Episode 128 - Football 101: Television and College Football

Mark Rudner, Senior Associate Commissioner of Television Administration for the Big Ten Conference, joins the show to educate Rich and Max on the finer points of how television and college football work together. The conversation ranges from when and how kickoff times are established to what the future of televisions sports is in the age of cord cutting. The show is closed with a discussion of the first day of spring practice.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:15 Welcome Mark Rudner from BTN
  • 3:15 How does college football scheduling work?
  • 17:15 How does that change with out of conference games?
  • 19:00 How much input does a school have?
  • 22:45 How has the conference network landscape changed?
  • 27:00 Why has BTN had better market penetration than PAC 12?
  • 30:15 Was BTN's reach better than projected?
  • 33:00 Where is hockey heading?
  • 36:00 Hockey expansion?
  • 37:00 SEC bias?
  • 40:00 When will BTN be on Apple TV?
  • 42:45 What is the next big thing?
  • 44:15 Looking at the next cable deal
  • 51:30 Spring practice is here
  • 52:30 Ryan Ramczyk... Starting LT
  • 54:30 Who are you and what have you done with negative Rich?
  • 56:30 A glimpse at the LB's
  • 58:45 Walker Williams and Arthur Goldberg
  • 1:00:00 Is the only drama at safety?
  • 1:03:30 upcoming schedule
       

Episode 108 - Week 8 Illinois Wrap Up: Max Spends the Day in a Stranger's Windowless Van

Rich and Max break down the Badgers win at Illinois – including the quarterback non-controversy that “developed.” They also talk about how the near-historic rash of injuries to each teams’ players affected the game. Finally, Max shouts out a fan of the show – who wore a BuckAround t-shirt to the game – and the merits of RVs at a tailgate.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 No champagne in the BuckAround
  • 3:15 Max saw a cat in a BuckAround shirt
  • 4:45 Rich plans his Maryland trip
  • 6:30 A new intro?!?
  • 9:30 Down goes Stave...
  • 15:45 What changed when Houston came in?
  • 21:00 An epic post game interview, bro
  • 22:30 Why was Erickson always open?
  • 28:00 Illinois' DL had NFL bodies and NFL abilities
  • 29:45 Was the defense different without Goldberg?
  • 33:00 Rich offers fashion advice... And wants all the kids off his lawn
  • 34:15 Chris Orr saw less time
  • 35:00 Where will Badgers turn without THE Darius Hillary in '16?
  • 40:30 Sahil, who is not going to College Park, wonders if Caputo is having less impact
  • 44:45 UR Players of the Game
  • 51:00 Max's stories from Champaign
       

Episode 68 - Way Too Early Depth Charts: Defensive and Special Teams Edition

Wrapping up what they started last week, Rich and Max take a stab at projecting the 2015 defense. They look at some of the new starters at defensive line and linebacker and agree that the secondary looks very crowded with the potential additions of Tanner McEvoy and Natrell Jamerson, but first take time to examine the significance of how the John Settle hire was rolled out.  

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:30 A series of apologies
  • 4:00 How the University introduced Coach Settle
  • 12:10 The defensive line
  • 22:20 The linebackers
  • 33:00 The defensive backs
  • 44:45 Kicking and punting and returning
  • 50:00 Player acquisition, player development and player deployment... Boom.
  • 56:30 That's a wrap
       

Episode 53 - Week 13: Another Classic at Kinnick

Rich and Max examine the Badgers 26-24 victory at Iowa this past week. They discuss the importance of putting Joel Stave's performance in full context, if Melvin Gordon had a "Heisman Moment", and why the defense struggled in the 2nd half.  They also celebrate the show's growing popularity while reviewing how not to sound like a stalker when sending the show audio feedback.  

       

Episode 48 - The Xs & Os of the Badgers Defense with Space Coyote

With Rich rolling solo this week,  Logan Larson - better known as the Space Coyote - makes his long awaited second appearance on the BuckAround to examine the Badgers on the defensive side of the ball.  He focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of a youthful but athletic defensive line, how the Badgers compensate for a lot of smaller bodies playing at linebacker, and whether or not we are being fair in saying Sojourn Shelton has had a disappointing year thus far.  Logan's first visit over the summer was one of the most popular and his return will not disappoint.

       

Episode 40 - Week 2: Stay Chillin' People

Coming off a solid performance against the Western Illinois Leathernecks, Rich and Max delve into the finer points of the Badgers' 37-3 victory.  They gauge the progress Tanner McEvoy has made as a passer, evaluate Alex Erickson as a receiver, and even sing the praises of the defense.  They even find time for listener mail and play some user submitted feedback from a very special listener!