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

So You Want to Be a Champion?

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The programs are ready, the courts are so shiny, the fans ready to cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” If you aren’t in the College Basketball season spirit, then what are you doing? It has been 7 months since

Oklahoma Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Oklahoma Last Season: 11-20 Key Losses: Jordan Woodard Key Additions: Trae Young, Brady Manek, Hannes Polla   After losing many key pieces, Lon Kruger’s Oklahoma Sooners finished ninth in the Big 12 and failed to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012. Although they didn’t have nearly the same personnel

TCU Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Texas Christian Last Season: 24-15, NIT Champions Key Losses: Brandon Parrish Key Additions: Kevin Samuel, R.J. Nembhard After another disappointing season in the Big 12, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs made the best of missing out on the NCAA tournament by winning the NIT. En route to their NIT title, they defeated

Kansas Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Kansas Last Season: 31-5, NCAA Elite 8 Key Losses: Josh Jackson, Frank Mason III, Landen Lucas Key Additions: Billy Preston, Marcus Garrett   Even though the Kansas Jayhawks made it to the Elite 8 last year, it still seemed like a disappointing season due to their sky high expectations and stellar roster. Kansas

Texas Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Texas Last Season: 11-22 Key Losses: Jarrett Allen, Shaquille Cleare Key Additions: Mohamed Bamba, Matt Coleman, Jericho Sims, Royce Hamm, Jase Febres   In perhaps the worst season of Shaka Smart's head coaching career, the Texas Longhorns failed to make a tournament appearance, finishing dead last in the Big 12. There just was

Baylor Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Baylor Last Season: 27-8, NCAA Sweet 16 Key Losses: Johnathan Motley, Ishmail Wainright Key Additions: Tristan Clark Despite not being in the AP top 25 to start the season, Baylor proved to be a title contender right off the bat by starting their season with 15 wins, including wins against

Texas Tech Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Texas Tech Last Season: 18-14 Key Losses: Anthony Livingston, Aaron Ross, Devon Thomas Key Additions: Davide Moretti, Josh Webster, Hyron Edwards   Other than a couple surprising upsets, the Red Raiders had a rather poor season in head coach Chris Beard's first season, finishing seventh in the conference with a 6-12 in-conference record.

Team Preview: Kansas State 2017-2018

Season Preview: Kansas State Last Season: 21-14, NCAA 1st Round Key Losses: Wesley Iwundu, D.J. Johnson Key Additions: Nigel Shadd, Levi Stockard   After finishing sixth in the Big 12 last year with an 8-10 in conference record, Kansas State defeated Baylor before narrowly losing to West Virginia in the semifinals. This helped them earn

CPP Top 100: #22 Jevon Carter

Leading up the season we are doing a countdown of the Top 100 players in college basketball. These rankings are based on a poll made up of 14 CPP writers. These writers span from UCLA to Seton Hall so there is very little bias. Each day we will release the

CPP 100: #15 Malik Newman

Malik Newman SG 6-3 Kansas Jayhawks   Why They Are Here With the loss of Senior leader Frank Mason Bill Self knew he needed a replacement in the starting lineup.  Instead of an incoming freshman Self brought in Newman; who transferred from Mississippi State.  He averaged 11.3 points per game in his lone year with Coach

Special Solar eclipse day Bracketology

          Special Solar eclipse day Bracketology by: Jonathon Warriner For some, today might be the last time you will be able to read my Bracketology, due to looking into the sun without Solar eclipse glasses. Enjoy reading my latest predictions, and remember to wear the Solar eclipse glasses before looking at the