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Division I teams: Stop the cupcakes in December

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Scrolling through tonight’s Division I college basketball slate, I noticed something. Well, I’ve been noticing it for some time now. I looked at the schedule and found certain, we’ll call them ‘unique’, match-ups. Ones I haven’t recalled ever seeing in mid-December. So I looked some of them up. These schools don’t reside in Division I, [more]

Blogger Spotlight: The Only Colors on Michigan State’s stiff defense, Draymond Green’s superior play and more

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It seems like forever ago, but Michigan State’s inauspicious start to the season – losing to North Carolina on an aircraft carrier and as the unlucky team on the other end of Mike Krzyzewski’s 903rd win – didn’t properly indicate just how good the Spartans would be this season. But there were hints. Draymond Green [more]

Blogger Spotlight: The Big Lead on Kentucky, the Big East vs. the Big Ten and some Final Four picks

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The Big Lead covers everything sports, and then some. NFL, NBA, MLB, MMA, fantasy sports, sports gossip, babes, statistical analysis, you name it. It’s there. With NFL season over, expect even more college hoops to surface on the site as it reflects the nation’s annual rising interest in the sport. But if it seems as [more]

Blogger Spotlight: Duke’s defense, potential and the Devil nobody hates

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Once again, Duke’s doing its thing in college hoops. The Devils are a Top 10 mainstay, feature an offense that can stroke the 3 and a post players who focus on rebounding and ensuring those perimeter shooters get their shots. And in case you missed it, they’re also atop the ACC standings, tied with Florida [more]

Blogger Spotlight: Inside FSU’s nasty D with Tomahawk Nation

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Florida State isn’t a basketball school. Probably never will be. But Leonard Hamilton’s doing his best to ensure the Seminoles are a respectable hoops program (thanks to defense!). And luckily for college hoops fans, the blogging at Tomahawk Nation is even better than Hamilton’s program. That’s a credit to Michael Rogner, it’s basketball writer and [more]

Blogger Spotlight: Big Ten Geeks on Hummel, Ohio St. and Meatheads

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It used to be there was one tempo-free guru for Big Ten hoops. Now there are scads, but only two of them have a sweet blogging gig at Big Ten Network. It’s not the only thing Mike Portscheller and Josh Reed do for a living, but it’s certainly their favorite. Why else churn through mounds [more]