College Hoops Today with Jon Rothstein

College Hoops Today with Jon Rothstein

Get the inside take on College Hoops. Jon lives and breathes college basketball providing him access to breaking news and insights. Every week the podcast will deliver compelling story lines of college basketball along with interviews, game picks, and scoops!

Episodes

June 17, 2024
New coach, new conference! SMU's Andy Enfield enters his first year as head coach of the Mustangs while the program enters its first year in the ACC. Find out some of the factors that went into his decision to leave USC for SMU. How he plans to get SMU back in the national spotlight. Can they compete right away? Thoughts on his roster and potentially adding more this summer. Using the geographical advantage of being the only ACC sc...
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Oklahoma State's Steve Lutz is excited about the opportunity to lead the Cowboys back to the NCAA Tournament. In his past three seasons as a head coach, he's made the NCAA Tournament. We ask him why he's been so successful right out of the gate at his new schools. Discussing how being named the new head coach at Oklahoma State is a dream come true but also a little daunting. His thoughts on the ultra-competitive Big 12 conference a...
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Eric Musselman is feeling right at home on the campus of USC and is planning to lean into his past coaching experience to lead the Trojans into the Big 10. His thoughts and ideas on coaching in a coast-to-coast league. How about the roster he's put together? Is there room to add? The importance of building a home court advantage. How they will approach the non-conference schedule. And what are his year one goals? Plus, the dust is ...
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BYU's Kevin Young is excited to make the transition from the NBA to the world of college basketball. He discusses what went into his decision and why BYU was always on his mind. What's his model for style of play? His thoughts on the current roster and what they are looking to add. How the NBA background of his staff is a major recruiting tool. The home court advantage gained at the Marriott Center in Provo. Stepping into the Big 1...
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Pat Kelsey is humbled and thankful to be coaching at Louisville's tradition rich program; but just how quickly can the Cardinals get back to their Championship ways? Find out coaches' philosophy on the game of basketball and the lessons he learned from Skip Prosser. What type of players does he value and how is the roster filling out? How was it leaving College of Charleston after all the success he had there? Rounding out the non-...
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Our new coach's series rolls along with Kentucky's Mark Pope! Be sure to listen to this episode as coach tells the story of how he landed his dream job at Kentucky. We learn about his philosophies, influences, and year one goals. How much did his time at BYU prepare him for this moment? A breakdown of his current roster. Find out just how badly he wants to welcome Rick Pitino back to Rupp Arena. And we dive into the scheduling dyna...
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Stanford's Kyle Smith is thrilled to be the new head coach of the Cardinal. Find out what his year one goals are. How he plans to build a consistent winner at Stanford. His thoughts on what it will be like playing in the ACC. And his recruiting philosophy going forward. Plus, Alabama and Ohio State continue loading up in "Portal Kombat".
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Ohio State's Jake Diebler is living the dream being named the head coach at the school he loves. How did it all go down and where was he when he got the call, he was the new head coach of the Buckeyes? What are his year one goals? What's it like building a roster in this current environment? Bruce Thornton returns... Could he be one the premier guards in the country? It's a new era in the Big Ten with new teams joining... thoughts?...
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Michigan's Dusty May has been busy in his early days as the Wolverines' new head coach! Find out his year one goals as well as his philosophy on roster building. Why Michigan was the right fit for him. And how was he able to hit the ground running so smoothly? Plus, it's Portal Kombat season! Who's moving where and who are the big winners so far?
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We begin our new coaches series with DePaul's Chris Holtmann! Find out what his year one goals for the Blue Demons are. Can they be competitive this year? Plus, Mark Pope takes the Kentucky job.
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Jon gives you a National Championship game preview and prediction! Plus, reaction to John Calipari leaving Kentucky for Arkansas.
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Jon discusses and breaks down the Final Four! Will UConn finish the job and go back-to-back? Can Purdue go from losing to a #16 seed last year to winning it all? Will Alabama and NC State cap off their magical runs with a National Championship? Find out right here!
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Jon provides analysis and perspective on the 2024 NCAA Tournament. Talking Sweet 16 and potential Elite 8 match ups.
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Jon's 2024 NCAA Tournament Picks & Bracket Breakdown!
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For the first time in a long time, Jim Nantz will not be calling the Final Four and National Championship game on CBS. Ian Eagle takes over as the lead voice of the NCAA Tournament and joins us to discuss! Does March feel any different to him this time around? How does the tournament differ from other major sporting events he calls? Memorable moments from past NCAA Tournaments? His relationship with Bill Raftery. Watching is son ha...
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This is March! Florida Atlantic's Dusty May is not resting on past success after last year's Final Four appearance. Is it harder achieving relevance in college basketball or maintaining it? How he's getting his team to be present in today's social media environment. Why defense and rim protection will be key for them moving forward. Lessons and philosophies learned from Bob Knight. How the jump has been from Conference USA to the A...
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Purdue's Matt Painter knows ball security is paramount this time of year but what else should the Boilermakers be focused on as they set their sites on a Final Four run? Why better three-point shooting makes this year's team different than last year's. What has it been like watching Zach Edey develop? Is there any chance he comes back next season? How Braden Smith has been surgical of late. What made coach take a transfer like Lanc...
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Marquette's Shaka Smart has the Golden Eagles right back in the mix for a high seed in the NCAA Tournament this season but is stressing the importance of staying in the current moment. How much different is this year's team versus last year's? How do you deal with the Final Four or bust question? Is UConn better than last year? How much fun is it to play in the challenging Big East? Why Marquette must continue to build championship...
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Houston's Kelvin Sampson has the 3rd ranked Cougars atop the Big 12 standings in their first season in the conference and looking to make a deep run into March. Just how tough has Big 12 conference play been in their first season? Why loosing road games has been a part of the learning process. Has playing in the Big 12 invigorated coach? The evolution of Jamal Shead into a leader. Is this the best backcourt he's had at Houston? Dis...
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New Mexico's Richard Pitino is looking to get the Lobos back into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014! Why he's extremely happy with the Lobos' 18-4 start but also knows there's a lot of basketball left to be played. Are they the best in the Mountain West? How the next few weeks will truly define their season. Why the fan basses in the Mountain West are second to none. Why the Mountain West must take over the West wit...
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