College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Eleven

Well, were you expecting anything different? The level of parity in college basketball is RIDICULOUS. Not only are ranked teams falling when they have to hit the road (West Virginia, Miami, and many others), but they’re also being defeated at home (Michigan State, Arizona State, and more!). Twelve of our

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Ten

Words don’t exist to properly describe the ridiculousness that gripped college basketball over the past seven days. Over half of our prior poll lost, many of them twice. Seven of our top ten teams from last week’s poll took an L and a predictable tumble. Among those to lose, shockingly,

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Nine

  A Happy New Year to all of those in the college basketball universe! Here at College Pride Press, we value the holidays and the joys they bring. That’s why the poll is coming out today instead of yesterday. Regardless, it’s clear that conference play has already brought chaos to the

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Eight

Hopefully the holiday season has brought you as much excitement as it brought for college basketball fans! Here at College Pride Press, we're firm believers in having a good time and being with family. It's why we've waited until today for the release of our poll.   This past week usually is

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Seven

  Well, so much for last week being slow. A multitude of ranked teams fell on Saturday, creating hysteria for our voters. It seems that after finals, some of our ranked teams came out flat. Several of these games ended in dramatic fashion, such as Indiana’s upset win over Notre Dame

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Six

Bedlam. That was last week. Five of our top ten teams lost. Some in games you wouldn’t predict in a million years. It’s clear that Christmas came early for college basketball fans, as chaos dominated. We had Florida get trounced by their rival then inexplicably lose to a mid-major. Kansas

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Five

Oftentimes, the couple weeks following Thanksgiving can be a slow period in college basketball. The high competition of the early-season tournaments can have some teams looking for reprieve in smaller opponents. Finals are coming up, too, which means teams will usually go at least a week without contesting a game.

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Four

  Early season tournaments always seem to bring the same fire as March Madness. This year was no different. From Portland to Nassau, top-caliber teams tested themselves, trying to gauge where they are now, and what they have to improve over the next couple months. The two brackets of the PK80

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Three

  Last week, the college basketball year truly began, thanks to the Champions’ Classic. Those two battles brought us high-level competition just days into the season. In addition, a couple other ranked teams also saw themselves get beat, or nearly. This includes Northwestern and USC, one of which clung to a

College Pride Press Top 25: Week Two

  The first weekend is in the past. As per the usual, there wasn’t a ton of drama. Most teams played schools from lower conferences, which served as punching bags and measuring sticks. Though some teams struggled to work through growing pains, such as Kentucky, there shouldn’t be a lot of

Team Preview: Connecticut Huskies

Season Preview: Connecticut Huskies   Last Season: 16-17, No Postseason     Key Losses: Amida Brimah, Kentan Facey, Rodney Purvis, Steve Enoch, Vance Jackson   Key Additions: Antwoine Anderson, Eric Cobb, Mamadou Diarra, Josh Carlton, Tyler Polley   INTRODUCTION   Last season was the worst in thirty years for the UConn Huskies. It was a perfect storm of an injury epidemic,

AAC Conference Preview

  LEAGUE PREVIEW   This is now the fifth year since the American Athletic Conference formed from the Big East. During this time, the conference has seen both highs and hardship. In 2014, the Connecticut Huskies won the National Title out of this conference. Since then, no team has made it to the

College Pride Press Preseason Top 25

  As we get set to embark on the magical journey of college basketball, a dark cloud hangs over the landscape. This season will be different from previous ones. And it’s because the FBI has launched a far-reaching investigation into a world littered with corruption. This isn’t to say that the

The Ugly Paradox of the NCAA

The NCAA mission statement in absolute terms expresses the importance of education in collegiate athletes. This was proven to be a farce. In a decision that can only be surprised as shocking, yet expected, the University of North Carolina has escaped any form of punishment from the NCAA for its