Make Sure You Get Your Questions In For Episode 15 ft. Tod Lanter

The STC Podcast is back in full swing this evening after yesterday’s mega slate of games which some of you may or may not have fallen financially victim to (guilty as charged). If you need an outlet to channel your frustrations or you want to just take it easy and let your mind wander on a Sunday afternoon, then make sure you gear up for Kentucky’s own Tod Lanter joining the podcast later today. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Tod played ball at UK for three years and should be able to offer some terrific insight into what it’s like to be a part of arguably the biggest and most prestigious program in all of college sports. Now would be the chance to get your questions in. Things like, “On a scale of 1-Prince Harry, how close would you say you were to the Prince of Campus?” or “Did you or any of your teammates ever have a tremendous success rate using pickup lines such as ‘hey girl, where you goin’ with dem titties?” All fair questions imho. Anyway, the podcast will be recorded later today, so if you’re a UK fan or really just a fan of life and college basketball in general, make sure to chime in and stay tuned for this week’s episode where Tod will more than likely determine whether or not being a walk on at the University of Kentucky is really the best gig in all of college basketball.

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Updated Storm the Court Podcast Pick Em Challenge Top 25 Rankings

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Ok so here’s the deal. Last time I dropped the current standings for the Pick ‘Em Challenge, I tried to hit you with the Top 25 crafted in an ever so creative fashion based off of the AP’s weekly top 25 standings (you’re welcome, but whatever). Normally I do that on my work computer, which unfortunately is at, well work, so seeing as we’re a little over halfway through today’s mega slate of games and I’m fairly sure we’re all pretty content melting into our couches ’til the final buzzer, I’m just gonna leave this HERE. Go ahead and peruse at your own leisure and see how you’ve been stacking up against your Internet friends. I’ll go ahead and give the rest of the updated standings sometime this week where I can actually put a little more thought into the top 25 when I’m supposed to be doing real actual 9-5 work.

Remember, the Pick ‘Em Challenge is cumulative throughout the season so if you’ve missed a week it’s not too late to turn things around and make some hay as we inch ever closer to March. That is unless you stink at making picks. In that case, well, I guess baseball season will be here before you know it?

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(Almost) Everything You Missed Last Night In College Hoops; Xavier Is Good, Wake Loses In Historic Fashion, Shaq Fu Gets Paid

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Xavier Def. Providence 75 – 68, Notches First Top Ten Road Win In Twenty Years

Billy R’s best “ONIONS” call all season, imo. 

I’m not sure Xavier is really this for real or if Providence’s offense is really this bad or both, but whichever way you slice it that was an impressive win for the Musketeers last night- Friars stinky offense be damned. Outside of Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil, Providence struggles to put the ball in the hole and shooting 20% from three doesn’t bode well when you’re trying to beat a top ten team as athletic and as deep as the Musketeers are.

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Also that was Xavier’s first top ten win on the road in two decades. That’s right, TWENTY YEARS. I almost fell out of my chair when I heard that on the radio this morning. Xavier isn’t exactly what you’d consider a blueblood, but they have a damn good club year in and year out and I’d just assume they would have at least gotten lucky once or twice since the 90’s. You know, the old “blind squirrel finds a nut” philosophy.

Wake Forest Pisses Away the Game, Loses After Being Up 7 With 20 Seconds Remaining

There’s no time like the present, so maybe I’m a little caught up in all the hoopla when I say this, but on paper that’s one of the worst losses I’ve ever seen in a basketball game. Up 7 with 20 seconds left? That’s north of a 99% win percentage to be exact. That’s right about the time you finish the last little bit of your beer and head for the concourse. One can’t really help but draw comparisons to Reggie Miller crucifying the Knicks in ’95. Of course everyone will probably forget all about Wake’s implosion by March because it happened on a Tuesday night in January and not in the NBA postseason at Madison Square Garden, but outside of that, everything else had the makings of a historic loss by the Deacons.

Shaq Fu Claims He Was “Paid Very Well” In His Time at LSU, Encourages His Son to Do the Same

 

You know what? I’m with Shaq all the way on this one. There should absolutely be a statute of limitations. More than 20 years and about 200 lbs. have passed since Shaq first step foot in Baton Rouge and most of the old white dudes that were paying Kazaam under the table are either dead or retired. Besides, you’d be a fool to risk it all paying for Shaq’s son…

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I guarantee you being the Big Aristotle’s son pays far more than any booster or slimeball agent ever could even during their best years.

Ben Simmons when he heard Shaq talking pay for play

ICYMI: Episode 14 With Oklahoma’s James Fraschilla

 

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Episode 14 – James Fraschilla

 

A long time ago (like two years) in a galaxy far, far away (Norman, OK), there was a young man who changed the face of college basketball. A pioneer in the bench mob game, he dazzled the masses with scintillating trick shot videos and a rendition of the air guitar that would make even Eddie Van Halen wet his pants.

That man’s name was James Fraschilla (@jamesfraschilla). You might know him best for his crazy “Hayden’s Hope” trick shots or for being the son of famed coach and broadcaster Fran Fraschilla. If you don’t, well then you’re in luck because James was kind enough to sit down and join us on the podcast last night in what might just be the most interesting episode to date. James paints an excellent of picture of what it’s like to be a walk on at a big time program, an assistant in the NBA’s D-League, growing up a coach’s son, as well as his thoughts on court storming. Also James plugged Haydenshope.org, a non-profit organization he partnered with for the trick shot videos to raise awareness for children in need of organ transplants. Obviously a great cause so go check that out too when you get a chance.

 

PS- Apologies for the episode cutting out at the end there. As you know we’re absolutely perfect in everything that we do so none of the technical difficulties are our fault. We’ll just go ahead and blame Microsoft seeing as they’re in hot water already for #Tabletgate in yesterday’s AFC Championship Game. Pile on Bill Gates while he’s down.

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Episode 13 – Barstool JJ

 

Let’s play a little word association. When I say Drexel Basketball, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Quick, go! Did you say Osama Bin Laden? Well you should have. At least that’s what this week’s guest @BarstoolJJ thinks. If you’re curious as to how the face of organized terror is synonymous with small school Philadelphia basketball, tune in to find out. JJ also tells us about the time he got tossed from Madison Square Garden for hotboxing the bathroom-twice, thoughts on how walk on players should be living out their college years, and the return of ‘The Gambler’ next week. JJ once again proves he’s an always entertaining guest, per usual, so if you like what he’s done on his own show over at @YuppieJunk then you’re in for a treat this week. Hop on the Drexel Bandwagon and become part of the DACPack before it’s too late!

Also we have a special guest joining on Sunday evening as teased at the end of the episode, so stay tuned as the announcement will be made on Twitter in the near future-ish.

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(Almost) Everything You Missed Yesterday In College Hoops

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College basketball has given us a myriad of entertaining games and big time storylines so far this season and yesterday was no different. Lost amongst two NFL playoff games, a holiday weekend, and a Future mixtape, yesterday was one of the sneakier better days in college hoops that I’m not sure anyone realizes yet. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so without further adieu, let’s dive right in.

Wisconsin – 77, Michigan State – 76

Back to back losses at home against Iowa and on the road at Wisconsin means Sparty is reeling right now. At least reeling as much as possible if you’re the no. 4 team in the country playing in the Big Ten. That’s the thing about B1G basketball this year, though. It appears that the animals are going to wipe themselves out, meaning no one in that conference has really taken the reigns as top dog and it’s going to be a fist fight to the finish.

Also I’m not totally ruling out that Wisconsin got the W solely due to the inclement conditions inside the Kohl Center…

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That’s B1G weather, yo.

Florida State – 69, Virginia – 62

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I know sometimes it seems like we actively try to pick on the Cavaliers here at the STC Podcast, which I can assure you is not the case. Having said that, I’m going to pick on the Cavaliers again. At home, their slow you down, drag it out style of play has resulted in some nice wins over WVU, and Villanova, but UVA will be lucky to win another game on the road this season. I don’t what it is with those guys, but they just can’t come up on the right side of the scoreboard away from JPJ arena, and it’s not exactly like they’re losing to powerhouses on the road either (George Washington, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech). Although to be fair, at FSU isn’t exactly a bad loss ’cause that team looks pretty tough and that Dwayne Bacon kid looks like he’s going to be the real deal as a freshman. Don’t forget, he is the next Jordan after all.

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Iowa – 82, Michigan – 71

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More B1g talk. As of right now, Iowa seems like they’re the top dog in the Big Ten sitting pretty at 5-0 and riding a 7 game winning streak with victories over Purdue and Mischigan State, twice. Don’t forget we talked Iowa Basketball earlier this year with Barstool Trent so if you missed that make sure you go back and get in the know. There’s more to Iowa than just corn (just Hawkeye sports though. Not much else).

 

Oregon State F Jarmal Reid Tripped a Ref Last Night and I Don’t Think That’s Gonna Work Out Great For Him

I’ve been on this Earth for almost 26 years and I’ve been watching basketball for the good majority of that time so I’d like to think I’ve seen it all when it comes to the game of basketball, but I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. I’ve seen things like the Malice in the Palace, I’ve seen Joey Crawford redefine what it means to be an asshole with a whistle in the NBA, but this is the first time I can ever really remember a player going out of his way to get after a ref like that. Pretty much the one major no-no you can’t violate in any sport is exactly what Reid did last night. I guess now we’ll just have to wait and see how long the suspension is? Three games, five games, an entire season? I doubt it will come to that but honestly any amount of time handed down by the conference or the team itself that would surprise me. As a senior, I think it’s safe to say that dude’s career is pretty much over. Tripping a ref is one of those things people don’t forget, so good luck getting any help from the zebras ever again, Jarmal.

The 2016 McDonald’s All American Rosters Were Released Last Night

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All the blueblood programs arguing about who has the most McDonald’s All Americans is a dick measuring tradition unlike any other. This year really isn’t much different, as UK leads the way in what is supposed to be Coach Cal’s best class since he’s been at Kentucky, but outside of that, there really aren’t many surprises here. The game airs on March 30, so make sure you tune in and see which 17-19 year old kids that look like more of a grown man than you do in your mid 20’s do things with the basketball that you couldn’t even dream of doing in your prime.

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It’s Your Weekly Edition Of the Storm the Court Podcast Pick ‘Em Challenge

Is it just me, or does this Saturday feel… empty. My NFL team collapsed in spectacular fashion and College Football is done for the foreseeable future. Fortunately CBB is back to save the day and with that another edition of the STC Podcast Pick ‘Em Challenge. Nova/Georgetown and WVU/Oklahoma headline today’s slate and both games should live up to the hype as have most big games so far this season. Remember, as visionary as we may seem at times, we’re not clairvoyants so you must be following along @stormthecourtpc on Twitter that way we can keep track of who you are. Games start at 1 so make sure you get your picks in on time and those delivery orders dialed in and buckle up for another good Saturday of college hoops.

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PS- Fingers crossed that Bob Huggins breaks out the mustard suit for this OU game. Life is just better in general when Huggs pulls out the mustard suit.

 

Episode 12 – Rico Bosco

 

As we’d mentioned earlier in the week, the self proclaimed “most hated man on the Internet” and CBB picks extraordinaire @Rico_Boso sat down with @Barstoolreags for this week’s edition of the Storm the Court Podcast. The boys bring the heat right off the bat with a couple stories about Brent Musberger and his supposed gambling/TV watching habits and a look into famed coach Jimmy Postos’ true thoughts and feelings about the 18 and 19 year old kids under his command. From then out it’s your normal, weekly hoops talk, including this year’s parity in college basketball, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, KenPom ratings, overvalued and undervalued teams, Rick Pitino and the grad student one and done phenomena, and top ten active coaches. Both gentleman really know their shit and Rico is one of the more entertaining guests to grace the podcast thus far, so if you consider yourself one of the die hard Rico Riders or you just need something to kill an hour while you do whatever it is that you do, make sure to give us a listen in case you missed the first go around this morning.

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It’s a Mid-Week Edition Of the Storm the Court Podcast Pick ‘Em Challenge; Also Rico Bosco Joins the Podcast Tonight

 

College football ended in spectacular fashion last night, which means it’s basketball’s turn to reign king in the world of collegiate athletics. Nick Saban landed himself some new hardware, which means he’s officially sold his soul to the Devil, probably. Every man has his price I suppose. For some it’s four National Championships in seven years, for others it can be as simple as covering the spread and winning some real loot off of a mid-week, mid-season college basketball tilt. If you find yourself in the latter category, then you’re in luck, because here comes another installment of the STC Podcast Pick ‘Em Challenge all up in your face. By now you guys should know the rules. Fill out the document with your picks and make sure you’re following along on Twitter that way we can know who you are and whether you’re a visionary oracle or a pile of flaming dog shit when it comes to making picks. Speaking of visionary oracles, the one and only Rico Bosco is sitting down with us tonight to talk betting college hoops and really any other sort of questions your heart so desires. We’ve had a lot of basketball and gambling related questions roll in already, but if you missed that boat and have something you’d like to hear covered on this week’s show, be sure to get them in before recording this evening.

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It’s the Triumphant Return Of the Storm the Court Podcast Pick ‘Em Challenge. Get Your Selections In NOW

Don’t call it a comeback. 2016 is here and thus kicks off a fresh slate of the Storm the Court Podcast Pick ‘Em Contest. Most people know today as Wild Card Saturday in the NFL, but if you’re like me, waiting in anguish for your team to snag their first playoff win in 25 years tonight at 8, take some of the edge off with a nice lineup of college hoops coming at you strong all day long. Baylor @ Iowa State, Pittsburgh @ Notre Dame, Memphis @ Connecticut, and finally finishing this evening with North Carolina @ Syracuse. In case you guys need a little refresher, go back and check out the rules. Make sure you’re following on Twitter @stormthecourtpc to be eligible to win and don’t suck at picking games and maybe, just maybe you’ll have some free merch coming your way. It’s no $800 million Powerball jackpot but free shit is free shit.

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