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Marching to Madness

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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May 31, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Florida Gulf Coast head coach Joe Dooley. Topics of discussion include: how Dooley has continued building the program's momentum, what he took away from working under Bill Self at Kansas, the "Dunk City" moniker, the development of current players on the roster, and so 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, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 26, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by new UC Santa Barbara head coach Joe Pasternack. Topics of discussion include: what attracted Pasternack to the UCSB job, similarities between this job and his first head coaching job at New Orleans, the team's returning nucleus heading into next season, how Rice transfer Marcus Jackson could help the program right away, 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

 

May 24, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Blue Ribbon Yearbook editor Chris Dortch. Topics of discussion include: how the Blue Ribbon Yearbook got started under current Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace, Dortch's vision for the book once he became involved, the SEC's postseason success this past year, the impressive level of coaching in the SEC, what lies ahead for Alabama and Auburn, the hiring of Lamont Paris at Chattanooga, and so much more. It's another loaded 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 23, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Cleveland State head coach Dennis Felton. Topics of discussion include: what attracted Felton to the Cleveland State job, how he's built his stellar roster of assistant coaches, what excites him the team's returning players, the importance of recruiting the Cleveland area, coaches that he's learned from most throughout his coaching career, 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 22, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in new Austin Peay head coach Matt Figger. Topics of discussion include: Figger's memorable Final Four run with South Carolina this past season, what he'll take away from working under coaches like Frank Martin and Bob Huggins, key areas that he'll try to develop in year one with the Governors, his ideal style of play at Austin Peay, the fervent basketball community in Clarksville, and so 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, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 19, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Wright State head coach Scott Nagy. Topics of discussion include: Nagy's takeaways from his first year with the Raiders, the transfer situation in college basketball, how Grant Benzinger and Mark Hughes will factor into the foundation of the team this upcoming season, the overall state of the Horizon League, 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 18, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Rock M Nation writer Sam Snelling to talk all things Missouri basketball. Topics of discussion include: how quickly things changed for the Tigers once Cuonzo Martin was hired, the response thus far from Mizzou fans, how the Top 10 recruiting class will factor into this year's rotation, the trio of returning players that averaged double-figures, what the realistic expectations are for the team this upcoming season, 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 17, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Charlotte head coach Mark Price. Topics of discussion include: what Price has learned from coaches like Bobby Cremins and Lenny Wilkens, how Price and company have tried to establish a culture within the Charlotte program, the increased efforts in adding an inside game, how the 49ers have developed the free throw shooting mindset, and so 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, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 16, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner. Topics of discussion include: what Turner learned from coaching alongside coaches like Mike Montgomery and Don Nelson, how Turner was able to turn the Anteater program around in his third season, his defensive philosophy, how the UC Irvine roster is shaping up heading into next season, the state of the Big West Conference, 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 15, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back former coach and current Auburn Sports Network radio analyst Sonny Smith. Topics of discussion include: how Bruce Pearl has turned around the program, why the Tigers faced their fair share of struggles last season, the team's outlook for the upcoming season, Smith's love of NASCAR, and so 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, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 11, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Stephen F. Austin head coach Kyle Keller. Topics of discussion include: the tremendous coaches that Keller has worked with during his career, takeaways from his first season with the Lumberjacks, the depth of next season's roster, scheduling power conference teams as a successful mid-major program, the transfer situation in college basketball, how the Southland Conference has evolved, 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 10, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Rivals recruiting writer David Sisk. Topics of discussion include: Kevin Knox choosing Kentucky, how his decision affects Duke going forward, where Mohamed Bamba could land, the impact Brandon McCoy could have on UNLV, Louisville's recruiting style, and so 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, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 9, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton. Topics of discussion include: Boynton's transition to his new role, the importance of retaining Lamont Evans and adding John Cooper to the staff, Oklahoma State's player development philosophy, how newcomers Kendall Smith and Zach Dawson will impact the roster, 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 8, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by TigerRag.com editor Cody Worsham to talk all things LSU basketball. Topics of discussion include: where things went wrong for Johnny Jones, the initial reaction to the Will Wade hire, the impact of Wade's assistant coaches on the recruiting trail, LSU's roster turnover, how quickly we'll see the Tigers get back on track, and so much more. It's another 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 4, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Nevada head coach Eric Musselman. Topics of discussion include: the team's development over the past two years, reflections on the memorable comeback victory at New Mexico, the addition of Johnny Jones on the Nevada staff, Ramon Sessions giving back to the program, and so 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, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 3, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in ESPN analyst Dino Gaudio. Topics of discussion include: Gaudio's time at the Kansas men's basketball fantasy camp, reflections on the late Skip Prosser, the transfer situation in college basketball, Wichita State's move to the AAC, and so 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

May 2, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey. Topics of discussion include: how the Eagles marched to the NCAA Tournament this past season, the development of Xavier Cooks, how Australia is becoming a popular recruiting location for the program, Kelsey's decision to return to Rock Hill, 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 covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball 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.

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