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The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E33: Mack to UofL and Final Four Preview

It’s Final Four week and we’ve got a fresh edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast live, locked and loaded, as the guys start with the coaching carousel and move onto a Final Four preview. But it begins with the top story of the day:

— Chris Mack is officially a Louisville Cardinal. Nick shares the reaction in Louisville, as the Cardinals get their man. Aaron explains why he thinks it’s good for college basketball to be good again, and Nick says he’s just happy that there are no more negative headlines around the program.

—  Just how good is Chris Mack and are we sold he’s a can’t miss hire?

—  Jeff Capel to Pitt, a surprising move for both parties. How will this effect Duke’s recruiting? And will will it help Kentucky?

—  Final Four: The campaign against Sister Jean continues, Aaron explains why the monkey is finally off Bill Self’s back, and who will win Saturday’s semifinals.

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

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The KSR Baseball Podcast E26: Nick Mingione

The KSR Baseball Podcast returns with a very special guest, head coach of the Kentucky baseball team, Nick Mingione.  The leader of the Bat Cats talks about UK’s series victory over Auburn, what’s next for the team, and…

—  What’s eating at Coach Mingione after the win?

—  The players who stood out and improved the most through the first half of the season.

—  How they prepare for the incredibly talented pitchers across the SEC.

—  A HUGE thank you to the Big Blue Nation.

—  Why Mingione hasn’t been to a movie with his wife in years.

—  Little adjustments from Hjelle and Pompey that have made a big difference.

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 Kentucky Sports Radio on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.


The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E32: Elite Eight Recap and Coaching Carousel Update

We’re down to just four teams, and on the newest episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, Aaron and Nick Coffey talk about all the madness in the Sweet 16 and Elite 8. Among the topics the guys discuss:

— A recap of the Kansas-Duke thriller. Aaron explains why it was a good day for Bill Self, and Nick asks how much blame does Coach K get with Marvin Bagley barely touching the ball?

— Is the “one and done” era dead in college basketball, with all the top freshmen knocked out of the tournament?

— Why Villanova winning ugly was a good sign for Jay Wright, and why we’re still not sure which Michigan club we’ll get in San Antonio.

—  A deep dive on Loyola-Chicago: Has America officially gotten too much Sister Jean?

— A quick reflection back on Kentucky’s loss to Kansas State? Did Kentucky play the worst possible game at the worst possible and can you blame John Calipari at all for the loss?

— And finally, a quick dip around the coaching carousel. Aaron explains why Dan Hurley is the perfect hire for UConn and Nick breaks down the timeline where he expects Chris Mack to be named Louisville’s next head coach.

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

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The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E31: A Complete Sweet 16 Preview

It’s Thursday and the Sweet 16 is upon us, so what better way to prepare for the games by listening to a new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast! As always, Aaron is joined by his man Nick Coffey and the pair discussed the following topics:

— Before they get into the games, Nick and Aaron discuss the coaching carousel. Nick explains why it’s still “Chris Mack or Bust” and Aaron breaks down the UConn coaching job. Is it inevitable that Danny Hurley gets the job, and if not, who would the Huskies take?
— Moving onto the games, a full breakdown of every region. They start in the West, where Aaron shares a funny story from Texas A&M’s media day and Nick makes some surprise picks in the West and the Midwest. Can Syracuse somehow get back to the Final Four? And does Aaron believe that someone other than Villanova is going to come out of the East?
— And finally the guys wrap up in the South. Aaron again explains why Eric Musselman is the ideal candidate for Louisville, and Nick breaks down why Louisville fans would be concerned with the hire. And finally, can anyone beat Kentucky in this region?

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

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The OTT Podcast: #DirtySocks Update

The OTT Podcast: #DirtySocks Update

Kentucky keeps winning, which means Fake Barney’s dirty socks are getting smellier and Tyler still can’t stream any video. Pass the time to tipoff with this update from The OTT Podcast crew on how they’re doing on their #Sacrificefor9 pledges. Highlights include:

— How smelly are those socks?

— Catlanta on a Wednesday night

— Tyler putting Barney on blast for a text he sent about this team

— What constitutes streaming?

— New expectations now that the top four seeds in South Region lost

…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.


The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E30: Full NCAA Tournament First Weekend Recap

It was a wild first weekend of the NCAA Tournament – and Aaron Torres and Nick Coffey wrapped it all up with an hour long episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast! Amongst the topics the pair discuss:
— The guys discuss the craziest stories from the second round? They ask whether we should surprised by Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament run and why maybe we should have seen Florida State coming. They also discuss whether or not Tom Izzo is starting to become an overrated tournament coach.
— They take a deep dive into Virginia. Nick gives Tony Bennett the benefit of the doubt, while Aaron goes after him hard. How much blame does Bennett get? And why if Bennett doesn’t change something — whether it’s the kids he recruits or his ability to adapt in one game settings — he won’t ever win a national championship.
— Why there really wasn’t much to talk about for Kentucky, who quietly had two impressive wins.
— And finally the guys talk coaching searches. Aaron continues his push to get Eric Musselman as Louisville’s next head coach, while Nick believes Chris Mack will be the guy.

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

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The KSR Baseball Podcast E25: LIVE from Performance Physical Therapy

The KSR Baseball Podcast hit the road to hang out with our friends at Performance Physical Therapy.  Trey and Coach are joined by a few special guests as they joke their way through a rough weekend of UK Baseball.  Highlights:

—  Why you shouldn’t be down on the Bat Cats after a bad weekend.

—  Who throws the best changeup Coach has ever seen at Kentucky.

—  Why you should go to The Cliff this Friday to see UK host Auburn.

—  A Roast of Starkville.

—  A chance to win front row tickets to Saturday’s game at The Cliff.

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 Kentucky Sports Radio on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.


The Funkhouser Situation E22: The One Where Katy Perry Buys a Convent

The Funkhouser Situation E22: The One Where Katy Perry Buys a Convent

After a brief break for the SEC Tournament, The Funkhouser Situation is BACK!  For everyone who needs a little break from March Madness, Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse have you covered. Highlights…

—  “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” living arrangements in St. Louis.

—  A New Netflix show recommendation, Ugly Delicious.

—  Lee brings Disney into every, single, conversation.

—  American Idol is back, does anyone care?

—  What has happened to the art of the music video?

—  Chris teaches Lee “film maudit.”

—  A pop culture question from a fantastic listener is answered.

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.

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The OTT Podcast: #DirtySocks

The OTT Podcast: #DirtySocks

On this week’s episode of The OTT Podcast, Tyler and Fake Barney prepare to #Sacrificefor9 to help Kentucky on their tournament run, which, for Tyler, means giving up Netflix and for Barney, clean socks. Highlights include…

— A rewarding SEC Tournament for Wenyen Gabriel and Sacha Killeya-Jones

— Why you should tweet #DirtySocks to @FakeBarneyKSR before each game

— Who will Tyler cheer for Thursday night, her alma mater Davidson or Kentucky?

— Our helpless addiction to Facebook videos

— Bracket picks, including why Kentucky vs. North Carolina in the Final Four feels inevitable

…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.


The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E29: Bracket Breakdown

March Madness is finally here.  On this edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, Nick Coffey returns to the show to break down the entire NCAA Tournament bracket.  They also dabble into a few other topics, like…
— Nick explains why Louisville in the NIT is actually more fun than he ever imagined.  It’s not just because he liked what he saw from Louisville; the atmosphere was amazing.
— A complete breakdown of every single game in every single region.
—  Who are a few good upset picks?
—  Final Four predictions.
— Finally, a quick dive into the coaching carousel, featuring surprise names at Louisville and UConn.

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

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The KSR Baseball Podcast E24: Trey’s on the IR

Like many folks around the BBN this week, Trey Huntsman is on the IR.  Hampered by flu-like symptoms, he fought through the pain to talk to Coach Keith Madison about Kentucky’s excellent series win over No. 3 Texas Tech.  Highlights:

—  Baseball wasn’t the only UK team to have a great weekend.

—  How excellent offense got Kentucky a series victory.

—  Troy Squires is ON FIRE.

—  NKU provided a mid-week wakeup call.

—  What makes this team great: they score in a variety of ways.

—  A preview for the SEC opener at Arkansas, Kentucky’s most hostile road environment to date.

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 Kentucky Sports Radio on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.


The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E28: Selection Sunday Special

The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E28: Selection Sunday Special

In this Selection Sunday Special Aaron Torres breaks down the 2018 NCAA Tournament bracket and explains why Sunday was a disastrous day for the committee and really, everyone who loves college basketball. He discusses the following:
— The brutal Selection Show. What was TBS thinking? Why did they have to make changes? And the truly terrible decision to list teams in alphabetical order.
— Aaron’s biggest gripes with the seeding process. How did Oklahoma get into the tournament? How did Arizona and Kentucky get matched up against each other? And why do we constantly reward teams like Oklahoma who peaked early, but not teams like Arizona and Kentucky who peak late?
— And finally, Aaron shares some early thoughts on the tournament bracket itself. He explains why he thinks the winner of Kentucky-Arizona is in great shape and why the West might be the most open region of all.

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

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The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E27: Murray State Head Coach Matt McMahon

Murray State coach Matt McMahon is the latest guest on the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as the madness of March is officially upon us. However, things start off with Nick Coffey joining Aaron, as the guys give the most in-depth conference tournament preview you’ll hear anywhere. It starts in the ACC where the guys ask:
— How is Notre Dame a bubble team? Why do they get credit for games missed with Bonzie Colson, but teams like Kentucky (Jarred Vanderbilt) and Arizona (Rawle Alkins) don’t. Also, will Louisville do enough to get an at-large bid?
— A preview of the Big 12 Tournament – are we sure Oklahoma is in, and why doesn’t Oklahoma State get more love? Also, are we sure this league is that good?
— And finally, an in-depth look at the SEC Tourney. Why this might be the most balanced tourney of all? The guys make their picks and ask the question – would you be surprised if just about anyone wins?
Next up, Aaron welcomes Murray State head coach Matt McMahon to the show.
— The guys discuss the history of Murray State, and how that helps McMahon in recruiting.
— The pressure of being in a one-bid league. McMahon explains why he believes his team’s conference tournament started all the way back in January.
— How is team is spending their off-time, and what fans can expect when they tune into Murray during the NCAA Tournament.

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

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The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E26: Ed O’Bannon

The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E26: Ed O’Bannon

Former Final Four Most Outstanding Player Ed O’Bannon joins the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast to talk about the state of the NCAA and his new book “Court Justice,” which takes a closer look at the lawsuit that effectively ended college sports video games. But first, Aaron and his friend Nick Coffey break down what happened this weekend in college hoops and what to expect during Championship Week.
— The surprising Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square, and why it became a great primer to Championship Week.  How deep can Michigan go in March, and why isn’t John Beilein discussed as one of the best coaches in college basketball?
— Kentucky’s loss to Florida over the weekend. Was this the best thing that could have happened to the Cats? And why John Calipari is STILL trying to figure out his roster late into the season.
—  Will Louisville miss the NCAA Tournament after last week’s losses?
—  Is it OK to forgive Grayson Allen?
Next, UCLA great and March Madness Legend Ed O’Bannon chimes in with…
—  What was were O’Bannon’s best memories on campus, and what it was like to be at UCLA when the Bruins were winning big.
— His new book, which discusses his lawsuit with the NCAA. He takes us behind the curtain on what it’s like to see someone else use your likeness and profit off your name and picture.
— With the FBI probe still taking over college basketball, what can the NCAA do? What needs to change? And what can we do to ensure college basketball remains the sport that we all love and care about so much?

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

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The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E25: Earl Watson

Earl Watson joins the latest episode of the Aaron Torres Sports podcast to discuss his illustrious NBA career.  From playing alongside Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, to coaching Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis, Watson discussed it all. But first, Nick Coffey and Aaron get to the madness that has developed throughout college basketball over the last week:

— The guys record just minutes after Sean Miller announces he will return as Arizona’s head coach! They talk about why it seems obvious that an FBI wiretap with Miller’s voice on it doesn’t exist, and how this story could have possibly gotten out with all the facts.
— The hot take parade that has overwhelm college basketball since the latest FBI probe. Why Jalen Rose and Jayson Williams are wrong to say “boycott the NCAA Tournament” and why Louisville fans are losing their minds.
— Plus a chat on Kentucky’s win over Ole Miss, Duke’s loss to Virginia Tech and why the season itself feels as wide open as ever before.
Next up, Aaron welcomes on former NBA head coach Earl Watson to the show. The pair have a 45-minute, in-depth hoops talk that includes the following subjects:
— Earl’s roots in hoops – how he grew up in Kansas but rooted for UCLA, before transitioning to the NBA. He also discusses his first impression of former teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, who he played with in his rookie year.
— His time coaching Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis. He goes in great detail on the night Booker scored 70 points, and how a pep talk from Kobe Bryant motivated it. Also the guys share stories about Ulis trying to fight players signficantly bigger than him.
— What is Earl’s future? He was linked to the UCLA job last year when Steve Alford nearly left for Indiana. Will he coach college hoops?

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

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