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  • 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 »
  • CPP Gameday: Week 17

    CPP Gameday: Week 17

    The crew discusses the Big 12 conference race, bubble teams that NCAA tournament fates rely on their performance in the week, and the top games of the weekend. Be sure to check out the site for all you need to know about March Madness!!! and follow us on Twitter @edupridepressRead More »
  • Mid-Major Report: Gonzaga Remains At the Top

    Mid-Major Report: Gonzaga Remains At the Top

    Even with the loss to BYU on Saturday, Gonzaga still holds the number one spot and yes, they are legit. Haters gonna hate, but every great team has to have a bad game. With the conference tourneys coming up, here is your guide to the Davids of the college hoops world… Power Rankings: Gonzaga (29-1, 17-1 WCC) Although the home loss to BYU on Saturday forced the ‘Zags out of their #1 spot in the AP Poll, they still take the top spot in our rankings and should be a number one seed for the NCAA Tournament. St. Mary’s (26-3, 16-2 WCC) The Gaels closed out the regular season with an easy victory over Santa Clara. This team of international studs have the talent to be a dangerous team come tournament time. Wichita State (27-4, 17-1 MVC) If you like fundamentally sound, hard nosed basketball, you gotta watch the Shockers play. This team is so fun to watch and should earn an at-large bid even if they lose in the MVC tournament. Illinois State (25-5, 17-1 MVC) College hoops “fans” who only watch the NCAA Tournament have asked me multiple times this week “Wait, what? Illinois State has a good Read MoreRead More »