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Marching to Madness Episode 189: Clemson head coach Brad Brownell

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Clemson head coach Brad Brownell. Topics of discussion include: the positives from practice thus far, improving the team’s defensive mindset, why the Tigers could be a very good 3-point shooting team, Shelton Mitchell’s development, how Donte Grantham could take a step forward this season, what …

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Marching to Madness Episode 188: Hawaii head coach Eran Ganot

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Hawaii head coach Eran Ganot. Topics of discussion include: handling the NCAA restrictions last season, how the team is setting the tone this offseason, building chemistry with this year’s roster, the development of Jack Purchase, Mike Thomas’ versatility and leadership, how Leland Green can be …

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Marching to Madness Episode 187: Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley. Topics of discussion include: what’s it been like to watch this program grow over the past several seasons, the Rams’ trip to the Bahamas this summer, how E.C. Matthews has expanded his game even further, the key to Rhode …

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Marching to Madness Episode 186: Evansville head coach Marty Simmons

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Evansville head coach Marty Simmons. Topics of discussion include: what it’s been like having so many prolific scorers the past several seasons, the development of Ryan Taylor, how Duane Gibson can continue to elevate his game, the overall makeup of the Aces’ backcourt, Blake Simmons’ …

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Marching to Madness Episode 185: Belmont head coach Rick Byrd

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Belmont head coach Rick Byrd. Topics of discussion include: the staff’s focus this offseason, what they want to see during the first week of practice, the development of Austin Luke, why Amanze Egekeze could be set for a huge season, Dylan Windler’s expanded role this …

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Marching to Madness Episode 184: Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings. Topics of discussion include: Stallings’ involvement with Coaching for Literacy, the top priority for the team during offseason workouts, building chemistry with all the new players on the roster, how grad transfer Monty Boykins could make an impact this season, …

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Marching to Madness Episode 183: Colorado head coach Tad Boyle

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Colorado head coach Tad Boyle. Topics of discussion include: the team’s overseas trip to Italy this summer, building the foundation within the Colorado program, George King’s development, how the rest of the backcourt could shake out, the Buffs’s talented freshman class, Bill Walton’s impact on …

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Marching to Madness Episode 182: Louisiana Tech head coach Eric Konkol

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Louisiana Tech head coach Eric Konkol. Topics of discussion include: Erik McCree’s journey to the NBA, the theme of the Bulldogs’ offseason workouts, Jacobi Boykins’ incredible athleticism, how DaQuan Bracey can be even better in his sophomore season, replacing production in the frontcourt, the evolution …

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Marching to Madness Episode 181: Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli. Topics of discussion include: basketball in Philadelphia, how Martelli has built a hard-nosed mentality within the program, Shavar Newkirk’s injury and rehab, the development of Charlie Brown, how the Atlantic 10 Conference has continued to evolve, and so much …

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Marching to Madness Episode 180: Alabama head coach Avery Johnson

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Alabama head coach Avery Johnson. Topics of discussion include: biggest takeaways from the team’s summer trip to Canada, how Braxton Key can expand his game even further this season, Dazon Ingram’s continued development, the dynamics of the Alabama frontcourt, importance of the leadership of Avery …