1. Calling All Bleacher Creatures: The B/R CBB Top 25 Poll

    The College Football community has its own rankings. So does the NFL community. With the start of the College Basketball season right around the corner, let's do the same. E-mail me at jsflemin@syr...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 378 reads 2 comments

  2. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: Games You Can't Miss Before New Year's

    The non-conference schedule always provides for a month and a half of premiere match-ups between the nation's best teams. Here's a look at the top games before the calendar turns to 2009 (in chronological order)...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 893 reads 6 comments

  3. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: Coaches Whose Seats Are Hot, Hot, Hot

    There's two forms of the coach's hot seat. First, there's the hot seat for the coach that is truly in danger of losing his job because of poor performance...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 1,771 reads 23 comments

  4. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: Top Big Men in The Nation

    The guards will shoot the ball from everywhere, the wings will do some shooting and rebounding, but it's the big man who puts his back to the basket and muscles his way in the paint...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 1,527 reads 15 comments

  5. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: Top Wings in The Nation

    Yesterday the guards were on display, but today it's time to recognize the best wings in the country. Without the wing or swingman, the guard wouldn't have a dangerous shooter to pass to or a ...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 1,613 reads 15 comments

  6. Road to The Final Four at Ford Field: Top Guards In The Nation

    They are a team's floor general, it's sharp shooter or pure scorer. Guards come big like UAB's 6'5'' Robert Vaden or come small like South Carolina's 5'9'' Devan Downey...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 4,557 reads 55 comments

  7. Creature Vs. Creature: A Brotherly Love Look to the World Series

    Tamp Bay Community Leader Devon Rogers and I are going to embrace B/R new feature called Creature vs. Creature. I'll provide the Phillies' perspective; he'll take the Rays' perspective...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 360 reads 0 comments

  8. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: No. 17 Memphis

    Memphis has certainly lost a lot in the past year: a national title game, three assistant coaches, and three players to the NBA. But the Tigers are still poised to win...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 567 reads 2 comments

  9. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: No. 18 Villanova

    Villanova needed its pounding of Syracuse last season to make the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats turned that trip to the NCAA Tournament that almost didn't happen into a Sweet 16 performance...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 712 reads 5 comments

  10. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: 10 Sensational Sophomores

    These ten players decided to return for a second season instead of heading onto the pro ranks after their freshmen seasons. In 2009, they'll dominate the college game. 10...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 770 reads 8 comments

  11. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: No. 19 Miami

    The football team may be floundering in South Beach, but the basketball team has risen to be one of the best in the ACC...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 764 reads 2 comments

  12. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: 10 Cinderellas You Need to Know

    Every year a lower seeded team or two dazzles crowds with spectacular, unfathomable upsets. 2009 won't be any different as these ten teams look to put on the proverbial glass slipper...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 1,892 reads 7 comments

  13. Road to The Final Four at Ford Field: No. 20 UNLV

    Most college basketball teams play a few exhibition games against the cross-town Division III team to prepare for the season. If you are UNLV, you travel across the Pacific Ocean to Australia and play six games against teams from the Land Down Under...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 1,057 reads 2 comments

  14. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: 10 High Strung Teams

    Who needs the 35 second shot clock? These ten teams have made a habit out of flying up and down the court looking to score as quickly as possible...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 1,389 reads 6 comments

  15. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: No. 21 Wake Forest

    Big is beautiful...at least as it pertains to the incoming class of stud recruits second year coach Dino Gaudio brought in. The Demon Deacon recruiting class ranks near the top of the country and includes the ACC's best freshman, Al-Farouq Aminu...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 947 reads 2 comments

  16. Why You Won't See Georgetown in My Top 25

    When I originally started laying out the teams in my Top-25 Countdown, I had Georgetown in at 18th. As I started to do more research and learn more about the top teams in the country, GU began to drop on my list...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 1,005 reads 13 comments

  17. Alternative Sports Websites Changing The Way Readers Get Their Sport Fix

    ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports routinely attract tens of millions of unique visitors each month, but alternative websites that most sports fans have never heard of are quickly catching up...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 2,389 reads 5 comments

  18. The Beast That Is The Big East: Four Teams That Are Screwed For 2008-2009

    It's been said once, it'll be said a million times this basketball season, the Big East conference is the greatest collection of teams ever. It's a fact because when looking at the top nine teams, there are nine NCAA Tournament teams...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 1,746 reads 17 comments

  19. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: No. 22 USC

    Southern California basketball will dance to a different beat literally and figuratively during the madness in March. Controversial star O.J. Mayo is out. Fabulous freshman DeMar DeRozan is in...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 895 reads 1 comments

  20. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: No. 23 Baylor

    The last time Baylor opened a season coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance, Ronald Reagan was on his way out of the Oval Office. The Bears' coach Scott Drew walked the halls of his high school when Baylor last made the NCAA Tournament in 1988...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 990 reads 2 comments

  21. Calling All Bleacher Creatures: Fantasy Basketball Elimination League

    Every year I run a fantasy basketball league called "The Eliminator." This year I want to open it up to Bleacher Creatures to see who on this site has the knack for basketball, mathematics, and pure strategic analysis pouring out your behind...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 770 reads 12 comments

  22. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: No. 24 Syracuse

    A National title. A Sweet Sixteen. Two first round losses. Two NIT quarterfinal defeats. It's safe to say Orange basketball has been in a state of decline, but it's not for a lack of talent...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 1,137 reads 0 comments

  23. Road to the Final Four at Ford Field: No. 25 Kentucky

    If the buzz surrounding the University of Kentucky's basketball version of Midnight Madness, called Big Blue Madness, is any indication of how good the actual squad will be, UK will making its way back to top of the polls...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 2,277 reads 14 comments

  24. Countdown To College Hoops: 70th Reason to Be Pumped, The Evil Empire

    Every day, I will give a new reason to be pumped for the upcoming college basketball season. Here's the 70th reason to be excited for college basketball season. New York Yankees. Dallas Cowboys...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 2,176 reads 6 comments

  25. Countdown to College Hoops: Reasons 71-80 to Be Pumped

    For those of us sports fans that have realized that the college football season is all but over after week one debacles (I'm talking to you Syracuse fans after losing 30-10 to Northwestern), just remember college basketball is just over two months away...

    Jameson Fleming Written by Jameson Fleming about 6 years ago 1,058 reads 1 comments