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  1. Mid-Major Primer: The Harvard Crimson

    Shane Ryan

    Ivy League basketball! Always a thrill. There's no excitement quite like watching the lone team of intellectuals in the NCAA do battle in the opening round, facing some relentless Power 6 titan and seeking glorious victory using only their wits and o...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  2. Mid-Major Primer: The Wichita State Shockers

    Shane Ryan

    With an emphatic 21-point win over indie darling Creighton on Saturday, Wichita State poked a tentative head out from the underground tunnel of mid-major anonymity. The Shockers made their first appearance in the AP Top 25 poll this week, tied for 24...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  3. March Madness Men of the Day

    Shane Ryan

    For our final Man of the Hour, as the early games wind to a close, we turn to a mid-major hero whom I dismissed without cause in my Midwest Region picks, but who is currently putting me to shame with a great performance against Cincinnati. He is: ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  4. The Weekend Baseball Top 10: Battle of the Vowels

    Shane Ryan

    Here are the most compelling matchups, stories, and personalities in Major League Baseball for the coming weekend. Fewer than 20 games left! The mid-September crunch is here, and woe to those who stumble. 10. Wait a Second ... the Phillies??...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  5. Mid-Major Primer: The VCU Rams

    Shane Ryan

    Before we begin, can we take a moment to recognize the greatness of last night's championship games? You had Saint Mary's sneaking by the Zags in what's become the best rivalry in the west, Loyola taking down Fairfield in a fourth-wheel type game tha...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  6. Mid-Major Primer: Belmont Bruins

    Shane Ryan

    Friday, November 11, 2011. 11/11/11. The day of the wounded saints, when all eyes weep. It's a foggy night in Durham, North Carolina, but the Belmont Bruins can see through the mist. Cameron Indoor Stadium is in a state of shock and fear as the Bru-C...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  7. Mid-Major Primer: The New Mexico Lobos

    Shane Ryan

    In mid-January, New Mexico dropped back-to-back games against San Diego State and UNLV, the two best teams in the Mountain West Conference. The losses snapped a 13-game winning streak, and relegated New Mexico to the back burner of mid-major discussi...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  8. Mid-Major Primer: The Saint Mary's Gaels

    Shane Ryan

    Coming into the season, there were two things I vaguely remembered about Saint Mary's: 1. For whatever reason, they have a lot of players from Australia. 2. They have that scruffy guy with the scariest/greatest mouth guard in the history of the...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  9. About Last Weekend: From a Land Down Under

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Samantha Stosur became the first Australian woman to win a major since 1980, defeating Serena Williams for the U.S. Open title. Williams, in the mid...

    Blog | September 12, 2011