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September 19, 2019

2019 NCAA Women's XC Preview: #10 Michigan State Through #6 Washington

We begin our 2019 NCAA XC countdown by unveiling the first half of the LRC top 10.
September 19, 2016

2016 NCAA Women's XC Preview: #10 Michigan State, #9 Oklahoma State, #8 Michigan, and #7 Boise State

With the Olympics and Diamond league season now over and the big NCAA meets approaching, we start our NCAA top 10 countdown with the women.
September 28, 2015

NCAA XC Weekend Recap: Grant Fisher Doesn't Need To Redshirt, The Boise State Women Are For Real And The NCAA 1,500 Champs Struggle

With the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, Roy Griak Invitational and several other meets in the books, we give you four takeaways from the first major weekend of action in NCAA cross-country.
September 15, 2015

2015 Women's XC Preview: #8 Michigan State And #7 Providence

Providence surprised everybody - including coach Ray Treacy - by finishing 13th last year. With All-American Sarah Collins back in the fold, the Friars will be even better in '15. Meanwhile, the defending champion Spartans lose three of their top five but return their top two from NCAAs in Rachele Schulist and Lindsay Clark.
March 11, 2015

NCAA DMR Previews: Edward Cheserek Leads The Oregon Men; Can The Arkansas Women Repeat At Home?

With Cheserek on the anchor, can anyone stop the Ducks from winning their first DMR title since 2010? The women's race should be great with Arkansas and likely anchor Dominique Scott battling Georgetown (Katrina Coogan on anchor) and Michigan State (Leah O'Connor).

November 20, 2014

2014 NCAA XC Women's Preview: Can Michigan State Complete a Dream Season?

The Spartans are favored to win their first-ever NCAA title. Could they possibly do it in grand style, with the lowest point total in 10 years?

October 30, 2014

Big 10s Preview: #1 Michigan St. vs. #4 Michigan in the Women's Race; Can the Wisconsin Men Start a New Streak?

The Michigan and MSU women may not be 1-2 in the polls anymore but they're still two of the best teams in the country. The #1 Spartans are going for their fourth conference title in five years while the Wolverines are looking to get back on track after a third-place finish at Pre-Nats. In the men's race, Wisconsin will look to reclaim the title after Indiana snapped its streak of 14 consecutive wins last year.

October 20, 2014

How Low Can Colorado Go, Michigan State Makes A Statement, Syracuse's Podium Chances And A Wild Women's Individual Race

The two biggest races of NCAA cross-country's regular season - the adidas Wisconsin Invitational and the Pre-National Invitational - are in the books and they produced a ton of data for us to analyze. We make sense of it all and give you eight takeaways from the weekend's action.

October 16, 2014

2014 adidas Wisconsin Preview: An Incredible 19 Ranked Men's Teams And 22 Ranked Women's Teams Are Ready To Battle

Friday's adidas Wisconsin Invitational pits #3 NAU against #7 Stanford on the men's side, while the women's race features 22 ranked teams, including #2 Michigan State, #5 Arkansas and #6 Stanford as well as 9-time defending Canadian champs Guelph. Joe Rosa, Maksim Korolev, Stanley Kebenei and Futsum Zeinasellassie will bid for the individual men's title; Shelby Houlihan leads a loaded women's individual field.

September 29, 2014

Emma Bates Struggles, Alexa Efraimson Collapses, All Hail Southern Utah and Watch Out For...Furman? Seven Thoughts on XC's First Big Weekend

We give you the scoop on the key xc results from last weekend. Along the way, we also talk about the men of Oklahoma State and Providence. 

August 30, 2014

2014 Women's XC Preview: Entirely Homegrown Michigan is #1, Michigan State is #2

This year, the best team in Michigan may very well be the best team in the United States. Michigan State is led by NCAA steeple champ Leah O'Connor and will get a big boost from returners Sara Kroll and Julia Otwell, who redshirted in 2013. Michigan keeps its entire top seven from last year in tac. AMAZINGLY all seven are Michigan natives.