1. College Basketball: Why Coaches Should Have to Sit out a Year Like Transfers

    In recent years, college basketball players have begun to transfer schools with abandon. Signing a letter of intent used to be one of the most important moments of a high school basketball player’s life...

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  2. College Basketball: Red Flags for Every Top 25 Team

    The first Top 25 polls for the 2012-13 college basketball season have been released. Basketball pundits have painstakingly analyzed each and every team, picking apart their strengths and flaws in order to create the first polls of the season...

    Liz Youngblood Written by Liz Youngblood about over 2 years ago 58,078 reads 40 comments

  3. Nerlens Noel, University of Kentucky: Will NCAA Investigation Affect Wildcats?

    The NCAA recently declared that it was investigating prized Kentucky Wildcats’ recruit Nerlens Noel ...

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  4. 2012 NBA Draft: Predicting What Each Lottery Pick Will Buy with His First Check

    In a mere few months the NBA season will be over and teams will be scrambling to check out all of the best college prospects. When the NBA draft rolls around, plenty of teenagers will become millionaires in a matter of minutes...

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  5. NBA Draft 2012: Anthony Davis and the Rawest Talents Available in the Draft

    The 2012 NBA draft is one of the most talent-heavy drafts in recent memory. Players who chose to come back to school last season like Jared Sullinger, Terrence Jones and Perry Jones III are all draft-bound this time around...

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  6. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Reasons Marquis Teague Will Be a Big-Time NBA Player

    Yes, I said Marquis Teague. Yes, I said big-time NBA player. And I mean it. First, let me define what I mean by big-time player...

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  7. North Carolina Basketball: 5 Reasons the Tar Heels Should Be Feared in 2012-13

    On the surface, the North Carolina Tar Heels do not seem to be a team to be feared next season, but there is more to this squad than meets the eye...

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  8. College Basketball: Greatest NCAA Tournament Champions of the Last 20 Years

    Greatness defines itself in many different ways. It can mean complete domination, shutting an opponent down and leaving no doubt about who was the better team...

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  9. College Basketball: 5 Mid-Major Teams with Legitimate Final Four Hopes

    Mid-major teams have been steadily climbing up the college basketball rankings ever since the George Mason Patriots’ improbable run to the Final Four in 2006...

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  10. NBA Draft 2013: 15 Under-the-Radar Players Who Could Be Lottery Picks Next Year

    Sure, the 2012 NBA Draft hasn’t even happened yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to 2013. While this year, the majority of the lottery picks are fairly well-known, next year is completely up for grabs...

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  11. College Basketball: Why Are Duke and UNC Losing to Kentucky in Recruiting Game?

    It is no secret. The Kentucky Wildcats have had a top-two recruiting class four years in a row. In 2010, the team landed John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins. Not to mention Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton...

    Liz Youngblood Written by Liz Youngblood about over 2 years ago 8,863 reads 45 comments

  12. NBA Draft 2012: 5 Reasons Jared Sullinger Will Be a Bust as a Pro

    Jared Sullinger was a stud freshman who burst onto the scene with the Ohio State Buckeyes and became an instant star. But when he surprised everyone and returned to Ohio State for his sophomore season, Sullinger’s star began to dim...

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  13. College Basketball: Why Fans and Critics Are Not Fazed by Recruiting Violations

    It seems like every week, a different college basketball program or coach is accused of NCAA recruiting violations...

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  14. Anthony Davis: 7 Reasons He's the Best Freshman Center in College Hoops History

    After leading the Kentucky Wildcats to their first national championship in 14 years, Anthony Davis will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the tradition-rich Kentucky basketball program...

    Liz Youngblood Written by Liz Youngblood about over 2 years ago 3,160 reads 20 comments

  15. College Basketball: 7 Most Overrated Teams Looking Ahead to 2012-13

    It’s never too early to start thinking about the next college basketball season. With nothing to do but wait while NBA teams rest their stars in preparation for the playoffs ...

    Liz Youngblood Written by Liz Youngblood about over 2 years ago 6,463 reads 28 comments

  16. NCAA Basketball: Why High-School Scouting, Recruiting Is Ruining the Game

    National Signing Day is quickly becoming a national holiday. College basketball fans are glued to their televisions or computers, crossing their fingers that a coveted five-star recruit chooses their school over countless others...

    Liz Youngblood Written by Liz Youngblood about over 2 years ago 2,501 reads 6 comments

  17. Why a John Calipari, Kentucky National Title Is Great for College Basketball

    When the Kentucky Wildcats won the 2012 NCAA National Championship, it debunked arguments heard countless times in a myriad of different ways from people around the country. They said John Calipari would never win a championship...

    Liz Youngblood Written by Liz Youngblood about over 2 years ago 1,176 reads 4 comments

  18. Kentucky Basketball: How Good Can They Be with Nerlens Noel?

    The Kentucky Wildcats have done it again. Nerlens Noel committed to play for the Wildcats next season, and as of now the top recruit has given John Calipari his fourth consecutive No...

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  19. NBA Draft 2012: Latest News on Early Entries, Who Will Stay and Who Will Go?

    With the first major deadline for the 2012 NBA Draft approaching, the questions are mounting about college basketball’s best players: will they stay or will they go? The new ...

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  20. Why College Basketball Stars Should Go to NBA Immediately

    The college basketball season has finally wrapped up and the 2012 NBA Draft is right around the corner. John Calipari just won his first NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament ...

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  21. Kentucky Basketball: Why Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Needs Another Year in College

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist might just be the second-best player in the country, after his Kentucky Wildcats teammate Anthony Davis. If he enters the draft, Kidd-Gilchrist will probably be a top-five pick or, at the very least, top-10...

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  22. NCAA Tournament 2012: Why This Year's Tourney Is the Least Exciting of All Time

    March Madness is supposed to be the most exciting sporting event of the year. So why does it feel so…dull this time around? Don’t get me wrong: there have been quite ...

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  23. NCAA Tournament 2012: Players Whose Names Will Go Down in History

    As Greg Anthony reminds us almost every other commercial, it’s not March Monotony, it’s March Madness! And it’s called madness for a reason...

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  24. Sweet 16 2012: 8 Players That Must Take Control for Their Teams to Win on Friday

    Had enough basketball yet? I hope not! After a ridiculous first weekend with upsets galore and then down-to-the-wire third-round games, we have finally reached the second day of the Sweet 16...

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  25. NCAA Tournament 2012: Why NBA Must Adopt March Madness Format

    March Madness is the most unique sporting event in the country. In almost no other sport or league is there a single-elimination tournament, set up so that the national title favorite ...

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