AU Hoop Talk with Coach Mike Brennan

 

The AU Men's Basketball Weekly Radio Show has returned for a fifth season on Federal News Radio.

"AU Hoop Talk with Mike Brennan" is Eagles' fans ultimate source for news on the men's basketball team. Tune into Federal News Radio 1500/820 AM each Saturday to hear the latest from Tenleytown.

All episodes are archived below. You can listen to archived episodes from the original three seasons by clicking here. Listen to them now or download each podcast to your MP3 player and listen while you're on the go. Visit the men's basketball page on Federal News Radio for a full schedule.

 

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March 29

Mike Brennan & Dr. Billy Walker

Host Dan Laing is joined by Coach Mike Brennan and Athletics Director Dr. Billy Walker to wrap up AU's amazing season, which ended with a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Coach Brennan discusses the season that was, the Tournament experience, and what's ahead for the Eagles in the 2014-2015 season.

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March 15

Pee Wee Gardner

Host Dan Laing is joined by Coach Mike Brennan, AU Athletics Director Dr. Billy Walker, and Patriot League Tournament MVP point guard Darius "PeeWee" Gardner to discuss AU's trip to the NCAA Tournament for only the third time in school history.

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March 8

Patrick Stevens

Host Dan Laing, Coach Mike Brennan, AD Dr. Billy Walker, and special guest, Patrick Stevens, who covers college basketball, football and lacrosse. Find him on Twitter @D1Scourse. The crew discusses AU's win against Colgate, it's upcoming Patriot League Semifinal game against Holy Cross and accolade

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March 1

Ben Standig

CSN Washington - Wizards Correspondent & NCAA Insider

Host Dan Laing, Coach Mike Brennan, AU Athletics Director Dr. Billy Walker, and special guest Ben Standig of Comcast SportsNet discuss the team's 13-4 Patriot League record and its final game of the regular season against Bucknell.

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Feb. 22

Head Coach Mike Brennan

Host Dan Laing and Coach Mike Brennan discuss the team's upcoming return to Bender Arena and game against Army, its recent loss to Boston University in a battle for the top Patriot League spt, and what all-time leading shot blocker, senior Tony Wroblicky means to the team.

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Feb. 15

Head Coach Mike Brennan & Athletic Director Dr. Billy Walker

Host Dan Laing, Coach Mike Brennan, and AU Athletics Director Dr. Billy Walker discuss the team's win against Lehigh and its upcoming game against Lafayette.

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Feb. 8

Rob Carlin

Comcast SportsNet's Rob Carlin joins Coach Mike Brennan, Athletics Director Dr. Billy Walker, and Host Dan Laing to discuss the team's success in Coach Brennan's first season. Also discussed - the team's recent loss to Loyola and a preview of the game against Colgate.

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Feb. 1, 2014

Jordan Nichols '09

Jordan Nichols, AU Class of 2009, and two-time Patriot League Champion, joins Coach Mike Brennan, AU Athletics Director Billy Walker and Host Dan Laing to discuss the team's successful season and look ahead to the game against Holy Cross.

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Jan. 25, 2014

Head Coach Mike Brennan

Coach Mike Brennan and Host Dan Laing discuss AU's 8-game winning streak and the team's 30-point win over Boston University. They also look ahead to the game against Army.

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Jan. 18, 2014

Hall of Famer Pete Carril

Pete Carril, former men's basketball coach at Princeton University, joins Coach and Host Dan Laing. Carril is a member of both the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Jan. 11, 2014

Dr. Billy Walker
AU Athletic Director

"The General" returns to the Federal News Radio airwaves and discusses AU's undefeated start to the Patriot League schedule, sitting atop the conference standings, thanks to the nation's 16th-ranked defense and a well-rounded offense. 

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Jan. 5, 2014

Junior PG PeeWee Gardner

Darius "PeeWee" Gardner, a red-shirt junior from Stephen F. Austin State, joins Coach Mike Brennan and host Dan Laing to discuss the team's win over Bucknell, the Eagles first in nine tries, and first win in Lewisburg, Pa., since 2009, when AU last won the Patriot League Championship.

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Dec. 28, 2013

Head Coach Mike Brennan

Host Dan Laing and Coach Mike Brennan discuss team's upcoming West Coast road trip against Saint Mary's (Calif.) and San Francisco and go in depth on Brennan's first season in D.C., as a head coach for the Eagles

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Dec. 14, 2013

Brian Gilmore '09

Host Dan Laing and Coach Mike Brennan are joined by Brian Gilmore, standout performer of AU's two NCAA teams, now a graduate assistant at Old Dominion working under former AU Coach Jeff Jones. Coach Brennan also discusses the team's upcoming games against St. Mary's and San Francisco.

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Dec. 7, 2013

Senior C Tony Wroblicky & junior G John Schoof

2013-14 AU men's basketball captains Tony Wroblicky and John Schoof joing host Dan Laing, head coach Mike Brennan and AD Billy Walker in studio to discuss the season thus far, playing in a new system, a look ahead to the rest of the year and more! 

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Nov. 30, 2013

Head Coach Mike Brennan & AD Billy Walker

Host Dan Laing is joined by Coach Mike Brennan and AU Athletics Director Dr. Billy Walker to discuss Tuesday's loss to Columbia, team leadership and this Nov. 30 game at St. Francis.

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Nov. 23, 2013

 Head Coach Mike Brennan & AD Billy Walker

Host Dan Laing is joined by Coach Mike Brennan and AU Athletics Director Dr. Billy Walker to discuss the team's recent game against Ohio State and the upcoming game against Mt. St. Mary's.

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Nov. 16, 2013

Gary Williams
Former American Head Men's Basketball Coach (1978-1982)

Gary Williams is a 2012 American University Hall of Fame inductee and is a former head coach of the American University men's basketball team (1978-1982). He was also a head coach at Maryland for 22 years.

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Nov. 9, 2013

David Aldridge '87
NBA Commentator for TNT

David Aldridge is an American University alumnus and NBA commentator for TNT, TBS and TBD. He has also been a reporter for ESPN and The Washington Post.

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Nov. 2, 2013

Dr. Billy Walker
AU Athletic Director

Host Dan Laing discusses the upcoming AU men's basketball season with first-year head Mike Brennan and AD Dr. Billy Walker, live from Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant in Friendship Heights.

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March 6, 2013

Dr. Billy Walker
AU Athletic Director

AU President Neil Kerwin announced the appointment of Dr. William (Billy) Walker, deputy director of athletics at the United States Air Force Academy, as the university’s 14th director of athletics and recreation. Walker will join the AU staff in April.

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March 2, 2013

Gordon Austin '83 HOF '01

One of the finest basketball players to ever don the AU Red and Blue, Gordon Austin set a standard of excellence during his four years on the hardwood. Led AU back-to-back National Invitational Tournament appearances and one of the biggest wins ever for the program when the Eagles squad defeated fifth-ranked Georgetown, 62-61, in the Capital Centre on Dec. 16, 1982.

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Feb. 23, 2013

Charles Hinkle '12
Professional Basketball Player - Hungary

Standout Eagles player Charles Hinkle, who helped lead AU to 20 wins last season and now plays professionally in Hungary.

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Feb. 16, 2013

Bob Socci
CBS Sports Network

Bob Socci is a broadcaster and writer and is a play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports Network. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for Navy football for 15 years.

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Feb. 9, 2013

Brian Gilgeous '93 HOF '04

Gilgeous, a 2004 inductee of the AU Hall of Fame, was the 1993 CAA Player of the Year. He averaged 24.1 points per game in CAA conference games and 22.7 points overall. Gilgeous ended his career as the second all-time scoring leader in AU history with 2,013 points. He is a member of the 500 rebound club, currently ninth with 688. He is in the top 10 in over 10 offensive categories in Eagle history.

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Feb. 2, 2013

Wilbur Thomas '75 HOF '03

Thomas' teams went 53-25 during one of the most successful eras in AU basketball history. AU participated in the NIT in 1973 for the first time ever and regularly beat teams like Georgetown, St. John’s, George Washington and Temple. He set freshman and sophomore records for scoring during the 1971-73 seasons, averaging 28.6 points per game, netting 48 in one contest. Thomas is fourth in career scoring average (19.8), seventh in all-time scoring (1,543) and seventh in all-time rebounding (803)

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Jan. 26, 2013

Jeff Jones

Former AU Head Coach

Former head coach Jeff Jones sits down with in-studio host Dan Laing to indepth on the Eagles win over Navy and a showdown at Army.

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Jan. 19, 2013

David Aldridge '87
NBA Commentator for TNT

David Aldridge is an American University alumnus and NBA commentator for TNT, TBS and TBD. He has also been a reporter for ESPN and The Washington Post.

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Jan. 12, 2013

Jeff Jones

Former AU Head Coach

Former head coach Jeff Jones sits down with in-studio host Dan Laing to focus on the upcoming Patriot League schedule and recap AU's nonconference slate.

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Jan. 5, 2013

Bryce Simon '09

Syracuse High School Girl's Basketball Head Coach

Bryce Simon '09, who was part of both NCAA Tournament teams, joins head coach Jeff Jones in studio to talk championship runs, coaching and 2013 bball.

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Dec. 22, 2012

Demek Adams '03

Senior Manager at Grant Thornton LLP & former AU point guard

Demek Adams '03, a Kogard student at American University, is extremely knowledgeable of the AU program, having been head coach Jeff Jones’ point guard just a few seasons ago. Adams is now a senior manager at Grant Thornton LLP as well as the co-founder and chairman of the EnVest Foundation.

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Dec. 15, 2012

Ron Vogel CAS/BS ’72

Co-Owner, Booeymonger

Ron Vogel, the 2012 recipient of the American University Alumni Eagle Award, which honors outstanding service to the University and the Alumni Association, has been a long-time supporter of AU Hoops and made the season-opening trip to Minnesota with the team this year.

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Dec. 8, 2012

Joe Beninati

Washington Capitals Play-by-Play Announcer

Joe Benninati is the play-by-play man for the Washington Capitals and has lent his voice this season to the AU Men's Basketball program on several games covered by CSN this year.

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Nov. 30, 2012

Glenn Consor

Washington Wizards Radio Color Analyst

Glenn Consor is in his sixth season as the color analyst and post-game call-in show host on the Washington Wizards Radio Network. Alongside 16-year play-by-play veteran Dave Johnson, Consor brings almost two decades of experience covering the Wizards to the booth.


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Nov. 24, 2012

Keith Gill

University of Richmond Athletic Director

Keith Gill served as the athletic director for American University for five years, seeing the men's basketball program reach back-to-back NCAA Tournaments, before taking the position at Richmond.


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Nov. 17, 2012

 

Dave Feldman

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Dave Feldman is an award winning sports anchor, currently a working in the San Francisco Bay Area and a former sports director at Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.


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March 3, 2012

 

Former Head Coach Jeff Jones and Athletic Director Keith Gill and WTOP's Dan Laing recap the 2011-12 men's basketball season.

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Feb. 25, 2012

Chuck Todd
NBC News

Chuck Todd is the chief White House Correspondent and Political Director for NBC News and co-host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC. He also serves as an on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, Meet the Press and MSNBC.

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Feb. 17, 2012

Matt Corkery
Head Women's Basketball Coach

Matt Corkery is in his fourth season as the head coach of the American University women's basketball team. Corkery is currently the winningest coach in the Patriot League with a 84-37 overall record in four seasons.

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Feb. 11, 2012

Steven Goff '88
Washington Post

Steven Goff is a sports writer for the Washington Post and an American University alumnus. Goff runs the Soccer Insider blog and his beats include D.C. United, MLS, international soccer and George Mason men's basketball.

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Feb. 4, 2012

Bram Weinstein '95
ESPN Anchor

Bram Weinstein is an American University alumnus and current SportsCenter anchor and host for ESPN. He has also hosted College Football Live, Outside The Lines, Midnight Madness and ESPN Game Night on ESPN Radio.

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Jan. 28, 2012

Rick Kell
Troops First Foundation

Rick Kell is the co-founder and executive director of the Troops First Foundation, which runs programs and special events for Wounded Warriors and their families.


Dan Hellie

NBC4

Dan Hellie is a sports anchor and reporter for NBC4 Washington and hosts Sports Final and Redskins Showtime on NBC4. He also hosts Capital Games on NBC Washington Nonstop.

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Jan. 21, 2012

J Rollins
Samaritan's Feet

J Rollins serves on the Board of Advisors and is the contact for the Northeast Region offices of Samaritan's Feet. The organization helps provide shoes to individuals across the world.


John Feinstein

Washington Post

John Feinstein is a bestselling author and sports columnist at the Washington Post. He also serves as an analyst for CBS Sports Network.

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Jan. 14, 2012

Gary Williams
Former American Head Men's Basketball Coach (1978-1982)

Gary Williams is a 2012 American University Hall of Fame inductee and is a former head coach of the American University men's basketball team (1978-1982). He was also a head coach at Maryland for 22 years.

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Jan. 7, 2012

Steve Jennings
Head AU Field Hockey Coach

Head American Field Hockey Coach Steve Jennings was inducted into the NFHCA Hall of Fame in January. He is in his 13th season as the head coach at American and is an eight-time Patriot League Coach of the Year.


Bob Socci
CBS Sports Network

Bob Socci is a broadcaster and writer and is a play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports Network. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for Navy football for 15 years.

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Dec. 17, 2011

Michael Wilbon
Co-Host, Pardon the Interruption

Michael Wilbon is a co-host of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption and columnist on ESPN.com and ESPNChicago.com. He is also a former sports columnist for the Washington Post.

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Dec. 10, 2011

Dave Feldman
FOX5 Sports Director

Dave Feldman is an award winning sports anchor and currently the sports director at Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.

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Dec. 4, 2011

Jim Lynam
Former American and St. Joseph's Head Men's Basketball Coach

Jim Lynam is a former head coach of the American men's basketball team (1973-78) and the St. Joseph's men's basketball team (1978-81).

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Nov. 26, 2011

Phil Chenier
Washington Wizards Analyst

Phil Chenier is the Washington Wizards analyst for Comcast SportsNet and a former NBA player.

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Nov. 19, 2011

Steve Buckhantz
Washington Wizards Play-By-Play Announcer

Steve Buckhantz has served as the play-by-play announcer for the Washington Wizards on Comcast SportsNet for 13 seasons.

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Nov. 12, 2011

Betsy Fischer '92
Executive Producer, Meet the Press

Betsy Fischer is an American University alumna and has been the executive producer of Meet the Press since 2002. She has worked on the show since 1992, and started as an intern during her time at AU.

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Oct. 16, 2011

David Aldridge '87
NBA Commentator for TNT

David Aldridge is an American University alumnus and NBA commentator for TNT, TBS and TBD. He has also been a reporter for ESPN and The Washington Post.

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