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The Gator's Eye

The Student News Site of Green Level High School

The Gator's Eye

Tip-Off Time


College basketball enthusiasts and fans across the nation are donning their team colors and gearing up for an exciting season, as the much-anticipated college basketball season tips off this week. With the return of top talent and high expectations, this year promises to be a thrilling ride for basketball fans from coast to coast.

The 2023-2024 college basketball season brings a sense of normalcy back to campuses after a tumultuous year. This year’s return to packed arenas more than ever, and the electric atmosphere that comes with it has fans and players alike excited.

Key Storylines to Watch:

  1. Blue Blood Rivalries Renewed:

   The iconic rivalries between schools like Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Kansas are set to take center stage once again. Basketball enthusiasts can look forward to intense matchups and unforgettable moments as these powerhouse programs vie for supremacy.

  1. Fresh Faces and Rising Stars:

   College basketball has always been a breeding ground for future NBA talent. Keep an eye on incoming freshmen and rising stars who are expected to make a significant impact on their respective teams. These young athletes will look to follow in the footsteps of previous college greats on their journey to the professional league.

  1. Coaching Legends:

   Several seasoned coaches, such as Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Roy Williams (North Carolina), and Tom Izzo (Michigan State), have all been gone for 1 season now, trusting their lasting legacy with new leadership and a solid coaching staff.

  1. Cinderella Stories:

   Every year, college basketball delivers unexpected surprises and underdog success stories. Teams from smaller conferences will aim to upset the established powerhouses and make a deep run in the NCAA tournament, captivating the nation’s attention.

“I’m really excited about our first game, I think we are going to win by a good amount of points. I am also excited for the new light show we are doing this year,” says Jordan Tatum, a player on the Green Level Mens Varsity Basketball team; voicing his thoughts on their upcoming first game against Broughton High School next week. 

The road to March Madness, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, begins this week with a slate of thrilling games that will set the tone for the entire season. College basketball enthusiasts can expect nail-biting buzzer-beaters, incredible dunks, and unforgettable moments as the teams battle it out on the hardwood.

As the action unfolds, fans are encouraged to support their favorite teams, whether in person or from the comfort of their homes. College basketball is back, and it’s time to cheer for the home team, embrace the rivalries, and savor every moment of the game.

Get ready for a season of heart-pounding action and memorable moments as the 2023-2024 college basketball season takes flight, promising to be a thrilling journey from tip-off to championship celebration. Stay tuned for more highlights, upsets, and unforgettable basketball moments in the coming months.

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About the Contributor
E. Leak
E. Leak, Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Emerii Leak and I am a junior at Green Level. I’m very outgoing and enthusiastic. I play soccer for Wake FC Gold North team and I was also on the Women’s Soccer team here at Green Level.I help out with the sports medicine program at Green level. I love being social and being involved around the school and participating in school events.