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Episode 45: Hey now, you're an all-star
Davis and Brady dive into the upcoming college football all-star games featuring Wyoming's top draft prospects and ponder what Nico Evans, Andrew Wingard and Carl Granderson can do to make themselves more appealing to NFL teams. They then offer theories (not counting all the attrition) as to why Wyoming basketball is struggling to be competitive in the Mountain West at this point.
Episode 44: Falling on hard times
Davis and Brady reconvene for a lengthy discussion on Wyoming basketball's downward spiral and what, if anything, the Cowboys can do to turn it around. The conversation then turns to football and the tweaks that could be coming to Wyoming's offense next season with Sean Chambers (probably) under center.
Episode 43: Home for the holidays
Davis (in Mississippi) and Brady (in Nebraska) reconvene to talk about the week that was in Wyoming football recruiting and basketball, which is dealing with yet another injury. The rainy conversation then turns to their favorites when it comes to the Christmas season.
Episode 42: Talkin' 'crootin'
Davis and Brady reconvene to discuss Wyoming's recruiting heading into Wednesday's early signing period. They then talk about the latest hits for Wyoming on the hardwood and a deeper issue that's contributing to the Cowboys' struggles.
Episode 41: Jumpin' through hoops
In this basketball-heavy episode, Davis and Brady reconvene to discuss Wyoming's best win to this point and the minutes that are piling up for Justin James and the Cowboys' other top scorers. They then dive into the ugly showing for the Mountain West so far before wrapping up with some quick hits.
Episode 40: That sounds about right
Davis and Brady react to Wyoming expectedly being left out of a bowl game despite being bowl-eligible for the third straight season. They then hit on the final College Football Playoff rankings, debate the unsurprising omission of a certain Group of Five team, and discuss options that might one day give the little guy a realistic chance to play for it all.
Episode 39: 'Tis the season
Davis and Brady return from the Thanksgiving break to discuss Wyoming football's waiting season with bowl announcements looming and two notable hires officially signaling the start to college football's silly season. They also hit on a big addition for Wyoming basketball fresh off the Cowboys' split at the Fort Myers Tip-Off.
Episode 38: Sticking (mostly) to sports
In a fired-up edition of the Pokescast, Davis and Brady discuss Wyoming's upcoming matchup with Air Force on the gridiron as well as the undersized rotation the Cowboys' basketball team is having to deal with early in the season. They finish up with strong opinions on the #sticktosports crowd and why it's the worst.
Episode 37: Back in the saddle
The Pokescast returns with Wyoming beat writer Davis Potter's debut. He and Brady weigh in on the football team's turnaround on the field and the ongoing legal situation off of it. Also, two very different starts to the basketball season are discussed.
Episode 36: Mullin it over
Brandon and Brady debate the ever-growing legacy of Larry Nance Jr.'s teammate and discuss the effects transfer rule changes could have on college sports. Plus, hear from the subject of the Star-Tribune's Sunday feature, Wyoming diver Scotia Mullin.
Episode 35: Buffalo Wild Week
Brady and Brandon discuss and dissect the NFL Draft, where Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, despite a controversy surrounding old tweets, became the highest drafted Cowboy of all time and Natrona County grad Taven Bryan went 29th overall to Jacksonville.
Episode 34: Swaggin' Wheel
Brandon and Brady catch up on the latest news in Wyoming men's basketball and recap the UW football team's spring game.
Episode 33: Josh Allen Cold Takes
In a very special Pokescast, Brandon and Brady run through every imaginable hot take regarding former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen and defend each and every one of them, regardless of if they agree.
Episode 32: Spring fever
Brandon and Brady discuss Wyoming football's spring camp. Also, Brandon eats carrots while Brady talks about wrestling.
Episode 31: Pros and gones
Brady and Brandon run though the Wyoming men's basketball team's recent spate of departures and discuss Wyoming football's Pro Day.
Episode 30: What if I told you...
Brandon Foster and Brady Oltmans recap the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland while previewing spring football and Wyoming's Pro Day. And in honor of the Pokescast's 30th episode, the boys wrap it up in 30 minutes flat.
Episode 29: Stark ranking mad
Brandon and Brady break out the red yarn and red-hot takes to make sense of this Wyoming basketball season. Plus: pep band power rankings.
Episode 28: Weekend at Tourneys
Brandon and Brady preview the Wyoming Cowboys' and Cowgirls' upcoming Mountain West basketball tournaments.
Episode 27.5: A live, surprise Pokescast
Brandon and Brady discuss Josh Allen and the NFL Combine on Facebook Live, Brandon from Indianapolis and Brady from Casper.
Episode 27: The ‘Boys With the Thorn in Their Side
Brandon and Brady break down Wyoming men's basketball's surprise split and the Cowgirls' down-to-the-wire battle for first place.
Episode 26: Photo finish
Brandon and Brady keep you in the know about Wyoming basketball's close contest races and make their cases for joining Hungary's freestyle skiing team at the winter Olympics.
Episode 25: Winners and lugers
On an Olympic-sized Pokescast, Brady and Brady skate through the Wyoming men's basketball team's two-game skid and the women's team's hot streak.
Episode 24: Shut Up And Nance With Me
Brady and Brandon recap Wyoming basketball's last week, football's National Signing Day and Larry Nance Jr.'s move to Cleveland.
Episode 23: Fight Club
Brandon and Brady run through Wyoming basketball's continued winning streaks, Josh Allen's Senior Bowl success and the Cowboy wrestling team's big year.
Episode 22: The Wolves of Ball Street
Brady and Brandon talk about Wyoming basketball's upward trajectory, including the Pokes' upset of the No. 23 Nevada Wolf Pack, and dive into the chatter surrounding Josh Allen's Senior Bowl appearance.
Episode 21: South of the border
Brandon and Brady chat (in-person!) about Wyoming basketball's Border Wars — one concerning, one encouraging — as well as the latest Josh Allen news.
Episode 20: You Only Liv Once
In their 20th Pokescast, Brandon and Brady run through the Wyoming women's basketball team's resurgence, Wyoming men's basketball's roller coaster and the latest in Wyoming football news.
Episode 19: Needing the nudge
Brandon and Brady run through Wyoming men's basketball's first conference loss and the Cowgirls' first conference win. Plus, a 2017 Wyoming football retrospective and a look at what UCF's "national championship" means for the Group of Five.
Episode 18: Pokes lang syne
Brandon and Brady wrap up 2017 with recaps of Wyoming's dominant Potato Bowl victory and the Cowboys' conference-opening win over San Diego State, while looking ahead to the Wyoming-Nevada men's basketball game.
Episode 17: Tater talk
Amid potato puns and healthy debate as to the superior variety of french fry, Brandon and Brady get down to business with a look at Wyoming's upcoming Potato Bowl appearance.
Episode 16: Juicy 'cruits
Brandon and Brady discuss the new early signing period in football and recap the past week of Wyoming men's and women's basketball.
Episode 15: They see me bowling
The Killer B's discuss Wyoming football's bowl placement, Wyoming basketball's up-and-down week and whether the current playoff system does a disservice to the Group of Five.
Episode 14: No way. San Jose?
Brandon and Brady discuss Wyoming football's embarrassing loss at San Jose State and fire off their Josh Allen hot takes before getting you up to speed on Wyoming hoops.
Episode 13: 27 yards short
Brandon and Brady recap the Cowboys' loss (sans Josh Allen) to Fresno State, preview the upcoming game against San Jose State and talk Pokes hoops at the Cayman Islands Classic.
Episode 12: A shoulder to cry over
Brandon and Brady debate the importance of Wyoming men's basketball's win over Oregon State and mull over the Josh Allen injury and the effect it could have on Wyoming's season.
Episode 11: Honestly, like, kudos
The guys gush over the Border War, look ahead to the game at Air Force and work in some Wyoming basketball (or as Brady calls it, "shooty hoops") as that season gets underway.
Episode 10: Can’t say I saw this coming
Brandon Foster and Brady Oltmans offer the hottest and finest takes on Pokes football, including last week's absolute devastation of New Mexico.
Episode 9: Probably a lot of positives
Brandon Foster and Brady "Mr. October" Oltmans examine Wyoming's first conference loss of the season, which came on the road at Boise State.
Episode 8: Had things gone a little crazier
Brandon and Brady lay out the weird events that led to Wyoming's win over Utah State as they prepare for a road game at Boise.
Episode 7: Arguably not as cool
Brandon and Brady touch on Logan Harris, Logan Wilson, and even Hugh Jackman's "Logan" en route to the Cowboys' game in Logan, Utah.
Episode 6: Why we normally don't do it live
Brandon and Brady host a special live episode of the Pokescast and take questions from fans on Facebook Live during Wyoming's bye week.
Episode 6 promo: Join the Pokescast on Facebook Live
A preview of the upcoming episode of the Pokescast, when the guys will take your questions on Facebook Live. Visit the Pokes Authority page at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 to join the conversation.
Episode 5: The necessary win
Brandon and Brady could go any number of directions, but keep it relatively on topic in their look at the Cowboys' confidence-building win over Hawaii and what it might mean for the Texas State game and the rest of the season.
Episode 4: The loosest definition of the word “game”
After struggling to recall if Wyoming played a game last week, Brandon and Brady give props to the Pokes fans and offer a glass-half-full analysis of QB Josh Allen's prospects for the rest of the season.
Episode 3: The Mighty Ducks and the runnin’ Pokes
Brandon Foster and Brady Oltmans express their objective love for the Mighty Ducks films, hiccups in the Cowboys' running game and one of the biggest home matchups in recent years as Oregon comes to town.
Episode 2: The interesting game in Iowa City, and the must-win at home
Brandon Foster and Brady Oltmans break down Wyoming's loss to Iowa, discuss the infamous flubbed punt and set the stage for the Cowboys' home opener against Gardner-Webb.
Episode 1: 2017 season kickoff
Brandon Foster and Brady Oltmans preview the 2017 UW football season and the Sept. 2 opener at Iowa, and predict how Pistol Pete would fare against the opponents' mascots.
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