Dana & Victory Podcast
Summary: Go inside the locker rooms at the Cintas Center with this Xavier basketball insider podcast from MusketeerReport.com.
Dan, The Legend Brian Snow, and Rick discuss why Xavier has struggled so much this year. They also talk about the top teams in the Big East and Xavier's recruiting efforts.
Dan and The Legend Brian Snow join Rick to preview the Crosstown Shootout.
"The Legend" Brian Snow and Dan join Rick to preview Xavier's 2018-19 season. The guys start by talking about takeaways from the win over IUPUI before getting into Twitter questions about this year's team and the Big East conference. Finally, they predict Xavier's record by playing the win-loss game and wrap the podcast by talking about former Xavier players' names being brought up in relation to the NCAA cheating scandal.
Rick is joined by The Legend Brian Snow from inside the Cintas Center for Xavier Media Day. After Brian and Rick discuss current Xavier topics, including KyKy Tandy's commitment and the Musketeers' secret scrimmage against Ohio State, Rick sits down for brief conversations with Naji Marshall, Paul Scruggs, Zach Hankins, and Kyle Castlin.
Dan and Rick are joined by Xavier Athletic Director Greg Christopher and Hall-of-Famers Andy MacWilliams and Joe Sunderman LIVE from Dana Gardens to preview Xavier's 2018-19 season.
Rick is joined by Xavier Associate Athletic Director Mario Mercurio to talk about his decision to stay at Xavier over going to Louisville, what makes Travis Steele a good coach, playing Wisconsin again in the Gavitt Games, a possible Ohio Classic, XU's next exempt events, an overseas trip scheduled for next summer, other scheduling notes, Cintas upgrades on the horizon, various jersey and Nike brand deal topics, and more.
Rick is joined by new Enquirer beat writer Adam Baum on this edition of the podcast. The guys talk about Baum's history as a writer, how he got started in sports journalism, what types of stories he likes to tell, and his plans for future content. Then, they get into breaking down the first week-plus of practice, with takes on the new coaching staff and all the players.
Dan, "The Legend" Brian Snow, and Rick discuss Dahmir Bishop's commitment to Xavier, what's next in the 2019 class with thoughts on the two remaining priority targets, the key to XU's success on the recruiting trail, a look ahead at names to watch in the 2020 recruiting class, the release of the full 2018-19 schedule, and more.
The Legend Brian Snow joins Rick to discuss a wild week of Xavier recruiting news. They talk about Zach Freemantle's commitment and why he rose 44 spots in the 2019 Top 247 national rankings. They also touch on King's decommitment and how it impacts the rest of the 2019 class. Staying on the subject of 2019 recruiting the guys discuss the recruitments of Robbie Beran, Tray Jackson, Harlond Beverly, Brandon Newman, Dahmir Bishop, Jalen Gaffney, Dieonte Miles, and Robert Jones. They wrap up the show by showing the NCAA some love (believe it or not) for switching from the RPI to a new metric as the main data point when sorting team sheets for the NCAA tournament selection committee.
Rick and The Legend Brian Snow discuss Xavier's two new commitments, Daniel Ramsey and Dwon Odom. They talk about the job Jonas Hayes and the entire staff have done on the recruiting trail and the hiring of Dante Jackson. They also discuss what's next for the Musketeers' 2019 class. Included in the conversation are updates on visitors coming to XU and recruiting takes on top targets such as Harlond Beverly, Armaan Franklin, Brandon Newman, Zach Freemantle, Tray Jackson, and David Johnson. Finally, the guys wrap up by sharing conversations they've had about the current Xavier team's workouts.
Dan and Rick are joined by Xavier head coach Travis Steele and former center Matt Stainbrook. They talk about Steele passing on previous opportunities to become a head coach, his first few months on the job, what stood out about Jonas Hayes and Ben Johnson, his favorite Xavier moments, Kaiser Gates' decision to hire an agent, a look at the current team and signed grad transfers, his plans to add more players for next year's roster, what he values on the recruiting trail above all else, and plenty more. Plus, he does a Q&A session with the fans in attendance. Stainbrook joins the show to discuss his career overseas, plans for the future, his memorable Xavier moments, the toughest road venue in the Big East, the NBA workout process, the biggest difference between Chris Mack and Travis Steele as head coaches, and more. He also does a Q&A session.
Dan, Rick, & The Legend Brian Snow talk about Kaiser Gates' departure and the impact on next year's roster, the final assistant coaching position, the non-conference schedule, Elias King's commitment, 2019 recruiting, and some bachelor party talk.
Rick is joined by Xavier's newest assistant coaches Ben Johnson and Jonas Hayes. The guys talk about what made them come to Xavier, what their thoughts of Travis Steele were before coming to work for him, insights on their recruiting strategies, and more.
Dan, Rick, & The Legend Brian Snow discuss Travis Steele's first week on the job as head coach at Xavier. So far, Steele has landed commitments from three graduate transfers - Zach Hankins, Kyle Castlin, and Ryan Welage. He's also hired two assistant coaches in Jonas Hayes from Georgia and Ben Johnson from Minnesota. The guys discuss those new additions, what's next, early expectations for 2018-19, and a look ahead at 2019 recruiting.
Dan, Rick, & The Legend Brian Snow discuss Travis Steele being named as the new head coach at Xavier. They talk about the hiring process, the differences between Chris Mack and Steele, what Steele will be looking for when hiring assistants, next year's roster, and more.