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  • NIT: Georgia Tech Has to Play “Big”

    By Charles Jay The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets got some home cooking in the first two rounds of the NIT, scoring victories over Indiana and Belmont, but it was the most recent step in that tournament that was perhaps the most impressive, as they took to the road to beat Ole Miss. On Tuesday night, […]

  • How Fast Will Kentucky-North Carolina Go?

    By Charles Jay When the Kentucky Wildcats played the UCLA Bruins the first time, they realized they made the mistake of allowing UCLA to go full-bore into its preferred tempo. While the Wildcats are capable of running, they felt they had a better shot dialing things down a little. Well, the first time they went […]

  • Will the Kansas Freight Train Run Over Some Ducks?

    By Charles Jay The Oregon Ducks have done a tremendous job in adjusting to the loss of an all-important big man, and even though they have one of the better players in the country leading the way, it is actually another component part who has been a most critical in getting them into the Elite […]

  • UCLA vs. Kentucky – Repeat or Revenge?

    By Charles Jay When the UCLA Bruins and Kentucky Wildcats met up earlier in the season, it was nothing short of thrilling. We have no reason to believe that the rematch, which takes place in the Sweet 16 on Friday night, will be anything less. This game, at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, will tip […]

  • A Triple Play of Sweet 16 Winners

    By Charles Jay The Purdue Boilermakers are a team that should not be discounted, because they have the ability to get easy baskets, and one of the best players in the nation to do it with. Caleb Swanigan is 6-9 and one of the best players in the nation. Among other things, he is the […]

  • Michigan-Oregon Could Be Sweet 16 Classic

    By Charles Jay You have to really admire the Michigan Wolverines for the way they have moved through the first two rounds of this NCAA Tournament. They had two very capable teams in front of them, one of them with an explosive offense and the other with a vice-like defense, and they managed to get […]

  • BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – March 24-26

    BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – March 24-26 March Madness and the 2017 NCAA Tournament continue to take center stage at BetAnySports this weekend. The Sweet 16 Round of play is set for Thursday and Friday night and the remaining eight teams will try and win one more game on Saturday and Sunday to earn a […]

  • Ga. Tech Needs to Be Road Tough at Ole Miss

    By Charles Jay The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have looked very impressive in their activity during the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), but they have thus far enjoyed the comforts of home. Now they have to go on the road to secure a spot in this tournament’s final four, which brings with it a trip to […]

  • UCLA-Cincy – Is It All About Tempo?

    By Charles Jay Well, you could not come up with more interesting clash of styles then you’ve got in the South regional of the NCAA Tournament, where the UCLA Bruins look to turn up the volume as much as possible, while the Cincinnati Bearcats would prefer to slow their opponents to a crawl. This game […]

  • Middle Tennessee Seeks Sweet 16 Berth

    By Charles Jay The Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee scored a victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and even though they are the 12th seed in the South region, insiders didn’t consider that very much of a surprise. Now they move onto the next step, as they take on the Butler Bulldogs […]

  • Marquette Wants to Rain Triples on Gamecocks

    By Charles Jay The East Regional game between the Marquette Golden Eagles and South Carolina Gamecocks may be one of the best pure matchups of the NCAA Tournament. And it tells a tale of the “irresistible force” against the “immovable object,” as it were. These teams get together at 9:50 PM ET on Friday night […]

  • ISU and Nevada Should Set Brisk Pace

    By Charles Jay Well, there is no question that the Iowa State Cyclones have better credentials than the Nevada Wolf Pack coming into their opening-round game of the NCAA Tournament. But that has not always been the final determinant of a winner. Does Nevada have the ability to keep pace with Iowa State, and does […]

  • SDSU Tries to Gather Strength For Boise

    By Charles Jay The San Diego State Aztecs had to extend themselves in the first round of Mountain West Conference tournament play, and you have to wonder how much affect it is going to have as they move on to the next round of action against a rested opponent. The Boise State Broncos await them, […]

  • BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview

    BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – Feb. 24-26 It is the final sports betting weekend in February and the NBA gets the action started at BetAnySports in a big way on Friday night with a full slate of games following a week off for its annual All-Star break. College basketball steps things up on Saturday and […]

  • Louisville and UNC in ACC Showdown

    By Charles Jay The North Carolina Tar Heels and Louisville Cardinals are both hopeful of getting a #1 placing in the NCAA Tournament, but they have to turn it on at the end, and, in all likelihood, win the conference tournament. That is easier said than done, when you consider that the ACC is probably […]

  • Colorado State Carries Baggage Into Pit

    By Charles Jay The Colorado State Rams have been playing their best basketball of the season lately, and that is just the way you want it when you come toward post-season action. That’s the mark of a good coach, but unfortunately that coach is right now in the firing line as his team prepares to […]

  • Could Texas Get First Road Win at West Virginia?

    By Charles Jay Texas Longhorns basketball used to be a force to be reckoned with, and head coach Shaka Smart hopes to get it back in shape once again. The former VCU coach, who has taken a trip – an unlikely one – to the Final Four with that school, is in charge of the […]

  • Michigan and Minnesota Clash in Big Ten

    By Charles Jay The Michigan Wolverines and Minnesota Golden Gophers are a couple of teams who are very anxious to make their case for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. On Sunday they will meet up at the Williams Arena in Minneapolis, in a game that tips off at 7 PM ET. For America’s Bookie […]

  • Can Stanford Navigate Cal’s Defense?

    By Charles Jay We know that, at the very least, the California Golden Bears are in a “bubble” situation as far as the NCAA Tournament is concerned. However, they cannot afford a lot of slip-ups, and if they lose to the Stanford Cardinal on Friday night, that would definitely be considered a slip-up. These teams […]

  • Wisconsin Without Floor Leader Facing Michigan

    By Charles Jay The Wisconsin Badgers are just coming off a loss to the Northwestern Wildcats, but they still leave the Big Ten conference. On Thursday they will go up against a foe that is familiar to them, and at the same time one they have mastered over the years. They will duke it out […]

  • BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview

    BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – Feb. 17-19 The only NBA betting action this weekend at BetAnySports is on Sunday’s annual All-Star Game unless you are interested in some prop bets for Saturday’s Slam Dunk and Three-Point contests. If you are looking for some more basketball action, there is a full slate of college games over […]

  • Tough Task For Tennessee vs. Kentucky

    By Charles Jay The Kentucky Wildcats got stung the first time they met up with the Tennessee Volunteers, and perhaps they were in a position where they were looking ahead to a bigger game. Focus won’t likely be the problem the second time around, however, as these teams get together at the Rupp Arena in […]

  • SMU Hopes For Some Revenge Over Cincy

    By Charles Jay The SMU Mustangs have just snuck into the national rankings, and you better believe they want to stay there. But first, they have to get some revenge over a Cincinnati Bearcats squad that edged them out the first time around. This game, which is televised on ESPN, will take place at 4 […]

  • Can Duke Win “Big” in Battle of Tobacco Road?

    By Charles Jay They may not be another college basketball rivalry like it anywhere. And there are usually Atlantic Coast Conferencing implications when the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels get together. They will tip it off at 8 PM ET on ESPN, and in this one, Duke is the home team […]

  • Irish May Be Dangerous Dog vs. Duke

    By Charles Jay The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off consecutive losses, so you might think it is difficult for them to work up some confidence as they approach a Monday night game against the Duke Blue Devils. But they executed a season sweep over Coach K’s team last season, and now they encounter […]

  • Virginia Ready For Rematch with Villanova

    By Charles Jay The Virginia Cavaliers are on a five-game winning streak, and when you are in the Atlantic Coast Conference, that’s saying something. They scored a big win last time out against Notre Dame, and now they are looking to impose themselves on the Villanova Wildcats, who go into this game as the top-ranked […]

  • BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – Jan. 27-29

    Sports bettors will have to endure their first weekend without football in almost five months unless you want to bet on Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl, but there is plenty of other betting action on the board at BetAnySports over the next few days. College basketball moves to the top of the list with a couple […]

  • UCLA Seeks Payback vs. USC

    By Charles Jay A few years ago, Andy Enfield, then the new coach at USC, was heard to say “If you want to play slow, go to UCLA.” Well, at the moment, nothing could be further from the truth. The Bruins go about as fast as you can in big-time college basketball, and the Trojans […]

  • Virginia Seeks 10th Straight Over Irish

    By Charles Jay What a coach tells you that he literally has no answers for particular opponent, and that they “have our number,” AND such a thing is backed up by evidence, you have a pretty good insight as to what might happen in a college basketball game. This is the scenario as the Virginia […]

  • Arizona’s Flexibility a Problem For USC

    By Charles Jay The USC Trojans got off to a very fast start under Andy Enfield, but since they have entered conference play, things have slowed down quite a bit. You might say they are in a bit of a slump, but they have a red-hot opponent on tap for Thursday night, as the Arizona […]

  • BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – Jan. 20-22

    The highlight of this weekend’s betting action at BetAnySports is Sunday’s conference championship games in this season’s NFL playoffs, but leading up to each of those games is a full board of action all weekend long in a number of different sports. Be sure to check all the posted betting odds at BetAnySports as the […]

  • San Diego State Seeks Fortune in Vegas

    By Charles Jay It has been quite a season for the San Diego State Aztecs. This is a team that is used to at least contending for an NCAA Tournament berth, and they are usually in contention for the Mountain West Conference title. But they’ve already lost three league games, so their best hope at […]

  • Baylor Looks to Grind Down Texas

    By Charles Jay If you’re the Texas Longhorns, you’ve got to wonder whether you really have enough personnel to go out there and play a team that is ranked in the top 10 in the country. Oh wait; they were able to make a pretty good game of it this past Saturday against a team […]

  • Tar Heels Seek to Wear Down Wake Forest

    By Charles Jay When the Wake Forest Demon Deacons take the floor against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday night, they will do so hoping that they can play 40 minutes of basketball. That didn’t happen in their last outing on Sunday, or the last time they played Roy Williams’ team. These two ACC […]

  • #1 Baylor Tested at #9 West Virginia

    By Charles Jay The Baylor Bears took advantage of the opening created by Villanova’s loss to Butler last week and have ascended to #1 in the national polls. On Tuesday night they will have a rough assignment trying to defend that top spot when they pay a visit to the West Virginia Mountaineers in a […]

  • Louisville Hopes to End Curse at Notre Dame

    By Charles Jay Classes are not back in session yet at South Bend, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hopes to have a vociferous crowd anyway as they take the floor against the Louisville Cardinals in Atlantic Coast Conference action. This game will begin at 9 PM ET at the Joyce Center, and it can […]

  • Kentucky Lays “Two TD’s” in Hoops to A&M

    By Charles Jay The Kentucky Wildcats are a team that will essentially spend the entire season getting ready for the NCAA Tournament. Toward that end, they are looking to develop more strength inside, and head coach John Calipari believes he may have part of that formula figured out. The Texas A&M Aggies aren’t necessarily guaranteed […]

  • #1 Villanova Lays Big Number to Temple

    By Charles Jay The Villanova Wildcats are not only the defending national champions, they are the rulers of Philadelphia’s “Big Five,” having won 17 straight games among that traditional group. On Tuesday night they will play another Philly team when they square off against the Temple Owls in college basketball betting action that is set […]

  • Duke Deeper For Match with Florida

    By Charles Jay The Duke Blue Devils are pretty close to getting its full complement of players on the floor, and that obviously means trouble for the rest of the opponents on their schedule. The Florida Gators will try to avoid being one of those opponents, as they meet up with Coach K’s team at […]

  • Blackmon a Question as Indiana Hosts UNC

    By Charles Jay Well, Roy Williams will be coaching his 1000th game in the collegiate ranks on Wednesday night, but he has never before won his first seven games of the season in his current gig. Now his North Carolina Tar Heels, who won the Maui Invitational recently and scored more than 100 points twice […]

  • Managing a Packed Betting Board with Pay Per Head

    November is a great month to be an independent sports bookmaker with a number of major sports on the board. Both the college football and the NFL regular seasons continue to press on towards an action-packed postseason that includes runs to the College Football Playoff Championship Game as well as the Super Bowl. The new […]

  • Is Your Favorite Online Sportsbook Ready for College Hoops?

    This may sound like an odd question to ask yourself with the start of another season of college basketball right around the corner, but it definitely one that should be answered to your complete satisfaction. If you are an avid sports bettor, then you already have a favorite online sportsbook to handle all your betting […]

  • Get Ready for Another Season of College Hoops with Pay Per Head

    November is the greatest time of the year to be an independent sports bookmaker and in order to take full advantage of all the betting opportunities on the board right now you need a quality Pay Per Head service by your side. One mistake that private bookies often make is to shop for a Pay […]

  • Northwestern in Rosemont for 2017-18

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern says it will play home games during the 2017-18 season at Allstate Arena in Rosemont while its on-campus arena undergoes a $110 million renovation. Northwestern needs a temporary home because of a major overhaul to Welsh-Ryan Arena that is scheduled to begin next spring and be completed in the fall of […]

  • GW tabs Joseph to replace Lonergan

    WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington has named Maurice Joseph its interim head coach, replacing the fired Jim Lonergan. The school announced the appointment Tuesday. Joseph had been an assistant on Lonergan’s staff for the past five seasons. Lonergan was fired Sept. 17 after an internal investigation found that he ”engaged in conduct inconsistent with the university’s […]

  • Stricklin succeeds Foley as Florida’s AD

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Scott Stricklin is Florida’s new athletic director, and Jeremy Foley will remain on the job for another month. The University Athletic Association voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the hire. Stricklin is leaving his alma mater, Mississippi State, to replace Foley and take on a massive facilities upgrade in Gainesville. Foley had been […]

  • Florida names Miss. State’s Stricklin AD

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with the search says Florida has hired Mississippi State’s Scott Stricklin as its new athletic director. Stricklin replaces Jeremy Foley, one of the most tenured sports executives in the country. Foley is retiring Saturday after 40 years with the Gators, including the last 25 in charge of Florida’s athletic […]

  • Zika moves Puerto Rico Tipoff to Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) This year’s Puerto Rico Tipoff will move to Orlando, Florida, due to concerns about Zika virus on the island. In a news release posted Monday on the tournament website, ESPN Events senior vice president Pete Derzis said the concern for the welfare of participants and spectators was ”the primary driver” in the […]

  • Stansbury returns to Georgia Tech as AD

    ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech moved quickly to land a new athletic director, appointing former Yellow Jackets football player Todd Stansbury on Thursday to take over a program that has struggled to make its mark in the crowded Atlanta market. Stansbury served for the past year as Oregon State’s athletic director, and he previously ran programs […]

  • Pac-12 commish OK with anthem protests

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has no issue with players protesting during the national anthem long as it’s done in a respectful way. Athletes across the country have staged a variety of pregame protests after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem in protest of police violence against […]