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  1. Analyzing Calipari's recruiting success

    Reggie Rankin

    As ESPN.com's countdown of the top college basketball coaches continues, here's a look at the recruiting philosophy of Kentucky's John Calipari: Strategy: Calipari has owned the one-and-done prospects, starting with Derrick Rose at Memphis (2007-0...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  2. Pitino hires, recruits with same philosophy

    Adam Finkelstein

    Russ Smith, Luke Hancock and Gorgui Dieng were cornerstones of the Louisville Cardinals' 2013 national championship team and yet none of them were top 100-rated recruits coming out of high school. Unlike some of the game's other coaching giants, R...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Recruiting needs change for these five

    Adam Finkelstein

    The most successful recruiters are the ones with both a philosophy and a strategy. They analyze their rosters, the competition and style of play in order to systematically build the most comprehensive team possible. But as the old saying goes...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  4. Kiper Mock Draft 1.0: Saints

    Mike Triplett

    It's impossible to lock the New Orleans Saints into any one need with the 27th pick. They've always stuck to the best-available-player philosophy. And the good news is they don't have any one glaring need in their starting lineup that they must reach...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  5. Finding the perfect ESPN 100 blend

    Adam Finkelstein

    Take a look at the top teams in the country and you'll find a plethora of approaches. There's varying styles of play, a broad range of coaching philosophies, and even vastly different levels of experience within their rosters. But take a closer...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  6. NBA - Breaking down what the Miami Heat's and Indiana Pacers' def...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down the defensive philosophies and unique talents of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  7. Rookie Review: Ziggy Ansah

    Kevin Weidl

    During head coach Jim Schwartz's current tenure with the Lions, it has been no secret that one of his main philosophies has been to build up a disruptive defensive front line. This was a formula Schwartz saw plenty of success using during his seven-s...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  8. NBA: Tank Rank -- Milwaukee Bucks new No. 1

    Chad Ford

    As the college season revs up, a few expected tankers are beginning to fall to earth.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2013
  9. Florida State Seminoles, Miami Hurricanes use recruiting to regai...

    Corey Dowlar and Jared Shanker

    Jimbo Fisher and Al Golden have used different recruiting philosophies to help FSU and Miami, respectively, regain national prominence.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  10. How 'havoc' fuels VCU Rams' success - College Basketball

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla explains how "havoc" fuels VCU's success, from its defensive scheme to overall program philosophy, and writes that this season's Rams team has Final Four potential.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  11. NFL - Week 6 picks against the spread

    Dave Tuley

    Dave Tuley offers a Week 6 ATS pick on every NFL game, including public perception and wiseguys' views.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  12. Top Big Ten recruiting rivalries

    Tom VanHaaren and Brad Bournival

    With any conference there will always be battles on the recruiting trail within the Big Ten. Coaching changes, different philosophies and geographic location all factor in to who battles who. Here is a look at the top five Big Ten recruiting rival...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  13. Why Pittsburgh Steelers won't have to hit reset button this seaso...

    Chris Sprow

    Chris Sprow explains why the Pittsburgh Steelers won't need to hit the reset button this season and could outperform their predicted finish of third place in the AFC North.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  14. Michigan's unique recruiting philosophy

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Michigan assistant coaches heard the questions in the beginning. They understood. In some ways, they wondered themselves. John Beilein revamped his coaching staff in 2010, hiring two new assistants and promoting a third. A...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  15. NFL - Why the Buffalo Bills will be different this season

    Gary Horton

    Gary Horton examines what the Buffalo Bills could look like under Doug Marrone this season, and changes that will come on both sides of the ball.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  16. Draft rules could impact Houston's plan

    Jason A. Churchill

    The MLB draft's new rule may be only a year old, but clubs already have their strategies down to a science. It may differ from team to team depending on philosophy, preferences, even organizational need. Yes, need. Unlike their counterparts in ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013