Episode 8 – Barstool Banks

 

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The Browns and the Ravens are getting ready to kick off what might be the worst Monday Night Football game in the last half decade, so unless you’re a die hard Ravens or Browns fan and need something to keep you occupied until Fargo comes on, check out Episode 8 of the Storm the Court Podcast. Speaking of die hard Ravens fans, Ravens blogger and DMV personality @BarstoolBanks sat down with @BarstoolReags and @Mikey_Golds and discussed all things Maryland Basketball, including a TON of Duke hate (sorry Dukies. That’s what you get when you put a Maryland guy and a Kentucky guy on the same podcast). The gang covers everything from the current state of Maryland hoops, to life in College Park (RIP Thirsty Turtle), to ridiculous Greivis Vasquez stories, and some Maryland/UNC predictions. The boys brought the heat this week, so when you get some time, go ahead and give it a listen. Or don’t. Your loss.

 

 

 

 

(Almost) Everything You Missed From Thanksgiving and Some Of Black Friday In College Hoops

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In case you weren’t able to catch yesterday’s slate of games because you were busy listening to your slightly racist uncles share their thoughts on the upcoming Presidential election and the geopolitical climate of the Middle East, fear not, because your boy has got your back. Thanksgiving has always been known for its full slate of big time NFL games (If you watched even one second of football yesterday, you know that was a joke. Laugh amongst yourselves), but Thanksgiving and Black Friday featured its fair share of college roundball as well.

Tom Izzo Notches His 500th Win and Denzel Valentine Is Still Really Good At Basketball

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Hall Of Fame coach? ✔︎

National player of the year candidate? ✔︎

Things are looking up if you’re a fan of Sparty. Not that that isn’t always really the case, but if Valentine keeps pocketing triple doubles and Izzo does his usual Izzo thing in March, I don’t see any reason why this team can’t be right there in the mix when it’s all said and done. Gun to my head right now, I think Sparty will be your 2015-16 National Champs. There, put in ink that way when I jinx Michigan State and they don’t win a title everyone can go back and laugh and call me a huge idiot. I love the Internet.

Syracuse Wins Battle 4 Atlantis Championship

It’s strange because not many people had Cuse penciled in to win the Battle 4 Atlantis title, but here we are and is anyone really surprised that Cuse won the Battle 4 Atlantis title? Cuse is gonna Cuse I suppose, and this time they took out overrated UCONN and Texas A&M en route to the chamionship largely based on a blisteringly hot, 11-24 performance from downtown. Perhaps the only thing more impressive is anyone who figured out how to effectively navigate this bracket.

Even Magellan would get lost. Also here’s next year’s lineup, hot off the press.

Monmouth Takes Out Note Dame Probably Because They Have Maybe the Best Bench Mob I’ve Ever Seen

When your boy has been putting in work for like 8 years and you see him leave the bar with his high school crush on Black Wednesday

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How do you go from being an unheralded, unrecognized, low major to darling of the NCAA tournament? Well, a lot of things need to happen, but having the best damn bench mob in all the land is certainly a start. I really hope these guys find the field of 64. It’s gonna be a great ride.

Also while we’re talking the Advocare Invitational, Xavier has looked very impressive, plowing through Alabama and USC en route to the championship game, while Wichita State dropped two straight to SC and Bama because Wichita State’s mid-major darling schtick has run thin and they stink this year. Xavier will play the winner of Dayton and our Monmouth boys which takes place later tonight and could set up a rivalry game between two pretty good clubs from my neck of the woods.

As always, it’s Thanksgiving weekend and I’m busy eating and drinking and pretending like I care about what my family members are doing with their lives and I can’t watch all 351 teams play, so if you got something you think I should know about and you’d like to see on the site just tweet me @QuineTime and I’ll make it happen.

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Finally some last minute housekeeping nuggets…

Reags has our second guest lined up for this week’s podcast, the esteemed @BarstoolBanks, Ravens blogger for Barstool sports and avid Maryland fan to talk Terps hoops, so now’s your chance to get your questions in. Mind you this is a college hoops podcast so if you want to talk Terps or Barstool that’s fine, but save the “who are the Ravens taking with the no. 1 overall pick” and “is Joe Flacco a elite quarterback” questions for later.

Black Friday is almost over, but you can still save money on steaks, shoes, sporting goods, watches, and anything else that tickles your fancy by using our promo codes found here. So far the podcast has grown by leaps and bounds (which is why we have sponsors) and the only reason that has happened is because of you, the good people listening and reading your little hearts out. So from the bottom of mine, let me say thank you on behalf of the whole STC crew. It means more than you know.

Now go out and take care of any unfinished business you may have left over from Wednesday night. Still got like 48 hours left.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

Storm The Court Announces Its First Sponsors

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I’d like to take a minute to thank everyone who reads the blog and checks out the podcast, we’ve grown quite a bit in the first month thanks to you. Want to also give a quick thanks to the two guys working with me behind the scenes on both the site and podcast in @Mikey_Golds and @Quinetime. I’m happy to announce we’ve partnered with a couple of places to give you guys some great deals. So, here they are. Use them. Spread the word.

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Episode 7 – Carson Derosiers

 

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You asked, we delivered. This weekend, Reags was able to sit down with former Providence post man Carson Desrosiers and the resulting conversation has come to be known as the Storm the Court Podcast, Episode 7. The boys get a chance to talk everything from collegiate recruiting to life as a D1 college hoops player, so if you’ve ever wondered which arenas are the best to play in (SPOILER: It’s NOT Cameron Indoor) or which bars on campus you’re most likely to spot a Providence baller (ladies), so if you’re into that sort of thing or you’re a Providence fan or just a fan in general who’s always wondered what life as a D1 player is really like then you’re in for a treat. Mikey Golds has got you covered on all platforms now so that means even you losers using Androids can get your fix. For the rest of you normal folk, listen on iTunes or Soundcloud and make sure to leave a five star review and a nice word or two otherwise one of us will find you and undercut you next time you go up for a layup. Figuratively speaking of course. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or anything you think might help out the show be sure to get at @BarstoolReags, @Mikey_Golds, or @QuineTime on Twitter and let us know what you think. Thanks for listening.

 

 

The Best Of 7’6 Tacko Fall Vs. 7’6 Mamadou N’Diaye

UC Irvine ended up winning this game 61-60 in OT, but I think it’s safe to say that most folks could care less about the final score and were tuning in just to see two freaks of nature duking it out in the paint. Honestly outside of Manute Bol and Yao Ming, I probably couldn’t name you anyone else who stands over 7’6, so that should give you an idea of the kind of territory we’re in right now.

The tallest tip off in the history of college basketball also turned out to be maybe the most disappointing tip off in the history of college basketball.

Who needs ups when you can probably touch the rim flat footed?

N’Diaye had a rough go of it tonight. Doesn’t matter if you’re 5’6, 7’6, or 10’6, that’s the definition of posterized. Mamadou got yammed on.

Tacko used all 10″ of that vertical to send the game into OT with a game tying dunk. CLUTCH TACKO!!!!

Fall got the best of N’Diaye tonight, posting 6 points, 7 boards, and 4 blocks, to N’Diaye’s 5 points and 2 boards. Just be glad I was able to document this in stone (electronically) for you guys cause I can’t promise you the next time you’ll see two giants square off like this again.

Former Providence Big Man Carson Desrosiers Joins The Storm The Court Podcast, So Get Your Questions In Now

Hey now, look at that! Storm The Court is moving up in the world. This week’s podcast is going to feature former Providence big man Carson Desrosiers. Just a quick background on Carson, the shot block aficionado started his career at Wake Forrest and landed in Providence where he ended up winning a Big East Championship with the Friars before graduating. Carson got to see a lot of the college basketball landscape and wasn’t one of those guys who played when they were still using peach baskets as rims, so he should be able to give us a pretty fresh perspective on life in college hoops today. If you have any questions about hoops or life in general you want to ask Carson make sure you submit them to @stormthecourtpc@BarstoolReags, or @Mikey_Golds and maybe you’ll hear them featured on the show. Hard hitting questions only though.

Frank Underwood gets it. Bring you’re A game, you guys.

New Mexico Forward Devon Williams Collapsed Mid-Game and Was Taken Out On a Stretcher

In case you didn’t stay up late to watch UNM’s victory over Mew Mexico State last night (let’s be honest, unless you’re a diehard Lobos fan, you most certainly did not) you missed junior forward Devon Williams collapse on the court with an apparent neck injury.

Scary, scary shit out there in Albuquerque. Seems like we see somebody go down like this almost every year now, but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. Really makes you realize that college hoops is just a game and that there’s a lot more to worry about in life when you see a twenty something year old kid hit the deck like that.

T’s and P’s for the Williams family and the entire UNM program.

How About Butler Just Casually Dropping 144 On the Citadel This Evening?

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If you play for The Citadel do you even bother showing up for practice tomorrow? I don’t think you do. No amount of suicides can make up for 144.