Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich give you an all-access pass inside the world of college basketball.
Jay Bilas, LaPhonso Ellis and Seth Greenberg lead off the show voicing their support for Dick Vitale following his recent cancer diagnosis. Then, Seth shares what he's seeing while visiting practices around the country, and they talk about the modern college basketball offense. Later, guys preview the Big Ten and discuss Mike Woodson's transition to college basketball, Illinois not taking a step back, which teams are Final Four contenders and if the conference can find its grit. Later, they preview the Pac-12 and discuss UCLA's national title aspirations, Tommy Lloyd landing at Arizona, and if they're buying USC, Arizona State or Colorado. Plus, Seth meets Nick Saban.
In the first episode of Bald Men on Campus, Jay Bilas, LaPhonso Ellis and Seth Greenberg preview the ACC and Big 12. In the ACC, they get into how the conference killed it in the transfer portal, people sleeping on Notre Dame and Louisville, Mike Brey as the Ted Lasso of college hoops, Hubert Davis taking over for Roy Williams, Virginia Tech's front court, and Mike Krzyzewski's final season at Duke. Then, in the Big 12, the guys discuss Chris Beard dumping Texas Tech for Texas, how Beard completely overhauled the Longhorn roster, why they think Kansas will have a different grit this season and their confidence in Bob Huggins to retooling West Virginia.
From the early-season tournaments to the crowning of a champion, ESPN's Seth Greenberg, Jay Bilas, and LaPhonso Ellis bring you previews and analysis of the biggest games, and conversations with the biggest names in Men's College Basketball. Whether you're a fan of a Blue Blood, a Mid-Major, or a Cinderella, Bald Men on Campus is your all-access pass to all things college hoops.
In the final edition of Courtside, Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon joins Seth Greenberg to discuss his bucket list trip to the Ryder Cup, why it was a top-five sports moment for him to witness a U.S.A. win, his experience learning under Larry Brown, how the big-name transfers Fatts Russell and Qudus Wahab are fitting into the team, the unexpected addition of Old Dominion transfer Xavier Green, Hakim Hart slotting into the starting lineup, and what he sees from his freshman class. Keep your eyes on this feed: Bald Men on Campus is ESPN's new college basketball podcast, featuring Seth Greenberg and his College GameDay co-hosts Jay Bilas and LaPhonso Ellis. The guys will be with you from midnight madness through the Final Four in New Orleans.
Seth Greenberg is joined by Villanova head coach Jay Wright to discuss his time on the Team USA Basketball staff at the Olympics, the team's crazy travel and tough start, Gregg Popovich pulling things together, spending 37 days in a bubble, winning a gold medal, Summer Jam at Villanova, Rollie Massimino, and the growth he's seen from his team over the summer after leaving the country for more than a month.
Seth Greenberg is joined by former sneaker executive Sonny Vaccaro to talk about his role in the creation of grassroots basketball, the problems created by the NCAA and NBA, the slow justice that the NCAA doesn't administer, the Supreme Court's anti-trust ruling against the NCAA and what he wants on his gravestone. Keep your eyes on the Courtside podcast feed, the show will be rebooting with a new name and a new cast of characters alongside Seth Greenberg!
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Dan buying a golf course, the Pacers hiring Rick Carlisle, retread assistant coaches, if there's a team more fun than the Phoenix Suns, the Bucks offense without Giannis, Kofie Coburn entering the transfer portal, if Reggie Bush and the Fab Five should have their records reinstated, and if we'll even be talking about NIL in a year.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing what the 76ers should do with Ben Simmons after a dreadful postseason and how the Bucks should defend Trae Young. Plus, the guys look ahead to The Basketball Tournament. Later, Kansas head coach Bill Self joins Seth to talk about his thoughts on the Supreme Court declaring the NCAA is in violation of anti-trust laws, the least amount of fun he's ever had coaching basketball, adding Arizona State star Remy Martin through the transfer portal and a message for Dan.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich are joined by new Texas Tech head coach to discuss coaching at his alma mater after a long career, the impact of Texas passing NIL legislation, the new practice facility, how his experience coaching junior college team will help in the transfer portal era, his defensive identity and his vision for the program. Plus, Greenberg and Dakich get into how All-NBA voting affects player contracts, the 76ers melting down in game five against the Hawks and Dakich eating crow.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing whether Rick Pitino would be a good fit for the Indiana Pacers job, why they're so impressed with the Phoenix Suns and if it's a harder transition as a transfer or an incoming freshman. Then, Albany's Dwayne Killings stops by to talk about becoming a first-time head coach.
Seth and Dan discuss their initial reaction to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski’s retirement announcement after the ’21-’22 season, if there will ever be a coach at the same job for 41 years again, Jon Scheyer being selected as the head coach-in-waiting, the immense pressure on Scheyer, and if Hubert Davis is going to have a leg up on Scheyer to start their head coaching careers at UNC and Duke.
Tom Izzo joins Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich to discuss a crazy June for recruiting with COVID-19 restrictions loosening, why he thinks the new transfer rules aren’t in the best interest of the players, recruiting against the G League, relating to his players through their dislike of school and if coaches will have to constantly recruit their own players. Later, Seth and Dan talk through a few hypotheticals based around NIL and the transfer rules.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast with Utah State head coach Ryan Odom discussing why he left UMBC to take the job in Logan, recruiting the state of Utah, the roster management involved with Latter Day Saints players and getting thrown out of games. Later, the guys breakdown Seth’s daughter’s wedding weekend in West Virginia.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast with UConn head coach Dan Hurley to discuss starting his career as a high school basketball coach, coaching at a large public university versus a city school, getting the pro-sports treatment in Connecticut, retaining players with the transfer portal, failing publicly and the Hurley family coaching tree.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Dan’s appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Mark Emmert’s contract extension, if second-time transfers will create another issue in college basketball and Kevin Durant’s efficiency. Then, Seth talks to new Arizona head coach Tommy Lloyd about leaving Gonzaga, navigating relationships at a new school, his love of Italy, putting together his staff and the advice Mark Few gave him when he took the job.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast talking to new Marquette head coach Shaka Smart. They discuss his wild March that entailed four road games to close the regular season, winning the Big 12 tournament, losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and accepting the Marquette job. They also get into what’s it been like traveling to meet his team, re-recruiting Joey Rodriguez at VCU and Marquette’s passion for basketball.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast with Dakich discussing his comments he made on radio after his friend Bobby “Slick” Leonard passed and Arizona hiring Tommy Lloyd. Then the guys talk to new Texas head coach Chris Beard about roster construction in the age of the transfer portal, putting together his staff, the plan for his first 100 days in Austin, changing the fan culture, his friend Shaka Smart and meeting his players who he previously coached against.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast applauding the NCAA and the state of Indiana for pulling off an exciting tournament in the middle of a pandemic. Then the guys discuss Baylor’s domination of Gonzaga in the national championship, knowing Gonzaga had a problem from the first possession, Baylor doing whatever it wanted on offense, Davion Mitchell suffocating Corey Kispert, Scott Drew’s 18-year journey to the top of the sport and how much fun it was to watch Gonzaga chase a perfect season.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Gonzaga’s last second overtime win over UCLA, Jalen Suggs’ shot, the Bruins playing nearly a perfect game, Drew Timme taking a charge at the end of the game, Baylor playing its best basketball against Houston, if Davion Mitchell played himself into the lottery, if fatigue will be a factor for the Bulldogs, how the teams match up and their national championship picks. Plus, the guys talk about Porter Moser going to Oklahoma and Chris Beard to Texas.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich are nearing the end of the college basketball season and are here to preview the Final Four. They discuss Gonzaga’s defense being better than advertised, Houston's offensive rebounding, Davion Mitchell being the most exciting player left in the tournament, the unlikelihood of UCLA’s run and how the Bulldogs stack up against the other great undefeated teams.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast talking to new Indiana head coach Mike Woodson about the reception to his hiring in Bloomington, meeting with the players still on the team, recruiting in the NBA, getting used to a different style of play in the college game and if Larry Brown will join his staff.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich preview the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, discussing how offensive rebounding could be the deciding factor in Oral Roberts-Arkansas, Baylor’s ability to turn teams over, Oregon State changing defenses, if Houston will try to prevent Buddy Boeheim from catching the ball, how Oregon can deal with USC’s length, if Creighton has any chance against Gonzaga, why Florida State-Michigan is the best game of the weekend and the opposite styles in UCLA-Alabama.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich recap the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, discussing if Iowa was ever good enough, Creighton bouncing back, not giving USC enough credit throughout the season, if Alabama is the most dangerous team in the tournament, the fighting Leonard Hamiltons, Syracuse’s improved defense, Loyola Chicago shutting down Ayo Dosunmu, Oral Roberts’ star power and this year’s tournament being about teams rather than players.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the coaching carousel and Dan delivering his definitive take on Indiana firing Archie Miller. Then, the guys take a second look at the bracket and talk about if a shorthanded Kansas can hang, LSU’s potential, Michigan without Isaiah Livers, locking up Georgetown over Colorado, James Bouknight vs. Darryl Morsell, betting on Virginia Tech and Mount Saint Mary’s, Seth’s Jim Boeheim impression, and why they love Rutgers to beat Clemson.
Greenberg and Dakich discuss the West region of the NCAA Tournament, including USC’s defense, a good draw for Iowa, Gonzaga likely to reach the Final Four and if Ohio could be a problem for Virginia. Plus, the guys share their thoughts on Championship Week.
Greenberg and Dakich discuss the South region of the NCAA Tournament, including if they have any concerns with Baylor, Wisconsin-UNC is one of the most interesting first round games, Why they won’t pick against Villanova in the first round, North Texas being an elite defensive team and their thoughts on Virginia Tech.
Greenberg and Dakich discuss the East region of the NCAA Tournament, including Georgetown rolling through the Big East, Rick Pitino returning to March Madness, and Shaka Smart and Texas feeling confident after winning the Big 12 tournament.
Greenberg and Dakich discuss the Midwest region of the NCAA Tournament, including The Ramblin’ Trophy, if Oregon State can keep up its lights out shooting, Jim Boeheim feeling red hot, Kelvin Sampson coaching in Assembly Hall and Illinois playing the best basketball in the country right now.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing championship week, the Big Ten tournament, the biggest opening round game in the ACC tournament and Virginia snapping up the regular season title from Florida State. Then, Joe Lunardi hops on to talk about his new book “Bracketology: March Madness, College Basketball, and the Creation of a National Obsession,” which “play-in” games he's watching this week, Drake, the Big 12 pecking order, why he might pick all four No. 1 seeds to go to the Final Four, the Pac-12 and the Mountain West. Later, the guys get into which mid-majors could make a run in the NCAA Tournament and why UConn could take advantage of Villanova’s injury troubles.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Greg McDermott’s suspension at Creighton, Villanova losing Collin Gillespie, Michigan’s remarkable season, throwing a sock at Indiana, being all in on West Virginia, Oklahoma State playing with joy, Illinois-Ohio State, the race for the ACC regular season title, why a Mid-American Conference team could win in the tournament, and their thoughts on finishing a regular season during the pandemic.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Michigan State’s improvement, Juwan Howard as the coach of the year, if Virginia can get out the first weekend and why they wouldn’t want to see Kentucky in the SEC tournament. Then, Iowa’ Luka Garza joins the show to talk about the 2020 season ending early, coming back for his senior season, Chuck and Lefty Driesell, the Hawkeyes’ improved defense in the last three games, and this week’s games against Michigan and Ohio State.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast talking about Jalen Johnson’s decision to leave Duke, the unrealistic expectations of players, the Fighting Leonard Hamiltons sending a message that they’re for real, Michigan beating Wisconsin on the road after a three week pause, Drake’s big win over Loyola Chicago, if Belmont will make the tournament, how the committee will evaluate teams this season and a big game between Ohio State-Michigan. Then, Kansas head coach Bill Self stops by to discuss what he’s trying to accomplish to close the regular season, his team’s improved ball screen defense, David McCormack’s emergence, cooking on his new Traeger grill, if he ever considered resigning amid the investigations into his program and the unique home court advantage of Phog Allen Fieldhouse.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Iowa’s fragility, Ohio State’s toughness, the Duke-UNC scrimmage, why Seth doesn’t think anyone is playing well, how the Pac-12 continues to be mediocre and Gonzaga as the old Marquette. Then, Missouri head coach Martin Cuonzo hops on to talk about his love of vacuums and leaf blowers, life advice from Purdue legend Gene Keady, LaPhonso Ellis stories from their playing days in West Lafayette, not having to worry about his players as much on the weekends with COVID, the maturity of his team and if he dyes his beard. Finally, the guys examine the bubble.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast with their takeaways from the Big 12-SEC Challenge, including Texas Tech looking strong, Baylor stopping Sharife Cooper and Kansas’ inability to attack and protect the rim. Then, LaPhonso Ellis joins the pod to talk about Tennessee’s offense getting stuck, Duke losing to Miami, the emotional drain of the pandemic on athletes, which teams are gritty, Virginia losing to Virginia Tech, Rutgers looking dangerous again and if there are any scary teams in the Pac-12.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Virginia as the hottest non-Baylor/Gonzaga team in the country, Auburn’s Sharife Cooper is having the biggest impact of anyone in college basketball, where Illinois stands, Oklahoma and Florida coming to life, and the undefeated Drake Bulldogs. Then, Tony Bennett joins the podcast to talk about how he changed his team’s offensive approach this season, his thoughts on recruiting one-and-dones, and playing for and coaching under his dad. Later, Duke and Kentucky are going in different directions.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Kim Mulkey’s comments about playing college basketball during a pandemic, if there’s a home court advantage this season, not panicking over Michigan’s loss, Auburn’s Sharife Cooper bursting onto the scene, Gonzaga Watch and Iowa’s roster construction. Then, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann joins the show to talk about Kyle Young’s throwback style, an update on Seth Towns, Dakich wanting to take a bullet for Holtmann, Jae’Sean Tate making an impact with the Rockets and the happiest he’s ever seen his team. Later, quick hitters on Baylor, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas Tech.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast with Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard to discuss how he turned around the 2019-2020 season, how last season’s turnaround factored into his decision to keep his players off campus, D'Mitrik Trice’s clutch play, the patience of his big men and cussing during a game in an empty gym. Then, The Bachelor Matt James and The Bachelorette runner-up Tyler Cameron stop by to talk about having dinner at the Greenberg’s, Matt watching the show with his mom, drinking a plane dry on Tyler’s season, smoothing over awkward silence with a kiss, how their sports backgrounds come into play while taping the show and their nonprofit ABC Food Tours (27:00).
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast with NCAA SVP of Basketball Dan Gavitt to discuss Indianapolis hosting the entire NCAA Tournament, the living and practice set-up for teams, family’s being allowed to attend, and the difference between a controlled environment and a bubble. Then, the guys get into their thoughts on a very down ACC, the top-four conferences, Drake’s 13-0 start and if it makes sense to play conference tournaments. Later, Texas head coach Shaka Smart stops by to talk about leaving the Bald Brotherhood, Jericho Sims as the unsung hero of his team, beating Kansas by a bunch at Phog Allen, the bench generating energy without fans and throwing pig guts in the locker room to send a message to his players.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing why they have no problem with the NCAA’s “Mask Madness,” the strength of the Big Ten, Iowa losing big games, their worry for Michigan State, Baylor and Gonzaga versus the field, and blue blood not flowing through the sport this year.
Seth Greenberg and Jay Bilas, filling in for a vacationing Dan Dakich, tip off the podcast discussing position-less basketball, how much fun Gonzaga is, Rutgers looking like a Jim Calhoun UConn team, Tennessee and Missouri being the best teams in the SEC, and COVID stress impacting teams on the court.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Florida’s Keyontae Johnson collapsing during a game and Mike Krzyzewski questioning whether college basketball should be played at all. Then the guys get into if they’re buying or selling Rutgers, Missouri, Michigan, Syracuse, Marquette, Clemson and San Diego State. Later, Florida State is looking like the best team in the ACC, should conferences should create bubbles for league play and socks are thrown.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Kentucky’s poor form, holding coaches on a pedestal, why Seth was disappointed in a well-played Cincinnati-Xavier game and Texas’ defense. Then the guys preview the Big Ten-ACC challenge including, North Carolina-Iowa, Illinois-Duke, Indiana-Florida State, Virginia-Michigan State and Louisville-Wisconsin.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the first week of college basketball, including Richmond upsetting Kentucky, Clemson taking out Purdue and Mississippi State, Memphis’ volume shooter problem, where things stand with Virginia after losing to San Francisco, Gonzaga playing at another level, Michigan State’s versatility, Dakich’s love affair with Derek Culver, the A10, and why there’s no need to be concerned with Villanova.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the silliness of Bruce Pearl’s self-imposed sanctions, if the NCAA will close its investigation of LSU this season, why it’s not a big deal if games are being canceled and which matchups they’re excited to watch the first week of the season. Later, the guys preview the Big Ten and Pac-12 (18:45). And finally, they talk to Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (43:33).
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast recapping the NBA Draft, talking about the advantage overseas players have playing in professional leagues, being moved by the emotion of draft night, James Wiseman going to Golden State, Jalen “Stix” Smith jumping up to No. 10 and second round guys that could have long NBA careers. Then the guys shift gears to preview a slew of mid-major teams, including Northern Iowa, Richmond, Saint Louis, Bowling Green, Austin Peay, UNC Greensboro, San Diego State, UNLV and Utah State (22:44). Later, Loyola Chicago’s Porter Moser hops on from isolation to discuss the outbreak of COVID-19 on his team, Cameron Krutwig doing it all, the Horizon League and how the Final Four appearance has impacted the program (39:58).
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast by previewing the ACC, talking about the lack of star-power in the league, the chasm between the top teams and everyone else and if this will be a historically bad season for the conference. Then, North Carolina’s Roy Williams stops by to get into what he learned what he learned after finishing last in the ACC, his team’s strengths and weaknesses, and his thoughts on playing the NCAA Tournament in one location (25:43). Next, it’s SEC preview time with the guys debating whether Tennessee or Kentucky is the class of the league, throwing a sock at LSU, weighing if Florida is primed for a bounce back year, and worry for Georgia (47:52). Finally, Arkansas’ Eric Musselman hops on to discuss his array of masks, the impact of adding three grad transfers to his team, implementing the Milwaukee Bucks offense and getting bullied by his wife on Twitter (1:06:13).
Greenberg and Dakich tip off an absolutely loaded show with Tom Izzo, talking about his COVID-19 diagnosis and giving an update on his team as the season approaches. Then, the guys preview the Big East (17:34) and talk to Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard (32:23). Later, they preview the Big 12 (52:50) and are joined by West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins (1:10:23).
Greenberg and Dakich preview the 2020 NBA Draft with ESPN draft expert Mike Schmitz, discussing LaMelo Ball and the Ball family, talent vs. intangibles, Luka Dončić’s success impacting international scouting, Anthony Edwards’ scoring ability, the depth in this draft, Obi Toppin’s “it” factor, which college players he’s excited to watch this season, and the importance of pick-and-roll defense.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast talking about Dan Mullen’s role in the Florida-Missouri brawl, Justin Turner breaking COVID-19 protocol and celebrating on the field after the World Series, and Jim Harbaugh losing to Michigan State. Then, Jay Bilas stops by to discuss his concerns with the college basketball season, the continued slog of nonconference scheduling, why now isn’t the time for the amateurism debate, why this season makes the path to a future super conference even clearer, his No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and a deep dive on transferring in college hoops (9:23).
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast talking about the lack of accountability in college basketball, the rampant cheating and the need for self-policing among coaches to save the sport. Then, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton hops on to discuss walk-on Dee Mitchell working a full-time job while playing basketball and going to school, what’s surprising him about the former No. 1 recruit Cade Cunningham, if there’s any jealousy in the locker room with a potential one-and-done teammate, the impact of coaching on his life, and his frustration watching coaches blatantly cheat and not get punished.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast talking about the differences between football and basketball coaches handling the pandemic, and seniors getting an extra year of eligibility. Then Baylor head coach Scott Drew joins the show to discuss the Bears’ tough early season schedule, the team’s excitement getting back in the gym, his experienced roster and Matt Mayer never seeing a shot he didn’t like (14:42).