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?
Three Stars of The Day
We handpick the best performances of the day, whether it be stat lines that make you drool, or clutch performances. Either way, its our way of showing the love:
The Report Card
With conference play just getting under way, this is the time of year that men separate from the boys. A couple of youngsters have popped up on the ACC’s All-December list. Will they rise to the challenge in conference play?
Guard – Greivis Vasquez – Maryland – SO
16.7ppg, 6.2apg, 5.2rpg
Best game – Dec 28th – Delaware – 18 points, 8 assists, 6 boards, 3 steals
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Wake Forest head basketball coach Dino Gaudio today announced that three prospective student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Wake Forest beginning in the fall of 2008.
The three include centers Ty Walker of Wilmington, NC (New Hanover) and Tony Woods of Rome, GA (Rome) along with forward Al-Farouq Aminu of Norcross, GA (Norcross).
Well, by now you know that two-time Championship Subdivision champ Appalachian State went into Michigan and left with a 34-32 win, closing it out with a blocked field goal with six seconds remaining. How does this happen?
Give credit to Wake Forest for making the right decision in naming Dino Gaudio the successor to Skip Prosser. Perhaps the lack of time prevented them from even considering a "bigger name" coach, but regardless of why the decision was made, it was the right one. Gaudio's 68-124 career head coaching record doesn't look good.. but only a magician could have been able to win at Army or Loyola in the 90's.
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