Dana & Victory Podcast
Summary: Go inside the locker rooms at the Cintas Center with this Xavier basketball insider podcast from MusketeerReport.com.
Rick is joined by Xavier's newest assistant coaches Ben Johnson and Jonas Hayes. The guys talk about what made them come to Xavier, what their thoughts of Travis Steele were before coming to work for him, insights on their recruiting strategies, and more.
Dan, Rick, & The Legend Brian Snow discuss Travis Steele's first week on the job as head coach at Xavier. So far, Steele has landed commitments from three graduate transfers - Zach Hankins, Kyle Castlin, and Ryan Welage. He's also hired two assistant coaches in Jonas Hayes from Georgia and Ben Johnson from Minnesota. The guys discuss those new additions, what's next, early expectations for 2018-19, and a look ahead at 2019 recruiting.
Dan, Rick, & The Legend Brian Snow discuss Travis Steele being named as the new head coach at Xavier. They talk about the hiring process, the differences between Chris Mack and Steele, what Steele will be looking for when hiring assistants, next year's roster, and more.
Dan, Rick, & The Legend Brian Snow discuss the end of the Chris Mack era as XU's Head Coach announced he was taking the Louisville job on Tuesday. The guys discuss Mack's legacy, who his replacement might be, and Athletic Director Greg Christopher's press conference on Tuesday.
Rick, Dan, and The Legend Brian Snow recap the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Topics include a detailed breakdown of Xavier's win over Texas Southern, a preview of Xavier vs Florida State, the Big East's performance in the tournament, UMBC's historic win over No. 1 seeded Virginia, Marshall's win over Wichita State, and more.
Rick and Brian Snow discuss Xavier's potential matchups in the NCAA Tournament's West Region. They also talk about the overall bracket, the best games to watch, finals predictions, and more.
Rick and Dan recap Xavier's loss in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament.
Dan and Rick talk about Xavier's convincing win over St. John's in the Big East quarterfinals.
Dan, Rick, and "The Legend" Brian Snow discuss the latest Yahoo and ESPN reports involving Edmond Sumner and Sean Miller respectively. The guys then talk about Xavier being in the driver's seat for a regular season Big East championship following another Villanova loss. Will the Musketeers cut down the nets Wednesday night if they clinch at least a share of the Big East crown? Will they secure a 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament no matter what if they beat Providence and DePaul? They hit on all that and more.
Dan and Rick are joined by Brian Snow for this Big East midterm review of the Podcast. The guys break down the conference team-by-team and give their picks for biggest surprise, biggest disappointment, coach of the year, and player of the year.
Dan starts the podcast by giving a PSA about parenting. Dan and Rick then get down to the bottom of the fartghazi situation in the local Cincinnati media. Finally, they talk about the Musketeers' win over St. John's. Topics include the Musketeers' defensive effort, why Xavier always struggles with quick guards, the ridiculous play of Kerem Kanter, whether or not Trevon Bluiett is back, and what Chris Mack has meant to Xavier's program.
Dan and Rick discuss Xavier's 3-0 start in Big East play. The conversation includes Xavier not firing on all cylinders despite being ranked fifth in the nation, Trevon Bluiett saying he's not playing his best basketball right now, JP Macura's strong start against the conference, the Musketeers' depth, and what to watch for in the Providence and Villanova games. Plus, the guys comment on the latest rumors linking Chris Mack to Louisville.
Dan and Rick are joined by MusketeerReport's resident Big East expert Doug Tifft to break down each team in the conference.
Dan, The Legend Brian Snow, and Rick mostly discuss Xavier's convincing win over Cincinnati in the Crosstown Shootout. They also discuss what's ahead for the Musketeers and if there are any concerns for Chris Mack's team at this point.
Rick previews the Crosstown Shootout with BearcatJournal's Justin Berg.