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

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

Big Ten Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers

Season Preview: Minnesota Last Season: 24-10, NCAA 1st Round Key Losses: Akeem Springs Key Additions: Jamir Harris, Isaiah Washington, Davonte Fitzergald In his third season as the head coach of the Gophers, Richard Pitino was finally able to lead his squad to the NCAA Tournament. Losing in the first round to a very good

Big Ten Preview: Northwestern Wildcats

Season Preview: Northwestern Last Season: 24-12, NCAA 2nd Round Key Losses: Sanjay Lumpkin, Nathan Taphorn Key Additions: Anthony Gaines History was made last season up in Evanston. Chris Collins and Bryant McIntosh led the Wildcats to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Northwestern was finally able to put it all together. Vic Law came

Big Ten Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

Season Preview: Ohio State Last Season: 17-15 Key Losses: Jaquan Lyle Key Additions: Kaleb Wesson, Kyle Young, Musa Jallow What an eventful offseason it was in Columbus, following yet another disappointing seasons for this Buckeye basketball program. Due to health concerns and declining performance, Thad Matta was fired in June. In what were weird

Big Ten Preview: Wisconsin Badgers

Season Preview: Wisconsin Last Season: 27-10, NCAA 2nd Round Key Losses: Bronson Koenig, Zak Showalter, Nigel Hayes, Vito Brown Key Additions: Nathan Reuvers, Brad Davison It seemed that Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes were at Wisconsin for ages. Having played on the National Runner-Up team from 2015, they were looking to go out with

Big Ten Preview: Michigan Wolverines

Season Preview: Michigan Last Season: 26-12, NCAA Sweet 16 Key Losses: DJ Wilson, Zak Irvin, Derrick Walton Jr. Key Additions: Jordan Poole, Isaiah Livers, Charles Matthews The Michigan Wolverines basketball team had an eventful 2016-2017 campaign. For the first half of Big Ten play, many people just couldn’t get a grasp on this