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Oregon Ducks
The first eight games of the Mark Helfrich era were nearly perfect. Oregon was undefeated, ranked in the top five of the polls and had scored at least 50 points six times. Marcus Mariota was the leading Heisman Trophy candidate and was on the verge...
Braden Gall
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
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Four years ago, Brad Keselowski was young and unproven, a newbie on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit trying to build a winning reputation at Team Penske. Kurt Busch served as incumbent, wheeling the No. 2 Miller Lite car Keselowski would one day...
Tom Bowles
2 weeks ago
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Craig Kimbrel
Opening Day is here, which means fantasy baseball season has begun! Athlon Sports has put together this handy dandy closer chart to help keep fantasy GMs in the know when it comes to bullpen situations around the majors. For example, not only has...
Mark Ross
2 weeks ago
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The Most Interesting Tidbits in the World about the Final Four Teams
The 2014 Final Four: What You Need to KnowSOUTHEAST WESTMIDWESTFloridaConnecticut WisconsinKentucky Albany 67-55Pittsburgh 61-45UCLA 79-68Dayton 62-52St. Joe's 89-81 (OT)Villanova 77-65Iowa State 81-67Michigan State 60-54Path to...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Urban Meyer
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
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Aaron Harrison
Nothing has come easy for Kentucky this season, especially not in the NCAA Tournament.Sunday featured another Wildcats Tournament game, another thrilling finish.Aaron Harrison’s game-winning 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds sent Kentucky to the...
David Fox
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
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President Woodrow Wilson Opening Day in 1916
Opening Day. These two words are so synonymous with baseball that more than 100,000 Americans signed a petition on the White House Web site imploring the Obama administration to declare the first day of the MLB season a national holiday. Whether...
Mark Ross
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
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John Calipari
On Selection Sunday, so much of the chatter involves the matchups, seeding and statistical trends that will be key in advancing through the NCAA Tournament.Those are all at play, but Sunday’s Midwest regional final is a test on the...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Frank Kaminsky
When Frank Kaminsky scored 43 points in a November game against North Dakota, the outburst was something for the college basketball hardcores to ponder for a bit.Kaminsky was a non-factor for the first two seasons of his career, so it certainly...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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New Mexico Lobos
Madison Square Garden is hosting the East Regional Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games in this NCAA Tournament.But most everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say “The Garden.” Mark Messier, Willis Reed and Kemba Walker have helped make...
Braden Gall
2 weeks ago
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Sean Miller
After Saturday, the debate for the top active coach without a Final Four appearance likely will be settled.It’s one neither Bo Ryan nor Sean Miller want to win.The coaches at Wisconsin and Arizona have accomplished much in their careers, and...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Patric Young
A team can’t reach six regional finals in nine seasons, including four in a row, without being either the dream crusher or dream maker.Consider the teams the Gators have faced in the NCAA Tournament since the year of Florida’s first...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Tom Izzo
You may exhale now.In a wild night of Sweet 16 games, Kentucky and Michigan State advanced to the regional finals when both games came down to the final possessions and final possessions.First, Kentucky defeated rival Louisville 74-69 on a go-ahead...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
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Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, NASCAR’s officiating errors, the return of the Truck...
Geoffrey Miller
2 weeks ago
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Everett Golson
Brian Kelly is entering his fifth season as the Notre Dame head coach after winning 21 games over the last two years.His fifth season will be a fascinating tour de force for a variety of reasons. First, he had to rebuild his staff after both...
Braden Gall
2 weeks ago
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Adreian Payne
For Michigan State, reaching the Final Four is almost a birthright.For Virginia, reaching the Final Four has been a long time coming.Of course, neither can seal a trip in Friday’s Sweet 16 game, but that’s just an illustration of the...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Russ Smith
Take note, college football, this is what you were missing from your postseason before the playoff took over.The state of Kentucky is a state of Alabama of sorts for college basketball. Just as Alabama and Auburn accounted for every national title...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Fred Hoiberg
The careers of Fred Hoiberg and Kevin Ollie have been connected nearly from the start.On Friday, they’ll meet in the Sweet 16, the first trip to the regional semifinal for both coaches.The pair met in high school when they took a visit to...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Nik Stauskas
Transformation is one of the key words for both Michigan and Tennessee as they reached the Sweet 16.The top players for both teams have transformed themselves from last season. Michigan's Nik Stauskas added muscle to make him much more than a...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Sean Miller
All year, it seems Arizona has been waiting for one thing or another to catch up to the Wildcats to prevent them from making a deep run in the postseason.First, the injury to veteran forward Brandon Ashley was supposed to hamper Arizona. Then, the...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Arizona's athletic freshman forward Aaron Gordon brought the Wildcats back to a 2-point deficit against San Diego State with this ridiculous alley oop and dunk.  HIGHLIGHT: A HUGE alley-oop brings Arizona within two in the second half...
David Fox
3 weeks ago

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