Rise & Fall: Low-Major Conference Review

August 4th, 2008
America East

In recent weeks, the Rise & Fall series has chronicled the progress (or regress) of college basketball's major conference teams. But if I equated each team to a civilization, I was mistaken. It is really the NCAA conference that equates to a burgeoning civilization or nation, each with its sometimes stable and sometimes rotating member states. Like civilizations, the prestige and power of conferences wax and wane..


2008-09 North Dakota State Preview: #118

July 29th, 2008
North Dakota St

North Dakota State Bison


2008 San Juan Shootout: Final Pairings

July 9th, 2008

The Wright State men's basketball team will take a trip in December off the mainland for the first time since 1993 as the Raiders have signed a contract to be part of this year's San Juan Shootout December 20-22. Murray State, South Florida and Oral Roberts have also been confirmed.

2008 San Juan Shootout

Dec. 20 South Florida vs Murray State and WSU vs Oral Roberts

Dec. 21 Oral Roberts vs Murray State and WSU vs South Florida

Dec. 22 WSU vs Murray State and Oral Roberts vs South Florida

2008-09 Oakland Basketball Preview: #136

July 8th, 2008

Oakland Grizzlies

Overall Rank: #136

Conference Rank: #2 Summit League

2007-08: 17-14, 11-7, 3rd

2007-08 postseason: none


George Hill: NBA Draft Profile

June 22nd, 2008


George Hill

NBA Draft: Nothing Wrong With Testing the Waters

June 17th, 2008

Nothing wrong with testing the waters..

With the deadline for underclassmen to pull out of the 2008 NBA Draft now passed, it’s time to look at who used, and who was used, by the system, The rule that allows players to “test the waters” has come under fire from some analysts in recent weeks, as players with no business declaring for the Draft have left college coaches and fan bases anxiously awaiting their final decisions.

IUPUI's Hill to Skip Senior Season: Hires Agent

June 14th, 2008
IUPUIINDIANAPOLIS - IUPUI basketball standout George Hill (Indianapolis, Ind./Broad Ripple) has opted to hire an agent and forego his senior year to remain in the 2008 NBA Draft. The reigning Summit League Player of the Year had until Monday to reach a decision.

"I’m excited," Hill said. "It’s been my dream to play in the NBA and this takes me one step closer to making that dream a reality."

ORU Signs Maryland's Beloved Rogers

May 28th, 2008
TULSA -- Beloved Rogers (Baltimore, Md.) has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball at Oral Roberts University beginning next fall, ORU head coach Scott Sutton announced Wednesday.

Rogers, a 6-3, 200-pound guard, comes to ORU from Princeton Day Academy in Lanham, Md., a Washington, D.C. suburb. One of the top seniors in Maryland, Rogers led the state in scoring at 27.8-points per game, and was also the state leader in 3-pointers per game (3.5) and steals per game (3.6).

Poll: What Will be Thursday's Big Upset?

March 19th, 2008
George Mason

2008 NCAA Tournament Capsule: Oral Roberts

March 12th, 2008

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

Summit League (24-8, 16-2)


Big Wins: 11/27 Tulsa (84-70), 12/20 at Oklahoma State (74-59), 1/17 IUPUI (64-63)