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Five Things College Sports Fans Can Look Forward to in 2015

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As we turn the calendar to 2015, college sports fans can greet the new year with anticipation. As college football season winds down, the action on the hardwood is starting to heat up.

But if you’re in need of something a bit more tangible, you’re in luck. Here are five things that college sports fans can definitely look forward to over the next 12 months. Read more…

Collegiate Sports New Year Off to Interesting Start

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Happy new year, college sports aficionados.

July 1 marks the beginning of the collegiate athletic year, meaning that although it’s still summer, there’s a whole lot of excitement right now.

And confusion. Lots of confusion.

If you’ve been busy working on your grilling plans or scouting out the best location to watch fireworks, here’s a brief rundown of what you’ve missed. Get your notebook ready.

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Collegiate Sports Play the Name Game … and Fail

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What’s in a name? Apparently not much, if you’ve been paying any attention at all to the ridiculousness that has been the off-season name changing of major events and conferences in college sports.

(Yes, there are still college sports being played. But with football and basketball carrying the major television deals up until the softball and baseball postseasons, we’ll call this the offseason.)

It all started in January when the Mountain West, once again boasting 12 teams after Boise State and San Diego State opted to leave the Big East before ever either ever really joined it in the first place, announced that it would divide into two divisions named … wait for it … Mountain and West.

Innovative, huh?

But the simplicity of this decision apparently did not go unnoticed across the collegiate ranks. Read more…

Ware’s Horrific Injury Extremely Rare

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It was one of those plays that, if you saw it live on television, you wished you hadn’t seen it.

Louisville guard Kevin Ware leapt up to defend a 3-point shot against Duke’s Tyler Thornton midway through the first half in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region final on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis.

He came down; his leg shattered in a way that is too horrific to describe.

Players on the Louisville bench screamed. There were reports some were physically ill. Several – including star Peyton Siva – were sobbing on the court. Read more…

The Carla and Crappy Show: The They Know Hoops Too? Edition

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Carla and Crappy both know college football pretty well; as it turns out, at least one of them *ahemCarlacough* knows a bit about college basketball.

If you need some last-second help getting your brackets together, the C&C Show has some advice for you. If, you know, for some strange reason you actually think their advice is trustworthy. (We’re a bit skeptical ourselves.)

Our advice? Listen to Carla. Maybe.

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