1. ACC Tournament 2017: Preview and Predictions for Every Team

    It's not just the biggest conference in college basketball, with 15 schools, the ACC is also the deepest and quite possibly the best in the country as well...

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  2. Updated Freshman of the Year Rankings in College Basketball for 2016-17

    A quick glance at the latest national player of the year rankings might give the impression that freshmen aren't having nearly as significant of an impact on college basketball this season as in years past...

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  3. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    The final week of the 2016-17 college basketball season is upon us, and with the calendar turning to March it's time to pare down our list of national player of the year candidates...

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  4. Remaining Regular-Season Games with Major 2017 NCAA Tournament Implications

    If the journey to make the NCAA tournament was a horse race, we'd be in the stretch run. But this is no ordinary race, since instead of paying attention to the leaders ahead of the ...

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  5. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 17 Top 25

    Can you see it? Look around the corner, that's March waiting to rise up and unleash its Madness. Don't be scared, it's best not to resist. We're inching ever closer to the NCAA tournament, with selection of the 68-team field under two weeks away...

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  6. UCLA's Final Four Stock Rising After Showing Much-Improved Defense vs. Arizona

    TUCSON, Arizona — After each of its many explosive offensive performances during the preseason and throughout much of Pac-12 Conference play there was plenty of praise for how easily UCLA could score...

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  7. The Most Mind-Boggling Stats in College Basketball This Season

    As the saying goes, numbers never lie. But that doesn't mean the stories they tell aren't sometimes difficult to believe...

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  8. The Biggest X-Factor for Top College Basketball Contenders in 2016-17

    Who will make the difference? What will be the determining factor? And will it be enough to go all the way? The NCAA tournament is just around the corner, and while the majority ...

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  9. Sleeper Rankings for the 2017 NCAA Tournament

    It's easy to pick from the highest-seeded teams when figuring out who will go the deepest in the NCAA tournament, but where's the fun in that? The real challenge is finding those unexpected schools that seemingly come out of nowhere to make runs...

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  10. Matchups We Would Love to See in the 2017 NCAA Tournament

    Among the countless things that make the NCAA tournament great are the compelling matchups that come about during the course of the three-week event...

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  11. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    The 2017 NCAA tournament is only a month away, which means time is running out for the nation's top players to get themselves in position to be player of the year...

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  12. No. 1 Gonzaga Will Be Battle-Tested for NCAA Tournament After Win at St. Mary's

    We have yet to see how Gonzaga handles getting punched in the mouth, something most coaches would say a team can benefit from because it allows for a chance to respond to adversity...

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  13. College Basketball Teams That Need to Get Healthy for the 2017 NCAA Tournament

    Illness and injury are unfortunate but very real parts of college basketball. Players and teams do their best to avoid them, but they are rarely able to completely steer clear...

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  14. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    Now that we're less than a month from the end of the regular season, we're getting into crunch time, with college basketball teams getting their ducks in a row for a deep NCAA tournament run...

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  15. CFB Future 100: Top 10 Athletes in Class of 2017

    The commitments have been made, the letters have been signed, and in many cases, the classes have already begun. Yesterday's blue-chip recruits are now today's next crop of talented college football newcomers...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 5 months ago 56,947 reads 0 comments

  16. CFB Future 100: Top 15 Running Backs in Class of 2017

    The commitments have been made, the letters have been signed, and in many cases, the classes have already begun. Yesterday's blue-chip recruits are now today's next crop of talented college football newcomers...

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  17. Oregon Still Has Questions to Answer After Statement Win over Arizona

    Oregon has reasserted itself as the team to beat in the Pac-12 Conference, a distinction first gained a year ago when it swept the regular-season and conference tournament titles...

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  18. The Best Inside-Outside Duos in College Basketball in 2016-17

    Double the big man and the perimeter scorer will kill you. Swarm the guard on the outside and he'll find a way to get it inside to the post...

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  19. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Meet the Fighting Irish's 2017 Class

    Despite a massively disappointing 4-8 season in 2016, Notre Dame still managed to clean up on the recruiting trail. The Fighting Irish signed the nation's No...

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  20. College Football Preseason Top 25 Ranking Post-2017 National Signing Day

    National signing day is such an important part of college football, it might as well be designated a national holiday...

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  21. Notre Dame National Signing Day 2017: 5 Takeaways from Fighting Irish's Class

    Notre Dame is coming off its worst season in nearly a decade—a 4-8 record that kept the Fighting Irish from playing in a bowl game and damaged their national brand...

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  22. The Superteam That Wasn't: Arizona Inching Closer to What Could Have Been

    TUCSON, Arizona — It took about 45 seconds for Allonzo Trier to take his first shot after making his 2016-17 home debut at McKale Center on Jan. 26, a three-pointer that barely touched the rim as it went through...

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  23. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 13 Top 25

    Ranked teams were an endangered species this past week in college basketball, leading to a massive shake-up in Bleacher Report's Top 25...

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  24. Overhyped NCAA Basketball Freshmen Not Yet Ready for the NBA

    Freshmen are the lifeblood of college basketball, an annual infusion of talent that replenishes the losses that come each year through graduation and early departure to the NBA...

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  25. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    We're almost seven weeks from the start of the NCAA tournament, which means we're getting down to the nitty-gritty as to which teams will get themselves in position to win it all...

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