Chicago Bears Full Offseason Recap Part 3: NFL Draft

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Drafting a player with high potential is a lot like owning a pet tiger. Let me explain.

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#87 Washington State Cougars: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Washington State Cougars have yet to make the NCAA Tournament during Ken Bone’s three years as head coach and that stretch will likely extend another year as Wazzu loses four key contributors from a year ago.

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#56 Washington State Cougars: College Football 77 in 77

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After slogging along for awhile, there is excitement again for college football in Pullman, Washington. The splash hire of hard-nosed, hard core coach Mike Leach has the Washington State Cougars faithful fired up big time.

Under Leach, they will improve this year, and they will score. Something they just didn’t do very well last season. The question is how much, and will it enough to make that big a difference in the Pac-12 standings? They have sizzle, but will they have steak?

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Pac-12 Basketball Preview and Predictions

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It’s still weird to write “Pac-12” but in the ever changing college sports landscape, the conference expanded with the additions of Colorado and Utah.  Those two schools won’t help the Pac-12 become a stronger conference during the 2011-2012 season, but the league should be slightly more competitive as a whole.

Here are my Pac-12 predictions for the 2011-2012 season.  Click on the school”s name for an in-depth breakdown of each team.

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