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College Basketball's Best Players at Every Height

From diminutive point guards to massive shot blockers, these guys run the spectrum
College Basketball's Best Players at Every Height

College basketball, especially this time of year, is all about mismatches.

 

In general, that means a power forward with quickness or a big guy who can step out to take a 3.

 

With 351 teams in college basketball, the sample size leads to size mismatches between a 5-foot-8 guard and a 7-6 center. And we’re not kidding. This is a matchup that actually happened a year ago.

 

The SEC's Bubble has Popped: Let Murray State Take its Place

If Texas A&M and Ole Miss were typical bubble teams, time to change the formula
The SEC's Bubble has Popped: Let Murray State Take its Place

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Let’s get weird, NCAA selection committee.

 

In one day, the SEC lost probably one and perhaps two teams in consideration for the NCAA Tournament. Texas A&M lost 66-59 to an Auburn team that won four SEC games all year. Ole Miss lost 60-58 to a South Carolina team that won six league games.

 

If the Aggies and Rebels are a representative sample of the bubble, send the lot of them to the NIT.

 

SEC's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

Dak Prescott takes the pre-spring No. 1 spot.
SEC's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

The SEC hasn’t won a national title in the last two seasons, but this conference is still the best in the nation. And the two-year drought certainly won’t last much longer with the talent flowing to the 14 teams over the last few years on the recruiting trail.

 

College Basketball Expert Poll: How can the Game be Fixed?

Our panel weighs in on the top change they'd like to see in the sport
College Basketball Expert Poll: How Can The Game Be Fixed?

College basketball seems to be in a state of crisis.

 

The sport is fading into a niche market with only March Madness able to capture widespread national attention.

 

The reasons are many: The sport lacks the stars power it did when players stayed in school for four years. Defenses have free reign, deflating scoring totals and slowing the game. Timeouts at the end of the game grind momentum to a halt in the final minutes.

 

All of these are popular topics to improve the game. But which is the No. 1 thing our panel would fix?

Just Shut Up, Chip Kelly Knows What He's Doing

Kelly is making headlines in Philadelphia.
Just Shut Up, Chip Kelly Knows What He's Doing

Chip Kelly isn’t the nicest or most humble guy in the room but he’s probably the smartest.

 

Just ask him.

 

After all, you don’t go from New Hampshire’s offensive coordinator to NFL head coach and general manager in eights years by being stupid.

 

St. Louis Cardinals 2015 Preview and Prediction

Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals look to defend their NL Central crown
St. Louis Cardinals 2015 Preview and Prediction

Ten days after the Cardinals’ postseason run ended just shy of their intended destination, a tragedy stunned the organization and sent its future in an unplanned direction.

Early Winners and Losers as NFL Starts New League Year, Free Agency

The start of the new league year has not gone well for Bill Belichick and the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots
Early Winners and Losers as NFL Starts New League Year, Free Agency

The NFL’s new league year isn’t even a day old but you wouldn’t think so based on all the moves that have already transpired. Not only has free agency gotten off to a furious start, but last week’s LeSean McCoy trade ended up being the appetizer to Tuesday’s swapfest.

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Preview and Prediction

Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates are aiming for a third consecutive playoff appearance
Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Preview and Prediction

It is almost hard to believe the Pittsburgh Pirates were the laughingstocks of baseball not long ago. They had 20 consecutive losing seasons from 1993-2012, the longest such streak of futility in major North American professional sports history.

 

8 Slumping Teams to Avoid in your 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Once-promising teams are falling apart before our eyes
8 Teams Slumping Their Way Into March Madness

Earlier, Athlon Sports looked at the teams that are surging into the NCAA Tournament.

 

This is the flip side. These are teams that are limping their way into the field, provided some of them making at all.

 

For whatever reason — cold shooting, injury — these teams will be in the field but perhaps in name only. The teams you may have liked at one point of the season are giving off clear warning signs.

 

Pick them in your bracket at your own risk.

 

Milwaukee Brewers 2015 Preview and Prediction

The Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy has emerged as one of the top catchers in all of baseball
Milwaukee Brewers 2015 Preview and Prediction

Who, exactly, are the Milwaukee Brewers? Are they the team that led the NL Central for 150 days last season? Or are they the team that collapsed down the stretch? After an in-depth review of all aspects of baseball operations, general manager Doug Melvin is betting on the former, as picked up Aramis Ramirez’ option and traded for first baseman Adam Lind.

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