Archive for the ‘College Basketball’ Category

John Calipari is on top of the college basketball world. He won the national championship and then reloaded with another top recruiting class. Can Nerilins Noel and company lead them to their third straight final four and another repeat? The road to Atlanta for the Final Four is about to begin.

All American Team
1st Team
F DeShaun Thomas Jr Ohio State
F Doug McDermott Jr Creighton
C Cody Zeller So Indiana
G Isaiah Canaan Sr Murray State
G Matthew Dellavedova Sr Saint Mary’s

2nd Team
F Christian Watford Sr Indiana
F Solomon Hill Sr Arizona
C Nerlens Noel Fr Kentucky
G Allen Crabbe Jr California
G Trey Burke So Michigan

3rd Team
F Shabazz Muhammad Fr UCLA
F Tim Hardaway Jr Jr Michigan
C Steven Adams Fr Pittsburgh
G Aaron Craft Jr Ohio State
G Marcus Smart Fr Oklahoma State

Regular Season Conference Champs for Power 8 leagues

ACC: North Carolina State Wolfpack

Atlantic 10: Saint Louis Billikens

Big 10: Indiana Hoosiers

Big East: Louisville Cardinals

Big 12: Kansas Jayhawks

C-USA: Memphis Tigers

Mountain West: UNLV Runnin Rebels

Pac 12: Arizona Wildcats

Four Sleeper Teams to make noise in March

Georgetown Hoyas

California Golden Bears

Drexel Dragons

Butler Bulldogs

High Seeded Early Exits in March

Syracuse Orangemen

Kansas Jayhawks

Gonzaga Bulldogs

North Carolina Tar Heels

Sweet 16 Bound

Duke Blue Devils

North Carolina State Wolfpack

Indiana Hoosiers

Michigan Wolverines

Louisville Cardinals

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Arizona Wildcats

UCLA Bruins

Kentucky Wildcats

Florida Gators

Missouri Tigers

Creighton Bluejays

Saint Louis Billikens

San Diego State Aztecs

UNLV Runnin Rebels

Memphis Tigers

Elite 8 Predictions

Indiana Hoosiers

North Carolina State Wolfpack

Michigan Wolverines

UNLV Runnin Rebels

Kentucky Wildcats

Louisville Cardinals

Creighton Bluejays

Arizona Wildcats

2013 Final Four Predictions

Indiana Hoosiers over the Michigan Wolverines

Louisville Cardinals over the Kentucky Wildcats

2013 National Champions

The Indiana Hoosiers will win the National Championship on April 8, 2013 over the Louisville Cardinals

The 2011-12 college basketball season should be one of the best seasons in years with the surprise returns of Perry Jones, Terrence Jones, Harrison Barnes, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller.   The sport is loaded with talent and since the NBA was to fight over percentage points, this maybe all the basketball we have this year.

All American 1st Team

G        Jeremy Lamb     UConn    Soph

F        Harrison Barnes   UNC    Soph

F        Perry Jones    Baylor    Soph

C        Jared Sullinger    Ohio State   Soph

C       Anthony Davis    Kentucky   Freshman

2nd Team

G   John Jenkins   Vandy  Junior

G   Jordan Taylor   Wisconsin Sr

F   Terrence Jones   Kentucky  Soph

F   Doug McDermott Creighton So

C    Tyler Zeller  UNC  Sr

Regular Season Conference Champion Predictions

ACC:  North Carolina Tar Heels

Atlantic 10:  Xavier Minutemen

Big10:  Ohio State Buckeyes

Big East:  UConn Huskies

Big12:  Baylor Bears

C-USA: Memphis Tigers

Mountain West:  New Mexico Lobos

Missouri Valley:  Creighton Bluejays

Pac-12:  Arizona Wildcats

Sleeper Teams to make noise

Cal Golden Bears

Wichiata State Shockers

Virginia Cavaliers

Detroit Mercy (Ray McCallum is the real deal)

Sweet 16 Bound

North Carolina Tar Heels

Duke Blue Devils

Ohio State Buckeyes

Michigan Wolverines

Pittsburgh Panthers

Syracuse Orangemen

UConn Huskies

Baylor Bears

Memphis Tigers

Creighton Bluejays

Xavier Minutemen

Kentucky Wildcats

Vanderblit Commedores

Florida Gators

Arizona Wildcats

UCLA Bruins

Elite 8 Predictions

North Carolina over Syracuse

Kentucky over Duke

Ohio State over Vanderblit

UConn over Baylor

Final Four Predictions

North Carolina over UConn

Ohio State over Kentucky

National Championship Game

The Ohio State Buckeyes will upset the North Carolina Tar Heels on April 2nd to win the National Championship.  Thad Matta finally gets his first championship ring.

Ok so was this a smart decision or a bad one?  Well the last time Davies was at school he had sex and was kicked out, yes ladies and gentleman premarital sex.  BYU’s honor code states that:

Be honest 
Live a chaste and virtuous life 
Obey the law and all campus policies 
Use clean language 
Respect others 
Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse 
Participate regularly in church services 
Observe the Dress and Grooming Standards 
Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code

Well that’s straight from the BYU’s undergrad catalog under HONOR CODE STATEMENT.  So basically living a chaste and virtuous life in plain English means no sex before marriage.  The real question is are the guidelines fair? It is college, and if I remember correctly, college was not just about academics, and no one is perfect.  Sometimes an individual can just slip and fall into another person’s bed!  Its crazy but it happens; its college!  So if coffee is not allowed, are Red Bulls and Five hour energy drinks?  I mean it is college, and late night papers are typed up!(Believe me I know!)  And no drinking??? Hmm I guess BYU graduates have a very low-tolerance!  Man no beer pong is played around that campus, and BYU graduates must have the worst drinking games!   All jokes aside though, because of the “honor code” BYU will never make the top 10 in “Top Party School.”
But if a student does not want to follow these rules, then why did they CHOOSE to go to this school to begin with?  If the end result is being kicked out of school, and a student or student-athlete breaks the rule and is caught, well its not like they weren’t warned.  If the speed limit says 45 and the driver is going 60 and receives a ticket, well its not like the driver did not know the risks.  Brandon Davies could have chose to go to any other university in the country, but instead he chose to come back to BYU.  Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.  Brandon if you go from the classroom to the gym to the classroom, I’m sure you can bypass BYU basketball groupies! Well are there any BYU groupies???

  “WAIT! Those are Jimmers fans!”

source: BYU honor code