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  1. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Gets Even More Confusin...

    Shane Ryan

    The Big Ten Road Trip, with all its local comforts, is over, and now it's time to plunge back into the chaos of the national scene. A huge part of college basketball analysis is projecting what will happen in the postseason. It makes sense, because t...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  2. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Duke and Michigan Rise from the Pack

    Shane Ryan

    This is a very, very special Monday in Shuffle-land. When we started this column a couple of weeks ago, I joked that "The Hardcourt Shuffle" sounded like a dance crazy from the 1920s, and I encouraged readers to write lyrics for the imaginary song. T...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Niners Ride Colin's Hot Hand

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns as the 49ers trounced the Bears 32-7. "Not bad ... for an intellectual," sne...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  4. About Last Weekend: Oregon Quacks Themselves Out of the Title Gam...

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. No. 13 Stanford stymied no. 2 Oregon's vaunted offense and all but ended the Ducks' national title hopes with a 17-14 overtime upset. In what can o...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  5. The Triple Crown and the Death of Alydar

    Shane Ryan

    On Saturday afternoon, I'll Have Another will try to follow up his Kentucky Derby win by out-dueling Bodemeister (the odds-on favorite) and the rest of the field in the Preakness Stakes. If he can do it, he'll be the 12th horse in three decades to wi...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  6. Drama and Other Concepts at the ACC Tournament

    Shane Ryan

    "The ACC tournament doesn't start until Friday," is a phrase I heard more than once Thursday, the day on which the ACC tournament actually started. I was especially prone to hearing that sentiment, considering my penchant for complaining about the...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  7. Out of the Turtle's Den: Duke Escapes College Park

    Shane Ryan

    "Mason Plumlee is a man!" I shouted at my girlfriend. She rolled her eyes, but I felt like it was something that needed to be said. A year, ago, I couldn't have conceived that I'd be complimenting the tow-headed giant. This was the second coming o...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  8. About Last Night: Battle Los Angeles

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The Lakers used 12 fourth quarter points from Kobe Bryant to rally for a 96-91 win over the Clippers. After the final whistle, scuffles broke out on the ...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  9. 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
  10. College Football Recap: Clemson Fights Back

    Shane Ryan

    Across the college football landscape Saturday, undefeated heads were rolling. Georgia Tech lost, Illinois lost, Michigan lost, and for a while, it looked like that unlucky group would welcome a fourth member. Humility and history beckoned in College...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  11. College Football Preview: Can Michigan Keep Winning?

    Shane Ryan

    A casual observer might look at Saturday's schedule and say to himself, "This is a down week." That man requires an education. The truth is, there's no such thing as a down week in college football. It's a myth. Maybe they existed back in t...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  12. The College Football Spectacular: Week 6 Preview

    Shane Ryan

    Have you followed the Jordan Jefferson saga? If you haven't, it's not measurably different from any of the other black marks on college football's name. The gist is that the LSU quarterback and some teammates were at a Baton Rouge bar in August when ...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  13. The Forward Pass: This Week's College Football Preview

    Shane Ryan

    Grind your teeth and set your jaws. It's college football, Week 3. Remember Keith Jackson's trademark call? "Whoaaaaaa Nellie!" I was sitting around my apartment the other day thinking about that. Whoaaaaa Nellie. Who are you, Nellie? Where did yo...

    Blog | September 15, 2011