Archive - 2008

April 3rd

Stock Watch: NCAA Tournament

Fri, 04/04/2008 - 7:09am

By Aran Smith


[img_assist|nid=3375|title=Tyler Hansbrough - Icon SMI |desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=450]Tyler Hansbrough 6-8 245 PF UNC Jr.

No one was more impressive in the second weekend of the NCAA tournament than Tyler Hansbrough as he carried the Tar Heels to victory in a close-fought battle with Louisville, converting numerous key baskets in the closing minutes.

April 2nd

Final Four: Top NBA Prospects

Thu, 04/03/2008 - 7:27am

By Kevin Duffy

With an unprecedented four No. 1 seeds, the amount of individual talent in this year’s Final Four is at an all time high. Never before have so many big-time NBA prospects been on display. Aside from the actual outcomes of the games, this weekend will be huge in determining where the following 12 potential first-round picks get drafted -- and also when they decide to declare. So without further adieu, here are the top three prospects from each of the four Blue Bloods in this weekend’s Final Four.

March 29th

Euroleague Stock Watch: Top 16 Round, Week 6

Sun, 03/30/2008 - 7:56am

By Simon Dresden

Just a handful of youngsters have made it into the next stage (Top 16) of Euroleague competition. We will continue to take a look at those who did with their respective teams, in our weekly report.

March 27th

March 24th

NCAA Tournament: Bitter Sixteen

Mon, 03/24/2008 - 1:23pm

By Kevin Duffy

[img_assist|nid=3417|title=Greg Paulus - Icon SMI|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=371]This time of year, most people are focused on celebrating the good by reviewing the NCAA Tournament's upsets and buzzer-beaters. Let's take a step back and look at the “not so good” from the opening weekend of action. Here are the sixteen biggest disappointments of the NCAA Tournament thus far:

16. The CBI.

March 23rd

UCLA: A beautiful Hybrid of Philosphy

Sun, 03/23/2008 - 2:03pm

By Nick Prevenas
3/23/08[img_assist|nid=3424|title=Kevin Love - Icon SMI |desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=440]

I know you’re sick of hearing about UCLA.

I know you’re tired of seeing the puff pieces. I know you’re burnt out on seeing the Bruins top the majority of your co-workers’ brackets.

Me? I’m not tired of UCLA at all. In fact, I can’t get enough of them.

March 20th

Players evaluated closely during NCAA tourney

Thu, 03/20/2008 - 2:54pm

By Aran Smith

[img_assist|nid=3426|title=Magic Johnson|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=310|height=310]Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Isiah Thomas. What do they all have in common? Besides being among the greatest players ever at their respective positions, they all won championships on both the NCAA and NBA level.

March 18th

2008 Final Four Predictions

Wed, 03/19/2008 - 7:25am

By Aran Smith

March 17th

10 Things to Watch For in the First Weekend of the NCAA Tournament

Tue, 03/18/2008 - 7:58am

By Kevin Duffy

10. Clemson vs. Villanova

It's not often you'll find two high-major schools with such contrasting styles of play matched up in the 5 vs. 12 game. Clemson clearly has the edge on the interior, but Scottie Reynolds, Corey Fisher, and Corey Stokes can shoot Villanova past just about anyone. It will be interesting to see which style prevails.

9. Dick Vitale's reaction to the ACC games

March 16th

Inside the College Game: NCAA Tournament Field Review

Mon, 03/17/2008 - 8:01am

By Adi Joseph

Sometimes, it just means too much to let go.

[img_assist|nid=3443|title=Reggie Larry (right) - AP Photo |desc=|link=none|align=right|width=400|height=300]Boise State star Reggie Larry had watched two of his top teammates foul out. He knew in the back of his mind that New Mexico State was considered a deeper team. He was tired. He had a chance to win the game in regulation – a regulation he probably could barely remember – but he had missed a free-throw.