1. A Fan's Response to Violence in the World of Sports

    “Rape. Murder. It’s just a shot away.” — The Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter” I usually don’t start articles with a quote, but considering the events of this week, I think it’s appropriate...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 4 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  2. 2010 NFL Mock Draft: What Should Happen vs. What Will Happen

    The NFL Draft airs its first round in prime time for the first time this Thursday on ESPN, and by now, every analyst and fan is trying to predict how things will turn out...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 3,549 reads 29 comments

  3. Xavier's Jordan Crawford: What His NBA Future Holds

    March Madness has a habit of impacting the draft stock of collegiate players, as a strong performance by an unknown can make him a hot commodity for potential NBA suitors...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 1,001 reads 3 comments

  4. Sweet Sixteen 2010: Can Xavier Keep Moving On?

    Like the rest of America, my NCAA tournament bracket was screwed from Day One, but Kansas State vs. Xavier is one of the two Sweet Sixteen matchups I had correctly anticipated...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 1,062 reads 0 comments

  5. March Madness 2010: South Region Coach Power Rankings

    With the brackets being released Sunday night, March Madness has officially begun. Filling out your personal bracket has become more American than voting...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 210 reads 0 comments

  6. March Madness 2010: East Region Coach Power Rankings

    With the brackets being released Sunday night, March Madness has officially begun. Filling out your personal bracket has become more American than voting...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 332 reads 2 comments

  7. March Madness 2010: West Region Coach Power Rankings

    With the brackets being released Sunday night, March Madness has officially begun. Filling out your personal bracket has become more American than voting...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 484 reads 0 comments

  8. March Madness 2010: Ranking All 16 Coaches of the Midwest Region

    With the brackets being released last night, March Madness has officially begun. Filling out your personal bracket has become more American than voting...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 892 reads 15 comments

  9. Charlotte Fires Bobby Lutz: An Emotional Day For 49er Fans

    As the old saying goes, “Beware the Ides of March.” Earlier this morning, UNC Charlotte fired its head basketball coach, Bobby Lutz, after the 49ers failed to make the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight season...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 756 reads 10 comments

  10. Million Dollar Controversy: 2KSports and The Quest For The Perfect Game

    If you watch TV or follow anything gaming-related, you already know about 2KSports and their new MLB 2K10 game...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 352 reads 16 comments

  11. Atlantic 10 Tournament 2010: 10 Things You Need to Know

    As the regular season ends and conference tournaments begin, the Atlantic-10 is still as relevant as they have been all season...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 265 reads 2 comments

  12. Carolina Panthers Release Jake Delhomme: Who Should Challenge Matt Moore?

    The Carolina Panthers released quarterback Jake Delhomme yesterday, after arguably his worst year as a starter. Let’s all have a moment of silence (or at least silent inner celebration) to commemorate the moment...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 1,307 reads 25 comments

  13. 10 Fantasy Baseball Dos and Don'ts

      When most people think of fantasy sports, they think football. Sure, it’s the most popular, but it’s also probably the easiest to win and requires the least amount of attention. But by no means is that all there is...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 1,689 reads 3 comments

  14. The ESPN NBA Trade Machine: Not Logical, but Still Fun

    With the NBA trade deadline coming up this Thursday afternoon, ESPN has added a trade machine to their website. This allows fans and analysts alike to project possible trades, which is a good way to waste time at work...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 421 reads 2 comments

  15. The 10 Most Overrated Teams in All of Sports

    Considering the ever-increasing media, hype over sports teams is at an all-time high. Every professional analyst or amateur blogger can voice their opinion about which team should go all the way...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 5,515 reads 22 comments

  16. Five Random Super Bowl Observations

    Another Super Bowl has come and gone, and for us football fans, it’s another seemingly endless wait until the start of the next regular season. Sure, baseball is starting soon, so that’ll keep us busy for the time being...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 691 reads 2 comments

  17. Tim Tebow, Forget about the NFL...For Now

    If there’s one thing I’m sure all sports fans are quickly tiring of, it’s speculation over the professional future of Tim Tebow...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 798 reads 0 comments

  18. Mid-Major No Longer: Atlantic-10 Bracketology

    In a year when a few of the major conferences (I’m looking at you, ACC and Pac-10) are falling apart at the seams, the Atlantic-10 is making the jump from mid-major to household name...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 689 reads 3 comments

  19. Bleacher Report Home-Court Advantage: UNC-Charlotte's Halton Arena

    Halton Arena, located roughly in the middle of campus at UNC Charlotte, has housed basketball games (as well as other sports and activities) since 1996. Named for a former Pepsi president and CEO, the arena has a capacity of 9,105...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 1,132 reads 1 comments

  20. No Good or Bad, Just Ugly: Five NFL Teams in Serious States of Disrepair

    In a league where the coaches are as dispensable as waterboys and free agency has created parity for all, some teams just can’t get it together...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 821 reads 9 comments

  21. Rhode Island Looks To Ram Xavier, Earn Respect in Atlantic-10

    Xavier is desperately in need of a great Atlantic-10 season after dropping five games outside the conference. Rhode Island is trying to establish themselves as a legitimate contender for the conference title...

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  22. Nate Kaeding: Playoff Choke Artist

    Yesterday, the San Diego Chargers lost 17-14 to the No. 5 seed New York Jets with a trip to the AFC Championship Game on the line...

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  23. Dayton at Xavier: Battle for Atlantic 10 Supremacy

        For a conference in need of quality wins, Saturday's Atlantic 10 matchup between the Dayton Flyers and Xavier Musketeers could set the pace for the rest of the season...

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  24. Agent Zero Busted: The NBA Has Reached Its Breaking Point

    According to ESPN , Washington Wizards (formerly the Bullets, and that does indeed have ironic relevance to the news) guard Gilbert Arenas has been formally charged with felony gun possession...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 444 reads 12 comments

  25. Ode To the Mid-Major: How Will the Atlantic-10 Fare in March?

    If you can be certain of one thing, it’s the fact that America loves underdogs. America itself was once the great underdog during its war for independence over 200 years ago, and that mentality has stuck...

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