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  • Way Way Way Too Early Top 25

    Way Way Way Too Early Top 25

    Well the  2016-2017 season is officially over. It was a crazy season with tons of twist and turns that come with every college basketball season. In order to help our post NCAA Tournament depression we decided to rank the teams for next year. It is tough to predict where some top recruits will go and whether some players will be back or not but this is a fun exercise and always gives us laughs once we get into next season. So without further ado here is your first 2017-2018 Top 25 Poll. 1.Arizona The Wildcats could not get over the hump this season but they have their hopes up for next season. We need to figure out which backcourt pieces will be back but #1 recruit DeAndre Ayton will help fill the void of Lauri Markkenen’s early departure. 2. Kentucky Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox are going to the NBA…but John Calipari has a top recruiting class coming in. Look for Hamidou Diallo to be the main piece of the Wildcats for the next year. 3. Kansas We are unsure about the status of Devonte Graham but Bill Self has set up the Jayhawks to bounce back quickly with Malik Read MoreRead More »
  • CPP Podcast: 2017 McDonald’s All-American Practice Recap/Game Preview

    CPP Podcast: 2017 McDonald’s All-American Practice Recap/Game Preview

    CPP recruiting insiders Sean Bock and Chris Walz preview the 40th annual McDonald’s All-American Game while giving their take on what they saw in practice and how each player will perform in the college ranks and beyond.Read More »
  • CPP Podcast: Second Weekend Recap and Final Four Preview

    CPP Podcast: Second Weekend Recap and Final Four Preview

    Brad Kreppel is joined by podcast stalwarts Zach Beeler and Sean Bock to discuss the craziness that ensued during the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament and to preview the Final Four. Our next podcast will likely be next week to recap the Final Four. Be sure to follow us on twitter @edupridepress.Read More »
  • CPP Podcast: IU Hires Archie Miller

    CPP Podcast: IU Hires Archie Miller

    On this special edition of the College Pride Press Podcast, Brad Kreppel is joined by Ryan Dahlkamp and special guest Duncan Hensley to discuss all aspects of the Archie Miller hire.  Read More »
  • CPP Poll Special Edition: Ranking the Sweet Sixteen

    CPP Poll Special Edition: Ranking the Sweet Sixteen

    And then there were sixteen. After just four days, the field has been trimmed to a quarter of its original size. But, that’s college basketball, and that’s the NCAA Tournament. No sporting event captures the hearts of fans more so than March Madness, where the drama of single-elimination meets the spectacle of Cinderella. There are many faces that we expected to see around in the second weekend; Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky. But, as with every year, there are some who were knocked out by the underdog (Villanova, Duke). Now, as if it could get any better, the real fun begins. The second weekend separates the hot teams from the true contenders, and reveals the teams actually worthy of vying for a championship.   With all this in mind, this ranking comes from the votes of our writers, and takes into consideration both regular season performance, and, more importantly, performance over the first weekend. This special edition poll ranks the remaining sixteen teams one through sixteen, and offers some insight on who the favorites are for reaching Phoenix.   Kansas (30-4, Seed: 1) UC-Davis 100-62, Def. Michigan State 90-70. With Villanova eliminated, Kansas is the highest rated team left in the Read MoreRead More »
  • CPP Podcast: Sweet 16 Preview

    CPP Podcast: Sweet 16 Preview

    Internet issues forced Brad and Zach to cancel last week’s podcast but we made it up with a great podcast to preview to Sweet 16. Brad and Zach are joined by Connor Lagore, Sean Bock, and Ryan Berry. We give our reactions from the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament and preview the Sweet 16 games and wrap it up by giving our Final Four predictions.    Read More »
  • Mail Time: March 7th

    Mail Time: March 7th

    Wow, this is the last mailbag of the season. This is kind of emotional. It’s kind of like my senior day (except I’m coming back next year, don’t worry). We also got a new logo, just in time for the end. But it’s awesome! Anyways, I just want to say, I am in love with Chris Clemons from Campbell. I was really excited for them to make their Cinderella run all the way to the national championship. Oh well. Always next year. Additionally, my hometown Milwaukee Panthers are 11-23 and playing in the Horizon League championship game. I assure you that no one in Milwaukee is aware of that. But that’s the magic of March! Anything can and will happen! For this year’s tournament, “the ceiling is the roof” –Michael Jordan. This is also one of my favorite times of the year for another reason: the coaching carousel. There’s already drama galore and it can only be built upon, but here at College Pride Press, we will keep you updated with who’s going where. For now, here’s the (*sniff*) final haul of the 2016-17 college basketball season: it’s Mail Time!   “What 5 seed or lower in either the ACC Read MoreRead More »
  • College Pride Press Top 25 – Week 18

    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 has a good shot at cutting down the nets. Hopefully, this means we get an NCAA Tournament as rife with madness as the regular season! But before that begins, conference tournament week here, and the action will only ramp up in intensity. Bubble teams will search for that one last quality win to put them over the edge, and ranked teams will attempt to jump a seed line or two with a strong run through their conference bracket. Here’s how our writers view the best teams in the country as we leave the regular season for the throngs of the postseason:     Kansas (28-3, LW: 1) Def. Oklahoma 73-63, Def. Oklahoma State 90-85. Rock Chalk, Jayhawk! It’s hilarious that about six weeks ago, we questioned if this was the year KU finally went down and lost their Big 12 streak. Now, at the end of the regular season, they’ve Read MoreRead More »
  • CPP Sunday Podcast: March 5

    CPP Sunday Podcast: March 5

    In our final Sunday Podcast of the regular season we discuss all of the conference tournaments both major and smaller conferences. Connor Lagore joins hosts Brett Siegel and Brad Kreppel. Next week will feature a special edition Selection Sunday Live Show/Podcast hosted by Brad Kreppel with special guests Zach Beeler, Ryan Dahlkamp, and many others.Read More »
  • Saturday Notebook: March 4, 2017

    Saturday Notebook: March 4, 2017

    The month of March is finally here and I’ve already told my teachers my grades would be dropping because I’d be watching college hoops in class.  Here is the College Pride Press Saturday Notebook for March 4, 2017…   Pittsburgh 42, 23 Virginia 67:  In his final home game, London Perrantes scored 22 points for the Cavaliers.  Quite a way to go out for a kid who did so much for that program the last four years.  Virginia is a team you don’t want to play in March.     9 Kentucky 71, Texas A&M 63:  Slow starts have been an issue as of last for Kentucky.  Texas A&M started off the game leading 16-2 but Kentucky decided to wake up and had a four-point lead at the half.  De’Aaron Fox had 19 for the ‘Cats.     2 Villanova 81, Georgetown 55:  Villanova has never been an underdog this year.  Well, this game explains why.  Josh Hart had 21 points for the Wildcats in an easy victory in D.C.  JT3 is on the hot seat for the Hoyas.     12 Florida 71, Vanderbilt 73:  Somehow, someway Vanderbilt has found themselves on the bubble at 10-8 in SEC play. Read MoreRead More »