1. Burning Questions in College Basketball Early in the 2016-17 Season

    Less than four weeks into the college basketball season, all we have are hints as to how things may play out. What has occurred so far provokes more questions than answers...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 3 days ago 3,581 reads 10 comments

  2. 10 College Basketball Teams That Need to Sound the Early-Season Alarm

    It's foolhardy to draw too many conclusions from the first few weeks of the college basketball season. Teams are still developing their identity and putting the pieces together so they will be ready for conference play and beyond...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 10 days ago 10,134 reads 16 comments

  3. The Most Indispensable Player from Every Top 10 College Basketball Team

    Which player's absence would adversely affect his team the most? That is the question being asked here as it applies to the top 10 teams in this week's Associated Press poll...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 17 days ago 5,793 reads 10 comments

  4. Predicting the Best 10 Games Early in the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

    Early season non-conference games matching up highly rated teams set the groundwork for the rest of the season...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 24 days ago 4,612 reads 7 comments

  5. Big Ten Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2016-17 Season

    The Big Ten lost a lot of star power from last season, leaving people to wonder whether the conference will be as strong in 2016-17 as it usually is...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 month ago 6,984 reads 11 comments

  6. Summer Olympics 2016: Things to Watch for on Day 15 in Rio

    Put your most comfortable TV-watching chair in perfect position for Olympic viewing because the penultimate day of the 2016 Olympics is a Saturday, filled with intriguing events with gold medals on the line...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 8,205 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 30,085 reads 12 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 14,896 reads 2 comments

  9. 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...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 4 months ago 834 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 18,653 reads 4 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 33,537 reads 17 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 50,568 reads 18 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 2,886 reads 6 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 14,732 reads 11 comments

  15. 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...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 5 months ago 739 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 14,544 reads 17 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 1,834 reads 1 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 14,416 reads 18 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 4,622 reads 3 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 2,244 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 21,872 reads 84 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 6,737 reads 9 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 17,469 reads 37 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 8,297 reads 15 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 16,612 reads 23 comments