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Marching to Madness

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,, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball for 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.