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College Hoops 2K8 Roster Update for 2021-22 Season by traveltall and Adam7610

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College Hoops 2K8 Roster Update for 2021-22 Season by traveltall and Adam7610

We’ve been talking about college sports returning to the video game world more and more as of late, but we’re still totally in the dark when it comes to any promise of a future college basketball title. With that in mind, it’s great that people like traveltall and Adam7610 are still making updated rosters for College Hoops 2K8. They recently put out an update that further refines their College Hoops 2K8 2021-22 roster, and it’s worth calling it out for those hankering for some college hoops action in one form or another.

College Hoops 2K8 2021-22 Roster

College hoops 2K8 roster update for 2021-22 season

The updates by traveltall and Adam7610 have been ongoing the last couple years, and they put a lot of time into this project. They scour multiple resources to try and put together the best possible roster for everyone still playing College Hoops 2K8 on PS3 (or elsewhere, cough RPCS3 cough).

How To Download

  • Game: College Hoops 2K8 (PS3)
  • Roster name: Roster 2021-22 All Teams v2 (you can also download the file in the first post of the thread)
  • Player to check: Brockington – Iowa State – rating: 81

How to save/load the roster file:

  1. On your USB create a folder called PS3, inside that folder create a folder called SAVEDATA.
  2. Once you download and unzip the roster file move that folder (called BLUS….) inside the SAVEDATA folder.
  3. Plug your USB into your PS3, then before starting the game and on the PS3 home screen click on “Save data utility”. You will see your USB, click on it, then “copy” to roster file from your USB to your PS3.
  4. Then load the game and the roster file will load automatically. If it doesn’t, then you can load it yourself from inside the game. The whole process should take less than a minute.

What’s Included

  • With this roster, over 350 teams and 4,000 players have been edited
  • Courts have also been updated
  • Coaches have been updated
  • A how-to document on how to do conference realignment (can be found in the first post in the thread)

More Details

I’ll hand it off to the roster makers to detail some other elements:

Rotations are set for every team. Players were given a free Covid year and so I used the year they are listed in Athlon magazine, I also used Lindys magazine and the Barttorvik website to come up with player ratings. I paid close attention to every players 3 point % and so that is especially accurate for every player, hard to gauge freshman sometimes.

We used the original base roster which Phil had edited coaches up to the start of last year, I edited the coaching changes up to the start of this season and some courts have been updated as well. This year’s roster file includes no broken names or spelling errors (which haunted us in the past).

In addition to each players overall rating we tried to get there playing style as well. We got each players position, height, weight, skin color and hair correct. We did not get their hometowns, that takes too long. I also removed all red shirts because that is becoming a thing of the past and takes too long to track down for each player. Each team is 11-13 players deep.

Rough ratings guide:

All Americans: low 90’s
Power Conf 1st teamers: mid-high 80’s
Power Conf 2nd teamers: mid-low 80’s
Power Conf 3rd teamers: low 80’s

Power Conf starters good teams: high-mid 70’s
Power Conf starters on bad teams: mid 70’s-high 60’s
Power Conf backups: low 70’s-mid 60’s

Mid Major All Conf players: 80’s
Mid Major starters: high-mid 70’s

Small conference All Conf players: mid-low 70’s
Small Conf starters: high-mid 60’s

(There are exceptions and we went by Lindy’s conference rankings to determine conference rankings. Players that shot over 40% or close to have the 3 point icon.)

Four teams were changed from the original game because those teams are no longer in D1. All courts, colors and players changed for those teams, but uniforms remain from the old school.

Savannah St now Grand Canyon
Louisiana-Calcutta now South Dakota
Winston-Salem now UMass Lowell
Bethune-Cookman now Bryant
(I know Bethune is D1 still, but they were changed)

Legacy Mode Ideas

Fun legacy/season ideas with the 2021-22 roster from the creators:

I’m going to skip over the obvious teams like UCLA, Gonzaga, Duke, etc. If you have any other then share them!!

Memphis (a little obvious) – Fab Frosh – a already stacked team, then add two of the best freshmen in the nation in Bates and Duren (both reclassified). Penny is a great recruiter, but he’s not made the tournament yet.

San Francisco – two all-conf guards in Bouyea and Shabazz, but the WCC has the Zags (BYU and Saint Mary’s).

Marshall – Herd That – lots of good 3 point shooters and CUSA is a multi-bid league some years.

Boston College – Bean Town – worst team in ACC, but Boston might be a good recruiting base.

Louisiana – Twin Towers – Jordan Brown and Theo Akwuba both 6’11 and all conference power forwards.

The Citadel – What can Brown do for you? – Hayden Brown is the SoCon player of the year, but that’s about all they got. Plus recruiting a a military school might be tough.

Tenn Martin – For Coach Stewart – He passed away last season and not one player from last year’s team is on this year’s roster, they are bad, very bad. This would be the ultimate rebuild.

Nevada – Reno 911 – The backcourt that not many know about, Sherfield and Cambridge and small forward Coleman, should push for a at large this year.

Miss. St – Dark horse – Iverson Molinar might be my favorite guard in the game, but Miss St also has two 6’10 all conference players in Brooks and Smith.

Belmont or Murray St. – Belmont is old and deep and they might be sweet 16 good, but Murray St is really good to, these two usually meet in the conference final and it produces wild games in a one bid league.

Any Ivy League team – The old fashion way – no conf tournament.

Missouri State – Mosley (smooth guard) and Prim (a banger down low), two 1st team all-conference players, but tough league with Loyal, Northern Iowa and Drake picked ahead of them.

Binghamton or St Joe’s – For me – I played at Binghamton and went to grad school at St Joe’s, both schools have been in the bottom of their respective leagues for the past few seasons. They play in Philly on Dec 1st and I’m flying up for the game.

Syracuse – 3 Boeheims and a 2/3 zone – enough said.

St. Bonaventure – Mid major madness – stacked team, 4 all conference players.

Iowa State – Rebuild in the cornfields (well Ames) – fun rebuild but mostly because their home court is so cool!

Nebraska – 5 star huh? – They somehow landed Bryce McGowens a 5-star guard, his brother Trey is also on the team.

Any SEC team – its a basketball conference now! League is stacked, top 8 teams are really really good.

Hawaii – Island Time – thin roster, but it would be interesting to recruit and rebuild on the island. They have one of the best courts in the game.

Milwaukee – Like father like son – MacDonald’s All-American Patrick Baldwin Jr decided to play for his father at Milwaukee and he’s really really good, but Wright St and Cleveland State are better teams in the Horizon.

North Florida – The Ospreys – 3 all-conf players, Hendrickson, Placer and Aybar in the ASun with Liberty and Lipscomb to compete with in a 1 bid league.

Chicago State – Covid State – They played a few games last year then canceled the season, everyone left, team is the worst in the game (all due respect to Delaware State). Bring them back to life!

Bottom Line

You can also join their Discord to discuss College Hoops 2K8. Otherwise, please head to the thread to give thanks or troubleshoot any issues you might be having.

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  1. The most genuine appreciation I can convey to you, is this message, therefore I'm typing it, all the while knowing it's minuscule, in comparison to what you guys deserve, for the time and effort that's put in for us to enjoy the game. Loved last years and can't wait for this one as well. I wish I could contribute to this worthwhile cause. Thanks!!!
    You guys are awesome! Keeping these games alive!
    I'm currently working on a much smaller-scale 'College Hoops 2K5' update for ps2 with about 60 schools and 300 players updated.
    Treyz
    Domination110
    I think this is so cool but how do you update/add these rosters to your ps3?

    To get the roster onto your PS3. Download the roster onto a USB.
    On your USB make a folder called ‘PS3’ then in that folder another called ‘SAVEDATA’ then put the roster file ‘BLUS30078-ROS...etc.’ into that folder.
    Eject you’re USB properly and plug it into your PS3. When your are on your PS3 home screen (not in the game yet) go to ‘Save Data Utility’ you’ll see the USB listed, click on it and select the roster file then click ‘Copy’. Fire up the game and the roster will load automatically and if not then load them from inside the game.
    If problems arise, its your usb, format it then try again or get a different usb.
    TreyzAllDayz
    You guys are awesome! Keeping these games alive!
    I'm currently working on a much smaller-scale 'College Hoops 2K5' update for ps2 with about 60 schools and 300 players updated.
    Treyz

    Bruhhh help us with PS3 not PS2 lol.
    nschamp1976
    Any chance we can get all the names and ratings in spreadsheet format for this?
    Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk

    Unfortunately not, there are over 300 teams and thousands of players, it be a impossible task to update the rosters and then also create a spreadsheet, it be double the work and it already takes a ton of time.
    traveltall
    Unfortunately not, there are over 300 teams and thousands of players, it be a impossible task to update the rosters and then also create a spreadsheet, it be double the work and it already takes a ton of time.
    Okay thats fine. Wasnt sure if file could be made off roster file.
    Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    I checked them out..they pretty good im tryna put my rosters on here I want u to check em out I used only 2 builds Slim and skinny skinny be 150 to 200 thin 200-300 the game looks better with them models
    Fun legacy/season ideas with the 2021-22 roster we created.
    I’m going to skip over the obvious teams like UCLA, Gonzaga, Duke, etc. If you have any other then share them!!
    Memphis (a little obvious) - Fab Frosh - a already stacked team, then add two of the best freshmen in the nation in Bates and Duren (both reclassified). Penny is a great recruiter, but he’s not made the tournament yet.
    San Francisco- two all conf guards in Bouyea and Shabazz, but the WCC has the Zags (BYU and Saint Mary’s).
    Marshall - Herd That - lots of good 3 point shooters and CUSA is a multi-bid league some years.
    Boston College - Bean Town - worst team in ACC, but Boston might be a good recruiting base.
    Louisiana - Twin Towers - Jordan Brown and Theo Akwuba both 6’11 and all conference power forwards.
    The Citadel - What can Brown do for you? - Hayden Brown is the SoCon player of the year, but thats about all they got. Plus recruiting a a military school might be tough.
    Tenn Martin - For Coach Stewart - He passed away last season and not one player from last year’s team is on this year’s roster, they are bad, very bad. This would be the ultimate rebuild.
    Nevada - Reno 911 - The backcourt that not many know about, Sherfield and Cambridge and small forward Coleman, should push for a at large this year.
    Miss St - Dark horse - Iverson Molinar might be my favorite guard in the game, but Miss St also has two 6’10 all conference players in Brooks and Smith.
    Belmont or Murray St - Belmont is old and deep and they might be sweet 16 good, but Murray St is really good to, these two usually meet in the conference final and it produces wild games in a one bid league.
    Any Ivy League team - The old fashion way - no conf tournament.
    Missouri State - Mosley (smooth guard) and Prim (a banger down low), two 1st team all-conference players, but tough league with Loyal, Northern Iowa and Drake picked ahead of them.
    Binghamton or St Joes - For me - I played at Binghamton and went to grad school at St Joes, both schools have been in the bottom of their respective leagues for the past few seasons. They play in Philly on Dec 1st and I’m flying up for the game.
    Syracuse - 3 Boeheim’s and a 2/3 zone - enough said.
    St. Bonaventure - Mid major madness - stacked team, 4 all conference players.
    Iowa State - Rebuild in the cornfields (well Ames) - fun rebuild but mostly because their home court is so cool!
    Nebraska - 5 star huh? - They somehow landed Bryce McGowens a 5-star guard, his brother Trey is also on the team.
    Any SEC team - its a basketball conference now! League is stacked, top 8 teams are really really good.
    Hawaii - Island Time - thin roster, but it would be interesting to recruit and rebuild on the island. They have one of the best courts in the game.
    Milwaukee - Like father like son - MacDonald’s All-American Patrick Baldwin Jr decided to play for his father at Milwaukee and he’s really really good, but Wright St and Cleveland State are better teams in the Horizon.
    North Florida - The Ospreys - 3 all conf players, Hendrickson, Placer and Aybar in the ASun with Liberty and Lipscomb to compete with in a 1 bid league.
    Chicago State - Covid State - They played a few games last year then canceled the season, everyone left, team is the worst in the game (all due respect to Delaware State). Bring them back to life!
    I'm so impressed with you all! Just downloaded the roster files and going through all the updated courts... it's very cool.
    I'm not sure how much time it takes to make a "real life" edit to a court, but are you able to get the "Billy Donovan Court" signature onto the Florida Gator floor?
    I have tried a few different USB drives and it still get a corrupted file. One of those USB drives is the drive that I have used for multiple roster downloads in previous years. I will keep trying though.
    Tha_BlacKnight
    I have tried a few different USB drives and it still get a corrupted file. One of those USB drives is the drive that I have used for multiple roster downloads in previous years. I will keep trying though.

    I just checked it, I downloaded it, saved it, moved it to my ps3 and it worked. I promise you it's not corrupt. I know some people download it a strange way like through some weird third party programs and that could cause issues. Also, Im on a MAC so possible if someone is on Windows that could cause a issues, but Im 1000% sure the file I posted is not corrupt. I wouldn't have spent all that time on the rosters to then share a corrupt file. Anyway, hope you get it to work. I'd try a Mac and just download it and drag to desktop, shouldn't have any issues.
    traveltall
    I just checked it, I downloaded it, saved it, moved it to my ps3 and it worked. I promise you it's not corrupt. I know some people download it a strange way like through some weird third party programs and that could cause issues. Also, Im on a MAC so possible if someone is on Windows that could cause a issues, but Im 1000% sure the file I posted is not corrupt. I wouldn't have spent all that time on the rosters to then share a corrupt file. Anyway, hope you get it to work. I'd try a Mac and just download it and drag to desktop, shouldn't have any issues.

    I believe you when you say its not really corrupted. I am trying everything to figure it out. Its just trying to find the issue. I have been trying it on my MAC. I am at work and gonna try it on my work PC. I will figure it out. Hopefully
    Tha_BlacKnight
    I believe you when you say its not really corrupted. I am trying everything to figure it out. Its just trying to find the issue. I have been trying it on my MAC. I am at work and gonna try it on my work PC. I will figure it out. Hopefully

    Are you the same guy that messaged me and said he was downloading it through FTP, if so, dont do that, just download it directly from the OS forum right to your desktop. Don't download it through some other website/program. Also make sure you have the folders right, its; PS3 inside that folder is SAVEDATA inside that folder drop the roster file folder named BLUS.....
    traveltall
    Are you the same guy that messaged me and said he was downloading it through FTP, if so, dont do that, just download it directly from the OS forum right to your desktop. Don't download it through some other website/program. Also make sure you have the folders right, its; PS3 inside that folder is SAVEDATA inside that folder drop the roster file folder named BLUS.....

    No I am not the same person
    traveltall
    Are you the same guy that messaged me and said he was downloading it through FTP, if so, dont do that, just download it directly from the OS forum right to your desktop. Don't download it through some other website/program. Also make sure you have the folders right, its; PS3 inside that folder is SAVEDATA inside that folder drop the roster file folder named BLUS.....

    I got it to work. It all looks great. Good work. Much appreciated
    Thanks for all the amazing work revitalizing one of the greatest sports games ever created! ��
    The rosters file worked perfectly for me using a USB drive.
    I grew up in Kentucky, so I’ve played & watched basketball with a passion most of my life. All I needed to do so far is update the jersey numbers for Kentucky and tweaked a couple of appearances. Already played a little against Duke & Gonzaga and it was incredible.
    Thanks so much for spending so much time doing this for everyone!
    Cincycat
    Thanks for all the amazing work revitalizing one of the greatest sports games ever created! 💯
    The rosters file worked perfectly for me using a USB drive.
    I grew in Kentucky, so I’ve played & watched basketball with a passion most of my life. All I needed to do so far is update the jersey numbers for Kentucky and tweaked a couple of appearances. Already played a little against Duke & Gonzaga and it was incredible.
    Thanks so much for spending so much time doing this for everyone!

    Great to hear, glad you like the roster. Yeah, we didn't have time to fix every players numbers or hometowns, but everything else should be pretty accurate. Enjoy!
    Corrupt file issues: If anyone is having issues still, beyond formatting the USB try using a different computer, also you must unzip or decompress the file before putting it onto your usb, what your moving onto you usb should be a folder, not the zipped file itself.
    I truly hope more college basketball fans find this amazing forum tucked away under ‘other basketball games’. I found it about 7 years ago and there are some amazing people on here and some fantastic threads.
    If you want some entertainment today.. go to the main College Hoops 2K forum and read through the one called ‘This Game Owns My Soul’. It will make you laugh it is so much fun.
    Thanks again for keeping the game alive with this roster update!
    Downloading the rosters now. Huge thank you for doing them this year.
    As someone who did them from start to finish a few years back, man is it a grind. But it's worth it when you finish. Excited to pick back up this game now that the college season is rolling!
    Ruut6
    Downloading the rosters now. Huge thank you for doing them this year.
    As someone who did them from start to finish a few years back, man is it a grind. But it's worth it when you finish. Excited to pick back up this game now that the college season is rolling!

    I appreciate that, and you doing them in the past, I've kinda streamlined the process a little so its getting easier and easier for me, if you want to help out next year we'd love to have you join the team. Usually work on them in September once the transfers are final and pre-season magazines are out.
    Dec 12th UPDATE: (check original post for file)
    Improved: Arizona, Iowa St, Wyoming, San Fran, Monmouth, Creighton, Air Force, Cincy, Wisconsin, Minnesota, USC, DePaul, Providence, Seton Hall, St Johns, Washington St, Saint Marys, Florida, South Carolina, Baylor.
    Declined: Memphis, Maryland, Oregon, Mich, Az St, Pitt.
    *Some big and some small changes to those teams depending on the team.
    *Updated courts since the first release: Fla, Alabama, Eastern Washington and a few others. Fixed missing key line on all courts it was removed on.
    siah462
    I feel so dumb, I cannot figure out the conf. realignment to save my life.

    I feel ya, I was like that too, its complicated. The directions are in the document I posted. But in short, start with column A then move to column b and so on, if you don't go in that order its gets complex. So lets use column A as the example, you're going to remove one America East school at a time and replace them with NEC Conf schools that are on the list in the document, now, you'll have to move those America East schools again later on, but now you've got column A done and you do the same for column B and so on. It takes about a hour, the names of the conference wont change, but the teams inside each conf will. Any more questions shoot me a message on the discord.
    Thank you for your hard work!
    A question about Conference Realignment, if I'm reading it correctly, does that mean that the BIG TEN teams will now be in the ACC? (as in the teams will increase to the correct number in the league minus Maryland and Rutgers but will remain the ACC?)
    I just want to make sure that the Big Ten remains the big 10 in name
    I wish there was an easy way to edit the conference names or add/delete teams if needed.
    sin44
    Thank you for your hard work!
    A question about Conference Realignment, if I'm reading it correctly, does that mean that the BIG TEN teams will now be in the ACC? (as in the teams will increase to the correct number in the league minus Maryland and Rutgers but will remain the ACC?)
    I just want to make sure that the Big Ten remains the big 10 in name
    I wish there was an easy way to edit the conference names or add/delete teams if needed.

    The Big Ten teams are placed into the ACC, but unfortunately we cannot change the name of the conference, so the Big Ten teams will be in the ACC and it will say ACC, but in name only, the teams will all be Big Ten teams. The name of the conf will be wrong and not match the teams in it. Believe me, I wish there was a way to fix this, but even with the wrong conf name that doesn't real effect anything and you only notice it ever so often.
    No offense, but why are all the jersey numbers wrong? If you're going to go through all of the trouble to do all this work, why was no attention at all paid to give players the right jersey numbers?
    brianski71
    No offense, but why are all the jersey numbers wrong? If you're going to go through all of the trouble to do all this work, why was no attention at all paid to give players the right jersey numbers?

    Bc changing the jersey numbers adds a ton of extra time to making the rosters, also I personally dont care about jersey numbers. The thing is, you cant just switch a players number, if a player on the team already has that number you have to change that number first so it becomes available for the other player to then switch to. It might not sound like it takes a lot of time, but trust me it does, and its maddening when the number is taken, it creates a domino of switching numbers. It be great if someone wanted to help and take care of all that. Also, same with hometowns, those just are not important to me bc neither the hometown or jersey number effects the gameplay. I nit pick on things like 3 point % and make sure all those are accurate for every player. Hope that helps.
    traveltall
    Bc changing the jersey numbers adds a ton of extra time to making the rosters, also I personally dont care about jersey numbers. The thing is, you cant just switch a players number, if a player on the team already has that number you have to change that number first so it becomes available for the other player to then switch to. It might not sound like it takes a lot of time, but trust me it does, and its maddening when the number is taken, it creates a domino of switching numbers. It be great if someone wanted to help and take care of all that. Also, same with hometowns, those just are not important to me bc neither the hometown or jersey number effects the gameplay. I nit pick on things like 3 point % and make sure all those are accurate for every player. Hope that helps.

    Fair enough. I just dug into this today. I didn't realize that it was such a process. I'm going to start by editing all of the Pitt players and probably expand that at least into the entire ACC. We'll see how ambitious I get.
    The likeness of the players is well done considering how many that you have to do and the limitations of the software. Really appreciate Traveltall sharing this work. Hard to believe that this game from 2008 can be kept current.
    HERE IS the Latest 1-22-22 update
    We are all so grateful to have traveltall make this current new season roster for everyone!!:woot::cool:
    -This file was decrypted using BruteForce and uploaded here. Follow instructions of where to install the Roster folder in correct pathway.
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    Deckard75
    Are theses roster updates available for the xbox 360?

    No, unfortunately no sign if these will made this year for Xbox360. I haven't heard back from Bucks2buckus in a while. Hopefully he is doing well with all the pandemic past couple years. Maybe he'll have something before March Madness.
    Xbox360 was the last made in 2020-21 past season >> https://forums.operationsports.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2050311925&postcount=31
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    Fortunately without Xbox360, we can turn to the RPCS3 emulator.
    pinbw
    HERE IS the Latest 1-22-22 update
    We are all so grateful to have traveltall make this current new season roster for everyone!!:woot::cool:
    -This file was decrypted using BruteForce and uploaded here. Follow instructions of where to install the Roster folder in correct pathway.
    ============================================
    No, unfortunately no sign if these will made this year for Xbox360. I haven't heard back from Bucks2buckus in a while. Hopefully he is doing well with all the pandemic past couple years. Maybe he'll have something before March Madness.
    Xbox360 past season was the last made in 2020-21 >> https://forums.operationsports.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2050311925&postcount=31
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    Fortunately without Xbox360, we can turn to the RPCS3 emulator.

    You ROCK! Thanks for doing this!

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