The Moving Screen

The Moving Screen
A weekly college basketball podcast by Brendan Quinn of The Athletic and Dylan Burkhardt of We discuss Michigan, Michigan State, the Big Ten and the game at-large.

Saying hello to Franz Wagner and Joey Hauser
Jul 11 • 56 min
Today’s Moving Screen podcast dives into Michigan and Michigan State’s latest additions: Franz Wagner and Joey Hauser. We examine the ins and outs of both recruitments and how each prospect fits into their new program. Among the topics discussed: -Franz…
Mailbag Pod! Answering your Michigan and Michigan State hoops questions
Jun 24 • 78 min
We answer mailbag questions about Franz Wagner, Tom Izzo’s successor, the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, breakout players, recruiting, pro prospects and much more.
Breaking down the Big Ten after the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline
Jun 12 • 71 min
After weeks of podcasts about John Beilein, Juwan Howard, Michigan, and Michigan State, we focus on the Big Ten now that rosters are mostly finalized after the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline. We analyze each team and decide whether they will finish higher…
Looking at Michigan State’s case as preseason No. 1; breaking down Juwan Howard’s early decisions
Jun 5 • 91 min
It has been a quiet offseason for Michigan State but that’s not always a bad thing. We (finally) spend some time discussing Michigan State’s roster for 2019-20, make the case for the Spartans as preseason No. 1 and discuss Joey Hauser’s fit. Then we get…
Day one of the Juwan Howard era
May 30 • 54 min
Juwan Howard was introduced in Ann Arbor today. We react to day one of the Juwan Howard era and dive into assistant coaching candidates and rumors. Timestamps: (00:49) Reacting to Juwan Howard’s Introduction (22:58) Assistant Coaching Candidates and Rumors
Michigan hires Juwan Howard
May 22 • 78 min
Juwan Howard is Michigan’s new head coach. We try to make sense of the hire and what it means the product on the floor, recruiting, the program, assistant coaches, the Fab Five, and everything else.
Emergency Pod: John Beilein to the Cavs
May 14 • 53 min
John Beilein is heading to the Cleveland Cavaliers. What does it mean for Beilein’s legacy and Michigan’s future? We dive into everything in an emergency podcast recorded in the middle of the night from Barcelona and Bethpage.
Offseason roster thoughts on Michigan & Michigan State, plus a full Big Ten breakdown
Apr 22 • 93 min
The pod is back to break down Michigan and Michigan State’s rosters now that the NBA Draft early entry deadline has passed. We also take a deep dive into the Big Ten and predict whether conference teams will take a step forward or backward in 2019-20.…
Season wrap-up mailbag
Apr 9 • 67 min
We put a bow on Michigan State’s season after a Final Four loss to Texas Tech before answering mailbag questions. The mailbag dives into Michigan, Michigan State and even our Masters picks. Timestamps: (01:04) Wrapping up Michigan State’s 2018-19 season…
Final Four podcast! A preview for Michigan State, a postscript for Michigan
Apr 1 • 69 min
Michigan State is going back to the Final Four after knocking off Duke. We recap the Spartans’ weekend in Washington D.C. and preview their Final Four matchup with Texas Tech. Michigan’s weekend in Anaheim wasn’t so successful but we look back on the…
Sweet 16 preview: Michigan, Michigan State and the chase for the Elite Eight
Mar 26 • 54 min
The pod is back to preview Michigan and Michigan State’s matchups in the Sweet 16. We breakdown Texas Tech and LSU before sharing some predictions for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games across the bracket. Timestamps: (03:50) Michigan vs. Texas Tech Preview…
Surviving and advancing (and arguing) in Des Moines
Mar 22 • 52 min
We recap Michigan and Michigan State’s first-round wins and preview their upcoming matchups in the round of 32. Along the way, we hit on Tom Izzo and Aaron Henry, the Big Ten’s performance in the NCAA Tournament and more. Timestamps: (02:18) Michigan…
From Chicago to Des Moines, the pod goes streaking to the NCAA Tournament
Mar 18 • 74 min
Michigan State beat Michigan for a third time this season and secured another trophy. We recap Sunday’s Big Ten Tournament final and then dive into the NCAA Tournament draw. Timestamps: (02:03) Recapping Michigan-Michigan State III (23:57) Michigan State…
Championship Pod! Michigan vs. Michigan State III
Mar 16 • 53 min
Michigan and Michigan State will play one more time on Sunday afternoon. We recorded an emergency pod on Saturday night to discuss the third installment of the rivalry amid the St. Patrick’s Day chaos in Chicago.
Big Ten Tournament Pod: Can Michigan defend its crown? How far will MSU go?
Mar 13 • 73 min
Our first postseason pod of the year! The Big Ten Tournament tips off tonight in Chicago while Michigan and Michigan State will get underway on Friday. We review the All-Big Ten selections and discuss notable snubs (and some of Brendan’s interesting…
Regular season finale! A Big Ten banner at Breslin and lots of questions for Michigan.
Mar 10 • 73 min
Michigan State beat Michigan on Saturday to win a share of the Big Ten Championship. Cassius Winston was the star once again while Xavier Tillman controlled the game in the paint. We recap the game and then break down where things stand for Michigan and…
Michigan vs. Michigan State and the one pod to end all pods
Mar 6 • 66 min
There’s only one game that matters this week: Michigan and Michigan State will play for at least a share of the Big Ten title on Saturday night in East Lansing. We dive into the game to share some keys and then answer mailbag questions about the game of…
Making sense of Michigan and Michigan State with one week to go
Mar 4 • 64 min
We recap a wild weekend of Big Ten hoops with Michigan State losing at Indiana and Michigan winning at Maryland. (01:59) Michigan wins at Maryland (24:31) What happened in Bloomington?
It’s March 1. Do you know where your Spartans and Wolverines are?
Mar 1 • 71 min
We start with Charles Matthews’ injury and what it means for Michigan moving forward. Colin Castleton had a breakout performance against the Cornhuskers, is that production here to stay? Then we preview Sunday’s game at Maryland. Michigan State was off…
Ep 20: Breaking down the hows and whys of Michigan State’s upset over Michigan
Feb 25 • 59 min
We break down Michigan State’s win at Michigan on Sunday afternoon. The story of the game was Cassius Winston’s execution in the ball screen game but we also hit on Michigan State’s defensive adjustment and what the game means for both teams moving…
Ep 19: At long last: The Michigan vs. Michigan State preview
Feb 22 • 59 min
Nothing else matters. Today’s pod is all about Michigan at Michigan State. We dive into the point guards, depth, X-factors, transition offense vs. defense, gameplans and anything else that we can think of.
Ep 18: Storylines galore as mega-matchup looms
Feb 18 • 72 min
Michigan State had a great week, but lost another starter to an injury. We make sense of what Nick Ward’s injury means for the Spartans over the next few weeks. Michigan bounced back from a bad loss at Penn State with a comfortable home win over Maryland.…
Ep 17: The midweek pod is back and filled with controversy
Feb 14 • 45 min
Michigan was upset at Penn State and John Beilein was ejected. We sort through the controversy and discuss Big Ten officiating. Michigan State picked up a signature win on the road in Madison and is back on track with back-to-back impressive performances.…
Ep 16: Two rivals approaching make-or-break time
Feb 11 • 71 min
Michigan picked up a big win over Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon. We break down the performance and discuss the importance of Charles Matthews, Jon Teske and Isaiah Livers. Brendan drove straight to East Lansing to watch Michigan State blow out…
Ep 15: Midweek pod! Weekend preview and Big Ten hot takes
Feb 7 • 77 min
We recap Tuesday’s MSU at Illinois and Michigan at Rutgers games before previewing an eventful weekend of Big Ten hoops. Then we wrap things up with a mailbag of reader questions. (02:55) Compare and contrast Tom Izzo and John Beilein from the sideline…
Ep 14: Two losses and lots of questions
Feb 4 • 76 min
Michigan and Michigan State both lost over the weekend. We look back at both defeats and try to sort through the aftermath. Does Indiana’s win at the Breslin Center expose serious flaws in Michigan State’s team? Aaron Henry’s role continues to grow…
Ep 13: A weekend in Indiana brings Michigan State and Michigan closer together
Jan 28 • 84 min
Michigan went 2-0 and Michigan State went 2-1 in an eventful week of Big Ten hoops. We recap Michigan State’s loss at Purdue and what it means for the Spartans and the Big Ten race. Indiana didn’t put up much of a fight at home on Friday night, but…
Ep 12: Down goes Michigan, up comes Michigan State
Jan 20 • 80 min
Michigan’s perfect start is over after a loss at Wisconsin. Michigan State has won 11 games in a row and is playing as well as any team in the country.. We recap both road trips and then preview Maryland at Michigan State and Minnesota at Michigan. 01:40:…
Ep 11: Will these two ever lose a Big Ten game?
Jan 14 • 79 min
Another podcast and three more wins for Michigan and Michigan State. When will these two teams ever lose in the Big Ten? All signs point toward this being a Michigan vs. Michigan State battle for the league championship. 03:00: When will Michigan lose? Is…
Ep 10: New Big Ten rankings, same two-horse race
Jan 9 • 72 min
We recap Michigan State’s win over Purdue and look ahead to the weekend. Is Cassius Winston the favorite for Big Ten Player of the Year? Does Michigan State have anything to worry about at Penn State? What about Michigan at Illinois? Will Northwestern’s…
Ep 9: Two big wins, one big episode
Jan 7 • 48 min
Michigan and Michigan State are the only undefeated teams left in the Big Ten after four games. We recap their top 25 victories over the weekend. (1:00) Michigan remains undefeated after wins over Penn State and Indiana. We dive into the home win over…
Ep 8: Reexamining Michigan and Michigan State and unveiling our bold predictions for the 2019 Big Ten season
Dec 31, 2018 • 87 min
Big Ten basketball is around the corner. We recap Michigan and Michigan State’s performance in December and share our bold predictions for the Big Ten season. Timestamps: 01:50: Michigan’s December Malaise 20:25: Michigan State goes 5-0 in December 36:13:…
Ep 7: Special edition! Fielding your questions on U-M, MSU and the Big Ten
Dec 17, 2018 • 90 min
With a slow week of Big Ten basketball, we dive into a mailbag to answer your questions about Michigan, Michigan State and the Big Ten. 1:46 - Anything to worry about in Michigan/Western Michigan? 8:32 - Quick look back at Michigan State/Green Bay 11:46 -…
Ep. 6: Talking Michigan’s undefeated start, John Beilein’s past, and what’s ahead for Michigan State
Dec 10, 2018 • 80 min
We talk about Michigan’s ball screen offense, John Beilein as The Athletic Detroit’s Person of the Year, Michigan State’s win at Florida and the Big Ten at large. 00:01 - Recapping Michigan wins over Northwestern & South Carolina 17:00 - Looking back at…
Ep 5: What to make of Michigan State; Michigan is still rolling; new power rankings
Dec 3, 2018 • 72 min
00:24: What to make of Michigan State 16:16: Michigan keeps rolling 38:24: Big Ten Power Ranking Draft
Ep 4: Early season thoughts on U-M/MSU, the inaugural power ranking
Nov 26, 2018 • 69 min
1:40: Recapping MSU’s wins over UCLA, Texas 13:30: Josh Langford’s hot start, previewing Louisville 26:56: Michigan-Chattanooga thoughts, previewing UNC 44:00 Big Ten Power Ranking Draft
Ep 3: Thoughts on Michigan’s 5-0 start
Nov 19, 2018 • 62 min
We break down Michigan’s 5-0 start including last week’s big wins over Villanova and Providence.
Ep 2: Previewing Michigan/Villanova & thoughts on week 1
Nov 12, 2018 • 58 min
2:00 Michigan: Previewing Villanova, offensive issues 27:14 Michigan State: Recapping Kansas loss, turnovers and official reviews 45:12 Big Ten: Ohio State wins at Cincinnati, Gavitt Games preview
Ep 1: A new year, a new podcast
Nov 5, 2018 • 85 min
1:00: Previewing Michigan State vs Kansas in the Champions Classic 28:00: Looking at Michigan’s roster and rotations heading into 2018-19 50:30: Spinning through the Big Ten, talking favorites, sleepers and rankings