Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. John Calipari (pictured above) once again stole the show at the NBA Draft last evening.
By Josh Kramer
Is anybody else seeing blue? Eight first round picks came from Kentucky and North Carolina. Plus, six players out of Lexington were selected on the night (a record). That is a whole lot of blue. For the first time in NBA Draft history, the top two picks happened to come from the same University. In addition, the top three picks were not only all freshman, but they were all players out of the SEC East. Go figure. I thought the SEC was a football conference? These days, John Calipari is becoming more of a mainstay at the NBA Draft than David Stern. The following are ten observations from the night in no particular order. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. According to our guest blogger Andrew Wittry, John Calipari (pictured above) will be a happy man on the night of April 2nd as he finally gets the monkey off his back and brings home a national championship.
By Andrew Wittry
Andrew Wittry is a senior at St. Xavier High School who literally eats and sleeps sports. He is looking forward to college and avidly pursuing a career in sports journalism. Andrew has an already well- established blog called Sports.Eat.Sleep.Repeat., where he posts new content regarding both professional and collegiate sports a few times each week.
Which month would you give up to have more March? While Buffalo Wild Wings jokingly uses this phrase in their recent March Madness advertising campaign, in all seriousness, I would willingly give up a few days of each month to be able to have more of the NCAA Tournament.
After coming home on from practice the other night and looking at the bracket, I could not have been more pleased with the field. When the biggest complaint about a team being left out is Drexel, a team out of the Colonial Athletic Association, who did win nineteen of its final twenty games, but did not have a single quality win out of conference, the committee did an excellent job. Though Drexel’s amazing late season surge in which they reeled off 19 wins in their last 20 games was highly impressive. I was very excited about how well the local teams fared as Xavier’s run in the A-10 Tournament earned the team a 10 seed and Cincinnati claimed a six spot. UC’s six was due in large part to giving #2 Syracuse its second loss of the season.
Here are my initial reactions from Selection Sunday:
Is Kentucky’s road to the Final Four too tough? Continue reading
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Cincinnati Reds 2nd year starting pitcher Mike Leake (pictured above) made one of the more bonehead decisions in recent memory. What could have been the reasoning and what will be the consequences?
It’s another Tuesday in the sporting world. Playoffs are going on in the professional sporting realm. The MLB Regular Season is heating up. And College Basketball players are finally passing up on the next level due to an uncertain future.
Here is a look at some of the main headlines. Continue reading
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