Turnarounds: 31 Teams to Watch For in 08-09: Part One

May 12th, 2008

With the off-season now upon us and the spring signing period well under way, this is a good opportunity to attempt to forecast some of the teams who could make the jump next season. Is there a team out there like this past season’s Drake Bulldogs, who went from ninth place to a dominating run through the Missouri Valley? Or how about Arizona State, a team that went from dead last in the Pac-10 to fifth place and could have the makings of a conference title run this season?

Bracket Tactics: Sunday's Tip of the Day

March 16th, 2008

Leading up to the 2008 NCAA Tournament, we'll be presenting daily tips to help you fill in your bracket. 


Today's Bracket Tactic


Team of the Moment: UMBC

March 15th, 2008

24-8 (13-3 America East)

Computer numbers (through Friday courtesy of RPI 91, SOS 270.

Result today: Defeated Hartford 82-65 to win the America East Tournament.

2008 NCAA Tournament Capsule: UMBC

March 15th, 2008

Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers

America East (24-8, 13-3)


Big Wins: 11/17 at Richmond (70-68), 11/29 Morgan State (84-76), 12/1 at American (83-68)

Northeast non-TV Bracket Busters preview

February 22nd, 2008

Here’s a quick preview of the ESPNU O’Reilly Bracket Busters games this weekend that will not be shown on television involving northeast teams. In most cases, the organizers of this event have done a better job of limiting the travel for non-television games, with the exception of UC Davis visiting Loyola (MD) among games involving northeast leagues. Bracket Busters, originally put together to provide schools in non-BCS leagues one last opportunity to add to their resume, now involves some 100 schools from sixteen conferences.

Niagara @ Appalachian State (Saturday, 1 PM)

Picture of the Day: Vermont's Marqus Blakely

February 22nd, 2008

Picture of the Day


Five Minutes With a Star: Albany's Brian Lillis

January 25th, 2008

Five Minutes With Brian Lillis.. Albany's Star Forward


Daily Dribble: Surprises by Conference

December 20th, 2007

Today's column is the first in a Surprise Teams series, in which I list a surprise team from each conference. Some, like Texas are, are positive surprises, while others, like Louisville, have been disappointing..


America East

Some weekly honors in the Northeast

December 10th, 2007

Team of the Week: Rhode Island
Results: Providence (W: 77-60), @ Syracuse (W: 91-89)

NYC Metro Preview: #15 Stony Brook

December 2nd, 2007
Stony Brook15. Stony Brook (2006-07 Record: 9-20, 4-12 America East)

Head coach: Steve Pikiell

Returning Starters: 4- G Ricky Lucas (senior): 6-4, 215; G Mitchell Beauford (senior): 5-11, 185; G Eddie Castellanos (sophomore): 6-1, 180; F Emanuel Neto (senior): 6-9, 245.


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