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The Harbingers: Bill Friedman

The Harbingers, a new podcast series from Ball State Sports Link, takes a look at the giants in the industry who have come before us, and what we can learn from them.

In the first episode, Matt Craig sits down with Bill Friedman. Friedman is a coordinating producer for the Big Ten Network, overseeing its signature series, “The Journey.” The two talk about his personal journey as well as the future of the sports media field.

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Aaron Taylor: Rap-letics

Influence from the mainstream media is nothing new in athletics. Today more than ever Hip Hop culture is transcending the lines of the athletic playing fields.

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Ball Hogs: The Final Show!!

To all the Ball Hogs out there, it’s been a heck of a year. With the semester ending, it’s time for the last episode of the Ball Hogs podcast. It’s been a lot of fun debating all of the topics, both serious and petty, with all of you out there!

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Ball Hogs: Should Refs Get Fined for Blown Calls?

If you’ve ever played basketball, or even watched basketball, you’ve undoubtedly disagreed with some calls the referees made. In this year’s NBA Playoffs, the criticism of the officiating has gone public. The guys are here with ways to improve the system, and the motivation behind flopping and arguing.

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Ball Hogs: The People vs. John Stockton

In the most anticipated Ball Hogs podcast of the year, John Stockton takes the stand to defend his ability to play in today’s NBA. Albert Jennings of the Ball State Golf team comes on as a second prosecuting attorney, as he and Ken try to make the case that Stockton wouldn’t be able to play at all in the NBA in 2016.

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Chirpies, Masters, Race, and More with Albert Jennings

Sports Link’s Matt Craig sits down with Albert Jennings of the Ball State Golf team and host of the 2016 Chirpies. Topics include Albert’s Obama impersonation (6:10), reactions to this past weekend’s Masters (9:00), if Tiger could ever make a comeback (30:13), appealing golf to the under-25 generation (32:38), issues of race in golf and other sports (38:53), meeting Steph Curry (47:38), and finally NBA hot takes (50:25).

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Ball Hogs: Throw Out the Record Book! It’s Heat Check Time

With the Warriors on the doorstep of a 73-9 record, breaking what was once considered an unbreakable record set by the immortal 95-96 Bulls, it’s time to take a look around at other NBA records. Some are impossible to break, but others could be broken in the near future. Also, a comprehensive guide to the heat check and the power within.

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Ball Hogs: The Greatest Signature Shoes of All Time, and Why

No one can deny the importance of sneakers in basketball history. But in 2016, the market for basketball shoes is saturated. Has it gone to far? The guys look at the best and worst shoes of past and present, and what’s right and wrong with the sneaker industry.

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