1. 2010 NCAA March Madness: Kansas Gets Tough Draw, but Stays Close To Home

    After viewing Kansas’ upcoming schedule in the NCAA Tournament, one can’t help notice that the Jayhawks don’t have to travel to a distant destination to play in any of their scheduled venues...

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  2. 2010 NCAA March Madness: Adventures in "Bracketcasting"

    George Mason, where are you? In my efforts to maximize technology to get an edge on probable outcomes of the current NCAA conference tournaments, I saw an online ad for an application called “Bracketcaster” on Accuscore...

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  3. The 10 Sexiest Player Matchups We’d Love To See in the NCAA Tournament

    The NCAA Basketball postseason is finally upon us! After the conference tournaments are finished, Selection Sunday, which takes Mar...

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  4. Fantasy Baseball Preview 2010: Part Five—Keep an Eye on These Sleepers

    The fifth installment of this six-part series is a group of young players who you may either not have heard of yet, or have not deemed to be worthy of fantasy consideration…until this season...

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  5. Sept. 29, 2012: When And Why USC-Tennessee Needs To Happen

    When Lane Kiffin left his position as head coach the University of Tennessee right in the middle of recruiting season in January, the emotions felt by Volunteer Nation ranged from jilted to enraged...

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  6. Fantasy Baseball Preview: Part Four: Young Talent That Hit a Rough Patch

    Welcome to another installment of my fantasy baseball preview. The fourth group is a collection of young, talented ballplayers who hit a stumbling block in their road to stardom last season...

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  7. 2010 Fantasy Baseball Preview, Part Three of Six: Late Bloomer or One-Year Wonder?

    Welcome back to the third installment of my fantasy baseball preview. This particular installment is a list of established veterans who had unexpectedly All-Star-caliber seasons and draws speculation as to whether they can repeat their success from 2009.

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  8. 2010 Fantasy Baseball Preview - Part 2/6: Promoted to Stud Status

    Thank you for checking back for part two of this six-part series. The second installment entitled, "So THIS Is Why I’ve Heard So Much About This Guy!" is a set of players that were ...

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  9. 2010 Fantasy Baseball Preview - Part 1/6: New Names on Your Cheat Sheet

    For those who played fantasy baseball in 2009, we witnessed an unusually robust crop of young talent that hadn’t graced Major League Baseball in years...

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  10. Is Team USA the New USSR of the Winter Olympics?

    Judging by the rapid pace that Team USA has accumulated medals at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, one can sense a changing of the guard in terms of an era of hegemony...

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  11. Gut Check Time for UCLA: Five Bruins That Need to Sack Up and Not Suck It Up in 2010

    Between last year’s Eaglebank Bowl victory and the stellar incoming recruiting class of 2010, head coach Rick Neuheisel has performed a commendable job since the end of the Bruins’ regular season...

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  12. 10 Reasons to Care About the 2010 Winter Olympics

    The world is about to face off against each in the Winter Olympic in Vancouver, starting with the Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 12...

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  13. UCLA/USC 2010 Signing Day Recap: Underdog Bruins Dent Trojan Horse

    My apologies to ginger kids everywhere as UCLA has historically played the role of the red-headed stepchild to USC when the two Los Angeles-based Pac-10 arch rivals are compared. While USC more closely resembles Johnny Lawrence of the Cobra Kai, (i...

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  14. National Signing Day 2010: UCLA Defense Rests, but Bruins Need WR and TE Help

    According to UCLA Head Coach Rick Neuheisel, the Bruins are where they need to be after two years under his watch. By the end of his second season, Neuheisel stated that the goal was to finish above ...

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  15. All We Are Saying, Is Give the Lingerie Football League a Chance!

    The Lingerie Football league isn't a tough sell. If you like watching scantily-clad, attractive female athletes play the game with intensity, then it's time to give the LFL a chance. Mind you, the Lingerie Football League is not for everyone...

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  16. National Signing Day 2010: USC Recruits Offensive Arsenal, But Defense Has Holes

    In light of sweeping changes made at USC in the past few weeks, Trojan Nation should be pleased with head coach Lane Kiffin’s tenure so far...

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  17. Ravens Shout 'Nevermore' As Colts Aim For Eighth Straight Matchup Win

    Regardless of the outcome of Saturday's AFC Divisional matchup, the Baltimore Ravens already have reason to feel good about their 2009 season...

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  18. Life After Pete Carroll: Is There Hope at USC or Is New Head Coach a Lane Duck?

    In the whirlwind of events surrounding USC football, the emotion Trojan Nation should probably be feeling the least is surprise...

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  19. Upset Watch: Embattled USC Meets Motivated Boston College in Emerald Bowl

    2009 will be remembered as a forgettable year for many people. The USC Trojans, who failed to win at least a share of the Pac-10 conference and qualify for a BCS Bowl game for the first time since 2001, are no exception...

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  20. From Wine and Roses to Nuts and Emeralds: USC Searches For Motivation

    Now Trojan Nation knows how the other half lives. Less than three months ago, USC fans were outraged about being ranked a lowly No. 6 in the AP poll...

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  21. USC Bombs on UCLA, Stokes Fire of a One-Sided Football Rivalry

    The downtrodden USC Trojans and surprisingly upstart UCLA Bruins seemed to be headed in opposite directions before they faced each other on Saturday...

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  22. Pete Carroll, USC Get First Taste of November Rain: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    After Saturday’s 55-21 drubbing at the hands of the Stanford Cardinal, Southern Cal has become a camp divided: Optimists versus Realists...

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  23. As Injuries, Penalties Mount for USC, Stanford Aims Toward '07 Flashback

    After learning the USC Trojans completed all of seven passes the entire afternoon, accrued almost 100 yards in penalties, and converted only 15% of their third downs against Arizona State, one ...

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  24. No Ducking the Truth: 2009 Just Not USC's Year

    Even the most fervent Trojan fan had to have his/her expectations somewhat tempered before USC faced the University of Oregon in Eugene on Halloween...

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  25. With Oregon on Deck, USC Work On Its Balancing Act

    When the 2009 season first started, the USC offense faced scrutiny as a then-18 year old true freshman in Matt Barkley was handed the reins to the offense...

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