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WRNL Podcast: College Basketball Writer Reid Forgrave

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The Missouri grad helped us preview ISU/Mizzou and the college basketball season

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One of our favorite guests of the podcast, Reid Forgrave, stopped by to help us preview Iowa State’s opening night game against Missouri and discuss many other college basketball topics.

Forgrave, a University of Missouri graduate, currently writes for CBS Sports and several additional outlets. As a national college basketball writer, Reid discussed how he balances his soft spot for the Tigers and covering college basketball on the national scale.

This Missouri team is certainly in a different spot than we all thought they would be when Iowa State agreed to play this series. With the potential #1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft and a talented roster behind him, this Missouri program has gone from after thought to potential NCAA tournament team.

Poll

Will Missouri be a NCAA Tournament team this season?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Yes
    (26 votes)
  • 50%
    Miss-who?
    (27 votes)
53 votes total Vote Now

There are a lot of unknowns with Iowa State this season which is something Cyclone fans haven’t had to deal with in recent seasons. Reid questioned how their youth and inexperience would hold up during the long Big 12 conference season.

Poll

Will Iowa State make a 7th straight NCAA Tournament?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    Yes
    (28 votes)
  • 48%
    No
    (26 votes)
54 votes total Vote Now

We discussed the FBI investigation into college basketball recruiting and how that could impact coaches, players and the sport in general.

Before we let Forgrave go, we asked him to predict a Final Four and discuss the Witchita State Shockers.

As IPA connoisseurs, Austin and Reid made an IPA bet on which team will earn the higher seed in the NCAA tournament between Iowa State and Missouri. Austin is probably going to be on the hook for some cold ones come March.

Poll

IPA’s are the best

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    True
    (20 votes)
  • 62%
    False
    (34 votes)
54 votes total Vote Now

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Go Cyclones!