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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 144: Johnny Juzang + Latest on College Basketball Trials

We may be nearing May, but SO much is still going on in the world of college basketball, and in a new edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, Aaron recaps it all. He starts by discussing new twists in the FBI trial, including why is no one calling out Duke, why Sean Miller shouldn’t worry and is Rick Pitino innocent? Then he wraps by talking about the recruitment of Johnny Juzang. Here is a full recap of today’s show:

The latest on the FBI Trial: With the FBI trial starting up again, Aaron gets you caught up. He explains what new schools are involved, why it will be hard to prove certain schools broke rules, and why is no one questioning Duke after Marvin Bagley and Zion Williamson’s names have emerged? Plus, why Sean Miller has nothing to worry about… yet. And is Rick Pitino really innocent?

What’s new with Johnny Juzang:Aaron wraps by discussing about the warp-speed recruitment of Johnny Juzang. Aaron explains who he is, and why he believes that Juzang will ultimately commit to Kentucky. If Juzang does sign with the Wildcats, what role will he play and what impact will he have? Aaron has the scoop.

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 E56: Uncontrollable bursts of emotion

Your favorite pop culture podcast is back, as Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse are bringing you a brand new edition of The Funkhouser Situation.

In episode 56, Tomlin and Cruse discuss…

-Lee had his Derby outfit screen test and he has already called an audible on the selection
-The big James Bond announcement. Rami Malek’s strange message.
-How a video game company is aiding Notre-Dame cathedral
-An update on what Chris and Lee are watching
-The excitement surrounding the release of Avengers: Endgame
-A trending topic on twitter: the Avengers bathroom guide. A specific guide of when to use the restroom during the movie
-Reaction to the movie after the release this week. Are people jockeying for best Avengers fan?
-Lee’s reaction to the Dumbo movie
-A Brie Larson rumor
-Everyone’s favorite Hot Goss segment is back!

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. 142: Jordan Brown’s transfer + Will Wade and Sean Miller finesse court appearance

It’s Monday, and you know what that means: An all new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. In the world of college basketball we learned surprising details on the upcoming FBI trial, and Aaron has an update on the recruitment of Jordan Brown. Plus, thoughts on Matt Hurt to Duke and Keldon Johnson’s sweet car. Here’s a recap of today’s show:

Will Wade and Sean Miller will NOT appear in court: For months, April 22nd was the day that Sean Miller and Will Wade were set to appear in court at the FBI trial — until Friday, with the shocking announcement that neither has to testify. Aaron explains why the decision was made, and what it means for the future of both coaches. Also, why coaches across the country are furious about the judges decision. Was this whole FBI investigation a big waste of time?

Details on Jordan Brown’s transfer from Nevada: A few weeks back Nevada forward Jordan Brown announced his decision to transfer, and late last week we found out that Kentucky, Arizona and a number of other prominent schools are after him. Aaron gives all the details that he knows on Brown, and explains why in the end, staying at Nevada might be more likely than many previously believed.

Other odds and ends around college hoops: He explains why he isn’t sold that Matthew Hurt will be a difference-maker at Duke next season, and also comments on the sick car Keldon Johnson was seen driving around LA in last week.

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. 141: Goodbye Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro, Hello Transfer Portal

It’s full-fledged off-season mode, as Aaron Torres and Nick Coffey discuss the comings and goings now that college basketball is done. They discuss the following topics:

Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson stay in the Draft: Since the last time the guys spoke we got major news out of Lexington as both Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson elected to remain in the draft. Aaron and Nick debate: Are either of them ready? Aaron also wonders whether Herro may get typecast, while Nick asks: Could he really have improved his draft stock by coming back another season?

The transfer portal is bumping: The guys discuss the big news that Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear is now in the transfer portal. The guys discuss transfers and ask the question: How many can really make an impact at a school like Kentucky or another major school? Also, why fans shouldn’t just assume that Blackshear will end up at any particular school.

Other odds and ends from around college hoops: Finally, the guys wrap up by talking about other odds and ends around college hoops. They discuss Rick Barnes’ honest conversation about the UCLA job + why did Jemarl Baker elect to leave Lexington? And finally they talk about crazy St. John’s boosters gone wild!

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. 140: Will Wade is Back, Steve Alford and Tiger Woods

It’s Monday and you know what that means, a new Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron takes you around the world of college hoops and even talks a little golf after Tiger Woods’ triumphant win at Augusta. A full rundown of the show:

Will Wade is Back: In a stunning turn of events, after a meeting with LSU’s administration Will Wade was reinstated as LSU’s head basketball coach late Sunday. Aaron explains why Wade still may never coach again at LSU, but if he does, can he convince some of his star players to return? Also, what will the reaction be the next time Wade lands a big recruit?

The Uninspiring Steve Alford to Nevada Hire: Next Aaron goes in on Nevada’s decision to hire Steve Alford as its next head coach. He explains why Nevada should have stayed in house, and why even though Alford is a good coach, it wasn’t a good fit at this point. Will they live to regret it?

Nike Hoops Summit + Tiger Woods: Aaron wraps by discussing his trip to the Nike Hoops Summit for KSR last week. What did he think of Tyrese Maxey and who else stood out? Finally, he takes a deep dive into Tiger Woods win at Augusta, and why it truly is the greatest comeback story in sports history

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. 139: Title Game Recap + Ashton Hagans is Back + Mick Cronin to UCLA

College hoops season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean that the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is done talking roundball. On this episode, Aaron is joined by Nick Coffey to recap the title game, before turning his attention to Mick Cronin’s move to UCLA and Ashton Hagans’ return to Kentucky. Highlights:

Thoughts on the title game: The guys discuss the epic national championship game. Why people who were critical of Virginia have been silenced and the wild emergence of DeAndre Hunter. Also, is it fair to say that Virginia was “lucky” to be in the title game, while also being worthy of winning the national championship?

Mick Cronin to UCLA: Next, Aaron breaks down the good and the bad of the Mick Cronin hire at UCLA. Why Cronin might not be as bad as people think, but how good can he actually be? Plus the one thing Cronin needs to do to ensure success at UCLA.

Ashton Hagans is Back: We’ve gotten some big time draft decisions in the last week, including Ashton Hagans’ return to Kentucky and Tre Jones at Duke. Aaron explains why it’s fair to say that neither were ready to go pro, but can still have a major impact on the college game next season. Also, just how good can Kentucky be with Hagans back? And finally, did Grant Williams hint that he might return?

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 OTT Podcast: UK, Game of Thrones, and Masters Would You Rathers

After a week off to regroup from Kentucky’s loss in the Elite Eight, the OTT Podcast crew is back to preview what could be one of the most epic weekends of all time. Highlights include…

— Our thoughts on the end of the season and upcoming NBA Draft decisions

— Game of Thrones theories/geekdom

— Would You Rathers with Kentucky Basketball, Game of Thrones, and the Masters

— How Barney may have jinxed the 2006 team

…and much, much more. 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 on your phone by subscribing to The OTT Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app. Please leave us a review!


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 137, Presented by House of ‘Cue: Calipari Lifetime Contract + Final Four Preview

Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 137, Presented by House of ‘Cue: Calipari Lifetime Contract + Final Four Preview

We may be down to four teams in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, but there’s still plenty to talk about, and you can hear it all on a new episode of the “Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron discusses John Calipari’s lifetime contract, the Eric Musselman rumors to Arkansas and what to expect this weekend at the Final Four.

Here’s a recap of today’s show:

A Deep Dive into John Calipari’s Lifetime Contract at Kentucky: Aaron breaks down the news of the week, John Calipari signing a lifetime deal at Kentucky. Aaron explains why he believes this is great for Calipari, Kentucky and college basketball as a whole, and why it’s only fitting that Calipari end his career at Kentucky. He also discusses the UCLA side of things, why it shouldn’t be considered “insulting” that they offered less money, and why this could be good for UCLA too. Even though they missed out on Calipari, can they still get a big name coach?

A Final Four Preview: Next, Aaron talks about the games this weekend at the Final Four. He wonders, which teams will actually show up to play, and which will just be happy to have made the Final Four? Is this the time that Auburn’s injury woes finally catch up with them? And why Aaron is happy Michigan State got the national stage – and win – against Duke last weekend. Also, Aaron talks about the brief, but unfounded rumors that Nevada coach Eric Musselman was headed to Arkansas.

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.

Today’s show is brought to you by…

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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 136: The Final Four is Set + What Went Wrong for Kentucky and Duke?

The Final Four is set  after a truly unpredictable Elite Eight.  Aaron Torres is here to break down a Final Four no one could see coming. Aaron talks about all four wild Elite Eight games, discussing the following topics:

Why Duke’s Loss Was Inevitable: Aaron opens the show by discussing Duke’s loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight. Aaron says that Duke was flawed all season, and all it took was the right team, on the right day to knock them off. Also, Aaron heaps praise on Michigan State, who he calls “the mentally toughest team in college basketball this season.” He also explains why he thought Cassius Winston was the National Player of the Year for most of the season.

Kentucky Comes Up Short Against Auburn: Aaron reacts to Kentucky’s stunning loss to Auburn. Unlike the Duke game, where Duke played well but lost, Kentucky gave the game away against Auburn. Aaron explains how a small stretch in the first half defined the game, and how missed free throws cost the Wildcats. Aaron then breaks down Auburn and why they’ve had success, and wraps by explaining why he doesn’t believe Tyler Herro or Ashton Hagans are “one and done” players.

Saturday’s Elite Eight Games: Saturday night was filled with just as many fireworks. Aaron talks about everything that had to go wrong for Purdue to lose, but also wonders if it is karma coming full circle for Virginia. Also, Aaron explains why he loves Texas Tech, and why Chris Beard might just be the best coach in college basketball right now.

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 E55: One Hit Wonder Bracket Challenge, Part 2

For the first time in the the history of The Funkhouser Situation, Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse are double dipping.  The second podcast in one week, KSR’s dynamic duo could not wait any longer to finish the One Hit Wonder Bracket.  Highlights:

— Why was Lee shaving beards?

— The song you listen to at a roller skating rink.

— The song you’ll find Lee jamming to around Lexington.

— A HUGE upset.

— A Netflix recommendation.

— Which songs got snubbed from the list?

— And the champion is…

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. 135: Sweet 16 Preview + Coaching Carousel Update

Sweet 16 games get underway tomorrow and the coaching carousel is spinning off its hinges, which means it’s the perfect time for a new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron is joined by his buddy Nick Coffey to preview the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, before he looks at the changes in the coaching world. Here is a rundown of today’s show:

The Biggest Storylines Heading Into the Second Weekend: Aaron chats with Nick about all the big storylines heading into the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Aaron explains why Duke should NOT be considered the favorite going forward, and why it’s impossible to know what to expect from Kentucky without P.J. Washington. Also, why is the information out of Kentucky so inconsistent on the injury? They also talk Admiral Schofield benching himself, and re-select their Final Four now that we are down to 16 teams. Also, who is the worst team not left in the field?

A Wild Coaching Carousel Season: While some teams continue their pursuit of a championship, other schools are looking for new head coaches, and it’s been a wild year in the SEC where four jobs have opened up. Aaron explains why it was time for Arkansas to move on from Mike Anderson — but why Kelvin Sampson might not be as easy to lock down as some people think. Also, will Alabama get the guy they want? And what the hell is Vanderbilt doing? Aaron explains why Vandy is a perfect case study in how “corrupt” the world of coaching searches really is.

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.