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Big Ten Preview: Wisconsin and Iowa are better than you think

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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 Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. [more]

Missouri, Illinois extend Braggin’ Rights series through 2017

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One of the great rivalry games that fell by the wayside in conference realignment was Missouri’s two annual battles with Kansas. While we don’t know when those two will meet again, the Tigers will continue to play another of their rivals as it was announced that Missouri and Illinois have extended their annual series through [more]

Meyers Leonard had a tougher life than we thought

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Meyers Leonard had a bit of a breakout season as a sophomore. He increased his production to averages of 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds from 2.1 points and 1.2 boards as a freshman. While it would be difficult to consider Leonard’s season disappointing at face value, the bottom line is that the year was far [more]

New Orleans, Kentucky headline draft night winners

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On draft night there are winners and there are losers. While no championship title is given away based on who a team picks, the draft goes a long way towards determining whether or not a ring is possible. Below are some franchises, college programs and draftees who did well for themselves on Thursday night. Three [more]

The Morning Mix

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– Hawaii senior Hauns Brereton merges an unorthodox training regimen with an underground Memphis rap video. In short, it’s the video of the day – Pete Thamel provides a riveting-but-not-exactly-earth-shattering expose on the middle school recruiting scene in the Washington, D.C. area (Sadly, my rise to elite middle school athletic dominance in the D.M.V was a decade an a [more]

Illinois guard Brandon Paul suffers fractured lower jaw

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According to the Illinois basketball program rising senior guard Brandon Paul suffered a fractured lower jaw in a game at open gym on Thursday. According to Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune, Paul will undergo surgery today and should be able to take part in non-contact work in two weeks. Obviously no injury is good, [more]