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Wichita State-Kentucky had impossible expectations…and surpassed them

Before we get to the obvious with Wichita State-Kentucky, before we break down one of the single most compelling tournament games of my lifetime, a match-up which required a cigarette, hot shower and trip to the cardiologist when it was all said and done, let’s first start with maybe the most underrated aspect of it […]

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History tells us Andrew Wiggins won’t live up to the hype

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports Images) As you’ve probably heard by now, Andrew Wiggins is a Kansas Jayhawk. On Tuesday, the No. 1 basketball player in the country, who some say is the best high school hoopster since LeBron James, elected to become a Jayhawk, choosing the school over offers from Kentucky, Florida State, North […]

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50 Reasons to be Excited for Andrew Wiggins’ College Decision

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) The moment college basketball fans have been eagerly waiting for has finally arrived: Andrew Wiggins is set to make his college decision. On Tuesday, the super-recruit from Canada will announce whether he plans on playing college hoops next year at Kentucky, Florida State, North Carolina or Kansas. Now for those […]

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Ten Takeaways from Attending My First Ever AAU Basketball Event

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) (Enter Aaron's giveaway with Captain Morgan, to win great prizes including an iPad mini and more!!) Alright, so let me start by saying this: I’m not a college basketball recruiting expert, nor do I play on one on TV. What a crappy opening sentence, huh? But the point is, that […]

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Louisville takes old-school approach to claiming 2013 National Championship

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) Don’t worry, this isn’t intended to be a super-long post on Louisville’s title game victory over Michigan on Monday night. With nearly 24 hours since the confetti fell and 23 hours and 59 minutes since Rick Pitino nearly had a heart attack on the way to shake John Beilein’s hand, […]

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Final Four Preview: Picking Saturday’s Winners

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) So here we are. We’ve now spent the last six months watching, waiting and anticipating about how this college basketball season would play out… only to basically end up right back where we began in October. Of the four teams in Atlanta this week, three were in the preseason Top […]

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Andy Enfield is the perfect fit for USC basketball

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) Yesterday, I started a column on Louisville’s Final Four run by saying the following: To appreciate the significance of Louisville’s 85-63 Elite Eight beat down of Duke on Sunday, you’ve first got to appreciate just how this program came to get to that exact moment. A day later, it only […]

Florida Gulf Coast: The Best Sports Story We’ve Ever Seen

http://youtube.com/watch?v=NjK16K8z3ps   If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a sportswriter (and to be blunt, I can’t imagine you have) today is your lucky day, because I’m thinking about sharing a bit of insight with you. With us writer types, it isn’t so much about finding great players, coaches and teams, as it […]

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