Ringer University

Ringer University

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The Ringer's podcast universe joins the collegiate ranks with Ringer University, a feed dedicated to what’s happening in college football and beyond, with in-house talents Mallory Rubin, Chris Vernon, and Ben Glicksman serving up insights, picks, and predictions on a week-to-week basis throughout the season.

Episodes

Ep. 38: ‘T’d Up’ — The Top 25’s Watchability Rankings  

The Ringer’s Tate Frazier and Mark Titus discuss Creighton's tough break (1:40), the Big Ten’s woes (9:32), and Gonzaga’s history in the NCAA tournament (10:45). Then they give a complete rundown and watchability review of the top 25 teams in the country (24:45).

Ep. 37: ‘T’d Up’ — Grayson Allen’s Still Trippin'  

The Ringer’s Tate Frazier and Mark Titus revisit their favorite story line of the season, the Grayson Allen saga (0:15). They also read their favorite comments from the Packpride message board (11:15), unpack Baylor’s big loss to West Virginia (28:40), and evaluate Villanova’s true ranking (47:05).

Ep. 36: How Clemson Dethroned Alabama  

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Ben Glicksman both eat crow for doubting Clemson all season long and celebrate the Tigers’ exciting upset over Alabama in the national championship game (0:01). They also discuss Deshaun Watson’s superstar performance (4:00), the reasons Alabama lost (7:50), the controversy of the game-winning touchdown (22:00), and whether the outcome is good for college football (34:45).

Ep. 35: The College Football National Championship Preview With Tajh Boyd  

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Ben Glicksman are joined by Clemson’s all-time leading passer, Tajh Boyd, to unpack the national championship rematch between no. 1 Alabama and no. 2 Clemson (4:18). Get ready for bold predictions and Mallory and Ben’s keys to victory for both teams (26:51).

Ep. 34: ‘T’d Up’ - The State of College Hoops in 2017  

The Ringer’s Tate Frazier and Mark Titus catch up on all the latest college basketball story lines, from #TwentySevenCrean (1:20), to Duke without Coach K (4:50), to the beginning of conference play (19:45). Then they determine the conference that's been the most intriguing thus far (38:45).

Ep. 33: College Football Playoff Preview  

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Ben Glicksman give a final preview for the College Football Playoff matchups and turn to Washington football expert Adam Jude of the Seattle Times (15:00) to find out if the Huskies have a shot against Bama. Then they chat with Clemson expert Aaron Brenner (39:38) of the Post and Courier to analyze the Tigers’ big matchup against Ohio State.

Ep. 32 ‘T’d Up’ - The Hater Edition, Plus the top 15 Teams  

The Ringer’s Tate Frazier and Mark Titus, fresh off tough losses by their respective teams, decide to let the hate flow by targeting the CBS Sports Classic (0:55). They also give a complete rundown of the Top 15 teams in the rankings (29:25).

Ep. 31: Wakey Leaks and Why You Should Watch the Upcoming Bowl Games  

The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Rodger Sherman dive deep into the aftermath of Wake Forest’s Wakey Leaks debacle (1:22). Chris shares his favorite story about Willie Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’ and Kanye West (24:44) and then breaks down the lines and reasons to watch the upcoming bowl games (30:19).

Ep. 30: ‘T’d Up’ - Villanova, the Big East and the Player of the Year  

The Ringer’s Tate Frazier and Mark Titus break down no. 1-ranked Villanova (2:00) and the current state of the Big East (13:45) while debating who is on track for this season's player of the year award (27:43). They also run through the remaining undefeated teams (43:43).

Ep. 29: Bowl Season Superlatives  

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Ben Glicksman dive into the bowl season schedule to sort through the seemingly endless amount of games and present their picks for superlatives like “Best Bowl Game for NFL Fans Scouting Prospects” (3:15), “Best Bowl to Place an Irresponsible Wager On” (26:58), and “Best Non-Playoff Bowl Game” (43:23), among many others.

Ep. 28: The College Football Playoff, the Heisman Race, and Picks With Brian Edwards  

The Ringer’s Chris Vernon chats with Vegas insider Brian Edwards about this weekend's Army-Navy game (1:00) and asks big questions like: Did the best four teams make the playoffs (3:43)? Did Alabama play anyone good (7:45)? What is the right amount of teams for a playoff (14:45)? They also review their picks for the Heisman and other specific bowl matchups (29:13).

Ep. 27: ‘T’d Up’ — Upsets and the Stories of the Season With Mark Titus and Tate Frazier  

The Ringer’s Tate Frazier and Mark Titus react to UCLA’s upset of Kentucky (6:00) and North Carolina’s unraveling against Indiana (12:00). They also provide their current picks for player of the year (24:00) and wonder which story lines will define the season (32:00). Finally, they reveal the most under-the-radar stories so far (40:00).

Ep. 26: The Playoffs Are Set  

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Ben Glicksman debate whether or not the playoff committee got it right (2:00). They also discuss Alabama vs. Washington (21:38) and Ohio State vs. Clemson (27:24), and give their picks for the Heisman Trophy (37:18).

Ep. 25: Conference Championship Weekend Picks With Andy Staples  

The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and SI’s Andy Staples discuss this weekend's conference championship games and their playoff implications, especially for the Pac-12 (3:48), the ACC (10:22), and the Big Ten (14:13). They also review the rest of the lines (19:06) and the remaining coaching vacancies (33:13).

Ep. 24: Championship Weekend, Playoff Preview and the Coaching Carousel  

Mallory Rubin and Ben Glicksman unpack the biggest game of the season thus far in Ohio State vs. Michigan (1:53) and ask the big questions: Was that actually a first down? Does Michigan still have a shot at the playoffs (8:31)? They also discuss the playoff picture (20:39), their final playoff predictions (40:45), and the ongoing coaching carousel (45:14).

Ep. 23: ‘T’d Up’ The ACC–Big Ten Challenge With Mark Titus and Tate Frazier  

The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier review the ACC–Big Ten Challenge (1:30) and this week's big games. They also discuss Indiana and North Carolina’s upcoming matchup while debating which state holds claim to being “the basketball state” (27:00).

Ep. 22: 'T'd Up' Big 12 Preview With Mark Titus and Tate Frazier  

The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier defend Bill Walton's CBB commentary (5:00) and rank the Big 12 in order of title contention (10:00). Then, they discuss Bob Huggins scenarios (30:00), Bill Self's tortured tournament past (35:00), the Drew family dynasty (40:00), and Dan Dakich and IU (45:00), and make confident conference predictions (47:00) and insane Big 12 predictions (51:00).

Ep. 21: College Football Rivalry Weekend  

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Ben Glicksman discuss Notre Dame’s vacated wins (2:08), wonder whether or not Charlie Strong will remain head coach at Texas (5:00), and guess at which coaches are going to fill those big job openings this offseason (12:45). They also preview this Saturday’s long-awaited Rivalry Weekend (25:18).

Ep. 19: Week 12 Picks With Brian Edwards  

The Ringer's Chris Vernon is joined by Vegas Insider's Brian Edwards to discuss Louisville's shocking loss (5:00), West Virginia–Oklahoma (12:00), Washington State's win streak (15:00), LSU-Florida (18:00), Utah-Oregon (27:00), Bill Snyder's bye-week winning streak (30:00), and Wake Forest's upset potential (35:00).

Ep. 18: 'T'd Up' Champions Classic and SEC Preview With Mark Titus and Tate Frazier  

The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier break down Kansas's upset over Duke and the real purpose behind early-season college basketball events. Then, Titus and Tate run through the SEC (16:30) and offer up their thoughts on the conference as a whole.

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