Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, the most comprehensive college basketball publication in the world, prints its 31st edition in 2011.
Edited by Chris Dortch and printed by Blue Ribbon Sports Media Group of Chattanooga, Tenn., Blue Ribbon—long known as the “bible” of college basketball—gives its readers the most thorough, up-to-date and timely evaluations of every Division I team in the country.
Once again, Blue Ribbon will provide 3,000-4,000-word reports on its preseason top 25 picks, plus a full story on EVERY Division I team in the country. No other publication offers that much coverage of the so-called “mid-major” conferences. In Blue Ribbon, every school is treated as an “upper major!”
That commitment to full coverage of college basketball has caught on with people who make their living coaching, scouting or reporting about the game. Go in the office of nearly any Division I staff in the country, from Duke to UCLA to Winthrop, and find on any assistant or head coach’s shelf a backlog of at least 10 Blue Ribbons. NBA scouts clamor to get the book to assist them in their evaluation process. Look in any college basketball play-by-play announcer’s briefcase and you’ll likely find a dog-eared, yellow-highlighted copy of Blue Ribbon. Many long-time sports writers who cover the game believe Blue Ribbon is an indispensable textbook to draw on throughout the season. And CBS and ESPN, the two television networks that cover the most college basketball, always equip their on- and off-air personnel with a copy of Blue Ribbon.
If you’re a long-time reader, you know how important Blue Ribbon is to your enjoyment of the college hoops season. And if you’ve never read Blue Ribbon before, give us a chance–you won't be disappointed. People who make their living in college basketball know best—Blue Ribbon is the “bible” of the game! It’s a must have for the casual fan and the head coach of any Top 25 team.