About BB

Welcome to Busting Brackets, the NCAA news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Busting Brackets is dedicated to providing top-notch NCAA news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Tristan Freeman,Site Expert

Writer at Busting Brackets here at FanSided since September of 2017. Promoted to co-expert of the site in February of 2018. Passionate basketball fan of both the pros and college and strives to get better as a writer through effort and hard work.

Benjamin Zacher,Contributor

Benjamin Zacher is an avid gamer and music audiophile who sometimes watches the sports ball. He painfully remembers Ray Allen's game-winning shot over the Spurs in the NBA Finals, but that was the moment he fell in love with the game.

Trevor Sinodhinos,Contributor

I began online writing as a test trial to introduce it to a former student so he could afford a coffee while he writes his university essays. My passion for sports dates back much further, and my love of playing basketball has had a great influence on the individual that I am today. My goal is to influence the players that I coach, in the same positive manner that I was.

Andrew Tineo,Contributor

UT-Arlington Student. Contributor for Busting Brackets and Saturday Blitz at Fansided.

Joey Loose,Contributor

A Chicago native and Valpo alum, I'm obsessed with all things sports, especially college basketball, with a focus on sports statistics, data, and cartography.

Anthony Brown,Contributor

My name is Anthony R.C. Brown II and I am a graduate of the University of Maryland (College Park). I joined FanSided Network in 2014 with The Baltimore Wire. I covered Maryland football, men's and women's basketball for two separate stints. I now write for Busting Brackets focusing on Maryland basketball but expanding coverage to other teams has allowed me to everything that college basketball has to offer.

David Mullen,Contributor

Dave Mullen is a United States Air Force veteran that was born and raised in Philadelphia until enlisting in the USAF in 2009. The USAF has taken him to Texas, Kansas, Nevada, Florida, and overseas. David is married with three daughters and hopes to pass on his passion for sports to each of his girls.

Ryan Kay,Contributor

Contributor for college basketball at Busting Brackets and college football at Saturday Blitz. Michigan State University alumnus and a father of triplets.

Matt Melton,Contributor

Matt Melton is a graduate from The University of Alabama, and a native of Phenix City, Alabama. Matt is also a contributor to ITG Next and Alabama Diehards, and is an avid Atlanta Braves, Miami Heat, and Atlanta Falcons fan. Roll Tide.

Salvador Lopez,Contributor

I graduated college in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Curry College with a major in Communication, concentration in Radio Broadcasting, and a minor in Music. I currently reside in Massachusetts and work at a radio station as a Production Director. I'm a huge college basketball fan and my two favorite teams are the Providence Friars and the Rhode Island Rams. I also have my own YouTube channel, "Behind the Arc Basketball," which I cover live play-by-play of basketball games, along with recorded content on YouTube. I am proud to be a part of the FanSided community and excited to write about the sport I love, which is college basketball!

John Gove,Contributor

John is an elementary educator that enjoys writing about college basketball and hockey in his free time. John covers the SEC for Busting Brackets.

Elliott Geller,Contributor

Passionate and opinionated about all sports. That's really it.

Adam Bernstein,Contributor

Adam is a Sports Media Communications and Public Relations Major at the University of Rhode Island. Adam currently covers and broadcasts URI athletics through the student-run radio. Adam also currently hosts a podcast, Rhody Rumble, on YouTube.

Joe Casey,Contributor

Joe Casey is a Seton Hall graduate and contributor for Busting Brackets. Joe focuses on scouting the next generation of stars for the site while also owning MIP Scouting (mipscouting.com).

Danny McCormick,Contributor

Jonathan Geib,Contributor

My name is Jonathan Geib and I am a Sixers Sense Contributor based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am a die hard 76ers fan and have lived through the highs of Allen Iverson and the lows of the Process. I hope you enjoy reading my articles and all things Philadelphia 76ers.

William Cash,Contributor

Will is currently a freshman at Liberty university in Lynchburg,Virginia. He is pursuing a degree in sports journalism.

Matthew Travis,Contributor

Matthew Travis is a student at the University of Alabama where he majors in News Media with a Sports Concentration and a minor in Communication Studies. He is the Co-Expert for Empire Writes Back and also writes for Busting Brackets. In Tuscaloosa he works in the Sports Department at WVUA 23, a local TV station where he covers University of Alabama athletics as well as local sports events. In addition to all of this he has been featured on Bleacher Report, Apple News, The Inquisitr and much more and has also interviewed athletes including Zion Williamson, Ardarius Stewart and much more, while also being a co-host of the "Since We Last Spoke" podcast which can be found on both iTunes and Spotify. To reach out or interact with Matthew you should follow him on Twitter and Instagram @MJTrav627.

Sean Cole,Contributor

College basketball hoops fan living in Indiana, who loves his Terps! and Survivor.

Brock Zimmermann,Contributor

I grew up near Chicago with some Wisconsin roots. I'm an avid fan of all things sports and a graduate of Illinois State University.

Nick Andre,Contributor

Beat writer who has a passion for the game of basketball.

Dave Ascoli,Contributor

Dave is a part-time Rhode Island basketball season ticket holder but a full-time fan. A native Rhode Islander now displaced in Boston, he balances his lifelong Rhody fandom with the Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox to keep busy year-round. His work has been featured on Deadspin, EuroBasket, CSNNE, and others.

Holden Walter-Warner,Contributor

Holden Walter-Warner is a freelance contributor for Busting Brackets and Hoops Habit. He believes college basketball is here to stay - sorry G League hype men.

Brandon Simberg,Contributor

Jerran Anderson,Contributor

My name is Jerran, friends call me Jay and I write about college basketball. Check me out, reach out, feedback is fun.

Jacob Zinkula,Contributor

I love sports but college basketball's my #1. I'll be diving into analytics to understand and explain what's happening in the wide world of college basketball....and I'll be irrationally confident in my bracket once March comes around...

Adam Childs,Contributor

Adam Childs is a contributor for GBMWolverines and also Busting Brackets. Besides sharing his love of the Wolverines, college basketball and Chicago sports, he is currently a high school math teacher and coach in Florida. Born and raised in the heart of Indiana and Big Ten country, he is now enjoying life deep in SEC country.

Collin Helwig,Contributor

Syracuse University student. Big New York sports guy. Best driver on the Garden State Parkway. Undefeated Wii Golfer.

Caleb Hightower,Contributor

Contributor @BustingBrackets I love writing about College Basketball, and breaking down different players and teams that interest me. I Primarily focus on the A10, SEC, and Big East.

Ben Dickson,Contributor

Student at the University of Maryland. Die hard Terps and New York sports fan.

Nathan Dillon,Contributor

Financial professional by day; basketball fanatic by night. MBA. Author of "Banners & Buzzer Beaters: A Road Trip Through Kentucky Wildcats History". Still can't believe Illinois won that 2005 NCAA Tournament game against Arizona.

Jay Wilhelm,Contributor

Jay spent his high school career at Canton McKinley in Canton, Ohio right next door to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He took his Baseball talents to Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio where he played for the baseball team and studied Sports Journalism. After 2 years Jay left to bounce around semi-pro baseball for 4-5 years. He returned close to home in 2008 after living outside of Nashville. Jay loves the Ohio State Buckeyes through and through! He is able to leave the emotion out of it and delivers an unbiased, player’s perspective. Jay is also a Play-by-Play & Color Analyst for a local radio station in the football rich Stark County area. He would like to thank all the people who support and follow him.

Drew Schmelzer,Contributor

College Basketball contributor for Busting Brackets starting in 2020. Covering General NCAA hoops, Butler, Purdue, the Big East and the SEC.

Nicholas Diamantis,Contributor

Contributing Writer for Busting Brackets (BIG EAST, NCAA) at FanSided

Maceo Baller,Contributor

College Hoops, Fiba Youth Bball, NBA Draft... And then some

Tobias Bass,Contributor

Erik Mauro,Contributor

Stu Luddecke,Contributor

I am an Atlantic 10 blogger living in Denver CO. I've been following the A10 since I was a student at UMass (class of '16), watching Chaz Williams take the Minutemen to the NCAA Tournament. I cover other conferences, particularly the mid major ones, as well, but I'll still sooner be watching Richmond vs. VCU than Duke vs. North Carolina

Daniel Benjamin,Contributor

Trevor Marks,Contributor

Basketball Video Scout at Sports Info Solutions. UNC-CH Alumnus (2020). Writer for The Step Back and Busting Brackets. Bylines elsewhere. Probably somewhere thinking about the NBA Draft or the Secondary Break.

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