1. Marquette Has 2 Possible Big East Escape Routes

    Early Wednesday morning, Louisville became the seventh Big East school to announce it was leaving the conference...

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  2. Chicago Bears Can Not Be Super Bowl Contenders Until Offensive Line Improves

    When the Chicago Bears traded for highly-skilled wide receiver Brandon Marshall in March, many believed that this move would put the Bears over the edge and turn them into a Super Bowl contender...

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  3. Fantasy Football: Three Starts and Sits at Each Position for Week 10

    Week 10 of the NFL season is upon us and, if you are in the same situation as my teams are, every game becomes a must win...

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  4. Marquette Basketball Preview: 5 Questions for the 2012 Season

    The Marquette Golden Eagles begin their 2012-13 campaign in five days in the Carrier Classic against Ohio State. This season comes with a lot of uncertainty...

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  5. Fantasy Football 2012: Five Waiver Pickups That Could Help in the Playoff Push

    It is already the halfway point of the 2012 NFL season, and for most fantasy football owners, it is time to buckle up for the playoff push...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about almost 2 years ago 17,287 reads 42 comments

  6. New York Jets 2012: The State of the Jets After Week 8

    Throughout this entire season, I have been debating what to think about the Jets. There have been games that have shown me signs of a playoff team, and then there have been games like today...

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  7. New York Yankees 2012: How the Yanks Ruined a Great Season and What Happens Now

    I'm angry, disgusted, frustrated and astounded. Those aren't typically the adjectives you expect to hear about a 95-win ballclub that went to the ALCS. But that's how I feel about the way this season ended for the Yankees ...

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  8. Marquette Basketball: 10 Games That Will Define 2012 Season

    Last season was one of the strongest seasons in Marquette's history. The Golden Eagles went 27-8 including a 14-4 record in the Big East. Marquette finished second in the Big East behind Syracuse, but they were defeated by Florida in the Sweet 16...

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  9. MLB Postseason 2012: Who Will Win the World Series?

    The 2012 MLB regular season has concluded. Friday, the first-ever wild card games will be played in Texas and Atlanta. There are some familiar faces returning to the postseason such as the Yankees , Tigers , Rangers , Giants and Cardinals ...

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  10. NFL 2012: Five Most Surprising Teams After Week 4

    The first four weeks of the 2012 NFL season have already provided some thrilling games and story lines. But like every season, things rarely go according to plan...

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  11. NFL 2012: Why Roger Goodell and the NFL Are in Big Trouble

    If you have watched, read or listened to any sports coverage in the past 12 hours, then you know what happened in the Monday night game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks ...

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  12. New York Jets: What Week 2 Win over the Miami Dolphins Means

    The New York Jets won the game, but it feels like they lost. In a very poorly played game by both teams, the Jets defeated their rival Miami Dolphins in overtime on a Nick Folk 33-yard field goal...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about almost 2 years ago 300 reads 2 comments

  13. Marquette Men's Basketball: Why Marquette Must Leave the Big East

    With the recent announcement of Notre Dame bolting for the ACC , the Big East will have to deal with another blow to what used to be the nation's top basketball conference. By 2014 the Big East will be without Syracuse , Pittsburgh and Notre Dame...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about almost 2 years ago 3,689 reads 18 comments

  14. Chicago Blackhawks: 'Hawks Sign Defenseman Michal Roszival

    The Blackhawks have signed former Phoenix defenseman Michal Rozsival to a one-year deal, according to ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers on Twitter . The deal is reportedly for $2 million...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about almost 2 years ago 494 reads 1 comments

  15. NFL Week 1: Grading the Rookie Quarterbacks

    Week 1 featured an NFL-record five rookie quarterbacks taking the helm. Of the five teams putting these youngsters (aside from Brandon Weeden ) in charge of the offense, only Robert Griffin III's Washington Redskins came away victorious...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about almost 2 years ago 767 reads 2 comments

  16. NFL Take 3: Week 1 Predictions with the Spread

    Football season is finally here and the sports books in Las Vegas are about to get very crowded. Week 1 is one of the toughest weeks to bet on because the lines are based mostly on last season's results and this year's preseason games...

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  17. NFL Playoffs Breakdown and Super Bowl Prediction

    It's prediction time! This will be one of the most competitive NFL seasons that we have seen in a long time. When I did all of these previews and predictions it was very difficult to choose who would even get into the playoffs...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about almost 2 years ago 1,654 reads 14 comments

  18. NFC North Team Previews and Predictions

    The NFC North was one of the strongest divisions in the league last season. The Packers ran away with the division with a league-best record of 15-1. One of the biggest stories of the year was the resurgence of the Detroit Lions ...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about almost 2 years ago 1,884 reads 6 comments

  19. AFC West Team Preview and Predictions

    Last season the AFC West race came down to the final games of the regular season. Every team in the division was within one game of each other...

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  20. Previews and Predictions for Each AFC East Team

    The AFC East was one of the least suspenseful divisions in the NFL last season as the New England Patriots won the division handily with a 13-3 record...

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  21. AFC South Team Previews and Predictions

    A power change occurred last season in the AFC South division. The Houston Texans , who had never been to the playoffs since the birth of their franchise, won the division with a record of 10-6...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about almost 2 years ago 873 reads 6 comments

  22. AFC North Team Previews and Predictions

    The AFC North was one of the toughest divisions in football last season. The Pittsburgh Steelers , Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals all won more than nine games and clinched playoff berths...

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  23. Chicago White Sox 2012: Will the Sox Outlast the Tigers for the Division Crown?

    The baseball world has been saying it since June, "The Tigers will get hot, they'll figure it out." But on August 22, the Detroit Tigers sit two games behind the division-leading ...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about 2 years ago 604 reads 6 comments

  24. New York Yankees: Can the Bronx Bombers Hold onto 1st Place in the AL East?

    The Yankees enter a new week with a five-game lead over the surging Tampa Bay Rays . At times, it seems like the Yankees season couldn't go any better, but at the same time it feels like it couldn't be unluckier...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about 2 years ago 460 reads 0 comments

  25. 2012 Preseason Week 2: Jets vs. Giants Rapid Reaction

    The Jets offense failed to make anything happen in the annual preseason matchup against their in-state rivals, the Giants . The Jets were defeated 26-3 and once again the offense sputtered and showed very few signs of life...

    Matt Barbato Written by Matt Barbato about 2 years ago 3,370 reads 3 comments