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Daily Dribble: Wednesday Report Card

January 23rd, 2008
Illinois

 

The Report Card

 

A new series, the Daily Report Card tells you all you need to know about the day in college hoops. From good to bad and bad to worse, I'll be laying down the law.

Daily Dribble: Sunday Report Card

January 7th, 2008
Illinois

The Report Card

 

A new series of articles I'll be writing daily, the Daily Report Card tells you all you need to know about the day in college hoops. From good to bad and bad to worse, I'll be laying down the law.

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Redemption in Paradise: Maui Preview

November 18th, 2007
Duke

As usual, the 2007-08 college basketball season will kick off with a slate of early season, made for-TV tournaments, and once again one of the best among them will be the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

Five of this year’s eight team field have been to the Final Four in the last four years: Marquette (2003), Duke and Oklahoma State (2004), Illinois (2005) and LSU (2006). Two of them (Duke and Marquette) will begin their new campaign ranked in the Top 10 nationally.

Daily Dribble: Big Ten Top 25 Players

October 11th, 2007
Big TenFollowing the ACC Top 25 Players earlier in the week, I move to the Midwest to take on the Big Ten. Outside the top handful of players, the talent is not comparable to the other BCS leagues. Still, there's new talent at Purdue, Ohio State, and elsewhere that could push some of these mediocre veterans off the list by season's end.

 

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2007-08 Illinois Basketball Preview

October 9th, 2007
Illinois

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Expert Picks: Week of January 29th

January 29th, 2007
Illinois#9 Pitt at Villanova, Michigan State at Illinois, Texas at Texas Tech, #7 Oregon at #2 UCLA

Expert Predictions: Jan 23-26

January 23rd, 2007
IllinoisIndiana at Illinois, Texas A&M at Texas Tech, Kentucky at Georgia, Clemson at Duke

Daily Dribble: 1/18

January 18th, 2007
Illinois

Thoughts, thoughts, and more thoughts: UNC owned Clemson from the opening tip. Thankfully Clemson can block shots, otherwise the Heels would have won by 40. Even decent basketball fans have probably never heard of anybody on Clemson. The same can be said for Air Force, but every other team has a name player or a guy whose gotten some pub during the season (like Aj Graves on Butler.) This isn't necessarily a bad thing though. Good stories about how hard UNC's practice was after losing to Va Tech. That practice was probably better than just about any game you'll ever see.

Tyler Hansbrough's still putting up good numbers, but I get the sense his draft stock is dropping just about every week. Every time he shoots the ball from his waist, you can see a scout cringing.