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State of '08: Colorado

September 2nd, 2008
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State of '08: Arkansas

August 26th, 2008
Arkansas

What is the top D1 basketball program in each state.. and which program is the worst? While there's not much competition in Hawaii.. there are great debates to be had in loaded regions like California, North Carolina, and Texas. The State of '08 is a state by state ranking based mostly on recent success (the last five years) mixed in with subjective factors such as conference prestige, historical success, and overall program direction.

 

State of '08: Alabama

August 25th, 2008
Alabama

What is the top D1 basketball program in each state.. and which program is the worst? While there's not much competition in Hawaii.. there are great debates to be had in loaded regions like California, North Carolina, and Texas. The State of '08 is a state by state ranking based mostly on recent success (the last five years) mixed in with subjective factors such as conference prestige, historical success, and overall program direction.

 

State of '08: The Three-Program States

August 22nd, 2008
Arizona

What is the top D1 basketball program in each state.. and which program is the worst? While there's not much competition in Hawaii.. there are great debates to be had in loaded regions like California, North Carolina, and Texas. The State of '08 is a state by state ranking based mostly on recent success (the last five years) mixed in with subjective factors such as conference prestige, historical success, and overall program direction.

 

State of '08: The Two-Program States

August 21st, 2008
Creighton

What is the top D1 basketball program in each state.. and which program is the worst? While there's not much competition in Hawaii.. there are great debates to be had in loaded regions like California, North Carolina, and Texas. The State of '08 is a state by state ranking based mostly on recent success (the last five years) mixed in with subjective factors such as conference prestige, historical success, and overall program direction.

 

State of 08: Top Programs by State

August 19th, 2008

*Our State of '08 journey finally ends today with Wisconsin.  If you've missed any of the earlier states, spend some time clicking through the links provided below.

INTRO: Now that I've rolled out the last of the Rise & Fall articles, its time to move onto something bigger & better (or at least slightly different).. a state by state ranking of D1 men's basketball programs.

Rise & Fall: BCS Conference Review

August 18th, 2008
ACC

In recent weeks, the Rise & Fall series has chronicled the progress (or regress) of college basketball's major conference teams. But if I equated each team to a civilization, I was mistaken. It is really the NCAA conference that equates to a burgeoning civilization or nation, each with its sometimes stable and sometimes rotating member states. Like civilizations, the prestige and power of conferences wax and wane..

 

Rise & Fall: High-Major Conference Review

August 14th, 2008
Atlantic 10

In recent weeks, the Rise & Fall series has chronicled the progress (or regress) of college basketball's major conference teams. But if I equated each team to a civilization, I was mistaken. It is really the NCAA conference that equates to a burgeoning civilization or nation, each with its sometimes stable and sometimes rotating member states. Like civilizations, the prestige and power of conferences wax and wane..

 

Daily Dribble: Ronnie Chalmers "Resigns"

August 13th, 2008
Baylor

A couple weeks after John Wall's AAU coach was hired by Baylor in order to snag the top prospect, Ronnie Chalmers resigned from his position at Kansas. Like Dwon Clifton, who was hired to be "Director of Player Development" at Baylor, Chalmers was hired to be "Director of Basketball Operations" at Kansas in order for Bill Self to recruit his son, Mario. Now that Mario is off to the NBA.. Ronnie has wasted little effort jumping ship to "pursue new opportunities".

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Rise & Fall: Mid-Major Conference Review

August 11th, 2008
Big West

In recent weeks, the Rise & Fall series has chronicled the progress (or regress) of college basketball's major conference teams. But if I equated each team to a civilization, I was mistaken. It is really the NCAA conference that equates to a burgeoning civilization or nation, each with its sometimes stable and sometimes rotating member states. Like civilizations, the prestige and power of conferences wax and wane..

 

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