College Basketball Nation: Weekend Watch

Can you feel it? It's that time of year, the time when every Saturday seemingly features at least one or two big, big games. This weekend is no different: Saturday sees No. 7 Duke at No. 11 Georgetown in D.C. and No. 2 Kansas at No. 13 Kansas State, the site of K-State's upset win over Texas earlier this month. Get primers on these two biggies, along with the rest of what's worth watching (see: Vandy-UK), with the Weekend Watch. Best. Preview. Ever.

And, as always, be sure to check back tomorrow for live coverage of DePaul-Syracuse (that's where I'll be) as well our usual buffet of up-to-the-minute updates on the happenings of the day. Heather Dinich (and the Prez) will be at Duke-Georgetown and Pat Forde will be braving the Octagon of Doom for KU-Kansas State. College basketball Saturdays are the best days of the week. There's only one way to improve them: By hanging out on the Internet! See you then.

Saddle Up: OSU-WVU and much more

January, 22, 2010
This is going to be a very short version of Saddle Up. Why is that? Because one of the best things this here college basketball desk does all week -- Weekend Watch -- is basically Saddle Up on horse steroids, and there's no way I'd be able to write anything nearly as comprehensive as what you'll find here. It has all the bases covered. Actually, correction: If we're using baseball metaphors, Weekend Watch has all the bases, all the infield and outfield positions, both managerial roles, and every seat in the bleachers covered. It'll even sell you a hot dog.

So, yeah, this weekend's going to rule. Be sure to check back here all day tomorrow; I'll be blogging the action all day, and I'll be joined by our other bloggers and blog contributors as well. It'll be a good one. And really, let's be honest. What were you going to do instead? Go outside? Pshh. Lame. Stay on the couch. You'll thank me later.