Minnesota Golden Gophers seeking to build off postseason success
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are seeking to build off the postseason success of a season ago to move into the NCAA tournament in 2015. The Golden Gophers finished with a 25-13 record, including winning the NIT in March. Minnesota will lean on senior guards Andre Hollins and DeAndre Mathieu in a very loaded Big Ten Conference. The Golden Gophers will have a tough test right from the beginning. Minnesota will open the season on November 14th against the Louisville Cardinals in Puerto Rico.
Michigan State loses key players, but still should be continue
Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) – Hawaii men’s basketball coach Gib Arnold
has been fired after four seasons, the university announced Tuesday.
Assistant coach Brandyn Akana was also fired in a sudden scrubbing atop the
men’s program that came less than three weeks before Hawaii begins its season
in the Rainbow Classic on Nov. 14 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The program has been under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules
“These painful but critical steps are being taken in an effort to strengthen
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – It has not been the best three years
for North Carolina basketball and not just because the Tar Heels haven’t won
the ACC Tournament or made it to the Final Four.
Since self-reporting academic irregularities in 2011, one of the most popular
athletic programs in the country has been under intense scrutiny, made worse
by additional damning revelations and accusations recently.
Just a few months ago, former basketball star Rashad McCants alleged
academically fraudulent practices were the norm for athletes, including
himself, at North Carolina. McCants’s claims came shortly after the
eligibility debacle with former continue
Texas A&M lands top recruit
The Texas A&M basketball team received excellent news today when they received a commitment from top recruit Elijah Thomas. Thomas was ranked 29th in the national rankings from ESPN. Thomas, is 6’9, 230 lbs and an outstanding power forward. The Aggies were the choice over Oklahoma State, Illinois, SMU and LSU. He visited all five schools over the past six weeks. Thomas cited his choice by saying “On my official visit, when I saw their academic system, I loved it.” He also mentioned his bond with head coach Billy Kennedy and the current players for continue
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Midnight Madness events are coming up
Friday, which means one thing: the long wait for the return of college
basketball is coming to an end.
In fact, exactly one month from Tuesday, on Nov. 14, the regular season will
begin, as teams start to take to the hardwood for their season openers. While
the excitement for the regular season is palpable, this seems like the perfect
time to look at April.
After all, what is the regular season but a preamble to the NCAA Tournament,
setting the table for naming a national champion. So let’s continue