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..
North Dakota State Bison
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
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
Overall Rank: #136
Conference Rank: #2 Summit League
2007-08: 17-14, 11-7, 3rd
2007-08 postseason: none
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.
"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."
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).
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)
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