An extensive if not comprehensive look at all 12 Mid-American Conference college basketball teams. The opening game is November 10, so we better get started.
Last year: 4-28 (1-15), 6th MAC West; lost to Buffalo in MAC tournament first round; no postseason tournament
This year: Picked last (6th) in MAC West
Coach: Tod Kowalczyk, previously with UW-Green Bay, is in his first season with Toledo.
First Game: Wednesday, November 10 at Illinois (ESPN3.com)
Can a rocket dribble a basketball? Our current technology does not permit this. But NASA is trying to make this a possibility within the next 10 years.
Toledo Rockets Basketball Roster
Jake Barnett (transferred to Saint Louis)
Larry Bastfield (transferred to Morgan State)
Jordan Dressler (transferred to Columbia)
Ian Salter (transferred to Texas A&M International, Division II)
Josh Freelove (left program)
Mouhamed Lo (dismissed)
Stephen Albrecht (transferred to Brown)
Neil Watson (transferred to Coffeyville [Kansas] Community College)
Transfers (sitting out this year)
Dominique Buckley (Iowa State)
Rian Pearson (Green Bay)
Matt Smith (Green Bay)
(Anthony Wright transferred from Michigan and is eligible to play this season as a fifth-year senior)
Big Nonconference Games
11/10 @ Illinois
11/14 @ Temple
12/4 vs. CIncinnati
1/3 @ Alabama
A Paragraph of Thought on Toledo Basketball
Actually, a paragraph is more than they're worth at this point, because right now the program's net worth is negligible. But we'll indulge them. Essentially, don't read much into what this team does this season, because another four wins would be another minor miracle. Can you blame them? Two years of Gene Cross might've been almost but not equally, damaging as a point-shaving scandal. With his abrupt resignation followed an exodus of underclassmen, and for such turnover to be seen in a program with neither graduating seniors nor NCAA violations is some kind of aberration. Coach Kowalczyk, I hope you brought some Maalox over from Green Bay. Basically watch Malcolm Griffin dribble a lot and try to learn some of the other names.