1. Memphis Basketball: This Wasn't Supposed To Happen, but It Did

    "If John Calipari leaves the University of Memphis, it's not the end of the world. Trust me, it isn't." Those were the words I said on WHBQ-TV the same day that John Calipari took his prized ...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about almost 5 years ago 353 reads 2 comments

  2. The Cardiac Ladies of East Parkway South

    No disrespect to heart patients, but if you followed Christian Brothers University women's basketball during the 2009-2010, chances are your ticker paid a small price at the end of games...

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  3. Why the Ohio State Buckeyes Should Be a No. 1 Seed in the NCAA Tournament

    In order to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, in my opinion, you have to do the following: * Win more than four games against top-50 teams in the RPI, both before Jan. 1 and after. * Dominate your conference...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about almost 5 years ago 649 reads 4 comments

  4. Northwestern Wildcats Can Keep Dreaming

    I won’t get into the futility of Northwestern Wildcats basketball. Actually, maybe I will—105 seasons of basketball, two Big Ten championships, no 20-win seasons, and, more importantly, no NCAA Tournament appearances...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about almost 5 years ago 246 reads 1 comments

  5. Brian Kelly: Following the Dream

    I posted on the fan page for the show and Web site today a column that my homie Matt Mowery wrote when we owned the Nasty Boys’ Sports Blog in 2007...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about 5 years ago 211 reads 1 comments

  6. Sunshine and Golden Hurricanes: C-USA Preseason Power Rankings

    In a season that saw the Tigers win their fourth straight C-USA regular season and conference championships, another 30-win season, and a deep run in the postseason, you would have to think the ...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about 5 years ago 162 reads 1 comments

  7. The Tobacco Is Going To Be Sweeter: Preseason ACC Basketball Power Rankings

    In a year which North Carolina won their second national title in five years, as well as Duke returning to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006, the ACC this year is going to be once again ...

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  8. Ole Miss Is Overrated U

    Since the SEC championship game started in 1992, five teams have made the trip to Atlanta to represent the West...

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  9. Murderers' Row, Meet Team Murk

    Over 80 years ago, the most famous baseball team ever assembled was slugging their way into the history books, and roughshod through the American League, en route to the 1927 World Series title...

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  10. Georgia's On Our Mind: UGA-LSU and Other Week Five College Football Picks

    With all that happened last weekend, including my own personal meltdown after seeing the crapfest the University of Memphis' football program hosted against Marshall, I am a medicore 9-8 in my picks column...

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  11. I Preach, I Cuss, I Don't Care Anymore: Memphis' Tommy West Sings the Boos

    My mother, a University of Memphis employee since the Chuck Stobart days, always had this saying when she used to lecture me. “I preach, I cuss, I hit,” she would say to me...

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  12. The Darth Visor Cometh: Week Four College Football Picks

    This is my second picks column of the 2009 season. Last week, the big winners were Memphis, Georgia, Florida (by the grace of Grace Walker), Kentucky, and North Carolina...

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  13. Knowing the Opponent: Durham Bulls

    “Never underestimate your opponent; that is the worst thing you could possibly do.”- Ryne E. Hancock December 12, 2008 Durham Bulls Affiliate: Tampa Bay Rays (since 1998) ...

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  14. Take a look in the mirror, Mr. Bradley

    On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs’ career of the most disappointing guy to hit Chicago, ever since Kevin Orie, ended...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about 5 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  15. Milton Bradley, Take a Look in the Mirror

    On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs' career of the most disappointing guy to hit Chicago, ever since Kevin Orie, ended. No, it wasn't Alfonso Soriano (who I'm sure isn't going anywhere, anytime soon), but your favorite moody right fielder, Milton Bradley...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about 5 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  16. Yes, Miss Candy, Memphis is a city of champions again

    It was 9 years ago on Tuesday when a guy by the name of Albert Pujols hit a game winning homer to give the Redbirds their first championship in franchise history, and the first for the city since the Memphis Chicks won the Southern League championship..

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 5 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  17. Kiffin's Humble Pie and Other Leftovers

    I originally wanted to start writing this article on my weekly picks when the season started two weeks ago, but with school and work as well as late-night messaging, I waited until this weekend to start with my picks column...

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  18. Catching Up With...Kyle O'Neil

    Kyle O’Neil and Christina Quaratone Feb. 27, 2008 The state of Minnesota has given us plenty of things to rant and rave about...

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  19. Memphis Redbirds Inching Closer to Title

    If the Redbirds win the city’s 17th professional championship and the 14th in the city’s baseball history, let it be known that not too many people in Memphis have taken notice of the success story that has been the Redbirds in the postseason.

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 5 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  20. Wildness After All These Years

    In my generation, the last true pennant race was 1993, when the Braves and Giants were clawing for the NLWest, only to see the Giants with their 103 wins miss out on the postseason...

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  21. The Time Is Now For Tiger Football

    About a month ago, a hayseed from Texas tried to test my fan-hood, something that in a city like Memphis, is somewhat hard to do. "You can't like Memphis basketball and dislike their football team," he said to me via the wonder that is Facebook...

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  22. So Who Is Really My Favorite College Team?

    As the son of a University of Memphis employee, I’ve seen my share of Tiger sporting events, ranging from baseball games at Nat Buring Stadium to football games at the Liberty Bowl...

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  23. Even Girls Are Seeing the Realization

    One thing I learned tonight from watching what I thought was by far the worst performance by a Tiger football team since Arkleon Hall’s crapfest last week was this...

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  24. It doesn't get any better

    The only thing missing from the summer of 2006, in which yours truly, a group of friends, and a chocolate cutie became part of the city’s long list of baseball characters was a season like this...

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  25. It ends tonight

    It’s been ten years since there was baseball played after Labor Day in the Bluff City, when Albert Pujols hit that game winning home run to clinch the PCL championship for the ‘Birds on a warm Friday night at Autozone Park...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 5 years ago 32 reads 0 comments