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Marching to Madness

Oct 29, 2020

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard.

Topics of discussion include:

  • adaptations to Covid-19 and the fight for racial justice
  • the Red Raiders' motto for the 20-21 season: "staying uncomfortable"
  • development of Kevin McCullar
  • Coach Beard's scheduling concepts

...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, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, Rivals,, Time Warner Cable, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch and is the founder of He’s also a member of the USBWA. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over 23 years in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, CBS Sports 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, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. His print and internet experiences include a college basketball writer and internet writer for Lindy’s Sports Annuals and, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, Field Level Media, and Ken is a member of the USBWA and FWAA. He’s also the founder and editor of You can follow him on Twitter @KennyBuckets333.