Ken Cross, The "CEO of Hoops" ...


Founder/Senior Editor

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over an a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism as a free-lancer on the east coast and in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, in particular. He started with the now defunct Sports Fan Radio Network in 1997 as a reporter, giving in-game updates and then facilitating postgame interviews with players on winning teams after games via cell phones. He has also worked in the same capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio over the same period. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. Cross covered the entire Hurricanes 2006 Stanley Cup run for the national radio networks.



Podcast Host/National CBB Writer

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. He has written articles for The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Time Warner Cable Sports and many other organizations. He’s the host of the Marching to Madness podcast and covers national college basketball for the site. He also covers SEC basketball for and is a member of the USBWA. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.



Big West/Pac-12/WCC Contributor

Manny Nunez is a sports broadcaster and writer who lives in Los Angeles. He is an aspiring media journalist who writes for numerous websites, including covering the Arizona Coyotes, covering the Arizona Cardinals and UCLA Bruins, and as he writes for the Los Angeles KISS. He is also a sports broadcaster for the NFHS Network covering championship events in the Southern Section in California. A math teacher in Koreatown, his passion for Arizona sports bleeds wherever he goes. You can follow him on twitter @azsportsinla.


Big Ten Contributor

Aaron Ettinger joined the College Hoops Watch staff in December of 2016. He brings both writing and basketball experience with him. Ettinger has been an English teacher for 8 years and currently works in the Selinsgrove Area School District as a 5th grade English and Language Arts teacher. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Ettinger has also been a basketball coach since 2008. He has coached at all levels including junior high, high school, and is currently in his 4th season as an assistant coach at Susquehanna University. Aside from coaching at Susquehanna, Ettinger coached the Cen-Penn Storm AAU team for 2 seasons, leading them to nationals in his second season. Over the summer, Ettinger is regularly working basketball camps across the country including Duke, Purdue, University of Pennsylvania, and Bucknell. This summer, he will be coaching a travel team in Hawaii for Student Athlete World Tours.