1. College Basketball Teams Best Set Up for Consistent Success

    Putting together one winning team in college basketball is hard enough, but the far bigger challenge is to keep winning year after year after year...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 13,449 reads 24 comments

  2. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Projected Future Roles for Top Commits in 2014 Class

    No matter how good an NCAA basketball recruit looks in high school, predicting how his freshman season will go is hopeless without knowing how he’ll fit in with his new college teammates...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 15,324 reads 5 comments

  3. Ranking the 25 Most Talented Scorers in College Basketball for 2013-14 Season

    Defense-first teams have put a stranglehold on college basketball’s national title in recent years, but even the best D needs some players who can put points on the board...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 months ago 28,262 reads 26 comments

  4. The College Basketball Alphabet: The Best Player in History for Every Letter

    One of the great things about sports arguments that start “Who was the all-time best…?” is that there are so many different ways to divide up the historical player pool...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 22,021 reads 35 comments

  5. 20 Players You Need to Know Before the 2013-14 College Basketball Season

    There are well over 4,000 players on college basketball rosters around the country this season, so it’s time to give the fans some help cutting that group down to the essentials...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 15,370 reads 15 comments

  6. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Ranking the Top 20 Scorers in the 2014 Class

    NCAA basketball has been flirting with record-low scoring numbers in recent years, making point production a priority for recruiters around the country...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 8,080 reads 13 comments

  7. The Biggest X-Factor for 20 Top College Basketball Teams in 2013-14 Season

    Every college basketball season turns on a few surprises, a few players who give their teams the spark that pushes them over the top—or who fail to do so...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 17,543 reads 18 comments

  8. Predicting the 2014 Player of the Year in Every NCAA Basketball Conference

    Every facet of NCAA basketball is changing in the wake of massive conference realignment, and the races for Player of the Year honors are no exception...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 19,021 reads 23 comments

  9. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: NBA Player Comparisons for 5-Stars in 2014 Class

    Even before their final high school seasons tip off, the 5-star prospects in NCAA basketball's freshman class of 2014 have their eyes on the NBA...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 13,922 reads 8 comments

  10. Predicting the Biggest Risers During the 2013-14 College Basketball Season

    Some college basketball players are easy to identify before the season tips off, but for every no-brainer like Cody Zeller , there’s a surprise like Kelly Olynyk waiting in the wings...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 3,813 reads 9 comments

  11. The Fatal Flaw for 20 Top College Basketball Programs Going into 2013-14 Season

    In the single-elimination world of college basketball’s postseason, a contender’s season can end thanks to one weak link and an opponent to exploit it...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 19,299 reads 36 comments

  12. The Kryptonite for Each of College Basketball's Top 25 Players in 2013-14

    Nobody’s perfect, not even the biggest stars heading into what stands to be an exciting college basketball season. Every player has his Achilles' heel—even the ones who aren’t recovering from Achilles tears...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 19,242 reads 21 comments

  13. The 10 Most Exciting Players in College Basketball

    NCAA basketball is a multi-million dollar business, but it’s also a game, and some players excel at making that game fun to watch whenever they step on the floor...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 1,176 reads 5 comments

  14. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: The 20 Most Versatile Players in the 2014 Class

    Most NCAA basketball recruits have spent their high school careers developing one elite-level skill, but the best set themselves apart by contributing in multiple areas...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 27,542 reads 13 comments

  15. Ranking the 20 Most Indispensable Players in NCAA Basketball for 2014 Season

    NCAA basketball's biggest stars are all sure to put up dazzling stats and memorable highlights, but they don’t all mean the same amount to their teams...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 months ago 16,421 reads 10 comments

  16. Ranking the 10 Worst Current Uniforms in College Basketball

    College basketball hasn ’t endured the explosion of new uniforms that has bombarded the college gridiron, but plenty of teams have been trying out new designs in the past few years...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 12 months ago 59,282 reads 101 comments

  17. Ranking the 25 Best Rivalries in College Basketball

    Great college basketball rivalries bring out the best in top-notch teams and the loudest in their diehard fans...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 12 months ago 42,026 reads 86 comments

  18. Predicting Which 5-Star Incoming Freshmen Will Go One-and-Done

    The reality of contemporary college basketball is that most elite freshmen arrive on campus expecting to be one-and-done en route to the NBA. Whether that expectation becomes reality, though, isn’t always such a given...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 12 months ago 19,215 reads 36 comments

  19. Ranking the 25 Best College Basketball Logos

    In a sport with as many teams as Division I college basketball, it takes a great logo to set any one program apart from the pack. It’s even tougher to come up with a distinctive look that’s a better source of pride than of unintended laughs...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 12 months ago 25,004 reads 31 comments

  20. The 25 Next Best NCAA Basketball Teams After Projected 2013-14 Preseason Top 25

    NCAA basketball’s projected preseason Top 25 is coming into sharper focus, which also means a better look at the teams who will be on the outside looking in...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 12 months ago 29,922 reads 34 comments

  21. Power Ranking the Top 25 Incoming College Basketball Freshmen

    In the fast-changing environment of college basketball, one superstar freshman can turn an also-ran into a Final Four contender...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 12 months ago 42,828 reads 123 comments

  22. The Signature Highlights from Each of College Basketball's Top 20 Stars

    There’s no shortage of variety among college basketball’s biggest names for next season, and that diversity makes for an impressive array of individual highlights...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 12 months ago 21,783 reads 23 comments

  23. Stock Up, Stock Down for Every 5-Star Recruit After 2013 Nike Peach Jam

    The 2013 Nike Peach Jam kicked off college basketball’s July recruiting season in high-powered fashion with a slew of 5-star recruits showing off their talents...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 12 months ago 23,590 reads 9 comments

  24. Ranking the 20 Most NBA-Ready College Basketball Players in the Nation

    Not many college basketball stars can do what Anthony Davis did last season: make the transition to the NBA look easy...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 12 months ago 24,149 reads 35 comments

  25. Ranking the 20 Best Uncommitted Players in 2014 NCAA Basketball Recruiting Class

    July is a key month for NCAA basketball recruiting, with all-star camps giving coaches a chance to jockey for position with the top players they haven’t landed yet...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 33,118 reads 32 comments