2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology (3/10/14)


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Selection Sunday is just six days away.  Here is a projection of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology.   You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi three of the past four years.  Be sure to check back at The Sports Bank throughout the college basketball season for daily updates this week.

UPDATED: 3/10/14

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2015 NBA Mock Draft (2/6/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  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.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (2/5/14)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round.  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.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (2/5/14)


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Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker.  Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?  It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  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. [Read more...]

#46 Cincinnati Bearcats: College Basketball 111 in 111


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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Cincinnati Bearcats were one of the big losers of the conference realignment in college basketball.  The program goes from the powerful Big East to the American Athletic Conference which will be respectable this year but suffers a huge hit once Louisville leaves.  As for the 2013-14 season, Mick Cronin’s club loses some key players but should still be knocking on the door of a fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.

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CBS acquires TV rights to American Athletic Conference (non Catholic 7 Big East)


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CBS Sports Network has acquired the rights to telecast college football and basketball games from the American Athletic Conference through a sub-licensing agreement with ESPN. We haven’t heard the term American Athletic Conference much as of yet, basically it’s the non Catholic 7 teams from the Big East. The Catholic 7 will retain the Big East moniker.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft (6/28/13)


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It’s already time to start looking ahead.  The 2014 NBA Draft class is shaping up to be way more loaded than the 2013 group.  Here is an insanely early 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT yet been taken into account.

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Ex Notre Dame QB Demetrius Jones: where is he now?


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Last night it was announced that Everett Golson left school over academic issues.

Notre Dame announced that the starting QB on their national runner-up team was getting kicked out of school. This big college football news was released very late on a Saturday night. On a holiday weekend. Right at the exact moment that the Chicago Blackhawks win a Stanley Cup playoff game. So this press release goes out at the absolute perfect moment for the national media being off the clock; and the local Chicago media being occupied with something else. Well played, Notre Dame SID. Well played.

So what will become of Everett Golson? Will he follow a similar path to Demetrius Jones? Remember Jones, a recruit who was blue-chip among blue-chippers. He also left Notre Dame under less than optimal circumstances.

Let’s see what he’s up to today.

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2013 NBA Draft Combine nuggets and tidbits


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The NBA Draft Combine hit Chicago this week. Everyone who’s likely going to get picked in the NBA Draft comes to the Second City for workouts with NBA scouts and interviews with the media.

Here’s the list of all the former college basketball players who were invited to the NBA Draft combine. And here’s our latest 2013 NBA Mock Draft.

The NBA Draft combine is pretty much a beauty pageant for boys.

The 2013 NBA Draft is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2013 at the Barclays  Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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2013 NBA Draft Early Entrants


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The 2013 NBA Draft will soon be here. The deadline for college basketball underclassmen having to decide their future has officially passed so at this point, you are either in or out.  Here is an updated list of underclassmen who have declared for the 2013 NBA Draft and where they could end up being selected.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2013 NBA Draft mock.

Updated: 4/29/13

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Flip-flopping Gunner Kiel actually picks a school: Cincinnati Bearcats


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Gunner Kiel, the #1 rated QB in his class, hasn’t changed his mind about what school he wants to attend in a few months. So we were overdue; way overdue for a Gunner Kiel flip-flop. It’s Gunner Kiel change of heart season- oh, wait, that’s every season! Gunner Kiel will leave Notre Dame. Instead of trying to battle Everett Golson for the the QB job, Kiel will go look for some place in college football where he can start right away.

Katy Perry wrote a song about Gunner Kiel “you’re hot then you’re cold, you’re yes then you’re no, you’re in then you’re out.”

I’d also like to note that Katy Perry has really big boobs, but back to Gunner Kiel. He committed to the Cincinnati Bearcats today. Of course, I may have to update this post again when he changes his mind again from his fourth school to his fifth school.

In 2012 Gunner Kiel committed to the Indiana Hoosiers, decommitted and then pledged to LSU, then changed his mind again and chose Notre Dame, days before his early enrollment. Gunner Kiel was the team’s scout quarterback during Notre Dame’s run toward the 2013 BCS National championship game versus the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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