Seattle Hoo put his legal research and analysis skills to good work getting an understanding of the process college undergraduates go through to enter the NBA Draft, and maintain their eligibility for NCAA competition if they so choose. Then he and host Valentine look at the prospects of Virginia's four prospects.
Not ready to let go of the championship celebration and move on with life? Neither are we. The HOOS Place Studio Crew got together to exult and discuss some of the salient issues arising from the championship game. Seattle Hoo uses the Moretti Infinity (it is his ambition to name Big Bang Theory episodes) as an excuse to go all Jay Bilas on instant replay, and the Crew tackle some of the game's big moments.
The HOOS Place Studio gang are joined by JORDAN SPERBER for analysis of the Texas Tech matchup, then talk about the Auburn win and give their own takes on the Texas Tech contest and what will be needed to win, including Seattle Hoo's "Four Worries" from what he has seen so far this tournament.
Tony Bennett is finally here and for many of us it has been a 35 year wait. The Hoos are having fun in Minneapolis before getting down to business, and the HOOS Place Studio Crew had fun getting down to business. Analysis and revelry as we look at the Auburn matchup, look back at the games that came before, and contemplate what might be if we can get past Auburn!
Valentine was home alone. Seattle Hoo was surrounded by Purdue Nation in the KFC Hoo! Center. They got together shortly after the game through the magic of the Internet and shared their experiences of the night.
The Hoos Place Studio gang gathered after the victorious weekend with an effervescence like orange vanilla Coke to break down the Oklahoma game and spend a lot of time deep diving into the Oregon matchup and the overall Sweet Sixteen. Seattle Hoo was riding high because he will be in Louisville (as he made sure to tell you several times).
We did it! We survived the 16 seed and the Hoos advanced to the Second Round! The Hoos Place Studio team got together to bounce their first impressions off each other. How did it feel? What did we think? Some strategic analysis and criticism, and some impressions, and some forecasting of the next game, then it's off to Happy Hour for Seattle Hoo!
The playbill for the final act has been distributed to the ushers and the audience is about to pour through the lobby into its seats. Seattle Hoo and Valentine are joined at long last by Hooamp, HOOS Place's newest author. The crew reflects on a couple themes from the ACC Tournament, then looks forward to Virginia's potential path in the NCAA Tournament. Seattle shares some analysis based on a speed watch of two of Gardner-Webb's conference tournament victories.
Virginia's ACC season came to a premature-feeling end Friday evening with a loss to Florida State in the semifinal. Seattle Hoo brings his analysis of the outcome and draws some lessons for going forward. He also makes a prediction for tonight's final game between Florida State and Duke and tells us why he thinks losing to Florida State might end up helping Virginia.
Seattle and Valentine meet on Sunday after the Louisville season finale to recap the game, including a Seattle Hoo rant and some digression about the other players who may have played their last home game, then they look ahead to the ACC Tournament, with some premature discussion of NCAA Tournament one seeds. Who is going to win the ACC and who is going to be the MVP? Do the guys agree, or is there a knock-down, drag-out donnybrook? Knowing Seattle....
Seattle Hoo and Valentine geek out on Ken Pomeroy, lulling him into a false sense of security so that the big reveal can slip out. No, really, is his system the most accurate? Or is there someone else he looks up to?
After that, our hosts try to feign interest in ho hum blowouts of Louisville, Georgia Tech and Pitt, but they do find some interesting topics and Seattle goes off on things that cannot be measured.
Seattle Hoo and Valentine sat down Wednesday night after watching Syracuse and Carolina hammer Louisville and Duke to talk about the Virginia Tech game, the upcoming battles with Louisville and - oh yeah - Georgia Tech, and what's going on in the ACC.
Seattle Hoo and Valentine are back with comments on the Duke game, the Duke-Louisville game, the Cheatolina beatback, and some anticipatory reflections on Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Louisville. Seattle Hoo really wants to know: Louisville, who ARE you?
Seattle Hoo and Valentine are back to talk more about Duke. But first, they recap the Clash of the Tiny Titans, and Seattle gives Mamadi Diakite some recognition. There's a little recruiting talk at the end, and, oh yeah, Carolina, too.
Valentine returns to co-host and save listeners from another aimless Seattle Hoo ramble, as we look back at the Hoos' latest victories and anticipate a visit from the Miami Barelygaleforcewinds. We also present special guest Houston Wilson from Prephoops.com with some exclusive recruiting information. There might also be shade thrown at some other ACC programs and a shocking confession from Seattle Hoo!
Special guest Jordan Sperber joins Seattle Hoo to analyze Duke's strategy against Virginia and how the Cavaliers could counter the approach if adopted by future ACC opponents. Seattle Hoo also looks at the Wake Forest win and the role of Jay Huff, and looks ahead to Notre Dame and NC State.
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Seattle Hoo and StLouHoo get together to rave about Jay Huff and Kihei Clark in the last two games, and break down the upcoming battles with Duke and Wake. Chief question: What does it do to Duke if Tre Jones cannot play?
HOOS Place author Valentine joins producer Seattle Hoo in the studio for Episode 2 of the Hoocast. In this episode we find out what is going on with women's soccer, review the men's basketball Florida State and Boston College wins, preview Clemson and Virginia Tech, and segue into a discussion of the ensemble nature of this team.