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The start of the 2013 college football season is still a few months away. However, Athlon Sports is already counting down the teams for the upcoming year. Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Even though Kentucky lost out on Andrew Wiggins on Tuesday, the Wildcats may still have a signing class for the ages.The Wildcats bring in six McDonald’s All-Americans for 2013-14, and Wiggins, the consensus top prospect, would have added to...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The NBA’s early entry draft deadline has come and gone, creating enough movement to make us re-evaluate our early rankings for 2013-14. Chief among them, we re-visited Oklahoma State after the Cowboys returned point guard Marcus Smart....
David Fox
1 year ago
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Running back is a position in transition in the ACC. Miami’s Duke Johnson should contend for All-American honors, but there’s not much in the way of proven, all-conference options outside of the sophomore. Florida State’s James Wilder and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The ACC welcomes two new teams into the fold for 2013, as Syracuse and Pittsburgh join from the Big East. Syracuse went 8-5 last season but has a new coach (Scott Shafer) and suffered some key personnel departures. Quarterback Ryan Nassib must...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Bluegrass State could be on its way to becoming the basketball version of Alabama. The football championship hasn’t left the state of Alabama four years, with the Crimson Tide winning the BCS in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and Auburn winning in...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The ACC has an interesting mix of quarterbacks for 2013. Proven options like Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, North Carolina’s Bryn Renner, Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas should be the conference’s top-three passers for all-conference honors. Miami’s Stephen...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Michigan and Syracuse arrive at the Final Four both as No. 4 seeds, both as teams that rebounded from late-season struggles. The path has been similar since about February, but not necessarily in the long term. Despite no Final Fours since the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The cast of characters in this year’s Final Four covers a wide range of careers and personalities, and pretty much all are at the top of their games. Michigan’s Trey Burke is the only Associated Press All-American still left competing for a...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Being a Missouri Valley team and a No. 9 seed isn't the only way Wichita State is an outlier in the Final Four. Gregg Marshall’s roster is an anomaly in this year's national semifinals. Unlike the the other three Final Four teams, Wichita...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable. Considering how important coaches are to teams...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The field is set for the 2013 Final Four, and three quarters of it managed to surprise us. Michigan and Syracuse struggled near the end of the regular season, but the Wolverines’ freshmen and the Orange’s defense carried the way to the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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We’re one step closer to the Final Four, and the final days before the national championship could wind up as unexpected as the entire season. For the four teams playing for the national semifinals Saturday, defense has led the way. Syracuse...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament has caused us to rethink some things, specifically all those brackets with Gonzaga, New Mexico and Georgetown making deep runs. We’ve learned a little bit -- we know where Florida Gulf Coast actually is...
David Fox
1 year ago
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EAST Washington, D.C. Top Dog — Indiana (1) The Hoosiers are headed to their second straight Sweet 16. But IU has not advanced to the Elite Eight since 2002, when Indiana was an unlikely national runner-up to Maryland. After cruising past...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
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Part of what makes basketball such a fan-friendly sport is the high-flying, eye-popping feats of athleticism witnessed regularly on the hardcourt. And the dunk is the single most exciting, electric and jaw-dropping play in the sport. And as...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The NCAA Tournament has moved into the weekend where tickets to the Sweet 16 will be punched. Now that we’re into the Saturday slate of games, hopefully you don't have to sneak away from work to catch the action. Here’s everything you need to...
David Fox
1 year ago
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With spring practice underway across college football, most of interest will focus on quarterback battles or incoming freshmen that enrolled early to get a jumpstart on making an impact for 2013. However, there’s always a handful of players –...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Caution employers: Work productivity may be down Thursday and Friday this week and next. The wild ride continues as college basketball conference tournaments enter their most dramatic phase. Four games in one day in major conferences,...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Caution employers: Work productivity may be down Thursday and Friday this week and next. The wild ride continues as college basketball conference tournaments enter their most dramatic phase. Four games in one day in major conferences,...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The most important number of the college basketball weekend was five. As in five teams to clinch NCAA Tournament bids. Two of the automatic bids went to regular season champions — Creighton in the Missouri Valley and Belmont in the Ohio Valley...
David Fox
1 year ago
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With only two teams finishing in the final top 25 poll, 2012 was a down year for the ACC. Will 2013 be any different? On paper, the league should be stronger. Florida State will take a step back with the loss of a handful of key players, but...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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In a college basketball season marked by uncertainty, determining the nation’s top players at any position is a tall task. That starts at point guard. At midseason, we picked Trey Burke, Phil Pressey and Michael Carter-Williams as All-America...
David Fox
1 year ago
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With the release of the 2013 ACC schedules, the countdown for the upcoming college football season has officially started. The ACC has expanded by two teams since last season, as Pittsburgh and Syracuse will join the conference from the Big East...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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A casualty of conference realignment will be a boon for the turnstiles at the Carrier Dome. With Syracuse off to the ACC next season, Saturday’s matchup will be the second-to-last regular-season meeting in a a storied Big East rivalry between...
David Fox
1 year ago

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