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  1. Top mid-major draft prospects

    Chad Ford

    The Big Six college conferences -- the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC -- obviously get plenty of attention when it comes to the NBA draft. But in the last several years, the other group -- the "mid-majors" -- have been more than hold...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  2. Memphis' Adonis Thomas leads mid-major draft prospects - NBA Draf...

    Chad Ford

    ESPN Insider Chad Ford surverys the mid-major landscape as the college hoops season gets underway, providing the top mid-major draft prospects to watch.

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  3. Don't sleep on Kenneth Faried

    Chad Ford

    The "big six" college conferences -- the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC -- obviously get plenty of attention when it comes to the NBA draft. But in the past several years, members of the other group, the mid-majors, have been more th...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  4. NBA Draft - Kenneth Faried leads top mid-major prospects

    Chad Ford

    With the college basketball season around the corner, Chad Ford goes around the country to preview the top draft prospects scouts are watching. The mid-majors have plenty of talent, even if these prospects don't get much exposure.

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2010
  5. ESPN The Magazine - Matt Giles: Big men like Jason Thompson, Jero...

    Matt Giles

    From the December 28, 2009 issue of ESPN The Magazine: NBA-bound big men are now going to mid-majors in order to get more playing time. Think Jason Thompson, Jerome Jordan and Aaric Murray, for example.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2009
  6. MVC, Horizon benefit from four-year players

    Antonio Williams

    Shrewd recruiting and coaching four-year players has paid off for Midwest mid-majors, writes Antonio Williams.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2007
  7. Defining upsets and mid-majors

    The changes in the college game over the last 20 years have forced us to redefine our terms, or at least the use of those terms. We use the term "mid-major" and some perceive a slight, as if the team being described is in some way inferior or defic...

    Blog | December 04, 2006
  8. Defining upsets and mid-majors

    The changes in the college game over the last 20 years have forced us to redefine our terms, or at least the use of those terms. We use the term "mid-major" and some perceive a slight, as if the team being described is in some way inferior or defic...

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2006
  9. '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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Who is the next mid-major star?

    Jeff Goodman

    No one could have predicted Damian Lillard being chosen sixth overall in the NBA draft prior to the start of his final season at Weber State. When C.J. McCollum entered Lehigh as a freshman, he wasn't considered an overseas prospect, never mind someo...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  13. Rondo will be Stevens' great challenge

    Jeff Goodman

    Brad Stevens is just 36 but already has an impeccable résumé. He's taken Butler to a pair of national championship games, developed mid-major recruits into NBA players, is a brilliant basketball mind and has the calm, even-keeled demeanor t...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  14. Best programs at developing talent

    Jeff Goodman

    It's difficult to quantify which are the elite programs -- and coaches -- at developing talent. It can be taking a mid-major recruit and turning him into a lottery selection. It can be taking a junior college player no one wanted and helping him beco...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  15. Jay Bilas and Chad Ford - Who are nation's best mid-major players...

    Jay Bilas and Chad Ford

    Jay Bilas and Chad Ford examine the nation's top players from mid-major conferences, highlighting the best under-the-radar players and ranking mid-major prospects with the highest NBA draft stocks. Plus, rising prospects and key games to watch.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  16. 2012 NCAA tournament - Upset-proofing the Syracuse Orange - ESPN ...

    Jordan Brenner

    Syracuse has spilled out of the brackets more than a few times when favored for a Final Four run. But this season Jim Boeheim's crew may just be built to last, writes Jordan Brenner in ESPN The Magazine's Choke Issue.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012