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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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Aug 31, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in UC Davis head coach Jim Les. Topics of discussion include: getting the Aggies to the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever, the growth of the UC Davis basketball community, how Chima Moneke can improve even further in his senior season, replacing production in the backcourt, what the newcomers will add to the rotation, the evolution of the Big West Conference, 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. He’s also a member of the USBWA. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 30, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Tennessee State head coach Dana Ford. Topics of discussion include: the team's progression this offseason, how Ford laid the foundation for the program when he took over in 2014, replacing Wayne Martin and Tahjere McCall, the development of Darreon Reddick, what seniors Delano Spencer and Ken'Darrius Hamilton can do to take an even bigger step forward this year, the potential breakout of Christian Mekowulu, how a versatile group of newcomers will add to the mix, 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. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 29, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Vermont head coach John Becker. Topics of discussion include: points of emphasis this offseason coming off of a 29-win season, the continued development of Trae Bell-Haynes, how Anthony Lamb could be even more impressive in his sophomore season, what makes Payton Henson such an efficient player, the evolution of the America East Conference, meeting our good friend Bill Walton, 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. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 28, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm. Topics of discussion include: the exciting program reunion earlier this month, players embracing new roles after losing several impact seniors, the development of Solomon Young, how Zoran Talley will fit into the mix right away, Donovan Jackson's improvement, the unique atmosphere at Hilton Coliseum, 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. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 25, 2017

In this 2017-18 preview episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross dive into the changing landscape of hoops in the state of Alabama. Topics of discussion include: how the state could be among the most improved in the country, Alabama and Auburn's quest for success in March, UAB's talented returning roster, how Scott Padgett has built a sleeping giant at Samford, what's next for Troy, Jacksonville State's rise in the OVC, and so much more. It's another jam-packed '17-18 preview 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. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 24, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner. Topics of discussion include: Pastner's experience as a presenter at the USA Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, Josh Okogie's noteworthy summer, what the Yellow Jackets are focusing on this offseason, the development of Ben Lammers and Tadric Jackson, how a large group of newcomers could factor into the mix, opening up the season in China, 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. He’s also a member of the USBWA. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 24, 2017

In this 2017-18 preview episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross discuss their thoughts on the most improved power conference team. Topics of discussion include: Stanford's potential breakout season in the Pac-12, how a great freshman class will add to an already loaded roster, why Missouri could completely flip its 8-24 record from a season ago, the Michael Porter Jr. effect, and so much more. It's another in-depth preview 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. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 23, 2017

In this 2017-18 season preview episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross focus in on Wichita State's transition to the American Athletic Conference. Topics of discussion include: how the Shockers' non-conference schedule will prepare it for AAC play, the incredible depth and experience on the roster, Wichita State's offensive and defensive efficiency, playing the AAC favorite role, and so much more. It's another in-depth season preview 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. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 22, 2017

In this fast break episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross share their thoughts on the most underrated mid-major conference in college basketball. Topics of discussion: the rise of the Southern Conference, the combination of coaching and experience in the SoCon, why the Ohio Valley Conference is trending upward, and so much more. It's a fun-filled fast break 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. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 17, 2017

In this episode of Southeast Hoops, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Tennessee associate head coach Rob Lanier. Topics of discussion include: the Vols' overseas trip to Spain and France, what impressed the staff the most on the court, how James Daniel will add scoring and leadership this season, Tennessee's tremendous depth at guard, expectations for Admiral Schofield, the creation of coach-speak.net, 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. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 15, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. Topics of discussion include: the primary focus of the team's offseason workouts, what Garrison Mathews is doing to expand his game even further, how Rob Marberry continues to be so efficient on offense, Lipscomb's outstanding depth heading into the season, the evolution of the Atlantic Sun, learning under Rick Byrd, 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. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 11, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back UAB head coach Rob Ehsan. Topics of discussion include: the coaching staff's points of emphasis this offseason in preparing for the new season, William Lee's abilities on both ends of the floor, how Chris Cokley could expand his game even further this year, the return of Nick Norton, how Conference USA is continuing to evolve, learning under Gary Williams at Maryland, 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.

Aug 10, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in former UCLA head coach Jim Harrick. Topics of discussion include: getting his head coaching start at Pepperdine, building a friendship with John Wooden, the journey to winning a national championship at UCLA, how he approached the jobs at Rhode Island and Georgia, Lonzo Ball's outlook with the Los Angeles Lakers, Gonzaga and St. Mary's leading the pack in the WCC, 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. 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.

Aug 8, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy. Topics of discussion include: Sebastian Saiz signing his rookie contract with Real Madrid, points of emphasis this offseason within the Ole Miss program, the tremendous depth at guard with a mixture of returners and newcomers, how Dominik Olejniczak and Bruce Stevens will add production in the frontcourt, the competitiveness of the SEC, 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. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 7, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Hall of Famer and former Maryland coach Gary Williams. Topics of discussion include: developing a passionate demeanor on the sidelines, how Williams developed as a coach in his previous stops before Maryland, what he and his staff tried to do to turn things around at Maryland in his early years on the job, the memorable run to a national championship in 2002, creating the mentality within the Maryland program to battle the ACC powerhouses, 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.

Aug 4, 2017

In today's episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in SMU head coach Tim Jankovich. Topics of discussion include: how rewarding it has been to see several former SMU players get NBA opportunities, the growth of the basketball community in Dallas, challenges with roster turnover heading into the season, how Shake Milton can continue to make strides, why Jarrey Foster could be set for another breakout season, what Jimmy Whitt will bring to the Mustangs this year, 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. You can find him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

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.

Aug 3, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Georgia head coach Mark Fox. Topics of discussion include: the exciting renovations at Stegeman Coliseum, how Yante Maten is expanding his game this offseason, the challenges of replacing J.J. Frazier, Derek Ogbeide's development, what Rayshaun Hammonds will offer in his first year in Athens, the overall depth of the SEC, 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.

Aug 2, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Long Beach State head coach Dan Monson. Topics of discussion include: the team's approach during offseason workouts, developing one of the nation's toughest non-conference schedules year after year, what it's like dealing with transfers on the roster, the development of Temidayo Yussuf, how the Big West has evolved over the years, the experience of being around Gonzaga during it's Final Four run, 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.

Aug 1, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos. Topics of discussion include: Patsos' friendship with New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, working with Gary Williams at Maryland, how the Siena roster is shaping up heading into the upcoming season, the quality of MAAC basketball, 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.

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