#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. 

“It doesn’t happen with Nike,” Boeheim says of FBI investigation

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One of the prevailing thoughts regarding this opening salvo of the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball is that while it’s currently adidas’ turn in the barrel, whatever malfeasance may be occurring is unlikely to be just isolated to that single shoe company.

When the FBI says they “have your playbook” in regards to alleged corruption,  it would seem they’re indicating at a systemic issue in college basketball rather than a single apparel company like adidas, which had two executives arrested amid the probe that shaken the hoops landscape.

Jim Boeheim, though, does not share those sentiments.

“It doesn’t happen with Nike,” Boeheim said at Syracuse’s media day, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard. “Nike has about 80 schools. The guys we’re recruiting, we’re recruiting against three or four Nike schools most of the time. (Nike) isn’t going to help one of those schools.”

Well, that settles it. Nike and its schools are in the clear. Even if the apparel giant’s grassroots hoops division was reportedly served a subpoena last month. And that Merl Code, one of the adidas executives arrested, worked for Nike previously.

Of course, there may be issues with some of the logic Boeheim employs here. While, as he says, Syracuse may often being going against other Nike schools in recruiting, there are surely times when adidas or Under Armour schools are in the mix. What happens then? Or even if it’s multiple Nike schools competing, the hypothetical money changing hands is illicit, and thereby under the table and unofficial, so it’s not like there wouldn’t be plausible deniability if a coach on the losing end of a recruitment  ever went to express his displeasure at any particular rumors. And how hard – or publicly – is a coach going to complain when his school is securing millions from Nike in cash and gear each year?

It’s also worth noting that not all schools are created equal, even if they’re under the same apparel umbrella. Ohio State’s contract is worth $16.8 million a year while someone like Kansas State’s is worth $1.9 million, according to Forbes. Nike may have an interest in helping one school over the other, theoretically.

Maybe Boeheim is correct, but it’s clear the entire system – and all the entities its made up of – are going to be under scrutiny. So the FBI probably isn’t going to exempt Nike, or any other apparel company, from its ongoing investigation, regardless of what a coach at a Nike school says. It’s also worth noting, in deference to full disclosure, that Nike has long outfitted Syracuse, and Boeheim has been very active as a part of Team USA basketball, where Nike is quite influential

“First of all, I think the FBI could do a lot better investigating criminals and terrorists than they can investigating college basketball,” Boeheim said. “In my opinion. I’m a tax-payer. There’s a few tax-payers here. I’d sure as hell rather have them looking into terrorism and not spending three years investigating AAU programs or shoe companies. That’s the least of our concern.”

 

Watch list released for Abdul-Jabbar award

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Twenty players were announced as members of the preseason watch list for the Karee Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year award.

Among the 20 are Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ, Texas A&M’s Tyler Davis, Texas’ Mohamed Bamba, St. Mary’s senior Jock Landale and Purdue’s Isaac Haas.

“I would like to thank the Basketball Hall of Fame for the honor of being the namesake of this award,” said Abdul-Jabbar, a 1995 inductee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and six-time NBA Champion, said in a release. “The student-athletes recognized have worked tirelessly to earn their spots on this list and I look forward to seeing how their hard work will pay off this season.”

Previous winners include Przemek Karnowski (2017), Jakob Poetl (2016) and Frank Kaminsky (2015).

The group of 20 (though players not included in the preseason watch list can be later included) will be trimmed to 10 in February and five finalists in March. The winner will be announced April 6.

2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award Candidates

Dusan Ristic Arizona
Austin Wiley Auburn
Kingsley Okoroh California
Tacko Fall Central Florida
Marques Bolden Duke
John Egbunu Florida
Jessie Govan Georgetown
Ben Lammers Georgia Tech
Nick Richards Kentucky
Omer Yurtseven NC State
Isaac Haas Purdue
Jock Landale Saint Mary’s
Angel Delgado Seton Hall
Michael Humphrey Stanford
Vladimir Brodziansky TCU
Mohamed Bamba Texas
Tyler Davis Texas A&M
Thomas Welsh UCLA
Chimezie Metu USC
Ethan Happ Wisconsin

 

Southland Preview: Can Stephen F. Austin regain the throne?

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Beginning in September and running up through November 10th, the first day of the regular season, College Basketball Talk will be unveiling the 2017-2018 NBCSports.com college hoops preview package.

Today, we are previewing the Southland.

The Southland finally saw Stephen F. Austin‘s dominant run end last season as New Orleans claimed the regular season title and NCAA tournament autobid. Although the Lumberjacks finished in second place in head coach Kyle Keller’s first season, expectations are in place for another potential conference title in 2017-18. Stephen F. Austin returns eight of their top nine producers from last season including Player of the Year candidate T.J. Holyfield on the interior. If Stephen F. Austin’s offense can get a boost then they could be in for another dangerous season.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has to replace the scoring punch of forward Rashawn Thomas but do-it-all senior Ehab Amin is back to lead the charge. Amin led the nation in steals last season while filling up the box score in many other ways as he’s flanked by guards Kareem South and Joseph Kilgore. Lamar made a leap last season as they won 19 games and made a CIT appearance. Senior forward Colton Weisbrod is a throwback undersized frontcourt presence while the backcourt of point guard Joey Frenchwood and shooter Nick Garth is among the league’s stronger returning duos.

Returning most of last season’s contributors, Abilene Christian is hoping to make a major leap up the Southland standings. Sophomore big man Jalone Friday is a promising player to build around while junior guards Jaren Lewis and Jaylen Franklin both put up double-figures in the scoring column last season. Incarnate Word is going to put up points but the Cardinals will need to figure things out on the defensive end. Jalin Hart, Simi Socks and Shawn Johnson are all returning upperclassmen who averaged at least 14 points per game each last season.

Southeastern Louisiana has a chance to make noise as junior point guard Marlain Veal and junior forward Moses Greenwood are a solid 1-2 punch. With a deep bench returning, the Lions have a lot of upperclass experience and could be a surprise team. The return of Jalan West for a seventh season is a major story for Northwestern State. The former Player of the Year candidate has to stay healthy but he’s joined by junior big man Ishmael Lane and senior guard Devonte Hall to form a solid nucleus.

Losing four starters will be tough for Sam Houston State but junior point guard John Dewey III is back to lead the team’s offense. Senior big man Chris Galbreath has a chance to be a breakout player. Central Arkansas has the Southland’s returning leading scorer in senior guard Jordan Howard but the Bears have to make major strides on the defensive end and controlling turnovers.

New Orleans has a lot of new pieces after last year’s run to the Big Dance as the Privateers need to replace three starters. Senior forward Travin Thibodeaux and senior big man Makur Puou are back along with a lot of question marks. After a CIT appearance, Houston Baptist loses five seniors and multiple transfers but senior center Josh Ibarra is an all-league threat.  

Nicholls lost seven seniors and needs to rebuild as senior point guard Jahvaughn Powell has a chance to have a big year. McNeese finished in last place a season ago but most of that group is back. Sophomore guard Kalob Ledoux has a chance to be one of the league’s better guards.

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PRESEASON SOUTHLAND PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ehab Amin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

College basketball’s leader with 124 total steals last season (3.4 per game), this 6-foot-4 senior guard can also put up numbers all over the stat sheet. The Egyptian averaged 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game last season while shooting 46 percent from the floor. If Amin improves his 28 percent three-point shooting then he could be in for a monster season.

THE REST OF THE PRESEASON SOUTHLAND TEAM

  • Colton Weisbrod, Lamar: Undersized at 6-foot-5 but great in the paint, this senior averaged 15.1 points and 8.1 boards per contest. Weisbrod shot 52 percent from the floor but only 16 percent from three-point range.
  • T.J. Holyfield, Stephen F. Austin: Versatile junior forward averaged 11.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 52 percent from the floor.
  • Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas: The senior has a chance to reach 2,000 career points after dropping 19.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game last season. Howard could stand to improve his shooting efficiency.
  • Jalone Friday, Abilene Christian: Intriguing sophomore big man had tremendous splits (52% FG, 45% 3PT, 82% FT) and put up 13.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last season in only 21.7 minutes per contest.

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PREDICTED FINISH

  1. Stephen F. Austin
  2. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  3. Lamar
  4. Abliene Christian
  5. Incarnate Word
  6. Southeastern Louisiana
  7. Northwestern State
  8. Sam Houston State
  9. Central Arkansas
  10. New Orleans
  11. Houston Baptist
  12. Nicholls
  13. McNeese

‘Border War’ exhibition to be streamed

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The 19,000 fans who secured tickets to the Sprint Center for the charity-inspired reignition of the Border War won’t be the only ones to be able to watch Kansas and Missouri play Sunday.

The exhibition game, whose proceeds will be used for hurricane relief, will be streamed live for those willing to spend $40, the schools announced Friday.

“Our first objective was to sell out Sprint Center,” the two schools said jointly in a release. “Once we achieved the sellout so quickly, our fans who could not get tickets expressed tremendous interest in having the game televised. We wanted to make sure that the charities we’ve identified would be the only entities to derive revenue from this game.  SIDEARM Sports has provided the platform to allow us to create a second stream of revenue via this telecast.”

The broadcast will feature Leif Lisec doing play-by-play and ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla and Holly Rowe as the analyst and sideline reporter, respectively. The trio are donating their time for the broadcast.

The Jayhawks and Tigers haven’t played since 2012, when Missouri bolted the Big 12 for the SEC. There certainly has been resentment from the move, which has kept the two from scheduling a non-conference tilt. Now, though, they’re hoping the layoff has built enough anticipation to raise upward of $1 million for the Houston Harvey Relief Fund, the Rebuild Texas Fund, the Florida Disaster Fund, Juntos y Unidos Por Puerto Rico and the Fund for the U.S. Virgin Islands after a devastating hurricane season in the United States.

The game will pit the perennial powerhouse Jayhawks, expected to be a top-five preseason team and strong favorite to win the Big 12, against an ascendant Missouri, which has the potential 2018 No. 1 NBA draft pick Michael Porter, Jr. headlining the roster reboot under first-year coach Cuonzo Martin.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for two schools to do something together for the better of the masses,” Kansas coach Bill Self said last week, “and be able to send a significant amount of money to people that are suffering right now. So that is going to come to fruition, and we’re real happy about it.”

College Hoops Contender Series: Can Michigan State’s sophomore class carry them to a title?

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Who are the favorites to win a national title? Who can legitimately be called a contender? Who has the pieces to make a run to the Final Four? We’ll break that all down for you over the next three weeks in our Contender Series.

Last week, we gave you our Final Four sleepers and talked about six different Final Four contenders – Louisville, West Virginia, Villanova, Wichita State, USC and Miami – that are just flawed enough that we can’t call them contenders.

There is a pretty clear-cut delineation between the four or five best teams, the clear national title challengers, and the rest of the country this season.

This week, we will be taking a deeper dive into five of those teams.

What makes them good enough to win a national title?

But why won’t they win a national title?

After looking at Kentucky, Kansas and Arizona, we’re on to my pick to win the national title: The Michigan State Spartans.

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WHY THEY WILL WIN

We should start with Miles Bridges here, shouldn’t we?

Bridges is the NBC Sports Preseason National Player of the Year. He averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 38.9 percent from three on more than five threes per game as a freshman. He was a top ten pick in last year’s loaded NBA Draft and he made the decision to return to school. That doesn’t happen all that often, so it should come as no surprise that Bridges will enter the year as a potential top five pick and the star of a team everyone believes will be in the top five. ‘Who has the best player in college basketball?’ is a great starting point for trying to figure out who are the best teams in college basketball, and Bridges, on paper, is a good bet to be the best player in college basketball.

But there is more to this than the simple fact that Tom Izzo more or less lucked his way into not only having the local five-star prospect pick the Spartans over the likes of Kentucky, but then opt to stay with the Spartans over heading to the NBA Draft.

Bridges is so perfect for what the way that Izzo wants to play.

He’s arguably the best athlete is all of college basketball. He can guards threes and fours. He can protect the rim. He attacks the glass, particularly on the offensive end of the floor, and he can get out and run in transition. Defense, rebounding and the transition game are staples of the teams Izzo wants at his disposal, and Bridges can do all three things well.

Then throw in the rest of the Michigan State front court. Nick Ward is a throwback. He’s a 6-foot-8, 260 pound left-handed behemoth that is impossible to stop one-on-one on the block. He averaged 13.9 points in less than 20 minutes as a freshman. Freshmen aren’t supposed to do that. Sophomores aren’t, either. Ward will be paired up front with Jaren Jackson, who couldn’t be a more perfect compliment to Ward and Bridges. He’s a 6-foot-11 power forward with all the skills you expect out of a modern power forward: He protects the rim, he rebounds and he can space the floor offensively with his three-point shot. He may not have the hype of some of the other big men in the 2017 recruiting class, but he projects as a one-and-done lottery pick all the same.

I still haven’t even mentioned Xavier Tillman, another land-warrior freshman in the front court. He may surprise some people this season. Throw in Ben Carter, Gavin Schilling and Kenny Goins, and there may not be a more talented and deep front line in the country.

The back court is where the issues lie — we’ll get to that in a second — but there are some things to like about this group. For starters, both Cassius Winston and Joshua Langford were top 30 recruits in the Class of 2016. Neither were all that impressive during their first year in East Lansing, but the best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores. Langford shot 41.6 percent from three last year and Winston averaged 5.2 assists in just over 20 minutes. They are talented and they should continue to improve.

Lourawls ‘Tum Tum’ Nairn Jr. is back for his senior season, and his ability to push the ball in transition has made him a favorite of Izzo, while Matt McQuaid is somehow only a junior. Assuming that both Winston and Langford take a fairly significant step forward, Nairn and McQuaid will be rotation players off the bench, and if that is the case, this Spartan roster looks as strong as any roster in the country.

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WHY THEY WON’T WIN

There are two real concerns that I have with this Michigan State team heading into next season.

The first, believe it or not, is with Bridges. I don’t see anyway that you can question his ability. He’s a monster. But part of what made him just so effective as a freshman was because he is the prototype for what you look for in a college four in modern — read: small-ball — basketball. He’s big enough to guard power forwards defensively. He rebounds the ball, he protects the rim, he can switch onto anyone defensively and he just so happens to be a perimeter player on the other end of the floor. In other words, he can guard college power forwards but they cannot guard him.

That is an incredibly valuable weapon for a team like Michigan State to have.

And as a sophomore, he won’t be taking advantage of that versatility in the same way. He’ll likely end up playing the majority of his minutes at the three. Jaren Jackson is too good to keep on the floor, particularly when it would mean playing Matt McQuaid of Tum Tum Nairn over him, but Jackson is a full-blown power forward.

It begs the question: Just how effective is Bridges going to be if he is playing at the three? Will it be easier for college small forwards to cover him? Will he be able to take them into the paint if Ward is already occupying space down there? And what about his three-point shot? He made 38.9 percent as a freshman, but how many of those were a result of getting clean looks at the rim because the power forwards guarding him didn’t know how to guard a player like that on the perimeter?

I don’t think this will end up being an issue — hell, we have Bridges as the Preseason National Player of the Year — but it will definitely be something to monitor moving forward.

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The bigger question mark, however, will likely end up being Winston, and to a lesser degree Langford.

I love Tum Tum. I wrote a story on him when he was still in high school. His name is awesome. He’s a terrific personality with the kind of back story that makes you want to root for him. But he’s just not good enough to be the starting point guard for a team with national title aspirations. Last season, Nairn started 30 games at the point. Winston started five, and while Izzo had found ways to manufacture minutes for the duo to play to together later in the season, this much was clear: there was something that the Hall of Fame head coach didn’t quite trust about Winston.

Maybe it was his 23 percent turnover rate. Maybe it was Winston’s issues on the defensive end of the floor, or the fact that he didn’t lead the way that Izzo wanted his point guards to. Most likely it was all of the above, and as a sophomore, those are issues that Winston will have to fix.

And I think that he will.

Again, Michigan State is a consensus top three team for a reason. They’re my pick to win the national title this season.

But I can certainly tell myself a story where the Spartans don’t quite come together, and it starts with Winston’s issues at the point.

Langford I am less worried about. He will mostly be fine. Yes, he needs to be more aggressive as a scorer, and we saw some of that late in the season. But mostly he needs to be a guy that can knock down open shots, provide a consistent defensive threat and be a threat in transition, whether he’s spotting up for a three or finishing at the rim. He will be, at best, the third option for these Spartans offensively, and I don’t think it will be that hard for him to fill that role.


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PREDICTION

Michigan State is my pick to win the national title.

I’m sure I won’t be the only one to say that between now and the start of the season.

And as good as Tom Izzo is, it’s worth noting that when he has had a team projected as a title contender, the season usually ends up being disappointing. Since the Spartans won the title in 1999, there have been four seasons where they were considered to be a favorite to win the title at some point during the season. In 2009-10, they were No. 2 in the preseason top 25 and limped their way to a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament; they would eventually get to the Final Four in Detroit that year. In 2010-11, they were again the preseason No. 2 team in the country and finished the year 19-15 with a loss to UCLA in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

In 2013-14, they were the preseason No. 2 team yet again, living up to the hype for most of the year until a wrist injury suffered by point guard Keith Appling derailed their season; Sparty still found a way to win the Big Ten tournament and get to the Elite 8. Then in 2015-16, the Spartans quickly emerged as one of the nation’s best team before losing to Middle Tennessee State in the first round of the NCAA tournament as a No. 2 seed.

Will this be the year that bucks that trend?