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Even since his first season as a college head coach at UMass, John Calipari has thrived with freshmen. That season in 1988-89, Calipari had a rookie Jim McCoy, who averaged 19.8 points per game. That freshman and that team didn’t resemble the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
College Basketball
There are 347 division-I college basketball teams. Following college hoops these days can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college basketball week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriuging, most important and most...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
College Basketball
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for November 30. • Yesterday, we featured a slideshow of Bama cheerleaders. Awaiting the Tide should they win tomorrow: the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In the interests of...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
College Basketball
If the unofficial start of the SEC-Big East Challenge began in the Bahamas on Friday, the Big East is in good shape. Louisville defeated SEC newcomer Missouri 84-61 in a Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal, but, of course, the game was not part of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
College Basketball
College hoopsters can be an honest bunch—even more so under the cover of anonymity. Athlon Sports talked to dozens of college basketball stars from coast to coast—at 50 schools in 18 conferences—and got them to open up on a variety of topics,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
College Basketball
Basketball season is in full swing, which for the ACC and Big Ten is a welcome sight. The ACC-Big Ten Challenge, as usual, will feature Final Four-type matchups at the top, including implications for the No. 1 spot. Duke has defeated two Final...
David Fox
1 year ago
College Basketball
This much is certain: The team returning to the mainland as the Battle 4 Atlantis champion will have earned it. The best early season tournament includes eight teams that reached the postseason a year ago. Five of the eight teams in the...
David Fox
1 year ago
College Basketball
Texas alumni are holding their traditional Hex Rally this week, but it probably won’t be as fun. In College Station, the Aggies are holding Midnight Yell Practice in anticipation of their Thanksgiving week game. But with TCU and Missouri on...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Success in Maui has been a good sign for most teams in recent years. Two of the last four Maui Invitational champions have gone on to win the national title (2008-09 North Carolina, 2010-11 Connecticut). Players like Kemba Walker, Ty Lawson, Kyle...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The early season tournament season is under way, first with the NIT Tip-Off and now the Puerto Rico Classic, beginning Thursday. The even in San Juan will be a proving ground for the major teams involved. For NC State, it’s a chance to prove...
David Fox
1 year ago
College Basketball
The opening of the college basketball season garnered a little more buzz this season, even if some of the key games didn’t go as planned. Even if the aircraft carrier games -- two of which were canceled and one was postponed -- didn’t go off...
David Fox
1 year ago
College Basketball
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for November 9. • Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times believes Lane Kiffin is on the hot seat at USC after its latest incident and loss. • ESPN SEC blogger Edward...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
College Basketball
The first college basketball games of the NCAA Tournament are more than four months from the start of the season, which begins Nov. 9, but it's never too early to start projections for March Madness. Here is our best guess of how the field...
David Fox
1 year ago
College Basketball
Shaquille O’Neal was a one-of-a-kind talent with a one-of-a-kind name when he burst onto the national scene at LSU in the early 1990s. Now, two decades later, the name is no longer a novelty. In fact, there are dozens of players in college...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
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The college basketball season starts today, so it's time for picks. Not just for the Final Four and top players and coaches, but also who we think who will thrive, flop and surprise. Here are the picks from the Athlon editorial staff...
David Fox
1 year ago
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A dozen years have passed since a Big Ten last claimed a national title. Since Michigan State won the 2000 title, four conferences have won at least two national titles. The Big East and SEC have claimed three titles. The ACC has claimed four...
David Fox
1 year ago
College Basketball
The next two years will mark the end of an era for the Big East. No more Jim Calhoun this season. No more Syracuse and no more Pittsburgh next season. No more Notre Dame in the years to come. The Big East will expand again next season with...
David Fox
1 year ago
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After a long wait, NC State’s hopes for ACC supremacy may be realized. The Wolfpack have not won an ACC regular season title since 1989 and haven’t won the ACC tournament since 1987. But after two decades of wandering through mediocre seasons...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Football is still in the heart of its season. The NBA is just getting started. And the election was only yesterday. In other words, it may be easy for college basketball to fly under the radar for the start of its season this weekend. If it...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The Big 12 may be one of the most interesting leagues from top to bottom in 2012-13, but the smart pick at the top remains, as always, Kansas. The Jayhawks have won at least a share of the last eight Big 12 regular season titles, including the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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If the list of All-America contenders is any indication, this will be a fascinating year in college basketball. Teams like Kentucky and North Carolina are no strangers to the All-America teams. But it’s also a turn-back-the-clock kind of...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Q: With today’s basketball players so tall, why don't they raise the goals? Let's get the game back to where it really is a game, and not just a sideshow. — Leroy Heldman, Knoxville, Tenn. A: The basketball goal at 10 feet is rather...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
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Athlon Sports continues its countdown to the start of the 2012-13 basketball season, which begins with the first games on Nov. 9, with a countdown of the nation’s top conferences. We will release one conference preview each day, counting down to...
David Fox
1 year ago
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for November 2. • Rob Moseley of The Register Guard looks at the pressure for Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota on the eve of the huge Oregon-USC matchup. • Sam Mellinger...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
College Basketball
Athlon Sports continues its countdown to the start of the 2012-13 basketball season, which begins with the first games on Nov. 9, with a countdown of the nation’s top conferences. We will release one conference preview each day, counting down to...
David Fox
1 year ago

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