• NCAA tournament selections explained
    March 06, 2017
    Norwich in the first round? Yep, and it makes sense. And we explain why that's the case and also tackle a handful of other questions generated by Monday morning's NCAA tournament selections, in this, our annual attempt to answer all of them in one fell swoop. Photo: Norwich Athletics
  • The Road to Utica: Men's Bracketology, Final Projection
    March 05, 2017
    Seven of this year's 12 teams are known, but there are still five at-large bids up for grabs. Who's in, who's out, and who will be playing where and win? In this season's final edition, we implement the NCAA selection process as best we can in attempt to find out... Photo: Hans Gulset
  • The Road to Utica: Men's Bracketology, Take III
    February 28, 2017
    The third set of NCAA regional rankings are out and between those and last weekend's results it led to our most challenging edition of the year. The new East rankings have led to new Pool C comparisons, and suffice to say...things are getting a little tight. Photo: Hans Gulset
  • The Road to Utica: Men's Bracketology, Take II
    February 21, 2017
    The second set of NCAA regional rankings are out and between those and last weekend's results the current NCAA picture has shifted a bit. How so? Take a read as we delve into our second edition of Men's Bracketogy where we admit...we don't like our conclusions. Photo: Hans Gulset
  • The Road to Utica: Men's Bracketology, Take I
    February 14, 2017
    Tuesday's debut regional rankings offered a few moderate surprises, but did any of them yield any surprise NCAA tournament entrants in our first crack at Bracketology? Find out as we take our first stab at projecting the field. Photo: Hans Gulset
  • Tournament selections explained
    March 08, 2016
    A perceived snub in Plattsburgh, a potentially curious women's bracket, and a peculiar but not unprecedented hosting dilemma out West. Blowback from this year's selections was light, but we again make our annual effort to explain it all... Photo: Plattsburgh State Athletics
  • The Road to Placid: Men's Bracketology, Final Projection
    March 06, 2016
    Trinity has won the right to defend its title and six others have punched their NCAA tickets. Four spots remain up for grabs, which means its time to break down the who, where and why as we offer up this year's final bracket projection. Photo: d3photography.com
  • At the eleventh hour...
    March 05, 2016
    As the wee hours of the morning tick by, Championship Saturday is here, which means it's time for Ray Biggs and Matthew Webb to discuss some of their thoughts on the day that lies ahead. Photo: Saint John's Athletics
  • The Road to Placid: Men's Bracketology, Take III
    March 02, 2016
    Williams finds itself in the Pool C mix for the first time. What does this mean for the Ephs and others? Turns out we don't bother finding out, but read our second-to-last edition to find out why... Photo: Ryan Coleman for d3photography.com
  • The Road to Placid: Men's Bracketology, Take II
    February 23, 2016
    Will Trinity's fall to fourth in this week's regional rankings keep the defending national champs out of our projected field? Round two of our exclusive Bracketology examines that and more... Photo: Ryan Coleman for d3photography.com
  • The Road to Placid: Men's Bracketology, Take I
    February 16, 2016
    Tuesday's regional rankings offered a handful of surprises, but did they yield any surprise NCAA entrants in our first crack at Bracketology? Find out as we take our first stab at projecting the field. Photo: Buffalo State Athletics
  • The Road to the Frozen Four: the women's selection process
    February 10, 2016
    The Pool B bid is back and that's good news for the CHC and WIAC. We explain why it's back as part of our comprehensive breakdown of the 2016 Women's NCAA Tournament selection process. Photo: d3photography.com
  • The Road to Placid: The men's selection process
    February 09, 2016
    Read it, learn it, know it. The first public NCAA Regional Rankings, and thus our first look at Bracketology, are just a week away so here's our breakdown of the selection process for the 2016 Men's NCAA tournament.
  • Historic turnaround carries Hamline into NCAAs
    March 19, 2015
    First-year head coach Cory Laylin inherited a Pipers club that had won just three games in 32 months. One year later they are a win away from the Frozen Four.
  • Will parity strike midnight?
    March 13, 2015
    On the eve of the 2015 NCAA tournaments we ponder why we rarely if ever see NCAA tournament shockers -- and whether maybe, just maybe, 2015 might be the year.
  • Tournament selections explained
    March 11, 2015
    Plattsburgh hosts? Trinity in the first round? Oswego/Hobart in the first round? St. Norbert/Eau Claire/River Falls stay home? Yes to all...and all can be easily explained...
  • The Road to Ridder: Men's Bracketology, Final Projection
    March 08, 2015
    As Selection Sunday leads into Selection Show Monday, here's our final stab at implementing the men's selection process as best as possible. A surprise or two may be in store...
  • The Road to Ridder: Men's Bracketology, Take III
    March 04, 2015
    In our last edition prior to Sunday's Final Call, a new number one in the East and a different Pool C mix presents itself. Does either change or projections, and if so...how?
  • The Road to Ridder: Men's Bracketology, Take II
    February 25, 2015
    Wednesday's day-late release of the NCAA Regional Rankings means it's finally time to tackle week two of Bracketology. Needless to say, things look a bit different this go-round.
  • The Road to Ridder: Men's Bracketology, Take 1
    February 18, 2015
    Wednesday's release of the NCAA Regional Rankings means it's time for our debut Men's Bracketology. Much has been learned, but tread lightly...as it's highly subject to change.
  • The Road to the Frozen Four: the selection process
    February 11, 2015
    Lake Forest won its way into the NCAAs last year; can someone do the same this season? We'll find out soon enough but for now we start with our look at the 2015 Women's NCAA selection process.
  • The Road to Ridder: The selection process
    February 10, 2015
    Read it, learn it, know it. The first public NCAA Regional Rankings, and our Bracketology, are just a week away so here's our annual look at the men's NCAA selection process.
  • A letter from the (former) editor
    October 30, 2014
    With the season less than 24 hours away, former managing editor Matthew Webb takes care of one final piece of offseason housekeeping.
  • Tournament selections explained
    March 11, 2014
    As always the selections created some questions. In our annual selection breakdown we try to answer the most common themes we've heard or been asked over the past 48 hours.
  • Cinderellas, seniors & scenarios
    March 03, 2014
    In a late season Around the Nation, we talk Cinderellas, how rare it is for seniors to go out on top, and highlight some things to look for in this week's NCAA rankings.
  • The road to Lewiston: Men's Bracketology, Part II
    February 25, 2014
    The second Men's Regional Rankings are out, which means its time for our second stab at some Bracketology. Things are similar to last week, but not identical...
  • The road to Lewiston: Men's Bracketology
    February 18, 2014
    Tuesday's release of the NCAA Regional Rankings means it's time for our debut Men's Bracketology. Much has been learned, but tread lightly...as it's highly subject to change.
  • The Road to Lewiston: The selection process
    February 11, 2014
    Read it, learn it, know it. With the first public regional rankings a week away, brush up on this year's men's selection process as it features some changes from years past.
  • Top ten stories of 2012
    January 11, 2013
    With the second semester set to heat up for good, Around the Nation takes one final look back at the year that was.
  • Holiday weekend means tourneys abound
    November 22, 2012
    With tournament action literally everywhere this weekend...why not preview every single one of them?
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