Announcing The Bleacher Report College Basketball Season Preview

Jameson FlemingSenior Writer IAugust 21, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 27:  Tyshawn Taylor #15 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks against the Michigan State Spartans during the third round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Lucas Oil Stadium on March 27, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

With the deep stable of writers at Bleacher Report, the site can put together a college basketball season preview that's more in-depth than any other media outlet can put together.

If you are interested in contributing to the preview, we need writers to cover every conference, every team, every star player, coaching change, rivalry, and essentially any best whatever list you can come up with.

If you've got a great idea, email me the idea, I'll likely approve almost everything. If you come across a trend in the sport you think will play out this season, write about it.

For each major conference team and strong mid-major squads, I would prefer to have one article published over viewing the team and one article published as a feature whether it would be about a player, coach, schedule, etc.

When the season gets close (mid-to-late October), the link to every article published for the preview will be published in one article. This article will take the role of a table of contents. Next to each article hyperlinked on the table of contents page will be the name of the author and a link to his/her profile.

There will also be a preseason poll among any writers that want to participate. I will ask writers to identify any loyalties to any team. There will be one ballot per community. If 10 writers from the Michigan State community vote, then those 10 ballots will be totaled and the rankings the Spartans come up with will be including as one ballot for the overall poll.

Ballots will be cast the week of Oct. 18.

The final product should like an online preview magazine on steroids. We have the potential to fill 100's of pages of high quality content and analysis. The only real standard for being included is no fact errors. If there is a fact error in your piece, you'll be notified. Once it's fixed, it will be cleared to be added to the preview.

The Bleacher Report staff said that they would help promote the preview. I've talked with them about working with many of the website's partners like CBS, The LA Times, AOL Fanhouse, and The Chicago Tribune to gain exposure.

So quick recap if you want to participate:

  • Writers are needed to cover all areas of college basketball.
  • Writers can participate in a preseason poll.
  • Writers can take on the role of fact-checkers; they will get credit in the season preview for this role.
  • If you'd like to participate, have suggestions, or ideas email me at
  • I need the emaill addresses of all participating writers. So either email me, send me a direct message with your email, or post it in a comment.