Archive for February 2011

Big East Basketball Power Rankings

The college basketball regular season is coming to an end but there is still plenty of jockeying for position in the Big East standings heading into the conference tournament.  And as it stands, 11 teams figure to make the NCAA Tournament.  Here are my updated Big East Power Rankings. By: David Kay 1. Pitt: 25-4... Read more »

DePaul's Cleveland Melvin Gone for the Season

DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell announced today that freshman Cleveland Melvin will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season with a left thumb sprain. Melvin injured the thumb in DePaul’s game at St. John’s on Feb. 23 and missed Saturday’s game against USF. Melvin, a BIG EAST Rookie of the Year candidate, leads the Blue... Read more »

Notre Dame Sends Seniors Off with 93-72 Destruction of Villanova

#9 Notre Dame came out of the gates shooting red hot from behind the arc, and the initial surge set the evening’s tone. #14 Villanova was never able to catch their breath and catch up, as they spent pretty much the entire first twenty minutes with half as many points on the scoreboard as the... Read more »
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Big Ten Hoops Power Rankings March Tipoff Edition

When doing a Big Ten Power rankings this time of year, there’s three tiers. You have your top three teams, a force to be reckoned with in national college basketball. Then you have this muddled mix of mediocre blah. Some of it will rise to the cream, and possibly make a run in March because... Read more »

Illini Continue Dominance Over Hawkeyes, Get Badly Needed Home Win

The 81-68 Illini win certainly was a game of runs in the first half as the Illini 10-0, then Iowa went  11-1, followed by ILL 16-2, then Iowa 11-5 over the final five minutes to close half. And up until the 6:02 mark in the second half, when Demetri McCamey hit a dagger to put... Read more »

We Need to Pay Attention to Madison, Wisconsin Right Now!

This is a news site, but not a hard core, government or economic news site. The specialty is sports, but what’s going on in Madison, Wisconsin right now is SO BIG it transcends everything American, and it affects all the games we love. Collective bargaining may not be the sexiest topic to read about, but... Read more »
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Bulls Winning Formula: Rebounding, Defense, Depth and Chemistry

Derrick Rose put on another MVP like performance. He scored 26 to lead the Chicago Bulls over the Miami Heat 93-89 Thursday night in a showdown between two of the Eastern Conference’s three top teams. Chicago beat Miami by three at the United Center last month, and this one, with possible seeding and therefore postseason... Read more »

Northwestern Loses Another Battle to Penn State 66-52

Hard to decide which type of domination is stronger. Penn State’s college basketball domination over Northwestern, or Talor Battle’s owning of the PSU hoops record book. State has won six in a row and ten of eleven versus NU. Even when they went 3-15 in conference last year, the Lions still beat the Cats twice.... Read more »

Five Darkest Moments of this Illini Basketball Season

The Illinois Fighting Illini came into this year with across-the-board top 15 preseason national rankings. Yet here they are receiving no votes at all (deservedly so) in either poll for the past few weeks, under .500 in conference, and squarely on the NCAA bubble. In other words, grossly underachieving and not even remotely close to... Read more »
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Scottie Pippen to Start Doing Bulls TV Work on Comcast

Today it was announced that Chicago Bulls legend and team ambassador/six-time NBA champion/Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2010 inductee Scottie Pippen will join Comcast SportsNet’s game announcing tandem of Neil Funk and Stacey King as an additional game analyst for the network’s Bulls telecast on Friday, March 4 at Orlando (6:00 PM... Read more »
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