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Profiling the 2015 NCAA Tournament: East Regional Injury Report

You don’t amass a 32-2 record if injuries are an issue. Villanova, the top seed in the East Regional, had seven of its top eight players play in all 34 games this season. Leading scorer Darrun Hilliard was the only one in the group to miss a game, sitting out a December contest with a […]

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Profiling the 2015 NCAA Tournament: South Regional Injury Report

With big name programs like Duke, Gonzaga, UCLA, and Georgetown scattered through the rankings, the South Region is primed with intrigue. Coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils have made 20 straight NCAA appearances and will now look to add a fifth national title to their impressive resume. Jahlil Okafor, a prospect projected to be […]

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Profiling the 2015 NCAA Tournament: Midwest Regional Injury Report

The Midwest Region is host to several marquee programs with the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats poised at the top. While it’s hard to imagine the top ranked team in the nation being even more formidable, Coach John Calipari’s team has had its share of injuries. Junior forward Alex Poythress tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in […]

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Profiling the 2015 NCAA Tournament: West Regional Injury Report

The Wisconsin Badgers have lost just twice since early December with injuries a primary reason for one of those defeats. Leading scorer Frank Kaminsky was in street clothes for the team’s loss to Rutgers, recovering from a concussion. Teammate Traevon Jackson suffered a fractured foot in the game and has not played since, undergoing surgery […]

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Identifying Potential Health Risks in the 2014 NBA Draft

The 2014 NBA draft comes with plenty of promise. However it comes on the heels of a season marred by injury. The 2013-14 season saw more games lost to injury than the previous five years and was accompanied by a costly price tag. As a result, teams may be paying extra close attention this year […]

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