1. 2009-10 SEC Basketball Previews: Georgia

    Georgia is a football school. When you're a Georgia athlete, you want to play between the hedges...not in Stegeman Coliseum. This is well-known. This is fact...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about over 4 years ago 257 reads 7 comments

  2. 2009-10 SEC Basketball Previews: Florida

    This offseason could have gone from a bad one to a disastrous one for Billy Donovan. The heralded coach was expecting to approach 2009-10 as a favorite to take the SEC crown, but he saw his phenom point guard opt for the pro league—in Greece...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 5 years ago 309 reads 9 comments

  3. 2009-10 SEC Basketball Previews: Auburn

    Jeff Lebo has a comparatively long coaching history—and it's an ugly one. Lebo is barely over .500 as a head coach at 81-76, and this season is looking like the end of the road for the Auburn head coach...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 5 years ago 156 reads 4 comments

  4. 2009-10 SEC Basketball Previews: Arkansas

    In December of 2008, John Pelphrey looked like a reincarnation of Nolan Richardson. He had driven the Razorbacks of Arkansas to a 12-1 record, a Jim Thorpe Classic title, and wins over No. 4 Oklahoma and No...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 5 years ago 254 reads 4 comments

  5. 2009-10 SEC Basketball Previews: Alabama

    The Crimson Tide faithful have shed the shadows of Mark Gottfried's mediocrity and are hoping for a resurgence to being once again regarded as a powerhouse in the SEC Western Division, and the conference as a whole...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 5 years ago 232 reads 4 comments

  6. Upcoming Posts and Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook

    Wanted to let everyone know my life has gotten beyond insane, but posts will be coming soon! With that said, I wanted to direct all of you college hoops junkies to a book that if, ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 5 years ago 122 reads 0 comments

  7. 2008-09 SEC Floor General Award

    After the big move, I continue this series, which is nearing its completion. This category obviously focuses on talented point guards in the league, based on assists-per-minute...

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  8. John Calipari Is a Dirty Man

    John Calipari has been caught. Or at least the NCAA thinks so. Calipari will become the first college basketball coach ever to have Final Fours vacated at two different schools...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 5 years ago 1,309 reads 7 comments

  9. 2008-09 SEC Boardmaster Award

    Quickly moving on to rebounding, one of the most important categories on the list. This stat will point out the most efficient glass cleaners in the league, those who aggressively ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 5 years ago 64 reads 2 comments

  10. 2008-09 SEC Pinball Award

    So my titles are creative, what of it? This award will cap off the shooting awards, as it focuses on the players who are most aggressive with the ball and least afraid to draw a foul...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 5 years ago 127 reads 4 comments

  11. 2008-09 SEC Mr. Clutch Award

    Having triumphantly returned to the South after driving over 5,500 miles to California and back, I return this series back to its former glory. The Mr. Clutch Award is awarded to the player with the least amounts of minutes per free-throws made...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 5 years ago 135 reads 4 comments

  12. 2008-09 SEC Bomber Award

    The next addition to the series is the SEC’s player most willing to fire the bomb from long-range. Considering this is formulated as minutes per three attempted, this category ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about almost 5 years ago 110 reads 2 comments

  13. 2008-09 SEC Nothin' but Net Award

    Continuing the series, this award goes to the most efficient three-point shooter in the conference. This category, as a whole, is mostly positive and doesn't rely too heavily on any ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 113 reads 4 comments

  14. The Stefan Welsh Situation at Arkansas

    This Arkansas situation is getting deeper. First, understand that all of this is purely speculation and may or may not have any accuracy...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 436 reads 0 comments

  15. Arkansas Suspends Stefan Welsh Indefintely

    As the remainder of the SEC crouches, poised to attack the national scene in a big way in 2009-10, the tiny wheels that the Razorback train was running on have begun to fall off, and in a massive way...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 1,221 reads 0 comments

  16. 2008-09 SEC Hot Hands Award

    Time to pick up the pace around here, people. This award is given to the player who puts up the most shots in the amount of time he is on the floor. The calculation is simple; field goals attempted per minute played...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 130 reads 1 comments

  17. Jason Henry leaves the Arkansas Basketball Team

    There's been yet another defection out of Fayetteville, this time in the form of Jason Henry. This marks the fourth member of John Pelphrey’s 2008 six-man recruiting class to leave the ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 566 reads 0 comments

  18. 2008-09 Bearing The Burden Award…

    This award will begin a series of awards based on efficiency numbers (category vs. minutes played) over the next few weeks. These are pure numbers – no bias involved. However, they can be misleading...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 23 reads 1 comments

  19. SEC Loses Jodie Meeks to NBA

    After dodging several bullets this offseason, the SEC took its second big hit today when Jodie Meeks, Kentucky’s star shooting guard and the league’s top scorer at 23.7 points per game, announced he will remain in the NBA draft...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  20. Tyler Smith to return…

    It’s looking more and more like the SEC, after a year to forget, is set to return to the national stage in a big way...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 29 reads 0 comments

  21. Calathes going professional in Europe

    The Greek pro leagues have offered Nick Calathes first-round NBA Draft money to come play in Greece, and he has reportedly accepted the offer...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 117 reads 2 comments

  22. Kentucky Wildcats Solidify No. 1 Recruiting Class in Nation

    Calipari has gone insane at Kentucky, pulling in what is easily the nation’s top recruiting class this year, and one of the best ever for any team as the nation’s top recruit and ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 373 reads 0 comments

  23. Patterson and Varnado Return to the SEC

    In case you’ve been living deep in a hole with your fingers in your ears, the SEC’s two biggest all-star big men have both announced in the past couple of weeks that they will be returning to their respective schools...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 104 reads 0 comments

  24. John Riek to Mississippi State: Update

    It seems increasingly likely that John Riek will sign with Mississippi State, and will do so soon. Cincinnati people are claiming that Riek signed a Letter of Intent, but Cincinnati did not file it with the NCAA due to eligibility concerns...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 120 reads 0 comments

  25. Additional John Riek Rumor De-Bunking…

    First of all, many Cincinnati fans appear to be in a frenzy, and some seem to be creating rumors at a wild pitch. Some have claimed, on a Cincinnati rival page—Bearcat Lair—that Mississippi ...

    Kurt Wirth Written by Kurt Wirth about 5 years ago 128 reads 0 comments