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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 184 - Arkansas' Eric Musselman

Arkansas' Eric Musselman with his trajectory always upward and stepping up a weight class in the SEC with a reverence for coaches......Less than three weeks away from the end of the NBA Draft process...The NBA Draft Combine in Chicago... Elite HS prospects...Top Uncommitted Prospects in the Class of 2019...Memphis Revolution as Tucker and Quinones commit with Penny Hardaway leading the way...Zags in Flux...Hauser Update...Holiday Hoops at The Mecca


Episode 183 - Alabama's Nate Oats

Alabama's Nate Oats looks to implement his fast paced, perimeter oriented offense to the Crimson Tide. How hard was it to say goodbye to his team at Buffalo? What will he take from Coach Nick Saban at Alabama? Thoughts on his current roster... And his goals for year one. Plus, FBI investigation discussion. An interesting time of year waiting for clarity from the NBA draft process. And why Memphis is looking to gain a lot from the spring recruiting period.


Episode 182 - Temple's Aaron McKie

Temple's Aaron McKie is hitting the ground running as the new head coach of the Owls. What will be their style of play? The biggest lessons he took from Fran Dunphy and John Chaney. How Allen Iverson is a recruiting tool. Challenging themselves in the non-conference scheduling. And what to expect from James Scott. Plus, Jon addresses the FBI scandal. And UNC continues to re load.


Episode 181 - Washington State's Kyle Smith

As our New Coaches Series rolls along... Washington State's Kyle Smith is excited to implement his analytical approach. Why he tries to find value in players that are over looked. What are his goals in year one with the Cougars? What does he make of the roster he inherited? Where does he hope to pull recruits from? And why they most defend better next year. Plus, Jon discusses five prospects who have yet to publicly commit. And the impact of Cassius Winston.


Episode 180 - UCLA's Mick Cronin

UCLA's Mick Cronin is excited to get started with the Bruins. How hard was it to say goodbye to Cincinnati? The importance of laying a foundation in year one. Why they will be a much better defensive team next year. And what former Bruin's coach will he turn to for advice? Plus, why the Big East is poised for a tremendous season in 19-20.


Episode 179 - Nebraska's Fred Hoiberg

Nebraska's Fred Hoiberg is excited to get back to the college grind. What made Nebraska the right fit? Why establishing a program culture will be so important. Is he a better coach now after being with the Bulls? And the excitement of building a tradition at Nebraska. Plus, from purgatory to ecstasy... Virginia's wild run. And Mick heads west!


Episode 178 - UNLV's T.J. Otzelberger

UNLV's T.J. Otzelberger is excited to get things going at his new post. What will it take to get UNLV back to college basketball supremacy? What will the rooster look like? His year one goals. Implementing his "hard work" mind set and work ethic. And leaving a small city for the bright lights of Vegas. Plus, was that the best slate of Elite games in your lifetime? And why experience is trumping youth.


Episode 177 - Florida State's Leonard Hamilton

Florida State's Leonard Hamilton has the Seminoles back to the Sweet 16 in consecutive years. What has been the biggest key to this year's run? How much does ACC conference play prepare a team for March? Why seeding does not matter. Why he loves the team, culture and selflessness this year. And a preview of their match up with Gonzaga. Plus, was the Duke vs UCF game one of the all-time great tournament games? And why this is one of the best Sweet Sixteen's in a long time.



Jon's 2019 NCAA Tournament Picks & Break Down!


Episode 175 - Michigan State's Tom Izzo

Michigan State's Tom Izzo has his team playing its best when it matters the most. Has this been one of the most challenging seasons in terms of injuries? Why does his program continue to flourish while being shorthanded? His relationship with Cassius Winston. And his thoughts and feelings heading into the tournament season. Plus, Jon hands out his end of season awards. Don't miss it!


Episode 174 - North Carolina's Roy Williams

North Carolina's Roy Williams is extremely motivated to win it all this year. What must the Tar Heels improve upon to achieve that goal? What the team learned from a loss to Louisville. The key to their great road play. Is Coby White the best freshman point guard he's coached? And dealing with expectations. Plus, why it will be a photo finish in the SEC. And can the ACC have three number one seeds on selection Sunday?


Episode 173 - Virginia's Tony Bennett

Virginia's Tony Bennett has the Cavaliers in prime position for top seed in this year's NCAA tournament. What has been the key to their quality play? Explaining their team theme of "United Pursuit". The upside of De'Andre hunter. And why having perspective on life beyond the game is so important. Plus, Michigan State with a statement win. Just how high is Duke's ceiling? And don't miss game to watch this week!


Episode 172 - LSU's Will Wade

LSU's Will Wade has the Tigers playing some great ball. What was the biggest key to weathering an early season "funk"? How his career came full circle with the win against Kentucky. The trick to finding the right starting lineup. Has the coaching staff talked to the team about winning the SEC? And the biggest area in need of improving. Plus, how will Michigan State deal with yet another injury? Why Kelvin Sampson is the front runner for the National Coach of the Year award. And what games...


Episode 171 - Purdue's Matt Painter

Purdue's Matt Painter has the Boilermakers playing at high level right now going from a 6-5 record to 17-6. What has been the message to the team during this run? Why finding defined roles is key for a team. Has he noticed a difference yet in playing 20 league games? Winning is always top priory. And why going through struggle and diversity is natural. Plus, why Duke's Freshman class is on a different level. And Kentucky continues to trend upwards.


Episode 170 - Marquette's Steve Wojciechowski

Marquette's Steve Wojciechowski knew he had a good team in the summer but is thrilled by the Golden Eagles' 19-3 start. How they're approaching tough home games coming up against St. John's and Villanova. Just how good is Markus Howard? Where can they get better? And why coach feels they are now the hunted. Plus, does Duke have an inside track for the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament? And why there's still hope for the Hoosiers.


Episode 169 - Nevada's Eric Musselman

Nevada's Eric Musselman is proud of the Wolfpack's start after 20 games. Is this the best team he's coached at Nevada? What's the biggest difference from last year's team? Is it harder to build a program or sustain success? Just how special of a player is Jordan Caroline? And the importance of developing depth as we head toward March. Plus, Jon's thoughts from the weekend... Is the possible coach of the year coaching in the American? Teams on the slide. And is Matt Painter the new Bo Ryan?


Episode 168 - Buffalo's Nate Oats

Buffalo's Nate Oats is ecstatic about his team's 17-1 start. What has been the key? Is a 30 win season a possibility? His relationship with Bobby Hurley. Does he want to turn Buffalo into the Gonzaga of the east? And how he uses potential NCAA tournament seeding as motivation for his team. Plus, statement wins by Duke and Kentucky. And find out whose surging in the Big Ten.


Episode 167 - Mississippi State's Ben Howland

Mississippi State's Ben Howland is impressed with the level of play in the SEC. How would it compare to the old Big East where he once coached? What needs to be amended to be able to win these close games in conference? Developing point guards. Freshman evolution. And what are the keys to reaching the NCAA tournament? Plus, it's Virginia week! How the Cavaliers can position themselves for a one seed...


Episode 166 - Houston's Kelvin Sampson

Houston's Kelvin Sampson is thrilled with the Cougars' 15-0 start. Are they the best team in the country no one is talking about? Rebounding dominance... What is the "Bubble"? Playing on campus. Where can they still improve? And why the American is on the rise. Plus, Is the Big 12 poised for a champion other than Kansas?


Episode 165 - Harvard's Tommy Amaker

Harvard's Tommy Amaker knows it's all about the bench and balance. What does he make of the Crimson's start to the season? Does think they can win the Ivy League? Why he's pleased with player growth. A preview to their game against UNC. And how they continue to build the Harvard brand. Plus, Jon details the pressures of coaching at UCLA.