Posts tagged "college basketball top 25"

#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 »

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 »
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