1. Summer Olympics 2016: What to Watch for on Day 9 in Rio

    Huge Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and tiny American gymnast Simone Biles seek to add to their fame in events with gold medals on the line in Day 9 on Sunday...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 30,595 reads 12 comments

  2. Summer Olympics 2016: Things to Watch for on Day 8 in Rio

    Speed is the theme for Day 8 of the Olympics, on land and on water. Michael Phelps' farewell swim in his attempt to win another gold medal and a wide-open race to determine the ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 14,962 reads 2 comments

  3. Olympic Track and Field 2016: Complete Guide to Women's Events in Rio

    The women's American track and field athletes have a chance to have their most successful Olympics ever in the 2016 Rio Games. However, they also could have one of their most disappointing showings...

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  4. Summer Olympics 2016: What to Watch for on Day 3 in Rio

    Michael Phelps will make his 2016 Olympics individual-event debut on Day 3, and fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will make history. Swimming and gymnastics again take center stage as medals will be awarded in both...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 18,658 reads 4 comments

  5. Summer Olympics 2016: What to Watch for on Day 1 in Rio

    Zika virus concerns and the Russian doping scandal have been documented, and the festivities in Brazil are in full swing, so it's time to bring on the much-anticipated Olympic competition...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 33,557 reads 17 comments

  6. Athletes Likely to Medal During Their Olympic Swan Song in Rio

    Some outstanding athletes who have experienced considerable success in past Olympics will be participating in their final Summer Games in Rio, which start August 5...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 50,612 reads 18 comments

  7. Ranking the Most Prestigious Summer Olympic Events

    Every gold medal awarded at the 2016 Summer Olympics will be the same size, but not all seem to have the same weight. Some events simply carry more prestige...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 3,136 reads 6 comments

  8. College Basketball Stars Facing Unrealistic Expectations in 2016-17

    The period between the NCAA tournament championship game and the start of the following season is filled with assessments and opinions about the coming college basketball season...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 14,766 reads 11 comments

  9. College Basketball Assistants Who'll Be Head Coaches Soon

    Timing, regional proximity and personal relationships have a lot to do with how a college head coach is selected. Certain coaches are right for certain head coaching jobs and not others...

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  10. College Basketball Coaches Facing Make-It or Break-It Seasons

    College basketball coaches sometimes reach a crossroads. Their first few years at a school may not have not been as successful as expected, and they realize that the following season may determine their future...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 14,567 reads 17 comments

  11. 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials: What to Watch for on Day 8

    The U.S. Olympic swimming trials come to a dramatic end on Sunday in Omaha, Nebraska Only two events will be held on Sunday, with no morning preliminaries to clutter the proceedings...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 1,838 reads 1 comments

  12. College Basketball Teams Poised for Bounceback Years in 2017

    With the possible exception of Kansas and Duke, every college basketball team has a lean year now and then. The mark of a strong program is its ability to rebound after a poor season or two with a good season before losing becomes a habit...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 14,451 reads 18 comments

  13. 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 year ago 4,658 reads 3 comments

  14. 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...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 year ago 2,244 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 year ago 22,013 reads 84 comments

  16. 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 year ago 6,769 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 year ago 17,521 reads 37 comments

  18. 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 year ago 8,382 reads 15 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 16,631 reads 23 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 22,352 reads 71 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 11,426 reads 13 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 5,230 reads 9 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 16,087 reads 61 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 173 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 14,901 reads 5 comments