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  • March 3,2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting (March 3)

It’s March 3 and…80 percent of the Big East is on the NCAA Tournament bubble? Welcome to NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting, where we analyze the NCAA Tournament resumes and upcoming opportunities among tournament hopefuls from the top six conferences in college basketball. As a reminder, here’s how we define each category. Lock = These teams could […]

  • March 1,2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Who’s the Most Entertaining College Basketball Coach on the Sideline?

We’re going to unveil the first-ever Jimmy Patsos Award, which will be given to the most entertaining coach on the sideline. Remember, Patsos is the former Siena coach who will forever live in infamy for his invisible handshake after a game in 2017. “He was a rare breed,” one D-1 referee told me of Patsos. […]

  • February 24,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Stadium’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting (Feb. 24)

There are nine new locks across college basketball’s top seven conference in this week’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting, where we evaluate teams’ resumes and what opportunities they have left in the regular season to climb onto the right side of the bubble. As a reminder, here’s how we’re defining each category. Lock = These teams could […]

  • February 23,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Duke Avenges Loss to Syracuse With Road Win Over Orange Without Zion Williamson

Playing in its first full game without National Player of the Year frontrunner Zion Williamson, Duke avenged its home loss to Syracuse in January with a 75-65 win over the Orange in the Carrier Dome. Similarly to Saturday’s game, the Blue Devils weren’t at full strength for their first meeting with the Orange as forward […]

  • February 21,2019
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

College Football Bowl Projections for the 2019 Season

Ten months from now, on Dec. 21, the 2019 bowl season will begin. Go ahead, set a reminder in your phone, I’ll wait. Since we’re “only” 10 months away, it’s never too early to crank out some bowl projections. The official dates for all 39 bowl games won’t be determined until May, but on Dec. […]

  • February 20,2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting Daily: Duke, UNC, Nevada & More

Eight ranked teams are in action Wednesday night, including the first of two blockbuster Tobacco Road showdowns between Duke and North Carolina. The Blue Devils have a one-game lead over the Tar Heels in the ACC (with Virginia a half-game behind Duke), and North Carolina will try to maintain its perfect road record in conference […]

  • February 19,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Examining the Concept of a ‘Weak’ NCAA Tournament Bubble

We’re about to reach the stage of the college basketball season where you’ll likely hear about “how weak the bubble is this year” in the weeks leading up to the NCAA Tournament. It’s a refrain that is repeated seemingly annually by college basketball analysts and optimistic fans whose teams aren’t locks to make the tournament. […]

  • February 17,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Stadium’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting (Feb. 17)

Selection Sunday is exactly a month away, which means there’s up to three weeks left of regular season action before the start of conference tournaments. Since last week’s edition of NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting, we added six new teams that are “locks” to make the tournament. As a reminder, here’s how we’re defining each category. […]

  • February 11,2019
  • Nate Jacobson

Predicting the 2019 Over/Under Win Totals for the ACC

It’s still too early to preview the 2019 college football season, but one thing that can be analyzed is the schedule for each team. Some teams get fortunate by having a soft non-conference schedule and/or getting to play the weaker teams on the other side of their division. Other programs might have a strong roster […]

  • February 4,2019
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

ACC Football National Championship Odds: Favorite, Dark Horse & More

With confetti still raining down on the field at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., following Clemson’s 44-16 demolition of Alabama in the College Football Playoff title game, I asked Tigers wide receiver Justyn Ross about Clemson’s chances to repeat. “Until someone beats us,” Ross said. “We’re the team to beat.” Ross is right. Clemson […]

  • February 3,2019
  • Andy Wittry

The Debut of Stadium’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting (Feb. 3)

Now that it’s February, we’re officially a month away from March Madness. That means it’s time to unveil the first edition of our Bracket Scouting, where we’ll take a conference-by-conference look at where teams stand in regards to their NCAA Tournament hopes. For our first edition, we’re focusing on the top six conferences in’s […]

  • January 31,2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Goody Bag: Being Buddy Boeheim, Hoosier Patience, Shayok Thriving & More

Syracuse freshman Buddy Boeheim can’t stop smiling when talking about the experience of playing for his Hall of Fame father, but it’s been a more strenuous experience for Jim Boeheim. “It’s hard to coach your son. It’s too hard,” Jim Boeheim told me after watching his son tie his career-high with 13 points on Wednesday […]

  • January 15,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Here’s How Duke Has to Adjust Without Injured Point Guard Tre Jones

Duke’s freshman point guard Tre Jones might be the fourth Blue Devils player mentioned in highlight shows and casual conversations when the nation’s No. 1-ranked team is discussed, but he’s as important as any player on their roster. That will soon become apparent – if it’s not already – after Duke announced Monday night that […]


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