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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

Lukas Harkins,Site Expert

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Lukas Harkins is now a student at Butler University, where he studies Healthcare and Business. At FanSided, he is a writer and co-expert for Busting Brackets.

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.

Brian Rauf,Contributor

Brian Rauf is a contributor for Busting Brackets covering college basketball and the NBA Draft.

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.

J.D. Caldwell,Contributor

J.D. has followed college basketball since the 1970's, focusing his attention on the Big Sky, West Coast, and Pac-12 Conferences. He spent four years covering high school sports for local newspapers and 25 years officiating high school sports.  He also covered local sports for two years on KITN-AM and KUGS-FM. 

Holden Walter-Warner,Contributor

Holden Walter-Warner is a freelance contributor for Busting Brackets, Hoops Habit, and Daily Knicks. He believes Ron Baker is the future - not just of the New York Knicks, but of the entire sport of basketball.

Robert Kennedy,Contributor

I am a twenty-one year Military Veteran and a season ticket holder, for the PSU Men's and Women's Basketball teams.

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.

Neil Adler,Contributor

Let’s just get this out of the way: I am fanatical about Syracuse hoops. I graduated from Newhouse with a degree in broadcast journalism in 2000 (yes, I’m pretty old). After a fairly long newspaper career in the Washington, D.C., area, I co-founded an advertising and marketing agency called D*MNGOOD® in 2008. A native of Ellicott City, Md., I currently live in Arlington, Va., and have an adorable infant son. My hope is that he will grow to love ‘Cuse as much as I do, but that he will wisely decide to attend college someplace warm.

Garth Johnson,Contributor

I am an increasingly disenfranchised carpenter and father of four who wakes up early to watch sports shows and re-airs of basketball games and write. Since my wife likes to jibe me how much I love sports, I figured I would try to combine the two. The winter in Fairbanks, Alaska lends itself well to this pursuit when it's twenty below and darker than the pits of despair that two of my favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Hurricanes, find themselves in. Duke basketball remains my only beacon of hope in sports for most of the last twenty years.

Jason Burgess,Contributor

Michael Walton,Contributor

Chicago Bulls writer & Digital Media Prod. for NBC Sports Chicago/ Editor of Bulls Confidential/ Busting Brackets & Raptors Rapture contributor/ Absolute hoops junkie.

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 currently writes for both Busting Brackets and Empire Writes Back, two FanSided sites focused on College Basketball and New York Sports respectively. 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.

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.

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.

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...

Andrew Dieckhoff,Contributor

In addition to Busting Brackets, Andrew covers college basketball for Mountain West Wire of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. He is a current USBWA member. Andrew also runs the Dieckhoff Power Index, an independent site for his analytics system and bracketology projections.

Connor Gluck,Contributor

Just a huge college basketball fan living the dream.

Logan Butts,Contributor

Logan is a contributor for Busting Brackets. His love for all things basketball started at a very young age when he would use his free time to write essays on the state of the NBA or college basketball. Other interests include sports of all kinds, movies, rap, and crime novels.

Trenton Corn,Contributor

Rudi Richards,Contributor

Contributor for BoSox Injection and Busting Brackets. Massive NBA fan from the UK and close follower of the Red Sox and Football Giants.

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 pro baseball(independent leagues) 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 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.

Jack Bennett,Contributor

Avid college and Illinois basketball fan

Brian Foley,Contributor

Current Busting Brackets contributor, formerly District on Deck. Maryland native. Milwaukee living. Marquette grad. I have spent time writing about and covering teams in both the DC and Wisconsin area.

Bill McCarthy,Contributor

Bill McCarthy is a contributor for Busting Brackets. Full-time, he works as a political reporter based out of Washington, D.C.

Andy Patton,Contributor

Diehard Gonzaga basketball fan/alumni living in the Seattle area. Exciting to talk to you all about the WCC, WAC, Mountain West and even the PAC-12! Go Zags!

Austin Walther,Contributor

I've been a Wisconsin sports fan my whole life. Born and raised in Stevens Point. Currently a resident of the Fox Valley area. Found a family a year ago where I love the mother and play the role of father and step father. NCAA Tournament is my deer hunting season. Saturdays and Sundays from September-February are for football.

Jason Kinander,Contributor

Student at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, die-hard Chicago sports fan and College basketball fan.

Adam Childs,Contributor

Adam Childs is the co-expert for Hoosier State of MInd and also a contributor for Busting Brackets and BearGogglesOn. Besides sharing his love of 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.

Hunter Moore,Contributor

Currently a Junior at UNC Wilmington studying Middle Grades education with a concentration in Math and Science.

Connor Gilbert,Contributor

Originating in Minnesota, Connor Gilbert is a journalism and creative writing student in his final year at Gonzaga University. He enjoys defending the the merits of women's basketball and talking about quality West Coast hoops.

Cody Gerena,Contributor

I’m a big boy. I like to watch WWE, MMA, and your sports. Likes ponies, hates phoneys.

Daniel Priest,Contributor

I am currently a junior at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts majoring in communications/sports journalism. I have written in the past about a wide range of topics from high school sports, to the Red Sox single A affiliate the Lowell Spinners, all the way to the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement ceremony in 2018.

Zac Voynow,Contributor

Zac is a Junior at UNC-Wilmington, where he's studying English and Business. He's a contributor for Busting Brackets and Saturday Blitz.

Jake Verboven,Contributor

I'm a contributor at Busting Brackets. Currently studying Sports Management and Writing at ECSU. Grew up on the east coast, but it's always 'sco Ducks.

Daniel Benjamin,Contributor

Collin Helwig,Contributor

Syracuse University student. Big New York sports guy. Comedy fan. Undefeated Wii Golfer.

Marcus Washington,Contributor

Born and raised in the DMV. Former High School Basketball Coach. Struggling golfer. Certified Hoop Head.

Connor Hope,Contributor

Born in Connecticut, I grew up a Huskies and St. John's Red Storm fan. Since I am a Gonzaga University alum, I am now all Zags all the time. However, I will watch any college basketball game regardless of team or conference.

Donovan Darlington,Contributor

A South Carolina native and avid college basketball fan. I am a Forensic Chemistry Major, but use much of my free time to write about college basketball in order to maintain sanity. I will cover most topics relative to the college game, but my primary goal is to spread the love for the talented Mid-Majors around the country

Robert Nealon,Contributor

Jacob Matteson,Contributor

Former Division 1 staffer and current professional scouting consultant.

Sydney Chesser,Contributor

Writer

Zach Stearman,Contributor

I am a college basketball analytics enthusiast, and I've created my own analytics site at prophetratings.com. I write about basketball with a unique focus on analytics and sports betting.

Amaar Burton,Contributor

Mychal Hunter,Contributor

I am an Independent Contributor to BustingBrackets.com along with operating my own site: ACCBasketballReport.com and weekly podcast The ACC Basketball Report. I am a construction superintendent during the day and long suffering Georgia Tech fan at night.

Erik Mauro,Contributor

Jacob Salcido,Contributor

Contributor at Busting Brackets. Follower of college basketball and college/pro football. Stan of all things Mountain West-related. Hoping to bring unbiased, fun coverage and takes to all fan bases!

Karl Heiser,Contributor

Trevor Marks,Contributor

MEJO undergrad ('20) at UNC-Chapel Hill. Carolina Athletics for Argyle Report. College basketball for Busting Brackets. NBA Draft for The Step Back. Opinions for The Daily Tar Heel. I write a lot. @twmarks_

Max Hastings,Contributor

Sportswriting Major at Purchase College. Was born in San Francisco but moved to New York when I was 5. Lifelong basketball fan. Enjoy watching playing and most importantly writing about basketball.

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.

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