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  • Episode 257 - South Carolinas Frank Martin/SEC Preseason Preview

    Episode 257 - South Carolina's Frank Martin/SEC Preseason Preview


    South Carolina's Frank Martin returns an experienced and deep team and has his sights set on the NCAA Tournament. What must be done in order for the Gamecocks to return to a Final 4? A broader conversation about life and where our country as a whole is. The value of the College experience. His battle with Covid-19. Breaking down some of his talented roster and grueling SEC conference. And he knows they have the makeup to win but can they navigate the adversity the season will surely throw at them? Plus, a full SEC preseason preview!

  • Episode 256 - Texas Techs Chris Beard/Big 12 Conference Preseason Preview

    Episode 256 - Texas Tech's Chris Beard/Big 12 Conference Preseason Preview


    Texas Tech's Chris Beard has a team loaded with experience... just not playing together. How coach is creating that chemistry ahead of what should be an exciting season for the Red Raiders. Discussing impact players to keep an eye out for and returners who make a jump... How is the schedule coming together? Sustaining success. The pressure to not have a program "step back" and, to continue making the NCAA tournament. And why it will be so important to come out firing when the games start... with no scrimmages or exhibition; the beginning part of the schedule will be of the up most importance. Plus, a full Big 12 Conference preseason preview! How will Baylor handle being the "hunted"?

  • Episode 255 - Gonzagas Mark Few/West Coast Conference Preseason Preview

    Episode 255 - Gonzaga's Mark Few/West Coast Conference Preseason Preview


    Gonzaga's Mark Few is excited to see a date announced for the start of the season but knows nothing about this year will be normal. How their non-conference schedule is rounding out and why it's so pivotal to schedule aggressively. Where is the ceiling for incoming freshman, Jalen Suggs? Who else does he expect to be big contributors? Balancing work and life. And thoughts on our country and what these times mean for us. Plus, a full West Coast Conference preseason preview! A hidden talent at Pepperdine? And why Gonzaga should firmly be in the mix yet again.

  • Episode 254 - Wisconsins Greg Gard/Big Ten Preseason Preview

    Episode 254 - Wisconsin's Greg Gard/Big Ten Preseason Preview


    Wisconsin's Greg Gard will benefit from having a veteran team as they navigate these uncertain times... What is the ceiling on this year's Badgers squad? Can they repeat as Big Ten Champs? Returnees who makes the biggest jump this season and newcomers to watch. The philosophy of: "getting old and staying old." Dealing with a grueling Big Ten schedule if they only play league games. And why they clicked down the stretch last year. Plus, a full Big Ten preseason preview! Why it could be one of the best conferences Jon has ever covered!

  • Episode 253 - Pitts Jeff Capel/ACC Preseason Preview

    Episode 253 - Pitt's Jeff Capel/ACC Preseason Preview


    Pitt's Jeff Capel is entering his third year as the Panthers head coach and knows the time is now for his team play more consistently. Why he's thrilled about his new crop of recruits. Why they must improve their defensive rebounding and scoring. What he's learned on the job. Navigating the spot light with Justin Champagnie. His relationship with Coach K. And more importantly, a deeper conversation about race and the roll sports plays in racial relationships. Plus, a full ACC preseason preview! Depth will be back in a major way!

  • Episode 252 - San Diego States Brian Dutcher/Mountain West Conference Preseason Preview

    Episode 252 - San Diego State's Brian Dutcher/Mountain West Conference Preseason Preview


    San Diego State's Brian Dutcher led his Aztecs to a season to remember last year, going 30-2! Did it feel like it was a missed opportunity with the way the year ended or a dream season? Why he loves this years' veteran leadership and mix of new blood. The importance of playing top non-conference opponents. Recruiting smart. Building team chemistry during this wild off season. And how does he continuously turns out winning seasons. Plus, a full Mountain West Conference preseason preview! What can San Diego State do for an encore? Boise State a sleeper? And why the conference needs more out of UNLV.

  • Episode 251 - Xaviers Travis Steele/Big East Conference Preseason Preview

    Episode 251 - Xavier's Travis Steele/Big East Conference Preseason Preview


    Xavier's Travis Steele is dead set on winning the Big East conference title in his third year as the head coach there. What must the Musketeers improve on to make that happen? What to expect from an influx of talented transfers? Describing his "transfer up" philosophy. Why he's preaching to his team to control only what they can control. The addition of UCONN to the conference. And thoughts on playing 20 league games. Plus, a full Big East preseason preview! Villanova and Creighton are top 10 teams and UCONN adds major sizzle to the conference...

  • Episode 250 - Cincinnatis John Brannen/American Athletic Conference Preseason Preview

    Episode 250 - Cincinnati's John Brannen/American Athletic Conference Preseason Preview


    Cincinnati's John Brannen learned a lot in his first year as the Bearcats' head coach. What are the goals for year two? What was behind the strong second half finish to the season? Coaching in tight, overtime, games. Who steps up to fill the void left by Jarron Cumberland and Tre Scott? His impressions of coaching in the American. And the biggest keys to being back in a position to again reach the NCAA tournament. Plus, a full American Athletic Conference preseason preview! Houston the clear favorite? The pressure is on for Penny Hardaway and Memphis. And why the ceiling of the league could depend on waivers from the NCAA on transfers...

  • Episode 249 - Saint Louis Travis Ford/Atlantic 10 Preseason Preview

    Episode 249 - Saint Louis' Travis Ford/Atlantic 10 Preseason Preview


    Saint Louis' Travis Ford likes the makeup of his team and is getting set for the upcoming season... However that may look. How's it been getting back to practice? Reflecting on last season, especially the end where they were red hot. The importance of playing a tough non-conference schedule. Could this be the best team he's had a chance to coach? How does he stay focused day-to-day as a leader? And why its all about staying safe. Plus, a full Atlantic 10 preseason preview! Why it's so important for this league to have big games in November and December...

  • Episode 248 - LSUs Will Wade

    Episode 248 - LSU's Will Wade


    LSU's Will Wade is thrilled about getting three key players back from the NBA draft process. Could this be one of the most talented teams he's ever coached? How do they go about tightening up their defensive play for next season? Any sleepers in the SEC to be keeping an eye on? And could the Tigers win the SEC again like they did two years ago? Plus, full personnel clarity in College Basketball! NBA draft deadline winners and losers... A lot of players returning makes for an exciting season!

  • Episode 247 - Baylors Scott Drew

    Episode 247 - Baylor's Scott Drew


    Baylor's Scott Drew is confident that we will have season but just not sure when it will begin. How has he been staying connected with his players? Any updates on Jared Butler or MaCio Teague returning to the program or going pro? How they replace Freddie Gillespie. Breaking down a loaded Big 12. And why building team chemistry is so important. Plus, with the Covid-19 cloud still looming over the sport we are one week away from full clarity on the 20-21 season.

  • Episode 246 - Iowas Fran McCaffery

    Episode 246 - Iowa's Fran McCaffery


    Iowa's Fran McCaffery is comfortable playing in the fall but knows player safety must come first. What is the best way to proceed with the upcoming season? How disappointing was it to not be able to finish the season last year especially when Luka Garza was having the type of season he was having? If Luka were to return... Where would he go down in Iowa basketball history? Balancing the notion of potentially having his best team at Iowa with what's best for Luka individually. Status update of Jordan Bohannon. And the mental toughness needed to get through this trying time in our country. Plus, ASU & Michigan get some good news on returning players.

  • Episode 245 - Providences Ed Cooley

    Episode 245 - Providence's Ed Cooley


    Providence's Ed Cooley is taking advantage of the down time but is anxious to get back to preparations for the season! What can we expect from the Friars? Who makes the biggest jump? What can we expect from his two transfers? And how much better is the Big East now that UCONN is back in it? Discussing equality in coaching. And how he is proud to be one of five black coaches in the Big East. How can we get more into the game? Plus, why the only thing that's for sure is nothing is for sure!

  • Episode 244 - Arizona States Bobby Hurley

    Episode 244 - Arizona State's Bobby Hurley


    Arizona State's Bobby Hurley had the Sun Devils peeking at the right time last year. Can he continue that momentum into next season? What has it been like trying to teach players during this global pandemic? What type of expectations are on incoming freshmen, Josh Christopher and Marcus Bagley? Where does Remy Martin rank among the Sun Devil greats? The idea of playing small next season to enhance the best potential line ups. The Pac-12 stepping up to 20 league games... Is that concerning to him? And has the idea of coaching against his brother ever crept into his mind? Plus, a mid-major making major noise with a 5 star commitment. And when will the season actually start?

  • Episode 243 - Illinois Brad Underwood

    Episode 243 - Illinois' Brad Underwood


    Illinois' Brad Underwood had the Fighting Illini playing their best basketball late and would have been a dangerous team in the NCAA Tournament... What was it like to get the news that the tournaments were canceled? Does he anticipate his two pro prospects returning for another season? The balance between protecting players rights and selling stardom at the school. How well does coach think they can do next season? Could this be his most talented team to date? And navigating coaching duties while living during a pandemic... How does he make the most of his time? Plus, a little mid-major focus in 5 Good Nuggets!

  • Episode 242 - Notre Dames Mike Brey

    Episode 242 - Notre Dame's Mike Brey


    Notre Dame's Mike Brey is preparing for anything and every scenario is on the table for the upcoming season. Has he been able to enjoy a little down time? How did the MLK Day game against Howard game come about? The importance of voting in the upcoming election. Exploring the transfer waiver rules... Is it good for the game? What he misses about playing in the Big East. Who out of his returning players makes the biggest jump this season? And is a Final Four run possible? Plus, Oklahoma State gets a big boost with top recruit, Cade Cunningham staying with the program.

  • Episode 241 - Arkansas Eric Musselman

    Episode 241 - Arkansas' Eric Musselman


    Arkansas' Eric Musselman is getting creative with the ways in which he connects with his team. Why social media is important to have mastered. Discussing his influx of talent via transfer and incoming freshman. The two different plans involving Isaiah Joe. Playing a beefed up non-conference schedule. The power of brand when you're the only game in town. And discussing the importance of listening. Plus, could this be Gonzaga's best non-conference schedule in their school's history?

  • Episode 240 - North Carolinas Roy Williams

    Episode 240 - North Carolina's Roy Williams


    North Carolina's Roy Williams is more motivated than ever to bounce back after his first losing season as a coach. Why can they turn things around for next season? Who replaces Cole Anthony in the back-court? Thoughts on the transfer. Is he any closer to retiring? Was Michael Jordan always that competitive? And how they will re gain their winning ways. Plus, the penalties handed down to Oklahoma State discussed. What are the ripple effects?

  • Episode 239 - Richmonds Chris Mooney

    Episode 239 - Richmond's Chris Mooney


    Richmond's Chris Mooney has the Spiders in position to have its best team in over a decade. How can they build off their 24 win season last year? How a core group of top scores heightens their chances. How can the A10 improve its national standing? Their rivalry with VCU. Excitement to play Kentucky this year. And what expectations has he set for this year? Plus, Jon speaks to the bigger issues going on in the world today. "Be apart of the solution, not part of the problem".

  • Episode 238 - Stanfords Jerod Haase

    Episode 238 - Stanford's Jerod Haase


    Stanford's Jerod Haase has the Cardinal poised for a run at the Pac-12 crown. How Tyrell Terry's decision on whether or not to turn pro looms large. The story of how he landed top recruit, Ziaire Williams. How player development is going from afar. Their beefed up non-conference schedule. Building a program with today's transfer rules. And the lesson he cherishes most from his mentor, Roy Williams. Plus, no date for NBA draft means no deadline for players to enter it... and more questions for the NCAA regarding transfers.

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