Thursday, November 03, 2011

ESPN the Magazine's College Basketball Preview

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With tipoff to the college basketball season fast-approaching, ESPN The Magazine offers a wide array of content to help get fans in gear. Even amidst an NBA lockout basketball fans are sure to get their fix! 
From star sophomores and potential lottery picks Harrison Barnes, Jared Sullinger, Terrence Jones, and Perry Jones III, making the decision to shun the draft for another year of school to the magic of Skylar Diggins and her ratings-driving moves, ESPN The Magazine’s College Basketball Preview Issue on newsstands Friday, is sure to keep fans excited and engaged on the eve of the Madness.
Additional highlights include an inspiring feature on Kansas’ Thomas Robinson, a deep dive into the Superconference hoopla, and an analysis of all 344 teams playing to cut down the nets.
College Basketball Preview Issue Features: 
Power RankingsThe joint Mag/ESPN.com Top 25, complete with insights, obstacles and odds.
The Super-Messy, Super-Expensive, and Super-Confusing New World of SuperconferencesWhat else do we need to say? By Ryan McGee and Jay Bilas
Never BlinkStruck by unbearable grief, Thomas Robinson leans on KU hoops to heal. By Tom Friend
Coach Confidential
The Mag wrangled nearly half of Division I coaches to dish the dirt on their sport. By Mike Hume
Quick StudyA progress report on 39 former freshman who ditched college for the pros.
The Comeback KidThe lockout made Harrison Barnes’ choice to stay in school a brilliant one. By Elena Bergeron 

Beyond College Basketball:
  • The LSU-Alabama war might be the greatest game of this year’s college football season. To celebrate, the Mag asked AccuScore to break down what could happen during the matchup. They ran 10,000 simulations to pick a winner;
  • Fred Couples has stirred up quite a controversy by selecting struggling Tiger Woods for his Presidents Cup team. If it pays off, Couples will be a genius. If it doesn’t…expect more controversy;
  • A look at the NHL’s career goal-scoring leaders by U.S. and Canadian birthplaces.
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