Around SB Nation's ACC, Big Ten, and SEC blogs today, plus a NASCAR special:
- If you read only one thing this week, make it Spencer Hall's Six Laps at Talladega.
- The Only Colors goes in depth on a preview of Michigan State's game against Northern Iowa.
- Hammer and Rails does the same for Purdue's upcoming game against Duke, while Duke Basketball Report hosts Hammer and Rails for a Q&A.
- In advance of the Kentucky-Cornell game, A Sea of Blue compares the teams' respective effective field goal percentages and concludes that fans should expect both teams to be on fire offensively, shooting somewhere in the 60s.