NBA Mock Draft First Round 3/24/17

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NBA Mock Draft.

(Updated: 3/23/17) Here is the link to the NFL mock draft

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NBA Mock Draft Second Round 3/24/17

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NBA Mock Draft.  Outstanding trades have not been taken into account with the second round.

(Updated: 3/23/17)

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Eight ANNOYING People Who Reside In EVERY Single Bracket Pool

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Dear reader, we’ve scouted your bracket pool. We know everybody who’s in it. Because there’s at least one of these stereotypes in EVERY single bracket pool imaginable.

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Six Candidates to Eventually Succeed Coach K at Duke

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Coach K is the teflon don of college basketball; the kingpin of March Madness. He’s been at Duke for close to four decades, and in that time he’s seen many, if not most of his peers deal with scandalous situations, of varying degree.

With Mike Krzyzewski though, it’s been pretty much all squeaky clean.

He’s achieved five national championships and 12 Final Fours, and it’s highly unlikely that any of them will ever get vacated. He’s the first face on this generation’s college basketball coaching Mt. Rushmore, and he’s the media darling of all media darlings.

No one has utilized the media coverage, (and Team USA basketball too) to leverage a massive competitive advantage like he has.

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FULL LIST: NCAA Tournament First Round Tip Times, Announcers, Channel Assignments

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Full listing of channel assignments, tip off times and announcer pairings for the entire first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Enjoy!

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2017 NCAA Tournament Bracketology (Bracket Projection)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracketology.  Check back for bi-weekly updates on our bracketology, which has been more accurate than Joe Lunardi’s entry.

Enjoy! If you have issues with something here, let it out in the comments section below.

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Northwestern Basketball Will Be Analogized to Both Duke and the Cubs a lot this Month

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As we enter the B1G Tournament, Northwestern basketball will be looking to solidify their position in the NCAA Tournament, and improve their seeding by winning as many games as they can in Washington D.C.

Off-the-court, the local and national media will be producing lots of content surrounding what Jim Nantz deemed “the story of the year in college basketball.”

That story of course is Northwestern basketball making their first NCAA Tournament in the entire history of their program; ending a 78 year drought.

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Grayson Allen Vilification Could Impact NBA Draft Stock

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In 1945, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in Notebook E, “Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” In some ways that applies to Duke Blue Devils Junior Shooting Guard Grayson Allen.

One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter is a phrase popularized by the James Bond movie franchise, but it was first written by Gerald Seymour in his 1975 book Harry’s Game. The expression certainly applies to the media coverage of Grayson Allen.

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Coach K. Should Have Suspended Grayson Allen a Bit Longer

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The very polarizing Grayson Allen is yet another villain in a long line of Duke Blue Devils superstars that dates back to Christian Laettner. Some even feel that Allen may have surpassed Laettner as the biggest Duke villain of all time, but that’s largely a product of our social media driven culture and the short term attention spans that accompany it. Allen is one of the most discussed topics in sports, as the term Grayson Allen is very often top ten trending nationally on Twitter whenever he plays. 

Whether you love him or hate him, you’re likely to have an opinion on him, and he’s extremely valuable to Duke. They would barely be a top 15 team without him. Duke are currently ranked #8 in the polls having begun the season in the top overall slot. We’ve seen in recent weeks what the Blue Devils are, and what they are not when Allen is missing.

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2017 NFL mock draft 12-22-16

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In our 2017 NFL mock draft, we based the order on the actual current order as of December 21st, with some good help from our friends at NFL Trade Rumors.

Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account, as team needs are a very fluid situation. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Season’s Greetings, Happy Kwanza, Joyous Hannukah, Joy Noel, Make the Yuletide gay and a warm festivus for the rest of us.

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College Basketball Shouldn’t Begin Until January

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In negotiation, it’s called the “door in the face” technique.

Your initial pitch is far out, because you’re content to settle later somewhere in the middle with the opposition. Thus we make our pitch that college basketball should not commence until after the New Year.

Maybe that’s seems preposterous to you? Ok, how about we just shorten the season some and commence the campaign a bit later?

Approach this idea with an open mind.

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J.J., Derek and T.J. Watt: Wisconsin Football Surpass Duke Hoops’ Plumlees

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