Current Sports | October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

Big Ten Basketball; Rick Pitino Fired; Louisville Men's Basketball; College Basketball Scandals; Detroit Pistons; Miles Bridges.

On "Current Sports with Al Martin" today, it's like Jay-Z said, "point out the bounce." Following the latest developments in basketball from Detroit to Louisville, the topics give listeners a slew of new basketball news. It starts with Louisville's recently fired head coach, Rick Pitino. After his program was caught illegally funding players, the backlash has been severe. Al and engineer Isaac Constans chuckle at the notion that Pitino was uninvolved, as he said in an ESPN segment that you can hear on the show. But moving to brighter things, the MSU men's basketball team even gets a cautious glance. Why? Well, you'll have to listen, but despite Miles Bridges being named the Preseason B1G Ten Player of the Year, safe to say that the road won't be easy. You know there's some Detroit Pistons talk, as well. Then joining Al and Isaac is DeShaun Tate, CBS radio college basketball columnist in Atlanta. DeShaun has the latest look at Pitino, but while pointing the finger at Louisville, he also takes aim at other college basketball programs, AAU teams and shoe companies responsible. He leaves the show by giving his preseason predictions for Michigan State. And throughout today's show, three callers help carry the workload--a big thank you to them and all of the listeners, as always!

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