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  1. The Uncensored 2014 Masters Power Rankings

    Shane Ryan

    It's April, which means that for the first time since last August, the Average American Sports Fan is ready to pay attention to golf. Well you know what, dudes? I've been here for months already, traveling up and down the West Coast (awesom...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  2. Is Virginia the Least-Respected Great Team in College Hoops Histo...

    Shane Ryan

    Let's start here: In this year's ESPN Bracket Challenge, 3.8 percent of all fans picked Virginia, the ACC tournament and regular-season champion (and no. 1 seed in the East Region), to win the national championship. That was almost&nbs...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  3. Moneybrackets: Win Your Pool by Avoiding These 10 Mistakes

    Shane Ryan

    You want to win your bracket pool. I know this. I also know it's not for the money, or even for "bragging rights." You want to win for the same reason I want to win: It gives you the temporary feeling that you actually know something, ...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  4. Margin Call: Analyzing College Basketball Teams Based on Their Wi...

    Shane Ryan

    Analyzing the regular-season performance of college basketball teams has always been difficult. The vexing problem is how to determine whether a team performed below or above its abilities. It's a question that seems to exist in a vacuum, becaus...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  5. The Year We Fell Asleep on Rick Pitino (and Lived to Regret It?)

    Shane Ryan

    There was a point in time - a point that looks pretty hilarious now - when four teams met in Chicago for an early-season doubleheader, and we all left so impressed that it felt logical to argue that three or even...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Bedlam in Breslin: Michigan State Steals One at Home

    Shane Ryan

    In the face of insanity, it's important to start with logic. SO. The facts, as they will be presented in various media today, are that the Michigan State Spartans blew a late lead in regulation, barely survived to reach overtime, and then caught fire...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Remember the Alamo

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota accounted for 386 total yards as the no. 10 Ducks routed the Texas Longhorns, 30-7, in the final game of Mack Brown's Te...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  8. About Last Weekend: The Pack Is Back

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out being thrown in jail while attempting to incite a Seahawks riot by overturning a vegan food truck, and using your one phone call to beg Shane to fill in for you on About Last Night, here's what you missed in sports over the weeke...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  9. December Turnaround: Duke Shows a Flash of Greatness

    Shane Ryan

    There have been a lot of Duke teams that reach ACC play either undefeated or with one loss in the nonconference schedule. This year, though, the story has been turned on its head; despite the excellence of Jabari Parker, the best freshman in the nati...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  10. Scenes From Duke Football's Joyride

    Shane Ryan

    I watched the Duke-UNC game at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill with two friends, one of whom was French and still a little rusty on the rules of football. It took a while, for instance, to explain why a team would ever choose to decline a penalty. That ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  11. 10 Takeaways From a Wonderful, Frustrating Night of College Baske...

    Shane Ryan

    The Champions Classic is in the books, with Michigan State surviving against Kentucky and Jabari Parker defeating Andrew Wiggins (historical footnote: Kansas would win the actual game), and, in the true spirit of college basketball, it was both joyou...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  12. Mark Your Calendars: An Immersive Guide to the Week in College Ho...

    Shane Ryan

    College basketball is back, and life finally makes sense again. Questions like "Where did all my money go?" and "Why am I such a disappointment?" and "How did I end up in this Dumpster?" no longer matter. Nothing matters, actually. Our salvation has ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  13. 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
  14. An Idiot's Guide to the Tiger WoodsBrandel Chamblee 'Feud'

    Shane Ryan

    Hey there, casual golf fans! Have you seen strange references to Tiger Woods and someone called Brandel Chamblee as you've browsed ESPN over the last two weeks? Are you kind of curious as to what it's all about, but would rather not chase a series of...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  15. Frank Haith Gets a Five-Game Suspension, and More College Hoops N...

    Shane Ryan

    We're now less than a month from the tipoff of the 2013-14 season, and schools all around the country have held their various Midnight Madness celebrations (though a 2013 rule change meant that teams could begin practicing as early as September 27 th...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  16. Phone Transcripts: The USC Football Coaching Hoax

    Shane Ryan

    Lane Kiffin was fired as USC's head football coach on September 29, and by now, you've probably heard of the alleged con artist who impersonated a USC official and called Tony Dungy and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, pretending to discus...

    Blog | October 10, 2013