– With so much going on this weekend thanks to Midnight Madness festivities College Basketball Talk decided to gather all the best videos and news from season tip-off festivities
– College Basketball Talk released it’s highly anticipated “All-Name Team” selections for 2012-13 on Friday.Eric Angevine and Troy Machir are college basketball’s foremost experts in etymology, surnames and general nomenclature and have combined forces to provide a definitive list of who’s who in 2012-13. Be on the look out for part-II later today.
– With the season now officially started, the guys behind the big eyeball at CBS Sports released their annual list of “The 68 Things to watch this season”
– There are not many people more critical of John Calipari and Kentucky than coaching legend Bob Knight. Despite repeatedly criticizing Calipari in public, and refusing to mention the university’s name, Knight will be part of a broadcast team for two Kentucky games this season
– Jeff Eisenberg has ten intriguing questions we should think about as the season starts to progress
– Two-time Super Bowl champion head coach Bill Parcells stopped by Siena’s practice on Saturday morning to meet with O.D. Anosike, who Parcells met this past summer
– Pat Forde previews the upcoming season for the Indiana Hoosiers, who enters the season as the top team in the nation and will look to win their first national championship since 1987
– Steve Massiello has done great things in his short time at Manhattan. The Jaspers have a bunch of experienced players who have the ability to carry the program back to the NCAA tournament
– UNLV has decided to take a flyer on oft-troubled Jelan Kendrick. You may remember his story. As a freshman at Memphis in 2010, he was suspended twice and kicked off the team before the season began. He spent 2011 at Ole Miss, but was removed from the program following the end of the season. During a game in March, Kendrick removed himself from the court during warm-ups and left the arena with his girlfriend, only to return to a spot on the bench where he did not move from until the end of the contest
– Highly touted recruit Xavier Rathan-Myles committed to Florida State over the weekend, raising the Seminole’s chance of bagging top recruit Andrew Wiggins, who is very close with Rathan-Myles
Troy Machir is the managing editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @TroyMachir.