Missouri Valley Articles

Gregg Marshall
Wichita State is one game away from doing something that hasn’t been done in a decade and an Missouri Valley Tournament away from doing something that hasn’t been done since Jerry Tarkanian’s heyday at UNLV.Yet for some reason,...
David Fox
9 months ago
This preview and more on Wichita State and the Missouri Valley Conference are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.No. 25 Wichita State Facts &...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
After Florida Gulf Coast reached the Sweet 16 and Wichita State reached the Final Four, teams outside of the college basketball power structure are starting to reach even footing. At least on the court. Beyond the major surprises in the NCAA...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Bluegrass State could be on its way to becoming the basketball version of Alabama. The football championship hasn’t left the state of Alabama four years, with the Crimson Tide winning the BCS in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and Auburn winning in...
David Fox
1 year ago
Finishing the season on the NCAA Tournament bubble is a tight-rope walk to start. In addition to a handful of teams looking to build their NCAA Tournament resumes, bubble teams must also keep an eye on conference tournaments starting this week...
David Fox
1 year ago
Welcome to March. College basketball’s best month has arrived, and, boy, did it deliver immediate dividends. The first full slate of games in March brought a classic individual performance — one for the ages, Mike Krzyzewski called it — and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Another week, another No. 1 in the Athlon Sports college basketball power rankings. For the third week in a row, we have a new team in the top spot following Duke two weeks ago, then Michigan. We return to an old friend at No. 1 in Indiana,...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Miami’s 90-63 drubbing of Duke last week shuffled the power rankings in more ways than one. First, the Blue Devils’ loss means Athlon will have a new No. 1 this week. Our nod goes to Michigan, who is having its best season since Chris Webber...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
With 347 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport...
David Fox
1 year ago
One of the critiques of the 2012-13 college basketball season has been a lack of eye-popping players vying for player of the year awards. Think of Player of the Year performances and competitions in recent years by Anthony Davis, Jimmer Fredette...
David Fox
1 year ago
If you listen closely, you can almost hear the whispers: Bracketology, bubble watch, resumes, seeding, RPI. The college basketball season is halfway through January and the conference races are starting to be determined. Though most...
David Fox
1 year ago
Butler coach Brad Stevens The Hoosier State doesn’t belong to the Hoosiers, at least not entirely. When Butler defeated Indiana 88-86 in overtime Saturday, the Bulldogs signaled they’re back in contention for...
David Fox
1 year ago
This much is certain: The team returning to the mainland as the Battle 4 Atlantis champion will have earned it. The best early season tournament includes eight teams that reached the postseason a year ago. Five of the eight teams in the...
David Fox
2 years ago
The college basketball season starts today, so it's time for picks. Not just for the Final Four and top players and coaches, but also who we think who will thrive, flop and surprise. Here are the picks from the Athlon editorial staff...
David Fox
2 years ago
Football is still in the heart of its season. The NBA is just getting started. And the election was only yesterday. In other words, it may be easy for college basketball to fly under the radar for the start of its season this weekend. If it...
David Fox
2 years ago
If the list of All-America contenders is any indication, this will be a fascinating year in college basketball. Teams like Kentucky and North Carolina are no strangers to the All-America teams. But it’s also a turn-back-the-clock kind of...
David Fox
2 years ago
Athlon Sports continues its countdown to the start of the 2012-13 basketball season, which begins with the first games on Nov. 9, with a countdown of the nation’s top conferences. We will release one conference preview each day, counting down to...
David Fox
2 years ago
Greg McDermott wasn’t certain that his son, Doug, could handle it in the Big 12 back when he was handing out scholarships as the head coach at Iowa State. However, after jumping to Creighton and the Missouri Valley, the elder McDermott decided to...
David Fox
2 years ago
With roughly 340 teams in Division I basketball, some players are bound to fall through the cracks. We’d like to do our part to rectify that by highlighting some of the key players you may have missed last season. A handful of reasons led to...
David Fox
2 years ago
With Midnight Madness less than two months away, our look at some of the biggest questions in college basketball for 2012-13 continues into its second week. Like the NCAA Tournament, we’re taking on 17 questions in each of our four regions of...
David Fox
2 years ago
In the last two weeks, Athlon Sports has ranked every coach in the seven powerful basketball conferences -- the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. Certainly, those leagues do not corner the market on great college...
David Fox
2 years ago