Conference Madness 2016: Part Two

Ten down, 21 to go. Let’s not beat around the bush, we’ll give you what you came here for and dive right into the predictions. Horizon Teams: Valparaiso, Oakland, Wright State, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Detroit, Youngstown State, Northern Kentucky, Cleveland State, Illinois-Chicago Connor Basch Sleeper: Wright State Raiders League-leading Valpo lost only two games this season in the Horizon League. Both of

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Mid-major midseason checkup

Well last season was just a bummer in all aspects from my predictions in this annual article.  So this year, I decided I would play it out a bit longer to let a few teams separate from the rest.  Ha.  Good one Quinn.  As always, the midmajor teams are a major enigma. And I’m sorry, this guide is long.  Hella

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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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Big 12 CBB Preview

When it comes to Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball, conferences like the Big Ten, the ACC, and the Big East conference from 1979-2013 ruled the game of college basketball. While the Big 12 gets much of its basketball greatness from Kansas, the rest of the conference has lacked in quality programs. That is up until recently. Currently the Big 12

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Make Sports More Fun: Lobsters in Basketball

Picture this: the Michigan State Spartans are down by two against the Marquette Golden Eagles in an NCAA tournament game. With the clock at under ten seconds left in regulation, Spartan star Denzel Valentine sees an opening in the lane. He’s beaten Marquette’s man to man defense, and he’s about to score the game tying basket. Suddenly, out of the

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Amateurism in college athletics is still the answer

The debate over whether college athletes should be paid by their universities or if the current amateurism system should continue to be used is a very recent issue that has caused a large uproar. NCAA football and basketball video games are no longer in production because of a lawsuit filed by a former college athlete, who sued the NCAA for

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Fiorentino vs. Schilling Bowl Picks Round 2

The greatest rivalry in sports sees its second year of action. No, we’re not talking about a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch, a Duke-UNC game, or even a Notre Dame-USC contest, what we’re alluding to is far more heated. It’s The College Tailgate’s second annual college football bowl picks between Peter Fiorentino vs. Jamey Schilling. Schilling squeaked out a one point victory in

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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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