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The Depth Chart Podcast’s Spring Practice Preview from Jack Kain Ford

The beginning of March means it’s almost NCAA Tournament time, and that it’s almost time for Spring Football.  Recording from the Jack Kain Ford showroom, Freddie Maggard and The Depth Chart Podcast have everything you need to know about the Kentucky football team before spring ball begins. Highlights:

—  If UK played a game today, who would be the starting QB?

—  How you can help UK Children’s Hospital with Cowboy Up for a Cure.

—  Freddie is down to 212 pounds?

—  Scoop Pilgrim provides some insight on position changes in the secondary.

—  Is Benny Snell the biggest Kentucky football star since Tim Couch?

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 Depth Chart Podcast on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.


The OTT Podcast: What would you #SacrificeFor9?

The OTT Podcast: What would you #SacrificeFor9?

The OTT Podcast is back to tackle a very important question: what would you sacrifice for Kentucky to win a national championship? Vacation time? Television? Brushing your teeth? Fake Barney and I debate what we would and would not give up for Kentucky to win number nine and raise the stakes by pledging to do just that during the Cats’ NCAA Tournament run. Highlights include…

— An impromptu call from UK

— How neither of us could be vegan

— Why not brushing your teeth for two months is way more disgusting than not washing your socks

— What we’ve liked about UK’s Facebook series so far

…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.

VOTE for what Barney and I should #SacrificeFor9 in the polls below:




The Aaron Torres Podcast E24: Paul Finebaum

Paul Finebaum joins this episode of the Aaron Torres Sports podcast, as the pair go in-depth on both SEC basketball and football. But first, Aaron is joined by his good friend Nick Coffey, as the guys give you the most honest commentary you’ll find anywhere on the weekend of scandal in college hoops.

— Initial overreaction to the FBI probe, and how much of the media got this story wrong from the beginning. ALso, why was everyone so quick to believe Christian Dawkins, a noted con-man?
— The situation at Arizona: Why is Sean Miller fighting this, unless he knows he wasn’t caught on tape? Could ESPN have really run with this story without hearing the tape? And do you think Sean Miller ever coaches another game at Arizona?
— And finally, what’s next for college basketball? Could players have agents? Could the one and done be removed? Also, why college basketball is still the best option for the vast majority of players?
Later in the show, Aaron is joined by ESPN radio host for a fun back and forth conversation on SEC football and basketball.
— They start on the hardwood where Aaron asks, has the SEC ever been as good as it is now? Also, what has led to the success that we’re seeing now? The guys also do a deep dive on Tennessee’s surprising run here.
— Paul weighs in with some football knowledge as well. Who will win Alabama’s quarterback battle, Tua Tagavoila or Jalen Hurts? And what is the other storyline he’s watching this spring in the SEC?
— And finally, how you can win a chance to hang with Paul at next week’s SEC Basketball 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.

NOTE: Sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast for a special price if you sign up by March 15th. Email ksrads@kentuckysportsradio.com to learn more.


The KSR Baseball Podcast E22 with Former UK Pitcher Logan Salow

After the Bat Cats brought their brooms to The Cliff for a sweep of Oakland, Trey Huntsman and Keith Madison are joined by former UK pitcher Logan Salow.  Kentucky’s closer a year ago was in Lexington to see this weekend’s series and shared his thoughts on the team before he leaves for spring training.  Highlights:

—  What the transition was like between coaches and how Salow responded when he heard Mingione’s name was being considered for the Miss. State job.

—  What Salow is most looking forward to in Spring Training and how he’s preparing.

—  The almost no-hitter from the week.

—  Why the mid-week match-up with mid-major WKU will present a challenge.

—  The debut of a new segment: Coach Madison’s memories from 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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E23: The FBI Scandal Strikes College Basketball

A new Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is live, as Aaron and Nick dive into the latest controversy in college basketball, discussing both the FBI probe and Louisville’s banner coming down.

— What Friday’s news taught us about the state of college basketball, and why it’s the NBA, not NCAA which is to blame for the mess we’re currently in. Also, what is the next step forward, and why Friday’s news will impact LAST YEAR’S NCAA Tournament more than this years.

— A reaction to Louisville’s national championship banner coming down. Nick gives a live look at the situation as someone who lives in Louisville and explains what the reaction has been like in the city. He also discusses Rick Pitino’s bizarre press conference and will Pitino ever coach again?

— And finally, the guys actually look at the games of the weekend. They discuss Michael Porter getting cleared to play against Missouri and will Louisville miss 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.

NOTE: Sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast for a special price if you sign up by March 15th. Email ksrads@kentuckysportsradio.com to learn more.


The Funkhouser Situation E20: Canada Geese are Ruining America’s Golf Courses

The Funkhouser Situation with Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse returns to talk about all of the exciting things happening in the world of pop culture, but first, Lee has to file a grievance.  The beautiful weather has put him on a golf course, face-to-face with his newest enemy, Canadian Geese.  Highlights from the rest of the show include…

—  Cruse’s controversial figure skating remarks.

—  Why is Coldplay the only music you can figure skate to?

—  A Breakdown of America’s No. 1 movie, Black Panther.

—  What’s the deal with Chris Rock’s new Netflix stand-up?

—  Tomlin celebrates Kurt Cobain’s birthday by sharing his beef with Nirvana.

—  Why aren’t Letterman’s Netflix specials funny?

—  Maysville’s star power and the time Young Lee met Nick Clooney.

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.


The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E22: De’Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox joins the latest episode of the Aaron Torres Sports podcast, to discuss his rookie season in the NBA and what he misses most about Kentucky. But first, Aaron is joined by his buddy, Louisville-area radio host Nick Coffey, where they break down the weekend that was in college basketball.

— The latest from the FBI probe into college basketball. Did Thursday’s bombshell Yahoo Sports report tell us something we didn’t already know, and how soon until we get all the details of those involved?
— The unintended consequence from the FBI investigation that no one is talking about.
— Louisville loses again on Saturday and Aaron asks: Why does everyone think they’re such a lock for the NCAA Tournament?
— The guys take a deep dive into Kentucky’s win over Alabama. They also explain how this proves that Kentucky was never in as much trouble as many prognosticators said they were.
Next up, Aaron welcomes Kings’ rookie De’Aaron Fox live from All-Star weekend in Los Angeles:
— The pair discusses De’Aaron’s rookie year in the NBA. What has been the biggest adjustment? And why does he believe it’s actually been easier than he expected?
— What does Fox miss most about UK? How did playing for John Calipari prepare him for the NBA? And what would he say to high school recruits who are thinking about coming to Kentucky?
— Finally, Fox admits that Kentucky should have won the national championship a season ago.

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.

NOTE: Sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast for a special price if you sign up by March 15th. Email ksrads@kentuckysportsradio.com to learn more.


The KSR Baseball Podcast E21: Week One

Week one of the 2018 Kentucky baseball season is in the books.  Trey Huntsman and Coach Keith Madison are here to talk about Kentucky’s 4-0 start to the season and the upcoming home-opener for the final season at The Cliff.  Highlights:

—  Tristan Pompey had an impressive start to the season.

—  How the bullpen help UK’s starting pitching.

—  Who had the best start to the season?

—  What they want to see vs. Xavier, which will now be played on Tuesday.

—  Coach Madison gives Trey a Geography lesson before he embarks for class.

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 KSR Baseball Podcast E20: First Pitch

Baseball season is finally here.  It’s time for the first pitch of the 2018 UK baseball season and Trey Huntsman is here to celebrate with Coach Keith Madison and former Big Leaguer Austin Kearns.  Highlights:

—  What Nick Mingione’s second season has in store.

—  What Coach Madison misses most this time of year.

—  Who’s going to be the breakout player of the year?

—  The weird and wild MLB free agency season.

—  Austin’s advice to kids who have big baseball aspirations.

—  What Austin’s most looking forward to in the 2018 UK baseball season.

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 E21: Bracketology with Stewart Mandel

It’s time for another edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as Aaron is joined by Nick Coffey, as well as well as The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel. Amongst the topics discussed:

* Aaron and Nick discuss Valentines Day – and how Aaron ruined the big day for his girlfriend with a bad card.
* The conversation moves to Kentucky hoops. Aaron and Nick argue about why Kentucky is struggling, and wonder: Will this team actually turn it around? Aaron gives his reason for optomism.
* And finally talk from across the nation – Why the Trae Young hype might be officially dead, why Aaron is out on Villanova and the latest on the FBI probe into college hoops.
In the next segment, Aaron is joined by the Athletic’s Stewart Mandel. Mandel primarily covers college basketball for the outlet, but also serves as their bracketologist.
* Stew describes what goes into a bracket. What are the most important elements? How does he slot teams? And how much of a role does geography play?
* Next, the conversation moves to off-season college football talk. The guys talk about whether college coaches like two different Signing Day’s, and how much trouble is Jim Harbaugh in? Also, what the hell is going on with Herm Edwards at Arizona State?

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.

NOTE: Sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast for a special price if you sign up by March 15th. Email ksrads@kentuckysportsradio.com to learn more.


The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E20: Isaac Humphries

Today a very special guest joins The Aaron Torress Sports Podcast — former Kentucky Wildcat Isaac Humphries.  The Australian forward joins the program to talk about his time at UK, life back at home and much more.  Before that, Aaron and Nick Coffey touch on a variety of topics around college basketball.  Highlights:

— Sunday’s bracket reveal: Why do fans freak out over where teams are seeded? And why Aaron admits that he pays way too much attention to fake matchups that probably won’t happen.
— Kentucky’s loss at Texas A&M – It was another disappointing night for the Wildcats, but this one feels different. The guys weigh in on whether UK will actually turn things around or not not.
— And finally, after Virginia lost on Saturday everybody asked: Are there any good teams in college basketball?
— Isaac’s decision to leave Kentucky. How hard was it, and what does he miss the most about Lexington? Also, how often is he in touch with his former teammates?
—  How playing at Kentucky prepared Humphries for the professional ranks
— Does Isaac have any regrets about leaving UK, knowing how badly the team needs him this year?
—  Humphries advice for the young Kentucky squad and how they can break out of their slump.
— Isaac talks about his new anti-bullying campaign and what BBN can do to get involved.

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.


The KSR Baseball Podcast E19: UK Media Day

Trey Huntsman is back with Coach Keith Madison to talk about what he heard from Nick Mingione and the rest of the Bat Cats at UK baseball media day.  The two also take a look around the SEC, and…

—  Is Nick Mingione ever not positive?

—  How UK will fill first base in Evan White’s absence.

—  Mingione is rolling the dice with JUCOs; Coach Madison shares his experience with JUCO players.

—  The Bat Cats’ goals for the season and what their lineup might look like.

—  Who Coach Madison believes are the best teams in the SEC.

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 E19: Matt Jones

A new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is live.  This time Torres is joined by the founder of Kentucky Sports Radio (which makes him the de facto founder of the podcast) Mr. Matt Jones.  Before they get into the nitty gritty, Nick Coffey dishes on a variety of topics around college basketball.  Highlights:

— Duke loses to North Carolina: How much of the blame should fall on Coach K? And why can’t he get one-and-done kids to play for him? Also, what is more likely at this point? A deep NCAA Tourney run for Duke or another flameout?
—  Aaron and Nick explain why this UK team is NOT like the 2013 season all over again for UK.
—  Why Aaron thinks Sean Miller could be on the move at Arizona, and why Nick believes Rick Pitino – yes, THAT Rick Pitino – could be back in coaching sooner rather than later.
— Why Matt believes the UK-Tennessee game was symbolic of the Wildcats’ 2018 season overall.
— The idea that Kentucky doesn’t have a “star” player. Aaron thinks the Wildcats just need to get older, while Matt believes it’s something else altogether.
— The Coach Cal vs. Coach K rivalry. Matt explains how Cal really feels about Coach K taking his clout, and he also explains why the 2019 recruiting class might be the most important of the entire Calipari era

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.


The Depth Chart Podcast’s 2018 National Signing Day Recap

The Depth Chart Podcast returns to recap an excellent National Signing Day for the Kentucky Wildcats.  This year’s class is ranked No. 37.  Freddie will help you understand how the Cats slightly dipped in the recruiting rankings and why you shouldn’t be worried.  You’ll also hear the NSD from a high school coach’s perspective when Scott County’s Jim McKee joins the program.  Highlights:

—  The significance of the Early Signing Period and stealing on from Ohio State.

—  Who will be able to make an immediate impact?

—  How high school coaches are involved in the recruiting process.

—  Why kids should play as many sports as they want to in high school.

—  UK signed zero instate kids; is it an anomaly or cause for concern?

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 E19: Migos Detractors Would Claim Otherwise

The Funkhouser Situation E19: Migos Detractors Would Claim Otherwise

Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse are back for another exciting edition of The Funkhouser Situation.  Today’s big topic: the top five rap songs the music industry has to offer today.  The best of the best from this week’s episode…

—  Lee teaches Chris how Animoji’s work.

—  A lesson in eloquent vocabulary.

—  Chris is pleasantly surprised by The Shape of Water.

—  Golf > SAG card

—  A review of Lee’s acting performance in Tragedy Girls.

—  JT’s halftime performance was fine, but not as good as _____.

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.