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A weekly college basketball podcast by Brendan Quinn of The Athletic and Dylan Burkhardt of We discuss Michigan, Michigan State, the Big Ten and the game at-large.

A weekly college basketball podcast by Brendan Quinn of The Athletic and Dylan Burkhardt of We discuss Michigan, Michigan State, the Big Ten and the game at-large.


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A weekly college basketball podcast by Brendan Quinn of The Athletic and Dylan Burkhardt of We discuss Michigan, Michigan State, the Big Ten and the game at-large.




Breaking down Chaundee Brown's transfer to Michigan and U-M's scholarship count

Michigan added a commitment from Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown on Tuesday afternoon. Brendan and Dylan react to the news, break down his fit in Michigan's system and discuss the latest on Nojel Eastern's transfer situation.


Emergency pod: Nojel Eastern is heading to Michigan

Nojel Eastern committed to Michigan less than an hour after we released our last podcast, so we hopped back on and discussed his transfer, fit at Michigan and more.


On Michigan's transfer targets, the NBA Draft date, and Matt Painter unloading

Brendan and Dylan discuss Cole Bajema's transfer from Michigan, potential replacements in the transfer portal, the NBA Draft deadline being extended indefinitely, NBA Draft evaluations of Cassius Winston, Xavier Tillman, Aaron Henry, and Isaiah Livers, and Matt Painters' comments on Nojel Eastern and Matt Haarms transferring. Timestamps: (04:14) Michigan Transfers In & Out (25:53) NBA Draft Deadline and Evaluations (54:27) Matt Painter Unloads


Breaking down all the Big Ten's NBA draft decisions

The NBA Draft Early Entry list is complete and 14 Big Ten players declared for the draft. Dylan and Brendan break down the list and discuss whether each player should stay in the draft or return to school, where they might be picked and the impact that their decision will have on next year's Big Ten season.


Quarantine Mailbag: G League, transfers, 5-stars, Karim Mane, Big Ten & more

Brendan and Dylan answer listener questions for 90 minutes of mailbag discussion. The conversation includes: - Coronavirus Impact - G League Contracts - U-M Recruiting Strategy - Karim Mane - NCAA Transfer Rules - Roster Outlook - Will the Big Ten be any good next year?


How did Michigan miss on Josh Christopher and what comes next?

Joshua Christopher shocked everyone by picking Arizona State over Michigan on Monday night. Brendan and Dylan recap what happened and then dive into what it means for Michigan's roster and recruiting moving forward.


Breaking down Michigan's recent roster movement

Brendan and Dylan react to the news that David DeJulius is transferring and discuss the uncertainty in the NBA Draft process for Isaiah Livers in a short mini pod. Among the topics discussed: - David DeJulius's season, fit elsewhere - Michigan's roster and backcourt depth - Isaiah Livers testing the waters


Even in quarantine, the pod must go on

Brendan and Dylan react to recent news and break down some roster decisions that have to be made for both Michigan and Michigan State. Among the topics discussed: - Xavier Tillman's NBA Draft decision - Michigan State's pursuit of a point guard - Joshua Langford's potential fifth year - Isaiah Livers and Franz Wagner's NBA Draft stock - Michigan's roster situation Timestamps: (04:42) Michigan State (42:32) Michigan


Pod-demic 2020: Unpacking these crazy times and talking hoops

Brendan and Dylan try to make sense of the situation after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament and forced America into self-quarantine. They discuss the scene in Indianapolis on Thursday and the impact on the college basketball calendar before diving into a season review and roster outlook for both Michigan and Michigan State. Timestamps: (02:10) Canceling the NCAA Tournament (28:29) Michigan Season Review/Roster Outlook (50:20) Michigan State Season Review/Roster...


90 minutes of postseason awards and Big Ten Tournament preview

Dylan and Brendan debate their picks for All-Big Ten honors and spend some time previewing this week's Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. Timestamps: (06:09) Big Ten Awards (01:08:21) Big Ten Tournament Preview


A Big Ten title on the line in the final weekend. Get hype.

The final weekend of the regular season is here and Michigan State is playing for a Big Ten title. Brendan and Dylan preview this weekend's games -- Ohio State at Michigan State and Michigan at Maryland -- and break down the current state of both teams. Timestamps: (04:47) Michigan State (Xavier Tillman, Ohio State preview) (36:07) Michigan (Nebraska recap, Maryland preview)


Previewing the final week of the regular season

Brendan and Dylan react to another exciting weekend of Big Ten hoops. The conversation ranges from Michigan's loss at Ohio State to Michigan State's win at Maryland before setting the stage for the final weekend of the regular season. Timestamps: (02:06) Michigan (Isaiah Livers, 3-point defense, Jon Teske) (26:25) Michigan State (Rocket Watts, Malik Hall, ceiling) (45:01) Big Ten Race/Bubble


A big week behind, a big weekend ahead for Michigan & Michigan State

March is almost here which means it is time for two podcasts per week. Brendan and Dylan recap Michigan's loss to Wisconsin and Michigan State's win over Iowa before previewing this weekend's big games. Timestamps: (01:40) Michigan-Wisconsin Recap (18:38) Michigan-Ohio State Preview (27:27) Michigan State-Iowa Recap (41:15) Michigan State-Maryland Preview (50:00) Big Ten drama


Buying and selling Michigan, Michigan State and the Big Ten

There are two weeks left in the regular season and everything is still is up for grabs. Brendan and Dylan buy and sell (no holds!) every team in the Big Ten. The conversation starts with Michigan and Michigan State before diving into title contenders and bubble hopefuls. Timestamps: (04:19) Buy or sell: Michigan (19:10) Buy or sell: Michigan State (27:13) Buy or sell: Big Ten


On John Beilein exiting, Michigan rising, and Michigan State falling

Brendan and Dylan react to reports that John Beilein could be leaving the Cavs, Michigan's recent surge and Michigan State's slide. Timestamps (04:03) John Beilein exiting (23:22) Michigan rising (46:39) Michigan State falling


Michigan takes down Michigan State as the rivalry is reset

Michigan finally figured out how to slow down Cassius Winston on Saturday. Brendan and Dylan discuss what Michigan's win means and big picture thoughts about both teams.


Michigan vs Michigan State Part II — Official preview pod

The rematch is here. Michigan and Michigan State are set to face off at the Crisler Center on Saturday afternoon. Brendan and Dylan sat down for an hour to discuss the state of both programs, the last matchup and what will impact Saturday's rematch. The conversation includes: - Brandon Johns Jr.'s growth since January - Is there any way for Michigan to slow down Cassius Winston? - What's going on with Jon Teske and Xavier Tillman? - Zavier Simpson's performance is everything for U-M -...


A February look at the state of the programs

Michigan had a 2-0 week with wins over Nebraska and Rutgers while Michigan State dropped a road game at Wisconsin. Brendan and Dylan discuss where things stand for both programs with two important home games coming up on Tuesday before Saturday's rivalry rematch. Timestamps: (02:02) Michigan - Brandon Johns Jr.'s big week - Zavier Simpson's return - Ohio State preview (39:37) Michigan State - What MSU's loss at Wisconsin means - Aaron Henry's struggles - Penn State preview


Figuring out where Michigan goes from Zavier Simpson's suspension, plus some MSU chatter

Michigan lost two home games and then Zavier Simpson was suspended. Where do the Wolverines go from here? We react to a busy news day and preview what this team looks like without Simpson before jumping over to Michigan State and some assorted conference thoughts. Timestamps: (0:53) Where Michigan stands after Zavier Simpson's suspension (37:16) Michigan State picks up a road split (48:59) Big Ten grab bag


Mapping out best and worst case scenarios for Michigan & Michigan State

Michigan State rolled over Wisconsin on Friday night and Michigan lost in Iowa City. Brendan and Dylan spend some time making sense of the first month of Big Ten play and outline best and worse cases for both teams. Timestamps: (03:30) Best and worst case for Michigan State (28:21) Best and worst case for Michigan (01:00:56) Thoughts on the rest of the Big Ten