College Basketball Bonanza
By Blaze Radio ASU
College Basketball BonanzaNov 23, 2022
April 30 - Texas Scores Big with Abmas; Blaze Radio Finale
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss the biggest moves of the week in men's college basketball, including Max Abmas going to Texas. They discuss Penn State and Ole Miss's interesting gets as well as West Virginia capping off its transfer class with another mid-major star. The boys discuss some of this portal class's best available players and send the Bonanza off into the sunset for the final time.
April 23 - Transfer Portal Season Rolls On
Nicholas Hodell breaks down the biggest transfer portal news of the past week in men's college basketball!
April 16 - Major Early Transfer Portal Moves
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down some of the biggest transfer portal moves from the past week in college basketball! They discuss Jesse Edwards going to West Virginia, Kel'el Ware transferring to Indiana, TJ Bamba joining a very intriguing backcourt at Villanova, Arkansas adding on to another loaded transfer class and more!
April 11 After Party - Analyzing This Year's Top Transfers
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break own Hodell's top 15 transfers as of Sunday in the return of the After Party!
April 9 - 2022-23 CBBonanza Awards Show
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy take one last reflection of the 2022-23 season to hand out their top awards to college basketball's biggest performers.
April 2 - Men's National Championship Preview; State of Women's College Basketball
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down the Men's Final Four semifinals from Saturday night and preview the possible individual matchups between UConn and San Diego State for the championship on Monday.
They also discuss UConn's position as an ultimate opportunist in men's college basketball and give their takes on where the women's game is going after an outstanding women's March Madness.
March 26 - Final Four Breakdown and Preview; Quick Thoughts on Early Coaching Changes
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down the Final Four in a wacky men's NCAA Tournament as well as offer some thoughts on the early high-profile coaching changes of this offseason's cycle.
March 12 - NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdown + More Postseason Analysis
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy breakdown the NCAA Tournament bracket and final bubble outcomes. Arizona State photographer Dom Contini joins the program to discuss the Sun Devils' inclusion in the tournament. Hodell and Kennealy alson briefly discuss the NIT and CBI events.
March 9 Bracket Season Recap - Conference Tournament Quarterfinal Thursday
Nicholas Hodell reports from the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas alongside Blaze Radio broadcaster Dylan Nichols to breakdown the four Pac-12 quarterfinals in depth and look ahead to Friday's semifinals. Nick Kennealy breaks down the other power conference action of a packed Thursday slate.
March 7 Bracket Season Recap - Four NCAA Tournament Tickets Punched and One Transition Success Story
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down Tuesday's action on the eve of most power conference tournaments.
March 6 Bracket Season Recap - Furman and Louisiana Punch Tickets; Upsets in the CAA and Horizon; Crucial WCC and Summit Semis
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down all of college basketball's action from March 6, including the SoCon and Sun Belt championship games and No. 1 seeds going down in the CAA and Horizon League semifinals.
March 5 - Big South, ASUN and MVC Champions Crowned; Power Conference Brackets Released
Nicholas Hodell discusses the Big South, ASUN and MVC Tournament championship games in detail and discusses whether those winners and the OVC and NEC representatives can make noise in the NCAA Tournament. He also discusses the power conference tournaments and the bubble teams within them to figure out what they need to do to ensure selection in the Big Dance.
March 4 - First NCAA Tournament Tickets Punched; More Drama in Mid-Major Conferences
Nicholas Hodell breaks down Southeast Missouri State winning the OVC Tournament championship as well as Fairleigh Dickinson earning the NEC automatic bid to the tournament. He also discusses the major conference tournament semifinals and quarterfinals from Saturday and mentions the final major regular season games before everyone joins in on the conference tournament fun.
March 2 Bracket Season Recap - ASUN Final is Set; Chalk in the Horizon and MVC, Upsets Elsewhere
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down Thursday's conference tournament action at the mid-major level and look ahead to a full day of games on Friday.
March 1 Bracket Season Recap - Sample of Mid-Major Madness
The first Bracket Season nightly recap is designed to give you a taste of what's to come all March long! Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down the first few days of conference tournaments as well as some important regular season results from Wednesday night.
Feb. 26 - Buzzer Beaters Galore; Mid-Major Brackets are Official!
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy recap the major buzzer-beaters of the weekend and Indiana's big season sweep over Purdue. They discuss some of the power conference regular season championship races with more clarity and look at the mid-major schools with the more pressure in early conference tournaments. Arizona State and North Carolina's resumes are also on the docket as the guys discuss the work remaining for each school to make the NCAA Tournament.
Feb. 21 After Party - Kentucky's Back in the Field; Big 12's Quest for Nine Bids; Florida Atlantic's Decreasing Margin for Error
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss Kentucky's big upset win against Tennessee and how they need to play in the final two weeks of the SEC regular season and the Big 12's quest for an unprecedented nine bids in the men's NCAA Tournament. They also discuss Florida Atlantic''s decreasing margin of error for an at-large bid after an upset loss this past week against Middle Tennessee.
Feb. 19 - Bracket Preview Analysis; Northwestern's Rise in the Big Ten; Mid-Major Title Races
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss this year's March Madness Bracket Preview and analyze whether or not the committee got it right. They also discuss Northwestern's ascent to second place in the Big Ten Conference and the exciting mid-major title races that are coming down to their final week of the regular season.
Feb. 12 - Trouble for Tennessee and Kentucky; Major Bubble Fallers
Nicholas Hodell discusses troubling weeks for Tennessee and Kentucky as well as Baylor and Kansas setting up a major showdown to be in position in the Big 12 regular season championship race. He also discusses bubble teams who had disastrous weeks this past week on the road to Bracket Season.
Feb. 8 After Party - Clemson's Increasingly Bubbly Situation; Mid-Majors Blowing At-Larges?; The Rise of the Gaels
Nicholas Hodell discusses Clemson's downfall over the past week, Charleston and Florida Atlantic's current resume situations after losses and Saint Mary's defeating Gonzaga and making a name for themselves.
Feb. 5 - Purdue Goes Down; Wild Big 12 Title Race; Alabama Bounces Back and Extends Oats
Nicholas Hodell discusses Purdue's upset loss in Bloomington to rival Indiana and a wild Big 12 regular season championship race as the top stories in college basketball. He also discusses Alabama's decision to give coach Nate Oats another big extension and grades various bubble teams through their last week in the crucial month of February.
Feb. 1 After Party - Pac-12 vs Mountain West; Time to Fire Payne Already?; Mid-Major Title Races
Nicholas Hodell discusses the merits of the Pac-12 and the Mountain West and the not-so-greatness of Louisville before discussing some thrilling mid-major title races entering February.
Jan. 29 - Learning Lessons for Iron Rivals, Believing in Creighton, Clemson's Surprise 10-1 ACC Start
Nicholas Hodell delivers some lessons Auburn and Alabama need to learn from the last week and praises Creighton for its play over the last couple weeks. Tigerillustrated.com contributor Grayson Mann then joins the show to discuss Clemson's surprising 10-1 ACC start. Hodell closes the show with some February recommendations for bubble teams and his game picks for the week.
Jan. 25 After Party - Logjams in the Big Ten, ACC and the Atlantic 10
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss tight conference races in the Big Ten, ACC and the Atlantic 10 and ponder who they trust more to earn coveted double byes for their respective conference tournaments.
Jan. 22 - Concern for Kansas; Duke and North Carolina's Place in National Picture; Bubble Watch is Back!
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy return to the Bill Austin Radio Studio to discuss all of the biggest stories in men's college basketball, including a surprising two-loss week for Kansas and discussion around the top of the sport outside of Alabama and Purdue as well as Duke and North Carolina's place in the national picture.
Jan. 18 After Party - Bubble Situations in the Mountain West and the American
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss multiple bubble teams in the Mountain West and the American Athletic Conference as well as Penn State's precarious bubble position.
Jan. 15 - Kentucky Breaks Through; Arizona Continues to Struggle; Is Wisconsin Fraudulent?
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down the biggest topics of men's college basketball, including Kentucky's big win over Tennessee and Arizona's continued struggles. They also discuss Wisconsin's losses without Tyler Wahl and Marquette's impressive profile in the Big East. Hotel closes out the show with the exclusive reveal of his latest top 25 rankings.
Jan. 11 After Party - Rough Weeks for Baylor and Arizona; When is National Respect coming for Florida Atlantic?
In the return of the Bonanza After Party, Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss Baylor and Arizona's tough weeks and ponder when Florida Atlantic will receive national respect for a terrific 14-1 start to its season.
Jan. 8 - Post-Beard Era in Texas; Brilliance from Kansas State and Providence and Struggles of Kentucky, Duke, Indiana
It's a jam-packed extended edition of the show as Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy are back in-person! The guys discuss the on-court fallout of Texas firing Chris Beard, get into the struggles of Kentucky, Duke and Indiana and the brilliance of Kansas State and Providence that has those two teams standing out in a murky world in men's college basketball.
Jan. 2 - Sad New Year for Purdue; Major Questions for Kentucky and Michigan
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss Purdue's loss against Rutgers as well as Kentucky and Michigan's question marks heading into 2023. They also discuss the depth of the Big 12 and name the teams with the most to prove heading into 2023 with just two months until Bracket Season.
Dec. 26 - Bad Losses for Illinois, Arizona State, Virginia Tech ; Creighton's Recent Success
Nicholas Hodell discusses teams with bad losses in the past week as well as Ryan Kalkbrenner's return making Creighton potent against some of the bottom teams in the Big East Conference.
Dec. 18 - Separation Saturday Recap; Inside Creighton's Losing Streak
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy analyze Saturday's terrific slate of basketball and try to figure out Creighton's extended losing streak after a 6-0 start. They also give a short taste of their nice and naughty lists for the season.
Dec. 11 - December Testers in Full Swing
Nick Kennealy gives his analysis on a crazy week in college basketball with Nicholas Hodell joining in with a special live report from Saturday's Jerry Colangelo Classic doubleheader in Phoenix.
Dec. 7 After Party - Order in the ACC and December's Mid-Major Briefing
Nicholas Hodell gives his thoughts on the current state on the ACC and discusses some important non-conference games from the past week. He also gives his mid-major briefing as the festive season is upon us!
Special Report - 2024 Men's Final Four Logo Reveal
Nicholas Hotel gives a special report for Blaze Radio on the reveal of the 2024 Men's Final Four logo with exclusive soundbites from Southwestern Athletic Conference commissioner and 2024 Division I Men's Basketball Committee Chair Charles McClelland and NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt.
Dec. 4 - Conference Challenges and Early Conference Game Madness
Nicholas Hotel breaks down the final ACC/Big Ten Challenge and the Big East/Big 12 Battle as well as discusses some major early conference matchups in the Pac-12 and the Big Ten. He gives his team, player and mid-major of the week and gives an update on his latest top 25 rankings!
Nov. 30 After Party - Louisville and California's Extended Woes; Big East - Big 12 Battle Preview
Nicholas Hodell breaks down what is going wrong for Louisville and California and takes a look at every matchup in this week's Big East - Big 12 Battle in addition to looking at Feast Week's under-the-radar storylines.
Nov. 27 - Recapping Feast Week and Predicting the ACC-Big Ten Challenge
Nicholas Hodell breaks down the best and the worst of college basketball's Thanksgiving week with segments of analysis from Nick Kennealy. Hodell also makes his predictions for this week's ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Nov. 23 Special - November Tournament Preview Week Two
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down the best early-season tournaments of Thanksgiving week in this special edition of the College Basketball Bonanza!
Nov. 22 After Party - More Pac-12 Disappointment; TCU and Texas A&M Not Meeting Expectations
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss the continued disappointment of the Pac-12 Conference and ponder what went wrong for TCU in a stunning upset against Northwestern State and Texas A&M in a bad weekend at the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
Nov. 20 - Marquee Early-Season Showcases and Tournaments
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down the biggest storylines of the week in men's college basketball from chaos at early-season tournaments across the country to the different lessons learned at last week's Gavitt Tipoff Games.
Nov. 16 Special - November Tournament Preview Part One
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy preview some of the hottest upcoming November tournaments for the next week, including the Charleston Classic, the Continental Tire Main Event, the Maui Invitational and more!
Nov. 15 After Party - Louisville and Florida State's Dire Situations; More Brutality
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss Louisville and Florida State's opening weeks in detail to figure out what went wrong for both ACC schools. They also take a look at buy games losses across the country and make more game picks.
Nov. 13 - Early Trouble for Ranked Teams and the Pac-12
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down the biggest storylines of college basketball's opening week, including trouble for ranked teams (especially TCU!) and the Pac-12 Conference. Hotel also exclusively unveils his first top 10 ranking of the season as part of his weekly top 25 segment.
Nov. 10 After Party - 2022-23's First Impressions
Nicholas Hodell breaks down select games from the opening three nights of the 2022-23 men's college basketball season through detailed analysis and giving some opening overreactions. He also makes predictions for six games this coming weekend.
Nov. 6 - Opening Week Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy get to preview and predict actual games together for the first time this season! They also discuss Gonzaga's exploratory discussions to join the Big 12 Conference.
Nov. 2 After Party - Extended Mid-Major Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss six more mid-major conferences with intriguing storylines in men's college basketball.
Oct. 30 - 2022-23 Mid-Major Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss five of the biggest storylines in the world of the mid-majors for Division I men's basketball and give their top five mid-major teams in the nation.
Oct. 26 After Party - Memphis, Wyoming and Loyola Chicago's Unique Situations
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discusses three more teams from the near-major conferences who have men's NCAA Tournament aspirations in Memphis, Wyoming and Loyola Chicago!
Oct. 23 - 2022-23 AAC, A-10, MWC, WCC Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss the top teams in the four near-major conferences (after another rant from Hodell on the possibility of expanding March Madness) and give their top players and preseason forecast for ALL FOUR near-major conferences.
Oct. 19 After Party - Extended Big Ten Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy dives deeper into Purdue, Ohio State and Michigan State in the first After Party episode of the season!
Oct. 16 - 2022-23 Big Ten Preview; Possible March Madness Expansion Talks
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy address rising talks of a possible expansion to the NCAA basketball tournaments before previewing Big Ten men's basketball.
Oct. 9 - 2022-23 Big 12 Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy break down college basketball's most challenging test: the Big 12 Conference!
Oct. 2 - 2022-23 Pac-12 Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss Blaze Radio's home conference, the Pac-12! Brendan Mau from Arizona PBS/Cronkite News and Arizona State men's basketball manager Ricky Weipz also join the show.
Sept. 25 - 2022-23 SEC Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy discuss the full scene of SEC men's basketball, where it just means more to some.
Senior producer Jake Brown also makes his debut with the Bonanza!
Sept. 18 - 2022-23 ACC Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Nick Kennealy preview the biggest storylines and players of ACC men's basketball!
Sept. 11 - 2022-23 Big East Preview and Season Premiere
Nick Kennealy makes his debut as a men's basketball analyst alongside host Nicholas Hodell for the 2022-23 season premiere of the College Basketball Bonanza! This first episode of an 8-part Preview Series focuses on the Big East Conference.
July 3 - Conference Realignment Repercussions
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the Pac-12 situation in-depth as the conference looks to grasp a hold on its future. They also discuss the highlights of 2022-23's 20+ conference moves.
June 30 Emergency Pod - Instant Reaction to USC-UCLA to Big Ten Reports
Nicholas Hodell gives his rapid reaction to reports of USC and UCLA having conversations to join the Big Ten in the coming years.
June 27 - NBA Draft College Program Recap and Conference Challenges
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the performance of certain college programs and conferences at Thursday's NBA Draft and discuss the various power conference challenge matchups slated for the 2022-23 season.
June 19 - The Present, Past and Future of the Sport
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the effects of this week's major transfer news. They also discuss the impacts of the upcoming NBA Draft at the collegiate level and discuss the valuable experience of some highly-touted recruits playing in the recently completed FIBA U18 Americas Championship.
June 12 - Sampling of 2022's Top Transfer Classes
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down some of this year's best transfer classes in college basketball!
June 5 - The Final Draft Withdrawals
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down a crazy final few days of the NBA Draft early entry withdrawal by looking at the players who are coming back to college basketball!
May 28 - The NBA Draft Returnees and the Decision of the Undecided
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn run through the list of players who have decided to come back to college after a stint in the NBA Draft early entry process with plenty of recent news in the list. They also discuss the advice they would give to those who are undecided just four days out from the June 1 withdrawal deadline.
May 8 - Going After Floppers, Collectives and more Portal Action
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn discuss the biggest reports and transfer portal commitments of the week in college basketball!
May 1 - NIL and Transfer Portal = Dangerous Combination?
The Bonanza crew takes to the Bill Austin Radio Studio for the final time in the Spring 2022 semester and opens with a conversation on the state of college athletics following Mark Emmert's announcement of his impending step down from his role in charge of the NCAA. From there, the guys discuss the biggest news in college basketball's offseason!
April 24 - Jay Wright's Retirement and Player News Galore
The Bonanza crew looks back on Jay Wright's legendary career at Villanova following his retirement and then discusses the college basketball offseason's biggest player news of the week, including major returns and major transfer portal decisions with a side of a massive NIL bag being secured by Nijel Pack at Miami.
April 17 - Transfer Portal Catch-Up Show
The Bonanza crew discusses the transfers portal for the first time in a couple weeks. and that means there is plenty to discuss! It starts with Kendric Davis and Emoni Bates before moving on to LSU's situation. The guys discuss Armando Bacot and Leaky Black returning to North Carolina as well.
April 12 - 2021-22 CBBonanza Awards Show Part 2
The Bonanza crew hands out even more awards as the mid-majors take center stage!
April 10 - 2021-22 CBBonanza Awards Show Part 1
The Bonanza crew hands out the accolades with a Bonanza Rank-style awards show. Find out where Nicholas Hodell, Dominic Stearn and Dom Contini ranks the best players, games and coaches! Some of the lists may even surprise you along the way.
April 6 After Party - Thad Matta to Butler, Introduction to the Transfer Portal
The Bonanza crew discuss what the Thad Matta hire by Butler means to an already incredible coaching conference in the Big East. The crew also discuss some of the early moves in the transfer portal before discussing some of the highly touted players who are still in the portal.
April 4 Mini-Pod - National Championship Reaction Show
Nicholas Hotel gives his takes on the national championship game itself, who really should have won the Final Four Most Outstanding Player award and offers a warning about way-too-early top 25s for the 2022-23 season.
April 3 - Ultimate National Championship Preview Show
The Bonanza crew recaps the national semifinals and gives its goodbye wishes to Duke's Coach K before going into the Kansas - North Carolina national championship matchup in detail.
March 29 After Party - The Future of Memphis and the NIT
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn react to the future of the Memphis men's basketball program following reports of major violations being attached to it. They then discuss the future of the NIT following reports of Madison Square Garden not being the final venue in 2023 and going forward.
Finally, they discuss Murray State's coaching hire and the SEC's plentiful hires from the mid-major ranks.
March 27 - Roads to the Final Four
The Bonanza crew looks back on all four Roads to the Final Four and offers their thoughts on the final three games of the NCAA Tournament!
March 25 - NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Reaction
Nicholas Hodell flies solo to bring you an overnight reaction to the 2022 Sweet 16 and offer thoughts on this weekend's Elite Eight!
March 22 After Party - Coaching Carousel in March Madness
The NCAA Tournament may be going on, but the coaching carousel is heating up already! The Bonanza crew discusses how quickly everything has transpired so far followed by a discussion of some of the high-profile early moves.
March 20 - NCAA Tournament First Weekend Reaction / Sweet 16 Preview
The Bonanza crew dives deep into the biggest stories of the first weekend, including North Carolina, Saint Peter's, Michigan, Duke and the chaos of the Midwest Region. They also give their thoughts at the end of the show as to who is in the best position to make the Final Four.
March 18 - NCAA Tournament First Round Reaction
The Bonanza crew breaks down the entire NCAA Tournament First Round and offers some thoughts as to how the Second Round may play out.
March 13 - NCAA Tournament Bracket Dissection
It's the episode you've been waiting for. The Bonanza crew breaks down the full NCAA Tournament bracket!
March 7 After Party - Power / Near-Major Conference Tournament Preview Show
Get everything you need to know about the upcoming power conference and near-major conference tournaments in this week's Bonanza After Party!
Big Ten - 0:00
ACC - 7:55
Big East - 13:10
Big 12 - 18:47
Pac-12 - 24:32
SEC - 28:47
Mtn West - 36:40
A-10 - 42:44
American - 46:58
C-USA - 52:32
MAC - 55:42
March 6 - Conference Tournaments in Full Swing
The Bonanza crew gives credit to Murray State, Longwood and Loyola Chicago for automatic NCAA Tournament bids before diving head-first into the wild world of conference tournaments in this episode!
March 1 After Party - Early Conference Tournaments
The Bonanza looks at Loyola-Chicago's resume and asks the question of whether or not Murray State can be upset to allow the OVC to steal a bid.
The show also looks at every conference tournament bracket released up to Sunday.
Feb. 27 - Regular Season Meets Bracket Season
The whole Bonanza crew is back together again for an exciting episode! The show begins with looking at a historic Saturday of upsets through the lens of superlatives. The Coach of the Year race is in the spotlight next followed by a look at the increasingly positive outlook for the ACC's bubble teams. The show concludes with the first brackets of Bracket Season 2022.
Feb. 22 After Party: North Carolina and Loyola-Chicago's Bubble Situations; Can Conference USA get an At-Large Bid?
North Carolina and Loyola-Chicago's bubble situations come into full focus on this week's Bonanza After Party! The crew also looks at Conference USA's situation and whether or not it can get a second bid via North Texas.
Feb. 20 - Bracket Preview Reaction; Is the Big Ten a 9-Bid League?; Chronicles of Memphis
This week's College Basketball Bonanza starts with a recap and reaction of Saturday's NCAA Bracket Preview. The crew then discusses the Big Ten and whether or not it can gain 9 bids into this year's NCAA Tournament. The situation of Memphis is next on the agenda, followed by expansive talk about the current situation of the bubble.
Feb. 15 After Party - Two Conference Title Races Coming Down to the Wire
This week's Bonanza After Party discusses the Big Ten and ACC regular season title races in-depth!
Feb. 13 - Problems for Houston; WCC Cannibalism; Dream Week for Rutgers
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn truck on without Dom Contini in an episode filled with resume discussions, including a 6-team blind resume test! Houston's two-loss week, Quad 1 wins for Rutgers and the WCC's 4-bid dream possibly going up in smoke are all included this week!
Feb. 8 After Party - Big 12 Eating its Own Bids; Providence's Sneaky 20-Win Season
The Bonanza crew is back for its weekly After Party! This week, the guys discuss the Big 12's 8-bid dream slipping away, some of Saturday's upset victims and Providence reaching the 20-win milestone!
Feb. 6 - Arizona State's Signature Upset; Wyoming's Resume-Defining Week; ACC Bubble Trouble
The Bonanza crew is back and starts out by discussing Arizona State's monster home upset over UCLA! Saturday's marquee blowouts are discussed as well as Wyoming's huge week of wins. The crew dissects a bubbly ACC picture outside of Duke and then ranks the best ACC resumes other than Duke before giving predictions to 10 upcoming games.
Feb. 1 After Party - Big Ten Logjam and Big East Separation
On the Bonanza's special After Party extension of Sunday's episode, the crew discusses an incredibly tight race for the Big Ten regular season title as well as teams separating from the rest of the pack in the Big East.
Jan. 30 - SEC Wins the Challenge Again; State of the West Coast
The Bonanza crew discusses another triumphant SEC/Big 12 Challenge for the SEC through the biggest games. The crew also touches on Chris Mack's departure at Louisville and discusses in detail the state of the west coast's best conferences.
Jan. 25 After Party - Marquette's Recent Success and Western 4-Bid Dreams
For the first time, the Bonanza presents an after party filled with additional weekly content! This week, the Bonanza crew discusses Marquette's recent 6-game winning streak and 4-bid aspirations of the Mountain West Conference and the West Coast Conference.
Jan. 23 - Auburn Poised for No. 1; Big 12 Showing Its Muscles; Power Conference Race to Bottom
The Bonanza crew is back in-person for the first time in spring 2022 with Auburn's impending historical No. 1 ranking as the top story! The strength of the Big 12 and the Pac-12 and the ACC's not-so-good run of form is also heavy talking points in this edition of the Bonanza.
This week's Bonanza Rank touches on the teams who may be safely in the NCAA Tournament if the season ended now, but may have some trouble down the stretch.
Jan. 16 - Baylor's Inexplicable Week and The Picks are Back!
The Bonanza crew dives into some of the hottest college basketball topics of the week from Baylor's unprecedented two-loss week to Kentucky and Gonzaga's dominant offenses and a WAC duel heating up between New Mexico State and Grand Canyon.
Our Bonanza Rank, Shining Diamonds and Weekly Picks all make their returns in the back half of our show as well!
Jan. 9 - Crazy Saturday Slate; Mid-Majors in At-Large Mix
The whole Bonanza crew is back for the first episode of 2022! The guys discuss a loaded Saturday schedule that was filled with upsets. They then discuss teams who impressed them over the holidays before discussing some mid-majors who are looking to give their conferences added representation in the March's Big Dance.
Dec. 27 - Midseason Power Conference Check-In
Dominic Stearn and Dom Contini discuss each of the power conferences, as well as Gonzaga and BYU in the West Coast Conference, as 2022 rapidly approaches.
Dec. 19 - COVID Is Wrecking Schedules Again
The Bonanza crew weighs in on a wave of cancellations and what moves may need to be made. The guys also give their takes on the best conferences in the west as well as whether the Atlantic 10 can savage another multi-bid NCAA Tournament from this season or not.
Dec. 11 - Big Ten Conference Play and Non-Conference Craziness
Nicholas Hodell takes this episode solo in a Saturday Special to bring you the latest on exciting Big Ten play and non-conference action. He gives his take of the week accompanied by the week's Bonanza Rank as well as his weekly awards and predictions.
Dec. 5 - Big Ten - ACC Challenge Recap and Non-Conference Craziness
The Bonanza Crew breaks down a fun-filled Big Ten - ACC Challenge as well as several non-conference upsets! The guys also explain what they learned from several teams (or an entire conference) from early conference play and hand out the weekly honors and predictions.
0:00 - Big Ten - ACC Challenge Marquee Games
9:08 - Big Ten - ACC Challenge Swing Games
18:09 - Non-Conference Upsets
27:49 - Bonanza Rank - Teams we Learned Most from in Early Conference Play
36:20 - Shining Diamonds
41:05 - Contini's Fresh Take
45:28 - Weekly Predictions
Nov. 28 - Atlantis, Maui and More MTE Fun
Nicholas Hodell and Dom Contini break down all of the action from Feast Week. From Atlantis to Maui and nearly every other MTE around, they have it covered!
Here are the timestamps from this episode, in case you want to quickly get to your favorite segment!
0:00 - High Profile Gonzaga Games
8:37 - Battle 4 Atlantis and Maui Invitational Recap
17:30 - Grading Other High-Quality Teams in MTEs
27:23 - Bonanza Rank - Best Big Ten / ACC Challenge Time Slots
36:04 - Shining Diamonds
44:15 - Weekly Predictions
Nov. 21 - Gavitt Games Upsets and MTEs Past and Future
Nicholas Hodell, Dominic Stearn and Dom Contini have you covered after a crazy week of college basketball! We start with the Big East's statement in the Gavitt Games. We then grade five teams who competed in MTEs throughout the week before giving quick predictions on ten of this week's most intriguing games.
On this exclusive extended cut, we discuss two of Tuesday's (11/16) marquee blowout games. We give out our weekly awards and rank some of the most intriguing upcoming MTEs.
Nov. 14 - Opening Week Craziness
Nicholas Hodell, Dominic Stearn, and new Bonanza host Dom Contini are together for the first time! They recap the biggest games of the opening week of the 2021-22 season and touch on some of the biggest upsets of the week. Find your favorite segment below!
0:00 - Champions Classic Recap
8:25 - Weekend Top 5 Matchups
17:51 - Opening Week Upsets
26:12 - Bonanza Rank - Most Surprising Week 1 Upsets
32:30 - Dom Contini's Fresh Take
34:53 - Shining Diamonds
42:41 - Game Predictions
Nov. 3 - 2021-22 Mid-Major Preview Extravaganza
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn preview every mid-major conference in this episode! Look for your favorite conference in the list of timestamps below!
1:09 - MVC
4:09 - SoCon
7:08 - Sun Belt
10:33 - MAC
13:55 - C-USA
15:59 - Ivy League
17:49 - WAC
21:29 - Summit League
23:34 - Big Sky
26:15 - Big West
29:15 - MAAC
30:48 - ASUN
34:05 - Horizon League
35:52 - NEC
38:28 - CAA
40:43 - OVC
43:43 - Big South
45:34 - Patriot League
46:58 - America East
48:49 - Southland
50:38 - SWAC
52:29 - MEAC
Oct. 31 - 2021-22 "Near-Majors" Preview
It's four conference previews in one! Nicholas Hotel and Dominic Stearn discuss the American Athletic Conference, the West Coast Conference, the Atlantic 10 and the Mountain West in this jam-packed episode. Timestamps for each conference preview are listed below.
0:00 - AAC Realignment Reaction
7:54 - 2021-22 AAC Preview
16:57 - 2021-22 WCC Preview
25:38 - 2021-22 Mountain West Preview
35:38 - 2021-22 Atlantic 10 Preview
43:51 - Bonanza Rank
Oct. 24 - 2021-22 Pac-12 Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn cover the last power conference in our 2021-22 Preview Series - the Pac-12! We discuss the favorites -- UCLA, Oregon and USC -- alongside a packed middle of the conference throughout the hour.
Oct. 17 - 2021-22 SEC Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn preview the conference where It Just Means More! The guys discuss whether or not Kentucky can rebound from last year's disastrous season before moving on to other programs who made the 2021 NCAA Tournament. They celebrate the release of the first 2021-22 KenPom rankings with a special analytics segment before handing out their preseason awards and giving their SEC preseason top 5!
Oct. 10 - 2021-22 Big East Preview
In this podcast exclusive episode, Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn preview the Big East Conference. They discuss five of the better teams in length before discussing teams who may outperform expectations. They hand out their preseason individual awards and give their preseason Big East top 5 teams.
Oct. 3 - 2021-22 Big Ten Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stern take a journey through the Big Ten's top big men and their teams and stop along the way to rank the conference's best guards. They hand out their preseason awards and give their preseason Big Ten top five teams as well throughout the program.
Sept. 26 - 2021-22 Big 12 Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the top contenders in the Big 12 Conference, rank their favorite incoming Big 12 transfers and hand out their preseason awards in addition to giving their preseason top five teams.
Sept. 19 - 2021-22 ACC Preview
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn preview the ACC as a new face is at the helm of North Carolina and Coach K prepares for his final season at Duke. They provide their preseason awards and their preseason ACC top 5 over the course of the show as well.
Sep. 12 - Blaze Radio Debut: Big 12 Makes Its Move
It's our Blaze Radio debut! Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn discuss the Big 12 Conference inviting BYU, UCF, Houston and Cincinnati and looks at what the West Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference could do to respond.
They also look at the Sun Belt Conference's future after a report that it may look to expand.
Finally, our hosts discuss the alliance between the Big Ten, Pac-12 and the ACC and speculate on the types of effects it could have on college basketball in the long run.
2021 Offseason CBB Player Movement
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn discuss 2021-22's biggest transfers and debut a brand new segment ranking team performances in the Transfer Portal. They also discuss select highly-touted recruits heading into the new season.
Bonanza Special: Future of College Basketball
In the Bonanza's first show after summer 2021, Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down some of summer's biggest topics, from NIL to future conference realignment, with a focus on the future of college basketball.
May 28 - Bramah to Nevada, Timme Returns to Gonzaga, All Time Cinderella Tourney Region Finals
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn and joined by Keith Dottley and Harris Hicks from Triple Threat to discuss the latest in college basketball and look ahead to the Bonanza's All Time Cinderella Tournament Regional Finals!
Latest on Gonzaga - 1:44
UCLA out of Legends Classic - 6:53
AJ Bramah to Nevada, Fallout, Transfer Portal Discussion - 12:20
All Time Cinderella Tournament 2nd Round Recap - 30:25
All Time Cinderella Tournament Regional Finals Preview - 35:57
May 21 - LMU Coach Stan Johnson Joins Show, MTE Fields, Cinderella Tournament Round 2
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down some of the newly announced MTE fields for the upcoming season. Loyola Marymount head coach Stan Johnson joins the program to discuss building rosters in the current Transfer Portal era and the state of the LMU program and where the 1990 Cinderella runs fits into the picture. Hodell and Stearn then break down the second round matchups in the Bonanza's All Time Cinderella Tournament.
0:41 - MTE Fields (ESPN Events Invitational)
3:06 - Remy Martin to KU
6:09 - MTE Fields (Remainder of recently announced MTE Fields)
15:26 - Loyola Marymount HC Stan Johnson joins the program
30:55 - All Time Cinderella Tournament Round 2 Deep Dives
All Time Cinderella Tournament - Bracket Introduction
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn, alongside Keith Dottley and Harris Hicks from ASU Blaze Radio's Triple Threat, introduce the Bonanza's All Time Cinderella Tournament bracket and explain why certain Cinderellas were seeded in the position that they were as well as reminiscence and remember Cinderella runs of the past.
Slipper Region - 2:19
Miracle Region - 9:57
Fairy Tale Region - 18:18
Ballroom Region - 29:06
How YOU can get involved - 49:49
April 11 - 2020-21 CBBonanza Awards Show
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn hand out their postseason accolades to cap off an exciting college basketball season.
April 6 - Final Four Recap, Transfer and Coaching News
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the 2021 Final Four and analyze some big pieces of transfer and coaching news.
1:04 - Final Four Recap
11:49 - Nicholas Hodell's Way-Too-Early Top 25 Rant
14:46 - Coaching Carousel
28:36 - Transfer Portal Updates
March 31 - Final Four Preview and Transfer and Coaching News
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the Final Four teams in-depth and give the latest in the Transfer Portal and the coaching carousel.
1:12 - Gonzaga Breakdown
12:11 - Baylor Breakdown
17:14 - Houston Breakdown
19:42 - UCLA Breakdown
24:53 - Pac-12 March Madness Breakdown
30:53 - Transfer Portal
47:06 - Coaching Carousel
March 23 - Sweet 16 Preview and the Portal is Popping Off
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn recap the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and look ahead to the Sweet 16. They also discuss the coaching carousel and the increasingly populating Transfer Portal.
March 17 - Long Term Committee Reaction, Coaching Carousel and Transfer Portal
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn take the emotion of Selection Sunday out of it when discussing some of the NCAA Men's Basketball Selection Committee bracketing decisions. They also discuss the early moves of this season's coaching carousel and discuss just some of the players that made the decision to enter their names in the Transfer Portal.
0:00 - Intro and Bracketing Reactions
16:06 - Coaching Carousel
39:08 - Transfer Portal
March 7 - Conference Tournament Extravaganza
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn discuss nearly every ongoing and upcoming conference tournament that March has to offer and discuss what certain bubble teams have to do in their conference tournaments to either feel safe on Selection Sunday or get themselves in the field of 68.
Feb. 28 - Bracket Season Games and Contingencies
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn look at the NCAA Tournament contingencies and discuss some of the early conference tournaments. They discuss some of the top games from the past week and dissect the current NCAA Tournament bubble situation. They'll then hand out their weekly awards and give their final 14 predictions of the 2020-21 season.
0:00 - Bracket Season COVID Contingencies
7:54 - Early Bracket Season Action + Previews
21:53 - Top Games
39:46 - Bubble Watch
1:03:20 - Weekly Awards
1:08:26 - Final Predictions of 20-21 Season
Feb. 21 - Brackets are Now Available
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn discuss the NCAA Tournament having fans and break down the newly released brackets for the Horizon League Tournament and the America East Playoffs. They also discuss some of the biggest games of the past week and give their weekly awards and predictions.
2021 NCAA Tournament with limited fans - 1:43
Horizon League Tournament Preview - 8:27
America East Playoffs Preview - 11:33
Top Game Breakdown - 15:37
Weekly Awards - 49:01
Weekly Predictions - 54:49
Feb. 14 - Resumes on the Road to Bracket Season
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down plenty of resumes from those fighting for a place in the NCAA Tournament to those who won't be sweating it out on Selection Sunday. They'll also hand out their weekly awards (56:22) and give their predictions for 14 of the week's most important games (1:02:57).
Feb.7 - Resume Talk with Keith Dottley and Week 10 Recap
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the biggest games of the week and some mid-major title races before inviting Keith Dottley, a co-host of Blaze Radio's Triple Threat, to the program to discuss resumes in detail.
Hodell and Stearn then hand out their weekly awards and give predictions for 14 of the biggest upcoming games throughout the next week.
0:00 - Intro and Top Games Recap
28:46 - Resume Discussions with Keith Dottley
1:05:32 - Weekly Awards
1:12:53 - Weekly Predictions
Jan. 31 - Possible Conference Tournament Uncertainty and Week 9 Recap
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the best games of the past week before discussing the newly posed question of whether conference tournaments should happen at all in this pandemic-affected season. A few resume questions are also posed before the guys hand out their weekly awards and give their weekly predictions.
:42 - Top Game Recap
39:00 - Conference Tournament Uncertainty
51:34 - Resume Discussion
58:20 - Weekly Awards
1:03:52 - Weekly Predictions
Jan. 24 - Week 8 Recap and NCAA Tournament Talk
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the top games of the week before briefly discussing the new 2021 NCAA Tournament dates. They then discuss some burning questions regarding the early status of the bubble and the projected field per the Bracket Matrix. They'll then give our their weekly awards and give predictions for 14 of the upcoming week's top games.
Jan. 17 - Week 7 Recap and Mid-Major Roundup
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn discuss the week's biggest games before taking a closer look into the status of the mid-major conferences, including a deep discussion about the WAC's news of expansion in 2022-23. Weekly awards and predictions are also included!
0:00 - Intro
0:58 - Top Game Recaps
40:40 - Mid-Major Roundup
1:07:09 - Weekly Awards
1:13:12 - Weekly Predictions
Jan. 10 - Week 6 Recap and CBB Refresh
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn recap the most important games of the past week and then spend some time to discuss a few things for people who will begin to watch more college basketball soon after the conclusion of the college football season. They'll both give out their weekly awards and predict 14 of the week's most important scheduled games.
Jan. 2 - New Year's Week Recap, Blue Bloods Discussion and Weekly Predictions
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the week's biggest games and upsets and discuss the current situation with some of the biggest programs who are not quite living up to their names so far this season. They'll also hand out their weekly awards and give their predictions for 14 of the week's most interesting games.
Dec. 26 - Christmas Week Recap, Stat Trends So Far and New Year's Week Predictions
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the best games from the past week, including all four games from Christmas Day. They then go into some of the trends of the 2020-21 season so far from certain stats to what they've seen out of games in the first month of the season. Finally, we hand out our weekly awards and give predictions for 14 of the week's biggest games!
Dec. 20 - Week 3 Recap and Christmas Week Predictions
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the top games of the last week from important power conference games to mid-majors looking for quality wins. They then invite Walter Cronkite Sports Network basketball writer Griffin Peters to discuss ASU's tough week of games against Grand Canyon and UTEP, the Pac-12 scene as a whole and a preview of the Big Ten's Christmas slate of games and a fun Christmas-themed questions. Hodell and Stearn then give out their weekly awards and give their predictions for 14 of the top scheduled games for the next week, including all four Big Ten Christmas games.
Dec. 13 - ACC - Big Ten Challenge Thoughts and Week 3 Predictions
NIcholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down some of the top games from the ACC - Big Ten Challenge and Ethan Piechota joins the Bonanza to give his take on some of the star individuals and their performances in the Challenge. We then hand out our weekly awards and give our predictions on some of college basketball's top games for the upcoming week and weekend.
Dec. 6 - The Season's in Full Force
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down some of the biggest games of the past week, including the Maui Invitational, Champions Classic and the Jimmy V Classic. Ray Belkora joins the Bonanza to discuss the early conference action in the Pac-12 and look forward to the upcoming week out west. Finally, we hand out our weekly awards and give our predictions for 14 of the upcoming week's biggest games.
Nov. 30 - Season Opening Thoughts and Week 1 Predictions
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn briefly discuss the different looks of a college basketball season during a pandemic before recapping some of the biggest games of the opening days of the 2020-21 season and some other games they found to be interesting that others may have missed. Then, they both hand out their weekly awards before predicting 14 of the week's biggest games ranging from a super showdown between Gonzaga and Baylor on Saturday to a mid-major clash between Furman and Richmond and the start of Pac-12 play later this week.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - MEAC and SWAC
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn conclude our Season Preview Series by taking a look at the MEAC and the SWAC as well as preview some of the MTEs starting very soon!
2020-21 Season Preview Series - NEC, Southland and Big South
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn briefly break down the latest coronavirus pandemic related news in college basketball, including the 2021 NCAA Tournament moving to just one site, and also give you more mid-major previews, including the Northeast Conference, Southland Conference and Big South Conference.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - Horizon, OVC and ASUN
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn preview three prominent mid-major conferences on this episode of the College Basketball Bonanza Season Preview Series, going from the Horizon League to the Ohio Valley Conference and the ASUN Conference.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - America East and Patriot League
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn discuss the latest pandemic news surrounding college basketball in the latest episode of the Bonanza.
We also preview the Patriot League and their league-only 2021 schedule as well as the America East Conference.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - Big Sky, Big West and WAC
The Bonanza's Season Preview Series is going further into hyper drive, covering three West Coast mid-major conferences on this episode!
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the top of the Big Sky, Big West and the WAC as well as who they think could go unnoticed until it's too late.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - MAAC and Summit
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn continue their coverage of the mid-major conferences, previewing the MAAC and the Summit League.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - SoCon and CAA
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn continue their tour through the mid-majors with season preview content covering the SoCon and the CAA!
2020-21 Season Preview Series - C-USA and Sun Belt
Dominic Stearn and Nicholas Hodell have some fun talking about the Sun (Fun) Belt as well as cover Conference USA in the latest Season Preview Series two-a-show. Hodell also discusses the latest effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the status of college basketball.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - MVC and MAC
Our two-a-shows continue as Nicholas Hodell and Dominic get some MACtion covering the best of the MAC and take a look at who may compete for the title in the Missouri Valley Conference.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - A-10 and MW
The Bonanza's first ever two-a-show comes loaded with information about the Atlantic 10 and the Mountain West! Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down which teams they expect to come at or near the top of these two conferences.
2020-21 Season Preview Series: WCC
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down every team in the West Coast Conference, including national contender Gonzaga.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - The American
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down every team in the American Athletic Conference in the seventh episode of the Bonanza's Season Preview Series.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - SEC
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn discuss every program in the SEC from the blue bloods in Kentucky and Florida to some of the other programs that are not as well-known for their basketball like Vanderbilt and Mississippi State, to name a few.
2020-21 Season Preview Series - Pac-12
Inferno Intel contributor Ray Belkora joins Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn to discuss every team in the Pac-12 in this hour-long deep dive into the best teams in the west.
2020-21 Season Preview Series: ACC
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn analyze every team in the ACC in the fourth episode of the Bonanza's Season Preview Series for 2020-21.
2020-21 Season Preview Series: Big East
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn analyze every team in the Big East Conference in the third episode of this season's Season Preview Series.
2020-21 Season Preview Series: Big 12
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn break down the Big 12 Conference from top to bottom.
#CBBonanza 2020-21 Season Preview Series: Big Ten
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stearn breakdown the Big Ten Conference in the opening episode of this season's preview series.
#CBBonanza Road to 2020-21 - Blue Ribbon Top 25 Breakdown
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stern look at the news of November 25 starting the 2020-21 college basketball season and break down this season's Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook preseason Top 25.
College Basketball Bonanza: 2020-21 Non Conference Games Amid COVID-19
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stern discuss some of the challenges of a non conference season amid the coronavirus pandemic, including bubble documentation from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott's earlier comments about collegiate sporting bubbles when shutting down Pac-12 sporting activity for 2020 and a recent proposal from ACC coaches to have an all-inclusive 2021 NCAA Tournament.
College Basketball Bonanza Special: The 2020-21 Amid COVID-19 Sequel
Dominic Stern and Nicholas Hodell discuss the reaction and potential fallout in college basketball surrounding the Pac-12's decision to not play sports in 2020. The guys also discuss the increased returnees from the NBA Draft early entrant process as well as speculate over the possibility of the demands from the #WeAreUnited football group.
College Basketball Bonanza Special: The 2020-21 Season Amid COVID-19
Nicholas Hodell and Dominic Stern discuss the possible ramifications and possible further action regarding the upcoming college basketball season concerning the coronavirus pandemic.