings in Fredericksburg were like many of us small town athletes, playing four sports and eventually finding a...

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Jeff Horner: Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Truman State

Jeff Horner is a name that all basketball fans from Iowa will recognize! He committed to play for the Hawkeyes as a freshman and continued to improve as he...

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Ras Vanderloo: Sioux City East Head Boys Basketball Coach

We had a great conversation with Coach Vanderloo! He’s an incredible basketball mind and has some great stories! We even talk to him about his top 5 players from...

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Bryan Martin – Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Coe College

Coach Martin is a perfect guest for the Shooters Touch. A basketball junkie who has spent a ton of time in the coaching ranks here in Iowa and the...

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Aaron Thomas: Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Aplington-Parkersburg.

Aaron Thomas grew up like many did playing every sport he could. Realizing basketball was his best chance for continued play, he accepted a scholarship to play at Drake...

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Chad Jilek – Head Girl’s Basketball Coach at Johnston High School

Coach Jilek’s passion for coaching is unrivaled. Originally from Mason City, he was a multi sport athlete and his first love was baseball. Like a lot of our guests...

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Doug McDermott: Small Forward – Indiana Pacers

Doug McDermott ranks 5th all time in scoring in NCAA history and is one of 3 players with 3,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. His team at Ames High, where...

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Justin Ohl – Waukee Boys Head Basketball Coach

Justin Ohl’s coaching career started under Dr. Tom Davis at Drake University. Then went on to coach a team with a 28-5 record and a 5 seed in the...

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Ali Farokhmanesh – Assistant Coach at Colorado State University

If you’re a college basketball fan, you know Ali Farokhmanesh. But, did you know he had ZERO scholarship offers coming out of high school? Ali shares that story and...

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Chris Jans: Head Men’s Basketball Coach at New Mexico State University

We venture out of our typical geography and head West to New Mexico State University. Chris Jans is a former Iowan who has moved around quite a bit as...

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Oliver Drake – Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Midland University

Coach Oliver Drake and BC go back a long time to their days as an assistant coach and player respectively. We talk to Coach Drake about family, hoops, his...

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Marty McKowen – Head Boys Basketball Coach at Wapsie Valley.

596 wins, State Champion coach, All Iowa Boys Coach of the Year 19-20 are just a few things that we could describe Marty McKowen as. He’s been coaching at...

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Nate Loenser – Chicago Bulls Assistant Coach

As many of our guests have, Nate has many connections to us here at the Shooters Touch. He’s worked with BC at many team camps and played high school...

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Robbie Sieverding – Head Mens Basketball Coach at The University of Dubuque.

Coach Sieverding, like many of us, grew up in small town Iowa. He played multiple sports for most of his high school career but always knew basketball was his...

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Bob Amsberry – Wartburg College Women’s Head Basketball Coach

Coach Amsberry had a very unique story with multiple “rise to the top” moments. He joined a struggling Rockford College program that lost 70 straight games and turned them...

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Brooks McKowen – Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Upper Iowa University

Brooks McKowen is a great friend of the podcast and a former AAU teammate, college teammate and college roommate of AV. He’s the most prolific scorer in Iowa High...

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Michael Loney – Executive Director at Freedom Hoops

Michael Loney has a ton of connections to AV and BC. His first basket was made in BC’s hometown of Algona! The pride of Humboldt Iowa, Michael went on...

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Brandon Stromer – Simpson College Assistant Coach

We had a great conversation with Coach Stromer. He’s a wealth of knowledge and is connected to the The Shooters Touch in more ways than we expected! Brandon has...

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Kayla Waskow – Coe College Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Kayla has a great story. Her 8th grade year in Dunkerton, IA her Scholl didn’t even have a varsity basketball team. When they got that figured out, she became...

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Matt Crawford – General Manager of the Iowa United.

The TBT is a basketball tournament of professional and former college athletes with a $1 million, winner take all, prize for the winner. Matt Crawford is the General Manager...

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Dave Schlabaugh – Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Cornell College.

Coach Schlabaugh has a wealth of basketball knowledge. It was great to talk to someone with so much passion for the game we love, especially during this time of...

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The Last Dance – Episodes 9 & 10

Well, it’s over. The documentary that America needed to get their sport fix has completed and we were thoroughly impressed. From the flu(🍕) game, to Jordans best sneaker years,...

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The Last Dance – Episodes 7 & 8

These 2 episodes did not disappoint! This was prime Bulls fandom for us, but it’s still been awesome to see behind the scenes. We cover the “tyrant”(their words not...

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The Last Dance – Episode 5 & 6

More MJ! We called for it after last week’s episode and our calls were answered. Episodes 5 & 6 were all about Michael, good and bad. ESPN dove into...

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The Last Dance – Episode 3 & 4

Dennis Rodman, The Worm, a rebounding machine. A lot of aspects of Dennis’ life were covered in this episode of The Last Dance and we discuss all of them!...

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The Last Dance – Episode 1 & 2

It’s finally here! The documentary that goes behind the scenes of one of, if not the, best teams to ever play in the NBA. From Pippen’s contract problems to...

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Brent Blum – Fundraiser/Broadcaster/Writer

A Cyclone fan for as long as he can remember, Brent Blum knows more about Iowa State than anyone we’ve ever talked to. He is also a huge fan...

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The Death of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant was a player many idolized. He was a basketball player, a family man and a businessman. While he touched the loves of many during his playing days,...

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#SneakPeek – Air Max 90

The Air Max 90 was released 30 years ago!?!?! Even though it was a long time ago, it’s still one of our favorite pair of shoes! Tons of colorways,...

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Nick Norton – Former Drake Bulldog, current South Bay Lakers Guard

We sat down with Nick to give talk hoops and got his incredible story of perseverance and love of the game of basketball! Through injuries and different situations, Nick...

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Non-con wrap-up, NBA surprises, Luka signing with Jordan Brand.

BIG episode for us! We tackle non-conference schedules and records of the Bulldogs, Panthers, Hawkeyes, and Cyclones. Also, Luka signs with Jordan Brand! (Is Jordan Brand back?) NBA surprises...

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Jason Steege – Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Wartburg College.

BC and AV sit down with Wartburg College Hall of Famer Jason Steege. Jason is the current Assistant Coach for the Men’s Basketball team. In his playing days, Jason...

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Duez Henderson – Former Hawkeye great, Wash U and STL Surge Coach

We catch up with Duez Henderson and hear some great stories about his time in high school, his time as a Hawkeye, and his current coaching/player development career!

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Iowa High School Hoops 19-20

It’s high school Hoops season! 🏀 We talk Bowen Born🐾 and Xavier Foster🌪️ as well as some area teams that we’re excited to watch and follow. We also reminisce...

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Season 2 Ep: 1 – Basketball is BACK‼️

Drake and Northern Iowa are 2 games in and have both had their ⬆️ and ⬇️. We dive into those as well as the season outlook for each teams!...

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Nate Oakland – Head Women’s Coach at Upper Iowa

Nate is a long time friend of the show. Nate talks about his thoughts on the current state of AAU basketball, drops some knowledge current/future coaches, and sits on...

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Seth Tuttle – UNI Panthers

From small town Iowa to Europe, Seth has a unique story about becoming a professional basketball player to following his dream of becoming a basketball coach. — This episode...

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Nick McGlynn – Drake Bulldogs

Nick tells us about his path to Drake, his time at Drake, and what the future holds. Also, what shoes is he going wear in the TBT? — This...

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NBA Finals!

The NBA Finals are finally here! We have a preview of the Raptors and Warriors and how the other playoff teams can improve in the off-season. — This episode...

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🏀🚨NCAA Tournament Preview🚨🏀

It’s the time of the year! The NCAA tournament is here and we have some great matchups! We’ll talk about several in this podcast. — This episode is sponsored...

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Archmadness Preview!

The Bulldogs and Panthers make the annual trip to Stm Louis to try and punch their ticket to the big dance! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:...

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The end of the regular season.

Drake and UNI had very different endings to their seasons. We tell you about them. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a...

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#SneakPeek Jordan XII

One of the most recognizeable shoes in the game. The Jordan XII — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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#SneakPeek All-Star edition

As basketball fans and sneakerheads, NBA All-Star weekend is like Christmas in February! We discuss. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a...

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Recap Iowa/Iowa State

After taking an All Star break, the Shooters Touch is back talking 🌪️ and 🐤! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a...

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Drake v UNI round 2🔔🔔

The Knapp was rockin’ for the 2nd matchup between the schools. An up and down game that featured a 1,000 pt scorer! — This episode is sponsored by ·...

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Drake/UNI Preview

BC and AV give their thoughts on the keys to victory for both the Panthers and the Bulldogs — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way...

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Huarache 2K4/2K5

The Mamba’s debut with Nike was an impressive one with the Huaraches. Let’s talk 2K4/2K5! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a...

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NBA All-Star Teams

AV and BC chat NBA All- Star weekend! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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UNI/Drake look back and preview!

UNI and Drake went 1-1 last week with 2 close losses. We talk why and improvements that can be made. Also, we have 2 FREE tickets to give away!...

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#SneakPeek #3 – Jordan III

Possibly the best looking Jordan ever created….in our opinion anyway. AV and BC talk look, feel, and how many pairs were owned between the two of them.

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Iowa(MSU/UM) Iowa State(Ole Miss)

The Cyclones had a very impressive showing at Ole Miss and the Hawks cant seem to play well for a full game. — This episode is sponsored by ·...

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Drake/UNI Jan. 25th

Drake gets 2 big wins and UNI tales 2 more losses. We document it all! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a...

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Nike Adapt BB

We review a shoe that hasn’t even been worn by most of the 🌎. The Nike Adapt BB is a shoe that can be laced up by your smart...

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Panthers and Bulldogs add another win!

Panthers and Bulldogs add another notch to the win column. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Road W’s are the best W’s

Iowa and Iowa State both got huge road wins this past week. We talk about them. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make...

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#SneakPeek – Jordan XVII

As basketball players we both have a serious passion for a good pair of shoes. Tonight we talk AV’s favorite pair of shoes EVER! (Also one of BC’s favs)...

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Panthers/Bulldogs Round 1🔔🔔🔔

A great Missouri Valley game in Cedar Falls yesterday as tye Panthers clipped the Bulldogs in a close one AV and BC give their thoughts on the matchup and...

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Panthers vs Bulldogs

AV and BC preview the in-state rivalry game coming up thia weekend in Cedar Falls! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a...

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Hawkeyes and Cyclones Week in Review

AV and BC talk about the week that was in Hawkeye and Cyclone country. New players stepping up and a potential BIG injury. — This episode is sponsored by...

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Episode 1.5 – Cyclones/Hawkeyes

Adam and Brian share their thoughts on the non-conference, and start of conference play, for the Cyclones/Hawkeyes — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to...

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Episode 1 – Panthers/Bulldogs

In our very first episode we discuss the non-conference schedule of the UNI Panthers and the Drake Bulldogs, as well as the first couple games of the conference slate!...

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