Champions Of The West

Sinopse

Three 20-something Michigan graduates chat weekly about Men's Basketball and Football happenings, our experiences traveling and following the team, and anything else that comes up along the way.

Episódios

  • Harbaughs Harumph amp Basketball is Back

    Harbaugh's Harumph & Basketball is Back

    18/11/2020 Duração: 54min

    In this episode, we try to understand what has gone wrong with the Michigan program (0:30)  what happens if Michigan loses this week to Rutgers (6:30),  who could possibly replace Jim Harbaugh (11:45), and the two Big Ten "semi-finals" (14:30). We then jump to basketball (17:30), where we go position by position on the roster (19:45) and make a rotation prediction (47:00).

  • Joe Milton is Our Savior

    Joe Milton is Our Savior

    28/10/2020 Duração: 39min

    In this episode, we break down the Minnesota game on offense (2:30) and defense (8:15). We take a peak at the rest of the Big Ten (12:00), look at the national landscape (19:00) and preview the Michigan State game (25:45), and make predictions (32:45).

  • All Aboard The Joe Milton Hype Train

    All Aboard The Joe Milton Hype Train

    21/10/2020 Duração: 41min

    In this (long-overdue) episode, we cover everything Michigan football. First, we start with the Big Ten's decision to reverse course and agree to play (4:00), break down Michigan's offense (7:45), defense (16:10), a quick nod to special teams (22:30), look at Michigan's schedule, make predictions (23:50) and predict the Minnesota game (34:45).

  • Josh Christopher Hasnt Committed, Michigans Roster Outlook and Life in Quarantine

    Josh Christopher Hasn't Committed, Michigan's Roster Outlook and Life in Quarantine

    14/04/2020 Duração: 44min

    In this episode we discuss the end of Michigan's season (4:30), David DeJulius' transfer (10:30), Colin Castleton's departure (14:15), the doomsday scenario (18:00), the state of recruiting (20:00), Isaiah Livers' decision (23:00), Mike Smith's grad transfer (28:00), our predictions for Michigan's starting lineup for Game 1 (34:15), most improved player (39:00) and a field hockey shoutout (43:00).

  • Surviving Zavier Simpsons Suspension and Michigan Mangles MSG

    Surviving Zavier Simpson's Suspension and Michigan Mangles MSG

    04/02/2020 Duração: 51min

    In this episode we talk about Michigan's last four games, including losses to Penn State and Illinois (2:45), wins over Nebraska and Rutgers (9:30), discussing Michigan's rotation (23:30), previewing Ohio State and Michigan State (28:45),  make stuff up about Indiana and Northwestern (37:00), and make predictions for the next two weeks (41:00). 

  • Michigan Basketball Needs a Livers Transplant (and New Recruits)

    Michigan Basketball Needs a Livers Transplant (and New Recruits)

    22/01/2020 Duração: 43min

    In this episode we discuss life without Isaiah Livers, including games the last three weeks against Purdue, Minnesota and Iowa (2:30), Michigan's defensive struggles (8:00). We then preview Michigan's games against Lamar Stevens and Penn State (14:45), a red-hot Illinois (19:15), a trap game at Nebraska (26:00), and an MSG game against the darlings of the Big Ten (29:00), and discuss Michigan's newest recruits (37:30). 

  • We Dont Want Bama or Michigan State

    We Don't Want 'Bama or Michigan State

    07/01/2020 Duração: 40min

    In this episode we get into Michigan’s loss to Alabama (1:00), football attrition and players added after this season (9:30), Michigan basketball the last two weeks including an adventurous rotation against Michigan State (15:00), and we make predictions for Michigan's schedule the next two weeks (30:15). Also, Nick has a fully baked idea (38:00).

  • The Boys Are Back! And Michigan Basketball Keeps Taking Years Off Our Life

    The Boys Are Back! And Michigan Basketball Keeps Taking Years Off Our Life

    16/12/2019 Duração: 37min

    In this episode we recap the Michigan football season, including an eighth consecutive loss to Ohio State, whether Michigan's expectations every season are too high and how Michigan matches up with Alabama. On the hardwood, we talk about Michigan's rollercoaster start to the season, including the wild Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, the heartbreaking loss to Oregon, the current and future rotation, Franz Wagner, and expectations for the rest of the season. 

  • Football is Back! Expectations Are Sky High, What Could Go Wrong?

    Football is Back! Expectations Are Sky High, What Could Go Wrong?

    26/08/2019 Duração: 01h06min

    In this episode we cover the entire Michigan football landscape, starting with the offense (3:00), the defense (19:00), and special teams (28:45). We dive into prop bets (32:00), break down Michigan’s schedule and predict win totals (42:45), talk about the Big Ten (54:00) and talk about our picks for Week 1 (56:00). Also, big news. We’re a Taylor Swift podcast now.

  • A Busy Michigan Summer with Franz amp Juwan in Ann Arbor

    A Busy Michigan Summer with Franz & Juwan in Ann Arbor

    11/07/2019 Duração: 38min

    In this episode we catch up on all things we missed this summer, including Michigan's signing of Franz Wagner (3:00), how he fits in with the rest of the roster (7:30), how Iggy and Jordan Poole are faring in Summer League (11:00), Juwan Howard's new recruiting philosophy (15:30), the Shea Patterson saga (25:45), the Michigan running back debacle (28:15), the position group we're most nervous about (31:15), and odds and ends (35:00). 

  • The Basketball Season is Over (Mostly) and Michigan Football is Fun Again

    The Basketball Season is Over (Mostly) and Michigan Football is Fun Again

    16/04/2019 Duração: 37min

    In this episode we break down the end of Michigan's season in a disappointing loss to Texas Tech (1:00), the Wolverines' top three scorers declaring for the NBA Draft (4:15), Michigan's foray into the grad transfer and late-recruit market with Franz Wagner, Justin Pierce and Lester Quinones (12:45) and Sean explains the new offensive football wrinkles under new offensive coordinator Josh Gattis (28:30).

  • All Aboard the Isaiah Livers Fan Club Plus Sweet 16 Preview amp Predictions

    All Aboard the Isaiah Livers Fan Club Plus Sweet 16 Preview & Predictions

    27/03/2019 Duração: 54min

    In this episode we discuss the opening weekend featuring Duke and UCF (3:15), preview Duke, MSU, Virginia Tech and LSU in the East (9:00), discuss Michigan's first two games, preview the game against Texas Tech and potential game against Gonzaga or FSU (18:00), preview Virginia's favorable path in the South against Oregon, Tennessee or Purdue (39:00), UNC's dominant start in the Midwest with Nassir Little, and games against Auburn, Houston (ha Jordan Poole) or Kentucky (45:00).  

  • Big Ten Tournament Recap amp NCAA Tournament Preview amp Predictions

    Big Ten Tournament Recap & NCAA Tournament Preview & Predictions

    20/03/2019 Duração: 01h08min

    In this episode, we discuss Michigan's undoing at the Big Ten Tournament (3:00), Zion's terror in the East (10:00), Gonzaga, Michigan and Buffalo look to advance in the West (24:30), can Virginia shake the cobwebs in the South with Villanova (42:15), and UNC's electric offense leads the Midwest region (54:45). 

  • Sparta Remains Our Sworn Enemy and Big Ten Tournament Preview with Eric Shapiro

    Sparta Remains Our Sworn Enemy and Big Ten Tournament Preview with Eric Shapiro

    12/03/2019 Duração: 50min

    In this episode we break down Michigan's second half stumble against Michigan State (2:30), how Michigan can solve those problems against similar teams (9:00), Big Ten Tournament preview (14:00), predictions for the semifinals and finals (19:30), Big Ten end of season awards and snubs (27:00), what do to with Charles Matthews and Isaiah Livers (32:45), teams we think match up poorly with Michigan (39:45), and teams we think are overlooked that can make a run in the NCAA Tournament (44:30). 

  • Well Build the Castle(ton) if You Save Our Livers

    We'll Build the Castle(ton) if You Save Our Livers

    05/03/2019 Duração: 51min

    In this episode we discuss Michigan's thrashing of Nebraska while professing our love for Colin Castleton (3:15), Zavier Simpson's hook shot masterpiece against Maryland (8:00), Michigan's rotation moving forward (17:30), potential NBA attrition (25:45), previewing Michigan and MSU on Saturday night (29:45), predictions for the game (39:00) and Big Ten Tournament possibilities (45:15).

  • A Tragedy amp Comedy, Charles Matthews is Back and MSU Part I

    A Tragedy & Comedy, Charles Matthews is Back and MSU Part I

    21/02/2019 Duração: 38min

    In this episode we discuss Michigan's ugly loss to Penn State and John Beilein's ejection (2:45), another defensive masterpiece against Maryland (7:00), the Minnesota rematch at the Barn (20:00), the first Michigan-MSU game of the season (24:45) and predictions for both games (30:30).

  • Zavier Simpson is Our Diminutive King and Were All in Foul Trouble

    Zavier Simpson is Our Diminutive King and We're All in Foul Trouble

    05/02/2019 Duração: 38min

    In this episode we break down Zavier Simpson's brilliant performance in Michigan's win over Ohio State (3:45), the Big Ten West clunker in Iowa City (8:00), Michigan ventures to New Jersey to play suddenly-resurgent Rutgers (16:20), Wisconsin comes to Ann Arbor in a rematch (21:45) and how many wins take the Big Ten and give teams a chance at a #1 seed (35:30). 

  • Lockdown Defense and Mid-Season Awards with Eric Shapiro

    Lockdown Defense and Mid-Season Awards with Eric Shapiro

    29/01/2019 Duração: 51min

    In this episode we chat with special guest Eric Shapiro about his start making basketball videos on Twitter (3:00), how he  gained traction amongst the Michigan fanbase (6:30), his writing process and articles on UM Hoops (10:00), recap the game against Indiana (11:30), the Player of the Year in the Big Ten so far (19:45), round out our all Big Ten team (24:30), the Defensive Player of the Year (29:00), the Big Ten Freshman of the Year (31:15), preview the OSU game on Tuesday (34:30) and give predictions against OSU and Iowa (44:15).

  • Zavier Simpson is Our Jump Shooter and Ethan Happ Never Learned

    Zavier Simpson is Our Jump Shooter and Ethan Happ Never Learned

    16/01/2019 Duração: 34min

    In this episode we discuss Michigan's newest football coach Josh Gattis (2:45), Michigan's wins over Illinois and Northwestern this week (10:00), is Michigan's undefeated record due to a weak schedule (17:00), preview the game against Wisconsin (22:00), and give predictions for the game (29:45).

  • This is a Brandon Johns Podcast and No OSU Football Coaches Allowed

    This is a Brandon Johns Podcast and No OSU Football Coaches Allowed

    09/01/2019 Duração: 44min

    In this episode we discuss Michigan's disappearing act against Florida in the Peach Bowl (2:00), the Wolverines' success on the recruiting trail in conjunction with two coaches leaving for OSU (8:00), the College Football Playoff and how Michigan can compete going forward (14:00), discussing Michigan's last four basketball games (24:30), we gush over Jordan Poole and Isaiah Livers (31:00), how many wins to win the Big Ten (35:00) and Michigan's upcoming games against Illinois and Northwestern (38:30).

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