– Your #ReadoftheDay comes from the New York Times college sports blog “The Quad”. According to a “Basketball Times” study, Duke is the considered the best college basketball program across the board this season. Again. #ReadoftheDay people. You see that hashtag, you read the article on the other end of that link
– Well this is most peculiar: According to the Detroit News, both the athletic director and assistant head coach have resigned at Detroit-Mercy. The details are limited at the moment. Makes sure you check back on this later. #CBTbookmark
– Should it really come as any surprise that Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina have the most former-players in the NBA right now?
– The NCAA finally handed down a decision to UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson and its good news (He is eligible). Unfortunately, we still have yet to hear about Shabazz Muhammad, and to be honest, he’s the difference-maker
– Minnesota freshman Wally Ellenson broke his had during practice on Monday and he will be required to sit out 6-8 weeks. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard is still debating the idea of taking a redshirt year. He was being counted on to back up the starting wings, Austin Hollins and Joe Coleman
– Oklahoma State finally got a bit of good news for once this preseason: Senior Jean-Paul Olukemi has his NCAA appeal approved, granting him his final season of eligibility. With all the injuries sustained already, and no guarantee that Le’Bryan Nash and Marcus Smart stay after this season, Travis Ford needs to win now, and he will need to have all the manpower he can get
– Michigan’s sophomore All-American guard Trey Burke has been suspended for the Wolverines exhibition opener tonight against Northern Michigan. According to the school e is being punished for an undisclosed violation of team rules
– Highly touted Class of 2013 forward Beejay Anya has set a date for his college decision. the DeMatha (Md.) star will tell the world on November 16th. He says it’s down to Indiana and NC-State, but according to reports North Carolina State is the clear frontrunner. Mark Gottfried sure is putting together something special down in Raleigh
– Butler has never really had the benefit of playing a big, frontcourt-oriented style of basketball. But with talented upperclassmen bif-men Andrew Smith and Khyle Marshall, coach Brad Stevens is going to build his offense from the inside out
– ESPN’s newest analyst, former-Virginia tech head coach Seth Greenberg, ranks the top-15 transfers eligible for 2012-2013
– A great breakdown of the top-20 small forwards in the country, written by our very own Rob Dauster (Rob was ejected from his men’s league playoff game . Don’t worry, he wrote this well before he started cursing at referees)
– Whether or not VCU can live up to the hype is a key storyline you should be watching for this season in Atlantic-10 play. The conference is the deepest it’s ever been, so the teams destined for greatness should weed themselves out
– An excellent PAc-12 season preview from The NBE
– Kansas sophomore Ben McLemore is projected to be a big star for Kansas this season. This emphatic dunk is just one of the many reasons why
This is Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball (With a side of rock ‘n roll)
Troy Machir is the managing editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @TroyMachir.