1. Complete Preview of the 2016 US Olympic Track and Field Trials

    Track and field events are among the most popular competitions in the Summer Olympics, and Americans always fare well in them...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 day ago 3,327 reads 2 comments

  2. 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials: What to Watch for on Day 4

    The appearance of Michael Phelps and the rise of Katie Ledecky (pictured above) are the chief storylines for Wednesday's Day 4 of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska...

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  3. College Basketball Coaches with Most Job Security

    Which Division I head coaches could suffer through, say, consecutive 7-24 seasons and not feel their job is in danger...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 21,324 reads 84 comments

  4. The Pac-12's Most Indispensable Players for the 2016-17 CBB Season

    The Pac-12 Conference loses most of its top players from this past season, when it got seven teams into the NCAA tournament...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 6,530 reads 9 comments

  5. The Big Ten's Most Indispensable Players for the 2016-17 CBB Season

    Michigan State's Denzel Valentine defined the term "indispensable" this past season. The fact that he was named AP National Player of the Year tells you how productive he was...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 17,228 reads 37 comments

  6. College Basketball Coaches Who Are Changing the Face of Their Programs

    College basketball is one of the few sports in which a coach can dramatically change the image of a program in two or three seasons...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 7,869 reads 16 comments

  7. Dark Horse Player of the Year Candidates in Each Major CBB Conference in 2016-17

    One of the few certainties in college basketball is that some teams and some players will demonstrate surprising improvement from the previous year. It is what makes college hoops appealing and unpredictable...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 2 months ago 16,506 reads 23 comments

  8. Odds for Each Major Basketball Conference Champ to Repeat in 2016-17

    Winning a conference championship does not bring as much glory as reaching the NCAA tournament's Final Four, but it may be a better indicator of a team's ability than a single-elimination tournament...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 22,119 reads 71 comments

  9. Villanova vs. UNC: X-Factors to Watch in 2016 NCAA Championship Game

    Monday's NCAA championship game features an intriguing matchup of Villanova's outstanding perimeter game against North Carolina's inside power...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 11,352 reads 13 comments

  10. The Best Moments of the 2016 NCAA Tournament So Far

    Much of the appeal of the NCAA tournament is its habit of producing memorable moments. The single-elimination format, the high stakes and the emotion of players and fans create an indelible mental image in an instant...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 5,206 reads 9 comments

  11. The Best Head-to-Head Matchups in the Elite 8

    Eight teams are one win away from a berth in the Final Four, and whether a team wins one critical individual matchup could determine whether it advances to Houston or heads home...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 16,029 reads 61 comments

  12. Ranking the Best Sweet 16 Games of the Last Decade

    In the NCAA tournament, the greatest acclaim is reserved for games played in the national semifinals or finals. However, a number of riveting games have been played three rounds before the national championship game, in the Sweet 16...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 126 reads 0 comments

  13. NCAA Tournament 2016: Ranking the Biggest Bracket-Busters Through the 2nd Round

    Bracket-busters thrill some observers but annoy others. The bracket-buster is a spoiler, a team that knocks off a favored team that was expected to go deep into the NCAA tournament...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 14,667 reads 5 comments

  14. NCAA Tournament 2016: The Biggest Potential Cinderella Teams in the Field of 68

    Cinderella stories are among the biggest attractions of March Madness and its single-elimination format. The thrill created when a little-known school from a minor conference knocks ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 4,186 reads 0 comments

  15. SEC Tournament 2016: Preview and Predictions for Every Team

    The Southeastern Conference tournament, which starts Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, may have more impact on NCAA tournament selections than any other conference tournament...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 20,669 reads 83 comments

  16. Big 12 Tournament 2016: Preview and Predictions for Every Team

    With both Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com predicting seven of the 10 Big 12 teams will be in the NCAA tournament, all with No...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 1,266 reads 1 comments

  17. Best Teams That Could Miss March Madness If They Don't Win Conference Tournament

    Teams on the bubble are jockeying for position as Selection Sunday approaches, and conference tournaments will have a major impact on which teams get into the NCAA tournament...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 15,517 reads 29 comments

  18. The Most Impactful Injuries in College Basketball So Far This Season

    Coaches like to say injuries are a part of basketball, but injuries can ruin a team's season. Some injuries have a bigger impact than others, and the effect of a player's absence ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 19,754 reads 46 comments

  19. Latest College Basketball Power Rankings for the ACC in 2015-16

    The Atlantic Coast Conference has six teams ranked among the Top 20 in this week's Associated Press poll, the most of any conference...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 16,790 reads 57 comments

  20. College Basketball Teams That Most Need to Get Healthy for the NCAA Tournament

    Nearly every college basketball team has its assortment of bumps and bruises at this stage of the season, but some teams have been more affected by injuries than others...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 5 months ago 9,448 reads 21 comments

  21. Latest College Basketball Power Rankings for the Big 12

    With six of its 10 teams ranked in this week's Associated Press poll, including three in the Top 10, the Big 12 has a strong argument that it is the best basketball conference in the country this season...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 5 months ago 8,903 reads 69 comments

  22. Unranked Teams Set to Make Waves in the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament

    With the start of the NCAA tournament less than six weeks away, the contenders for the 2016 national championship are beginning to come into focus...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 5 months ago 22,052 reads 33 comments

  23. 2016 Australian Open: Report Card for the Top Stars

    Serena Williams ' surprising loss in the women's finals and Novak Djokovic's historic victory in the men's finals complicated our grading system for the Australian Open...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 5 months ago 3,616 reads 2 comments

  24. Power Ranking the Last 10 Men's Championship Performances at the Australian Open

    Winning the men's Australian Open championship requires a two-week display of outstanding tennis. However, some runs through the draw in Melbourne are more impressive than others. Seldom does an outsider win this Grand Slam event...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 5 months ago 3,457 reads 7 comments

  25. Ovehyped NCAA Basketball Freshmen Not Yet Ready for the NBA

    When a freshman arrives at college as a highly rated prospect, he is expected to have an immediate impact and likely turn pro after a single productive season, the so-called one-and-done player...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 5 months ago 25,945 reads 56 comments