Appeasing the Volcano Gods: Fun Belt Podcast Episode 17

On the latest Fun Belt Podcast, I play some one-on-one with Arkansas State head basketball coach Mike Balado to discuss the upcoming Sun Belt season and the positive energy pulsating from the team. Also in Episode 17:

  • Turns out that new Red Wolves athletic director Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Tom Bowen personally art directed to new basketball floor
  • Coach Balado is known to drop some Spanish into the huddle for Norchad Omier’s benefit
  • Speaking of Norchad, the only guy capable of gaurding him in practice is Serbian import Lazar Grbovic
  • Desi Sills didn’t just happen; Balado has been in contact with the Jonesboro native for quite some time
  • How did an inexperienced Red Wolves team manage to calm Mike “Volcano” Balado?


  • Without me to defend the Red Wolves, Ben and Dusty have their savage way with Arkansas State in Episode 16
  • Troy head basketball coach Scott Cross reveals the players who scared him most in his long Sun Belt career in Episode 15

You can listen to Episode 17 by clicking here immediately

Fun Belt Podcast (@FunBeltPC) is hosted by Ben Moore (, Dusty Thibodeaux (Warhawk Report) and Jeremy Harper of If it’s not Sun Belt, it’s crap.