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Weekend Preview: There are too many early season tournaments

Typically, this Friday podcast will be used to preview the upcoming weekend, but since the games this weekend just are not good, Rob Dauster went on a rant instead. There are too many exempt events and it's diluting November basketball. Rob also discusses the potential changes to the one-and-done rule, updates listeners on Michael Porter Jr.'s injury status and provides some insight on the indefinite suspension of the UCLA players.

Duration: 00:20:10

Champions Classic Recap: Grayson Allen, Kevin Knox and Jaren Jackson

Fun episode on tap for you today, as Rob Dauster was joined, in spurts, by Scott Phillips, Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star and Brendan Quinn of The Athletic Detroit to talk about anything and everything Champions Classic. Grayson Allen, Kevin Knox, Michigan State's flaws, Billy Preston, is Kansas actually good, and it is all live - well, recorded - from the United Center.

Duration: 00:43:11

Monday Overreactions! Kentucky, Duke, Arizona plus Champions Classic

Rob Dauster is joined by Sam Vecenie of The Athletic and the Game Theory podcast to massively overreact to the games we saw on the first weekend of the college basketball season. They talk through the trouble in the state of Kentucky, on the red and the blue sides, as well as Texas A&M's blowout win of West Virginia, Allonzo Trier's hot start and the stars in this freshmen class. At the end, they go through the Champions Classic - Duke vs. Michigan State and Kentucky vs. Kansas.

Duration: 01:03:42

LiAngelo Ball's arrest, Josh Pastner's drama

Rob Dauster and Reags fro Fundamentally Sound teamed up for a crossover podcast to discuss the disaster that has been this trip to China for both UCLA and Georgia Tech. They also dive into Collin Sexton's issues at Alabama and wind up discussing when it's acceptable to actually wish someone happy birthday.

Duration: 01:29:42

Big East Basketball Season Preview

Travis Hines and Raphielle Johnson join Rob Dauster to go through everything Big East. Is Villanova once again the favorite? Just how much of a threat will Seton Hall and Xavier be? Can Providence make a run at the title? How will Georgetown and Butler adjust to new head coaches? Here is a timecode for each team we talk about. Butler: 2:20 Creighton: 8:40 DePaul: 14:10 Georgetown: 18:10 Marquette: 24:20 Providence: 28:50 Seton Hall: 35:00 St. John's: 43:05 Villanova:...

Duration: 00:59:41

NCAA's academic failures, FBI investigation, Matt Norlander on rankings

Rob Dauster was joined today by Matt Norlander of CBS Sports to break down their top 100 player rankings, the insanity of Matt ranking all 351 college teams and some discussion of Kentucky, Michigan State and the pitfalls of home ownership. Before the interview, Rob goes into the current suspensions of players tied to the FBI investigation as well as the NCAA's utterly shameful and embarrassing decisions on academic rulings.

Duration: 01:23:06

SEC Basketball Season Preview

Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson and Travis Hines to break down all things SEC, from Kentucky's freshmen to Florida's new look to Texas A&M's ... SEC title-winning season? It's all in there. Here are the timecodes for when each team is discussed. Alabama: 4:46 Arkansas: 10:15 Auburn: 15:10 Florida: 25:47 Georgia: 33:05 Kentucky: 37:15 LSU: 48:15 Ole Miss: 50:47 Mississippi State: 55:07 Missouri: 1:00:10 South Carolina: 1:10:00 Tennessee: 1:14:05 Texas A&M:...

Duration: 01:27:28

Pac-12 Basketball Season Preview

Rob Dauster is joined by the Raphielle Johnson to breakdown everything about the Pac-12 conference: Arizona and USC, fighting for titles while battling an FBI scandal; UCLA and LiAngelo Ball trying to get along; Oregon's rebuild; trying to figure out who will finish in fifth in the league. Here is a timecode for each of the Pac-12 teams. Arizona: 3:15 Arizona State: 19:13 California: 21:53 Colorado: 24:16 Oregon: 29:58 Oregon State: 37:32 Stanford: 41:20 UCLA: 45:31 USC:...

Duration: 01:14:12

Big 12 Basketball Season Preview

Travis Hines and Scott Phillips joined Rob Dauster to break down everything about the Big 12 conference as we head into the 2017-18 season, including why Kansas is so weird and whether or not West Virginia has hit their ceiling. Here are the timecodes for each team that is discussed during the podcast. Baylor: 1:21 Iowa State: 8:00 Kansas: 13:35 Kansas State: 27:22 Oklahoma: 33:02 Oklahoma State: 37:47 Texas: 42:42 TCU: 48:08 Texas Tech: 51:52 West Virginia: 54:55

Duration: 01:04:59

The NCAA's ruling on North Carolina

Rob Dauster takes you through the NCAA's ruling on North Carolina and why their inability to punish the school for 18 years of fake classes was both correct and further proof that a scholarship's value is nowhere the cost of attending that university.

Duration: 00:10:38

Big Ten College Basketball Preview Podcast

Scott Phillips and Travis Hines join Rob Dauster today to breakdown everything about the Big Ten this season. Here is a timecode for each team: Illinois: 2:01 Indiana: 6:57 Iowa: 11:03 Maryland: 16:42 Michigan: 20:45 Michigan State: 28:46 Minnesota: 39:00 Nebraska: 43:25 Northwestern: 47:05 Ohio State: 51:08 Penn State: 53:18 Purdue: 55:55 Rutgers: 1:01:02 Wisconsin: 1:02:48

Duration: 01:10:34

ACC Season Preview

Rob Dauster was joined by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to pour over the ACC and make a handful of bold - and not so bold - predictions about the league. Here is a timecode for when each team gets discussed: Boston College: 1:42 Clemson: 4:03 Duke: 7:11 Florida State: 14:38 Georgia Tech: 18:20 Louisville: 21:10 Miami: 27:10 North Carolina: 32:40 N.C. State: 36:58 Notre Dame: 39:57 Pitt: 44:21 Syracuse: 45:45 Virginia: 48:18 Virginia Tech: 53:13 Wake Forest: 56:06

Duration: 01:00:20

College basketball corruption scandal costs Rick Pitino his job

Today’s episode features interviews with Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. In Rob Dauster’s conversation with Parrish, the pair discuss the process with which a reporter will be able to dig up a story like the corruption scandal that exploded in college basketball this week. Then, Louisville beat writer Jeff Greer joins the show to breakdown everything that is happening and has happened with Louisville over the course of the last six days.

Duration: 01:03:22

FBI arrests coach and college basketball's worst scandal ever

Rob Dauster was joined late on Tuesday night by Jeff Goodman to work through everything that happened on Tuesday with the arrests of college coaches and people in the basketball industry.

Duration: 00:33:23

LaMelo Ball, Cam Reddish and legendary coaches passing

Jeff Goodman of ESPN joins the podcast today to discuss LaMelo Ball's future as a celebrity and whether or not he'll end up ever playing college basketball. Cam Reddish's commitment to Duke is also discussed, as is the passing of Rollie Massimino and Jud Heathcoate.

Duration: 00:50:26