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  1. How could Hurricane Sandy affect the start of the season?

    Oct 29, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

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    The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy wrote a piece on how the Hurricane Sandy is affecting some of the college basketball programs on the east coast. Among the big-time and big-conference teams, he writes Penn State, VCU and Villanova are preparing for some harsh times. Hofstra as well. But thinking further, could the storm greatly affect…

  2. Conference Preview: Montana aims for Big Sky repeat

    Oct 29, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a…

  3. So who didn’t vote Cody Zeller a preseason all-american?

    Oct 29, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

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    The AP released their Preseason All-American team on Monday, and none of the names on the list should come as a surprise to you. Indiana’s Cody Zeller was the leading vote-getter, which shouldn’t come as a surprise as he is generally thought of as the consensus Preseason Player of the Year. Here’s the team in…

  4. Conference Preview: Atlantic Sun starts its post-Belmont era

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a…

  5. Position Rankings: Who are nation’s 20 best point guards?

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a…

  6. Dan Hanner’s rankings released

    Oct 29, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

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    Dan Hanner, one of college basketball’s leading stat gurus, released his complete rankings for the 2012-2013 basketball season over at Basketball Prospectus today. Seriously. 1-345. He ranked every team in the country. That’s impressive. I do have come quibbles, however, although Hanner addressed a number of them while discussing the rankings in the link above.…

  7. Conference Preview: The America East’s talent drain

    Oct 29, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  8. Top 25 Countdown: No. 5 Missouri Tigers

    Oct 29, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here.…

  9. The Morning Mix

    Oct 29, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    With Hurricane Sandy making landfall late last night, today’s Morning Mix is going to be quick. Hope you all are safe. – The John Groce era at Illinois got started off on the right path with a 79–47 exhibition victory over Lewis College – Gonzaga dominated Northwest Nazarene 93-45, but learned that Kelly Olynk will…

  10. Southeast Missouri State forward Michael Porter sidelined with a broken foot

    Oct 28, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Southeast Missouri State returns three of their five starters from last season’s 15-16 team, with guard Marland Smith and forward Tyler Stone two reason why the Redhawks were picked to finish second in the OVC West. But Southeast Missouri State does have to address the question of who fills the role left open by the…

  11. 2013 combo guard Rene Castro verbally commits to attend Butler

    Oct 28, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT

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    Butler, who already held a verbal commitment from forward Andrew Chrabascz, picked up another BABC product as 6-3 combo guard Rene Castro tweeted his decision on Saturday afternoon. Castro, who attends Worcester (MA) Academy, played 19 games for BABC during the Nike EYBL this spring and averaged a team-high 16.7 points and 2.8 assists per…

  12. South Plains College forward Forrest Robinson commits to DePaul

    Oct 28, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Sunday was an active day from a recruiting standpoint, as DePaul also picked up a verbal commitment from 6-10 forward Forrest Robinson. Robinson, who began his college career at North Texas, is currently a sophomore at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. As a freshman at North Texas last season, the Ranger, Texas native played…

  13. 2013 wing Troy Williams verbally commits to Indiana

    Oct 28, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT

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    Indiana landed its fifth verbal commitment in the 2013 class on Sunday, as 6-6 wing Troy Williams made his pledge to Tom Crean’s program. The news, reported by multiple outlets early in the afternoon, was confirmed by Wiliams on Twitter. Williams, who is playing his senior season at Oak Hill Academy after spending three years…

  14. John Groce era begins at Illinois with 79-47 exhibition victory

    Oct 28, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

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    John Groce’s tenure at Illinois officially got underway Saturday night with a 79-47 exhibition victory over Lewis at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill. All 13 players logged minutes for the Illini in the win, with D.J. Richardson’s 12 points leading the scoring. Myke Henry and Sam McLaurin also reached double figures with 11 each and…

  15. Maryland to appeal denied waiver for transfer Dez Wells

    Oct 28, 2012, 12:06 PM EDT

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    After Xavier transfer Dez Wells was denied a waiver to play immediately at Maryland, the school will appeal the ruling, multiple outlets are reporting. Wells, a 6-5 wing, was expelled from Xavier earlier this year after being charged with sexual assault, but the charges were later rejected by a grand jury. Controversy ensued, with many…

  16. Gonzaga junior Kelly Olynyk to miss three games after Code of Conduct violation

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:12 AM EDT

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    Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk will miss the first three games of the regular season after violating the school’s Student Code of Conduct, the school announced Saturday. “Gonzaga’s student-athletes are students first, and are required to follow all tenets of the Student Code of Conduct,” the university said in a statement. “The same rules and…

  17. College Basketball Talk #POSTERIZED

    Oct 28, 2012, 3:27 AM EDT

    Welcome to College Basketball Talk’s #POSTERIZED homepage. The #POSTERIZED series is your one-stop shop for every and all college dunks, slams and jams.  We scour the interwebs on a nightly basis looking for the best above-the-rim action in the college hoops world. This is where we will document all of our findings. If you find a…

  18. Wake Forest loses 6’10″ Green to injury

    Oct 28, 2012, 12:32 AM EDT

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    In my ACC preview, I suggested that Jeff Bzdelik was the league coach most likely to get himself fired this season. Wake last made the NCAA tournament in 2010 under Dino Gaudio. Gaudio was fired for his troubles, and Bzdelik was hired after a rambling search process, baffling many. The program that rode tie-dye power…

  19. Video: ‘Cuse hoops stars try lacrosse

    Oct 27, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

    The legendary Jim Brown was a multi-sport star at Syracuse. He excelled at football, basketball, track and lacrosse at the highest levels. Here, current ‘Cuse stars CJ Fair and Michael Carter-Williams give lacrosse a go, with hilarious results. Classic moments include Fair realizing his noggin is too large to fit in his borrowed helmet, and…

  20. Standhardinger battling staph infection

    Oct 27, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT

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    As sports injuries go, there are only a few that really make me cringe. The first would be the common problem of a “sharp blow to the midsection,” as broadcasters euphemistically refer to a thunk in the junk. I’m not sure where the completely non-euphemistic staph infection would fall, but it’s way up there. We’ve…

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