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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!

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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!

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English


Episodes
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Episode 448 - BYU's Kevin Young

5/28/2024
BYU's Kevin Young is excited to make the transition from the NBA to the world of college basketball. He discusses what went into his decision and why BYU was always on his mind. What's his model for style of play? His thoughts on the current roster and what they are looking to add. How the NBA background of his staff is a major recruiting tool. The home court advantage gained at the Marriott Center in Provo. Stepping into the Big 12 for the first time. And is getting to the NCAA Tournament the goal for this season? Plus, the NBA draft deadline is approaching, some top players yet to decide. And could the SEC be a 10-bid league?

Duration:00:28:31

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Episode 447 - Louisville's Pat Kelsey

5/20/2024
Pat Kelsey is humbled and thankful to be coaching at Louisville's tradition rich program; but just how quickly can the Cardinals get back to their Championship ways? Find out coaches' philosophy on the game of basketball and the lessons he learned from Skip Prosser. What type of players does he value and how is the roster filling out? How was it leaving College of Charleston after all the success he had there? Rounding out the non-conference schedule. And what year one goals is he looking to achieve? Plus, Jon explains how the SEC dropped the ball on the scheduling of a key matchup. And all in on Cincinnati?

Duration:00:35:26

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Episode 446 - Kentucky's Mark Pope

5/13/2024
Our new coach's series rolls along with Kentucky's Mark Pope! Be sure to listen to this episode as coach tells the story of how he landed his dream job at Kentucky. We learn about his philosophies, influences, and year one goals. How much did his time at BYU prepare him for this moment? A breakdown of his current roster. Find out just how badly he wants to welcome Rick Pitino back to Rupp Arena. And we dive into the scheduling dynamics at a blue blood program. Plus, could a recent addition at St. John's equate to the best back court in the Big East? Why UCLA is the nation's most intriguing team right now. And Rutgers is "hitting the road"! That's all on this episode of the one and only, College Hoops Today with Jon Rothstein!

Duration:00:45:26

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Episode 445 - Stanford's Kyle Smith

5/6/2024
Stanford's Kyle Smith is thrilled to be the new head coach of the Cardinal. Find out what his year one goals are. How he plans to build a consistent winner at Stanford. His thoughts on what it will be like playing in the ACC. And his recruiting philosophy going forward. Plus, Alabama and Ohio State continue loading up in "Portal Kombat".

Duration:00:38:10

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Episode 444 - Ohio State's Jake Diebler

4/29/2024
Ohio State's Jake Diebler is living the dream being named the head coach at the school he loves. How did it all go down and where was he when he got the call, he was the new head coach of the Buckeyes? What are his year one goals? What's it like building a roster in this current environment? Bruce Thornton returns... Could he be one the premier guards in the country? It's a new era in the Big Ten with new teams joining... thoughts? And why it's all about embracing change. Plus, Jon recaps the "Portal Kombat" action going on around the country. Key additions for the blue bloods.

Duration:00:32:55

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Episode 443 - Michigan's Dusty May

4/22/2024
Michigan's Dusty May has been busy in his early days as the Wolverines' new head coach! Find out his year one goals as well as his philosophy on roster building. Why Michigan was the right fit for him. And how was he able to hit the ground running so smoothly? Plus, it's Portal Kombat season! Who's moving where and who are the big winners so far?

Duration:00:28:36

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Episode 442 - DePaul's Chris Holtmann

4/15/2024
We begin our new coaches series with DePaul's Chris Holtmann! Find out what his year one goals for the Blue Demons are. Can they be competitive this year? Plus, Mark Pope takes the Kentucky job.

Duration:00:37:16

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Episode 441 - 2024 NCAA TOURNAMENT - NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME EDITION

4/8/2024
Jon gives you a National Championship game preview and prediction! Plus, reaction to John Calipari leaving Kentucky for Arkansas.

Duration:00:15:38

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Episode 440 - 2024 NCAA TOURNAMENT PICKS & BRACKET BREAKDOWN PT. 3

4/1/2024
Jon discusses and breaks down the Final Four! Will UConn finish the job and go back-to-back? Can Purdue go from losing to a #16 seed last year to winning it all? Will Alabama and NC State cap off their magical runs with a National Championship? Find out right here!

Duration:00:23:40

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Episode 439 - 2024 NCAA TOURNAMENT PICKS & BRACKET BREAKDOWN PT. 2

3/25/2024
Jon provides analysis and perspective on the 2024 NCAA Tournament. Talking Sweet 16 and potential Elite 8 match ups.

Duration:00:19:49

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Episode 438 - 2024 NCAA TOURNAMENT PICKS & BRACKET BREAKDOWN

3/17/2024
Jon's 2024 NCAA Tournament Picks & Bracket Breakdown!

Duration:00:19:41

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Episode 437 - Ian Eagle

3/11/2024
For the first time in a long time, Jim Nantz will not be calling the Final Four and National Championship game on CBS. Ian Eagle takes over as the lead voice of the NCAA Tournament and joins us to discuss! Does March feel any different to him this time around? How does the tournament differ from other major sporting events he calls? Memorable moments from past NCAA Tournaments? His relationship with Bill Raftery. Watching is son have success in broadcasting. Is Kentucky set to make a run? And why names make March. Plus, it's Championship Week... Beware of the bid stealers!

Duration:00:44:58

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Episode 436 - Florida Atlantic's Dusty May

3/4/2024
This is March! Florida Atlantic's Dusty May is not resting on past success after last year's Final Four appearance. Is it harder achieving relevance in college basketball or maintaining it? How he's getting his team to be present in today's social media environment. Why defense and rim protection will be key for them moving forward. Lessons and philosophies learned from Bob Knight. How the jump has been from Conference USA to the American Conference. A scouting report on South Florida. The importance of enjoying time spent with a team. And what will be the biggest keys to making a run back to the Final Four? Plus, three #1 seeds cemented? Who could the potential fourth be?!

Duration:00:26:22

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Episode 435 - Purdue's Matt Painter

2/26/2024
Purdue's Matt Painter knows ball security is paramount this time of year but what else should the Boilermakers be focused on as they set their sites on a Final Four run? Why better three-point shooting makes this year's team different than last year's. What has it been like watching Zach Edey develop? Is there any chance he comes back next season? How Braden Smith has been surgical of late. What made coach take a transfer like Lance Jones? How Fletcher Loyer can play through a tough stretch. And why Mason Gillis changes floor spacing. How do we fix the current transfer and N.I.L. system? And why it's all about locking in and displaying strong mental focus. Plus, with less than three weeks until selection Sunday, we are starting to get some clarity as to who the top seeds will be!

Duration:00:45:46

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Episode 434 - Marquette's Shaka Smart

2/19/2024
Marquette's Shaka Smart has the Golden Eagles right back in the mix for a high seed in the NCAA Tournament this season but is stressing the importance of staying in the current moment. How much different is this year's team versus last year's? How do you deal with the Final Four or bust question? Is UConn better than last year? How much fun is it to play in the challenging Big East? Why Marquette must continue to build championship habits. Why it's so important to peak at the right time of the year. The art of player retention. Why it comes down to if players enjoy playing with other players. And is there anything better than playing for a conference championship at Madison Square Garden? Plus, the Mountain West Conference continues to impress. Purdue fans preparing for a Final Four or bust situation? And a Duke Freshman puts on a show.

Duration:00:30:06

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Episode 433 - Houston's Kelvin Sampson

2/12/2024
Houston's Kelvin Sampson has the 3rd ranked Cougars atop the Big 12 standings in their first season in the conference and looking to make a deep run into March. Just how tough has Big 12 conference play been in their first season? Why loosing road games has been a part of the learning process. Has playing in the Big 12 invigorated coach? The evolution of Jamal Shead into a leader. Is this the best backcourt he's had at Houston? Discussing the modern program and the best approaches to building and sustaining one with current N.I.L. rules. Why the key to Big 12 play is winning your home games. And does tough league play prepare you more for the NCAA Tournament? Plus, explaining the differences in "Quad" wins.

Duration:00:30:02

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Episode 432 - New Mexico's Richard Pitino

2/5/2024
New Mexico's Richard Pitino is looking to get the Lobos back into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014! Why he's extremely happy with the Lobos' 18-4 start but also knows there's a lot of basketball left to be played. Are they the best in the Mountain West? How the next few weeks will truly define their season. Why the fan basses in the Mountain West are second to none. Why the Mountain West must take over the West with the Pac-12 dissolving. Just how good is the backcourt of Mashburn Jr., House, and Dent? Why it's all about consistency and building stability. What are the biggest keys for this team to have postseason success? And why future non-conference schedules will be challenging to fill out. Plus, UConn continues to separate itself from the field. Where's the defense, Kentucky? And Big Ten blues?

Duration:00:26:18

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Episode 431 - South Carolina's Lamont Paris

1/29/2024
South Carolina's Lamont Paris is making headlines leading the Gamecocks' to a 17-3 start in his second year as head coach. How his cool, calm and collected demeanor has lead to success in a power conference. Why experience and maturity have been key factors. Why he wants to keep a good balance of transfers and home grown talent to sustain program success. How program culture factors into winning basketball. The influence Bo Ryan has on his coaching philosophy and style. Previewing a tough matchup with Tennessee. And why staying the course and keeping a chip on their shoulder is paramount to a possible NCAA Tournament bid. Plus, we are starting to see separation at the top of the sport. Discussing an exciting slate of games this week. And is there a real possibility the ACC only gets two teams in the NCAA Tournament if Clemson does not finish strong?

Duration:00:25:53

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Episode 430 - Wisconsin's Greg Gard

1/22/2024
Wisconsin's Greg Gard has the Badgers off to a 14-4 start and they are scoring in a variety of ways. What has been the "secret sauce"? Why he believes they can get even better if they tighten up the defense. How experience has been a big factor along with a deep and balanced bench. How a loss to Providence in mid-November has helped propel them to where they are today. Discussing his philosophy on using the portal versus bringing in high school talent to develop. What type of "guardrails" does he think the sport needs around transferring? Why hasn't the Big Ten performed better in the NCAA Tournament of late? Thoughts on the Big Ten becoming a national conference. And why it's always about health coming down the stretch. Plus, Kentucky continues to stand out. North Carolina on a heater. And Purdue's Zach Edey continues to put up video game type numbers... Is he a lock for back-to-back National Player of the Year honors?

Duration:00:33:46

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Episode 429 - Auburn's Bruce Pearl

1/15/2024
Auburn's Bruce Pearl has the Tigers off to a tremendous 14-2 start but knows the next two weeks will tell him a lot about his team. How efficiency, defense, and rebounding have been the backbone of their success. With his team being so deep this year, how will he decide who plays in crunch time? Discussing how the transfer rules have become unclear and why it's a "flee not fight" mentality now. Coach is closing in on becoming the winningest head coach at Auburn... Does he think about that? Is getting to a Final Four the true measure of a successful season? And does he believe this team have the requisites to make a deep run in March? Plus, eight of last week's AP top 10 teams all lost to unranked opponents! Could we have a new number one? And freshman is starting to emerge for Kansas.

Duration:00:28:58