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College Basketball 2014-15: Stanford Cardinal Team Preview

posted on September 19, 2014
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 21 Stanford enters 2014-15 after its first NCAA Tournament appearance in six years seasons, a run that resulted in an upset of Kansas and a trip to the Sweet 16. The Cardinal follows that with a veteran core and standout signing class that could keep Stanford in the NCAA conversation. The Stanford edition is one of dozens available in...
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College Basketball 2014-15: Syracuse Orange Team Preview

posted on September 18, 2014
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 22 Syracuse moves into 2014-15 with a freshman point guard and a handful of role players expected to take starring roles. Jim Boeheim has major personnel challenges, but he’s rebuilt a roster in short order before. The Syracuse edition is one of dozens available in our online store and on newsstands everywhere this week. Jim...
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College Basketball 2014-15: Harvard Crimson Team Preview

posted on September 16, 2014
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  Harvard continues our countdown at No. 24 as the Crimson continue an unprecedented in program history under Tommy Amaker. After three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, could Harvard be ready to take the next step and reach the Sweet 16? A full preview of Harvard and the entire Ivy League are available in every edition, available on...
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College Basketball: Ranking the Big 12 Coaches for 2014-15

posted on September 16, 2014
For the third year in a row, some of the top Big 12 coaches represent the best the University of Illinois has to offer. It’s true: All three Illinois coaches from 1996-2012 have a home in the Big 12. In the combined 16 seasons from the three former Illini, only one didn’t end in the NCAA Tournament. Of course, none has been more successful than Bill Self, who has won or shared a conference title every year since taking over at Kansas, but let’s not overlook the jobs Lon...
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College Basketball 2014-15: Arkansas Razorbacks Team Preview

posted on September 15, 2014
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  Arkansas kicks off our top 25 countdown at No. 25 as we preview the Razorbacks in what they hope is a breakout season under Mike Anderson. The Arkansas edition is one of dozens available on newsstands everywhere this week. A streak of eight wins in a nine-game stretch, including road victories at Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and No....
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College Basketball: Ranking the American Coaches for 2014-15

posted on September 12, 2014
The top of the American Athletic Conference coaches brings two coaches who reached the pinnacle of the college game 26 years apart.One is in the twilight of a 35-year career that has included titles in the NBA and college. The other is just getting started.Oddly enough, Larry Brown and Kevin Ollie also coach at two programs that couldn’t differ more in status, though Brown is coaching the upstart while Ollie is at the established power. Brown and Ollie aren't the name coaches to watch...
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College Basketball: Ranking the ACC Coaches for 2014-15

posted on September 09, 2014
Even in years before conference realignment, the charter members of the ACC more often than not could boast the best roster of coaches in the country.Now that the league has ballooned to 15 basketball members, this is almost an unfair contest.The ACC coaching roster includes four Hall of Fame coaches, two 900-win coaches, 31 Final Four appearances and nine national championships. When Buzz Williams, arguably the top coach in last year’s version of the Big East, comes in at No. 8 in this league,...
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College Basketball's 2014-15 All-Freshman Team

posted on August 21, 2014
A year after Duke had one of the most versatile players in the country in No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker, the Blue Devils will have a different kind of stud freshman who seems destined for a high draft pick.Jahlil Okafor won’t be the jack-of-all-trades Parker was. That said, Okafor isn’t merely a classic center. He’s a throwback to an earlier era expected to be the best at the position in several seasons.As decorated as Okafor may be by the end of the season, he’s not the...
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