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Join Jared & Kyle as they talk Ohio State Buckeyes, as well as other topics including NFL, NCAA Football & Basketball, and pop culture. We're your new favorite Buckeye podcast. Join us at,, & @SloopCast on Twitter.






S3E11 – Enjoy This

S3E11 – Enjoy This #BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes Haskins or Barrett... is not discussed Did we earn anything about the offense? Why so many bubbles? …RPO Blasting the, “ya, against Army” crowd Do we feel any better about the passing game? Is Austin Mack stepping up? When will we KNOW if things are fixed? How good is Purdue, you guys? Will Haskins see increased time? Army owned TOP… that’s who they are Is Texas the best 1-2 team? Is Louisville still worthy on...

Duration: 01:01:14

S3E10 - Moving Forward

S3E10 - Moving Forward #BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes Moving forward, trying to anyway JTB or not, our opinions don’t matter Is it time to take Kevin Wilson off the leash? Another big commitment from Blinn JuCo Tennessee is Wal-Mart brand Texas Can Texas or Louisville pull an upset? Army strong… Army smash Army passing: Weak on weak #OhioState’s D vs Army, what can be learned? How many possessions will #OhioState get? -Outro Music- Artist: Worship...

Duration: 01:02:29

S3E9 – No More Excuses

S3E9 – No More Excuses #BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes Jared says, “Burn it down” The sun came up, the season’s not over Why this is 2016 revisited, not 2014 More to blame, coach K.Wilson or Z.Smith? What excuses do we have left for JTB? Is it all JTB’s Fault? Is it time for change at QB? Are these the same question? Is JTB limiting the playcalling options? Don’t let your expectations slip Is Urban willing to pull JTB? Why the DLine isn’t blameless Mayfield is...

Duration: 01:03:31

S3E8 – Oklahoma Preview

S3E8 – Oklahoma Preview #BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes #Buckeye How many 3&Outs is too many 3&Outs? Advantage/Disadvantage: Strong Week 1 opponent Big deal or no: Bob Stoops steps down #OhioState is ranked #2. Is that appropriate? Revenge game for the ACC? Reminder: Don’t real life gamble… but… Why this is THE game for the Rushmen Can #Oklahoma establish a run game? Can #OhioState contain the country’s best TE? How #OhioState can take this game over How many...

Duration: 01:07:54

S3E7 – Good News, Bad News

S3E7 – Good News, Bad News #BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes #Buckeye How do YOU feel after the #IU game? Why #OhioState was able to pull away late Bigger concern; passing offense or defense? Adjusting to loss in the secondary Why DLine is SOOO much better this year New wrinkles from Schiano No more sugar coating the passing game The 2nd half provided hope… is it false hope? Offensive line grade? What does JKD’s success mean for Weber? The #B1G stands...

Duration: 01:05:56

S3E6 – National Preview

S3E6 – National Preview #BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes Can Washington repeat as Pac12 Champs? Is USC… actually… finally… back? Can Rosen and UCLA finally live up to the hype? Can Oklahoma contend nationally w/o Stoops? Can Herman fix UT… how quickly? Is Baylor fixable? Bama is juggernaut Who wins the SEC-East… does it even matter? Bama V FSU… we overwhelmingly favor one Is the ACC the nation’s best conference? What is Clemson w/o Watson at QB? Lots of...

Duration: 01:07:38

S3E5 – Wilson Effect

S3E5 – Wilson Effect Position Battle updates, position battle winners Is Weber really 100%? Can Dobbins really supplant Weber? Has Austin Mack put it together? Arnett is CB2. What does that mean for Sheffield? What Burrow’s injury means for him, long term. Can Sprinkle be the next big thing for #OhioState? Who will start at Safety & WR-Z? “Blue” chooses Scarlet & Gray Know Your Enemy: Indiana Hoosiers The Kevin Wilson Effect… Will #OhioState roll IU? The two big “ifs” Indiana...

Duration: 01:13:51

S3E4 - #B1G Preview

Black Stripe Updates Splitting touches with Weber, Dobbins & McCall Ryan Day’s effect on JTB JTB + Confidence = ? Will Purdue win a game out of conference? Most underrated team in the #B1G? Jared rows the Minnesota boat Northwestern returns a lot… does it matter? Can Nebraska win the B1G West? Can Iowa win, or even make, a bowl this year? Wisconsin, undefeated in regular season? Better season… MSU or Indiana? Overrated: Michigan and their 5 returning starters Can Penn State...

Duration: 01:17:05

S3E3 – Hype Train

Is Mike Weber a homerun hitter? Who is this year’s breakout defensive player? What are you doing Zeke? #OhioState loses a DLine recruit Updates on a pair of 2018 WR targets An #OhioState DLineman, suspended Let’s ask it again, who is the QB2? What to expect from Prince this year. Pryor sheds his black stripe, but will he play? Can Dobbins & Young live up to the hype? Jared makes a declaration on McCall Can Martell crack the 3-deep? Too much hope on Dixon’s shoulders? What will...

Duration: 01:14:07

S3E2 - Roses

THE BUCKEYE SLOOPCAST S3E2 - Roses #OhioState adds a Linebacker to the 2018 class Add one defensive recruit… loss another? #Buckeyes open their 2019 class with a #Boom Doug Nester, best HS player to ever come from WV… sorta McCall with the ball, any means necessary How Much JK Dobbins will we see this year? Dobbins losses the #BlackStripe… who’s next? Does speed help JTB… the offensive line? What’s to be expected from the freshmen WRs? A case for putting a freshman at...

Duration: 01:03:03

S3E1 – In the Air

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState S3E1 – In the Air Football is in air, change is in the air $10 (or more) = SLOOPCAST SWAG BAG Another Hooker Brother coming to #OhioState #B1G Media Day review and Fall Camp preview Experience is the difference 2016 vs 17 Do Wilson & Day fix all of JTB’s struggles? Can JTB surpass his freshman season? Seven player battle for RG? Who wins? Is 2017 the year of the TE at #OhioState? Is Denzel Ward the next great #OhioState CB? Kendall Sheffield...

Duration: 01:05:40

132 - #FNL17 in Review

132 - #FNL17 in Review Just how good is Jeremy Ruckert? Jackson Carman & Jalen Gill attend #FNL17 Is JTB’s wrist ok? Spoiler: yes Could #OhioState’s DLine class be an all-timer? Can #OhioState take all these DLineman? Current #OhioState commit maybe flipping? Kyle lays the smack down on Jared Can #OhioState land 2018’s #2 DT? The common thread in #OhioState’s worst losses FLIP WATCH: Emory Jones, but for real this time No commitments at #FNL17. Surprised? THE Scarlet&Gray win...

Duration: 01:02:17

131– #OhioState Recruiting Special

131– #OhioState Recruiting Special #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes #BuckeyeNation Jeremy Ruckert, newest #Buckeye? Yes, we talk Basketball now Has #OhioState ever had a player like Ruckert? Friday Night Lights preview! #FNL17 Reminder: Mispronouncing names is a #SloopCast tradition Will one or more players commit during #FNL17? Two 2018 WRs we expect to join #OhioState Is the clock running on Micah Parsons? #FNL17: The 2019 QB to keep an eye on Any decommitment concern around...

Duration: 01:06:16

130 – Ohio State #1

130 – Ohio State #1 Are there any actual Golden State fans? Keeping an eye on, #1, Jackson Carman Could #OhioState land 2018’s #1 TE? #OhioState will retake #1 in recruiting rankings How Urban makes FNL the #1 camp BBall: #OhioState, #1 in B1G recruiting Jared don’t know how BBall recruiting works Let’s get naked #OhioState, #1 at internet videos #OhioState, #1 to play school and Football Artist: Friday Giants Song: Catch Me If You Can Album: Twenty...

Duration: 00:45:55

Episode 129 – The Boys of Matta

Episode 129 – The Boys of Matta #OhioState sends 8 to #TheOpening Friendly 40 fingers What’s with the Weber hate? The bouncing fortunes of #OhioState BBall Goodwin de-commits… any chance he recommits? Does anyone… ever… recommit? A pair of BBall #Buckeyes leave the team The Boys of Matta The nation’s best RB chooses… Coach Coombs upgrades the business card Zeke tops all RBs in #NFL100 Remember to vote for Kyle Snyder #ESPY One last loss for #JoePa Artist: Soul...

Duration: 00:54:13

Episode 128 - Music Special #1

Welcome to The Sloopcast Music special #1, exclusively featuring music The Buckeye State. Track Listing: The Black Keys -- Little Black Submarines Forest & The Evergreens -- Lady The Werks -- Into The Moss MotherFolk -- Salt Lake City Lydia Loveless -- Longer John Patrick & The Outside Voices -- Terrible Feeling Old Hundred -- Casey The Afgan Whigs -- Turn on the Water Cloud Nothings -- No Future / No Past The Dopamines -- The King of Swilling Powers, Pt. I, II, III Hells...

Duration: 01:05:50

Episode 127 - Hope in Holtmann

Episode 127 - Hope in Holtmann The key thing Holtmann brings to #OhioState Urban’s influence on the BBall staff Holtmann dropping suspensions early Could Kyle Young follow Holtmann from Butler? Fair expectations for #OhioState BBall this year? Can #OhioState BBall, at least, be fun this year? Is Master Teague better than advertised? What Teague’s commitment says about Zamir White? 4*, 2-way lineman Matthew Jones chooses #OhioState #OhioState officially has #1 2018 class How...

Duration: 01:00:56

Episode – 126 Matta Matters

Episode – 126 Matta Matters We celebrate Matta Why change was needed How prestigious is the #OhioState job? Matta’s legacy, in names & numbers Matta’s best NBA’er? Did waiting to move on cost #OhioState? How Holtmann can succeed early We talking recruiting, basketball, recruiting How perception shaped Matta’s reality Money, also, matters Bob Stoops out… wait… what? Stoops offers no reason, so we speculate Artist: Cloud Nothings Song: Modern Act Album: Life Without...

Duration: 00:54:59

Episode 125 –How Many RTs?

Episode 125 –How Many RTs? #OhioState adds two 4* defenders How Many DEs will #OhioState take in 2018? Will Chatfield play DE at #OhioState? A top 2018 safety makes his decision Should #OhioState hold out hope for 2018’s top RB? Will Emory Jones flip? No, and please stop asking Early betting odds for #OhioState’s big games Bigger threat in 2017, PSU or UM? #OhioState LAX falls one game short What the hell is happening in Cinci? ESPN cuts to affect College GameDay? More...

Duration: 00:45:09

Episode 124 – Irreplaceable

Episode 124 – Irreplaceable No new news is a known-known #OhioState lands Ohio’s best LB #OhioState in exclusive recruiting company Can #OhioState get another 4-Star LB commit? 3 #Buckeyes prospects set June announcements We attempt to predict #OhioState’s next 10 commits Can #OhioState seal up Ohio’s top5? Why Cinci is primed to clean up Ohio recruiting Buckeyes in primetime, but Fridays? Who is #OhioState’s most irreplaceable player? Who is the most irreplaceable...

Duration: 00:46:49

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