Growing up – one of my favorite fall activities was going to the local grocery store (shout out Big John’s) when the college basketball preview magazines hit the shelves. Take your pick from Athlon, Lindy’s or Sporting News and you could find, at most, one page devoted to the MVC and in some this little blurb on 1/4 of a page. This might have influenced my general disdain with the Power 5 at a young age. However, I would normally flip through the magazine and see which one picked the Salukis higher and that’s the one I would buy.
With the internet that experience has changed – as Valley fans we have a treasure trove of previews to dive into other’s thoughts on the 21-22 season. My hope is to aggregate the online previews available for Valley Hoops fans to consume. Regardless – I still get that same feeling when these previews start to come out as when younger Vance stepped on the mat of Big John’s grocery store on my way to pick up the Athlon and Lindy’s magazine. College basketball season is just around the corner.
Let me know if there’s any I have missed as this will list will evolve as the season approaches.