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3 Up, 3 Down with Troy Banning

The Daily Freeman-Journal's 3 Up, 3 Down podcast ... An entertaining and informative podcast on a variety of sports topics. The podcasts feature three different conversations, focusing on local, state and national stories. We will have interviews with athletes and coaches, as well as special guests from time to time when the stories warrant.
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Dec 21, 2015

In this installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede give their thoughts on the prep wrestling season heading into the holiday break. This past weekend's Big Four Classic on the hardwood is also broken down.

Dec 7, 2015

In this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede break down the Iowa football team's performance in the Big Ten championship game, as well as talk about how and why Iowa was chosen to take part in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. Iowa State's hiring of Matt Campbell as the new football coach is also discussed.

Nov 23, 2015

A pair of guests join this installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast. John Olson, the head football coach at Gladbrook-Reinbeck, joins hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede to talk about the Class A state title his Rebels recently won. Michael McBride, a Webster City MMA pro and the MCC lightweight champion, sits down with Troy in Segment 2 to talk about his upcoming fight. Ross returns for the final segment to help break down the firing of ISU football coach Paul Rhoads and where the Cyclones go from here.

Nov 9, 2015

In this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede get you ready for the Iowa prep football state semifinals and finals that are set to take place inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls over the next two weeks, and they also take a look back at the teams in their coverage area that came up just a little bit short. Gladbrook-Reinbeck head football coach John Olson joins the hosts for the second segment where he previews his team's upcoming Class A semifinal contest. The unbeaten Iowa football team takes center stage in the third and final segment.

Oct 27, 2015

The Iowa High School prep football playoffs are broken down in this installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcasts. Hosts Troy Banning of the Daily Freeman-Journal in Webster City, IA and Ross Thede of the Times Republican in Marshalltown, IA offer up insight on the playoff qualifiers in their areas and then move on to the statewide picture. Towards the end of the segment they even give their predictions. In the second segment, Webster City head coach Bob Howard and senior linebacker Victor Jergens join Banning for a interview leading up to the Lynx playoff opener. And in the final segment, Banning and Thede preview the state cross country meet, which will take place on Halloween day.

Oct 5, 2015

In this 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, if it's happening in the fall, then Troy Banning of The Daily Freeman-Jounral in Webster City and Ross Thede of the Times Republican in Marshalltown are talking about it. They cover prep golf, cross country and football, dig into Iowa and Iowa State football, and debate the MLB postseason that gets underway this week.

Sep 21, 2015

In this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, Troy Banning and Ross Thede give an overview of the area prep volleyball teams at the midpoint of the season. In the second segment, it's all about prep football and Webster City's unbeaten season to date. In the final segment, the disappointing start to the season for Iowa State football team is dissected, as is Iowa's successful start.

Sep 7, 2015

Iowa and Iowa State will resume their yearly football rivalry on Saturday and sports editors Troy Banning and Ross Thede have got it covered. They go over the keys for both teams and make predictions on the final score. But first, the hosts cover the first two weeks of the prep football season and take a look at the prep gridiron all across the state.

Aug 24, 2015

In the latest 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, Troy Banning of the Webster City Daily Freeman-Journal and Ross Thede of the Marshalltown Times Republican get you ready for the Friday Night Lights, as they preview all of the area prep football teams. They also touch on the Iowa State and UNI football programs.

Aug 10, 2015

In this installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, Troy Banning of The Webster City Daily Freeman-Journal and Ross Thede of The Marshalltown Times Republican chronicle their experiences at Iowa's football media day on Saturday. A little later, Troy sits down with Webster City head football coach Bob Howard to discuss the upcoming prep season.

Jul 27, 2015

In the new 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, Troy Banning of The Daily Freeman-Journal in Webster City, Iowa and Ross Thede of The Times Republican in Marshalltown, Iowa look back at the state softball tournament, as well as the unbelievable 2014-15 athletic year by Gladbrook-Reinbeck. They also talk about the second half of the MLB season, and give a first-glance look at what is ahead for the Iowa and Iowa State football teams.

Jul 16, 2015

In this installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, sports editors Troy Banning of The Daily Freeman-Journal in Webster City, IA and Ross Thede of the Times Republican in Marshalltown, IA give their thoughts and predictions on the upcoming Iowa High School State Softball Tournament, which will get underway in Fort Dodge on Monday, July 20. Which teams are they picking to win titles? Listen to find out. In the second segment they talk briefly about the British Open golf tournament, and finally they say goodbye to Northeast Hamilton High School, which closed its doors in May and saw its final baseball team bow out of district play earlier in the week.

Jun 29, 2015

In the latest 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, Troy Banning and Ross Thede talk about the latest changes to the Iowa high school football playoffs that will begin in 2016. Also on the agenda is a review of the 2015 U.S Open, as well as the reason why both hosts weren't fully healthy this week.

Jun 15, 2015

In this installment, Troy Banning of The Daily Freeman-Journal and Ross Thede of the Marshalltown Times Republican have the diamond covered, as they discuss the area prep softball and baseball seasons that are ongoing. They also hit a number of national stories - the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, the Women's World Cup and the U.S. Open that tees off later this week.

Jun 2, 2015

Troy Banning and Ross Thede discuss Webster City's Class 3A boys' state golf championship in the latest episode. Later they're joined by Ames Tribune sports writer Travis Hines to talk about Fred Hoiberg's impending departure from Iowa State and who the next men's basketball coach may be. The upcoming boys' state soccer tournament is also on the docket.

May 18, 2015

In Episode No. 8 of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede forecast the 2015 Iowa state track and field meet that will take place later this week. They also look ahead to postseason golf and soccer, and discuss the problems that small schools are having with their athletic programs as enrollments continue to decline.

May 4, 2015

In this episode, Troy and Ross discuss the prep soccer scene as the season enters month No. 2. They also give their thoughts on the NFL draft that was recently held and the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao that was held in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Apr 20, 2015

In the latest episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, Troy Banning and Ross Thede give a detailed look at the prep golf scene in central Iowa. The resurgence of the Iowa baseball team, as well as previews of the NHL and NBA playoffs are also discussed.

Apr 6, 2015

In the latest episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down podcast, Troy Banning and Ross Thede talk about the upcoming prep track season, debate the departure of quarterback Jake Rudock from the Iowa football program, and go head-to-head with their predictions for the upcoming Masters golf tournament and the 2015 MLB season. There's also a lively debate on fantasy baseball.

Mar 19, 2015
Daily Freeman-Journal Sports Editor Troy Banning is joined by University of Iowa redshirt freshman left tackle and Webster City native Boone Myers for a one-on-one interview. A walk-on when he joined the Hawkeyes in the fall of 2013, Myers enters spring camp later this month as the No. 1 left tackle on the depth chart and the potential heir apparent to 2014 All-American and Outland Trophy winner Brandon Scherff.
Mar 16, 2015

Hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede are joined by Travis Hines, the Iowa State men's basketball beat writer for the Ames Tribune, in this latest podcast that focuses on the upcoming NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The guys look at the match-ups for Iowa State, Iowa and UNI, and break down the bracket in its entirety.

Mar 3, 2015

The 3 Up, 3 Down podcast shifts its focus to the basketball court in this installment. The Iowa High School girls' and boys' state tournaments, as well as what lies ahead for Iowa, Iowa State and UNI in their upcoming conference tournaments are topics. The NBA joins the conversation in the third segment.

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