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Gonzaga Basketball: First-Glance Reactions to 2014-15 Schedule

Gonzaga basketball officially released its 2014-15 nonconference schedule this week, and with that, the season’s slate of games is now set. The Bulldogs enter this season with high aspirations for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. The...Show More Summary

Predicting the 10 Best Defensive Teams in College Basketball in 2014-15

Defense wins championships, and that makes Arizona, Kansas and Louisville three of the biggest favorites to make deep runs in the 2015 NCAA tournament. Each of the last 13 national champions has ranked in the top 21 in the nation inShow More Summary

2014 Non-Tournament Teams That Will Make the 'Big Dance' This Season

Once the confetti settles at the Final Four and a new national champion is crowned, every college basketball team heads back to the drawing board. Those that didn't reach the NCAA tournament have likely been there for weeks already. Change is the only constant in sports, and that goes for the field of 68 as well. Show More Summary

Predicting Each Major NCAA Basketball Conference's Leading Scorer in 2014-15

Some naysayers will tell you that the college basketball season is largely meaningless until the NCAA tournament field is selected every March. Those people will most certainly not care who wins any particular conference's scoring title, but that's fine. Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Basketball: Panthers Who'll Take the Biggest Leap Forward in 2014-15

For the first time in what must have felt like a long time to fans, Pitt did not immediately fizzle in conference tournament play this past March, though its NCAA tournament woes continued in the round of 32. To borrow a phrase fromShow More Summary

2014 NCAA Tournament Teams from Each Major Conference Least Likely to Return

Some years, a college basketball program puts it all together and secures an elusive NCAA tournament berth. Other schools boast much prouder traditions but get in by the skin of their teeth to continue a recent string. Every year, however,...Show More Summary

Illinois Basketball: Illini Who'll Take Biggest Leap Forward in 2014-15

The 2014-15 version of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball enters the upcoming season with increased expectations. A season ago, Illinois came a win or two short of making the NCAA Tournament, after bowing out of the Big Ten Tournament...Show More Summary

VCU is preparing for the season with Navy SEAL training

The Rams aren't cutting any corners this offseason. VCU must be doing something right after eight straight seasons with at least 24 wins and four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. During that time, Shaka Smart's team has...Show More Summary

With Fordham Set to Make Its Move, Atlantic 10 Makes a Move of Its Own

These are good times for the Atlantic 10 Conference. Coming off a season in which the conference sent six teams to the NCAA tournament, the A-10 is as good as it's ever been. Just ask Fordham, which has been trying to establish a winning...Show More Summary

Texas A&M locks in a huge recruiting class with D.J. Hogg and Tyler Davis

D.J. Hogg and Tyler Davis make the Aggies a surprise winner in recruiting. Texas A&M reached the NCAA Tournament six consecutive years before Mark Turgeon made a sudden move to Maryland in 2011. His successor, Billy Kennedy, hasn't even...Show More Summary

NCAA men’s soccer: American University upsets No. 1 UCLA, 2-1

Sophomore forward Dale Ludwig scored seven minutes into extra time as the American University men’s team shocked top-ranked UCLA, 2-1, Friday night at the Grange & Ashwill Memorial Tournament in Albuquerque. Stephen Hauschild (Churchill High School) had put the Eagles (2-1-0) ahead in the 30th minute, but the Bruins (2-1-0) forced sudden death on Felix […]

Expect Louisville basketball to be championship contenders every year

With another loaded recruiting class in the works for 2015, Rick Pitino has put Louisville on part with the blue-blood programs. Sports fandom reserves a special piece of hell for the way Louisville's run in the NCAA Tournament ended last season. Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Basketball: 5 Biggest Adjustments the 2014-15 Panthers Must Make

Last season, Pitt proved its usual formula of deliberate offense and stifling defense would still be good enough to get the team back to the NCAA tournament out of a new conference. However, a fifth-place finish—marginally better than...Show More Summary

CBB Coaches on Their Last Chance to Reach the NCAA Tournament in 2014-15

In a sport where fans start petitioning for a new head coach after less than three years, the lifespan of a college basketball coach who fails to make the NCAA tournament can rival that of a fruit fly. The college basketball coaching carousel is a fierce one, claiming 45 head coaches this past offseason alone. Show More Summary

NCAA soccer 2014: Previewing the D.C. area’s finest

College soccer in the D.C. region enjoyed its most successful season last fall with two men’s and two women’s teams advancing to the respective College Cup semifinals and 10 others earning NCAA Division I tournament berths. Is a repeat in order? With the women’s season underway and the men’s campaign starting Friday, here’s a look […]

Players Who Can Carry Middling CBB Teams to the 2015 NCAA Tournament

No one considered North Carolina State a contender in the ACC last season, but the Wolfpack put together just enough of a resume to reach the NCAA tournament. Credit for every win that pulled the Pack into the Big Dance had to start with star forward T.J. Show More Summary

Predicting the 2014-15 Big East All-Conference Teams

The Big East sent four teams to the NCAA tournament last season, but it's primarily players from teams who missed last year's tourney who are the early favorites to be named to the All-Big East First Team. D'Angelo Harrison from St.Show More Summary

Ranking the Most Surprising Final Four Teams in College Basketball History

In 76 years of NCAA tournament history, 91 teams have combined to make 304 appearances in the Final Four. Some of those were much more surprising than others. Take the 2010-11 VCU Rams, for example. Few people thought Shaka Smart and company deserved to make the tournament. Show More Summary

Jim Boeheim says it isn’t ‘rocket science’: Carmelo Anthony would have been better off with Chicago Bulls

Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim understandably has thoughts on the NBA career of Carmelo Anthony, who as a one-year wonder for the Orange in 2003 led Boeheim to his only NCAA tournament title. There’s also the little matter of the $3 million Anthony donated to Syracuse for the construction of the team’s basketball training facility, now […]

Michigan Basketball: 5 Things That Should Worry Wolverine Fans in 2014-15

The Michigan basketball program is riding a high after making four straight NCAA tournament appearances and reaching the Elite Eight and the title game in the past two years, respectively. However, there are still a few things Wolverine...Show More Summary

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