#42 Stanford Cardinal: 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.

After winning the NIT championship last season, the Stanford Cardinal look to take the next step and get into the relevant college basketball postseason tournament.  With several of their key players back, that is a very attainable goal for Johnny Dawkins and company.

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#83 Stanford Cardinal: College Basketball 111 in 111

stanford cardinal mascot

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.

Giving Johnny Dawkins a two-year contract extension was a vote of confidence that the former Dukie has the Stanford Cardinal basketball program heading in the right direction.  Dawkins has recruited well since arriving in Palo Alto but his team is still a year or two away from being a true contender in the Pac-12.

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99 in 99: #84 Stanford Cardinal

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My all-time favorite Sportscenter commercial is the one where John Anderson throws a piece of paper into the garbage as the Stanford Cardinal mascot is watching.  Anderson looks at the big oafy tree, then picks the paper out of the trash and puts it in the recycling bin.  Get me every time.

What does this have to do with my Stanford basketball preview?  Nothing.  I just figured it is a good way to change my lead-in.  The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” runs down the 72 college basketball power conference teams and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  Click here if you missed teams #84-#99.

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