In the 59th episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede spend two segments on the prep wrestling and girls and boys basketball teams in the Daily Freeman-Journal and Times Republican coverage areas. They also touch on Iowa basketball, LaVar Ball, college football and the NFL playoffs.
In the 58th episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede break down the wrestling match that everyone is talking about between Brody Teske of Fort Dodge and Alex Thomsen of Underwood. In Segment 2, they preview the Hy-Vee Classic that comes up this weekend and weigh in on Iowa, Iowa State and UNI. And in the final segment, it’s all about the bowls, the good and the bad ... but mostly the bad.
In this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede tackle the problems with the recent INA All-State football teams and offer up some suggestions on ways to improve the program. In segment No. 2, the wild weekend in college football is discussed, including Iowa’s win at Nebraska and Iowa State’s controversial loss at Kansas State.
In this installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede look ahead to the state volleyball tournament and look back at the football and cross country seasons of area teams. Segment No. 2 focuses on the new voting policy for the INA all-state football teams, and they wrap it up by discussing Iowa’s surprising rout of Ohio State this past weekend.
In the 55th installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede get you ready for the state football playoffs with analysis on all of the area teams and their first round games. In the second segment, they look back at the 4A state golf tournament and ahead to this weekend’s state cross country meet. They end with chatter about ISU head football coach Matt Campbell and the World Series post Game 1.
In this installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede hit on all the favorite fall topics - prep football, prep golf, Iowa football and the MLB playoffs. In the final segment, we see how well Ross knows his sports movie trivia, and you can play along as well.
With the fall prep football season at the halfway point, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede discuss what's transpired so far and what to expect going forward. In the segment second, they look back at the Cy-Hawk Showdown, and end discussing prep golf, volleyball and cross country.
In this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede dig into the Cy-Hawk rivalry, which resumes this weekend in Ames. But first, they cover prep football - the surprises of the first two weeks of the regular season and what to expect going forward.
In the 51st episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede preview the upcoming 2017 Iowa prep football season. Area teams are covered, as are the six classes.
In the 50th episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede preview the state softball tournament, which gets underway today from Fort Dodge. They also delve into prep baseball as it finishes its run-up to state this week, and then Major League Baseball.
In this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, Times-Republican Assistant Sports Editor Stephen Koenigsfeld pitch hits for Ross Thede to discuss the upcoming state track and field meet, which will be held this week at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Host Troy Banning and Koenigsfeld go over the meet in detail, talking about area qualifiers and who they expect to star at the meet. In the third segment, they talk boys golf, as area teams get set for district meets.
In this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede talk plenty of Iowa and Iowa State athletics. In segment one, Iowa State's wrestling program is the subject, as the hiring of the new staff is dissected. Segment No. 2 is all about Iowa football and its perceived weak schedule. What can the Hawkeyes do to bolster their national profile? Is keeping Iowa State on the schedule a good move? And in segment three, Michael McBride's upcoming UFC fight is discussed, as are the Times Republican basketball players of the year.
In the 47th episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede put the finishing touches on the prep boys' basketball season and talk about new Mr. Basketball, Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior Joe Smoldt, as well as the rest of the INA all-state teams. Next up is a look at the men's NCAA Tournament bracket - how does Iowa State's road look? What teams do they think will reach the Final Four? And, finally, a conversation on Iowa's season and appearance in the NIT, as well as a quick conversation about the women's NCAA Tournament bracket.
In this episode of the 3 Up 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede dissect the Class 2A Substate 6 boys' basketball game between South Hamilton and East Marshall. South Hamilton prevailed in a nail-biter, 53-51, to move on to the state tournament for the second time in four years. In the second segment, we go back a week to the state wrestling tournament for a recap. And in segment No. 3, the Marshalltown boys' bowling team takes second at state and a look ahead to the girls' state basketball tournament is on the menu.
In the 45th installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, it's once again time to preview the 2017 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament. Hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede take it class by class, starting with 3A, followed by 2A and then 1A. Each of the area state qualifiers are discussed, as are the team races in each of the classes.
On this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede continue to discuss the new media policies that have been put into place by the IHSAA for the upcoming state wrestling tournament. What has changed or what new information has come out since the guidelines were first brought to the public two weeks ago? Listen here to find out. And in the second and final segment, the future of Iowa State wrestling is discussed, as are the basketball seasons for ISU and Iowa.
In the 43rd installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede have got the winter prep sports blanketed. The first segment gets you caught up on the wrestling scene and basketball is discussed in the second segment. For the third segment, Banning and Thede talk about new media restrictions for boys' prep state tournaments that concern them and just may concern you, too, if you were made aware of them.
In this final 3 Up 3 Down podcast of 2016, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede discuss the year that was. They count down the top five stories in each both their coverage areas at the Webster City Daily Freeman-Journal and the Marshalltown Times Republican. Hopefully you'll enjoy this walk down memory lane.
In this special installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede get you ready for the Iowa high school state football championship games with interviews with two of the coaches that will be involved. In the first segment, Gladbrook-Reinbeck head coach John Olson stops by to talk about his team's chances of winning a second straight Class A title. Three-time state championship football coach Bob Howard joins the podcast of the second segment to talk about his Webster City team, which is in the 3A state title game for the first time ever.
In episode No. 40 of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede get you ready for the state football semifinals that are scheduled for later this week in the UNI-Dome. Webster City's 3A semifinal against Glenwood and Gladbrook-Reinbeck's Class A semifinal against St. Ansgar are extensively covered. The other four football classes, as well as the state volleyball tournament take center stage in the second segment. The Chicago Cubs World Series title, and the Iowa State and Iowa football teams round out the episode in the third segment.
In this special episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede get you ready for the 2016 prep football state playoffs. All 6 classes are covered, from 4A down to 8-man. Who are the favorites to reach the Dome? Where are the potential upsets? Who isn't in that should be? They give their opinions on all of those questions and more.
On this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede hit plenty of topics that may draw your interest. The Ryder Cup, Iowa football, prep volleyball and football, the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez, the life of Arnold Palmer and the career of Vin Scully are all included.
In the 36th episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede dig into the Cy-Hawk rivalry that turned into a blowout over the weekend. Where do Iowa and ISU go from here? They also break down area prep sports football, cross country and golf, and end with quick hits on MLB as it hits the stretch run of the regular season and Week 1 of the NFL season.
In this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross These dig into the prep football season in the state of Iowa. The surprises of Week 1, including Webster City's dominant effort against Humboldt, as well as a look at the initial AP poll of the season are covered. Colin Kaepernick and Chris Doyle also enter the discussion and, finally, is Herky too angry?