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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 115 - Auburn's Bruce Pearl

Auburn's Bruce Pearl loves the chemistry and fight of his team. What has led to an undefeated start to SEC play? How good can Bryce Brown be? The pros and cons of playing with a smaller team. And how the depth of the SEC has created no top, middle or bottom. Plus, who's emerging in the Pac 12? And of course, games to watch!

Duration: 00:26:01

Episode 114 - Xavier's Chris Mack

Xavier's Chris Mack feels like his 15-2 Musketeers are still developing. What are the expectations for this year's team? Previewing their upcoming match up with Villanova. Plus, why coach feels Xavier is a destination program. Also, Jon explain why logic just doesn't exists in this year's wild season.

Duration: 00:27:36

Episode 113 - Purdue's Matt Painter

Purdue's Matt Painter believes this year's team has Final Four potential. How a pair of early season losses helped them re focus. Why conference play makes you play up a level. And the luxury of having two seven footers at his disposal. Plus, why it's the year of the freshman. And games to watch this week!

Duration: 00:29:39

Episode 112 - Arizona State's Bobby Hurley

Arizona State's Bobby Hurley has the Sun Devils off to a 12-0 start with a big time match up with Arizona on the horizon. How have early non-conference wins prepared them for the Pac-12? Is there still room for this team to grow? Why instilling confidence in his players has been a big key to their success. And now that the program is being recognized nationally, can he see himself there long-term? Plus, what is going on with UCONN? And conference play is here! Jon gets you set for all the...

Duration: 00:31:33

Episode 111 - North Carolina's Roy Williams

North Carolina's Roy Williams loves his young big men and knows they are only getting better. How hard has it been replacing all the talent that left for NBA? A Cam Johnson update. And what are his goals after winning a third National Championship? Plus, is Arizona the team to beat in the Pac-12? And just how deep is the Big 12?

Duration: 00:21:11

Episode 110 - Virginia's Tony Bennett

Virginia's Tony Bennett looks to lead the Cavilers to the Final Four. What can they take away from their Elite Eight appearance last season? The importance of finding a third scorer on this year's team. The influence his dad had on him. And how their tough non-conference schedule is preparing them for the grueling ACC. Plus, could Arizona State be the best team in the land? An important week for Kentucky. And why TCU might be the most complete team in the Big 12.

Duration: 00:35:39

Episode 109 - Gonzaga's Mark Few

Gonzaga's Mark Few is hungry and driven to get back to the Final Four. What will be the key for the Bulldogs to get back to the finals? Is he surprised by this year's team scoring balance? Also, a breakdown of Villanova as they get set for a big game against them in the Jimmy V Classic. Plus, how does he keep his program competing at a high level when they turn out players every year?

Duration: 00:30:25

Episode 108 - Notre Dame's Mike Brey

Notre Dame's Mike Brey thinks this year's road schedule is the toughest he's ever had. How important will his team's veteran leadership be to winning on the road? Is too much depth overrated? And who taught him to be so composed and lose while coaching? Plus, observations form the PK80 and other tournaments. Which Duke player is Jon most impressed with? And is it time to panic in Arizona?

Duration: 00:24:24

Episode 107 - Texas' Shaka Smart

Texas' Shaka Smart is happy with his team's start but believes they will need to shoot better to be successful this year. How is the culture of the program developing? And what is the identity of this Texas team? Plus, it's litmus test week as many of the top programs get ready for tournaments!

Duration: 00:28:13

Episode 106 - Seton Hall's Kevin Willard

Seton Hall's Kevin Willard thinks his team this year is deeper, older and more mature than last year's squad. Will it translate to more wins? What does he like so far from the team this year? Do they have their sights set for a Big East title? Plus, Jon's thoughts on the opening weekend of the season.

Duration: 00:25:46

Episode 105 - TCU's Jamie Dixon

TCU's Jamie Dixon has talked with team about winning the Big 12 this year. How do they plan on accomplishing that goal? When did he feel the perception of the program change last season? And which player will emerge as a star this year? Plus, Jon brings you his story lines for the start of the season!

Duration: 00:33:29

Episode 104 - Iowa's Fran McCaffery

Iowa's Fran McCaffery loves the depth of his team. Will he play up to thirteen guys in his rotation? What's the ceiling for this year's team? Who will emerge as a household name for Iowa? And how often does he think about getting to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament? Plus, Jon recaps his travels on the road!

Duration: 00:30:52

Episode 103 - Villanova's Jay Wright

Villanova's Jay Wright is humbled to have received the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching award but does he vulnerable in the Big East this year? Would he like to see the narrative of "Guard U" switch to "Big Man U"? Is Mikal Bridges set to make a big jump? And what does he learn more from... the successes or the failures? Plus, reviews of Jon's visits to: Michigan State, Michigan, Arizona and Arizona State.

Duration: 00:33:38

Episode 102 - Mississippi State's Ben Howland

Mississippi State's Ben Howland believes that if his Bulldogs can stay healthy, they can win every game they play in. Why he believes the SEC will be strong conference this season. Is there something to his year three success at programs? And why you can never have enough point guards! Plus, Jon gives you his reviews of teams he visited.

Duration: 00:25:42

Episode 101 - Cincinnati's Mick Cronin

Cincinnati's Mick Cronin knows his team will be in some tough situations this year with their home games being played off campus. Are they taking on an underdog role? The comparisons between Jarron Cumberland and former Bearcat, Sean Kilpatrick. And how do they plan to get back to a sweet 16? Plus, Jon's thoughts on his visits to Kentucky, Xavier and Louisville.

Duration: 00:39:59

Episode 100 - Michigan State's Tom Izzo

Michigan State's Tom Izzo was shocked when he found out Miles Bridges would be returning to East Lansing... Does he foresee a Final Four appearance with his talented big man back? What other returners is he excited about? Thoughts on the Big Ten. And what does he make of the massive FBI probe currently going on in his sport?

Duration: 00:24:32

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

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