1. College Basketball: Are the Players Student-Athletes or Servant-Athletes?

    The debate regarding paying college athletes is heating up with Taylor Branch's epic takedown of the NCAA as an organization. Branch disputes every argument against paying athletes their due...

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  2. Duke Basketball: How Far Are Fans Willing to Go for Shabazz Muhammad's Services?

    A fan is willing to name his first child after Shabazz Muhammad, if he commits to play for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. Muhammad, the consensus No...

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  3. Norh Carolina Basketball: In Marcus Paige They Can Trust

    The most important player in college basketball is the point guard. In a structured game, the point guard controls the tempo and gets the ball to his team mates in a position that is will result in a basket...

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  4. Mitch McGary or Broke for North Carolina?

    Roy Williams has two recruits committed to North Carolina from the 2012 recruiting class. 6'6" wing, J P Tokoto and 6'1" Point guard Marcus Paige...

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  5. Duke Basketball: Top 11 Shutdown Defenders in Blue Devils History

    The tittle of "shutdown defender" is elusive because it is not easy to measure how great a player has been defensively. Today we have such advanced stats such as plus/minus which tells you how a player affects the score while he is on the court...

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  6. Duke Basketball: Are Players Really Worth $1 Million?

    The argument for paying college basketball is heating up with a report written by Ramogi Huma, head of the National College Players Association, and Drexel University professor Ellen J...

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  7. Kentucky Basketball: Has Anthony Davis Been Jinxed Like Harrison Barnes?

    Last season, Harrison Barnes was jinxed by his selection to the AP All-America first team raising expectations for the North Carolina small forward...

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  8. UConn Basketball: Do They Have a Case to Be Ranked Preseason No. 1?

    With Andre Drummond's enrollment at UConn is it possible that they are now the preseason No. 1-ranked team? They are the defending champions. Coach Calhoun only lost one significant player from that championship team and three role players...

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  9. North Carolina Basketball: Dean Dome Gets No Love

    ESPN asked their writers and contributors to compile a list of their favourite arenas and no one picked the Dean E. Smith Center, affectionately known as the Dean Dome...

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  10. Duke Basketball: Some Big Shots in Blue Devil History

    Recently coach K said that Bobby Hurley's three-point shot against UNLV in the 1991 Final Four is probably the biggest shot in Duke's history. Bigger than Laettner's buzzer beater against Kentucky...

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  11. Why the ACC Is Poised to Retake Its Place as the Best Conference in the Land

    John Feinstein captured the competitiveness of the 1997 ACC season in his book, A March to Madness , perfectly. He tailed all nine schools (at the time), from the start of the season to the end...

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  12. Duke Basketball: Blue Devils Give Legendary Point Guard Bobby Hurley His Due

    When you think of a Duke point guard, Bobby Hurley should be one of the first names to roll off the tongue. He played in the era when Duke officially became establish as a force to be reckoned with in college basketball, under Mike Krzyzewski ...

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  13. Duke: Is Coach K's Blue Devils Program Turning Into a One-and-Done Factory?

    2005 was the last year a high school player could have gone straight to the NBA after graduation. The NBA set a rule that high school seniors have to be one year removed from their graduation class and be at least 19 years of age...

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  14. College Basketball Prospects: Where the Top 12 Swingmen Will Go Next Year

    Just as a "combo guard" is one that plays both the point guard and the shooting guard positions, a "swingman" is one that plays both small forward and shooting guard...

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  15. College Basketball's All Redeem Team

    Some players come to college basketball with a lot of hype but sadly they do not live up to those expectations in their first season. It is an adjustment playing with guys their size, unlike high school basketball...

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  16. 5 Teams That Can Go Undefeated in 2011-12 College Basketball Season

    Jay Bilas was recently asked if there were any true great teams in college basketball for the coming season, and this is what he said : I have said the last two years that there was not a single great team...

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  17. Duke Basketball: Chance for Revenge Next Season Against St. John's

    Duke just released its schedule for the 2011-12 season and one of the highlights of this is the return game against St. John's on January 28 next year...

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  18. Duke Basketball: Power Ranking the Top 15 Pure Scorers in Blue Devils History

    Duke is one of the greatest college programs ever, and not just because it has the active coach with the most wins in NCAA Division I college basketball. Duke is also great because of the players that have suited up over the years...

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  19. Dick Vitale Gives Kentucky the Edge over North Carolina in No. 1 vs. No. 2

    One of the best games of the upcoming college basketball season will be played early in December. North Carolina, the consensus preseason No. 1 team will play Kentucky, the preseason No...

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  20. College Basketball: Picking a Starting 5 from the Preseason Top 25 Teams

    If we were to pick a starting five of the top 25 preseason teams would any of the picks be disputed? Would any one team dominate this starting five? These were questions going through my head earlier so I put this list together...

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  21. North Carolina Basketball Recruiting: Does Joel James Deserve a Scholarship?

    CBS Sports reports that Joel James is unhappy with North Carolina, because although the Tar Heels are recruiting him, they have yet to offer him a scholarship...

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  22. North Carolina Tar Heels or Kentucky Wildcats for Preseason No. 1?

    When Jay Bilas was asked which team will be the best in college basketball next season he picked North Carolina over Kentucky ? I believe that North Carolina will be the best team in the country next season...

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  23. Duke Basketball: A Closer Look at Blue Devils' Overseas Trip Opponent

    There are a lot of questions to be answered by this young Duke team and answers will be revealed as they play against a professional team in China...

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  24. Is Dick Vitale Really That Biased Toward Duke?

    Dick Vitale is arguably the most exciting announcer in college basketball. If it is a good game, Vitale is able to take it to another level with his commentary. Unless your team is losing, and you despise screaming...

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  25. 6 College Basketball Players Who Can Rebound Like Dennis Rodman

    Dennis Rodman is one of the greatest rebounders in basketball. The "Worm" as he is known in certain circles, is a five time NBA champion and a two time Defensive Player of the Year award winner...

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