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College / Apr 5, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Keep Sleeping: UConn Will Beat Florida In Final Four

Shabazz Napier

Following the footsteps of a legend, Kevin Ollie took over the men’s basketball dynasty at the University of Connecticut that former head coach Jim Calhoun built for 26 seasons. Calhoun sent the Huskies to 18 NCAA tournament appearances and captured three national championships. In his final two seasons of coaching, Ollie–a former player at UConn–began serving as an assistant coach, making his presence felt immediately in helping push 2011 lottery pick Kemba Walker to a breakout season. Read More »

College / Mar 31, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 4 Most Important Final Four X-Factors

Frank Kaminsky

The four teams that will duel it out in AT&T Stadium have battled their way through the fields. Each has had to fight through some adversity on its journey but the play of a few specific players will determine the outcome for the remaining teams. Wisconsin will have to be strong on the glass against a big, physical Kentucky team. Kentucky will have to guard the Badgers motion offense and not allow them to slow down the game and score points late in the shot clock. Florida will try to slow down Shabazz Napier‘s Kemba Walker impression, while Connecticut will try to handle Florida’s tough defense. Read More »

College / Mar 19, 2014 / 3:30 pm

NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

Kyle Anderson

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 / Mar 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

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

Gary Harris

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 12, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 5 Best Florida Gators Since 2000

Joakim Noah

It’s that time of the month. No, fellas I don’t mean that vexing thing that your lady has to go through. It’s getting warmer. The air is getting a tad bit crisper. The madness is upon us. Half-court heaves, tantalizing losses, the shifting of power within conferences is here. March is here, people. Expectations are paramount. One loss and it’s over. The dance you’ve prepped for, got your suit dry cleaned for, is here. Read More »

College / Mar 12, 2014 / 1:30 pm

A Breakdown Of 7 Major Conference Tournaments

T.J. Warren

Many may argue conference tournament week is better than the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Every team in the country still has an opportunity of making the Dance at the start of the week, but as the days go by, more and more dreams are crushed. Teams have to win three, four and sometimes five straight games in as many days to claim an automatic bid in the field of 68. Read More »

College / Feb 6, 2014 / 4:30 pm

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

Nik Stauskas

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 / Jan 14, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best College Teams Of The Past Decade

Derrick Rose

The best college basketball teams of the decade is a debate that can take forever to hash out, depending on how you define best. When people think of best their first thought is probably always going to be championships. Although that is a great indicator, should that be the only measuring stick to judge the quality of a team and the lasting impression it left on a decade? Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 16, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Gators Guard Reveals Florida’s Player Exclusive Nike LeBron 11s

Nike LeBron 11

Earlier today, Florida Gators guard Eli Carter posted an Instagram picture of his squad’s custom player exclusives from Nike and LeBron James. These home and away LeBron 11s feature some radical designs that play well off of Florida’s blue, orange and white colorway. These will probably never release to the public, which is a shame because I’d love to get my hands on the blue-based joints. Read More »

College, High School, NBA Draft / Dec 13, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Power Trip: Chris Walker Is Ready To Make Headlines At Florida

Chris Walker

Chris Walker will make the transition from high school basketball royalty to superstardom sometime soon, whether it’s at Florida, where he’s recently completed coursework and could begin practicing this weekend if he’s cleared by the NCAA, or in the NBA. Is he ready? Well, it sort of feels like he’s been ready his whole life. Read More »