My name is Rob Dauster. For more than a decade, I’ve covered college basketball and the NBA draft, for the likes of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports. I’ve been nominated for a number of writing awards; I even won one. I’ve worked on TV. I’ve recorded one of the most popular podcasts in the college basketball space.
And today, I’m unemployed.
If you’re here, you probably know that story. If you don’t, you can read about it here.
Like any breakup, I’m not really sure what’s next. I don’t know what I’m going to do long-term. But I don’t need a long-term answer in the moment. I just need something for the right now.
And for the next three months, this is it.
Welcome to The Rebound.
What is The Rebound?
Exactly what it looks like: A chance for you to read
Because it will be the only way for you to read any of the college basketball content that I create leading up to the start of what I hope will be a college basketball season.
What will that content look like?
The only season preview content you’ll need to read. Who will be good this year? Who will not? What can we expect from certain potential star players?
Features and profiles of the biggest names in the sport, like this profile of Chris Beard or this deep dive into who Cole Anthony is. Or maybe human interest pieces, like this story on the community reaction to an assistant coach who saw his house burn down, or this profile of a Division III head coach who produced as many Division I head coaches as Mike Krzyzewski. I can’t promise they will all win awards like — like this story, on a player battling depression before and after discovering his best friend’s body — but I’ll try my damnedest to make it worth your while.
Exclusive interviews with coaches, players and the biggest names in college basketball media.
Why should you subscribe?
If you’re here, you’ve gotten a taste of what I write and the content I create in the past.
If you would like that in the future, you’ll need to subscribe.
Twitter is a cesspool.
I use it, because I need it to be able to do my job.
But I hate it.
One goal of this project is to build a community where we can enjoy watching college hoops together, embracing the positivity and leaving the nonsense of social media behind.