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  1. December Turnaround: Duke Shows a Flash of Greatness

    Shane Ryan

    There have been a lot of Duke teams that reach ACC play either undefeated or with one loss in the nonconference schedule. This year, though, the story has been turned on its head; despite the excellence of Jabari Parker, the best freshman in the nati...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  2. MLB Playoff Hate Primer: The Best Player to Despise on Each Team

    Shane Ryan

    The playoffs are a time for triumph and joy, and in a month our lasting image for the season will be some team celebrating a World Series win with champagne and goggles. But it would be wrong to ignore the flip side of that coin. Wayyyy more teams wi...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. Simple Math: Why the Indians Will (Kinda) Make the Playoffs

    Shane Ryan

    The Cleveland Indians, who haven't made the playoffs since 2007, just finished a fairly brutal stretch of baseball. Starting on August 27, they endured 15 games in 16 days against some of the best teams in the game. That list included the Atlanta Bra...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  4. A Semi-Insane, Semi-Logical Classification of All 68 Tournament T...

    Shane Ryan

    Later this week, we'll get down to actual science and go through every bracket pick by pick. (And don't worry — the rage I feel toward the committee for putting four of the tournament's best teams in the Midwest Region, a.k.a. "The Group of Dea...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  5. College Basketball Previews: The All-Americans

    Shane Ryan

    Yesterday we looked at the Third Team and the All-Stoppers squad, and now it's time for the best of the best. Tomorrow is opening day in college hoops, and I'll be previewing the top 10 games. For now, here are my 10 top players for 2012-13. All stat...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  6. Grantland's Shane Ryan previews the 2012-13 college basketball se...

    Shane Ryan

    Everything you need to know about collegiate hoops this season.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  7. Mid-Major Primer: The New Mexico Lobos

    Shane Ryan

    In mid-January, New Mexico dropped back-to-back games against San Diego State and UNLV, the two best teams in the Mountain West Conference. The losses snapped a 13-game winning streak, and relegated New Mexico to the back burner of mid-major discussi...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  8. Puzzles, Parity, and Poverty in the ACC's Opening Weekend

    Shane Ryan

    The 12 schools of the Atlantic Coast Conference came into league play in various states of ripening or disrepair. Virginia was riding one of the best starts in team history and had surprised everyone by cracking the Top 25. North Carolina had survive...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  9. Good vs. Evil: Who's Who In The Sox-Yanks Rivalry?

    Shane Ryan

    No surprises here: As of this morning, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox have the two best records in the American League. Boston is up a game and a half, and the teams meet for a three-game series at Fenway starting Tuesday night. The stan...

    Blog | August 30, 2011