Posts tagged "college basketball preview"

#2 Michigan State Spartans: Is this a National Title Year?

Six Final Fours in twelve years is a rather remarkable feat.  Even more so, Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans were able to get there last year despite team leader Kalin Lucas being sidelined by injury.  Izzo and Sparty are in position to make another run at a national championship beginning tonight with their... Read more »

Big Ten National Title Contender: Ohio State (Season Preview/Photo Gallery)

The Ewing Theory will be put to the test this season in Columbus.  The Ohio State Buckeyes lose National Player of the Year, “His Royal Smoothness” and Chicago’s very own Evan Turner but they could actually be a better team without him as Thad Matta returns his other four starters and ushers in a highly... Read more »

Projecting the Entire 68 Team NCAA Bracket, Yes Today!

I am a huge college basketball nerd.  I know it and if you are a frequent visitor to the Sports Bank, you know it as well.  So much in fact, that I create my own bracketology which is seventy times nerdier than making a NBA mock draft. In my inaugural year of entering this hallowed... Read more »
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Illinois Fighting Illini Season Preview

Without question, this is the most talent the Illinois Fighting Illini has put on the floor since their 2004-2005 Champaign Campaign.  There is a good mix of size, athleticism, and guard play; veterans and newcomers.  The question will be whether or not this group can put it all together and live up to the high... Read more »

Northwestern Season Preview: Will NU finally Dance this Year?

For the first time in Northwestern basketball history, the team made a post-season tournament appearance for the second straight year.  Unfortunately, it was the NIT meaning that first ever NCAA Tournament berth is still evading the Wildcats.  Will this finally be the year the ‘Cats go dancing? The Sports Bank‘s 99 team college basketball preview... Read more »

DePaul Season Preview: Don't Expect Much

Our college basketball preview series continues with perhaps the most depressing major conference program of the past couple years.  For nearly all of the past decade, nobody has cared about DePaul basketball, especially in the city of Chicago.  This off-season, the university hoped they took the first step towards restoring some tradition and most importantly,... Read more »
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Notre Dame Basketball Season Preview

The Big East is once again stacked this year.  Eight of the top 39 teams in my “99 in 99″ college basketball preview rankings call the conference home.  Notre Dame comes in at #39 despite losing four-year starters Luke Harangody and Tory Jackson.  Click here if you missed teams #40-#99. You can also check out... Read more »
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