TAG: C.J. Fair

College / Mar 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Most Exciting Players To Watch In The NCAA Tournament

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports)

That time of year we all love so dearly is finally here–it’s March, folks. Once a year we crowd around our television sets and engulf ourselves with endless brackets to get a glimpse of potential upsets and stars of tomorrow. So who are they? Read More »

College / Mar 19, 2014 / 3:30 pm

NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

The South region is headlined by some big-name programs. Florida sits atop the bracket as the No. 1 overall seed. Kansas and Andrew Wiggins will have to avoid an upset without Joel Embiid to reach the second weekend in Memphis. A struggling Syracuse team looks to revitalize its defense in hopes of making the Elite Eight for the third year in a row. Dayton, Tulsa and Stephen F. Austin will all be looking to upset some other big-name universities in Ohio State, UCLA and VCU. Read More »

College / Feb 18, 2014 / 5:30 pm

C.J. Fair: Making The Most Of His Final College Season

C.J. Fair

C.J. Fair (Mark Konezny/USA TODAY Sports)

Coming into Saturday’s matchup with North Carolina State, Syracuse was a frigid wasteland. The historic Carrier Dome was a towering, unyielding, concrete icebox.

For 39 minutes, the Orange and stud senior C.J. Fair had been tightly clenching a dream, one that wanted to be desperately ended by a surging Wolfpack squad that didn’t fly into central New York until the late afternoon. The impending snowstorm kept both teams chilled. Fair couldn’t buy a bucket. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Feb 11, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 15 Seniors In College Basketball

Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

This college basketball season has been filled with a lot of undeniable talent, especially from the freshmen, such as Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, Tyler Ennis and Jabari Parker. They have all been impacting this season. But not only have the freshmen been killing, but also the super sophs and juniors. Marquee players like Marcus Smart, Gary Harris or even James McAdoo have been under every college basketball fan’s radar. Read More »

College / Feb 6, 2014 / 4:30 pm

10 Schools With The Best Shot To Win An NCAA Championship This Year

Nik Stauskas

Nik Stauskas (Mike Carter/USA TODAY Sports)

We have entered the dog days of February and the madness is only a month away. This is the time of the year contenders separate themselves from the pretenders. Below is a list of teams that have the best chances of advancing to the Final Four and winning a national championship. These teams include programs that have coaches with a winning history and the recipe that will lead them to Arlington in early April. Read More »

College, instagram, NBA Draft, Twitter / Jan 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 30 NBA Draft Prospects To Follow On Twitter & Instagram

Russ Smith

Russ Smith (photo. Jamie Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports)

When you are a high-profile college athlete, the world is watching every one of your moves. The majority of college athletes have social media profiles. Some have used it more than others, while some have gotten into trouble with the NCAA for what they post online. With the 2014 NBA Draft receiving much hype, we decided to put together a list of the prospects you absolutely need to follow. Read More »

College / Nov 8, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The Top 25 College Basketball Players Right Now

Russ Smith

Russ Smith (photo. Louisville Athletics)

The college basketball season is upon us. Stunning upsets and jaw-dropping plays will fulfill a void within the NCAAB nation.

Every year, coaches and recruiters spend tireless hours trying to locate the best high school talent in the nation and convince said talent to play for their respective programs. Players such as Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon are ready to make their name known to the college basketball world. Read More »

College / Oct 4, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The Top 10 Returning College Basketball Players This Season

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart (photo. Oklahoma State Athletics)

Can you smell that? It’s the smell of college basketball. As Dickie V would say: IT’S BACK BABY! While the Class of 2014 has garnered most of the hype for this season, there is still plenty of talent returning to the college hardwood this season. Forget the likes of Wiggins, Gordon, Parker, Randle, etc. Enter names like Fair, McDermott, McAdoo, Smart, and more. Read More »

College / Nov 21, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Syracuse’s Big East Finale Rests On Brandon Triche And Its Big Men

photo. Syracuse University

Brandon Triche (photo. Syracuse University)

Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, Syracuse. Read More »

College / Nov 8, 2011 / 11:00 am

Kris Joseph & Syracuse Are Ready To Light College Basketball Up

Kris Joseph

Kris Joseph (photo. Syracuse University Athletic Communications)

*College basketball is here (unlike the NBA), and this year might be one of the best in recent memory. The powerhouse is back, while the Cinderellas believe. That’s a deadly combination. We know some of y’all have been asking for some previews. We have you covered – the top 16 teams in the nation will be previewed individually in the next few weeks. After we broke down Louisville and hated Duke yesterday, we’ll keep this going with No. 5-ranked Syracuse (ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll).* Read More »