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      The Most Intriguing Bubble Profiles: Breaking down Wichita State, Syracuse, Clemson and more

      Wichita State (and Illinois State): The Shockers are, once against, going to be the most interesting bubble team, and test case for the Selection Committee, come Selection Sunday. Here’s the nuts and bolts of it: The Shockers, by every measure that we use, are a good team, good enough to merit an at-large bid. They rank 13th in KenPom and 16th in Sagarin — both of which are predictive metrics — as well as 43rd in KPI and 45th in RPI — both of which are results-based metrics. They’re 25-4 on the season and they’ve been napalming everyone they come across in the Missouri Valley of late. They beat then-undefeated Illinois State by 41 points earlier this month and Northern Iowa, who is third in the

    • Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes
      Associated Press

      Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

      Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations. Some schools spend millions of dollars a year flying their coaches and executives on scores of trips around the country, and some pass the cost on to students and taxpayers. The Associated Press requested documents from dozens of public universities and found that at least 20 own or share ownership of planes for school business, often employing a few full-time pilots to fly them.

    • Freak Show Podcast: Do Syracuse, Michigan St. deserve at-large bids?
      The Dagger

      Freak Show Podcast: Do Syracuse, Michigan St. deserve at-large bids?

        Michigan State is in unfamiliar ground when it comes to fighting for NCAA tourney spot (By Jamie Squire/Getty Images) On the inaugural edition of the Freak Show Podcast, NCAAB version, Brad Evans and Stephen Bardo run the floor discussing various hot