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Syracuse Legend Pearl Washington Passes Away at 52

posted on April 20, 2016
Dwayne Washington, the Syracuse staple and legend, passed away at the age of 52.   The school's basketball twitter account confirmed the sad news. Pearl, as he was affectionately known, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015 and underwent surgery, but his health deteriorated as time went on.   The great Pearl Washington has passed away. The entire Orange Nation mourns. https://t.co/RhsNsNjfDm — Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) April 20, 2016   #RememberingPearlhttps://t.co/9zr0sBXxkJ —...
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A Very Early College Basketball Top 25 for 2016-17

posted on April 12, 2016
Even as Villanova is still basking in the glow of its first national championship since 1985 and fans are catching their breath after a wild NCAA Tournament, it’s still a good time to start looking ahead.   This upcoming college basketball season is a little bit different for those of us in prediction land, as we have even less of a picture than we’ve had in recent years.   The NCAA returned to its old stance regarding the NBA Draft, allowing underclassmen to start the evaluation...
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Ranking College Basketball's National Champions since 1985

posted on April 6, 2016
Not all national champions are created equal, especially in college basketball.   With 64 teams — and now 68 — competing for a national title, the odds for a random result in the postseason is almost certain.   In some ways, that makes sustained greatness through the course of the season even more impressive. Only one team since the field expanded has gone wire-to-wire as a No. 1 team in the country, far fewer than the number of great teams that didn’t win a title.   Thanks...
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2015-2016 Season Ends In Dramatic Fashion

posted on April 6, 2016
Another exciting season of college basketball wrapped up with one of the wildest finishes in the history of the NCAA Tournament. From the first round upset of Michigan State to Villanova's 3-point buzzer beater Monday night to win the title this year’s madness will be one to remember.Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for participating in this year’s contest! We’d like to to leave you with a few interesting tidbits from this year’s bracket:- The underdog Villanova Wildcats were predicted to win the championship by only 2% of all participants.- Kansas was the favorite amongst this year’s contenders as they were predicted to win the title by 28% players.- The Michigan State Spartans broke the hearts of many due to their first round upset, 24% of player’s brackets were busted before the first weekend of the tournament began.- Only 1% of participants had the Syracuse Orange headed to the Final 4* Note: percentages are based upon 64 Bracket data provided by all contests run by Athlon Sports
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