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Old 02-02-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Is it just me or does College Basketball feel non-existent?

I dont know if the lover affair with NFL & NBA is just stronger because we almost didnt get either but college basketball excitement seems to be dormant...

It sucks because this is a really good year for college basketball. You have some great teams and some great players again. for the first time in a long time.

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Old 02-03-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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Is it just me or does College Basketball feel non-existent?

I dont know if the lover affair with NFL & NBA is just stronger because we almost didnt get either but college basketball excitement seems to be dormant...

It sucks because this is a really good year for college basketball. You have some great teams and some great players again. for the first time in a long time.

I've never been a big college sports fan.

I guess I get tired of the various *big time* programs getting caught cheating and the rent-a-players coming and going and the emphasis on a sports at all costs attitude where winning will gloss over almost any shortcoming.

I mean, how many of the teams in the tourney this year are illegally paying players right now? How many schools are having a booster pay off a girl that got assaulted by a star player or caught their coach molesting kids but looked the other way.

It's just so skeevy.

At least with the pros you know where you stand and we aren't going to find out 5 years from now that Manning and Brady had their grades rigged, were illegally recruited and so on and so forth.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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I do agree! Athletes leave too early and it hurts the sport...by the way, I would leave, too! Its hard to build when stars are rolling for the cash. Its just too high of a turnover rate.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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March Madness has become so big that it eclipses the regular season.

Sort of s double edged sward.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I live in Kansas City and college basketball is huge here. It is probably the second biggest sport behind the NFL. But, we also have KU, MU, and K-State within 2 hours of us so it gives us three good college basketball programs to follow. I havent seen any difference in coverage. Actually, there is even more coverage with two teams in the top 10 and K-State moving in and out of the Top 25.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:59 PM
 
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I live in Kansas City and college basketball is huge here. It is probably the second biggest sport behind the NFL. But, we also have KU, MU, and K-State within 2 hours of us so it gives us three good college basketball programs to follow. I havent seen any difference in coverage. Actually, there is even more coverage with two teams in the top 10 and K-State moving in and out of the Top 25.
Yeah, but how many wins would Kstate have to vacate if the Huggins recruiting class ever comes to light?
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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I live in Kansas City and college basketball is huge here. It is probably the second biggest sport behind the NFL. But, we also have KU, MU, and K-State within 2 hours of us so it gives us three good college basketball programs to follow. I havent seen any difference in coverage. Actually, there is even more coverage with two teams in the top 10 and K-State moving in and out of the Top 25.
I am hoping Kansas ends up playing their first rounds in Omaha again! It was a lot of fun in '08.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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Is it just me or does College Basketball feel non-existent?

I dont know if the lover affair with NFL & NBA is just stronger because we almost didnt get either but college basketball excitement seems to be dormant...

It sucks because this is a really good year for college basketball. You have some great teams and some great players again. for the first time in a long time.

I think part of it is these teams keep changing conferences and all the big time rivalries are now irrelevant. Uconn-Pitt etc.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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I think part of it is these teams keep changing conferences and all the big time rivalries are now irrelevant. Uconn-Pitt etc.
...and the fact that so many programs are both dirty and transitory.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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...and the fact that so many programs are both dirty and transitory.
Despite how distateful it seems, I don't think many people care about that. It's not like pro sports is a beacon of morality either.
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