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College Hoops Today with Jon Rothstein

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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 145 - Kansas State's Bruce Weber/Big 12 Conference Preview

Kansas State's Bruce Weber has a loaded team coming back and is excited to build off the programs Elite Eight appearance last year. Has he ever had this much talent returning to a program? And just how tough of a conference is the Big 12 to coach in? Plus, a full Big 12 Conference off-season breakdown. Can anyone contend with Kansas? And why Jon thinks the league has no bottom.


Episode 144 - LSU'S Will Wade/SEC Preview

LSU's Will Wade is excited and anxious to get the season started. Is this the best roster he's ever been a part of? What does he make of his star studded freshman class? Who will be their "x-factor"? And why he believes last year's post season performances solidified the SEC as a basketball league. Plus, a full SEC off-season breakdown. Is this the best SEC in recent memory? And who are the stand out teams to look out for?


Episode 143 - Washington's Mike Hopkins/Pac-12 Conference Preview

Washington's Mike Hopkins looks to make a splash in year two with the Huskies. How deep can this year's team be? Dealing with winning expectations. Learning from Jim Boeheim. Scheduling and the importance of balance. And who he thinks Jaylen Nowell compares to. Plus, a full Pac-12 Conference off-season breakdown. Arizona rebuilding. Arizona State trending up. And is another Final Four in the sights of Oregon?


Episode 142 - Penn State's Pat Chambers /Big Ten Conference Preview

Penn State's Pat Chambers looks to build off last season's momentum. What does winning the NIT mean for the program? His thoughts on the Big Ten switching to a 20 game league schedule. The blending of new faces with the team veterans. And how the program is building toward being consistent and sustainable. Plus, a full Big Ten Conference off-season breakdown. Who does Jon have as the favorite? Can the league earn more than four bids to the NCAA Tournament? And why the conference "blue...


Episode 141 - Saint Louis' Travis Ford /Atlantic 10 Conference Preview

Saint Louis' Travis Ford has assembled a collection of new and seasoned talent and is now looking for the synergy to bring it all together. How he is managing expectations for this season. Why he wants to play to their identity. And the influence he draws from Coach Rick Majerus. Plus, a full Atlantic 10 Conference off-season breakdown. Who is the team to beat? And the importance of scheduling this year.


Episode 140 - Houston's Kelvin Sampson/American Conference Preview

Houston's Kelvin Sampson is set to enter his 5th season with the Cougars and he believes they're ready to take the next step in their journey. How a tough ending in the NCAA tournament last year could spring them into this season with a winning edge. What it will be like playing in a new arena? Can they win 20 games for a fourth straight year? And why they are amping up their non-conference scheduling. Plus, a full American Conference off-season breakdown. Is UCF the team to beat? Can...


Episode 139 - Marquette's Steve Wojciechowski/Big East Preview

Marquette's Steve Wojciechowski has high expectations heading into his 5th season as head coach. What to expect this season from the Golden Eagles. Why stepping their defensive play up this year will be key. And also why getting more scoring depth will be so important. What did he take from his time assisting Coach K? And what a new arena does for the program. Plus, a full Big East off-season breakdown. Can anyone top Villanova? Is this the most wide open the league has been since...


Episode 138 - Duke's Mike Krzyzewski/ACC Preview

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski has no plans to retire. Can Duke be the class of the ACC next year? What does he make of his top ranked incoming freshman? Is it his best recruiting class ever? The importance of balancing a team with veterans. And how his sustained excellence has been shaped by adaptation. Plus, a full ACC off-season breakdown. How does Virginia respond? The expectations for Chris Mack at Louisville. And does nine NCAA tournament bids seem realistic again for the ACC?


Episode 137 - Western Kentucky's Rick Stansbury

Western Kentucky's Rick Stansbury feels the Hilltoppers can be the next break out mid-major program. What does adding a player like Charles Bassey do for the team? Why the programs rich history should be a key factor for recruits to consider. And what are his expectations for next year's team? Plus, why Jon believes Charles Bassey playing for Western Kentucky changes the entire landscape of Conference-USA.


Episode 136 - Syracuse's Jim Boeheim

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim is thrilled to have his starting five from last year back. How Tyus Battle's decision to return impacts the Orange. Why he expects an offensive jump. And what it will be like to coach his son at Syracuse. Plus, Coach breaks down some of the top talent in this year's NBA draft.


Episode 135 - Tim Miles

Nebraska's Tim Miles thinks the Huskers are a top four team in the Big Ten. Why he's ecstatic about the return of James Palmer and Isaac Copeland. Will this be the best team he's ever coached? How tough was it not to make the NCAA Tournament last year? The underrated home court advantage Pinnacle Bank Arena gives them. And who will be the "sleeper" team in the conference next year? Plus, a fresh Pre-Season Top 25 and why the SEC is more than a football conference.


Episode 134 - Jim Calhoun

Jim Calhoun is confident UCONN can regain its winning form this upcoming season under Dan Hurley. His thoughts on the program he lead to three national titles and seventeen Big East titles... Also, discussing his new post at Division III University of St. Joe's. Plus, it's all about the NBA draft deadline... Who is staying in the draft and who is coming back to school?!


Episode 133 - La Salle's Ashley Howard

La Salle's Ashley Howard is excited to start the next chapter as a head coach. What did he learn from Jay Wright at Villanova? How transfers will play a big role in his program. And why being selective in scheduling is so important. Plus, why Jon is surprised by the lack of buzz surrounding Marvin Bagley III ahead of the NBA draft.


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!