The Hoops HD Report: May Session

Chad and the panel are back for their first offseason podcast of the…well…offseason!!  The group discusses Wichita State’s move from the Missouri Valley to the American, as well as the MVC’s decision to replace them with Valpo.  They also look at some of the players who are either entering the draft, or still considering it.  Another topic is discussing whether or not basketball should have a non-championship season in the summer or early fall of five or six games similar to what other NCAA sports do.  All that, and much more!


And for all you radio lovers, below is an mp3 version of the show…

The Hoops HD Report: 2016-2017 Season Finale!

We are back for the final Podcast of the 2016-2017 season!  We do an in depth recap of the Final Four and National Championship games, and share our opinions on the whistle-fest that was the second half.  We also look back at some of the more defining and indelible moments of the NCAA Tournament, and of the entire season.  We also discuss the recent coaching changes and talk about whether or not we feel those programs are on the right track.


UNDER CONSTRUCTION (and other notes)

-We are doing a bit of house cleaning here at Hoops HD.  As a result, we have deactivated some of our plugins, including the plugin that allows us to post mp3 audio files.  Therefore, there will not be an audio only format of this show available for the next couple of days, but we will upload it for you once we’ve made those changes.

-As mentioned above, this is our last podcast that pertains to the 2016-2017 season, but it is hardly our last podcast.  We will be doing at least one podcast per month, and perhaps more if we are able to line up the guests that we want.  In September, we will once again kick things off with our Pre-Preseason Show and if everything goes according to plan you’ll begin to see Chad Sherwood’s Conference Previews and Jon Teitel’s interviews appearing at that time.  By the time October rolls around we’ll once again be posting content on a daily basis (mostly previews) and that will continue all the way through the end of next season.

-(Stepping out of puppet character) I want to thank the entire staff here at Hoops HD for everything they do and for everything they did this season.  I hope this site is a lot of fun for everyone who reads it because I can assure you it is a TON of fun for me.  I love the daily routine of it all throughout the season of writing up the daily News, Notes, and Highlighted Games, and doing the podcasts throughout the weeks.  When I sit back and think about the amount of work that everyone puts into this, I’m rather amazed.  The Nitty Gritty Rankings, the frequent Bracketology Updates, the preseason interviews and conference previews, the organization of the Mock Selection Committee, the organization of the different podcasts, and the overall maintenance of the site is all done by people other than myself.  I always say that I don’t play fantasy sports or online video games.  I do this, and I love doing this, and I have a blast doing it with everyone that works on and contributes to the site.  It helps remind me of why it is that I love college basketball, and sometimes I need that.  I hope that we’re still doing it when we’re all in our sixties.

In the meantime, the countdown to the Second Friday in November is on!!!

CLICK HERE for the Countdown Tab


For all you radio lovers, below is an mp3 version of the show…

The Hoops HD Report: Final Four Edition

The panel gives a full breakdown of the Final Four.  We discuss each team and review how it was that they got there.  South Carolina has been one of the biggest surprises in the tournament, Oregon pulled off a shocking win against Kansas despite the injuries they’ve dealt with, Gonzaga cruised past Xavier after winning a nail-biter against West Virginia, and North Carolina won in a classic against Kentucky.  We also take a look at some of the more notable coaching changes, as well as the NIT, CIT, and CBI Tournaments.


And for all you radio lovers, below is an mp3 version of the show…

The Hoops HD Report: Sweet Sixteen Edition

Chad and the panel look back at the First and Second Rounds of the tournament, and preview all of the Sweet Sixteen and potential Elite Eight action coming up this week.  We discuss what our favorite games have been so far, along with the biggest surprises and who we like going forward…


And for all you radio lovers, below is an mp3 version of the show…

The Hoops HD Report: Selection Sunday Plus One

Chad and the panel discuss the teams that made the field, the snubs, and what they agreed and disagreed with in terms of the Selection Committee.  They also run through each of the match-ups and potential match-ups in the Rounds of 64 and 32, and give each of their individual Final Four picks.  They close by quickly looking at the other postseason tournaments, and reveal the first ever field of the Hoops HD AC8 Tournament


And for all you radio lovers, below is an mp3 version of the show…

Championship Week Video Notebook: FINAL DAY!!

WELCOME SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS!!  It is very important that you double check your work with what we’ve done to ensure that you did it right!!  CLICK HERE to view our Survival Board

For the Hoops HD Selection Committee Report, and a look at our seed list and bracket as it stands prior to Sunday’s Games – CLICK HERE

This is our final Championship Week Video Notebook, and it was a busy day as 14 automatic bids were handed out.  UC Davis and North Dakota made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time, Duke knocked off Notre Dame to complete their run through the ACC Tournament and give their resume a huge boost in the process, Arizona picked up their second big win in two nights to win the Pac Twelve, and much more.  We review all of today’s games, preview tomorrow’s games, and discuss what the Hoops HD Selection Committee did on their final evening of deliberations.  And as always, we begin with our mailbag and end by updating the Survival Board.



Format: Standard
Location: Hartford, CT
Sunday, March 12 – Championship
3:15 PM – (1) SMU vs (2) Cincinnati, ESPN

Format: Ladder (top four seeds bye into quarterfinals)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, March 12 – Championship
12:30 PM – (2) VCU vs (4) Rhode Island, CBS

Format: Ladder (top four seeds bye into quarterfinals)
Location: Washington, DC
Sunday, March 12 – Championship
3:00 PM – (2) Wisconsin vs (8) Michigan, CBS

Format: Ladder (top four seeds bye into quarterfinals)
Location: Nashville, TN
Sunday, March 12 – Championship
1:00 PM – (1) Kentucky vs (3) Arkansas, ESPN

Format: Standard
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, March 12 – Championship
12:00 PM – (1) Princeton vs (3) Yale, ESPN2

Format: Standard
Location: New Orleans, LA
Sunday, March 12 – Championship
2:00 PM – (4) Texas State vs (6) Troy, ESPN2


And for all you radio lovers, below is an mp3 version of the show…