1. French Open 2011: How Upsets Have Impacted Days 1 and 2

    Upsets open up a bracket, allowing players to make surprising runs or other seeded players to have an easier path to their ultimate goal...

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  2. French Open: Outlook for the American Men at Roland Garros

    The luck of the draw did not smile on the American men at the 2011 French Open. Andy Roddick’s withdrawal with a shoulder injury left only No. 11 Mardy Fish and No. 24 Sam Querrey as the seeded Americans in the draw...

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  3. 20 Celebrities Likely to Be Spotted at the 2011 French Open

    Some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment and beyond will descend on Paris for two weeks beginning on May 29 as the French Open commences at Roland Garros...

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  4. 2011 NFL Schedule and the 25 Best Inter-divisional Games

    With the 2010 NFL season behind us and the Packers the Superbowl XLV Champions, it’s never too early to look at next year’s opponents. The schedule for 2011 was just released...

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  5. John Shurna Enters the NBA Draft, but Doesn't Sign with an Agent

    Northwestern’s John Shurna has entered his name into the NBA draft, but has not signed with an agent. The 6’6" junior forward will have until May 8th to withdraw his name from the draft if he decides to return for his senior season...

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  6. The 25 Best Coaches to Never Win an NCAA Title

    Butler’s run to the NCAA championship game the last two seasons have been spectacular. Brad Stevens, in just over a year, has established himself as one of the best young coaches in college basketball...

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  7. The 25 Hottest Cheerleaders in the 2011 NCAA Tournament

    Cheerleaders are a vital part of the college basketball experience. One of the oldest arguments in college sports is which school has the hottest cheerleaders and fans...

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  8. Northwestern Beats Boston College, Advances to NIT Quarters vs. Washington State

    Northwestern's 85-67 NIT second-round win at Boston College has earned the Wildcats a trip to Pullman, Washington for a quarterfinal meeting with Washington State...

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  9. Northwestern Nets First Post-Season Win in 17 Years, Boston College Next in NIT

    After winning its first post-season win since 1994, Northwestern will next play at Boston College on Saturday at 10 a.m. CST in the NIT second round...

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  10. Northwestern Hosts Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2011 NIT Opener

    Northwestern will be appearing in a school record third consecutive post-season when they host Wisconsin-Milwaukee to open the NIT Wednesday night...

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  11. Power Ranking the 68 Coaches in the 2011 NCAA Tournament

    68 coaches and 68 schools. Some have tradition and others we don't really know. Which coaches give their schools a big advantage and which ones are still learning how to win in March? ...

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  12. Big Ten Tournament: Michael Thompson's 35 Sends Northwestern To Quarters

    Michael Thompson set a Big Ten Tournament record with 35 points as Northwestern defeated Minnesota 75-65 to advance to the Big Ten Quarterfinals for a matchup with top ranked and tournament number one seed Ohio State...

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  13. Big Ten Tournament: Northwestern and Minnesota Tip Off Tourney

    Northwestern and Minnesota will face off for the third time this season when the play in the inaugural game of the 2011 Big Ten Tournament. They will tip-off at 1:30 CST on ESPN2...

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  14. Northwestern Tries for a Signature Win at No. 12 Wisconsin

    After another tough loss to Penn State and their NCAA Tournament hopes all but gone, Northwestern will try to capture a signature win this season when travel to Madison to face Wisconsin...

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  15. Northwestern Seeks Third Straight As Penn State Invades Welsh-Ryan Arena

    After getting blown out 65-41 at Penn State on February 13, Northwestern suffered its fifth loss in six games. That game seemed to wake the Wildcats up. NU has won its last two games against Iowa and Indiana...

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  16. Northwestern Travels to Indiana Seeking Season Sweep

    After defeating Iowa 73-70 at home, Northwestern heads back to the road when they visit Indiana on Saturday. The Wildcats have lost seven of their last eight away from Welsh-Ryan Arena...

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  17. Northwestern Returns Home for Matchup With Iowa

    After two disappointing road losses at Michigan and Penn State, Northwestern returns home to host Iowa Thursday night. The Wildcats rallied before losing by nine at Michigan last Wednesday and then were demolished 65-41 at Penn State on Sunday...

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  18. Northwestern Travels to Penn State Seeking Second Big Ten Road Win

    Northwestern travels to Penn State Sunday in the first of two matchups this season. The Wildcats will host the Nittany Lions on February 24th. Northwestern arrives in Happy Valley losing four of their last five...

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  19. The Cleveland Cavaliers and The Worst Losing Streaks Ever

    When ESPN and LeBron James conceived the idea of the decision, everyone knew that the Cleveland Cavaliers would slip significantly when James announced he was leaving Cleveland for Miami...

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  20. Super Bowl XLV and The 20 Most Unlikely Heroes in Super Bowl History

    In every Superbowl unsung heroes step up to help their teams claim a championship. Some have been the stars and captured MVP trophies, while others have made big plays to turn a game around...

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  21. NFC Championship Game: 10 Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers Players To Watch

    The Bears and Packers have the most storied rivalry in NFL history. The showdown in the NFC Championship Game is their 182nd meeting, but only their second in the postseason...

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  22. The NFC Championship and The All Bears/Packers Team

    The Bears and Packers will meet for the 180th time Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. This will be only their second meeting in the post-season. Their only other post-season meeting was a 33-14 Bears win in the 1941 Western Division Championship game..

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  23. The 2010 NFC Championship Game and The Bears 10 Most Memorable Playoff Games

    The Chicago Bears are the National Football League’s keystone franchise. They have a storied and lengthy history. They lead the NFL with 26 Hall of Famers and 13 retired numbers...

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  24. The 25 Most Talented Athlete Offspring

    In the last few years it seems as if the many of the best athletes are offspring of other outstanding athletes. Bobby and Brett Hull from the unprecedented father-son combination of both being in the Hockey Hall of Fame...

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  25. The 25 Biggest Scandals in NCAA History

    Cheating has been a part of collegiate sports from nearly the creation of the NCAA in the early part of the 20th century...

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