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College / Mar 29, 2014 / 2:27 am

Kentucky Upends Louisville For Trip To Elite Eight

Julius Randle

Julius Randle (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Julius Randle came up big at the free throw line, and Aaron Harrison‘s three-pointer with 40 seconds left gave the Wildcats their first lead of the game got the job done for Kentucky, 74—69, against interstate rivals and 2013 NCAA Champion, Louisville. Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dime Mock Draft 2.0: Would You Still Take Andrew Wiggins No. 1?

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid (photo. Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Okay, so maybe this year’s NBA Draft class isn’t quite as good as we thought. There are no LeBrons. No KDs. There might not even be a D-Wade in here. The class from 2003 is much better, and let’s not even go into discussions concerning the ’96 class or 1984. With that being said, there is a ton of talent, and we also have to remember: it’s not even April yet. With so many young players coming out, we can guarantee your opinion of them will be drastically different once we get closer to the summer. Read More »

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 / 2:30 pm

The Only 8 Teams That Can Win The NCAA Tournament This Year

Gary Harris

Gary Harris (Reese Strickland/USA TODAY Sports)

The Madness in March is underway. Those that call college basketball boring will now experience a change of heart as dreams will come true and hearts will break. March creates some of the greatest memories for sports fans all over the world. What does this year’s tournament have in store? No one knows, because what cannot be seen can’t be predicted. Read More »

College / Mar 18, 2014 / 4:30 pm

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

T.J. Warren

T.J. Warren (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

The Midwest region is, without a doubt, the toughest region in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Three of the four teams that made the Final Four last year have been placed in the Midwest. Wichita State, Michigan and Louisville are seeded No. 1, 2 and 4 in the region, with the three seed being the Duke Blue Devils. Read More »

College / Mar 6, 2014 / 3:45 pm

20 Players That Are Going To Breakout During The NCAA Tournament

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

There is something about college basketball that makes it one of the most magical sports to watch on television during March. From the drama, the one-game eliminations and the buzzer-beaters, it’s is the equivalent of Christmas for basketball fans. Some players are proven stars during the season and bring their game to the big stage, while some are hidden gems that have been waiting for their chance to shine. Read More »

College / Feb 26, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Don’t Pick These 5 Teams In The NCAA Tournament

Russ Smith

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

As March arrives in only three days, the madness talk has already begun. At this point in the season it is time to separate the pretenders from the contenders. Everyone waits for Selection Sunday to fill out their office brackets in which they hope will finally result in a pay day at the tournament’s conclusion. Without knowing any potential matchups, I listed five ranked teams that will cause bracket masters to scratch their heads this March. The five teams below are all schools having very good seasons but each has flaws that should come into consideration when filling out your bracket. 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, 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, NBA Draft / Nov 14, 2013 / 11:30 am

15 2014 NBA Draft Prospects With The Most “Bust” Potential

Russ Smith

Russ Smith (photo. Louisville Athletics)

Listening to the hoopla surrounding this upcoming season, it’s easy for one to get caught up in the hype. If you’re old-fashioned and enjoy watching seasoned college players, it’s also understandable to resent it. However, after watching the opening week, it’s safe to say this is one of the most promising draft classes of the last 20 years. From 1-30, there’s an impact athlete capable of singlehandedly turning around a franchise. Read More »