American Athletic Conference Articles

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Kevin Ollie
The 2014 national championship was not a good one for the numbers people.A No. 7 seed and a No. 8 seed reached the national championship game, a development that in some ways rendered the regular season moot. UConn also didn’t fit the...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Shabazz Napier
The Hungry Huskies outdueled the new Fab Five for one of the most unlikely NCAA championship runs in Tournament history.UConn defeated Kentucky 60-54 for the Huskies’ fourth national championship Monday, as a traditional power won the title...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Kevin Ollie
Not that we really needed it, but the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight weekend showcased why the NCAA Tournament is one of sports’ greatest events.And not just because six games of the 12 came down to the final seconds.Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, one...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Shabazz Napier
The shadow of Kemba Walker continues to follow Shabazz Napier at Connecticut.The Huskies senior guard has been primed to step into Walker’s shoes since his sophomore season, a year after Walker led UConn to the national title.Like Walker,...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Gary Harris
Connecticut and Michigan State are proof that patience is a virtue.The outlook for the Huskies and Spartans, who will meet in the East regional final, could have changed drastically if not key players learning how to recover from disappointments....
David Fox
3 months ago
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Russ Smith played the role of rally killer early against Kentucky with a ridiculous dunk over Wildcats star freshman Julius Randle.Louisville pulled away early before Kentucky went on an 11-3 run. Smith halted any momentum for the Wildcats with a...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
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Rick Pitino
Louisville handled the best shot from a coach who knew what the Cardinals were going to do before they did it. In the next game, Louisville handed the champions of the Atlantic 10, a league with six NCAA bids, its worst loss of the season....
David Fox
4 months ago
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Joe Jackson
If Louisville is truly rounding into postseason form, Memphis will be the key test Saturday.The Cardinals flopped at home against the Tigers in the first meeting back on Jan. 9, losing 73-67. Memphis’ entire starting five scored in double...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Russ Smith
Louisville has a knack for heating up as the calendar turns to March. It happened last season, as the Cardinals didn’t start to look like national championship contenders until weeks before the Big East Tournament.The Cardinals are in that...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Sean Kilpatrick
This is the stage of the season where every coach starts to dread the unexpected.More or less, we know what to expect from top teams around the country. Of course, there will be upsets and surprises, but for the most part we can count on the good...
David Fox
5 months ago
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The American Athletic Conference so far is performing like a league born from a diverse group of programs with different resources and expectations.Not that we’d expect anything else, since this is a league smashed together among programs...
David Fox
7 months ago
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This Q&A and more on Louisville and the American Athletic Conference are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.Louisville’s Russ Smith was...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
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Luke Hancock
This preview and more on Louisville and the AAC are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.No. 2 Louisville Facts & FiguresLast season: 35-5 (14-4...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
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This preview and more on Memphis and the American are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.No. 20 Memphis Facts & FiguresLast season: 31-5 (16-0...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
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This preview and more on Connecticut and the American are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.No. 21 Connecticut Facts & FiguresLast season: 20...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
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For a conference cobbled together from remnants of the Big East and Conference USA plus one Atlantic 10 program, the American Athletic Conference naturally has a disparate collection of coaches.In the Big East, Louisville’s Rick Pitino was in...
David Fox
11 months ago
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Most coaches would envy Rick Pitino. Louisville won the national championship and returns every key player other than Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng. Those are major losses, for sure, but the Cardinals may start the season ranked in the top three.The...
David Fox
12 months ago
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The top two coaches from last year’s list of college coaches under 40 remain our top two here.That’s fitting because Brad Stevens and Shaka Smart show no signs of going anywhere.The two 30-something coaches have stuck with Butler and...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The American Athletic Conference doesn’t have a logo or a site for its conference tournament. But it does have the defending national champion and clear top team for 2013-14. In its first and final season in the American Athletic Conference,...
David Fox
1 year ago