Ethan Hennessy is originally from Columbia Maryland, and is currently a Junior at Valparaiso University majoring in Geography. He has been a college basketball fan for as long as he can remember. In the 2009-2010 season he started going to Loyola MD games with his mother and father. Since then he has been to at least one Loyola game at Reitz Arena almost every season for the past 9 seasons. Ethan has now been to over 100 games total over his lifetime and seen over 100 of the division one teams. He enjoys traveling to games at different arenas. Ethan has been all of the Indiana Big four (Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue, and Butler), Michigan, Maryland, Illinois, Marquette, Western Kentucky, UMBC, Bowling Green, NIU, Lipscomb, George Washington, and George Mason among others. Ethan has previously written articles for Stadium Journey and the Nosebleed Seats websites, and appeared on the Nosebleed Seats Podcast as a guest. Ethan’s favorite teams are Loyola MD, and Valparaiso. He has been in attendance for two out of Loyola’s three postseason victories in program history. He can be found in the front row of the student section at ARC on Valpo on game days cheering on the Crusaders. On the show, Ethan enjoys and covers all of college basketball, but he is most knowledgeable mid majors. When he is not covering and attending college basketball games he enjoys spending time with his family.


In the fall of 2016 Ethan created the Happening Hoops twitter as a way to interact with other college basketball fans. In January of 2017 he and Chase recorded the first episode of the Happening Hoops radio show on 95.1 FM The Source in Valparaiso Indiana which is currently in its second season. The show has had notable guests such as ESPN college basketball analyst Mark Adams, former UNI player and Drake assistance coach Ali Farokhmanesh and Valparaiso assistant coach Luke Gore.

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