John Fanta chats with Louisville coach Chris Mack. They discuss the bubble he's trying to create for teams to play non-conference games in Louisville and why the rivalry with Kentucky might be on pause for a year. Plus, a player he's looking to for leadership and why he's looking forward to the guard play Louisville will have this year. And John and Coach trade barbs on their … [Read more...] about No Louisville-Kentucky Game? It’s Possible. 2020 Strikes Again.
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John Fanta celebrates the return of college hoops with Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports (3:35), Andy Katz of NCAA.com (32:35) and Matt Norlander of CBS Sports (1:02:35). The guys talk about the hurdles that remain, how the schedule might work, why mid-majors might get squeezed and contingency plans for the NCAA Tournament Plus each expert gives four teams they're excited to watch in … [Read more...] about College Hoops is Coming Back – Experts Weigh in on How it Will Work
John Fanta talks to Big East rival PJ Carlesimo and Westwood One Radio partner Kevin Kugler about the life and legacy of Georgetown coach John Thompson. … [Read more...] about Larger Than Life: Remembering John Thompson
John Fanta is joined by The Athletic senior writer Sam Vecenie. They discuss options for Minnesota at #1, LaMelo Ball's explosive playmaking and the next European star. Plus, why leadership will be at a premium in college basketball's restart and John tells us whether Jay Wright will bolt Villanova for the 76ers. … [Read more...] about Talking LaMelo, the Next Luka and All Things NBA Draft with Sam Vecenie
John Fanta is joined by ESPN/CBS analyst Mike O'Donnell to discuss the dollars at stake in restarting college basketball as well as a deep dive on contenders in the American Conference. Plus, Mike's under-the-radar movie recommendation. … [Read more...] about Mike O’Donnell on the Many Rea$on$ College Hoop Needs to Happen
John Fanta is joined by Rob Dauster to discuss the many ($$$) reasons the NCAA needs college hoops to work and needs to help fund conference bubbles. Plus, they go on court to discuss a top three that's separated themselves from the rest, why Rick Pitino will take Iona by storm and UCLA basketball is back. … [Read more...] about Bubble Watch: Can College Basketball Pull it Off?
John Fanta speaks to Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard on the day he gets his team back in practice. He talks about missing his seniors, including NBA prospect Myles Powell, and making a case to start the season over Thanksgiving. Plus, the rivalry with Rutgers, the brutality of the Big East and smoking cigars with Mick Cronin. … [Read more...] about Kevin Willard on Getting Back to Work, a Bold Proposal and Making a Case for Myles Powell
John Fanta is joined by Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard. They discuss building a program in Lubbock, competing with Kansas, and the football lessons that influence his coaching style. Plus working as a manager under Tom Penders and his must-have accessory for a hot dog. … [Read more...] about Chris Beard on Competing in the Big 12, Building a Program, Football and Hot Dogs
John Fanta chats with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo about the uncertainty of the upcoming season, a wildly competitive Big Ten, his beef with the transfer rules and the time he got in trouble with his wife for skipping Magic Johnson's epic birthday bash. … [Read more...] about Catching Up with Hall of Fame Coach Tom Izzo
John Fanta and Kim Adams are joined by legendary coach and broadcaster Bill Raftery, who brings classic Big East stories and keen insight into today's coaches. Plus a laugh or two .... or more. … [Read more...] about Storytime with Bill Raftery