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Podcast: It’s March 1. Do you know where your Spartans and Wolverines are?

The Moving Screen is a podcast collaboration with The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn. We’ll be tackling Michigan, Michigan State and Big Ten basketball at large with a blend of rational analysis and hot takes.

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 this week but has a revenge game at Indiana on Saturday. We preview the rematch and try to identify if any parts of Indiana’s upset are repeatable. Finally, a quick conversation about Big Ten awards including Cassius Winston’s Player of the Year season.

Listen to “It's March 1. Do you know where your Spartans and Wolverines are?” on Spreaker.

(03:07) What Charles Matthews’ ankle injury means for Michigan
(25:14) Michigan State at Indiana Preview
(40:39) Big Ten Power Rankings


The podcast is available just about everywhere that you can listen to podcasts. If we are missing something important, let me know in the comments.

Notable Replies

  1. Champions

    I think Michigan has an excellent chance of beating Maryland Sunday and if they do, I think they will win in East Lansing.

  2. RikSmits

    Board Certified Sports PT here chiming in Re: Matthews and his ankle - A sprain by definition involves ligament damage. With an inversion sprain like Matthews sustained (his was not a high ankle sprain- totally different mechanism of injury) the Anterior TaloFibular Ligament is likely partially torn and possibly his Calcaneal Fibular Ligament as well. This in reality is not as severe as it sounds. I’m guessing he had either a grade 1 or 2 sprain. Grading explained below:
    Grade 1- essentially a stretch injury to the ligaments (day to day)
    Grade 2 - a partial tear of one or more of the ligaments (2-6 weeks)
    Grade 3 - a full tear of one or more of the ligaments (usually 6+ weeks)

    Hope he heals up well and I’m sure he’s getting hours of treatment a day to get him back ASAP

  3. silverblue

    Another thing I love about this forum, the fact that we have people on here with a wealth of knowledge and expertise about a lot of things that help keep us informed including health and rehabilitation issues. Thank you for your perspective and your expertise!

    I hope Charles’ injury is “not as severe as it sounds” for three reasons:

    1. He’s a GREAT young man and I (we) want him to FINISH STRONG in his career here at Michigan!
    2. We NEED him!
    3. Go back to number one!

    Now, one more question. I’m having this shoulder problem…:wink::grinning:

  4. bobohle

    I too love the Sports Medicine expertise here and Champion’s Eternal Optimism! We absolutely need Charles to finish the season where we all want it to go.

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