In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in UMBC head coach Ryan Odom.
Ryan Odom became a relative household name after his UMBC squad became the first team every to upset a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament as a 16-seed.
Topics of discussion include: the wide range of emotions following the victory over Virginia, how the momentum has carried over into the offseason, being nominated for an ESPY award, what the staff tried to implement when it first took over the program, the strengths of the returning roster, and much more.
It’s another exciting episode of Marching to Madness!
About the Hosts:
Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch and is the founder of SoutheastHoops.com. He’s also a member of the USBWA. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.
Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes.
His print and internet experiences include a college basketball writer and internet writer for Lindy’s Sports Annuals and www.lindyssports.com, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, and Rivals.com. He’s the founder and editor of collegehoopswatch.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KennyBuckets333.