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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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Nov 30, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Coach Donnie Tyndall. Topics of discussion include: Duke's impressive play thus far, game-planning against Marvin Bagley, the rise of the SEC, Arizona's early season struggles, national title contenders, 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.

Nov 30, 2017

In this Fast Break edition of Marching to Madness Fast Breaks this season, co-host Ken Cross is on-site in Chapel Hill at the Dean E. Smith Center where the North Carolina Tar Heels rolled Michigan 86-71. Luke Maye led North Carolina with 27 points, six boards, and five assists as he figured prominently in a 13-2 first half run and a 17-2 run out of halftime in giving UNC it’s sixth win on the season. Topics of discussion include: Ken’s player of the game, the X-factor, two takeaways from both Carolina and Michigan’s evening, the amplified offense that the first six minutes of the game brought to the table, and much more.

 
Nov 29, 2017
This is the first of many Marching to Madness Fast Breaks this season, as we'll do postgame analysis for games around the country. In the first one, co-host Ken Cross is on site to talk about Wake Forest beating Illinois 80-73 in the late game of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.  Bryant Crawford led four Demon Deacons in double figures with 20 points as they scored 28 points off 19 Illinois turnovers in sealing the win. Topics of discussion include: how Danny Manning’s use of a 2-3 zone influenced the game, Aaron Jordan’s overall game, Dunkin’ Doral Moore, the game flow, and much more.  
Nov 28, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross hit on a variety of topics in the world of college basketball. Topics of discussion include: Florida and Duke's showdown at the PK80, most intriguing Big Ten/ACC challenge matchups, Washington State's hot start, other teams that have been surprising thus far, 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.

Nov 22, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Marshall head coach Dan D'Antoni. Topics of discussion include: tweaking the up-tempo offensive system, building chemistry after losing key players, the development of Jon Elmore, how Ajdin Penava continues to get better, using non-conference play to prepare for Conference USA, and so much more. It's an exciting milestone 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.

Nov 20, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross talk all the latest happenings in college hoops. Topics of discussion include: Charleston Classic, Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Paradise Jam, most impressive teams early in the season, what to expect from the PK80 and Maui Invitational, 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.

Nov 17, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Wofford head coach Mike Young. Topics of discussion include: building the program into a perennial Southern Conference contender, the opening of Richardson Indoor Stadium, how Fletcher Magee and Nathan Hoover work so well off each other, the development of Cameron Jackson, 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.

Nov 15, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Utah Valley head coach Mark Pope. Topics of discussion include: takeaways from opening the season at Kentucky and Duke, Tuesday's victory over Idaho State, building the foundation at Utah Valley, implementing transfers and building chemistry, the development of Akolda Manyang, 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.

Nov 10, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Santa Clara head coach Herb Sendek. Topics of discussion include: the team's season opener against La Verne, using last season's success to build for the future, Santa Clara's backcourt, what Henry Caruso will add to the roster, how the frontcourt is developing heading into the 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, 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.

Nov 8, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Northern Iowa head coach Ben Jacobson. Topics of discussion include: takeaways from the Panthers' exhibition games, how defense has remained a strength throughout the years, why the offense will improve from a season ago, how Klint Carlson and Bennett Koch's experience will play a key role this year, the development of Juwan McCloud, opening the season at North Carolina, 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.

Nov 6, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back ESPN college basketball analyst Mark Adams. Topics of discussion include: Adams moving to the American Athletic Conference, thoughts on the AAC as a whole, Cincinnati's incredible depth, why Wichita State is built for a deep run in March, the current FBI scandal in college basketball, youth vs. experience, mid-major teams to watch this 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, 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.

Nov 3, 2017

In this special preview episode of Marching to Madness, host Blake Lovell and Ken Cross dive into their conference preview for the SEC. Topics include: the biggest storylines surrounding the league, underrated players heading into the season, picks for the biggest sleeper team in the conference, who could win Coach of the Year and Player of the Year, the front-runner in the regular season title race, 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.

Nov 1, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes. Topics of discussion include: the team's preparation this offseason, building chemistry with newcomers, what things could look like defensively this season, Desonta Bradford's development, the progression of Jermaine Long, 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.

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