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First 4 Out

A college basketball podcast for friends.

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 17: Missed The Front End is Born

Ben and Brian hold down the fort, discussing Maryland's big win at Michigan State, Louisville and Seton Hall's tough weeks, the Pac-12 mud-fest, and picks for the week.

57mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 10: New Year's Resolutions Part One

With 2020 officially underway, Steve, Brian, Ben and Shane give some New Year's resolutions for the top teams in the ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten. 

56mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 15: Bracketology Time?

On this week's episode the guys debate when is the right time to start paying attention to bracket projections, react to a wacky week in the Big East and discuss the big weekend SEC showdown between Kentucky and Auburn. 

1hr 3mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 18: The One Where Good Teams Lost

All four guys are back for this week's episode to discuss Kansas winning on the road against Baylor, San Diego State and Gonzaga both falling out West and a tough road loss for their beloved Terps. 

58mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 13: Coach K & Benny Hot Takes

This week the guys have the full crew once again and they discuss back to back losses for some of the top teams in the country. Plus, Ben delivers some wild overreactions and they react to Maryland's latest 1-1 week. 

1hr 5mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 14: Big Ten Clusterjam

The guys discuss the Big Ten beating each other up, which team has been the most disappointing this season and Ben switches Pac-12 allegiances. 

1hr

28 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 11: New Year's Resolutions Part Two

After the first weekend of hoops in 2020, Steven, Brian, Ben and Shane recap their takeaway from the start of conference play and finish out the New Year's resolutions for the SEC, Big East, Pac-12 and top mid-majors. 

1hr 3mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 12: Green & Gold and Blue Shells

This week the guys talk about Baylor's statement win at Kansas, debate the merits of Friday night games and have a new player to track all season long. 

1hr 2mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 16: Maryland is for real (and in no way will we regret this)

The guys are back to discuss the NCAA Selection Committee's top 16 seeds, Duke's back to back wild wins and of course Maryland's huge victory in Champagne. 

1hr 4mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 24: Scheming

The guys discuss HBO’s documentary on the FBI’s investigation into college basketball corruption,“The Scheme”, various player compensation systems they would like to see enacted and the NBA Pathway Program's potential impact on college hoops.

1hr 1min

20 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 23: The Stopped Carousel

The guys talk about their favorite national championship games of all time, the coaching carousel (or lack thereof) and their thoughts on graduate and sit out transfers.

56mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 22: The End of an Unfinished Season

After the abrupt end to the 2019-20 college basketball season, Steven, Brian, Ben and Shane regroup to discuss who lost the most with the cancellation of this year's NCAA tournament. They also discuss who can claim a national title and if you'd want to see your favorite team win without fans. 

1hr 2mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 21: Conference Tournament Week

On this bonus edition, Steve, Brian and Shane do a deep dive into the Big Ten, Big East and ACC tournaments. 

1hr 2mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 20: End of the Regular Season

On this week's episode the guys discuss the final weekend of the regular season, three way ties for conference championships and who is in shape to get #1 seeds. 

1hr 3mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 19: The Sad College Gameday Review

On this week's episode Steven, Brian, Ben and Shane recap a ton of top teams losing once again, Virginia's late season charge and Kentucky's chances for a #1 seed. Plus, they review Maryland hosting ESPN's College Gameday and where the Terps season sits after a rollcoaster week. 

1hr 25mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 9: Zero Wisemen

On this Brian-less episode of First 4 Out, Steven, Ben and Shane discuss the surprising end of the James Wiseman saga, Kentucky's disappointing week and Butler's rise among the nation's elite. Plus they bring in a special guest to help react to Maryland's loss to Seton Hall. 

1hr 5mins

25 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 8: No One Is Safe

After a week full of upsets Steven, Ben, Brian and Shane discuss which top teams should be concerned about their loss and which top teams you can trust (hint: none). Plus the guys talk about the top teams out West and why schools should embrace playing local rivals. 

58mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 7: Blue Shells and Bar Bills

After a huge week of both out of conference and in conference showdowns, the Steven, Ben, Brian and Shane recap all the action. The guys discuss UNC's rough week, Anthony Cowan's heroics and what move made Travis Steele a hero to Xavier fans. 

57mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 6: Feast Week (Over)Reactions

After a week of stuffing themselves with mid-day college hoops Steven, Ben, Brian and Shane are back to discussion Michigan's ascent to the top of the college basketball world, Maryland playing legitimately great basketball and all their other Feast Week takeaways.  

56mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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First 4 Out Podcast Episode 5: Greivis or Greg?

With early season tournaments underway, Steven, Ben, Brian and Shane decide if they're ready to buy in on some initial trends. They also debut the new segment "Blue Spike Shell of the Week," look ahead to the top Feast Week tournaments and recap the latest Terp news in the "Maryland Minute"

53mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #20