1. Duke vs. Wisconsin: X-Factors to Watch in 2015 NCAA Championship Game

    Even though Kentucky won't be playing in Monday's NCAA tournament championship game, the contest between Duke and Wisconsin offers plenty of intrigue...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 22 days ago 26,292 reads 53 comments

  2. NCAA Bracket 2015: How to Stop Each Team in the Sweet 16

    The NCAA tournament is down to the Sweet 16, and there are no weaklings at this point. All but two of the remaining teams are from power conferences, and the two interlopers, Gonzaga ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 11,358 reads 15 comments

  3. Teams on Upset Alert on Day 4 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament

    One of the endearing traits of March Madness is that major upsets are almost commonplace. At least one team seeded 13th or worse has won its opening NCAA tournament game each of the past seven years...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 18,212 reads 35 comments

  4. March Madness 2015 Predictions: Best Upset Picks for Every Region

    The major upsets that occur so frequently in the first week of the NCAA tournament are one of the chief reasons for the event's appeal. Those surprises are an essential element of the so-called March Madness...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 91,014 reads 54 comments

  5. NCAA Bubble Teams 2015: Which Teams Deserve to Make the Field of 68?

    A number of anxious teams will be watching Sunday's NCAA tournament selection show, not knowing for sure whether they are in the tournament or not. Some will be sweating more than others...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 30,238 reads 46 comments

  6. 10 College Basketball Players Who Opposing Fans Love to Hate

    No one in college basketball today elicits the kind of hatred from opposing fans that players like Duke's Christian Laettner , Mississippi's Marshall Henderson (pictured above) and Oregon State's Gary Payton did in years past...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 48,130 reads 111 comments

  7. 10 NCAA Basketball Players Who Have Improved Their NBA Stock the Most This Year

    Quite a few college players were practically locked into their NBA draft position before the season even started. We knew freshmen such as Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns and Stanley Johnson would be lottery picks before they stepped on campus...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 2 months ago 32,102 reads 44 comments

  8. College Basketball Teams That Most Need to Get Healthy for 2015 NCAA Tournament

    Teams want to enter the NCAA Tournament riding a wave of momentum. But what is even more important to coaches is the health of their teams. An injury to a key player can ruin a team's postseason chances before it starts...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 2 months ago 10,016 reads 8 comments

  9. Ranking the Most Unstoppable Offenses in College Basketball

    Defense has been the identity of two of the nation's top teams this season, Kentucky and Virginia. However, no team can expect to advance far in the NCAA tournament without the ability to score points in a variety of ways...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 2 months ago 16,215 reads 62 comments

  10. Lockdown Defenders Who Could Make an Impact During March Madness 2015

    One standout offensive player with a hot hand can carry a team through a round or two of the NCAA tournament almost by himself. That's why teams need a lockdown defender to counter that type of one-man offensive scheme...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 10,432 reads 40 comments

  11. 2015 Australian Open: Final Report Cards for the Top Stars

    Serena Williams captured her 19th Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne, but was her overall performance in the Australian Open worthy of an "A+" or even an "A" grade? Does she deserve ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 5,035 reads 4 comments

  12. The 10 Most Overworked Players in College Basketball

    Some players are asked to do more than others. Sometimes, it's because the team lacks depth. Other times, the team simply needs that player on the floor nearly all the time. Nobody on the roster of No...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 21,660 reads 37 comments

  13. Ranking the Most Dominant Performances in Australian Open History

    It's one thing to win a Grand Slam tournament. It's quite another to plow through the field, overwhelming every opponent over two weeks...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 21,772 reads 40 comments

  14. The Best Unde-the-Radar Rivalries in College Basketball

    Any basketball fan is familiar with the rivalry between Duke and North Carolina. Other high-profile rivalries, such as Louisville-Kentucky, Indiana-Purdue and Xavier-Cincinnati, strike a chord with most hoops fans as well...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 6,231 reads 5 comments

  15. 2015 Australian Open: Burning Questions After the Early Rounds

    The first week of a Grand Slam event provides the questions. The second week gives us some of the answers. At the midway point of this year's Australian Open, a number of issues demand to be addressed based on the results of the first three rounds...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 2,990 reads 7 comments

  16. Ranking the Most Exciting Matches in Australian Open History

    Rafael Nadal's gritty, second-round, five-set victory over Tim Smyczek this week provided some exciting tennis, but it pales in comparison to several matches of past Australian Opens...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 6,576 reads 14 comments

  17. The Biggest Flops of the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

    Flops are based on a failure to achieve expected success. Misguided projections are sometimes more to blame for the perceived underachievement than the team or player, but that's the way it is in sports...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 months ago 14,814 reads 24 comments

  18. Ranking the Most Explosive Scorers in College Basketball in 2014-15

    You've heard of players scoring a quiet 20 points, right? That's a player who is barely noticed during the game as he picks up points here and there throughout the contest...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 24,206 reads 35 comments

  19. College Basketball Players Who Would Make Great Coaches

    Projecting who will become a great coach based on someone's style, skill set, knowledge and personality as a college player is an imperfect science, to say the least...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 6,281 reads 18 comments

  20. 10 College Basketball Players Who Will Stuff Stat Sheets the Rest of the Season

    In past years it was Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson; today it's LeBron James. They are the stat-stuffers, players who are special because they help their teams win in so many ways...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 9,687 reads 17 comments

  21. US Open 2014: Final Grades for Top Stars at Flushing Meadows

    Serena Williams had one of the most dominant performances in U.S. Open history, but was it good enough for her earn an "A" grade, or perhaps an "A+"? Should men's champion Marin ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 5,155 reads 9 comments

  22. Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Runs in US Open History

    Shuai Peng stunned everyone with her impressive showing at this year's U.S. Open, reminding us of some of the most surprising runs in the event's history...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 3,653 reads 3 comments

  23. Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Moments in US Open History

    The first-round upset achieved by CiCi Bellis, a 15-year-old American, provided a magic moment in this year's U.S. Open. But will it stand the test of time and hold a place in our memory, like other events from past U...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 18,689 reads 9 comments

  24. Ranking the 10 Most Controversial Matches in US Open History

    The U.S. Open has had its share of controversy, making you wonder whether something will occur in New York this year to match some of the memorable moments of the past...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 5,587 reads 1 comments

  25. Wimbledon 2014: Final Grades for Top Stars at All England Club

    Novak Djokovic regained the No. 1 ranking with his victory over Roger Federer , but was his performance throughout Wimbledon worthy of an A grade? Should Petra Kvitova get a higher ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 10 months ago 6,055 reads 8 comments