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2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview, Picks and Predictions

Sam Vecenie of the Athletic and the Game Theory podcast stopped by to chat with Rob Dauster about the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. The two went through each of the eight Sweet 16 matchups, detailing how each one of those eight games projects to play out and going over which lines -- spread and over-unders -- they like.


NCAA Tournament First Weekend Recap Part 2

Eamonn Brennan of The Athletic joined Rob Dauster for an epic, two-hour podcast on the first weekend of the tournament. It was so good that we had to split the podcast into two parts. On this show, the two go through everything that happened in the East and Midwest Regions, from Villanova and Duke steamrolling to Michigan State collapsing to Syracuse and Clemson and Texas Tech and Purdue. It's all in there.


NCAA Tournament First Weekend Recap Part 1

Eamonn Brennan of The Athletic joined Rob Dauster for an epic, two-hour podcast on the first weekend of the tournament. It was so good that we had to split the podcast into two parts. On this show, the two go through everything that happened in the South and West Regions, from Sister Jean to UMBC to Nevada's comebacks to Kentucky's chances at a Final Four.


Did Deandre Hunter break your NCAA tournament bracket?

Dalen Cuff joined Rob Dauster for the final bracket breakdown episode, and you can tell the guys were wired because they ended up on tangents talking about the Ivy League, Joel Berry II crying and Harry Kane's (who?) ankle. Anyway, there is plenty of NCAA tournament goodness in this pod. The rundown: OPEN: Dalen doesn't drink coffee, and a deep dive into Virginia, Deandre Hunter and what his injury means. 9:35: Can Penn upset Kansas turns into a fascinating discussion about power...


More 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdown, Coaching Carousel analysis

Jeff Borzello of fame joined Rob Dauster on the podcast today to talk through the Coaching Carousel, the bracket reveal and some bracket advice Q-and-A. Spoiler alert: Jeff LOVED the bracket reveal, and he tries to justify that opinion unsuccessfully. OPEN: What did the Selection Committee get wrong with seeding and bubble teams? 10:25: Jeff tries to justify his love for the bracket reveal. 15:15: UConn, Georgia, Pitt and Memphis. Who should they hire? Who will they...


The Why Your Team Sucks Bracket Breakdown: Analyzing the 2018 NCAA tournament field

Brian Snow joined Rob Dauster for another stirring rendition of the Why Your Team Sucks podcast, only this time they breakdown the entire NCAA tournament bracket, giving picks for every single game and even giving you a full bracket to use for your convenience. The rundown: OPEN: The South Region 17:35: The West Region 33:15: The Midwest Region 48:20: The East Region 1:00:50: The Final Four


Michigan wins the Big Ten, Duke's rise continues, Florida and Cincinnati shine

Fresh off of covering the Big Ten tournament Rob Dauster was joined by Brendan Quinn, The Athletic Detroit's beat-writer for both Michigan and Michigan State hoops, to talk about John Beilein's run to a Big Ten title for the second straight season. Dauster was also joined by Sam Vecenie of the Game Theory podcast who walked us through Duke's win over North Carolina, Cincinnati winning the American and Florida knocking off Kentucky. The rundown: OPEN: Michigan hired a defensive coordinator...


Sean Miller and Allonzo Trier return, Louisville's epic collapse, Duke-North Carolina

Rob Dauster was joined by Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports for Friday's podcast, and they delved into everything that there is to know about the scandals that have been erupting all over the college basketball world over the course of the last week, from Sean Miller and Allonzo Trier's return to Arizona to Forde's reporting on the FBI investigation into college basketball corruption. Rob was also joined by Reags from the Fundamentally Sound podcast to work through everything that is happening...


Robbie Hummel on the Big Ten, being scared of Kevin Durant and Matt Painter's waffles

Former Purdue star and current ESPN and Big Ten Network broadcaster Robbie Hummel joined Rob Dauster to talk through the upcoming Big Ten tournament, the adjustment that comes with moving behind the microphone and what makes guarding Kevin Kevin Durant so terrifying. Robbie also has a terrific story about Matt Painter and waffles.


Monday Overreactions, Sean Miller, Deandre Ayton and the weekend that rocked college hoops

CJ Moore, a writer for The Athletic and for Bleacher Report, joined Rob Dauster on Monday morning to work through everything that happened is a weird weekend in college basketball, from the alleged payments that were made to Miles Bridges, Wendell Carter and a handful of other elite basketball players to Sean Miller allegedly being caught discussing a payment to Deandre Ayton on a wiretap to the actual hoops! Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and more. The rundown: OPEN: What do we make of the...


Emergency Podcast: Yahoo's bombshell report on the FBI's Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State allegations

Rob Dauster gets a little ranty, but this podcast is all the information you need to be able to parse through what is happening with Yahoo's report on corruption in college basketball and how it will effect the NCAA in the bigger picture.


Michael Porter Jr is back, Duke and Kentucky might be back, Allonzo Trier's gone

Fun episode today. Rob Dauster was joined by one of the up-and-coming stars at ESPN, Dalen Cuff, to talk through the changes that Duke and Kentucky have made in recent weeks and whether or not that changes our perception of those teams moving forward. They also discussed Trae Young's regression as well as the root of their soccer fandom, and all of that happened roughly 90 minutes before news broke that Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. was cleared by doctors to play while Arizona's Allonzo...


Louisville's NCAA ruling and what's in store for the coaching carousel

Old friend of the podcast Jeff Goodman joined Rob Dauster on Wednesday to walk through everything that is happening with the punishments received by Louisville as well as a breakdown of this year's coaching carousel and the changes that could be coming down the pipeline this season. There's a chance, with the FBI investigation looming, that this year could get crazy. They talk about just how likely that is and who could be the names that you see taking over on some of the hottest seats....


Monday Overreactions: Villanova-Xavier, the Big 12 is drunk, the best in the Big Ten is ... ?

Rob Dauster was joined by Eamonn Brennan of The Athletic on today's show to overreact to everything that happened this weekend, from Villanova pasting Xavier to the insanity that is the Big 12 to what happened in the Big Ten in the last ten days. We also spend a good 30 minutes talking about bubble teams, tournament resumes and some misconceptions with both. The rundown. OPEN: Bubble Banter. We talk about weird bubble teams and whether or not we like the new Quadrant system. 36:08:...


The latest on the FBI's investigation and a preview of Villanova-Xavier

Rob Dauster walks you through everything you need to know about Thursday's bombshell report from Yahoo! Sports on the status of the FBI's investigation into corruption in college basketball. Putting that report into context is the priority here. Then Reags from the Fundamentally Sound podcast joins the show to talk about Villanova-Xavier and why Duke losing Marvin Bagley III for a couple of weeks is actually a good thing. The rundown below: OPEN: Everything you need to know about the FBI...


Why Your Team Sucks: The third annual college hoops hatefest with Brian Snow

The best podcast of the season! Rob Dauster was joined by Brian Snow for a special Wednesday podcast. Why Your Favorite Team Sucks. The premise is simple: The 16 best teams in the country are broken down and analyzed, with an emphasis on the things they do not do well and the reasons they are going to lose early in March. It is, of course, because we hate them. The teams we discussed: Xavier, Villanova, Cincinnati, Virginia, Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan State, Auburn, Tennessee, Gonzaga,...


Monday Overreactions!: Texas Tech is winning the Big 12, Kentucky is fine, wild Big Ten/Big East/WCC races

The Monday Overreactions podcast is back with a vengeance. Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports to go over a wild, wild weekend in college basketball. They start with a deep dive into Sunday's bracket reveal and what it tells us about the way the Selection Committee is evaluating the field this year. We also dive into title races in the Big Ten, Big 12, Big East and WCC while talking about Kentucky's disaster against Texas A&M and the possible return of Michael Porter...


Sean Farnham, Pat Skerry on Autism Speaks and a weekend preview

Rob Dauster was joined on Friday by ESPN's Sean Farnham to discuss what's happening with UCLA and Arizona, why Jock Landale should be considered a favorite to become a first-team All-American and everything about the SEC. Rob also caught up with Pat Skerry, the Towson head coach who have moved to the forefront of the push for Autism Awareness. You'll be seeing the blue puzzle piece pins on every TV network this weekend. Then Rob was joined by Reags from the Fundamentally Sound podcast to...


Monday Overreactions: Are you more worried about Duke, Kansas or Arizona?

Rob Dauster was joined on Monday by Sam Vecenie of The Athletic to go through all of the Monday Overreactions. The two open with a discussion of whether they are more worried about Duke, Kansas or Arizona after this weekend, as well as long discussions about the hierarchy of the Big 12, whether or not Jalen Brunson has a shot at winning National Player of the Year and who in the Big Ten can get to a Final Four. Plus, a bonus discussion on Miles Bridges. The rundown: OPEN: Super Bowl...


Tom Crean, and what's wrong with West Virginia?

Great episode today. Rob Dauster was joined by Tom Crean, the Tony Romo of college basketball broadcasting. Crean dishes on what he's doing now that he's out of coaching for the first time in 30 years, how he was able to predict the play that Oklahoma ran against Kansas and who he's been stealing plays from while he's been working in TV. Rob also broke down what's wrong with West Virginia, what makes Auburn interesting and a little insight into why Northwestern is the nation's most...


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