Preferred Walk-Ons Podcast: Carolina Refs! introduced a new podcast partnership to be featured here on the site and through our social media channels. It’s time for Episode 7.

Hosted by two people named Michael – ACC fans by birth, degenerate gamblers for mirth – The Preferred Walk-Ons Podcast is a college sports podcast through the lens of the ACC. Michael McGraw is a University of Virginia graduate and fan, while Michael Shutt is a life-long NC State fan. Both grew up watching the ACC and have insights on the history and present of the conference … plus plenty of healthy ABC – (Anybody But Carolina) bias.

With only 48 days until Selection Sunday, there is a lot to talk about in the world of college basketball. This week the conversation includes:

  • The situation with Ed Reed and Bethune-Cookman (0:00-11:37)
  • Questionable officiating during the NC State-UNC game (11:37-25:23)
  • Tony Bennett’s recent success playing with a smaller line-up (25:23-37:27)
  • A tough weekend for top ranked men’s basketball teams (37:27-43:16)
  • UVA women’s basketball and the controversial suspension of Sam Brunelle (43:16-52:07)
  • Sports figures who we have grown to love after hating or hate after loving (52:07-1:14:23)

All this plus your weekly update on the Academy of Art men’s basketball team!

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