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The KSR Football Podcast: Surprise Saturday Special

There’s a KSR Football Podcast on a Saturday?  What’s going on?

To be frank, it’s not technically a football podcast because only two members of the team are talking.  Nick Roush spoke with Freddie Maggard earlier this week about his new life as the Director of UK Player Development.  If reading isn’t your thing, this 30-minute conversation might suit your tastes better than the 2,000-word post.  Get wrapped up in nostalgia as Freddie talks to Nick about a few things, like…

—  Why he wears a shirt a tie to work everyday.

—  What it’s like to work for Mark Stoops.

—  Newcomers that will have the BBN excited.

—  Why he chose to leave his life as a media member and what he misses most.

—  What makes Freddie so nervous about the start of the season.

The KSR Football Podcast will return from its extended hiatus in late-July after SEC Media Days.

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 “KSR Football Podcast” on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E55: NBA Draft Night Special

The NBA Draft is over and the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is your home for the most comprehensive post-draft coverage anywhere. Aaron is joined by Nick Coffey and they chat for over an hour on the draft’s biggest storylines.
Mikal Bridges’ MomBridges and his mom, a 76ers employee, were the story of the draft… right up until Bridges got traded from Philadelphia to Phoenix. Was this an even ploy by Philly? And how can Philly even make trades without a GM.
Michael Porter Jr’s FallThe guys do a deep dive on Michael Porter Jr’s fall, and why it might be the best thing for him. Did the Nuggets actually get the best player in the draft? And is it really a risk even if he is injured?
How Good is Luka Doncic? The guys debate the third overall pick Luka Doncic and whether we should actually buy the hype. Aaron explains why Sacramento didn’t make a mistake passing on him, and the guys wonder why so many draft snobs are obsessed with European prospects. Also, how many top European prospects actually work out at the NBA level?
Why Kevin Knox to the Knicks is a Perfect Fit: Aaron explains why he believes that Knox was the steal of the draft with the Knicks. The guys also talk about why they hate Mo Bamba to the Magic and give a big shout out to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Plus, stay til the end for a conversation on Reid Travis, and why John Calipari shook up all of college basketball with his decision to attend Kentucky.

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 Funkhouser Situation E31: Country Slow Jams

Chaotic summer schedules have finally criss-crossed to create another episode of The Funkhouser Situation.  Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse catch you up on all the most popular topics in the world of pop culture, while also discussing general nonsense, like…

— An odd interaction with blue jays.

—  Were you scared of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds?

—  Did Homer Simpson transform the TV Dad?

— The Truth Examiner’s 25 best movies of all-time.

—  Billboard’s Top Five Country Music Songs; do any make Lee’s hot rotation?

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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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E54: NBA Draft Preview

It’s draft week and this episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is dedicated almost exclusively to the NBA Draft. Aaron is joined by Nick Coffey, where they begin the show by talking about Ashton Hagans’ arrival at Kentucky, before turning their full attention to draft week. Among the topics they discuss include:

Should DeAndre Ayton be the ‘lock’ to go No. 1? It seems as though we’ve hit a consensus that Ayton will go No. 1, but the guys must ask: is there a better option out there? Aaron calls into question Ayton’s questionable motor in college, but also says that Ayton not only has the most skill in the draft, but the most upside. Should that lock him into No. 1?

Is Marvin Bagley the safest pick in the draft? The guys think so, as they both rave about the skill of the Duke forward. Nick calls Bagley ‘can’t miss’ while Aaron says that even in a draft full of potential, Bagley is the closest thing to a finished product. Also, the guys wonder — how good can Bagley immediately be next season?

Does Trae Young have bust potential? One of the guys thinks so, as it’s fair to ask if the highest-profile player in this draft might not reach expectations. Also, Aaron explains why he believes that Kevin Knox is the player who is mostly to be better than where he’s projected to be drafted — plus thoughts on Jaren Jackson, Mo Bamba and Michael Porter Jr.

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 Podcast E53: LSU Head Coach Will Wade

The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is back with a very special guest — LSU head coach Will Wade.  The coach of the Tigers joins the show to talk about his preseason Top 20 team and the influence John Calipari has had on his career. But before the Wade interview, Aaron is joined by his good friend Nick Coffey where they discuss major news in college basketball…
 
Charles Bassey is going to Western KentuckyIn shocking news, the No. 3 player in America has reclassified and will play next season at Western Kentucky. Aaron and Nick go into a deep dive on a very bizarre recruitment that landed Western with a future first round pick. Also, Aaron asks, why does Rick Stansbury have such a bad reputation around college basketball, while known cheaters like Kelvin Sampson and Bruce Pearl seem to get a free pass?
 
LeBron’s NCAA Documentary: The guys circle back on another big story from earlier in the week, a documentary from LeBron about the NCAA which will feature Kentucky’s Nick Richards. The guys explain why they’re already annoyed with the idea and its potential to be one-sided. Also, how many college athletes genuinely make money for their universities?
Next up, Aaron welcomes on a biiiiiig guest, as he is joined by LSU basketball coach Will Wade. Wade has the Tigers primed for a monster season in 2018-2019 and discussed with Aaron the following:
 
The Incredible Turnaround the Tigers had Last SeasonCoach Wade explains what allowed the Tigers to go from a club that was picked to finish 14th in the SEC in the preseason, to one that surprised many on their way to an above .500 finish in the SEC. What allowed him to turn around the culture and have immediate success?
Wade’s Loaded Freshman ClassWade breaks down a star-studded freshman class which is ranked as high as No. 3 in some recruiting services. What can fans expect from McDonald’s All-American Naz Reid? And is Emmitt Williams the most underrated player in the class? Also, how will the return of Tremont Waters help the young players?
 
The Strength of SEC Basketball: Finally, Coach Wade wraps up discussing the strength of the SEC. Does this league get the credit it deserves nationally? Also, what has he learned while watching John Calipari at Kentucky that Wade takes with him every day?
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.

Sponsorship Note:

Sign on to sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast by June 15th to take advantage of a special discount. Contact [email protected] to learn more.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E52: NBA Chatter and IHOb Insanity

It’s time for a new edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as Aaron is joined by Nick Coffey to talk all things NBA Draft, as well as well as the story that has swept America — IHOP’s new name. The podcast’s dynamic duo was all over the place, touching on a number of topics, like…
Inevitable NBA Finals TalkAfter a lengthy Warriors’ conversation, Aaron allows Nick to blow off some more steam about the Warriors. Why Game Four was one of the least inspiring championship games ever played, and why yes, Aaron believes that Kevin Durant ruined the NBA.
 
NBA Draft, A Deep Dive on Mo BambaThe guys transition to draft talk and immediately disagree on Mo Bamba. Nick believes he can be a star in the league, while Aaron believes he might be the most overrated player in the draft. Aaron also explains why Bamba might be the “Markelle Fultz of this draft” — not in the way they play, but how Bamba never seems to make an impact when it matters most. Also, is it time to replace “WojBombs” with “TorresBombs?”
Is Kevin Knox the Most Underrated Player in this Draft? The guys switch gears to underrated players and Aaron asks — is Kevin Knox the most underrated player in this draft? Aaron believes the answer is yes, and doesn’t understand why he isn’t getting more Top 10 buzz.
IHOb Insanity: Finally, the only story in America that anyone truly cares about — the IHOb insanity that swept the nation. Aaron goes off the deep end and asks why corporations try to fix things that aren’t broken, before Nick power ranks Louisville-area breakfast chains — with a surprising winner at the top.
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.

Sponsorship Note:

Sign on to sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast by June 15th to take advantage of a special discount. Contact [email protected] to learn more.


The KSR Baseball Podcast E37: Kole Cottam

A week after he was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Boston Red Sox, former UK catcher Kole Cottam joins the KSR Baseball Podcast.  In a conversation with Trey Huntsman and Coach Keith Madison, the slugger reflects on his time at Kentucky, his anxious draft experience, and…

—  What it’s like to take batting practice at Fenway Park.

—  How it feels to watch his former coach, Gary Henderson, take Mississippi State to the College World Series.

—  The best moments from the 2018 UK Baseball season.

—  What Cottam learned from Nick Mingione and what he’ll miss most about Lexington.

—  Why Roger Clemens’ kid is a bad sport.

—  The best moments from college baseball’s Super Regionals.

—  Dippin’ Dots: The More You Know

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.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E51: Corey Evans on USA Basketball Trials, Scottie Lewis and Tyrese Maxey

A new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is live, as Aaron is joined by Rivals.com‘s Corey Evans to recap a wild first half of the summer in college recruiting. Corey brings a wealth of knowledge as always, but first things start off as Nick Coffey joins the show to break down everything in the sports world. The guys discuss:
Inevitable NBA Finals talkThe guys veer off into an NBA Finals conversation after a disappointing Game 3 from the Cavs. Nick discusses why he hates Kevin Durant and Aaron compares KD to the fake tough guy at the bar. Also, how can anyone possibly hate LeBron James at this point in his career?
The Bizarre LaGerald Vick SagaThe former Kansas Jayhawk was seen in Louisville this week and it sent the city into a frenzy. Nick explains why it was a false alarm, and why Vick won’t be coming to play for Chris Mack.
Next up, Aaron welcomes Rivals.com‘s Corey Evans to the show. The two take a deep dive in recruiting talk, discussing:
Scottie Lewis’ Comment on KentuckyCorey made national headlines when New Jersey high school star Scottie Lewis said he’d go to Kentucky if “all he cared about was basketball.” Corey explained what he thought of the quote and why it may have been taken out of context.
Corey’s Reaction to Team USA TrialsCorey talks about Tyrese Maxey, who he believes was the best player at camp. What does he do well and what kind of impact will he have at Kentucky? Also, who were the players who stood out who will be on college campuses next season?
Other Recruiting NuggetsWhat’s the latest on New York City star Cole Anthony? How would the removal of the one-and-done rule change recruiting? And also, who is the rising star who could become a recruiting target for Kentucky? Tune in to find out!
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.

Sponsorship Note:

Sign on to sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast by June 15th to take advantage of a special discount. Contact [email protected] to learn more.


The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E50: Way Too Early Top 25’s with Rob Dauster

The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is back to celebrate a significant milestone — Episode No. 50. Just a few days after the NBA Draft deadline, Torres takes a deeper dive into the Top 25 of the 2018-19 college basketball season.  Rob Dauster from NBC Sports joins Aaron’s show to discuss it all, but first, the return of 790 KRD’s Nick Coffey. Nick and Aaron jump around college hoops discussing:
The Top 25The guys debate Aaron’s Top 25, which can be found here. The guys explain why Kentucky is not ranked too high at No. 2 and why this could be a special season at UK with the return of PJ Washington to go along with a loaded freshman class. Also, Nick joins Aaron on the “Duke is overrated” train.
Movement at LouisvilleNick breaks down a big weekend for the Cards. He shares his thoughts on the addition of a grad transfer from Richmond and why Louisville simply needs bodies going into next season. Nick answers this question: is Aaron wrong to have Louisville ranked in the Top 25 going into the preseason?
Coaching ScuttlebuttThe guys react to the news that John Beilein is a candidate with the Detroit Pistons — he can’t possibly go, can he? And Bruce Pearl gets a contract extension proving the idea that he would be fired last season was completely overblown.
Next up Aaron welcomes in Rob Dauster for the national perspective on next year’s Top 25 after the deadline. The guys break it all down starting with….
Overall Reaction to the Draft DeadlineRob and Aaron discuss all the moving and shaking at the end, including decisions by big names like PJ Washington to return to school. Rob explains why last Wednesday was a great day for college basketball overall.
Is Nevada Ranked Too High? The Wolfpack seem to be a media darling, with Aaron having Nevada ranked at No. 4 coming into next season (this after hosting Wolfpack head coach Eric Musselman on the show last week). Rob explains why the ranking is fair, but does worry how the Wolfpack will figure out a way to make all their new pieces work.
Is Duke Overrated? Finally the guys discuss Duke and Rob explains why — like Aaron — he has concerns coming into next season. Are the Blue Devils destined to disappoint once again?
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.

Sponsorship Note:

Sign on to sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast by June 15th to take advantage of a special discount. Contact [email protected] to learn more.


The KSR Baseball Podcast E36: Bat Cats in the MLB Draft

Today marks the beginning of the Major League Baseball draft and nobody is more excited than Trey Huntsman.  In a conversation with Coach Keith Madison, Trey breaks down the Bat Cats’ chances, explains why he loves the MLB Draft so much, and…

—  Why the MLB Draft is impossible to predict.

—  The Best Bat Cats and the Best from Around the SEC.

—  What stands out about Sean Hjelle and the concerns surrounding Tristan Pompey.

—  What Luke Heyer proved to Coach Madison that could make him a high draft pick.

—  Surprises from the NCAA Regionals.

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.