Zachery Bonzheim

Aspiring College Sports Writer

Manistee, MI

Zachery Bonzheim

Young aspiring college sports writer. I currently attend the University of Findlay and study International Business and Economics, but my heart lies with college basketball. I got my start writing for College Hoops Daily and then got a spot at College Sports Madness. I am hoping to increase my ability and reach more readers.


The Mid-Major Awards (Little Too Early Predictions)

NCAA Men’s Basketball has been seeing a large parity between major college basketball schools and what are considered mid-majors. What is a mid-major? Generally speaking, it is any of the non-BCS football schools, with the exception of the Big East. So what conferences are mid-major? National Mid-Major Player of the Year: Nigel Williams-Goss, Junior, Gonzaga, Guard.
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Handing out the Hardware: An Early Look at 2017 Post Season Awards

It’s almost March!!! Sure, go ahead and read the millions of articles out there about bracketology (Ed Note: one of those millions of articles is here – read @blacketologist article for CHD here) , this one focuses on the hardware. The season is in full swing and coming down the home stretch. Players all over the country have been carrying their respective teams and deserve recognition.
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This Week in Big Ten Men's Basketball 2/13

Rutgers will head into one of the best venues in America when they step up to battle the Boilermakers of Purdue this Tuesday. Purdue is riding Caleb Swanigan, who is still closely in the chase for National Player of the Year. This game should be in Purdue’s favor from the get-go. Purdue is averaging 81 points per game and allowing 66.6.
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2017 Selection Sunday Cheat Sheet

The conferences, which are underlined and italicized, are cut into five categories; Locks, Good Teams, NCAA Bubble, NIT, and No/Other Postseason. Not all conferences have teams that fall into each category. The teams are ranked by their chance at making the tournament. Any numbers or “RV” before a team name indicates their AP Poll ranking or that they have received votes.
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This Week in Big Ten Men's Basketball 2/6

Miles Bridges and company head down the road to battle in-state rival, the University of Michigan. The last time these two met, Nick Ward held down the post conjuring his inner Zach Randolph. Miles Bridges held Zak Irvin to 0, while Derrick Walton exploded taking charge of the Wolverine squad. The Spartans and Wolverines average nearly the same points per game and points allowed, but the Spartans hold a substantial edged on assists and rebounds.
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The Top Dog: How the Gonzaga Bulldogs Got to Number One

The new Associated Press Top 25 came out with not too many surprises –a former Cinderella sitting atop the of the men’s college basketball world. This week we found the Gonzaga Bulldogs from Spokane, Washington, at the number one spot in the land. John Stockton’s alma mater, the only undefeated team in the country, does not shy away from the national spotlight the national spotlight as this may be only its second time at number one, it’s been used to taking down giants in the tournament since 1999.
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This Week in Big Ten Men's Basketball 1/30

Iowa will take a big trip out to New Jersey to play the Scarlet Knights at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Home games are often a blessing in the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights ranked outside the 100 in attendance last year averaging 4,653 a game, filling just over half of their arena. Iowa is high scoring and Rutgers just gets 67 points per game.
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Final Four Ready: Which Teams Are REALLY Ready to Cut Down the Nets in March?

It may only be late January, but March is right around the corner. The NCAA Tournament is like no other thing in all of sports. There are no single elimination tournaments this big in other sports. One loss and you are done. A tournament so hard to win that you hang banners as reminders just for getting to the semi-finals, some schools even the Sweet-Sixteen is banner worthy.
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This Week in Big Ten Men's Basketball

The two east coast Big Ten teams will battle it out in College Park, Maryland. Rutgers just got their first win of the Big Ten season with a victory over Nebraska. This win for the Scarlet Knights ended their eight-game losing streak. Maryland has been riding a four-game win streak, winning three on the road.
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2016-17 – Major Mid Majors: How Do They Fare?

College basketball has seen a notable increase in the small schools getting talented players, developing them into elite seniors, and taking on the major programs like nothing. While teams such as Duke, Kentucky, and Kansas are turning out one-year stars left and right, the Gonzaga’s, San Diego State’s, and Wichita State’s of the NCAA are pulling thousands into their packed arenas and beating the likes of Arizona and Indiana.
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Top 25: A Tale of Two Years

2016 has been characterized as one of the most unique, out of the ordinary, and strange years in recent memory. There were changes in nearly every realm of life, even college basketball. This article looks to compare the current landscape of college basketball to this same time last year. All of the data in regards to this article is using the “2016-17 AP College Basketball Week 10 Poll”.
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Is it Time to Take the Spartans Seriously?

This year Michigan State basketball team is not like the ones of years past. At 11-5 the Spartans’ overall win percentage ranks among the worst in the Big Ten. Losing to a lowly Northeastern team at the prestigious Breslin Center and barely squeaking by a 1-7 Oral Roberts team showed their talent or lack thereof.
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Zachery Bonzheim

I am currently a college student at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. I am an International Business and Economics major but have interests in writing. I played collegiate soccer and have major interests in college sports. I write primarily about NCAA Division I Men's Basketball with some focus on the Big Ten. I write about all topics for College Hoops Daily and specifically about the Big Ten for College Sports Madness. I want to reach a wider audience and intend to continue writing even if I were not to get paid. I have interests in topics such as politics, government, international relations, and religion, but have not had an opportunity to write a published article on these topics. I enjoy all art, I have composed, produced, and sang on my own EP, painted, taken professional pictures for 231 Apparel, designed clothes for 231 Apparel, and much more. Although my education is focused on business, art is very much a part of my life.



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