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Sam Dekker
Opportunities like the one Arizona is facing don’t come around all that often. And this doesn’t just refer to an Elite Eight appearance. Instead, the Wildcats can clinch their first Final Four for the program since 2001 by avenging...
David Fox
3 months ago
Ohio State claimed college football’s first playoff trophy with a 42-20 win over Oregon on Jan. 12. And thanks to a few tweets from the staff and players, we are getting our first glimpse of the championship rings. Check out Ohio State...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Donnie Tyndall
Tennessee needs a coach ... again. The coaching turmoil with Tennessee’s football and men’s basketball continued Friday with the firing if basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after one season. Only months after his arrival at Tennessee...
David Fox
3 months ago
Auburn Tigers
Auburn’s offense will be virtually unstoppable as long as Gus Malzahn is in charge on The Plains. But with the addition of Will Muschamp as defensive coordinator, the Tigers possibly boast the best offense-defense sideline combination in...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Dan Mullen led Mississippi State to unprecedented heights in 2014. The Bulldogs had a record-setting, Heisman-caliber quarterback and a veteran-led defense that had MSU in the playoff picture until the final weeks of the season. And the school...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Texas Longhorns
Charlie Strong probably feels like he cleared one hurdle in his first season at Texas. He reestablished a physicality and toughness in the Longhorns that had been long missing under the previous regime. But entering his second season,...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Denzel Valentine
It wouldn’t be fair to Tom Izzo to call Michigan State’s run to the Sweet 16 unlikely. Really, it is business as usual for the Spartans’ head coach.  But for this Michigan State team — a team that started January...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Recent years have been a renaissance of basketball in the West. Arizona is a Final Four contender again. UCLA is back in the Sweet 16 in consecutive seasons for the first time since reaching three consecutive Final Fours from 2006-08. And Gonzaga...
David Fox
3 months ago
Before this season, Louisville and NC State hadn’t faced each other in a game since 1988. The coaches at that time were Denny Crum and Jim Valvano. Thanks to ACC expansion, the two met during the regular season this year, and thanks to...
David Fox
3 months ago
Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith was renowned for his relationship with everyone who played for him during his 36 years with the Tar Heels.  That extended to his will. After his passing on Feb. 7, Smith left $200 to each...
David Fox
3 months ago
Tony Parker
Gonzaga is one of the nation’s most consistent basketball programs and, really, one of the great success stories in the sport. Who would believe that a West Coast Conference school in Spokane, Wash., would be an NCAA Tournament regular...
David Fox
3 months ago
Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes already familiarized himself with the NCAA’s stenographers. Now he’s learning a little something about a hot mic. At Wednesday’s pregame press conference, Wisconsin’s players were asked a...
David Fox
3 months ago
Washington Huskies
Chris Petersen isn’t accustomed to losing. Washington lost more games in Pac-12 play in Petersen’s debut (5) than he did the three previous seasons combined at Boise State (4). But this is one of the best jobs on the West...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Sean Miller
The Sweet 16 will feature its share of powerhouse coaches. Nine of the coaches in the regional semifinals have a grand total of 41 Final Four appearances. Five of those have five or more appearances in the final weekend. On the other side,...
David Fox
3 months ago
Michael Pagano asked Sarah Kardonsky to prom, but she already had a date. Pagano has autism and is a big Jets fan. Kardonsky explained the situation to her previous date, and she decided she wanted to ask Pagano in a special way. Kardonsky...
Jesica Parsley
3 months ago
USC Trojans
There is a lot to like about the 2015 USC Trojans. Steve Sarkisian has a year under his belt as the head man at Heritage Hall and this roster is loaded with elite-level talent. The quarterback position is locked down by a potential Heisman...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Derek Mason
Derek Mason’s first season at Vanderbilt wasn’t easy. The Commodores did not win a game in SEC play and two of their three non-conference wins came by three points or less. However, as the 2015 season approaches, there’s reason to...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
We've all seen some crazy buzzer beaters. But you don't see a buzzer beater like this everyday from a third-grader. Tyrik Petway banked a no-look, backward three-pointer at the buzzer during the AAA County Championship Game in...
Jesica Parsley
3 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious award in sports and gambling is a huge part of the game of football. Put them together and you get preseason odds for the coveted stiff-armed trophy. Bovada recently released an updated list of...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Joe Girardi
In the last five seasons, 21 of the 30 teams in MLB have appeared in the postseason. While this parity has been good for the game as a whole, the other side of the coin is that teams have had trouble maintaining success on a year-to-year basis....
Mark Ross
3 months ago
T.J. McConnell
Xavier coach Chris Mack didn’t spent time thinking of a diplomatic or clever way to respond to the awkward situation of facing his predecessor and former boss in the NCAA tournament. “Honestly, it stinks,” the Musketeers...
David Fox
3 months ago
Marcus Paige
Wisconsin and North Carolina have met only one time in the NCAA Tournament, and if this weekend’s Sweet 16 meeting is anything like their first clash, the fans are for a treat. In 2005, Bo Ryan’s sixth-seeded Badgers gave the...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Bob Huggins
Sooner or later, the debate of Kentucky’s greatest team will become a major topic. If this year’s team goes 40-0, the debate might not last long. There’s also the 1995-96 Untouchables or 2012 national championship team or the...
David Fox
3 months ago
Mike Brey
This is probably not something that gets said very often in college sports: Notre Dame wants what Wichita State has. Notre Dame is a college athletics powerhouse, primarily due to the football program, though the men’s basketball program...
David Fox
3 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
Ohio State opened spring practice with a target on its back. The Buckeyes are the defending national champions and the favorite to win college football’s national title in 2015. Of course, a lot can happen between now and the end of the year...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago

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