Wichita State Basketball: 5 Early Predictions for 2014-15 Season

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Missouri Valley Basketball: Top 5 Post Players for 2014-15 College Basketball Season

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Top 5 Shooters in the Missouri Valley Conference for 2014-15 College Basketball Season

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Atlantic 10 Conference Can Separate Itself From Mid-Majors In 2014

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The title of the top mid-major conference has become almost as contested as the claim of the best major conference. The talent gap between larger and smaller college basketball programs has decreased significantly over the past decade and the competition has improved. […]

Top 5 Incoming Missouri Valley Basketball Freshmen

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Bradley Basketball Reclaiming Chicago Talent

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Chicago has become renowned for two things: its violent shootings and its basketball talent. Recently, major programs outside of Illinois have acquired the Chicago players and their talent. The lack of power programs in the state has caused many to […]

Evansville Basketball: D.J. Balentine Will Win Larry Bird Trophy In 2014

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When Larry Bird played at Indiana State, he dominated the Missouri Valley Conference. He led his team to the national championship game despite being a smaller program. The Player of the Year Award in the MVC is named after Larry […]

Southern Illinois Basketball: Players’ Departures Spark Controversy

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There are rare cases when a season full with turmoil can transform a team into something greater than what it began as. Its early stumbles create a training ground for practice and preparation, which will lead to a well-polished cohesive […]

Bradley Basketball: Walt Lemon Scores on Court and in Classroom

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Today, the words “student-athlete” have more emphasis on the athlete. Universities have special interests in their athletes because of sports gaining prominence in our society and culture. Often times it is sports that drive a potential applicant’s desire to attend […]

Top 5 Returning Players in Missouri Valley Basketball in 2014

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DeMario Phipps-Smith is the writer of mid-major NCAA basketball content for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @demariopsmith or add him to your network on Google

Wichita State Basketball Will Not Return To Perfection In 2014

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Some seasons are so good that they leave an almost impossible standard for the next. It is always good to aspire for great things, but how does Wichita State improve upon an undefeated season and a deep NCAA tournament run? The […]

Southern Illinois Basketball Looking Like A Contender In 2014

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In each of the last two seasons, the Southern Illinois men’s basketball team has improved its record. It had appeared that the team would forever be in basketball purgatory after firing coach Chris Lowery and seeing Mr. Illinois Basketball, Kevin […]