Highly-touted freshmen class to get Marquette basketball back on track

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As expected, year one of the Steve Wojciehowski era was rough for the transitioning Marquette basketball program as they finished tied for last place in the Big East. Wojo has hit the recruiting trail hard though and brings a top ten class to Milwaukee this season which is part of the reason Marquette is expected to have a bounce back year. [Read more…]

Experience should serve Butler basketball well

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After a rough inaugural year in the Big East, first year head coach Chris Holtmann got the Butler basketball program back on track last season. With their top three scorers returning and the addition of a former McDonald’s All-American, the Bulldogs should once again be a major factor in the conference race. [Read more…]

Balanced attack will once again carry Xavier basketball

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The Xavier basketball program has quietly put together a quietly impressive string of success, having made the Sweet 16 in five of the past eight seasons. Chris Mack once again has a balanced attack that should help the Musketeers remain a factor not only in the Big East, but on the national level as well. [Read more…]

Transfers to play major role for Creighton basketball

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As expected, the post-Doug McDermott era got off to a rough start for the Creighton Bluejays as they finished tied for last place in the Big East.  While the team loses five key contributors from last year, the addition of a pair of transfers should provide a needed boost this season. [Read more…]

Sophomores need to shine for Seton Hall basketball program

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After starting last season with a 13-3 record, things quickly spiraled downward for the Seton Hall basketball team as they won just three of their final sixteen games. The Pirates suffered a big blow in the off-season when leading scorer, Sterling Gibbs decided to transfer so Kevin Willard’s future lies in the hands of a young team. [Read more…]

Familiar face looks to turn around DePaul basketball program

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With the DePaul basketball program continuing to be the laughing stock of the Big East, the Blue Demons have gone back to the past in hopes of turning things around. The school hired Dave Leitao as head coach this off-season, ten years after he left the exact same position for seemingly greener pastures. Leitao led DePaul to an NCAA Tournament and two NIT appearances in the mid-2000’s but has his work cut out for him to get the Blue Demons back to that level. [Read more…]

St. John’s Basketball starting from scratch

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There is a new era for the St. John’s basketball program as legendary player Chris Mullin returns home to try and add a spark to a program that struggled to return to prominence under Steve Lavin. Mullin has his work cut out for him though as the team experiences a major facelift since they lose their top seven scorers from a year ago.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (6/29/15)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/25/15)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.  Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/25/15)

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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

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2015 College Basketball transfers list (6-5-15)

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College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2015-16 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

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Alex Morgan: USA’s World Cup hero (photos and bio)

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The countdown to the women’s World Cup begins. #13 Alex Morgan is the face of the U.S. Women’s National Team. She is the USWNT’s hero. To help you get ready for the summer soccer tournament spectacular, we’re going to profile some of the more important players on the roster, starting with Alex Morgan.

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