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Summer League 2013 Part 2

Summer League 2013 Part 2 Quick, what do the Atlantic Sun, Big 12, SEC, Ivy, Pac 12, and the Big South Conferences all have in common? They are 5 of the 12 leagues that made no changes this summer in their basketball make-up. 20 other conferences have anywhere from 1-7 new teams while there is one league (American Athletic Conference or the American as we now shall know it) starting...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Summer League 2013 – Part 1

Summer League 2013 – Part 1Just like we did last summer, let’s meet poolside and chat about what  is going on in college hoops this off season.  We do this once a month  to get us from the snail’s pace of baseball, through that oblong sport,  and finally to the start of the basketball season.  There is never a  shortage of topics. Here is this month’s summer league...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Academics, Recruiting Mar Tech Football’s Offseason

Academics, Recruiting Mar Tech Football’s OffseasonThe offseason is supposed to be a time for optimism, but lately, things have been downright depressing for Hokie football fans. While anticipating a season-opening matchup with defending national champion Alabama would be nerve wracking enough, Virginia Tech has received one piece of bad news after another about incoming recruits...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ford Signing Raises Ideological Questions for Hokies

Ford Signing Raises Ideological Questions for HokiesAfter having a rough week on the recruiting front, the Hokies seem to have finally broken out of their slump by signing four-star quarterback Andrew Ford for the class of 2014. The Pennsylvania signal caller is ranked as the 17th best quarterback in the nation by 247Sports, and earned an invitation to the Elite 11 QB camp in California...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams Hoping To Be A Lottery Pick

Michael Carter-Williams Hoping To Be A Lottery PickFirst up in this year’s previews of Syracuse players eligible for the NBA Draft is star point guard and surefire first-round pick Michael Carter-Williams…   Name – Michael Carter-Williams Height – 6’6’’ Weight – 185 Position – PG Class – Sophomore Hometown – Hamilton, Massachusetts 2011-2012 Statistics –...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Non-Conference Schedule Makes VT Football Relevant

Non-Conference Schedule Makes VT Football RelevantWith the recent ACC Grant of Rights, Virginia Tech’s SEC dreams may be delayed, but the school might be able to find some salvation through the Big 10. Last week’s announcement that the team will be taking on Michigan in a home and home series in 2020 and 2021 makes the Wolverines the third different team from the conference...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

QB to Watch in 2013: Brett Smith

QB to Watch in 2013: Brett SmithPhoto Credit to thenewsportsguru.com I bet a lot of people are completely unaware that Wyoming even has a Division 1 college football team. Well, you might want to check them out in this upcoming season. Wyoming has future NFL QB Brett Smith. Why don’t you know his name if he is this talented? As I previously stated, he is from Wyoming. Brett Smith...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Looks to Bring in Another Strong Recruiting Class in 2014

Virginia Tech Looks to Bring in Another Strong Recruiting Class in 2014While the spring was about the football team’s coaches working with the players they have, the summer will challenge them to look to who they could have. Recruiting in college football is a 24/7 business these days, and although the spring brought a fresh round of a commitments for the 2014 class, the race for...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

LSU Spring Game (The preview of the 2013 season)

LSU Spring Game (The preview of the 2013 season)We are all wondering what the 2013 LSU Tigers will look like this season. I attended the spring game a few weeks ago to see what Les Miles stored under his hat for this season. To me the Tigers appeared to have a promising future. Despite losing many defensive starters, the white team’s defense managed to look strong with the help...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Grant of Rights Ties Virginia Tech Down

ACC Grant of Rights Ties Virginia Tech DownThe ACC Grant of Rights might seem like a stuffy, boring legal term, but in reality, its an extremely relevant development for Virginia Tech. The basics of the move are simple; if any school wants to leave the ACC between now and the 2026-27 season, then they don’t get to take their television rights with them. Courtesy of Yahoo Considering...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Breakdown of the 2013-2014 Georgia Bulldogs

Breakdown of the 2013-2014 Georgia BulldogsThe 2012 Georgia Bulldogs came five yards short of making an appearance in a game that had National Championship like proportions for the first time in over 30 years. The Bulldogs are returning 10 starters on offense and this should make them a contender in the SEC; However, their defense is much more of a concern. Although, They are returning...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

David Fales: The Legacy Begins

David Fales: The Legacy Begins(David Fales) Courtesy of zimbio.com If you don’t already know the name of San Jose State’s QB, you will by next season. David Fales jumped in last year as a first year starter and straight up dominated. Now, he didn’t dominate in a fluky manor like Manziel did. No, Fales shows glaring signs of incredible NFL potential. I originally heard of him...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Game Mars Productive Practices for Hokies

Spring Game Mars Productive Practices for HokiesThree passes. That’s all it took to completely rewrite the narrative surrounding Virginia Tech football’s spring practices. Courtesy of The Daily Press Before this weekend’s Spring Game, Hokie Nation was abuzz over the apparent progress new offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler was making with the offense, specifically the way he...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

VT Football’s Spring Practice Shuffles Depth Chart

VT Football’s Spring Practice Shuffles Depth ChartVirginia Tech football’s spring game is now less than a week away, but few things seem certain heading into the culmination of spring practice. Most of the news from around the program seems largely positive, as befits the optimism that comes with spring ball, but some shuffling on the depth chart during the last two open scrimmages...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Football: Is He Really That Good?

Johnny Football: Is He Really That Good?Manziel isn’t quite the superstar that people believe he is. I know, I know, he won Heisman as a Freshman. The problem is that people are only looking at his stats, as opposed to referring to his film. Stats may help one’s argument for a player, but can not be the basis. If you look at his tape, you can see that he has no future in the...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Canes Recruiting on the Precipice of Greatness

Canes Recruiting on the Precipice of Greatness  Withthe cloud of the undying NCAA investigation looming overhead and the men’s basketball team making an unprecedented tournament run, the football program at the University of Miami has received uncommonly modest press coverage lately.  Nowreturning one of last seasons youngest teams, the Hurricanes have filled in the few remaining...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

VT Football Spring Practice Begins Amidst Rumors of Change

VT Football Spring Practice Begins Amidst Rumors of ChangeSpring is in the air, even if there’s snow in Blacksburg, and the Virginia Tech football team is back on the field for the first time since last year’s abysmal season ended. The team opened the spring last week, and its continued media availability through the last two weeks has helped reveal a little more about the new...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Final Four Keys

Final Four KeysGame 1 – Wichita State vs. Louisville How Wichita State Can Win – Wichita State is one of the best rebounding teams in the country, and although Louisville can beast on the boards, Wichita State could still win the rebounding battle. If Louisville takes the Shockers lightly and looks forward to the winner of Syracuse and Michigan than Wichita State can limit the...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Why the Michigan Wolverines can Win the National Title

Why the Michigan Wolverines can Win the National TitleSo, the Big Ten was overrated right? Wrong. Very very wrong.  Sure, now everyone is riding the Louisville bandwagon hard and why shouldn’t they? Rick Petino’s Cardinals have pretty much steamrolled their way to the Final Four and Vegas still pegs them as the favorites image credit: battlecreekenquirer.com to win it all at...
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April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Brown Flees Blacksburg

Robert Brown Flees BlacksburgThe mass exodus from Blacksburg basketball continues, as Robert Brown became the latest Hokie to announce he was transferring earlier this week. Brown said he was interested in moving closer to his home in Clermont, Florida, despite his expressed optimism at the end of this season. Courtesy of zimbio.com The sophomore guard did have a truly abysmal season...
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March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

EJ Manuel: A Diamond in the Rough

EJ Manuel: A Diamond in the Roughcourtesy of starnewsonline.com As we all know, this QB class is a rather disappointing follow up to last year’s trifecta of superstars, but there is still talent here. Just about everybody and their dog has deemed Geno Smith as this years #1 QB of this class. He’s a pocket passer with little awareness of the blitz and his stats were heavily buffed...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Saturday Pickens’ Picks

Saturday Pickens’ PicksWhat a Friday in the NCAA Tournament. Everyone keeps talking about how amazing some of these upsets are, (Harvard, Florida Gulf Coast, La Salle) but the biggest upset of all came when John Pickens went 4-1 on the day. After I split Creighton and Colorado, few people expected much from my night-game picks. Iowa State, Minnesota, and UNC all played well from...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday Picks – 5 Chances to Win

Friday Picks – 5 Chances to WinAfter Saint Louis won handily and moved my record to 2-0, I started to dream about an undefeated first day. Marquette’s inability to make a shot before the final minute ended my hopes. UNLV put on a hideous shooting display and lost by 3, leaving my record for the day at 2-2. As expected, I had an impressive display of game-watching stamina, logging...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Thursday’s NCAA Tourney Winners – My Triumphant Return

Thursday’s NCAA Tourney Winners – My Triumphant ReturnMaybe I’m the only one counting, but the start of college football season is just 23 weeks away. Thankfully, the development of conference TV networks and ESPN3 will allow me the opportunity to watch dozens of spring games in April. My preparation is year round and I’m anxious to build on my strong finish to last season...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

East Region Expert Picks

East Region Expert Picks-First Round- 1. Indiana vs. 16. LIU / James Madison – No history to be made here. 8. NC State vs. 9. Temple – Expect to see CJ Leslie run all over the Owls as he tries to improve his NBA Draft stock under the big lights. 5. UNLV vs. 12. California – Cal is hungry for revenge after losing to the Rebels by one point back in early December. 4. Syracuse vs...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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