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College / Mar 27, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 10 Best Celebrations In NCAA Tournament History

Kevin Canevari

Kevin Canevari (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The NCAA tournament is memorable for many reasons. From the upsets to the champions, it’s the time when just about anything can happen. Part of the excitement is what happens after the game–the pure and absolutely candid reactions of these players–college students, sharing their enjoyment on the court together. Below are the top ten celebrations in Madness history. Read More »

College / Mar 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 20 Best College Teams Of The Last 25 Years To Never Win An NCAA Title

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early. Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »

College / Mar 20, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Biggest Upsets in NCAA Tournament History

Missouri

This is why we watch.

The Madness received its nickname from the craziness that surrounds the NCAA tournament. While millions of confident fans predict brackets, there are almost always multiple cross-outs and red “Xs” by the tournament’s end (and usually well before). These are due to the numerous upsets that occur in the tournament each year. Underdogs beat favorites and even become “Cinderella” stories on some occasions, making for some of the most memorable sports moments of all time. Read More »

Video / Mar 20, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Top 10 NCAA Tournament Buzzer-Beaters of All Time

Valparaiso

The Madness is officially underway. The first round–or “First Four”–is done and over with and we now have a set field of 64 teams who one way or another have proven they are worthy to be part of the NCAA tournament.

It’s every basketball fan’s dream to hit a shot as the clock ticks down to zero. Just look at any kid playing in their driveway or a park and you’ll hear a kid counting down as they dribble “three…two…one” and then launch a shot and once it’s through the net, the mock celebration begins. 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, NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players

Vince Carter

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 17, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The Haters Are Being Silly; Shabazz Muhammad Reminds Some Of A NBA All-Star

Shabazz Muhammad

Shabazz Muhammad (photo. UCLA Athletics)

If there was any freshman in college basketball this season that fully exemplified the notion of a “roller coaster ride season,” it was Shabazz Muhammad. From issues surrounding his age, to NCAA eligibility problems, to even a first-round exit from the NCAA tournament, coupled with some disappointing play during his first season, Muhammad dealt with a lot this year. Read More »

College / Apr 3, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The Top 10 Final Four Games In NCAA History

Larry Johnson

We’re only a few days away from one of the best weekends in college basketball. With Louisville, Michigan, Wichita State and Syracuse set to go to battle this weekend, expect to hear a whole lot of Cinderella, zone defense and Trey Burke talk. It’s inevitable. Hopefully, the games live up to the billing. But in all likelihood, none of them will make this list. Read More »

Smack / Mar 31, 2013 / 12:57 am

Kobe Bryant Passes Wilt and then Kills the Kings; Ohio State gets Shocked; Syracuse Star Makes Himself NBA Lottery Money

kobe bryant

Kobe Bryant (via NBA)

Mike, know that The Mamba is coming for you next. In the second quarter of last night’s Lakers/Kings game Kobe Bryant drilled a pull-up mid-range jumper to score the 31,420th and 31,421st points of his career, pushing him past Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the all-time scoring list. MJ is next at 32,292 … We don’t care if you love Kobe or hate Kobe, you just need to respect what he has done in his career. Read More »

NBA / Mar 29, 2013 / 11:30 am

The 6 Best Winning Streaks In American Sports

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

Over the course of the past two months, we were spoiled by one of the greatest runs of dominance by any team in NBA history. As I’m sure all of you know, the Miami Heat’s streak of 27 consecutive wins ended on Wednesday night, as they fell to a shorthanded Bulls squad. Read More »