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Schultz is joined by John Herrick, a new member of the IU Radio Network, to discuss the Hoosiers' chances as they head into Lincoln for a critical matchup against Nebraska, leaning on broadcasting veterans like Don Fischer and Joe Smith, and the difference between being on the mic for sports and news.

The nine-year NFL vet diagnoses the Colts' issues in their disastrous start to the season, talks about getting nasty on defense, and looks back on the Indy locker room relationships which have continued into his media career.

Ryan Green of 1010 XL in Jacksonville discusses the Jaguars' weird run of dominance over the Colts in Florida, his expectations of head coach Doug Pederson in Year 1 and QB Trevor Lawrence in Year 2, and if former Colts/now Jaguars staffer Jim Bob Cooter makes his All-Name Team.

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The co-author of "The Science of Football" talks about some of the data and analytics in his new book, reveals why he believes the 2022 Colts can be a Super Bowl contender, and gives his take on Aaron Rodgers and evaluating quarterbacks on rings.

The three-time Funny Car World Champion discusses the adrenaline rush of the "Big Go", the mental preparations of drag racing, pumping up his hometown Virginia Tech Hokies football team, and running a cattle ranch in the offseason.

The longtime voice of the Indianapolis indians discusses his one-time call-up to the New York Yankees broadcast team this Friday, looks back on his half-century behind the microphone, and shares the stories of growing up a Yankees fan in Brooklyn in the 1960s.

The IIB head honcho reacts to the Big Ten's massive new media deal, discusses what the future of major college sports means for Indianapolis sporting events and the NCAA, and looks back on his path from television to building his own business brand over the past quarter-century.

The Colts Insider discusses the impact of the Drew Ogletree injury, his concern level with Shaquille Leonard's status, and whether or not he would ever dare to ride the Bernie's Slide for his hometown Brewers.

The longtime MLB scribe talks with Schultz about the Reds' future after their sell-off, the pros and cons of playoff expansion, and finding success after being one of the first mainstream media members to go to the subscription model back in 2010.

The IndyStar sports columnist talks Roger Goodell and everyone involved with the Deshaun Watson saga to task, throws some water on the wide receiver optimism from Westfield, and more!

The 2016 Indiana Mr. Basketball and 2019 NCAA Tournament MOP discusses his new Pro-Am and basketball camp, his journey from LC to the pros and how fatherhood has changed his perspective in the middle of continuing his NBA dream.

The Pac-12 Network studio host and WISH-TV alumnus talks about the impact of USC/UCLA's move to the Big Ten, what the Pacers are getting with former Arizona star Bennedict Mathurin, her career path to a national platform, and respecting student-athlete's maturity in the age of social media.

WISH-TV's Olivia Ray joins Derek to talk about living at the track in the Month of May (literally), the Colts and IU outlook for next season, whether or not her hometown of Evansville is weird, and shares some breaking career news.

Nick Yeoman of the IndyCar Radio Network joins the show to discuss how he landed a gig on the call on the world's greatest race, looks back on his call of Scott Dixon's scary Indy crash a few years ago, analyzes the 33-car field, and reveals how he became Indiana's biggest Carolina Panthers fan.

The guys take a glass half-full view of the Pacers' landing in the 6th position in the draft, crush on Isaiah Jackson's potential and future, and talk about Pat's crazy pinch-hit play-by-play night at the Garden.

Motorsports Insider Nathan Brown talks biggest storylines heading into the Month of May, projects how many drivers can legitimately win the 500, and discusses Alexander Rossi's future.

Indiana Fever GM Lin Dunn talks about trying to steer the once proud franchise back on track, the challenges of handling personnel in the front office compared to coaching on the sidelines, and reveals her favorite Southern cooking cuisine from her home state of Tennessee.

Colts Insider Nate Atkins talks wide receivers, wide receivers, wide receivers, and wide receivers. Oh, and he also discusses other positions the Colts may target in this week's NFL Draft and gives his offseason grade for Chris Ballard thus far.

Columnist Gregg Doyel gives his take on the recent Stephon Gilmore signing, grades the Colts offseason to this point, and talks about an exciting Pacers' offseason.

The versatile IndyStar Sports writer discusses the Fever's hard reset, expectations for a seven-player draft haul, Austin Parkinson's future at Butler, and most importantly, the VanTryon family dogs.

The retiring Pacers PR guru looks back on his 28 years with the Blue and Gold, from the craziness of Michael Jordan's return game his first year to navigating the aftershock of The Brawl, and shares his favorite Reggie Miller and Pacer player memories.

The college hoops expert joins Schultz to discuss the Final Four, why he's doubtful about Villanova's chances against Kansas without Justin Moore, Butler's recent slide as a program, and his rise as one of the best young broadcasters in the business.

The weeknight host at 92.9 The Game in Atlanta talks about the pros and cons of Matt Ryan, his lasting legacy in Atlanta, and why a reunion with Julio Jones is unlikely.

The promising Pacers rookie discusses establishing himself on offense, the upside of playing on a team with guys who have something to prove, and the differences between his hometown of Detroit and Indianapolis. 

Gregg was gracious enough to give me twenty minutes out of his busy day to talk Wentz...The award-winning IndyStar columnist celebrates Carson Wentz's departure, discusses what the Colts might do next, and gives his take on Frank Reich and Chris Ballard's standing.

ESPN Radio Houston host and Indiana native Vanessa Richardson talks with Schultz about the craziness of the Combine, when there will be clarity on the Deshaun Watson situation, and where the major pro/college sports teams rank among H-Town fans.

IU Insider Zach Osterman discusses the state of Indiana Basketball as the Hoosiers are mired in the midst of another season-ending collapse, gives his critiques of Mike Woodson in Year 1, and shares what he believes is IU's path to an elusive at-large berth in the Tournament.

Rob Blackman, the voice of the Boilermakers, discusses their crazy weather/travel week, the Purdue's pivotal home tilt against Illinois on Tuesday, and remembers the great Larry Clisby, nearly a year since his passing.

The BR Gridiron editor and Indy native talks to Schultz about the impact of Matt Eberflus' departure to Chicago, the narratives surrounding NFL Championship Sunday, and his experience being on the ground floor of Bleacher Report's rapid rise as a national sports brand.

Schultz talks to Big Ten Network analyst Meghan McKeown, a WISH-TV alumnus, about the IU women as a national contender, Katie Gearlds taking the reins of Purdue, the upward trajectory of women's basketball, and surprisingly awesome sushi options in Terre Haute.

Schultz talks to the IndyStar sports columnist about the mountains of questions facing the Colts after their season collapsed, Carson Wentz's future, and Myles Turner and the sorry state of the lethargic Pacers.

Schultz talks to the Voice of the Colts, Matt Taylor, about bouncing back from their disappointing performance against the Raiders, the years-long nightmare in Jacksonville, and how he took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime shot in 2018.

The Fox 59 Sports anchor gives his take on Carson Wentz's first season as a Colt after following his years in Philadelphia, answers one (1) question about the Indiana Pacers, and discusses the importance of someday bringing Wawa to Central Indiana.

Brian discusses the big news of Carmel and Center Grove's departure from the MIC, his background before joining the Preps team with the IndyStar, and gives a passionate defense of St. Louis style foods.

The forward for the #1 Boilermakers talks about his game-saving effort against Iowa, overcoming a personal setback this past offseason, and which teammates wows him the most on a regular basis.

The NEW Colts Insider for the IndyStar discusses jumping onto a new beat in the middle of the season, an "evaluation year" for the Colts, and what covering this franchise is like compared to the Bears and Lions.

For once, Schultz and Gregg Doyel have very little to complain about! The guys discuss the Colts' statement win, Jonathan Taylor's MVP candidacy, if Gregg is "too excited" about Purdue hoops, and how lucky they are to have great sisters in their lives.

The new Pacers Insider talks about his path from south Chicago to Indy, his early impressions of the current state of the Pacers franchise, his pickup hoops skills, and why it's important to always dream big.

Dana discusses covering the off-field stuff for IndyStar Sports and everything from jailhouse interviews to raising a pet goat.

Schultz talks to David Woods about the Pacers sluggish start during his soon-to-expire NBA beat duties, the forecast for a Butler team returning every key player from a season ago, and his versatility covering many sports over a nearly three-decade stint at the Star.

The former Colts O-Lineman talks about the offensive line's improvement over the last few games, the potential of a run at the division, and looks back on his path from MAC hoops star to Ravens Camp casualty to fulfilling his football dreams with his hometown team.

Schultz talks to IndyStar Colts Insider Joel Erickson about reasons for optimism despite the 1-4 start, evaluating Carson Wentz after five games, Matt Eberflus' defense/critiques, and the curse of being a lifelong Milwaukee Brewers fan.

Fresh off catching a pair of touchdowns in the Colts' first win last Sunday, the tight end talks to Schultz about being Indy's "go up and get it" guy, fighting through self-doubt early in his career, and his post-football future in the Secret Service.

Schultz talks to Dustin about his return to the IU beat, adjusting football expectations, the similarities and differences between Hoosier basketball fans and Vols football fans, and how to geographically categorize his home city of Pittsburgh.

Schultz and the WTHR Sports anchor/reporter discuss the messy start to the season for the Colts and if things will stay off the rails. They also discuss the differences between southeastern and midwestern football, and Taylor shares an important message to strangers on the internet.

Schultz talks to the longtime Purdue Insider for the Lafayette Journal-Courier about the Boilers' chances of getting a win in South Bend, if Jeff Brohm can get Purdue football back on an upward trajectory, and shares some of his favorite moments from over thirty years on the Purdue sports beat.

Schultz and Gregg Doyel talk about IU's dud performance at Iowa, Purdue's potential turnaround season, Gregg's off-field and on-field opinion of Carson Wentz (hint: they're different!), 2021 Colts' expectations, and sports radio callers!

Schultz talks with Colts Insider Jim Ayello about a crazy COVID week for the Colts, locker room leadership and areas of weakness as they head into 2021, and his general apathy for Chicago-style foods... despite being a native Chicagoan.

Schultz talks to the face of the Big Ten Network, Dave Revsine, about the conference's alliance with the Pac-12 and ACC, previews Indiana and Purdue's upcoming seasons, and on Dave's decision to make the leap from ESPN to the brand-new network in 2007

Schultz is joined by longtime friend (and ISC Sports Network co-worker) Greg Rakestraw, play-by-play voice for the preseason Colts, IHSAA, and more. The guys give their first impressions of the Colts after last Saturday's opener, discuss whether or not Center Grove is going to have a true challenger in 6A, and Greg looks back on his career path from tiny Lanesville to Lucas Oil Stadium.

This week's guest is promoter/manager/friend-to-the-stars Amp Harris. Schultz talks with Amp Harris, a longtime associate and personal friend of Edgerrin James, about Edge's path to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and staying true to himself along the way. Also, Amp discusses the hurdles he had to clear in his life to become the successful businessman he is today.

Derek and Indy Star columnist Gregg Doyel jump right into the Colts' awful injury situation involving Carson Wentz and Quenton Nelson, what the team should do if things go south, and both applaud the Chris Duarte pick for the Pacers.

Colts sidelines and podcast host Larra Overton joins the show to discuss Training Camp storylines, the team's low vaccination rate, and her path from freelancer to traffic reporter to dream job.

Schultz chats with IndyStar sports editor Matt Glenesk and they talk about the day-to-day of managing a staff of sports writers, the directions of IU and Purdue basketball, and how weird it was to be on-campus during the early 2000s in Bloomington.

Schultz catches up with Chris Denari, the TV voice of the Pacers, to discuss his first season behind the mic coinciding with Rick Carlisle's last as Pacers head coach (2007-08), Caris LeVert's ceiling, and the transformation of Butler basketball during and since his departure as the voice of the Bulldogs

Schultz talks with Darrin Gray of Athletes In Action and former Colts offensive lineman Rick DeMulling about an event they have on Monday to benefit Indiana's youth. The guys also discuss the work they're doing in the Indianapolis community, Tony Dungy's continued influence on the culture of the Colts franchise, and Indy's heavy investment in their current O-Line

Derek’s Star podcast brings back Gregg Doyel to discuss the Pacers’ hiring of Rick Carlisle - boy was Derek in for a surprise when he heard Doyel’s take - and the Colts being on the wrong side of the NFL’s vaccine line.

WISH-TV sports anchor Charlie Clifford joins 'Schultz's Star Show" to discuss the Colts/NFL vaccination situation, Pacers fan apathy, his shameful past as a Jets fan, and his career path to Indianapolis.

IndyStar Preps Insider Kyle Neddenriep joins Derek this week to recap the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series, give his take on Brian Waddell's potential at Purdue, Mike Woodson's early progress at IU, and looks back at the IHSAA Success Factor after ten years.

Voice of the Pacers Mark Boyle joins Derek as they discuses the Pacers offseason, "Simons don't spend" approach, how Mark originally got paired with Slick and about the infamous "The Witch is Dead" call in 1995.

On Schultz’s Star Podcast, host Derek Schultz and IndyStar’s Gregg Doyel dive into the perfection of Helio Castroneves winning the 105th Indy 500, the imperfection of Graham Rahal and others on pit row, the emergence of Noblesville driver Conor Daly … and the mysterious future of the Indiana Pacers.

Join host Derek Schultz and IndyStar motor sports insider Nathan Brown as they preview the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Join Derek and IndyStar Pacers insider J. Michael as they discuss what went wrong with coach Bjorkgren, potential changes in the offseason, J Michael's interesting career path and much more.

Join Derek Schultz as he interviews two-time Super Bowl champ Trai Essex where they discuss the Colts O-line with the addition of Eric Fisher, Is this Big Ben's last year?...and a movie-like recruiting visit to Miami.

IndyStar podcast host Derek Schultz and special handsome guest Gregg Doyel offer a synopsis of the Colts’ performance in the 2021 NFL Draft and offseason. More like an autopsy. Because … yeesh.

Join Derek and IndyStar insider Joel A. Erickson as they preview the NFL Draft, Wentz expectations and Covering football in the Deep South.

Derek and IU insider Zach Osterman discuss Mike Woodson hitting the ground running, IU enhancing their stale branding and Zach explains the now disintegrating European Super League to me like I'm five years old.

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