The season is fast approaching. Here are some links to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news.
DePaul and the Big East:
Pico Dulce over at The East Coast Bias
spent a lot of time compiling the work of his fellow Big East writers. It's presented in a three-part series with projected standings
, projected lineups
and news and notes
from the offseason. What you need to know about DePaul is that both myself and Blue Demons Nation
hit the high points, but disagreed on lineups. It seems like Blue Demons Nation sees the freshman playing a big more early on than I do. Of course, that might change. Cleveland Melvin
definitely has a chance to play a lot of minutes.
The blog to follow this season when talking about UIC basketball might not be Chicago College Basketball. (A shock right?) The UIC athletics department has started Flame Throwers
, the official blog of UIC basketball. I expect that this should be a good source of information, but expect there to be a slant to things. What I want to know - Is Howard Moore
going to do any podcasts? I learned the most from listening to Jimmy Collins
talk about his team than at any other time during the season.
DePaul's Blue and White Scrimmage: Here's the official release about the Blue and White scrimmage, which unfortunately I was unable to attend on Saturday night. I guess the most surprising data point was that Tony Freeland led the Blue Demons with 18 points. Melvin had a solid 16 points. Both of them also grabbed seven rebounds. Jeremiah Kelly, who is one of three players Blue Demons Nation and I agreed should be starting this season, also had a good all-around game. Of course, DePaul's most important day this week could come on Thursday when Mike Shaw is set to announce his college destination. Michael O'Brien's sources seem to think Shaw is headed to Illinois.
More Gus can't be a bad thing: Gus Johnson
is going to more than double his output
of games on Big Ten Network. This just makes the Big Ten, which already had a chance to be the best conference in the nation, that much better. Sign me up for a buzzer beater or two for Northwestern
Chicago State is at the bottom:
The preseason rankings just show you how much work Tracy Dildy
has to go this season as the Cougars were ranked 334th out of 345 NCAA Division I basketball teams by Rush The Court
. Here is the link from the Northwest Indiana Times
about Sean Montgomery
that's referenced in the tweet. (Note: 6 of the 7 Great West Conference
teams were ranked #328 or higher.)