Articles tagged: basketball


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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

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A Look at the Rookies

With the NBA season upon us, it’s time to re-assess the rookies of the 2014 NBA Draft. This year’s draft class was one of the most well-regarded draft classes in... Read more

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The King of Hypocrisy

The new Lebron James Beats commercial concludes with a voice-over from his mother: “Don’t ever forget where you came from.”  But, of course, that’s not what she really means.  A... Read more

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Rooting for L.A.’s Other Basketball Team

Because I am likely one of the only Los Angeles Clippers fans you’ll ever know in your lifetime, I’ll be the first to admit it-being a Clippers fan can be... Read more

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A Game Worth Watching: The NBA Preseason

June 16th, 2014 marked one of the saddest days of the calendar year. Suffering and despair came over our souls as we went from the highest of highs to the... Read more