College Hoops Today with Jon Rothstein
Get the inside take on College Hoops. Jon lives and breathes college basketball providing him access to breaking news and insights. Every week the podcast will deliver compelling story lines of college basketball along with interviews, game picks, and scoops!
Episode 318 - Ohio State's Chris Holtmann
Nov 29 • 00:00
Ohio State's Chris Holtmann is happy with the Buckeyes' performance to start the season considering they've not been at full strength. Why early growth is key to a successful season. Updates on Eugene Brown, Justice Sueing and Seth Towns. How has EJ Liddell's position change gone? Not ignoring their tournament ending loss to Oral Roberts. Why it's an honor to play Duke and...
Episode 317 - Loyola Chicago's Drew Valentine
Nov 22 • 00:00
Loyola Chicago's Drew Valentine loves the championship mindset the Ramblers have shown so far. What are the biggest keys to a successful season? How playing without Cameron Krutwig has led to a more guard-centric, faster paced system. Recruiting back his Super Seniors. Who jumps out from the newcomers? Making the move to the Atlantic 10. Raising the profile of the program....
Episode 316 - Nebraska's Fred Hoiberg
Nov 15 • 00:00
Nebraska's Fred Hoiberg knows there are high expectations on this year's Cornhuskers team and the time to deliver is now. Why they must be at their best after suffering an early season set back. The power of home court advantage. The importance of making the right play. Why they must take care of the ball and rebound in order to be successful. Seeing the confidence grow in...
Episode 315 - Michigan State's Tom Izzo
Nov 8 • 00:00
Michigan State's Tom Izzo loves the challenge of opening the season with a tough national tournament. Why it's an honor and a privilege to kick off the season at Madison Square Garden. What's his current assessment of the Spartans? Why transfers make this season interesting. The deeeeeep Big Ten. Another star wing in the making? Why he was encouraged by the end of last sea...
Episode 314 - Alabama's Nate Oats
Nov 1 • 00:00
Alabama's Nate Oats knows the Crimson Tide have set high expectations after last season's Sweet 16 appearance. How can they avoid a let down and maintain their high level of play? Strong point guard play is key. Can they step up and play consistently on both sides of the ball? Why he's looking to Jahvon Quinerly for a leadership jump. Who steps up from the newcomers? Who m...
Episode 313 - Arkansas' Eric Musselman
Oct 25 • 00:00
Arkansas' Eric Musselman led the Razorbacks to the Elite 8 last season, what can we expect this year? Which one of this returnees makes the biggest jump? Any newcomers catching his eye yet? The key to blending talent. How did he get the program heading on an upward trajectory so quickly? How the depth and talent in the SEC was upgraded this offseason. Who will step up and ...
Episode 312 - Virginia's Tony Bennett
Oct 18 • 00:00
Virginia's Tony Bennett starts on the journey to build continuity amongst his new team. Thoughts on not returning a double digit scorer. Keys to regaining defensive stinginess. Navigating the new landscape in college basketball. Why you need results now from transfers. The passing of the coaching guard in the ACC. And why you can't let the quest for a national championship...
Episode 311 - Baylor's Scott Drew
Oct 11 • 00:00
Baylor's Scott Drew is seeing a few more smiles and Baylor jerseys around town after leading the Bears to a National Championship. What will they do for an encore? Why being efficient and effective is key to dominance. Does he feel any different after winning the title? Being the hunted vs the hunter. Why he's excited about what could be with this year's team. And why inju...
Episode 310 - Villanova's Jay Wright
Oct 4 • 00:00
Villanova's Jay Wright has had a great summer. Winning a Gold medal with Team USA Basketball and being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Is the two-time National Champion head coach thinking about a third? Why his veteran lead team may help him, and Villanova do just that. But they will have to get through a grueling non-conference schedule first... And then there...
Episode 309 - UCLA's Mick Cronin
Sep 27 • 00:00
UCLA's Mick Cronin is blocking out all outside noise as the Bruins enter the new season with high expectations. Why he believes they could be better than they were last year. The importance of a full offseason regiment. Winning in a variety of ways. Managing a talented and deep rotation. How to get more eyes on the ultra-competitive and talented Pac-12. And does he give an...