Hero & Zero of the Week

UNC player Diamond DeShields 
(Courtesy: Daily Tar Heel)

For the HERO and ZERO of the week, we’ll go with 3 local Women’s Coaches! When the Women’s bracket was announced, Duke coach Joanne McCallie quickly voiced her displeasure with the parings, which I believe had Duke as the #2 seed in the same region where UConn was #1.  She said they must not want […]

14 In a Row: What makes the San Antonio Spurs so Good


In a bit of NBA news that should surprise no one, the San Antonio Spurs are really, really good at basketball. After dismantling the hapless Sixers Monday night, the Spurs win-streak reached fourteen games. Over that stretch, the Spurs have beaten playoff teams such as Miami, Chicago, Portland, and Golden State by an average of […]

Second Round of March Madness 2014 Comes to Milwaukee


Forget Christmas and the day the kids go back to school. This is one of the two most wonderful days of the year. It used to be New Year’s Day and all the Bowl games, but that has been whittled down as the good games are now spread out over the entire week. That delectable […]

I Forgot the Gamecocks! NCAA Women’s Bracket Seeds DePaul #7

DePaul Blue Demons Coach Doug Bruno cuts down the net as Big East champions

I predicted my top seeds for the NCAA Women’s Bracket on my Facebook Token Female  page. Guess what they were…..Oh, never mind…..I’ll tell you: UConn (34-0) #1 all year on the AP Poll Notre Dame (32-0) #2 all year on the AP Poll Tennessee (27-5) #3 or 4 all year Baylor  (29-4) #4 to end the regular […]

DePaul Blue Demons Take Big East to the Big Dance; Party on…Monday

After capturing the Big East title, the Blue Demons are hosting a party Monday at DePaul

The DePaul Blue Demons) are ready to step up and lead the Big East” Coach Doug Bruno, DePaul Blue Demons Welcome to a new era in Big East athletics. No more UConn. No more Geno Auriemma.  No more Notre Dame. So long, Hall of Famer Muffet McGraw. Hello, Coach  Doug Bruno.  You’ve been crowned. After […]

NU Senior Night Spoiler


Northwestern wrapped up their 2013-14 home schedule on Thursday evening in disappointing fashion losing to Penn State 59-32 at Welsh Ryan- Arena , the outcome was not what they had hoped for as the Wildcats were ran out of the gym from the opening tip. Drew Crawford, Nikola Cerina and James Montgomery were all recognized before […]

Where We Stand in the NBA MVP Race

durant and lebron

We are in the midst of one of the best NBA MVP races in recent history. Kevin Durant and LeBron James are engaged in an epic fight for supremacy. Unfortunately for the rest of the league, it appears both players are going all-in on earning the award. Thus, we are likely going to see more […]

Can the Memphis Grizzlies Make the Playoffs?

Mike Conley has carried the Griz this season, but will they make the playoffs?

When Marc Gasol sprained his MCL on November 22, it seemed as if the Memphis Grizzlies season was over. Not only was Memphis going to be without their second best offensive option, but they would be missing one of the best low-post defenders in the NBA. Yet, despite playing in an ultra-competitive Western Conference, the […]

5 NBA Trade Deadline Deals That Would Impact the League

Oklahoma City is potentially one piece away from a title.

It’s one of my favorite times of the year- NBA trade deadline season! A time when unsubstantiated rumors are thrown around like insults at a roast. As a future NBA GM, I have spent countless hours on the ESPN Trade Machine figuring out ways to manipulate rosters to address team needs. This season, I have […]

Blame Lolo Jones for Olympic bobsled fail?

It could have been three American bobsleds, not two, in contention for women’s 2-man bobsled medals. If not for a bad choice on the part of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. After all,  USA-1 pilot Elana Meyers and brakeman Lauryn Williams, the most experienced of the bobsledders, are currently in first place with a […]

Wildcats Fall Short Of Comeback


Northwestern found themselves in unfamiliar territory coming into Saturday’s home matchup against Nebraska after winning four of their last five games in the Big Ten. The Wildcats were actually favored to win for the first time all season in conference play when they hosted the Cornhuskers at Welsh Ryan Arena Saturday, and for a short […]

Ideas for New NBA Commish Adam Silver

Adam Silver, the NBA's new commissioner

The retirement of longtime NBA Commissioner David Stern became official Saturday. The new leader of the league is Adam Silver, a man who had served as deputy commissioner since 2006.  Silver inherits a league that is in a much better state than when Stern assumed the role in 1984. In Stern’s 30 years as head […]

Ryan’s Super Bowl XVLIII Preview


As another wild and unpredictable football season comes to a close this Sunday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has  to be licking his chops with the feast fans will receive this Super Bowl XLVIII. On one side you have the face of the league and arguably the greatest quarterback of this generation in Peyton Manning, on the […]

Rise of the Slim Reaper: Kevin Durant’s Mission to Dominate the NBA

Kevin Durant

The rest of the NBA must look back on it fondly. A peaceful memory of the way things were. A time, just a few short years ago, when Kevin Durant hadn’t turned. A time when he was still a mild-mannered star who, despite his immense talent, looked happy just to be in the NBA playing […]

Northwestern No Match For 10th Ranked Iowa


Northwestern came into Saturday’s home matchup against Iowa on a high note after winning 3 of 4, including a double overtime thriller against Purdue, and an upset victory over then 23rd ranked Illinois. However, the Wildcats just did not have enough depth to hang with the 10th ranked Hawkeye’s, who beat them 76-50 Saturday afternoon in a […]