The WAC recently announced it would allow transitioning teams to participate in their conference tournament. This is a bigger deal than it may seem at the surface for several reasons. For those that are not familiar, the NCAA has rules regarding schools transitioning from Division II to Division I. They require a four year "transition … Continue reading The WAC Does the Right Thing and Allows Transitioning Teams in Their Tournament.
11 days before Jared Benko officially starts his tenure as Georgia Southern Athletic Director he has his first major task: hiring a new men's basketball coach. Surprising news came down Friday night that Mark Byington resigned his position and taken the head job at James Madison. https://twitter.com/EvanDaniels/status/1241139711411970048?s=20 At first glance the move is a bit … Continue reading Mark Byington Leaves Georgia Southern for James Madison
We're talking about how college sports are on a hiatus for the foreseeable future because of the COVID-19 virus. Not having sports really stinks, but not having March Madness to watch sucks the absolute most this time of year. We went ahead and put together a re-watch list of games for each Group of Five … Continue reading Ten Mid-Major March Madness Games to Re-Watch During the COVID-19 Break
One Shot Short 2015. A raucous red crowd in Dayton, Ohio roared as a white-clad Derrick Marks dribbled up the floor. Announcers on the sideline gesticulated wildly while the amped-up home fanbase goaded on their Dayton Flyers. The Boise State Broncos weren't fazed. They kept their shoulders square in the face of unbridled opposing momentum … Continue reading Boise State Basketball: A Cinderella Season Or The Usual Step Short?
The Army Black Knights went into Patriot League play sitting at 5-6. Hope seemed low for the Black Knights to do anything big this season; then it got worse. They opened Patriot League play 0-4 and dropped to 5-10 on the season. Desperately needing a win, they played Holy Cross and ended up winning by … Continue reading The Hottest Team No One Is Talking About: Army Men’s Basketball
Preseason predictions are rough. There seems to be one wild miss in every preseason poll. This year in football Central Michigan went to the MAC Championship game after being picked last in the MAC West. Last season in basketball Bowling Green was picked last in the MAC and finished second in the east. It looks … Continue reading Akron Basketball is Playing Better than Preseason Projections
We've Got History Boise State and Oregon are looking forward to a sixth match-up since 2015, which will take place on Saturday night. Most sports fans aren't surprised when the Broncos and Ducks face off on the gridiron (where Boise is undefeated in all their games). But close followers of the two school's basketball programs … Continue reading Broncos Look To Blount Number 15 Oregon In Eugene
Women's Basketball It's a rebuilding year. Army has 12 freshman/sophomores, only three seniors, and two sophomores. Head coach Dave Magarity enters his 14th year at West Point and his job should be safe regardless of what happens this year due to his past success. This year is going to be rough, but he's building for the … Continue reading 2019-20 Army Basketball Preview: Part Two
The 2019-20 Army Basketball Preview will be a two-part series with part one being the men's team and part two being the women's team. On to part one. Men's Basketball This is head coach Jimmy Allen's make or break year. If the Black Knights have another down year, I'd assume new AD Mike Buddie would … Continue reading 2019-20 Army Basketball Preview: Part One
The shining moment for the MAC the past year was without a doubt the Akron Zips getting to the national championship game in men's soccer. Even with the 1-0 loss to Maryland, it was an incredible season for any MAC program. The Buffalo Bulls rolling the Arizona State Sun Devils in the NCAA Basketball National … Continue reading Crowning a 2018-2019 MACtion Champion