The RTC Podblast: Episode 15.5

Posted by rtmsf on March 1st, 2013

Welcome back to this week’s RTC Podblast, hosted by Shane Connolly (@sconnolly114). The calendar has turned to March, so it’s time get serious about things. In this week’s podblast, the guys take a look back at the week that was, breaking down upsets involving Indiana, Michigan, Florida and Arizona, and discussing just how well Georgetown and Otto Porter are playing at this point in the season. As always, feel free to jump around using the handy outline below. We’ll be back next week to talk about all the weekend’s action and look forward to the start of conference tournaments!

  • 0:00-5:11 – What Indianas Lastest Loss at #1 Means for Them and Minnesota
  • 5:11-9:00 – Michigan Gives Kansas company in the Embarrassing Loss Category
  • 9:00-10:05 – Florida and Arizona Don’t Help Themselves Either
  • 10:05-11:50 – Georgetown Needs 2 OTs to Avoid Being The Lastest Disappointment
  • 11:50-13:07 – Arizona @ UCLA – First Preview of the Weekend
  • 13:07-17:55 – College Basketball Announcing Dream Teams
  • 17:55-19:15 – Two Monster Match-ups in the Big East
  • 19:15-19:56 – Butler and VCU Battle for Top A-10 Newcomer
  • 19:56-20:50 – Duke Looks to Avenge Miami Loss
  • 20:50-23:00 – Michigan-Michigan State/Wrap
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The RTC Podblast: Pac-12 Preseason Review

Posted by rtmsf on November 9th, 2012

It’s time to finish up the rest of our power conference preseason podblasts before the season gets under way tonight. We’ve invited our Pac-12 microsite correspondent Andrew Murawa (@amurawa) over to talk Pacific-12 Conference roundball for the 2012-13 season. Shane Connolly (@sconnolly114), as always, hosts as we break down the top contenders in the Pac-12 and some of the players to watch on the preseason all-conference lists. Feel free to jump around using the outline of the ‘blast below.

Make sure to check out our other preview podblasts already in the books before the season tips off tonight:

We welcome any and all feedback on these podcasts including topics for future discussion or if you want to send us any questions for our “May Not Be From Actual Listeners” segment. Hit us up atrushthecourt@yahoo.com or @rushthecourt on Twitter. For now, enjoy the listen…

Also, make sure to add the RTC Podcast to your iTunes lineup so that you’ll automatically upload it on your listening device after each recording.

  • Start-3:42 – Arizona as the favorite
  • 3:42-9:30 – UCLA potentially great
  • 9:30-11:44 – Can Cal challenge for the league?
  • 11:44-14:05 – Best of the rest?
  • 14:05-16:09 – Postseason outlook for the league
  • 16:09-18:34 – First team Pac-12
  • 18:34-20:45 – Best players to watch
  • 20:45-23:15 – How to change the national perception?
  • 23:15-25:10 – What we’re looking forward to
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The RTC Podblast: Big 12 Preseason Review

Posted by rtmsf on November 9th, 2012

It’s time to finish up the rest of our power conference preseason podblasts before the season gets under way tonight. We’ve invited our Big 12 microsite correspondent Danny Spewak (@dspewak) over to talk Big 12 Conference roundball for the 2012-13 season. Shane Connolly (@sconnolly114), as always, hosts as we break down the top contenders in the Big 12 and some of the players to watch on the preseason all-conference lists. Feel free to jump around using the outline of the ‘blast below.

Make sure to check out our other preview podblasts already in the books before the season tips off tonight:

We welcome any and all feedback on these podcasts including topics for future discussion or if you want to send us any questions for our “May Not Be From Actual Listeners” segment. Hit us up atrushthecourt@yahoo.com or @rushthecourt on Twitter. For now, enjoy the listen…

Also, make sure to add the RTC Podcast to your iTunes lineup so that you’ll automatically upload it on your listening device after each recording.

  • Start-5:25 – How great can Kansas be?
  • 5:25-9:51 – Is this the year Baylor knocks off KU?
  • 9:51-12:33 – Can Oklahoma State live up to the hype?
  • 12:33-14:41 – Bruce Weber set up to succeed at K-State?
  • 14:41-15:49 – Will Texas live up to their top 25 billing?
  • 15:49- 18:18 – West Virginia adjusts to life in the Big 12
  • 18:18-21:26 – Best of the rest (Oklahoma)
  • 21:26-22:49 – Pierre Jackson as the B12 POY
  • 22:49-25:19 – Rest of the 1st team
  • 25:19-26:45 – Breakout players
  • 26:45-29:01 – Big 12 postseason outlook
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The RTC Podblast: ACC Preseason Review

Posted by rtmsf on November 9th, 2012

It’s time to finish up the rest of our power conference preseason podblasts before the season gets under way tonight. We’ve invited our ACC microsite correspondent Matt Patton (@rise_and_fire) over to talk Atlantic Coast Conference roundball for the 2012-13 season. Shane Connolly (@sconnolly114), as always, hosts as we break down the top contenders in the ACC and some of the players to watch on the preseason all-conference lists.

Make sure to check out our other preview podblasts already in the books before the season tips off tonight:

We welcome any and all feedback on these podcasts including topics for future discussion or if you want to send us any questions for our “May Not Be From Actual Listeners” segment. Hit us up atrushthecourt@yahoo.com or @rushthecourt on Twitter. For now, enjoy the listen…

Also, make sure to add the RTC Podcast to your iTunes lineup so that you’ll automatically upload it on your listening device after each recording.

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The RTC Podblast: SEC Preseason Review

Posted by rtmsf on November 7th, 2012

Big ups to Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy for knocking our podcasting studio offline for the better part of a week during the busy preseason, but thanks to the miracle of electricity we’re back in action and will be rolling out the rest of our power conference preseason podblasts throughout the week. Our Big Ten preview podblast and our Big East preview podblast are already in the books, so we’ve invited our SEC microsite correspondent Brian Joyce (@bjoyce_hoops) over to talk Southeastern Conference roundball for the 2012-13 season. Shane Connolly (@sconnolly114), as always, hosts as we break down the top contenders in the SEC and some of the overrated and underrated players on the preseason all-conference lists.

We welcome any and all feedback on these podcasts including topics for future discussion or if you want to send us any questions for our “May Not Be From Actual Listeners” segment. Hit us up at rushthecourt@yahoo.com or @rushthecourt on Twitter. For now, enjoy the listen and feel free to jump around to the areas you’re most interested in by using the below outline.

Also, make sure to add the RTC Podcast to your iTunes lineup so that you’ll automatically upload it on your listening device after each recording.

RTC Podblast: SEC Preseason Review

  • 0:45 – Kentucky: Can They Do It Again?
  • 7:50 – Florida Preview
  • 12:15 – Missouri Preview
  • 17:55 – Tennessee as a Sleeper
  • 20:53 – How Will the Top Four Finish?
  • 22:30 – Best of the Rest
  • 26:07 – Evaluating the Preseason all-SEC Team
  • 28:43 – Phil Pressey as POY?
  • 30:00 – Can Nerlens Noel Live Up to the Hype?
  • 31:02 – Breakout Candidates in the SEC
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The RTC Podblast: Big East Preseason Review

Posted by rtmsf on November 7th, 2012

Big ups to Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy for knocking our podcasting studio offline for the better part of a week during the busy preseason, but thanks to the miracle of electricity we’re back in action and will be rolling out the rest of our power conference preseason podblasts throughout the week. Our Big Ten preview podblast is already in the books, so today we’ve invited our Big East microsite correspondent Mike Lemaire (@mike_lemaire) over to talk Big East Conference roundball for the 2012-13 season. Shane Connolly (@sconnolly114), as always, hosts as we break down the top contenders in the Big East, the overall cachet of the league as a whole, and discuss some of the top players in the conference.

We welcome any and all feedback on these podcasts including topics for future discussion or if you want to send us any questions for our “May Not Be From Actual Listeners” segment. Hit us up at rushthecourt@yahoo.com or @rushthecourt on Twitter. For now, enjoy the listen and feel free to jump around to the areas you’re most interested in by using the below outline.

Also, make sure to add the RTC Podcast to your iTunes lineup so that you’ll automatically upload it on your listening device after each recording.

RTC Podblast: Big East Preseason Review

  • 0:45 – Louisville the Best Team in the Country?
  • 7:45 – Syracuse’s New Set of Stars
  • 10:37 – Notre Dame Returns Talent; Does It Matter?
  • 13:26 – Cincinnati’s Sleeper Potential
  • 14:46 – Marquette’s Academic Issues and the Middle Tier of the Big East
  • 19:28 – UConn’s Year of Transition
  • 23:27 – The Bottom of the Conference
  • 28:57 – Overall Strength
  • 31:12 – Top Players
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The RTC Podcast, NCAA Tournament Bracket Analysis Edition

Posted by rtmsf on March 12th, 2012

In this special edition of the RTC Podcast, we bring in our bracketologist Zach Hayes (@zhayes9) to discuss if any team has a legitimate beef with this year’s NCAA Tournament selections and seedings, and analyze some of the more interesting first round games and storylines. Check back tomorrow as we’ll podblast with two of our four region correspondents to meticulously break down the East and South Regions from top to bottom. But first, here’s the national overview:

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RTC Podblasts: Conference Tournaments (ACC, SEC, Big Ten)

Posted by rtmsf on March 7th, 2012

As mentioned yesterday, we decided to utilize our national network of correspondents with this week’s series of RTC Podblasts. If you’re arriving a little late to the party, we broke down the awards and conference tournament matchups for the Big East, Big 12 and Pac-12 on Tuesday. Today, we finish up our analysis of each power conference league, beginning with the ACC (with Matt Patton), and followed by the SEC (with Brian Joyce) and Big Ten (with Ryan Terpstra). We had a lot of fun with these, so give us a listen!

ACC Tournament

http://www.buzzsprout.com/4606/42996-rtc-acc-tournament-podblast

SEC Tournament

http://www.buzzsprout.com/4606/42997-rtc-sec-tournament-podblast

Big Ten Tournament

http://www.buzzsprout.com/4606/42998-rtc-big-ten-tournament-podblast

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The RTC Podblasts: Conference Tournaments (Big East, Big 12, Pac-12)

Posted by rtmsf on March 6th, 2012

It’s an extremely busy week of basketball, with the Big East Tournament already beginning and the other power conference leagues all tipping off in the next two days. Instead of doing the standard early-week RTC Podcast this time around, we decided to break things up a little bit. First, we’ve got the shorter nationally-focused RTC Podblast, but we also brought in some of our microsite correspondents from each of the major leagues to riff a little about their upcoming tournaments. Today we’ll release the Big East Tournament Podblast (with Brian Otskey), the Big 12 Tournament Podblast (with Danny Spewak), and the Pac-12 Tournament Podblast (with Andrew Murawa). Tomorrow we’ll have the other three.

  • NATIONAL PODBLAST
    • BIG EAST TOURNAMENT PODBLAST

      BIG 12 TOURNAMENT PODBLAST

      PAC-12 TOURNAMENT PODBLAST

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    The RTC Podblast, Episode 4.5

    Posted by rtmsf on March 2nd, 2012

    Here we go, heading into another weekend with an RTC Podblast. In today’s episode, we discuss the explosive (or was it?) story coming out about Ben Howland’s regime at UCLA, look at a couple of teams that really improved their NCAA prospects this week, and project forward to the weekend to consider the most interesting games on the calendar.

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    The RTC Podblast, Episode 3.5

    Posted by rtmsf on February 24th, 2012

    Another Friday afternoon, another RTC Podblast. In this week’s edition, we discuss our Winners and Losers of the past week worth of action, riff on Bruce Weber’s meltdown, and discuss big upcoming games this weekend.

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    The RTC Podblast, Episode 2.5

    Posted by rtmsf on February 17th, 2012

    Here’s the second RTC Podblast, our Friday update of the week’s action with a little taste of what’s to come this weekend. In this episode, we riff over the craziness in the ACC, the Big Ten race, and pick a game of the weekend to watch.

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