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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Week 1 Overreactions for the Average Fan

With one weekend of college football in the books, plenty of fans are already overreacting to just one week of results. Unfortunately, for those of us who look to overanalyze all things college football, week one rankings are almost as insignificant as preseason rankings. Remember folks, Ohio State lost early on last season to Virginia Tech, and ended up winning

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Conference Preview: Big Ten

The Big Ten conference proved a lot of doubters wrong last season. The conference ended the year with a winning bowl record, and probably their best bowl record in the past five years. The Big Ten was the only conference to have two teams finish in the top five, Michigan State and Ohio State. Coming into 2015, the Big Ten

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5 Teams to Watch This March

The only thing more predictable than Obama picking all the #1 seeds in March is that March Madness will, again, be full of upsets, buzzer beaters, excitement and heartbreak. This season, everyone is talking about Kentucky bringing home the championship, seeing they have yet to lose this year. Other popular picks include Duke, Wisconsin, Villanova, Arizona among other teams. Here

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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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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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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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Road to the College Football Playoff: Week 13

By Quinn Matheis Well I did on Thursday this time.  Smite me if you will. We got a nice dosage of November this past week.  Could have been a lot more Novembery if the Jayhawks and the Golden Gophers pumped out just a little more, but oh well.  The field has shrunk considerably. Let’s get cookin’. #1 Alabama (9-1, SEC

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Big Ten Big Bowls

By Thomas Seabright Ladies and gentlemen, here it is. The final weeks of college football starting to wrap up and all of the college teams are looking to secure their ticket to a bowl game this year. In the Big Ten many teams already have their buses booked, a few are out of luck, and three others are on the line.

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What’s Next for Big 10 Football? (plus Week 8 predictions)

What is happening in the Big Ten this year? No, seriously, what is going on? The Big Ten is in what one might call “a mess.” Yes, I said it. The Big Ten is a mess right now, and the real question is, “who is going to come through and sweep it up? ” Right now, I don’t see much

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