AU Hoops Podcast

AU Hoops Podcast Podcast

Join Jake "The Scribe" Lloyd, Dave "Well Dressed" Crespo and Sam "Shortstop" Healy for the only podcast dedicated to American University men's basketball. Throughout the season, the fellas break down the Eagles' games, experiences at Bender Arena, and the Patriot League. Listen for hoops talk, humor, and more!

Episode 86: American's season ends at the hands of Navy
Crespo and Jake dissect the end to American's up and down season, a 60-56 home loss to Navy in the PL Tournament quarterfinals. The fellas break down AU's offensive struggles, look a bit at the big picture, and offer some optimism for the future as well....

Episode 85: Wrapping up the regular season, looking ahead
Crespo is back from abroad, and he and Jake break down American's wild and whacky season, the Eagles' convincing season-ending win at Holy Cross, and the league as a whole as American will begin the PL tourney vs. Navy Thursday....

Episode 84: Quick reaction from Lehigh 80, American 66
Jake breaks down American's ninth consecutive loss to Lehigh — this one in its home finale — and looks ahead to the Eagles' regular-season finale at Holy Cross. Listen above, below, or subscribe on iTunes....




Episode 76: A much-needed win to snap a skid
Furloughed Crespo is still in Mexico, but Jake and Sam are here to break down American's much-needed, losing streak-snapping win over BU and talk all things Eagles and the Patriot League....




Episode 67: Scott Greenman joins the pod
Dave and Jake call up assistant coach Scott Greenman and cover a wide arrange of topics as the Eagles finish up a nine-day break in between games....

Episode 66: Assessing the Eagles eight games in
The fellas convene to assess the 5-3 Eagles heading into exams week with just three games left in non-conference play. What are the biggest issues? Reasons for excitement? And what's going on in the Patriot League?...


Episode 63: Talking about winning
The fellas reunite to break down American's hot 4-1 start, reassess the Eagles' place in the Patriot League, and much more. Listen above, below or on iTunes (search AU Hoops Podcast)....


Episode 62: Postgame reaction from UNH-AU
Welcome to our newest feature, the postgame reaction podcast. Per a suggestion from a fan of the podcast, we will do these after every American home game....

Episode 61: Season preview, 2018-19
We're back! With the 2018-19 season just a week away, Sam and Jake reconvene (with Crespo on a beach in Mexico) to break down the Eagles with a dose of optimism after two forgettable seasons. What can AU do to bounce back? That and much, much more. Just listen!...

Episode 60: Another March with no AU hoops
The season is once again over before March, and questions swirl around the program. The fellas dive into the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 2017-18 campaign and offer up hope for the future....


Episode 59: What's going on in Tenleytown?
After more losses and frustration in AU land, the fellas take a deep dive on the state of the struggling Eagles and the direction of the program. Listen above or below or subscribe on iTunes....

Episode 58: Members of the 2008 championship team
On a special edition of the pod, Jake and Dave caught up with five members of the 2008 Patriot League championship team after they reunited and were honored 10 years later for their historic run to the NCAA Tournament....

Episode 57: A team in need of a win
We're all struggling. Crespo had the flu (and is now gone). Sam now has the flu. And the AU Eagles keep falling short of a Patriot League win. Sam & Jake dissect AU's struggles and misfortune and looks for positives during a trying time for the team. Listen above or below....


Episode 56: You're concussed, we're concussed
Four concussions!? The fellas discuss how the Eagles have navigated early season head injuries to a 3-6 start; the continued ascension of Larry "The Scorer" Motuzis; Patriot League storylines; and much more....

Episode 55: Welcome to the big stage, Sam Iorio
Don't worry about the heartbreaker, guys. Yep, AU just blew a late lead to fall to 0-3, but the new guys are impressing and there are plenty of positives to take from the Eagles' first three games. The fellas break it all down, throw in some jokes, and go on a couple tangents, too.Listen above or below or subscribe on iTunes....

Episode 54: The season is finally here; our mega preview
The wait is almost over. The fellas leave no rocks unturned in cautiously predicting the 2017-18 season for the Eagles and the Patriot League and dissecting the biggest storylines. Here's your primer for a new season of AU hoops. 0-32:00 — Biggest storylines 33-45 — Mailbag 45-1:00 — Non-conference preview 1:00 — Patriot League preview...


Episode 53: A new season beckons
After a down then up offseason for the Eagles, the fellas regather a month out to break down all the changes and start thinking about this new version of the team. Click through to listen....

Episode 51: Previewing the Patriot League tournament
Crespo and Jake hold a late-night session to break down American's late-season success and the Eagles' prospects as they head into the league tournament. Listen for the perfect preview of Patriot League postseason basketball.Listen above or below....


Episode 50: The Eagles get a win and Crespo's back
Crespo returns to join Sam and Jake and so are the Eagles back to the win column. The fellas break down AU's recent improved play, assess their chances of making a late run, and dissect the Patriot League with two weeks left in the season. Listen above or below....

Episode 49: Why can't the Eagles get wins?
Sam and Jake break down all the reasons for American's struggles to this point, answer a mailbag of questions from listeners, and dish more about the general state of the program and its future under Mike Brennan.Listen above or below....

Episode 48: Five topics, 5 minutes
Sam and Jake put 5 minutes on the clock to discuss five issues with the Eagles six games into the Patriot League, plus Sam dishes out a classic Detroit pickup ball story.Listen above or below....


Episode 47: Two games in and Doug Birdsong
Jake is alone to start the new year — with Sam and Dave working late — but he breaks down AU's first two Patriot League games, including the Eagles' horrid free-throw shooting, and then rings Bucknell play-by-play sage Doug Birdsong to preview Thursday's game and discuss the league as a whole.11:30-36:00 — Doug Birdsong, Bucknell play-by-play announcerListen above or below...

Episode 44: How about these freshmen?
Crespo isn't quite back from his Icelandic adventure, but Sam and Jake are here to break down AU's 0-3 start including the freshmen's big minutes. They're also joined by Jaden Daly of Daly Dose of Hoops for insights on Wagner.0-22: Insights from three games, biggest questions.22-31: Jaden Daly breaks down Wagner31-45: Early Patriot League thoughts45-53: Closing thoughtsListen above or below....

Episode 43: Massive season preview
The season is 5 days away, and the fellas are here to dissect and predict it all. How will the Eagles fare in every game? Who's starting? Who will see the biggest increased role? How will the Patriot League play out? We've got it all for you.0-24: General thoughts, media day reaction24-37: Rotation talk37-49: Mailbag 49-1:12: Predictions game by game1:15-1:30: Patriot League predictions 1:31-1:46: Closing thoughts, get to know the players Listen above or below....


Episode 42: Chalk talking and offseason success
A lot has changed in Sam, Dave and Jake's lives since the last pod. They break it all down, Crespo dissects the Eagles' 'Chalk Talk,' and the fellas discuss a busy offseason of recruiting success for American.Listen above or below or subscribe on iTunes....

Episode 40: Sam Healy, Internet sensation
The fellas convene on March Madness Eve to discuss Sam's viral "Thirteen Shining Moments" video that made him an Internet Sensation in a day, while also watching Holy Cross represent the league with an NCAA Tournament win. And, of course, they sprinkle in some talk about the Eagles' progression to a successful season and the program's bright future. Listen above or below or subscribe on iTunes....

Episode 39: David Aldridge and Patriot League Tourney talk
The fellas dissect AU's amazing turnaround from 0-6 in the league to 9-9 and tied for fourth place and are joined by hall of fame journalist and Eagles super fan David Aldridge to discuss the Eagles' progression and their Patriot League Tournament hopes.Listen above/below or subscribe on iTunes.0-13:00 — AU's turnaround from 0-6 to 9-9 in league play13:12-20:30 — Crespo on Senior Day and AU's nailbiting win over Loyola20:34-44:30 — David Aldridge44:30-55:00 — American at BU, breaking it down55:00 — Closing ...