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  1. UNLV Rebels headline 14 fearsome teams for March - NCB

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas looks outside the traditional power conferences to spot the most lethal teams for March. He finds 14 candidates, headlined by the UNLV Rebels -- who have already knocked off one of the nation's elite.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  2. Thrilling start to the NCAA tournament

    Jay Bilas

    Stephen Curry was the man. Kevin Love was the man. Mid-majors won (although mostly against mid-majors). And the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament thrilled, writes Jay Bilas.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2008
  3. Keep an eye on Nevada, Xavier

    Jay Bilas

    Nevada and Xavier are flying under the radar while Ohio State's Greg Oden is already opening eyes, Jay Bilas writes in his weekend notebook.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2006
  4. Don't sleep on these mids, players come March

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas looks at some of the hottest mid-majors and players heading into the 2006-07 season.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2006
  5. 'Parity' caused by majors' recruiting cycles

    Jay Bilas

    Mid-majors got a ton of buzz this past season, but Jay Bilas argues that the mids of 20 years ago were much better.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2006
  6. Mids should go if they're in best 34

    Jay Bilas

    Should mids get a break? Should Texas get in? How easy does Duke's schedule look now?

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2005
  7. Games between mids don't help case

    Jay Bilas

    Television exposure is nice, but Bracket Buster won't help mids until they get to play some games against majors.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2005
  8. VCU primed to join mid-major royalty

    Jay Bilas

    This kind of loose talk gets coaches and administrators fired: "Why can't we be like Butler, Gonzaga and Xavier? They did it, so why can't we?" Those seem like fair questions. But the truth is, reaching that high level of consistency is in...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  9. Jay Bilas - Virginia Commonwealth Rams primed to join mid-major r...

    Jay Bilas

    Despite his steadfast belief that VCU did not belong in last season's NCAA tournament, Jay Bilas writes that the Rams are positioned to join Gonzaga, Xavier and Butler as mid-major royalty.

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2011
  10. On Michigan, Rose and mid-major scheduling

    Jay Bilas

    The tearful news conference and the endless throat-clearing of reports on the length and frequency of Michigan football practices is a case study in part of what I believe to be wrong in college athletics. NCAA rules are, in too many cases, arbitra...

    Blog | September 08, 2009
  11. These non-power conference teams can beat anyone

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas writes about a dozen non-power conference teams that are good enough to beat the best power conference teams in the country.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2007
  12. Good mids deserve kudos, but don't equal parity

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas sees good teams everywhere, but doesn't believe true parity exists. He provides a conference-by-conference breakdown to prove his point.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2006
  13. A win over Team X is a win, no matter who gets it

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas wonders, with all the talk of upsets, why high-majors don't get the same credit for a win that a mid-major would get.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2006