PodcastsOct 23, 2008 12:45 pm

This week, here we invited B.J. Fischer, troche author of the “Falcon Blog” for a discussion about Falcon athletics. We talked about his blog, ask how it started and how he keeps such a schedule providing analysis of the Falcons and their opponents. The conversation then turned to the Falcon football team and where the program stands after a couple of home losses to open the MAC slate.

Also, a new program was announced to help send scores to the cell phones of Falcon fans. Information has been posted here.

Download Episode 7

PodcastsOct 10, 2008 10:19 am

The bi-weekly schedule of the podcast takes a dramatic and exciting turn, with a weekly appearance this week. Former Falcon center and current color commentator Cal Bowers joins us for a chat about everything BG, including his thoughts on last week’s loss to Eastern Michigan, where the team goes from here, his time at BG, being honored with the Glenn Sharp Award and where you can find Cal grabbing a bite around campus. A must-listen for all Falcon fans!

Also, there’s one week left in the trivia contest (see Episode 5′s post for details) and a full home weekend ahead for the hockey team and men’s and women’s soccer.

Download Episode 6

PodcastsOct 02, 2008 11:30 pm

Keeping with the bi-weekly schedule, Episode 5 of the Rolling Along podcast is ready for consumption. No guests this time (though, appropriately, Lou Bega’s people were contacted about an interview), just Tony and Grant talking BG.

This episode’s topics, in no particular order:
-BG breaks out in Laramie
-Personal lives of famous poets
-The MAC schedule is upon us and so is hockey
-What exactly is an “Ice Mule”?

Plus, the BG volleyball team looks to snap out of a rare funk and the first-ever Rolling Along..The Podcast trivia contest. You have to listen to win, not to mention have a desire to win something that not even we know what it is!

Even if you don’t have a trivia answer, or aren’t daring enough to go for a mystery prize, we want to hear your thoughts and ideas! E-mail us at podcast@bgsusports.com with your comments!

You can download Episode 5 through iTunes, or download it below.

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PodcastsSep 19, 2008 09:55 pm

Aaaaaand…we’re back!

Call it a hiatus, a sabbatical, an extended suspension, or whatever you wish, but Rolling Along…The Podcast has returned for a fourth episode. Nearly two years after we faded off into the sunset, Grant and Tony’s little corner of the audio web has been revisited and hopefully on a better schedule this time.

Three weeks into the football season, the topic of discussion was…football! The Toledo Blade’s BG beat writer Ryan Autullo stopped by to talk some pigskin with the guys and even dropped a little love for the “nice guys” on the men’s basketball team. You may also be surprised to learn where to find Ryan’s favorite place to grab a bite in BG.

Getting the podcast
If you don’t have it subscribed in iTunes, this link will take you there:

If you are subscribed in iTunes, it’ll just show up eventually, or you can manually refresh your podcasts to get the latest.

If you want to subscribe in a news reader or RSS aggregator, click this link.

Download Episode 4

PodcastsOct 02, 2006 12:00 am

Episode 3 of the podcast takes a step back from football to explore the outstanding season the Falcon volleyball team is having. Grant sat down with head coach Denise Van De Walle and junior Stephanie Swiger of the volleyball team at DiBenedetto’s in Bowling Green. Van De Walle is in her 24th year coaching the Falcons, and in 1992 led the team to a second place finish in the NIVC tournament, after posting a 30 win season. That history lesson was the BGSUsports.com Falcon Fact of the Week.

Swiger has BG in her blood. Her dad played baseball for the Falcons, and she was named MAC East Player of the Week two weeks in a row in September.

Next week, the focus turns back to the gridiron as BG prepares for the stretch run in MAC play.

Download Episode 3

PodcastsSep 19, 2006 10:38 am

For the second episode of the podcast, Grant and I recapped the Buffalo and FIU football games, and discussed the upcoming game with Kent State, as well as future matchups with Ohio U. and Ohio State. We also talked about the “hidden gem” on the campus of BGSU, the Athletic Archives room in Memorial Hall. Mickey Cochrane, who came to BG in the 1960′s to coach the lacrosse and soccer teams, and later had the soccer stadium named in his honor, is the sole curator of the Archives room, and shared with me some stories about the people, places and events that have shaped the history of BGSU.

One story Mickey told was about the live falcon that used to fly at basketball and football games on campus, and Grant made contact with John Blakeman, the original falconer in charge of “Prince Frederick”, the falcon that flew at BG games. Look for more from Grant and Mr. Blakeman in a future edition of “Rolling Along”!

Congratulations are also in order to freshman football player Jarett Sanderson and junior volleyball player Stephanie Swiger, who earned player of the week honors in the MAC East for their respective sports. Sanderson led the defensive charge against Florida International, with a fumble recovery for a touchdown and two interceptions, his second coming in the endzone on the final play of the game to seal the Falcon victory. Swiger, who’s father played baseball at BGSU, led the Falcons to a tournament win in Youngstown, as they improved their record on the season to 10-2 overall.

While we didn’t find time to fit the “BGSUsports.com Falcon Fact of the Week” into the podcast itself, the Falcons face their “sister school”, Kent State, this Saturday at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. BGSU leads the all-time series 52-15-6, and has won five in a row, and 28 of the last 31 meetings with the Golden Flashes. The BG record for interceptions in a game by a single player is three, which eight players have accomplished 10 times. Three of those times were against Kent State.

Download Episode 2

PodcastsSep 04, 2006 12:00 pm

For the inaugural “Rolling Along” podcast, we were joined by Maureen Fulton, Bowling Green beat writer for the Toledo Blade, at Beaner’s Coffee in Perrysburg. Topics discussed included “The Clash In Cleveland” game with Wisconsin, and a preview of the September 9 game with Buffalo at Doyt Perry Stadium. Other portions of the podcast were recorded at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on the campus of BGSU.

The “BGSUsports.com Falcon Fact of the Week” noted that the football program is aiming for their sixth straight winning season, the first time they’ve accomplished that since 1971-76, when the Falcons finished with a winning record six straight years under head coach Don Nehlen. A 2-6-1 mark in 1970 was the only losing season suffered by a Falcon football team in the years spanning from 1955-76.

Download Episode 1

Music used during the podcast:

  • Ay Ziggy Zoomba – BGSU FMB
  • I’ve Been Thinking About You – LondonBeat
  • BGSU Alma Mater – BGSU FMB
  • The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
  • Forward Falcons – BGSU FMB
  • The Humpty Dance (reprise) – Digital Underground
AnnouncementsSep 04, 2006 12:00 am

We would like to announce our new podcast, “Rolling Along…” a joint venture between Ay-Ziggy-Zoomba.com and BGSUSports.com!

Grant Cummings, webmaster of Ay-Ziggy-Zoomba.com and Tony Gaver, webmaster of BGSUsports.com, have combined to create the podcast, which aims to be a weekly piece to complement the forums of Ay-Ziggy-Zoomba.com and the historical features of BGSUsports.com. Bowling Green State University features a great tradition of athletics that continues today. Each installment of the podcast will highlight news of the past along with current events on the BGSU landscape.

Regular guests that cover the Falcons on a daily basis will be combined with featured interviews with the people that make Bowling Green athletics the force they are today. Former athletes and current coaches and administrators will sit in to bring a fresh angle to the BGSU sports scene.  

We welcome listener feedback, either as comments on this website, or via our email address, podcast@bgsusports.com.

In order to subscribe to the podcast, point your podcatcher to http://www.ay-ziggy-zoomba.com/podcast/rolling_along.xml.

If you use iTunes, you can subscribe by clicking on the “Advanced” menu, choosing “Subscribe to Podcast” and then pasting the above URL into the box. If you use other software, I’m sure the process is similar. And within a day or two you should be able to search the iTunes music store and find the “Rolling Along…” podcast there.

Weekly episodes will be posted at Ay-Ziggy-Zoomba.com, with past episodes archived on this site for easy access for those listeners without a podcatching device. Subscribing using podcatching software automatically gets you the latest episode when it’s released.

Roll Along and enjoy the show!

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