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In the era of the "superconference", more leagues are tipping off conference games in the month of December. Tonight, the MAAC, NEC, Ohio Valley and Horizon all had at least one conference game on tap. And with this being a blog on the northeast, I'll focus on the MAAC and NEC openers.
Niagara 89, Rider 77
Finally on to the last BCS statistical preview, the SEC. Each team writeup includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).
G Brandon Hollinger - 6, 2, 3
G Mykal Riley - 13, 4, 3
F Alonzo Gee - 15, 6, 2
F Demetrius Jemison - 8, 6, 1
C Richard Hendrix - 15, 10, 2
6 Mikhail Torrance - 6, 2, 3
First off, a little clarification from what was written in my last entry. Arkansas RB Darren McFadden missed much of the fourth quarter last week due to a concussion, not cramping as I stated here. I apologize for the confusion. Now, two injury reports for games today:
- UCLA QB Ben Olson is not expected to play today due to headaches he's experienced throughout the week. Patrick Cowan will get the start in the Rose Bowl against Washington.
Overall Rank: #63
There's been some talk on this site about "the bug"...the feeling that college basketball is just around the corner. Well, even though I love college hoops (if I didn't then why am I here?), I'd like to get this fact off of my chest:
College football, you are my crutch.
According to The Baton Rouge Advocate, LSU sophomore forward Magnum Rolle has announced that he will transfer. “It’s been a vigorous two years for me,” Rolle said. “After this season, me and my family members discussed it and decided that LSU is not the best place for me. It’s a great place, but it’s just time for me to move on and get a fresh start somewhere else.” He added that he didn’t think he ever had a chance to prove himself. “In two years here I never really got a chance to show what I can do,” he said. “That’s why I don’t feel like this is the place for me anymore.” Rolle averaged 2.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game over his career.
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