Nov. 25, 3:30 p.m.: Hello, everyone. Thanks for stopping by or stumbling upon Press Break, our new college hoops blog that I’m very excited about. My name is Eric Prisbell, and I will be your guide to the college basketball season over the next four-plus months. Whether I am in Hinkle Fieldhouse in December or a slimy Las Vegas gymnasium in July, college basketball is a 365-day endeavor for me.
I will bring you inside arenas and on campuses as we countdown to Selection Sunday. I will bring you news and views about issues, teams, players and personalities. And, of course, I will bring you bracketology on a regular basis, beginning this week and picking up steam as we near March. Last season, I only missed one team in the 65-team bracket, so hopefully I can be perfect this time around.
Each morning, I will post a comprehensive look at the previous night’s performances and what they mean. Later in the day, I will give you a glimpse of what to watch for each night. And I will have regular entries on local, regional and national issues and teams. I’ll add occasional features throughout the week, as well as an in-depth look at each local team’s tournament resume.
As Gary Williams likes to say, no college basketball team is as good as it will be in February. The same goes for this blog. I’ll start everything up here early tomorrow morning, and I plan to dive in head-first once football’s regular season concludes Saturday night.
I plan for this to become a must-stop venue during the heart of the season and especially during the dizzying month of March. I hope to give readers the most comprehensive coverage I can, with an emphasis on local and regional teams and conferences. My one request if that if you have any ideas for the blog or features you would like to see, anything at all, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome and encourage all input. Thanks a lot. Let’s check the ball and start it up!
November 25, 2008; 3:32 PM ET
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