Episodes 254: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week! Coach recaps the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Final Four from the bad — Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan’s reaction and the game management of South Carolina’s head coach, Dawn Staley — to the good — UConn’s Moriah Jefferson and Duke’s Tyus Jones. Dave dissects the unfiltered opinions of Charles Barkley and the recent incident of officer Michael Slager shooting Walter Scott in the back. A dynamic duo of basketball knowledge: Rus Bradburd, the author of 40 Minutes of Hell, and Shaun Harrington, 2015 National STUDENT-Athlete Day Giant Steps Coach of the Year, Shawn Harrington. Harrington grew up in Chicago and played a small part in Hoop Dreams, having played at Marshall High School in the windy city. He was also Bradburd’s first real recruit at New Mexico State.
Episode 253: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week! Dave opens it up with his response to Coach about what kind of punishment Ray McDonald, Jameis Winston and any player who commits an act of domestic violence should bear. Coach then gives his thumbs up and thumbs down for the NCAA Tournament so far. Finally, Ruth Conniff, Editor of The Progressive Magazine, explains the negative impact of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act and what the sports world is doing to combat the archaic law.
Episode 252: BOOM! Dave, Mark and Coach dissect why Mark is still a fan of the NFL, but no longer his beloved Chicago Bears with the signing of Ray McDonald. Author, lawyer and basketball commentator Richard Kent previews the Sweet 16 and tells you which remaining teams could take down Kentucky in the men’s bracket or UConn in the women’s tournament. Andy Schwarz, Economist & Partner at OSKA, gives you a fresh perspective on college athletes getting paid. “The question isn’t about if the should get paid, it’s if they would if the NCAA wasn’t colluding. They would.”