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If you love college athletics and want to better understand how it works, the Going for Two Podcast will dive into the latest news and provide analysis about some of the forces that shape college athletics on and off the field. Hosted by the Extra Points newsletter's Matt Brown and longtime national sports writer Bryan Fischer.
 
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Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer go deep in this week's explosive SEC feud between Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher, including what it says about the NIL market in general. Then the two pivot to a lively debate over crypto and its eventual impact on college athletics. Plus, don't forget you can get 15…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer continue to discuss the fallout from the newest NCAA guidelines surrounding NIL but this time bring on KennyHertz Perry attorney and former D1 basketball player Mit Winter to discuss what you actually need to know and how the landscape is changing for all parties involved. Plus, don't forget yo…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer discuss the latest NIL guidelines issued by the NCAA D1 Board of Directors and their impact (or lack thereof) on the market. Then the pair pivot to Matt joining the F1 bandwagon after this past weekend's race and what the emerging sport can teach college athletics going forward. Plus, don't for…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer are joined by Maryland Men's Soccer Head Coach Sasho Cirovski to discuss the 21st Century Model proposal for NCAA Soccer and the college game's place in the sport going forward. Plus, don't forget you can get 15% off your Homefield Apparel order by using the promo code EXTRAPOINTS. You can also…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer react to the news that NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down, dive into his legacy and discuss some of the names and qualities of the next man up in Indianapolis. Don't forget you can get 15% off your Homefield Apparel order by using the promo code EXTRAPOINTS. Plus, head over to https://…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer jump on the pod to discuss their latest scoop about the Big Ten's relationship with Fox and Big Ten Network. Then the duo turn their attention to NIL collectives and how their growth is leading to a little chaos for those in and around athletic departments. Don't forget you can get 15% off your…
 
Extra Points publisher Matt Brown is back from his mini-vacation to join Bryan Fischer and catch up on some of the latest college athletics storylines, starting with Jay Wright's surprise retirement from Villanova basketball. Then the duo turn their attention to the latest AthleticDirectorU Power Index ranking the best and worst Big Ten AD jobs. Do…
 
D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer hosts solo with Extra Points' Matt Brown out on vacation but welcomes in The Athletic's Chris Vannini to chat about some wrasslin' and the WWE's attempts to dip into college athletics for NIL, a new generation of talent and more before also hitting on some conference realignment and spring football news. Don't forget you c…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer dive into the latest round of conference realignment, starting with Lamar's quick U-turn from the WAC to the Southland all the way to the potential for more FBS dominoes down the road. Then the duo dive into the Big 12 commissioner search a bit more and some of the additional factors to conside…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown returns from the NCAA Final Four to recount his time in New Orleans with D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer. Then the pair turn their attention to the challenges of hiring a coach and what goes into the search process before discussing Bob Bowlsby's announcement that he would be stepping down as Big 12 commissioner. And don't forget…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer open the show by discussing the NCAA Accountability Act of 2021 and additional attempts by Congress to provide oversight over the organization everybody loves to hate. Then the pair turn their attention to the notion of 'blue bloods' in football, men's and women's basketball and more. Who makes…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer welcome in Homefield founder/CEO Connor Hitchcock and Director of Content Whitney Medworth to discuss just how busy the apparel company is during March Madness, how those terrific Saint Peter's shirts were turned around in under 48 hours, what some of the nuances are in the collegiate licensing…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer chat with Navigate SVP of Analytics and Innovation Matt Balvanz to discuss his recent white paper estimating future Power Five conference payouts: https://nvgt.com/blog/power-5-conference-payout-estimates/ Don't forget you can get 15% off your Homefield Apparel order by using the promo code EXT…
 
Hosts Matt Brown and Bryan Fischer go over the NACDA and SBJ Athletic Director of the Year lists, why ADs are mostly judged on FB/MBB hires, discuss what makes a good search process and the recently opened Penn State AD chair. Then they close the show out by giving a few thoughts on NIL collectives. Don't forget you can get 15% off your Homefield A…
 
Matt Brown and Bryan Fischer are back and ready to fill out their brackets with the return of March Madness. While everybody is an expert when it comes to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament side, SBNation/Swish Appeal's Sabreena Merchant comes on to dive into the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament and all the major storylines to know. Don't forge…
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) open the show discussing Bellarmine hoops' case to make the NCAA Tournament despite being in the process of transitioning up to Division I and why the current rules do (and do not) make sense. Then Matt chats with Genius Sports’ Oliver Wells and MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher about the…
 
Extra Points' Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) get into the spirit of the hoops season and discuss some notable aspects of the NCAA tournament. Specifically they discuss tourney units -- including what they are, how important they are and how a changing Division I could result in big changes down the road. Th…
 
Hosts Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) cover some of the biggest storylines in college athletics -- but not before chatting about the glorious return of March Madness and mid-day college hoops. The duo also discuss a handful of high profile MBB coaching moves (or lack thereof), the AAC's hefty exit fees and much, much mo…
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) are joined by Lindenwood AD Brad Wachler to discuss the Lions' move to the OVC and upcoming transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. Don't forget you can get 15% off your Homefield Apparel order by using the promo code EXTRAPOINTS. You can also sign up for D1.ticker at https://www.…
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) cover some of the top stories of the week like Art Briles getting hired at Grambling, North Carolina A&T joining the CAA, and Arizona State shooting themselves in the foot again. Then the duo opens up the Going for Two mailbag to take listener questions on the EA Sports NCAA video game, t…
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) returns from his trip to Arizona to chat with Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) about Grand Canyon University's unique rise the past few years, their position within Division I athletics and what others can learn from the Antelopes. The duo also dive into the newly announced OVC/Big South football association and what it mean…
 
The Athletic's David Ubben (@davidubben) joins Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) to discuss his story on Tennessee's NIL collective and the broader impact such groups can have on recruiting, athletic departments, boosters, coaches and more. Don't forget you can get 15% off your Homefield Apparel order by using the promo c…
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) go over some of the biggest storylines in college athletics during the week of Feb. 7, including Southern Indiana moving up to D1, conferences denying championship access to departing members, Auburn being Auburn, how numbers sometimes lie when it comes to athletic budget reports and even…
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) chats with writer and radio host Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) to catch up on a few big college basketball storylines as hoops comes into greater focus across college athletics over the next few months. The duo discuss Auburn's incredible success, the challenging situation at Memphis, some surprising teams from across t…
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) dive into all the chaos surrounding Louisville with ESPN Louisville/93.9 The Ville's Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis). The group goes over Chris Mack's tenure, touch on the NCAA investigation, discuss Tom Jurich's grip while AD and look at the slew of important upcoming hires for the university. D…
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) are back for another episode to discuss how the February signing day has snuck up on everybody, how important that first Wednesday in the month used to be, potential changes to the recruiting calendar and much more talk about 'crootin. The fellas also dive into the Jim Harbaugh situation …
 
Matt Brown and Bryan Fischer are back again to discuss some of the biggest stories in college athletics this week, starting with Iowa AD Gary Barta saying the Big Ten has been discussing a potential elimination of football divisions. The Athletic's Scott Dochterman joins to chat about that story, how the league fits into CFP expansion, where the Ha…
 
Matt Brown and Bryan Fischer are back and excited to do a little preview of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game with sister show Split Zone Duo's Alex Kirshner. The trio also dive into a little labor law discussion involving college athletics and discuss where we're at with the NLRB. This episode is brought to you by the fine fo…
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) peer into their crystal ball and make predictions about some of the major storylines sure to dominate college athletics in 2022. Topics discussed include major NCAA reforms, Big Ten media rights, the evolution of NIL and much, much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and…
 
In case you haven't heard, the Extra Points newsletter and Going For Two podcast have joined the D1.ticker family this month. Matt Brown and Bryan Fischer sit down with D1.ticker founder/CEO Matt Roberts to discuss what he does, how the acquisition fits in and what new products are launching that college sports fans need to know about. You can sign…
 
Matt Brown and Bryan Fischer welcome in NY Times writer and host of "The Argument" podcast, Jane Coaston. The trio discuss everything under the sports/politics/culture crossover banner from CFB message boards, booster culture and its relation to power, higher education issues, Jane's All-PI offensive strategy and much, much more. See Privacy Policy…
 
Matt Brown and Bryan Fischer react to news that Loyola Chicago is headed to the A10 in 2022 and the MVC is poised to keep the realignment dominoes going even more. Then the two dive into some of the larger coaching carousel storylines, from Washington's attractiveness, BYU potentially coming open, FIU's challenges, USC's alignment and more. See Pri…
 
You hear about them, you see them, you read about them but what do agents actually do? Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) and Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) dive deep into the world of agents with Jason Belzer (@JasonBelzer) to discuss everything from what's wrong with the industry to what happens with clients big or small across sports. See Privacy Policy …
 
Kyle Bowlsby of Bowlsby Sports Advisors joins Matt Brown and Bryan Fischer to discuss all things search firms. What are they? How do they operate? What exactly happens once a school hires a firm? And what really is the big difference from a huge football hire and picking the next soccer coach? Find out that and more in the latest episode sponsored …
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) goes over some of the things he learned from going to UMass' win over UConn and what it says about some programs at the bottom of the FBS ranks. Then he and co-host Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) discuss other college athletics issues like the proposed CUSA/American/Sun Belt regional reorganization plan and other realignme…
 
Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) is joined by old SB Nation pal and co-host of the SplitZoneDuo podcast Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) to college football coaching searches. The pair dive into some of the current openings, why certain info is published when, how the sausage is really made during coaching searches and the general state of affairs in the indus…
 
Hosts Matt Brown and Bryan Fischer spin the realignment wheel once again to discuss some of the latest news and notes about conference changes beyond the Power Five, including who could be leaving the MWC, how the AAC backfills and what kind of position the Sun Belt and Conference USA find themselves in going forward. See Privacy Policy at https://…
 
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