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  1. Myself and @Pistol have finally finished our write up for this season. It's about a 26 minute read so it's a long one. As you will hear on Wednesday's episode we were initially going to have Carter Chapley involved as well but schedules have been hectic with everything going on, and 26 minutes already feels long enough. You can read this blog at the link below: https://www.bigredworld.org/post/2019-2020recap If you have comments, thoughts, hated what I said, etc. I will be on here for another hour or two to talk this blog with everyone on here as well. With this pandemic cutting short seasons or canceling them altogether, we know there is a vacuum of Billikens content so here's hoping we can fill this somewhat. Coming the next few weeks we will have what looks like two interviews per week, plus a couple of other shows that we have been developing. The schedule as it stands is in concrete: - Former Billiken Aaron Burg on Wednesday - Jack Raboin Part One Friday - Jack Raboin Part Two Next Wednesday (4/1) These are the ones I'm confident posting about at this time but we have a lot more on the way to hopefully make this more bearable. Look for more updates on our show schedule Wednesday.
  2. Hey all, been a long time since I posted about new episodes in here but we have a lot of new stuff that just came out so wanted to kind of put everything on here in one place. First of all, we have episode 53 of The House That Rick Built, with special guest Tom Blackburn from the Blackburn Review to preview the Dayton match up. We also include audio in our recap of Duquesne from Travis Ford, just a lot of different things in this episode so please feel free to drop your comments on here. Not always the best at responding but I see them and they are all noted. iTunes:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-53/id1450098755?i=1000464879102 Spotify: Spreaker:https://www.spreaker.com/episode/22504378 Next thing is a new blog from me, really just an attempt at ignoring what just happened in favor of enjoying this weekends match up. Read if interested below: https://www.bigredworld.org/post/the-sky-might-be-falling-but-the-sun-always-rises Lastly, new video up on our instagram make sure to give that a follow. Thanks for following along, enjoy!
  3. Tomorrow morning, we will have a brand new episode of the House That Rick Built that includes an interview with Stu Durando in which we talk about the latest update on Fred Thatch, a subject that Stu has written about in a story coming out tomorrow as well, plus much more over 20-25 minutes. Hope everyone enjoys.
  4. Definitely an intelligent guest. Hopefully we can continue bringing more interviews on like him if you guys enjoyed it.
  5. Extra long episode of our regular show is out now including an interview with Petey Buckets from the Hey 10 podcast to talk about how the Billikens match up with the rest of the league and settle some issues. Also recap the Auburn game and cover some other topics. iTunes:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-house-that-rick-built/id1450098755?i=1000459702755 Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/episode/7C3RGjTwTdvu9VZ6lAZeUo?si=_xwSD-eSRuCvUjgdO8ksQw Spreaker:https://www.spreaker.com/episode/20777595
  6. Thank you so much! More coming soon........ New big announcement coming on our next episode about more interviews.
  7. Late to the party on this but our interview with Dwayne Evans is up now. Thank you to everyone who helped us hit 55 reviews and counting but if you haven’t yet go give us a review we would appreciate it greatly. Lots more coming we will have an announcement within the next week about something coming up..... Until then, enjoy both parts of this interview before the game tomorrow. iTunes:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-house-that-rick-built/id1450098755 Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/5eQqWKUR160A2bTgJi7mi8?si=NZEBILjzSZupFUpoN1OrDg Spreaker:https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-house-that-rick-built
  8. We are currently at 41. Episode is ready to go and waiting to be published. We will be monitoring today waiting for it to hit 50. Thank you to everyone who has given us a rating means a lot. We did not expect this to go up so quickly.
  9. Episode 39 We recorded early, you get it early. - Tulane Recap - Auburn Preview - Women's hoops And more. iTunes:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-39/id1450098755?i=1000459141178 Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/episode/6EE6jhwoHenBNocv88Z3pB?si=0rd6cUCKSHalQPnpHiGebA Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/20611005
  10. Understandable. We still encourage you to rate our show wherever you listen! We appreciate the support.
  11. Want to hear another crazy Rick Majerus story from practice? We have been putting together something special for our listeners that will come out at a yet to be decided date. However, one interview is ready to go, and we are ready to release it. Only stipulation, we need to hit 50 review on iTunes. This is a big number, but iTunes is where a large portion of our audience comes from and we are working to grow our show so our ratings help. Help us make this show better and drop us a rating on iTunes if you want to hear an amazing interview with a former Billiken basketball star. Who could it be.....
  12. He does. But to me it has seemed like his oppurtunities have come maybe 50/50 from a kick out that allowed him to drive against scrambling defense. So while he is scoring off the drive, I still feel like he's not always creating and scoring on his own. It's also hard to tell when he's so spotty with his aggressiveness. So that might just be a cold take on my part.
  13. Heat Check: How good are the Billikens? Breaking down SLU's five game win streak and our chances of beating Auburn on Saturday, a blog from Collin Kessler. https://www.bigredworld.org/post/heat-check-how-good-are-the-billikens
  14. Episode 38 and probably the greatest episode we have made yet. This is a long one at an hour and fifty minutes so settle in and enjoy. We cover a whole range of topics from Cart'ere transfer to the Bills most recent games and go around the league too. Another congratulations to the great Rick Majerus on his induction into the college basketball hall of fame. Make sure if you guys have any questions to send them in here and let us know what you think. Don't forget to subscribe and rate the show! Links: iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-38/id1450098755?i=1000458700620 Spotify - Spreaker - https://www.spreaker.com/episode/20491880 https://twitter.com/HouseRickBuilt/status/1202410139682267136?s=20
  15. Thank you so much. Sorry for the delayed response took some time off for the holidays. So glad everyone continues to follow us. We have some surprises in store for Billikens fans as a Christmas thank you. Stay tuned.....
  16. Episode 37: Extra long episode covering Belmont plus this weeks game. Happy early Thanksgiving to everyone who follows our show, we will not be back until after the break. We are very thankful to anyone and everyone on here who listens and follows along. iTunes:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-house-that-rick-built/id1450098755#episodeGuid=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.spreaker.com%2Fepisode%2F20239513 3Spotify: Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/20239513
  17. Episode 33: - Men's Basketball - Women's Basketball - Fall Sports Update including a congrats to the Women's soccer team on their A10 Championship iTunes:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-house-that-rick-built/id1450098755#episodeGuid=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.spreaker.com%2Fepisode%2F19981236 Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/episode/2OfaJZHV43Gr82MZ4dUeaI?si=h-sLF1vuQKCoLVuT65ng9w Spreaker:https://www.spreaker.com/episode/19981236 Recording some new interviews, not sure when they will be coming out but stay tuned for some new big names joining the show.
  18. For the record, Jordan improved his shot from 3 last year to 26.3%, up 3% on a higher volume of shots (19-81 in '17-'18, 25-95 in '18-'19), so it does stand to reason he will continue to marginally improve his three point shooting to the 30% you ask or close to it. I just don't want to see that become a primary focus of his game and I don't believe it will. He is his most successful in short corner, finding gaps for the offensive rebounds, or most importantly cutting to the basket. But I believe it was the George Mason game at home last year where he put up 24 points on 9/15 shooting, some of which came from midrange shots and not just 2 footers. There's more than one way to force the defense to come out and guard you.
  19. A10 talk has made some interesting decisions on their list so far, but oh well. Based on T Ford's interview with Frank for the Hit and Run with Frank Cusamano, I would bet that Goodwin has improved on his free throw shooting as much as anyone else, but he will never truly be a three point shooter nor would I want him sitting out there. Would love to see his midrange game become more consistent.
  20. Fair point, but still lost heavy contributors. Point being in that rant, Bonaventure and the Billikens aren't that much different, and if you are ranking teams it can go either way. At this point, any ranking out there is fairly subjective outside of maybe the top four and bottom 2? Its a competitive league to say the least.
  21. Here comes a book: We talked about this on the podcast today. I homered it even more because I'm not sure I buy that Duquesne is significantly better than us. I would guess we play them to a 1-1 series split in conference, but I also would like to believe we post a better conference record. Dukes lost their best statistical player in Eric Williams Jr. to Oregon, so now it's Sincere Carry, who will still be a nightmare to deal with for the next 3 years I have a feeling, and then it's a pair of Juniors Michael Hughes (11.2 PPG, 6.5 RPG in '18-'19) and Marcus Weathers (10 PPG, 6.4 RPG in '18-'19). So what I am getting at in the most round about way is we are probably very even with Duquense, should be a great matchup with them this year. I personally would like to say we are definitely better because I know the talent we possess, but haven't seen the Billikens actually play yet and it's very young talent. Anyone putting Bonaventure above SLU, after losing 3 of their top 4 guys in averages for scoring from '18-'19 (Stockard, Griffin, Poyser) is disappointing but not incredibly shocking if you really break it down. They will be leaning on new young guys as much as SLU, where we return two high level Juniors in Goodwin and French, Bonaventure returns two high level Sophomores in Lofton and Osunniyi. Bonaventure went out and got a transfer Junior from Miami of Ohio Jalen Adaway who averaged 7.5 ppg (8 ppg according to the Bonnies website, 7.5 according to Miami U) and 5 rpg, but will be sitting out this year for transfer rules. Amadi Ikpeze is the lone senior for Bonaventure. Standing 6'10 240, he averaged 2.7 ppg and 2.4 rpg in only 11 minutes per game last year, so not a huge upperclassmen factor. This biggest factor to how good the Bonnies will be comes down to Junior transfer guard Matt Johnson who transferred from Howard University, where he 14.3 ppg and 4.3 rpg in '18-'19. It does not appear he will be sitting out, so he could be adding the boost to their rankings, but still a little surprising. Richmond features 4 returning juniors who all averaged double digits in points, with Grant Golden being one of the better players in the conference period, but maybe not the most athletic, impressive, etc. Would be shocked if Richmond doesn't finish top 8, but as you can see between the Dukes, the Bonnies, the Bills, and the Spiders there is a middle of the pack log jam with some really good teams, not to mention VCU, Davidson, Dayton, and Rhode Island. Tough Conference this year. Biggest takeaway here is that I'm probably too over confident and we are way too young for any preseason rankings to actually matter. I'll take the under on 7 losses in conference personally, not objectively. Objectively, I still don't see this team going sub .500 in conference, but 9-9 or 10-8 seems fairly realistic for such a young team. Very much middle of the pack, but still very much competitive. This year will be a learning curve.
  22. Episode 30: - Secret Scrimmage - Preseason Rankings - Exhibition Preview - Fall Sports Report - Baseball Schedule iTunes:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-30/id1450098755?i=1000454675856 Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/episode/1FNAXAdW4wgomapnemB895?si=wTutWOWuSt65WFE4u1EPJQ Spreaker:https://www.spreaker.com/episode/19658669
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