TULSA, Okla. — Friday marks the start of what promises to be a big year for the Lamar Cardinals.
Fresh off of their appearance in the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament, Tic Price and the Cardinals kick off the 2017-18 regular season with a road game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. It marks the 10th all-time meeting between the schools, with the Cardinals holding a slim 5-4 advantage over Tulsa.
CANMORE, Alta. — The 2017-18 season tips off on November 10th, which means the final month without college basketball is finally upon us.
Fans all across the country are gearing up for another exciting college basketball season, and with the recent scandal involving the FBI and several power conference programs across the NCAA, the level of anticipation is through the roof.
Conference preview pieces are starting to circulate from various media outlets, and conferences are hosting their annual media days and announcing their preseason polls and award winners. It’s always interesting to see how coaches and media rank teams in their respective conferences.
With the season right around the corner, we are starting to release our Preseason Player of the Year awards for each conference, along with three All-Conference teams. Picked at random, we will release two sets of awards each day.
Up first is one of the conferences that we are most excited for this season. The Southland Conference boasts a plethora of talented players, and the top half of the conference will be extremely competitive this season.
The case could be made for four or five teams to win the conference, and people wouldn’t think you were totally crazy.
Jordan Hunter hails from Beaumont, Texas, but decided to move away from home for college, committing to the New Mexico Lobos out of high school. After two seasons in Albuquerque, the 5’11” guard opted to transfer following the 2016-17 campaign.
Last Thursday, Hunter wrapped up a visit with his hometown team from the Southland Conference, the Lamar Cardinals. A day later, he tweeted about a workout with current Lamar guard Zjori Bosha.
The writing was on the wall for a hometown reunion for Hunter, and the decision came just four days after his visit.
On Monday, Hunter took to Twitter to announce his decision with three simple words to kick off the tweet.
CALGARY, Alta. — The Southland Conference has been one of the top conferences from outside of the power six in recent years, and it has been chalked full of talent with each passing year.
Heading into the 2017-18 season, the conference will look a tad bit different than it did a year ago.
Rashawn Thomas? Gone.
Christavious Gill, Erik Thomas, Tyler Singleton, Zeek Woodley, Colter Lasher, and Dakarai Henderson? You guessed it. Gone.
Despite the loss of several star-caliber players from across the conference, a ton of talent remains firmly in the Southland. The return of Jalan West will bolster the roster for the Northwestern State Demons with the loss of Woodley.
And, if you don’t know the name Jordan Howard, then you need to pay more attention to the conference, It’s as simple as that.
CALGARY, Alta. — The 2016-17 season is all but a distant memory now, and what an exciting season it was. The North Carolina Tar Heels cut down the nets to cap off another incredible season across the country.
While a slew of players put together career seasons, and several stars capped off their collegiate careers, there was a ton of talent left watching from the bleachers.
Several key transfers from the 2015-16 off-season sat out last year due to the NCAA’s transfer regulations, and are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to put on their new program’s jersey and go to work in a regular season game.
You have the likes of Kory Holden, Devin Watson, Kendall Stephens, and Cane Broome who headlined the transfer list following the ’15-16 campaign, and are four of the names people all remember when talking about the crop of transfers. However, there are several transfers that fans may have forgotten about, since it’s been a year since they’ve seen regular season action.