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The Moving Screen: A Michigan and Michigan State Basketball Podcast

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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.




Summer pod! Draft takeaways, early roster thoughts on U-M, MSU, Big Ten

Brendan and Dylan are back for another podcast after a long layoff. They discuss Thursday night's NBA Draft, the state of the Big Ten, Michigan and Michigan State's offseason moves (or lack thereof) and start forming some early opinions on next year's Big Ten teams.


Big May Takes on portal moves, Jaelin Llewellyn, what U-M and MSU need, and, yes, Emoni Bates

College basketball's offseason is hitting top speed with NBA Draft decisions, transfer portal madness and NIL deals. Dylan and Brendan disucss the latest on Michigan and Michigan State's roster situations including Frankie Collins, Jaelin Llewellyn, Max Christie, Moussa Diabate, Caleb Houstan, Julius Marble, Emoni Bates and much more.


A postseason wrap on Michigan and — big yikes — the Big Ten

Brendan and Dylan recap Michigan's loss to Villanova in the Sweet Sixteen, recap the season and dive into some early roster predicaments facing the Wolverines this offseason. Then they talk about the Big Ten and the disappointment of another postseason flop.


Michigan is headed to another Sweet 16

Michigan knocked off Colorado State and Tennesee to advance to its fifth straight Sweet 16 while Michigan State fell just short against Duke after knocking off Davidson. Brendan and Dylan recap the action from the weekend, preview Michigan's match up with Villanova and try to sort out what to make of this MSU season.


Your Moving Screen NCAA Tournament preview

The NCAA Tournament is here. Dylan and Brendan recap the week that was in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Tournament then dive into Michigan and Michigan State's NCAA Tournament draws. To wrap things up, they go rapid fire through the other seven Big Ten teams in the NCAA Tournament and discuss their chances in the postseason.


Let the madness begin

Brendan and Dylan recap a chaotic end to the regular season and reset the situation for Michigan and Michigan State heading into the postseason. Then they dive into the Big Ten Tournament with some sleeper picks and break down how the All-Big Ten awards should be handed out.


Yet another Michigan-Michigan State preview, and what it means to be “lucky” in CBB

Dylan and Brendan discuss the top of the Big Ten, the misery that February brings and what it means when people say a team is "lucky" then they dive into Michigan and Michigan State's rematch on Tuesday. The discussion starts with a look back on what happened in the first meeting on January 29th and how that translates into a second meeting.


On Juwan Howard, Michigan, and the fallout of an ugly scene at Wisconsin

Dylan and Brendan discuss Juwan Howard striking Joe Krabbenhoft, the chaos that ensued, and what it means moving forward for all parties. Then they jump over to Michigan State and what the Spartans need to do to get back on track down the stretch this season after two more losses last week.


Our bets on the Big Ten title chase and Big Ten bubble teams

Dylan and Brendan dive into the Big Ten at the top to break down the conference title race between Illinois, Purdue, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Ohio State after an eventful week. Then they slide down the standings to discuss the four primary teams on the bubble: Michigan, Iowa, Rutgers and Indiana.


Understanding analytics and diagnosing both teams midway through league play

Dylan and Brendan discuss the role of analytics in coaching and analyzing teams and what to make of Michigan and Michigan State's losses over the weekend. They discuss the path forward for Michigan to try to make the NCAA Tournament and whether Michigan STate still has a path to Big Ten contention.


Unpacking MSU's big win over U-M, where both go from here. (Bonus B10 POY takes)

Dylan and Brendan break down Michigan State's big win over Michigan including what worked so well with Michigan State's gameplan, what didn't work with Michigan's plan, AJ Hoggard's path, and what the game means for both teams going forward. Then they dive into some discussion about the Big Ten Player of the Year race.


The official Michigan-Michigan State preview (for real, this time)

Michigan and Michigan State are set to meet on Saturday (for real, this time) so Dylan and Brendan are back with another preview podcast. Instead of going player-by-player, they go through keys and gameplan ideas for each team to attack the other. The discussion includes how Michigan State defends Hunter Dickinson, how Michigan defends down MSU's transition attack and potential X-factors for both teams.


Happier Days. Michigan and Michigan State suddenly trending.

Michigan and Michigan State had bounceback weeks with marquee road victories over the weekend. Dylan and Brendan break down what went so well for Michigan and Michigan State and what's next with Saturday's rivalry game looming at the Breslin Center. Then they run through the Big Ten with an array of hot takes, coaching search theories and more. Timestamps: (5:04) Michigan (33:41) Michigan State (55:30) Big Ten rants


How can Michigan State and Michigan get back on track?

Brendan and Dylan break down Michigan State's loss against Northwestern and what it means for the Spartans moving forward. They discuss MSU's defensive regression, consistent turnover issues, the point guard position and why Malik Hall might need to play more minutes. Then they flip over to Michigan to discuss the loss at Illinois and whether there's any reason for optimism entering a make-or-break stretch. Timestamps: (2:30) Michigan State (36:57): Michigan


Understanding (as best we can) the Michigan-Michigan State postponement

Dylan and Brendan recap what happened to postpone the Michigan State at Michigan game, what it means for both teams (and the Big Ten), and what comes next.


RIVALRY POD PART I: Michigan State at Michigan Preview

Brendan and Dylan preview the first meeting between Michigan and Michigan State this season. The conversation starts with a position-by-position breakdown and wraps up with some keys and predictions.


It's rivalry week. Our look at two teams going two different directions.

It's rivalry week with Michigan and Michigan State set to play next weekend. With a full game preview coming later this week, Dylan and Brendan discuss Michigan and Michigan State in-depth and take a long look at what's working and what isn't working for both programs heading into the thick of conference play. Timestamps: (5:52) Michigan State (33:23) Michigan


Buying and selling in the Big Ten

Brendan and Dylan run through the Big Ten from 1-through-14 to sort out which teams they are buying or selling with conference play set to resume in a couple of months.


What’s right with Michigan State, what’s wrong with Michigan, and Big Ten thoughts

Dylan and Brendan dive into what has fueled Michigan State's improvement this season after the Spartans picked up a pair of Big Ten victories to tip off the conference season. Then they flip over to Michigan's loss against Minnesota and where things go from here followed by a Big Ten discussion on Purdue, Illinois and Ohio State. Timestamps: (5:21) What's right with Michigan State (38:14) What's wrong with Michigan (1:14:00) Big Ten thoughts on Purdue, Illinois and Ohio State


December takes on U-M and MSU, plus Mark Turgeon is out at Maryland

Dylan and Brendan discuss where things stand for Michigan and Michigan State through the first month of the season, then they flip over to the Big Ten to discuss the end of the Mark Turgeon era and what comes next followed by some quick thoughts on Iowa, Illinois, Purdue and others. Timestamps: (4:40) Michigan (29:02) Michigan State (48:48) Mark Turgeon out at Maryland + Big Ten thoughts