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Past articles by Eamonn:

Is this Tony Bennett's masterpiece?

Everything, in that most Tony Bennett of ways, is getting better. Virginia used to be a bubble team. Now it might win the ACC. → Read More

Ranking Big Ten venues: Tougher to win at Indiana or Michigan State?

The Big Ten has led the nation in college basketball attendance for 40 years. So where is the toughest place to steal a win: MSU's Breslin Center, IU's Assembly Hall or Wisconsin's Kohl Center? → Read More

At Davidson, Steph Curry was just one of the guys

Before he became a two-time NBA MVP and recognizable all across the globe, Steph Curry was just a college kid who got tossed from his first practice and who destroyed a restaurant's fish tank. → Read More

The (revised) Way-Too-Early top 25 in college hoops

There hasn't been a game in months. So how much can the rankings really change? With NBA decisions and transfers -- a lot. Well, except for the team at the top. → Read More

Riley Curry denies dad a kiss

While everything went Steph Curry's way on the basketball court in Game 7 of the NBA conference finals, he did get shut down by Riley when he went in for the kiss after the game. → Read More

Jalen & Jacoby: Was a time traveler spotted at a Tyson fight in 1995?

David Jacoby is convinced that a time traveler was spotted using a smart phone in the front row of the Mike Tyson and Peter McNeeley fight. Jalen is not. → Read More

Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington, who died at age 52, was quite the showman at Syracuse

Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, who died at age 52, brought his playground style to Syracuse and the Big East and helped forever change a league. He put on a show, but was never a showboat. → Read More

How Oklahoma's Buddy Hield worked his way to the top

Buddy Hield used to win cash against other kids by betting on his game. Sometimes it was $5, sometimes it was $40 or $50. Now, it's Oklahoma that is banking on Hield, who has made himself a star. → Read More

Storylines galore in Des Moines as four bluebloods converge for second round

Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas and Connecticut have combined to win 20 national titles, including three in the past five years. → Read More

First weekend? Round of 32? Saturday's NCAA tournament slate begs to differ

A collision of Kentucky and Indiana highlights a set of games that offer much, much more intriguing matchups than usual for the NCAA's first Saturday. → Read More

Yale versus Duke for all the preppy glory

To get to the bottom of this issue of Preppy Power Play between Yale and Duke, we decided to ask the tough questions. → Read More

Noel throws down an authoritative dunk

76ers guard Ish Smith throws up an alley-oop lob to Nerlens Noel, who finishes the play by slamming home a huge dunk. → Read More

Gordon's powerful one-handed reverse slam

Aaron Gordon powers through the paint and throws down a one-handed reverse slam dunk in the first quarter against the Nuggets. → Read More

George throws down a 360 dunk because he feels like it

After play stops, Pacers forward Paul George throws down a 360 one-handed slam to the delight of the Indiana crowd. → Read More

Chandler Jones' upside worth the risk for Cardinals

Jerome Bettis says with a lot of pass rushers available in this year's draft the Patriots saw an opportunity to replace Chandler Jones and clean up the locker room. Darren Woodson says Bruce Arians is taking a chance trading for Jones. → Read More

Porzingis channels his inner Steph Curry

During the Knicks' shootaround before their game at Golden State, rookie Kristaps Porzingis nails a shot from inside the tunnel, a tradition of Warriors guard Steph Curry. → Read More

Curry's best ankle breakers

A look at Steph Curry's mind-boggling and often ankle-breaking ball handling skills from this season. → Read More

The Brow's $24 million ballot

A lot is at stake for Anthony Davis from now until the end of the season → Read More

Expert picks: Michigan State or Kansas is winning it all

You would think in a chaotic season the picks for the Final Four and national title would be varied. Nope, not here. Our experts were pretty much on the same page. → Read More

Steph Curry's latest act of absurdity

Leandro Barbosa drives to the basket and has a chance to sink a layup, but he decides to pass on that opportunity to pass the ball out to Steph Curry, who makes a 3-pointer while falling out of bounds. → Read More