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article March 31, 2015

Saban Won't Admit His Mistake

Nick Saban came under fire in January for signing Jonathan Taylor, who was dismissed from Georgia following domestic violence charges. Taylor has now been dismissed from Alabama after getting charged again, pointing questions right back at Saban. More»
neworleansbowl article March 31, 2015

Never Too Many Bowl Games

Last college football season featured a record 38 bowl games plus the national championship, and expansion isn't finished. With reports that Little Rock and Tucson could host new bowls, we should continue to embrace the strangest postseason in sports. More»
finalfour article March 30, 2015

A Final Four To Love

You may hate Kentucky, or you may hate Duke, but put all personal feeling aside. The 2015 Final Four, also featuring Wisconsin and Michigan State, is loaded with NBA talent, all-time great coaches and an endless supply of intriguing storylines. More»
elite8preview article March 28, 2015

Elite Eight Viewing Guide

While the matchup in the East was unexpected, this year's NCAA tournament Elite Eight delivers four enticing showdowns. From Kentucky's quest for 40-0 to Gonzaga pursuing its first Final Four bid, here's what to watch this weekend. More»
samdekker article March 27, 2015

Dekker Sends Wisconsin to Elite Eight

While Wisconsin was sloppy at times in Thursday's Sweet 16 win over North Carolina, the takeaways from the game are mostly positive, headlined by the best game of the season from Sam Dekker, who may finally be turning into a star. More»
trice_izzo article March 27, 2015

Michigan State Owns March

Even after an unremarkable season, it wouldn't be a Sweet 16 without Michigan State. The Spartans have yet again advanced to the tournament's second weekend, lending even more truth to the assumption that you should pick Tom Izzo in March. More»
sweet16Xfactors article March 26, 2015

Sweet 16 X-Factors

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»

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