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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!

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!
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Compass Media


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 132 - Nevada's Eric Musselman

Nevada's Eric Musselman talks landing an HS player in Jordan Brown. How big is it for perception? On Transfers, which new guys will stand out from what you've seen in practice? And on the NBA Draft do you balance being a former NBA head coach and a current college head coach? Jordan Caroline, Lindsey Drew, the NCAA Tournament and more on this week's College Hoops Today with Jon Rothstein.


Episode 131 - Rhode Island's David Cox

Rhode Island's David Cox is excited for his opportunity to coach the Rams. What did he learn under Dan Hurley? What other coaching mentors have shaped his philosophy? Why Jeff Dowtin and Fatts Russell need to make big jumps this summer. The impact their incoming freshman can make. And how he plans to keep Rhode Island at the top of the Atlantic 10. Plus, the NBA draft combine list is out... Jon reacts.


Episode 130 - Xavier's Travis Steele

Xavier's Travis Steele has high expectations for a Musketeers team coming off its first #1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Could next year's team play the best defense he's seen at the program? How his experience under other coaches has prepared him for this job. And living up to the pressure at Xavier. Plus, Jon's thoughts on the Condoleezza Rice report... One and done going away?


Episode 129 - Memphis' Penny Hardaway

Memphis' Penny Hardaway feels prepared and confident that he's done the work to be a successful college coach. What led him to coaching? What are the realistic expectations for the Tigers this year? Competing in the American Athletic Conference. What his pitch to recruits will be. And how his NBA experience will help get his players to the next level. Plus, a Big East new comer set to make an impact and discussing the Big Ten conference parings for next season.


Episode 128 - UCONN's Dan Hurley

The College Hoops Today new coaches' series continues on with UCONN's Dan Hurley. What will it take to get the UCONN brand back to what it has been in the past? The status of Alterique Gilbert. And what will be the Huskies goals for next season?


Episode 127 - Pitt's Jeff Capel

Pitt's Jeff Capel is excited to be the next Panthers coach but knows he can't waste any time. What was it like going from losing an elite eight game with Duke, to being named the Pitt head coach? How has he grown since his last head coaching job at Oklahoma? And find out what geological footprint he plans to stack out. Plus, Jon's observations from the Jordan Brand Classic... Why Romeo Langford can change the landscape.


Episode 126 - Ole Miss' Kermit Davis

It's a new era in Oxford, and Ole Miss' Kermit Davis wants to get the Rebels back to the NCAA tournament. What's his vision for doing that? Saying goodbye to Middle Tennessee State. And how he plans to bring the Mid-Major culture to the program. Plus, Jon reveals his preseason Top 25!


Episode 125 - Georgia's Tom Crean

Georgia's Tom Crean wants Bulldogs basketball to be a nationally recognized household name. What has to happen to make that a reality? Who will be on his coaching staff? And how is he different from the last game he coached at Indiana? Plus, Final Four thoughts and predictions.


Episode 124 - Texas Tech's Chris Beard

Texas Tech's Chris Beard welcomes the "underdog" role. What does it feel like to reach the Sweet 16 with the Red Raiders? How happy he is to see his players get national recognition. His familiarity with Purdue. And why he dreams about playing on Monday night... Plus, is this the craziest NCAA Tournament of all time? And Jon gives you his updated Final Four.



Jon's 2018 NCAA Tournament Picks & Break Down!


Episode 122 - Tennessee's Rick Barnes

Tennessee's Rick Barnes is proud of his Vols team after clinching a share of the SEC regular season title. What are the goals heading into tournament season? Discussing the unselfish brand of basketball being played. And why he feels his players are better that people think. Plus, who are the potential #1 seeds for the NCAA tournament?


Episode 121 - Villanova's Jay Wright

Villanova's Jay Wright reacts to the latest scandal in NCAA basketball. Should the NBA be helping with this problem? What the Wildcats have to work on after a loss to Creighton. And what makes Jalen Brunson so special? Plus, what the FBI probe means for Arizona.


Episode 120 - Georgetown's Patrick Ewing

Georgetown's Patrick Ewing is focused on leading the Hoyas back to the NCAA Tournament. How can they ride their recent momentum into the final portion of the season? Why rebounding will be the key to their success. The evolution of Jessie Govan. And coming full circle with Chris Mullin. Plus, why Jon feels Villanova and Michigan State are the two best teams right now in college basketball.


Episode 119 - St. John's Chris Mullin

St. John's Chris Mullin has the Red Storm on a three game winning streak. Is there anything better than winning in New York City? Why his team is playing with great confidence right now. The challenges of not being very deep. And what has to improve in order for the Red Storm to make a deep run into the Big East Tournament? Plus, will seeding be meaningless in the NCAA Tournament this year?


Episode 118 - Cincinnati's Mick Cronin

Cincinnati's Mick Cronin has led his Bearcats to fourteen wins in a row but knows they won't be the media's darling. Why losses can't be explained away in the AAC. His relationship with Gary Clark and why he wants help him in every way possible. And how this year's team stacks up against some of his best in years past. Also, the buzz around Washington. And where's the defense at Duke?


Episode 117 - West Virgina's Bob Huggins

West Virginia's Bob Huggins know his Mountaineers are struggling right now but what has to change to right the ship? Does the Big 12 have a bottom this year in college basketball? Can anyone take down Kansas? His views on the overall state of the game and why you have to be lucky and not un lucky. Plus, is Virginia a lock for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament? And the forgotten freshman at Alabama.


Episode 116 - Louisville's David Padgett

Louisville's David Padgett is happy about the Cardinals fast start in ACC play but knows they can improve. Why they need to improve their rebounding. How he's enjoying coaching his players. And does Coach Pitino offer him advice and support? Plus, have Kansas, Villanova and Florida separated themselves? And why Coach K is going nowhere.


Episode 115 - Auburn's Bruce Pearl

Auburn's Bruce Pearl loves the chemistry and fight of his team. What has led to an undefeated start to SEC play? How good can Bryce Brown be? The pros and cons of playing with a smaller team. And how the depth of the SEC has created no top, middle or bottom. Plus, who's emerging in the Pac 12? And of course, games to watch!


Episode 114 - Xavier's Chris Mack

Xavier's Chris Mack feels like his 15-2 Musketeers are still developing. What are the expectations for this year's team? Previewing their upcoming match up with Villanova. Plus, why coach feels Xavier is a destination program. Also, Jon explain why logic just doesn't exists in this year's wild season.


Episode 113 - Purdue's Matt Painter

Purdue's Matt Painter believes this year's team has Final Four potential. How a pair of early season losses helped them re focus. Why conference play makes you play up a level. And the luxury of having two seven footers at his disposal. Plus, why it's the year of the freshman. And games to watch this week!


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