1. Summer League Success: A Look at the 2009 VSL Pirates

    The Pirates' successful season came to an end today, as the Bucs failed to muster enough offense, and came up one game short of a league championship. No, it's not 1992—but unfortunately I'm not talking about the National League either...

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  2. ESPN Predicts Resurgence for Former SEC Giants

    ESPN has its preseason bowl projections up, and the SEC is getting its fair amount of love. Nothing at the top of the conference is too contentious...

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  3. A New Era: Pittsburgh Pirates Spend Big on Draft for Second Straight Year

    As the Pirates have dealt several of their longer-tenured veterans for prospects over the past months, many Bleacher Creatures have shown outrage at the Bucs' moves, calling them "salary dumps...

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  4. Ranking the SEC Football Head Coaches

    From General Robert Neyland to Bear Bryant, coaches have always played an important role in shaping the SEC. Today's coaches are no exception, and they have no trouble staying newsworthy...

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  5. Developing a Core: The Pirates Are Stockpiling High-End Talent

    Yesterday in Pittsburgh, Lastings Milledge looked like he belonged in the No. 2 spot in the Pirates lineup behind Andrew McCutchen, hitting two RBI singles in the Bucs' victory, his first game in a Pittsburgh uniform...

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  6. Five Previous Deadline Deals that Define the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates

    As a small market team, the Pirates are constantly wheeling and dealing—usually selling higher-priced players for prospects—and these trades constantly reshape the franchise...

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  7. Pittsburgh Pirates Part Ways With Adam LaRoche, Littlefield Era

    The trade of Adam LaRoche—who was dealt to the Boston Red Sox yesterday for two prospects—might officially mark the end of an era in Pittsburgh...

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  8. SEC Power Rankings: Week Two

    Another entertaining week in the SEC led to a pretty big shift in the rankings. I’ve added “Team on the Rise,” “Team on the Decline,” and “Games of the Week” ...

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  9. End the Witch Hunt: Leave the Other 103 Alone

    The person who leaked Alex Rodriguez’ positive test broke the law. Let me repeat that: The person who leaked Alex Rodriguez’ positive test broke the law...

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  10. Todd Haley the Right Choice for Kansas City Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs got their man this week, signing Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley to a four-year deal as their next head coach. They couldn’t have made a better choice...

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  11. How Eric Hinske Will Help the Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pirates made their annual free-agent “splash” last week, when they signed utility man Eric Hinske to a one-year deal...

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  12. SEC Power Rankings: Inaugural Edition

    It has certainly been a wild year in the SEC, where the conference hierarchy changes night in and night out.In order to get a better grasp of the power structure of this exciting conference, ...

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  13. B/R College Basketball Top 25: Explaining My Picks

    Each week, Jameson Fleming publishes a weekly college basketball top 25, featuring a variety of voters from throughout the Bleacher Report community.But great minds do not always think alike, and I have a tendency to disagree with the general consensus...

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  14. Pittsburgh Pirates' Prospect Rankings Released: Musings and Observations

    When you’re a rebuilding team—which the Pirates finally are—Spring Training has a different kind of buzz. The focus is not on established players, but instead on up-and-coming prospects...

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  15. A Night to Remember: NJIT Wins

    I’d like to think I have some idea what it felt like to play basketball for the New Jersey Institute of Technology last night. My senior year of high school—three years ago, now—I was captain of the varsity basketball team...

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  16. Tennessee Volunteers Return To Form Against Vanderbilt

    That was better.The Tennessee Volunteers looked much more like the team they need to become, controlling play throughout the first half of Tuesday night’s against Vanderbilt en route to an important road victory...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about over 5 years ago 86 reads 3 comments

  17. College Basketball: B/R Top 25—Explaining My Picks

    Each week, Jameson Fleming publishes a weekly college basketball top 25, featuring a variety of voters from throughout the Bleacher Report community.But great minds do not always think alike, and I have a tendency to disagree with the general consensus...

    Andrew Kaufman Written by Andrew Kaufman about over 5 years ago 159 reads 3 comments

  18. Tennessee Volunteers' Problem Is the Target on Their Backs

    Remember that slump Tennessee was in last week? Look’s like it’s not over yet.The Volunteers appeared to have shored some things up during a Saturday victory over Georgia, ...

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  19. College Basketball: B/R Top 25—Explaining My Picks

    This week was the first time I voted in Jameson Fleming’s weekly college basketball top 25. I intend to vote in the poll each week for the rest of the season...

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  20. Arizona Cardinals' Success Supports Current NFL Playoff System

    The NFL’s West coast looks a little more potent now.When the playoffs began, much of the talk centered around the two No. 4 seeds—the Arizona Cardinals of the NFC and the San Diego Chargers of the AFC...

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  21. Pirates Strike Out on Baldelli: Early Offseason Review

    Rocco Baldelli would have looked great in a Pirate uniform. He was the kind of low-cost, high-upside young player a team like the Bucs should be targeting.But he won’t be playing in Pittsburgh next year...

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  22. Three Steps To Fix the Tennessee Volunteers Basketball Team

    For the first time since Bruce Pearl came to Knoxville, the Tennessee basketball team suddenly finds itself in a bit of a slump...

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  23. Wilson Chandler's Improved Jump Shot Makes Him a Consistent Threat

    As the defending-champion Boston Celtics worked their way back into the game in the fourth quarter, the Knicks could feel their once-large lead slipping away...

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  24. Fiesta Bowl Insight: The Excessive Celebration Penalty Needs to Go

    With less than 20 seconds left in the Fiesta Bowl, Texas receiver Quan Cosby caught Colt McCoy’s quick slant, spun away from his defender, and raced towards the end zone with no Buckeye in sight...

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  25. Why Does College Basketball Bother Having a Coaches' Poll?

    During what so far has been a hectic college basketball season, it’s hard to tell where any team stands...

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