1. Early Storylines Emerging at the 2014 Australian Open

    Storylines are already taking shape for the Australian Open, which gets under way on Jan. 13 in Melbourne. We selected eight issues that seem to be gaining traction as the first Grand Slam event of 2014 approaches...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 7,866 reads 3 comments

  2. One Burning Question for Tennis' Top Stars in 2014

    As the 2014 season and the Australian Open approach, at least one burning question is associated with each of tennis' top stars...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 5,698 reads 21 comments

  3. Picking a Favorite and a Dark Horse in Each Major Basketball Conference

    Conference play is about to get underway, and nonconference results have helped established the likely title contenders and possible surprise teams in the major conferences...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 3,591 reads 6 comments

  4. Under-the-Radar College Basketball Stars Whose Names You Need to Know

    A number of standout college players do not play in high-profile programs, leaving them to perform under the radar. Only the pro scouts and dedicated college basketball fans know these players...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 6,066 reads 5 comments

  5. Power Ranking Each College Freshman of the Year Since 2000

    Current freshmen Andrew Wiggins of Kansas, Jabari Parker of Duke, Julius Randle of Kentucky and Aaron Gordon of Arizona are already drawing comparisons to the top college freshmen of the recent past...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 12,828 reads 25 comments

  6. Ranking the 10 Most Underrated Teams in College Basketball Right Now

    The college basketball hierarchy for 2013-2014 is starting to fall into place, but some teams are still not getting their due...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 13,107 reads 43 comments

  7. Predicting Which NCAA Basketball Teams Will Spend Time at No. 1 This Season

    Three NCAA basketball teams have already held the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll this season, and several others may hold that position before the NCAA tournament begins...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 3,514 reads 18 comments

  8. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Dream Package Deals for 2015 Class

    The package deal that enabled Duke to land two of the nation's top recruits, center Jahlil Okafor and point guard Tyus Jones, with a single November announcement has led to speculation ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 7,808 reads 11 comments

  9. Ranking the 10 Best Bench Players in College Basketball in 2013-14

    It is no coincidence that many of the highest-ranked teams have the best bench players in college basketball. Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, Louisville and others have stars on their rosters who are not on the floor when the game begins...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 8,808 reads 20 comments

  10. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Latest Buzz on Top Undecided Players in 2014 Class

    The remaining unsigned recruits for 2014 cannot sign until the spring, but there is plenty of buzz about what they might do. Seven players rated among the top 100 recruits for 2014 by Scout...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 8,502 reads 10 comments

  11. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Big Programs Still Missing Pieces from 2014 Classes

    Virtually every team could strengthen itself with the addition of a star recruit. However, several teams, such as Kentucky and Duke, are pretty well-fortified with the incoming players they signed and the players expected to return next season...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 2,152 reads 7 comments

  12. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Breaking Down Battles for the Top Unsigned Players

    Although most of the top-rated recruits for 2014 signed letters of intent in November, a number of quality players will not sign until the spring...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 1,067 reads 0 comments

  13. Predicting the Top 10 Teams in the AP Poll One Month from Now

    The Associated Press top 10 as of today, Nov. 21, does not differ much from the preseason top 10. However, the rankings may look different a month from now, with ranked teams likely ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 1,305 reads 1 comments

  14. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Biggest Takeaways from Early Signing Period so Far

    Unofficial verbal commitments became official signings last week, forcing the so-called experts to determine what the results of the early signing period will mean for college basketball...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 319 reads 0 comments

  15. 10 Knee-Jerk Reactions to the Start of the 2013-2014 NCAA Basketball Season

    The first week of the college basketball season leads to some knee-jerk reactions, which may or may not turn out to be valid as the season progresses...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 1,335 reads 0 comments

  16. Ranking the 10 Most Impressive College Basketball Debuts in the Past Decade

    The performances of Kansas' Andrew Wiggins, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Duke's Jabari Parker in their first college games suggest they will be the stars many expected...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 670 reads 0 comments

  17. How Tennis' Top Stars Changed Their Image in 2013

    The 2013 season still has a few months left, but with the Grand Slam events in the books, tennis' star players have pretty well established whether their image will change as a result of this year's performances...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 9,880 reads 40 comments

  18. Updated Grades for Top Tennis Stars in 2013

    The last of the year's four Grand Slam events has been completed, providing an opportunity to issue updated grades for the top tennis stars in 2013...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 8,811 reads 45 comments

  19. 2013 US Open Tennis: Final Report Card for the Top Stars at Flushing Meadows

    The final Grand Slam tournament of the year is in the books, providing an opportunity to submit a final report card for the top stars at the U.S. Open...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 6,646 reads 5 comments

  20. Ranking the 10 Greatest Finals in US Open History

    Both the men's and women's finals of the 2012 U.S. Open were thrilling matches that went the distance. But were they good enough to rank among the greatest finals in U.S. Open history? Because we are considering only U...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 23,662 reads 8 comments

  21. Ranking the 10 Greatest Matches in US Open Tennis History

    Three riveting matches the previous two years rate consideration when ranking the 10 greatest matches in US Open tennis history...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 52,857 reads 11 comments

  22. Ranking the Most Shocking Upsets in US Open Tennis History

    Victoria Duval's stunning victory over 11th-seeded Samantha Stosur provided the big story of the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open. But does it rank among the most shocking upsets in U...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 2,383 reads 1 comments

  23. Ranking the Greatest Stars in US Open Tennis History

    By strict definition, the first U.S. Open was held in 1968, so a ranking of the greatest U.S. Open stars only includes players who played in the Open Era. That excludes such standouts as Bill Tilden and Helen Wills, who won seven U...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 40,419 reads 37 comments

  24. US Open Tennis 2013: Championship Odds & Predictions for Top Contenders

    Three different men and three different women have won singles titles in the year's first three Grand Slam events, leaving a range of top contenders for the 2013 U.S. Open...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 19,746 reads 112 comments

  25. The Most Significant Matches in Tennis History

    Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory carried great significance for the people of Great Britain. But does it rank among the most significant matches in tennis history? In gauging the ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 year ago 24,907 reads 10 comments