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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 193 - Rutgers' Steve Pikiell/Big Ten Conference Preview

Rutgers' Steve Pikiell is excited about the direction of the program. What was behind their break-out season last year? How the program depth has evolved. The stability being in the Big Ten brings. How can they make it back to the NCAA Tournament? And goals for this year. Plus, a full Big Ten Conference off-season breakdown! Why Michigan State and Maryland have Final Four hopes...


Episode 192 - VCU's Mike Rhoades/Atlantic 10 Conference Preview

VCU's Mike Rhoades is in his element coaching the Rams. What sparked their stellar season last year? The buzz around the program bringing back a talented core. Why they must improve their 3-point shooting. Havoc is still the style they prefer. And why you have to feed the wolf to accomplish your goals. Plus, a full Atlantic 10 Conference off-season breakdown! Why the league is set up for a bounce back year.


Episode 191 - UCONN's Dan Hurley/American Conference Preview

UCONN's Dan Hurley is excited to enter his second season with a young, edgy and talented group. What are the goals for this year? Why will they have a chip on their shoulder this season? Leaving the American Conference for the Big East. Balancing looking ahead to the new conference and playing tough this year. And why joining the Big East should help recruiting the Northeast. Plus, a full American Conference off-season breakdown! Who does Jon see as the top team?!


Episode 190 - Georgetown's Patrick Ewing/Big East Preview

Georgetown's Patrick Ewing joins Jon to break down the state of Hoyas basketball. What can fans look forward to next year? What will be the biggest key to reaching their team goals? And getting back to the NCAA tournament. Plus, a full Big East off-season breakdown!


Episode 189 - St. Joe's Billy Lange

St. Joe's Billy Lange is excited for the epic opportunity to coach at a tradition rich program. What are his year one goals? Renewing the rivalry with Villanova. Following Phil Martelli. How his last job in the NBA will help his coaching now. And discussing the skills NBA teams look for in the draft. Plus, do NBA teams draft on productivity or potential?


Episode 188 - St. John's Mike Anderson

St. John's Mike Anderson looks to build off of last year's 21 win team. What are the realistic goals he has for his team? How has he managed to never have a losing season? Thoughts on his inherited roster. Playing the round robin in the Big East. And how has he taken to life in the big city? Plus, some Pac-12 nuggets.


Episode 187 - Cincinnati's John Brannen

Cincinnati's John Brannen is excited to start a new chapter with the Bearcats. What is like to follow "the guy" at a program? What Mick Cronin meant to Cincinnati. How will he put his finger prints on this team? His thoughts on the roster and what their style of play will be... And the evolution of the American Conference. Plus, Jon reveals his preseason top 25!


Episode 186 - Nevada's Steve Alford

Nevada's Steve Alford is excited to be coaching back in the Mountain West and ready to lead the Wolf Pack to new heights. What are his expectations in year one? How Coach Musselman changed the program. How does he view his time at UCLA? Why his style of play would benefit a player like Jordan Brown. And his non-conference scheduling philosophy. Plus, find out where the new "transfer U" is. And Cincinnati gets a huge boost with Jarron Cumberland returning.


Episode 185 - Virginia Tech's Mike Young

Newly minted Virginia Tech head coach, Mike Young, is extremely excited to go up a weight class and coach in the ACC. How did he end up coaching the Hokies? Why the strong relationships he formed at Wofford will help him moving forward. His thoughts on the Virginia Tech roster. Why he's impressed with his new staff. And what will be their style of play? Plus, Penny Hardaway has created palpable buzz at Memphis!


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?