Bracketology

By Harris Hicks There are only two weeks left until the start of the NCAA Tournament and the annual debates about who’s in and who’s out are beginning to heat up. From top to bottom, the NCAA Tournament field is a complete mess. There are no clear favorites and no team has separated themselves from…

Breaking Down Boogie To Bourbon Street

By Harrison Larner “Kings send Cousins to Pelicans in 5 player trade.” I sighed and went back to sleep. Inside my head, I was so mad at Dell Demps for trading Anthony Davis in exchange for a guy who is pretty similar to him in Demarcus Cousins. About thirty minutes later, I decided to look…

Hicks 2017 NBA All-Star Team: West

By Harris Hicks Now that the light work is done in the East, it’s time to dissect the Wild West. The NBA’s Western Conference might be the richest individual sports conference seen in this decade. With so many competitive teams and copious loads of talented individuals, the Western Conference makes it difficult  to choose only…

Hicks 2017 NBA Allstar team: East

by Harris Hicks The NBA season is near its halfway point which means we need to start paying attention to the NBA All-Star game. The 66th annual All-Star game, taking place in New Orleans, replacing the prior venue of Charlotte, will head down to the bayou for the third time in NBA History. With just…

The Year 2016 in Review: Sports

by Peyton Gallaher The year 2016 may not be remembered as the best year for many people. A lot of bad things happened.  A lot of confrontational things happened. There were a lot of tragedies and a lot of heartache in 2016.  For most of the year, the world was a spinning, stressful, scary place….

NBA Rank: Starting Centers

By Evan Oscherwitz DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings Cousins’ completeness, size, and all-around mastery of the center position makes this an easy pick. Cousins, who only played one season at Kentucky, is one of the few one-and-done players who was able to immediately make his team better. Despite his sporadic outbursts, and lack of media attention…

Open Options

by Cole Zellner With All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas as their good luck charm and representative at the NBA Draft Lottery, the Boston Celtics received the third pick in the draft, a pick they got from the Brooklyn Nets in the famous (or infamous, depending on your allegiances) trade that ended the Boston’s Big Three era….

The Most Unpredictable Team

by Adam Dreyfuss Last season, the Xavier Musketeers were a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament who lost to second seed Arizona in the Sweet 16. They lost two starters, guard Dee Davis and center Matt Stainbrook, and entering this season nobody expected much from the Musketeers. However, they have defied all odds going…

Wooden Award Preview

By Drew Galloway The college basketball regular season is winding down. The John R. Wooden Award (College Basketball Player of the Year) announced their late season top 20 on Feb. 10. Buddy Hield from Oklahoma is the likely winner of the award. Hield is from the Bahamas and went to high school at Kansas basketball…