College Basketball Top 50: Michigan Back to #1, MTSU Enters

January 27th, 2013
Top 50's Top 50 Power Ranking is your weekly dive into the national college basketball scene.  The CHN Top 50 is brought to you before all the other polls late Sunday night. Arrows represent notable moves. (Also: Check out the weekly Non-BCS Top 25 Ranking.)

Non-BCS Top 25: MTSU, Illinois St, Utah St Enter

December 23rd, 2012
Illinois St

The Non-BCS Top 25 is a original, copied by multiple major outlets. As a weekly companion to our popular CHN Top 50 ranking, it takes an in-depth look into the underrated universe of teams outside of the big six. The original Non-BCS ranking.


Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": FAU's Earnest Crumbley

June 30th, 2012
Earnest Crumbley is FAU's all-time leading scorerIn the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with Florida Atlantic great Earnest Crumbley. Crumbley, who helped lead the Owls to their first-ever NCAA appearance in 2002, is still the school's all-time leader in points, assists, steals and made three-pointers.

Jon Teitel: Your coach at Florida Atlantic was Sidney Green, who was an All-American at UNLV before becoming a 10-year NBA veteran. What made him such a great coach, and what was the most important lesson you learned from him? 

College Basketball Coaching Changes: 2012

May 16th, 2012

As usual, the 2012 college basketball off-season features a never-ending parade of coaching changes. Some moves make sense, others are questionable, while others are simply head-scratchers. Thanks to, where a lot of this info was gleaned from. Also, apologies if all the colors give you a headache!

Wild Comebacks Kick Off the NCAA Tournament

March 14th, 2012
BYU trailed by as many as 25 points

For all the talk about how unwatchable the First Four games in Dayton would be, how it's not "part of the tournament', Tuesday turned out to be an exciting and historical day. Both games featured thrilling comebacks, with Western Kentucky and BYU now headed to Louisville for games against Kentucky and Marquette respectively. In attendance for some of the action were President Barack Obama and David Cameron, who as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was the president's guest in Dayton.

Kentucky vs WKU: Prediction

March 14th, 2012
Kentucky forward Terrence Jones

(1) Kentucky vs. (16) Western Kentucky: South Region



Western Kentucky vs MVSU: First Four Prediction

March 12th, 2012

(16) Western Kentucky vs. (16) Mississippi Valley State: South Region



Hilltoppers Cap Improbable Run With a Sun Belt Title

March 7th, 2012
WKU capped an improbable run in Hot Springs

Sometimes in conference tournaments, especially for one-bid conferences, the winner is the team that's playing the best basketball at that time as opposed to the team that showed itself to be the best throughout the season. But how often does the winning team not only play their best basketball at the right time but also successfully navigates an in-season coaching change? That's exactly what happened for Western Kentucky, who will make their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009 as a result of their 74-70 win over North Texas.

Tuesday's Conference Tournament Primer

March 6th, 2012
Penn's Jerome Allen and Zack Rosen

While there's plenty of conference tournament action on Tuesday's schedule, and three bids to be distributed, there's also a huge game in the Ivy League as Penn (19-11, 11-2) visits rival Princeton (18-11, 9-4). What's on the line for the Quakers? A share of the Ivy League title with Harvard, which would force a one-game playoff between the two teams at a site to be determined.