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Sweet 16 East Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

A quick look at the four teams playing in Syracuse
Sweet 16 East Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

The East region will have an ACC flavor even though the ACC regular season champion is at home. Louisville and NC State will meet in the Sweet 16 on an ACC floor for a rare conference game in the NCAA Tournament.

 

At the same time, Oklahoma will try to save face for a beleaguered Big 12, but the Sooners will have to go through Tom Izzo, who as usual has his Michigan State squad peaking in March.

 

Here’s a look at the East Regional in Syracuse at a glance.

 

Friday’s Schedule

Sweet 16 South Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

A quick look at the four teams playing in Houston
Sweet 16 South Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament wiped away notion of Cinderellas, but if you’re looking for an underdog, perhaps you can find one in the South Region.

 

Going up against Duke is the lowest seed remaining in the Tournament, a team that won six games just four years ago and a team that’s been very good for a long time but never reached the Final Four. Of course, we’re talking about UCLA, Utah and Gonzaga, so Cinderella fits this crew about as much as “South” region does.

 

Sweet 16 Midwest Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

A quick look at the four teams playing in Cleveland
Sweet 16 Midwest Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

Kentucky’s bid for an undefeated season will have to go through West Virginia, the team that in 2010 beat what was arguably John Calipari’s best team in Lexington.

 

In the other regional semifinal, Wichita State and Notre Dame will try to re-orient themselves for an emotional — for very different reasons — Sweet 16 game.

 

Here’s a look at the Midwest Regional in Cleveland at a glance.

 

Thursday’s Schedule

No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (7:15 p.m., CBS)

Sweet 16 West Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

A quick look at the four teams playing in Los Angeles
Sweet 16 West Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

The West region will be full of familiar faces on a number of fronts. For starters, each team in the Sweet 16 is no stranger to this stage. In the last five seasons alone, these four teams have been to the regional semifinal 12 times.

 

But if the region goes chalk and sends top two seeds Wisconsin and Arizona to Saturday, the game will be a rematch of last year’s Elite Eight that sent Bo Ryan to his first Final Four.

 

Here’s a look at the West Regional in Los Angeles at a glance.

 

The Best Off-Court Moments of the 2015 NCAA Tournament So Far

Syracuse Unveils New Orange Jerseys for 2015

Orange is returning for Syracuse this season.
Syracuse Brings Back Orange Jerseys for 2015

Syracuse unveiled three uniforms last season, but the reveal didn’t include an orange design. One year later, it appears Syracuse will be adding a fourth color to its jersey wardrobe.

 

On Monday, Syracuse unveiled a new orange jersey for 2015.

 

Check out the new look for the Orange:

 

 

20 Amazing Stats from the First Weekend of the NCAA Tournament

48 games in four days gave us plenty of fodder for crunching numbers
20 Amazing Stats from the First Weekend of the NCAA Tournament

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is over, and in some ways there are relatively few surprises.

 

In a macro sense, it’s not surprise to see Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State or even UCLA here. The same great coaches keep advancing through the Tournament. Four of the five active Hall of Fame coaches are in the second weekend. The exception, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, is not allowed to be here.

 

Virginia Tech Hokies 2015 Spring Football Preview

What's ahead for the Hokies this spring?
Virginia Tech Hokies 2015 Spring Football Preview

Virginia Tech won at least 10 games in eight consecutive seasons from 2004-11. But the Hokies took a step back over the last three years, recording a 22-17 mark in that span. Coach Frank Beamer is also coming off his first losing record in conference play since 2002. While Virginia Tech’s win total has dipped recently, this program isn’t far from contending in the Coastal.

Auburn Tigers 2015 Spring Football Preview

The Tigers are loaded for a run at the SEC title.
Auburn Tigers 2015 Spring Football Preview

Auburn wasn’t quite able to recapture the magic from its 2013 run to the national championship, but coach Gus Malzahn’s second season still resulted in an 8-5 record with two losses coming by three points. As Malzahn’s team works through spring practice, it’s clear this team will be in the mix for the SEC West Division title.

Oklahoma Sooners 2015 Spring Football Preview

What's ahead for the Sooners this spring?
Oklahoma Sooners 2015 Spring Football Preview

The Sooners entered last season with loads of hype following a devastatingly impressive performance over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

 

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