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Memphis forward Tarik Black to miss tonight’s game due to an ‘internal matter’

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After a 1-2 weekend at the Battle 4 Atlantis and the establishment of a new media policy that’s been criticized by many writers, the last thing the Memphis Tigers needed was to lose a player ahead of their game on Thursday against UT Martin.

Of course that’s exactly what happened as Jason Smith of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported that junior forward Tarik Black would miss the game due to what’s been labeled as an “internal matter.”

What’s the issue? That’s a good question, since according to the paper head coach Josh Pastner said that it would be resolved by Friday and declined to discuss whether or not the power forward was considering transferring. Pastner met with Black on Wednesday night before announcing that he would not be playing against the Skyhawks.

“I’m going to give him some time to figure some things out, and this should be resolved by Friday,” Pastner said. “This is nothing regarding the law or any rules broken.”

“I can only say that this internal matter will be resolved by Friday. I’m giving him time to get things figured out.”

Black is averaging 10.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest and shooting 65.6% from the field through five games for Memphis, which is off to a 3-2 start. But he like more than a few of his teammates has been inconsistent, and Pastner attempted to address the Tigers’ inconsistency with a three-day “boot camp” following their return from the Bahamas.

The goal of the boot camp was to improve the team’s “mental conditioning” as Pastner defined it, with Memphis failing to make the plays needed to get over the hump down the stretch in games against VCU and Minnesota.

Could it have pushed Black to the point where he needed a little time to figure things out? Was he already at that point? Only Black, considered to be one of the vocal leaders for the Tigers, can provide the answer to that question.

Memphis has the interior bodies needed to navigate a game against UT Martin without the services of Black, provided they show up focused and ready to play, but the Tigers really need the preseason All-Conference USA selection to return with a fresh mindset when looking at the bigger picture that is the entire season.

Simply winning Conference USA and getting to the tournament isn’t going to satisfy a demanding fan base, nor should it.

Raphielle also writes for the NBE Basketball Report and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

After rough weekend in Bahamas, Memphis enacts new media restrictions

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Memphis went into the Battle 4 Atlantis as a Top 25 team and came out with a 1-2 record and a label as one of the season’s early disappointments.

What was the school’s reaction? Enact new media policies that restrict access to local outlets and limit player interactions with reporters.

As reported by the Commercial Appeal’s Jason Smith, athletic director Tom Bowen is likely behind the move, one which now closes practices to media except national television outlets that will be airing Memphis games. The general reaction was one of surprise, considering how well regarded coach Josh Pastner is in dealing with media.

It also closes team locker rooms, also a standard practice for many teams, instead opting to bring Pastner and “select players” to the media room.

“This was a policy that (Bowen) instituted for football and he wanted to make sure that all sports abided by this policy,” Pastner told the Commercial Appeal. “So I was like, ‘You’re the boss.’ ”

With any move like this, the backlash is initially negative for the most part, but the sting of the new regulations typically fades. Schools like to present it as a way to “eliminate distractions,” but it often boils down to the fact that they want tighter restrictions on the information that comes out of the program.

Will it fix the fact that the Tigers are in a slide? Unlikely. But for transparency’s sake, fans have a much less negative reaction to a move like this because it doesn’t affect them directly on a daily basis.

For reporters, when the flow of information is constricted and the program becomes less media-friendly, the job becomes more difficult. Problem is, the principles of upholding transparency usually don’t resonate with the public or the casual fan of the program.

So expect drier answers coming out of press conferences in Memphis, and we’ll see if the Tigers can defy history and somewhere down the line point to this exercise in media regulation as having turned their season around.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

#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. 

Memphis hopes ‘cutthroat rebounding’ improves prowess on boards

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Anytime you hear the word ‘cutthroat’, chances are the meaning attached isn’t pretty. That applies to Memphis’ new rebounding drill.

An article by Jason Smith of the Memphis Commercial Appeal details the Tigers’ new practice ritual for developing a killer instinct for hitting the boards.

It’s ‘Cutthroat Rebounding.’ An assistant fires a shot from the wing and all hell breaks loose. It’s four-on-four. Bodies get beaten, there’s tons of contact and the winner is the team that pulls in the rebound. Players are told to use two hands and jump off both feet. Points are awarded for a defensive rebound and the team that loses (doesn’t get the rebound) leaves the floor and rotates out. A team has to get a defensive rebound before they can switch to offense.

Not exactly a science, but rebounding is as physical as blocking in football, so the more contact a player can handle, the better.

“There’s going to be some fouling. It’s not going to be an exact fundamental drill,” Pastner said. “It’s more about, ‘When the ball is in the air or it’s a 50-50 ball, you better go get that sucker with two hands and you better jump off the ground with two feet.’ “

It’s no secret Memphis was average at-best rebounding last season, and has been in Pastner’s previous two seasons. In 2011-12, they were 96th in total rebounds, 179th in rebounds per game and as Smith shows in the article, the Tigers’ had a plus-1.3 rebounding margin, 136th nationally last season.

Fortunately for Pastner, this team doesn’t lack the beef inside. Tarik Black (6-9. 262 pounds) and Adonis Thomas (6-7, 240) return along with Ferrakohn Hall (6-9, 220) and now they add freshman Shaq Goodwin (6-9, 246). The problem is, two of the teams’ top rebounders, Will Barton (a team-leading 8.0 per game) and Wesley Witherspoon (third on the team with 3.7 per game) are gone.

David Harten is the editor of The Backboard Chronicles. You can follow him on Twitter at @David_Harten.

Brewster Academy (N.H.) forward Kyle Washington commits to Mark Gottfried and NC State

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Top-100 prospect Kyle Washington of Brewster Academy (N.H.) has committed to NC State, his coach at Brewster, Jason Smith, tweeted Sunday morning.

Washington, a 6-9 forward, had reportedly been visiting the NC State campus over the weekend, where he made his commitment.

Before committing to the Wolfpack, Washington was also considering offers from the University of Washington, Iowa State, Ohio State, Louisville, and Marquette.

For NC State coach Mark Gottfried, he has in Washington another athletic forward that fits well into his up-tempo system that ranked 51st in the nation in scoring last season.

Gottfried, who was approved for a contract extension and pay raise this week by the NC State Board of Trustees, snags his second major commitment from the 2013 class, along with Virginia native Anthony “Cat” Barber.

Barber, a lightning quick point guard, also thrives in a fastbreak offense, meaning he and Washington can be paired nicely into Gottfried’s system.

Washington and Barber in 2013 follow a stellar 2012 class for Gottfried and the Wolfpack, who secured three McDonald’s All-Americans who will take the floor this fall: Tyler Lewis, TJ Warren, and Rodney Purvis.

The NCAA clearinghouse recently gave Purvis the green light to play this season, following a review of his academic eligibility.

For the 2012-13 season, NC State returns forward CJ Leslie and guard Lorenzo Brown, both of whom will be paired with the three All-American freshmen on a team that should compete for an ACC title.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

Larry Brown, SMU offer Brewster Academy duo

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SMU head coach Larry Brown was on the Brewster Academy campus on Wednesday and by Friday afternoon, he had offered two Brewster players.

On Friday, according to a tweet from Adam Zagoria, SMU had offered 2014 power forward Chris McCullough. The Mustangs had offered post-grad guard Ron Patterson earlier in the week and Brown was scheduled to meet with Patterson on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-10 McCullough recently transferred to Brewster and  is considered one of the top prospects in his class. The Bronx native holds offers from Kansas, Indiana, West Virginia, Louisville, Maryland, and Memphis. In late August, he took three unofficial visits to Seton Hall, Syracuse, and Memphis.

Patterson, like McCullough, is in his first year at Brewster. The 6-foot-2 guard had originally committed to Indiana and planned on being part of a highly-touted incoming freshman class for Tom Crean. However, in late August he failed to meet IU’s academic standards. Since electing to attend Brewster, Patterson has draw interest and offers from several schools.

On Sunday, Brewster head coach, Jason Smith tweeted that Patterson had offers from SMU, Kansas State, Providence, and Xavier. The Indianapolis native held an in-house visit with Xavier on Monday.

“[The] Xavier visit went well,” said Patterson in a phone interview on Friday. “Both of my parents enjoyed it. I’m planning to take an official visit there next weekend.”

Patterson has also seen interest from Iowa, Marquette, Villanova, and Florida State.

The former IU commit would be a good grab for Brown and the Mustangs. Patterson averaged 18.5 points, six rebounds, and four assists per game last season as a senior at Broad Ripple High School (Ind.). SMU is one of three remaining teams that could land Andrew and Aaron Harrison, but many believe SMU is a distant third behind Kentucky and Maryland.

Brewster is a power in prep school basketball, finishing 2011-2012 with a 33-1 record and claiming the National Prep School championship.

Terrence is also the lead writer at NEHoopNews.com and can be followed on Twitter: @terrence_payne