1. Where Cinderellas Perish: March Madness First Weekend Superlatives

    March Madness is one-third of the way complete, and if you subscribe to the theory that the best teams in the country will separate themselves throughout the course of the tournament, then you ...

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  2. Something's Gotta Give: Wake Forest-Clemson Preview

    Oliver Purnell says his team won't apologize for starting the season well and will continue to do so. Dino Gaudio says his team is one of the best in the country...

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  3. Wake Win Sets Up Colossal Conference Clash with Clemson

    Having North Carolina and Duke atop the conference automatically inserts the ACC into the national spotlight. Lately, however, two sleeping giants have begun to end their respective slumbers ...

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  4. Heart of a Champion: Why Tony Dungy's Legacy Will Outlive His Career

    Tony Dungy was the exception—period. In a realm where the majority of the media attention is placed on the negative actions of thugs, Dungy made headlines for all the right reasons...

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  5. The Ridiculous Coaching Carousel: How Sports Is Failing Fans

    In these trying economic times, the unemployment rate has risen steadily for the past several months. Considering the condition of the financial markets, this is not surprising; however, some ...

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  6. How to Deal with Disappointment: Enjoying College Football Week Two

    OK, so Week One was an abject disaster for several prominent college football programs. For some teams (or ACC coaches from upstate South Carolina who will remain nameless), the aftermath ...

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  7. Qualk Talk: 20 Things to Watch For in Week One

    We have waited. And waited. And waited. Since January, the speculation, recruiting rumors, cheap shots, name-calling, vanilla press conferences, and prognostication have been rampant...

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  8. Hey Society! Let the Kid Play!

    Doing my usual morning perusal of the ESPN.com headlines, I discovered an article that made me want to throw up all over political correctness...

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  9. Qualk Talk: Top Five Heisman Trophy Sleepers

    Yesterday I gave you a list of the top Heisman Trophy contenders for the upcoming season. But there are more than five guys with a legitimate shot at college football's top individual award...

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  10. Qualk Talk: Top Five Heisman Contenders

    First of all, I would like to apologize for not posting on Friday or Monday. It's been a hectic and stressful few days--I'll just leave it at that. Anyway, this year's Heisman winner is anybody's guess...

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  11. Qualk Talk: Top Five Toughest Non-Conference Schedules in America

    We hear a great deal of discussion around the college football universe about how the big time programs are more interested in getting easy wins than scheduling quality opponents...

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  12. Qualk Talk: Top Five Most Underrated Teams in America

    There are always teams that the coaches and media miss, teams that constantly hover under the radar until they arrive on the national scene with force. Here are five teams that could surprise in 2008...

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  13. Qualk Talk: Top Five Most Overrated Teams in America

    Yesterday, we looked at what the coaches got right—for the most part. Today, I'm going to spotlight what they got wrong. There are several teams that are trendy picks to make a serious run this season that I have some major problems with...

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  14. Qualk Talk: Top Five College Football Teams in America

    The college football season is quickly approaching, but is still three weeks away. Personally, I've been ready for it since January 8th of last year, the day after LSU slaughtered Ohio State to win the national championship...

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  15. Favre Fallout: Why Nothing Good Can Come Out Of Brett's Return

    Brett Favre is a Hall of Fame quarterback. He owns most of the major all-time NFL passing records and is considered by many to be the greatest iron man in sports history...

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  16. Classless Castellini: Why the Reds' GM Switch Is Wrong

    It is a sad day to be a Reds fan.After a decade and a half of futility, many thought the Cincinnati Reds were beginning to put the pieces together to make a run at respectability this season...

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  17. Bracketbreaker: Butler Bulldogs

    In 1998, a team from the Horizon League (Valparaiso) led by an experienced senior guard (Bryce Drew) made a Cinderella run to the Sweet 16 as a No. 13 seed...

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  18. Clemson-UNC: Keys to the ACC Championship

    After squeaking by with a couple of tough wins, third-seeded Clemson and top-seeded North Carolina will face off this afternoon for the ACC Championship. Here are three keys for each team... NORTH CAROLINA1...

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  19. ACC Tournament Picks: Part Three

    Friday's action produced a lot of sluggish play; other than Clemson, no team looked particularly impressive in winning in the quarterfinals. But as the stakes get higher, the teams will almost certainly be more focused and ready to play...

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  20. ACC Tournament Picks: Part Two

    Due to the overall unpredictability of conference tournaments, I'm not entirely displeased with my 2-2 showing yesterday. Just to recap.....

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  21. ACC Tournament Picks: Part One

    You know March Madness has arrived when families start to gather around the TV to watch Joe Lunardi's ESPN appearances, when Rider-Siena is the primetime college basketball matchup of the ...

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  22. Week 12 College FB Forecast: Bright Spots on a Ho-Hum Saturday

    If you're looking for a comprehensive take on all of this week's college football action, I'm sorry to disappoint.In my opinion, this week is full of games that mean very little...

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  23. Week 11 College FB Forecast: Elimination Saturday

    There's a simple reason—beyond the money and the stubborn administrators—why college football doesn't have a playoff system:Late-season excitement at the top of the rankings...

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  24. Ten Thoughts on Week Ten: Turmoil in the Big 12

    After a super (and relatively shock-free) week of college football, there are a lot of questions still unanswered. Of course, since this is November, a lot of questions have been answered—or at least cleared up considerably...

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  25. Week 10 College FB Forecast: Oregon, ASU Clash in Eugene

    If you'd told me that there would be a key game in November featuring two Pac-10 teams with national title dreams, I would have said..."Duh! USC and Cal play on Nov. 10th."So much for that...

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