Mandatory Credit: Matthew Shannon/Auburn athletics Deep in the south, head coach Bruce Pearl took in the scene as his Auburn Tigers dribbled out the clock in an 80-71 victory over Kentucky on Jan. 22. For Pearl and the Tigers, this has been a long time coming. As a program, Auburn spent the better part of the last two decades as a doormat. Since the days of Charles Barkley … [Read more...] about Hoops on The Plains: How Auburn Became a Basketball Powerhouse
Photo courtesy of Iowa athletics The NCAA Tournament is being played in a bubble this year. Teams need two rounds of negative tests before being able to assemble as a group, practice, or even see each other. While there have been rumors of rough conditions, cold food, and other challenges, there are a plethora of opinions from those actually inside the bubble. Cleveland … [Read more...] about What is Life Like in the NCAA Tournament Bubble?
Photo courtesy of Rich Graessle/Rutgers athletics A typical college basketball season features many twists and turns, unexpected disappointments and pleasant surprises. This season has been no different. The most difficult thing to do is look at a program's resume from a holistic perspective, when their most recent results are fresh in mind. In this series, we project the … [Read more...] about NCAA Tournament Outlook of Each Conference: Power Conference Edition
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken over headlines the past two weeks. This outbreak has forced preventive measures to be taken in impacted states. We're not a medical site, but those measures are starting to extend to sporting events. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has an outline for before COVID-19 is confirmed in an area. Among other things, part of that plan extends to … [Read more...] about How Coronavirus Could Impact NCAA Tournaments