Wagner’s Daunting 2013-14 Schedule

Wagner’s schedule is out and it’s now blatantly obvious that Bashir Mason thinks his team can compete for an NEC title. The Seahawks have built a schedule that promises to be extremely challenging.

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Shivaughn Wiggins Transferring to Coastal Carolina

That didn’t take very long. After being released of his Mount St. Mary’s scholarship nearly three weeks ago, Shivaughn Wiggins has found a new home, per Justin Byerly: Former Mount St. Mary's PG Shivaughn Wiggins is headed to Coastal Carolina University. — Justin Byerly (@Justinbyerly) August 17, 2013 The guard will resume his collegiate career […]

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Rationalizing Navy’s Easy Non-Conference Schedule

A couple of weeks ago, I gave Navy some kind hearted flack for their newly released non-conference schedule. It was, to put it nicely, a very weak slate featuring the likes of St. Francis (PA), The Citadel, UMBC, Binghamton, Maryland-Eastern Shore, and a home game versus a Division III opponent. You can view the schedule […]

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Attendance Figures for NEC, Other Mid-Major Conferences Less Than Stellar

While most of you were on Twitter yesterday afternoon waxing poetic about some guy named Jozy (I reckon this gentleman plays soccer?), I was perusing the recently released NCAA attendance report. The report outlines the attendance figures of all 347 college basketball teams for the 2012-13 season.

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Nine Big East Rookies to Watch in 2013-14

The Big East’s 2013 recruiting class was one that emphasized transition. Schools targeted prospects that would be the backbone of each team’s core for the next few seasons. None of these players will be ready to leave their college campuses for the professional ranks after their freshmen campaigns, but all nine should be focal points […]

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Molding Young Minds: Coaches and Alternate Careers

Head coaches around the area are constantly on the recruiting trail, traveling and trying to find the next best player for their team. However, when asked if they did not get into basketball, most would likely be convincing these young men as educators in classrooms.

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Stony Brook’s Non-Conference Schedule Revealed

Coming off the best season in school history, Stony Brook’s 2013-14 non-conference schedule will be just as challenging as last season’s that saw them play nine non-conference road games in the months of November and December. The Seawolves will open the 2013-14 season at home against Marist, returning the opening night game from last season, […]

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Three Bold(ish) Predictions for the WAC

People do funny things during the college basketball off season. My personal quest for college basketball understanding took me to the WAC this weekend. The conference is one of the most interesting stories of realignment. Nine disparate parts will come together to form a fascinating whole.

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Identifying and Measuring Effects of the NEC Unbalanced Schedule

Yesterday, Big Apple Buckets polled the opinions of several NEC head coaches in regards to the newly implemented 16 game regular season schedule. Several head coaches are quite displeased with the new format, but does it truly influence the final standings come March? In an attempt to answer this question, I ranked the KenPom conference […]

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Unbalanced NEC Schedule Garners Mixed Reaction Among Coaches

Over the past few seasons, the NEC and their athletic directors have done an excellent job promoting their basketball league. There’s been the wonderful advent of NEC Front Row, a free online streaming service that Big Apple Buckets recently profiled. Using social media, the NEC has been aggressive in successfully promoting its product. Thanks to […]

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