Found November 07, 2012 on
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1) Michigan State vs. Connecticut
This Friday, Nov. 9, the college basketball season starts in a big way as the Michigan State Spartans travel across the Atlantic to take on the Connecticut Huskies at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. This is the second year the Spartans are playing in the Armed Forces Classic. The Spartans fell to the higher ranked North Carolina Tar Heals last season, but the game meant a lot more than just the score. It was a great way to honor our armed forces and show appreciation for all they do. This season, the Spartans are favored to win, but it should still be a great opening game. These teams have a history of playing each other on a big stage as Michigan State defeated Connecticut in the Final Four in 2009. Then in 2010, the Huskies’ defeated the Spartans at the Maui Invitational. This game should be filled with nothing but excitement as these are the first U.S. college basketball teams ever to play in Europe. Wha...
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12) Iowa Hawkeyes
The Iowa Hawkeyes have the easiest non-conference schedule in the Big Ten, as they do not play one team in the top 25. The hardest games the Hawkeyes play in the off-season are Virginia Tech, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa. The rest of their non-conferences schedule includes easy games such as South Dakota and Coppin State. ...
The Ohio State basketball team opens another season of high expectations Friday night.
Such has become the norm with that "other" sport in Columbus.
The basketball Buckeyes under Thad Matta won big on both a regional and national level. They've recruited and operated with sport's big boys, too, and Matta isn't afraid to say his program has earned the right...
(As we get ready for the beginning of the basketball season, special guest Andrew Profio stops by to breakdown one of the major keys to success for this year’s Hoops squad. Defense. Thanks to Andrew, as we look forward to more of his work)
“Offense will always get the glory; it is flashy and excites the crowd. Defense is the thing that goes unnoticed, but it is what really...