Archive for July, 2010

Nolan Smith Reminds Duke He Is No. 1, Scores 43 in Pro-Am

Posted by Curtis Clontz on July 31 2010 Add Comments
One of the most popular topics in Durham of late is the arrival of point guard Kyrie Irving.  Most of the talk has centered about how he will be the next great point guard to hype the crazies. Throughout most of this hype, people have lost track of one guy, Nolan Smith.  It isn't fair to forget about one of last year's "Big Three," a National Championship-winning point guard, and senior captain.  Nolan Smith has had a ...

What to Expect from Ohio State Basketball in 2010-11

Posted by Andy Brown on July 30 2010 Add Comments
Yes, college football hasn't even started yet, but with so much uncertainty surrounding college basketball this upcoming season, and in particular, Ohio State, now is as good a time as any to try and anticipate what could end up being an immensely successful season for the Buckeyes come November (right around the time they get done beating Michigan in football).Begin Slideshow

Why the Kentucky Wildcats Will Never Win a Title With ‘One and Dones’

Posted by Collin O'Connor on July 20 2010 Add Comments
Love him or hate him, everyone has their opinions on John Calipari. Whether you think you think he's doing the right thing or wrong, you can't argue with all the wins and recent success he's had. However, there is one thing missing from his trophy case: a National Championship. After having one of the most talented teams last season, Calipari failed to win it all again, losing to West Virginia in the Elite Eight. Sure, you can ...

2010 BCS Conference Profiles: Pac-10 Conference

Posted by Asher Feldman on July 20 2010 Add Comments
This is sixth in a series of conference profiles as part of BCS Know How’s season preview. Today’s conference is the Pac-10. Conference: Pacific 10 Conference (Pac-10) Active Since: 1915 Current Member Schools: Arizona Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Devils, California Golden Bears, Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Stanford Cardinal, UCLA Bruins, Southern California (USC) Trojans, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars. (10) Bowl Affiliations: Rose Bowl (BCS), ...

College Football: Which Big Ten Team Will Set the Table for a BCS Bid?

Posted by Kevin Lindsey on July 20 2010 Add Comments
The usual recipe for getting an invitation to play in a BCS game or in one of the premier postseason bowl games calls for your favorite Big Ten squad to win their four non-conference games on their schedule, putting themselves into position to receive a favorable bid.  The recipe worked well for Wisconsin (Champs Sports), Penn State (Florida Citrus) and Iowa (Orange) last year.   Of course, an earlier season non-conference loss does not ...

Will Michael Floyd Return Kicks For Notre Dame In 2010?

Posted by jeff kalafa on July 20 2010 Add Comments
Wide Receiver Mardy Gilyard might have been the biggest reason Brian Kelly ended up with the Notre Dame coaching job. The last two seasons with the Cincinnati Bearcats Gilyard average more than 1,200 receiving yards, and last year he returned 42 kickoffs for an average of 30.5 yards per return. Gilyard also returned punts. Kelly knows the importance of a good kick returner, and he didn't hesitate giving the job to the team's primary receiver. If Michael Floyd ...

Michigan Tuesday: Recruiting Quick Bites

Posted by Big House Bob on July 20 2010 Add Comments
Michigan currently has eight spots filled for the 2011 recruiting class and most expect just 10 more spots to be open in this class max.  So who is left and what are their time tables to decide? Dee Hart is expected to come back to Ann Arbor for his official visit for the UConn game.  Some expect that a decision may come right after this game.   Anthony Zettel is still taking visits and it looks like he will ...

Fresno State Football Facing Last Chance to Prove Themselves

Posted by Todd Kaufmann on July 20 2010 Add Comments
Pat Hill has his work cut out for him in 2010. With everything that's gone on so far during the off-season, it stands to reason the Fresno State head coach is looking forward to this coming season. Not only is he excited about his roster, but it will be the final time lock up with conference rival Boise State. The Broncos made a move that one would consider a step up in the world when they ...

2010 West Virginia Mountaineers Football Preview: Cincinnati

Posted by Chris Humphrey on July 20 2010 Add Comments
The home stretch of conference play for the Mountaineers begins the second week of November as West Virginia will welcome defending Big East Champion Cincinnati to Morgantown. As the Bearcats travel across the Buckeye State to Touchdown City, the team will not arrive for the game with former coach Brian Kelly, as he has taken over the reins of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. As the two head coaching tenures crossed paths, Jones once replaced Kelly ...

10 More 2012 College Football Recruits To Watch For

Posted by Bryan Kelly on July 20 2010 Add Comments
I'm not the first person to try and get an early look at the 2012 recruits who will populate the top 100 lists, and I certainly won't be the last. Continuing in the vein of the 12 must-see recruits from the 2012 class that I posted last month, here are ten more to keep an eye on at the junior camps and combines circuit. Video is still limited and none have even reached the stage where they ...