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College Basketball's Early Season Conference Review: Mid-majors

College basketball league play is nearing. Here is where the non-Big Six conferences stand so far.
<p> A look around the Atlantic 10, Mountain West, Missouri Valley, West Coast and more as non-conference play draws to a close.</p>
Butler coach Brad Stevens

The Hoosier State doesn’t belong to the Hoosiers, at least not entirely.

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Top 10 College Coaches Under 40

Our look at the most accomplished under-40 college football and basketball coaches
<p> Top College Coaches Under 40</p>

What would recent Final Fours be without Butler and VCU? And how boring would college football be without coaches like Lane Kiffin and Pat Fitzgerald.

There’s an intriguing youth movement afoot in college sports where Butler’s Brad Stevens and VCU’s Shaka Smart, both under the age of 40, have reached the final weekend of the NCAA Tournament and subsequently turn down big-time jobs to continue building their mid-major programs.

College Basketball Conference Realignment: Winners and Losers

How teams and leagues graded out in conference basketball realignment
<p> College basketball conference realignment: Winners and Losers</p>

One of the unfortunate truths of the latest wave of conference realignment is the overwhelming focus on football.

As a result, basketball and other sports have been of secondary concern in some circles. In others, such as at Butler and VCU and in the Horizon, Colonial and Ohio Valley, basketball is the primary engine of revenue. Almost every league in some way has been impacted by the dominoes of realignment.