99 in 99: #50 Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota Gophers mascot

Tubby Time has not accelerated the success of the Minnesota Gophers’ basketball program like originally anticipated.  Last year was supposed to be the breakout out year but two highly regarded newcomers never saw a minute on the court while the team’s starting point guard was ineligible for most of conference play.  With a loaded Big Ten this season, I cannot imagine this being the year Minnesota makes a jump in the conference.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and the top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #51-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #97 Iowa State Cyclones

Fred Hoiberg Iowa State

It is day three of our “99 in 99” series previewing a college basketball team every day leading up to the start of the season.  I know what you are thinking, it is WAY too early for this isn’t it?  SHUSH!  It is never too early to start talking college basketball especially you are as big a nerd as I am.

I promise I have nothing against the people or state of Iowa.  I have many friends who are either from the state or currently reside there.  Unfortunately, your major conference state basketball teams will be two of the worst in the country this season.  Iowa drew the 99th ranking, Iowa State earns #97.  Sorry.

By: David Kay
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Royce White, Trevor Mbakwe, and the Mess That is Minnesota Gophers Basketball

Royce White

The Minnesota Gophers Basketball team’s offseason just keeps getting longer. [Read more…]