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#NBCMustFollow College Hoops Directory

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Here we are, the start of the 2012-2013 season a mere hours away. In this age of the Internet we live in, trying to keep up with the pulse of your favorite sport is impossible without aggregated lists, formula calculators, and status updates.

But, what you’re about to read will change the way you follow college basketball. Below is unquestionably the most extensive, exhaustive list of college basketball references on the internet. You do not want to tackle the college hoops world in 2012-2013 without this comprehensive media directory.  If you are a fan of college hoops, this is a must-have tool to help you navigate the collegiate hardwood terrain.

NOTE: If you find a mistake or a dead link, or if you know of a site that we may have missed, contact Troy Machir on Twitter @TroyMachir, use the hashtag #NBCMustFollow or leave a comment below.

CBT 2012-2013 College Basketball Media Directory

National Writers/Analysts
– Eric Angevine – NBC Sports College Basketball Talk@stfhoops
– Nicole Auerbach – USA Today – @NicoleAuerbach
– Jeff Borzello – CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Recruiting  – @JeffBorzello
– Rob Dauster – NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk, Sports Illustrated@RobDauster
– Seth Davis – Sports Illustrated – @SethDavisHoops
– Mike DeCourcy – The Sporting News – @tsnMike
– Andy Glockner – Sports Illustrated – @AndyGlockner
– Jeff Goodman – CBS Sports – @GoodmanCBS
– Doug Gottlieb – CBS Sports@GottliebShow
– Jeff Eisenberg – Yahoo Sports’ The Dagger – @JeffEisenberg
– Ryan Fagan – Sporting News – @Ryan_Fagan
– Pat Forde – Yahoo Sports – @YahooForde
– Raphielle Johnson – NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk@RaphielleJ
– Dan Martin – NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk@DanielJMartin_
– Matt Norlander – CBS Sports’ Eye on College Basketball – @MattNorlander
– Eric Prisbell – USA Today@EricPrisbell
– Gary Parrish – CBS Sports – @GaryParrishCBS
– Jon Rothstein – CBS Sports – @JonRothstein
– Mike Rutherford – SB Nation – @CardChronicle
– Pete Thamel – Sports Illustrated@SIPeteThamel
– Dan Wetzel – Yahoo Sports – @DanWetzel
– Luke Winn – Sports Illustrated – @LukeWinn
– Dan Wolken – USA Today – @DanWolken

The Worldwide Leader
– Stephen Bardo – ESPN – @stephenbardo
– Jay Bilas – ESPN Jay Bilas Blog – @JayBilas
– Paul Biancardi – ESPN Recruiting@PaulBiancardi
– Eamonn Brennan – ESPN College Hoops Nation – @EamonnBrennan
– Dan Dakich  – ESPN Experts Blog@DanDakich
– Jimmy Dykes – ESPN – @JimmyDykesLive
– Sean Farnham – ESPN@SeanFarnham
– Fran Fraschilla – ESPN Experts Blog – @FranFraschilla
– John Gasaway – ESPN@JohnGasaway
– Mike Humes – ESPN – @MikesHumesESPN
– Andy Katz – ESPN – @ESPNAndyKatz
– Jason King – ESPN – @jasonkingespn
– Joe Lunardi – ESPN BracketologyLunardi Blog – @ESPNLunardi
– Jack McCluskey – ESPN Boston@Jack_McCluskey
– Brett McMurphy – ESPN – @McMurphyESPN
– Myron Medcalf – ESPN College Hoops Nation– @MedcalfbyESPN
– Dana O’Neil – ESPN – @ESPNDanaOneil
– Robbi Pickeral – UNC Blog – @bylinerp
– Reggie Rankin – ESPN Recruiting  – @ReggieRankin
– Mike Rothstein – Wolverine Nation@MikeRothstein 
– Dave Telep – ESPN Recruiting – @DaveTelep
– Dick Vitale – ESPN Vitale – @DickieV
– Jay Williams – ESPN Experts Blog – @RealJayWilliams
– ESPN Hoops Rumor Central (Link) – @CBBRumorCentral
– HoopSpeakU (Link)  – @HoopSpeakU

The Big Blogs
– CBS Sports’ Eye on College Basketball Blog (Link)
– @EyeonCBB@MattNorlander@JeffBorzello@GaryParrishCBS@GoodmanCBS

– College Chalktalk (Link)
– @CChalkTalk – @RoadieRodecker@CDiSano44@KCrossizballin, @IanNolan, @KateAlexisLee

– NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk (Link)
@MikeMillerNBC@TroyMachir@RobDauster@DanielJMartin_@RaphielleJ@David_Hartin@EricAngevine, @Terrence_Payne

– Rush the Court (Link)
@RushTheCourt@ZTHayes09@Murawa@BJoyce_Hoops, @JstevCBB, @EvanJacoby@DSpewak 

– Rant Sports (Link)
@TheArenaPulse@David_LaRose@Fischsportsline@ChrisMolicki@TheTrevorLowry, @JosephNardone

– Run The Floor (Link)
@RunTheFloor@HLHoops@BearcatsBlog@SpiderBandwagon

– SB Nation (Link)
– @CardCronicle@JeremyMauss@DryanBball@NickFasuloSBN

-Yahoo Sports’ The Dagger (Link)
@YahooDagger@JeffEisenberg@RyanMGreene 

The Blogs
– A Daly Dose of Hoops (Link) – @DalyDoseofHoops, @JadenDaly
– Ballin’ is a Habit (Link)  – @Ballinisahabit@RobDauster@TroyMachir
– Basketball Predictions (Link) – @BPredict
– Best Basketball Blog (Link) – @TheDennisBerry
– Blogging The Bracket (Link) – @DobberSBN
– Busting Brackets (Link) – @BustingBrackets@TheBlakeLovell, @Evan_Williams_
– College Fantasy Basketball Insider (Link) – @CFHInsider, @PerryMissner
– College Basketball Talk (Link) – @cbballtalk
– College Hoops Digest (Link) – @NCAAHoopsDigest
– College Hoops Haven (Link) – @CollegeHoopsGuy
– College Insider (Link) – @CollegeInsider
– College Sports Madness (Link) – @CSMadness, @Sportspinata
– Crashing the Dance (Link) – @CrashtheDance
– Hoopville (Link) – @Hoopville, @PhilKasiecki, @RFloriani
– Hoop Vision (Link) – @Hoopvision68, @Jsperber10
– JTM Basketball Blog (Link)- @JTMBasketball
– RealGM.com (Link) – @RealGM@DanHanner, @MikeAScotto
– Roundball Direct (Link) – @RoundballDirect
– Storming the Floor (Link) – @stfhoops
– The Backboard Chronicles (Link) – @TBBchronicles, @David_Harten
– The Back Iron (Link) – @4QuartersRadio
– The Bottom’s Line College Basketball Report (Link) – @AndyBottoms
– The College Hardwood (Link) – @GaryMoore21156
– The Hoops Report (Link)- @theHoopsReport
– The Mid-Majority (Link) – @MidMajority

Recruiting
– Basketball Elite (Link)
– CBS Sports’ Eye on College Basketball Recruiting (=”http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/recruiting/blog/eye-on-college-basketball-recruiting” target=”_blank”>Link) – @JeffBorzello
– Coast 2 Coast Recruiting (Link) – @C2CRecruiting – @NealNieves@BPadilla3
– ESPN Recruiting (Link) – @RecruitingNation@ReggieRankin@DaveTelep@PaulBiancardi, @JoelFranESPN
– Future 150 (Link) – @BFlinnFuture150
– Hoopniks (Link) – @Hoopniks
– JuCo Junction (Link) – @JuCoJunction@Swanny1973
– NBE Basketball Report (Link) – @NBEsports@RonBailey19@RFloriani@RayMern
– New England Recruiting Report (Link) – @FinkelsteinNERR
– Northstar Basketball (Link) – @NorthStarBBall
– Premier Ball (Link) – @PremierB/all
– Recruit Recon (Link) – @RecruitRecon – @NDKendrick_RR
– Rivals.com (Link) – @EBossHoops@3starMeyer
– Scout.com Hoops (Link) – @EvanDanielsFox@JoshGershon,  @BSnowScout
– Steve Jones – Courier-Journal@SteveJones_CJ
– The Recruit Scoop (Link) – @TheRecruitScoop
– USA Today High School Sports (Link) – @USATodayhss@JayJayUSAToday

Specialists and References
– Blogging the Bracket (Link) – @DobberSBN
– Blue Ribbon – 
Blue Ribbon Yearbook – @BlueRibbonSport – @CDortch 
– Bracketville (Link) – @BracketGuyDave
– Bylaw Blog (Link)- @BylawBlog, @John_Infante
– College Hoopedia (Link) – @CollegeHoopedia
– CollegeRPI.com (Link)- @JPPalmCBS
– Division-III – D3 Hoops – @D3Hoops
– Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective (Link) – @JohnEzekowitz
– RealGM.com (Link) – YetAnotherBasketballBlog– @DanHanner
– Sports Reference: College Basketball (Link)
– Stat Sheet (Link)
– The Bracket Board (Link) – @Bracketboard
– The Bracket Project (Link)
– The Church of Bracketology (Link) – @CoBracketology
– The Tourney Bubble (Link) – @TourneyBubble


Subscription Services

– 247Sports.com (Link)
– Basketball Prospectus (Link)- @JohnGasaway@AudacityofHoops@CJMoore
– Basketball State (Link) – @BBstate
– KenPom Ratings (Link) – KenPom Blog – @KenPomeroy
– ESPN Insider (Link)
– Rivals.com (Link)
– Scout.com (Link)

NBA Draft
– Draft Express (Link)- @DraftExpress, @DraftExpress2, @KNelsonDX, @DerekBodner, @WalkerBeeken, @HoopData
– NBADraft.net (Link) – @NBAdraftnet
– NBADraftBlog (Link) – @NBADraftBlog
– NBA Prospects (Link) – @NBAProspectBlog
– Swish Scout (Link) – @SwishScout

General Sports Talk
– Barstool Sports (Link) – @Barstool_Sports
– Busted Coverage (Link) – @BustedCoverage
– Deadspin (Link) – @Deadspin, @BarryAP1 @BubbaProg, @Emmacargo
– Grantland (Link) – @TobaccoRdBlues
– Lost Letterman (Link) – @LostLetterman
– Sports by Brooks (Link) – @SPORTSbyBROOKS
– The Big Lead (Link) – @TheBigLead@JasonLisk, @CRM_Stephen

Other CBB Twitter Lists
The @CBTonNBC Twitter List for the Must-Follow Database
Run The Floor: The Top-16 CBball Players to Follow on Twitter
Run The Floor: The 189 Most Followed CBball Coaches on Twitter
Beyond the Bets: Ultimate College Basketball Beat Writer Twitter List
Summit Madness: Summit League Social Media List

Blogs & Beats – Regions & Conferences
– America East – One Bid Wonders  – @OneBidWonders
– America East – A-Extra@AmericaEast
– America East – Mike Singelais and Tim Wilkin – Times Union – @MarkSingelais, @TJwilkin
– Atlantic Coast Conference – ACC Mania – @ACCmania
– Atlantic Coast Conference – ACCSports.com – @ACCSports
– Atlantic Coast Conference – All Sports Discussion@HokieSmash, @TalkinACCSports
– Atlantic Coast Conference – Brett Friedlander – Wilmington Star-News – @Starnewsacc
– Atlantic Coast Conference  – Brett Strelow – Fayetteville Observer – @bretstrelow
– Atlantic Coast Conference – J.P. Giglio – Raliegh News and Observer – @JPGiglio
– Atlantic Coast Conference – Stephen Schramm – Fayetteville Observer@Stephenschramm
– Atlantic Coast Conference – David Teel – Newport News Daily-Press – @DavidTeelat
– Atlantic Coast Conference – Andrew Jones – Fox Sports South@AJonesFoxSports
– Atlantic Coast Conference – SCACCHoops.com – @SCACCHoops
– Atlantic Coast Conference – Thee Sports Blog@TheeSportsBlog
– Atlantic Coast Conference – Greensboro News-Record@DavidCMorrison, @EddieWooten
– Atlantic Coast Conference – ACC Sports Journal@thedevilwolf
– Atlantic-10 – College Chalktalk – @IanrNolan, @CChalktalk
– Atlantic-10 – Pickin’ Splinters – @PickinSplinters
– Big East – Big East Hoops – @BigEastHoops
– Big East – Big East Coast Bias – @becb_sbn, @Mengus22, @NickFasuloSBN
– Big Sky  – Big Sky Basketball – @BigSkyBball
– Big Ten – Big Ten Geeks – @BigTenGeeks
– Big Ten – Delany’s Dozen@DelanysDozen
– Big-XII – Big 12 Hoops@BigXIIHoops
– Big XII – The Big XII Basketball Blog
– Boston metro area – Boston.com@GlobeColleges
– Colonial Athletic Association – CAA Hoops – @CAAHoops
– Colonial Athletic Association – The CAA Zone – @CAAZone
– Colonial Athletic Association – Star News Online – The Dub Hub@BGMull
– DMV metro area – Matt Bracken – Baltimore Sun@MattBracken
– DMV metro area  – Ben Standig – CSN Washington – @BenStandig
– DMV metro area – Bobby Bancroft – Washington CBS Local – @BobbyBancroft
– DMV metro area – Brendan Darr – Washington CBS Local@BrendanDarr
– DMV metro area – Patrick Stevens –D1scourse – @d1scourse
– Horizon League – On The Horizon
– Horizon League – The Horizon League – @BillPotter_HL – @HorizonLeague
– Horizon League  – Horizon League Hoops – @HLHoops
– Ivy League – The 14-game Tournament – @IvyBball
– Kansas City metro area – Curtis Kitchen – @CurtisKitchen
– Kansas City metro area – Sean Keeler – Fox Sports Midwest@SeanKeeler
– Kentucky – AllKYhoops – @Awireman
– Kentucky – Rich Bozich – WDRB-41 Louisville@RickBozich 
– Kentucky – Eric Crawford – WDRB-41 Louisville@EricCrawford
– Mid-American Conference – Hustle Belt – @Hustlebelt
– Mid Majors – Mid-Major Madness@Mid_Madness
– Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference – Keepin’ Track of the MAAC – @MAACHoopsScribe
– Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference – Pickin’ Splinters – @PickinSplinters
– Milwaukee Metro Area – Brew City Hoops@BrewCityBall
– Missouri Valley Conference – Mark Emmert – Des Moines Register – @MarkEmmert
– Mountain West Conference – Mountain West Connection – @JeremyMauss
– New Jersey metro area – NJ Hoops Haven – @NJHoopsHaven
– New Jersey metro area – Brendan Prunty – The Star Ledger – @brendanprunty
– New Jersey metro area – Mike Vorkunov – The Star-Ledger – @Mike_Vorkunov
– NYC metro area – Big Apple Buckets – @NYbuckets, @Pioneer_Pride
– NYC metro area – Sean Brennan – New York Daily News
– NYC metro area – Dick Weiss – New York Daily News – @NYDNDickWeiss
– NYC metro area – Adam Zagoria – Zagsblog.comsNY.TV – @AdamZagoria
– Ohio Valley Conference – OVC Ball – @OVCBall
– Pac-12 Conference – Pac Hoops – @PacHoopsab
– Pac-12 Conference – Pacific Takes – @PacificTakes
– Patriot League – Hoop Time – @HoopTime 
– Patriot League – Pickin’ Splinters@PickinSplinters
– Philadelphia metro area – Jonathan Tannenwald – Philly.com – @Pretzel_Logic
– Philadelphia metro area – Philahoops.com – @Philahoops, @Aaron_Bracy
– Philadelphia metro area – City of Basketball Love@HooopLove215, @JMverlin, @KMattio
– San Francisco Bay area – Jon Wilner – San Jose Mercury-News – @Wilnerhotline
– SEC – Mike Herndon – AL.com – @Mike_PR
– Summit League – Summit Madness – @SummitMadness
– The Carolinas – Blue Vs. Blue – @BluevsBlue
– The Carolinas – Tobacco Road Blues
– The Carolinas – Observations from Above the Rim – @RonGreeneJr@JPGiglio@DavidScott14@_AndrewCarter
– The Carolinas – Ron Greene Jr. – Charlotte Observer@RonGreeneJr
– The West – The Upset Blog – @TheUpset, @Zagacious
– Western Athletic Conference – Parsing The WAC

NOTE: If you find a mistake or a dead link, or if you know of a site that we may have missed, contact Troy Machir on Twitter @TroyMachir, or leave a comment below. 


Beat Writers – Team Specific

– Alabama – Andrew Gribble – AL.com – @Andrew_Gribble
– Alabama – Mark Edwards – Tennessee Valley Now  – @DailyEdwards
– Alabama – Dan Kausler Jr. – Birmingham News@Tide_Source
– Alabama-Birmingham – Steve Irvine – Birmingham News – @SteveIrvine04
– Appalachian State – App State Nation@AppStateNation 
– Arizona – Patrick Finley – Arizona Daily Star – @patrickfinley
– Arizona – Tracy McDannald – GoAZCats.com@TracyGOAZCATS
– Arizona – Bruce Pascoe – Arizona Daily Star@BrucePascoe
– Arizona – Christopher Wuensch – Tuscon Citizen@BearDownAndBlog
– Arizona State – Doug Haller – Arizona Republic – @DougHaller
– Arkansas – Robbie Neiswanger – Arkansas News Bureau – @NWARobbie
– Arkansas – Matt Jones – Northwest Arkansas Media – @NWAmatt
– Arkansas-Little Rock/Arkansas-Pine Bluff – Troy Schulte – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette@TroySchulteADG
– Auburn – Jon Solomon – Birmingham News@JonSol
– Auburn – Joel Erickson – Birmingham News@JoelAEricksonAU
– Baylor – John Werner – Waco Tribune-Herald – @JohnWernerTrib
– Baylor – Brice Cherry – Waco Tribune-Herald@BriceCherry
– Boise State  – Brian Murphy – Idaho Statesman@MurphsTurph
– Boston – Full Court Press – Boston Daily Free-Press@BuBballBlog
– Bowling Green – John Wagner – Toledo Blade@Jwagnerblade
– Bowling Green – Jack Carle – Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune – @JnCarle
– Bradley – Dave Reynolds – Peoria Journal-Star – @DaveReynolds2
– Buffalo – Amy Moritz – The Buffalo News@TBN_Moritz
– Butler – David Woods – Indy Star – @Davidwoods007
– BYU – Jay Drew – Salt Lake Tribune – @drewjay
– BYU – Brandon Gurney – Deseret News@BrandonCGurney
– California – Jonathan Kuperberg – Daily Californian – @JonathanKupe
– California – Jeff Faraudo – Bay Area News Group – @CalBearsBANG
– Central Florida – Iliana Limon – The Orlando Sentinel – @OSKnights
– Central Michigan – Nate Schneider – Central Michigan Morning Sun@NateJSchneider
– Charleston – Andrew Miller – Charleston Post and Courier – @APMiller_PandC
– Charlotte – David Scott – The Charlotte Observer – @DavidScott14
– Cincinnati – Bill Koch – Cincinnati Enquirer@BillKoch
– Cincinnati – Paul Dehner Jr. – GoBearcats.com – @PaulDehnerjr
– Clemson – Travis Sawchik – Charleston Post & Courier – @Travis_Sawchik
– Clemson – Greg Wallace – Anderson Independant-Mail – @AimClemson
– Cleveland State – Elton Alexander – Cleveland Pains-Dealer
– Coastal Carolina – Ryan Young – Myrtle Beach Sun-Times@RyanYoungTSN
– Colorado – Tom Kensler – Denver Post@TomKensler
– Colorado – Ryan Thorburn – Boulder Camera – @RyanThorburn
– Cornell – Ed Boulat – Ithica Journal@ED_IJsports
– Creighton – Steve Pivovar – Omaha World Herald – @PivOWH
– Dayton – Doug Harris – Dayton Daily News @DDN_UDsports
– Detroit Mercy – Tom Markowski – Detroit News@PrepSportsGuy
– Drake – Tommy Birch – Des Moine Register@TommyBirch
– Duke – Andrew Carter- Raleigh News & Observer – @_AndrewCarter
– Duke – Laura Keeley – Raleigh News & Observer@LauraKeeley
– Duke – Stephen Wiseman – Durham Herald-Sun@StevewisemanNC
– Duquesne – Jenn Menendez – Pittburgh Post-Gazette@JennMenendez
– Evansville – Jonathan Litner – Evansville Courier-Press@ECP_Litner
– Florida – Kevin Brockway – Gainesville Sun – @KevinBrockway
– Florida – Edgar Thompson – Orlando Sentinel@EdgarThompson
– Florida State – Coley Harvey – Orlando Sentinel@OS_ColeyHarvey
– Florida State – Brian Landman – St. Petersburg Times – @BrianLandman
– Florida State – Patrik Nohe – Miami Herald@PatrikNohe_
– Fresno State – Robert Kuwada – Fresno Bee@FresnoB
– Georgetown – Liz Clarke – Washington Post@LizClarktweet
– Georgia – Chip Towers – Atlanta Journal-Constitution@AJCGA
– Georgia Tech – Ken Sugiura – Atlanta Journal-Constitution –  @AJCGTech
– Gonzaga  – Jim Meehan – Spokesman-Review@SRJimm
– Hawaii – Dayton Morinaga – Warriors Insider – @WarriorInsider
– Hawaii – Brian McInnis – Honolulu Star-Advertiser – @Brian_McInnis
– Hawaii – Stephen Tsai – Honolulu Star-Advertiser – @StephenTsai 
– Houston – Jeffery Martin – Houston Chronicle – @JMartinChron
– Houston – Joseph Duarte – Houston Chronicle@Joseph_Duarte
– Idaho – Josh Wright – Idaho Spokesman-Review@SR_JoshWright
– Illinois – Shannon Ryan – Chicago Tribune – @sryantribune
– Illinois – Marcus Jackson – Illinois HQ@MarcusJ_HQ
– llinois State – Jim Benson – The Pantagraph@Pg_Benson
– Indiana – Terry Hutchens – Indianapolis Star – @IndyStar_Hutch
– Indiana – Jeff Rabjohns – Indiana Rivals – @JeffRabjohns
– Indiana – Zach Osterman – Inside Indiana@ZachOsterman
– Indiana State – Todd Golden – Terre Haute Tribune-Star@TribStarTodd
– Iowa – Scott Dochterman – Cedar Rapids Gazette@ScottDochterman
– Iowa – Pat Harty – Des Moine Register@HawkCentral
– Iowa – Steve Batterson – href=”http://qctimes.com/sports/basketball/college/big-10/iowa/” target=”_blank”>Quad City Times – @HawkeyeManiaQ
– Iowa State – Bobby La Gesse – Aimes Tribune@BobbyLaGesse
– Iowa State – Randy Peterson – Des Moine Register@RandyPete
– James Madison – Courtside – @MarkRSelig
– Kansas – Matt Tait – Laurence Journal-World – @Mctait
– Kansas – Gary Bedore – kusports.com – @garybedore
– Kansas – Rustin Dodd – Kansas City Star@RustinDodd
– Kansas State – Kellis Robinett – Kansas.com – @KellisRobinett
– Kentucky – John Clay – Lexington Herald-LedgerJohn Clay’s Sidelines – @johnclayiv
– Kentucky – Brett Dawson – Cats Illustrated – @BDawsonRivals
– Kentucky – Kyle Tucker – The Courier-Journal – @KyleTucker_CJ
– Kentucky – Jerry Tipton – Kentucky.com – @jerrytipton
– Kentucky – Larry Vaughts – Danville Advocate Messanger – @Vaughtsviews
– Lafayette – Tom Hinkel – Lehigh Valley Express-Times@TomHinkelLVL
– La Salle – Explorer’s World – Philadelphia Inquirer
– Lehigh – Tom Hinkel – Lehigh Valley Express-Times – @TomHinkelLVL
– Long Beach State – Bob Keisser – Press-Telegram@BobKeisser
– Louisiana State – Randy Rosetta – New Orleans Times-Picayune – @RandyRosetta
– Louisville – Tim Sullivan – Courier-Journal – @TimSullivanCJ
– Louisville – C.L Brown – Courier-Journal@CLBrown_cj
– Marquette – Michael Hunt – Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel@MichaelHuntMJS
– Maryland – Alex Prewitt – Washington Post@Alex_Prewitt
– Maryland – Jeff Barker – Baltimore Sun@SunJeffBarker
– Massachusetts – Harry Plumer – Massachusetts Republican – @HarryPlumer
– Memphis – Jason Smith – Memphis Commercial Appeal – @TheCAJasonSmith
– Memphis – John Martin – Memphis Commercial Appeal@JohnMartinCA
– Memphis – Geoff Calkins – Memphis Commercial Appeal@Geoff_Calkins
– Memphis – Kyle Veazy – Memphis Commercial Appeal – @kyleveazey
– Maimi (FL) – Manny Navarro – Miami Herald – @Manny_Navarro
– Maimi (FL) – Steve Gorten – South Florida Sun-Sentinel@SGorten
– Miami (OH) – Rick Cassano – Cox Ohio Media@RickCassano
– Michigan – Nick Baumgardner – MLive.com – @NickBaumgardner
– Michigan – Mike Rothstein – Wolverine Nation – @MikeRothstein
– Michigan – Marc Snyder – Detroit Free-Press – @Mark_Snyder
– Michigan – Rod Beard – Detroit News@DetNewsRodBeard
– Michigan State – Matt Charboneau – Detroit News@DetroitNewsMSU
– Michigan State – Diamond Leung – Mlive.com – @Diamond83
– Michigan State – David Mayo – Grand Rapids Press – @David_Mayo
– Michigan State – Joe Rexrode – Lansing State Journal – @JoeRexrode
– Middle Tennessee – Adam Sparks – The Tennessean – @AdamSparks
– Minnesota – Amelia Rayno – Star-Tribune – Gold In the Barn Blog – @AmeliaRayno
– Minnesota – Marcus Fuller – St. Paul Pioneer-Press – @GophersNow
– Mississippi – Hugh Kellenberger – Jackson Clarion-Ledger – @HKellenbergerCL
– Mississippi State – Brad Locke – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal – @BradLocke
– Mississippi State – Brandon Marcello – Clarion Ledger – @bmarcello
– Missouri – Terez Paylor – Kansas.com@TerezPaylor
– Missouri – Steve Walentik – Columbia Daily Tribune – @Steve_Walentik
– Missouri State – Lyndal Scranton – Springfield News Leader – @LScranton
– Montana State – Gidal Kaiser – Bozeman Daily Chronicle@GidalKaiser
– Nebraska – Lee Barfknecht – Omaha World-Herald – @OWHBigRed
– Nebraska – Brian Rosenthal – Lincoln Journal-Star@HuskerExtraBR
– Nevada – Chris Murray – Reno Gazette-Journal – @ChrisMurray – @MurrayRGJ
– New Mexico – Geoff Grammer – Albuquerque Journal – @GeoffGrammer
– New Mexico State – Jason Groves – Las Cruces Sun-News – @JPGroves
– North Carolina – Andrew Carter- Raleigh News & Observer – @_AndrewCarter
– North Carolina – Robbi Pickeral – UNC Blog – @bylinerp
– North Carolina State – On The Dunk – @OnTheDunk
– North Carolina State – Joe Giglio – Charlotte Observer@JWGiglio
– North Texas – Brett Vito – Denton Record-Chronicle – @BrettVito
– Northern Iowa – Mark Emmert – Des Moine Register@MarkEmmert
– Northern Iowa – Carson Tigges – Cedar Falls Courier – @CarsonTigges
– Northwestern – Teddy Greenstein – Chicago Tribune – @teddygreenstein
– Notre Dame – Brian Hamilton – Chicago Tribune – @chitribhamilton
– Notre Dame – Mark Lazerus – Chicago Sun-Times@MarkLazerus
– Oakland – Paul Kampe – The Oakland Press – @PaulKampe
– Ohio – Jason Arkley – Athens Messenger@JasonAMessenger
– Ohio State – Bob Baptist – Columbus Dispatch – @BBaptistHoops
– Ohio State – Doug Lesmerises – Cleveland Plain Dealer@PDBuckeyes
– Oklahoma – John Shinn – Norman Transcript@John_Shinn 
– Oklahoma State – John Helsley – The Oklahoman@JJHelsley
– Old Dominion – Ed Miller – The Virginian Pilot – @EdMillerVP
– Oral Roberts -Jimmie Tramel – Tulsa World  – @JimmieTramel
– Oregon – Adam Jude – Oregonian@A_Jude
– Oregon State – Kevin Hampton – Corvalis Gazette-Times@HamptonKevin
– Penn State – David Jones – Harrisburg Patriot-News – @DJonesHoops
– Pittsburgh – Ray Fittipaldo – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette@RayFitt1
– Providence – Kevin McNamara – Providence Journal – @KevinMcNamara33
– Purdue – Jeff Washburn – Lafayette Journal Courier – @JeffWashburnJC
– Richmond – John O’Connor – Richmond Times-Dispatch – @RTDjohnoconnor
– Rhode Island -Kevin McNamara – Providence Journal@KevinMcNamara33
– Rutgers – Brendan Prunty – The Star Ledger – @brendanprunty
– Rutgers – Mike Vorkunov – The Star-Ledger – @Mike_Vorkunov
– Saint Joseph’s – Marc Narducci – Philadelphia Inquirer – @SjNard
– Saint Louis – Tom Timmermann – St. Louis Post-Dispatch – @TomTimm
– San Jose State – Jon Wilner – San Jose Mercury-News – @Wilnerhotline
– Seton Hall – Brendan Prunty – The Star Ledger – @brendanprunty
– Seton Hall – Mike Vorkunov – The Star-Ledger – @Mike_Vorkunov
– South Alabama – Tommy Hicks – Mobile Press-Register@TommyHicksPR
– South Carolina – Willie Smith – Greenville News@Willie_t_Smith
– South Dakota State – Terry Vandrovec – Argus Leader – @TerryVandrovec
– South Florida – Greg Auman – St. Petersburg Times@GregAuman
– Southern Illinois – Todd Hefferman- The Southern Illinoisian – @Todd_Hefferman
– Stanford – Jon Wilner – San Jose Mercury-News – @Wilnerhotline
– St. Bonaventure’s – J.P. Butler – Oleans Times-Herald@JPButler10
– Syracuse – Mike Waters – Post-Standard – @PSbasketball
– Syracuse – Jared Smith – SBnation New York@JaredSmithCNY
– Temple – Keith Pompey – Philadelphia Inquirer@PompeysGridlock
– Tennessee – Mike Griffith – Knoxville News Sentinel – @MGrif32
– Tennessee – Wes Rucker – GoVols247 – @WesRucker247
– Tennessee – Evan Woodbery – Go Vols Extra@TennesseeBeat
– Tennessee – Brendan Quinn – Knoxville News-Sentinel@BFQuinn
– Texas – Chuck Carlton – Dallas Morning News@ChuckCarltonDMN 
– Texas A&M – Brent Zwerneman – San Antonio Express-News@BrentZwerneman
– Texas Christian – Stefan Stevenson – Forth Worth Star-Telegram@FollowTheFrogs
– Texas Tech – Nick Kosmider – Lubbock Avalanche-Journal@AJ_NickKosmider
– Troy – Tommy Hicks – Mobile Press-Register – @TommyHicksPR
– UCLA – Miguel Melendez – Los Angeles Daily News@MelendezSports
– UCLA – Chris Foster – Los Angeles Times@CFosterLAtimes
– UConn – Kevin Duffy – Connecticut Post@KevinRDuffy
– UConn – Don Amore – Hartford Courant – @amorecourant
– UConn – David Borges – New Haven Register@DavidBorges
– UNC-Wilmington – Brian Mull – Star News Online – @BGMull
– UNLV – Taylor Bern – Las Vegas Sun – @TaylorBern
– Utah – Bill Oram – Salt Lake Tribune@OramB
– Utah – Tony Jones – Salt Lake City Tribune@TonyontheUtes
– Utah State – Kraig Williams – Deseret News  – @DesNewsKraig
– Valparaiso – Michael Osipoff – Post-Tribune@MichaelOsipoff
– Vanderbilt – Jeff Lockridge – The Tennessean – @JeffLockridge
– Villanova – Joe Juliano – Philadelphia Inquirer@JoeJulesInq
– Villanova – Terry Toohey – Delaware County Times@TerryToohey
– Virginia – Mark Giannotto – Washington Post – @CavsJournal
– Virginia – Michael Phillips – Richmond Times-Dispatch@MichaelPRTD
– Virginia – Douglas Doughty – Roanoke Times@DDoughtyonAir
– Virginia – Whitelaw Reid – Daily Progress@WhiteysWorld365
– Virginia Commonwealth – Quinn Casteel – Commonwealth Times@QCasteel
– Virginia Tech – Mark Giannotto – Washington Post – @HokiesJournal
– Virginia Tech – David Teel – Newport News Daily-Press – @DavidTeelatDP
– Wake Forest – Dan Collins – Winston-Salem Times@MyTakeOnWakeWSJ
– Washington – Percy Allen – Seattle Times – @PercyAllen
– Washington State – Christian Caple – Spokesman-Review@ChristianCaple
– West Virginia – Mike Casazza – Charleston Daily Mail@MikeCasazza
– Western Carolina – Purple and Gold
– Western Kentucky – Chad Bishop – Bowling Green Daily News – @MrChadBishop
– Wichita State – Paul Suellentrop – The Wichita Eagle – @Paulsuellentrop
– Winthrop – Bret McCormick – Rock Hill Herald@Bretjust1T
– Wisconsin – Jeff Potrykus – Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal@JayPo1961
– Wisconsin-Green Bay – Rob Demovsky – Green Bay Post-Gazette@RobDemovsky
– Wyoming – Cowboy Chronicles – @RPGagliardi
– Xavier – Shannon Russell – Cincinnati.com@SLRussell 

NOTE: If you find a mistake or a dead link, or if you know of a site that we may have missed, contact Troy Machir on Twitter @TroyMachir, or leave a comment below. 

Team-Specific Blogs
– Alabama – ESPN Tide Nation – @GregO_ESPN
– Alabama – Bamahoops Basketball Blog
– Alabama – Bama Hammer@Bama_Hammer
– Alabama – Roll ‘Bama Roll – @RollBamaRoll, @MattDover
– Appalachian State – App State Nation@AppStateNation 
– Arizona – Zona Zealots@ZonaZealots
– Arizona – Arizona Desert Swarm – @AZdesertswarm
– Arizona – Point Guard U – @UofAPointGuardU
– Arizona State – House of Sparky – @HouseofSparky
– Arizona State – Wired Devils Blog@WiredDevils
– Arkansas – Arkansas Expats – @ArkansasExpats
– Arkansas – Hog Wild Sports@HogWildSports
– Arkansas – Razorbackers@HogManInLA
– Arkansas Little Rock – Burn the Horse – @BurnTheHorse
– Auburn – College And Magnolia@CollegeAndMag
– Auburn – Fly War Eagle@AU_Sheridan
– Auburn – Track ‘Em Tigers – @TrackEmTigers
– Auburn – War Blog Eagle @WarEagleReader
– Baylor – Our Daily Bears – @OurDailyBears
– Baylor – Thee Bears@TheeBears
– Boise State – The Daily Bronco – @DailyBronco
– Boise State – One Bronco Nation Under God@OBNUG
– Boston – BU Hoops Blog
– Boston College – The Heights@HeightsSports
– Boston College – BC Interruption – @BCinterruption
– Boston College – Soaring To Glory@SoaringtoGlory
– Bowling Green – Orange and Brown Blog@OrangeandBrown
– Buffalo – Bull Run – @UBBullRun
– Butler – Victory Firelight – @ButlerVictory
– Butler – Bark of Hinkle – @BarkofHinkle, @Colin_OConnor
– BYU – Vanquish the Foe – @VanquishTheFoe 
– California – California Golden Blogs – @GoldenBlogs
– California – Golden Bear Lair@GoldenBearLair
– Central Michigan – Road To Respect@DanMonson
– Charleston – King Kresse – @King_Kresse
– Charlotte – Green Tinted Glasses – @GTGblog
– Chattanooga – Mocs Mania! – @MocsMania
– Cincinnati – Down the Drive – @DownTheDrive
– Cincinnati – Bearcats Blog – @Bearcatsblog
– Citadel – The Sports Arsenal@SandlapperSpike
– Clemson – Shaking the Southland – @ShakinSouthland
– Clemson – Tigernet@TigerNet
– Cleveland State – Let’s Go Vikes – @LetsGoVikes
– Cleveland State – Cleveland State Hoops@CSUVikingsHoops
– Coastal Carolina – Coastal Fans@CoastalFans
– Colorado – The Ralphie Report – @RalphieReport
– Colorado – AllBuffs.com – @AllBuffs
– Cornell – Cornell Basketball Blog – @Cornell_BB_Blog
– Creighton – White and Blue Review – @whitebluereview@wildjays
– Dayton – The Blackburn Review – @blackburnreview
– DePaul – Under The El@UnderTheEl
– DePaul – DePaul Blue Demons Under The L Blog@DePaulAthletics
– Detroit Mercy – Detroit Titans Blog@DetroitTitans
– Drexel – Dragon Ball – Philadelphia Inquirer
– Duke – Ball Durham –  @BigDukeBallsCom
– Duke – Blue Devil Nation – @BlueDevilNation
– Duke – DukeBlog – @Dukeblogger
– Duke – Duke Blue Planet – @Dukeblueplanet
– Duke – DukeHoopBlog – @DukeHoopBlog, @ClykinsBlog
– Duke – Duke Report – @DukeReport
– Duke – Duke Basketball Report
– Duke – Devils in Durham@DevilsinDurham
– Duquesne – Yuku Dukes Sports Blog@StevefromYukuDU
– East Carolina – Bonesville@Bonesville
– Eastern Michigan – Eagle Totem@EagleTotemBlog
– Eastern Washington – Eagle Eye Hoops – @EWUEagleEye
– Eastern Washington – EWU Hoops Blog – @SamBoynton
– Florida – Alligator Army – @AlligatorArmy
– Florida – Gator Country@GatorCountry
– Florida – Hail Florida Hail@HailFloridaHail
– Florida State – Tomahawk Nation – @TomahawkNation
– George Mason – George Mason Basketball Blog – @GMUHoops
– George Washington – Colonial Hoops – @ColonialHoops
– Georgetown – Casual Hoya – @CasualHoya
– Georgetown – Hoya Prospectus
– Georgia – Dawg Sports – @DawgSports
– Georgia – Dawn Of The Dawg@DawnoftheDawg
– Georgia Tech – From The Rumble Seat – @FTRS_LilBroey
– Gonzaga – The Slipper Still Fits – @Slipperstillfit
– Harvard – The Back Page@THCSports
– Hawaii – Warriors Insider – @WarriorInsider
– Hofstra – Defiantly Dutch@DefiantlyDutch
– Idaho – Vandal Nation – @VandalNation
– Illinois – Champagne Room@Champagne_Room
– Illinois – A Lion Eye
– Illinois – Writing Illini@WritingIllini23
– Illinois – Illinois Loyalty – @illinoisloyalty
– Illinois-Chicago – Whoosh.Net
– Indiana – The Crimson Quarry – @CrimsonQuarry
– Indiana – IUSports.com@IUsportscom
– Indiana – The CrimsonCast@CrimsonCast
– Indiana – Inside The Hall – @InsideTheHall
– Indiana – Hoosier State of Mind@HoosierMovement
– Indiana – Hoosier Scoop@DustinDopriak
– Iowa – Black Heart, Gold Pants – @BHGP
– Iowa – Hawkeye Drive – @TheBStiles
– Iowa State  – Clones Confidential@ISUConfidential
– Iowa State – Wide Right and Natty Light – @WideRTNattyLT
– IUPUI – Student On Sports – @Redzoneiupui
– James Madison – JMU Sports Blog – @JMUSportBlog
– James Madison – Courtside – @MarkRSelig
– Kansas – The Phog Blog
– Kansas – Rock Chalk Talk – @RockChalkTalk
– Kansas – Rock Chalk Jay Blog – @KansasSports
– Kansas – The Shiver – @KUtheShiver
– Kansas – Through The Phog – @ThroughThePhog
– Kansas State – Bring on the Cats– @BringOnTheCats
– Kansas State – Jug of Snyder@JugofSnyder
– Kentucky – A Sea of Blue – @AseaOfBlue
– Kentucky – Kentucky Sports Radio – @KYSportsRadio, @DrewFranklinKSR, @ThomasBeisner, @MattJonesCBB
– Kentucky – Wildcat Thunder Blog
– Kentucky – Spam’s Wildcat Page – @SpamHate
– Kentucky – True Blue Kentucky – @MarcMaggard
– Kentucky – Wildcat Blue Nation – @WildcatBlueNatn
– Kentucky – Nation of Blue – @UKNationofBlue 
– La Salle – Explorer Basketball Blog
– Long Island-Brooklyn – Blackbirds Hoops Journal@NelCastBHJ
– Louisiana State – And The Valley Shook – @ValleyShook
– Louisiana State – Death Valley Voice@MoreLSU3
– Louisville – Card Chronicles – @CardChronicle
– Louisville – Big Red Louie@TheBigRedLouie
– Louisville – Bird Swag@BirdSwag
– Louisville – Card Game – @UofLCardGame
– Louisville – The Card Connect@TheCardConnect 
– Loyola-Marymount – LMU Lions Roar – @LMUBasketball
– Maine – The Black Bear Pit
– Marquette – Cracked Sidewalks – @CrackedSidewalks
– Marquette – The Anonymous Eagle – @AnonymousEagle
– Marquette – Paint Touches – @PaintTouches
– Marshall – Marshall Thundering Blog – @MarshallTBlog
– Maryland – Testudo Times – @Testudo Times
– Maryland – Terrapin Station – @TerpStationMD
– Maryland – Turtle Waxing@TurtleWaxing
– Massachusetts – UMass Basketball Blog – @UMassBasketball
– Massachusetts – UMass Nation – @UMassNation
– Memphis – Inside Memphis Basketball – @UofMTigersHoops
– Miami (FL) – The State of The U – @TheStateoftheU
– Miami (FL) – All Canes Blog@AllCanesBlog
– Miami (FL) – Canes Warning@CanesWarning
– Michigan – UMHoops.com – @UMHoops
– Michigan – MgoBlog.com – @MgoBlog
– Michigan – Maize N’ Brew – @MaizenBrew
– Michigan – Go Blue Wolverine@GBMWolverine
– Michigan State – The Only Colors – @TheOnlyColors
– Michigan State – Spartan Avenue@Spartan_Avenue
– Minnesota – Gopher Hole@GopherHole
– Minnesota – From The Barn – @FromTheBarn
– Minnesota – The Daily Gopher – @TheDailyGopher
– Minnesota – Late Night Hoops@JBbauer612
– Mississippi – Red Cup Rebellion – @RedCupRebellion
– Mississippi – Ole Hotty Toddy
– Mississippi State – For Whom the Cowbell Tolls – @MStateSports
– Missouri – Rock M Nation – @RockMNation
– Montana – Griz Blog
– Mount St. Mary’s – The Mount Fan Blog  – @TheMountFanBlog
– Navy – The Birddog – @NavyBirdDog
– Nebraska – Corn Nation – @CornNation
– Nebraska – Husker Corner@HuskerCorner
– Nebraska – Husker Hoops Central@HuskerHoops
– New Mexico State – Basketball Groves
– New Mexico State – Bleed Crimson – @AgsBleedCrimson
– North Carolina – Tarheel Fan Blog – @tarheelfanblog
– North Carolina – Carolina March – @CarolinaMarch@TarHeelWire
– North Carolina – The Truth About Duke
– North Carolina – Keeping It Heel – @Keeping_It_Heel
– North Carolina – Inside Carolina@InsideCarolina
– North Carolina State – Statefansnation.com – @Statefansnation
– North Carolina State – The Wolfpacker@TheWolfpacker, @RyanTice
– North Carolina State – On The Dunk – @OnTheDunk
– North Carolina State – Backing the Pack – @AkulaWolf@Omega_Wolf
– North Carolina State – Pack Pride – @Austin_Johnson
– North Carolina State – Riddick & Reynolds – @RnR_NCSU
– North Texas – Mean Green Nation@Meangreennation
– Northeastern – WRBB Sports – @WRBBSports
– Northern Illinois – Red and Black Attack – @RABAttack
– Northwestern – Sippin’ on Purple – @SippinOnPurple
– Northwestern – Welsh-Ryan Ramblings
– Northwestern – Fire Bill Carmody – @FireBillCarmody
– Northwestern – Carmody Court
– Notre Dame – Slap The Sign@SlapTheSign
– Notre Dame – One Foot Down – @OneFootDown
– Notre Dame – NDnation.com
– Ohio – Bobcat Attack@BobcatAttack
– Ohio State – Land Grant Holy Land – @LandGrant33
– Ohio State – Eleven Warriors – @11W
– Ohio State – Scarlet And Game@ScarletAndGame
– Oklahoma – Cream and Crimson Machine – @CCMachine
– Oklahoma – Stormin’ In Norman@StorminInNorman
– Oklahoma State – Cowboys Ride for Free – @CowboysRFF
– Oregon – Addicted to Quack – @AddictedtoQuack, @AtqDave
– Oregon – The Duck Stops Here
– Oregon – The Autzen Zoo – @Autzen_Zoo 
– Oregon State – Beaver Byte@OS_Beaver
– Oregon State – Building the Dam – @BuildingTheDam
– Penn State – Black Shoe Diaries – @BSDtweet
– Penn State – Penn State Hoops – @PennStateHoops
– Penn State – Victory Bell Rings@VictoryBellRing
– Pittsburgh – Pitt Blather – @ChasRich27
– Pittsburgh – Cardiac Hill – @PittPantherBlog
– Pittsburgh – Pitt Script – @PittScript
– Pittsburgh – Oakland Zoo Fans@OaklandZoo
– Princeton – Princetonbasketball.com – @PrincetonTigers
– Providence – Friarblog – @FriarBlog
– Providence – Friars Basketball – @friarbasketball
– Purdue – BoiledSports – @BoiledSports
– Purdue – The Raidroad Tie – @TheRailroadTie
– Purdue – Hammer and Rails – @HammerAndRails
– Purdue – The Boiling Points@PUBoilingPoints
– Purdue – The Black Hammer@The_BlackHammer
– Rhode Island – Rhody Rampage@RhodyRampage
– Richmond – Spider Bandwagon – @SpiderBandwagon
– Rutgers – On the Banks – @RUscoop
– Sacred Heart – Pioneer Pride – @Pioneer_Pride
– Saint Joseph’s – Hawk Hill Hardwood
– Saint Louis – Billiken Report@BWeixScout
– Seton Hall – South Orange Juice – @SOrangeJuice
– Siena – Siena Saints Blog – @SienaSaintsBlog
– Siena – 4 Guys In Blazers – @4GuysInBlazers
– South Carolina – Leftover Hot Dog – @LOHDgamecocks
– South Carolina – Garnet And Cocky@GarnetNCocky
– South Florida – Green Gold and Bold@GreenGoldandBold
– South Florida – Voodoo Five – @USFvoodoo5
– Stanford – Rule of Tree – @RuleofTree
– Stanford – The Daily Axe – @DailyAxe
– St. John’s – Johnny Jungle – @JohnnyJungleSTJ – @DaveKrupinski – @DanielJMatin_ 
– St. John’s – Rumble In The Garden – @ECoastBias – @RumbleSBN – @QSTJHoops
– St. John’s – Sweet Sweet Lavin – @SweetSweetLavin, @Kieran_Lynch
– Syracuse – Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician – @NunesMagician
– Syracuse – 900 Irving – @900_Irving
– Syracuse – ‘Cuse Orange – @CuseOrange44
– Syracuse – The ‘Cuse Connection
– Syracuse – The Juice – @thejuiceonline
– Syracuse – Orange Fizz – @OrangeFizz – @Craighoffman
– Syracuse – ‘Cuse Country – @cusecountry
– Syracuse – Inside The Loud House@SaltineWarriors
– Temple – Owls Blog – @OWLSBLOG
– Temple – North Broad Street@NorthBroad
– Tennessee – All For Tennessee@AllforTennessee
– Tennessee – Rocky Top Talk – @RockyTopTalk
– Tennessee – Checkerboard Chatter@CheckerBChatter, @CBC_Eric, @CBC_Drew
– Texas – Burnt Orange Nation – @PB_at_BON
– Texas – Longhorn Road Trip – @LonghornRdTrip
– Texas – Barking Carnival – @BarkingCarnival
– Texas – Hook’em Headlines – @HookEmHeadlines
– Texas A&M – I Am The 12th Man – @Iamthe12thman
– Texas Christian – Frog Face Blog – @FrogFaceBlog
– Texas Tech – Double-T Nation – @DoubleTNation
– Texas Tech – The Tortilla Report – @TortillaReport
– UCLA – Bruins Nation – @BruinNation
– UCLA – Go Joe Bruin@GoJoeBruinUCLA
– UConn – The UConn Blog – @TheUConnblog
– UMBC – UMBC Basketball’s Rally Monkey Blog
– UNC-Greensboro – UNCG Basketball Fan – @Dash_Spartan
– UNC-Greensboro – UNCG Sports Blog@CalvinW53
– UNC-Wilmington – UNCW Basketball
– UNLV – Rebel Yell – @RebelYellSports
– USC – Conquest Chronicles – @ParagonSC
– USC – Reign Of Troy@ReignOfTroy
– Utah – Hoyo’s Revenge@HoyosRevenge
– Utah – Block U – @BlockU
– Utah State – The Sagebrush Spot
– Utah State – USU Basketball Report
– Valparaiso – Crusader Nation@BTA_VU
– Valparaiso – Valpo Fan Zone@ValpoFanZone
– Vanderbilt – Anchor of Gold – @AnchorofGold
– Villanova – VUhoops.com – @VUHoops@Brian_Ewart, @ChrisjjLane
– Villanova – Villanova by the Numbers
– Virginia – The Good Ol Blog
– Virginia – Streaking the Lawn – @theUVAfool
– Virginia – From Old Virginia
– Virginia Commonwealth – VCU Rams Nation – @VCURamNation
– Virginia Tech – Tech Hoops – @TechHoops
– Virginia Tech – Gobbler Country – @GobblerCountry
– Virginia Tech – Fighting Gobbler@STH_Hokie
– Wake Forest – Blogger So Dear – @MartinRickman, @Robert_Reinhard, @BSD_RaJohnston
– Washington – The Husky Haul – @HuskyHaul
– Washington – UW Dawg Pound – @UWDawgPoundSBN
– Washington State – All Coug’d Up@AllCougdup
– Washington State – CougCenter – @CougCenter
– Weber State – Weber Hoops – @WeberHoops
– West Virginia – The Smoking Musket – @SmokingMusket
– West Virginia – Hail WV@Hail_WV
– Western Carolina – Purple and Gold
– Western Michigan – Saddle Up, Fight On
– Wichita State – Shocker Hoops – @ShockerHoops
– Wisconsin – Badger of Honor@BadgerofHonorFS
– Wisconsin – Bucky’s Fifth Quarter – @B5Q
– Wisconsin – Madtown Badgers@MTBadgers, @AndyCoppens
– Wisconsin-Green Bay – Phear The Phoenix@PhearThePhoenix
– Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Panther U – @PantherU
– Wright State – Raider Roundball – @RaiderRoundball
– Wyoming – Cowboy Chronicles – @RPGagliardi
– Wyoming – Cowboy Altitude – @CowboyAltitude
– Wyoming – 7220 Report – @7220report
– Xavier – The Xavier Examiner – @XavierExaminer
– Xavier – Banners on the Parkway – @BannersParkway 

NOTE: If you find a mistake or a dead link, or if you know of a site that we may have missed, contact Troy Machir on Twitter @TroyMachir, or leave a comment below. 

College Basketball’s Impact Transfers

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 01: Austin Nichols #4 of the Memphis Tigers defends the shot of Luke Hancock #11 of the Louisville Cardinals during the game at FedExForum on March 1, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis won 72-66.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Beginning in September and running up until November 11th, the first day of the season, College Basketball Talk will be unveiling the 2016-2017 NBCSports.com college hoops preview package.

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Transfers have become a controversial topic in college basketball, with a record number of players seeking new teams every offseason. Graduate transfers and the more traditional variety that forces players to sit a season before playing are now both a huge part of roster construction and many of the best programs in the country are turning to transfers every offseason to help give them a boost.

With so many new faces in new places, here’s a look at some impact players that will be playing for a new program this season. Some of these players are good enough to make our NBCSports.com Preseason All-American Team while others could be that extra spark off the bench that comes up big in March.

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1. Austin Nichols, Virginia (via Memphis): The Cavaliers are trying to replace Mike Tobey and Anthony Gill and getting Nichols is going to be huge in that equation. After sitting out a season, Nichols will be asked to anchor Virginia’s famous pack-line defense and he’ll be equipped to do so after being third in the nation in blocks (3.4 a game) as a sophomore at Memphis. But Nichols can also score and rebound and he could be in for a monster season. NBCSports.com has faith that Nichols will be a huge impact for the ‘Hoos as he sits as a second-team Preseason All-American.

2. Nigel Williams-Goss, Jonathan Williams and Jordan Mathews, Gonzaga (via Washington, Missouri and Cal): Gonzaga utilized transfers as well as any team in the country to help build its roster this season as they get Williams-Goss and Williams coming off of a season of sitting out while Mathews can come in and provide another perimeter scorer right away. Williams should be a frontcourt impact for the Zags, but it’s Williams-Goss and his all-around efforts at lead guard that could net him All-American honors with a strong season. All three are hoping to lift Gonzaga to its first ever Final Four.

3. Marcus Foster, Creighton (via Kansas State): We saw two different versions of Marcus Foster during his two seasons at Kansas State and the Bluejays are hoping for the version that tore up the Big 12 as one of the premier freshmen in the country. After sitting out last season, Foster will be paired with talented point guard Mo Watson Jr. to form one of the nation’s best backcourts. Good luck defending both of these guys if they get rolling. Also with the potential to be a great defender, Foster could be an All-Big East selection if he returns to his freshman form.

4. Kyle Washington, Cincinnati (via N.C. State): With a lot of starts under his belt in the ACC, Washington should make an immediate impact for the Bearcats in replacing Octavius Ellis. With two more years of eligibility, Washington could be a huge boost to Cincinnati’s interior efforts as he can protect the rim a bit while also rebounding and scoring in the post. This summer among the college counselors at the Under Armour All-American Camp, Washington was one of the better players on the floor, so it’ll be interesting to see if that translates to success at his new school.

5. Andrew White, Syracuse (via Nebraska): One of the latest to commit as a graduate transfer this offseason, White gives the Orange a proven wing scorer who should be able to step in and help offset some of the loss of Malachi Richardson and Michael Gbinije. White isn’t the playmaker that Gbinije was, but he gives Jim Boeheim’s offense a double-figure scorer who could be valuable near the end of a possession if they’re looking for something from the perimeter.

LINCOLN, NE - FEBRUARY 3: Andrew White #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers shoots the ball over Rasheed Sulaimon #0 of the Maryland Terrapins during their game at Pinnacle Bank Arena on February 3, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
Andrew White (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

6. Manu Lecomte, Baylor (via Miami): The Bears get a perimeter threat in Lecomte as he shot 45.8 percent from three-point range as a sophomore. Potentially taking the reigns at lead guard, Lecomte could be one of Baylor’s most important players this season.

7. Cullen Neal and Deandre Burnett, Ole Miss (via New Mexico and Miami): Playing for his father at New Mexico didn’t work out and Neal’s three-point ability should fit in nicely in Ole Miss’ free-flowing offense. Burnett has a chance to be a major contributor as a scorer to help offset the loss of Stefan Moody.

8. Josh Newkirk, Indiana (via Pittsburgh): With the loss of point guard Yogi Ferrell, Newkirk gives Indiana an experienced guard who can really push the pace in Tom Crean’s uptempo system.

9. Shaqquan Aaron, USC (via Louisville): There is no doubting the talent of the former top-50 prospect, but Aaron hasn’t played a full season in nearly two years. It will be interesting to see if he’s ready to start on the wing for a USC team that lost a lot of talented players.

10. Josh Cunningham, Dayton (via Bradley): The former four-star prospect could be a major contributor to the Flyers as he rebounds well and can also play multiple spots in the frontcourt thanks to some versatility.

11. Eric Paschall, Villanova (via Fordham): The former A-10 Rookie of the Year gives the defending national champs another talented forward this season as he’s a capable scorer who can also provide some help on the glass.

12. RaShid Gaston, Xavier (via Norfolk State): After sitting out a season, Gaston should help fill some of the production after James Farr and Jalen Reynolds both departed. Gaston averaged 15.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game two seasons ago and could see major minutes.

Michigan guard Spike Albrecht (2) makes a layup between Northern Michigan forward Brett Branstrom, top left, and center Vejas Grazulis (52) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Michigan won 70-44. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
Purdue guard Spike Albrecht (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

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Spike Albrecht, Purdue (via Michigan): Health will be the major question for the former Michigan point guard — as he’s coming off of dual hip surgeries that all but eliminated his final season at Michigan — but he could provide Purdue with a steady lead guard that they’ve been craving.

Sedrick Barefield and David Collette, Utah (via SMU, Utah State): Another program experiencing a lot of roster turnover, the Utes could ask for major minutes from both of these guys when they’re eligible after first semester. Barefield could be a ball handler who helps Lorenzo Bonam in the backcourt while Collette is more proven than most on the roster in the frontcourt.

Canyon Barry, Florida (via Charleston): The son of Rick Barry gives the Gators an additional scorer as he had at least 20 points in seven of 13 games last season. You should also keep an eye out for Barry’s under-handed free throws, which he took from his father’s game.

Darrell Bowie and Merrill Holden, Iowa State (via Northern Illinois and Louisiana Tech): Continuing in Fred Hoiberg’s tradition of bringing in talented transfers, Steve Prohm brought in two experienced and productive mid-major options who could receive major minutes.

Elijah Bryant and L.J. Rose, BYU (via Elon and Houston): With Dave Rose’s love of three-guard lineups, expect plenty of minutes from these two this season. Bryant was a major contributor for Elon as a freshman (14.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg) while Rose is an experienced guard who can play multiple spots.

Jordan Caroline, Leland King and Marcus Marshall, Nevada (via Southern Illinois, Brown and Missouri State). Head coach Eric Musselman took three talented transfers who are now eligible as King and Marshall are proven double-digit scorers and Caroline is a productive forward who can score and rebound.

Corban Collins and Nick King, Alabama (via Morehead State and Memphis): Returning to the SEC after starting his career at LSU, Collins could start at point guard for the Crimson Tide after making second-team All-OVC honors last season. King is a former top-100 prospect who can fill it up from the perimeter when he’s feeling it.

Junior Etou, Tulsa (via Rutgers): Tulsa’s roster is loaded with newcomers and the forward will be expected to contribute right away after showing solid production at Rutgers.

Shannon Evans, Arizona State (via Buffalo): Bobby Hurley gets his former Buffalo guard in the fold this season and Evans could start alongside Tra Holder to form a two-point guard lineup. Evans is a former second-team All-MAC selection who helped the Bulls to the NCAA tournament with Hurley as coach.

Davonte Fitzgerald, Reggie Lynch and Akeem Springs, Minnesota (via Texas A&M, Illinois State, Milwaukee): All three of these transfers have a chance for big minutes at Minnesota. Fitzgerald is a versatile wing, Lynch is a major shot blocker and rebounder down low and Springs is a double-figure scorer who is physical enough to handle the Big Ten.

Anton Gill, Nebraska (via Louisville): Tim Miles has done a great job with transfer guards and Gill is hoping to play a larger role after his time at Louisville. While sitting out last season, Gill proved in practice that he could be a major scorer for the Huskers this season.

L.G. Gill, Maryland (via Duquesne): Maryland was crushed by roster turnover and Gill gives them an experienced forward who can step in and provide some production on the glass and scoring inside.

Montaque Gill-Caesar, San Diego State (via Missouri): Showing some promise at Mizzou, this former four-star recruit gives the Aztecs more lineup flexibility as he could force Steve Fisher to play more three-guard lineups. Gill-Caesar gives San Diego State a nice matchup problem.

John Gillon, Syracuse (via Colorado State): A tempo-pushing guard who can score, Gillon will be asked to help run some point for the Orange, but he’s most comfortable playing in attack mode and finding his own offense.

J.C. Hampton, Texas A&M (via Lipscomb): Texas A&M lost Anthony Collins and Alex Caruso and freshman J.J. Caldwell is ineligible this season so Hampton becomes a huge addition after earning All-Atlantic Sun honors last season. Hampton will push for minutes at point guard after putting up 15.4 ppg last season.

Tony Hicks, Louisville (via Penn): Louisville was successful with transfers last season and they’re hoping Hicks can be another boost. Although not as talented as Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, Hicks is a proven scorer who should be a key role player.

Que Johnson, Junior Lomomba, Pancake Thomas, Western Kentucky (via Washington State, Providence, Hartford): New head coach Rick Stansbury aggressively hit the transfer market and came away with two double-figure scorers in Johnson and Thomas and a rugged and experienced defender in Lomomba.

Christian Kessee, Memphis (via Coppin State): Memphis is looking for any kind of help they can find in the backcourt and Kessee averaged 14.6 points and shot 39.5 percent from three-point range last season. He should provide a floor spacer and could start at either guard spot.

Terry Larrier, UConn (via VCU): A talented and versatile wing forward, Larrier should be a nice frontcourt addition to the Huskies that gives them a scoring boost as he has a lot of upside to be a major contributor the next few seasons.

Anthony Livingston, Texas Tech (via Arkansas State): Chris Beard did a great job with transfers at Little Rock and Livingston gives the Red Raiders a talented offensive threat after he put up 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds last season.

Shelton Mitchell, Marquise Reed and Elijah Thomas, Clemson (via Wake Forest, Robert Morris, Texas A&M): Clemson’s backcourt was shaky last season and Mitchell and Reed — the former NEC Rookie of the Year — should help. Thomas is eligible after first semester and he’ll give the Tigers a potential post scoring threat who can rebound.

Semi Ojeleye, SMU (via Duke): Never a huge part of the rotation at Duke, this former four-star forward could be asked to play a huge role in SMU’s frontcourt as Ojeleye will help replace Markus Kennedy and Jordan Tolbert.

Rodney Pryor, Georgetown (via Robert Morris): One of the most productive low-major players in the country the last few seasons, Pryor gets to see how he fares in the Big East after putting up 18 points and 8 rebounds per game last season.

Katin Reinhardt and Andrew Rowsey, Marquette (via USC and UNC Asheville): Marquette struggled to hit perimeter shots last season and they’re hoping this duo provides them a major lift in that department. Reinhardt is a former top-100 prospect while Rowsey put up 19.7 points per game in two seasons at Asheville.

Alex Robinson, TCU (via Texas A&M): Jamie Dixon could count on this former four-star prospect to be a primary ball handler early as Robinson gives the Horned Frogs a steady lead guard to play with talented freshman Jaylen Fisher.

Stanford Robinson, Rhode Island (via Indiana): Things didn’t work out for the former top-100 prospect at Indiana but Robinson provides a valuable rotation piece for the Rams who play multiple spots on the floor. With star E.C. Matthews coming off an ACL injury, Robinson is huge from a depth perspective.

Kethan Savage, Butler (via George Washington): The athletic guard averaged double figures during his two seasons in D.C. but he’s coming off of shoulder surgery. Along with Memphis grad transfer Avery Woodson, Savage should help fill in for Roosevelt Jones.

Jaren Sina, George Washington (via Seton Hall): With plenty of Big East experience under his belt, Sina should help the Colonials as a playmaking guard who can score or distribute. If Sina’s perimeter shot becomes more consistent he could be a really nice pickup.

LaRon Smith, Auburn (via Bethune-Cookman): The addition of Smith boosts the Auburn frontcourt as he was sixth in the nation with 96 blocked shots last season. With talented forward Horace Spencer frequently getting in foul trouble, Smith could see a lot of minutes and might even be a starter.

Geno Thorpe, South Florida (via Penn State): Thorpe showed some scoring punch at Penn State and he gives the Bulls another perimeter weapon to help draw attention away from AAC All-Rookie selection Jahmal McMurray.

Keyshawn Woods, Wake Forest (via Charlotte): The Demon Deacons will get a perimeter boost with the addition of Woods as he shot 46.6 percent from three-point range as a freshman with the 49ers. Woods could start immediately this season.

Colorado State's John Gillon (4) shoots against Fresno State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals at the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Friday, March 11, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Syracuse guard John Gillon (AP Photo/David Becker)

2016-17 Season Preview: Programs on the Rise, Decline

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Beginning in September and running up until November 11th, the first day of the season, College Basketball Talk will be unveiling the 2016-2017 NBCSports.com college hoops preview package.

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Almost every program in the country begins the season with optimism and an idea of how the season might break their way, but the reality is that only some schools are destined to meet or exceed expectations and others are fated to fail to reach their goals.

Here’s a look at where we see 10 programs headed in the future, five that are on the rise and five that may never reach their peak again.

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PROGRAMS ON THE RISE

Virginia Tech: It hasn’t been the smoothest transition for Buzz Williams in Blacksburg, but it looks as though the Hokies are now ready to take the next step forward. They’re returning the bulk of last year’s team — namely Seth Allen and Zach LeDay — that went 10-8 in the ACC, won its last five regular-season games and knocked off Florida State in the conference tournament. They also picked off a pair of top ten teams during the year in Miami and North Carolina. No one can motivate a group of players that feel disrespected for being overlooked the way that Buzz can, and that’s what he has this year.

Memphis: I don’t think anyone is expecting Tubby Smith to add to his national championship count with the Tigers, but Smith proved at Texas Tech that he’s still capable of winning more than 40 years into his career. He got the Red Raiders into the NCAA tournament, and the job in Lubbock is significantly more difficult than it is in Memphis, albeit with lower expectations. Still, expect Smith to consistently get the Tigers into the Dance and out of the malaise of the last few years of the Josh Pastner era. His public reputation is negative — part of the fallout from his split with Kentucky a decade ago — but Smith has outperformed expectations at every job that he has had throughout his career.

TCU: The Horned Frogs are dumping money into hoops to climb out of the Big 12 cellar, and early returns suggest its working. They upgraded their facilities in a big way with a $72-million arena renovation and, more importantly, went and got alum Jamie Dixon to leave a stagnant – yet successful – situation at Pitt. Dixon is a proven winner and already is pulling in four-star recruits. The dividends may not be paid in full this season, but the Frogs are on the come up in a big way.

Western Kentucky: The Hilltoppers have had plenty of success in their history, but it appears that first-year coach Rick Stansbury is setting things up for a major upgrade. First, he brought one-time Texas A&M Class of 2017 five-star commit Mitchell Robinson over with him and then added top-60, four-star guard Josh Anderson. There’s not a program in C-USA that can even come close to matching that kind of talent. And while the future is incredibly bright, he’s also added a number of transfers — including Providence’s Junior Lomomba and Washington State’s Que Johnson, both of whom are eligible this season — to bolster the roster this season.

Rhode Island: Last year was supposed to be a breakthrough for the Rams, but the torn ACL of E.C. Matthews derailed those dreams and stuck Rhode Island in mediocrity. Given Matthews’ talent and an almost bonus year of experience from the rest of the roster, things seem to be coalescing for Rhode Island to have a memorable – if not better – season under Dan Hurley. Their back court (Matthews, Jarvis Garrett, Jared Terrell, Stanford Robinson) is one of the best in the country.

PROGRAMS ON THE DECLINE

UNLV: It’s not like the Runnin’ Rebels were exactly killing it under Dave Rice, but they were recruiting at a level new coach Marvin Menzies isn’t likely to match. Also, the process for replacing Rice shined a light on how coaches see the UNLV job and the situation at the school. The Rick Pitino rumors never materialized and then they couldn’t pry Mick Cronin from Cincinnati before agreeing to terms with first-year Arkansas-Little Rock coach Chris Beard, whose contract wasn’t approved until two weeks later after a contentious Board of Regents vote. Then Beard bounced for Texas Tech just a couple weeks later, leaving the Rebs with Menzies and a roster that had just two scholarship players on it. The rebuild won’t be impossible, but it will take some time.

Georgetown: After four-straight seasons of being at least a top-six seed in the NCAA tournament, the Hoyas have missed the dance in two of the last three years, finishing below .500 last season for the first time since a 13-15 mark got Craig Esherick fired in 2004. The Hoyas aren’t developing their talent like we’ve seen in the past, and they’re likely to finish in the middle of the Big East pack this season, a couple of red flags that the program isn’t exactly trending upward.

Missouri: This may not even be an accurate spot for the Tigers given they’ve had just 19 wins overall and six in the SEC during Kim Anderson’s first two years in Columbia, but considering Anderson’s 2016 recruiting class didn’t feature a player ranked in the top-200 of 247Sports’ composite rankings and only one returner averaged double-digit scoring last year, rock bottom may still be looming for Missouri.

Stephen F. Austin: This one is almost just by default given the success the Lumberjacks have enjoyed in recent years. Brad Underwood is at Oklahoma State and Thomas Walkup is in the pros, and Stephen F. Austin really can’t improve one what those two accomplished together. One league loss in three years and two Southland Player of the Year awards is basically impossible to match, let alone top. New coach Kyle Keller has a great resume and tons of experience recruiting Texas, but some sort of step back seems inevitable given the heights Underwood brought to the program.

Nebraska: Tim Miles arrived with a lot of enthusiasm four years ago and Nebraska opened a $180-million arena in 2013, but the Huskers have just one NCAA tournament appearance and three losing seasons to show for it. The late grad transfer of Andrew White is a major blow, and Nebraska simply doesn’t have a ton of talent or experience on the roster, nor do they appear to be making any major gains on the recruiting trail. Simply put, Miles is finding out what all his predecessors have – it’s very hard to win in Lincoln.

Georgetown coach John Thompson III speaks before practice for an NCAA college basketball second round game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Georgetown plays Eastern Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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VIDEO: Asheville player hits trick shot

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18:  Kevin Vannatta #10 of the UNC Asheville Bulldogs drives against Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats in the first half during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 18, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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UNC-Asheville has gotten into the trick shot game.

The basketball program’s official Twitter account posted this video of guard Kevin Vannatta nailing a shot from the balcony of Kimmel Arena.

Nice shot, huh?

Vannatta, a junior from Upper Arlington, Ohio, started all 34 games for the Bulldogs last year, averaging 11.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from 3-point range. It looks, though , like he might be working on extending his range.

Northwestern finds new home for 2017-18

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Northwestern has found a temporary home while its arena undergoes a nine-figure renovation.

The Wildcats will play the 2017-18 season at Allstate Arena, about 15 miles west of Evanston, Ill. in Rosemont, the school announced Tuesday.

“We are excited to partner with Allstate Arena to host Northwestern men’s basketball games during the 2017-18 season while Welsh-Ryan Arena is undergoing its renovation,” Northwestern vice president for athletics and recreation Jim Phillips said in a statement. “The venue has a rich college basketball tradition in the Chicagoland area. I know that our fans will enjoy cheering on our team at Allstate Arena during what will be an exciting season.”

Allstate Arena previously had been home to DePaul, which is moving into its own new building this year. Capacity is around 18,000 for basketball.

Northwestern had its best season under coach Chris Collins last year, going 20-12 overall and 8-10 in the Big Ten.

The renovation to Welsh-Ryan Arena will bring the building – which opened in 1952 and last renovated in 1983 – into the 21st century by replacing wood bleachers, widening concourses, adding concessions, improving arena technology and adding new locker rooms at the cost of at least $110 million.

Construction is slated to begin in spring of 2017 and be completed in the fall of 2018.

George Washington tabs Maurice Joseph interim head coach

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George Washington announced on Tuesday that Maurice Joseph has been named interim head coach for the 2016-17 season.

“I am eager and well prepared to begin this journey with the 13 student-athletes in our locker room and the tight-knit group of coaches that I will rely upon heavily,” said Joseph. “It is a distinct honor to have the opportunity to be a mentor to our team in this new role. I have the utmost confidence that I will validate the trust that Provost Maltzman and Patrick Nero have placed in me, and that we will deliver a product that makes our students, alumni and fans across the globe proud of GW Basketball and the university.”

Joseph has been a part of the GW coaching staff for the last five years, a full-time assistant for the last three.

He takes over for Mike Lonergan, who coached Joseph for three years at Vermont. Lonergan was fired two weeks ago stemming from an investigation into allegations of abuse.

Lonergan’s other two assistants, Hajj Turner and Carmen Marciariello, both were interviewed for the position as well, according to sources. Turner had been Lonergan’s associate head coach for the past five years, since Lonergan took over at GW.

“In his five years at GW, Maurice has shown himself to be selflessly dedicated to the success of our student-athletes and fully committed to our department and university,” said Nero, GW’s athletic director. “His leadership ability and basketball acumen will bring focus and stability to the talented team we have this year. Our team, basketball staff and athletic department are looking forward to working together for a successful season.”