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Top 10 Players in the 2015 National Championship Game

Plenty of star power to go around in Indianapolis
The Top 10 Players in the 2015 National Championship Game

How much Duke and Wisconsin can glean from their matchup in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge back in December may be negligible.

 

Some tendencies and stylistic traits may be similar, but consider the personnel. In that meeting in Madison — an 80-70 Duke win — two of the top scorers in the game may not be impact players in Monday night’s national championship game.

 

Masters 2015 Hole-By-Hole Preview: Augusta National

MLB 2015 National League Predictions

Here's how Athlon sees the NL playing out this season
MLB 2015 National League Predictions

Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season is here with the San Francisco Giants in place as defending World Series champions for the third time in the last five seasons. There is no lack of National League teams aiming to knock the Giants from their perch, starting in their own division. The NL West was transformed during this offseason thanks to a flurry of trades.

 

2015 Final Four: Every "One Shining Moment" since 1987

Kentucky Fans Are Taking Saturday's Loss Pretty Hard

It was not a great evening in Lexington
Kentucky Fans Are Taking Saturday's Loss Pretty Hard

Every NCAA Tournament loss stings.

 

When the loss marks the end of an attempt to go 40-0 and that team is Kentucky, well, the final defeat stings more than most.

 

Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison had to apologize after his choice remarks were caught on a hot mic. This fan, however, probably speaks for all of Big Blue Nation:

 

 

Kentucky's Andrew Harrison Apologizes for Obscene Remark Caught on Hot Mic

Another reminder to assume that anything said in front of a microphone will end up on TV
Kentucky's Andrew Harrison Apologizes for Obscene Remark Caught on Hot Mic

Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison apologized for obscene language directed toward Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky caught on a live microphone during Saturday’s postgame press conference.

 

After a question directed toward Karl-Anthony Towns about Kaminsky, Harrison can be heard uttering an obscenity and a racial slur under his breath in front of the hot mic.

 

Here’s the video as it was captured on ESPN.

 

Warning: Bad Language Ahead.

 

 

Forget 40-0. This is why Monday's Wisconsin-Duke Championship Game Matters

Kentucky is out, but history is still on the line
Forget 40-0. This is why Monday's Wisconsin-Duke Championship Game Matters

The most serious bid for 40-0 to date is complete and unsuccessful.

 

At the hands of Wisconsin’s 71-64 win over Kentucky, the Wildcats will be merely the only team in college basketball history to go 38-0 in a season. That season ended at 38-1.

 

History — at least for that round, undefeated number and the first unbeaten season since 1976 — will have to wait.

 

National Championship Game Preview and Predictions: Duke vs. Wisconsin

Blue Devils, Badgers set stage for epic championship game
National Championship Game Preview and Predictions: Duke vs. Wisconsin

As Kentucky lost its first game of the season Saturday night, the comparisons to the 1991 NCAA Tournament were apparent.

 

That year, 34-0 UNLV, a team mthat like this year’s Kentucky seemed unstoppable. lost to Duke 79-77 in the Final Four.

 

Both Wisconsin and Duke in 2015 hope history repeats itself.

 

Final Four Game Preview and Predictions: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky

The Wildcats, Badgers meet again with new faces, higher stakes
Final Four Game Preview and Predictions: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky

In many ways, Kentucky-Wisconsin isn’t a rematch.

 

The coaches are the same, the jerseys are the same and many of the players are the same from the Wildcats’ 74-73 win in last year’s Final Four. But at the same time, these are two different teams meeting in the national semifinal.

 

The most obvious change is with Kentucky. The Wildcats reached last year’s Final Four without an injured Willie Cauley-Stein and before freshmen Karl-Anthony Towns, Trey Lyles and Tyler Ulis arrived.

 

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