ESPN College GameDay podcast

ESPN College GameDay

Join ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis and Senior Writer Pete Thamel, as well as many of GameDay’s key analysts and contributors, as they discuss and debate the biggest stories and break down the biggest games in college football, while also leaning into the key basketball moments and storylines as well. With episodes Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays in the fall, and a year-round weekly presence this is the place to be for the college sports fan.

Join ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis and Senior Writer Pete Thamel, as well as many of GameDay’s key analysts and contributors, as they discuss and debate the biggest stories and break down the biggest games in college football, while also leaning into the key basketball moments and storylines as well. With episodes Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays in the fall, and a year-round weekly presence this is the place to be for the college sports fan.

 

#183

Where Texas and Oklahoma Stand in the SEC; The Unanticipated Storyline from Arkansas; Rece's Feedbac...

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss what caught their eyes from SEC Media Days, what to know about Texas and Oklahoma ahead of this season, why they think Ole Miss might make the playoffs and what other teams that are piquing their interest as they pour through their pre-season research. And now that College Football 25 is out, Rece shares a behind-the-scenes story as to why he was told not to record too many memorable lines for the game. Timecodes: 0:00 Welcome  3:04 - Quick Preview Texas and Oklahoma 8:07 - Making Picks When Teams Have New Roster Makeup  12:00 - Teams That Could Be Fun To Watch This Season OSU Roll  14:21 - SEC Media Day Unanticipated Storyline from Arkansas 21:09 - Quick Preview & Expectations of Ole Miss  26:00 - CFP Predictions SEC Teams Over/Under 33:13 - CFB 25 BTS: Rece Lends His Voice To The Game Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 hrs Ago

46 MINS

46:41

18 hrs Ago


#182

Big 12 Media Days Give a Glimpse of Next Season; Deion Sanders' Plan To Win; Mike Gundy's Distractin...

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss the eyebrow-raising moments at the Big 12 Football Media Days including Pete's interview with Colorado's Deion Sanders, on top of Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy's comments on Ollie Gordon's II's arrest for suspicion of DUI. Then they give the lay of the land for the Big 12 going into next season, specifically their thoughts on conference leaders in Utah, Kansas and Arizona, as well as how Iowa State will do if they can get over the mental hurdle of losing one-score games. They also ponder some alternate name options for the conference - why not call it the Gargantuan 16? 0:00 Welcome  0:27 - A Must Watch: Deion Sanders & Pete Thamel 05:16 - Colorado’s Issue Last Season: Their Defense 12:12 - Mike Gundy During Big 12 Media Days 15:06 - Gunday Contextualizes Ollie Gordon II’s DUI Arrest 22:46 - OK State: Last Season & Next Season 25:00 - Who Will Win The Big 12? 33:15 - Big 12 Unforced Error: Non-Conference Games 41:21 - Who Plays In The Big 12 Championship Game? 46:11 - The Stress Of A Pete Thamel Story Chase  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jul 2024

53 MINS

53:40

12 Jul 2024


#181

What You Might’ve Missed From GameDay’s Recent Coach Interviews!

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel sit down with coaches to pick their minds on what it takes to build program, what players they have their eyes on and what philosophies they’ve come to impart to the people around them. Tune in to listen to Fran Brown from Syracuse, Spencer Danielson from Boise State, Eliah Drinkwitz from University of Missouri, Jedd Fisch from the University of Washington, Jeff Lebby from Mississippi State University, Matt Rhule from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Jonathan Smith from Michigan State University. 0:10 - Coaches Reflect On The Moment They Were Hired 0:57 - Coaches On Strategies, Culture & Emerging Talent 04:26 - Defensive Notes From College Coaches 05:13 - Raising The Bar Every Single Year Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Jul 2024

08 MINS

08:15

03 Jul 2024


#180

Boise State HC Spencer Danielson on the Broncos Potentially Clutching the CFP National Title

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel sit down with Boise State head coach Spencer Danielson to discuss the moment last season - after his team won the Mountain West title - when he was officially moved from interim to full-time head coach. They also get into running back Ashton Jeanty's elite skillset and the upcoming quarterback battle between Malachi Nelson and Maddux Madsen. 0:00 Welcome  00:15 - Group Of Five Playoff Pathway To A Title 01:20 - Remembering The Great Boise St-Oklahoma Fiesta Bowl 04:49 - The Moment Spencer Danielson Became Boise State’s HC 16:36 - Boise State HC On Recruiting The Current Roster 21:43 - RB Ashton Jeanty’s Elite Skillset 26:50 - Boise State’s Shot At Title With Expanded CFP 29:46 - Boise State’s Upcoming QB Battle: Malachi vs Maddox 39:25 - A Quick Dive Into Boise State’s In-Season Schedule 40:49 - Boise St, Memphis & Toledo Could Make CFP Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Jun 2024

47 MINS

47:31

24 Jun 2024


#179

ACC & SEC Sleeper Teams!

On the latest episode of the College Gameday Podcast, Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss which ACC and SEC teams they think will outperform themselves this year - specifically, they look into NC State and if they can stop stepping on the rake, the embers of a possible Virginia Tech revival, Tennessee toeing the line at a playoff contention and more! 0:00 - Welcome  00:32 - How Did Pete Celebrate The Celtics’ 18th NBA Title? 09:55 - The Only Independents In FBS: UCONN & Notre Dame 11:08 - Rece’s ACC Sleeper Team: NC State 12:31 - Pete’s ACC Sleeper Teams: Syracuse & Boston College 24:46 - Pete’s SEC Sleeper Team: Texas A&M 28:15 - Rece’s SEC Sleeper Team: Tennessee  35:08 - More On Celtics Celebration in Pete’s House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Jun 2024

38 MINS

38:54

18 Jun 2024


#178

Big Ten & Big 12 Teams To Be Bullish On!

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss which teams they think will propel to the top of the Big Ten and Big 12 conference rankings this year. They also try their hand at the Love It Or Hate It Game where they have to dish out their preference on topics like the transfer portal, Nick Saban's retirement and Deion Sanders on X! 0:00 - Welcome  1:00 - Surely CBB Officials Love UCONN’s Dan Hurley’s Decision 07:08 - Big Ten Teams To Be Bullish On: Nebraska & Rutgers 14:27 - The Big 12 Favorite Team Will Be: Utah 19:43 - Getting Used To The Schedule Changes 25:20 - Using Team Schedules To Explain The CFP Format 28:17 - Love It or Hate It: Current State of Transfer Portal 32:08 - Love It or Hate It: Nick Saban’s Retirement 35:02 - Love It or Hate It: Deion Sanders on X 36:32 - Love It or Hate It: Best Pregame Entrance 38:42 - Remembering NBA Legend Jerry West Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

42 MINS

42:41

13 Jun 2024


#177

EMERGENCY POD: UConn's Coach Dan Hurley To Pull Up To The Los Angeles Lakers?

Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and college basketball insider Jeff Borzello discuss UConn Dan Hurley's big on-court energy and if this unabashed east coast guy would make the move to Hollywood to coach another preeminent team, the Los Angeles Lakers. They also preview potential coaching candidates for UConn should Hurley decide to make the move. 0:00 Lakers aggressively pursuing UConn’s Dan Hurley 5:12 Hurley to bring his big on-court energy to the pros? 7:44 From college to the NBA: How would Hurley fit in? 9:15 Hurley to Hollywood? He’s an unabashed east coast guy 15:15 Hurley’s potential relationship with LeBron James looms large 21:54 Hurley’s potential impact on the western conference 22:48 Potential coaching candidates for UConn if Hurley leaves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Jun 2024

30 MINS

30:27

06 Jun 2024


#176

Missouri HC Eliah Drinkwitz on the Head Coaches Room at the SEC Meetings + WR Luther Burden's "Luthe...

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel sit down with Missouri head coach Eliah Drinkwitz to discuss wide receiver Luther Burden's "Luther instincts," the "revolutionary" style of the head coaches at the SEC meetings, some of the discussions at the SEC meetings, and the case for keeping walk-ons as part of college football going forward. Drinkwitz also jokes about how he and his family go through adversity each time they board a Southwest flight. 0:00 - Welcome  0:28 - Where Does Missouri Rank As CFP Contenders? 03:20 - Missouri Coach Eliah Drinkwitz Joins The Pod 04:01 - How Last Season Impacts Returning Players 05:39 - Missouri’s State Law Created An NIL Advantage 08:57 - Luther Instincts On The Field From WR Luther Burden 11:35 - Coach Drinkwitz Pulls The Veil Back On SEC Meetings 17:30 - Drinkwitz: Walk-Ons Are Necessary For Player Safety 20:37 - Coach Drinkwitz’s Gameday Connor Stallions Quip 21:53 - Drinkwitz: I’m A Seinfeld Guy Through & Through  24:47 - How To Find What Your Family Is Made Of 26:27 - “I Don’t Have Any Tools’ To Fix Things Around The House” 28:14 - Missouri’s Chance In The College Football Landscape Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

33 MINS

33:41

05 Jun 2024


#175

Recruiting 4 or 5 Star Players Vs Developing Current Players: Who's Doing It Right - Georgia, Michig...

Who has the right model when it comes to building out a team - Georgia, Michigan or Clemson? Rece Davis, Bill Connelly and Ryan McGee get into it! They also take a look at Bill's latest SP+ rankings and mull over how an SEC or Big Ten team going 9-3 compares to a Big 12 team going 10-2. Before ending the pod, they bring up a few 'new' conference matchups that are on the horizon - BYU-Utah, Texas-Texas A&M, and Oklahoma-Texas A&M. 0:00 - Welcome 0:52 - BTS On Covering Auto Racing Driver Kyle Larson 04:34 - CFB Players At The Coke 600 Motorsports Race 07:16 - Riding The Ups & Downs Of The CFB Rankings  09:06 - A Quick Lou Holtz Story  11:14 - Riding The Ups & Downs Of The CFB Rankings  13:14 - An Overview of SP+ Projections For The Coming Season  18:45 - Top “New” Conference Match-Ups To Look Forward To  25:31 - Building Dreams: The Georgia Vs. Michigan Model  27:49 - Building Dreams: What About The Clemson Model?  34:29 - Remembering Bill Walton, A Great Football Fan  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 May 2024

39 MINS

39:42

29 May 2024


#174

Mississippi State HC Jeff Lebby on the origins of his dominant offensive schemes

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel sit down with Mississippi State head coach Jeff Lebby to discuss how he's developed his offensive prowess, the players that will light up the field this season, the advantage his program has over others, and the "yeet yeet" call that always turns heads down in Starkville. 0:00 Welcome 0:20 - Ken Jean Auditions To Be On Gameday? 02:56 - Gameday To Wrigley Field 06:22 - Jeff Lebby Joins The Pod 07:36 - Lebby on Shaping The Roster 10:55 - Lebby on Mississippi St’s Advantage Over Others 15:13 - Jeff Lebby On The Difficult Part Of His Job 19:04 - The Offensive Minds That Impacted Coach Lebby 24:27 - Coach Lebby’s Favorite Baylor Story Of Robert Griffin III 30:08 - Lebby’s Yeet Yeet Call That Players Are Dialed Into 38:23 - House v. NCAA Case: Why This week Is A Pivot Point In College Athletics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 May 2024

45 MINS

45:54

20 May 2024


#173

Who Will Be Ohio State's Starting QUARTERBACK?; A Look Ahead To Florida State vs. Georgia Tech in Ir...

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel get into Ohio State's and Michigan's current rosters - who came back and who joined - and who they think will emerge as the starting quarterback. They also look towards the big game in Ireland, Florida State vs. Georgia Tech, and GameDay's first in-season destination, College Station, where they'll be covering Notre Dame vs. Texas A&M.   0:00 Preview of Week 0: Florida State vs. Georgia Tech 4:41 Preview of Week 1: Notre Dame vs. Texas A&M 6:37 Early preseason No. 1 pick: Ohio State or Georgia? 9:28 Who will be Ohio State's starting QB? 18:25 Who will be Michigan's starting QB? 22:33 Very early concerns ahead of the CFP 32:40 Next week: A vote on a revenue-share plan with players   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 May 2024

37 MINS

37:47

15 May 2024


#172

FIRST IMPRESSIONS of Colorado's Current Program + Possible Pathway For Revenue Sharing with Players?

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss why Colorado, particularly head coach Deion Sanders, remains to be relentlessly fascinating. They also get into what to expect from the program now that they've moved from the now defunct Pac-12 to compete in the Big 12. Next, they chat about what it was like covering the NFL Draft with the accomplished Nick Saban. Then they round out the show with a preview of a possible legal settlement which could open the door for players to be part of a revenue sharing model. 0:00 - Welcome 03:18 - Fair To Criticize Deion Sanders' Candidness? 07:10 - Colorado's Big Scheduling Blunder 13:14 - First Impressions of Colorado's Current Program 15:38 - Expectations For Colorado, Now In The Big 12 19:09 - Nick Saban's Approach To On-Air Draft Analysis 23:35 - The Story of Oatmeal Crème Pies at the NFL 25:08 - NCAA To Backpay Players Following Antitrust Lawsuit 32:42 - What's On The Horizon For Rece & Pete? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

07 May 2024

36 MINS

36:52

07 May 2024


#171

Reggie Bush gets his HEISMAN BACK; USC's upcoming press conference; What's next for Bush and USC?

Pete and college football writer Paolo Uggetti, who covered USC football, discuss the Heisman Trust's "reinstatement" of Reggie Bush's 2005 Heisman Trophy to Bush, his contentious legal battle with the NCAA, the anomaly of OJ Simpson's Heisman Trophy sitting in USC's Heritage Hall but not Bush's, and what's next for Bush and USC's football program.   0:00 Reggie Bush has his 2005 Heisman Trophy back 1:45 USC's Heritage Hall, where the Trojans' Heisman Trophies sit 3:08 How Reggie Bush influenced USC over the years 4:37 The day Reggie Bush was allowed back on USC's campus 6:05 Reggie Bush and the NCAA's contentious relationship 10:40 USC's upcoming press conference 12:08 The time Reggie Bush got excited about the hip hop duo Kid 'n Play 13:32 Some Reggie Bush stats 14:59 What's next for USC and Reggie Bush? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Apr 2024

19 MINS

19:11

24 Apr 2024


#170

Where Will The DRAMA Start In The NFL Draft? + Unexpected Transfer Portal Updates

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel take stock of the latest notable players in the transfer portal, how they performed last season and what to expect from them next season. Then NFL Insider Field Yates joins to lift the curtain on the NFL Draft drama circulating around the Minnesota Vikings, QB Drake Maye and other teams trying to make a splash in this year's draft. Finally, they get into some QB drafting strategy and what aspects of a player can't be measured ahead of the draft. 0:00 Welcome  0:54 - What’s It Like To Have Dinner WIth Rece & Pete? 02:58 - Where Will CB Cormani McClain Transfer To? 06:05 - RB Damien Martinez Leaves Oregon St 09:24 - NFL Insider Field Yates Joins The Pod! 11:48 - Where Does The Drama Start In The NFL Draft? 13:23 - Addressing QB Drake Make Criticism 18:37 - How Many QBs Go In The First Round? 21:39 - QB Comparison: Michael Penix vs Bo Nix 25:04 - Draft A QB Backup Or Future Star? 28:55 - Prediting Draft Surprises At CB Position 29:47 - Cornerback Quinyon Mitchell 44:20 - What You Can’t Measure In The NFL Draft 44:48 - Film Study With NFL Insider Field Yates 46:08 - Do Fractional Arm Measurements Matter? 46:41 - Draft Night Conundrum: DT T'Vondre Sweat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Apr 2024

53 MINS

53:03

17 Apr 2024


#169

UConn's Use Of An NBA-Like Offense To Win Title; Dan Hurley Responds to Kentucky HC Job; Predicting ...

Pete Thamel and ESPN College Basketball Insider Jeff Borzello delve into UConn's NBA-like offense and the defense that won them a national title against Purdue. They also get into which UConn players will be remembered on this team. And looking to next season, they discuss what roster changes will happen and what Dan Hurley said about the Kentucky head coach job.   0:00 How UConn's defense helped them win 5:00 The stretch that determined the game 6:24 Which individual players will be remembered? 8:21 Where does UConn rank among repeat teams? 14:51 UConn's offense in comparison to an NBA offense 17:54 Dan Hurley responds to the Kentucky head coach job 19:58 What does UConn do to get a threepeat? 21:36 UConn's expected roster changes 22:35 Is there more college basketball news coming? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Apr 2024

26 MINS

26:53

09 Apr 2024


#168

Insider Details on How the John Calipari-Arkansas Deal Happened; How Calipari Fits with Arkansas; Po...

Pete Thamel and ESPN College Basketball Insider Jeff Borzello recount how they came to break the news that John Calipari is leaving Kentucky and headed across the SEC to Arkansas. They also get into what they think Calipari will do with Arkansas' roster, who Calipari might hire, and whether or not Arkansas will reach the NCAA Men's Tournament Final Four round in the next four years. Lastly, they get into whether or not Kentucky can fill Calipari's spot with UConn's Dan Hurley, Chicago Bulls' Billy Donovan, or even Alabama's Nate Oats.   0:00 When the John Calipari-Arkansas whispers started 2:37 John Calipari's fall from dominance 4:49 How John Calipari fits in with Arkansas 6:15 The moment the John Calipari-Arkansas deal happened 10:52 Will Arkansas make the Final Four? 14:16 Kentucky basketball head coach candidates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

25 MINS

25:45

08 Apr 2024


#167

College GameDay: The Differentiator Between Zach Edey & Donovan Clingan

Rece Davis, Pete Thamel, and ESPN College Basketball Insider Jeff Borzello break down the Men's NCAA Final Four games - specifically the early slog in the NC State vs. Purdue game and the shooting performance Alabama's Mark Sears put up against UConn's Stephon Castle. And ahead of the championship game, they get into what UConn's Donovan Clingan needs to do to stop Purdue's Zach Edey. 0:00 No. 1 seeds set to face off in men's championship game 3:07 NC State vs. Purdue early slog 8:55 Should Purdue worry about Braden Smith? 14:57 UConn vs. Purdue battle of the bigs 19:15 Foul or not on UConn's Aaliyah Edwards 23:12 Alabama needed to create more threes 25:18 In comparison: UConn and the great Duke teams 26:56 In comparison: UConn and the great Florida teams 27:57 In comparison: UConn and Villanova's 2018 team 32:44 Alabama's Mark Sears was a warrior 34:55 Who will win the men's championship game? 37:34 Who will win the women's championship game? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Apr 2024

43 MINS

43:59

07 Apr 2024


#166

ESPN NFL Draft Analyst & Insider Matt Miller and Early Draft Predictions

On today’s episode of the College Gameday Podcast, ESPN NFL Draft Analyst & Insider Matt Miller joins Rece Davis and Pete Thamel to discuss quarterback draft prospects Drake Maye and JJ McCarthy. Matt shares which team is the best fit for Drake Maye and why JJ McCarthy may not be drafted in the first round. Then, the guys dive into why NC State’s basketball star, DJ Burns, would make a great offensive tackle. Finally, Matt shares which player will be the biggest surprise in the 2024 NFL Draft! 0:00 Welcome To the College Gameday Podcast 01:09 Don't Sleep on UNC QB Drake Maye  03:43 Which Team Does QB Drake Maye Best Fit With? 07:35 Could JJ McCarthy Not Be Drafted In The 1st Round 11:03 Are There Concerns for JJ McCarthy’s Shoulder Issues? 14:45 Huge Turnout For QBs at Michigan Pro Day 20:07 How To Avoid Group Think in NFL Scouting 23:08 Learned Lessons in NFL Scouting 26:45 Players Matt Would Jump On The Table For  28:33 Chargers Will Pick Michigan's Mike Sainristil 31:10 Predicting The Biggest Surprise In The Draft 33:57 Pete’s Prediction of 6 QBS Drafted In First Round  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Apr 2024

38 MINS

38:22

03 Apr 2024


#165

College GameDay: Is UConn In The Greatest-Team-Ever Convo?; NC State & Alabama's Path to the Champio...

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss UConn being in the greatest-team-ever conversation and how Dan Hurley would fit into the NBA. Then, Pete gives a preview of his latest story - Donovan Clingan's side job as a landscaper. On another note, Rece and Pete turn their attention to NC State and chat about the hope that program has spurred for themselves from the tournament.  0:00 Rece: Is there such thing as a repeat champion? 2:10 Is UConn in the greatest-team-ever convo? 6:21 The NC State program now has hope 8:41 NC State and Alabama's path to the championship 11:49 How to stop NC State's DJ Burns 13:01 Could DJ Burns play for the NBA or NFL? 18:30 UConn's Donovan Clingan's side job as a landscaper 20:36 Dan Hurley's coaching track record 26:21 Could UConn's Dan Hurley be an NBA coach? 31:10 A Dan Hurley family story Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Apr 2024

36 MINS

36:55

03 Apr 2024


#164

College GameDay: The Men’s Final Four Teams ARE SET; UConn Fights For a Back-to-Back Title; Duke’s F...

Pete Thamel and ESPN College Basketball Insider Jeff Borzello discuss the teams that have just landed in the Final Four spots in the Men’s NCAA tournament – specifically how a missed free throw by Virginia in the ACC tournament impacted NC State’s trajectory to the Final Four. They also talk about UConn’s evisceration of Illinois, the No. 2 offense in the country. And although Duke lost to NC State, Borzello notes that the Blue Devils’ future is bright as they are looking forward to Cooper Flagg, the number one college recruit in the country who has committed to their program for the following season. Finally, the two round out the pod with a preview of the Final Four games and who they think will be the NCAA tournament champion. 0:00 The Final Four teams are set 1:05 A missed free throw in the ACC tournament affected NC State’s trajectory to now 8:49 Illinois should’ve adjusted to UConn’s Donovan Clingan 12:01 The difficulty for UConn to win a back-to-back title 24:22 How Zach Edey fits into Purdue’s game 29:38 Tennessee’s dependence on Dalton Knecht 31:53 Breaking down NC State DJ Burns’ game 37:22 The future of Duke with No. 1 college recruit Cooper Flagg 42:17 Final Four preview: Alabama vs UConn 45:20 Final Four preview: Purdue vs NC State 48:20 The best basketball players in the portal right now 51:25 Who will be the men’s NCAA tournament champion? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

55 MINS

55:16

01 Apr 2024


#163

College GameDay: John Calipari's Future LOOMS Over College Basketball; Coaching News for Louisville,...

Pete Thamel and ESPN College Basketball Insider Jeff Borzello discuss Kentucky head coach John Calipari's uncertain future with the Wildcats. They delve into his need to change his staff, his need to shift his focus to developing older rosters, and the pros and cons that come with working with him. From the school's perspective they get into the $33M+ the Wildcats would have to spend to buy Calipari out, and the lack of coaching options out there for his replacement. Next, Borzello highlights which programs are still in need of a coach and which programs that would support a coach if a coach were to land there. Lastly, Thamel and Borzello recap their favorite games and players of the NCAA Tournament so far and preview the upcoming games they are looking to watch in the Sweet 16 round.   0:00 Will Kentucky fire Calipari this week? 7:45 SMU can afford Calipari's $33M buyout 13:22 Adjustments Calipari should make 26:48 Louisville caught flat footed in head coach search 30:38 Are all top coaches headed to SEC and Big Ten? 36:55 Schools in need of a coach 50:00 Jeff's favorite NCAA Tournament moments so far 55:53 Sweet 16 game previews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:36

25 Mar 2024


#162

Clemson prepping to LEAVE the ACC? + The CFP-ESPN $7.8B Deal MISSING PIECE

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel dive into Clemson's lawsuit against the ACC - specifically how this affects Clemson's, Florida State's, and North Carolina's future with the league, and whether or not ACC will even remain a league. They also get into how this affects less profitable football programs like Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, and Indiana, and take time to really underscore how important it is for programs like those to become more competitive in order to not get left behind. Then they shift their attention to the College Football Playoff - ESPN six-year $7.8 billion contract and question how it's fathomable that players aren't getting a cut of the pie. Lastly, Pete shares the news that Washington's Troy Dannen replaces Trev Alberts as Nebraska AD, and that Iowa's OT Kadyn Proctor is reentering the portal and rejoining Alabama. 0:00 Welcome To The College GameDay Podcast 01:02 Clemson Files Lawsuit Against ACC 03:45 Clemson’s Lawsuit Shifts Eyes To North Carolina 06:35 Salvaging the ACC Without Clemson and FSU 12:40 Clemson Files Lawsuit Against ACC 16:22 The Value That Is Unique To College Sports 27:30 CFP and ESPN Deal  31:30 Troy Dannen In As AD Nebraska  39:11 Kadyn Proctor Enters Transfer Portal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Mar 2024

48 MINS

48:02

20 Mar 2024


#161

College GameDay: The Men's NCAA Tournament Bracket Region-By-Region Preview

Rece Davis and Pete Thamel preview the men's NCAA tournament bracket. They discuss their takeaways for each region, possible upsets, and then make their final four and conference champion picks. More specifically, they discuss UConn as the number one seed and who could possibly take them on, the pros and cons of Arizona, their doubts for Houston making it very far, what to keep in mind when watching NC State, what Kentucky brings to the table, Purdue's and Tennessee's baggage, and so much more! 03:30 - East preview: UConn's pathway 13:00 - East preview: Possible upsets 16:45 - East preview: The effect of Illinois' Terrence Shannon Jr. 22:30 - West preview: North Carolina's defense against other teams 25:00 West preview: Possible upsets 28:25 - West preview: The problem with Clemson 37:00 - West preview: The intrigue of Arizona 44:20 - South preview: The potholes in Houston's pathway 46:00 - South preview: How quickly will NC State fall? 58:34 - South preview: Kentucky's Reed Sheppard 01:05:51 - Midwest Preview: Purdue's & Tennessee's baggage 01:11:00 - Midwest preview: Possible upsets 01:22:00 - Full bracket preview: Final picks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

1 HR 27 MINS

1:27:07

18 Mar 2024