The Big East added Tulane to the mix for basketball, starting in 2014. Even with the addition of most of the original Conference USA programs, Mike Aresco's conference remains above the mid-major line ... but it is getting closer.
Sure we railed on lists before, but why not contribute to the madness? Here are our top 50 players among the mid-major ranks for the coming season. I am sure there are some surprises on the list. And you wouldn't believe how hard this is.
Two more arrests associated with the troubled Binghamton basketball team should start to raise questions within the administration. Has the little amount gained since the transition to Division 1 been worth all the headaches that have come with it?
Mike Brey recently signed Austin Torres, a player that had originally verbally committed to Central Michigan. CBS' Jeff Borzello has said this is a growing trend in recruiting which should have mid-major coaches (and the players involved) very wary.
As we continue our series of interviews with names and faces around the mid-major rank, we sit down with Bob Marlin at Louisiana-Lafayette to discuss the upcoming season, including his massive roster turnover, eye exams, and offense-by-committee.
In a city plagued by violence, Iona's Michael Haynes dreamed of making the NBA and getting his family to a better place. He was gunned down before he had the chance. I hope that his story can help end the insanity on Chicago's South Side.
Boston University's Jake O'Brien is transferring to Temple where he should move right into the starting lineup. We look at possible value projections for the senior, misplaced perceptions, and a quick guess at Temple's coming year.
Should the NCAA get rid of the APR measure and its new eligibility requirements? Yes, according to two recent ESPN columns. We offer a counter argument, saying fix the flaws, don't scrap the system.
There is a new set of player projections developed by Drew Cannon, focusing on the best returning players. We take a look at the mid-major players on the list, and how well it matches the eye test, and our gut feelings.
The NCAA released new eligibility standards, the results of which won't be known for years. Let's picture the basketball landscape a decade down the road. We might have an "Outbreak" of basketball-focused schools everywhere.
If we want to get the transfer process under control, the NCAA needs to close all of the loopholes. Here is what we would add to simplify the plan.
If Rick Pitino pushes hard for Jay Bilas to be hired as the Big East commissioner, it could actually happen. Every mid-major team has reason to fear this move.
A Sports Illustrated piece looks at the rising trend in up-transfers in college basketball. The side effect? The best mid-major talent takes off, leaving rising programs in the lurch.
Could George Mason have benefited from a little extra push when they made the Final Four in 2006? Perhaps Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson could have made the difference.
Nate Wolters has been turning out seasons of 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the past two seasons. So why is he suddenly being touted as a breakout player?
The tip-off marathon features some teams in games that should help them come March. But will this year's slate leave us wanting more from the November tip-off?
Twenty schools changed leagues Monday in a massive moving day. How did the mid-major teams do with their choice of new homes?
When Carl Lewis lost to Ben Johnson in 1988, there was an 11-year-old boy who was crushed at the same time. Redemption was just a few days away.
There are many sports memories that stick out from the NCAA Tournament. But there is one buzzer beater that tops them all.