#111 Nebraska Cornhuskers: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 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.

Receiving the dubious honor of coming in dead last; the Nebraska Cornhukers.  As expected, they struggled in their inaugural Big Ten season which led to the firing of head coach Doc Sadler.  Tim Miles was hired from Colorado State and faces a massive re-building effort in trying to make the Huskers a relevant basketball program.
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#96 Nebraska Cornhuskers: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers move to the Big Ten was clearly to up-grade the level of football in the conference since the basketball program has been mediocre at best throughout the past, oh… 110 years.  Despite being competitive in the Big 12 last season, Doc Sadler‘s team figures to struggle in their inaugural year in the Big Ten.

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NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch (2/22/11)

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With two weeks left in the regular season, we are hitting the stretch run of the college basketball season and teams are trying to improve their resume and pick up some key wins to help their NCAA Tournament hopes.  Here are some crucial games this week that have bubble teams matching head-to-head that could ultimately make or break their chances of being selected for the Field of 68Click here for my latest bracketology.

By: David Kay
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Puerto Rico Tip-Off Preview

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The pre-season college basketball tournament season is upon us and The Sports Bank is your home for in-depth previews to get your Feast Week watching ready.  The Puerto Rico Tip-Off begins Thursday and features an eight-team field including North Carolina, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Minnesota.  Here are my predictions and what to look for during the four day tourney.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #94 Nebraska Cornhuskers

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It is Nebraska‘s swan song in the Big 12 as they will be moving to the Big Ten for the 2011-2012 season.  For a team that has not won an outright conference title since 1916, the Cornhuskers have more times than not been an easy victory for their opponents.  Our 99 team college basketball preview in 99 days continues with their last hurrah.  Click here for The Sports Bank‘s previous “99 in 99” previews.

By: David Kay
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What Is The Big Ten’s Next Expansion Move?


With Nebraska in the fold (and Zombie Tom Osborne apparently their athletic director — seriously, he looks undead in that photo!), The Big Ten has some decisions to make.

Do they stay at 12 teams? Do they continue to expand as all their major conference counterparts frantically do the same, or do they save themselves?

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Illini Coaches, A.D. comment on Nebraska joining Big Ten

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So it’s official now, Nebraska is in the Big 10. Statements have been released: including these by Illinois Fighting Illini athletic department big wigs:

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