1. College Basketball's 12 Most Important Sophomore Classes

    North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo (No. 43 pictured above) and P.J. Hairston (No. 15) didn't get a whole lot of run last season...

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  2. Power Ranking Cody Zeller and the Big Ten's Centers

    Derrick Nix is a veteran Big Ten center. Relatively speaking, Cody Zeller is a Johnny-come-lately. Still, it was Zeller who had a major impact on the balance of power in the Big Ten ...

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  3. Power Ranking Deshaun Thomas and the Big Ten Power Forwards

    The Big Ten's most compelling stories are concentrated around players likely to fill their teams' power forward roles. One league contender has lost its top two scoring options but will see a new primary option step forward from the 4 spot...

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  4. Power Ranking Branden Dawson and the Big Ten's Small Forwards

    The Big Ten's crew of small forwards may not have the nationwide star power of the other four court positions, but there are players lining up at the 3 who will play major roles in the success of their teams this season...

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  5. Power Ranking Brandon Paul and the Big Ten's Shooting Guards

    Pictured is a highlight from the Big Ten's only 40-point individual game last season. Brandon Paul (No. 3 for Illinois) dropped 43 points in an Illini victory over Ohio State that stands as the final true highlight of Illinois' season...

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  6. Power Ranking Trey Burke and the Big Ten Point Guards

    The Big Ten has an eclectic mix of point guards lining up for the 2012-13 season. Some are their team's primary scoring option. A few will need to step up and become viable scoring options, as they have lost dominant teammates...

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  7. Carrier Classic II: Florida, Georgetown Join Fleet of Boat Games

    The want ad might read like this: "AIRCRAFT CARRIER FOR RENT. Seeking two basketball teams to stage game in new and unique venue only used once before. Rates negotiable. Reply to Secretary of Navy, Arlington, VA...

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  8. College Basketball's 10 Worst Major-Conference Coaching Jobs

    Every college basketball coach aspires to a job with opportunities to play in the national spotlight. That spotlight shines brightest on the so-called "major" conferences like the Big Ten, SEC and ACC, and for good reason...

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  9. Purdue Basketball's Ultimate 12-Man Team

    Purdue basketball does not have the banners or the Hall of Famers that programs like North Carolina can boast, but none of that is to say that good players have not passed through West Lafayette...

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  10. SEC/Big East Challenge: Ranking the Matchups

    The SEC/Big East Challenge enters its fifth year still lesser-known than the granddaddy of all conference battles—the one between the ACC and Big Ten. That could change if these two leagues could produce 12 compelling matchups every season...

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  11. Crossroads Classic Renewed: 15 College Basketball States Needing Similar Events

    College basketball fans in the state of Indiana will continue receiving a winter treat. The Crossroads Classic, a one-day doubleheader pitting Hoosier State basketball heavyweights ...

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  12. Frank Martin and College Basketball's New Coaching Hires Ranked

    Frank Martin and his perma-scowl are leaving the scene of his greatest coaching successes, Manhattan, Kansas...

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  13. Early College Basketball 2012-13 Preview: The Nation's Top 10 Centers

    A great big man can capture the imagination of college basketball fans like few other players. Lew Alcindor, Elvin Hayes, Patrick Ewing and the artist then known as Akeem Olajuwon ...

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  14. Early College Basketball 2012-13 Preview: The Nation's Top 10 Power Forwards

    In the last preview slideshow, the small forward position seemed quite depleted. Not so the power forward spot. A list of the best power forwards in America could have been easily expanded to the top 20 with no names undeserving of the spotlight...

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  15. Purdue Basketball: Guard John Hart Eyes Two Schools in Transfer Decision

    Purdue graduate transfer John Hart has told the Indianapolis Star that he is leaning toward two schools to enter for his final season of basketball eligibility...

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  16. Early College Basketball 2012-13 Preview: The Nation's Top 10 Small Forwards

    The small forward position doesn't look quite as loaded as others for the 2012-13 season. The defections of talents like Moe Harkless, Quincy Miller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to the NBA draft have left the ranks somewhat depleted...

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  17. Early College Basketball 2012-13 Preview: The Nation's Top 10 Shooting Guards

    For a shooting guard, the job description is right there in the name: shoot. Or, at the very least, find some way to score points...

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  18. Early College Basketball 2012-13 Preview: The Nation's Top 10 Point Guards

    In May, most college basketball stories fall into two categories: looking back through history and looking ahead to the future. Looking into the crystal ball, next season will be a treat for fans of strong point guard play...

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  19. Atlantic 10 Expansion: How Big East Affects Plans for VCU, George Mason, Butler

    The Atlantic 10 is already one of college basketball's strongest non-BCS conferences, led by perennially solid programs like Xavier, Richmond and Saint Louis. Even the A-10, however, has not been immune to the crazed climate of conference realignment...

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  20. Ryan vs. Uthoff: Should College Sports Have a 'Free-Agent' Period for Transfers?

    College basketball players like Jordan Clarkson and Jarrod Uthoff don't have a whole lot of leverage in their decisions to transfer schools...

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  21. NBA Draft 2012: Kentucky's 5 Stars May Help SEC Set NBA Record

    With the profoundly unsurprising news that Kentucky's five underclassman starters have all declared for the NBA Draft , nearly all of the players who project as first-round talents have announced their intentions...

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  22. Alex Oriakhi to Missouri: How the Tigers' Depth Chart Changes

    While the Missouri Tigers lost a sensational group of seniors that included Marcus Denmon, Kim English and Ricardo Ratliffe, coach Frank Haith is wasting no time reloading with talent—experienced talent, to boot...

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  23. College Basketball Recruiting: 10 Classes That Must Succeed Next Season

    When 6'10" forward Nerlens Noel (pictured) revealed a Kentucky logo carved into his famed flattop, he put the Wildcats recruiting class atop ESPN's rankings...

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  24. Former Notre Dame/Indianapolis Colts QB Blair Kiel Passes Away

    Blair Kiel, a former four-year starting quarterback for Notre Dame, was found dead Sunday afternoon at his Columbus, Indiana home. He was 50 years old...

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  25. NCAA Championship Game 2012: Power Ranking 51 Years of Finals

    Players and coaches make their legacies by reaching the NCAA championship game. No matter what Butler coach Brad Stevens or former UConn guard Kemba Walker do in their careers, their meeting in the 2011 NCAA title game will forever be remembered...

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