CIT/CBI Bracketology Number One 2018-19 December 15th 2018

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number One 2018-19 December 15th 2018

By: Ethan Hennessy I am in my second season doing CIT/CBI bracketology for Happening Hoops. I do this because I genuinely enjoy following these tournaments, and believe they do not get a ton of coverage despite some good teams playing in them each year.  In both 2017 and 2018 I was the first source to […]

Northwestern Outlast Georgia Tech’s Second Half Comeback in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Northwestern Outlast Georgia Tech’s Second Half Comeback in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

By: Ethan Hennessy On Wednesday night we were treated to a rematch of last year’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge game in Atlanta. A few things had changed though some key players for both sides had departed, for Northwestern Bryant McIntosh, and for Georgia Tech Ben Lammers and Josh Okogie. Also, the location was shifted to the […]

John Beilein Interview

John Beilein Interview

These are the questions I asked Michigan head coach John Beilein in the post game press conference following his number 19 wolverines beating the Northwood University Timberwolves in their exhibition 90-58 on Friday November 2nd in Ann Arbor.  Ethan Hennessy: “Coach Beilein I know tonight’s game was a blowout, but is there anything you want […]

Number 19 Michigan Dominates Northwood in Ann Arbor

Number 19 Michigan Dominates Northwood in Ann Arbor

On Friday night in Ann Arbor the number 19 Michigan Wolverines took the court for the first time since falling to Villanova at the 2018 national championship game in San Antonio Texas in April when they faced the Timberwolves of Northwood University. Michigan did have three key offseason departures from their roster Mortiz Wagner (1st […]

Young Broncos Easily Handle Northwood in Kalamazoo

Young Broncos Easily Handle Northwood in Kalamazoo

The Tipoff of my 2018-19 college basketball season.    It was a tale of two halves for Western Michigan in today’s exhibition game vs. Northwood University inside University Arena in Kalamazoo Michigan. The first half was plagued with Bronco missed free-throws and turnovers that allowed a scrappy Northwood team to stay with WMU punch for […]

1-27 Ranking All the College Basketball Arenas I Have Seen Games At

1-27 Ranking All the College Basketball Arenas I Have Seen Games At

27. Bender Arena (American) Number of games seen at venue: 1 Most recent trip to: Jan 2nd 2018 Sorry to Bender Arena at American University, but out of 27 College Basketball Arenas you claim the prize of the one I least enjoyed seeing a game at. When I went to Bender Arena home of the […]

2018 Charity Exhibition Tracker

2018 Charity Exhibition Tracker

Last year for the first time ever the NCAA allowed teams to participate in pre-season charity exhibitions to benefit hurricane relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey which struck Texas. Many teams took advantage by raising thousands of dollars for those effected, and fans got to see their teams play games in late October and early November. […]

Top 10 College Basketball Rivalries

Top 10 College Basketball Rivalries

Honorable Mentions: Iowa vs Iowa State Marquette vs Wisconsin Syracuse vs Georgetown Missouri vs Illinois Number 10 West Virginia vs Pitt wwnrradio.com 75 miles through the Appalachian Mountains along I-79 separate the University of Pittsburgh and the University of West Virginia. The Backyard Brawl is what the fans call it, and West Virginia vs. Pitt […]

Is the Pac 12 a High Major Conference in Men’s Basketball? Is it even the best league out West?

Is the Pac 12 a High Major Conference in Men’s Basketball? Is it even the best league out West?

The PAC 12 or in its former days the Pac 10 has always been regarded as the best college basketball conference west of the rocky mountains, but is it time to re-evaluate that belief? Is the PAC 12 still the best college basketball conference out west? Furthermore, are we correctly categorizing the basketball portion of […]

Summit League WAC Challenge

Summit League WAC Challenge

It was announced that the Western Athletic Conference and the Summit League will be competing in a challenge series at least for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 men’s basketball seasons. The Western Athletic Conference comprised of nine member institutions (Chicago State, Missouri Kansas City, Texas Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico State, Grand Canyon, Utah Valley, Seattle, […]