College Basketball Officially Begins Tonight

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345 NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams begin their journey on the road they hope will culminate at the Final Four, as official practices will be conducted all across the country this weekend.

Many teams and their fans will gather across the country in arenas late Friday night to celebrate Midnight Madness, the annual celebration that marks the start to the season.  Practices are permitted to begin after 5 p.m. Friday.

A Snoop Dogg Concert accompanies Northwestern’s event this evening.

ESPNU will televise its Midnight Madness special featuring extensive whip-around coverage from top college basketball programs around the nation Friday at 9 p.m. ET.  Coverage will focus on several men’s programs including defending national champion Duke, as well as Kentucky, Memphis, Gonzaga, Kansas State and St. John’s. (No doubt because former ESPN personality Steve Lavin is now leading the program).

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2010-2011 College Basketball Pre-Season Top 25

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By: David Kay

Now that we know for sure which players are returning to school, which have decided to transfer, and where most of the high school recruits are going, I can unveil my 2010-2011 college basketball pre-season Top 25.  There is a lot of Big Ten love going on as four of my top nine teams call that conference home.
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