Chris Ackerknecht

Rhode Island Head Coach David Cox

Transfer Rule Modifications Bolster URI Ram’s Roster

At the end of a last season, David Cox has some serious holes to fill in his roster. The 3rd year head coach discusses how the new transfer will put his Rams in a position to make a run in 2020-2021.

Bryant’s Jared Grasso Brings a Unique Approach to Landing Talent

He's already made nearly 500 offers in just under 3 years as head coach at Bryant University. For a mid-major, that's a huge number. You'll be surprised to learn what's really behind this unique approach to landing hoop talent.
Tom Konchalski

Legendary Super-Scout Tom Konchalski Hangs Up His Notebook

Super-scout Tom Konchalski invented the mold by which modern basketball recruiting is conducted today. After a 40 year career, Tom recently called it quits. Adam puts his photographic memory to the test in this special podcast.
Roger Cador and Claudell Clark

A Baseball Perspective of Race in Sports with Roger Cador and Claudell Clark

The Upside Podcast continues its' series of the impact of Race on Sports as we welcome coach Roger Cador and Claudell Clark.

A Study of Race in Sports with Missouri Coach Cuonzo Martin

During this period of intense racial discord in America, The Upside has looked at some of the black leaders in the community of sports to give us their perspective on these historic events effecting every corner of our nation. Today we welcome Missouri Coach Cuonzo Martin to the show. Not that long ago the...
Dr. Scott Brooks

A Study of Race in Sports with Dr. Scott Brooks

It's been a historic month of racial tension in America. In light of the tragic death of George Floyd and the recent protests that have gripped the nation, Dr. Scott Brooks joins The Upside podcast with Adam Finkelstein to discuss the impact racial issues have had on coaches, athletes, their families and their communities. This...

UCLA Coach Mick Cronin’s Journey to Success

UCLA Head Coach Mick Cronin's journey to the Pac-12 is a great example how being resolute and dedicated to your craft will pay off. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "yurviewamzass-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "ucla basketball hoodie"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "2fa66598e9e417812553b2ebcc7ed572"; amzn_assoc_design = "in_content"; When you look at the post-season record of Mick...
Jon Rothstein

Jon Rothstein’s Entrepreneurial Approach to Sports Media

Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) is the latest guest on The Upside podcast with Adam Finkelstein. Rothstein is one of the most prominent analysts in all of college basketball through his work at CBS Sports and especially from his presence on social media (particularly Twitter). Adam Finkelstein describes the CBS Sports college basketball insider as having "an entrepreneurial...

Inside “The Last Dance” Season With Former Bull Scott Burrell

In this podcast, we explore into the process of one of college basketball's most notable rebuilding efforts in recent years

Jamboree 2019 – Notre Dame vs. Southside (Replay)

From the 2019 Jamboree, August 30, 2019 as Acadiana and Teurlins Catholic do battle. In the first game of the night, the Notre Dame Pioneers, hosted a new comer to the LHSAA in the Southside Sharks. The Sharks, who are led by Coach Joshua Fontenot, played in their first varsity game recognized by the LHSAA....