Roundball Season Starts in November

We interrupt the regularly scheduled football season to inform you … The pre-season #5 Buckeye Hoops team opens their season tonight at Value City Arena. I realize for most fans, the college hoops season really begins in Jan/Feb, but the non-conference season for this year’s team is important as the team is full of new faces.

Thad Matta brings another heralded recruiting class to Columbus, rated top #3 in the country by most experts. I expect it is going to take time for the incoming class to mesh with Buford, Lighty, Diebler, and Lauderdale. The team will be tested early when it travels to Gainsville for the second game of the season to face the top #15 ranked Gators. The good news is the four returning starters have plenty of experience and talent to overcome the departure of Evan Turner.

Expectations are high with the pre-season #5 ranking. What are your expectations for this season or should I check back in January?

Here are a couple of season previews by our fellow bloggers: Eleven Warriors and The Buckeye Battle Cry.

… Now back to your regularly scheduled football programming


  1. I caught the opener last night on (and on the Xbox 360) and this team looks like it has potential to be really good.

    Deshaun Thomas surprised me with his range and Sullinger looks like he’s going to be the real deal. Can’t wait for next week’s game against Florida.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: