2009 Basketball Recruiting Classes – Who Came Out On Top?

No excuses this time – everyone needs to be ready to play. Muse has definitely done well with getting them along the line on the same page we were at last year. Two teams from this conference making it that far wouldn’t be overly shocking.
The popular event through the borough of Media goes to the starting line at 7 p.m. tonight and race officials expect as many as 1,200 runners. The two loop course also offers plenty of chances for spectators to cheer on their favorite runners in this Delaware County tradition that will celebrate its 30th anniversary tonight.

On what people should expect from the offensive line: “This summer we had a large group down here, so we’ve been working hard. We’re trying to build on what we’ve done from last year and then we worked real hard in the spring. In the summer we had a large group down here, we probably had like fifteen guys. W have guys ready to work, ready to play hard.

Where does Maryland turn now? Jamie Dixon appears to be staying put. Jay Wright would be a tremendous pickup at this point, but it seems like he is likely to remain at Villanova.

Jake: Seems so. With good behavior he’ll get out of prison in about 18 months. He got a little bit more time than those he was involved with. That seems to make sense because they cooperated and he largely did not, and he was the man without whom none of it could have happened. By the way, Michael Vick will be back in an NFL uniform – as long as he wants to – I guarantee there are many, many teams who would be more than happy to sign him up upon his release.

Brian Joura also returns after signing a new contract extension similar to the one A-Rod signed: 10 years, 275 cents. With his newfound financial security, we here at ACSEC feel that Brian’s best work is still ahead of him and we’re happy he’ll be around to share it with us. We think.

On how he feels about the team going into the year: “I feel very strong. We’re very talented, we return experience, we have leadership and those three components once mixed together can provide a potent team. Now we have to have that same mentality week in and week out. We can’t get mentally or physically tired and be barraged by media or stuff within the players and coaches. If we maintain our focus and keep those three components strong.I don’t feel like there is any team out there that is head and shoulders above us. There are teams we are going to have to come in and work hard to beat, but that is with everybody on this level. Especially with our schedule and especially within our conference.

I think that, although they’ve done okay, West Virginia hasn’t made any headlines of late, and that’s because they haven’t played well enough. Losing by 1 to Georgetown and Pittsburgh shows they’ve got toughness, but haven’t been able to close it down the stretch. And that ugly loss to Cincinnati kind of hurt, too.

BA, Professional Handicapper’s League: I have Villanova as the better team only because they are more experienced and boast more weapons. Aside from Tucker and Gibson, the Longhorns don’t know exactly where their offense will come for night in and night out. Sure, Aldridge will get you some points and Buckman will battle underneath, but the Cats have four players that can light it up on any given night.

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