Mike Rutherford

College Basketball Editor

Mike Rutherford is the college basketball editor for SBNation.com as well as the manager of CardChronicle.com. He lives in Louisville, KY where he's still best known for a runner-up performance in the 1997 city spelling bee. Mike likes most things, but not exclamation points. He hates exclamation points.


The 5 biggest stories of the weekend

It's March and things are already crazy in college hoops. Educate yourself on the proceedings.

Appreciating perfection

The time for talking about Wichita State's NCAA Tournament prospects will come. For now, let's all just sit back and appreciate an achievement that we haven't seen in a decade.

The First 68: The joy of conference title races

A 6'2 guard from Talladega College flew this week. Literally. Kind of.

Requiem for the CAA

It was the best mid-major conference in college basketball just three short year ago. Now, the Colonial Athletic Association is making due thanks to three intriguing teams at the top of the league...

Six seniors in search of a March breakthrough

It's the best time of the year for everyone associated with college hoops, but for a group of senior stars, this March could be extra special.

Kansas' decade of dominance

One of college basketball's most incredible runs is about to add another chapter.

The First 68: Everybody storms the court

Your weekly trip around the college hoops globe examines why court storming superiority talk needs to die, and what Wichita State's status as the nation's last unbeaten means for its postseason...

It's time to really talk about Syracuse

Now that Syracuse has fallen from the ranks of the unbeatens, it's time to discuss the fact that the Orange haven't looked like a true national title contender for almost a month.

The importance of conference championships


College hoops has a dirty little secret that it'd just as soon you not know about.

Bearded birds gear up for crucial stretch run


From tattoos to beards in less than a year, no one could have predicted the existence of this Rick Pitino a decade ago.

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