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The Return Of Hoopstalk-the Blog and Radio Show

September 6th, 2012

On September 19 at 7 pm on ESPN 1420, and every Weds thereafter ( hopefully at the same time), Hoopstalk returns to the airways. Jackson and I are raring to go and have lined up Coach Gib and UNC Coach Roy Williams for the first show. The following week we will be joined by Pitt Coach, Jamie Dixon.

It has been a fascinating " off-season " for the Basketball Bows with folks coming and going, and with a new league, it promises to be an exciting season.

We have been following all events closely, including the summer league, recruiting news, Big West happenings, and what is going on in the athletic department at UH, and will provide our perspective on all of this. In the blog, I will attempt to provide news about UH Basketball, maybe even a rumor or two, and commentary and opinions that some of you will agree with and some will not. But i hope you will take a second or two to respond, whether you agree with my thoughts or not.

For those of you who have folowed the blog the past two years, you know i am not an apologist for the program and do not shy away from critical comments. On the other hand, as a booster and the color guy on broadcasts, i want the program to thrive , the team to win, and the student -athletes to conduct themselves the right way, on and off the court. The coaching staff may not always accept my opinion, nor should they, but like each of you, being a fan includes the right to praise what we like and comment on what we dont.

The first substantive blog will make its way september 20 and i will try to blog every few days thereafter. Even though official practices dont start until mid October, the team is working out already with limited participation by the coaches. It should be a great year for college basketball.

Jeff Portnoy is a member of the UH Board of Regents. The views expressed here are his and do not reflect those of the board.

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5 Responses to “The Return Of Hoopstalk-the Blog and Radio Show”

  1. chopsueyboy:

    Looking forward to your return with Jackson.
    Can you influence Coach Roy Williams to play UH instead of going to Maui?
    UNC hasn't played in HNL since it soldout the opening of the Stan Sheriff Arena
    many years ago.

  2. Chicken Grease:

    Oh, yeah. Can't wait. Welcome back, Portnoy!

    The most honest talk in basketball. Like how O'Reilly has the No Spin Zone, Hoops Talk has the honest, "not necessarily 'happy talk'" (especially if it doesn't help honest discussion) discourse. You "need happy talk" talkers, take heed!

    And a Grease thinks that's über great!!!!!

    A Grease doesn't know how the b-ball Warriors this season. Coach Gib . . . get these guys to the NCAA 'tourney already!!!!!!!! Get them in contention.

  3. Warrior Dave:

    Welcome back Jeff and Coach Jackson!!!

  4. John Cole:

    If memory serves, the first two sellouts of the Sherrif were for women's volley, not men's basketball. ESPN said the basketball game was the first sellout, but it wasn't, and it certainly was not the opening. In any case, we'd love to entertain any ACC basketball team any time.

  5. Warrior Dave:

    Good show last night Jeff but I could only catch part of it. Any chance of a re-broadcast the next day like they do for Coach Chow?

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