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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 99 - Northwestern's Chris Collins

Northwestern's Chris Collins has high goals for the Wildcats after reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. How hungry will his players be to reach those goals? Are they primed to challenge Michigan State? And the biggest difference between last year's team and this year's... Plus, can the SEC be the break out league this year and earn 7 bids to the NCAA tournament?

Duration: 00:29:09

Episode 98 - Temple's Fran Dunphy

Temple's Fran Dunphy Is hopeful the American can get up to 5 bids to the 2017-18 NCAA Tournament. Does he believe his Temple Owls will be one of them? The challenges that Wichita State presents. His expectations with Josh Brown back in the lineup. And his thoughts on transfers. Plus, find out Jon's "Big Three" in the Big East.

Duration: 00:28:16

Episode 97 - South Carolina's Frank Martin

South Carolina's Frank Martin would love to lead his Gamecocks back to the Final Four this year. At what point did he think his team was capable of reaching the Final Four last season? And who steps up and fills the void left by departing players? Plus, a college basketball transfer debate.

Duration: 00:36:52

Episode 96 - UCONN'S Kevin Ollie

UCONN's Kevin Ollie has his Huskies motivated heading into this season. What is the state of UCONN Men's Basketball? What's the status of Terry Larrier? And how they "don't cheat the grind". Plus, is Duke getting out of the "one and done" business?

Duration: 00:29:56

Episode 95 - Espn's Jay Bilas

ESPN's Jay Bilas thinks the School's, not the NCAA, should decide a player's eligibility. Find out what else the lead college basketball analyst for ESPN thinks about the upcoming season. Plus, is Kentucky the team to beat this year? And what Oklahoma Soooner does Jon have is eye on to have a huge season?

Duration: 00:47:52

Episode 94 - San Diego State's Brian Dutcher/Mountain West Preview

San Diego State's Brian Dutcher is excited to finally take over for legendary coach Steve Fisher. What will he do differently now that the program is under his direction? How does he plan to lead the Aztecs back to the NCAA Tournament after missing it the past two seasons? How much does Kawhi Leonard come in up in recruiting? And find out the player he's excited about heading into the season. Plus, a full Mountain West Conference preview. Can Nevada repeat? And can the league get more than...

Duration: 00:23:52

Episode 93 - USC's Andy Enfield/Pac 12 Preview

USC's Andy Enfield is proud of his program for making the NCAA Tournament in his first two seasons. What are the expectations for this year? How do they manage those expectations? How will Duke transfer, Derryck Thornton, fit in. And how he plans to manage all the talented pieces on the team this year. Plus, a full look at the Pac-12. Is this the year for Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats?

Duration: 00:28:17

Episode 92 - Texas Tech's Chris Beard/Big 12 Preview

Texas Tech's Chris Beard believes the Red Raiders will be an NCAA Tournament team this year. Find out how they plan to win the close games this year. His coaching philosophy. And lessons learned from Bob and Pat Knight. Plus, a full Big 12 preview. Can anyone contend with Kansas? Will Texas be better? And TCU has their top six scorers from last year returning...How much noise will they make?

Duration: 00:23:27

Episode 91 - Alabama's Avery Johnson/SEC Preview

Alabama's Avery Johnson has the tide on the rise and he believes the conference as a whole is on the rise. Can the SEC get seven at large bids to the NCAA Tournament? Plus, Jon breaks down the SEC from soup to nuts. Look out for Texas A&M?

Duration: 00:35:04

Episode 90 - Minnesota's Richard Pitino/Big Ten Preview

Minnesota's Richard Pitino is grateful for his last name but knows it doesn't guarantee his program wins. What made him want to go into the "family business"? What the Gophers learned from last year's tournament loss to Middle Tennessee State. And why the program needs to get used to being great. Plus, a full preview and breakdown of the Big Ten Conference. Is everyone chasing Michigan State?

Duration: 00:35:20

Episode 89 - Miami's Jim Larranaga/ACC Preview

Miami's Jim Larranaga knows his team will be young and quick this year but can they rebound and play defensive well enough to get back to a Sweet 16? A Lonnie Walker update. How good can Bruce Brown be for the Canes? Find out who Miami's three headed monster is. And why coach feels the ACC is loaded again this year. Plus, a full ACC off-season breakdown. Can the league produce eight teams for the 2018 NCAA Tournament?

Duration: 00:19:19

Episode 88 - Rhode Island's Dan Hurley/Atlantic 10 Conference Preview

Rhode Island's Dan Hurley believes fifth year senior, E.C. Matthews, can be the best guard in the nation. How will this year's team compare to last year's? Why coach has been studying Villanova and their four guard lineup. And how their recruiting has benefited from the programs recent success. Plus, a full preview of the Atlantic 10 conference. Can anyone beat Rhode Island?

Duration: 00:26:23

Episode 87 - UCF's Johnny Dawkins/American Athletic Conference Preview

UCF's Johnny Dawkins has coached and been around some quality point guards; how does the Knight's B.J. Taylor compare? How did his time at Duke and Stanford shape his coaching philosophy? What steps do they need to take to go from the NIT to the NCAA Tournament? And how they must continue to get better every day to compete in the AAC. Plus, a full breakdown of the American Athletic Conference. Does the addition of Wichita State completely change the balance of the league?

Duration: 00:26:02

Episode 86 - Butler's Lavall Jordan/Big East Preview

New Butler coach Lavall Jordan is excited to be coaching at his Alma mater. Who will play point guard next season? His early impressions of his team and what the Butler fans can expect next year. Plus, a full Big East preview!

Duration: 00:21:54

Episode 85 -Chris Mannix of The Vertical

Chris Mannix of The Vertical joins Jon to break down the 2017 NBA Draft.

Duration: 00:25:38

Episode 84 -Cal's Wyking Jones

Cal's Wyking Jones is excited to be the new head coach of the Golden Bears. Was he surprised that Cuonzo Martin left the program? What's the vision moving forward? His coaching philosophy. Assessing the Pac-12. And when he feels Cal will be competing for tournament bids. Plus, discussing Thad Matta's retirement and Chris Holtmann's meteoric rise.

Duration: 00:30:47

Episode 83 -LSU's Will Wade

LSU's Will Wade wants to get the Tigers to a state of consistently winning. How long does he think that will take? His thoughts on being a coach in the SEC. How he plans to build the program. The importance of recruiting the state of Louisiana and Texas. And his thoughts on the current roster and what needs to be added. Plus, a top recruit finally picks a school. Who's the third best team in the Big 12? And a Cam Johnson update.

Duration: 00:25:54

Episode 82 -Quinnipiac's Baker Dunleavy

Quinnipiac's Baker Dunleavy looks to establish and identity in his first year as a head coach. How tough was it to leave Villanova? What did he learn and what will he use from his former boss, Jay Wright and his dad, Mike Dunleavy Sr.? Thoughts about the MAAC conference. The importance of transfers and players that fir their "culture". And why he became a coach. Plus, the NBA draft deadline has come and gone... Don't miss Jon's preseason Top 25!

Duration: 00:39:14

Episode 81 -Indiana's Archie Miller

Indiana's Archie Miller knows his first year as the Hoosiers head coach will be trial by error. What has it been like since he took the job? How does he plan to deal with the high expectations? His early impressions of his current team. And getting through a tough early season schedule. Plus, Texas and Missouri continue to load up.

Duration: 00:26:13

Episode 80 -Illinois' Brad Underwood

Illinois' Brad Underwood is very excited to be in the Big Ten and thinks the Illini can be an NCAA Tournament team in his first season. How have his first weeks on campus been? What type of style will they play? The importance of recruiting in the state of Illinois. And why his incoming freshman will have an impact immediately. Plus, an update on the Ohio State situation. Who is poised to break out in the ACC? And Seton Hall's Angel Delgado is turning pro... What does I t mean for the Big...

Duration: 00:31:22

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