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MAC Basketball Preview: 2009-10

November 17th, 2009
MAC

  Akron is the favorite after winning 23 games last year,  but just about everyone in the dominant East Division has a chance to make some noise.

MAC Preseason Poll & Awards

October 28th, 2009
Akron

CLEVELAND - Akron was predicted to finish first in the Mid-American Conference East Division in a poll of the league's media, the conference office announced on Oct 28.

Central Michigan was predicted to win the West Division, amassing 113 points and 10 first-place votes. Northern Illinois was picked to finish second with 102 points, while Eastern Michigan was forecast to finish third with 94 points. Ball State, Western Michigan and Toledo were picked to finish fourth, fifth and sixth in the West Division, respectively.

MAC Tournament: Pairings & Schedule

March 8th, 2009
Akron

2009 FirstEnergy MAC Men's Basketball Tournament
 
Tuesday, March 10 - First Round

No. 7 Central Michigan vs. No. 10 Eastern Michigan, Noon
No. 6 Kent State vs. No. 11 Northern Illinois, 2 p.m.*
No. 8 Western Michigan vs. No. 9 Ohio, 4 p.m.*
No. 5 Akron vs. No. 12 Toledo, 6 p.m.*
 
Thursday, March 12 - Quarters
No. 2 Ball State vs. No. 7/No. 10 Winner, Noon (FS Ohio)
No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 6/No.11 Winner, 2:30 p.m.* (FS Ohio)

College Football: December 26th-28th Preview

December 26th, 2008
California

Now that the presents have been unwrapped and many of you are rushing to stores for post-Christmas deals, it's time for college football to blitz into the new year with a glut of games. You can argue all day about the merits of thirty-four bowl games (personally, I think it's too many), but at the least some of these games offer momentary diversions from college basketball, which in many cases is still a week or so away from conference play.

SIU Finally Wins a Road Game, Beats NIU

December 18th, 2008
DEKALB, Ill. - Southern Illinois picked up its first road win of the season, handily beating Northern In danger of falling three games below .500 for the first time in 10 years, Southern Illinois mustered its best performance of the season Wednesday, coasting to a 73-58 win at Northern Illinois.

"I don't know if I could have taken another loss," said Saluki guard Bryan Mullins, who matched teammate Carlton Fay's game-high 14 points. "I'm not sleeping too much."

College Football: Western Michigan @ #15 Ball State Preview

November 25th, 2008
Ball State

The undefeated Ball State Cardinals still have a bit of business to take care of in their regular season finale. Brady Hoke's team still hasn't clinched a spot in the MAC Championship Game, which would come with a victory over Western Michigan tonight in Muncie (7 PM ESPN2). The winner heads to Detroit on December 5th, while the loser would be at the mercy of the powers that be in regards to team selection for bowl games.

College Football: #17 Ball State @ Central Michigan Preview

November 18th, 2008
Ball State

Before getting into a preview of the games on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday, there may be an important development in the BCS. Not who plays in it but which network televises the games. ESPN, according to may sources, is on the verge of acquiring the rights to the BCS from 2011-2014 with Fox unlikely to match their offer. If you're like me, you scratched your head the past few years and wondered why a network that devotes little time to college football during the regular season gets to show the season's biggest games.