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  1. Independents ShootAround: Can anyone make the postseason?

    Life as an independent is a hard road, but none was harder than NJIT's winless campaign last season. New coach Jim Engles is hoping to get things turned around there, and he has experience taking over reeling programs.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 28, 2008
  2. Horizon ShootAround: The end of Butler's reign?

    Though Butler has dominated the Horizon League, Gary Waters has Cleveland State churning toward the top of the conference. But the Bulldogs won't go quietly.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  3. C-USA ShootAround: Can anyone challenge Memphis?

    Despite its heavy losses, Memphis will once again be the heavy favorite in Conference USA. But UAB, with talented guards like Robert Vaden and Paul Delaney III, will rely on its perimeter players to try to knock off the Tigers.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 18, 2008
  4. MVC ShootAround: Can Phelps keep Drake on top?

    Drake's 2007-08 season under Keno Davis was one for the ages. But new coach Mark Phelps has his work cut out for him keeping the Bulldogs in the top half of the Valley. The ShootAround breaks down the Missouri Valley Conference.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  5. Smith and Minnesota an unlikely pairing

    Jeff Shelman

    Tubby Smith's departure from Kentucky to Minnesota may have been the unlikeliest coaching move this offseason. But his arrival has brought a rare optimism to the Golden Gophers' program, writes Jeff Shelman.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2007
  6. Being on your own isn't easy

    Jeff Shelman

    Life as an independent isn't easy. Long travel, brutal games and little to no chance for NCAA Tournament glory. But these teams are looking for the silver lining, writes Jeff Shelman.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2007
  7. Summit League undergoes major changes

    Jeff Shelman

    Gone is Valparaiso, perhaps the most recognizable team in the conference. But the Summit League, with a new name and three new teams, is ready to move on, writes Jeff Shelman.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2007
  8. Lowery, SIU get money to back the program

    Jeff Shelman

    Southern Illinois is making the financial commitment -- to both the program and coach Chris Lowery -- to continue to be one of the best mid-majors in the country, writes Jeff Shelman.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2007
  9. White, Gordon give Sampson reason to smile

    Now that Indiana is accustomed to Kelvin Sampson and Kelvin Sampson has D.J. White and Eric Gordon at his disposal, the rest of the Big Ten should watch out, writes Jeff Shelman.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2007
  10. Winner could have easier NCAA Tournament path

    Jeff Shelman

    Yes, Wisconsin-Ohio State lost some luster when the Badgers lost Tuesday, but the game still is very important for NCAA Tournament purposes, Jeff Shelman writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2007
  11. Five Valley teams are alive; how many will get in?

    Jeff Shelman

    Half of the Missouri Valley is still alive for at-larges, but will the ultracompetitiveness of the league cost it in the end?

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2007
  12. Jayhawks have won 32 of last 33 games vs. Wildcats

    Jeff Shelman

    Kansas State fans might think their games against Kansas mark a rivalry, but coach Bob Huggins disagrees (for now), writes Jeff Shelman.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2007
  13. Badgers, Buckeyes have class even if Big Ten is down

    Jeff Shelman

    The Big Ten may be down (again), but that's no reason to discount how good Wisconsin and Ohio State are, Jeff Shelman writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2007
  14. Boilermakers are looking at 20-win possibility

    Jeff Shelman

    Purdue is one of the biggest early-season success stories and could be positioning itself for an NCAA Tournament return, Jeff Shelman writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2006
  15. Razorbacks, Red Foxes gain from Old Spice showing

    Jeff Shelman

    Several teams, including Arkansas, walk away from the Old Spice Classic feeling pretty good about themselves, Jeff Shelman writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2006
  16. Plenty remains for Illini to threaten again

    Jeff Shelman

    After a spectacular six-year run, is it possible Illinois is being overlooked in the Big Ten, despite a number of questions entering the season?

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2006