In the Crosshairs

Six Suitors Trail Clemson in Atlantic Division

Six Suitors Trail Clemson in Atlantic Division

Ken Cross

August 14 There’s no drama or question in the ACC Atlantic as the Clemson Tigers look like a cinch to repeat once again and get to the ACC Championship game where they will be favored …again … over anyone the ACC Coastal presents FULL STORY

Raptors’ depth pushes them into NBA’s elite

Raptors’ depth pushes them into NBA’s elite

Ken Cross

February 15 You have one of the most dynamic backcourt tandems in the point man Kyle Lowry and then DeMar DeRozan as a two-guard. That combo will travel into any arena with a chance to consistently light it up when playoff time rolls around. FULL STORY

Tigers’ next-man up mentality paces win at Georgia

Tigers’ next-man up mentality paces win at Georgia

Ken Cross

February 11 Auburn improved to 22-3 and 10-2 to take a two-game lead in the SEC with another total effort in a 78-61 win over Georgia on Saturday. But more than just the win, once again the character, the chemistry and the psychology of the team galvanized FULL STORY

In the Crosshairs: NCAA Tourney Sleepers to Watch

In the Crosshairs: NCAA Tourney Sleepers to Watch

Ken Cross

February 06 The stakes get even higher in the weeks leading up to the conference tournaments and, of course, they are multiplied by then. Here is a look at potential sleepers in the eight top conferences in the game. FULL STORY

Wildcats on the Edge, Fall in Columbia

Wildcats on the Edge, Fall in Columbia

Ken Cross

January 16 Although the Kentucky Wildcats came into Columbia, S.C. Tuesday night with a 4-1 SEC ledger, they could have as easily been 2-3 or 1-4. FULL STORY

In the Crosshairs: Young Blue Devils figuring it out

In the Crosshairs: Young Blue Devils figuring it out

Ken Cross

December 28 Potential All-America candidates like Marvin Bagley, III, Wendell Carter, Jr., Gary Trent, Jr., and Trevon Duval are learning all the intricacies of the minutia of becoming a solid team. FULL STORY

In the Crosshairs: Hornets need to finish games

In the Crosshairs: Hornets need to finish games

Ken Cross

December 16 With the Charlotte Hornets losing eight of the last 10 games and falling to 4 ½ games out of the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, playing the next six of seven games at home could play a key role in whether or not they can FULL STORY

In the Crosshairs: Curry injury a blow to Warriors

In the Crosshairs: Curry injury a blow to Warriors

Ken Cross

December 09 The ultimate of ugly irony hit the Golden State Warriors when Stephen Curry rolled his ankle with just over a minute remaining in Monday night’s 125-115 win over New Orleans. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

November 21 Everything is on the line once again on Friday for the Hurricanes, who scored 30 unanswered points in erasing a14-point deficit against Virginia in their 44-28 win. FULL STORY

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Conferences in the Crosshairs: ACC, Pac-12 Picks

Ken Cross

November 14 Miami has upped its game dramatically in the past two weeks with resounding wins over Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers are bowl eligible as Bronco Mendenhall is starting to reverse the fortunes in Charlottesville. FULL STORY