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The Top 20 Players in the 2015 Final Four

Plenty of star power to go around in Indianapolis
The Top 20 Players in the 2015 Final Four

During the next few days, many of the headlines for this Final Four will surround the powerhouse programs and Mount Rushmore of coaches who will vie for the national title.

 

All of that is true. Rarely has the Final Four had this many accomplished names on the jerseys and the bench.

 

The players, though, are just as big in terms of star power.

 

Washington Huskies 2015 Spring Football Preview

What's ahead for the Huskies this spring?
Washington Huskies 2015 Spring Football Preview

Washington opens its second spring under coach Chris Petersen with just 10 returning starters and major concerns on both sides of the ball. The quarterback position is up for grabs, and the battle includes true freshman Jake Browning after he enrolled in time to compete this spring.

LSU Tigers 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Tigers '15 football schedule.
LSU Tigers 2015 Schedule and Analysis

LSU has trended backwards in the SEC West standings for four consecutive seasons, going from first (2011) to second (2012) to third (2013) to fifth (2014).

 

One major reason for that type of trend is the SEC West schedule. It’s the toughest division in all of college football and is loaded with the best coaches and rosters in the country.

 

2015 Final Four Preview: How Can Each Team Win a Title?

A quick look at Kentucky, Duke, Wisconsin and Michigan State
2015 Final Four Preview: How Can Every Team Win?

If college basketball is taking a backseat in the sports world, no one told this year’s Final Four participants.

 

The final weekend of college basketball promises to be one of the most important Final Fours in terms of history for the sport.

 

12 Potential Coaching Candidates to Replace Rick Barnes at Texas

One of the nation's best coaching jobs is now open
Potential Coaching Candidates to Replace Rick Barnes at Texas

When fans think of the best coaching destinations in college basketball, few may name Texas as one of the top names.

 

True, the Longhorns are not Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Indiana or UCLA. This is a school and a state where football rules. Basketball is a distant No. 2.

 

Yet that is part of the reason why Texas is so attractive. The Longhorns have all the resources of a blue blood program in terms of finances and facilities, plus a fertile recruiting base. Because of football, though, the Texas basketball job also brings less pressure.

Elite Eight Game Preview and Predictions: Gonzaga vs. Duke

Gonzaga will need to find an answer to Duke to reach first Final Four
Elite Eight Game Preview and Predictions: Gonzaga vs. Duke

Name an achievement at Gonzaga and Mark Few has done it: win conference titles, go to the NCAA Tournament, win postseason games, produced All-Americans and a player of the year, send players to the NBA Draft.

 

There is one notable exception: Reaching the Final Four. Few has won 438 career games at Gonzaga, and until Friday, none of those came in the Sweet 16.

 

Elite Eight Game Preview and Predictions: Michigan State vs. Louisville

Pitino, Izzo have unlikely teams one game away from the Final Four
Elite Eight Game Preview: Michigan State vs. Louisville

For most of the season, Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo said they didn’t have teams capable of doing what their previous teams had done in the postseason.

 

They both have their share of Final Fours in their careers, so who could blame anyone for taking Pitino and Izzo at their word?

 

Elite Eight Game Preview and Predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Will Notre Dame's high-powered offense give Kentucky reason to worry?
Elite Eight Preview and Predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Notre Dame may be the best team Kentucky has played all season.

 

That’s worth saying right here right now since Notre Dame probably won’t touch that kind of talk, not after Kentucky answered West Virginia’s pre-game bravado with a 39-point beat down in the Sweet 16. Speak softly and hit some big shots, that’s probably the most advisable strategy at this point.

 

Elite Eight Game Preview and Predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

Will history repeat itself for Wisconsin in Elite Eight rematch?
Elite Eight Preview and Predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

Opportunities like the one Arizona is facing don’t come around all that often.

 

And this doesn’t just refer to an Elite Eight appearance. Instead, the Wildcats can clinch their first Final Four for the program since 2001 by avenging one of last year’s great disappointments.

 

Ohio State Shows off National Championship Rings

The Buckeyes claimed the 2014 title by beating Oregon.
Ohio State Shows off National Championship Rings

Ohio State claimed college football’s first playoff trophy with a 42-20 win over Oregon on Jan. 12. And thanks to a few tweets from the staff and players, we are getting our first glimpse of the championship rings.

 

Check out Ohio State’s championship rings from the 2014 championship season:

 

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