College Football Podcast, College Hoops Stories

The latest Forward Progress college football podcast is available for your listening pleasure. Steve and I talk about the final “meaningless” rankings: How in the heck is Florida State No. 4? Which teams are still alive for a playoff spot? How will championship week play out? The podcast is packed with everything you’ll want to know before this weekend’s games. If you mention the show on Twitter or Facebook, or send me a question or comment via email, you’ll get a special shoutout on the next podcast.

I also want to share a couple of college basketball stories I’ve written. One is a feature on Manhattan coach Steve Masiello, which was published in the latest issue of Basketball Times. You probably remember his name from the résumé scandal last spring. I spoke to Masiello, his current and former players, several of the school’s administrators, and others outside of the program who are familiar with the situation to get an idea of how Manhattan went about taking him back and what it means for the school. The other story is much shorter, though it deals with tall players: Kentucky’s basketball team, which may be the tallest in college hoops history and can match up with any NBA team. It appeared in The Wall Street Journal last week.

You can find most all of my freelance work on my website. As always, thanks so much for reading. Without you, I’d simply be a diarist.

College Basketball Season Preview Podcast

In case you missed it, I published a college basketball podcast yesterday. My guests, Brian Kahn and Lee Joffe, and I preview the season with a discussion of what makes college hoops great, how it could be improved, and which teams to look out for in 2014-15. As we’ve done for many years, we share our Final Four predictions. Check it out!

New Podcast, Freelance Stories, Awards

Hello, readers (and listeners)! Steve and I recorded another college football podcast, which is available below. In this episode, we recap Saturday’s big games, including Mississippi State’s first loss, Melvin Gordon’s huge day (and pro potential), and the effectiveness of icing the kicker. Smokey, Tennessee’s mascot, is also discussed. All the previous podcasts are now hosted on a new website and can be downloaded.

Forward Progress: November 19

Tomorrow, be on the lookout for a college basketball podcast in which my guests and I discuss last night’s Champions Classic and make our predictions for the season. It should be a fun and informative listen. Speaking of college hoops, I wrote a story yesterday for CBS Local on Kentucky’s chances of an undefeated season and whether they could beat an NBA team. My sources include coaches who have worked at both the college and pro levels.

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