NCAAF podcast with Michelle Richardson: Boise State the pride of the MW with 30-19 win; Badgers’ first half clobbers Wolverines; plus more

photo from Boise State’s defense holds Air Force on a fourth-and-1 play in the fourth quarter Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Albertsons Stadium in Boise. Defensive linemen Sonatane Lui and David Moa were credited with the stop.

On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:

#1 Boise State left little doubt in their game against Air Force 30-19, Boise State quarterback Hank Backmeier threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns for the win. Boise State improved their perfect record to 4-0.

#2 The Wisconsin Badgers #13 defeated the Michigan Wolverines #11 35-14. It was the Badgers who wasted no time jumping way ahead of Michigan 28-0 in the first half. The Badgers quarterback Jack Coan threw for 128 yards, while running back Jonathan Taylor scored twice and ran 203 yards.

#3 The Florida Gators (3-0) just ran all day over the Tennessee Vols (1-2) all day 34-3. The game wasn’t even close and Gators quarterback Kyle Trask threw for 298 and two touchdowns. The Gators are going places.

Michelle does the NCAAF podcast each Sunday at

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Joey Friedman: Cardinal get roughed up in the Bahamas in Battle 4 Atlantis tournament

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On the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Joey:

#1 Wisconsin Badgers (5-0) held off a Stanford Cardinal (2-3) comeback on Wednesday as Wisconsin got a convincing 62-42 win in the first game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

#2 Ethan Happ led the Badgers with 16 points and 12 rebounds, Nate Reuvers blocked 9 Cardinal shots, and Wisconsin earned a semifinal date with Oklahoma (4-1) on Thanksgiving Day.

#3 Wisconsin did not score a single 3-pointer until the final minute.  Stanford, meanwhile, fared much worse, hitting 27 percent from the field – 11 percent behind the 3-point arc (2 of 18). Happ did the job defensively, holding KZ Okpala to 2-of-12 field goal shooting and 11 points, well short of the 22.7 points per game he was averaging.

#4 The Cardinal struggled with the Florida Gators (3-2) on Thanksgiving, dropping behind the Gators at the half, traveling to the Bahamas and playing Wisconsin and Florida and struggling against both. Was it a matter of both teams dominating Stanford or was it the travel, time difference and exhaustion for the Cardinal?

Joey does the Cardinal podcasts each Friday at

Florida routs the Cardinal 72-49 in Battle 4 Atlantis consolation round

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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

Florida hammered Stanford 72-49 Thursday in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Imperial Arena in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Stanford will play Middle Tennessee in the seventh-place game at 7 p.m. on Friday. Middle Tennessee suffered an 84-53 loss to Butler.

Cormac Ryan 12 points on 4 of 9 3-pointers to lead the Cardinal (2-3) as their only double-figure scorer. Josh Sharma and Bryce Willis scored six points each, followed by KZ Okpala and Marcus Sheffield with five points each as Stanford struggled offensively all day.

Sharma was Stanford’s top rebounder with five.

Deaundrae Ballard popped in a career-high 19 points to lead the Gators (3-2), followed by KeVaughn Allen with 13 points and 11 by Noah Locke, as Florida rebounded from an opening-round loss to Oklahoma.

Kevarrius Hayes led the Gators with eight rebounds and Keyontae Johnson was next with seven.

The Gators shot 52 percent against Stanford, including 7 of 15 from 3-point range. Florida held a 32-13 halftime lead after holding the Cardinal to 5 of 23 field goal shooting and forcing 13 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.