With college basketball right around the corner, the AP released their preseason Top 25 poll, which will clearly highlight certain storylines for the 2015 season. Before I break down the most interesting aspects of the poll, here is the Top 25 for this year so you can get an idea of how the AP placed […]

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Everyone that is waiting for the fall of our current definition of amateurism may have jumped the gun.1 The Northwestern football decision was overturned by the NLRB. Now, the O’Bannon decision from the Northern District of California has been upheld in small instances and overturned on its most interesting point. Antitrust Let’s start here. Antitrust […]

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Midwest Teams To Watch: #3 Notre Dame, #4 Maryland Notre Dame won the tough ACC tournament by an average margin of victory of 8.33 points. Beating both Duke and North Carolina on that run. They’re also winners in eight of their past nine games. The Fighting Irish are scoring nearly 79 points per game this […]

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March Madness. The best time of year if you’re a college basketball fan. It’s also a good time for potential NBA players. March can make or break a player’s draft stock. It isn’t the end all be all in determining where a player gets drafted, but it shows if a player can excel against the […]

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There has been a recent uprising of pundits wanting to change the way that players become eligible for the draft in the NBA, the one and done rule, including current NBA commissioner Adam Silver.1 Commissioner Silver simply wants to increase the age of the draft of 19 to 20. Here is the relevant requirements for underclassmen […]

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The college basketball regular season is great for so many reasons. Whether it’s the loaded schedule with top 25 games almost every night in February and March or the unexpected teams vaulting themselves past traditional powers, there’s a lot going for it. A top-five matchup between Virginia and Duke on Saturday night had all the makings of a […]

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I was listening to Colin Cowherd on the way to the airport in late December as he was discussing the impending hire of Jim Harbaugh as the next head coach of the Michigan Wolverines football program. December 29th, the black Monday in NFL coaching, saw firings of coaches and General Managers alike in Chicago, New […]

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I’m a sucker for the start of conference play in the ACC. Especially when ESPN trots out commercials of previews of Big Monday and Super Tuesday – usually colossal conference games in mid-January and throughout February. By this time, Division 1 men’s hoops teams have normally played over half of their schedule and we know […]

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I’ve been having trouble finding the right sports metaphor for the newest lawsuit against the NCAA on behalf of former amateur athletes. It isn’t a Hail Mary because the players aren’t desperate, they’re likely on the eventual winning side actually. The lawsuit isn’t a buzzer beater; the players have all the time in the world. […]

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Last week, on Mar. 26, the National Labor Relations Board’s Regional Director for Region 13 (Chicago), Peter Sung Ohr, made the first of a possible sweeping type of decisions in college athletics. Everyone has heard by now, but Ohr decided that a group of college athletes at Northwestern University would be allowed to form a […]

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