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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 166: SEC Media Days + Mark Krebs on TBT

It’s an all new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as Aaron welcomes two guests to today’s show. First he talks SEC media days with his buddy Ryan Fowler, a radio host in Tuscaloosa. Then he welcomes on former Kentucky Wildcat Mark Krebs, who talks about his time playing with John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, as well as the TBT, which comes to Lexington this weekend.

Here is a rundown of today’s show:

SEC Media Days: Aaron opens the show by discussing media days, and why, in general, he is bored by the pomp and circumstance of them. He does however discuss the biggest narrative from this week- is it “now or never” for Georgia as they pursue Alabama? Next, Aaron welcomes on his buddy Ryan Fowle, a radio host in Tuscaloosa to talk about the week’s events. Is anyone – including Georgia – actually close to catching Bama? And is Florida the future power of the East, not the Dawgs?

Mark Krebs discusses TBT: Next up, Aaron is joined by an old friend from the “One and FUn” days, former Kentucky Wildcat Mark Krebs. Krebs is part of the “TBT” which takes place in Lexington this weekend. He tells you everything you need to know, before discussing his days playing at Kentucky. He also explains why he and his teammates in 2010 will never forgive themselves for letting a national championship slip through their fingertips.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise. Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 164: NC State Sanctions + Tyler Herro Balls Out in Summer League

It’s an all new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as Aaron brings you into the weekend talking a number of different basketball topics, and even a little bit of football. Here is a rundown of today’s show:

N.C. State gets hit by the NCAA: The first school involved in college basketball’s FBI trial got hit with a Notice of Allegations – NC State. Aaron explains why NC State will be such an important case to determine how much the NCAA will punish schools in the FBI probe, and he also explains why he believes the NCAA should be lenient with the Wolfpack. Also he shares funny stories of his interactions with the two men at the center of the NCAA sanctions – Mark Gottfried and Dennis Smith Jr.

Tyler Herro balls out in Summer League: Aaron discusses the scorching hot play of Tyler Herro in Las Vegas. Is this proof that colleges do in fact “produce” pros and not just recruit them?

Grab Bag! After the Oklahoma City Thunder were forced to trade Paul George, does Billy Donovan regret not taking the Michigan job this summer? Also, Aaron explains why he doesn’t believe the story that popped up this week about Nick Saban’s interest in the Texas job a few years back.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 163: Kawhi Kraziness + Bud Selig

After a week away, Aaron has a lot to talk about. The newlywed is back and ready to talk all things sports. He jumps from the NBA to college football and college basketball before answering your questions and welcoming former MLB commissioner Bud Selig to the show. Here’s a rundown:

How Kawhi Ruined Aaron’s Wedding: Aaron talks about how his wedding night was blown up by the announcement that Kawhi Leonard would be signing with the LA Clippers and Paul George would be joining him. How did Aaron’s new wife react? And what does it mean for the NBA going forward? Also Aaron explains why he believes Kawhi is now the “alpha” of the entire NBA and why he feels bad for Russell Westbrook.

Urban Meyer’s new podcast: Aaron discusses the announcement that Urban Meyer will be starting his own podcast. While the internet cracked jokes at Meyer’s expense, Aaron explains why it could actually be insightful.

Former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig joins the Show: Aaron is joined by former MLB commissioner Bud Selig. The two talk about his new book “For the Good of the Game,” his relationship with Barry Bonds and the best and worst decisions of his career. Also, Bud argues against the idea that baseball has taken a hit in popularity these last few seasons.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


The Funkhouser Situation E61: Across the Multiverse

Lee Cruse and Chris Tomlin are back for another action-packed episode of The Funkhouser Situation. KSR’s pop culture dynamic duo talk about a ton of different topics, like…

— Chris made a terrible recommendation on last week’s show.

— The Hangover vs. Bridesmaids

— A live action role announced for Melissa McCarthy.

— An underrated Brad Pitt movie.

— Favorite war movie moments.

— Is there a celebrity they’d like to meet more than Tom Hanks?

— An interesting description for the new Spiderman franchise.

— Advice for the Marvel universe.

— There’s a new Taylor Swift Feud!

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise. You can also get it directly to your phone by subscribing to The Funkhouser Situation podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Today’s episode is brought to you by Jake’s Cigar Bar. 


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 162: NBA Free Agent Frenzy + XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck

We’ve got a little bit of a different Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. After recapping the weekend that was, Aaron is joined by a very special guest: New XFL commissioner Oliver Luck. Highlights:

NBA Free Agency: Aaron talks about the crazy first day of NBA free agency. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are heading to the Nets — but Aaron thinks it says more about the Knicks. Is this the lowest moment for franchise ever, in the history of pro sports? Aaron thinks it just might be. Also, can KD and Kyrie work in New York?

The Indiana-Kentucky conversation pops up again: Last week, the debate on renewing the Indiana-Kentucky series reemerged when John Calipari was asked about it in the SEC Basketball Teleconference. Aaron understands why Kentucky doesn’t want the game, but he also thinks Indiana is missing out on a big opportunity. Does IU need this game to help re-establish their national brand?

XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck joins the show: Aaron and XFL commissioner Oliver Luck sat down for a face-to-face conversation about the new football league. Luck explains what it’s like to start a professional football league from scratch, and why this version of the XFL will be different than the one back in the early 2000’s. What will the league look like when it launches next year? Luck has all the details!

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 161: Blackshear Decision + Kevin Keatts

It’s an all new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Kerry Blackshear’s decision headlines the show, he answers YOUR questions and he is joined by a big-time guest: N.C. State head coach Kevin Keatts! Here is a rundown of today’s show:

Kerry Blackshear picks Florida: After a never-ending wait, Kerry Blackshear finally made his final decision and will play at Florida next year. Aaron explains why the move isn’t surprising, and why Blackshear was genuinely torn all the way through his final decision. What does the move mean for Florida? And what does it mean for Kentucky and Tennessee? Aaron has your answers.

N.C. State head coach Kevin Keatts: Next, Aaron welcomes a guest that he has long wanted to have on the show: NC State head coach Kevin Keatts. Keatts discusses Aaron’s love affair with his Wolfpack, the disappointment of last season and what’s ahead in 2019-2020. Also, he discuses his love of shoes and style.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep.160: UConn is Back in the Big East + More NBA Draft Thoughts

It’s Monday and you know what that means, it’s time for an all new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron is flying high with the news that UConn is headed back to the Big East and wonders when Kerry Blackshear will pick a school. Later, Nick Coffey joins to talk more NBA Draft.

UConn Back to the Big East: Saturday was a great day for Aaron once he learned UConn is headed back to the Big East. Aaron explains why UConn had to make this move, and why it was so good for the school, the Big East and college basketball. Also, what does this mean for UConn’s football program going forward?

NBA Draft Talk with Nick Coffey: Next, Aaron is joined by his buddy Nick Coffey to discuss Thursday’s NBA Draft. The guys discuss all the big angles, including the number of underclassmen who went undrafted. What does it mean, and should they be allowed to return to college? Also, with so many college veterans selected early, is this a sign that NBA teams are moving away from “one and done” players?

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 157: Seth Greenberg joins the show!


It’s Thursday and it’s time for an all new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, with a very special guest: ESPN’s Seth Greenberg joins the show! First though, Aaron is joined by his good friend Nick Coffey, as they whip around the world of sports. Here is a rundown of today’s show:

Thoughts on all things basketball: With little college basketball news the last couple days, the guys talk a little bit of everything from across the world of sports. They start by discussing Kevin Durant’s injury, and ask: Why was there such a rush to point blame when KD went down? They then transition to next week’s NBA Draft, and wonder if this is the most boring draft ever with the top three picks seemingly locked in. Also, they discuss Tyler Herro’s rising stock, while Keldon Johnson is tumbling. Could he possibly fall to the second round?

Seth Greenberg joins the show: Next up, one of the faces of ESPN’s college basketball coverage, Seth Greenberg joins the show. He shares his thoughts on Durant’s injury, and how he would have handled things as a coach. Then Greenberg discusses all the big issues in college basketball: Did the FBI investigations really solve anything? Is college basketball in a better place than it was two years ago? And how much trouble will all of basketball be if the one-and-done rule gets removed. Finally, Seth talks about the “TBT” Tournament, where he will be calling games in Lexington later this summer.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 156: Sneaker Mogul Sonny Vaccaro + Kerry Blackshear Update


We’re starting the week with a very special episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron is joined by one of the iconic names in all of grassroots basketball, Sonny Vaccaro. Vaccaro talks about all the issues plaguing college hoops, including assistant coaches going to jail, and his thoughts on RJ Hampton, in a wildly entertaining interview. But before Sonny, Aaron talks about some developments from over the weekend, including:

What’s next for Kerry Blackshear? On Friday, surprising news emerged, as Virginia Tech transfer Kerry Blackshear ended up taking an official visit to Arkansas. Aaron explains why Blackshear’s recruitment might not be as simple as we once thought, shares what he believes Arkansas’ pitch was, and how serious a threat the Hogs are in his recruitment. He also discusses Jordan Brown’s commitment to Arizona, and why this is way bigger for the Wildcats than most realize.

Sonny Vaccaro joins the show: Next up, Aaron is joined by an icon in the world of grassroots basketball, Sonny Vaccaro. Vaccaro discusses his role in getting the shoe companies involved in college basketball, and how it snowballed to the point that assistant coaches are now going to jail. Also, after he helped Brandon Jennings go overseas out of high school, he shares his thoughts on RJ Hampton. He also explains why he’s never seen a prospect quite like Zion Williamson. This is a MUST listen interview for any college hoops fan.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 155: Kerry Blackshear + Arizona Assistant Gets Prison Time


There’s better way to get the weekend started than by downloading an all new Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron riffs on the biggest topics across college hoops. He hits on a number of topics, starting with:

The Latest on Kerry Blackshear: Kerry Blackshear is the last big puzzle piece for the 2019-2020 college basketball season, and Aaron shares what he is hearing. With Blackshear headed to Gainesville this weekend, Aaron explains why Florida and Kentucky both have a unique pitch to Blackshear, and it’s up to him what to choose. Also, Aaron says Texas A&M is a bigger factor than he expected.

Kenyon Martin Jr.’s Stunning Decision to go Pro: A week after RJ Hampton announced he would turn professional in Australia, Kenyon Martin Jr. announced he would go pro as well. Aaron wonders aloud what the market is for a three-star recruit, and why both Australia and the G-League might not be interested in taking him. Also, why this decision could be proof that the NBA is making a big mistake by removing the one and done rule.

Prison Book — Aaron wraps by talking about a big commitment for Alabama, and why it’s absurd that former Arizona assistant coach Book Richardson got jail time for his role in the FBI scandal.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


The Funkhouser Situation E59: Lee Cruse speaks for first time since WLEX dismissal

Lee Cruse is back in front of a microphone with Chris Tomlin in a new episode of The Funkhouser Situation. In his first public comments since his dismissal from WLEX, Lee explains what happened, where he went wrong and what he’s done since the events unfolded.

The rest of the show is what you’ve come to know and love from KSR’s pop culture podcast.

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise. You can also get it directly to your phone by subscribing to The Funkhouser Situation podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Today’s episode is brought to you by Jake’s Cigar Bar. 


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 154: Are UK and UofL really both Top 5 teams next season?

After a busy Monday hosting Kentucky Sports Radio, Aaron Torres is back to his regular stomping grounds of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, to discuss a wild couple days in college hoops with his good buddy Nick Coffey. With the NBA Draft deadline behind us, it’s time to take a deep dive, including:
Are Kentucky and Louisville Really Both Top 5 Teams Entering Next Season?: With both Kentucky and Louisville getting key pieces back at the deadline, Aaron and Nick ask: Is the rivalry back? The guys say so, and wonder: Are we putting too much pressure on EJ Montgomery? And what happens if Chris Mack doesn’t win big in Year 2?
A Look At the Rest of Aaron’s Top 25: Aaron released his Way Too Early Top 25 last week, and the guys break down the teams who made the cut. Is the ACC headed for a downturn next year, and is the Big East on an upswing? The guys also talk about a few teams that are led by big-time veterans, who could surprise.
Finally, the guys wrap up by discussing Aaron’s battle with the country of Australia, as Nick chimes in with his thoughts on the whole ordeal.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 153: Aaron’s Beef with Australia + NBA Draft Deadline + Early Top 25

It’s been one wild week for the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Early in the week, Aaron started an international controversy, all while the NBA Draft deadline came and went. Aaron talks about his beef with Australia, the winners and losers from the NBA draft deadline and he answers your questions! Here is a rundown for today’s show:

Aaron’s International Incident: Aaron explains how an article on RJ Hampton led to him beefing with the entire continent of Australia. Aaron gives background on the incident, why he doesn’t take back what he said and the one thing he’d do different if he could. Also, he shares some of his favorite reactions to the article — shout out to Torrent Craig!

The NBA Draft Deadline: Aaron talks about the winners and losers of this year’s NBA Draft deadline. Why the deadline put Kentucky, Louisville and Kansas in the driver’s seat going into 2019-2020, and why one Big East team might have been the biggest winner of all. Also, Penny Hardaway may have ended up as the biggest loser.

His Way Too Early Top 25 for 2019-2020: Finally, Aaron discusses his way too early Top 25 now that the deadline is done. Are we on a collision course for a No. 1 vs No. 2, Michigan State-Kentucky season opener? Why the FBI boys, LSU and Arizona are thriving heading into 2020, and one big thought on North Carolina.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 152: R.J. Hampton to New Zealand + NBA Draft Decisions

Big news on this Tuesday afternoon, as Aaron survived his bachelor party and is back with an all new edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. He discusses all the major developments from across basketball, including RJ Hampton to New Zealand, Kansas getting a key piece back, and even some NBA Finals thoughts. Here’s a rundown:

RJ Hampton to New Zealand: Aaron reacts to the somewhat shocking decision of five-star guard RJ Hampton, who elected to play in New Zealand next season. Aaron understands Hampton’s desire to play basketball full-time, but also questions if it is really “better preparation for the NBA” than going to college. He has some stats and notes that will surprise you.

LSU will once again be loaded next year: Next up, Aaron discusses the late-breaking news that LSU will return Skylar Mays and Marlon Taylor to next year’s team. This news came after Javonte Smart announced his return last week, and Trendon Watford committed to the school. Love them or hate them, Will Wade’s boys are going to once again be an SEC contender next season.

Other odds and ends from across the basketball landscape: Finally, Aaron wraps up by discussing the NCAA’s surprising decision to reinstate Silvio De Sousa at Kansas. Plus he even talks a little NBA Finals, and explains why he thinks that yes, the Raptors have a chance against the Warriors.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 151: Arkansas Head Coach Eric Musselman + Jaden McDaniels Fallout

The holiday weekend is coming up — but before you hit the road, make sure to download the newest episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron discusses Jaden McDaniels commitment and what it means for Washington and Kentucky, as well as the hire of Juwan Howard at Michigan. Then he is joined by his old friend Eric Musselman, who recently took the Arkansas Razorbacks head coaching gig. Here is a rundown of today’s show:

Jaden McDaniels commits to Washington: Late Tuesday one of the last big dominos in college basketball recruiting fell when Jaden McDaniels committed to Washington. Aaron explains why its huge for the Dawgs, and why Washington should start the season in the Top 15. Also, he explains what it means for Kentucky, and why the return of E.J. Montgomery now becomes that much more important.

Juwan Howard is the new head coach at Michigan: Aaron breaks down the decision by Michigan to hire Juwan Howard as its next head coach. While some in the media have questioned the hire, Aaron actually thinks it works. He explains why you shouldn’t compare Howard to Penny Hardaway or Chris Mullin, but instead, another former NBA star turned active college coach.

Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman joins the show: So a little over a year ago Aaron got everyone on “The Muss Bus” and Eric Musselman once again makes his return to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Musselman talks about his decision to leave Nevada, why the Arkansas job was so appealing, and how he plans to recruit and build the program. Also, can he convince Aaron to make a trip down to Fayetteville for a game next season?

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 150: Penny Hardaway has the top-ranked recruiting class, but can he win with them?

It’s Monday and we’ve got a great show for you lined up, as Aaron talks about some of the biggest topics in hoops, before answering some of your user-submitted questions! Here is a rundown of today’s show:

Penny Hardaway has the No. 1 ranked recruiting class: Now what: Memphis picked up another top ranked recruit on Friday, and the question everyone wants to know is: Can Penny Hardaway win with all that talent? Aaron explains what problems Penny might run into, and why having too much talent might actually be a bigger problem than most fans realize. Later Aaron discusses why Hardaway has officially become the Jim Harbaugh of college basketball

Javonte Smart is… returning to LSU? Next up Aaron discusses two big developments in college basketball. Grant Williams has officially announced he’ll leave Tennessee, while in a shocking move, Javonte Smart says he’ll return to LSU. Aaron explains why this move is so shocking and why there are probably people in Baton Rouge that aren’t all that happy with Smart’s decision.

Plus, Aaron wraps the show by answering listener-submitted questions! How did he get his start in journalism? Will the one-and-done eventually go away? And is there an update on Jordan Brown?

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.