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The Whistleblowers, Ep. 22, feat. Mike Couzens

3/5/2019
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ESPN broadcaster Mike Couzens joins John and Luke to discuss Ron Groover's Apple Watch (really) and the relationship between announcers and officials. Luke loses his mind on block/charge stuff and we discuss Fran McCaffery losing his as well, again.

Duration:01:01:57

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 21

2/22/2019
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Tim Nestor joins us for a discussion of how his day job eventually ended his ACC officiating career after 22 years in the league. We go over Duke-North Carolina fallout, the Georgia-Mississippi State technical (with bonus Dwayne Schintzius cameo), NBA All-Star referee David Guthrie checks in and John says Tim Donaghy absolutely could change the result of a game -- as could any rogue referee.

Duration:01:10:18

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 20

1/22/2019
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In the 20th episode of The Whistleblowers, we try to get our minds around the issues in the NFC and AFC championship games, deal with the double ejection of Frank Haith and Danny Hurley, discuss the dynamics of injured officials and pay tribute to Dee Kantner.

Duration:00:44:32

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 19

1/9/2019
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Officiating Zion Williamson (with Tyler Hansbrough cameo), the return of Karl Hess (for the umpteenth time), listener questions and SEND IT IN JEROME! all discussed on the latest episode of The Whistleblowers with John Clougherty and Luke DeCock.

Duration:00:44:33

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 18

12/15/2018
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ACC supervisor of basketball officiating Bryan Kersey joins us in this action-packed second episode of the 2018-19 season before we go over the end of the Charlotte-Oklahoma State game, Tom Izzo's complaints and other stuff. Want us to take a look at a play? Email clips to ldecock@newsobserver.com or tweet us at @LukeDeCock.

Duration:00:55:32

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 17

11/8/2018
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The third season of The Whistleblowers begins with a discussion of this year's points of emphasis, changes in the officiating landscape and the Federal investigation into college-basketball corruption. Want us to take a look at a play? Email clips to ldecock@newsobserver.com or tweet us at @LukeDeCock.

Duration:00:50:46

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 16

5/1/2018
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In a special offseason episode of The Whistleblowers, Raleigh's first family of officiating sits down to discuss growing up sons of a referee and how two of his sons ended up following in his footsteps: co-host John Clougherty is joined by his son Tim, a Big East/ACC/A10 basketball official and his son Conor, an ACC football official.

Duration:00:54:18

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 15

4/10/2018
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In Episode 15, we answer reader questions about the NCAA tournament and put a bow on a crazy season of college basketball. Thanks for listening and please leave a rating on iTunes if you enjoy the podcast!

Duration:01:05:23

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 14

3/19/2018
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In Episode 14, we discuss a few NCAA tournament issues -- including the final seconds of the Xavier-Florida State game -- and a few ACC officials departing the scene, one permanently, one temporarily. If you're enjoying our podcast, please leave a rating on iTunes!

Duration:00:52:42

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 13

3/5/2018
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In Episode 13, we talk conference tournament assignments and John tells the story of how Dean Smith helped him get his old job as supervisor of ACC basketball officials.

Duration:00:59:27

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 12

2/15/2018
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In Episode 12, we take a trip down memory lane as John reviews his favorite Final Four games, correct errors from past Whistleblowers and get scouting reports on some of the new names in the ACC.

Duration:00:54:14

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 11

1/29/2018
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Our second try at Episode 11 after last week's (much better, honestly) first take of Episode 11 was eaten by my phone. We assess N.C. State fans' officiating gripes, accountability for officials and the media, and John calls out one of his own sons in the unquestioned highlight of the series so far.

Duration:00:51:45

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 10

1/8/2018
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In this torn-from-the-headlines episode of The Whistleblowers, we examine the Ted Valentine/Joel Berry incident, answer listener questions and go off on the usual tangents.

Duration:00:40:28

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 9

12/9/2017
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The Whistleblowers returns for the 2017-18 season with a look at some of the rules changes for this year, the near-tragedy and heroism at the NC State-SC State game and the usual nonsense.

Duration:00:33:52

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 8

3/30/2017
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Episode 8 of the Whistleblowers -- the Final Four episode -- recaps the NCAA tournament so far and looks ahead to the Final Four before debating some of the proposed changes to the rules.

Duration:00:28:32

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 7

3/15/2017
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In Episode 7 of The Whistleblowers, a special postseason edition of this News & Observer podcast, John Clougherty and Luke DeCock discuss the ACC tournament, how officials are selected for and advance through the NCAA tournament and when John first got that call.

Duration:00:28:40

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 6

2/24/2017
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In Episode 6 of The Whistleblowers, a News & Observer podcast, John Clougherty and Luke DeCock discuss when fans cross lines with officials (and how officials respond), how officials deal with mental fatigue at this point in the season and, because everyone else is, the coaching situation at N.C. State.

Duration:00:35:08

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 5

2/14/2017
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John Clougherty and Luke DeCock discuss the Duke-North Carolina game, some of this season's new ACC officials and the "blarge" double foul in the Indiana-Purdue game. Links to plays mentioned Wes McCauley: https://twitter.com/ScoutingTheRefs/status/830958683542659072 The Indiana-Purdue double foul: https://twitter.com/cdotharrison/status/829871814159560704

Duration:00:27:49

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 4

2/3/2017
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In Episode 4 of The Whistleblowers, a News & Observer podcast, Luke DeCock and John Clougherty discuss officials' workloads, including games John worked that he probably shouldn't have, and two memorable Final Four encounters with current Wake Forest coach Danny Manning.

Duration:00:25:13

The Whistleblowers, Ep. 3

1/23/2017
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In Episode 3 of The Whistleblowers, a News & Observer podcast, Luke DeCock and John Clougherty discuss the blown call at the end of the N.C. State-Wake Forest game, dealing with officials' errors and the 1985 Villanova-Georgetown game.

Duration:00:24:15