Bluenotes Short Riff – 27Dec16

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…the Gauntlet Begins.

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Courtesy: Big East Conference

We are in the midst of the “eye” of the college hoops hurricane…the lull over the Yule Holidays. Still full from the Christmas Feast and winding our way thru the football bowl grind.  Just a few folks talking ’bout basketball and especially about the Big East as the conference season begins…  However the Big East message boards, Holyland of Hoops, and individual university boards have geared up and are humming.  A few of the major media pundits are talking hoops, here’s their take.

CBSSports/Norlander – http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/why-is-no-one-talking-about-the-big-east-and-its-four-legit-final-four-teams/

Big Muddy makes CBS Top 10 Frosh List – http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/freshman-rankings-st-johns-ponds-joins-top-10-which-ucla-uk-still-control/  

NBCSports/Rob Dauster – Predicts Jays roll til at Xavier… http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2016/12/28/the-undefeateds-when-will-each-of-the-six-remaining-lose/

NBCSports/Terence Payne – Conference Resets http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2016/12/26/college-basketball-conference-reset-the-big-easts-best-players-and-biggest-story-lines/

ESPN/Andy Katz

Need to get attention to start conference play? @BIGEASTMBB@bigten got it right for @NovaMBB@BadgerMBBhttp://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=18359618 

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How college basketball can compete with bowl season – ESPN Video

ESPN basketball writer Andy Katz looks at the early conference schedules for Villanova and Wisconsin and shows why those teams have the key matchups to draw viewers.

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Omaha World Herald/Jon Nyatawa – Has a series of current articles on the Jays.
FanRagSports/Jon Rothstein – Analysing the top 8 conferences

Who are the favorites, contenders, and sleepers entering league play? Find out in The Rothstein Files :

Wednesday’s games to watch: UVA at Louisville, Seton Hall at Creighton, Iowa at Purdue, PC at Xavier, Cincinnati at Temple, UCLA at Oregon.

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