Rob Dauster takes a look at everything happening across college basketball, including a weekly recap of action across the country and each conference, recruiting and a looking ahead to the future of the sport.
Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Goodman of Stadium and the Good N Plenty Podcast to walk through what has been a wild week in college basketball. Villanova was embarrassed at home by Michigan. UConn went into the Garden and beat up on Syracuse. Are Michigan and UConn for real? Should we be worried about the Orange? They get into all of that.
OPEN: Goodman's podcast and how he weighs journalistic principles in a new medium.
12:00: What has been the most surprising result of the season to date?
16:05: Is Michigan a title contender this season?
27:00: UConn beat Syracuse. Should the Orange be worried or is UConn #actuallygood?
Rob Dauster was joined on Monday by Dalen Cuff, an analyst at ESPN, to break down everything that has happened in the first week of the college hoops season. Here are the overreactions they dive into on Monday's podcast:
OPEN: Auburn is the best team in the SEC?
19:30: We really should be worried about Kentucky.
31:20: Can anyone beat Duke this season?
36:30: C.J. Massinburg with the performance of the season?
Rob Dauster is back to breakdown everything that happened at the Champions Classic on Tuesday night, from Kansas looking like a No. 1 team in the country for all of two hours, until Duke showed up and let us know who college basketball's best is this season.
Basketball is finally back! After months of talking about not basketball, Rob Dauster was joined by CJ Moore of The Athletic on Monday to breakdown the Champions Classic -- Kentucky! Duke! Michigan State! Kansas! -- while also working through some prop bets for the season and some predictions on All-Americans that aren't that teams outside the top 25 poll that should be in there.
Fun Friday podcast in the works this week. First, Rob Dauster is joined by Jay Bilas to talk, among other things, his love of Rupp Arena ice cream, the Kentucky Wildcats and why this season is so hard to figure out. Then Reags of the Fundamentally Sound podcast joins me to walk through all of this weekend's game. One quick note: This podcast was recorded before Oregon beat Arizona State.
Anyway, here are the timecodes for today's podcast:
OPEN: Jay Bilas on ice cream
3:38: Kentucky and why they're a microcosm of college basketball this year
9:27: How worried should we be about Texas A&M, and how good is the SEC going to end up being
14:00: Duke and North Carolina, and Marvin Bagley's defense
22:05: Virginia winning the ACC
24:34: The Pac-12 is so entertaining off the floor
Rob Dauster was joined on Thursday by Creighton head coach Greg McDermott to discuss, among other things, how his philosophy as a head coach has changed since he made it to Omaha from Northern Iowa as well as what it's like being an NBA dad with a program of his own to run. We also attempted to re-cast White Men Can't Jump. The second half of the podcast, Rob is joined by Sam Vecenie of The Athletic and the Game Theory Podcast to roll through the weekend's games and betting lines.
Rob Dauster was joined on Thursday morning by Travis Hines to walk through each and every team in the Big 12, breaking down what they lost, what they bring back and who has a chance to take down Kansas and win the league. (Hint: It's probably no one.) Is Kansas State really worth being a borderline top ten team? What happens to Press Virginia now that Jevon Carter is gone? Is TCU for real? Will Kansas have this season wiped from the record books.