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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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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2015-16 NCAA All-Namericans

What’s in a name? Cliché – I know – starting off with a William Shakespeare quote, but it’s just too relevant not to use. If you’re like me and enjoy watching more than just your favorite college basketball team play twice a week, you sometimes surf the channels and find yourself watching riveting NCAA basketball games between two powerhouses like

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Conference Preview: Big 12

Also known as the no defense league (NDL), the Big 12 finished 2014 in shame. A bowl record of 2-5 and the only bright spot was TCU taking Ole Miss to the woodshed in the Peach Bowl. Going into 2015, the teams to beat are Baylor and TCU. If you said that five years ago you would probably be considered insane.

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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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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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Dean Smith, Legend.

This past Saturday night, the college basketball circuit lost one of the greatest coaches to ever brace the sport. Dean Smith, former Kansas player and coach of many elite programs including North Carolina and the United States national team is dead at the age of 83. However, though he is gone, his legacy will forever live on. Smith was a

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March Madness Conference Preview: Big 12

By Grant Becker Before the regular season is over, The College Tailgate decided we would preview the college basketball teams that we think will make the NCAA tournament, teams that are on the bubble, and teams that we believe are on the outs this season. Who’s In #7 Kansas 18-6 (9-2) Kansas has been a lock for the national tournament

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