1. 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 over 1 year ago 10,076 reads 8 comments

  2. 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 over 1 year ago 16,509 reads 62 comments

  3. 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 over 1 year ago 10,569 reads 40 comments

  4. 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 over 1 year ago 5,107 reads 4 comments

  5. 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 over 1 year ago 21,704 reads 37 comments

  6. 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 over 1 year ago 21,872 reads 40 comments

  7. 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 over 1 year ago 6,375 reads 5 comments

  8. 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 over 1 year ago 3,009 reads 7 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 6,853 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 14,884 reads 24 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 24,266 reads 35 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 6,353 reads 18 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 9,772 reads 17 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 5,231 reads 9 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 3,722 reads 3 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 18,826 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 6,185 reads 1 comments

  18. 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 almost 2 years ago 6,093 reads 8 comments

  19. Ranking the Most Dominant Performances in Wimbledon History

    Winning a Wimbledon singles title is difficult enough, but to steamroll the opposition over the course of two weeks represents a different level of achievement...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about almost 2 years ago 59,584 reads 11 comments

  20. Ranking the Greatest Traditions at the Wimbledon Championships

    Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam event and is laden with tradition, some of which is lauded, some of which is ridiculed...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about almost 2 years ago 3,250 reads 4 comments

  21. French Open 2014: Final Grades for Top Stars at Roland Garros

    Does Rafael Nadal's ninth French Open title merit a grade of A? Or A+? Does he deserve a higher grade than Maria Sharapova , who won her second French Open title in three years? What ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about almost 2 years ago 14,779 reads 27 comments

  22. Ranking the Greatest Rivalries in French Open History

    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic might be headed for a meeting in the French Open finals that could elevate their intriguing rivalry to a new level. They have played each other five times at Roland Garros , including the past two years in a row...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about almost 2 years ago 6,354 reads 5 comments

  23. The Biggest Obstacle for All the Top Seeds at French Open 2014

    The obstacles for the favorites have not changed much for the men midway through the French Open. However, the elimination of the top three seeds has created a wide-open event on the women's side...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about almost 2 years ago 2,001 reads 1 comments

  24. The 10 Most Memorable Matches in French Open History

    Garbine Muguruza's stunning, second-round upset of No. 1 Serena Williams this year may someday rank among the most memorable matches in French Open history...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about almost 2 years ago 12,802 reads 16 comments

  25. Ranking the Most Exciting Final Fours in NCAA Tournament History

    Each Final Four writes its own story, and a few have produced unforgettable tales. Will the three games in this year's Final Four, which features Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut and ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 2 years ago 3,787 reads 6 comments