The college basketball season will come to an exciting (hopefully) close tonight with Butler and UConn squaring off in the title game. Both teams have probably overachieved in getting to this game, however there may not be two hotter teams in the country right now. Read More »
It’s so on today. And by it, I mean College Basketball. And by on, I mean games – and lots of them, too. Some of them are even meaningful. This is the beauty of College Basketball, it can be pretty boring throughout the year, but when March comes around it gets good – I mean REALLY GOOD. So we here at JPQ decided that as a public service we would help guide you through a busy day with our can’t miss plan. Here’s what your going to need to do: find a comfy chair, adequate food and beverages (if you’re a rookie – pace yourself), and keep your remote handy. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 @5:37 pm
(ESPN 7PM ET) Dangerous rumors are coming out of the Carrier Dome. Hot Rod Williams rumors. Jay Murphy rumors. Junius Kellogg rumors. That’s right, point shaving rumors. The Orange started the season 18-0. The Orange have lost 4 straight games since. The Orange lost at home by 22 points to Seton Hall since. Point shaving or not, this Orange team cannot and will not beat UConn on the road. They’re just not that good. Kemba Walker is that good. Naismith College Player of the Year good. I know he’s been slumping a bit lately. I know, and I still fully expect him to come back tonight. I still fully expect him to come back and split the vaunted Syracuse 2-3 zone. Split it. Split it real good. Split it real good and show the nation why he is what Scoop Jackson says he is. Show the nation he is “the unexpected leader of an unexpected team that has risen to an unexpected No.5 ranking.” Like LL Cool J always says, Kemba’s taking this itty bitty world by storm, and he’s just getting warm. Don’t believe me? Just wait until march. Get your popcorn ready!
By: josh q. public on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 @4:44 pm
(ESPN 7PM ET) I know what you’re asking. You’re asking, women’s basketball? Really? Yes, really. I’m watching this game for one reason and one reason only. I’m watching this game with the hopes that the UConn women’s basketball team loses. Call me old fashioned. Call me male chavinist. Call me a card carrying member of Riggs’ Pigs. Call me what you will. I don’t care. I don’t like it when women announce pro games and I don’t like when women’s sports dominate Sports Center. A win by West Virginia would put an end to UConn’s dream run. It stops the insanity. It’ll then be just one more day. Of them losing. Then, that’s it. No UConn winning streak, no more women’s hoops on Sports Center. Get your popcorn ready!
By: josh q. public on: Monday, March 8, 2010 @7:31 am
Life is so strange. I don’t know why, but somebody, somebody has to cry. There’s gonna be no dancing. There’s gonna be no dancing. There’s gonna be no dancing when they get home. -Elvis Costello
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! By definition, bracketology is the process of predicting the field of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. It incorporates some method of predicting what the NCAA Selection Committee will use as its Ratings Percentage Index in order to determine the 65 teams that will be lucky enough to win an NCAA Championship. In this version of bracketology, I am detrmining some teams who won’t make the field of 65 teams. The teams, as the kids like to say, who won’t be dancing.
There was a time King David “danced before the Lord with all his might… leaping and dancing before the Lord.” That was then. This is now. Now, it seems, there are more than a few former kings who will not be doing any dancing. It seems there are at least five former kings who have found themselves stuck in the town of Beaumont. Footloose style. But not fancy free. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @4:58 pm
(ESPN 7PM ET) Here in Hoboken, the weather outside is frightful. But college basketball is so delightful. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! What? You were expecting maybe Duke/Carolina maybe? Fuhgettaboutit! That’s yesterday’s news. Today, the Big East is where its at. There is nothing I would like more than to see a game like I saw a game at the Big East tournament last March. Wooo doggie! But don’t bet on it. Syracuse is the best gosh darned basketball team in this here country. Kansas be damned. Ten straight wins. They’re coming for you man. Their zone defense is impregnable. Scoop Jardine is impetuous. Wes Johnson is just ferocious. They want your heart. They want to eat your children. Praise be to Allah! Praise be to the Syracuse Orangeman. Get your popcorn ready!
By: B-Dogg on: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 @4:21 pm
The Big East is the definition of a power conference. Arguably the best conference in college basketball, they have the record to back up those claims to begin the season. As of today, Big East teams have gone 82-12 and have 7 teams in the top 25, including 3 in the top 10. With the exception of 1 or 2 teams at the bottom of the conference, the Big East is the most balanced conference top to bottom, which should produce some excellent match-ups when conference play begins in January. Read More »
By: B-Dogg on: Monday, November 30, 2009 @11:45 am
This past week and the next few weeks are some of the most exciting weeks for college sports fans. Whether you are a casual observer who has the TV on in the background because someone else is watching it; or you are a hardcore obsessive fan who doesn’t want to miss a second of the action (this guy); or something in between, this time of year is for you. I hope you watched the excitement unfold while recovering from your turkey overdose this past week and now have your DVR’s and TIVO’s ready, because the next few months will be a wild ride and you don’t want to miss anything. Read More »
By: B-Dogg on: Monday, November 23, 2009 @12:00 pm
Only two weeks into the college basketball season and we have already seen several large upsets and thrilling finishes. We have seen a Syracuse team lose to Le Moyne in an exhibition game and then turnaround and upset #12 Cal and #4 UNC, a #17 Oklahoma team lose by double-digits to VCU, a #1 Kansas team almost lose to a rebuilding Memphis squad, and a #11 Tennessee team score 83, 124, and 105 in their first three games and then struggle to score 57 points against a below average DePaul team just to name a few. It is still an extremely young season, but here is a small taste of some early pretenders and contenders to keep an eye out for when watching games these next few weeks.