Archive for February, 2010

Men’s BB: Teams With No Shot at an at-Large Birth, But A Shot

Posted by Etan Kaplan on February 28 2010 Add Comments
The College basketball Season is finally coming to an end. Every night experts are changing their "ins" and outs" accordingly to the updated results. Teams are winning one week and losing the next. There have been more upsets this year than many can recall in recent memory, and some team's records aren't truly indicating how strong or weak those teams actually are. With the NCAA Tournament bubble being extremely lenient, some could argue that their team ...

SEC Basketball: A Look Back at a Big Weekend

Posted by Kurt Wirth on February 28 2010 Add Comments
So looking back at Friday's blog post, I went 5-of-6. Not bad for a weekend full of big matchups. Saturday featured two SEC bubble squads improving their chances approaching postseason play, with one laying a big egg. Let's investigate together, shall we?     No. 2 Kentucky (65) at No. 19 Tennessee (74) RPI: Kentucky: 4th, Tennessee: 14th Kenpom: Kentucky: 10th, Tennessee: 29th Sagarin: Kentucky: 4th, Tennessee: 20th My prediction: Tennessee wins, 72-64 I called this one extremely closely. ...

The Epic Collapse of Texas Longhorn Basketball Is Unsettling To Many

Posted by adam biggers on February 28 2010 Add Comments
It's hard to pick a starting point of conversation in regards to Texas Longhorn basketball. The fall of the presumed giant isn't just a hot topic in the Lone Star state, it's a buzz that spans nationwide; in every office and at every water cooler. Which raises the question: What the heck happened? The 'Horns were endowed a preseason No. 4 ranking and looked unstoppable in December. Coach Rick Barnes' boys rolled over defending national champion North ...

ACC Basketball Rankings, March 1-March 8: What Happened, Wake Forest?

Posted by Jeffrey Fann on February 28 2010 Add Comments
Just when I think the ACC has settled down, we get some crazy upset like North Carolina winning at Wake Forest and Boston College routing Virginia Tech. I should have known better. With the last week of the regular season upon us, Duke and Maryland are in great shape and playing well. After that it is wide open in the middle of the ACC with teams trying to improve their ACC and NCAA tournament seedings. ...

SEC Basketball Postseason Predictions

Posted by jonathan fravel on February 28 2010 Add Comments
The Final Countdown The SEC basketball season has been lackluster, to say the least. This weekend provided some small degree of excitement with the takedown of Kentucky at Knoxville. That victory probably sealed a NCAA post-season bid for the Volunteers in the 5-8 seed range, rather than the 9 -12 seed they were headed for without the win. Vandy over Arkansas was not a surprise and the margin of victory could have been better. Though it was ...

A Look to the Future: Wisconsin Badgers Basketball 2010 Recruiting Class

Posted by Sam Oleson on February 28 2010 Add Comments
Although the season isn't even over yet, it's never too early to look ahead to next year—especially when two of your team's top players are seniors and will be just a memory in a few weeks. Wisconsin is in this exact situation and therefore it's a perfect time to take a sneak peek at the Badgers' incoming freshmen. Although Jordan Taylor and Jon Leuer will be back and will undoubtedly be the core of next year's team, ...

College Basketball: What We Learned This Weekend

Posted by Garrett Tucker on February 28 2010 Add Comments
  Just on the cusp of March, everyone knew this was going to be a big weekend; teams could make a statement, teams could get off the bubble, and teams could get back into the tournament discussion. Well, the weekend definitely didn't upset. Here are some big points from the College Basketball weekend and how it could affect the rest of the season for teams. Purdue Fails to Score Without Robbie Hummel Many experts were questioning the Boilermakers ...

Pac-10 Bracketology: Who’s In, Who’s Out

Posted by Parker Shields on February 28 2010 Add Comments
There is only one way to describe the Pac 10 this year. That word is sloppy. Over the last decade no matter how bad the league has been, there has been UCLA. This year that is not been the case with the Bruins failing to reach the .500 mark so far. Many people believe the Pac 10 will not even receive an at large berth into the tournament.Begin Slideshow

A Championship Draft: How Bama’s Best Will do at the Combines

Posted by Derek Smith on February 28 2010 Add Comments
The Alabama Crimson Tide put on an impressive show of athleticism during the 2009 season. Now some of the athletes that helped make Alabama's dream season come true, are leaving to pursue their own dreams of playing in the NFL. We will take a look at all 10 athletes, and what they must do to improve their own stock in the combines. Begin Slideshow

2010 Winter Olympics: It’s Raining Gold, Hallelujah!

Posted by Nucks IceMan on February 28 2010 Add Comments
And on the final day of these Vancouver Winter Olympics, the Hockey Gods looked down on the city, the clouds parted and the sun shone. In the gold medal hockey game between Canada and the US, in overtime, Sid the Kid scored the winner and all of Canada in one huge collective jump, screamed, hugged, high-fived, cried, and enjoyed the win in unison. That was the start of the celebration, and the masses took to every ...