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Steve Vasturia #32 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Notre Dame Guard Steve Vasturia

Vasturia, who played his high school ball at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, has started every game for Notre Dame this season after starting 12 last year.

03/24/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 21: Dylan Ennis #31 of the Villanova Wildcats walks off the court after losing to the North Carolina State Wolfpack 71-68 during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Opening Weekend

Nothing beats the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament and this year was especially incredible. From improbable upsets to last-second heroics—and sometimes both in the same game—the 2015 Tourney got off to a roaring start.

03/23/2015

DAngelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Ohio State Guard D’Angelo Russell

A United States Basketball Writers Association First Team All American, Russell will lead Ohio State into this week’s NCAA Tournament.

03/17/2015

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 07: Willie Cauely-Stien #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball during the game against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Bracket Revealed

We will not have a repeat champion this year. While expected for much of the season, it became official yesterday, when Connecticut lost in the American Conference finals and was denied an at-large bid.

03/16/2015

MORGANTOWN, WV - JANUARY 13: Daxter Miles Jr. #4 of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts to the crowd late in the second half against the Oklahoma Sooners at the WVU Coliseum on January 13, 2015 in Morgantown, West Virginia. WVU defeated Oklahoma 86-65. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rising Star: West Virginia Guard Daxter Miles, Jr.

On the court, the 6’3” shooting guard has stepped up his game following injuries to Staten and Browne. Miles is averaging 7.2 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the field and 34 percent from deep.

03/13/2015

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 07: Andrew Harrison #5 (left) and Trey Lyles #41 (right) of the Kentucky Wildcats talk to the crowd following the game against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 67-50 to finish the regular 31-0. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Five Things: First Teams Clinch NCAA Tournament Bids

It’s the most exciting time of year for college basketball fans. Some of the smaller conferences have wrapped up their tournaments, while the bigger leagues’ are set to begin.

03/09/2015

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: A basketball sits on the court during a break in the action between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers during preseason action at the Barclays Center on October 19, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The 76ers defeated the Nets 106-76. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Valparaiso Forward Alec Peters Shines In Regular Season Finale

Alec Peters is not just a scorer. The 6’9” forward proved that in the first half of Valparaiso’s regular season finale against Cleveland State, passing out of double teams and attempting just two shots.

03/06/2015

WICHITA, KS - FEBRUARY 28: Guard Fred Van Vleet #23 of the Wichita State Shockers celebrates with teammates after a scoring run against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the first half on February 28, 2015 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Five Things: Wichita, Arizona Win Big Games

Saturday’s slate was incredible, and some of the biggest and best games are recapped below. In many conferences, regular season concluded this past weekend, meaning the league tournaments are set to begin (some as early as tomorrow).

03/02/2015

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 18: Marcedes Lewis #89 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates with teammates Blake Bortles #5 (center) and Will Ta'ufo'ou #45 after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field on December 18, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Five Things: Titans Vs. Jaguars Thursday Night Roundup

In a battle of 2-12 teams, Jacksonville overcame a slow start to earn a 21-13 win. It wasn’t a masterpiece—the Jaguars totaled just 288 yards—but it wasn’t sloppy either. The game featured no turnovers and just 10 combined penalties.

12/19/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 14: Quarterback Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars signals before the snap during the first quarter of a game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Tennessee Titans At Jacksonville Jaguars

If you’re wondering how Tennessee and Jacksonville, with their combined four wins, could be playing on a Thursday night at this point in the season, it’s because every NFL team is guaranteed at least one primetime game and the Thursday match-ups are decided before the season.

12/17/2014

Drew Stanton injured against Rams

Five Things: Cardinals Vs. Rams Thursday Night Roundup

Two defensive-minded teams with sub-par quarterbacks produced the lowest-scoring game of the season last night. The Arizona Cardinals improved to 11-3 without scoring a touchdown, winning in St. Louis 12-6.

12/12/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 07: Quarterback Drew Stanton #5 of the Arizona Cardinals talks to his team in the huddle during the first half of the NFL game Kansas City Chiefs at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Arizona Cardinals At St. Louis Rams

A win Thursday could put Arizona in the playoffs for the first time in five seasons; the simplest combination involves Dallas and Philadelphia not tying.

12/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 27: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions scores a second quarter touchdown in front of Kyle Fuller #23 of the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on November 27 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Five Things: Bears vs. Lions Thanksgiving Roundup

The Detroit Lions have won two Thanksgiving games in a row, both in blowout fashion no less. After nine straight losses on Turkey Day, it is a welcome change for Lions fans.

11/29/2014

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Latavius Murray #28 of the Oakland Raiders stiff arms Sean Smith #21 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at O.co Coliseum on November 20, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Five Things: Chiefs-Raiders Thursday Night Roundup

The Oakland Raiders upset the Kansas City Chiefs last night 24-20 for their first win of the season. With the loss, the Chiefs (7-4) are no longer tied atop the AFC West with the Broncos.

11/21/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 02: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs the ball against the New York Jets during the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Kansas City Chiefs At Oakland Raiders

With Kansas City’s impressive win against the Seahawks on Sunday and Denver’s shocking loss to the Rams, the Chiefs (7-3) are tied for first in the AFC West. After an 0-2 start, they’ll look for their sixth straight win and eighth in their last nine games.

11/19/2014

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins takes a snap with guard Shelley Smith #66 blocking against the Buffalo Bills in the second quarter in a game at Sun Life Stadium on November 13, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Five Things: Bills Vs. Dolphins Thursday Night Roundup

In a critical AFC East showdown last night, the Dolphins emerged with a 22-9 victory, scoring the game’s final 19 points in the last 18 minutes. Miami is now 6-4 with favorable home games against Baltimore, Minnesota, and the Jets, while Buffalo is 5-5 and a longshot to make the playoffs.

11/14/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Anthony Dixon #26 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 9, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Buffalo Bills At Miami Dolphins

Turnovers will again be key, for both teams. Miami and Buffalo are tied for second in the NFL with 19 takeaways.

11/12/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 6: Brian Hoyer #6 of the Cleveland Browns calls a play at the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 6, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cleveland defeated Cincinnati 24-3. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Five Things: Browns Vs. Bengals Thursday Night Roundup

The Cleveland Browns are tied for first in the AFC North. The perennial doormat of the division dominated its intra-division, intra-state rivalry with the Cincinnati Bengals last night, scoring first and never trailing en route to a 24-3 victory.

11/07/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 2: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles out of the pocket during the third quarter of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Cleveland Browns At Cincinnati Bengals

First place is on the line in the air tight AFC North as the Browns visit the Bengals on Thursday night. Considering the Browns are involved, that’s hard to believe-remember, Cleveland hasn’t posted more than five wins since 2007.

11/05/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 26: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints against the Green Bay Packers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 26, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New Orleans Saints At Carolina Panthers

The Saints and Panthers are both 3-4 and yet tied atop the NFC South. New Orleans has an extremely quick turnaround after playing on Sunday night.

10/29/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass against the San Diego Chargers during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Five Things: Chargers Vs. Broncos Thursday Night Roundup

The Broncos take firm control of the AFC West with a win over the Chargers on Thursday Night Football.

10/24/2014

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 19: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers congratulates teammate Antonio Gates #85 on his touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during their NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on October 19, 2014, in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: San Diego Chargers At Denver Broncos

The two best teams in the AFC West face off on Thursday night when the 5-2 Chargers visit the 5-1 Broncos. Peyton Manning will look to extend his lead in the career touchdown category in a match-up of top-tier quarterbacks—Philip Rivers is behind only Manning and Aaron Rodgers in passer rating this season.

10/22/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Brandon LaFell #19 of the New England Patriots after a touchdown reception during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New York Jets At New England Patriots

hese divisional rivals are going in opposite directions. After a season-opening victory, the Jets have lost five in a row. While they had a chance against Green Bay and Chicago in Weeks 2 and 3, they’ve gone backwards from there.

10/15/2014

HOUSTON, TX- OCTOBER 09: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scrambles away from J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans in the first quarter in a NFL game on October 9, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Five Things: Colts Vs. Texans Thursday Night Roundup

The Colts went up 24-0 in the first quarter this Week 6 Thursday Night Football matchup. Could’ve been another blowout, but the Texans made of game of it.

10/10/2014

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans walks across the field prior to the start of their game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Indianapolis Colts At Houston Texans

Could this be it-the first competitive Thursday night game of the 2014 NFL season? The Colts visit Houston as just a three-point favorite, and both teams are 3-2, so at the risk of being the Mary Swanson to your Lloyd Christmas, I’m saying there’s a chance.

10/08/2014

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