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A Cinderella story despite defeat

By Payal Patnaik | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight | In College »

A Cinderella team does not always have to be the most successful team in the conference. It rises from hardships, but it doesn't need to defeat the evil stepmother. A Cinderella team just needs to ruffle its stepmother's feathers a bit.


Duke still on top of the NCAA

By Payal Patnaik | Jan. 30, 2006, midnight | In College »

Those ol' coaches have a soft corner for tradition and their favorites. Duke, despite their startling defeat against Georgetown, was ranked second in both the AP and ESPN polls released last Monday after receiving 10 first place votes. UConn, with only one loss in the season, was ranked number one this week with 19 votes. And in the coach's poll, the Blue Devils were only three points behind the Huskies. Georgetown captured the rank of 21 in the NCAA in the AP poll, but remained unranked in ESPN's.


Bowl Championship Series handbook

By Abe Schwadron Josh Zipin | Dec. 22, 2005, midnight | In College »

It's the Super Bowl of NCAA Football. It's a college pigskin fan's favorite time of year. It's a time for chips, dip and a comfy chair. It's Bowl season, baby!


The spirit of the ACC captured in first few games

By Payal Patnaik | Dec. 13, 2005, midnight | In College »

With the start of the ACC season, the followers of the conference were in for a surprise.


Maryland basketball season preview

By Payal Patnaik | Nov. 20, 2005, midnight | In College »

After a disappointing season with a young and inexperienced team, the University of Maryland (UMD) men's basketball team has trained hard to have a successful season. The face of UMD has completely changed since its prime, as the team had lost all but one, Mike Grinnon, of its championship team from 2002. Through the last few years, they have learned to adjust to a new independence from the reliance on a star player to lead the way. Last season, the fledgling basketball team had to learn how to grow up and fly through another phenomenal basketball season.


Hunt for the Heisman

By Josh Zipin | Oct. 19, 2005, midnight | In College »

To win the Heisman Trophy is to be immortalized among college football's greatest players. Last year, former Texas Longhorns running back Cedric Benson said he would even trade team success for winning the Heisman and joining the list of all-time greats. This fall, as the competition stiffens, a player's performance in one big game could make or break his chances to follow in the footsteps of such greats as Paul Hornung, Roger Staubach, Herschel Walker, Barry Sanders, Desmond Howard and Ricky Williams. The chase looks to be one for the ages as there are five extremely qualified candidates all hoping to come away with college football's version of the Miss America crown: everyone struts their stuff and at the end, the best of the best is awarded the coveted trophy. Here is how the race stands midway through the season.


March Madness and Sweet 16 Challenge winners

By | April 26, 2004, midnight | In College »

After a lengthy delay, Silver Chips Online has finally tabulated the results of the March Madness and Sweet 16 Challenges . . .

We found 32 results.