All posts by Andrew Kahn

Preseason NIT: A Tradition Ends

Twas the night before Thanksgiving, when all through the gym
Not a player was dribbling, no shots at the rim;
The nets were hung on the hoops with care,
But no basketball would be played there

There will be no basketball at Madison Square Garden tonight. The Preseason NIT semifinal doubleheader had been played there, the night before Thanksgiving, since its inception in 1985. I’d attended with family and friends almost every year since 1993.

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Scoop and Score: College Football Week 12 Recap

Michigan State went to Columbus and came away with perhaps the best win of the season, a result that rippled across the college football pond. Steve and I cover that, discuss our experiences attending games on Saturday, and preview this weekend’s games. Happy Thanksgiving!

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An NFL Fan Without a Purpose

Might as well cancel my RedZone subscription. My survivor pool entry has been eliminated and my fantasy team is toast.* Thanks for the 10 weeks, NFL.

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NCAA Basketball Recap: Nov. 16

I hope you’ve been enjoying the start of the college basketball season. Thank you for coming here to read about it.

Scoreboard surprises

Here are four scores from the opening weekend:
Western Illinois 69, Wisconsin 67
Radford 82, Georgetown 80 (2 OT)
Alabama State 85, Virginia Tech 82
Monmouth 84, UCLA 81 (OT)

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The Busy Fan’s Guide to the Start of the College Basketball Season

Are you are a fan of college basketball? Are you busy with and distracted by other things in life (i.e. football)? If you answered yes to those questions, you probably have some of your own for me. Your cheat sheet is below. Should there be a test before the college basketball 2015-16 season, knowing this information alone would be enough to earn you a solid B-. Or an A+ at North Carolina.

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Duke “Defending” Title

The Duke men’s basketball program is the reigning national champion. The team, however, isn’t defending the title. Only one starter returns from last season. This is not a shock in the modern college basketball climate. Not since Florida successfully defended its 2006 title has a reigning champ returned all five of its starters. Since, it’s been just as common for a champion to lose all its starters than bring back more than one.

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Scoop and Score: College Football Week 10 Recap

“I think you can drop-kick the ball at any point.”…”One of them is Western Kentucky if you want to not count them.”…”[Our mom] is the moral compass of the show.” Just your typical weekly recap, Heisman discussion, playoff debate, and Week 11 preview.