April 20, 2018

Weather or Not

Team Bandwagon is back to full strength as we talk about the Boston Marathon as it has Illinois ties, Illini sports and its transfers, and the rise and success of the new franchise in the NHL. Also, we bring in avid NBA fan and producer of the show 21st, Alan Montecillo, as he talks about the NBA Playoffs. 

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April 06, 2018

Numbers Never Lie

The NCAA tournaments have wrapped up, as Team Bandwagon talks about the outcome of both the men's and women's games, Illini Sports, baseball, and more. Also, this week we bring in Fighting Illini Baseball Manager of Analytics Charlie Young as he talks about how he got started and his role on the team! 

March 14, 2018

Win or Go Home

The team is Lisa-less this week, but the rest the crew picks up the slack as we discuss Illini sports, Spring Training, and more. Also, March Madness is this week so we get the inside scope from ESPN Insider and Illini graduate John Gasaway as we talk about brackets and Illini basketball. 

March 03, 2018

Hair of the Olympic Dog

The Bandwagon crew deals with its Winter Olympics hangover by, well, talking about the Winter Olympics. Also: the 411 on what it's really like to drive a Zamboni, bad renditions of the national anthem, and much more, of course.

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February 16, 2018

Winter Fun and Winter Games

Good news, everyone - it's Olympic season!! We recap the early results and the main story lines involving the Games. Also, we have a special guest: Illini Wrestler Isaiah Martinez comes in to discuss his career and MORE. So sit back, relax, and come jump on the Bandwagon.

January 18, 2018

Skating Into 2018

Bandwagon hits the ground... skating! The first episode of 2018 is a chatty affair, including an interview with speed skater/Olympic medalist/Champaign Centennial alum Katherine Reutter-Adamek.

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December 14, 2017

Wrap It Up, We’ll Take It

Bandwagon's year-end wrap up includes the year's most interesting/compelling stories (according to Brian, Lisa, and John, anyway), an interview with Big Ten Network's Alex Roux, and some MLB Hall of Fame inductee dish. Enjoy!

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courtesy of Ella Masar McLeod
December 01, 2017

Ella Masar is Kind of a Big Deal

We chat with Urbana native Ella Masar McLeod, who is making a splash in European professional soccer and now may play for Team Canada in the 2019 World Cup. Plus, why is the men's Big Ten basketball conference starting so early?

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November 15, 2017

Working and Trying to Get Better Every Day

Bandwagon talks to Nancy Fahey, one of the most successful Division III basketball coaches ever, about her transition from Washington University to the University of Illinois. Plus all the other usual shenanigans. 

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