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The Truly Wide-Open Season

Sports PhotoIt’s a common annual refrain to hear that a college basketball season is wide-open and anyone’s for the taking. It’s also one that’s usually inaccurate. But as SC’s Ross Lancaster writes, with 2016 having no great teams and many upper-echelon ones, it truly is a wide-open campaign for the taking. Complete Story

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From Holiday to Celebrate

Sports PhotoWith the New Year just days away, we bid farewell to college basketball’s holiday tournaments Can we glean anything other than some fun hoops action? SC’s Jonathan Lowe tells us why we can. Complete Story

35 For 30: A Smart Move

Sports PhotoThe new, shorter shot clock for men’s college basketball takes effect next year, and SC’s Jean Neuberger states that for once, the NCAA made the right decision. Complete Story

One-Year Wonders Equals Long-Term Success

Sports PhotoDuke’s recent national championship was centered around freshman players who stayed for just a year. SC’s Jean Neuberger writes that the sport’s trend of one-year players isn’t going away anytime soon. Complete Story

A Smart Move?

Sports PhotoFormer VCU coach Shaka Smart finally moved on from his mid-major success to lead a major program at Texas. SC’s Corrie Trouw says Smart’s future wins, not his past record, will be all that matter from now on. Complete Story

Flipping the Script: Wisconsin’s Historic Offense

Sports PhotoIt’s been said all season that the Kentucky Wildcats possibly had the best defense in college basketball history. But after Wisconsin’s Final Four win over Kentucky, SC’s Ross Lancaster asks if the Badgers have an all-time great college offense. Complete Story

Final Four: The Finality of Incentive

Sports PhotoThe ultimate college basketball weekend is set. We know the who, when, where, and how. But what about the why? SC’s Jonathan Lowe tells us what he believes a title will bring to each of Saturday’s participants in the in the 2015 Final Four. Complete Story

Outgrowing the Glass Slipper

Sports PhotoGone are the days when Gonzaga and Wichita State were simply underdog programs. SC’s Jean Neuberger states that it’s time the Bulldogs and Shockers were given due relevance in college hoops. Complete Story

When the Good Are Bad and Ugly

Sports PhotoAs the NCAA uses March Madness to promote its ideal of college amateurism, the recent Syracuse report has SC’s Corrie Trouw more sure than ever that the student athlete fairy tale needs rewriting. Complete Story

March Madness: “Big Blue” Balls

Sports PhotoMost experts agree that the Kentucky Wildcats will win the national championship. SC’s Jeffrey Boswell weighs in with his own opinion, and much like John Calipari’s program, it’s based on questionable methods and a shameful lack of ethics. Complete Story

More College Basketball Commentary

03.16.15 Who Can Take Down Kentucky? By Ross Lancaster
03.02.15 The Storms of February By Jean Neuberger
02.23.15 No More Goliaths By Corrie Trouw
02.09.15 The Cinderella List By Jean Neuberger
01.28.15 How to Fix College Basketball By Ross Lancaster
01.13.15 The Other Guys By Corrie Trouw
12.22.14 Can Anyone Stop Kentucky? By Jean Neuberger
11.24.14 The Reason For the Season By Jonathan Lowe
11.17.14 A Nice Problem to Have By Corrie Trouw
08.07.14 Coarses of Higher Learning By Jonathan Lowe
06.19.14 The Most Interesting Year One Coaches By Jean Neuberger
05.07.14 The New ACC/Big Ten Challenge By Corrie Trouw
04.14.14 One Whining Moment By Corrie Trouw