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.

Preview: #17 Louisville vs. Purdue – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

ACC-Big Ten Challenge #17 Louisville Cardinals vs. Purdue Boilermakers Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue) 8:00 pm EST ESPN/Watch ESPN   Louisville Cardinals: Despite having a new head coach after everything that unfolded at the University of Louisville this offseason, the Cardinals have not been terrible so far. They have had some close calls this season

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

Big Ten Preview: Maryland Terrapins

Season Preview: Maryland Last Season: 24-9, NCAA 1st Round Key Losses: Melo Trimble, Damonte Dodd, L.G. Gill Key Additions: Darryl Morsell, Bruno Fernando, Sean Obi The Maryland Terrapins have been really good in the regular season the past few years. They have been a 6 seed or better in the last 3 NCAA Tournaments,

Big Ten Preview: Iowa Hawkeyes

Season Preview: Iowa Last Season: 19-15, 2nd Round NIT Key Losses: Peter Jok Key Additions: Jack Nunge, Luka Garza, Connor McCafferey A year after losing three starters, the Iowa Hawkeyes had a shaky 2016-2017 campaign. Led by dynamic scorer Peter Jok, Iowa was an extremely young, inexperienced team last year. A season that likely

Big Ten Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Season Preview: Rutgers Last Season: 15-18 Key Losses: Nigel Johnson Key Additions: Souf Mensah, Geo Baker, Mamadou Doucore After three dismal seasons under head coach Eddie Jordan, the Rutgers basketball program was able to scrap together 15 wins under first year coach Steve Pikiell, including three conference wins. Although it was yet another abysmal

Big Ten Preview: Indiana Hoosiers

Season Preview: Indiana Last Season: 18-16, 1st Round NIT Key Losses: OG Anunoby, Thomas Bryant, James Blackmon Jr. Key Additions: Al Durham, Justin Smith, Clifton Moore 2016-2017 was perhaps the most frustrating Indiana basketball season (besides 2012-2013) of the Tom Crean era. With some NBA prospects on the roster, there were fairly high expectations