NCAAF podcast with Michelle Richardson: Michigan gets by Penn State; New Mexico St gets clobbered by Alabama; Cincinnati stays perfect

Michigan Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara gets a pass away in front of  Penn State defensive end Arnold Ebiketie (17) on Sat Nov 13, 2021 at Penn State (AP News photo)

On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:

#1 No.6 Michigan Wolverines (9-1) keep rolling this time they bested the Penn State (6-4) Nittany Lions 21-17.Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara was 19-29 for 217 yards, and three touchdowns. Good defense by the Wolverines held the Nittany Lions to two field goals in the first half while they scored a touchdown in each of the second, third, and fourth quarters.

#2 There was no mercy rule for the New Mexico State Aggies (1-9) who got crushed by the Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1) 59-3. The Aggies only bright spot in this one was they were able to shutout Alabama in the third quarter. The Crimson Tide used four passers in the game. Starter Bryce Young went 21-23 for 270 yards and five touchdowns.

#3 The No.5 Cincinnati Bearcats (10-0) maintained their perfect record taking to the South Florida Bulls (2-8) 45-28. The Bearcats kept pouring it on with 17 points in the second quarter and 14 points in the fourth quarter. Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder went 31-39 for 304 yards and two touchdowns.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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March Madness podcast with Michelle Richardson: Baylor advances after win over Villanova; Arkansas advances with win over Oral Roberts; Lady Bears hang on to beat Michigan

Baylor Bears guard Davion Mitchell (45) is jubilant and celebrates with Adam Flagler (right) after defeating the Villanova Wildcats at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis (AP News photo)

On the March Madness podcast with Michelle:

#1 The Baylor Bears (25-2) advanced for another round with a 62-51 against the Villanova Wildcats (18-7). The Wildcats had a 30-23 first half lead. The Bears came back in the second half with a 39-21 for the win. The Bears top scorer Adam Flager finished with 16 points.

#2 In a razor close game the Arkansas Razorbacks (21-5) clipped the Oral Robets Eagles (18-11) 72-70 on Saturday. The Eagles had a 35-28 lead after the first half but the Razorbacks came right back with a 44-35 second half. The Razorbacks guard Jalen Tate led all scorers with 22 points.

#3 The No.6 Michigan Wolverines women (16-6) lost a tough one to the No.2 Baylor Lady Bears (28-2) the Bears NaLssya Smith was the top scorer with 24 points. The Lady Bears led in every frame but the Wolverines tried to make a come back in the fourth quarter but fell three points short 78-75.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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NCAA podcast with Michelle Richardson: Clemson rocks the Gamecocks, Tigers stay perfect at 12-0; Harbaugh having tough time Wolves lose to Ohio State; plus more

photo from file photo: Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence calls out the audibles against Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl in 2018.

On the NCAA podcast with Michelle Richardson:

#1 The Clemson Tigers (12-0) didn’t hold back in this one on Saturday taking out the South Carolina Gamecocks and early with a 38-3 win. Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw 26 for 36 for 295 yards and three touchdowns.

#2 What will become of the Michigan Wolverines (9-3) head coach Jim Harbaugh? The Wolves took a tough loss in a landslide 56-27 getting knocked by the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes scored two touchdowns in each of their four quarters.

#3 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1) Jake Fromm went 14-29 and threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns in the Bulldogs laugher over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 52-7. The Yellow Jackets avoided getting shutout when Brian Herrien rushed for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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NCAAF podcast with Michelle Richardson: Tagovailoa will be out for rest of season; Wolves get big win over MSU; Penn State goes over Indiana

espn photo: Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is carted off the field after getting a dislocated hip and a bloody nose. Tagovailoa will be out for the rest of the season.

On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:

#1 The Alabama Crimson Tide’s Tua Tagovailoa will be out for the rest of the season due to a dislocated hip and he got a bloody nose in the Tide’s game with Mississippi State. Alabama won it 38-7. What will the loss of Tagovailoa mean for the Crimson Tide?

#2 Penn State picked a big win over the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday with a 34-27 win. The Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford threw for 178 yards, 11-23 and one touchdown.

#3 Michigan improved to 8-2 with a 44-10 win over Michigan State and the Wolverines quarterback Sean Patterson threw for 384 yards, 24-33, and four touchdowns.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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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.

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Busted Brackets Podcast Episode 2 March 27, 2017: The Sweet 16!




Your hosts: Vasu Vaddiparty & Charlie O

  • What does your bracket look like?

  • Who is the surprise team in the Sweet 16?

  • Is this truly a “chalk” tournament?

  • Can we expect any upsets in the Sweet 16?

  • If you are investing, who should you put your money on?

  • Who will make the Final Four?

  • Take 30 minutes and let’s talk hoops!

Busted Bracket Podcast Ep. 1 with Vasu Vaddiparty & Charlie O: “listen as we all suffer & celebrate together!



Your hosts: Vasu Vaddiparty and Charlie O

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NCAAB podcast with Michelle Richardson: It’s only two losses, no need for Zags to panic, have lost two straight; Michigan rolls to 11-0; plus Stanford volleyball and Michelle’s Final Thoughts file photo: Tar Heels surround Gonzaga as the Zags are on a two game skid after going 9-0

On the NCAAB podcast with Michelle Richardson:

#1 After back-to-back losses to Tennessee (8-1) and North Carolina (8-2), where does this leave Gonzaga (9-2)?

#2 Michigan now 11-0 after their latest victory over Western Michigan (5-5) 70-62.

#3 Stanford Women’s Volleyball are on a roll and they won eight consecutive matches. Michelle lays down the reason why they’ve had so much success.

#4 Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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NCAAFB podcast with Michelle Richardson: Old Dominion shocked No. 13 Virginia Tech 49-35; Michigan walk-ons carved out own niches; Some teams honored late loved ones

Photo credit: @oxygencdcom

On the NCAAFB podcast with Michelle:

1. The Old Dominion Monarchs shocked the visiting No. 13 Virginia Tech with a 49-35 upset. Old Dominion quarterback Blake LaRussa came off the bench to throw for 495 yards and four touchdowns.

2. So far, 18 walk-ons have taken Michigan in the first two games of the season. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has been pleased with the walk-ons. After all, these guys took the toughest path possible for life-changing opportunities.

3. Once again, college football has proved that it’s more than a game. Iowa State honored the late female golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena (1996-2018) before their game versus Akron, who they defeated 26-13. Also, University of Maryland sported special helmet decals to honor the late offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who was 19 years old and reportedly didn’t get the best care for his heat stroke over the offseason. In addition, four BYU players had jerseys with the last name Kaufusi to honor their paternal grandfather, Petelo Kaufusi, who passed away last week at the age of 79. Seven of Kaufusi’s eight children played college football for BYU or Utah.

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Nik Stauskas meets the press in Sacramento

Image                                             Photo credit: Sports Radio Service

By Charlie O. Mallonee

Nik Stauskas the newest member of the Sacramento Kings met the press on Saturday morning at the Kings’ practice facility. Stauskas was the eighth pick overall in the NBA Draft and was a surprise selection to many of the draft experts who have expressed displeasure with the Kings’ choice.

Stauskas said being drafted started to sink in while traveling to Sacramento. “I think yesterday having a lot of travel I had some time to sit on the plane … I got to take a couple of minutes to sit back and reflect on everything  I’ve been through and the fact that I’m here now. I am extremely happy and excited to get to work.”

Stauskas wanted to make sure the fans in Sacramento know that he is here to improve and play hard. “I want to let people know here that I’m not satisfied with being just a NBA player. Obviously it has been my goal to get here now to this point. Now that I’m here I need to reevaluate things and make new goals. I’m a very motivated kid. I’ve had a chip on my shoulder my entire life and I want to keep it that way because I know that’s what’s going to keep me successful. Just moving forward, I want you guys (the press and fans) to know that I will be giving 150-percent every day to help this team win and help myself be successful as well.”

The press wanted to know more about the chip on Stauskas’ shoulder. “Well the chip on the shoulder started as young kid growing up just outside of Toronto where … no one really pays attention to basketball in Toronto (like) here in the U.S. Now they do because we have a lot of kids coming from there. I feel like I was never recognized and that kind of motivated me to show out and let people know how good I was. That’s been the case my whole life. And even when I got to Michigan my first year, I had players like Trey (Burke) and Tim (Hardaway,Jr.), Glenn Robinson (III). These were projected lottery picks, so I always felt like I had something to prove.

Stauskas wanted to be sure the Sacramento fans know that he is all about basketball. “Basketball is what I love to do. It’s what makes me happy. I hope that people will get the sense when I’m out there and I’m talking a little bit of trash that that’s just me out there having a little fun and enjoying the hard work I’ve put into it.”

Stauskas’ uncle was the person who introduced him to the game. “My uncle was the first one to invite me to play basketball for his club team when I was a young kid. I don’t what it was about the game of basketball, but I just seemed to love it and it made me happy. The more I played the better I got. The better I got the more I wanted to play. It just became a cycle and being a fan of the Toronto Raptors I looked up to bunch of NBA players … just watching them and the lives they live just inspired me to be like them.”

The next question to Stauskas was obvious – who was your favorite Toronto Raptor? “I loved Vince Carter when he was there. I got a chance when I was young to meet him and play with him when I was like nine-years old. That was a huge moment for me because was like god and he couldn’t do any wrong. To meet him, to see him play and to be the face of the franchise was one the things that motivated me to become an NBA player.”

Even though his plane did not arrive in Sacramento until 11:30 PM Friday night, Kings’ fans were there to greet Stauskas as exited the plane. That reception made an impression on the newest King. “Yeah, it’s awesome. I’m so excited to be here in a city where the fans are passionate about the team and supportive. Coming from just outside Toronto where no one really knew who I was and coming to Sacramento – a city I’ve never been to before – and have fans stay up late to welcome me at the airport is a dream come true and really made me feel happy. I want to send a special thank you to everyone who came out and supported me yesterday.”

The Nik Stauskas era has begun in Sacramento. If confidence and drive count (and they do), Stauskas is going to be an exciting addition to the Kings.