March Madness Mascot Brawl

In life, there are the great thought provoking questions that mankind has pondered for years, such as “what’s the meaning of life,” “what does it mean to be good,” and “does the Rock really think he can act?” The question we pose in this article is not one of those questions. Far from it, but hey, you’ve clicked on the

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PREVIEW: North Carolina and Villanova battle for greatness

North Carolina vs. Villanova. Not unlikely, yet under the radar. Fantastic scorers on both squads, but even better team chemistry. Two teams will face off in the national title. One will be crowned champion. Both schools each hold their own mantra, pace, and swagger for the collegiate game. North Carolina rarely shooting 3’s, but pounding it inside and playing old school basketball.

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Conference Madness 2016: Part Three

Give the people what they want! Sorry, Mr. Walken…will more graphics help? Here are some of our staffers final predictions for the final 11 NCAA conference tournaments. Connor Basch Connor Mallon Jamey Schilling Kellan Buddy Quinn Matheis A10 Big East Big 12   Big 10           MWC Pac 12 SEC AAC Big West Sun Belt WAC

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Why Your Team Won’t Win the National Title

Think your favorite team is going to win the National Title this year? No, they’re not. Here’s why each of the top 25 will lose in the big dance. “But what about Marquette?” I think you can answer that one yourself. Kansas KU Alum Betsy Randle played Cory Matthew’s mom on Boy Meets World. Fitting that the mother on the

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Conference Madness 2016: Part Two

Ten down, 21 to go. Let’s not beat around the bush, we’ll give you what you came here for and dive right into the predictions. Horizon Teams: Valparaiso, Oakland, Wright State, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Detroit, Youngstown State, Northern Kentucky, Cleveland State, Illinois-Chicago Connor Basch Sleeper: Wright State Raiders League-leading Valpo lost only two games this season in the Horizon League. Both of

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Conference Madness 2016: Part One

It feels like just weeks ago we were cooped up inside our homes waiting for the arrival of the 2015-16 NCAA basketball season. It doesn’t feel long ago, either, that one of the most dominant teams in NCAA history (the 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats) was eliminated from the Final Four by the pesky Wisconsin Badgers. But, alas, we have reached that

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Mid-major midseason checkup

Well last season was just a bummer in all aspects from my predictions in this annual article.  So this year, I decided I would play it out a bit longer to let a few teams separate from the rest.  Ha.  Good one Quinn.  As always, the midmajor teams are a major enigma. And I’m sorry, this guide is long.  Hella

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Why Kentucky Won’t Go All The Way

An undefeated team that has not faced a challenging opponent all season – what stands in the way of University of Kentucky, the number one pick to win the whole tournament? Kentucky is the dream team and, if they win it all, will be the first team since the 1976 Indiana University Hoosiers to be the undefeated champions. It seems

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Always Cheer for Upsets Over Your Bracket

By Ryan Patterson If you have a perfect bracket right now, congratulations, you are a sorcerer. If you have an awful bracket, don’t feel bad, plenty of others are right there with you. You probably still have a decent bracket, though, like most people. Despite Iowa State and Baylor losing, no extremely outrageous upsets happened that eliminated popular Final Four

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The Dreaded 5 vs 12 Matchup

Remember North Dakota State, Harvard, and Stephen F. Austin from last year? Ole Miss, California, and Oregon from the year prior to that? And Virginia Commonwealth and South Florida in 2013? What do all of these teams have in common? Yes, most of them are mid-major programs who normally don’t have fantastic basketball teams, but they all were 12 seeds

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