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Daily Poll: Who Will Win the Big East?

November 1st, 2007
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Daily Dribble: Top 30 Big East Players

October 23rd, 2007
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After a lengthy delay, I finally present the Top 30 players in the Big East. The ranking is expanded from the Top 25 due to size of the monstrous 16-team league. The Big East's Top 5 might not be as good as some other BCS leagues, but no conference comes close in terms of the overall talent pool

1. Dominic James, PG, Marquette - Coming off a down year, James will be playing for his NBA career
2. Roy Hibbert, C, Georgetown - Improving big man gives Hoyas a unique presence down low

2007-08 Big East Stats Preview: Part Two

September 30th, 2007
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This is the statistical preview for the 2nd half of the Big East. The Pac-10 and SEC articles will go up in the next few days. Each one includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).


G Sharaud Curry - 14, 3, 5
G Wyinmi Efejuku - 17, 4, 3
F Geoff McDermott - 11, 8, 5
F Jonathan Kale - 9, 5, 1
C Randall Hanke - 11, 6, 1
6 Dwain Williams - 7, 2, 2

2007-08 Big East Stats Preview: Part One

September 28th, 2007
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This is the fourth of six (really seven since I've divided the Big East into two parts) mini statistical previews of the major conferences. Each one includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).
G Jamaul Warren - 7, 3, 4
G Deonta Vaughn - 13, 3, 4
F Alvin Mitchell - 13, 3, 3
F John Williamson - 15, 7, 1
C Anthony McClain - 6, 5, 1
6 Marcus Sikes - 8, 4, 1

Lottery Leagues: Ranking Conferences by the Draft

July 17th, 2007

With the hoopla of the NBA Draft finally done, and the newest millionaires taking their lumps in the summer leagues, I figured it would be fun to see which schools, and conferences, have had the most success with producing lottery picks in the last 10 years.

For organizational purposes, I used the six BCS conferences, and then grouped the other college players into a category for "mid-majors", although that term no longer seems to apply to the Gonzagas and Utahs of the world.

Book Review - Basketball Warfare: Life in the Big East

May 4th, 2007
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Basketball Warfare: Life in the Big East Conference
By Kevin McNamara
McNamara Publishing

$20.00 ($24.50 after shipping & handling) -

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Big East: All-Conference Team

March 5th, 2007
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In terms of individual performances there have been some major surprises this season in the Big East. Quite a few players who were picked to earn all-conference honors prior to the season did not live up to expectations, while others who were relatively unheralded have had outstanding seasons. Some players, of course, did live up to their advance billing and deserve to be considered for post-season awards.

Big East A Big Mess: Who Will Make the Dance?

February 27th, 2007
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As the end of the regular season winds down and teams across the country assess their chances of being invited to the NCAA’s version of the Royal Ball, a number of Big East teams find themselves facing an uncertain future. Georgetown and Pittsburgh earned their dance card long ago, while Louisville and Notre Dame, with some recent impressive victories, are also assured of joining the conference leaders. However, six other Big East teams are vying for anywhere from two to four slots that could potentially go to league members.

Daily Dribble: BCS Power Ranking

January 25th, 2007

I decided to try something new today.. a ranking of all 73 BCS Teams. Putting together this ranking was more time consuming than I expected.. so I won't include commentary. If you disagree or agree with the ranking, there's always the comment section below.

BCS Power Ranking, 1 to 73

1. UCLA 6-1 17-1
2. Florida 5-0 18-2
3. North Carolina 5-1 18-2
4. Wisconsin 6-0 20-1
5. Pittsburgh 6-1 18-3
6. Ohio State 5-1 17-3
7. Texas A&M 4-1 16-3
8. Oregon 6-1 18-1
9. Kansas 4-1 17-3
10. Virginia Tech 5-1 15-5
11. Duke 3-2 16-3
12. Marquette 5-2 18-4