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Who Benefits from Division I vs. Division III Games? Plus Exclusive Interviews

The new college basketball season is upon us.  The excitement is in the air. Opening night provided some of the best match up’s of the season and then…   For the rest of November we get to witness a record number of DI vs. DIII games. To be fair the number

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State Farm Champions’ Classic Preview: The Start of the 2018-19 College Basketball Season

Since the first Champions Classic in 2011, four of the premier basketball programs compete against each other to kick off the start of college basketball season. Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, and Kansas face off against one another on a rotating three year schedule. Each year, only two games are played,

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2018 College Football Preseason Rankings and Analysis

There are 229 days of college football off season. A lot can happen between Tua’s surprise emergence as the 2018 College Football National Championship MVP and the August 25th start of the 2019 season. Think about all the college football that could’ve been played in those 229 days, but wasn’t.

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LSU’s Head Coach Orgeron Potentially Facing Reverse Recruiting Violations

Ed Orgeron is on the verge of being cited for reverse-recruiting violations by the NCAA, as he recently admitted on record to accepting soul food from recruits and parents in exchange for a chance to be scouted. Coach Orgeron led the LSU Tigers to a 9-4 record last year, but critics

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How much does the pick a player was drafted tell about his projected career?

Greg Oden. Anthony Bennett. Andrea Bagnani. Kwame Brown. Markelle Fultz? While it's no easy task to be in an NBA front office leading up to draft night, fans certainly put all the pressure on teams for poor draft choices despite the fact that most "terrible draft picks" were picked at an

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Brook Koepka wins back-to-back US Opens + Results from our 15 players to watch

Brooks Koepka headed into the US Open as the 9th ranked player in the world. His first round 75 left spectators wondering if he'd even make the cut if he continued playing the same way Friday, but a 66 second round catapulted him into the top three and suddenly the

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15 Golfers to Watch at Shinnecock Hills

With a field of 156 players, this year’s US Open is sure to be exciting. The most recent US Open at Shinnecock Hills, in 2004, was famous for the course notoriously getting away from the USGA, having to water the par-3 seventh hole every other group on one of the

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Op-Ed: Reaction to the NFL’s 2018 National Anthem Kneeling Policy

The views expressed below are those of the author and not of First and Fan as an organization.   On May 23rd, Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL announced players and teams will face punishments. They published an official announcement detailing that players and teams are expected to stand and respect the

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Eric Reid’s Grievance Against the NFL with Insight from Former NBA star Etan Thomas

Eric Reid was ranked the 10th best safety in the NFL according to Bleacher Report last season. He’s a former pro-bowler and five year starter with the 49ers. Reid is only 26 years old and was expected to be a high target free agent this offseason by a number of

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