Its Labor Day weekend and that means the traditional flip of the switch to the current school year. Welcome to Year 8 of The Czar in cyberspace (not to be confused with Pigs...In...Space). I'll reach a major milestone in December with game #1000 that I've seen since I started here. As usual, I've gone through the entire site and cleaned things up. With a bunch of new conferences this school year (more explanation on that when I get to previews), I've redone the League Websites page to include the new leagues. I've also cleaned up the AAU Websites page to include many more AAU organizations from Wisconsin (many big ones were missing) and Iowa. It also tidies up the Minnesota list. The Rankings page has been updated to reflect the most recent end of summer rankings from Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports. The recruiting calendars in the Recruiting Links menu are updated to the current recruiting year for those of you who follow when the college guys can be out and about. The Summer Hoops and Recruiting Links menus point you to anything regarding AAU ball including the leagues that teams participate in. The Minnesota Hoops menu has anything you may need to know about boys hoops in the state including State Records and the most comprehensive list for the Mr. Basketball award that's out there.
The 2014 Fall Schedule is posted and you can access it from the main navigation menu in full site mode or mobile mode. If your league isn't on there, let me know and I'll add it. The Season Previews page is up and available for when I begin my annual 5 week preview series on October 6th to take you right up to the start of practice on November 10th. There are 2015 players who have already made their college decisions, I keep a full list of those updated throughout the season on the Signings page.