March Madness is here and things are heating up for hoops, horses, and rye! In this episode, Hunter Rankin and Brian Treacy talk with legendary college basketball analyst Bill Raftery about college hoops, his career and passion for his work. Recording live from the Sagamore Spirit Distillery, the team also shares updates on grand opening plans and our whiskey themed race horse naming contest!
Renowned college basketball analyst Bill Raftery is the lead game analyst for FS1’s BIG EAST men’s basketball coverage, teaming with his longtime play-by-play partner Gus Johnson. A veteran analyst with playing and coaching experience, his keen analysis and opinion are accompanied by unsurpassed enthusiasm and unique catchphrases like “Onions!” and “With a kiss!” During his 32 years covering basketball as an analyst on television and radio, Raftery has covered the sport’s premier events, including the NCAA Tournament, Final Four, the BIG EAST Championship, Big Ten Championship, ACC Championship, SEC Championship and New Jersey Nets telecasts. From 1970-81, Raftery was the head basketball coach at Seton Hall, where he revitalized the program and led the Pirates to seven straight winning seasons. He guided the team to four ECAC postseason tournaments and two National Invitation Tournament appearances.
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