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Ranking nation’s 10 most-talented teams (Insider)

May 21, 2013
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Ranking nation’s 10 most-talented teams   I appeared on a radio show earlier in the week, and the hosts reminded me that there are only about 100 days until the college season begins. We can make it, right? Along with the approaching season, more and more top 25 rankings will begin popping up. Heck, I’m…

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10 Teams That May End the SEC’s National Title Streak in 2013

May 16, 2013
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10 Teams That May End the SEC’s National Title Streak in 2013   Spring practice has finished for all 125 Football Bowl Subdivision teams for 2013. And with spring workouts over, the picture for the national championship battle is starting to come into focus. The SEC has won seven championships in a row, but will…

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Nation’s athletic directors tired of being shut out of NCAA process

April 23, 2013
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Nation’s athletic directors tired of being shut out of NCAA process SANTA MONICA, Calif. — As outgoing North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp  explained in Chapel Hill on Friday how ill-equipped most collegiate CEOs are to  handle the issues surrounding major collegiate athletics, several dozen Division  I athletic directors gathered at a beachside hotel probably nodded…

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A Guide to the Best Spring Football Storylines

April 5, 2013
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A Guide to the Best Spring Football Storylines

When it comes to spring, everyone is dialed in to his own team and respective position battles. Folks at Florida State are wondering who is going to win the three-man derby at quarterback. Nebraska fans are wondering what Bo Pelini’s plan is for fixing the defense. USC fans wonder how the switch from the Tampa-2…

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Mark Emmert’s press conference at the Final Four was a disaster

April 5, 2013
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Mark Emmert’s press conference at the Final Four was a disaster

The press conference the NCAA held on Thursday in Atlanta before the Men’s Basketball Final Four was not a good one.  NCAA President Mark Emmert was agitated and it seems he has been reading all of his press clippings.  He took time during the press conference to single out Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports and…

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National inspiration Kevin Ware thriving in spotlight after injury forced him out of his shell

April 4, 2013
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National inspiration Kevin Ware thriving in spotlight after injury forced him out of his shell

Rick Pitino has observed Kevin Ware this week and been amazed at the transformation in his formerly taciturn guard. “I’m blown away by the whole thing,” Pitino told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. “I’m watching him in these interviews and thinking, ‘Is this Kevin Ware?’ “ This is indeed Kevin Ware. The new Kevin Ware, who…

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Oregon opens spring practice under Helfrich

April 3, 2013
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Oregon opens spring practice under Helfrich

The Oregon Ducks began spring practice Tuesday under new coach Mark Helfrich. The team’s former offensive coordinator, who was promoted to head coach in January after Chip Kelly left for the Philadelphia Eagles, called his first practice at the helm ”weird, at points.” Oregon is coming off a 12-1 season that was capped with a victory…

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Updating the 64-Team Dream College Football Bracket with the Final Four

April 2, 2013
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Updating the 64-Team Dream College Football Bracket with the Final Four

By now your bracket is complete and utter shambles. There’s far more red than green on this once former proud piece of paper, and college basketball’s postseason has once again conquered. And then there were four. March Madness has gone from 68 to the Final Four, and the postseason is now just a few games away from…

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Kevin Ware’s injury not the worst adversity Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s had to handle

April 2, 2013
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Kevin Ware’s injury not the worst adversity Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s had to handle

Kevin Ware did the hardest part. Lying on the court in what had to be immeasurable pain, bone jutting out of the skin below his knee, Ware exhorted his Louisville basketball teammates to win the Midwest Regional in his absence. That moment of wherewithal ranks among the most amazing things I’ve seen in a sporting…

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Orange’s Michael Carter-Williams says foe must play ‘perfect game’ to beat Syracuse’s Zone

April 1, 2013
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Orange’s Michael Carter-Williams says foe must play ‘perfect game’ to beat Syracuse’s Zone

The tide is coming fast now – an orange sea rising, crashing, rolling, licking at your feet, flying at your head. You look up and see a forest of hands. You look down and see hands, too. And you wonder how this is possible. You ask how this is happening. And this is when they…

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