Two of The Ringer’s most overly obsessed basketball lovers, Mark Titus and Tate Frazier, from the hoop states of Indiana and North Carolina, talk through all the many happenings in the world of college basketball and beyond!
Titus is joined by The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie to discuss major NCAA allegations handed to Kansas and Bill Self, Rick Pitino settling his lawsuit with Louisville, Chuma Okeke refusing to sign his rookie contract with the Orlando Magic, top 2020 draft prospects, Sam’s wedding, and more!
Titus answers questions from the 'OSP' mailbag touching on the California bill that would allow players to be paid, the possibility of expanding the Top 25 rankings, the ideal CBB broadcast, storming the court, building the perfect basketball program, and more!
The guys review the seemingly endless NCAA basketball offseason and the story lines that carried us through to the preseason, including Zion's earthquake, NCAA sanctions, Mick Cronin, Juwan Howard, Purdue Day of Giving, R.J. Hampton, LeBron dunking on AAU, and more!
The guys reconvene for their final offseason episode before the NCAA preseason starts. They talk Bob Cousy's Presidential Medal of Freedom, Doug Gottlieb's and Dan Dakich's comments on Andrew Luck's retirement, Syracuse allegedly playing man-to-man defense this season, Eric Musselman being at it again, Sister Jean's 100th birthday, and more!
The guys discuss their "vacations," Michael Avenatti's story about Nike paying Zion Williamson, the "Rich Paul Rule," and more (4:00). Then they bring in Canadian correspondent Jordan Henry, a.k.a. "the Canadian Jon Rothstein," to discuss Carleton's unprecedented loss, arson (?), the FIBA World Cup, and more (36:35). Finally they close out the show with some shout-outs to Coach Calipari, Dickie V, BYU, Bob Knight, and more (48:50)!
Titus and Tate discuss OSP sponsoring a men's league team, a bag drop at USC, hilarious college commitment announcements, Utah getting hit with violations, USA basketball, drug testing in athletics, and more!
Titus and Tate offer their thoughts on the video of LeBron James celebrating his son at an AAU game and the discourse surrounding it on social media. Then they discuss Condoleezza Rice's NCAA commission, breaking down how the camps the commission set up just weren't up to par with others.
Titus and Tate discuss Sean Miller’s endurance during the FBI investigation and the possibility that NC State will be the only school to be hit with penalties. Then Dallas Mavericks point guard and 2018 NPOY Jalen Brunson joins the show to discuss his time at Villanova. The guys end with an appearance from a not-so-friendly guest.
Titus and Tate discuss the first school to be hit with corruption charges following the FBI investigation, and that school is ... NC State? (7:10) Then the guys sit down with The Ringer's Kevin Clark to talk about his meeting with Memphis five-star recruit James Wiseman. They also talk Penny Hardaway, Miami basketball, and Titus's high school football career, among other things (26:40). The guys end the show with some shout-outs to Seth Rogen, Charles Barkley, Brandon Clarke, Rick Pitino, and more (57:24)!
Titus and Tate discuss Zion's earth-shaking summer league debut, the off-the-court story lines taking over, dinner courtesy of Mike Conley, and the biggest takeaways from the first weekend in Vegas. Then, Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson joins to give his thoughts on John Beilein's jump to the NBA, the Heat, Juwan Howard's new culture in Ann Arbor, and all the major summer league story lines, including Tyler Herro's impressive start.
Titus and Tate discuss the NCAA hitting former UConn coach Kevin Ollie with a three-year show-cause penalty, Brad Calipari leaving Kentucky, Florida winning the Kerry Blackshear Jr. sweepstakes, the NCAA's transfer rules, the biggest NBA free-agency moves, some Kyle Guy slander, NBA summer league hype, and more!
Titus and Tate discuss UConn's move back to the Big East, and the possibility of UCLA playing ACC basketball? Then they talk about the two NBA awards Mike Conley won this year, NBA summer league, how the DMV sucks, Titus's birthday, and more.
Titus and Tate discuss the baton being passed from the FBI to the NCAA in the college basketball corruption saga, the NCAA's ominous statement, LaMelo Ball playing overseas, and more (5:39). Then the guys talk with three-time NBA champion B.J. Armstrong about his three-peat with the Bulls, Toronto taking him in the expansion draft in 1995, the 3-point revolution, Big Ten basketball, his days playing for Iowa, the NBA draft, and more (31:50). They end the show with some shout-outs and closeouts (1:14:55).
Titus and Tate can't help themselves, so they briefly discuss Game 5 of the NBA Finals, including Mike Brey's courtside seat, unjust Kyle Lowry hate, Kevin Durant's injury, and more (6:08). Then they discuss the OSP showdown between Ohio State and North Carolina in this year's ACC–Big Ten challenge, new NCAA rules (including a moved 3-point line), an FBI trial update, and more (21:00). Finally, they talk with The Athletic's Sam Vecenie about some of the prospects in the NBA draft who may not be getting the coverage they deserve (36:10).
Tate and Titus sit down with the no. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA draft, Greg Oden, to discuss joining "Big3" basketball, NBA pro days, how the NBA combine has changed, what Zion and other top prospects may be going though, college stories, Greg's hopes to become a coach in the NBA, and more!
Titus and Tate convene after Memorial Day to discuss Titus's trip to the Indy 500, Juwan Howard's new gig as Michigan head coach, RJ Hampton's ditching the NCAA for the NBL, and more (3:35). Then they sit down with Ryen Russillo to discuss why he goes to the NBA combine every year, some takeaways and fallacies from watching combine games, NBA draft thoughts, and more (35:00).
Tate and Titus discuss the absurd story line of Zion's possibly returning to Duke and check in on Michigan's coaching search (3:55) before talking to Chris Vernon about Penny Hardaway's stellar recruiting and the Memphis Grizzlies' no. 2 pick, which is almost certainly Ja Morant. Then Chris Vernon addresses the NBA summer league Topgolf story (30:50). The guys end with some shout-outs and closeouts, including the return of Will Wade, the NCAA's group to "examine the NCAA’s position on name, image and likeness benefits," and other offseason stories (57:50).
Tate and Titus discuss John Beilien's leaving the University of Michigan to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers, who might be the next coach of the Wolverines, and other ripple effects (4:38). Then they are joined by Jon Rothstein and his fiancé Alana Rose to discuss OSP’s first scoop (37:35). The guys close out the show with some other basketball news, including the NBA lottery, Memphis's recruitment, Kentucky’s transfer, the NBA combine, and more (54:25).
Titus and Tate recap the newest developments in the college basketball FBI trial, including undercover agents, fake players, fall guys, and more. Then they discuss some of the intricacies of UCLA's head coach search; Clemson's assistant coach, who was fired over wiretap findings; and more!
Titus and Tate connect for a college basketball FBI trial update including TAPES, a $300K offer, finger-pointing, bag moms, and more (4:00). Then they use their offseason time to cover the NBA playoffs (37:20), Chris Beard's big extension, and more. They also ask, who used their stacked roster better, Coach K or the Night King (56:20)?
Titus and Tate are back with their first offseason pod to discuss the top 10 story lines in college basketball, including Virginia's core players declaring for the NBA draft, Chris Mullin leaving St. John's, Kansas retaining some key players, Swaggy Poole's unique declaration, bag drops, an FBI update, and more!
Mark Titus and Tate Frazier discuss the many sights and sounds on the ground at the Final Four in Minnesota. Then, CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein joins to give his thorough breakdown of all things March Madness and how to thrive in the scoops world.
Titus and Tate recap the Elite Eight, including Virginia sneaking by Purdue and a lights-out Carsen Edwards, Duke falling to Michigan State, red-hot Texas Tech knocking off Gonzaga, and Kentucky's loss to Auburn. They talk bad coaching, bad matchups, legacies, and more!
Titus and Tate break down round two of the NCAA tournament. They cover a wild finish to the Duke-UCF game, Wofford's loss to Kentucky after Fletcher Magee went 0-12 from the 3-point line, LSU's hard-fought win over Maryland, Iowa's almost-comeback on Tennessee, approaching a "magnificent" Sweet 16, and more.
Titus and Tate recap round 1 of the NCAA Tournament filled with shaky starts for some No. 1 seeds, the Pitino Bowl, Ja Morant and the Murray State Racers, the last stop for the Muss Bus, coaches fired, and exciting matchups in the round of 32.
Titus and Tate discuss Zion Williamson's return in a win over Syracuse in which he was 13-for-13 from the field, and racked up 29 points, 5 steals and 14 rebounds. The guys also recap other conference tournament games including West Virginia-Texas Tech, UNC-Louisville and Indiana-Ohio State. They check in on Will Wade at LSU, a Georgia Tech recruiting schedule, the upcoming UNC-Duke matchup and more.
Titus and Tate sit down to discuss Sean Miller’s speech, the news about Aunt Becky from ‘Full House,' Mark Gottfried pushing the envelope, and Coach K’s lack of respect for the greatest rivalry in college basketball.
Titus and Tate sit down after Virginia wins the race to 69 with flying colors to talk good guys, bad guys, Kyle "The Man" Guy, guys slapping the floor, and a very exciting announcement. They recap games including Kentucky-Tennessee, Indiana–Michigan State, Virginia-Syracuse, Michigan-Maryland, and more.
The Guys discuss some games including Duke-Virginia Tech, Ole Miss-Tennessee, Kentucky-Arkansas and Baylor-Texas along with some coaches getting T'd up (3:45). Then they sit down with The Ringer's John Gonzales to talk about his recent trip to Greece to cover the Rick Pitino saga (29:25). Finally Ringer producer and office-mate Jim Cunnigham joins the pod to discuss the internet 'sensation' Tristan Jass. Jim sitcks around for the return of America's second favorite segment 'Dirty Laundry' (53:55).
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Tate and Titus make sense of the fallout from the Zion Williamson injury, break down how Carolina routed the Blue Devils in Cameron Indoor, and discuss why Zion sitting out the rest of the season is not the easy answer everyone expects it to be.
The guys break down Duke's impressive comeback Tuesday against Louisville. They give their 10 most outstanding characters from the night along with some honorable mentions, shout-outs, games to watch, and more. (This episode is 95 percent Duke-Louisville.)
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier demand more bags and twists in a regular season marred by predictable blue-blood dominance in conference standings. Plus: Zion’s surefire NPOY/no. 1 pick status, and Tom Izzo’s thoughts on the future of the Josh Langford mystery.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier talk about all the guys, covering UNC–Virginia Tech, Texas-Oklahoma, Kansas–West Virginia, Duke-Virginia, Kentucky-Auburn, and a new mystery (5:50). Then the guys call up the man himself, "Buzzcut" Brad Davison of the Wisconsin Badgers mens basketball team. They talk charges, gator chomps, Big Ten basketball, and more (49:50). Finally the guys give some shoutouts to Tennessee, Dank Dakich, the FBI, Jon Diebler, and more (1:17:50).
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to talk more about Duke's loss to Syracuse, Tre Jones's injury, and the upcoming Duke-Virgina matchup, Michigan State's curious injury, an exciting double coach ejection, shout-outs, and “Dirty Laundry.”
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to talk National Player of the Year candidate(s); recap some games, including UNC–NC State and UCLA-Oregon; discuss the last two undefeated teams, Virginia and Michigan; and more.
The Ringer’s Mark Titus and Tate Frazier discuss Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams in Tennessee’s huge win over Gonzaga. They also do another edition of “Good Guy, Bag Guy” before calling Graham Couch to talk about his controversial AP ballot.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier talk about their trip to the SMU-TCU game in Texas (3:25). Then Jeff Goodman talks about the basketball scoop game, the ESPN wiretap saga, his time with the Ball family, and more (28:45). They end the show with some shout-outs, closeouts, and Dirty Laundry (1:09:25).
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier bring back America's most beloved and most confusing podcast segment, "Good Guy, Bag Guy," before recapping their trip to last night's Pepperdine–Cal State Northridge game, which featured Mark Gottfried, Jim Harrick, Mo Williams, Lorenzo Romar, and Ken Bone. They close out with some shout-outs to the 11 remaining undefeated NCAA teams, and more.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier recap the ACC–Big Ten challenge, including UNC-Michigan, Syracuse–Ohio State, and Louisville–Michigan State (2:30), before calling up Big Cat of Barstool Sports to defend Buzz-Cut-Brad Davison taking five charges against NC State and give the definitive answer to "Is Zion fat?" (40:25). They close out the show by hitting on some other noteworthy games, including: Florida State–Purdue, Iowa-Pitt, Rutgers-Miami, and more (1:17:30).
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier sit down after a wholesome holiday in Las Vegas, NV to talk about the standout teams in the Las Vegas Invitational including North Carolina, Texas, and of course Michigan State. They also discuss the Maui Invitational, Virginia's dominance, and just what the point of the NET ranking is.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier talk the Maui Invitational, Xavier's loss to Auburn, what the Maui bump would mean for Duke, Villanova's championship hangover, Virginia Tech's impressive win over Purdue, and more.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier talk Indiana-Marquette, Ohio State-Creighton, Michigan-Villanova, and UConn-Syracuse (4:20), before they are joined by #1 name dropper Tommy Alter to recount Titus's infamous dinner check story and give his 5 college players who are destined for fame. Then, the guys close out with another edition 'Dirty Laundry' (33:45).
In Part 2 of their four-part NCAA basketball preview, The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier talk about the verdict in the NCAA corruption trial and LeBron vs. Jim Boeheim before running through teams 75–51 of their top 100 teams for the upcoming season.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier sit down to discuss the unfolding saga involving Bill Self, Kansas, and Zion Williamson. Then they look at the G League offering contracts to top prospects before celebrating Rick Pitino’s new podcast.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier really mailed this one in. In their first face-to-face podcast since summer league, they appear on The Ringer's 2018 NBA Preview Palooza to talk about all the NBA rookies they watched last year and how they'll fare in their debut season. Don't worry, they'll talk FBI stuff on Thursday's pod!
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect for their last "dual coast" podcast before Titus makes his trek to Los Angeles. They talk about Brian Bowen Sr.'s testimony in the NCAA corruption trial, Dickie V's news tease, Kentucky's "Pro Day," Zion Williamson's apparent weight loss, and more.
College hoops is BACK! The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to discuss the college basketball corruption trial which opened October 1 (and the hilarity that will no doubt ensue), the LeBron James/HBO documentary 'Student Athlete,' and more.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect (as promised) to talk west coast basketball, and what needs to happen before we can say west coast basketball is back. Then they revisit the infamous 'Dirty Laundry' segment... believe it or not, thats it.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect as they try to understand why their producer, Kyle, got a 'One Shining Podcast' tattoo over the weekend. Then they discuss Titus's trip to Dallas, his visits to the SMU and TCU campuses, and his experience at the Giants-Cowboys game. (We promise we'll talk basketball soon.)
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to OBJECTIVELY discuss North Carolina's roster for the upcoming season, the NCAA tournament's new selection process, and a few members of the Rick Pitino Book Club who got their hands on an advance copy of 'Pitino: My Story.'
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to address the news that Chicago State hired a head coach and it is NOT Mark Titus, talk NCAA rule changes, Kentucky's Bahamas trip, why Carleton University is kicking the s**t out of these American teams, and more!
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to discuss Michael Jordan's defense of LeBron James, Shareef O'Neal's enrollment at UCLA, moving Wake Forest back to Wake Forest, Purdue's bag drop, Big East talk, and more!
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier sit down after a long day of meetings to actually talk about college basketball! They anxiously await the release of Rick Pitino's memoir, ambush Jon Diebler to discuss Ohio State's crushing loss in TBT, and then talk Zion Williamson's current weight, Penny Hardaway on the recruiting trail, and more!
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to discuss their Midwest tour and Titus's visit to Chicago State before following some college basketball story lines that include: Duke, LeBron James, Louisville, Penny Hardaway, and LaGerald Vick.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier are joined in Columbus by 2007 no. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden to discuss the modern big man, the infamous push against Xavier, Kevin Durant's basketball success, and AAU stories from back in the day.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier sit down at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to talk NBA summer league basketball and all that comes with it. They share some Vegas stories and discuss the stars of summer league on and off the court (4:20). Then the guys are joined by former Michigan basketball player Duncan Robinson just hours after he signed a two-way deal with the Miami Heat as he offers his perspective on summer league, going undrafted, college rivalries, Michigan's NCAA tournament run, and more (43:15).
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to talk NBA draft aftermath, America's Woj problem, undrafted talent, Coach K's actual age (?), Kevin Ollie's rocky exit from UConn, and more.
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The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect just two days before the NBA draft to discuss Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III's decision to sign sneaker deals with Puma and ambush Kevin O'Connor to force him to defend his stance on Wendell Carter Jr. vs. Marvin Bagley. Then the guys talk about Grayson Allen's fantastic interviews, the Michael Porter Jr. mystery update, and the 'OSP' NBA draft levels.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to talk about the boring NBA finals; the history of the superteam; the Warriors' record-breaking postseason; Titus's NBA manifesto, "Markism"; and why he wants to see LeBron on the Spurs. Then they talk NCAA basketball finances including Louisville's surprisingly high-revenue stream, give their top 3 NBA draft picks, and discuss the USA U18 basketball team (coached by Bill Self) beating Panama by NINETY-TWO POINTS!
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier discuss LeBron's first two Finals game through the eyes of a (substitute) math teacher, the biggest names heading back to college basketball, Bill Self's full house in Lawrence, and Titus's final Chicago State pitch.
The Ringer’s Mark Titus and Tate Frazier discuss LeBron’s dominant playoff run, the Rockets running out of gas, Curry’s Finals MVP quest, Luke Maye’s return, and Eric Musselman’s many talented transfers.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to talk NBA playoffs, blowouts, and unwavering LeBron hatred. They hit on the NBA combine, draft stock, and the Luka Doncic hype train before discussing Ol' Rick Pitino's latest comments. They end with some speculation on how legalized gambling might affect NCAA basketball.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to discuss the shocking revelation that nothing is going to change in college basketball, hammer out their plans to take over the Chicago State men's basketball program, and share their objective thoughts on the NBA playoffs.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect to talk about Romeo Langford Committing to Indiana, college basketball's Rice Commission, Titus's official pitch for the Chicago State head coaching job, and more.
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier reunite after finding inner peace on their respective vacations to talk about players who are "testing the waters" of the NBA draft. Later they discuss Coach K and Rick Pitino, NBA playoffs, Australians, and Titus's new affinity for hip-hop.
The Ringer’s Mark Titus and Tate Frazier celebrate the end of March Madness (and their careers) by handing out the first-ever Duffy Awards, honoring the Off-court Story of the Year, Presser of the Year, Bag Guy of the Year, and much more.
The Ringer’s Mark Titus and Tate Frazier congratulate Villanova for its dominant victory over Michigan in the national championship (3:05), debate which players will return to Villanova (15:15), and applaud Michigan’s impressive run (20:35). Then, they review their experience visiting San Antonio (38:25).
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The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier come to you live from Tate's hotel room to discuss Villanova's lights-out win against Kansas, Loyola-Chicago’s loss to Michigan, and just how good it feels to drop a bag for a college senior.
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The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier are in the Lone Star State to discuss rubbing elbows with Duke alumni at a party (05:00), the College Slam and 3-Point Contest (16:45), the 3-on-3 College Hoops Invitational (22:00), the problem with Sister Jean (28:15), and the weird vibe of the Final Four experience (40:00).
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