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Marching to Madness

Jan 21, 2022

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Loyola head coach Tavaras Hardy.

Topics of discussion include:

  • The reemergence of Patriot League leading scorer Cam Spencer after injuries cut short last season
  • Jaylin Andrews as a steady perimeter player
  • Milos Ilic and Golden Dike as a steady post presence
  • Working out the culture when he arrived four seasons ago

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 14 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, Streamline Media, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, Field Level Media, and He’s the founder and editor of You can follow him on Twitter @KennyBuckets333.