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November 16, 2022

2022 NCAA XC Men's Team Preview: Stanford Seeks First Title Since '03 Against a Deep Field

Stanford crushed everyone at Nuttycombe, but BYU, OK State, and NAU (winners of 5 of the last 6 titles) all have legitimate shots to win on Saturday.
November 17, 2021

2021 NCAA XC Women's Team Preview: Four-Horse Race In Tallahassee

NC State, New Mexico, Colorado, and BYU all have a legit shot to win on Saturday. We make the case for and against each team but ultimately go with Laurie Henes' NC State Wolfpack. How cool would it be for her to win NCAA title #1 after 30-years at her alma mater?
March 12, 2021

NCAA XC Women's Preview: Can Stanford Win Its First Title Since 2007 In a Wide-Open Race? Who Is the Individual Favorite?

It has been 13+ years since Stanford won an NCAA XC team title, and no Stanford man or woman has ever won the individual title. Look for Ella Donaghu and this year's Cardinal team to change that.
March 11, 2021

NCAA XC Men's Preview: NAU Seeks Revenge as BYU Tries to Repeat; Can Anyone Stop Wesley Kiptoo?

At last, the 2020 NCAA xc championships are almost here (in 2021). Will BYU repeat or will NAU win it's 4th title in 5 seasons? And can anyone stop Wesley Kiptoo?
February 01, 2021

BYU Upsets #1 NAU as Conner Mantz Wins, Nico Young Impresses, & BYU Sweeps Team Titles at Silver State Challenge in Vegas

The #2 BYU men may have upset #1 NAU, but NAU held out one of the top runners in the country in Luis Grijalva. Young finished an impressive second as NAU's Taryn O'Neill won the women's race.
October 15, 2020

The Best NCAA XC Meet of 2020 Is on Saturday at Oklahoma State

Covid-19 has given us a real treat as this weekend's OSU Invitational will offer us something we wouldn't get to see if it weren't for the pandemic: a regular-season matchup between the sport's top three men's teams from 2019 NCAAs -- BYU, NAU, and Colorado. *MB: BYU vs. NAU This Weekend!
March 11, 2020

2020 NCAA Indoors Women's Mid-D/Distance Preview: Dani Jones Chases Audacious 800/Mile Double

We don't expect her to pull it off as we think Nia Akins will win her first NCAA title in the 800, but if Jones wins just 1 NCAA title she'll join Jenny Simpson and Adam Goucher for the most in CU history. Plus can Whittni Orton win her first in the 3000?
November 26, 2019

The Decade Awards: Which NCAA Cross Country Programs & Athletes Were the Best of the 2010s?

We hand out awards, including Runner of the Decade, Upset of the Decade, & Program of the Decade. Plus, what were the best single-season teams of the last 10 years?
November 21, 2019

2019 NCAA XC Women's Team Preview: Arkansas Tries to Erase NCAA XC Demons, Chases 2019 Sweep & First XC Title

The Arkansas women are looking to complete the calendar-year triple crown but they have never won an NCAA xc crown and they've underperformed at 8 straight NCAAs. That being said, they have been utterly dominant this year and just perfect-scored their regional.
November 20, 2019

2019 NCAA XC Men's Team Preview: New Faces, Same Old NAU; Can Colorado Channel the Spirit of '04 and Pull the Upset?

#1 NAU seems poised to become just the third men's team to win 4-straight NCAA XC titles but #2 Colorado has a good team and #4 Stanford has 5 sub-13:50 guys. Can someone pull off a big upset?
October 19, 2019

Conner Mantz & Erica Birk Lead BYU to Big Day at 2019 Pre-Nats

BYU took home both individual titles and the men's team title but #8 Washington upset them to win the women's team race.
September 20, 2019

2019 NCAA Men's XC Preview: #5 Washington Through #1 Northern Arizona

Who is going to win NCAAs? One of these five teams.
September 20, 2019

2019 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #5 NC State Through #1 New Mexico

#2 Colorado certainly has a chance to repeat but it's an odd year and that means UNM is the team to beat.
November 13, 2018

2018 NCAA XC Men's Team Preview: Can Anyone Dethrone Northern Arizona As The Lumberjacks Chase A Three-Peat?

In the last 36 years, only one men's program has three-peated at NCAAs, Arkansas. #1 NAU is undefeated and hoping to join them.
November 14, 2017

Clash of the Titans: No. 1 NAU & No. 2 BYU Square Off In Classic Battle In Louisville for the 2017 NCAA XC Title

On paper, the battle for the men's 2017 NCAA Cross Country team title looks like it could be epic. We break it down for you.
November 13, 2017

This Is Not Your Older Brother's BYU Team -- The Cougars Are Ready for Their NCAA Moment

An in-depth look at the incredible BYU squad which scored just 17 points against Oregon and Stanford this year and has had at most a 17-second spread all season long.
October 12, 2017

2017 Wisconsin Invite/Pre-Nats Preview: Who Will Emerge as the NCAA Favorites as the XC Season Heats Up?

There should be some great matchups this weekend. Justyn Knight vs. Grant Fisher (and Morgan McDonald?) at Wisconsin. Katie Rainsberger vs. Karissa Schweizer at Pre-Nats. No. 1 NAU vs. No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 4 Stanford in the men's race at Wisconsin. No. 1 Colorado vs. No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 4 Michigan in the women's race at Pre-Nats. Get excited. *MB: Official 2017 Wisco / Pre-Nats Discussion Thread- Who you got?