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Recent articles by Josh:

Duke’s Paolo Banchero Is A Modern Big Man With An Old-School Shot Profile

There was no shortage of polish in the first college basketball game of Paolo Banchero’s career. The 19-year-old Duke forward picked apart a top-10 opponent wit… → Read More

College Football Teams Are Traveling Farther Than Ever For Road Games

Shortly after the shellshock announcement that Texas and Oklahoma would leave the Big 12 for the SEC, the scorned conference reloaded with the planned addition … → Read More

One Group Of Student-Athletes Is Conspicuously Absent From NIL Deals

More than 12 percent of NCAA athletes are from out of the U.S., but visas can prevent them from earning extra money. → Read More

Why The Best Pass Rusher In College Football Doesn’t Get Many Sacks

Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux lays waste to offensive lines. → Read More

College Football Fans Can’t Stop Rushing The Field. But Which Games Are Worth It?

Fans can't stay off the field this season. → Read More

College Football’s Usual Suspects Have Looked Shaky So Far. Are Playoff Spots Up For Grabs?

College football is, generously speaking, a predictably imbalanced product. Five teams have hoarded 22 of the 28 possible bids to the playoff since the tourname… → Read More

An Older, Wiser Pac-12 Is No Longer A College Football Laughingstock

The transition to the College Football Playoff era has not been a pleasant one for the Pac-12 Conference. With just two appearances in eight seasons and zero ti… → Read More

College Football Offensive Coordinators Must Be Watching More NFL

On the opening drive of the college football season, the Nebraska Cornhuskers lined up in “11 personnel,” a package that features one running back, one tight en… → Read More

How Easy Are Encores For Upstart College Football Programs?

Can the University of Louisiana's football team repeat last year's magic? → Read More

Even In A Pandemic, The NCAA Made It Harder To Cheer On Female Athletes

Capacity for women's championship events was held far below the men's. → Read More

American Women Stole The Show In Tokyo

American opulence is expected at the Olympics. So even as U.S. athletes were racking up medals at the Tokyo Olympics, much of the conversation seemed to dwell o… → Read More

The Fastest Men In The World Are Still Chasing Usain Bolt

Times in the 100-meter race are a little slower than they used to be. → Read More

Caeleb Dressel Isn’t Just The Next Michael Phelps. He Might Be Even Better.

Caeleb Dressel has been dubbed the “next American Aquaman” and “heir to Michael Phelps.” With the former king of the pool retired and Olympic swimming set to st… → Read More

Can The U.S. Women’s Swim Team Make A Gold Medal Sweep?

The U.S. women’s swim team is confident … and very good. → Read More

Simone Manuel Is In A Lane Of Her Own

Simone Manuel has a chance to make even more Olympics history. → Read More

Mike Krzyzewski Became The GOAT By Being The Ultimate Chameleon

Mike Krzyzewski won in whatever way worked. → Read More

Baylor’s Slow-Motion Knockdown

The Bears were too much for top-ranked Gonzaga. → Read More

The Baylor Bears Are Bad News For Opposing Offenses

The Baylor men's basketball team is back to its disruptive ways. → Read More

The Pac-12 Is Busting Everyone’s Brackets

The Pac-12 is laughing at your bracket. → Read More

Can Cade Cunningham Take Oklahoma State On A Deep Tournament Run?

When the Oklahoma State men’s basketball program was slapped with a postseason ban for a bribery scandal involving a former assistant, coach Mike Boynton made a… → Read More