Publics & Privates OKpreps Podcast

Publics & Privates OKpreps Podcast

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FOOTBALL IS BACK!
Aug 22 • 59 min
We’re now a week away from real-life, actual football. (Well, games that actually count) This week we pay tribute to one of the state’s best, Mr. Ray West, who passed away recent. Swisher shares several great stories about West and what he meant to a lot…
IT’S DEBATE TIME!
Jul 18 • 64 min
We finally took the plunge and did a deep dive into the long-standing public schools vs. private schools debate in Oklahoma. Cashion head football coach (and athletic director) Lynn Shackelford (24:45) joined us to share his thoughts from the public side,…
Time for some Skordle Showdowns
Jun 20 • 31 min
FOOTBALL’S BACK!! Well, not really. But kind of. Skordle is hosting two different 7-on-7 football tournaments, all thanks to wonderful sponsors, Tulsa Tech and Charleston’s. The guys break down both Showdowns, and chat about players to watch and what to…
Summer is coming ….. (well, it’s already here)
Jun 4 • 35 min
It’s that time of year again. Summertime has arrived, and high school sports fans are left waiting for more games in August. But fear not! The Publics and Privates OKpreps Podcast will help get you through the slow months. This week the guys recap some…
EPIC Slowpitch talk … hooray spring sports!
May 10 • 51 min
It’s hardware galore as spring sports wind down. Michael and Ben dissect baseball, slowpitch softball, golf, track & soccer as teams and individuals enter the final weekend of competition for this athletic season. Find out which performances this spring…
Break out the baseball bats…it’s spring sports season
Apr 6 • 24 min
Michael and Ben return with a quick glimpse into spring sports across Oklahoma. The guys talk about some recent news items in Oklahoma, and spend some time talking about Broken Arrow’s announcement of a girls varsity wrestling team - the first program of…
Goodbye, basketball
Mar 13 • 55 min
The guys put a bow on the high school basketball season & recap the weekend that was from State Fair Arena and the Mabee Center. Both Michael and Ben also name their tournament MVPs for each class. Then they spend a few minutes talking about the…
State basketball - from start to finish
Mar 6 • 55 min
Made a big podcast addition this week. Ben & Swisher are joined by the Oklahoman’s Jacob Unruh. Jacob & Swisher recap the highlights and the championship moments from the Class A & Class B state tournaments. Then the guys break down the state tournaments…
Time to talk Big House
Feb 27 • 56 min
Medals and trophies have been handed out to wrestlers across the state. Now it’s time for basketball teams to start claiming hardware. Ben and Michael dive into Class A & B state basketball tournaments on tap this week, and they guys also make their…
Talkin’ Wrestlin’ ….. (and hoops)
Feb 21 • 58 min
The winter sports season is winding down, so we dissect playoffs happenings in Class 4A through Class B basketball. Swisher breaks down what happened on the hardwood, and what to look forward to this week. Then we shift gears and Ben breaks down the state…
“Officially Official”
Feb 13 • 43 min
The podcast now has an official logo & an official intro (thanks to Tom Nelson at Chisholm Trail Broadcasting)! This week we talk about some high school football rule changes before diving into basketball playoffs in Classes A & B. Also break down what…
Signing Day Special
Feb 8 • 55 min
Break down signees on Signing Day, plus a. look at upcoming basketball playoffs. Then quick mention of dual state. Also, sit-down interviews in Bixby with the Spartans’ Ainslie Lane (36:40), Noah West (45:15) & Cade Cavender (48:44). ENJOY! —- Support…
“Best Playoff System in the Country”
Jan 31 • 55 min
We breakdown the OCA All-State football rosters. Talk some Tuttle wrestling and chat briefly about former Adair great Kevi Luper and her jersey being retired at ORU. Finish with an interview of the OSSAA’s David Glover about what goes into the process of…
Analyzing All-State teams
Jan 21 • 57 min
Introducing our first Publics & Privates OKpreps Podcast episode by breaking down the Skordle All-State football teams. Mix in some public-private debate opinions, and a glimpse into small school basketball with postseason play on the horizon. And let us…