TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. Head coach Shaka Smart of the Texas Longhorns. (credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images) Head coach Ben Jacobson of the Northern Iowa Panthers. (credit: Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
    Round Of 64 Tale: #6 Texas Vs. #11 Northern Iowa

    The first-round NCAA Tournament matchup between the Big 12’s Texas Longhorns and the mid-major Northern Iowa Panthers is a game many college basketball fans are looking at as a potential upset.

  2. Head coach Archie Miller of the Dayton Flyers. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images) Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange. (credit: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
    Round Of 64 Tale: #7 Dayton Vs. #10 Syracuse

    Enter the Dayton Flyers: They’re the better-seeded team, which means many fans out there will be tempted to tab Syracuse as an obvious upset selection in first-round action.

  3. Head coach Greg Gard of the Wisconsin Badgers. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Head coach Jamie Dixon of the Pittsburgh Panthers. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
    Round Of 64 Tale: #7 Wisconsin Vs. #10 Pittsburgh

    The Wisconsin Badgers head into the NCAA Tournament on a roll, although landing only a seven seed because of a tough start to the season.

  4. Head coach Larry Krystkowiak of the Utah Utes. (credit: Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images) Head coach Rodney Terry of the Fresno State Bulldogs. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
    Round Of 64 Tale: #3 Utah Vs. #14 Fresno State

    The Utah Utes played one of the toughest schedules in the NCAA this season and still finished with the second best record in the Pac-12 at 26-7.

  5. Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Peyton Manning (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
    Super Bowl 50 Tale: Panthers Have Edge Over Broncos

    It will be a shock if Cam Newton is not handed the NFL’s MVP award the night before the Super Bowl. He is a game-changing superstar who is still ascending.

  6. ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals throws against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
    NFC Championship Tale: Arizona Cardinals At Carolina Panthers

    The Cardinals have depended on Carson Palmer to lead them all season, and he was good enough to lead them to a 13-3 record during the season.

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