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article March 26, 2015

Sweet 16 X-Factors

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As the competition gets better deep into the NCAA tournament, sometimes the emergence of a secondary player can make the difference between winning and losing. Entering the Sweet 16, these are the players to keep an eye on. More»
bestchampionshipmatchups article March 25, 2015

Best Possible National Title Games

While the first weekend of the NCAA tournament is all about rooting for dramatic upsets, the Sweet 16 is about hoping for the best possible matchups. Based on the remaining bracket, these are the most enticing national championship pairings. More»
sweet16rankings article March 23, 2015

Ranking The Sweet 16

The first week of the NCAA tournament is in the books, taking last Sunday's field of 68 all the way down to 16. While contenders Villanova, Virginia and Kansas have been eliminated, Kentucky still headlines a list of worthy championship candidates. More»
mikebrey article March 22, 2015

Emotional Win For Mike Brey

The significance of Notre Dame's overtime win over Butler on Saturday night -- and first Sweet 16 trip since 2003 -- quickly shifted in the postgame press conference, as coach Mike Brey revealed that his mother died the morning of the game. More»
ncstate-villanova article March 22, 2015

N.C. State Sends Villanova Home

The first No. 1 seed has been sent home in the NCAA tournament, as N.C. State beat Villanova 71-68 with a superior plan that took away the Wildcats' strengths. While the Wolfpack hope for a Cinderella run, Nova is left wondering how it went wrong. More»
roundof32 article March 21, 2015

Round of 32 Watchability Rankings

Two of the greatest days on the sports calendar are in the books, but March Madness is far from over. The Round of 32 will determine the Sweet 16 this weekend, with several enticing matchups headlined by in-state foes Kansas and Wichita State. More»
barlow_holtmann article March 21, 2015

Bulldogs Hope to Have Their Day

Butler is four years removed from perhaps the ugliest national championship game ever, and since then it has changed conferences and coaches twice. As the Bulldogs attempt to make another NCAA tournament run, is the world ready to embrace them? More»
NCState article March 20, 2015

10 Lessons Learned From Thursday

When N.C. State came from behind to beat LSU, it became the fifth game of the day decided by one point, setting an NCAA tournament record. Here are 10 things we learned from one of the most exciting days in NCAA tournament history. More»
NotreDame-Northeastern article March 19, 2015

How Notre Dame Escaped

While No. 3 seeds Iowa State and Baylor both lost Thursday afternoon, fellow No. 3 Notre Dame barely avoided the same fate, holding off Northeastern. While the close call may be concerning, the Fighting Irish still showed off what makes them special. More»
upsetrankings article March 19, 2015

Ranking the NCAA Upset Possibilities

The great appeal of March Madness is the underdog and the unlimited upset possibilities. While the bracket never plays out as expected, we rank all 32 Thursday/Friday matchups based on the likelihood that an upset will happen. More»
mylesturner article March 19, 2015

Texas' NCAA Tournament Opportunity

Texas entered this season with renewed high expectations with experience returning, along with star freshman Myles Turner. The Longhorns limped into the NCAA tournament, though, meaning March Madness is a chance to rewrite their history. More»
ncaatournamentplayerrankings article March 17, 2015

NCAA Tournament Player Rankings

As you fill out your NCAA tournament bracket before the Round of 64 begins on Thursday, it's important to meet the main cast of players who will define these next few weeks of March Madness. We rank the top 10 in each of the four regions. More»
kentucky_sectitle article March 16, 2015

The Case For and Against Kentucky

The 2015 NCAA tournament bracket has been revealed, and to the surprise of nobody Kentucky is the No. 1 overall seed. As the Wildcats pursue a perfect 40-0 season, is there any case for picking against them in your bracket? More»
qbtransfers article March 13, 2015

The Transfer QB Market

College football is still searching for its next Russell Wilson, a free-agent graduate transfer who becomes a star with a new team. While transfer season can't match the NFL's free agency for drama, there could be plenty of movement this spring. More»
collegebasketballawards article March 11, 2015

2015 College Basketball Awards

As the college basketball postseason kicks into high gear with the conference tournaments and Selection Sunday, first we pause to honor the best of how we got here. From Jahlil Okafor to Frank Kaminsky and beyond, we hand out 2015 awards. More»
champweekpreview article March 9, 2015

Ranking The Conference Tournaments

Selection Sunday is less than a week away, meaning championship week is upon us. Conference tournaments will decide automatic NCAA tournament bids, along with the fates of those on the bubble. Here's what watch in all the key tournaments. More»
boeheim article March 6, 2015

Syracuse Hit Hard By NCAA

The Syracuse athletics investigation has seemingly gone on forever, and on Friday the NCAA finally announced the results, stripping the basketball team -- and Jim Boeheim -- of wins, scholarships and money for a long list of violations. More»
hilliard_villanova article March 6, 2015

Embrace The New Big East

No, the Big East doesn't have the same appeal that it did in the past, thanks to conference realignment. But the new version, led by national contender Villanova, has been quietly excellent, making next week's league tournament worth watching. More»
sumlin_A&M article March 5, 2015

Aggies Aim For Breakthrough

While Johnny Manziel and recruiting success increased hype around Texas A&M, the Aggies have regressed in Kevin Sumlin's three seasons. Facing stiff competition in the SEC West, Texas A&M enters 2015 hungry for a true team breakthrough. More»
springCFBpreview article March 2, 2015

Spring Football Stories to Watch

While the 2015 college football season is a long way away, the next two months bring us a brief preview of what's to come. It's March, which means spring practices are beginning, giving us our first tastes of new coaches, new quarterbacks and more. More»

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