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Marquette/Ohio State preview: Season kickoff in the Carrier Classic

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It’s finally here, folks. The first full day of college basketball games (that actually count) is upon us, with one of the feature games being Marquette versus No. 4 Ohio State in the Carrier Classic at 7 p.m. EST on the NBC Sports Network. The two teams will get down to business aboard the flight [more]

The Morning Mix

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Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States. This is a special day for me not because of any political affiliation but because I got my start in college hoops this very week in 2008. Here’s to four more years of entertaining hoops insight. For the record, I voted for the  trio of [more]

Buzz Williams: ‘I better relate to guys who have had a rough start’

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There are few coaches in the country that are a better quote than Marquette’s Buzz Williams. It’s one of the few rules I learned when covering my first Big East tournament: when Williams is talking, you better get to listening, because he’ll give you a quote worth publishing. He’s logical, he’s smart, he’s honest and [more]

The Morning Mix

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We’re only just 72 hours away from the beginning of college basketball season. The anticipation is palpable.   #ReadoftheDay: ESPN’s Jason King on the landscape of college hoops in 2012 and how it looks similar to the landscape in the 1980s. Read it. (ESPN)   Top Stories: What top-25 team will miss the NCAA Tournament?: [more]

Buzz Williams, housing markets, and Marquette’s new look

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Marquette is going to have their work cut out for them this season. And it’s not because they have a lack of talent on their roster. Quite the opposite, actually; Buzz Williams has a myriad of perimeter weapons and a pair of big-bodied centers at his disposal. Where Marquette could run into some trouble, however, [more]

Conference Preview: Louisville is the favorite in Big East after run to Final Four

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Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a [more]