Big East CBB Preview

The ten-team Big East is not one of the “power five” conferences but when it comes to basketball there are few leagues better than this one. Entering conference play the Big East boasts two top ten teams in the polls, and with another two lurking in the top 20. KenPom has the conference currently ranked fifth in the country, just behind the

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Missouri Valley Conference CBB Preview

Ah, the Missouri Valley Conference. It’s a conference made for March Madness darlings, just as Wichita State and Northern Iowa have shown over the past few years. This year, expect more of the same from the top two teams, but the rest of the conference will be nothing short of a crap shoot. So, let’s get down to business, here

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Big 12 CBB Preview

When it comes to Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball, conferences like the Big Ten, the ACC, and the Big East conference from 1979-2013 ruled the game of college basketball. While the Big 12 gets much of its basketball greatness from Kansas, the rest of the conference has lacked in quality programs. That is up until recently. Currently the Big 12

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Make Sports More Fun: Lobsters in Basketball

Picture this: the Michigan State Spartans are down by two against the Marquette Golden Eagles in an NCAA tournament game. With the clock at under ten seconds left in regulation, Spartan star Denzel Valentine sees an opening in the lane. He’s beaten Marquette’s man to man defense, and he’s about to score the game tying basket. Suddenly, out of the

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PAC-12 CBB Preview

Don’t worry avid PAC-12 fans. Things could only go up after last year. Thankfully, they’ve gone up in a rather respectable way. Welcome to the 2015-2016 PAC-12. Leading the PAC The tippy-top of the conference is still dominated by good ol’ Zona. That doesn’t seem to be up for contention at the moment. But those following on its heels are all not only

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Amateurism in college athletics is still the answer

The debate over whether college athletes should be paid by their universities or if the current amateurism system should continue to be used is a very recent issue that has caused a large uproar. NCAA football and basketball video games are no longer in production because of a lawsuit filed by a former college athlete, who sued the NCAA for

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Divorce Court: Rose vs Bulls

Since Derrick Rose’s first torn ACL in the 2012 NBA playoffs, there has always been an expectation that the Bulls point guard would return to the same acrobatic and accurate player he was. Nearly three knee surgeries, a number of left hamstring problems and sprained ankles, and a surgery for an orbital fracture later, the MVP Derrick Rose we all wanted

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Fiorentino vs. Schilling Bowl Picks Round 2

The greatest rivalry in sports sees its second year of action. No, we’re not talking about a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch, a Duke-UNC game, or even a Notre Dame-USC contest, what we’re alluding to is far more heated. It’s The College Tailgate’s second annual college football bowl picks between Peter Fiorentino vs. Jamey Schilling. Schilling squeaked out a one point victory in

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Premier League Matchday 16 Storylines

As we near the halfway mark of the Premier League season nothing is going to plan. Leicester City are top of the table, Crystal Palace and Watford are squarely in the hunt for European football and Chelsea are engaged in a relegation battle. Only three Premier League consistencies remain at this point: Spurs occupy 5th place, Sunderland are living in

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