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  1. Brian Giorgis right at home coaching Marist Red Foxes

    Graham Hays

    While coaching in the mid-majors is often a steppingstone to supposedly bigger and better jobs, Brian Giorgis has found a home -- and built a consistent power -- at Marist.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  2. Matt Bollant, Curt Miller make jump to Big Ten programs

    Graham Hays

    After a lot of success at mid-majors Green Bay and Bowling Green, Matt Bollant and Curt Miller are headed to take over Big Ten programs.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  3. Mid-major? Gonzaga Bulldogs pull major women's NCAA tournament up...

    Graham Hays

    Don't call the Gonzaga Bulldogs a mid-major. After their second-round upset of Texas A&M, they have proved they belong.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2010
  4. Mid-major top 10 rankings

    Graham Hays

    With the first full weekend of February in the books, it's time to look at the top 10 mid-majors. Or in less catchy parlance, the top teams that aren't in the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-10 or SEC. AP Photo/Wade PayneVivian Frierso...

    Blog | February 09, 2009
  5. Top 10 mid-majors

    Graham Hays

    Seven years have passed since Jackie Stiles led Southwest Missouri State to the Final Four in St. Louis. Stiles is sadly long gone from the national basketball scene and her alma mater now goes by a new name, but could another mid-major rise to the c...

    Blog | October 23, 2008
  6. James Madison is new mid-major No. 1

    Graham Hays

    A word of warning to the coach who finds a place for Amanda Hyde as one of his or her assistants in the years to come. She is going to be smarter than you. Go ahead and get used to it. On the plus side, you need not worry about carrying the four ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  7. MAAC's Iona joins mid-major rankings

    Graham Hays

    For the better part of a decade, the MAAC had more vowels than contenders. Iona finally evened the score. So while par for the course in leagues like the West Coast Conference and Atlantic 10 that stretch the definition of mid-major to begin with,...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  8. Gonzaga remains No. 1 in mid-major top 10

    Graham Hays

    'Tis the season for end-of-year lists. And while the end of the basketball year technically comes not with a ball dropping in Times Square but confetti on a court in Nashville, starting a new calendar signals a shift of sorts in the start of conferen...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  9. Women's college basketball - Creighton Bluejays prepare for first...

    Graham Hays

    Creighton sheds its mid-major label this season as it begins play in the Big East. The timing couldn't be better for the Bluejays.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  10. Dayton tops preseason mid-major poll

    Graham Hays

    The landscape of college basketball is changing in front of us, but there are still programs out there that do more with less. Maybe it's less exposure on television. Maybe it's less money for facilities and recruiting. Maybe it's less appeal to top-...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  11. Women's college basketball - Crystal Bradford leads Central Michi...

    Graham Hays

    Perhaps the country's most talented mid-major player, Crystal Bradford is ready to lead Central Michigan against one of the country's toughest schedules.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  12. Delaware, Dayton rank 1-2 in mid-major poll

    Graham Hays

    An updated mid-major top-10 rankings, through games as of Tuesday. 1. Delaware (23-3, 14-0 Colonial) The Blue Hens have yet to lose since a Dec. 20 setback against Maryland, Elena Delle Donne's second game of the season and first back after a m...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  13. Unranked Delaware still tops mid-major poll

    Graham Hays

    An updated top 10, through Tuesday's games: 1. Delaware (13-3, 4-0 CAA) Practically, I understand why Delaware isn't ranked in either major poll, or even all that close to cracking the list. But at the same time, I don't get it philosophically....

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  14. Women's college basketball - Matt Bollant out to turn around Illi...

    Graham Hays

    For as good as Green Bay was during his tenure, Matt Bollant jumped at the chance to coach Illinois -- and recruit players he couldn't attract to a mid-major.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2012
  15. Creighton climbs up mid-major poll

    Graham Hays

    A look at an updated top-10 mid-major poll, through Sunday's games. 1. Dayton (12-0): So much for any potential lapse in concentration on the road. The Flyers remained perfect since last we checked in, thanks to a 31-point victory at previously tw...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  16. Women's college basketball: Dayton Flyers still on top of mid-maj...

    Graham Hays

    At 10-0 and No. 17 in the AP Top 25, it's no wonder Dayton leads this week's mid-major rankings.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012