Articles tagged: basketball


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2015-16 NBA Season Predictions

In one month, the NBA will once again tip-off it’s marathon 82-game season. If you’re like me, that means life will be restored to a state of normalcy as the... Read more

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NCAA Tournament Second Weekend Routing Guide

On Saturday, our Georgetown basketball team was knocked out in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of the Utah Utes. Despite the heartbreak of the Hoyas,... Read more

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March Madness Bracket Tips

Selection Sunday has passed and campuses are abuzz with excitement for the single most heart-pounding, gut-wrenching, rage-inducing month of athletics on the calendar. Work places, friend groups, bars, organizations, and... Read more

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Falling Wizards Need a Change of Face

The Washington Wizards have lost 12 of their last 15 games. Somehow, this makes both total sense and none at all. Over this stretch, Washington has played many of its... Read more

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Why Sports Betting Should Be Legalized

Every year when March Madness rolls around, tons of people participate in bracket pools in which real money is wagered and either won or lost.  In fact, March Madness alone... Read more

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The Cinderella from Cedar Falls

During the last several years, college basketball has appeared to have seen boosts in parity, as several “mid-majors” have had success, despite not being from a power conference. This may... Read more

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The Case for Mid-Majors

In college basketball, there are certain teams that are considered “mid-majors.”  These teams are considered the best Division 1 teams that play outside of the NCAA’s power conferences. These teams... Read more

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Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

This year’s trade deadline saw more action than any deadline in recent years. Many expected a relatively unexciting end of the trading period, but the league exploded, with a multitude... Read more

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Early March Madness Dark Horses

The recent bitter cold makes it a bit difficult to believe, but we are not all that far away from the craziest time of the sporting year—March Madness. In just... Read more

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Ray Allen: The Consummate Gym Rat

The NBA All-Star Weekend is always a special time of the year. We marvel at acrobatic dunks and trick shots in the Slam Dunk Challenge, watch Kevin Hart match up... Read more

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The Case for Coach Cal

On Saturday, the well-oiled machine that is Kentucky Wildcat basketball held off the Florida Gators, winning 68-61 and remaining unbeaten at 23-0. The Wildcats, while appearing beatable at times, have... Read more

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A Look Back on the Career of Dean Smith

This week the sporting community received extremely sad news as it was reported that legendary college basketball coach, 83-year-old Dean Smith, passed away last Saturday night. The success, influence, and... Read more

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Western Conference All-Star Break Retrospective

Pretty much everyone expects that whoever comes out of the Western Conference will eventually win the Finals. I’m probably less bullish about this prospect than most others, but it is... Read more

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The Cavs are Coming

For much of this season, it looked like Cleveland was miles away from putting everything together, and that made sense to the skeptics. All of the causes for hype that... Read more

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All-Star Break Retrospective: Eastern Leaders

With the NBA All-Star game coming up, questions still swirl about the competence and depth of the much-maligned Eastern Conference. Everyone expected the Eastern Conference to be a two horse... Read more

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NCAAB’s Most Underrated and Overrated Teams

Somehow, someway, the unpredictable nature of NCAA basketball never fails to entertain basketball enthusiasts across the country. So far, this  year’s college basketball season has been defined by several massive... Read more

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10 Wildcat Weaknesses

This year, college basketball fans across the nation are in a love affair with John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats. Currently at 16-0, Kentucky sits atop both the AP Top 25 and... Read more

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Kobe Bryant vs. A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Kobe Bryant is having the worst year of his career.  He recently broke John Havlicek’s record for the most missed field goals of all-time.  Supporters of the Black Mamba insist... Read more

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Can the Thunder Rise Again?

Mere weeks ago, If someone had told you the Oklahoma City Thunder would start 5-12, you’d think they were crazy—or a still-disgruntled Sonics fan. But here we are, just past... Read more

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They Might Just Be Kings

The Kings are 5-3, which is above .500. Praise the basketball gods—we Kings’ fans haven’t heard that number in a while. Many predicted Sacramento would remain at the same level... Read more