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

Emmitt Matthews, Jr. Commits to UConn

    It’s exactly 3,000 miles from Tacoma, Washington to Storrs, Connecticut. But that’s the trip Emmitt Matthews, Jr. will make when he begins his college career next season. The class of 2018 wing pledged to the Huskies Saturday night while on an official visit. At six feet, seven inches, the versatile

James Akinjo Commits to UConn

Though they come from different coasts, there’s some shades of Shabazz Napier to the game of diminutive guard James Akinjo. He’s a good shooter, lockdown defender, and excellent passer. He’s also got a knack for winning at all costs, having won MVP as he guided the Oakland Soldiers to the

NCAA Tournament Preview: #6 Cincinnati vs. #11 Kansas State

#6 Cincinnati vs. #11 Kansas State   Sacramento, CA   South Region   7:27 PM ET, truTV       Cincinnati Bearcats 29-5 (16-2)   Player to Watch: F Gary Clark     The six foot, eight inch Clark has been a staple for the Bearcats his entire career. A former conference defensive player of the year (15-16), Clark is a shot blocking expert who

Junior College Big Man Eric Cobb Commits to Huskies

  Yesterday evening, Chipola Junior College center Eric Cobb committed to Kevin Ollie and the Huskies. The 6 foot, 10 inch Cobb will have two years of eligibility remaining when he suits up for UConn next November. The former South Carolina Gamecock averaged 11 points and 8 boards a game this past

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 18

After eighteen grueling weeks, the regular season has concluded! There does not seem to be a clear cut team that's a step ahead of everybody else entering the postseason. Arguments can easily be made both for and against teams like Kansas, UNC, Gonzaga, UCLA, and any other squad you think

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 17

  Did anyone see that coming? Gonzaga, who looked like the most dominant team in the country for virtually the entire year, lost their final regular season game to a WCC team that wasn’t even St. Mary’s. While the defeat ends the Bulldogs’ quest for an undefeated season, it should not

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 16

There are only two weeks of regular season basketball left! There's two ways to look at this: with the glass half empty, because college basketball will end soon, or with the glass half full, because it's almost March! Indeed, that remarkable time, which rivals only Christmas in the fun and

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 15

Frankly, compared to some of the exciting weeks we’ve had this season, last week looked like a bit of a dud. Sure, a handful of ranked teams lost, but Saturday was largely uneventful except for Gonzaga-St. Mary’s, and the only games of note were the Thursday night clashes won by

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 14

Rankings and Records are as of Monday, February 6th.      On Saturday, February 4th, 2017, six teams ranked in the top ten of the AP poll lost. Three of them, all from the Big 12, lost at home. If that doesn’t scream chaos, then nothing does. As we enter February, contenders, like