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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

Aaron Harrison throws down the 1st big dunk of the college hoops season

Harrison is picking up where he left off in the NCAA Tournament. OK, so Kentucky's six-game exhibition slate in the Bahamas doesn't mark the official beginning of the college basketball season, but in August any live-action hoops still deserves to be cherished. Show More Summary

Falcons receiver Roddy White pays off Twitter bet with Mercer fan

Roddy White has proven he's a man of his word. The Atlanta Falcons receiver paid up on a losing bet he made on Twitter during the NCAA Tournament in March, when he promised a Mercer fan Falcons season tickets if the Bears beat Duke in the second round.

Kansas State PG Marcus Foster Mixtape (VIDEO)

After leading K-State to the NCAA Tournament as a freshman, Marcus Foster is no longer an unknown prospect trying to make a name for himself. The 6-2 point guard showed […] The post Kansas State PG Marcus Foster Mixtape (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Roddy White finally pays up on NCAA Tournament Twitter bet

Say what you will about Falcons receiver Roddy White, but he does indeed cash the checks his mouth writes. Back during the 2014 NCAA Tournament, which seems like it happened a decade ago, White got a bit mouthy about Duke's chances in the first round against upstart Mercer. Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Where Blue Devils' Projected Starters Rank vs. ACC Competition

The ACC keeps loading up year after year, and Duke basketball occasionally showed the fatigue of running through the minefield last season. Early conference woes and a quick exit from the NCAA tournament brand 2013-14 as a disappointing...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Will Blue Devils Still Be an Elite Offensive Team in 2014-15?

College basketball fans may remember Duke slinking off the court after a 2014 NCAA tournament loss to Mercer, but the Blue Devils were absolutely dominant during the regular season on the offensive end. In fact, Mike Krzyzewski’s squad...Show More Summary

Super Early Projection for the 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket

After seven weeks of projected standings, the time has finally come for our first projected bracket of the 2014-15 men's college basketball season. My odds of accurately predicting the entire 68-team field in July are about as good as...Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 New CBB Coaches Most Likely to Make the 2015 NCAA Tournament

Now that we're a few weeks removed from the knee-jerk responses to the latest rendition of the college basketball coaching carousel, let's take a look at which hires might be able to immediately lead their new teams to the 2015 NCAAShow More Summary

Emmanuel Mudiay's decision reveals fault line among NCAA amateurism reformers

Mudiay fled the NCAA for money, which might make purists happy, but is that what we want college sports to be? You have to feel for Larry Brown. A year after narrowly missing out on the NCAA Tournament, Brown's SMU Mustangs were supposed...Show More Summary

Drake says he isn’t a bandwagon fan, may buy property in Cleveland to see LeBron James, Johnny Manziel

Drake says he’s gotten a bad rap. The Toronto native was, he says, unfairly branded as a bandwagon fan after claiming during the NCAA tournament that he’d always been a big Kentucky fan. In an interview with reporters in anticipation of the ESPYs this week, Drake offered clarification on his fandom (via Complex). “Well, first […]

Arizona Basketball: 3 Key Improvements That Arizona Needs to Make in 2014-15

Getting to the Final Four is not easy. Even the best programs don't get there all of the time. The last time Arizona made it to the NCAA tournament's national semifinals was when it played Duke in the 2001 title game. That was 13 years ago. Last year, it seemed like the Wildcats' drought was going to be over. Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: How Tar Heels Can Avoid Another Roller Coaster Season in 2014-15

UNC basketball pulled off some of the most impressive wins in the country in 2013-14—and some of the worst losses, too. The Tar Heels’ No. 6 seed in the NCAA tournament owed a great deal to ugly defeats against the likes of UAB and Wake...Show More Summary

Kansas State Basketball: 5 Best Single-Game Performances of Past Decade

In the past 10 years, the Kansas State basketball program has seen a surge back to national prominence behind the coaching staffs of Frank Martin and Bruce Weber. Since 2003-04, the Wildcats have made six NCAA tournaments, including five straight from 2010 to 2014. Show More Summary

Brazil, Germany, Argentina, the Netherlands: Which Compelling World Cup Narrative Will Win Out?

2 months agoSports : The Big Lead

The World Cup resembles the NCAA tournament. Often, it’s about predicting the right chalk. Spain was a shock. Most expected Italy to (...)

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