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Reaction to final fallout for Indiana, Sampson

November 25, 2008 Leave a comment

After a long and tenous investigation, former Indiana basketball coach Kelvin Sampson rightfully received tough punishment from the NCAA for his repeated failure to abide by established rules governing phone calls to recruits.  His infractions are well documented – abuse and his subsequent cover-up.  Yet, when you read Sampson’s statement – released after the NCAA’s official announcement on Tuesday – you wonder if he actually gets it, or if he ever will.  Read more…

Categories: Team News

Xavier puts an “X” on early opponents

November 24, 2008 Leave a comment

xavier_65Few teams have had better starts than Xavier.  The Muskateers, fresh off an Elite 8 appearance in last year’s NCAA’s, scrapped their way through Missouri, Virginia Tech and Memphis en route to winning the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico.  XU is now 5-0 with wins over the Big 12, ACC, and Conference USA. This despite losing Drew Lavender, Stanley Burrell, and Josh Duncan to graduation. Read more…

Categories: Team News

2008 Maui Invitational preview …

November 22, 2008 Leave a comment

When it comes to the 2009 EA Sports Maui Invitational, you can break the field into three categories … The Favorite … The Contenders … and The Pretenders.  First, who’s in the tournament: North Carolina, Alabama, Oregon, Texas, Indiana, Notre Dame, St. Joseph’s, and Chaminade.  Conferences represented include the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 10, Big East, and Atlantic 10.  Read more…

Categories: Current Updates

Power 24 makes it debut

November 22, 2008 Leave a comment

Who are the Power 24 teams in college basketball?  Bracketville has unveiled its augural Power 24.  Rankings are based on performance and potential, not merely game-to-game results.  This is a more accurate assessment that typical polls.  Check out the latest Power 24 at Bracketville 2009.  Let us know what you think?  And yes, North Carolina is No. 1.  Send us a rebound – Bracketguy.

Categories: Power Rankings

Is the Big 10 making a comeback?

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Well, it’s still too early to tell.  What we do know heading into the season’s second weekend is this … no Bigbig_ten 10 team has lost – yet (Michigan plays Duke tonight, 11/21).  Of course, no one thought the Wolverines would upend UCLA in the 2K Sports Classic semifinals.  In another early-season matchup of power conferences, Illinois ended Vanderbilt’s 20-game home winning streak on Thursday.  We know that Purdue, Read more…

Categories: Conference News