1. Big Ten Basketball: Top 10 Dunkers with Video Highlights

    While the Big Ten is known for being a grind-it-out defensive type conference, there are still plenty of vertically gifted athletes in the nation's top basketball conference this upcoming season...

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  2. Illinois Basketball: Previewing Fighting Illini's 2013-14 Nonconference Schedule

    Illinois Fighting Illini basketball expectations have been lifted under second year head coach John Groce after an NCAA Tournament win in 2013 and top-notch recruiting class for 2014...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 9 months ago 3,560 reads 5 comments

  3. Marquette Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Golden Eagles' in 2013-14

    The 2012-13 Golden Eagle squad was led by Vander Blue, though there were plenty of complementary pieces around Blue...

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  4. Illinois Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Illini in 2013-14

    The 2012-13 Fighting Illini squad was a senior led one, with the likes of Brandon Paul and DJ Richardson running the show, while Tyler Griffey and Sam McLaurin served as valuable role players...

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  5. Ahmad Starks: What NCAA's Waiver Denial Means to Fighting Illini

    On Tuesday, Illinois finally got word on Ahmad Starks' hardship waiver status from the NCAA. Unfortunately for Starks and the Fighting Illini , the decision was not in their favor...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 9 months ago 3,689 reads 5 comments

  6. ACC Basketball: Power Ranking the Top 25 Players

    The ACC has always been a top basketball conference. Adding Syracuse, Pitt and Notre Dame this season and Louisville a year from now certainly doesn't hurt the league...

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  7. Big East Basketball: Power Ranking the Top 25 Players

    No longer will the likes of Syracuse, Louisville, UConn and Pitt be atop the Big East standings at season's end. In this conference realignment era, Marquette, Villanova, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Providence, St...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 9 months ago 3,706 reads 10 comments

  8. Marquette Basketball: Previewing Golden Eagles' 2013-14 Nonconference Schedule

    Marquette basketball expectations are through the roof following an Elite appearance in 2013 before bowing out to former Big East foe, Syracuse. Despite losing three starting backcourt members, the Golden Eagles should be just as good in 2013-14...

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  9. Big Ten Basketball: Power Ranking the Top 25 Players

    Just as it was in 2012-13, the Big Ten should be the nation's elite conference in 2013-14. Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State all have top-10 potential...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 9 months ago 4,191 reads 27 comments

  10. Big 12 Basketball: Power Ranking the Top 20 Players

    University of Kansas coach Bill Self has never finished anywhere other than atop the Big 12 standings. Oklahoma State has a chance to knock down the Jayhawks, though it won't be an easy task...

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  11. Why Nnanna Egwu Is Illini's Biggest X-Factor in 2013-14

    As one of only three returning members to the Illinois basketball program this upcoming season, Nnanna Egwu will play an even bigger role than he did as an improved sophomore...

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  12. Marquette Basketball: Toughest Lineup Decisions for Buzz Williams in 2013-14

    The Marquette Golden Eagles may not have the superstar tandems that they've had in the past, with the likes of Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder , Darius Johnson-Odom and Vander Blue on campus...

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  13. Illinois Basketball: 5 Biggest Questions About Illini's 2014 Recruiting Plans

    John Groce 's Fighting Illini have been in the college basketball news lately. Not only has Groce built a much improved team of transfers and freshmen with only three returning players in 2013-14, but he's recruiting for a promising future...

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  14. Marquette Basketball: Biggest 2013-14 Goal for Each Projected Starter

    Buzz Williams certainly has things looking up in Milwaukee. After bowing out in the Sweet 16 in 2011 and 2012, Williams and crew got over the hump by making the Elite Eight in 2013...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 10 months ago 464 reads 0 comments

  15. Illinois Basketball: Biggest 2013-14 Goal for Each Projected Starter

    In 2012-13, expectations were surpassed by first-year head coach John Groce and his Fighting Illini program...

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  16. Illinois Basketball: Predicting Fighting Illini's Top 5 Scorers for 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini got a taste of success during the 2012-13 season, leaving hopes of a bright future amongst the Illini nation. Of the Illini 's top five scorers last year, four came from the 2009 recruiting class...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 4,636 reads 1 comments

  17. Marquette Basketball: Predicting Golden Eagles' Top 5 Scorers for 2013-14

    Of Marquette's top five scorers during the 2012-13 season, only two return. Vander Blue decided to test the NBA waters, while Junior Cadougan and Trent Lockett ran out of eligibility...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 1,158 reads 0 comments

  18. Illinois Basketball: Who Will Lead Fighting Illini in Each Stat Category

    The 2013-14 season is a huge one for head coach John Groce and the Fighting Illini program. While expectations for the upcoming season are high, they are realistic...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 3,748 reads 1 comments

  19. Marquette Basketball: Who Will Lead Golden Eagles in Each Stat Category

    Buzz Williams has implemented a deep and fast-paced style of play since becoming the Marquette head coach five years ago. The 2013-14 season should be no different for a team that returns plenty of talent while adding the Big East's top recruiting class.

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 1,558 reads 0 comments

  20. Iowa Basketball: Every Projected Starter's Signature Highlight

    After an NIT title game appearance in 2013, Iowa basketball is back, almost. Most experts believe the Hawkeyes are a lock to make the 2014 NCAA Tournament, but it shouldn't end just there...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 867 reads 0 comments

  21. Northwestern Basketball: Every Projected Starter's Signature Highlight

    After losing the school's all-time leading scorer in John Shurna following the 2011-12 season, expectations still remained high in Evanston for a basketball program hoping to make its first ever NCAA tournament appearance...

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  22. Marquette Basketball: Every Projected Starter's Signature Highlight

    After an Elite Eight appearance in March Madness 2013 , Buzz Williams has the college basketball world buzzing around his Golden Eagle program...

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  23. Illinois Basketball: Every Projected Starter's Signature Highlight

    After a surprisingly good season in 2012-13, John Groce has restored faith in the Illinois basketball program...

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  24. Illinois Basketball: 5 Bold Predictions for Illini Newcomers

    For a team that only returns three players from last year's roster, a lot is up in the air for the 2013-14 Fighting Illini squad...

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  25. Marquette Basketball: 5 Bold Predictions for Golden Eagles Newcomers

    After combining for a Big East title alongside Georgetown and national champion Louisville in 2012-13, as well as an Elite Eight performance, it's safe to say that Buzz Williams has things handled in Milwaukee...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 1 year ago 3,247 reads 0 comments