How did John Calipari not win National Coach of the Year? (for

On Monday, Aaron did a quick article for, wondering why John Calipari didn’t win National Coach of the Year? As he discussed, the snub is more about the voters who voted for him, not Calipari himself. You can read the article here.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio: Aaron breaks down the second weekend of the tournament with ESPN Radio Lexington

Earlier this week, Aaron joined his old friends at ESPN Lexington to break down the second weekend of NCAA Tournament games. Not surprisingly, the interview had a Kentucky-heavy twist, as he discussed the team that would give Kentucky the toughest match-up, why a Duke-Kentucky title game would basically be the best thing ever, and why at this point, he’s almost rooting for the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron’s NCAA Tournament Picks

Like everyone else in America, I decided to share my bracket and tournament picks this morning. My Final Four is as follows: Kentucky, Wisconsin, Iowa State and Michigan State, with Kentucky beating Iowa State for the National Championship. Why did I make those picks? Click on my Facebook page for explanation. Also, my full bracket is below… Good luck, and enjoy the tournament!  
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio: Aaron previews the NCAA Tournament with

Aaron joined his old friend Allen Kenney’s at earlier this week to preview the Midwest and West regions of the NCAA Tournament. The two chatted about the committee’s performance this season, if anyone can beat Kentucky, and why Texas — yes, Texas — could make a surprising run in the Big Dance. Plus plenty on a wild, wild West region. Click here to listen...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron’s appearance on Kentucky Women’s Talk Sports

On Saturday, Aaron appeared on Kentucky Women’s Talk Sports. He and host Maria Taustine discussed his article on the 2010 Kentucky Wildcats as well as this year’s team, and why colleges now, in 2015 have no choice but to recruit one-and-done guys if they want to compete for National Championships.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron’s appearance on ESPN Radio in Lexington (Audio)

On Tuesday, the guys at ESPN Radio in Lexington were nice enough to have me on, to discuss my oral history of the 2009-2010 Kentucky Wildcats. We talked about the origins of the article, how the 2010 team compares to the 2015 team, and why John Calipari might be the last “honest” coach in college basketball. Then, right as I made my last point, I got cut off by the hosts! Overall...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

An oral history of the 2009-2010 Kentucky Wildcats (for

Earlier today I mentioned that Aaron Torres Sports has undergone a bit of change: This site will no longer be a place for only original articles and information, but instead, it will also be a home for everything that I’m working on; articles, interviews, radio spots whatever. The first post here is on an article that I’m sure many of you have seen by now. Earlier this week,...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick change on ATS

A quick note from Aaron: Lately, I’ve been getting asked the same question quite a bit: Aaron, where can I find all your work? You write for so many different outlets, at so many different times, on so many different subjects, that I never know where to look for all your stuff. For the longest time, my answers were always: Follow me on social media either on Twitter or on Facebook...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Kentucky be beaten? Here’s how you do it

An undefeated college basketball season has not been accomplished since 1976. The Indiana Hoosiers went 32-0 and is the last division I college basketball team to accomplish an undefeated season. The 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats appear more than capable of challenging that feat. Kentucky notched its 26th win last Tuesday, en route to accomplishing the best start in their rich history...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio State’s unforgettable championship season, sets them up for an unstoppable future

  For me, the story of the 2014-2015 Ohio State Buckeyes — correction, your 2015 National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes — actually begins in 2007. Most Ohio State fans know where I’m going with this (if you don’t just bear with me), but looking back, it really is shocking just how similar Monday night’s title game was to what we witnessed that night. The one big difference...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon-Ohio State National Championship Preview: Why the Ducks will take home the big game

Before we start discussing Monday night’s championship game, I think it’s important that we first hit on the single most compelling narrative that developed throughout this entire college football season: It’s the on-going fact that (despite what you may or may not read on the internet), yes folks, I am an idiot. No, I don’t think you understand. I’m dumb. Like really...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mississippi State vs. Ohio State: It’s no debate at all. The Buckeyes’ resume is better

So usually I end my weekend recap article with my Top Four for the week. However with everything that happened Saturday, it only seemed appropriate that I reveal my Top Four right off the top, and then (since I know you’ll disagree) make my argument from there. Therefore, here is how my Top Four would look, if the season ended today (thankfully it doesn’t, but work with me here...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 11 Takeaways: Could the SEC be left out of the playoff picture? It’s not as crazy you think

A couple thoughts, from a wild weekend across college football….including the reality that no SEC fan wants to hear. The SEC’s dream of getting two teams in the playoff is over: Long after the games were over Saturday, and I’d relinquished the TV to my girlfriend (yes, after 14 straight hours of watching college football, I let her watch TV for 20 minutes before bed. What...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 9 Takeaways: On LSU’s big win, college football’s most surprising team, and who’s in the Top 4?

Another weekend of college football is the books. It’s time for some takeaways from last Saturday…including thoughts on LSU’s surprising win, why you should stop worrying about your one loss team, and who the committee should have in their playoff on Tuesday. Ole Miss-LSU proves there’s no such thing as SEC bias: My God was this a good game. By the end I needed a cold drink...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack in the Box is back….with awesome prizes and giveaways!

Through the years, Aaron Torres Sports has been fortunate enough to partner with a number of cool companies…but few have treated us better than the folks at Jack in the Box. As you remember, we worked with our friends at Jack back around Super Bowl season, and again earlier this year in May, when the company released the Blazin’ Chicken sandwich. Well good news folks: Jack in...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 9 Picks: Are We Sure Michigan is That Bad? (Don’t answer that!)

Time for the Week 9 picks…. with all selections against the spread, with home team in caps. (Exciting opening, I know…. But it’s Friday, it’s mid-afternoon, and your head hurts. Just enjoy the picks!) Mississippi State (-13) over KENTUCKY: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. As I predicted, last week showed that while Kentucky is a nice story (one, that I cannot emphasize enough, I’ve...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee football tickets up 74% for showdown with Bama

The Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1), who rank No. 4 in the most recent AP Poll, will look for their third straight SEC win when they travel to Knoxville to face the Tennessee Volunteers (3-4). Alabama is coming one of their most impressive wins of the Nick Saban era. Alabama completely dismantled the Texas A&M Aggies, 59-0. Alabama’s offense, which was led by running back T.J. Yeldon...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Takeaways from Saturday: On Muschamp, college football’s most underrated team, and the biggest storyline entering the home-stretch

For more, follow Aaron on Twitter @Aaron_Torres Here are 10, not so quick thoughts on the wild weekend of college football: Including, why Florida State is the devil and why the final playoff spot will come down to Oregon, Notre Dame and Ohio State. But we start with this… 1. Will Muschamp has got to go: It seems weird that I start a big-picture “takeaways” column with the...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 8 Picks: Florida State goes down, two surprises in the SEC, and is Baylor on upset alert?

Time for the Week 8 picks….woah, is it really Week 8 already? You better believe it is. Here are all the picks, against the spread, with home team in caps. Enjoy…unless you’re a fan of one of the two Top 5 teams that’s losing this weekend. ALABAMA (-13 ½) over Texas A&M: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET It happens every year. There are two or three, or 10 games, where college...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU, Memphis, and Cincy are most expensive AAC games for UConn Huskies tickets

The UConn Huskies men’s basketball team is on cloud nine after winning last year’s national championship. Head Coach Kevin Ollie proved swiftly and fiercely that he is amongst the game’s best on the sidelines as he led the 7th seeded Huskies all the way to Dallas to cut down the nets. This year, the Huskies return some, but not all of their roster as tournament stalwarts DeAndre...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona football tickets 20% above average for matchup vs USC

The Arizona Wildcats (5-0), who rank No. 10 in the most recent AP Poll, are coming off an emotional 31-24 road victory over the Oregon Ducks. By way of its rushing attack, Arizona controlled the game flow. Arizona’s talented backfield, which is led by Terris Jones-Grigsby and Nick Wilson, rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Jones-Grigsby put Oregon away with a 1-yard touchdown...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Takeaways from Week 6: The Wild Pac-12 And Why The Playoff Is the Best Thing to Ever Happen to College Football

It was an absolutely insane weekend in college football, one which shook up the sport, the playoff picture and the futures of a number of huge conferences and programs. Let’s recap it all, in 10 Takeaways from the Weekend: The Playoff is the Best Thing That’s Ever Happened to College Football: I couldn’t stop thinking about this on Saturday. Look, for years, one of the best...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The End of an Era at Oregon, plus the Week 6 picks

Before we get to the picks, I wanted to quickly hit on Arizona-Oregon Thursday night. Because while the entire college football world wants to talk about the micro issues at play with the loss — Oregon and the Pac-12’s national title chances specifically — there are some bigger, broader macro issues which I think need to be discussed too. The most important one, is that I...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason and Devin McCourty want you to help tackle Sickle Cell

It’s no secret that the last few weeks have been tough for the NFL. But while everyone continually gets caught in the negativity surrounding the league, it’s also important to remember that a lot of its players and coaches are not only doing good things, but changing lives as well. Two of those players are Jason and Devin McCourty, who are using their platform as NFL stars,...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 3 Recap: Ole Miss + Kentucky are underrated, Georgia is overrated, and the Big Ten is….

It always happens: We say it’s going to be a “down week” then we get 12 hours of football insanity. That’s exactly what happened Saturday. Here are 10 thoughts from a wild Week 3. Georgia just isn’t that good: I thought Steve Spurrier summed up this game better than I ever could, during his postgame interview with CBS sideline reporter Allie LaForce, when he said: “I...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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