Understanding College Basketball Rankings

For those of you who enjoy sports, you will probably know the top couple teams, or at least whether or not your team is ranked. But how are teams given their ranks? And who decides those rankings? There are a number of different organizations which give rankings, the most prominent being USA Today, ESPN, and the Associated Press, or AP

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NCAA to Homeless Athletes: Stay Homeless

We tried, NCAA. We tried to like you, to accept you as a legitimate governing body of a beloved subsection of sports across this nation. We wanted to believe that even though you make mistakes, even though you make decisions that not everyone agrees with, you really do have the best intentions for your players at heart. And you just

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It’s Never Too Early Top 25

It’s never too early to talk college football. ESPN’s Mark Shclabach had the right idea releasing his Way-Too-Early top 25. However, I find myself at odds with Shclabach. Eight SEC teams in the top 25, Alabama at number four, USC at three, and Texas is in the top 25? I respectfully disagree with Mr. Schlabach. That’s why I am releasing

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Good Riddance to Dickie V

By Sean Carney This past Wednesday, Duke and North Carolina squared off at Cameron Indoor in what will go down as one of the best games of the regular season. Duke made a soaring last-minute comeback to bring the game into overtime where they would go on to eventually win behind a monster performance from Freshman Tyus Jones. For many,

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Grading the NBA Trade Deadline

(Cover photo from ballermindframe.com) This year’s NBA Trade Deadline has come and passed, leaving a large imprint on the infrastructure of the league and its teams. With a NBA high over the last 25 seasons of 37 players being moved amongst 17 teams in nearly a 15 minute period, this year the deadline did not disappoint as it has in

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Losing with a Purpose

(Cover Photo from Claus Andersen/Getty Images) It is very rare that fans actually cheer for their respective team to lose, but for many in Buffalo, that is the cold reality every night. With the NHL Trade Deadline looming, it is no denying that the Sabres are in full tank-mode after they already shipped off forward Drew Stafford and defenseman Tyler

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The 2015 NBA All-Athletic Team

Seeing Thunder guard Russell Westbrook hit his head on the backboard at the All-Star game on Sunday got me thinking: Who are some other players in the league who might accidentally hurt themselves from jumping too high near the rim? Obviously, the list would be quite lengthy, since the NBA generally has the most athletic players in the world, in

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It’s a Tough Life on the Bubble

You live in a never-ending struggle, fighting desperately day by day to maintain your right to live in the small, unstable spot you own. Everyday there are multiple fights breaking out, each threatening to knock you out of your place as collateral damage and you have to join in on a fight 3 times a week. Sometimes a professional boxer

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Andrew Wiggins: The Heir to King James

Lebron James: Man among boys, god among mortals. It is hard to compare any player to Lebron, with one near-sighted exception. Andrew Wiggins. Although Wiggins lacks the physical, overbearing physique of James, he has athleticism that can challenge even the King. Although he may have kinks in his game that he still needs to sort out, it is not hard

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Make Honorary Patches Mean Something

In sports, an honorary patch is meant as a remembrance of a player, either for their performance on the field of play or their character off of it. Or at least it used to. The St. Louis Cardinals reported to spring training in Jupiter, Florida today donning “OT” memorial patches. The uniform addition is in honor of recently deceased outfielder Oscar

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