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HoriZone Roundtable 36 | Fall Fan Episode, Part 1

Bob and much later on, Jimmy, welcome fans from various Horizon League schools to about a number of topics in the run-up to the upcoming basketball season. In this first part of this episode, they discuss the future of the Horizon League Tournament after it leaves Detroit in 2019 and will teams within the conference... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 35 | The Conference Schedule Is Out. But…

Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) talk about the recently-released Horizon League basketball schedule, and, of course, they long for the days when the opening games of the conference slate started at the beginning of December. They also discuss the potential benefits of the Horizon League partnering with other mid-major conferences to fill their schedules. Plus,... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 34 | The (Motor City) Madness Is Ending

Motor City Madness will be over after 2019, and Bob and Jimmy are trying to wrap their heads around it. Of course, they knew the days of the Horizon League Tournament’s days were numbered in Detroit. They’re just trying to figure out the new format, which is a far cry from the format that resulted... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 33 | The Wait for the Schedule Continues…

Bob and Jimmy are back at it, and with more of the non-conference schedules out, they openly wonder when the full Horizon League slate will be released. Also, Bob isn’t happy with the conference’s move towards ESPN+. And what was with the flap between Valhalla Vanguard (@NKUValhalla) and Northern Kentucky’s Barstool Twitter account? Finally, Bob... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 32 | Jerseys for Hope

Bryan Black (@353jerseysforhope) joins Bob and Jimmy to talk about his journey to collect jerseys from every Division I school to promote positivity and raise awareness about epilepsy. Naturally, they make a request to get Bryan the jerseys from the Horizon League schools he’s missing, Wright State and IUPUI. They also get into discussing, among... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 31 | Talking With Rashad Phillips

With the NBA Draft done and the Summer League in full swing, who better to talk about former Horizon League players on Summer League rosters than Detroit Mercy legend and founder of sportstalk2319.com, Rashad Phillips (@RP3natural), Bob and Jimmy also talked to Phillips about the current state of the conference and which current players will... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 30 | At Last!

Detroit Mercy has finally hired a new head coach in Mike Davis. So, naturally, Bob and Jimmy are talking about it with Karic Jones (@Karic_Jones). They discuss what Davis brings to the table for the Titans. Plus, they talk about who may or may not be on the roster when the season kicks off. Topics:... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 29 | The Rest of the Story

In this episode, Bob and Jimmy recap Bob’s interview with Cleveland State head coach Dennis Felton. Also, with the spring signing period over, they discuss how the league currently shakes out. And has it’s been since Bacari Alexander was fired, Detroit Mercy is still looking for a head coach. And the latest name is former... Continue reading →


Horizone Roundtable 28 | A Conversation With Dennis Felton (Really!)

In this episode, Bob has a conversation with Cleveland State men’s basketball coach Dennis Felton (@CoachDFelton). They discuss a number of topics related to CSU, including the incoming recruiting class, as well as the nucleus of Kash Thomas, Tyree Appleby, Stefan Kenic and DePaul transfer Algevon Eichelberger. There is also a conversation about the surprising... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 27 | The Search is Mercifully Over (Maybe)

Bob (@BobMcDonald) is hosting the podcast by himself this week, but that’s not to say that there isn’t plenty to talk about. Detroit Mercy may finally be hiring a head coach, and Bob breaks down the potential candidates. Also, with departing seniors and now Isaiah Brock transferring, where does that leave Oakland? Finally, with the... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 26 | The More Things Change…

Chris Schutte (@ChrisSchutte3) from Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) joined Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) for this episode to talk about the current state of the Horizon League and how, in spite of a lot of early concerns, IUPUI has fit in quite nicely. Also in the episode, Jimmy talks about the recent spate of transfers from... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 25 | Taking a New Path

Bob and Jimmy (and, briefly, Bob’s dog Harry) welcome Matthew Johns (@M_Johns12) and Sean McDonnell (@bigmacsnackwrap) from The Reserve News (@TheReserveMedia) and Jesse Kramer, the founder of the Catch and Shoot (@Catch_N_Shoot). The discussion focused first on the origins of the two sites, where The Reserve has grown into the premier venue for Cleveland State... Continue reading →


HoriZone Roundtable 21 | We’re Back!

Bob McDonald (@bobmcdonald) and Jimmy Lemke (@PantherU) have returned after a long absence to bring back the Roundtable. And they’re picking up where they left off, discussing Horizon League basketball. Well, it’s almost all Horizon League basketball, with a little of former conference member Loyola-Chicago making the Final Four mixed in. Topics: Loyola-Chicago’s Final Four... Continue reading →


20: A Week of Setbacks

Jimmy is out, so Bob (@BobMcDonald) has brought along Phil Daniels ( @Phil_2016) and Jon Durda (@pronkville08) on board. And they're talking about the down week the Horizon League experienced. That includes a near-disaster for Cleveland State against UT-Martin and a three-game slide by Youngstown State. Also, they discuss the rise of Isaiah Brock, the Oakland freshman and Army vet who will be making his way to the starting roster against Nevada.


19: It Has Begun!

College basketball has officially returned, and all of the Horizon League teams are back in action. Bob and Jimmy talk about a few of the notable games, including a surprise win by Youngstown State over Akron. They also discuss Scott Nagy's debut win with Wright State. Plus, with several non-Division I games on the schedule, what is the basis of their appeal?


18: Warming Up

Bob and Jimmy welcome Karic Jones from Campus Pressbox this week. And they have to talk about Detroit Mercy's preseason loss to non-Division I for Wayne State. Also, Dikembe Dixson is good, and UIC is a threat this season. Finally, they tackle the importance of being well in the non-conference slate, as well as potential departure of Green Bay athletic director Mary Ellen Gillespe.


17: No Media Day? No Problem!

Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) welcome Paul Oren (@NWIOren) from the Times of Northwest Indiana to the show. First, there's the discussion about the Horizon League's decision to cancel Media. Plus, Valpo is the favorite to win the conference, but how much pressure is on Alec Peters. Finally, with all the coaching changes, who will excel and who will struggle?


16: The Summertime Episode

Just a little something to break up the monotony of the off-season, Bob and Jimmy come back for this special summer episode. Alec Peters is staying at Valpo, and we'll talk about how that affects the conference race. Plus, there's more on the ongoing Milwauke dramas playing out. And, of course, there's the emergence of...Evil Gary Waters???


15: This Is the End (Not Really)

It's the final episode of the season, and yet, there's still plenty to talk about. Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) discuss Wright State's hiring of Scott Nagy and Milwaukee's choice of LaVall Jordan. And, of course, there's the departure of Bryce Drew at Valpo. And Bob and Jimmy can't leave without saying goodbye to the season.


14: And Then There Were Two...

Valpo is heading to Madison Square Garden, and Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) talk about the prospects of a Crusader NIT crown. Also, Oakland is taking part in the inaugural Vegas 16. Plus there's an update on the Wright State vacancy. And, of course, Jimmy brings everyone up to speed on the ongoing Milwaukee saga.