Friday, May 28, 2010

Look for the Dukies to be #1

The Duke Blue Devils should be the best team in college basketball next season. They return Kyle Singler, Andre Dawkins, Nolan Smith, and the Plumlee brothers. They also have highly touted freshmen Kyrie Irving joining Nolan Smith in the backcourt. Jon Sheyer will be missed, but Irving ads more explosiveness to their backcourt and he'll improve their defense. Zoubek will be missed on the boards, but the Plumlees should be vastly improved this next season and be able to fill that void. With all of this star power returning from a National Championship team, don't be surprised to see the Dukies cutting down the nets again come April

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Significant Impacts of Guys Who are Staying

Although many underclassmen decided to make the leap to the NBA, a number of them have decided to return for their senior seasons. Some of these decisions will have a major impact on the landscape of the powerhouses in college basketball. Especially with the decsisions of Etwaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson, Jimmer Fredette, and Kyle Singler. Purdue, BYU, and Duke are consensus top 10 teams because those players decided to return for their senior seasons. Here's the rest of the players that are coming back that could have a big impact on the upcoming basketball season.

Lavoy Allen, PF, Temple
Kevin Anderson, G, Richmond
Talor Battle, G, Penn State
Keith Benson, F/C, Oakland
Anatoly Bose, F, Jr., Nicholls State
Carlon Brown, G, Jr., Utah
Mike Davis, PF, Illinois
Paul Davis, Winston-Salem State
Malcolm Delaney, G, Virginia Tech
Kenneth Faried, PF, Morehead State
Jimmer Fredette, PG, BYU
Anthony Gurley, G, UMass
Jeremy Hazell, SG, Seton Hall
Adnan Hodzic, C, Lipscomb
JaJuan Johnson, PF, Purdue
Ravern Johnson, G/F, Mississippi State
Cameron Jones, G, Northern Arizona
Kenny Lawson, F, Creighton
Demetri McCamey, G, Illinois
E'Twaun Moore, G, Purdue
Arnett Moultrie, F, UTEP
Rico Pickett, SG, Manhattan
Eniel Polynice, G, UAB
Herb Pope, PF, Seton Hall
Jeff Robinson, F, Seton Hal
lTracy Smith, PF, NC State
Alex Tyus, PF, Florida
Quinton Watkins, G, San Diego State
Chris Wright, G, Dayton

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tons of Kids left College for the NBA

Here's a list of the players who are leaving school early to go to the NBA.

Solomon Alabi, C, Florida State
Cole Aldrich, C, Kansas
Al-Farouq Aminu, F, Wake Forest
James Anderson, G, Oklahoma State
Luke Babbitt, F, Nevada
Armon Bassett, G, Ohio
Eric Bledsoe, PG, Kentucky
Dee Bost, PG, Mississippi State
Craig Brackins, F, Iowa State
Avery Bradley, G, Texas
Derrick Caracter, UTEP
DeMarcus Cousins, F/C, Kentucky
Jordan Crawford, SG, Xavier
Ed Davis, F, North Carolina
Devin Ebanks, G/F, West Virginia
Derrick Favors, F, Georgia Tech
Courtney Fortson, PG, Arkansas
Keith Gallon, F, Oklahoma
Charles Garcia, F, Seattle
Paul George, F, Fresno State
Manny Harris, G, Michigan
Gordon Hayward, G/F, Butler
Xavier Henry, G, Kansas
Darington Hobson, G/F, New Mexico
Armon Johnson, PG, Nevada
Wesley Johnson, F, Syracuse
Dominique Jones, SG, South Florida
Mac Koshwal, F/C, DePaul
Sylven Landesberg, SG, Virginia
Gani Lawal, F, Georgia Tech
Tommy Mason-Griffin, PG, Oklahoma
Elijah Millsap, G/F, UAB
Greg Monroe, F/C, Georgetown
A.J. Ogilvy, C, Vanderbilt
Daniel Orton, C, Kentucky
Patrick Patterson, PF, Kentucky
Samardo Samuels, PF, Louisville
Larry Sanders, F, VCU
Lance Stephenson, G/F, Cincinnati
Lazar Trifunovic, 6-8, F, Jr., Radford
Evan Turner, G/F, Ohio State
Ekpe Udoh, F, Baylor
John Wall, PG, Kentucky
Willie Warren, G, Oklahoma
C.J. Webster, 6-9, F Jr., San Jose State
Terrico White, G, Ole Miss
Hassan Whiteside, F/C, Marshall
Elliot Williams, G, Memphis
Stevy Worah-Ozimo, 6-10, F, Slippery Rock
Jahmar Young, SG, New Mexico State

Friday, May 21, 2010

College Baseball Tournament is Almost Here!

This is the last weekend until the college baseball tournament begins. This is a huge weekend for college baseball as teams are trying to keep their postseason hopes alive by picking up a few necessary wins in order to stay in the post season discussion. Everyone should buy tickets at Ticket King! The games should be a lot of fun and I hope they're all close, and that they weekend is packed with tons of drama. Here's a look at todays games:

Seton Hall
(19) Connecticut

3:00 PM ET
(4) Coastal Carolina

6:00 PM ET
Holy Cross

6:05 PM ET
(11) Louisville
Notre Dame

7:00 PM ET
(14) Arkansas
(15) Vanderbilt

7:00 PM ET
(20) Virginia Tech
North Carolina

7:00 PM ET
(5) Florida
(7) South Carolina

7:30 PM ET
(18) Auburn
(17) Mississippi

7:35 PM ET
(23) Kansas State
Texas A&M

9:00 PM ET
(23) Oregon

10:00 PM ET
Santa Clara
(12) Cal State Fullerton

1:30 PM ET
(6) Georgia Tech
Boston College

5:30 PM ET
(10) UCLA

6:00 PM ET
(25) San Diego

6:30 PM ET
(8) Florida State
(22) Clemson

7:00 PM ET
(2) Virginia
(13) Miami (FL)

7:00 PM ET
(1) Texas

7:30 PM ET
Cal State Bakersfield
(9) TCU

7:30 PM ET
(21) Rice

8:00 PM ET
(16) Oklahoma

9:30 PM ET
Oregon State
(3) Arizona State

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Possible Conference Realignment

There has been a lot of talk that there could be some conference realignment. The Big Ten has been looking to add teams to increase its exposure and get more subscriptions to the Big Ten Network. They have been looking to add schools such as Mizzou, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh. If the Big Ten takes some of these schools (they're supposedly looking to expand to 16 teams), then expect a domino effect throughout the rest of the power conferences. With Big Ten Expansion, the Big East would almost surely cease to exist. Expect the Big 12 to attempt to add schools such as Utah or BYU or possibly New Mexico. The Pac 10 might also try to add Boise State or Utah or even Colorado. Whatever happens, expect some major changes in the power conference. It's going to be very different in the next couple of years.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Can't Wait for Football!

I don't know about everyone else, but I'm really excited for College Football to start next season! Teams are just completing their spring practices and coaches are starting to get a feel for their rosters for next season. All of the recruits have signed with their new teams and I can't wait for the kickoff!!! Buy tickets at Ticket King for College Football games!!

New Writer

My name is Joey Goldfarb and I will be taking over this blog for the next few weeks. I am interning at Ticket King and go to Saint Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, Minnesota.