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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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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 27, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Belmont head coach Rick Byrd. Topics of discussion include: the staff's focus this offseason, what they want to see during the first week of practice, the development of Austin Luke, why Amanze Egekeze could be set for a huge season, Dylan Windler's expanded role this year, how the group of newcomers will fit into the mix, the OVC scrapping divisions, 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.

Sep 25, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings. Topics of discussion include: Stallings' involvement with Coaching for Literacy, the top priority for the team during offseason workouts, building chemistry with all the new players on the roster, how grad transfer Monty Boykins could make an impact this season, the development of Jared Wilson-Frame, what the staff likes most about Marcus Carr, the versatility of a guard-heavy 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, 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.

Sep 22, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Colorado head coach Tad Boyle. Topics of discussion include: the team's overseas trip to Italy this summer, building the foundation within the Colorado program, George King's development, how the rest of the backcourt could shake out, the Buffs's talented freshman class, Bill Walton's impact on the Conference of Champions, 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.

 

Sep 21, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Louisiana Tech head coach Eric Konkol. Topics of discussion include: Erik McCree's journey to the NBA, the theme of the Bulldogs' offseason workouts, Jacobi Boykins' incredible athleticism, how DaQuan Bracey can be even better in his sophomore season, replacing production in the frontcourt, the evolution of Conference USA, LA Tech's intriguing non-conference schedule, 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.

Sep 18, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli. Topics of discussion include: basketball in Philadelphia, how Martelli has built a hard-nosed mentality within the program, Shavar Newkirk's injury and rehab, the development of Charlie Brown, how the Atlantic 10 Conference has continued to evolve, 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.

Sep 14, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Alabama head coach Avery Johnson. Topics of discussion include: biggest takeaways from the team's summer trip to Canada, how Braxton Key can expand his game even further this season, Dazon Ingram's continued development, the dynamics of the Alabama frontcourt, importance of the leadership of Avery Johnson Jr. and Riley Norris, the Crimson Tide's strong non-conference schedule, how the late Ben Jobe and current San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich have continued to influence Johnson's 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, 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.

Sep 13, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland. Topics of discussion include: points of emphasis for the Bulldogs this offseason, how a healthy Quinndary Weatherspoon could take an even bigger step forward this year, Mississippi State's incredible depth in the backcourt, Abdul Ado's impact on the rotation, the development of Aric Holman and Schnider Herard, the competitiveness of the SEC, winning close games, 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.

Sep 11, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Davidson head coach Bob McKillop. Topics of discussion include: Andrew Lovedale's work in Nigeria, the team's foreign trip this summer, how Peyton Aldridge could develop his game even further this season, replacing a scorer like Jack Gibbs, the Wildcats' strong non-conference schedule, Steph Curry's continued success, 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. 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.

Sep 8, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry. Topics of discussion include: how Rick Barnes and Jerry Wainwright have played a key role in Terry's coaching philosophy, points of emphasis this offseason, building the foundation at Fresno State, the development of Jaron Hopkins, Deshon Taylor's versatility, how the newcomers are fitting into the mix, the transfer situation in college 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. 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.

Sep 6, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Coastal Carolina head coach Cliff Ellis. Topics of discussion include: the consistent element in Ellis' program throughout the years, building off of last season's CBI appearance, transitioning to the Sun Belt Conference, Jaylen Shaw's development, the love of singing, 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.

 

Sep 5, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, host Blake Lovell welcomes in Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson. Topics of discussion include: the theme of the Razorbacks' offseason workouts, advantages of preparing for a new season with six seniors on the roster, how Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford play so well off of each other, the mix of experience and youth in the frontcourt, Arkansas's challenging non-conference schedule, meeting Nolan Richardson for the first time, 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.

Sep 1, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Temple head coach Fran Dunphy. Topics of discussion include: the transition from Penn to Temple, why this returning roster is filled with lots of potential, the Owl's 3-point shooting options, how Trey Lowe and Josh Brown will add depth, Damion Moore's development, developing a rebounding mentality, the passing of Rollie Massimino, 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.

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