Shootaround

It's a rainy day in September, but that doesn't mean that there aren't stories around college ball, it just means there aren't many. While we all wait for the return of the regular refs for tonight's Browns-Ravens matchup (was a replacement ref mess up the only way the Browns could win?) here are a few tidbits worth perusal.

College Basketball: 10 of the Game's Nastiest Rivalries: Of course the massively overhyped Duke-UNC rivalry takes the top spot, but there are some other interesting entries on the list. The Crosstown Shootout features prominently, as does the famous Kenny Frease picture. Kudos to the editor for picking out the Big Five and Gonzaga v.St. Mary's as other heated games. Sadly, the Border War (Kansas v. Missouri) seems to have gone the way of the dinosaur.

Same city, same conference: Richmond-VCU rivalry ripens: One of the non-Xavier storylines of this Atlantic 10 season will be the integration of two new teams. VCU is an up and coming team that has been in the national spotlight. Richmond is also progressing, if with less fanfare. More games like this only serve to bolster the reputation of an excellent hoops conference.

NCAA allows most North Dakota Sioux logos to stay: This is presented mostly without comment. Miami (Oh) went through this same rebranding over a decade ago.

5 Questions: Creighton's Doug McDermott: One of the best stories of last year was Doug McDermott of the Creighton Blue Jays. McDermott won't be under the radar at all this year, especially not with ESPN running stories on him. It's going to take a lot of work to keep from being a one-hit wonder.

Duke becomes next college hoops team to switch to the iPad: Because they didn't already have the reputation of being spoiled prep kids.

7 years later, Miami Marlins give Adam Greenberg another at bat: This has nothing to do with basketball, but it's a nice story. The amazing amount of damage that a single concussion can do to the human brain goes almost unremarked upon, but in this case it cost a baseball lifer his career.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Banners On The Parkway

You must be a member of Banners On The Parkway to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Banners On The Parkway. You should read them.

Join Banners On The Parkway

You must be a member of Banners On The Parkway to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Banners On The Parkway. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker