The Moving Screen
Summary: A weekly college basketball podcast by Brendan Quinn of The Athletic and Dylan Burkhardt of UMHoops.com. We discuss Michigan, Michigan State, the Big Ten and the game at-large.
Michigan remained perfect with its best performance of the season in a blowout win over Northwestern on Sunday. Michigan State picked up a needed win at Nebraska and introduced AJ Hoggard into the starting lineup. Brendan and Dylan recap the week that was for both teams and look ahead to a couple of big matchups this week. (4:25): Michigan looks very real(43:09): Michigan State looks ... confusing
Things have gone from bad to worse in East Lansing after a dismal road effort at Minnesota. Dylan and Brendan discuss Michigan State's three-game losing streak and whether the Spartans can play their way back from their poor start. Then the conversation shifts to Michigan which remains undefeated after a win at Nebraska but will start to see the level of competition increase rapidly over the next few weeks.Timestamps:(4:00): Figuring out the mess that is Michigan State(40:45): Is Michigan good?
Brendan and Dylan break down what happened to Michigan State in Evanston. They debate what the level of concern should be regarding the Spartans this year and try to sort through some of the issues including defense and perimeter playmaking. Then they dive into the Big Ten with a power ranking draft to sort through the early returns this season.Timestamps:(1:30) What happened in Evanston?(29:13) Big Ten Power Rankings
Michigan won its Big Ten opener over Penn State but Brendan and Dylan still aren't sure what to make of this U-M team. They debate how good Hunter Dickinson can be and how all of Michigan's pieces fit together. Michigan State's premiere game against Virginia was canceled but the Spartans knocked off Oakland in a high-scoring affair. The Michigan State conversation focuses on MSU's depth, interior options and what to look for in Big Ten play. Timestamps:(4:39) Michigan(55:55) Michigan State
Michigan's game against NC State on Wednesday night has been postponed. Brendan and Dylan break down the news and what options Michigan has to make up the game or schedule something else. Then they preview each ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchup and make a pick against the KenPom spread.
Brendan and Dylan break down Michigan State's big win at Duke and hit on some key takeaways including Aaron Henry's growth as a playmaker, a potentially elite defense and how the center rotation could shake out after Julius Marble's big night. Then they dive into Michigan's 3-0 start and try to figure out what to make of things as they stand now. The conversation hits on the starting center spot, lineup combinations, Franz Wagner's slow start and what to watch for in a tough(er) test against UCF.Timestamps:(2:55) Michigan State wins at Duke(33:60) What to make of Michigan
Michigan State cruised past Notre Dame and heads to Durham to face Duke in the Champions Classic tonight. Brendan and Dylan dive into that matchup and what to expect in one of the highest-profile games of the 2020-21 season thus far. Then they dive into Michigan's overtime win against Oakland -- what went wrong and what is cause for concern.Timestamps:(04:26) Michigan State-Duke Preview(38:08) What happened in Michigan-Oakland?
The season opener is in the books. Brendan and Dylan discuss Michigan's newcomers, what went well against Bowling Green and where U-M still needs to improve. Then they dive into Michigan State's win over Eastern Michigan and what to expect when Michigan State and Notre Dame face off on Saturday.Timestamps:(5:01): Michigan(32:36): Michigan State
The season is finally here. Michigan will tip against Bowling Green and Michigan State will face Eastern Michigan on Wednesday. Brendan and Dylan discuss where things stand for each program and what they will be watching for on Wednesday. Timestamps:(11:37) Michigan (37:34) Michigan State
College basketball is eight days away and Brendan Quinn and Adam Jardy dropped the official unofficial Big Ten media poll on Tuesday morning. Brendan and Dylan debate the picks and discuss what this season might look like despite the fact that we still don't have a league schedule.
Brendan and Dylan react to the big news in Ann Arbor over the last week. Chaundee Brown is eligible to play in 2020-21, where will he fit and what does he do to this team's ceiling? Caleb Houstan committed to U-M on Friday and is the highest-ranked recruit of the Juwan Howard era. Timestamps:(3:42): Chaundee Brown is eligible(25:50): Caleb Houstan commits to Michigan
With the season less than a month away, Brendan and Dylan take a preseason look at the Big Ten. The conversation starts with a breakdown of the UM Hoops/Inside the Hall Top 25 Players list and then wraps up with a recap of preseason predictions and who might over or underachieve.
The first college basketball practices of 2020-21 are only a week away and we haven't recorded a podcast for almost two months. After a long offseason break, Brendan and Dylan are back to talk college hoops. Today's discussion hits on:- Scheduling in the pandemic era- Will Michigan or Michigan State host their own MTEs? - The latest on Chaundee Brown's waiver- Brendan's recent conversation with Tom Izzo- What will determine Michigan State's ceiling?- Joshua Langford's health- Who will start at center for Michigan State?Timestamps:(04:14) Scheduling, MTEs, COVID impact (19:40) Michigan updates, Chaundee Brown (32:01) Michigan State updates, Joshua Langford, rotation & more
Michigan and Michigan State both landed their point guards of the future this month when Frankie Collins picked Michigan and Jaden Akins picked Michigan State. Brendan and Dylan discuss both commitments and the overall future of the point guard position at both schools.Timestamps:(3:42): Frankie Collins & Michigan Point Guards(27:44): Jaden Akins & Michigan State Point Guards
Brendan and Dylan break down the NBA Draft news across the Big Ten. Illinois and Iowa are the big winners of the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline while Xavier Tillman is heading to the NBA and Aaron Henry is returning to Michigan State.Timestamps:(3:28): Michigan State Draft Decisions(34:22): Big Ten Thoughts