After a disappointing opening night against the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati has reeled off six straight wins. During the 6 game win streak Jaren Cumberland has proved to be an effective “go to guy”, Cane Broome has shown flashes of brilliance on the offensive end, and Tre Scott has shown incredible improvement from just a year ago. Radio analyst and former bearcat great Terry Nelson has been busy covering the Bearcats and joins the BeDFRNT podcast to discuss how this years team is beginning to find their identity. Read More
The Xavier Musketeers made their first ever trip to Maui for the biggest non-conference tournament in college hoops. Andy Mac was one of the many Xavier faithful to make the trip to enjoy all the festivities of the Maui Invitational. After X dropped the first two games of the tourney to Auburn and San Diego State in heartbreaking fashion, the muskies showed no quit and finished off the trip with a victory over Illinois.
Andy breaks down the muskies and provides points of optimism which include the play of Tyrique Jones, Paul Scruggs, and newcomer Keonte Kennedy. As always, Andy breaks it down like only Andy Mac can. Read More
The Cincinnati Bearcats played it’s opening game in front of a sold out crowd at the newly renovated “5th 3rd arena.” The night started with excitement as fans stormed into the new area (which looks great by the way), and were greeted by Bearcat legend K Mart reenacting one of his iconic dunks, bright lights, and a new sound system that was bumping Mo Bamba to the delight of the student section. Unfortunately once the game started, the fans didn’t have much to cheer about. Cincinnati stormed back in the 2nd half but fell to the buckeyes 64-56. Terry Nelson joins the BeDFRNT podcast to break it down with Brad, Greg, and Nick and answers questions that many Bearcat fans might be asking themselves. Be sure to subscribe to the BeDFRNT page for updated content. Read More
College basketball has officially started. Everyone across the country is crowning Duke as the national champion but for Xavier, it was the beginning of a new era. No more Jp. Macura, no more Trevon Bluiett, no more Chris Mack who left for Louisville and on Tuesday night a new era started. Travis Steele and the new look musketeers won their first game of the season against IUPUI at the Cintas Center 82 – 69. Andy Mac joins the BeDFRNT podcast to discuss Travis Steele’s first win as head coach and breaks down the play of each player in game 1. Be sure to follow the BeDFRNT podcast for more college hoops and talk, and of course, more Andy Mac.
This best time for sports in America is right now. Football is in full swing, the NBA is already couple weeks into the the regular season, and college hoops tips off next week. “Around the world” is a weekly BeDFRNT segment that takes on five of the more trending topics in all of sports. This week, the BeDFRNT crew talks D Rose and his special night in Minnesota, best halloween costumes of 2018, Rick Pitino in the NBA, offers a Duke vs. UK preview, and rationalizes the avalanche fall of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Andy Mac joins the BeDFRNT podcast to recap Xavier’s 98-69 win over Kentucky Wesleyan. Star point guard Quentin Goodin and graduate transfer Zack Hankins were unavailable for the contest because of recent injuries. Andy discusses some of his takeaways, gives an injury update on the two missing muskies, and offers an important public service announcement for listeners.
Musketeer Madness, in many ways, serves as the public introduction for the upcoming Xavier basketball season. This year provides a number of storylines for a team that lost their head coach in the offseason in addition to losing Trevon Bluiett and JP Macura to graduation. Andy Mac joins the BeDFRNT podcast to discuss his thoughts on Musketeer Madness as well as the latest recruiting news for the Class of 2019.
The NBA regular season has started and as usual the pettiness has started as well. There are no shortage of storylines but the headlining story always seems to surround the best player in the world, Lebron James. What was supposed to be all about LBJ in his first game suited up as a Laker at the Staples Center, turned into 3 ejections and Rajon Rondo allegedly spitting in CP3’s face . The BeDFRNT crew takes on some of these early season storylines in the NBA and covers the most trending topics in college hoops including Chris Mullen’s recent addition at St. Johns. Will this be the year the Johnnies step back into the national spotlight? Read More
Justin Doellman is best known, in Cincinnati, for his playing career at Xavier University from 2004-2007. Since leaving Xavier, Justin has become one of the top players overseas and is currently playing in his 12th year in Spain. During this unplugged interview, Brad and Justin discuss his successful transition to a professional basketball overseas. As always, the interview is completed with the 10 question challenge. Read More
Dave Love has worked with NBA players on shooting mechanics for over a decade. Growing up in Canada, Dave fell in love with the game of basketball as a young kid and developed a passion for learning and teaching the game. In 2001, Dave Launched a training program designed at teaching younger players the game of basketball and how to best utilize their skill set. With the success of this business venture, Dave was offered an opportunity to work with the Phoenix Suns as a shooting instructor in 2009. Since that time, Dave has continued to run his training program while working with NBA teams including the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and most recently the Orlando Magic. Read More