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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.

Pac-12's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

USC QB Cody Kessler is primed for a big season.
Pac-12's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

The 2015 Pac-12 season is shaping up to be another year filled of intrigue in both division races. Oregon is the favorite in the North, but the Ducks have question marks on both sides of the ball. And the expected replacement for quarterback Marcus Mariota – Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams – won’t arrive until this summer. In the South Division, five out of the six teams have a strong case to be picked No.

What Now for the New England Patriots Without Darrelle Revis?

Defending Super Bowl champions' secondary to look different in 2015 with Revis back with the Jets
Darrelle Revis Needs to be New England Patriots' Top Priority in Free Agency

Darrelle Revis is headed back to the New York Jets with a record-setting, five-year, $70 million deal with $39 million guaranteed, leaving the New England Patriots to wonder what happened to the elite secondary that helped them win their elusive fourth Super Bowl title just last month.

 

Cincinnati Reds 2015 Preview and Prediction

Johnny Cueto and the Reds are hoping for better health this season
Cincinnati Reds 2015 Preview and Prediction

The way the Reds dealt with their four free-agent-to-be starters was supposed to indicate their intentions for the upcoming season. By trading Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon, it showed the team wasn’t all-in for 2015, but by hanging on to Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, the Reds showed they weren’t in complete rebuilding mode either.

Iowa QB Jake Rudock is Transferring - Is Michigan His Next Stop?

Could Rudock be the answer at Michigan?
Iowa QB Jake Rudock is Transferring - Is Michigan His Next Stop?

Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock is leaving the program and will be eligible to compete in 2015 at another FBS program as a graduate transfer. But this is where the intrigue begins. Could Michigan be a possible landing spot for Rudock?

 

Bo Pelini is Driving a Little Weird These Days

Pelini shows off a new driving technique.
Bo Pelini is Driving a Little Strange These Days

Former Nebraska (and current Youngstown State coach) Bo Pelini is driving a little strange these days. Or maybe it's just the rain. 

 

Thanks a quick video from his son Patrick, Pelini was filmed driving in an interesting (and quite hilarious) position, along with a little background music from The Carpenters.

 

Check out Pelini’s awesome driving technique:

2015 ACC Football Schedule Analysis

What fans need to know about the ACC schedules in 2015
2015 ACC Football Schedule Analysis

Never before has scheduling been a bigger issue than the 2014 College Football Playoff.

 

The committee clearly took a stance on Baylor’s weak non-conference matchups and it cost the Bears a chance at the national championship. That shouldn’t ever be the issue in the ACC with Notre Dame and a litany of constant SEC foes dotting the non-conference slate.

 

College Basketball Expert Poll: Who are the Best Announcers?

Our panel picked its best play-by-play announcers and color commentators
College Basketball Expert Poll: Who are the Best Announcers?

March Madness is upon us, which means a healthy dose of quick channel surfing ... or switching among live streams, if that’s your thing.

 

Either way, you’re counting on a broadcast team to deliver the goods on the moment — the exact situation, what it means and what each team might be likely to do.

 

The third in our series of questions for our college basketball expert survey deals with the sport’s top television broadcasters.

 

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