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College Basketball Expert Poll: How can the Game be Fixed?

Our panel weighs in on the top change they'd like to see in the sport
College Basketball Expert Poll: How Can The Game Be Fixed?

College basketball seems to be in a state of crisis.

 

The sport is fading into a niche market with only March Madness able to capture widespread national attention.

 

The reasons are many: The sport lacks the stars power it did when players stayed in school for four years. Defenses have free reign, deflating scoring totals and slowing the game. Timeouts at the end of the game grind momentum to a halt in the final minutes.

 

All of these are popular topics to improve the game. But which is the No. 1 thing our panel would fix?

Just Shut Up, Chip Kelly Knows What He's Doing

Kelly is making headlines in Philadelphia.
Just Shut Up, Chip Kelly Knows What He's Doing

Chip Kelly isn’t the nicest or most humble guy in the room but he’s probably the smartest.

 

Just ask him.

 

After all, you don’t go from New Hampshire’s offensive coordinator to NFL head coach and general manager in eights years by being stupid.

 

St. Louis Cardinals 2015 Preview and Prediction

Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals look to defend their NL Central crown
St. Louis Cardinals 2015 Preview and Prediction

Ten days after the Cardinals’ postseason run ended just shy of their intended destination, a tragedy stunned the organization and sent its future in an unplanned direction.

Early Winners and Losers as NFL Starts New League Year, Free Agency

The start of the new league year has not gone well for Bill Belichick and the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots
Early Winners and Losers as NFL Starts New League Year, Free Agency

The NFL’s new league year isn’t even a day old but you wouldn’t think so based on all the moves that have already transpired. Not only has free agency gotten off to a furious start, but last week’s LeSean McCoy trade ended up being the appetizer to Tuesday’s swapfest.

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Preview and Prediction

Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates are aiming for a third consecutive playoff appearance
Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Preview and Prediction

It is almost hard to believe the Pittsburgh Pirates were the laughingstocks of baseball not long ago. They had 20 consecutive losing seasons from 1993-2012, the longest such streak of futility in major North American professional sports history.

 

8 Slumping Teams to Avoid in your 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Once-promising teams are falling apart before our eyes
8 Teams Slumping Their Way Into March Madness

Earlier, Athlon Sports looked at the teams that are surging into the NCAA Tournament.

 

This is the flip side. These are teams that are limping their way into the field, provided some of them making at all.

 

For whatever reason — cold shooting, injury — these teams will be in the field but perhaps in name only. The teams you may have liked at one point of the season are giving off clear warning signs.

 

Pick them in your bracket at your own risk.

 

Milwaukee Brewers 2015 Preview and Prediction

The Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy has emerged as one of the top catchers in all of baseball
Milwaukee Brewers 2015 Preview and Prediction

Who, exactly, are the Milwaukee Brewers? Are they the team that led the NL Central for 150 days last season? Or are they the team that collapsed down the stretch? After an in-depth review of all aspects of baseball operations, general manager Doug Melvin is betting on the former, as picked up Aramis Ramirez’ option and traded for first baseman Adam Lind.

Pac-12's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

USC QB Cody Kessler is primed for a big season.
Pac-12's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

The 2015 Pac-12 season is shaping up to be another year filled of intrigue in both division races. Oregon is the favorite in the North, but the Ducks have question marks on both sides of the ball. And the expected replacement for quarterback Marcus Mariota – Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams – won’t arrive until this summer. In the South Division, five out of the six teams have a strong case to be picked No.

What Now for the New England Patriots Without Darrelle Revis?

Defending Super Bowl champions' secondary to look different in 2015 with Revis back with the Jets
Darrelle Revis Needs to be New England Patriots' Top Priority in Free Agency

Darrelle Revis is headed back to the New York Jets with a record-setting, five-year, $70 million deal with $39 million guaranteed, leaving the New England Patriots to wonder what happened to the elite secondary that helped them win their elusive fourth Super Bowl title just last month.

 

Cincinnati Reds 2015 Preview and Prediction

Johnny Cueto and the Reds are hoping for better health this season
Cincinnati Reds 2015 Preview and Prediction

The way the Reds dealt with their four free-agent-to-be starters was supposed to indicate their intentions for the upcoming season. By trading Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon, it showed the team wasn’t all-in for 2015, but by hanging on to Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, the Reds showed they weren’t in complete rebuilding mode either.

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