Changes in the NCAA Transfer Portal

Attention College Sports fans, big changes are coming to the NCAA Transfer Portal next season. On January 11, 2023, the NCAA revealed new regulations that will take us into the next calendar year. Let’s take a look at what changes were made and how it might affect the game going forward. Official Transfer Portal Modifications For starters, a player will no longer have immediate eligibility … Continue reading Changes in the NCAA Transfer Portal

Syracuse Orange squeaks by Notre Dame 78-73 in second-half

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team overcame a double-digit deficit late in the second-half to squeak out a 78-73 win over an experienced Notre Dame squad. Saturday night at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY led by young freshmen, the Cuse switched to a pressing defense to fluster the Irish’s dominant three point shooters. A three point shot at the 3:00 mark of the … Continue reading Syracuse Orange squeaks by Notre Dame 78-73 in second-half

Mental Dimes writers talk possible NCAA Tournament field expansion

The NCAA transformation committee recently came out at the beginning of January with a recommendation to expand NCAA championship brackets to accommodate access for 25% of participating teams. What does this mean? This means the NCAA basketball tournaments could possibly be expanded from the current format of 68 teams to 90 teams. Now, these are only recommendations, but this has been a topic up for … Continue reading Mental Dimes writers talk possible NCAA Tournament field expansion

Notre Dame defeats Georgia Tech 73-72 after forcing OT

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s basketball team (8-8, 0-5 ACC), faced the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-7, 1-4 ACC) in a battle of lower tier ACC teams Tuesday night. Senior Dane Goodwin collected 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Nate Laszewski hit two key free throws with 23 seconds left in overtime to help the Irish squeak it out 73-72 over the Yellow Jackets. … Continue reading Notre Dame defeats Georgia Tech 73-72 after forcing OT

NCAA Basketball committee proposes 90-team field

The NCAA’s Division I Transformation Committee laid out on Jan. 3 a recommendation that would lengthen the NCAA basketball tournaments to 90 teams. The committee ordered with finding, “opportunities to modernize college sports” introduced many suggestions, with the most important one being the expansion of playoff tournaments. As per the report, the committee then addressed the recommendation as followed: –Accommodate access for 25% of active … Continue reading NCAA Basketball committee proposes 90-team field

Things get ‘heated’ in Iowa’s upset win over No. 15 Indiana

If you did not take the time to turn on your television to watch No. 15 Indiana battle Iowa on Thursday night, you missed another terrific edition to to this matchup. Indiana (10-4, 1-2 Big Ten) needed to win this game. It really needed to win this game. Iowa (9-6, 1-3 Big Ten) is not off to the best of starts in the 2022-23 season. … Continue reading Things get ‘heated’ in Iowa’s upset win over No. 15 Indiana

Syracuse basketball recruiting: Looking to pursue next big man

Syracuse Basketball is now in the top three in recruiting for 7-foot-2, 220 pound, big man William Patterson. He hails from Brooklyn, New York, and currently plays for the Patrick School in Hillside, New Jersey, after transferring from the Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, Maryland. Top offers and interests Patterson said he is seeking to make his college choice very soon, while the Orange are … Continue reading Syracuse basketball recruiting: Looking to pursue next big man

The Day After| Wisconsin opens up conference play with a win against Minnesota.

The No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team opened up the new year with a 63-60 victory against Minnesota on Tuesday. Forward Steven Crowl led the Badgers with 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting. Crowl is averaging over 11 points per game and eight rebounds per game so if he can consistently put up performances like this, that adds another low-post threat to the offense that … Continue reading The Day After| Wisconsin opens up conference play with a win against Minnesota.

Return of Ryan Kalkbrenner gives Creighton new boost

The Creighton men’s basketball team was poised to be the team out of the Big East Conference that could win a national championship this year. Creighton (9-6, 3-1 Big East) ranked No. 9 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll when it was released on Oct. 17. With that ranking, and one of the best starting lineups in college basketball, things were shaping up to … Continue reading Return of Ryan Kalkbrenner gives Creighton new boost

Michigan center Hunter Dickinson calls Wisconsin “scumbags.”

This rivalry between Wisconsin and Michigan just got more interesting. If you’re living under a rock, this incident from last season points to why these two teams don’t like each other. Michigan head coach Juwan Howard did not like that Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard took a timeout with the game in hand. Gard took the timeout because Michigan was playing a press defense, and … Continue reading Michigan center Hunter Dickinson calls Wisconsin “scumbags.”