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This Week In The BIG EAST Radio Show, distributed by Westwood One, returns for 2021, its seventh year. The third episode of the season welcomes @ButlerMBB head coach LaVall Jordan, @MarquetteMBB sophomore guard D.J. Carton, and Dana O’Neil (@DanaONeilWriter), long time college basketball reporter and author.
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This week the TWITBE BIG EAST Spotlight shines on Carton, a former five-star prep guard from Iowa who made his way through the transfer portal and found a home with Marquette (6:29). The BIG EAST Focus zeroes in on Jordan (21:25) who discusses some of the challenging moments for Butler so far this season and trying to keep his young team focused. The National Perspective comes from O’Neil (30:50), a national college basketball reporter for The Athletic. O’Neil gives an update on Villanova’s return to play and breaks down the national state of men’s college basketball.
The 2021 season of This Week in the BIG EAST (#TWITBE) is available for download on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Overcast, Castro, Castbox and Podfriend in addition to its Westwood One distribution. The show airs on three Sirius XM stations on Saturdays preceding the first BIG EAST contest of the day. This week, TWITBE will be carried on Sirius 121, XM 201, Online 964 at 11 a.m. ET, leading into the Connecticut at Creighton game at noon ET.
The returning hosts for This Week In The BIG EAST (#TWITBE) are John Rooke, a longtime BIG EAST play-by-play voice, and Kevin McNamara, BIG EAST reporter, columnist and author. Rooke and McNamara give a comprehensive look at the teams, coaches, players and storied tradition of the top basketball conference in America in each episode.
A new segment this year, Rooke and McNamara relive “A blast from the past.” This week features memories and highlights surrounding Markus Howard’s BIG EAST record 53 points, leading the way for Marquette’s 106-104 epic road win at Creighton on January 19, 2019.
The episode’s “Who’s Hot” segment features audio clips from some recent big performances around the league and a recap of the league’s weekly honors. “Who’s Got Next?” takes a look at the upcoming schedule, highlighting the big matchups.
To join the conversation and send questions to Rooke (@JRbroadcaster) and McNamara (@KevinMcNamara33), use #TWITBE on Twitter. Fans may submit questions to be featured on the show.