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Demetris Nichols: NBA Draft Profile

May 15th, 2007

NBA Draft: Demetris Nichols

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Daily Dribble: Comparing Preseason and Final All-Freshman Teams

March 8th, 2007

We released our all-freshman teams today.. and I thought it would be interesting to see how our preseason predictions compared to the now. Below are our

Preseason Predictions:

Preseason National Rookie of the Year
Kevin Durant - SF, Texas, 6-10

Preseason First Team CHN All-Freshman

Paul Harris - PG, Syracuse, 6-4
Chase Budinger - G/F, Arizona, 6-7
Kevin Durant - SF, Texas, 6-10
Spencer Hawes - C, Washington, 6-11
Greg Oden - C, Ohio State, 7-0

Preseason Second Team CHN All-Freshman

Tywon Lawson - PG, UNC, 5-11
DJ Augustin - PG, Tennessee, 5-11

Big East A Big Mess: Who Will Make the Dance?

February 27th, 2007

As the end of the regular season winds down and teams across the country assess their chances of being invited to the NCAA’s version of the Royal Ball, a number of Big East teams find themselves facing an uncertain future. Georgetown and Pittsburgh earned their dance card long ago, while Louisville and Notre Dame, with some recent impressive victories, are also assured of joining the conference leaders. However, six other Big East teams are vying for anywhere from two to four slots that could potentially go to league members.

Poll: Which is the Most Surprising RPI team?

February 11th, 2007

Suspensions and a key injury on Wednesday

January 18th, 2007

With a slate full of games from the Big Ten and Big East, you'd expect to only have to concentrate on scores Wednesday night. Well, that all went out the window when Boston College announced that center Sean Williams and forward Akida McLain were dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. Further details should be released in the coming days, but going into Littlejohn Coliseum to face an angry group of Clemson Tigers shorthanded is not a good way to spend your Saturday. The dismissed pair have been in Coach Al Skinenr's doghouse in the past for behavioral reasons, having missed games the past two seasons as a result. Those transgressions were taken care of at the beginning of each season, however, and that's what makes this episode all the more surprising.

Big East: Changing of the Guard

January 6th, 2007
No league lost more guard talent than the Big East in 2006, but like always the league has reloaded with ease.