About CollegeHoopedia: Complete College Basketball Information

It's patently impossible to do justice to covering all of the worthy college basketball achievements from coast to coast over the years. Toward that end, there are a variety of components that each of the traditional medium - television, radio and print - does distinctively. Naturally, TV gives viewers a better perspective of how people look and respond, radio frequently intensifies your creative senses and print provides documentation that can be stored for years to come. The web brings all the benefits of print combined with the ability to link it all together. Now heart-attack serious folks can easily read and study the events for years to come.

So if you're a fan fastbreaking in the passing lane surfing online for authoritative and comprehensive information on college basketball, "CollegeHoopedia.com" is a new fertile source ready, willing and able to assist you. Jam-packed with no-frills detail and thought-provoking analysis, the self-proclaimed "custodian of college basketball history" contains essentials from a historical perspective on much of what you should know about the entertaining sport; especially when you are pressured in a zone needing to dig deep into the bag of tricks to win perhaps an occasional bar bet.

Chock full of exhaustive research, "CollegeHoopedia.com" is comprised of a smorgasbord of trends, interesting tidbits and "I-didn't-know-that" factoids on coaches, conferences, players, schools, seasons and much, much more. It gives you access to indispensable data such as the following:

  • Summaries from A-to-Z of the careers for all active coaches at the NCAA Divsion I level from Mike Adras to Ernie Zeigler and a comparable number of all-time great retired coaches from Phog Allen to Tom Young. Where do your favorites rank among the all-time top 100 coaches?

  • Current conference and defunct conference basics including membership background, year-by-year individual statistical leaders, statistics for every all-league player, scoring/rebounding leaders for conference champions and league postseason tournament highlights.

  • Profiles of about 1,500 All-American players going back to the playing days of John Wooden in the early 1930s. Where do your favorites rank among the all-time top 100 players? Focusing not only on the cream of the crop, "CollegeHoopedia.com" has also conducted ground-breaking "They Played the Game" research on some names that might surprise you of versatile former players who made a bigger name for themselves off the hardwood - in other sports and as prominent actors, authors, businessmen, entertainers, politicians, etc.

  • Directory with vital facts for Division I schools including coaching chronology and box score when a player set single-game scoring record. Where does your favorite school or alma mater rank among the all-time top 100 programs?

  • Extensive summaries of seasons since the start of national postseason competition in 1937-38. The year-by-year national highlights/rankings/statistics have an emphasis on March Madness featuring an abundance of timeless trivia tracing the torturous tourney trail.

College basketball is an engaging sport that has become an essential fabric gracing our lives. In all modesty, we believe "CollegeHoopedia.com" will help pique whatever level of interest you possess and you'll come to appreciate this enterprising collection as you familiarize yourself with the wealth of info; especially if you exhibit some patience as we add in the future similar relevant material you can't find anywhere else on the impact of foreign players, freshmen sensations, family connections, TV commentators, NIT, small schools, junior colleges and women's basketball.

Our goal is to help you enjoy college basketball even more than you already do by providing a viewer-friendly historical perspective supplementing the daily-grind content offered by flashier sports sites that pretty much all look and read the same. Please bear with us over the ensuing months as we have an encyclopedic amount of material to continue to update and upgrade. But even if this "construction game" goes into overtime, we'll eventually prevail as endorsements of our work over the years attest. Of course, don't hesitate to dish an email assist to fanfeedback@collegehoopedia.com with your comments and suggestions because the customer is always right.

The bottom line is that college basketball has evolved to the point where it invites, perhaps demands, more and more pertinent historical perspective. We believe we boast a modicum of expertise evidenced by being responsible for sophomore Michael Jordan being named national player of the year by The Sporting News in 1982-83 while everyone else selected senior Ralph Sampson. We hope "CollegeHoopedia.com" will eventually resonate as your "history channel" or "college basketball for dummies" and over time perceive it as the "greatest story ever told" about college hoops. History, which is bound to be repeated, really does matter!