College Football Picks
Predictions for Saturday’s best games: Alabama 28, Auburn 10 - The Tide is probably still reeling from last season’s second-half meltdown against Cam Newton and Auburn, so the Crimson Tide will be out for revenge this weekend. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they don’t have nearly enough offensive weapons to hang with the Tide this year. Expect the ‘Bama defensive line to wreak havoc in the...
"Coach K" gets #903 - ESPN →
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski made history last night by capturing his 903rd win, breaking the tied with Bob Knight, Krzyzewski’s college coach and mentor. No. 6 Duke beat Michigan State 74-69 on Tuesday night in the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden. Krzyzewski’s milestone accomplishment will hopefully shine through the darkness that has been cast...
NBA Players vote no on CBA deal - Players union to... →
Today, the NBA players rejected the owner’s new collective bargaining agreement. In addition, the players have indicated that their union will start to disband, which may jeopardize the entire 2011-2012 NBA season, though commissioner David Stern refused to confirm this possibility. Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, and Carmelo Anthony were a few of the big name players in attendance, and said...
Penn State fires legendary coach - ESPN →
In the midst of an ugly scandal, Penn State officials have fired university president Graham Spanier and legendary football head coach Joe Paterno. Paterno spent 61 years at the university - 46 as head coach of the Nittany Lions. He won 409 games with the team. He donated more than $4 million to the university. And while many see him as a great figurehead in college football, recent information...
College Football Week 10 Picks
No. 1 LSU over No. 2 Alabama - The Tigers have caliber of a winning football team like no other team in the country right now. Their defense and offense are equally strong and the way that they have managed to play against teams like Oregon is impressive. This is will be a true match up of skill on both sides of the ball and the team that manages to stop the run will ultimately be successful. ...
Manager Mike Quade fired from Cubs - ESPN →
Only days after St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa stepped down, another baseball manager has been relived of his duties - this time, it’s Mike Quade of the Chicago Cubs. He was fired from the team today. President of operations Theo Epstein said the mangaerial search process has begun, indicating that Ryne Sandberg may not be hired as Quade’s successor. Sean Bell Neon Tommy...
Congressman compares NCAA to mafia – USATODAY.com →
“(The NCAA) is one of the most vicious, most ruthless organizations ever created by mankind. I think you would compare the NCAA to Al Capone and to the mafia.” - Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill. This quote comes five days after the NCAA created proposals to boost stipends by $2000 for Division 1 athletes. Read what else Rush had to say here. Sean Bell Neon Tommy Sports
Uniforms for UNC-Michigan State game on Carl... →
Two of the top NCAA Division 1 basketball teams will suit up in camouflage-style uniforms to honor the military during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic aboard the USS Carl Vinson. Michigan State will dawn a white uniform with a light green camouflage pattern, while North Carolina will feature a deep blue camouflage pattern over the traditional Carolina blue. The game will take place on Veterans...
Big East getting bigger? - ESPN →
Reports indicate that the Big East Conference will invite Boise State, Navy, and Air Force for football only, and SMU, Houston, and Central Florida for all sports. The conference’s member presidents met in Philadelphia today, and voted unanimously to extend invitations to football-only and all-sports members. John Marinatto, Commissioner of the Big East, declined to name the schools being...