Thursday, November 30, 2006

Good News In College Sports--All The Time

You've seen some posts here about "Good News In College Sports," and I've decided to split those off and devote an entire blog to those stories I'll be linking to most of them here, but I encourage you to set a bookmark to:

Here's the first post, about Bradley Universtity basketball player Zach Andrews.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

You Could Work In College Sports

This post from the NCAA's official blog, Double A Zone, announces the upcoming NCAA career fair, Career Connections, in Orlando, Florida.

If you have any interest in a career in college sports, this is the place to be. After all, there are a lot worse things you could be doing that spending early January in Orlando.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

TOTFF: Part 1, Episode 20, "Digging Deep"

This week, Conrad and Freddie spend time together mourning; Conrad for his marriage, Freddie for the passing of Father Ferret. The entire campus then gathers together for Father Ferret's funeral, then Conrad heads off by himself, trying to make sense out of all he has lost over the past few weeks.

Click here to read, "Digging Deep"

Monday, November 27, 2006

What Is An Upset?

That the question I try to answer in my latest column for Waber Web/Inspin. The term "upset" has been thrown around a lot. Did it apply to Butler's wins in the preseason NIT? How about Gonzaga beating North Carolina?

Read here to find out in "What Is An Upset"

Friday, November 24, 2006

ACC-Big Ten Challenge Preview

One of my favorite early season college basketball events is the annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Here is the preview I wrote for Wager Web/Inspin, focusing on the Ohio State-North Carolina, Indiana-Duke, and Maryland-Illinois matchups.

Click here to ready my ACC-Big Challenge Preview

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Early Gauges

There are a few college basketball games coming up that will provide some good insight into just how good the participating teams are. In my latest Inspin/Wager Web column, I look at the upcoming matchups between Florida-Kansas, Florida State-Pittsburgh, and Wichita State-LSU. Also, my regular feature, "Nothing But Net," has news in notes from around the nation.

Click here to read, "Early Gauges"

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

TOTFF: Part 1, Episode 19: "Comings and Goings"

What's the deal with Father Ferret? Conrad fins out from Gretchen in this week's episode. Also, John Smith finds recruits for the new bowling team and Conrad wraps things up with his soon-to-be ex-wife Camilla.

Click here to read, "Comings and Goings"

Monday, November 20, 2006

Turkey Week Tournaments

I'm not writing two college basketball columns a week for Inspin/Wager Web. Who said you could get too much of a good thing, right?

Anyway, here is my preview of Thanksgiving week tournaments.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

College Hoops Conference Call

In my latest Inspin column, I look at which conferences will be the strongest in the upcoming college basketball season. I love the ACC, but I don't have them #1.

Click here to find out my top rated conferences in "Conference Call."

Friday, November 10, 2006

ACC Hoops Roundtable, Part 2

In Part 2 of the ACC hoops roundtable I participated in over at SCACC Hoops, the panel made their end-of-year awards predictions and answered key questions like which coach will be on the hotseat.

Click here to read Part 2 of ACC Basketball Roundtable

Thursday, November 09, 2006

TOTFF: Part 1, Episode 19: "Four F-The Man, The Myth, The Moron"

The title of this week's Fighting Ferrets episode pretty well says it all. Frederick Farnsworth IV, assistant athletics director, grandfather of Farnsworth University's founder and president, and major pain in the ass to our hero Conrad, manages to screw up recruiting for the school's first Division I team and precipitates a bomb scare at a Ferrets football game.

Click here to read, "Four F-The Man, The Myth, The Moron"

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tipping Off in College Hoops

College basketball season tips off for real tonight, and my latest Inspin column takes a look at early-round matchups in the first three tournaments of the year, the 2K Hoops College Hoops Classic (formerly the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic), the College Basketball Experience Classic (formerly the Guardians Classic), and the Preseason NIT.

Click here to read "Tipping Off"

Monday, November 06, 2006

ACC Hoops Roundtable-Part 1

I participated in a roundtable with other "online noteables" as we were billed to discuss various topics regarding the upcoming ACC basketball season.

Click here to read part one at SCACC Hoops