Roundtable – April 7th

Monday night’s NCAA championship game was objectively one of the most entertaining ever. Was it the best NCAA Championship game of all time? Kellan Buddy: I’d say definitely the best in the 21st century; certainly in our lifetime. Nobody thought that Jenkins would hit that three after Paige nailed it. To be honest, I feel bad for Marcus Paige; hope his

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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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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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Questions of the week: November 26

The College Tailgate staff has decided to launch a weekly article where all our writers get their two cents on the biggest narratives of the week from all around the sports world. Let us know what you think of this idea in the comment section below! NFL QUESTION The Dallas Cowboys ended a seven game skid this weekend and moved

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10 Bold Predictions for 2015-2016 NCAAM Basketball Season

I can honestly say that was one of the most boring tournaments I have ever watched (with the exception of Day 1). Next season I can guarantee at least one thing…we will have a far more entertaining tournament. After the first few games, the only things of any interest that happened were pretty much: NC State beat Nova, ‘Sconsin stuffed

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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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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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“How to Beat Kentucky” by Ole Miss

By Quinn Matheis We’ve been singing the praises of Kentucky all season, talking about how amazing this once-in-a-decade team is.  Not only do they have the usual influx of NBA talent they get each year, but all the NBA talent last season didn’t do good enough in the regular season to warrant an early exit.  But unlike the flop that

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Kentucky Basketball: Don’t Hate, Appreciate

Conference play is starting in college basketball, and after a chaotic non-conference season that included UNLV beating Arizona, New Jersey Institute of Technology beating Michigan, and Incarnate Word beating Nebraska, this year should be great. However, one storyline has emerged above the rest: can Kentucky really go 40-0 this season? After the Wildcats’ impressive victory at Louisville, the answer is

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