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Ranking the 10 Best 'Small Ball' Lineups in NCAA Basketball for 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  With Kentucky having seemingly every talented big man in the country, VCU, Wichita State and Michigan State headline what figures to be a long list of college basketball teams employing small-ball lineups during the 2014-15 season.It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the ability of the dog to make ample three-pointers and limit turnovers well enough to make up for an inevitably negative 4 hours

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Rookie Brandon Finnegan Makes History with 1st NCAA, MLB World Series Double-Dip

Bleacherreport.com  -  There are good years, and then there's Brandon Finnegan's year. In June, he pitched in the College World Series for Texas Christian University. That same month, the Kansas City Royals drafted the 21-year-old left-hander in the first round. He made his big league debut at Yankee Stadium in September.That would be enough for most young players; heck, more than enough. For Finnegan, it was mere prel 6 hours

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Lawsuit: NCAA Athletics Violate Labor Laws

Feeds.gawker.com  -  Add this to the growing number of legal shots fired at the NCAA: A lawsuit filed in federal court says the current setup violates federal labor laws and athletes should be paid. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Indianapolis. The crux of the lawsuit's argument is this: Students in work-study programs—including those who work at NCAA sporting events—get paid, and the athletes should be too. Read 10 hours

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NCAA Hockey 101: Jack Eichel is awesome, North Dakota is stunned

Sports.yahoo.com  -  (Ed. Note: Ryan Lambert is our resident NCAA Hockey nut, and we decided it’s time to unleash his particular brand of whimsy on the college game every week. So NCAA HOCKEY 101 will run every Tuesday on Puck Daddy. Educate yo self.) This past weekend was the first full one of the season in NCAA hockey, and it's natural that you'd want to draw all sorts of conclusions. After all, they do that after 10 days

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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Latest Buzz on Top Uncommitted Players in 2015 Class

Bleacherreport.com  -  The 2015 college basketball recruiting trail had a major player pull off the road Thursday and set up camp for next year with the news that 5-star prospect Henry Ellenson had committed to Marquette.The pledge by Ellenson, a 6'10", 230-pound power forward from Rice Lake, Wisconsin, makes him the 12th of 24 players listed as 5-star recruits (according to 247Sports' composite rankings) in the 2015 c 14 days

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NCAA Tournament Regulars in Danger of Missing the Big Dance in 2015

Bleacherreport.com  -  Marquette tops our list of NCAA tournament regulars most in danger of missing the Big Dance in 2015.To be defined as a tournament regular, schools need to have either competed in at least 10 of the 15 tournaments since 2000 or competed in at least seven of the past 15 tournaments with at least four of those invites coming in the past five years.By that definition, there are 32 tournament regulars 16 days

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Predicting the Best 3-Point Shooting Teams in NCAA Basketball for 2014-15 Season

Bleacherreport.com  -  Predicting which college basketball teams will successfully attempt the most three-pointers is hardly an exact science, but it's pretty safe to assume that Michigan will be among the best in the nation.It's such an inexact science, in fact, that two of John Gasaway's projected top five three-point shooting teams (Insider subscription required) for this year made fewer than 33.0 percent of their t 16 days

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Ranking College Basketball Conferences by Projected 2015 NCAA Tournament Bids

Bleacherreport.com  -  Based on projected bids for the 2015 NCAA tournament, the Big 12 enters the 2014-15 college basketball season as the best conference in the nation.Quantifying a qualitative statistic like "best" conference is hardly an exact science, but we gave it a shot anyway.Simply ranking the strength of conferences by the number of teams projected for the tournament doesn't make sense. For starters, not all 21 days

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