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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Mid-Con affiliation is next big step for NDSU

    Jeff Shelman

    The biggest story in the world of independents was how North Dakota State managed to keep its head coach.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2006
  13. Rambling men could be dancing come March

    Jeff Shelman

    Blake Schilb's return to Loyola could mean the Ramblers return to the NCAAs. * Big West * More Sessions

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2006
  14. Bizarro Wildcats

    Jeff Shelman

    PHILADELPHIA -- It's almost a surreal experience here at the Wachovia Center. It's like that "Bizarro Jerry" episode on "Seinfeld." Usually the arrival of the University of Kentucky at a first- and second-round NCAA Tournament site is akin to the arr...

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2006
  15. Eye of the storm

    Jeff Shelman

    PHILADELPHIA -- Eye injury? What eye injury? That's how far Villanova guard Allan Ray has come in five days. On Friday night, Wildcats coach Jay Wright wasn't concerned about whether Ray would be able to play in the NCAA Tournament. He simply was co...

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2006
  16. OSU two Ws away from unlikely Big Ten crown

    Jeff Shelman

    Ohio State is closing in on a Big Ten title that most observers thought would come next season, Jeff Shelman writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2006