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Changing Eligibility Standards Could Lead to 'Outbreak' of Basketball Academies

The NCAA released new eligibility standards, the results of which won't be known for years. Let's picture the basketball landscape a decade down the road. We might have an "Outbreak" of basketball-focused schools everywhere.

College Basketball Transfer Process Needs to Be Simpler

If we want to get the transfer process under control, the NCAA needs to close all of the loopholes. Here is what we would add to simplify the plan.

The One-Hit Wonders of the Mid-Major Ranks

Is your college basketball team designed to run around the game of a single player? You might be a "one-hit wonder". Here are five teams we identified from last season that meet the criteria.

Bilas in the Big East Could Be Harmful for Mid-Majors

If Rick Pitino pushes hard for Jay Bilas to be hired as the Big East commissioner, it could actually happen. Every mid-major team has reason to fear this move.

5 Steps to a Mid-Major Heisman Trophy Winner

What special combination of skills and luck would a mid-majorlayer need to win the Heisman Trophy? We nominate a five step system for success, but it might still be harder than a mid-major basketball player winning the Naismith.

Up-Transfers Draining the Life Blood of Mid-Major Hoops

A Sports Illustrated piece looks at the rising trend in up-transfers in college basketball. The side effect? The best mid-major talent takes off, leaving rising programs in the lurch.

What If Heisman Winner Bo Jackson Had Played Basketball? An EA Sports What If

Could George Mason have benefited from a little extra push when they made the Final Four in 2006? Perhaps Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson could have made the difference.

National Media: SDSU's Nate Wolters Is Already Good

Nate Wolters has been turning out seasons of 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the past two seasons. So why is he suddenly being touted as a breakout player?

2013 NBA Draft: Never Too Soon To Know

Backtracking a bit to show you an early preview of the 2013 NBA Draft class and the wonderful plethora of mid-major names that show up.

Tip-Off Marathon Gives Some Chance to Shine, But Could Leave Fans Wanting

The tip-off marathon features some teams in games that should help them come March. But will this year's slate leave us wanting more from the November tip-off?

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