19Nine Podcast | College Basketball | Hardwood History

19Nine Podcast | College Basketball | Hardwood History

Celebrating hardwood history focusing on the history of college basketball.


January 25, 2023 46 min

Ahead of this weeks match up between UK and Kansas get yourself prepped to enter one of the most storied buildings in college basketball. You will also learn about the progenitors of Rupp arena in the process.

If you missed it learn about The Phog where the latest version of rivalry started the home and home (The Phog Episode

  •  Big Blue Nation, this time with Kevin Cook, author of House of Champions: The Story of Kentucky Basketbal...
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    This is our full conversation with Eric Gordon Sr. He takes us through what brought him to the game of basketball and the foundations that helped him guide his sons to basketball glory and successful lives as men. He still contributes to the game via E3 Basketball Training and the EG10 AAU Team. He is really excited about this years team. If you liked the shorter podcast focused on Eric Gordon Jr.  you'll love the wisdom and in...

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    Get excited for this heated rivalry game between Illinois and Indiana. The current heat in the rivalry owes some of its origins to EG Jr.'s recruitment and the Illinois fanbases reaction to his decision to attend Indiana. Learn why he chose Indiana over Illinois and how a freshman was able to navigate such a tumultuous transition to college and lead his team and dominate the conference with his outstanding play.  

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    January 11, 2023 23 min

    An absolute classic was played at Hinkle Fieldhouse  that saw the Villanova Wildcats knock off the Butler Bulldogs by a score of 68-65.

    These are the two best teams in the Big East

    No disrespect to Georgetown or Providence, who are both very good teams. But Saturday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse, we saw the two best teams in the conference, by far. That was a game for the ages. I said something similar to this on Twitter, and it was met...

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    We start 2023 by looking back and Josh/19Nine's trip to NYC. They took in a game at The Garden, met with Dennis Page founder of SLAM, and got coffee at a Dunkin' Donuts instead of Suited https://www.suitednyc.com/

    Run It Back - 19nine teamed up Truth + Media to create a new podcast called "Run It Back".  Each episode of the "Run It Back" podcast takes a trip down college basketball memory lane as we pi...

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    Today we’ve got Mike Seilski Author. Sports Columnist. Radio host and host of my favorite sports podcast this year I Am Kobe. I know because I was reminded that I apparently listened to 31 days of podcasts last year.

    Mike Sielski is a sports journalist and author. He has been a sports columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer since 2013 and was named the top sports columnist in America by the Sports Editors of the Associated Press.  He...

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    There are rivalries, and then there is the Crosstown Classic. 

    The annual showdown between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University is one of the most heated and contentious matchups in all of sports.

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    From the Huggins handshake-less finish to a cowbell from the stands, I don’t think that’s what S...

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    When it comes with multi-sport athletes there are a few names that come to mind there's Bo Jackson Deion Sanders and even Charlie Ward. Deion Sanders is the only player to play in both a Super Bowl and the World Series while Bo Jackson is the only player to play in both the NFL and MLB all-star game winning the MVP in the MLB game and Charlie Ward he's the only Heisman winner to ever play in the NBA but there is one guy tha...

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    This week we are recapping Davidson’s run to the Elite 8. We zoom In specifically to breakdown their victory and Steph’s dynamic performance in The Sweet 16. Let us know what you think about Davidson or Wisconsin who was 31-4 coming into this game. 


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    In the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Davidson, a school of fewer than 2,000 students, embraced its role as David against college basketball’s Goliaths. Led by Dell Curry’s son, a thin sharpshooting sophomore named Steph, Davidson surged into the Elite Eight. In this edition of 19nine SHORTS, The Chucker, 19nine’s resident historian, revisits a March Madness run no one saw coming. 

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    This Friday, Veterans Day 2022, college basketball returns to an aircraft carrier when Gonzaga meets Michigan State on the USS Abraham Lincoln in the San Diego harbor. On this edition of 19nine SHORTS, The Chucker, 19nine’s resident historian, revisits the inaugural Carrier Classic in 2011. He explains how – over the course of a decade – this novel event transitioned from a crazy idea into one of the most distinctive college basket...

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    On this week's episode, we talk to Leigh Ellis. Leigh has been covering basketball for the past decade-plus working in Toronto at The Score, NBA TV with The Starters, and The Athletic with No Dunks. His new venture sees him striking out on a new path playing pickup basketball in 20 Different Countries and Cities. There is so much to unpack. Join us as we talk to Leigh about this new adventure and prepare yourself to follow alon...

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    Basketball is Back check out 19Nine Madness. We get into previewing the Eastern Conference and talking about the madness that has occurred over the first week of the season along with predicting what will happen the rest of the year based on what we've seen so far.   

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    Frequent contributor Matthew McLaughlin and I dig into this prescient documentary as college athletics, NIL, and sports gambling become more and more integrated. Will the past be an ever-present part of the future of college athletics or will the lessons learned by these athletes help future students avoid the same mistakes?

    Oh, and the documentary is amazing and follows the Goodfellas characters in real life as the Lufthansa Heist ...

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    We are back talking hoops with Jared Truby. He's dialed in behind a custom La Marzocco Strada like his is with the NBA. We draft our top 8 teams after a couple of nights of watching games that matter. We then get into The Redeem Team Documentary and finish on a related topic of Leadership. If you haven't tried their coffee yet you're missing out. Check the links below for 19Nine and Coffee.

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    Today the Robert and I go in-depth with Nathan Grubel purveyor of Draft Deeper a modern update to the NBA Draft Analysis game. He is a graduate of Temple University and is forging his own journalistic pathway through hard work and skill development.  The Podcast is produced today by Hardwood History Podcasts and presented by 19Nine as part of their ongoing celebration of history on the hardwood. The Draft is such an amazing amalgam...

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    This is 19nine SHORTS, a fast break-styled lesson in hardwood history

    On this edition of 19nine SHORTS, The Chucker, 19nine’s resident historian, takes us back five decades and details the origins of Midnight Madness. Originally more motivational tactic than program-branding exercise, more an impromptu fan gathering than any heralded celebration of the start of the college basketball season, Midnight Madness owes its launch to an ev...

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    September 8, 2022 8 min

     This is 19nine SHORTS, a fast break-styled lesson in hardwood history. On their way to the 1996 NCAA Championship, the Kentucky Wildcats sported one of the most distinctive uniform kits in modern NCAA basketball history – the so-called “denim blues.” Though the Kentucky denims now land a spot on nearly every credible list identifying the top Wildcat uniforms of all time, the novel look was not so enthusiastically received upon its...

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  • Hail State! On this episode of the 19nine Podcast, we’re traveling back to the 1995-1996 college basketball season, when Iverson and Allen dazzled at The Garden, Kentucky stocked its roster with 9 future NBA players, Coach Cal led UMass to national prominence, The Macarena was the year’s hit song, and a Mississippi State squad led by Darryl Wilson, Dontae’ Jones, and 16-year NBA veteran Erick Dampier crashed the Final Four.
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