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Marching to Madness is your go-to podcast for all things college basketball! Join hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross as they span the country for the best stories in college hoops.
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Feb 27, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross dive into the hot topics of the day around college basketball. They discuss Kermit Davis leading MTSU to another Conference USA title, Gonzaga losing its first game of the season to BYU, and how the bubble is shaping up with Selection Sunday less than two weeks away. All that and more in this jam-packed edition of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for SoutheastHoops.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 24, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Tony Patelis (@CollegeHoopNews) to the show to discuss bubbles and brackets. The trio discuss teams currently on the bubble, underrated coaching jobs in college hoops this season and a whole more. It's another jam-packed episode of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 22, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross dive into plenty of college basketball topics. The duo discuss the dominance of Wichita State and Dayton, preview big Wednesday games around the ACC/SEC/Big 12 and so much more. It's another exciting episode of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 20, 2017

It's all about the mid-majors in today's episode of Marching to Madness! Hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in ESPN/American Sports Network analyst Mark Adams to talk plenty of mid-major topics, including Wichita State and Illinois State's dominance in the Missouri Valley, Rick Byrd's continued success at Belmont, MTSU's chances of an at-large bid, and much more. It's another exciting episode of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 17, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Erik Haslam of Haslametrics.com. The trio discuss Erik's system for rating teams, why Florida sits at No. 1 in his ratings, teams that he's high on, teams that he's low, and mid-majors that could make noise in March. It's an awesome metrics and bracketology edition of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 16, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Basketball Times publisher and former USBWA president John Akers. The trio discuss John's time covering basketball on the West Coast, Gonzaga's stellar season, the NCAA tournament selection process, and much more. It's a jam-packed episode of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 15, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Susquehanna assistant and CollegeHoopsWatch.com writer Aaron Ettinger to discuss all things Big Ten. Before chatting with Aaron, the guys give their teams of the day, talk about the improvement of Ole Miss, and preview Duke/Virginia. It's another exciting episode of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 14, 2017

In the newest episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross dive into West Virginia's late-game collapse at Kansas, talk about bubble teams in need of victories on Tuesday, and discuss all things free throws! It's another exciting episode of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 13, 2017

It was another wild weekend in the world of college basketball, and hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are here to discuss it all in this episode of Marching to Madness. The two talk about Northwestern's big win over Wisconsin, SMU getting the best of Cincinnati, Joe Lunardi's updated bracketology, and a whole lot more. It's another jam-packed episode of Marching to Madness! 

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 10, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, Hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Pete Gillen of the CBS Sports Network. Coach Gillen shares his thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including Cincinnati's dominance in the American, Tubby Smith's first year at Memphis, how things are shaping up in the Mountain West Conference, the depth of the A-10, and the overall parity in college basketball. It's another awesome discussion on Marching to Madness!

About the Host:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 9, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Tony Patelis (@CollegeHoopNews). The trio discuss their teams of the day, preview UNC/Duke and Oregon/UCLA, and also roll through the most surprising and disappointing teams of the season. All that and much more in this jam-packed episode of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC sports for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.

Feb 8, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross dive into thoughts on the rising basketball programs in the state of Alabama, Wednesday's Big 12 matchups, the best college basketball analysts and much more. It's another jam-packed episode of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanSided, FanRag Sports and many more. He currently covers college basketball and SEC basketball for BlakeLovellSports.com.

Ken Cross plethora of experience over an a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes.

Feb 3, 2017

In the newest episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross give their thoughts on Illinois State vs. Wichita State this weekend, Oregon's difficult upcoming schedule, how Kentucky/Florida could play out and so much more. It's also the debut of our new Buzzer-Beater segment, so it's a jam-packed episode of Marching to Madness! As always, visit CollegeHoopsWatch.com for more college basketball discussion.

Feb 2, 2017

In the newest episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross dive into the current NCAA tournament at the start of February. They discuss potential NCAA title favorites, how teams like VCU and South Carolina could spoil the fun for top seeds, and mid-major powers on the rise. All that and more in this jam-packed episode of Marching to Madness! As always, visit CollegeHoopsWatch.com for more college basketball talk.

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