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Holy City Hoops is a podcast dedicated to College of Charleston basketball.

Holy City Hoops is a podcast dedicated to College of Charleston basketball.
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Holy City Hoops is a podcast dedicated to College of Charleston basketball.




Northeastern Postgame Reactions with Harrison Bowne

In the final Holy City Hoops podcast episode of the season, former CofC basketball player Harrison Bowne joins immediately following the Northeastern game to break things down. Tommy and Harrison quickly recap the Cougars' victory over Drexel, and then talk everything from the NU loss - the chess match between Earl Grant and Bill Coen, young guys stepping up, the officiating, and how this year's senior class should be remembered.


CAA Tournament Preview with Brian Mull

College basketball writer and CAA hoops aficionado Brian Mull rejoins the program for a full conference tournament preview. Tommy and Brian chime in on each matchup, make their predictions, and spend extra time on the Cougars. Other topics discussed include: is top-seeded Hofstra vulnerable? Which lower seed can make a run? Are the defending champion Cougars being overlooked? All that and more in today's episode.


Another Road Split, Plus Senior Class Memories with Jeff Aschieris

March may be fast approaching, but there is still regular season basketball to process. Friend of the program Jeff Aschieris joins to talk The Kaplan Curse, the return of the Charleston bench, and early predictions on CAA Tournament seeding. In honor of Senior Night this Saturday, Jeff and Tommy also discuss their favorite memories of each member of this year's graduating class.


Riller’s Scoring Prowess, Hofstra/NU Recaps, and the CAA TV Deal with Joe Wright

In episode 16 of the Holy City Hoops podcast, CofC superfan Joe Wright joins to recap a busy week of Cougar basketball. On the agenda: a celebration of Grant Riller's record-breaking 43-point performance, whether Charleston's game plan vs. Hofstra was effective, two SportsCenter-worthy dunks, the bench's disappearing act, a championship game rematch against Northeastern, updated CAA standings, and how the conference can improve on its less-than-ideal broadcast package.


Positive-Negative-Positive Sandwich with Virginia

In honor of Valentine's Day, Tommy is joined by his fiancé Virginia to talk Charleston's 6-game win streak and the big week ahead. We ask the questions: Is CofC's offensive efficiency sustainable? Is this the greatest bench rotation in program history? How do the Cougars reverse the troubling trend of letting Drexel come back in games? And how can the Cougs get a pair of wins against Hofstra and NU.


Cougs Turning the Corner, with Harrison Bowne

Former CofC basketball player Harrison Bowne joins the latest episode of the HCH podcast to weigh in on two more conference wins, his former teammate's NBA debut, biggest trash talkers in the CAA and Grant Riller's legendary intro to college basketball. Tommy and Harrison also talk about consistent play from the bench, a game-winning play call from Coach Grant, current CAA standings and much more.


A Return to Form, 2-0 Week and Chealey’s NBA Shot

The Cougars are back to their winning ways. Cullen Baldwin returns to talk dominant victories over Elon and William & Mary, CAA standings, and Joe Chealey's recent NBA call up. Tommy and Cullen also talk about the return of The Jaylens, a baby race controversy, another scout's take on Brantley and Riller, "air ball" chants inside TD Arena, and much more.


Reality Check with Martin Trojanowski

In Episode 12 of the Holy City Hoops podcast, CofCFans.com moderator Martin Trojanowski joins to help diagnose where the Cougars came up short in their Northeast road trip. Following losses to Northeastern and Hofstra, Martin and Tommy discuss: CofC handing over scoring opportunities, whether Miller and Richard should be getting more minutes, scoring droughts, the underappreciated reliability of Cam Johnson, and leaning on Riller and Brantley for offense. Looking ahead, the two talk about...


Recapping Drexel and Delaware, Previewing a Big Week Ahead with Andrew Miller

This week, Andrew Miller of the Post & Courier joins to discuss the ups and downs of a two game home stand. Tommy and Andrew recap what went wrong in Charleston's loss to Drexel, where the Cougars miss a closer like Joe Chealey, and an NBA scout's take on Jarrell Brantley. Then they talk about a big bounce back game versus Delaware, whether playing zone defenses is a good thing for CofC, and Riller's scoring pace. Finally, the two preview a big trip this week to NU and Hofstra.


Conference Play Begins, ft. David Crowley

David Crowley, Cougar Club President and Owner/Operator of The Alley Charleston, joins the Holy City Hoops podcast to recap the start to conference play. Tommy and David recap Charleston's three-game CAA road trip including: Devontae Cacok vs. Grant Riller in Wilmington, not sweating through a Towson game for once, big games from Sam Miller and Jaylen Richard, and the end of the Cougs' win streak. Then they go around the CAA before David shamelessly plugs his various endeavors.


Honey Badgers & Body Bags: Stories from the Road with Everett German

In Episode 9 of the Holy City Hoops podcast, Everett German returns to recap big road wins over VCU and Siena. Everett and Tommy discuss Zep Jasper's adoption of a new nickname, Marquise Pointer coming through in the clutch, the ill-advised decision of opponents trash talking Grant Riller, and Jaylen Richard's freaky athleticism. Then they discuss a dominant showing at Siena, including Jarrell Brantley's huge game. Finally, they talk about a disappointing CAA non-conference season and...


Exam Week Observations with Jeff Aschieris

Take a break from finals with today's episode of the Holy City Hoops podcast! Jeff Aschieris of the Cougar Club joins Tommy to talk another 2-0 week for Charleston, a 20 game home win streak, and the upcoming tilt against Coach Grant's alma mater. Then, the guys take a test of their own with short answer questions on where the Cougars stand as the fall semester comes to a close. Around the CAA, Jeff and Tommy talk their favorite CAA venues and an up-and-down week for the league.


AdvoCare Invitational Recap, Riller’s Resurgence and Avoiding Trap Games

In today's episode of the Holy City Hoops podcast, Tommy and Cullen are back to recap the Cougars' successful 2-1 finish in Orlando at the AdvoCare Invitational Tournament. Items on the agenda include: Grant Riller's back-to-back 30-point games, Charleston's improving offense and shooting, and the significance of a win over Memphis. Then the guys talk this week's pair of home games, and go around the CAA to give an update on CofC's conference opponents.


OK State Rapid Reactions + Advocare Invitational Preview

In Episode 6 of the podcast, Holy City Hoops writer Cullen Baldwin joins Tommy immediately after the Oklahoma State game finishes. They discuss the Cougars' lack of shooting, Grant Riller's tough outing, and Jarrell Brantley coming to play. Then they recap a dominant win by Charleston over Rhode Island a few days prior, including Zep Jasper's defensive intensity and the rise of The Jaylens. Cullen and Tommy then preview the Advocare Invitational this week, starting with Naz Reid and LSU,...


Fab Freshmen and a 2-0 Start

In Episode 5 of the Holy City Hoops podcast, former Cistern Yard Sports Editor Nick Rodriguez joins to break down Charleston's 2-0 start to the season and preview a big week ahead. Tommy and Nick discuss an impressive showing from the Cougar freshmen, Grant Riller's continued dominance, defense and rebounding, and what stood out in wins over Presbyterian and Western Carolina. Then, they preview Rhode Island and Oklahoma State, debating what the Cougs need to do to become favorites in the CAA.


Exhibition Overreactions with Everett German

In Episode 4 of the Holy City Hoops podcast, "Voice of the Cougars" Everett German joins to recap Charleston's dominant win over Benedict College in their exhibition game. Tommy and Everett discuss this year's freshmen, Zep Jasper taking over at point guard and the consistency of Grant Riller and Jarrell Brantley. Then they play a game of Big Deal, No Big Deal, or Little Big Deal. Finally, Everett and Tommy preview Tuesday's season opener against Presbyterian.


Offseason Recap with Brooks Clark

In Episode 3 of the Holy City Hoops podcast, CofC alum Brooks Clark of Fox Sports joins to recap the Cougars' offseason. Tommy and Brooks discuss the open bar at Charleston's NCAA Tournament pregame, play a game of "Buy or Sell" and compare Grant Riller to Trae Young more than once. Other topics covered include Joe and Cam's NBA careers, new recruits, the out-of-conference schedule and this season's starting lineup.


CAA Preview with Brian Mull

In Episode 2 of the Holy City Hoops podcast, Tommy is joined by Brian Mull of College Insider, Blue Ribbon and The Athletic to preview the CAA this season. They break down each team by predicted order of finish, pass out their preseason awards and go off script by selecting CAA coaches for a game of pickup.


Head Coach Earl Grant Reviews & Previews

In the debut episode of the Holy City Hoops podcast, Coach Earl Grant joins to discuss last year's success and preview the upcoming basketball season. Among the topics discussed: the CAA title game comeback against Northeastern, experiencing March Madness for the first time as a head coach, the impact Joe Chealey had on the program, veteran players coming off the bench, and what the incumbent starters have been working on this summer.


Holy City Hoops Podcast Trailer

After much tinkering, we're very excited to introduce Episode 0 of the Holy City Hoops podcast. This will be the only show fully devoted to College of Charleston basketball. Be sure to subscribe, and follow Holy City Hoops on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The first episode will be dropping soon - stay tuned!