1. Charlotte-Xavier: A Tale of Two Queen Cities

    After winning their first conference game against St. Bonaventure, the Charlotte 49ers will try to set the pace for the rest of their season as they take on Xavier. If the Atlantic-10 has a basketball juggernaut, it’s the Xavier Musketeers...

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  2. Charlotte 49ers-Tennessee Volunteers: Game Preview

    After a close home loss to Georgia Tech, the Charlotte 49ers will try to pull off one more strong non-conference upset (having already knocked off former C-USA rival Louisville) prior to the beginning of conference play...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 108 reads 0 comments

  3. The NFL Playoffs: Who Will Go All the Way?

      Yesterday was the final day of the 2009 NFL regular season. Now comes one of the most exciting time of the year: the NFL Playoffs...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 4,505 reads 34 comments

  4. What Mike Shanahan Could Do For the Washington Redskins

    As reported on ESPN, the Redskins are talking to former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan about taking the job in Washington. While Jim Zorn has not yet been fired, and this is all just speculation, I have to say it makes sense...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 1,750 reads 7 comments

  5. Chris Henry: Tribute To a Fallen Athlete

    While we all know death is an inevitability, we always seem to block out the fact that death does not know age or social status. It doesn’t care if you’re an average Joe or a star athlete...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 1,125 reads 0 comments

  6. Gold Rush: Charlotte 49ers Dominating In Non-Conference Play

    Nine games into the 2009-10 college basketball season, the Charlotte 49ers are 8-1, off to their best start in recent memory. There are several factors that contribute to the success of the 49ers...

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  7. The BCS and Its Flaws: a Crash Course On How to Fix the Nightmare

    The Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-A, is the only organization in the world of American sports that lacks a playoff system...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 383 reads 5 comments

  8. Seattle Mariners Reel in Lee, Getting Best of Three-Team Deal

    As reported by ESPN, a three-team blockbuster deal is all but done. The deal will involve the Blue Jays sending Roy Halladay to the Phillies, the Phillies dealing Cliff Lee to the Mariners, and a handful of prospects going in all different directions...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about over 4 years ago 1,430 reads 12 comments

  9. Game of the Weak: Jevan Snead Chokes in Loss to South Carolina Gamecocks

    The way this season has started, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a top-five team fall every weekend. Last night, Ole Miss became the latest casualty of this trend, following Oklahoma, Oklahoma ...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about almost 5 years ago 659 reads 8 comments

  10. Carolina Panthers: Five Problems to Address

    As with last week’s performance (if you could even call it that), the Panthers made too many unnecessary mistakes today against the Falcons...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about almost 5 years ago 647 reads 4 comments

  11. Game of the Weak: How Overrated Are the USC Trojans?

    I didn’t bother to watch USC take on Washington today. I figured the Huskies aren’t any good, and even in spite of the weak performance by the Trojans last week against Ohio State and the injury to Matt Barkley, USC would prevail...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about almost 5 years ago 516 reads 5 comments

  12. Breaking News: Panthers Drop Miller Lite As Beer Sponsor (Satire)

    As announced by team owner Jerry Richardson early this morning, the Carolina Panthers have dropped Miller Lite as their corporate beer sponsor...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about almost 5 years ago 1,136 reads 0 comments

  13. Panthers-Eagles: Jake Delhomme Drags Carolina Offense Down in Loss to Philly

    I had previously written an article in defense of Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme for last year’s playoff loss. After seeing what he did today against the Eagles, I may be retracting that argument...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about almost 5 years ago 1,362 reads 43 comments

  14. Game Of the Weak: Aftermath Of USC vs. Ohio State

    Last night, USC traveled to the Horseshoe to play Ohio State in one of the most hotly anticipated games of the season. Unfortunately, the game fell flat...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about almost 5 years ago 1,936 reads 0 comments

  15. Five Bold Predictions For the 2009 NFL Season

    As any fan of football knows, the NFL season begins Thursday night. It’s been an interesting preseason to say the least, and if this pace continues, ratings should reach record highs this year...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about almost 5 years ago 595 reads 0 comments

  16. Charlotte 49ers Basketball: Five Make or Break Games In 2009-10

    Last week, I posted a preview of the Charlotte 49ers non-conference schedule and how things could play out. Today, I’m going into more detail, talking about five games that can make or break this season and why...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 5 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  17. Vacating Wins: How It Should Be Done

    It was announced today that Memphis will have to vacate all 38 wins from their 2007-08 season because a player was ineligible. First and foremost, I don’t believe in vacating wins...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 5 years ago 198 reads 11 comments

  18. Charlotte 49ers Preseason Schedule Released: Will This Year Be Special?

    Fans of UNC Charlotte athletics, rejoice. The football team is coming soon after a 60-plus year wait, and, better yet, the non-conference schedule has finally been released on Charlotte49ers...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 5 years ago 396 reads 1 comments

  19. Kurt Angle Keeps Belt Despite HGH Arrest: What Is TNA Management Thinking?

    As reported on Saturday, pro wrestler Kurt Angle was arrested for possession of human growth hormone. This led to speculation among TNA fans that Angle would drop the heavyweight title the following night, last night, at Hard Justice...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 5 years ago 146 reads 10 comments

  20. Michael Crabtree: Shut Your Mouth and Get In Camp

    As reported on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Michael Crabtree is prepared to sit out this entire season and re-enter the draft next year. I wouldn’t buy that even if the late, great Billy Mays tried to sell it to me...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 5 years ago 568 reads 7 comments

  21. Why Panthers Fans Can't Blame Jake Delhomme

    As a resident of Charlotte, NC for going on five years now, there are two things we look forward to all year. The first of which is the start of the NCAA basketball season, in hopes this will ...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 5 years ago 465 reads 6 comments

  22. Who Will Succeed Jason Varitek As Captain of the Red Sox?

    Whether officially recognized by the executives of a given organization, all teams have a captain. He provides leadership both on the field and in the clubhouse, and his ability to keep a team ...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 5 years ago 318 reads 9 comments

  23. The Rich Get Richer: How the Trade Deadline Affected MLB's Contenders

    The trade deadline has come and gone, as it does every July 31. A few trades really caught me by surprise. First of all, Jake Peavy was acquired by the White Sox...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 5 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  24. The Pittsburgh Pirates: A Darker Side To Revenue Sharing

    Considering this week’s “Everything Must Go at Rock Bottom Prices” sale by the Pittsburgh Pirates, it’s time to re-evaluate the status of the salary cap in Major League Baseball...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 5 years ago 660 reads 3 comments

  25. How Will Fans Remember David Ortiz?

    I’m still new to the Bleacher Report, but I’ve been writing about sports for some time now. One of my greatest achievements was a piece I wrote about three weeks ago regarding the first half of the MLB season...

    Ben Aikey Written by Ben Aikey about 5 years ago 69 reads 0 comments