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Top of the Arc - November 25, 2008

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 prisbelle@washpost.com. I welcome and encourage all input. Thanks a lot. Let’s check the ball and start it up!

By Matthew Rennie  |  November 25, 2008; 3:32 PM ET
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Easy. The West Virginia University Mountaineer. True to the spirit of
the State and the University. Awarded
by the University's highest honor
society. Selected on the basis of
service, scholarship and cheering
ability. Gets to carry and fire a
flintlock rifle and grow a beard.
Doesn't need a silly headpiece, just
a raccoon hat.

Posted by: habibhaddad | November 25, 2008 5:18 PM

Last year I attended the NCAA Women's basketball tournament rounds 1&2 hosted at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center. Although I am a die hard Terps fan I have to see that University of Nebraska's Lil' Red put on the best mascot show I have ever seen. I still smile thinking about it. The runner up would have to be University of Colorado's Ralphie the buffalo.

Posted by: rebecca8 | November 25, 2008 5:54 PM

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