1. College Basketball: 40 Breakthrough Players for the 2011-12 Season

    Every college hoops season is chock-full of surprises, from the role player who evolves into a key contributor to the guy who seems to completely come out of nowhere to make an impact for his team...

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  2. College Basketball 2011-12: Ranking the Top 40 Big Six Players at Each Position

    The following players are drawn from each of the Big Six conferences: ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC...

    Todd  Hawkins Written by Todd Hawkins about over 3 years ago 2,146 reads 12 comments

  3. Fantasy Baseball: Top 30 1st-Half Busts in 2011

    Injuries, busts, suspensions and slumps are inevitable each season when managing your fantasy team. The best advice I can give on draft day: Do your homework, cross your fingers and hope for the best...

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  4. Fantasy Baseball Midseason Sleeper: Time to Take a Chance on Kyle Blanks

    NL and AL-only players listen up—and mixed leaguers, take notice as well. Blanks is currently on a ridiculous offensive tear for Triple-A affiliate Tucson as the 6'6" 260-pound first basemen/ outfielder is hitting ...

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  5. College Basketball: 30 Impact Defenders for the 2011-12 Season

    We all know that the offensive players get most of the love in college hoops, so this list is for the guys that do the unheralded dirty work on the defensive end—the pests, ...

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  6. College Basketball: 20 Impact JUCO Transfers for the 2011-2012 Season

    Often, a college basketball team is composed of diverse pieces. There are the one-and-done "blue chip" recruits, the blue-collar guy who develops into a solid player over four years, ...

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  7. College Basketball 2011-12: Preseason Power Ranking the Top 30 Teams

    Now that the NBA draft has passed and recruiting for the 2011-12 season is beginning to wrap up, it's about that time to make a college basketball preseason poll...

    Todd  Hawkins Written by Todd Hawkins about over 3 years ago 23,726 reads 40 comments

  8. College Basketball 2011-12: Top 30 Mid-Major Players at Each Position

    Given the economic and competitive struggles of mid-major teams to build their programs, it's pretty remarkable to have witnessed underdog stories such as the 2006 George Mason and ...

    Todd  Hawkins Written by Todd Hawkins about over 3 years ago 4,298 reads 7 comments

  9. 2011-12 College Basketball: All-Conference Team Projections for the Big Six

    When it comes to preseason and postseason all-conference honors, each league does things a bit differently regarding the total amount of all-conference teams selected and the total amount of players selected to each team...

    Todd  Hawkins Written by Todd Hawkins about over 3 years ago 1,185 reads 6 comments

  10. 2011-12 College Basketball: 5 Teams Ready to Dance After Missing Out Last Season

    Despite the NCAA tournament field's expansion to 68 teams last season, the drama and controversy ensuing the announcement of at-large bids was no different from any other year...

    Todd  Hawkins Written by Todd Hawkins about over 3 years ago 1,364 reads 12 comments

  11. Anthony Rizzo: San Diego Padres' Hot Prospect Expected to Make Debut Thursday

    Help is finally on the way, Padre fans. Hot-hitting Anthony Rizzo landed in San Diego on Wednesday morning to get his bruised left thumb evaluated by a hand specialist at Scripps Clinic after colliding with an umpire on May 31...

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  12. Major League Baseball's Top 10 Emerging Set-Up Men Under 30

    One of the most unheralded roles in baseball happens to be the guy who hands the ball off to the closer—the set-up man...

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  13. College Basketball 2012: VCU, Memphis and the Preseason Non-Big Six Top 25

    With parity reaching an all-time high in college basketball, we're seeing more schools outside of the power six conferences making deep tournament runs in March each year...

    Todd  Hawkins Written by Todd Hawkins about over 3 years ago 4,750 reads 25 comments

  14. NBA Finals 2011: Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki Tears Tendon in Left Middle Finger

    To add insult to injury, Dirk Nowitzki tore a tendon in his left middle finger during the Mavericks ' Game 1 loss of the NBA finals. Thankfully for Dallas, the injury occurred to his non-shooting hand and x-rays have revealed no broken bones...

    Todd  Hawkins Written by Todd Hawkins about over 3 years ago 425 reads 2 comments

  15. Kentucky vs. North Carolina: College Basketball's Colossal Matchup

    We're about six months away from one of the most highly anticipated regular season matchups between the bounce-back blue bloods of college basketball set to tip off in Rupp Arena...

    Todd  Hawkins Written by Todd Hawkins about over 3 years ago 2,116 reads 38 comments

  16. Kentucky Wildcats: Miller or Gilchrist to Start Next Season?

    Despite DeAndre Liggins’ departure for greener pastures, the Wildcats have two quality small forwards lying in wait with lone 6-foot-7 senior Darius Miller and highly touted 6-foot-7 freshman Michael Gilchrist...

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  17. Last Chance for Success: Gillispie Needs To Re-Evaluate Recruiting Methods

    My, how quickly things can change. One minute you’re in the driver’s seat of one of college basketball’s most storied programs—the next minute you’re in the back seat of a police cruiser under arrest for driving under the influence...

    Todd  Hawkins Written by Todd Hawkins about over 3 years ago 1,722 reads 2 comments

  18. Prospect Watch: 10 Minor League Position Players on the Verge of a Call-Up

    Prospects are the future of Amerca's pastime and in the long run, ultimately make or break an organization. Highly touted prospects of reeling teams can give fanbases that glimmer of hope again...

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  19. Losing DeAndre Liggins Takes the Backbone out of Kentucky

    While I’m stoked about the return of Terrence Jones for the upcoming 2011-2012 season, the loss of senior-to-be DeAndre Liggins to the NBA draft will prove more costly to the ...

    Todd  Hawkins Written by Todd Hawkins about over 3 years ago 1,121 reads 7 comments

  20. Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Transfer Ryan Harrow Picks Wildcats

    According to Sporting News , North Carolina State transfer Ryan Harrow tweeted "I am a Kentucky Wildcat!" on Wednesday night, essentially becoming the first member of Calipari's 2012 class...

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