1. 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 1 year ago 3,565 reads 18 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 8,077 reads 11 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 8,994 reads 20 comments

  4. 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 over 1 year ago 8,663 reads 10 comments

  5. 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 over 1 year ago 2,175 reads 7 comments

  6. 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 over 1 year ago 1,175 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 over 1 year ago 1,334 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 over 1 year ago 361 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 1,383 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 733 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 9,918 reads 40 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 8,848 reads 45 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 6,657 reads 5 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 23,852 reads 8 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 53,611 reads 11 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 2,453 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 40,583 reads 37 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 19,836 reads 112 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 29,513 reads 10 comments

  20. Best Teenage Prospects in Tennis Today

    The child prodigy has virtually disappeared in tennis, making it difficult to identify the top teenage prospects in tennis today. Not long ago, teenagers dominated the sport. Martina Hingis was ranked No...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about over 1 year ago 15,575 reads 10 comments

  21. The Worst Tennis Parents of All Time

    Choosing the worst tennis parents is a challenge in a sport where players' mothers and fathers have gained notoriety for their repulsive and exploitative behavior...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about over 1 year ago 10,071 reads 33 comments

  22. Ranking the Most Controversial Players in Tennis History

    Ernests Gulbis ' comment to l'Equipe that "tennis today badly lacks characters” is a reminder that the sport has provided a number of controversial athletes over the years...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about over 1 year ago 11,066 reads 19 comments

  23. Ranking the 10 Best Net Players in Tennis Today

    Sergiy Stakhovsky's use of a serve-and-volley game to upset of Roger Federer at Wimbledon rekindled the debate regarding the best net players in tennis today...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about over 1 year ago 9,585 reads 9 comments

  24. Ranking the Most Clutch Players in Tennis History

    Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory in front of British fans pleading for a home-country champion demonstrated his ability to perform in a pressure situation...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about over 1 year ago 6,456 reads 74 comments

  25. Ranking the 10 Most Underrated Players in Tennis

    Before David Ferrer gained acclaim for reaching the 2013 French Open finals, he was the most underrated player in tennis...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about over 1 year ago 7,142 reads 5 comments