The Atlantic 10 word with The Charlotte Observer’s Jim Utter

January 8, 2009

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Jim Utter writes for The Charlotte Observer and has been covering the Atlantic 10 Conference for four years now.  As a graduate of UNC-Charlotte he has cherished and reveled in the A-10 roundball scene for even more years.  He gives us his thoughts on some of the things to look for as conference play kicks into gear and Cinderella stories potentially develop.

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The Big 10 word with The Chicago Sun Times’ Herb Gould

December 30, 2008

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We’re just a couple of bloggers, new bloggers at that, so our credibility is minimal. In order to get some real “stuff” on here, we’ve reached out to some esteemed beat writers who actually know what they’re talking about.

With the Big 10 tipping off their league schedule tonight, now is a good time to preview the conference that actually looks intriguing this season. Chicago Sun Times college writer Herb Gould has been covering the Big 10 since 1994, and has a ton of previous work to his name (Notre Dame, Chicago Bears, and features writer)

He was nice enough to answer our questions on the heels of covering Northwestern’s appearance in the Alamo Bowl.

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The Big 12 word with The Norman Transcript’s John Shinn

December 28, 2008

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We’re just a couple of bloggers, new bloggers at that, so our credibility is minimal. In order to get some real “stuff” on here, we’ve reached out to some esteemed beat writers who actually know what they’re talking about.

While it’s hard not to ignore the buzz surrounding the upcoming BCS Championship Game, there’s still some great basketball being played in Norman, Oklahoma.  Covering the Sooners since the 2003-04 season, John Shinn previews the upcoming Big 12 conference schedule–and sees potential for it to mimic the drama that unfolded during the football season.

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The Big East word with The New Haven Register’s Dave Borges

December 23, 2008

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We’re just a couple of bloggers, new bloggers at that, so our credibility is minimal. In order to get some real “stuff” on here, we’ve reached out to some esteemed beat writers who actually know what they’re talking about.

Covering UCONN basketball for the New Haven Register, Dave Borges enlightens us on what could be one of the most competitive conference seasons in memory. Dave gives us his take, and talks about the possibility for the league to receive an unprecedented nine tournament bids.

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The Pac-10 Word with Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta

December 20, 2008

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We’re just a couple of bloggers, new bloggers at that, so our credibility is minimal. In order to get some real “stuff” on here, we’ve reached out to some esteemed beat writers who actually know what they’re talking about. Writers whose name carries significant weight in the circle they work in.

With league play upon us, it’s as great time to get the word from college basketball writers across the country and find out their take for what’s ahead

In our second installment of “The Word,” we talk to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.  Bob has covered University of Washington basketball for the Tacoma News Tribune and the Seattle Times since 1997.  He takes us on a walk through the world of Pac Ten Basketball, and admits his favorite place to watch a basketball game is not on U-Dub’s campus.

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The SEC word with the Lexington Herald’s Jerry Tipton

December 18, 2008

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We’re just a couple of bloggers, new bloggers at that, so our credibility is minimal. In order to get some real “stuff” on here, we’ve reached out to some esteemed beat writers who actually know what they’re talking about. Writers whose name carries significant weight in the circle they work in.

With league play upon us, it’s as great time to get the word from college basketball writers across the country and find out their take for what’s ahead.

Since 1981, Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald has been on the beat for Kentucky and the SEC. He previews the upcoming league schedule, and brings up an ex-Wildcat player fond of the prospects of passing gas in Hong Kong.

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