Bracketology

By Harris Hicks It’s almost here, basketball fans! The anticipated Selection Sunday is now just ten days away! This week, it was made apparent that the SEC is no longer a joke at basketball. They have two teams sitting in the top ten in RPI including a red hot Gator team in the top five….

Throwing Heat In Heaven: The Story Of Jose Fernandez

By Brandon Liguori When the Florida Marlins drafted Jose Fernandez in the first round of the MLB draft back in 2011, the organization believed that he was the ultimate answer for a pitching staff with a lot of holes. His much anticipated debut came two years later, on April seventh, 2013, against the New York…

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…

Super Bowl LI Preview

by Evan Oscherwitz How They Got Here: The Atlanta Falcons surprised the football world this year by winning the NFC thanks to a high-powered offensive attack led by NFL MVP quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones, and a prolific backfield tandem of Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. Coming into the season, more people had…

Sneaks This Week: February 3rd Edition

By Peyton Gallaher 2 CENTS: Is the future of the sneaker industry in the hands of musicians? Ballers want to be rappers and rappers want to be ballers. Sports and music; two interconnected cultural aspects of life. Both music and sports are archaic in heritage, but are integral in determining what is considered relevant in…

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….

Q&A: Olympian Akela Jones

by Evan Oscherwitz With about three months since the conclusion of the Rio Summer Olympics and another six remaining until the start of the Diamond League, international athletics sits in a bit of a dead period. However, the Olympics featured a breadth of intriguing young prospects with a chance to really make their mark in…

The Fight for Ratings

by Dylan Goldman In America, The NFL has been everyone’s favorite league to watch for years. The Super Bowl has always captivated the attention of the nation, whether you like football or not. In fact, the NFL’s ratings were at an all-time high last year, but that isn’t the case this year. The NFL has…

Pay for Play: It’s all about Perspective

By: Paige Cunningham There is a growing debate in college sports about whether  athletes should be paid to play, especially at the NCAA Division 1 level where both the NCAA and the university bring in millions of dollars some say on the backs of the athletes.  When I first started thinking about this issue, I…