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Down the Pipe & Natty Lite features the Levi Stevenson, the managing editor of the popular Iowa State-centric SB Nation site Wide Right & Natty Lite, and two former Iowa State football players in Cole Netten and Marchie Murdock, who are able to give unique perspectives on college athletics from the eyes of the student athlete. The guys talk about everything from Iowa State football and basketball to video games, and anything else going on in the world around them.

Down the Pipe & Natty Lite features the Levi Stevenson, the managing editor of the popular Iowa State-centric SB Nation site Wide Right & Natty Lite, and two former Iowa State football players in Cole Netten and Marchie Murdock, who are able to give unique perspectives on college athletics from the eyes of the student athlete. The guys talk about everything from Iowa State football and basketball to video games, and anything else going on in the world around them.
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Down the Pipe & Natty Lite features the Levi Stevenson, the managing editor of the popular Iowa State-centric SB Nation site Wide Right & Natty Lite, and two former Iowa State football players in Cole Netten and Marchie Murdock, who are able to give unique perspectives on college athletics from the eyes of the student athlete. The guys talk about everything from Iowa State football and basketball to video games, and anything else going on in the world around them.

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Episodes

CyHawk Preview

9/13/2019
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This week, Levi, Cole, and Marchie preview this year's edition of the CyHawk football game, as Matt Campbell looks to get his first ever win over Kirk Ferentz's Hawkeyes. We give our breakdown of both sides of the ball, and make our picks as to who takes home the trophy.

Duration:01:12:46

Recapping the Iowa State-UNI game, and picking this weekend's games.

9/5/2019
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After a closer than expected season opener against UNI, Levi, Cole, and Marchie are here to let everybody know that everything's gonna be okay. We break down the game against the Panthers and talk about a few things we saw that could be potential indicators for the rest of the season. We capped off the episode by taking a stab at picking this weekend's games, though Marchie is insistent that he will never try to pick an Iowa State game ever again.

Duration:01:26:22

UF-Miami, Andrew Luck's Retirement, and Northern Iowa Preview

8/29/2019
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This week, Marchie and Levi took a look at few of the major storylines around the football world, including our preview of Iowa State's first football game against Northern Iowa. First, we talk about last week's crazy, but ugly Florida-Miami game. It was interesting to watch, but how does the overall poor play of both teams affect perception of each team going forward? Next, we talk about Andrew Luck's shocking retirement this past weekend. With him and Rob Gronkowksi both retiring early...

Duration:01:28:40

The Final Week of Fall Camp, Cole's and Marchie's first games, and Batman vs. Spider-Man

8/23/2019
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As the final week of camp wraps up, Marchie dishes on some new info he got from camp about how the team is doing, and what players have stood out the most as we head into the first game week of the season. Cole and Marchie also talked about what their first game weeks and actual playing time was like, including Cole's first kick, and Marchie's first reception. Turns out, college athletes aren't that different from the rest of us. Finally, while discussing the implications of Spider-Man...

Duration:01:14:49

2019 Iowa State Football Season Preview - Defense & Special Teams

8/16/2019
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In part two of our comprehensive Iowa State football, Levi, Matthias, Cole, and Marchie return to talk about the Cyclone defense and special teams units. Iowa State brings back arguably the strongest defense in the conference, and one of the best defensive lines in the country. Will Iowa State's front seven be able to propel the team to the Big 12 title game? What does depth look like at cornerback after the graduation Brian Peavy and D'Andre Payne? Then, Cole tells us about what it really...

Duration:01:24:51

2019 Iowa State Football Season Preview - Offense

8/13/2019
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This week, we're doing a two part in-depth season preview podcast for the 2019 Iowa State football season. Up first is the offense where we talk about one of the most exciting units in school history. We broke the podcast down by position, and gave our thoughts on a myriad of questions, including: What does Brock Purdy's potential look like, and where can he take the team? Is 2019 "make-or-break" for Re-Al Mitchell? Which running back will end up leading the team in carries and receptions?...

Duration:01:47:10

News from Fall Camp

8/9/2019
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After a week of camp, Marchie got the scoop on what's been happening at practice on the offensive side of the ball. We talked about a few of his info nuggets, and what they might mean as we head into the meat of fall camp and the first game of the season.

Duration:00:25:22

Fall Camp Testimonials

8/5/2019
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Football season has officially started as Iowa State players had their first practices this week. Cole and Marchie talk about approaching camp as a freshman player, in contrast to what going into your final fall camp is like, and how you prepare differently. The guys also dish on what a typical camp day looks like, and exactly what "camp eyes" are. Then, we each gave our three players and one position group that we're most looking forward to hearing about as camp goes on.

Duration:00:42:33

Fall Camp Testimonials

8/2/2019
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Football season has officially started as Iowa State players had their first practices this week. Cole and Marchie talk about approaching camp as a freshman player, in contrast to what going into your final fall camp is like, and how you prepare differently. The guys also dish on what a typical camp day looks like, and exactly what "camp eyes" are. Then, we each gave our three players and one position group that we're most looking forward to hearing about as camp goes on.

Duration:00:16:41

How does Iowa State make the leap from 'up-and-comer' to perennial winner?

7/26/2019
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In this episode, we discuss some of the over-arching factors that have kept Iowa State from being a high-level program in the past. Is it really "difficult" to win in Ames, or have the Cyclones simply lacked the elite coaching required to make that jump? If Nebraska can become one of the winningest programs in history in a place like Lincoln, NE, then what's stopping Iowa State from replicating that success?

Duration:00:53:57

Big 12 Media Days and Breaking Down the First Depth Chart

7/19/2019
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This week, a bevy of reporters, athletes, and coaches descended on Arlington for Big 12 Media Days. These press conferences are largely just "coach speak" and cliches, but we dug into some of the different storylines we heard, especially Matt Campbell and managing the team's expectations coming into the season. Then, we took a deep dive into the depth chart and some of the position battles at receiver, running back, and safety, and took some guesses as to who would be the week one starters...

Duration:01:17:11

Our 50th Episode Special, Michigan in the Bahamas, and Being Picked Third in Preseason

7/12/2019
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This week, we're celebrating the 50th episode of Down the Pipe & Natty Lite! We talk about how the podcast originally came together, some of our favorite episodes and topics, and what we've learned and enjoyed most through the experience. We'd like to thank all of our listeners that have helped grow this podcast, and continue to support us as we work to make it better and better for you. We'd also like to thank Es Tas Bar & Grill for being our loyal sponsors through this journey. Their...

Duration:01:25:49

Iowa State and Conference Realignment

6/28/2019
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With UConn heading back to the Big East (for everything except football), we took a look at how this specific move could affect Iowa State in the future. Could the Cyclones get their chance at a revenge game for the 2014 NCAA Tournament? Then, we dove into conference realignment as a whole. What might it look like this time around? Could the Big 12's deal with ESPN+ actually be ahead of the curve, and pave the way for strength at the end of the current TV deals? So let's say the Big 12 is...

Duration:00:45:35

Football Recruiting News and Managing Money

6/21/2019
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This week, the Cyclones landed a commitment from three-star Florida receiver Aidan Bitter, who flew WAY under the radar of recruiting services. As in, he didn't have any sort of rating on either 247 or Rivals. However, since then, Bitter has jumped way up to a mid-three star, with a low four-star rating within reach. Could Bitter be one of the steals of the class? This weekend is also a huge recruiting weekend for football, as a handful of big targets are making their official visits this...

Duration:00:53:29

Realistic Expectations for David and Hakeem, and the Impact of Kevin Durant's Injury

6/14/2019
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First, Levi and Marchie talked about Kevin Durant's Achilles injury and its short and long term affects. Could KD's willingness to risk is health in the name of leading the Warriors to a series comeback a possible sign that he wants to stay at Golden State? Then, they touched on David Montgomery and Hakeem Butler, and what their realistic expectations look like for the 2019 season. Neither of them would be surprised if they ended up having good seasons, but what will their workloads look...

Duration:00:44:22

NCAA Basketball Rule Changes, and Iowa State's Nonconference Football Scheduling

6/7/2019
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Recently, the NCAA voted to change a few rules in college basketball, most notably moving the three point line back to the international distance of 22'-1 3/4". We talked about how the various rule changes might affect Iowa State and the rest of the Big 12. Then, we talked about Iowa State football's nonconference schedule for the next decade. With home-and-home series scheduled with Ohio, UNLV, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, and Tulane, should Iowa State be scheduling more difficult...

Duration:01:01:18

Call of Duty and the Return of NCAA Football Video Games

5/31/2019
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This week, we dive into a couple video game franchises that are near and dear to the hearts of millions of gamers in Call of Duty and NCAA Football. The release trailer for the newest entry, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, will probably immediately draw some nostalgia to the 21+ gamer crowd, but don't mistake this as just another cheap nostalgia play. The series appears to be headed back to its roots, as the campaign attempts to touch on some of the deep emotion the first half-doze or so...

Duration:01:03:13

A Sit-Down with La'Michael Pettway, and a Roster Deep-Dive with Jay Jordan

5/24/2019
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First, Levi talked to grad transfer receiver La'Michael Pettway to hear why he chose to come to Iowa State, what relationships he's already developing, and who he's most looking forward to playing in the fall. Then, Jay Jordan (52 Trap) made a return to his old stomping grounds to do a deep analysis on the 2019 Cyclone Football roster. We broke up the players into different "tiers," starting with the guys that we haven't seen, but have the tools and foundation to be really successful, all...

Duration:02:33:43

Analyzing the 2019 Football Schedule, the most likeable and hateable players in sports, and the Five-Second Rule

5/17/2019
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Now that the Iowa State football roster appears to be set, we took a look at the 2019 football schedule, and talk about which games are the most important to the Cyclones on their quest to breaking the school record for wins in a season. Next, we talked about some of the most likeable and hateable players in pro sports in light of the some of the NBA's star players seeming to drift towards one or the other. James Harden is a great example as some have grown tired of some of his antics,...

Duration:01:07:46

Caleb Grill, La'Michael Pettway, and the NBA Playoffs

5/10/2019
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Iowa State picked up two important new players in football and basketball this week in transfer receiver La'Michael Pettway and 2019 freshman guard Caleb Grill, respectively. We took a look each player's skill set, and how well they'll fit in with their respective schemes. If you'd like to hear more about Pettway, we have you covered, because he'll be joining us for next week's episode! Then, we dove into the NBA playoffs and took a look at each conference semifinal series, and made some...

Duration:00:35:29