Blue Ribbon is at the printer!

Aaron Cowan

Blue Ribbon is at the printer!

We promised when we launched our new website to keep our readers informed about the printing process for Blue Ribbon. We'll do that as best we can. The book has been uploaded to our printer, CJK in Cincinnati. CJK has a new online system that allows our editor and publisher, Chris Dortch, to check the book and approve it for printing, replacing the former, time-consuming process of overnighting proofs back and forth. Chris approved the book mid afternoon on Sept. 20. We are still hopeful of receiving books by Oct. 15, and then we'll mobilize an army to get them out the door immediately. We'll...


Arizona Tops Blue Ribbon's 37th Annual Preseason Rankings

Chris Dortch

Arizona Tops Blue Ribbon's 37th Annual Preseason Rankings

Arizona tops Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook’s preseason Top 25. The Wildcats of coach Sean Miller barely edged out Michigan State for the top spot in the “bible” of college basketball’s 37th annual rankings. “This was a close one,” Blue Ribbon editor and publisher Chris Dortch said. “Both Arizona and Michigan State were worthy No. 1 candidates, and a strong case could have been made for Duke and Kansas, too. But in the final analysis, our writers and editors liked the size and experience Arizona can put on the floor.” Duke and Kansas are No. 3 and 4 in the...


The New Blue Ribbon

Chris Dortch

Welcome to Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook’s new website. I’ve got several changes to tell you about as the college basketball “bible” returns for its 37th edition. The first change you might have already noticed—our address is now www.blueribbonyearbook.com, but the old www.blueribbonyearbookonline.com will still get you here. We’ve also changed the look of our cover, thanks to the efforts of Travis Knight, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based graphic artist who has done a lot of work for the film industry. We wanted to bring a fresh, bold look, while at the same time not forgetting our roots. You’ll also see my name above...