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Awards and Observations From the Connecticut 6 Basketball Event

College basketball is finally upon us and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Connecticut 6 (CT6) basketball tournament, an event that allows the 6 mid-major Division I teams from the Nutmeg State to face off in three games.

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The NEC 2015-16 Season Preview

It’s been a quiet offseason for yours truly for a number of reasons that you probably could care less about. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t kept track of the league; in fact, just the opposite! I was on the scoop for Blue Ribbon, so allow me (and John) to muddle some thoughts together for […]

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Top Impact NEC Transfers for the 2015-16 Season

On Monday, I presented my educated guesses as to who would emerge from the NEC freshman class. With only two days left before the first jump ball of the 2015-16 season, I’m attempting to highlight the impact transfers of the conference this morning.

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Top Impact NEC Freshmen for the 2015-16 Season

This almost feels a bit like cheating – waiting this long to release my top impact freshmen for the 2015-16 season. The timing was purposeful as I wanted to gather as much information as I could from coaches and scrimmage box scores.

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Howie Dickenman Presented With a New Challenge at CCSU

You would think Howie Dickenman has seen it all in the Northeast Conference, yet last Tuesday’s appearance at the Barclays Center for the league’s social media day marked a rare occasion for the 68-year old head coach.

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Injuries Leaving Sacred Heart’s Frontcourt Depth Thin

What was once a strength has suddenly turned into a weakness? It certainly seems that way for Sacred Heart, whose once impressive frontcourt depth has worn dangerously thin in recent weeks.

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KenPom Releases NEC Rankings for 2015-16 Season

With less than three weeks remaining from the first jump ball in the college basketball season, Ken Pomeroy was gracious enough to unveil his highly anticipated rankings this past weekend. Prognostication is usually a fool’s game for the most part, yet breaking down a well-respected advanced statistics projection system such as KenPom is a fun exercise […]

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Phil Gaetano Fulfilling His Dream As a Coach

As Anthony Latina enters his third season as the Sacred Heart head coach, he must fill the void left behind with the graduation of three productive seniors.

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Sacred Heart’s De’von Barnett Injures Shoulder, Upcoming Season In Doubt

In a relatively quiet offseason for the NEC, Sacred Heart suffered the first blow in the injury department. Per a source inside the Pioneers’ program, junior forward De’von Barnett had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder in June and will likely miss the entire 2015-16 season as a result.

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Is St. Francis Brooklyn’s Tyreek Jewell Underrated?

A few weeks ago, I posted my Way Too Early NEC All-Conference Teams thoughts. Given the turnover and roster youth in the NEC, narrowing down my top 15 players of 2015-16 was rather difficult. In particular, one player heading into his senior season, St. Francis Brooklyn’s Tyreek Jewell, wasn’t really considered as a candidate by yours truly. But after […]

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