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Welcome to the Grand Opening of Hoopville!

by Andrew Flynn – Managing Editor


Hoopville.net (“The ‘Ville”) is an enterprise born to provide the average college hoops fan commentary and analysis of the sport they enjoy. For the die-hard college hoops fan, we offer in-depth analysis and keen insights into the game. In Hoopville, we provide coverage of all NCAA Division 1-A conferences and Independents – that’s over 330 teams! How do we do this? Granted, right now we need to fill in the site with a few more articles. But rest assured, we have a squad of highly motivated (and talented) basketball writers scattered across the nation, from Boston to LA. Each of these Hoopville columnists and contributors are dedicated to bringing you the finest in College Basketball writing.

All this leads up to our annual NCAA Tournament Hoops Challenge in March, where you make your picks in our interactive Hoops Challenge database. You’ll be sure to stay informed of all the scores during March Madness, as we offer email notification and text paging of just-completed games and instant standings updates. The unique scenario-generator lets you calculate your maximum point potential so you know where you stand in the rankings. Last season, we were the only major online tournament to let you pick the winner of the play-in game (Tuesday’s #65 plays #64 for the opportunity to lose to a #1 seed). We offered this as an incentive to complete the bracket early – winners of the play-in game received an extra 5 points, which beats a tiebreaker any day. We look forward to offering our 3rd annual Hoops Challenge starting March 11th, 2002.

That said, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the fans. This is your Hoopville, as well as ours. Feel we’re doing your team or conference an injustice? Bring it. We’re game. Have a question or a suggestion? Let us know. All communication with the Hoopville staff can be done by visiting the Contact Us page. We will even be selecting certain letters on a regular basis and including them in our Reader Mail feature. We want to hear from you!

We hope you enjoy the Hoopville experience, and look forward to an exciting 2001-2002 College Basketball season.

Andrew Flynn
Hoopville Managing Editor

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College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

Here are links to the shows:

March 13, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

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"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say."
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