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The hottest sports podcast you'll ever see (you can't see us but you can hear us) by three former ELITE Division 3 athletes (now podcasters) Ben Gavlik, Andrew Gilliland, and recurring guest Jacob Schubert.

Episodes drop every Wednesday and include a variety of sports talk and interviews with athletes/coaches/cool people we happen to somehow know. Please subscribe and share!!

Division 3's Finest Ben Gavlik, Andrew Gilliland, and Jacob Schubert. In 'Division 3's Finest', three former elite D3 athletes (now podcasters) get together weekly to discuss the hottest topics in sports while interviewing a variety of athletes/cool people.

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The hottest sports podcast you'll ever see (you can't see us but you can hear us) by three former ELITE Division 3 athletes (now podcasters) Ben Gavlik, Andrew Gilliland, and recurring guest Jacob Schubert.

Episodes drop every Wednesday and include a variety of sports talk and interviews with athletes/coaches/cool people we happen to somehow know. Please subscribe and share!!

    E88 | Jibri Blount - MEAC Player of the Year (NCC Basketball)

    E88 | Jibri Blount - MEAC Player of the Year (NCC Basketball)

    In episode 88, the guys welcome future professional basketball player Jibri Blount on the podcast. Our interview with Jibri features awesome stories about his dad Mel Blount, playing high school ball at LeBron's alma mater St. Vincent-St. Mary, and everything that led up to his breakout senior year at North Carolina Central.

    The rest of the interview includes how he's preparing for upcoming team workouts and the NBA Draft, awesome rapid fire questions, and when we're getting LeBron James on the podcast. 😂

    In the last 30 minutes of the podcast we also talk about everything going on in the MLB and NBA world plus Fantasy BS (Minor Inconveniences).

    Jibri's Interview | 1:15-1:01:49

    0:00-6:25 | Jibri Intro + Basketball Background
    6:26-22:21 | Rapid Fire Questions (Bringing His Dad's Super Bowl Rings to Class Behind His Back, NBA Player Comp, and an All-Time Story About Competing Against His Dad at the Super Bowl)
    22:22-31:58 | Playing at St. Vincent-St.Mary + Transferring to North Carolina Central
    31:59-41:50 | Behind The Scenes Junior Year + Breakout Senior Year
    41:51-48:46 | Dealing With COVID-19 Cancelling March Madness + Basketball Future
    48:47-53:53 | Dealing With Expectations Being Mel Blount's Son + Super Bowl Stories
    53:54-1:01:49 | Final Rapid Fire Questions (Most Famous Person in His Phone, Ranking Primanti Brothers, and Go-To Gas Station Snack)

    Jibri's Social Media

    Jibri's IG: https://www.instagram.com/jibri_blount/?hl=en
    Jibri's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jibri_blount?lang=en
    CJ's Foundation: https://www.pegafoundation.org/

    MLB + NBA Talk, and Fantasy BS | 1:01:50-1:39:14

    1:01:50-1:16:35 | MLB Talk, Manfred Sucks, Thoughts on Shorter Season
    1:16:36-1:24:21 | NBA Talk + All Things Kyrie Irving
    1:24:22-1:39:14 | Fantasy BS - Minor Inconveniences (Netflix 25% Buffering, Waking Up Before Your Alarm, and Bitting Your Lip)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    E87 | Lee Solomon - A Conversation About Racism

    E87 | Lee Solomon - A Conversation About Racism

    In episode 87, the guys welcome Padres Minor Leaguer and recurring guest Lee Solomon back on the podcast to talk about current events, police reform, and what we can do better to keep the momentum going.

    Our interview with Lee also features his thoughts on the protests, how genuine conversations mean more to him than people briefly reaching out, and some recommendations on how we can all educate ourselves more. #BLM

    0:00-2:17 | Intro + Lee's Thoughts On The Past Two Weeks
    2:18-10:33 | Police Reform + Reducing Fear
    10:34-18:03 | Protests + Finding Where You Fit In The Movement
    18:04-21:16 | Ways We Can Educate Ourselves - Full List Below
    21:17-25:45 | Thoughts on Drew Brees
    25:46-29:18 | Closing Thoughts

    Lee's Recommendations
    - The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (Available on Amazon)
    - 13th (Netflix Documentary)
    - When They See Us (Netflix Series)

    • 29 min
    E86 | Nick Garcia (Pirates) and Austin Smith - The Top-2 D3 MLB Prospects

    E86 | Nick Garcia (Pirates) and Austin Smith - The Top-2 D3 MLB Prospects

    In episode 86, the guys welcome D3 MLB Draft Prospects Nick Garcia (Chapman University) and Austin Smith (Southwestern University) on the podcast.

    Our interview with Nick (13:24-45:31) includes how he transitioned from being an average 3rd basemen to the best D3 pitcher in the country within a year, how playing in the Cape Cod league boosted his draft stock, and what his expectations are like entering the MLB Draft.

    The rest of Nick's interview includes some funny rapid fire questions, awesome D3 stories, and Fantasy BS (Best Nick's of All-Time).

    0:00-13:23 | Intro + Podcast Preview
    13:24-16:14 | Nick Intro and Baseball Background
    16:15-25:50 | Rapid Fire Questions (Which Co-Host He'd Want To Punch The Most, Coach Laverty Barstool Moment, and Go-To Gas Station Snack)
    25:51-32:14 | Transition To Pitching + Improving His Draft Stock with the Cape Cod League
    32:15-38:08 | Quarantine Draft Process + Draft Expectations
    38:09-42:56 | Fantasy BS - Best Nick's of All-Time (Nick Saban, Nicholas Cage, Nick Jonas, and Nick Offerman)
    42:57-45:31 | Nick's Best D3 Story

    In our interview with Austin (45:32-1:23:01) we talk about how his pitching career randomly started his senior year of high school, how awesome it is to throw in the high 90's, and what his draft process has looked like despite the impact of COVID-19.

    The rest of Austin's interview includes a story about one of his teammate's crazy superstitions, how he's touched triple digits in several bullpens, and Fantasy BS (Best Smith's of All-Time).

    45:32-50:10 | Austin Intro and Baseball Background
    50:11-1:03:43 | Rapid Fire Questions (Teammate's Crazy Baseball Superstition, Touching 100 in Bullpens, and K/F/M Brisket, Ribs, and Pulled Pork)
    1:03:44-1:06:39 | Taking 'The Leap' Sophomore Year + How He's Improved His Velocity
    1:06:39-1:12:52 | Draft Process + Draft Expectations
    1:12:53-1:19:23 | Fantasy BS - Best Smith's of All-Time (Stephen A. Smith, Will Smith, Emmitt Smith, and Kurtwood Smith)
    1:19:24-1:23:01 | Austin's Best D3 Stories

    • 1 hr 23 min
    E85 | Justin Meekins - Salisbury OF and Monocle Legend

    E85 | Justin Meekins - Salisbury OF and Monocle Legend

    In episode 85, the guys welcome Salisbury OF and Monocle Legend Justin Meekins on the podcast. Our interview with Justin features a special announcement that he's coming back for a 5th year, viral monocle talk, and how he's coped with COVID-19 cancelling Salisbury's season.

    The rest of the podcast includes awesome D3 baseball stories, hilarious rapid fire questions, and Fantasy BS (Best Things About D3 Baseball).

    0:00-8:00 | Intro + Podcast Preview
    8:01-12:19 | Justin Intro, 5th Year Return Announcement, and Baseball Background
    12:20-20:29 | Rapid Fire Questions (Which Co-Host He'd Want To Punch The Most, Go-To Gas Station Snack, and K/F/M Chipotle, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Five Guys)
    20:30-27:16 | Monocle Talk (Origin and Evolution, Monocle Going Viral, and 5th Year Picture Ideas)
    27:17-31:07 | COVID-19 Cancelling Salisbury's Season + Coming Back For a 5th Year
    31:08-34:00 | Salisbury Best Stories, Awesome Jeff Kent Story via. Coach Brohawn, and Justin's Future After Baseball
    34:01-52:09 | Fantasy BS - Best Things About D3 Baseball (Fall Ball, Florida, Bus Rides After W's, and The Boys)
    52:10-55:24 | Best Division 3 Story + Closing Music

    • 55 min
    E84 | Chris Pollard - Duke Baseball Head Coach

    E84 | Chris Pollard - Duke Baseball Head Coach

    In episode 84, the guys welcome Duke Baseball Head Coach Chris Pollard on the podcast. Our interview with Coach Pollard features his journey from playing at Davidson to coaching, how he's developed as a coach, and how Duke Baseball is dealing with COVID-19 derailing their season.

    The rest of the podcast includes awesome baseball stories, when we can get Coach K on the podcast, and why Bull Durham is the best baseball movie of all-time.

    At the 52:51 mark, the guys also talk about this past week in America regarding the murder of George Floyd and the following protests. In the conversation we acknowledge we need to educate ourselves more and continue to take action, and we'll be talking more about racism in America with informed guests in the following weeks.

    0:00-11:50 | Mini-Intro, Opening Music, and Podcast Preview
    11:51-19:28 | Coach Pollard Intro + Baseball Background
    19:29-26:17 | Rapid Fire Questions (Baseball Superstitions, Go-To Gas Station Snack, and His Relationship With Zion Williamson)
    26:18-34:11 | Dealing with COVID-19 + Staying Positive and Motivated During Quarantine
    34:12-40:58 | How He's Built Duke's Program + Recruiting Challenges
    40:59-45:41 | His Secret to Building Programs + Playing Days at Davidson
    45:42-52:50 | Final Rapid Fire Questions (Which Podcaster Would Make the Best Coach, Why Bull Durham is Awesome, and Analyzing His Wikipedia Page)

    52:51-1:19:47 | George Floyd, Protests, and Racism in America

    • 1 hr 19 min
    E83 | Michael Wielansky - Minor League Infielder (Astros Organization)

    E83 | Michael Wielansky - Minor League Infielder (Astros Organization)

    In episode 83, the guys welcome Astros Minor Leaguer Michael Wielansky on the podcast. Our interview with Michael features his passion for baseball, dominating D3 ball at Wooster, and his unexpected path to professional baseball.

    The rest of the podcast includes his quarantine daily routine, rapid fire questions, and Fantasy BS (Memorial Day Cookout Foods).

    0:00-6:49 | Intro + Podcast Preview
    6:50-10:03 | Michael Intro + Baseball Background
    10:04-16:28 | Rapid Fire Questions (Which Co-Host He'd Want To Punch The Most, Go-To Gas Station Snack, and K/F/M Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Captain Crunch, and Fruity Pebbles)
    16:29-23:05 | College Career at Wooster + Draft Process
    23:06-27:37 | Welcome to the League Moment + Transitioning From D3 Baseball to the Minors
    27:38-29:50 | Quarantine Daily Routine + Thoughts On New Proposals
    29:51-35:54 | Fantasy BS - Memorial Day Cookout Foods (Burgers, Hot Dogs, Wings, and Buffalo Chicken Dip)
    35:55-39:41 | Best Division 3 Story + Closing Music

    • 39 min

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