1. 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 5 months ago 11,713 reads 27 comments

  2. 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 50,046 reads 116 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 18,858 reads 54 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 10,854 reads 31 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 301 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 1,577 reads 1 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 9,734 reads 10 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 25,004 reads 16 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 21,374 reads 60 comments

  10. 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 4,057 reads 16 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 2,187 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 17,240 reads 63 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 10,803 reads 5 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 2,144 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 12 months ago 5,622 reads 4 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 7,477 reads 7 comments

  17. 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 12,663 reads 47 comments

  18. 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 8,531 reads 22 comments

  19. 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 4,187 reads 5 comments

  20. 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

  21. Ranking the 10 Most Disappointing Performances in French Open History

    The second week of the French Open is about inspiring success stories and glorious feats. However, the first week is often about disappointing performances...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 year ago 5,075 reads 9 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 26,373 reads 53 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 11,387 reads 15 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 18,257 reads 35 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 92,367 reads 54 comments