Archive for February, 2011

I-Back Heaven: Ranking the Top 50 Nebraska Running Backs of All-Time

Posted by Lake Cruise on February 27 2011 Add Comments
The legendary I-back position is unique to the Cornhuskers.  Four of them have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame—the first in 1954 and the last in 2006. Ahman Green could one day be inducted, but where does he rank on my list? You'll just have to follow the show to find out.     Who was the first Nebraska running back to scamper for 1,000 yards in a season? The answer is within your realm ...

College Basketball Bracketology: 2011 NCAA Tournament Bracket as of February 27

Posted by Jesse Kramer on February 27 2011 Add Comments
This weekly bracketology will evaluate teams based on how they have performed to this point in the season. It will not factor in how they are projected to do in the rest of the season. Teams that are currently in first place in their respective conference will be given an automatic bid from that conference. A conference in parentheses next to a team indicates a conference champion. With the 68-team format, there will now be four play-in ...

No. 1 Duke Falls to Virginia Tech on the Road in ACC Play

Posted by James Patterson on February 26 2011 Add Comments
In the end, Cassell Coliseum was no place for a Curry. With his father, former Hokie star Dell Curry in the stands watching, Seth Curry had one of his worst performances of the season and turned the ball over in the final seconds as No. 1 Duke fell at Virginia Tech 64-60. Curry struggled not only with his shooting touch all night, finishing with zero points, but couldn't stay out of foul trouble. The sophomore spent most ...

5 Coaches on the NCAA Hoops Hot Seat

Posted by James Patterson on February 26 2011 Add Comments
In college basketball, the postseason is everything. Making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament equals happy fans and a coach who can breathe a sigh of relief about his job security—at least for the next season.With only a matter of days before conference tournaments start, here's a look at five coaches who desperately need a ticket punched to the Big Dance to avoid the spring and summer coaching carousel of college basketball.Begin Slideshow

Harvard and Princeton Tied Atop Ivies as Conference Heads Towards Final Stretch

Posted by Sam Blum on February 25 2011 Add Comments
After Cornell lost the eight seniors and head coach that led the Big Red to their magical run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament last season, many believed that that the Ivy League was in rebuilding mode so to speak. College Basketball's gurus were saying that this would be a wide open season for the Ancient Eight, with no team really capable of dominating.  Think again. Harvard (10-1) and Princeton (9-1) won Friday ...

Jimmer Fredette and No. 7 BYU vs. Kawhi Leonard and No. 4 SDSU: Game of the Year

Posted by Lafe Peavler on February 24 2011 Add Comments
The first time that BYU and San Diego State faced off, it was billed as a clash of the titans. A fight between two of college basketball's elite. A must see. And it didn't disappoint. Jimmer Fredette would catch fire against the Aztecs and drop 43 points on the then No. 4 Aztecs. A big second half for the Cougars gave them the big W at the Marriott Center.  The win was so big, BYU fans rushed the ...

St. John’s Basketball: How Red Storm’s Success Will Help Dwight Hardy’s Future

Posted by Chris Dela Rosa on February 24 2011 Add Comments
Prior to this season, not many knew about the current St. John's team and its talented seniors.   Although they work extremely well as a team, the one person that stands out is point guard Dwight Hardy. Coming out of John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, Hardy has blossomed under the new leadership of Steve Lavin.  Because of his dominance on the court, the Red Storm are now ranked 23rd in the AP ...

Big Ten Football: Ranking the Ten Most Intriguing Match-Ups of the 2011 Season

Posted by Stix Symmonds on February 23 2011 Add Comments
Which games this fall get the blood pumping already?  Who could upset whom?  Which new coach might upset the entire apple cart in just their first year on the sideline?These are all questions that we ponder during the long layoff before the 2011 season officially kicks off.The Big Ten has a new look and feel with the admission of Nebraska and advent of a conference championship game.  New rivalries will undoubtedly be forged while old ...

Tar Heels NCAA Hoops: Rob Kelley’s Exclusive Interview With Jenn Hildreth

Posted by Rob Kelley on February 23 2011 Add Comments
Recently, it was my absolute pleasure to be granted an interview with Jenn Hildreth. Anyone who follows the best conference in college basketball (ACC) or one of the top conferences in college football (SEC) has seen Hildreth provide in depth analysis and interviews with some of the top players and coaches in NCAA history. She is one of the leading and most respected sports journalists on television today and can be seen covering ACC Men's and ...

Duke Basketball: 10 Reasons They Could Be Early Outs in The NCAA Tournament

Posted by Luke Dykes on February 22 2011 Add Comments
As another week of turmoil in college basketball has come and gone, Duke is back in the number one slot in both of the college basketball polls this week. But are they good enough to stay there?Sure they've spent the most time there this season, but exactly how good are they. There are some things that make me think we could be seeing Duke bounced from the big dance before the crowning of queen is ...