College Basketball

S2, Ep. 7: Kimberley Nash, The Lady Sportswriter (Returns)

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The Lady Sportswriter, Kimberley Nash, returns to the podcast to discuss Lavar Ball, his recent dustup with Fox Sports 1 (FS1) reporter Kristine Leahy on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, why I found the exchange to be so fascinating (from both sides), and much more. (Run Time: 34 minutes)  (more…)

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Ep. 18: Andrew Bailey, Bleacher Report NBA and Breaking News

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Andrew Bailey has covered the NBA and Breaking News for Bleacher Report for six years. His Twitter account, @AndrewDBailey,  is a treasure trove of basketball analytics and statistics that cause spirited debates. It’s not on purpose, he’s just telling you what the numbers tell him. (more…)

Ep. 16: B. J. Schecter, Sports Illustrated

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Sports Illustrated put out its first issue in 1954. Since then, to grace its cover has been an achievement to strive for among athletes.  (more…)

Ep. 14: Donna Lopiano, President/CEO, Sports Management Resources

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It’s never been okay to downplay a woman’s athletic ability but somehow we continue to allow just that to happen. For too long, we’ve allowed ourselves to view women’s athletics as a novelty or, even worse, as us (mainly men) doing them a favor. I’ve played or followed sports for over 20 years and I have to admit, one thing that always remained fuzzy to me was the true definition of Title IX. I knew it had something to do with equality, but I wanted to know more about it.

That’s where today’s guest, Donna Lopiano, comes in. (more…)

Ep. 9: Bill Strickland, Pioneer NBA Sports Attorney/Agent

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The world of sports agents isn’t one for the faint of heart. It takes a level of skill and determination that few have. For minorities, that rings even truer.  (more…)

Ep. 8: Schea Cotton, High School Basketball Legend, Coach, & Mentor

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When you speak to Schea Cotton, he commands your attention. You can feel the experiences when the now 38-year old, former #1 High School basketball player in the country shares his life experiences.

Such is probably going to be the case when you talk to a man who, at 15, was already better than his older contemporaries at the time. Players such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce are just some of the names Schea was lauded over. Greatness on the basketball court was expected, almost a forgone conclusion. But things didn’t work out; and not necessarily for the reasons one might assume.

In today’s podcast I had the privilege of sitting down with Schea Cotton, the high school basketball legend, whose film “Manchild” will be premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 2nd at 9:00 p.m. (PST). (if you’re in the Los Angeles area, click the link for details on how to get tickets https://tickets.lafilmfestival.com/ )

I talk to Schea about his early life (4:00) and why he played basketball. His rise in the high school ranks while playing for Mater Dei and St. John Bosco (10:00). We also talk about what happened that kept him from playing basketball for two years before ending up in Alabama (15:00). We discuss his work today as an AAU coach and what he hopes people take away from the movie (20:00).

You can follow Schea on Instagram (@scheacotton) and Twitter (@ScheaCotton). Again, ticket information for the premiere in the Los Angeles Film Festival can be found here: https://tickets.lafilmfestival.com/Online/

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The Locker 2015 NCAA Bracket Group

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This year I decided to up the ante a little. Since Warren Buffet didn’t return any of my calls, a nice little prize package worth $75 will be given to the winner of this years’ bracket challenge. All you need to do are three things: (more…)

Locker Talk Episode 24! NBA Chat

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Co-host Baden Bagley and I will be joined by Eastside Perspective chief and FBSschedules.com contributor Clayton Tinkle to talk Pacers/Heat game 1, NBA draft lottery, and throw out an early mock draft.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lockertalk/2013/05/23/locker-talk

Locker Talk Episode 22! Josh McDonald

hi-res-164252937_crop_exactJosh McDonald, Intern in the Utah State University athletic department and co-creator of The Front Row Show, joined us for the Podcast to talk the coaching decision regarding Shaka Smart, UCLA, and March Madness.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thelocker/2013/03/27/locker-talk-josh-mcdonald

Locker Talk Episode 21! College Basketball

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Today at 3:30 p.m. (EST) Editor and chief of The Eastside Perspective sports blog Clayton Tinkle joined Baden Bagley and  I to discuss the College Basketball season. We talked our top-5 teams, What to make of the Miami Hurricanes rise in the polls, and much more. Give us a listen and call in to join the conversation at (773) 897-6129

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thelocker/2013/02/14/locker-talk