Breaking Down the 2009 Preseason Mags… Athlon Sports.--Rush The Court
V. Predictions (20 pts) – how safe are their picks? do they take any chances? are they biased toward the big boys?
Athlon projects the full field of 65 as well as a preseason top 25. A rematch of one of last year’s Elite Eight games is their projected national title game (doesn’t take long to figure out which two teams they are picking in the finals).
Big Conference Bias: Only one mid-major makes their Sweet 16, but then again, they make their bracket based on their rankings with the higher seed always advancing. Butler is the only mid-major Athlon has in its top 16.
Mid-Major Watch: Athlon seems pretty high on the three teams they’ve got in the top 25: BYU, Butler, and Dayton. Major diss on Siena though. The Saints are projected as a seven seed, but get barely a blurb in the magazine. That’s a big-time negative.
Butler secures 6-7 Florida recruit--The Indy Star
Are you smarter than a cheerleader?--Dawgnet News
Lightning strikes Hinkle--Dawgnet News
Women's Basketball to Hold Open Tryouts on Oct. 8--detroittitans.com
Athlon's College Basketball Predictions--Chicago College Basketball
Loyola Announces 2009-10 Men's Basketball Schedule--LoyolaRamblers.com