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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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Jul 31, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Pepperdine head coach Marty Wilson. Topics of discussion include: how the Pepperdine staff prepares for recruiting season, points of emphasis in offseason workouts, how injuries were a big part of the team's struggles last year, what excites Wilson most about his current roster, the role that Jim Harrick played in shaping his coaching philosophy, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball for SoutheastHoops.com. He’s also a member of the USBWA.

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.

Jul 27, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Larry Shyatt. Topics of discussion include: how he transitioned from coaching in college to joining the Mavericks, reflections on building Wyoming into a Mountain West champion, the joy of getting to coach Josh Adams again in the NBA Summer League, what the experience was like in winning back-to-back national titles at Florida, the challenges of making Clemson an ACC contender, how defense is being forgotten in today's game, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball for SoutheastHoops.com. He’s also a member of the USBWA.

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.

Jul 26, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in New Mexico head coach Paul Weir. Topics of discussion include: what attracted Weir the most to the New Mexico job, the growth of basketball in the state, what the initial focus has been in taking over a new program, the dynamics of the roster heading into the season, thoughts on the Mountain 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball for SoutheastHoops.com. He’s also a member of the USBWA.

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.

Jul 25, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Missouri State head coach Paul Lusk. Topics of discussion include: Lusk's coaching philosophy, the development of Alize Johnson, how Ronnie Rousseau's return will give the Bears a big boost, the depth of Missouri State's group of newcomers, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball for SoutheastHoops.com. He’s also a member of the USBWA.

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.

Jul 24, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy. Topics of discussion include: what it's been like watching Alex Caruso play a key role for the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, the development of Robert Williams and Tyler Davis, how the addition of JJ Caldwell will change A&M's offense, Admon Gilder's move to shooting guard, the versatility of DJ Hogg, why this could be a breakout season for the SEC, and so much more. It's another jam-packed episode of Marching to Madness!

Jul 21, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Baylor head coach Scott Drew. Topics of discussion include: Drew's coaching tree, reflections on how far the Baylor program has progressed, the development of Manu Lecomte, how Jo Lual-Acuil and Terry Maston can take improve their games this season, the dynamics of the Bears' roster, suggestions for making college basketball even better, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, 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.

Jul 20, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by North Dakota head coach Brian Jones. Topics of discussion include: coaches that have influenced Jones' coaching philosophy throughout his career, reflections on taking the Fighting Hawks from Division II to where they are now, the development of Geno Crandall, how Cortez Seales and Conner Avants could take a step forward this season, the impact on graduate transfer Dale Jones, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, 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.

Jul 19, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Miami head coach Jim Larranaga. Topics of discussion include: Lonnie Walker's injury and the approach he's taking during his rehab, how Larranaga has been able to sustain success with the Hurricanes, Ja'Quan Newton's development, how Bruce Brown could take a big step forward this upcoming season, the talented freshman group, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, 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.

Jul 18, 2017

The Marching to Madness Early Top 25 is officially here. Hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross start things off with a look at the No. 1 team, the Arizona Wildcats. Topics include: Sean Miller's impressive run at Arizona, the outstanding returning roster, how freshman phenom DeAndre Ayton will factor into the mix, where the Wildcats will be challenged in the non-conference schedule, the important of forcing turnovers, and much more. It's our top-ranked team in the 2017-18 Marching to Madness Early Top 25!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, 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.

 

 

Jul 17, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Rivals writer and recruiting analyst David Sisk. Topics of discussion include: general thoughts from a big weekend on the recruiting trail, the incredible impact that Zion Williamson has made thus far, how highly-coveted point guard Darius Garland is progressing this summer, the SEC's current situation with the 2018 class, whether the superteam mentality is invading college basketball recruiting, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, 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.

Jul 13, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in San Diego head coach Lamont Smith. Topics of discussion include: laying the foundation within the San Diego program, what Smith learned during his time as an assistant at Saint Mary's, the return of Olin Carter and Cameron Neubauer, how Juwan Gray and Tyler Williams are taking their game to the next level, why continuity will be key to improving the team's offensive efficiency, the dynamics of the team's freshman class, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, 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.

Jul 12, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Charleston head coach Earl Grant. Topics of discussion include: how learning under Gregg Marshall and Brad Brownell helped Grant shape his coaching philosophy, the initial objectives when he took over at Charleston, how Joe Chealey and Jarrell Brantley have built great chemistry, the development of Nick Harris, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, 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.

 

Jul 11, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in former Georgia Tech head coach Bobby Cremins. Topics of discussion include: what it was like for Cremins to watch South Carolina make it to the Final Four, the growth of SEC basketball in recent years, how he was able to build the Georgia Tech program, the outlook in the ACC this upcoming season, how the one-and-done rule is changing college basketball, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, 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.

Jul 10, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Youngstown State head coach Jerrod Calhoun. Topics of discussion include: reflections on Calhoun's time at Fairmont State, how Bob Huggins has impacted his coaching philosophy, the development of Cameron Morse and Francisco Santiago, what's most intriguing about the rest of the returning roster, the evolution of the Horizon League, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, 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.

Jul 7, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Pac-12 Network analyst Kevin O'Neill. Topics of discussion include: what O'Neill learned from his various coaching stops, his defensive philosophy, the state of the Pac-12 as a whole, why no one should underestimate teams like Oregon and Arizona State, college basketball's one-and-done rule, how he'd fix the transfer situation, 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, 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.

Jul 6, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Milwaukee head coach Pat Baldwin. Topics of discussion include: reflections on Baldwin's time at Northwestern and how they were able to rebuild the program, what attracted him most about the Milwaukee job, how he and his staff are evaluating the roster early on, what he likes the most about the dynamics of the returning players, 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.

Jul 5, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Murray State head coach Matt McMahon. Topics of discussion include: how Buzz Peterson helped helped shape McMahon's early coaching philosophy, the offseason development of Jonathan Stark and Terrell Miller, what Murray State's versatile group of freshmen will add to the roster, the competitiveness of the OVC, 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.

Jul 3, 2017

In this Fast Break episode, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross share a recent interview with Hall-of-Famer and former Houston standout Clyde Drexler. Topics include: Drexler's college days at Houston, his experience coaching the Cougars for several years, Terry Porter taking over at Portland, and much more. Enjoy this special Fast Break episode here on Marching to Madness!

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