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Couch and The Rube

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Couch and The Rube

Graham Couch and Jason Knick are a dynamic duo that get together every afternoon to discuss Michigan State and Big Ten football and men’s basketball, Detroit pro sports and the buzz nationally. The show is a fun, engaging, and thought-provoking all-in-one radio and podcast experience for the Michigan State, Michigan and Detroit sports fan whose assorted interests also might include the outrageous national story, sports gambling and life’s relatable predicaments. Hosts Graham Couch, a sports columnist at the Lansing State Journal, and Jason Knick, “The Rube,” bring you two hours a day of the topics and stories that grab you...

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Recent Episodes of Couch and The Rube


Ep. 923: Hot Take Tuesday

Ep. 923: Hot Take Tuesday

Episode 11 June 2024 58m and 15s


Ep. 922: Twitter Question Friday - MSU basketball hires Saddi Washington and more

Ep. 922: Twitter Question Friday - MSU basketball hires Saddi Washington and more

We answered your Twitter questions – on Tom Izzo's decision to hire Saddi Washington to his MSU basketball coaching staff and Washington's likely impact, on MSU football and what projected Vegas lines tell us about the likelihood the Spartans get to six wins, on bad Detroit pro sports owners and more. Plus, a couple stories worth telling, including why The Rube didn't qualify for TSA pre-check.

Episode 7 June 2024 1h, 32m and 47s


Ep. 921: Tigers send Torkelson down and Pat Forde on the future of college sports

Ep. 921: Tigers send Torkelson down and Pat Forde on the future of college sports

We dug into the Detroit Tigers' decision to send Spencer Torkelson to Triple-A Toledo and the treatment of Caitlin Clark by WNBA veterans. Then a good conversation with Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde on the future of college sports for schools like Michigan State and beyond and whether fans will stay engaged (22:30). Plus, baked takes from The Rube.

Episode 3 June 2024 1h, 3m and 45s


Ep. 920: Twitter Question Friday - on MSU basketball, football, the Tigers and The Rube

Ep. 920: Twitter Question Friday - on MSU basketball, football, the Tigers and The Rube

We answered your Twitter questions – on Michigan State basketball, MSU football, the Tigers, The Rube's innovative thinking, Connor Stalions, where college sports are headed, and more. Plus, a couple stories worth telling.

Episode 31 May 2024 1h, 35m and 26s


Ep. 919: Hot Take Tuesday - MSU's football schedule, Xavier Booker, and the good-for-nothing Tigers

Ep. 919: Hot Take Tuesday - MSU's football schedule, Xavier Booker, and the good-for-nothing Tigers

In our return from vacation, we dug into our hot takes and yours – on MSU football's Friday night games and the frustration over them and Xavier Booker's weight gain and what that means for MSU basketball, on the Detroit Tigers who can't be counted on for anything and Bill Walton who could be counted on for good vibes. Plus, a puppet officiates a wedding in front of a stone Rube and bad dog owner behavior.

Episode 28 May 2024 1h, 17m and 48s


Ep. 918: Twitter Question Friday - answers on MSU basketball and football, Tigers, Lions and life

Ep. 918: Twitter Question Friday - answers on MSU basketball and football, Tigers, Lions and life

We answered your Twitter questions – or died trying – on MSU basketball and football, the Lions' schedule and Tigers needs, the PGA championship, life's predicaments, love, bachelor parties and more.

Episode 17 May 2024 1h, 45m and 46s


Ep. 917: Jared Goff gets a new contract, MSU gets a big man and talking Tigers with Cody Stavenhagen

Ep. 917: Jared Goff gets a new contract, MSU gets a big man and talking Tigers with Cody Stavenhagen

We dug into Jared Goff's new contract with the Lions and why it had to be done, despite the massive numbers. Then Harry Gagnon joined us for PGA Championship best bets and more, before we discussed MSU football's season-win over-under. Then a great conversation with The Athletic's Cody Stavenhagen on the Tigers' season and future, Spencer Torkelson, Javy Baez, Chris Illitch and more.

Episode 14 May 2024 51m and 54s


Ep. 916: Hot Take Monday - on MSU basketball playing in the transfer portal and the Pistons' plight

Ep. 916: Hot Take Monday - on MSU basketball playing in the transfer portal and the Pistons' plight

We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Michigan State's possible new big man from the portal, on the Pistons' landing the 5th pick in the NBA draft, on the Tigers' spending and Spencer Torkelson and more.

Episode 13 May 2024 1h, 26m and 58s


Ep. 915: Twitter Question Friday - MSU football beefs, MSU basketball's ceiling and reporter gaffes

Ep. 915: Twitter Question Friday - MSU football beefs, MSU basketball's ceiling and reporter gaffes

We answered your Twitter questions – on Michigan State football beefs and culture, MSU basketball's ceiling, NIL frustrations, embarrassing reporter gaffes and more.

Episode 10 May 2024 1h, 52m and 12s


Ep. 914: Hot Take Tuesday - on MSU football and basketball, and what to do with Spencer Torkelson

Ep. 914: Hot Take Tuesday - on MSU football and basketball, and what to do with Spencer Torkelson

We dug into our hot takes and yours – on what Michigan State football needs from this season, whether this season's MSU basketball lineup is better than last season, NIL reforms, what the Tigers should do with Spencer Torkelson, the Pistons' future and more.

Episode 7 May 2024 1h, 36m and 16s

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