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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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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Marquette Basketball’s 2016-2017 Non-Conference Schedule

(Photo courtesy of Alex Lahr, Marquette ’14) What do you get when an IUPUI Jaguar, a San Jose State Spartan and a Grambling State Tiger plan to travel to Milwaukee to play basketball? Disappointment. This past month Marquette’s 2015-2016 non-conference basketball schedule was released to the public. Despite an enthusiastic fan base that lives and breathes college basketball from November onward,

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NCAA 2015 Tournament Challenge Game-by-Game Analysis: Midwest

The major Kentucky question(s), Cinderella favorites and surprise seeding. Welcome to the Midwest region. For those that are curious, the Midwest region is the first region we’ve had in a long time that actually, ya know, has teams from the midwest. Yeah there’s a couple outliers in Maryland and Buffalo, but every other team is at least feasibly definable as “midwestern”. There’s

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NCAA 2015 Tournament Challenge Game-by-Game Analysis: East

Upsets so drastic you’ll think I’m crazy, things go strangely as planned, and underrated and ticked-off teams. Welcome to the East. There’s a lot to cover, so we’ll get right at it. I will only be doing the first round for these teams, because hey, I can’t give up the secrets for how I win these things. There are five

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‘S’ is for Seton Hall and Sportsmanship

The sports world has changed significantly over the past few decades. Players are bigger, stronger and more athletic than ever. The pace of sports such as basketball and football have changed, and cameras and social media allow fans to track every moment of their favorite athletes lives’. Despite all this, one thing has lacked in this modern era: sportsmanship. In

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Conference Madness: Part 1

On March 3rd we embark upon the craziness that is March Madness. A month full of heartbreak, triumph, and Cinderella stories begins with the 31 conference tournaments and 342 teams (take out the IVY League and the lonely Independent N.J.I.T) across the nation. By Easter Weekend, the pot will have all but boiled down to just four teams. The questions

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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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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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Big East Conference Power Rankings: Movie Edition

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Big East men’s basketball conference. It’s a truly unique conference where the rankings change drastically just about every week, schools with bird mascots are having an off-year, and where you’re still not sure what a “Hoya” is, but you know it’s good at basketball. After an already crazy few weeks into conference play, things are starting to

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