Top College Basketball Metropolitan Areas

October 4th, 2006
ACCWhile there are certainly many great college towns in this country, some of our largest cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas boast multiple programs that have produced historic rivalries and unforgettable moments that make them great locales for college basketball enthusiasts.  While fans know that places like Lexington, Ky; Lawrence, Ks; and Storrs, Ct are home to big time college basketball programs, here is a list of cities where professional sports are not the only topic discussed on the sports radio airwaves. 


2006-07 Preview: Team's #131-144

October 2nd, 2006
Capsules of teams ranked 131st to 144th in CHN's 144 Teams in 144 Days college preview.

2006-07 Preview: Team's #121-130

October 2nd, 2006
Capsules of teams ranked 121st to 130th in CHN's 144 Teams in 144 Days Preview.

2006-07 Preview: #97 Dayton

October 2nd, 2006
The inconsistent Flyers have yet to reach their full potential.

2006-07 Preview: #86 Fordham

October 2nd, 2006
The improving Rams are led by junior Bryant Dunston (16 ppg).

2006-07 Preview: #66 Saint Louis

October 2nd, 2006
Saint Louis has the talent to make a run at their first NCAA Tournament bid in seven years.

2006-07 Preview: #60 Charlotte

October 2nd, 2006
Leemire Goldwire and De'Angelo Alexander give Charlotte a potent one-two punch.

2006-07 Preview: #51 UMASS

October 2nd, 2006
UMASS has a shot at the Big Dance depending on the play of a crop of incoming transfers

2006-07 Preview: #47 George Washington

October 2nd, 2006
The senior duo of Carl Elliott and Maureece Rice try to keep the good times rolling for GW.

Atlantic Ten: Summer Preview

August 25th, 2006
Atlantic 10New writer Nick Fasulo previews the upper tier of what should be an extremely competitive Atlantic 10 season.  Teams are listed in order of projected finish, followed by a projection of the All-Conference team.

1) Xavier

Three years removed from their astonishing run to the Elite 8, Xavier looks as though they may be ready to make another deep run come March.  They have one of the most balanced rotations in the country that will feature eight to nine players.  Xavier returns three starters (seniors Justin Cage and Justin Doellman; and junior Stanley Burrell).  Most importantly however for Xavier will be point guard transfer Drew Lavender.  A former McDonalds All-American, Lavender is ready for a fresh start back in his home state of Ohio.  Lavender’s amazing quickness and vision will undoubtedly increase Xavier’s team scoring numbers and lead to many open shots.