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Mar
05

By Razor Sharp Sports

So here we go. Pretty much everyone has filled out their resume to get their invites. We have the final weekend of action and then the Conference Tournaments to play, but for most teams the idea of being in or out have been decided. The only thing that now comes into play is the Cinderella factor. Who and how many Conference Champions will be unexpected. How many of those last spots will be taken by unexpected and uninvited guests. Now as I said at the being “Most” teams have been decided. We still have a few bubble teams battling and we also have a fight for the 4 #1 seeds. So lets take a look at how things come into play as we head into the final weekend of the regular season and the conference tourneys.

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Mar
02

Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 02-03-2015

Jim at cameronby Jim Feist

Tournament play is on the horizon! It’s the start of a wild few weeks with conference tournament play helping to whittle the field. In the Big 12, Kansas has been the dominant team again, but there is a logjam of teams vying for the spots below the Jayhawks. Here’s a look at some of the top teams of the Big 12. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb
27

By Razor Sharp Sports

OK to those of you that were expecting this week’s NCAA Bubble watch, I have postponed it. We will have that back again next week. At that time things will really start shaping up for the Big Dance. Istead this week I wanted to give you my first edition of the Razor Sharp NFL Mock Draft. We have gotten thru the NFL combines and things have started to play out for this springs draft. I will come with a second and final edition a week before the draft but lets give you a quick look at how things are looking so far.

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Feb
23
Filed Under (Mike Wynn) on 23-02-2015

By Mike Wynn Sports


With Selection Sunday coming up on March 15th the NCAA Tournament is fast approaching and we’re going to take a look at a matchup this Wednesday night featuring 2 teams that are flirting with the NCAA Tournamnet bubble. Illinois travels to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes in what is a big game for both of these ball clubs. Both teams own identical 17-10 records but Iowa sits at 8-6 in conference while Illinois is now 7-7 after a pair of losses to Wisconsin and Michigan St. So let’s take a closer look at both teams and the matchup Wednesday night.
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By Razor Sharp Sports

Every week gets us closer to the big dance. Every dance it seems the dance card continues to change. Last week we listed 9 teams that were right on the bubble to either make it or be left out of the field of 68. It seemed the pressure of the bubble did not get positive reactions from many. Of the 9 teams we talked about only Miami-FL we able to go the next week without a loss. We already had them in and that will secure their position. They take on Louisville this weekend and a win their could almost lock them up for an invite. On the other side of the spectrum we had 2 of our teams that lost twice last week. Old Dominion went 1-2 and Seton Hall dropped 2 games bringing their losing streak to 5 straight. Both of those teams were already on the outside looking in and now really have their work cut out for them to get the invite they want. 2 of the teams that we had on the bubble played each other with UCLA taking down Oregon. Last week we had Oregon In and UCLA Out. Oregon still has a better record but head-to-head bumps the Bruins up. So who are the teams on the bubble now after last weeks action? Lets take a look.

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Feb
17
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 17-02-2015

Jim at cameronby Jim Feist

The SEC has a bunch of teams loaded with talent, depth and athleticism. Kentucky won national championships in 1998 and 2012, Florida knocked on the door in 2000 getting to the title game against Michigan State, then won it all with back-to-back titles. Here’s a look at some of college basketball’s best teams in the SEC.  Read the rest of this entry »

By Razor Sharp Sports

It is that time of the year. We are just about 1 month away from Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament. With the football season over, it is time to start talking about Bracketology and Bubble teams. What happens over the next month will make all the difference come Selection Sunday. Over the next 4 weeks I will try to help break down what is going on. Each week I will list who I think will be the four #1 seeds. More importantly I will list the bubble teams on who is going to get in and who is out. I will look at records, conference strength, big wins and strength rankings. Let’s take a look.

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Feb
09
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 09-02-2015

Jim at USC by Jim Feist

A Big 10 representative hasn’t won college basketball ‘s national championship since 2000 (Michigan State), but Indiana got to the title game in 2002, as did Illinois (2005), Ohio State (2007), Michigan State (2009) and Michigan (2013), so they’ve been knocking on the door. Here’s a look at some of the best of the Big 10 with the March tournaments on the horizon.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb
05
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 05-02-2015

By Razor Sharp Sports

OK, so I know that when the pitchers and catcher start reporting to Spring Training in exactly 2 weeks (Feb 19th) that the snow won’t magically disappear here in the North! I know that in 26 days when the first 10 teams play their first spring training game that is is time to break out the shorts and shades on the east coast. And even though we are exactly 2 months away (April 5th Cardinals vs. Cubs) from opening night, we won’t have to break out the sunscreen to sit out in the bleachers at Wrigley for the game. Still after a long cold winter it is always nice to think spring or even summer with the Boys of Summer getting ready to play ball. So with that being said, what should we expect this summer, who are the surprises and who are the new faces in new places. Let’s take a look.

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Feb
02
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 02-02-2015

Jim at Desk 2014 by Jim Feist

With the Super Bowl in the rear view mirror, the next big event on the sports stage is college basketball’s season-ending tournaments. Since 1997, college basketball’s national champion has come from several different conferences: the Pac 10 (Arizona), SEC (Kentucky and Florida), Big 10 (Michigan State), the ACC (Duke, Maryland, North Carolina), Big 12 (Kansas) and the old Big East (UConn, Syracuse, Louisville). Over the next few weeks, let’s examine some of the top hoop teams in each conference, starting this week with the ACC.  Read the rest of this entry »