November 15, 2023
2023 NCAA XC Men's Preview: The NAU-OSU Rematch Should Be Incredible
NAU beat OSU on a tiebreaker a year ago and both teams could be even better in 2023. Who will win it all in Charlottesville?
February 22, 2023
WTW: Sub-4 Mania, An NCAA Coach Doesn't Watch His Team Break A World Record, + Grant Fisher = Charles Barkley?
In this week's recap, we share some great coaching advice from Dave Smith - less can sometimes be more.
November 17, 2022
2022 NCAA XC Women's Team Preview: NC State Is #1, But a Repeat Won't Be Easy
No team has repeated since Villanova in 2009-10, but with Katelyn Tuohy and Kelsey Chmiel leading the way, the Wolfpack have a great shot to do it on Saturday.
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.
September 21, 2022
2022 NCAA XC Women's Top 10: NC State Is Still the Team to Beat
NC State loses two of its top five but could still be better than they were in 2021.
September 21, 2022
2022 NCAA XC Men's Top 10: NAU Chases Second Three-Peat; Can Stanford or OK State Finally Knock Them Off?
NAU is loaded once again. But so is Stanford, and OSU should be dangerous on its home course. Who will win it all in '22? *MB: Jonathan Gault unveils his top 10 men's NCAA xc teams. Agree or disagree?
November 17, 2021
2021 NCAA XC Men's Team Preview: Blue Bloods or New Blood?
NAU (60 points), Notre Dame (87), and Oklahoma State (142) were the three best teams at NCAAs last year. NAU has gotten worse, Notre Dame has improved a little, and Oklahoma State has improved a lot. That means it should be pretty close between the three of them on Saturday. NAU has won 4 of the last 5 men's XC titles. Oklahoma State won 3 of 4 from 2009-12. Will the blue bloods prevail in Tallahassee, or will Notre Dame win its first title since 1957?
November 17, 2020
Why Are NCAA Indoors and NCAA XC Scheduled For the Same Weekend? And Will They Happen at All?
The NCAA XC champs will be held on March 15, just two days after NCAA Indoors. Jonathan Gault spoke to several top NCAA coaches to figure out why the schedule turned out that way -- and how they're adjusting. Many coaches indicated they are likely to blow off one of the championships entirely.
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!
September 19, 2019
2019 NCAA Men's XC Season Preview: Men's Teams #10 Oklahoma State Through #6 Notre Dame
We begin our 2019 NCAA XC countdown by unveiling the back half of the LRC top 10 which includes some big names - #10 Ok State, #9 Portland,#8 Colorado, #7 Oregon, #6 Notre Dame.
September 11, 2017
2017 NCAA Men's XC Preview: #10 Oklahoma State & #9 Iona
Iona and Oklahoma State almost always finish in the top 10 at NCAAs and we think they'll do so once again this year.
October 27, 2016
2016 NCAA XC Conference Preview, Part II: What To Watch For at The Big 12, Big 10 and Ivy League Meets?
The No. 9 Oklahoma State men will look to make it 9 straight Big 12 titles on Saturday, while the No. 18 OSU women will look to upset No. 12 Baylor and No. 15 Iowa State. At Big 10s on Sunday, the men's race is wide open with No. 14 Michigan battling No. 18 Wisconsin and No. 19 Indiana, but the highlight is a showdown between No. 6 Michigan and No. 9 Penn State in the women's race.
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.
March 08, 2016
2016 NCAA DMR Preview: The Deepest Men's Field In History Is Led By Oklahoma State
Six of the 12 fastest men's teams in NCAA history will compete on Friday. Will they be good enough to hold off Stanford and Washington and their 3:53 anchor legs, Sean McGorty and Izaic Yorks? Will Oregon dare to run Edward Cheserek just 30 minutes after the 5k?
February 26, 2016
Meet The Most Interesting Man In NCAA Running: He's 5'9", Can Dunk A Basketball And In One Year Has Gone From 4:17 To The #3 Time In NCAA History: Meet Oklahoma State's Josh Thompson
Josh Thompson of Oklahoma State has a very unique and cool story.
November 03, 2015
NCAA XC Weekend Recap: Grant Fisher Is Running, Ben Saarel Is Not (For Now), And What's Wrong With The Wisconsin Men?
We also take a look at the Penn State women's upset at Big 10s, Thomas Curtin taking down Justyn Knight at ACCs and wonder whether the Foot Locker women's curse may come to an end this month?
October 29, 2015
2015 NCAA XC Conference Preview, Part II: What To Watch On Saturday & Sunday
Be break down the Big 12, Big 10, and Big East for you.
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 21, 2015
2015 Men's XC Preview: #10 Virginia, #9 Ole Miss, #8 Iona, #7 Oklahoma State
Both OSU and Virginia underperformed at NCAAs last year but both will be back with a vengeance in 2015. The Cowboys could be dangerous with Craig Nowak (16th last year) and NCAA 1500 champ Chad Noelle, while the Cavaliers are one of the deeper teams in America. The Rebels made a big step forward in making their first NCAA appearance, but they'll be even better in 2015 with transfers MJ Erb and Ryan Manahan. Iona boasts another strong squad and will look for its 13th top-10 finish in the past 14 years.