Illinois Fighting Illini Podcast

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Synopsis

A podcast featuring the Illinois Fighting Illini interviews, features, and highlights produced by Big Ten Network.

Episodes

  • Take Ten With Alex Roux: Carter Coughlin

    Take Ten With Alex Roux: Carter Coughlin

    19/05/2020 Duration: 48min

    Former Minnesota star LB and 2020 New York Giants draft pick Carter Coughlin joined the show and discussed getting drafted, getting ready for his rookie year and his favorite moments from his time in the Twin Cities. (2:07-20:00) Then, BTN Sr. Coordinating Producer Alex Bertsche joined the show and discussed his role at the network, notable experiences from his sports career and what it’s been like to quarantine with his kids. (20:30-end)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Matt McQuaid

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Matt McQuaid

    22/04/2020 Duration: 01h19min

    Former Michigan State basketball player Matt McQuaid joined the show to discuss playing in Germany in the year since his last Spartan game, how the pandemic disrupted his professional career and some fond memories from his time in East Lansing. (3:00-15:45) Then, BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined the show to catch up on conference news, preview the NFL Draft, discuss the Last Dance documentary and list the best restaurants at each Big Ten Campus. (17:45-end)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Ben Brust

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Ben Brust

    06/04/2020 Duration: 01h16min

    Former Wisconsin basketball player and BTN analyst Ben Brust re-jonied the show and discussed how he’s adjusted his sports media responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, Brust reflected on a special season for Wisconsin Basketball. (3:00-16:00) Then, BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined for an extended segment to catch up on Big Ten transfer and roster news before discussing the best Big Ten football and men’s basketball teams since 2000 who fell short of winning the national championship. (18:45-end)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Tim Miles

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Tim Miles

    02/04/2020 Duration: 01h05min

    Former Nebraska head coach and current BTN/FS1 basketball analyst Tim Miles joined the show and discussed the pandemic’s disruption to life and basketball before reflecting on his coaching career and favorite moments on the sidelines as the Huskers’ head man. (2:50-36:50) BTN Senior Coordinating Producer Bill Friedman joined to discuss how his flagship show, BTN Journey, is adapting its programming strategy during a time when live sports don’t exist and how it has embraced a digital rollout strategy over the years throughout the rise of social platforms. Plus, Bill shared his favorite memories across years of production and interactions with coaches and athletes for BTN. (39:30-end)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Dakota Mathias

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Dakota Mathias

    18/02/2020 Duration: 44min

    Former Purdue and current Texas Legends guard discussed how he made the All-NBA G-League team in his second year after graduating from Purdue and how he has elevated his game as a pro. (2:45-16:00) Then, BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined to discuss the head coaching transition for Michigan State football and caught us up on the Big Ten basketball title race. (17:00-end)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Shane Sparks

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Shane Sparks

    06/02/2020 Duration: 46min

    BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks joined the show and discussed his path from selling cars with a different last name as a 20-something to becoming a prominent figure in wrestling media. Plus, Shane discussed the sport's unique influence in Big Ten country. (3:00-28:00) Then, BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined and discuss last week's Wisconsin basketball news before wrapping up with a reflection on the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant. (29:00)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Paul Rabil | B1G Lacrosse

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Paul Rabil | B1G Lacrosse

    23/01/2020 Duration: 48min

    Former Johns Hopkins lacrosse star Paul Rabil joined to discuss how he co-founded the Premier Lacrosse League and how he has marketed the league in non-traditional and creative ways. He also discussed the rise of Big Ten lacrosse and how the additions of schools like Johns Hopkins and Maryland have boosted the conference. (2:30-28:30) Then, BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined to catch us up on the Big Ten basketball race. (29:30-end)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Former Rutgers WR and Holder Cole Murphy

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Former Rutgers WR and Holder Cole Murphy

    16/01/2020 Duration: 53min

    Former Rutgers WR and Mortell Holder of the Year nominee Cole Murphy joins and talks about how he launched a viral campaign to try and win "the Heisman of Holding." Murphy also discusses his journey from Junior College standout to walk-on at Rutgers to scholarship player for the Scarlet Knights.

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Andy Katz

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Andy Katz

    09/01/2020 Duration: 43min

    BTN reporter Andy Katz re-joined the show to discuss his unique role in covering college basketball all over the country across several outlets and mediums. He also chatted about the importance of embracing social media as a reporter and how he balances his responsibilities covering a sport with 350 teams. (2:30-19:30) BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined to reboot the podcast in the New Year and catch up on all things Big Ten basketball, including the evolution of the league into the deepest conference in college hoops. (20:30-end)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Author Ed Sherman

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Author Ed Sherman

    19/12/2019 Duration: 01h06min

    Chicago sportswriter and author Ed Sherman re-joined the show and discussed the release of his new book - This is B1G: How the Big Ten Set the Standard in College Sports. The book is an all-encompassing history of the Big Ten, and Sherman shared what went into researching, writing and marketing the book throughout the entire process. (2:30-22:30) Then, BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined to discuss the state of what appears to be a very deep basketball conference in the Big Ten this season and how teams have fared through nearly two months and two league games. Harold also previewed the nine Big Ten bowl games awaiting over the holidays. (23:30-1:03:30)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Former Ohio State RB Mike Weber

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Former Ohio State RB Mike Weber

    05/12/2019 Duration: 43min
  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Former MSU F Kenny Goins

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Former MSU F Kenny Goins

    27/11/2019 Duration: 56min

    Former Michigan State basketball player Kenny Goins joined to discuss his overseas hoops career and his path since hitting the shot against Duke that helped send the Spartans to the 2019 Final Four. He also shared his perspective on how the Spartan family came together to support Cassius Winston during a time of tragedy. (2:45-19:20) Then, BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined to go in-depth on a huge Rivalry Week in Big Ten football, including The Game in Ann Arbor and The Axe matchup to determine the Big Ten East title. The discussion wrapped up with a status update on Big Ten hoops. (20:20-end)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Gerry DiNardo

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Gerry DiNardo

    22/11/2019 Duration: 01h06min

    BTN analyst and former college football coach/player Gerry DiNardo joined and talked about his path to the network and his various stops throughout a lifetime connected to the sport. He also chatted about his passion for cooking, his embrace of social media and his friendship with Urban Meyer before previewing the Penn State vs. Ohio State game this weekend. (1:50-37:50) Then, BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined to break down the recent College Football Playoff rankings and how this weekend’s games could affect the committee’s decisions and the road to the Big Ten Championship game. He also evaluated the start of the Big Ten basketball season and what a couple weeks of evidence tells us about teams so far. (39:00-end)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Nicole Auerbach

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Nicole Auerbach

    14/11/2019 Duration: 56min

    College football writer Nicole Auerbach joined to discuss her latest pieces for The Athletic, including her series highlighting the lighter side of college football. She also discussed the latest College Football Playoff rankings and Minnesota’s historic rise. (2:00-26:00) Then, BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined to discuss where the Big Ten stacks up in the College Football Playoff rankings, the upcoming weekend’s football matchups and went behind the numbers of Big Ten football and basketball. (28:00-54:30)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Ken Pomeroy on College Hoops | B1G Basketball

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Ken Pomeroy on College Hoops | B1G Basketball

    06/11/2019 Duration: 01h07min

    The founder of college basketball analytics website kenpom.com joined and shared how he transitioned from a career in meteorology to hoops expert and writer. Plus, he explained the processes behind his ranking algorithms and how they relate to Big Ten teams and projections. (3:00-33:30) BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined to discuss a huge weekend ahead in Big Ten football, including Penn State vs. Minnesota and Iowa vs. Wisconsin. Basketball talk followed with the 2019-20 season getting underway this week. (35:00-1:07:00)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Quincy Avery

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Quincy Avery

    30/10/2019 Duration: 47min

    Private quarterbacks coach Quincy Avery trains and is close with Deshaun Watson, Dwayne Haskins, Justin Fields, Sean Clifford and many other QBs across all levels of football. He discussed his unconventional path to the top of a niche industry and shares what makes QBs like Fields and Clifford successful in the Big Ten. (3:00-21:00) BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined to go behind the numbers of Big Ten football and stepped back for a wider view of the conference with a month of the regular season left to play. He also previewed the opening week of Big Ten basketball. (21:30-end)

  • Take Ten with Alex Roux: Former Illinois WR Mikey Dudek

    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Former Illinois WR Mikey Dudek

    24/10/2019 Duration: 59min

    Former Illinois wide receiver Mikey Dudek joined the show to discuss experiencing the Illini’s historic upset win over Wisconsin as a fan on the sidelines and what it meant to a rebuilding program. He also reflected on his own football career, which was cut short by three season-ending injuries (.2:30-28:40) Then, BTN researcher Harold Shelton joined for his weekly Stat Head segment to go behind the numbers of the weekend’s results in Big Ten football and project what awaits in Week 9 and beyond in the conference race. (30:00-58:00)