NBA Champion Scot Pollard talks about his Career, Survivor, NBA MVP race, and plenty more on Big Red Sports Talk

Known for his strong work ethic and ever-changing hairstyles, Scot Pollard was a cult favorite during his 11-year NBA career. He recorded an interview for last night's Big Red Sports Talk, discussing his playing days, his post-career goals, and the famous moment when he said "Hey kids, do drugs" during a game. Listen below and subscribe to Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play!

Doobiepalooza Student Performers

Ethan Ling

April 14th will be singer-songwriter Ethan Ling’s fourth Doobiepalooza of his career. A Denison student-performer veteran and Cleveland native, Ethan goes by the artist name “Heavy Boots”. He has released three EPs containing a laid-back folk sound. He is a talented and accomplished singer that brings warmth and sincerity to each of his songs. His instrumental creativity has only been increasing the past few years – so expect his performance to kick-off Doobiepalooza on the right note.

Check out his EP “Endings”: https://heavybootsoh.bandcamp.com/

Ethan Ling

Count Spacey

Count Spacey is a garage type band that started last semester founded by Zach Lichtman '20 (drums), Chase Whipple '18 (vocals & guitar) and Marcos Arnett '20 (bass). They have been performing at school events and in Granville consistently. They've gotten an impressive amount of exposure in a short period of time and everyone should be looking forward to their performance at Doobiepalooza on April 14th. What can you expect from them? “We usually perform some covers that are mostly rock, whether it is psychedelic, classic, or a bit jazzy and we add few of our own spins that ultimately gets the crowd going”, Zach and Chase said. 

Count Spacey

Count Spacey

Simone Stevens & Jose Rodriguez

Jose is a rapper/songwriter and Simone Telease is a singer. They will be performing original hip-hop/ RnB songs written by Jose and Simone, as well as a few covers. One of their songs was produced by Simone's brother. Simone is excited to be in the spotlight and for the adrenaline rush that coincides with that. “I started singing around the age of 6 and I began writing music when I was 8-years old. I can’t imagine my life without music. Music will always be one of my priorities.”

While Jose has been recording tracks and writing music for a few years, this is his first time performing in front of people and he's very excited about it. “I just want to mention how excited and grateful I am for the opportunity to perform on this platform. I look forward to using this experience as a chance to grow as an artist.” 

Simone Stevens

Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez

OHKO

Li Chien, aka OHKO, is a DJ and rapper. When we asked him about his style, he said, "I love rapping to electronic tracks. Anything that sounds digital is great to me. I'm going to play some songs I made for other people, including Darren Hannible from the DC area, who has been scouted out by Young Money and XXL. I also made a remix to Above and Beyond's 'You Got to Go' and I might play a throwback song I made when I was 16. And of course, I gotta rap about Dim Sum and dumplings and stuff.” Li is a firm believer that the crowd responds best when performers have fun with themselves on stage, so he does his best to get that reaction from crowds. That effect on audiences is his favorite part of performing. His senior project will be in The Nest on April 27th and will be releasing an EP around that time as well.

Li Chien

Li Chien

Möbius

This electronic music wizard is a familiar face on Denison's campus. He has performed countless times with former Denison Students, Joey Aich '16 and Sarob '16 at previous Doobiepalooza festivals and D-Day concerts throughout his four years at Denison. He started getting into DJing during his sophomore year at Denison. “This is my third and last Doobiepalooza performance. This is my favorite event during the year at Denison because it is a chance for a completely student run music festival and we always seem to have the best event of the year.” Want a taste of his music? Check out his SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/carter-moebius/waves.

Möbius

Möbius

Big Red Sports Talk Interviews TSN's Jay Onrait

Among the four (!!!!) guests on last night's Big Red Sports Talk was TSN anchor Jay Onrait. Formerly of FS1, the tall Canadian talked about his new show, SC with Jay and Dan, which debuts in September. Onrait also discussed his former employer, FS1, and his time in the states. Listen below and subscribe to Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

MLB Season Preview on Big Red Sports Talk with ESPN's Dan Szymborski

Among the four (!!!!) guests on last night's Big Red Sports Talk was ESPN MLB Insider Dan Szymborski. In the interview, Szymborski gave his predictions for each division, talked some Indians, and explained whether or not Mike Trout and CC Sabathia are Hall of Famers. Listen below and subscribe to Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

Nick Shook of NFL.com Talks Raiders, Browns, Free Agency, and more on Big Red Sports Talk

Among the four (!!!!) guests on last night's Big Red Sports Talk was Nick Shook of NFL.com. Shook grew up a Browns fan, so he was able to reminisce about the franchise's awful quarterback history. He also previewed the team's future, especially the NFL draft. There was also some talk of free agency and the Raiders' impending move to Las Vegas. Listen below and subscribe to Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

Sports Illustrated NBA Writer Ben Golliver on Big Red Sports Talk

Among the four (!!!!) guests on last night's Big Red Sports Talk was Sports Illustrated NBA writer Ben Golliver. During the interview, Golliver talked about the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors (obviously), as well as Devin Booker's 70-point game, and peanut butter tacos. Listen below and subscribe to Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

Album Review: More Life

More Life, the eighth release from Canadian Rapper, Singer, and Songwriter Drake, has been received with unprecedented positive feedback from the music community. Critics praised Drakes wide variety of featured artists including, but not limited too, Young Thug (Sacrifices), Quavo (Portland), Travis Scott (Portland), 2 Chainz (Sacrifices), and Kanye West (Glow). The new material broke streaming records on both Spotify and Apple Music with an initial day total of 61.3 million streams on Spotify, breaking the previous record of 56.7 million for ‘÷’ by Ed Sheeran, in early March 2017. On Apple Music, the tracks of the album achieved a total of 89.9 million streams on the day of release (not including the amount of listeners during the OVO Sound Radio debut of the album on Beats 1), setting the record of most streams of an album in a single day on Apple Music. More Life is an important development to be noted in the streaming industry as the subscriber base of both Spotify and Apple Music have nearly doubled since Drake’s previous album in 2016, Views.

Here at the Doobie our personal favorite tracks happen to be ‘Portland’ and ‘Gyalchester’. ‘Portland’ offers the traditional upbeat aggressive rapping style of Drake in addition to the catchy lyrics of Migos member Quavo, and the vocal talent of Houston rapper Travis Scott. ‘Gyalchester’ is definitely Drakes most aggressive track on the album, with straight hard hitting verses and an infectious chorus. From a macro perspective it seems like ‘Passionfruit’ has held the #1 place in audiences hearts with nearly 50 million listens since last weeks release.

It is still unclear whether Drake plans to tour this summer as a follow-up to More Life but whatever he does it is clear that Drake is currently extremely confident with what he has produced and will only be fueled to write more material after this commercial success.

From all of us here at the Doobie,

~Vibes~

Bleacher Report's Erik Malinowski talks Warriors, Cavs, NBA on Big Red Sports Talk

For last night's Big Red Sports Talk, WDUB sports director Alex Kaufman chatted all about the NBA with Erik Malinowski of Bleacher Report. The two discussed peanut butter and jelly, the impending NBA Finals rubber match between the Warriors and Cavs, and more! Malinowski even previewed his new book, Betaball, which is available for pre-order on Amazon. Listen below and subscribe to Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

WTAM 1100's Glenn Forbes Talks Cavs, Indians, and Whit's on Big Red Sports Talk

With the Cavs on the All-Star break and the Indians reporting for spring training, it's a great time to analyze the state of Cleveland's sports teams. Sports director Alex Kaufman talked with WTAM 1100's Glenn Forbes about both teams, and there was even a conversation about Whit's! Listen below and don't forget to subscribe to Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

Yahoo Sports NBA Writer Dan Devine on Big Red Sports Talk

Sports director Alex Kaufman talked a lot of NBA with Dan Devine for last night's Big Red Sports Talk. Devine, who covers the NBA for Yahoo Sports' Ball Don't Lie blog, talked about the Cleveland Cavaliers, the trade deadline, and plenty more. Listen to the interview below and subscribe to Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

CBS Sports Writer John Breech Talks NFL on Big Red Sports Talk

A Cincinnati native and Miami (OH) University graduate, CBS Sports' John Breech knows his way around a gridiron and around a 5-way. On last night's Big Red Sports Talk, Breech gave his two cents on Cincinnati chili, the Super Bowl, and plenty of other NFL news. You can listen to the interview below. Tune into Big Red Sports Talk on Friday nights from 7:30-9:30 and subscribe to full show podcasts on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play!

New York Times Bestselling Author Jeff Pearlman Talks About His Career and Gunslinger, a Biography of Brett Favre

New York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman has written seven books, most recently Gunslinger, a comprehensive biography of legendary Packers quarterback Brett Favre. In the interview, which you can listen to below, Pearlman talked about all of his books and his illustrious career. Tune into Big Red Sports Talk on Friday nights from 7:30-9:30 and subscribe to full show podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

Cowboys Insider Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Big Red Sports Talk

Mike Fisher has had a distinguished sports media career in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As his Twitter bio tells you, Fisher is a Dallas Cowboys insider for 105.3 The Fan. He also writes for CowboysHQ.com and DallasBasketball.com. During the interview, Fisher talked about the Cowboys (obviously), Skip Bayless, strawberries, and why he won't be watching this weekend's AFC and NFC Championship games. Listen to the interview below, don't forget to tune into Big Red Sports Talk on Friday nights from 7:30-9:30 eastern. You can also subscribe to full Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

Marc Sterne '91 Interview on Big Red Sports Talk

On last night's Big Red Sports Talk, sports director Alex Kaufman debuted an interview with Tony Kornheiser Show producer Marc Sterne. A Denison graduate (class of 1991), Sterne had plenty of great anecdotes about his time atop the hill, his work on the Tony Kornheiser Show, and even shared some spot-on impressions. Listen below and be sure to subscribe to full Big Red Sports Talk podcasts on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play!