1. College Football: The BCS Is What We Thought It Was!

    The BCS Game kicks off tonight and some people are still clamoring for a boycott. Others have called for a split "championship" should Alabama win the rematch...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 2 years ago 147 reads 0 comments

  2. Baylor Bears: History Repeating, Politics and the Rise and Fall of the Big 12

    Financial issues are enough to make the strong individuals and institutions pause and reflect on the situation. Texas A&M was looking east, in particular to the Southeastern Conference, before a financial roadblock sprung up before them...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 3 years ago 1,255 reads 6 comments

  3. 2011 CFB Scheduling: FCS Teams and Searching for That Automatic "W"

    On the heels of the first games of the college football season, and on the cusp of the full-fledged start of the season, fans begin to look forward to a year where their favorite team can make "this year" be "their year...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 3 years ago 364 reads 2 comments

  4. BCS Busting: Considering TCU over Oregon for the BCS Title Game

    After their dominant performance against South Carolina, Auburn emphatically laid claim to a spot in the BCS Title Game. But the Tigers' opponent is a mystery. Well, it should be a mystery...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 3 years ago 631 reads 7 comments

  5. LeBron James, ESPN and Sports Entertainment: The Changing of the Game

    It seemed only fitting that I had wrestler Triple H's theme song running through my head as I thought about the circus that was LeBron James's "decision...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 4 years ago 1,691 reads 0 comments

  6. What Happened!? Sports Champions Missing the Playoffs the Next Season

    On April 1, 2010, the North Carolina Tar Heels fell to the Dayton Flyers in the NIT championship game, 79-68. UNC had a chance to become the first team to win back-to-back championships...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 2,840 reads 7 comments

  7. In the Two-Hole: The Best Number Two Hitters in 2009

    Often unsung, the number two hitter in a lineup is a crucial transition between the speedy leadoff man and the RBI producers in the three, four, and five holes...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 921 reads 5 comments

  8. Why College Basketball's "Play-In" Game Should Be Abolished

    The so-called "Opening Round" game tonight saw Arkansas-Pine Bluff get by Winthrop 61-44. But it is not part of the NCAA tournament...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 710 reads 1 comments

  9. It's a Mismatch: NCAA Tournament Seedings and the Ineffective Polls

    NCAA selection chair Dan Guerrero attempted to defend the field he and his colleague pieced together for the 2010 NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament. Problem is, he has no reason to defend himself as he was simply following precedent...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 932 reads 8 comments

  10. The Yellow Peril?: Asia's Impact on the Winter Olympics

    When the score was announced for Kim Yu-Na, South Korea's darling figure skater, it signaled more than just her ascension to the top of the figure skating world...

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  11. Taking a Cue From the UFL: The NFL's Overtime Rule

    It’s Super Bowl XLIV!  The Saints and the Colts.  Peyton vs. Brees.  And, of course, it is held in Miami (10th time ever). Referee Scott Green flips the coin in the air; it's heads.  New Orleans wins the toss and elects to receive...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 268 reads 1 comments

  12. Doc Rivers, Phil Jackson Hypocritical in Response to Cavaliers' Trade

    The Cleveland Cavaliers made a move to improve their team. According to ESPN.com , this move has upset the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 1,768 reads 28 comments

  13. Nodar Kumaritashvili Aftermath: No Blame, Just Protect the Athletes

    A tragic (and avoidable) accident has led to the “dumbing down” of a sport. On Friday, Feb. 12, Georgian slider Nodar Kumaritashvili entered turn 16 of the notorious Whistler track for the final turn of his life...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 656 reads 1 comments

  14. Pac-10 Expansion: A Look at Five Potential Candidates

    Larry Scott, commissioner of the Pac-10, has suggested that expanding the conference in the near future is a very real possibility. The conference has not experienced any change since adding the two Arizona schools in 1978...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 3,784 reads 31 comments

  15. A Special Super Bowl: Giving Credit to the Saints Special Teams

    Ambush! A perfect word to describe the onside kick to begin the second half. Yes, it was New Orleans head coach Sean Payton’s name for the play, but it summed up the game. It was almost as if the first quarter was a set-up for the rest of the game.

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 226 reads 4 comments

  16. The Best Super Bowls Of The Last Eight U.S. Presidents

    The teams are set. Miami is the location, again. The Florida A&M Marching 100 once again will be part of the entertainment. Yes, the great American tradition -- the Super Bowl -- is here once again...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 901 reads 6 comments

  17. For Brett Favre, It Couldn't Have Ended Any Other Way

    The story was unfolding perfectly. Everyone was following the script. The Ol’ Gunslinger Brett Favre had guided the Vikings to a 12-4 record, the NFC North crown, and one game away from the Super Bowl...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 1,331 reads 31 comments

  18. Best College Football Conference? Don't Ask the NFL

    Among the heap of unresolved debates, one that seems to boil the blood of most college football fans is which conference is the best...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 8,896 reads 13 comments

  19. Congratulations, Boise State: Now Move Along, Broncos!

    [WARNING: This article contains extreme sarcasm.  If you have a difficult time grasping that, please do not read.  Otherwise, read completely before commenting!] Way to go, Boise State! You just won a hard-fought, defensive battle of unbeatens...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 1,442 reads 21 comments

  20. Martin Brodeur and the Best Goalie of All-Time Debate

    I started following hockey a bit late—in 1994—well after baseball, football and even basketball were established as sports of interests. Living in the south, hockey was about as popular as cricket in the United States...

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  21. Five Non-BCS Bowl Games Worth Checking Out

    It is exhibition season in college football as the bowl games kickoff tomorrow (Saturday). Meanwhile, the National Champion will be decided tonight; my money is on Montana as Villanova struggles against the pass...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 814 reads 7 comments

  22. Mark Ingram and the Heisman: What's Wrong With Him Winning It?

    On Saturday, Alabama sophomore running back Mark Ingram won the 2009 Heisman Trophy for college football’s “most outstanding player...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 1,686 reads 50 comments

  23. Tiger Woods and Why His (Alleged) Affairs Do Not Matter

    Back in April, I wrote about how it is okay to hate Tiger Woods . The point of that article was that even if you hate Woods, he "is still going to play when he wants to, be dominant, pump his fist, be robotic, and wear a red shirt on Sunday...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 522 reads 11 comments

  24. Message to TCU and BSU Football Fans: Don't Blame the BCS System

    Too many college football fans complain about the lack of a playoff at the FBS tier. They point to the BCS system and note that in most years there is at least one deserving team that is left ...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 1,023 reads 21 comments

  25. NFL Shutouts: Why This Season Has Left So Many Teams Feeling Defenseless

    After Oakland finally showed up last week, the Raiders went Raiders and collapsed against the New York Jets, losing 38-0. It was so bad that Raiders head coach Tom Cable (finally) benched JaMarcus Russell...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 2,371 reads 3 comments