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15 Reasons College Football's Championship Game Should Always Be Played At The Rose Bowl

It's an easy call.<p>The best players, the greatest coaches, the most unforgettable moments: the Rose Bowl is America's stadium, and it's where college football's biggest game should be played EVERY year.

Florida State breaks Oklahoma's NCAA FBS record for total points in a season

The previous record was held by the Sooners, set in 2008.<p>Florida State has furthered its claim as one of the greatest offenses ever to play college football, as the Seminoles have broken the all-time FBS record for scoring in a single season. The record was broken in Florida State's 14th game of …

James Franklin officially leaving Vanderbilt for Penn State

The Nittany Lions finally have their man, and it's time for Vanderbilt to find a replacement.<p>After days of speculation and reports that a deal was close to being done, Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin has officially been named as the next head coach at Penn State.<p>Franklin replaces Bill O'Brien, …

Big Ten peers weigh in, admiringly, on Tom Izzo and Bo Ryan

They are the patriarchs of the Big Ten.<p>Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan is in his 14th season with the Badgers and has been coaching since 1972. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is in his 20th season with the Spartans after 12 years as an assistant for them.<p>When they speak, other coaches listen. When they …

College Basketball

Final Four X-factors: Unlikely star candidates for each team

Every year, someone steps up out of nowhere and has a critical Final Four performance. An x-factor, so to speak. Who are this year's potential …

Duke Gets Defensive for Its Final Four Run

How the Blue Devils got to the Final Four: They started playing defense<p>There was a point this season when almost an entire NCAA tournament field could have been filled with teams that played better defense than Duke.<p>Duke’s defense in January was worse than that of 64 other teams, and it improved …

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Wisconsin doesn't hide from 'white guys' reputation

Frank Kaminsky, star center for the University of Wisconsin basketball team, sat on a dais with four of his teammates before last year's Elite Eight matchup with Arizona and fielded questions from the news media.<p>In one or two words, a reporter said, how would you want Arizona's starters to describe …

College Basketball

Final Four underdogs shoot to spoil Kentucky's perfect March Madness ending

There was no other way. March Madness <i>had</i> to come down to this.<p>Kentucky — hyped since last summer as perhaps the most talented team in college …

College Basketball

Kentucky's Big Blue Nation set to invade Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Calipari has endeared himself to Big Blue Nation because he does what Wildcat fans demand — win.<p>He's delivered a championship, competes annually for national titles. Now he can immortalize himself in the eyes of Kentucky's rabid fans by giving them something they've never …

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Why fans may be dressed in Kentucky and Duke gear Monday even if Wisconsin and Michigan State reach NCAA final

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Some bad news for Michigan State and Wisconsin fans: Their respective Final Four foes, Duke and Kentucky, are getting hot at …

College Sports

Kentucky wants '40-0' items pulled

Kentucky is two games away from a 40-0 season, but the school already is trying to stop other people from using the mark.<p>Last week, it sent a …

Duke University Coach Mike Krzyzewski Is a Profile in Cowardice

<i>Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)</i><b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>In the time since this article was published all four men's Final Four coaches</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Michigan State, UConn similar on court

By now, the many comparisons between the 2014 national champion Connecticut Huskies and the 2015 Michigan State Spartans have been widely discussed, …

Bo Ryan's methods still work

Freddie Owens didn't trust Bo Ryan, who will lead Wisconsin to its second consecutive Final Four matchup against Kentucky later this week.<p>Not at …

Two things the national media won’t tell you about Wisconsin this week

Halfway through Final Final week, it’s clear that the Wisconsin Badgers are the media darlings. Each team has a storyline–Kentucky: undefeated; …

Kentucky sends cease-and-desist to stop '40-0' items

Kentucky may be close to a 40-0 record, but it doesn't want anyone else to use the phrase.<p>Louisville lawyer David Son, who owns a company that sells …

National Championship

Canada was irrelevant in Obama’s decision to reject Keystone XL pipeline

Rejecting Keystone XL was not about Canada.<p>It was about U.S. President Barack Obama's legacy and his credibility. The President has decided that global warming poses an existential threat. And so, for Mr. Obama to head to Paris next month seeking to save the planet after giving the go-ahead to an …

Wisconsin's offense a model of efficiency

Wisconsin enters the Final Four boasting the most efficient offense in the country. According to Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings, UW has an …

Wisconsin

Michigan State Is Totally Going To Win It All, According To This Stat Sheet

Let’s see here: Michigan State made the Final Four as a No. 7 seed, so did UConn in 2014. Okay, so what? No biggie. A lot of lower seeds make it to the Final Four. Hell, Michigan State has done it a handful of times with Tom Izzo just in the last decade. It’s not that weird.<p>But the similarities …

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What the Minnesota Timberwolves said after their 110-88 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans | NOLA.com

What the Minnesota Timberwolves said after Sunday's 110-88 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center.<p><b>Timberwolves coach Flip</b> …

Nikola Pekovic done for season

The Minnesota Timberwolves have shut down Nikola Pekovic for the rest of the season because of a lingering right ankle injury, coach Flip Saunders …

Wisconsin, back for seconds

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Last season, they were the new kids on the block so to speak, but this time around the Wisconsin Badgers have more than earned their place among college basketball's elite as the Final Four descends upon Indianapolis.<p>A year ago, the Badgers and head coach Bo …

Wisconsin's Blueprint to Win the 2015 NCAA Tournament

The Wisconsin Badgers were rewarded for their terrific regular season with one of the four No. 1 seeds handed out by the NCAA tournament selection committee.<p>Bo Ryan's team will open up in Omaha, Nebraska, with a game against No. 16 Coastal Carolina before facing either No. 8 Oregon or No. 9 …

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