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Tournament preview: NC State under pressure in Puerto Rico

Oklahoma State, Tennessee looking to prove mettle
<p> Tournament preview: NC State under pressure in Puerto Rico</p>

The early season tournament season is under way, first with the NIT Tip-Off and now the Puerto Rico Classic, beginning Thursday.

The even in San Juan will be a proving ground for the major teams involved. For NC State, it’s a chance to prove the Wolfpack belong in the national elite. For Oklahoma State, Tennessee and UMass, it’s a chance to prove they’re ready to contend for the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s our preview of the action down in Puerto Rico

College Basketball's Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85

Jeff Bzdelik has had a rough time at Wake, Colorado
<p> College Basketball's Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85</p>

Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one.

The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching tenures in the six major conference since the NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985.

20 Offseason Events Every College Basketball Fan Should Know

Calhoun's retirement among key developments last few months
<p> 20 Offseason Events Every College Basketball Fan Should Know</p>

Even after every recruit signed, after players were drafted, and after (nearly) every coaching change was made, college basketball news impacting the 2012-13 season continued to break through the late summer and early fall.

College Football's Top 10 Non-Conference Games of September

The season is close, and these matchups belong on your must-see list.
<p> College Football's Top Ten Non-Conference Games of September</p>

The much-anticipated college football season is almost here, and we cannot wait for toe to meet leather on the gridiron. From Cowboys Stadium to the Rose Bowl to the Georgia Dome, here are the top intersectional games to put on your calendar for August and September.

College Basketball's Biggest Preseason Questions: 17 for the East Region

Our top questions for the ACC, Big East and more
<p> College Basketball's Great 68 Questions: 17 for the East Region</p>

College football season hasn’t begun, but here at Athlon we’re already hard at work in thinking about the 2012-13 basketball season. Believe us, the season will be here before you know it.

Every team has questions about the upcoming season, but some are bigger than others.

 

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview: Midwest Region

Everyone had No. 1 North Carolina in the Sweet 16, but No. 11 NC State was a bracket buster.
<p> Everyone had No. 1 North Carolina in the Sweet 16, but No. 11 NC State was a bracket buster.</p>

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview: Midwest Region

Top Dog — North Carolina (1)

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