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Message Boards and Discussion Groups
SoCalHoops Message Board--The latest news, rumors and scoop from our readers. Post your messages about college players, preps & h.s. players, coaches, teams, recruiting and scouting, anything related to the game.
College Message Boards
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University of Nevada
New Mexico State
University of North Texas
Utah State University
William & Mary
North Carolina A&T
South Carolina State
Indiana U.-Purdue U. at Indianapolis
San Diego State
High School Message Boards
High School Basketball Board from InJersey- Messages for high school basketball players and fans, mostly about youth and junior basketball, some coaching and recruiting
Alabama - HS Sports Board--All sports, some basketball in-season.
Georgia -HS Basketball Board--very nice board. Comprehensive.
Texas - HS Board--Dallas Morning News. May be temporarily down.
Louisiana - 5-A Athletics Board--recruiting, lots of basketball, AAU and other news
North Carolina - Conference Call--From the N & O (Nando)--very complete coverage of all prep sports in North Carolina, especially hoops
Full Court Press Message Board--Discussion of women's basketball topics
Internet News Newsgroups
***Disclaimer: The newsgroups, message boards and discussion groups listed below and elsewhere at SoCalHoops.com are not maintained by SoCalHoops.com; they are the property of, are maintained and belong to the operators and webmasters of various Usenet, Clari.net and/or other newsgroup services and various websites. Some are moderated, and others are not. SoCalHoops is not responsible for the content contained in such services, and we assume no liability nor exercise any control over the statements, opinions or other matter contained therein. The links below are provided solely for your convenience in locating groups which may be of interest, and as a service to our visitors. Please use your own judgment and discretion in responding to messages or posting new messages to these groups. If you do post, please be polite, considerate, and thoughtful, and by all means, use your spell-checking program, since there's nothing more annoying than a rude, inconsiderate and badly-spelled stupid message.
Usenet News Groups
The "rec.sport.basketball" Groups
news: rec.sport.basketball.college-- This news group is devoted to college basketball teams; it is not moderated; discussions of teams, conferences, players, coaches and recruiting
news:rec.sport.basketball.pro--As the name implies, this is primarily for discussion of professional basketball, mostly NBA topics (players, trades, coaching, salary caps, and other news items). Most NBA team information officers will also publish press releases to this news group. It is not moderated.
news: rec.sport.basketball.women-- Usenet news group (unmoderated) devoted to women's basketball in general--topics frequently include WNBA, ABL, women's college ball, and other topics generally related to basketball of interest to women players, fans, recruiters and coaches. Also general news releases from WNBA and ABL teams.
news:rec.sport.basketball.europe--Usenet news group (unmoderated) related to European basketball, from pro to junior level. Discussion in English related to all European countries and the UK; lots of news on Greek and French basketball.
news: rec.sport.basketball.misc --A Usenet news group devoted to "miscellaneous" basketball topics--sort of a general "catch-all" for topics that don't fit elsewhere; lots of messages also found in other topics (e.g., card & memorabilia collecting, officiating, etc). If you're looking for info on basketball cards, this is a good place to start. (See also news:rec.collecting, news:rec.collecting.sport.basketball, and news:rec.collecting.sport.misc). It is unmoderated.
news:rec.collecting.sport.basketball--news group devoted to collecting of cards, memorabilia and other valuable merchandise. News of shows, auctions and sales. Unmoderated.
news: rec.sport.officiating-- news group related to discussing all aspects of officiating (not just for basketball). Unmoderated.
news: uiuc.sport.basketball --many University servers list news groups for discussing many topics; this one is maintained by the University of Illinois-- it is not very active
The "alt." newsgroups
Many of these groups are very active. However, because they are not moderated, you'll have to sort through some "bulk" advertising, some junk email, and occasionally some pretty mild nude or partially nude pics. And who says basketball is just a game?
news:alt.sport.basketball.nba--a completely unmoderated group; not very active, usually contains just "junk" advertising
College "alt" newsgroups
The Active NBA "alt." newsgroups--these are all pretty much self-explanatory; they are about the various NBA teams whose names they bear.
Clarinet Newsgroups-- (*note: these may no longer be active and/or are not accessible from many ISP servers any longer; most no longer subscribe to this service)
clari.sports.basketball.college--a clarinet news group devoted to college basketball
clari.sports.basketball--a clarinet news group devoted to basketball generally
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