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Join Daniel Gillman each week for a trip around the Big 10 Conference as we talk everything Big 10.

Join Daniel Gillman each week for a trip around the Big 10 Conference as we talk everything Big 10.
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Join Daniel Gillman each week for a trip around the Big 10 Conference as we talk everything Big 10.








EPISODE NINETEEN: "#B1G Bats, but Bigger Pitching" hosted by @DanielGillman with @Jen_Schro, @Bxrosenberg, and @Paul_Hodowanic (Also on Spotify!)

Was it the craziest weekend in NCAA Softball history? Surely regional weekend history, and at the end of it there are two Big Ten teams still dancing. Daniel has special guest Jen Schroeder (1:00), ESPN co-host of Bases Loaded and former UCLA Bruin, break down the craziness that was a record eight Game 7's. Then the two teams that are moving to the supers. Representing those teams are Benjamin Rosenberg (9:12), of the Daily Northwestern and Softball America, and Paul Hodowanic (15:45),...


EPISODE EIGHTEEN: "Wrapping up a #B1G Spring" hosted by @DanielGillman with @JMcGonigal9, @DanielDash428, and @JSchwartz115. (Also on Spotify!)

The student-athletes are done with the semester and ready for summer, so we wrap up the spring football season covering the final three teams that we haven't yet: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Penn State. The Wolverine Lounge writer Daniel Dash (0:56) describes the hype surrounding Michigan entering 2019, Jared Schwartz (5:29) of the Daily Cardinal takes us through the muddy QB situation in Madison, and John McGonigal (9:20) the football beat writer for the Centre Daily Times gives an update on...


EPISODE SEVENTEEN: "The B1G Softball Finish" hosted by @DanielGillman with @DanielDash428, @Paul_Hodowanic, and Sophia Scanlan of @TheDailyNU.

We take a break from spring football to give recognition to one of the most dramatic finishes in Big Ten softball history. The Michigan Wolverines have taken the title for the 11th time in 12 years, but they needed some help from Minnesota against undefeated Northwestern. From the Daily Northwestern, Sophia Scanlan (1:04) walks us through the heartbreaking finish for the Wildcats. Daniel Dash (5:44), softball beat writer for The Michigan Daily tells us how Michigan won the title yet again,...


EPISODE SIXTEEN: "Wacky 2018 Seasons" hosted by @DanielGillman with @EmilyGiam, @DEickholt247, and @WildcatReport

We continue our look into each Big Ten spring football game as we highlight some unorthodox seasons. Starting with Maryland, as the Terps dealt with heartbreak in 2018. Emily Giambalvo (0:52) of the Washington Post breaks down their spring game that took place this past weekend. Then David Eickholt (5:44) of Iowa's 24/7 team goes over a rebuilt offense, and Louie Vaccar (10:03), the editor of Wildcat Report, walks us through what it would take for a repeat conference division title for...


EPISODE FIFTEEN: "Quarterbacks, Quarterbacks, Quarterbacks" hosted by @DanielGillman with @mjessenhoward, @briannnnf, and @MWenzel2. (Also on Spotify!)

We are deep into spring football, and this episode features Minnesota, Rutgers, and Michigan State. All teams talking about their quarterbacks! Minnesota Rivals publisher Matt Jessen-Howard (0:56) talks expectations for Goldy, Scarlet Nation writer Brian Fonseca (5:03) takes us to a world of imagination and hypotheticals for the Knights and MLive reporter Matt Wenzel (10:38) outlines what Sparty needs to do to reclaim past glory. It's Episode 15 of 10 Big Conference Calls!


EPISODE FOURTEEN: "A Slew of Spring Football" hosted by @DanielGillman with @MB_Weaver, @Kevin_Noon, and @Sean_Callahan.

Things are getting fun now! Nearly a dozen spring games in the books, and we are talking Indiana, Ohio State, and Nebraska on this episode. Starting things off is Matt Weaver (1:28), peegs reporter in Bloomington. Then Kevin Noon (6:11) talks Justin Fields and life after Urban Meyer for the Buckeyes, and Sean Callahan (11:28) talks up Nebraska ahead of a promising 2019 slate. It's Episode 14 of 10 Big Conference Calls!


EPISODE THIRTEEN: "On to Spring" hosted by @DanielGillman with @TomDienhart1, @IllinoisRivals, and @J_Zuni

Goodbye winter, hello spring football. There's already been one game so we chat with GoldAndBlack.com's Tom Dienhart (1:27) about Purdue's spring game and their needs. Then we preview Illinois' with Doug Bucshon (6:42), of Rivals, including a discussion into the addition of beer at football games in Champaign! Finally, I couldn't not highlight the tremendous season by Megan Gustafson and the Hawkeyes' run to the Elite Eight. Jordan Zuniga (10:58) of the Daily Iowan was there for it all. It's...


EPISODE TWELVE: "It Doesn't Get More Elite" hosted by @DanielGillman with @SchutteCFB, @KyleBAustin, and @BSchneider4848

It's called Madness for a reason right? And as we turn the calendar to April, we aren't done talking March Madness. Coming off one of the most memorable 2nd weekend's of this glorious tournament, Daniel breaks down both Michigan State and Purdue's games with Dustin Schutte (1:27), the managing editor at Saturday Tradition, then zeroes in on Sparty with MLive reporter Kyle Austin (6:50), and Purdue's historic night with Rebecca Schneider (11:18), the sports editor for the Purdue Exponent....


EPISODE ELEVEN: "The B1G Dance" hosted by @DanielGillman, with @MikeDeFabo, @AnthonyTBroome, and @Atreya_Verma.

One week of March Madness in the books, and the Big Ten is making history again with the most opening round victories since the Big East of old... Three B1G teams are still dancing, and we talk to experts from all three: Michigan, Michigan State, & Purdue. Anthony Broome (1:30), the managing editor of Maize N Brew, walks us through Michigan's dominant weekend. Lansing State Journal reporter Mike DeFabo (6:25) discusses Tom Izzo and that first round scare against Bradley, and AP reporter...


EPISODE TEN: "The Tournament is Here" hosted by @DanielGillman, with @SBock247, @Kevin_Noon, and @JakeNisse32

The best time of the year is upon us! A record 8 Big Ten teams are dancing, and Daniel chats with three reporters to hear their opinions of Iowa, Ohio State, and Wisconsin's road to the Final Four. Kevin Noon (1:34) of BuckeyeGrove.com talks #11 Ohio State's delight to be dancing, Sean Bock (6:33) of HawkeyeNation.com is worried about #10 Iowa's slate, and Jake Nisse (11:35) of the Daily Cardinal breaks down #5 Wisconsin power 5 opponent. It's Episode 10 of the 10 Big Conference Calls!


EPISODE NINE: "The Crowned and the Bubbles" hosted by @DanielGillman with @ChrisDobbertean, @KylebAustin, and @BrianNeubert.

The regular season is a thing of the past, but man it went so fast! Purdue and Michigan State are co-champs, so we got experts from each of their camps. Bracketologist becomes a widely used word around this time of the year, and Chris Dobbertean (1:04) of SBNation gives his Big Ten breakdown and predicts who to fear. MLive.com's Kyle Austin (6:19) talks Cassius Winston and the Spartans, then Brian Neubert (10:57) of Gold and Black explains how Purdue fans shouldn't be disheartened. It's...


EPISODE EIGHT: "March in the #B1G" hosted by @DanielGillman with @briannnnf, @1997Davis, and @mjessenhoward.

Welcome to March! One week remains between us and the postseason. On this episode Scarlet Nation writer Brian Fonseca (0:57) describes the increasing excitement behind Rutgers basketball. Indiana had quite the weekend, with wins over Wisconsin and Michigan State, peegs.com reporter Drew Davis (3:32) examines the NCAA Tournament chances for Indiana. Then Matt Jessen-Howard (8:12) of Minnesota Rivals puts on his bracketologist hat and gives us a magic number for the Gophers. It's Episode 8 of...


EPISODE SEVEN: "Another #B1G Weekend Breakdown " hosted by @DanielGillman, with @Kevin_Noon, @EmilyGiam, and @SchutteCFB.

Michigan State took the first act on Sunday over Michigan, as the Spartans have sole possession of 1st as it stands. Today's episode of the podcast breaks down that game, but first discusses Maryland's 10-point win over Ohio State. Washington Post reporter Emily Giambalvo (1:10) starts off the show breaking down the strengths of the Terrapins. Kevin Noon (5:28) of BuckeyeGrove.com walks us through the gauntlet that Ohio State faces to finish their season, and last but not least Dustin...


EPISODE SIX: "Dissecting the #B1G Blue Bloods " hosted by @DanielGillman, with @KyleRowland, @Atreya_Verma, and @MikeDefabo.

Officially less than a month away from the Big Ten Basketball Tournament in Chicago and the top seeds are up for grabs! Today's episode examines the top three teams in the conference. Mike DeFabo (0:51) reports for the Lansing State Journal and reacts to the news that Nick Ward is out indefinitely with a fractured hand. Covering the Wolverines for the Toledo Blade is Kyle Rowland (4:28), as he talks about a potential trap game at Minnesota for Big Blue. Lastly, Atreya Verma (8:29), who...


EPISODE FIVE: "A look at the middle of the #B1G pack" hosted by @DanielGillman, with @SBock247, @JakeNisse32, and @1997Davis

The top of the Big Ten hasn't shifted, but the bubble is always moving. This week Sean Bock (0:33), of HawkeyeInsider.com, highlights the strengths of a hot Iowa team, Jake Nisse (4:43), writer for the Daily Cardinal, tells us how Wisconsin can bounce back against Sparty, and peegs.com reporter Drew Davis (8:55) examines the NCAA Tournament chances for Indiana. It's Episode 5 of the 10 Big Conference Calls!


EPISODE FOUR: "Shakeup atop the #B1G" hosted by @DanielGillman, with @DavidEckert98, @Briannnnf, and @Kevin_Noon.

One month closer to March, as Daniel Gillman reviews another wild week in the nation's premier basketball conference. There is now a tie for Big 10's top spot, but today we talk bubble and surprises as Penn State's 0-10 start has Rivals' writer David Eckert (1:41) baffled. Surprising everyone is the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, as 24/7 writer Brian Fonseca (6:54) chimes in on this turnaround season. Lastly, Ohio State is on the bubble and might even be in the dance if the season ended today, as...


EPISODE THREE: "A wacky week in the #B1G" hosted by @DanielGillman, with @BFQuinn, @WildcatReport, and @mjessenhoward.

Our third episode comes after a weekend filled with upsets in Big Ten basketball, Was Northwestern's recent two game win streak a fluke following a lopsided loss in Wisconsin? Louie Vaccher (1:28) answers that question. The Athlete Detroit's Brendan Quinn (5:48) gives his take on the best team in Michigan, and conversely, the Big Ten. Lastly, is Minnesota the newest team on bracketologists' bubbles? After a near upset of Michigan, Matt Jessen-Howard (10:50) breaks down the Gopher's win over...


EPISODE TWO (1-21-19) hosted by @DanielGillman, with @BrianNeubert, @1997Davis, and @JoshHenschke.

Our second episode comes after a wild weekend of B1G basketball, Purdue takes care of Indiana as we get both sides of the rivalry: Brian Neubert (0:33), from Rival's GoldandBlack.com, and Drew Davis (5:46), who covers IU for peegs.com/24/7 sports. Lastly, Michigan finally falls, as Josh Henschke (11:18), the managing editor of The Michigan Insider for 24/7 sports, breaks down the loss at Wisconsin.


EPISODE ONE (1-14-19) hosted by @DanielGillman, with @jakenisse32, @1997Davis, and @SBock247.

Our inaugural episode features Jake Nisse (0:22), Wisconsin reporter for the Daily Cardinal, Drew Davis (5:14), IU basketball reporter for 24/7's peegs.com, and Sean Bock (10:56), writer for HawkeyeInsider.com.