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2015 NCAA Tournament: Thursday Round of 64 Preview and Predictions

Kentucky's quest for a championship and 40-0 begins against Hampton
2015 NCAA Tournament: Thursday Round of 64 Preview and Predictions

The field of 64 hasn’t even started, and already we have a full dose of March Madness.

 

From to get into the NCAA Tournament on Saturday to a 94-90 Ole Miss win in the First Four, we hope college hoops has given us only an appetizer of what’s to come.

 

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BlueGoldSports.com's Guide to Picking Your NCAA Tournament Bracket

Athlon Sports contributor BlueGoldSports.com shows how to pick the perfect bracket
BlueGoldSports.com's Guide to Picking Your NCAA Tournament Bracket

Have you not yet filled out your tournament bracket for the ? Need help figuring out who you should pick? David Schmulenson has all the answers. Notice which team Dave picks first through his scientific selection process.

 

 

 

Georgia Bulldogs 2015 Spring Football Preview

What's ahead for the Bulldogs this spring?
Georgia Bulldogs 2015 Spring Football Preview

Georgia opens spring practice as the early favorite in the SEC East. The Bulldogs just missed on a division title last season and return 12 starters for 2015. Coach Mark Richt’s team will be busy this spring, as this team has question marks on both sides of the ball and three new coaches are spending their first spring in Athens.

Clemson Tigers 2015 Spring Football Preview

What's going on this spring with the Tigers?
Clemson Tigers 2015 Spring Football Preview

Clemson has won at least 10 games in a row in four consecutive seasons and enters the spring as one of the favorites to win the ACC in 2015. Quarterback Deshaun Watson is a rising star and is expected to return at full strength from ACL surgery by the fall. In addition to Watson, the offense is loaded with talent at the skill positions, including Artavis Scott and Mike Williams at receiver, along with Wayne Gallman at running back.

10 Greatest NCAA Tournament Buzzer Beaters

13 Coaches on the Rise in the 2015 NCAA Tournament

Which coaches are poised to turn the postseason into a pay day?
13 Coaches on the Rise in the 2015 NCAA Tournament

The NCAA Tournament will be the moment in the spotlight for previously unknown players and tiny schools across the country.

 

This is also a big moment for coaches. It’s no secret that NCAA Tournament success plays a big role in how coaches move up through the ranks from low-majors to mid-majors to high-majors. One Tournament win can make a career.

 

What is the Most Popular College Basketball Team in Each State?

We have the map to prove which team takes the top spot
What is the Most Popular College Basketball Team in Each State?

Sorry, Louisville, people in Kentucky love Kentucky.

 

Ticket broker TicketCity released this map detailing what it calls the most popular college basketball team in each state.

 

Most of the revelations aren’t that surprising, for example, with Big Blue Nation taking hold of its state. Or Kansas, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, LSU, Arkansas and Arizona leading their states.

 

A few states, though, produced interesting results. For example:

 

Butler Dog-Shames its Mascot After Butler Blue Barfs on Court

Does Butler Blue III Still Have Pre-Game Jitters for the NCAA Tournament?
Butler Dog Shames its Mascot After Butler Blue Barfs on Court

Butler dog-shamed its own mascot Tuesday after Butler Blue III vomited on the court of Madison Square Garden before a Big East tournament game last week.

 

Butler Blue represents Butler as the Twitter account to follow for the Bulldogs in our and this is exactly why:

 

Maurice Clarett Blasts Academic-Athletic Culture in Wake of Chris Borland Retirement

Former Ohio State star critical of programs that push athletes to "nonsense" degrees
Maurice Clarett Blasts Academic-Athletic Culture in Wake of Chris Borland Retirement

Opinions are plentiful regarding San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland’s decision to retire from the NFL at age 24 citing concerns of the potential for debilitating head injuries.

 

One voice the rose above the din was that of former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett.

 

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