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  1. College Basketball's New (and Necessary) Growing Pains

    Shane Ryan

    Last May, the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee met with a chance to rescue college basketball from its ongoing doldrums. The aesthetic quality of the sport had hit rock bottom, with scoring dropping to its lowest levels since the 1951-52 season,...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  2. The NCAA Basketball Rules Committee Just Failed the Sport

    Shane Ryan

    This was an exceptional year for college basketball, in the sense that you had to be an exceptional obsessive just to enjoy an average game. The wonderful championship battle between Louisville and Michigan was a happy fluke, a last-ditch saving grac...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  3. Back to School: Marcus Smart's Incredible Decision

    Shane Ryan

    I am aware of how much money I am giving up. I am aware of that. — Marcus Smart That was my favorite quote from Wednesday's Oklahoma State press conference, in which the freshman point guard, along with teammates Markel Brown and Le'Bryan ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  4. Dead-ball rebounds and the origin of the college basketball ruleb...

    Shane Ryan

    An obscure stat, a mysterious inventor, and the Louisville crew that redefined college basketball statistics.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  5. Three Ways to Fix the Ugliness of College Basketball

    Shane Ryan

    I love college basketball. I love it the way a mother loves her evil little spawn, the one that everyone else in the neighborhood is pretty sure will end up in prison by age 20. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool supporter, and I'll probably never change. I don'...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  6. College Basketball Preview: All-Defense, Third-Team All-Americans...

    Shane Ryan

    Today we'll be looking at my third-team All-Americans and All-Defensive Team, with the first- and second-teamers coming out tomorrow. All stats come from ESPN and Ken Pomeroy. Note: I will be using the Harrison Barnes Rule — no freshmen on t...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  7. College Basketball Team Previews: The Royal Blues  Kentucky, Kan...

    Shane Ryan

    All this week, we'll be running college basketball team previews for the 20 (or so) Most Interesting Teams. Today we present the Royal Blues, and then we'll work our way up to the Big Guns. Is it strange to anyone else that the five most legendary...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  8. About Last Night: Thumbs Down for Baylor

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The NCAA accepted Baylor's self-imposed penalties for impermissible phone calls and text messages sent to recruits, and put the program on three years'...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  9. About Last Night: Da Bears Stay Perfect

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. The Baylor Bears became the first college basketball team to ever compile a 40-0 record and win the national championship. Brittney Griner's 26 points an...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  10. About Last Night: Vacation Season

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski passed Bobby Knight for first place on the all-time D-I wins list with a 74-69 win over Michigan State. Unfortunately, the NCAA...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  11. About Last Night: Seminoles Fitted For Bowling Shoes

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Florida St. scored 28 points in the first half to beat Boston College 38-7. With the win, the Seminoles qualified for a bowl for the 30th straight season...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  12. Shane Ryan on Terrell Holloway, Tyler Zeller, John Shurna, and th...

    Shane Ryan

    Rounding out the selections with some more help from DraftExpress.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  13. About Last Night: Drama Kings

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. After the Rangers had the Cardinals down to their final strike in the ninth and tenth innings and failed to finish them off, David Freese hit a walk-off ...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  14. Shane Ryan on Austin Rivers and why Duke basketball will win the ...

    Shane Ryan

    Our resident Dookie whines about Zona, talks up Austin Rivers, and engages in general Duke-baggery.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2011