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College Soccer Nation Season 2 E17: Here comes the Final Four

College Soccer Nation Season 2 E17: Here comes the Final Four

November 29, 2021

I this episode of College Soccer Nation, the coaches look back on the past weekend's games that led to this coming weekend's Final Four and they preview the weekend that will determine the 2021 NCAA Women's Soccer National Champion.

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College Soccer Nation Season 2, Episode 16: NCAA Tournament Round 2

College Soccer Nation Season 2, Episode 16: NCAA Tournament Round 2

November 22, 2021

In this episode of CSN, the coaches recap the second weekend of the NCAA Women's soccer tournament and look ahead to this weekend's Sweet Sixteen. Give a listen, tell a friend.

College Soccer Nation Season 2, Episode 15: NCAA Tournament First Round Wrap-up

College Soccer Nation Season 2, Episode 15: NCAA Tournament First Round Wrap-up

November 15, 2021

In this episode of CSN, the coaches recap opening round weekend of the NCAA Women's soccer tournament and look ahead to this weekend's upcoming rounds. Give a listen, tell a friend.

College Soccer Nation Season 2 Episode14 – Welcome to the 2021 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament

College Soccer Nation Season 2 Episode14 – Welcome to the 2021 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament

November 9, 2021

In this episode of the show the coaches discuss the high that is the start of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament and the low that is the postseason tradition of coaches being released.  Before digging into the bracket, they look at key matchups over the past weekend and then discuss the bracket and who may have been left out as well as a look ahead at the key first round matchups.

They then welcome Portland Vice President of Athletics Scott Leykam to discuss the NCAA selection committee process.

The Power Five is, yet again, food-related and they close out the show with a quick look at their respective first round matchups.

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College Soccer Nation Season 2, Episode 13: Conference Tournament Week with Baylor Head Coach Paul Jobson

College Soccer Nation Season 2, Episode 13: Conference Tournament Week with Baylor Head Coach Paul Jobson

November 1, 2021

It’s Conference Tournament Week and the coaches welcome Baylor Head Coach Paul Jobson to the podcast to discuss how he got into coaching, his program at Baylor, and the importance of balancing faith, family and futbol. And somehow a Todd Yelton reference makes its way in to the discussion.

The coaches, two of which are in Florida for their conference tournaments, start the show with a discussion on how the NCAA field is chosen by the committee, how the RPI fits in, how strength of schedule is gauged, and so on.

The Power 5 discusses historic sports upsets and they close the show with big games of the week (Spoiler: did we mention it is conference tournament week?)

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College Soccer Nation Season 2, Episode 12: A conversation with Soccer’s Most Interesting Coach, East Tennessee State University Head Coach Jay Yelton.

College Soccer Nation Season 2, Episode 12: A conversation with Soccer’s Most Interesting Coach, East Tennessee State University Head Coach Jay Yelton.

October 25, 2021

In this episode of CSN, the coaches welcome East Tennessee State University Head Women’s coach Jay Yelton to discuss his journey from assistant coach to head coach and the joys and pitfalls of coaching with, and against, his brothers. He also discusses his soccer coaching and training philosophies.

They start the show with The Big Deal to briefly discuss the recent Man U/Liverpool match in the EPL then quickly transition to discuss which college teams they currently think are on the bubble. They close out talking to the Big Deal with upsets of the week.

The Power 5 is athlete-focused and they close out the show with a look ahead into the games as the regular season concludes this weekend.

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College Soccer Nation Season 2 Episode 11: Kevin O‘Brien - Lipscomb University Women‘s Head Coach

College Soccer Nation Season 2 Episode 11: Kevin O‘Brien - Lipscomb University Women‘s Head Coach

October 18, 2021

In this episode the coaches welcome Lipscomb University Women’s Head Coach Kevin O’Brien to the show to discuss his coaching journey from a player at the University of Charleston to his coaching at Creighton, Oregon State, and Davidson. He also talks about coaching in the mid-majors building a successful program from the ground up.

They start the show with some questions from the listeners and then they welcome in the Big Deal to discuss the past weekend’s games and they bring back “Fact or Fiction”.

They then finish up the week with a Power 5 and a look ahead to the weekend’s slate of big games.

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College Soccer Nation Season 2 E10:  Perspectives from a Scoring Legend with CeCe Kizer

College Soccer Nation Season 2 E10: Perspectives from a Scoring Legend with CeCe Kizer

October 11, 2021

In this episode of CSN, the coaches welcome the current Ole Miss Soccer All-time scorer and current NWSL Louisville Racer Forward CeCe Kizer. They discuss CeCe’s playing career, from Kansas, to Mississippi, to Houston, to Norway and now to Kentucky and she shares memories of Coach “Mottisms”.

They start the show discussing an odd chair debacle in College Station for Ole Miss and SMU being “stranded” in Tampa due to the SouthWest Airline flight issues. They then welcome in “The Big Deal” for a rousing rendition of “Shut Up Matt” and discuss their teams and upsets of the week.  They then close out the podcast with a Power 5 that is pertinent to SMUs current airline situation.

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College Soccer Nation Season 2 E9: Developing a Quality Coaching Attitude with Becky Burleigh

College Soccer Nation Season 2 E9: Developing a Quality Coaching Attitude with Becky Burleigh

October 4, 2021

In this week’s episode, the coaches welcome Interim Coach of the NWSL Orlando Pride, Becky Burleigh to talk her coaching arc and the shakeups in the NWSL.

The coaches start the show discussing the negative impact of unethical coaching on the game and then turn to happier items discussing the past week in the NCAA and they introduce the next big podcast game – “Tell Matt to SHUT UP!”.

They then close out the show with another effort at a Power 5 and preview the upcoming weekend’s slate of games.

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College Soccer Nation Season 2 Ep8: “Where the mind goes, the body flows” with Marty Beall, head coach of the Richmond Spiders.

College Soccer Nation Season 2 Ep8: “Where the mind goes, the body flows” with Marty Beall, head coach of the Richmond Spiders.

September 27, 2021

In this episode of CSN, the coaches welcome Marty Beall, Head Women’s coach of the Richmond Spiders to the Podcast Pitch to discuss his career arc, how he incorporates his degree in psychology into his coaching style, and the environment at Richmond.

They start the show with a Coach Matt rant (just let him “give the refs a go” uninterrupted for goodness sake) and then welcome in Coach Lee to discuss the past weekend’s slate of games and they introduce a new segment called, “What’s more shocking?”  They announce their teams of the week and upsets of the week. The Power 5 tries to improve on last week’s debacle and they close with a look at the weekend’s upcoming matches.

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