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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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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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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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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The State of the Sports World Address

The College Tailgate faithful, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and my fellow sports fans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with criminals like Ray Rice, Ray Lewis, the entire Ravens team, Aaron Hernandez, and Alex Rodriguez; that unfolded with a new generation fighting tooth and nail with the commissioners of all four major sports, especially when

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Sportsmansh*t

By Peter Fiorentino The handshake is a fairly simple concept. Two people extend a hand, look each other in the eye, and with a firm grasp, shake their hands together once, twice, maybe three times. It’s a sign of respect, understanding, appreciation, and admiration. The sports world revolves around them. After every football game, the head coaches meet at midfield to congratulate

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March Madness Conference Preview: Atlantic Coast

By Tyler Tucky 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. The ACC is looking to be one of the top contenders next month in the

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