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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.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 149: NBA Draft Lottery Recap + UCLA Tourney Ban?

It’s an all new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as Aaron is joined by Nick Coffey to recap a surprisingly busy week in the world of college basketball. The guys hit on a number of issues, including:

Reaction to the NBA Draft Lottery: The guys react to the shocking news that the New Orleans Pelicans have won the draft lottery! Does this make it more or less likely that Anthony Davis is traded? What if Zion really went back to Duke? And Aaron explains why he actually thinks things worked out nicely for the Knicks.

A new rule allowed players to profit off their “likeness”: The guys talk about the NCAA looking into players profiting off autograph signings and other things related to “their likeness.” What potential problems could that cause?

Could UCLA be hit with an NCAA Tourney ban? Finally, the guys discuss UCLA potentially being banned from the NCAA Tournament because of a bad APR. Aaron says this proves that the concept that “one and done players stop going to class after the first semester” is dumb. Also, does Nevada regret giving Steve Alford a 10-year contract?

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 E58: Kylie Baby 4 Lyfe

One week before The Funkhouser Situation hits the road for a live show at Jake’s Cigar Bar on May 20 at 8:30 p.m., Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse talk about the latest in the world of pop culture, including the end of two popular HBO shows, Veep and Game of Thrones. Highlights:

— A look back at the careers of Doris Day and Tim Conway.

— Do we need another Maleficent? How many people have actually seen Sleeping Beauty?

— The Nanny is going to Broadway.

— Josh Gad is rebooting Honey I Shrunk the Kids; are Chris and Lee interested?

— Conan O’Brien’s must-listen podcast with Bill Hader.

— Ranking the current late night TV hosts.

— America’s favorite segment, HOT GOSS!

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. 148: John Beilein + NBA Draft Lottery + UK and Memphis Recruiting Wins

It’s Monday, and we’ve got a WILD edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron reacts to breaking news of Michigan’s John Beilein headed to the NBA. Plus he shares thoughts on Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery, discusses big recruiting wins for Kentucky and Memphis and as well as how the NBA Playoffs prove the value of college basketball. Here is a rundown of today’s show:

John Beilein to the NBA: Aaron reacts to the shocking, stunning news that Michigan head coach John Beilein will go to the NBA. He explains why this makes sense from the Cavaliers perspective, and what they will be getting in a head coach. Also, what the heck does Michigan do now for their next head coach?

The NBA Playoffs Are Proving the Value of College Basketball: As Aaron watched the NBA Playoffs this weekend, he noticed how many players – from Steph Curry to Kawhi Leonard to Damian Lillard – stayed in college for more than one season. He explains why the numbers show that we’re looking at the NBA Draft wrong, and why players should be staying in college longer, not leaving for the NBA as quickly as possible.

Previewing the NBA Draft Lottery: The NBA Draft lottery is Tuesday and Aaron has some thoughts leading into the big event.

A Big Basketball Recruiting Weekend: Johnny Juzang is going to Kentucky — what kind of impact will he have on the Wildcats? Also, after Memphis added two more big-time players it’s fair to ask: Just how high will Penny Hardaway’s club be ranked heading into 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. 147: Kentucky Derby Fallout + Listener Questions

It’s a new edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as Aaron is joined by his old friend Nick Coffey to talk about the Kentucky Derby fallout and put a bow on the college basketball FBI trials. Then Aaron talks about his way too early ranking of SEC teams and answers listener-submitted questions. Here’s a rundown of today’s show:

Fallout from the Kentucky Derby: Nick Coffey was at the Kentucky Derby and he joins Aaron to discuss the scene at Churchill Downs. Nick explains why Saturday’s ruling is more common than most people realize, but why it still shouldn’t have been called. Also with Maximum Security and Country House now out of the Preakness is this the worst case scenario for horse racing? Finally, Aaron and Nick finish by wrapping up the FBI trials in college basketball.

SEC Power Rankings and Aaron Answers Listener Submitted Questions: Aaron wraps the show solo, discussing “Way Too Early” SEC basketball power ratings for 2019-2020, which he wrote for KSR this week. Also, he answers listener questions: If Kentucky fans could only take Jaden McDaniels or Kerry Blackshear, who should they go after? Plus, will any head coach lose his job from the FBI trial?

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. 146: Kentucky Derby Controversy + Former Heavyweight Champ Michael Bentt

Just a few days after PJ Washington joined the show, we have another very special Aaron Torres Sports Podcast for you on this Monday. Aaron recaps a wild weekend at the Kentucky Derby and discusses the NCAA looking into Arizona’s basketball program. Then, as promised, Aaron is joined by former heavyweight champ Michael Bentt, for a long look at his career and his new show on Netflix “Losers.” Here’s today’s rundown:

Kentucky Derby Controversy: Aaron recorded today’s show immediately after the Kentucky Derby and discusses the controversy with Country House winning this race after Maximum Security was disqualified. Aaron feels bad for Maximum Security bettors and admits he didn’t know there was replay review in horse racing. Also, did the stewards get the call right?

Arizona is Being Investigated by the NCAA: In what is essentially the only college hoops news of recent days, Aaron discusses the NCAA investigating Arizona basketball and why honestly, it isn’t as big a deal as it sounds. Aaron also asks the question: If the FBI couldn’t find proof that Sean Miller was cheating, and the NCAA cleared both DeAndre Ayton and Jahvon Quinerly (the recruit who accepted money) how much trouble can they get in?

Former heavyweight champ Michael Bentt joins the show: Finally, Aaron is joined by former heavyweight champ Michael Bentt to discuss his long, winding career, and his new show on Netflix “Losers.” They discuss the highs of his career, which included being the heavyweight champion of the world, and the lows of getting knocked out in front of millions of people. Bentt’s complicated relationship with his dad, and his new life as a boxing trainer to Hollywood stars like Will Smith and Clint Eastwood. This episode is unlike anything Aaron has done in the past!

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. 145: PJ Washington Joins the Show! Plus Other College Hoops Odds and Ends

It’s Episode 145 of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast – with a special guest, as P.J. Washington joins the show. Before Washington joins the show though, Aaron recaps a wild week in college basketball. Here is a rundown of the day’s show:

Odds and Ends from Around College Basketball/Football: Aaron wraps up a wild week across college sports. He tells you why you shouldn’t believe everything you hear in the FBI trial, and why the whole premise of the trial is rooted in lies. He then talks about the wild back-story on UCLA’s coaching hire – was John Calipari really close to taking the job? Plus, Reggie Bush says he’s going to “recruit” Urban Meyer to USC. Is Meyer-to-SC inevitable?

PJ Washington joins the show: Next up, PJ Washington joins the show, before the final stop on his signing tour. He shares his craziest signing tour story (and it’s crazy), as well as what the last year was like in Lexington. He explains why he is happy with his decision to return to college, how he improved as a player and what the next steps are. He also gives an updated on his injured foot, and shares what he thinks of next year’s Kentucky Wildcats starring Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey.

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.