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 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

CPP Top 100: #28 Nick Ward

Nick Ward Michigan State C 6’9” Sophomore 2016-2017 Stats: 13.9 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 59% FG Why They Are Here Nick Ward is yet another Michigan native who looks to be a great four year contributor for Tom Izzo. Coming off a very solid Freshman season, Ward looks to be the key cog in the middle for

CPP Top 100: #41 Cassius Winston

Cassius Winston Michigan St. G 6'2 Sophomore 2016-2017 Stats: 6.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 5.2 apg Why They Are Here Heading into his sophomore year at Michigan St, a lot can be expected from Cassius Winston, who showed great promise as a floor general in his freshman campaign.  Winston, a Detroit product, is a capable scorer but

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

Jonathon Warriner’s Bracketology: Update August 1st 2017

West Region (Los Angeles) 1.Arizona (San Diego) 16.Stephen F. Austin 8.Virginia Tech 9.Iowa 4.Seton Hall (Boise) 13.Harvard 5.St. Mary’s 12.Vermont 3.West Virginia (Pittsburgh) 14.Charleston 6.Rhode Island 11.Wake Forest/ Indiana 2.Wichita State (Dallas) 15.South Dakota 7.Gonzaga 10.Georgia Tech South Region (Atlanta) 1.Louisville (Nashville) 16.Hampton/ St. Peter’s 8.Michigan 9.Texas 4.Xavier (Detroit) 13.Akron 5.UCLA 12.Oakland 3.North Carolina (Charlotte) 14.Jacksonville State 6.Northwestern 11.Vanderbilt 2.Kentucky (Nashville) 15.Furman 7.TCU 10.Florida State East Region (Boston) 1.Michigan State (Detroit) 16.St. Francis (PA)/ Idaho 8.Baylor 9.Butler 4.Florida (Dallas) 13.Western Kentucky 5.Notre Dame 12.Bucknell 3.Duke (Charlotte) 14.Florida Gulf Coast 6.Providence 11.Missouri/

Jonathon Warriner’s Bracketology: 5-23-2017

West Region (Los Angeles) 1.Arizona (San Diego) 16.St. Francis (PA)/ Idaho 8.Gonzaga 9.Texas 4.Seton Hall (Detroit) 13.Akron 5.Xavier 12.Oakland 3.Minnesota (Wichita) 14.Troy 6.Notre Dame 11.Oregon 2.Wichita State (Dallas) 15.Long Beach State 7.Rhode Island 10.Iowa South Region (Atlanta) 1.North Carolina (Charlotte) 16.Texas Southern 8.Baylor 9.Arkansas 4.Florida (Dallas) 13.Louisiana Tech 5.Miami 12.Illinois State 3.USC (San Diego) 14.Grand Canyon 6.Providence 11.SMU/ Wake Forest 2.Villanova (Pittsburgh) 15.Furman 7.Virginia 10.Oklahoma State East Region (Boston) 1.Michigan State (Detroit) 16.Hampton/ St. Peter’s 8.Virginia Tech 9.Oklahoma 4.UCLA (Boise) 13.Jacksonville State 5.Alabama 12.Vermont 3.West Virginia (Pittsburgh) 14.Florida Gulf Coast 6.Purdue 11.Georgia Tech/ Vanderbilt 2.Duke (Charlotte) 15.UNC

Mark Smith Recruiting Sweepstakes Coming to a Close

Mr. Illinois Basketball winner Mark Smith is set to announce his college decision on Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. CT at Edwardsville High School. The 6-foot- 5 senior combo guard averaged 21.9 points, 8.4 assists, and 8.2 rebounds per game in his senior season at Edwardsville. As a standout baseball player as well, Smith

Jonathon Warriner’s Bracketology: 4-18-2017

West Region (Los Angeles) 1.Arizona (San Diego) 16.Idaho/ Texas Southern 8.SMU 9.TCU 4.Gonzaga (Boise) 13.Harvard 5.Northwestern 12.Bucknell 3.Minnesota (Wichita) 14.Troy 6.Virginia 11.UCF/ BYU 2.North Carolina (Charlotte) 15.Furman 7.Xavier 10.Arkansas Midwest Region (Omaha) 1.Kansas (Wichita) 16.Stephen F. Austin 8.Oregon 9.Iowa 4.UCLA (Boise) 13.Jacksonville State 5.Notre Dame 12.Illinois State 3.USC (San Diego) 14.New Mexico State 6.Providence 11.Nevada 2.Wichita State (Dallas) 15.Long Beach State 7.Michigan 10.VCU South Region (Atlanta) 1.Louisville (Nashville) 16.Hampton/ St. Peter’s 8.Butler 9.Maryland 4.Baylor (Dallas) 13.Louisiana Tech 5.Florida 12.Vermont 3.West Virginia (Pittsburgh) 14.Charleston 6.Miami 11.Indiana 2.Kentucky (Nashville) 15.UNC Asheville 7.Rhode Island 10.Georgia Tech East Region (Boston) 1.Michigan State (Detroit) 16.Mount

Miles Bridges returning to Michigan State for Sophomore Year

Considered by many to be a potential lottery pick in this year's NBA Draft, Michigan State's Miles Bridges announced he would be staying another year in East Lansing. BREAKING: Miles Bridges announces he will be back for his sophomore year. Story: https://t.co/XhT6ZABSPN pic.twitter.com/hxbjD8iBn0 — Spartan Avenue (@SpartanAvenueFS) April 13, 2017 In his first

NCAA Tournament Preview: #8 Miami Hurricanes vs #9 Michigan State Spartans

#8 Miami Hurricanes vs #9 Michigan State Midwest Region 8:50 pm, TNT   Miami Hurricanes 21-11 (10-8) Player to Watch: Davon Reed (15.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.5 apg) Davon Reed is one of only two seniors on the young Miami squad.  “Mr. Dependable,” as he is known by his teammates and coaches, has been a team captain