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College / Nov 14, 2011 / 1:00 pm

TicketCity Legends Classic Preview

TicketCity Legends Classic

With the college basketball season underway, the Championship Rounds of the TicketCity Legends Classic begin on Nov. 19 at the IZOD Center with Vanderbilt facing NC State at 6:30 p.m. and Texas squaring off with Oregon State at 8:30 p.m. Why should you care? Let us tell you: Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2009 / 2:11 pm

Still waiting by the phone…

Tyrese Rice (Boston College)

Every year, in every draft, there’s a player or two or four who falls farther than expected. Whether it’s a projected Top-5 pick who sticks around until the double-digits, a Green Room guy who stays in the arena longer than everyone else, or a first-round talent who drops to the second, it’s an annual tradition.

Then there are those guys who wait by the phone all night and never hear their name. This year’s most notable snubs… Read More »

College / Mar 17, 2009 / 3:03 pm

5 things to think about when filling out your NCAA bracket

Matty D's BFF

Whether you’ve got just one empty Big Dance bracket staring back at you or five, here’s a few pointers before you put that crucial $20 on the line:

1. Be wary of the “hot” teams I know it’s tempting to take teams like Mississippi State and USC after they both just ran through their conference tournaments, but be careful. Look at the teams that have pulled off similar runs in the past few years: ‘Cuse in ’06 and Georgia in ’08. Read More »

College / Mar 15, 2009 / 7:43 pm

March Madness best matchups: Rick Barnes vs. Tubby Smith

Tubby Smith (Minnesota)

For any coach, winning in college basketball has everything to do with two things: Actual coaching (game planning, X’s-and-O’s, etc.), and recruiting. As Pete Bell painfully found out in Blue Chips, you can be the best in the world at Column A, but you won’t get very far without success in Column B.

That’s what makes the 7-versus-10 matchup in this year’s East regional so intriguing. Read More »