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Jersey Jump Shot season 3, episode 11: Bracketology with Brad Wachtel and a preview of the conference tournaments

Jersey Jump Shot: Talkin' College Hoops in the Garden State

This week on Jersey Jump Shot, Brad Wachtel stops by to talk bracketology and where New Jersey's teams stand with the big dance just around the corner. Plus, Ryan Ross, Jerry Carino, Steve Edelson and Chris Iseman preview the Big 10, Big East, MAAC and Ivy League tournaments. 

36mins

7 Mar 2022

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Jersey Jump Shot season 3, episode 6: Bracketology with Brad Wachtel

Jersey Jump Shot: Talkin' College Hoops in the Garden State

In this week's episode of Jersey Jump Shot, we are talking bracketology with Brad Wachtel. Plus, Ryan Ross, Jerry Carino, Steve Edelson and Chris Iseman debate if fans should ever boo college athletes. 

39mins

31 Jan 2022

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The Selection Special - Bob Wenzel, Brad Wachtel, Jerry Carino & Brian Fonseca (EP.77)

The Scarlet Spotlight

The drought is over! Rutgers men's basketball is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991. The Scarlet Spotlight is pumped to bring you our Selection Special. First, it's Bob Wenzel, the head coach of RU's 1991 NCAA Tournament team, giving a RU history lesson and providing perspective for this team's accomplishments. Then, it's former RU manager and staffer Brad Wachtel discussing Facts & Bracks, his highly-ranked bracketology site. And then, MyCentralJersey's Jerry Carino and NJ Advance Media's Brian Fonseca join the show for a reporter's roundtable and a breakdown of Rutgers vs. Clemson. On the back end, Danny and Jon describe the emotions of Selection Sunday after a 30-year wait.   Learn more and stay up to date at thescarletspotlight.com Email - thescarletspotlight@gmail.com Join the Facebook Group - The Scarlet Spotlight Follow the show on Twitter - @scarletspotRU Instagram - @thescarletspotlight/ Follow Danny Breslauer on Twitter: @DannyBreslauer Follow Jon Newman on Twitter: @jonnew

1hr 25mins

18 Mar 2021

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NCAA Tournament Seeding Expert: Brad Wachtel

Even Money: NFL Gambling Podcast

Tournament seeding expert Brad Wachtel is on this week's EvenMoney podcast with Ross Tucker & Steve Fezzik with predictions for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament including:- Teams with the easiest path to the Final Four. (11:59)- Can you be successful filling out a bracket with only favorites? (14:22)- The teams with the toughest path to the Final Four (15:20)- Underrated & overrated seeds (18:09)- Upset predictions (22:25)RossTucker.co./Sponsorslinktr.ee/EvenMoneyPod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30mins

16 Mar 2021

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Brad Wachtel join Chris Carlin to talk about who could make the NCAA Tournament and what to expect during Selection Sunday

13mins

6 Mar 2021

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Must Can't Lose w/ Brad Wachtel & Danny Breslauer

The RU Screw Podcast

We talked again with Brad Wachtel (bwachtel23 on Twitter,factsandbracks.blogspot.com, discussion starts at 1:21:45). Danny Breslauer of The Scarlet Spotlight and Mike Vorkunov, seemingly formerly of The RU Screw Podcast, also joined as guests. Max and Adam start off by discussing the Northwestern game, because obviously. We get into basketball math, the Maryland game, Michigan fans, the remaining schedule, and more. We have a great new game, Overrated or Underrated. Then we call Danny Breslauer, and play everyone's favorite game, Danny Explains His Tweets, he gives his thoughts on the upcoming Ohio State game, and we see if he wants us to ask Brad a question, which we then forgot to ask. Then Brad Wachtel came on to discuss his latest projection for Rutgers and to break down the good and bad on their tournament resume. After, Mike told us to call him, so we did, and he answered.

1hr 39mins

11 Feb 2020

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Is This The Year w/ Brad Wachtel

The RU Screw Podcast

Bracketologist and former Rutgers Men's Basketball Director of Basketball Administration Brad Wachtel joined as a guest (interview at 37:50). First, Max and Adam recapped the Penn State and Illinois games and reveled in how much fun this season has been to this point. We made a surprise call to Danny Breslauer to ask about how he's feeling and to preview the Indiana and Minnesota games. Brad Wachtel then joined to discuss Rutgers' tournament chances, what they need to do going forward, told some stories of his time as a student manager from 2001-2005, and more. After the interview, we talked a bit of Rutgers football, followed by a lot of content of questionable quality, including a Steve Pikiell impression, a surprise appearance by Mike, salad talk, Wanker of the Week, and much more.

1hr 47mins

12 Jan 2020

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Create Your Shot: Brad Wachtel

Create Your Shot

This week Tyler and Smallz go long on the NCAA tournament with Brad Wachtel. Brad runs the Facts and Bracks blog and specializes in NCAA tournament projections. Brad is a former college coach at Rutgers and was also a manager at Rutgers and director of operations for The Hoop Group. This week's coach speak is NCAA tournament themed and the guys review Hoboken, NJ. Brad can be found on twitter @bwachtel23:29 Tyler and Smallz introduction5:42 Intro to Brad and NCAA tournament talk14::55 Being on the coaching staff at Rutgers19:42 Going through a coaching change and fitting in on a new staff24:58 Different styles of coaches 27:00 Being a go getter and a quick story about Quincy Douby33:58 Ultimate career goals40:28 Coaching Speak — John Calipari, Andy Enfield 54:34 City Review — Hoboken, NJ59:37 10 Touches 1:15:19 Parting Shots

1hr 19mins

20 Mar 2018

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Create Your Shot: Brad Wachtel

Create Your Shot

This week Tyler and Smallz go long on the NCAA tournament with Brad Wachtel. Brad runs the Facts and Bracks blog and specializes in NCAA tournament projections. Brad is a former college coach at Rutgers and was also a manager at Rutgers and director of operations for The Hoop Group. This week's coach speak is NCAA tournament themed and the guys review Hoboken, NJ. Brad can be found on twitter @bwachtel23:29 Tyler and Smallz introduction5:42 Intro to Brad and NCAA tournament talk14::55 Being on the coaching staff at Rutgers19:42 Going through a coaching change and fitting in on a new staff24:58 Different styles of coaches 27:00 Being a go getter and a quick story about Quincy Douby33:58 Ultimate career goals40:28 Coaching Speak — John Calipari, Andy Enfield 54:34 City Review — Hoboken, NJ59:37 10 Touches 1:15:19 Parting Shots

1hr 19mins

20 Mar 2018

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Ep. 13 - NCAA Tournament Bracketologist Brad Wachtel

The Upside with Adam Finkelstein

Brad Wachtel has been described as the best bracketologist you've never heard of. While he may not yet have the national popularity of others that project the NCAA tournament field, his history of being able to predict the bracket is unmatched. In fact, from 2008 to 2010 he was the most accurate of the 170+ people in the country who attempt to do so according to bracketmatrix.com. From 2010-2016, Wachtel took a hiatus from his bracketology calculus as he joined the men's basketball staff at Rutgers University. He returned to the field in 2017 and now posts his projections on his own free site at factsandbracks.blogspot.com as well as interacting with fans on twitter at @bwachtel23....Also in this episode, host Adam Finkelstein goes to the mailbag to answer questions about Creighton, Boston College, and the potential impact on prep school basketball if the NBA should change their one-and-done rule.

40mins

6 Mar 2018