Southern Conference Preview

The Southern Conference has lost a lot of its luster since Davidson left for the Atlantic 10, but did have a top 100 team last season, as well as another that flirted with being in the top 150. The league also features one of the most exciting teams in the nation, VMI, which led the […]

College Basketball: Big Sky Preview

The Big Sky Conference has had some of the bigger stars in mid to low major college basketball over the last few seasons. The obvious example is Damian Lillard, who went from star at Weber State to star with the Portland Trail Blazers, but just last year the nation’s leading scorer was none other than […]

Minnesota Gives Coach Richard Pitino Raise, Extension

Richard Pitino has had a tough first two years in Minneapolis, as he has won just 14 conference games in two years as Gophers head coach, but the brass at the University of Minnesota has supposedly seen enough to give the coach a raise and an extension. Via ESPN: Pitino, who finished his second year […]

Ranking The Tip Off Marathon Games

Once again, ESPN and its many channels will be broadcasting (more than) 24 hours of college basketball in a row to begin the 2015-’16 season. This will be the eighth year of the tip off marathon and ESPN, and at first glance it looks like one of the best lineups (if not the best lineup) […]

Northeast Conference Preview: All Hail Andy Toole

Didn’t we just do this? Believe it or not, the America East Conference and Northeast Conference are different, and somehow the NEC managed to be just a bit better via KenPom last season. Last season Robert Morris finally made the NCAA tournament after either winning the league’s regular season title or making the conference title […]

America East Conference Preview

Albany has had one of the best home court advantages in college basketball over the last two years, but not for the reason you might expect. The Great Danes I’m sure have a great crowd and passionate fan base, but their biggest advantage comes in the form of Albany getting to host the preliminary rounds […]

Southland Conference Preview

Football season (what’s that?) is a little more than a month away, but the more important season is coming up faster than people realize, so the previews are about to pick up a notch in swiftness of appearance. The Southland has been dominated by Stephen F. Austin over the last three seasons. The Lumberjacks have […]

Atlantic Sun Preview: Dunk City Is Dead; Long Live Dunk City

It’s been two years since Florida Gulf Coast charmed the country and made a run to the Sweet 16 as a 15 seed, prompting USC to hire Andy Enfield, and in that time new head coach Joe Dooley, a former assistant at Kansas, has finished tied for first and second in the league, but has […]

World University Games Triumph Gives Kansas Leg Up For Next Season

The United States won its first gold medal at the World University Games since 2005 on Monday in an effort spearheaded by the Kansas Jayhawks (minus Devonte Graham, who was injured, and Svi Mykhailiuk, Cheick Diallo, and Dwight Coleby, who are not American citizens) plus Nic Moore of SMU and Julian DeBose of Florida Gulf […]

2016 NBA Draft: Way Too Early Big Board

With the 2015 draft in the books, all eyes turn to 2016. I’ve just started to really watch a lot of these guys, so this big board will change quite a bit in the coming months. It’s also worth noting that I have only watched a handful of the international guys, so more of those […]

NBA Draft Big Board: Last Call

With the NBA Draft set to take place on Thursday, it’s a good time to release my final big board. It’s worth noting before we get too far that I am only ranking guys who I have seen enough to feel comfortable with, so Kristaps Porzingis and Mario Hezonja are almost the entire European contingent […]

5 Under The Radar Draft Prospects From Each Power Conference

With the NBA Draft rapidly approaching, teams have been ramping up their workouts, not only trying to find who they will pick in the first round, but trying to find those under the radar players to take in the second round. The deadline for international prospects to pull out came earlier in the week, and […]

Men’s College Basketball Should Borrow One Rule From The Women’s Game

Men’s college basketball, for the first time in awhile, adopted some sensible rules changes when it agreed to go to a 30 second shot clock, reduce timeouts, and expand the charge circle. Reasonable minds can disagree on the first, but the latter two are excellent changes to college basketball, and should help improve the flow […]