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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...
David Fox
3 months ago
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Lon Kruger
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...
David Fox
3 months ago
Michael Brewer
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Jeremy Johnson
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Oklahoma Sooners
The Sooners entered last season with loads of hype following a devastatingly impressive performance over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Many had Oklahoma winning the Big 12 title and participating in the College Football Playoff. Neither...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
James Franklin’s debut at Penn State had its share of ups and downs, as the Nittany Lions started 4-0 but dropped six out of their last eight regular season games. A bowl win over Boston College propelled Franklin to a winning mark in his...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Florida Gators
For the second time since 2011, Florida enters a season with a new leader at the helm of its once pristine football powerhouse. Jim McElwain comes to Gainesville checking every box that Jeremy Foley needed in a new head football coach. He...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Imani Cross
Mike Riley was a surprise hire at Nebraska, and the former Oregon State coach enters his first spring practice in Lincoln with key personnel question marks to address. The Cornhuskers return 12 starters, including quarterback Tommy Armstrong and...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Arizona State Sun Devils
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Pac-12 conference preview. Has the Pac-12 caught the SEC as the nation's best conference? Is the Pac-12 South the best division in football? Or is this league too...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Baylor’s LaQuan McGowan is a very large man. According to the school’s official roster, the Texas native is 6-foot-7 and 410 pounds. In the Cotton Bowl loss to Michigan State, McGowan showed off his athleticism by catching an 18-...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Mark Few
The hours are counting down in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, and Gonzaga has plenty of energy. That’s what going to the Sweet 16 will do for you. After Gonzaga’s 87-68 win over Iowa in the round of 32, forward Kyle...
David Fox
3 months ago
For Kansas’ sake, the Jayhawks should beg to schedule Wichita State soon. In eight years, Gregg Marshall took a program that was already a solid mid-major and built it into a national power. That much was already established before...
David Fox
3 months ago
On Friday, Oregon looked like highlighters in the Ducks’ round of 64 win over Oklahoma State. On Sunday, the Ducks looked like their former national championship team. Oregon broke out throwback jerseys for the round of 32 game against...
David Fox
3 months ago
This year’s East region isn’t the craziest bracket in NCAA Tournament history, but it’s pretty darn close to the top. In a matter of hours, the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the region, Villanova and Virginia, lost their round of...
David Fox
3 months ago
After No. 1 seed Villanova lost 71-68 to NC State in one of the biggest upsets of the NCAA Tournament, one piccolo player in Nova’s band briefly spoke for every Villanova fan out there. Her perseverance to play on, to do her job, in the...
David Fox
3 months ago
Jay Wright
If your bracket wasn’t already toast, it might be now. Villanova became the first No. 1 seed to lose in the NCAA Tournament, losing to an eight-seeded NC State 71-68. The Wildcats are the 17th No. 1 seed since 1985 to fail to reach...
David Fox
3 months ago
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter broke down during his team’s postgame news conference after his team lost 75-67 to Xavier. Who can blame the guy? His son’s game-winning shot against Baylor and Ron Hunter’s memorable...
David Fox
3 months ago
Reporters and bloggers, don’t forget to tip your stenographers. The NCAA Tournament is full of under-the-radar folks who don’t get the attention they deserve. Among those are the stenographers hired to transcribe every word from...
David Fox
3 months ago
If you were rooting for underdogs to advance through the NCAA Tournament, sorry, folks, you’re out of luck on Sunday. Higher-seeded teams went 15-1 on Friday — the exception being No. 11 Dayton over No. 6 seed Providence...
David Fox
3 months ago
Cincinnati probably felt pretty good about itself after a close first half against Kentucky. Then came Willie Cauley-Stein’s posterizing, demoralizing, roof-shattering dunk on Quadri Moore. Kentucky started slow from the field in...
David Fox
3 months ago
No matter what happens in the Sweet 16, UCLA is in for a juicy matchup. If UCLA faces Gonzaga, it will be a rematch of a 2006 Sweet 16 game. That game ended in an emotional Adam Morrison and a UCLA team headed to the national title game. ...
David Fox
3 months ago
Officiating took center stage in the final minutes of yet another NCAA Tournament game when Maryland was not called for a foul on the final shot attempt in a 65-62 win over Valparaiso. Up 3 in the final moments, Mark Turgeon inserted...
David Fox
3 months ago
The field has been whittled by half. And thanks to the first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament, the round of 32 on Saturday is full of some of the most unlikely teams. The day that probably killed your bracket gives us four double-digit seeds...
David Fox
3 months ago
A day after upsetting Baylor in the NCAA Tournament, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter can’t even get a celebratory breakfast.  Right now, Hunter is probably the most famous person in the country with a torn Achilles, sustained during...
David Fox
3 months ago

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