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geeves

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Originally from Central Pennsylvania, grew up in Pittsburgh and its suburbs, and will always consider that my home no matter where I live. After writing for two collegiate papers and past stints with Blogcritics and Technorati, I now cover college basketball regularly at Mid-Major Madness, college football less regularly at Hustle Belt, and obsess over baseball fanatically.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • NBA New Orleans Pelicans
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAB Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
  • MMA Jon Jones, Jon Hendricks
  • Tennis Andy Murray, Juan del Potro
  • FIFA USA
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OVC Day Three Recap: Growing Payne(s) For Murray

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Today served as a perfect demonstration of why Rick Byrd's Belmont squad is clearly the best team in this conference... and why Murray State's Cameron Payne is going to be a ridiculously good player for quite a while - but not just yet.

Harvard Dominates Yale, Clinches Ivy League Bid

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Another strong all-around performance from the Crimson gives them their third consecutive NCAA Tournament bid and a legitimate shot at making some noise once again.

Cinderella Watch: Harvard Due To Repeat History?

Tommy Amaker is a name everyone knows, and for good reason. Harvard has been known for making noise in the recent past, so what are the odds of an Ivy League three-peat and a return to last March's madness?

OVC Day Two: They Are Who We Thought They Were!

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In what continues to be a wholly predictable conference tournament, the higher seeds again prevailed by doing what they do best - efficient scoring.

OVC Day One: Colorful Birds Moving On

There were few surprises on the first night of action, as the two teams we expected to struggle the most did, and the game results followed suit. The Golden Eagles and Redhawks will both fly on to play another day.

2014 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Preview

Can JJ Mann and the Belmont Bruins charge to another conference title and their fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance? Or will Cameron Payne, Glenn Cosey and others succeed in snatching their bid away?

2014 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Schedule

The Ohio Valley will be heading to the Music City once again, as the competition will see whether a front-runner (Belmont, Murray State) or an underdog snags the autobid.

Jaspers Drop Iona In OT, 80-77

Two of the MAAC's top teams met on Manhattan's home court, as the Jaspers looked to keep their head above water and stick in the #3 semifinal bye for the conference tournament.

Cinderella Watch: NC Central the Next MEAC Story?

The Eagles have been the class of the MEAC this season, but that is unlikely to even guarantee them an auto-bid, especially given their streaky nature. However, they still have a chance to make the Big Dance and match Norfolk State's surprise success

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Live Stream: Lafayette at Colgate

The Lafayette Leopards will look for their fifth straight win, and seventh in their last eight games, as they travel to Colgate to avenge their loss earlier this season.

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Live Stream: Lehigh at Bucknell

Bucknell is looking to ride a wave of momentum on their current Revenge Tour, as tonight would make five straight victories, and four of them over teams they lost to previously.

Harvard Wins At Princeton For 1st Time Since 1989

Harvard struggled mightily early on, but senior leadership shone through as they finished strong to complete a historic night, earning their first win in Jadwin Gymnasium since February 3, 1989.

Dons Dominate, Secure Third Place In WCC

A balanced attack and the disappearance of Saint Mary's usually potent three-point shooting allowed San Francisco to move up a notch in the conference standings. The win marks the Dons' first against Saint Mary's since 2006.

Jones Gets Three More Years With Norfolk State

As a reward for his success in the face of adversity, Norfolk State has given men's basketball coach Robert Jones a three year contract extension to stay at the helm for a while longer.

MVC: Redbirds Survive, SIU and Drake Surprise

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The top two teams were off during last night's Missouri Valley Conference action, and it was evident across a mix of rather sloppy play to try and clear out the "Demolition Derby" in the middle of the conference pack.

At Odds With the Odds-Makers: Who Does Your Math?

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Betting website Bovada.lv recently released an update on their projected tournament odds for everyone they currently project to make the tournament, as well as everyone they had projected to make the tournament as of January 7th. We slightly disagree

Kruize Control Reaches 26, Dons Top Santa Clara

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USF (16-10, 9-5) hit the road to try and pull even with Saint Mary's in the standings, and they just managed to pull it off, thanks to a monster game and a new career high from junior transfer Kruize Pinkins.

Rockets' Pearson Shoots Toledo To Ninth MAC Win

Maurice Ndour and company couldn't stop themselves from being painfully streaky with their offensive execution, and in the end they went streaking right back to the team bus with a loss. Rian Pearson's 29 points paced the Rockets.

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Live Stream: Lehigh at American

Lehigh looks to finish climbing above the .500 mark after early struggles, while American seeks to end the losing before it truly becomes a streak.

Live Stream: Navy at Bucknell

Navy looks to sweep the season series against Bucknell, while the Bison attempt to creep back towards .500 and avenge their last outing against the Middies.

Are The Shockers A Legitimate #1 Seed?

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ESPN's Outside the Lines had a discussion today on the two remaining undefeated teams in the nation, Wichita State and Syracuse, and everything connected to them. I tied it all up in a nice bow for you.

25-0 Thanks to Darius Carter

Darius Carter stepped up to fill the void left by Kadeem Coleby and Cleanthony Early's foul trouble as the Shockers cruised to their 25th consecutive victory.

Jaspers Stop Baron, Griffins For Big Road Win

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The Jaspers made the top of the MAAC standings a little bit muddier heading into Sundays game with a wire-to-wire strong performance, while handing the Golden Griffins their first home loss of the season.

Examining the MACtion: Can the MAC Afford Success?

The Toledo Blade suggests that current changes in CFB will make it more difficult for the MAC to snag high-profile coordinators from higher-up programs to be their new coaches. We appear to differ on whether or not that's a bad thing.

Bruins Escape Racer Rainstorm To Snag Home Win

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A battle of the best in the Ohio Valley Conference saw the Belmont Bruins do what they do best sooner than Murray State could do the same, and it earned them their ninth conference victory.

What Makes Cinderella Beautiful?

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It's difficult to predict which princesses will be making an appearance at the ball if you aren't exactly sure what it takes - we are here to help you be more discerning in your pursuit of referring to teams as "well I picked them, didn't you?"

Dons Lack Kruize Control, Fall At Home To BYU

The Dons waged a good fight, but couldn't match BYU's physicality, as all the little details went against them down the stretch. Junior Kruize Pinkins' athleticism got away from him, and the Cougars pulled away at the free throw line.

Examining the MACtion: We All Make UMass-takes

It's great that UMass was willing to admit what a poor choice they made in hiring Charlie Molnar, but it's also important to notice what really went wrong so they can look in the right direction for their next hire - which may be a familiar face.

Examining the MACtion: Take Some English Off It

Coaches come and go every year, but what on earth happened up in Ypsilanti, and what does that tell us about the nature of this particular coaching job?

Harvard-UConn: Crimson Not EnoughWithout Sanders

Taking a night off to nurse the mild knee injury he incurred against Rice, Wesley Saunders was absent from the Crimson's tilt against Connecticut - and they damn near beat 'em anyway.

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