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Head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers watches the action against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at McCamish Pavilion on February 8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Virginia, Syracuse & More

It’s going to take a really good team to beat Virginia in the NCAA Tournament. And that’s because the Cavaliers certainly aren’t going to beat themselves.

03/03/2014

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Rising Star: SMU Guard Nic Moore

Moore, a 5’9” point guard from Winona Lake, Ind., is playing as well as anyone in the American Athletic Conference right now. He leads his team with 14.1 points and 4.7 assists per game.

02/18/2014

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Kentucky, Syracuse & More

Luckily for the Panthers and Irish, they’re very familiar with Jim Boeheim’s defense from their days in the Big East. For everyone else in the ACC, dealing with the Orange’s vaunted zone is going to be an absolute headache.

12/30/2013

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Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Kansas, Arizona & More

The freshman trio of Andrew Wiggins, Wayne Selden, and Joel Embiid may spend a lot of time in bold print, but Perry Ellis will ultimately be Kansas’ anchor.

11/18/2013

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Rutgers Beats Southern Methodist 55-52 In 3OT

The Knights survived SMU’s rallies from two 21-point deficits in the first game in the new American Athletic Conference.

10/05/2013

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Rothstein Files: Mudiay’s Commitment To SMU Elevates The AAC

This commitment ensures what many once deemed unfathomable —  programs in the AAC can now recruit any player in America.

08/24/2013

Shabazz Napier (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s American Athletic Conference Offseason Notebook

The advantage that the American has over leagues like the Atlantic 10 and the Big East is that this conference has three teams — Louisville, Memphis, and UConn — that all should be ranked in the Top 25 for the majority of the season.

08/05/2013

Head coach Fred Hoiberg of the Iowa State Cyclones. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Iowa State, SMU & More

Iowa State needs to get back to the way they initially built their program under Fred Hoiberg — taking transfers.

05/24/2013

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Old Big East To Become ‘American Athletic Conference’

The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

04/04/2013

2013 Big East tournament (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Old Big East To Become ‘American Athletic Conference’

The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

04/04/2013

D'Angelo Harrison (credit: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Seven Schools Splitting From The Big East To Form Basketball-Only Conference

Seven schools are leaving The Big East to form a new basketball conference.

12/15/2012

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NCAA To Hand Down ‘Unprecedented’ Penalties To Penn State

The NCAA are set to hand down ‘unprecedented’ penalties to Penn State and their football program.

07/22/2012

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NCAA President Not Ruling Out ‘Death Penalty’ For Penn State Football

The president of the NCAA says he isn’t ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

07/17/2012

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Rothstein Files: Back In The Gym, Larry Brown Finally Gets His Wish

Some may call it odd. Others may call it peculiar. Brown will tell you it’s just about being happy again.

04/18/2012

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Keidel: The Sad State Of Penn State

Why does Penn State football still exist? We know the answer, of course: Money.

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