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Observations on the Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

By Dr. Ben Billman | The initial College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night.  There were no huge surprises from my point of view. ...

College Football Cheat Sheet – Who Has a Chance to Reach College Football Playoff?

By Dr. Ben Billman | It can be difficult sifting through all the college football teams as we enter the home stretch of the season.  The...

2017 is the Year of Redemption

The year is only half over, but we have already experienced a number of fantastic championship performances. The Golden State Warriors just completed one...

High Expectations for College Basketball Teams in 2017-18

It is late April, and that means it is time to focus on the NBA Playoffs, the NHL Playoffs, Major League Baseball, the NFL...

Reviewing Tournament Success from the ‘One-and-Done’ Era

The 2017 NCAA tournament was packed with fantastic freshmen. Jayson Tatum was primed for a breakout performance for Duke. Lonzo Ball was ready to...

Ben Billman’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Email Exchange

Below is a transcript of an email exchange between United States Sports Academy doctoral teaching assistant Ben Billman with Sherif Mansour, a healthcare consultant...

Ben Billman’s NCAA Tournament Preview

The NCAA tournament is here! A total of 68 teams have been selected by the tournament committee with a dream of cutting down the...

Ben Billman’s NCAA Hoops Championship Week Breakdown

Championship week is upon us. Across the country, 32 conferences will hold tournaments to determine automatic bids for the NCAA tournament. While many low-major...
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Ben Billman’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Breakdown

Conference tournaments are about to begin, and most college basketball teams only have a handful of regular season games remaining. At this point, teams know...

Ben Billman’s NCAA Basketball Mailbag No. 3

Selection Sunday continues to creep closer, and most teams only have a handful of conference games remaining before the conference tournaments begin. The time...
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