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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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Oct 22, 2018

In the 70th episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede discuss the upcoming Iowa high school state football playoffs, as well as dissect the current structure in place for choosing the playoff teams. In the second segment, they preview the state cross country meet in Fort Dodge. Finally, the World Series is put under microscope. And is the defensive shift good or bad for baseball? Run time is approximately 75 minutes.

Oct 1, 2018

In episode No. 69 of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede cover the 2018 Ryder Cup aftermath and just what happened to the U.S. Team in its loss to Europe. Segment two focuses on prep football in the Daily Freeman-Journal and Times Republican coverage areas. Segment three is deep dive into the MLB playoffs, and quick hits on the NFL and the NBA. Run time is approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Sep 10, 2018

In the 68th episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede delve into the Cy-Hawk football game. They give you their version of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly for both Iowa and Iowa State following the Hawkeyes' 13-3 win on Saturday. In the third segment, Ross's TV snobbery is put under the microscope. Run time is approximately 70 minutes.

Aug 27, 2018

In the 67th episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede are back after a 2 1/2-month hiatus to talk football. The preps, including Webster City and South Hamilton, are up first. In the second segment, the Iowa and Iowa State schedules are dissected as they come up with their final records for both teams. In segment No. 3, the controversy at Ohio State is put on trial. All of that and more in a nearly 90-minute podcast.

Jun 4, 2018

In the 66th installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede return after a nearly two-month break to catch you up on sports. Area summer sports, the NBA Finals, college basketball, golf and more are covered.

Apr 16, 2018

In the 65th installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede are joined by special guest Jeremy Thede, or just JT. He helps carry the conversation through Drake’s new basketball coaching hire, villains in sports and an early look at the MLB season.

Mar 19, 2018

In the 64th episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede dissect the first weekend of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and the carnage that occurred. They switch to college wrestling and Iowa’s Spencer Lee in the second segment. The women’s NCAA basketball tourney and a new baseball rule occupy the third and final segment.

Mar 5, 2018

In this episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede touch on all things basketball. They revisit the girls’ state basketball tournament that was held last week, preview the boys’ state tourney set for this week, and look at what is going on with Iowa and Iowa State.

Feb 19, 2018

On the 62nd installment of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede recap the state wrestling tournament before diving in to girls and boys basketball.

Feb 12, 2018

It’s that time again - hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede celebrate the three-year anniversary of the podcast by going back to where it began with a preview of this week’s state wrestling tournament. They cover the state duals and look at many of the brackets in the traditional state tourney.

Jan 22, 2018

In the 60th episode of the 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast, hosts Troy Banning and Ross Thede spend the first segment talking wrestling, including the North Central Conference tournament from this past weekend. In the second segment they dig into social media, particularly Twitter and their love-hate relationship with the platform.

Jan 9, 2018

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.

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