Author Archive: Ben Dickson

My name is Ben Dickson and I am a junior at Hills West. I write about sports for The Roundup. I am also the co-founder of the Colt's Corner Podcast, posted every Thursday on SoundCloud, Twitter, and The Roundup website. My interests include watching sports, playing sports, and spending time with friends and family.

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Taking A Look at the 2016 NCAA Tournament Field

| 03/16/2016 | 0 Comments
Taking A Look at the 2016 NCAA Tournament Field

On Selection Sunday, the NCAA Tournament field of 68 teams was released. Today, we take a look at each of the regions, and preview the upcoming match-ups. SOUTH REGION This region is absolutely loaded with talent and great teams. Kansas, Villanova, and Maryland are among the teams in this bracket. The most intriguing matchup in […]

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Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 Released

| 02/11/2016 | 0 Comments
Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 Released

The Wooden Award is college basketball’s most prestigious award for the best player in the sport. Yesterday, the 20 finalists were revealed. Many great players were on the list, including 13 seniors. Kris Dunn, Melo Trimble, Jakob Poeltl, and Denzel Valentine are among the stars that made the list. But when it comes down to […]

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Upsets Galore This Season in College Hoops

| 01/23/2016 | 0 Comments
Upsets Galore This Season in College Hoops

“College basketball, where the unexpected becomes the ordinary” says CBS Sports college basketball analyst Jon Rothstein. This year, that is exactly the case. Every single night, college basketball gets more and more interesting, and upsets happen so frequently, that nothing is a surprise anymore. One big upset last Tuesday was Michigan over then the #3 […]

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Colts Stampede Past Deer Park, 67-58

| 12/17/2015 | 0 Comments

In their second game of the season the Colts took on Deer Park in what was projected to be battle. Those predictions turned out to be wrong as it was mainly a one-sided matchup throughout the entire game. Hills West improved to 2-0 with this win, while Deer Park fell to 2-1. The Colts dominated early, […]

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Madness in November

| 12/02/2015 | 0 Comments
Madness in November

We are less than 20 days into the college basketball season, but yet it feels like March. The amount of upsets that have already occurred is tremendously large and many teams’ tournament hopes have already been hurt. Coming into the season, the Big Ten was supposed to be one of the elite conferences in all of […]

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Tip-Off Marathon a Success for College Basketball

| 11/20/2015 | 0 Comments
Tip-Off Marathon a Success for College Basketball

The 31-hour ESPN Tip-Off Marathon turned out to be a huge success for the world of college basketball. Four top-10 teams were knocked off, crowds were in midseason form, heavyweights battled, and there was even a court storm or two. The “marathon” started out with George Washington’s upset win over #6 Virginia. The Cavaliers’ star […]

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Northern Illinois Hands #24 Toledo First Loss of Season

| 11/04/2015 | 0 Comments
Northern Illinois Hands #24 Toledo First Loss of Season

The Northern Illinois Huskies went into Toledo to take on the undefeated and #24 ranked Toledo Rockets in what was the only Tuesday night game of the week. Toledo quickly jumped out to a 17-7 lead, but the Huskies of NIU never quit. Northern Illinois’ dual QB threat of Drew Hare and Ryan Graham combined […]

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What to Expect in the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

| 10/30/2015 | 0 Comments
What to Expect in the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

You should be getting excited for the upcoming college basketball season, because I know I am. There are a lot of unknowns this season, however it is shaping up to be a very intriguing year in College Basketball. The AP Preseason Top 25 will be released Monday, November 2, and this is the first year […]

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