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  1. Is McDermott the next Szczerbiak?

    Joe Kaiser

    Wally Szczerbiak is a player who enjoyed a great college career at a mid-major -- Miami (OH) -- and eventually went on to get drafted in the top half of the first round and enjoy a solid but unspectacular NBA career. He also happens to be someone ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  2. (Mid-)Major chip on Payton's shoulder

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Louisiana Lafayette's Elfrid Payton seems to have steadily climbed draft boards recently, but that's done nothing to diminish the chip on his shoulder. Every workout is a chance for the mid-major point guard to prove himself and he ...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  3. At Hopkinton (N.H.), an unlikely overnight sensation

    Roger Brown

    At the end of last summer Hopkinton (N.H.) High School's Jake Nelson was hoping his catching skills would earn him an opportunity to play at a mid-major Division 1 baseball program. A lot has changed since then. For starters, Nelson began this sea...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  4. Jonathan Newsome learns from mistakes

    Mike Wells

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Defensive end Jonathan Newsome doesn't hide behind his checkered past. He knows he made mistakes, the kind that caused him to transfer from Ohio State to Ball State, a mid-major college in the Mid-American Conference. Newsome owned up...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  5. WPT and DSPT form mid-major partnership

    Andrew Feldman

    The mid-major poker scene has flourished over the past few years, with more than 100 international stops offered by the numerous tours that occupy the space. With a focused effort on more affordable buy-ins compared to the majors (WSOP, WPT, EPT), th...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  6. Look back, look ahead: Mountain West

    Andy Katz

    There is nothing mid-major about San Diego State, New Mexico, UNLV and at times a few others in the Mountain West Conference. The capacity of their arenas, the coaching salaries, the money put into the programs and the ability to buy nonconference ga...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  7. New coach Donnie Tyndall calls Tennessee 'special, special place'...

    Donnie Tyndall promises to bring the same aggressive, attacking style of basketball to Tennessee that worked for him at his previous two stops.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  8. Dayton-Stanford Preview

    Dayton-Stanford Preview

    Preview | March 26, 2014
  9. Final Four runs build brands of mid-majors

    Adam Finkelstein

    Everyone loves a good Cinderella story in March, and glass slippers fit best on mid-major powerhouses that prove they can play with the big boys on college basketball's biggest stage. It's a script that has played itself out several times over the...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  10. The NCAA Tournament Anticipation Index: 10 Games We Want to See T...

    Andrew Sharp

    The Monday after Selection Sunday is one of the best sports days of the year. There is always a decent amount of outrage at the selection committee (Louisville!), people fall in love with mid-major teams they've watched maybe twice all season lo...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  11. 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections -- Texas Southern

    Matthew Catagnus

    While they have a star player in Aaric Murray, the Tigers' poor defense could prevent them from pulling an upset in the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2014
  12. Petersen ready for any and all challenges

    Kevin Gemmell

    There are those who subscribe to the theory that a coach making the leap from a mid-major conference to one of the big five will need some time to adjust. Then again, few coaches have the resume that Chris Petersen brings from Boise ...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  13. Picks for North Carolina-Duke, Kentucky-Florida, other Saturday g...

    Ted Sevransky

    Ted Sevransky gives his against-the-spread picks for Saturday's biggest college hoops games. He sees Duke beating rival North Carolina in Durham.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  14. Texas, Louisiana, Seton Hall jump into ranking after big weekends...

    Eric Sorenson

    Mid-major teams Louisiana, Sam Houston State and Seton Hall all made moves into the Power Rankings with multiple impressive upsets over major-conference foes.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  15. Planning for Success: A deeper WCC

    Eamonn Brennan

    The West Coast Conference is that rarest of birds: The mid-major league that realignment made better. For a host of institutional and geographic reasons, Gonzaga was never tempted to realign upward these past few years. It's been a sturdy member t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  16. Picks for Syracuse-Virginia, Cincinnati-UConn, other Saturday gam...

    Ted Sevransky

    Ted Sevransky gives his against-the-spread picks for Saturday's biggest college hoops games and a couple of under-the-radar matchups. He sees Virginia defeating Syracuse at home.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2014