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Episode 77 - Dick Clay

In his 34th and final season at North Dakota, cross country coach Dick Clay reflects on his career as the longest-tenured coach in the history of UND Athletics. He discusses what went into his decision to retire, why his one and only season in The Summit League holds special meaning to him, what drives his former runners to give back to the program, what has changed for student-athletes since his career started, his fondest road trip memories, the innocuous conversation that sparked his team...


Episode 58 - Malcolm Agnew & Keaton Studsrud

It's time to strap on the helmets and get geared up for football season. The guys corner the new running backs coach, Malcolm Agnew, to get his thoughts on the team and the North Dakota community thus far. We also chat about his experiences as a player, his TV debut at age 6, Nebraska football, his NFL aspirations cut short due to injury, his ties with Bubba Schweigert, Dale Lennon and especially Eric Schmidt, and how to attack the upcoming season with a full stable of talent in the...


Episode 57 - Frank White

Mitch and Jayson go back to school with popular UND sociology professor Frank White. The guys discuss the many issues facing today’s student and athlete, including race, politics, the use of performance-enhancing and recreational drugs, and the ever-changing classroom environment. Frank also talks about how sports led him directly into the teaching profession, his favorite athletics memories spanning 30-plus years at UND, why his sociology classes are so popular among athletes, the time...


Episode 56 - Jordan Stevens

Fresh off the school's first Big Sky Conference Tournament bid, UND head softball coach Jordan Stevens sits down with the guys to discuss the season and a whole range of topics including: an outstanding year from Kaylin VanDomelen, the wait-and-see game that took place this fall with the budget cuts, what he learned from Bubba Schweigert and the football staff, the importance of the dinger, superstitious vehicles, dirt/turf debate, an inside look at scheduling, the importance of an increased...


Episode 55 - Quinton Hooker & Sydney Griffin

We welcome UND’s 2016-17 Male and Female Athletes of the Year, Quinton Hooker and Sydney Griffin, to talk about a historic year for the Fighting Hawks. Quinton talks to us about pursuing his NBA dream, how the men’s basketball program evolved during his time at UND, what had been missing from the program, his favorite Brian Jones outbursts, which of his assistant coaches was the most intense, and what it’s been like seeing his peers lose their programs due to budget cuts. Sydney discusses...


Episode 54 - Brock Boeser

The Brock Star is back at UND finishing out the semester and the guys fished him out of the hot tub to chat about a number of topics, including: his whirlwind debut week with the Vancouver Canucks; the gesture by the Sedins that meant the world to him; reuniting with Troy Stecher; the injury that plagued him throughout his final season at UND; the unexpected hockey lessons he learned as a sophomore; Fighting Hawks to watch for next year; the UND teammate he misses the least; what went into...


Episode 53 - Tyson Jost

North Dakota Fighting Hawk-turned-Colorado Avalanche Tyson Jost is back on campus to finish out the semester and sat down the guys to discuss his whirlwind year. He tells us why it’s so hard for him to talk about Canada’s World Junior loss, how he handled the intense spotlight north of the border, what Grandpa Jost is really like, what went into his decision to turn pro, which UND teammates he had the toughest time telling, what it was like play with Rocco Grimaldi and against Jonathan...


Episode 52 - Matt Schill

It's a bittersweet conversation for the guys, who sit down with old pal and UND Athletics multimedia maven Matt Schill. Matt will be pursuing a new career opportunity across campus and takes time (something Matt does best) to reflect on his decade-plus in the world of athletics. Originally hired as a publications editor, Matt discusses his numerous professional reinventions, the evolving world of online streaming, the webcast that had fans calling for his job, the origins of Brad Miller Time...


Episode 51 - Carson Shanks

We visit with North Dakota junior center Carson Shanks – also known as Big Fudge and Big Zen – about the Big Dance. We get his thoughts on the looming tourney matchup with Arizona, why he wanted to face Weber State for the Big Sky Championship, how an early-season blowout loss turned the season around, the newfound hoops fever in Grand Forks and what kick-started it all, why Brian Jones won’t let him sleep on airplanes, which teammate has the biggest fear of flying, who he confided in during...


Episode 50 - Dave Starman

Jayson is flying solo once again this week, but luckily there’s a Starman waiting in the sky and he’d like to come meet us. Dave Starman, that is, hockey analyst for CBS Sports Network and NHL Network. This one’s a wide-ranging discussion that covers his unconventional playing career, his affection for the Hartford Whalers, how Kenny Albert changed his career path, the time Barry Trotz taught him to cook, his love of history, an arts & crafts lesson from Dean Blais, coaching against a cocky...


Episode 49 - Bruce Ciskie

With Mitch on the road, Tim Hennessy pinch-hits and he and Haji welcome Minnesota Duluth men's hockey radio voice Bruce Ciskie to the show. They talk about Bruce's start in the business, what it's like working with Scott Sandelin, why he admired Dave Hakstol, the 2011 Frozen Four (ugh), pigeons in hotel rooms, what the NCHC gets right, what it could improve upon and much more.


Episode 48 - Cam Johnson

We lay down a fresh track with UND All-America goalie Cam Johnson, who opens up about the best christmas movies he's never seen, growing up with Christian Wolanin, the loss of his father at a young age, how the promise of NOT playing as a freshman helped lure him to UND, the rocky start to his college career, searching for lost confidence, why the team felt disrespected prior to last year's NCAA Tournament, the near-boycott of a certain college hockey reporter, why the locker room felt so...


Episode 47 - Fall/Winter Sports update with Miller and Schloss

Producer David Folske banned the hosts from chewing food this week, but karma came back to bite him when 20 of the first 30 minutes somehow went unrecorded. Guests Tom Miller and Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald rebounded nicely to walk us through a massive week ahead for UND Athletics, talking the football playoff picture, UND hosting the Big Sky Conference Volleyball Tourney, the recent rough patch for the men’s hockey team, the big women’s hockey rivalry series vs. Minnesota, and...


Episode 46 - Travis Brewster

It's basketball season and the guys are able to post up Coach Brewster for a good chat about UND women's basketball. We chat about following up a legend like Coach Roebuck, the tough first season and how exhilarating year two and a Big Sky championship felt. We also get into some of the unsung players that make the tradition of UND basketball so special, his future dance plans with the new President's wife and if Wigness is more of a Tom Willis or Mr. Bentley.


Episode 45 - Jack Michaels

PR honk Ryan Powell pinch hits for Jayson, who's still under the weather from the Jays' playoff circumstances. We sit down with UND football radio voice Jack Michaels (he's back!) and we gush about the 2016 Fighting Hawks football team leaving no doubt. We break down the season to date and get into some good nicknames for the stable of running backs. In no order, we talk about sitting on peanuts, Jack's uvula (which might still be in Hillsboro), Homerun Hardin, Paul Ralston's tapeworms,...


Episode 44 - Tim Hennessy

Hockey season upon us so the guys catch up with longtime UND men’s hockey voice Tim Hennessy. Tim reflects on last year’s national championship (the sixth of UND’s eight that he’s called), why he was so certain UND could not be beaten in the national tournament, where he ranks the “CBS” line among the greatest at UND (his ranking might surprise you), how he sizes up this year’s team, which departed player will be toughest to replace, and more. But first, Tim reminisces about his close friend...


Episode 43 - Kelly Howe

With the Potato Bowl on the horizon, former All-America honoree Kelly Howe of SiouxFootballInsider and Midco Sports Network joins the guys to re-hash the football season thus far and fry up some predictions for the big game. We chip away at a range of topics, including the decision to go for two and the win at Bowling Green (even though their coach thought it was 35-0 at halftime), some of the key players to making a run, how the schedule sets up for UND coming up, what kind of conversations...


Episode 42 - UND Men's Golf's Daniel Sayler

Senior men's golfer Daniel Sayler joins the podcast just a day following UND announcing that it was reinstating the team after acquiring the necessary funding. Of course, we get into the decision to cut the program and how the process worked to get the support needed to save it. Daniel also discusses how that ordeal changed his perspective as a future alum. Lots of firsts for the guys on this one, though, like trying to keep up with a pre-med honors student, Teddy Bridgewater, state fair...


Episode 41 - Mark Pryor and Matt Kellogg

The fall season is upon us and we visit with volleyball coach Mark Pryor, who hosts the UND Classic this weekend, and soccer coach Matt Kellogg, whose team is unbeaten after opening weekend. Get the lowdown on each team, plus find out the strangest things a volleyball recruit has ever asked for, Pryor’s current go-to show on Netflix, best and worst movies on road trips, some George Carlin talk, favorite cereals, and much more. Don’t miss this snap-crackle-poppin’ episode!


Episode 40 - Alex Heinert

The guys welcome Alex Heinert, the new television voice of UND Athletics for Midco Sports Network. They’ll chat about his start in broadcasting, failed catch phrases, dealing with fan criticism, his thoughts on UND football training camp and the season ahead, his unique seat for the now-infamous Sioux Falls upset of UND, his first impressions of Bubba Schweigert and Brad Berry, and even how a pickle(?) helped a 6-year-old Alex hone his craft. Mitch and Jayson also disclose their Top 5 Alexes...