1. 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 8,957 reads 69 comments

  2. 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 6 months ago 22,080 reads 33 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 3,674 reads 2 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 3,467 reads 7 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 25,971 reads 56 comments

  6. The Achilles' Heel for Every AP Top 10 College Basketball Team in 2015-16

    Every team has flaws, especially this season, where no team seems capable of dominating the field. Opponents try to identify and target a team's Achilles' heel, a shortcoming that could doom a team in a given game or throughout the season...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 11,726 reads 27 comments

  7. College Basketball Players Opposing Fans Love to Hate in 2015-16

    Certain players become enemies in opposing teams' arenas. Typically, only star players can be hated, so in most cases being disliked by opposing fans is a compliment of sorts, even a sign of respect...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 50,055 reads 116 comments

  8. Stock Watch for Top College Basketball Teams Early in 2016

    With conference play finally underway, it is time to take stock of where the top teams stand after two months of nonconference play...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 18,897 reads 54 comments

  9. 2015-16 SEC NCAA Basketball Primer, Power Rankings Heading into Conference Play

    Conference play is about to begin in the Southeastern Conference, and the outlook is a lot different than it was at this time last season. A year ago, Kentucky came into conference play unbeaten and was the overwhelming favorite to win the SEC title...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 10,896 reads 31 comments

  10. Predicting the Best Individual Matchups in College Basketball Conference Play

    With conference play about to start, the focus turns to rivalries and individual matchups. Star players who play the same position in the same conference may have been battling each other for several years...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 309 reads 0 comments

  11. Ranking the Best Juniors in College Basketball in 2015-16

    Juniors are an odd breed in college basketball. Because they did not turn pro after their first or second collegiate seasons, they sometimes are viewed as inferior performers...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 1,620 reads 1 comments

  12. Burning Questions in College Basketball Early in the 2015-16 Season

    Just a few weeks of the college basketball season are in the books, and already the results are prompting questions. Michigan State has jumped from its preseason No. 13 ranking to No...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 9,746 reads 10 comments

  13. Early Injuries with the Biggest Impact in the 2015-16 CBB Season

    A team's fortunes can change in an instant if a key player suffers an injury. The longer that critical player is sidelined, the greater the impact on that team's season...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 25,021 reads 16 comments

  14. Most Indispensable Player from Every Top 10 College Basketball Team

    Duke center Jahlil Okafor was the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and a first-team Associated Press All-American last year...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 21,381 reads 60 comments

  15. Predicting the Best 10 Games Early in the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

    Finding intriguing college basketball games early in the season requires planning. High-profile teams often load their early schedule with overmatched opponents to pad their record before conference play begins...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 4,067 reads 16 comments

  16. Biggest Storylines of the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    The 2015-2016 college basketball season is about to begin, bringing with it a variety of storylines, some of which are present every year and some of which are specific to this season...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 2,213 reads 4 comments

  17. US Open 2015: Final Grades for Top Stars at Flushing Meadows

    Novak Djokovic captured his third Grand Slam title of the year by winning the U.S. Open, but is that enough to earn the elusive A+ grade for his work the past two weeks? Did Serena ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 10 months ago 17,292 reads 63 comments

  18. Ranking the Most Disappointing Losses in US Open History

    Rafael Nadal and 2014 runnersup Kei Nishikori and Caroline Wozniacki all suffered bitter defeats in this year's US Open. However, they don't rank among the most disappointing losses in U...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 10,835 reads 5 comments

  19. Ranking the Most Dominant Performances in US Open History

    We tend to remember players who won a U.S. Open finals in overwhelming fashion, but players who dominate every opponent on their way to winning the two-week Grand Slam event in Flushing Meadows may deserve more credit...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 2,153 reads 3 comments

  20. Wimbledon 2015: Final Grades for Top Stars at All England Club

    Was Novak Djokovic's run to his second consecutive Wimbledon title more impressive than Serena Williams ' historic march to her 21st Grand Slam title? Both will receive high marks ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 year ago 5,630 reads 4 comments

  21. Ranking the 10 Most Iconic Moments in Wimbledon History

    With most of the favorites still in contention in this year's Wimbledon, a memorable moment may be in store...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 year ago 7,495 reads 7 comments

  22. Ranking the Greatest Champions in Wimbledon History

    Roger Federer is shooting for his eighth Wimbledon title this year. Serena Williams is going for her sixth. With those credentials, they belong in the discussion regarding the greatest Wimbledon champions...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 year ago 12,819 reads 47 comments

  23. French Open 2015: Final Grades for Top Stars at Roland Garros

    Was Serena Williams dominant enough while winning her 20th Grand Slam singles title to earn an A, or perhaps an A-plus, for her performance? Should Stanislas Wawrinka get even higher marks for his remarkable performance in knocking off No...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 year ago 8,533 reads 22 comments

  24. Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Runs in French Open History

    No. 88-ranked Alison Van Uytvanck was an unlikely quarterfinalist in this year's French Open, but she needed to do more to earn a place on our list of the most surprising runs in French Open history...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 year ago 4,201 reads 5 comments

  25. 2015 French Open Burning Questions After the Early Rounds

    The first week of the French Open generates many of the tournament's storylines, as the field is reduced to 16 men and 16 women. The possibilities have become apparent for the final eight days of the year's second Grand Slam event...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 year ago 1,990 reads 1 comments