Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast
Season wrap-up: Stanford clinches the NIT + Arizona falls in the Final Four
On the tenth episode of the of the Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast, Mike Yam and Kevin O'Neill wrap-up the 2015 season with a recap of the NCAA Tournament, Stanford's classy grab of the NIT title as well as a look-ahead to what's in store for Pac-12 basketball teams during the 2015-2016 season. The duo welcome Pac-12 Networks analyst and former Arizona basketball star Matt Muehlebach to the chronological recruiting segment of "The Recruit" as KO and Muehlebach conclude their journey as a...
Conference tournament and Selection Sunday pressures
On the ninth episode of the Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast, Mike Yam and Kevin O'Neill dive into the conference tournaments and playoffs just around the corner as well as why rushing the court should be a finable offense. The duo move onto the dilemma medical marijuana cards may pose for student-athletes and the NCAA in the future. Yes, it's a jumble of content this week for ya! Don't fret, the serial podcast segment "The Recruit" delivers big this week with 1987 Arizona freshman...
Message to "bubble" teams and KO's plan to eliminate halftimes
The eighth episode of the Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast with Mike Yam and Kevin O'Neill begins with KO's suggestion for the removal of halftimes as well as some other nuggets on how we could make the college game more entertaining. O'Neill also reveals his current No. 1 seed predictions for the NCAA tournament and what he told his teams when they were on the bubble. The duo move on to reveal KO's favorite rapper and he weighs in on the length of Mike's sideburns. This week on our serial...
March Madness predictions + KO on Valentine’s Day
On the seventh episode of the Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast, Mike Yam and Kevin O'Neill start the episode out strong with some solid analysis on what the possibilities are for teams like Oregon State and Cal to make the NCAA Tournament. KO points out that OSU needs to get a W on the road. The two digress to more fruitful topics such as KO's Valentine's advice to his past players as well as his yearly tradition with his wife, Roberta. This week on the serial segment "The Recruit" which...
A milkshake and a National Letter of Intent
On the sixth episode of the Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast, Mike Yam and Kevin O'Neill take you through exactly what coaches are looking for from different prospects on the recruiting trail and KO shares a devastating buzzer beater Tim Hardaway Jr. knocked down to send Arizona packing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. On this week's serial installment of "The Recruit" chronicling the story of how KO recruited Arizona star Matt Muehlebach, the two recall when Matt finally caved...
Matt Muehlebach joins Kevin O’Neill and Mike Yam in studio for first time
On the fifth episode of the Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast, Matt Muehlebach makes the trek up to San Francisco to join Mike Yam and Kevin O'Neill face to face in studio to tell exactly what happened on his Arizona campus visit when KO recruited him as an assistant coach more than thirty years ago.
Kevin O’Neill: Why the NCAA should expand the rim
On the fourth episode of the Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast, Mike Yam and Kevin O’Neill dive into how the NCAA could change up some rules to increase game scores as well as field some social media input about which Pac-12 player has the most NBA potential. With Duke’s head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 1,000th win on the horizon, KO shares his favorite Coach K story as the opposing assistant coach during an Arizona game. The duo close out the show with “The Recruit”, a serialized story giving...
Kevin O’Neill: How to recruit with sticks of gum
On the third episode of the Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast, Mike Yam and Kevin O'Neill discuss what Arizona's first Conference loss means for the rest of the Wildcats' season and KO shares a personal story from his time as an assistant coach at Arizona when they were ranked No. 1 and lost big to unranked New Mexico. The two close out the show with the weekly serialized segment of "The Recruit." This week KO and former Arizona standout Matt Muehlebach talk about the courting process...
The time Kevin O’Neill almost tackled the Stanford Tree
On the second edition of the Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast, hosts Mike Yam and Kevin O’Neill discuss their random run in at the gym at Coronado Beach, what UCLA needs to do to turn their season around and KO shares some personal stories. There’s never a shortage of entertaining stories from Kevin O’Neill, but this week he brings his A game. KO tells us about the time he took on Stanford and was so infuriated he had to do everything he could to restrain himself from tackling the Stanford...
Pac-12 ‘Serial’: How Kevin O’Neill landed Arizona recruit Matt Muehlebach
On the first edition of the Pac-12 Networks Basketball Podcast, hosts Mike Yam and Kevin O’Neill introduce themselves and all of the special storytelling segments you can look forward to in weeks to come including “Candid with KO,” “In the Paint” and “The Recruit.” Kevin O’Neill outlines why he thinks 68 teams should be released in the NCAA rankings weekly as well as the necessity of being transparent about where teams sit throughout the season. He then starts out the podcast series strong...