#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 

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NCAA steering farther and farther away from harsh penalties

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The days of postseason bans and crippling scholarship reductions to punish schools for breaking NCAA rules appear to be winding down.

Memphis was placed on three years of probation earlier this week with a public reprimand and fined for NCAA violations related to the recruitment and short college career of James Wiseman, who is about to start his third season with the Golden State Warriors. The NCAA also wrapped up an investigation of Air Force football for breaking the COVID-19 recruiting quiet period.

No postseason bans or scholarship reductions in either case. The Independent Accountability Review Panel, the NCAA’s outside arm of enforcement, said in its decision in the Memphis case that it did not want to punish current athletes.

That sentiment is widespread in college athletics these days, even with millions of dollars suddenly flowing to athletes from various sources for their celebrity endorsements amid concerns over improper inducements. In fact, it is on the way to being codified: Last month, the Division I Board of Directors adopted three proposals to change the infractions process.

The board also committed to “identifying appropriate types of penalties and modifying current penalty ranges, including identifying potential alternative penalties to postseason bans.”

Trying to predict what those alternatives will be is difficult, but if the goal is to avoid harming athletes and others who were not involved in the violations the options are limited.

“I emphatically believe it’s the wrong direction to go,” said Nebraska law professor Jo Potuto, who spent nine years on the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

“If you’re going to deter, the punishment has to fit the offense, right?” Potuto added. “You’re not going to deter serious violations with penalties that are not perceived to be really serious.”

Since January 2020, there have been at least 45 major infractions cases decided by the NCAA. Of those, at least 15 involved Level I allegations, the most serious and those carrying the most severe penalties; six cases resulted in some kind of postseason ban, with four of them self-imposed.

The Memphis case went through the IARP, which was created in response to the FBI’s investigation of college basketball corruption but is now being discontinued. Sunsetting the IARP was among several recommendations put forth by the NCAA’s Division I Transformation Committee earlier this year and recently adopted by the board.

As college sports moves toward less centralized governance by the NCAA and deregulation in general, the hope is to create a more streamlined enforcement process.

If justice is swift, the thinking goes, it is more likely to be applied fairly.

“The reality is the current system is broken,” said Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Jim Phillips, a member of the transformation committee. “I think everyone in the association, in the enterprise, understands it. When (an investigation) takes the amount of time that it does now and you start to penalize young men and women that were high school, if not middle school-age (when the violation occurred), it’s not an effective process.”

The IARP is still handling cases stemming from the FBI probe involving Louisville, Arizona, Kansas and LSU. Those have been in the NCAA enforcement pipeline for years. A related case against Oklahoma State did not go through IARP and the Cowboys did end up with a postseason ban.

David Ridpath, a professor at Ohio University and former compliance director for several schools, said even though the IARP failed, NCAA enforcement would be best handled by an independent organization.

“No system is perfect, but if you’re going to have an enforcement system at the end of the day you need to provide basic due-process protections and then you have to be able to consistently punish people,” he said.

In the Memphis case, Wiseman received $11,500 from Hardaway in 2017 while Hardaway was coach at a local high school. Hardaway was hired as Memphis’ coach in March 2018, and Wiseman committed to the Tigers in November 2018.

The NCAA accused Memphis of four Level I and two Level II violations, including lack of institutional control, head coach responsibility and failure to monitor. In the past, those types of allegations could strike fear into athletic directors but probation and fines seem much more likely to be the outcome now instead of the sweeping scholarship sanctions, vacated victories and postseason ban that Southern California received in 2010 for the Reggie Bush improper benefits case. Those penalties set USC football back years.

In the end, the IARP essentially reduced the charges against Memphis and cleared Hardaway of wrongdoing.

While the NCAA is losing sway in the wake of last year’s Supreme Court ruling, with more power being shifted to its member conferences, it also remains clear the schools still want the association to handle enforcement.

But what exactly is being enforced?

Athletes can now be paid for endorsement and sponsorship deals and college sports is still waiting on and hoping for help from federal lawmakers to regulate name, image and likeness compensation.

Plus, as revenue skyrockets for schools at the top of major college sports, the NCAA is trending toward fewer restrictions on what financial benefits can be provided to athletes.

“Until we have clarity and certainty on what schools and boosters and athletes can and can’t do, I think many recognize that it’s dangerous to hand down significant punishments when it’s not clear what you can and can’t do,” said Gabe Feldman, director of the sports law program at Tulane. “And I think unless you have clear rules, it’s hard to harsh punishment.”

Still, punishments directed at schools (fines) and coaches (suspensions) could become steeper and longer, Feldman said.

Potuto said with so much money flowing into the top of college athletics, it is doubtful fines could be large enough to be a true deterrent. While she understands the desire to not have current athletes pay for the sins of previous regimes, loosened transfer rules could mitigate the potential harm.

“I will make one prediction: If there is a move to impose penalties much less frequently in five years there is going to be a move to put them back in,” Potuto said.

Kentucky moves scrimmage to Eastern Kentucky for flood relief

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky will play its annual Blue-White men’s basketball scrimmage in Eastern Kentucky to benefit victims of the devastating summer floods.

The school announced that the Oct. 22 event at Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville will feature a pregame Fan Fest. Ticket proceeds will go through Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief.

Wildcat players will also participate in a community service activity with local organizations in the relief effort.

Kentucky coach John Calipari said the team was excited to play for Eastern Kentucky fans and added, “We hope we can provide a temporary escape with basketball and community engagement.”

The scrimmage traditionally is held at Rupp Arena. It will occur eight days after its Big Blue Madness public workout at Rupp.

Kentucky’s Tionna Herron recovering from open-heart surgery

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach Kyra Elzy says freshman Tionna Herron is recovering from open-heart surgery to correct a structural abnormality.

The 6-foot-4 post player learned of her condition after arriving at school in June and received other opinions before surgery was recommended. Senior trainer Courtney Jones said in a release that Herron underwent surgery Aug. 24 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and is recovering at home in DeSoto, Texas.

Elzy said Herron “is the definition of a warrior” and all are grateful to be on the other side of the player’s surgery. Herron is expected back on campus early next month and will continue rehabilitation until she’s cleared to return to normal activity.

“Her will and determination to eventually return to the court is inspiring, and it’s that `game-on’ attitude that is what makes her such a perfect fit in our program,” Elzy said in a release. “We are so thrilled for Tionna’s return to our locker room; it’s not the same without our full team together.”

Herron committed to Kentucky during last fall’s early signing period, rated as a four-star prospect and a top-70 player in last year’s class. Kentucky won last year’s Southeastern Conference Tournament and reached the NCAA Tournament’s first round.

Emoni Bates charged with 2 felonies

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SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich — Emoni Bates, a former basketball prodigy who transferred to Eastern Michigan from Memphis, was charged with two felonies after police found a gun in a car during a traffic stop.

The 18-year-old Bates failed to stop at an intersection Sunday night and a search turned up the weapon, said Derrick Jackson, a spokesman for the Washtenaw County sheriff’s office.

Defense attorney Steve Haney told The Associated Press that the vehicle and the gun didn’t belong to Bates.

“I hope people can reserve judgment and understand there’s a presumption of innocence,” Haney said. “This was not his vehicle. This was not his gun. … We’re still gathering facts, too.”

Bates was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and altering identification marks on a firearm. He was released after his lawyer entered a not guilty plea. Bates’ next court hearing is Oct. 6.

“This is his first brush with the law,” Haney said in court. “He poses no threat or risk to society.”

Less than a month ago, the 6-foot-9 Bates transferred to Eastern Michigan to play for his hometown Eagles. Bates averaged nearly 10 points a game last season as a freshman at Memphis, where he enrolled after reclassifying to skip a year of high school and join the class of 2021.

“We are aware of a situation involving one of our student athletes,” EMU spokesman Greg Steiner said. “We are working to gather more details and will have further comment when more information is available.”

Bates was the first sophomore to win the Gatorade national player of the year award in high school basketball in 2020, beating out Cade Cunningham and Evan Mobley. Detroit drafted Cunningham No. 1 overall last year, two spots before Cleveland took Mobley in the 2021 NBA draft.

Bates committed to playing for Tom Izzo at Michigan State two years ago, later de-committed and signed with Memphis. Bates played in 18 games for the Tigers, who finished 22-11 under Penny Hardaway. Bates missed much of the season with a back injury before appearing in Memphis’ two NCAA Tournament games.

In 2019, as a high school freshman, the slender and skilled guard led Ypsilanti Lincoln to a state title and was named Michigan’s Division 1 Player of the Year by The Associated Press. His sophomore season was cut short by the pandemic and he attended Ypsi Prep Academy as a junior, his final year of high school.

UConn to pay Kevin Ollie another $3.9 million over firing

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STORRS, Conn. — UConn announced Thursday it has agreed to pay former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie another $3.9 million to settle discrimination claims surrounding his 2018 firing.

The money is in addition to the more than $11.1 million in back salary Ollie has already been paid after an arbitrator ruled in January that he was improperly fired under the school’s agreement with its professor’s union.

“I am grateful that we were able to reach agreement,” Ollie said in a statement Thursday. “My time at UConn as a student-athlete and coach is something I will always cherish. I am pleased that this matter is now fully and finally resolved.”

Ollie, a former UConn point guard who guided the Huskies to a 127-79 record and the 2014 national championship in six seasons as head coach, was let go after two losing seasons. UConn also stopped paying him under his contract, citing numerous NCAA violations in terminating the deal.

In 2019, the NCAA placed UConn on probation for two years and Ollie was sanctioned individually for violations, which the NCAA found occurred between 2013 and 2018. Ollie’s attorneys, Jacques Parenteau and William Madsen, accused UConn of making false claims to the NCAA for the purpose of firing Ollie “with cause.”

The school had argued that Ollie’s transgressions were serious and that his individual contract superseded those union protections.

Ollie’s lawyers had argued that white coaches, including Hall-of-Famers Jim Calhoun and women’s coach Geno Auriemma, had also committed NCAA violations, without being fired, and indicated they were planning to file a federal civil rights lawsuit.

The school and Ollie said in a joint statement Thursday they were settling “to avoid further costly and protracted litigation.”

Both sides declined to comment further.

Ollie, who faced three years of restrictions from the NCAA on becoming a college basketball coach again, is currently coaching for Overtime Elite, a league that prepares top prospects who are not attending college for the pros.