College Basketball 2023-2024 random thoughts thread

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Almost that time brehs....Midnight Madness is only a couple weeks away for some programs, and the rest will follow early-mid October. UConn captured its 5th national title last season. I didnt hear many people predict them to win it all, but they steamrolled through the tournament to cut the nets down.

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For the 1st time since 1976, Syracuse will have a new coach roaming
the sidelines (and its a breh :wow:)

some other notable coaching changes are Ed Cooley taking over Georgetown after Patrick Ewing was fired, Damon Stoudamire taking over at Georgia Tech, Rick Pitino is at St. Johns, former LSU coach Will Wade is now at McNeese, Chris Beard at Ole Miss, and Josh Eilert taking over at West Virginia after legendary coach Bob Huggins let the flutes fly on Xavier fans. Full list of coaching changes are listed below


School: Out / In

American University Eagles: Mike Brennan / Duane Simpkins
Arkansas State Red Wolves: Mike Balado / Bryan Hodgson
Army Black Knights: Jimmy Allen / Kevin Kuwik
Austin Peay Governors: Nate James / Corey Gipson
Bowling Green Falcons: Michael Huger / Todd Simon
Bucknell Bison: Nathan Davis / John Griffin III
Buffalo Bulls: Jim Whitesell / George Halcovage III
California Golden Bears: Mark Fox / Mark Madsen
Cal State Northridge Matadors: Trent Johnson / Andy Newman
Charlotte 49ers: Ron Sanchez / Aaron Fearne
Coppin State Eagles: Juan Dixon / Larry Stewart
East Tennessee State Buccaneers: Desmond Oliver / Brooks Savage
Fairleigh dikkinson Knights: Tobin Anderson / Jack Castleberry
George Mason Patriots: Kim English / Tony Skinn
Georgetown Hoyas: Patrick Ewing / Ed Cooley
Georgia Southern Eagles: Brian Burg / Charlie Henry
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Josh Pastner / Damon Stoudamire
Green Bay Phoenix: Will Ryan / Sundance Wicks
High Point Panthers: GG Smith / Alan Huss
Holy Cross Crusaders: Brett Nelson / Dave Paulsen
Idaho Vandals: Zac Claus / Alex Pribble
Incarnate Word Cardinals: Carson Cunningham / Shane Heirman
Iona Gaels: Rick Pitino / Tobin Anderson
Kennesaw State Owls: Amir Abdur-Rahim / Antoine Pettway
Lafayette Leopards: Mike Jordan / Mike McGarvey
Manhattan Jaspers: Steve Masiello / John Gallagher
McNeese Cowboys: John Aiken / Will Wade
Montana State Bobcats: Danny Sprinkle / Matt Logie
New Hampshire: Bill Herrion / Nathan Davis
NJIT Highlanders: Brian Kennedy / Grant Billmeier
New Mexico State Aggies: Greg Heiar / Jason Hooten
North Carolina A&T Aggies: Phillip Shumpert (interim) / Monte Ross
North Texas Mean Green: Grant McCasland / Ross Hodge
Northwestern State Demons: Corey Gipson / Rick Cabrera
Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Mike Brey / Micah Shrewsberry
Ole Miss Rebels: Kermit Davis / Chris Beard
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles: Paul Mills / Russell Springmann
Penn State Nittany Lions: Micah Shrewsberry / Mike Rhoades
Providence Friars: Ed Cooley / Kim English
Quinnipiac Bobcats: Baker Dunleavy / Tom Pecora
St. John's Red Storm: Mike Anderson / Rick Pitino
Sam Houston Bearkats: Jason Hooten / Chris Mudge
South Florida Bulls: Brian Gregory / Amir Abdur-Rahim
Southern Jaguars: Sean Woods / Kevin Johnson
Southern Utah Thunderbirds: Todd Simon / Rob Jeter
Syracuse Orange: Jim Boeheim / Adrian Autry
Temple Owls: Aaron McKie / Adam Fisher
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders: Steve Lutz / Jim Shaw
Texas Longhorns: Chris Beard / Rodney Terry
Texas Tech Red Raiders: Mark Adams / Grant McCasland
UT Arlington Mavericks: Greg Young / K.T. Turner
Utah State Aggies: Ryan Odom / Danny Sprinkle
Utah Valley Wolverines: Mark Madsen / Todd Phillips
Valparaiso Beacons: Matt Lottich / Roger Powell
VCU Rams: Mike Rhoades / Ryan Odom
Western Illinois Leathernecks: Rob Jeter / Chad Boudreau
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: Rick Stansbury / Steve Lutz
West Virginia Mountaineers: Bob Huggins / Josh Eilert (interim)
Wichita State Shockers: Isaac Brown / Paul Mills
Wofford Terriers: Jay McAuley / Dwight Perry




here are some off season articles while we wait for the season to start









ESPN's way too early top 25:

1. Kansas

2. Duke

3. Purdue

4. Michigan State

5. UConn

6. Houston

7. Gonzaga

8. Tennessee

9. FAU

10. Marquette

11. Arizona

12. San Diego

13. Creighton

14. Arkansas

15. UNC

16. Villanova

17. Kentucky

18. Miami

19. Texas A&M

20. Baylor

21. USC

22. Alabama

23. Saint Mary's

24. Texas

25. St. Johns


Kentucky, Duke, USC and UConn have the top 4 recruiting class according to 24/7






rep your team and talk your shyt :wow:
 

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Should be a fun season with all of the good teams this year. Bama got a whole new team pretty much, will be exciting to see how we play and who steps up. Could win it all if Grant Nelson is the real deal
 
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