1. The Birth of a Champion: When Sports and Life Overlap

    Last night I watched the final game of the NBA Championship with my son. Well, we watched as much as a three-day old can handle...which is to say the time between his feedings. For nine long months, I waited for this little dude to be born...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about 6 years ago 789 reads 22 comments

  2. SEC Football Position Rankings: Defense

    In an effort to combat The Sporting News’ watered-down version of SEC position rankings, what follows is an SEC fan’s perspective on the defensive rankings by position. DEFENSIVE TACKLE 1...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about 6 years ago 2,377 reads 16 comments

  3. SEC Football Position Rankings: Offense

    The Sporting News recently put out a list of the SEC’s top five players at each position. What follows is my version. QUARTERBACK 1. Tim Tebow, Florida 2. Matt Stafford, Georgia 3...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about 6 years ago 2,514 reads 22 comments

  4. South Carolina AD Eric Hyman: On the Rise

    Since Eric Hyman was hired as South Carolina’s athletic director in 2005, he has, for the most part, flown under the radar, making little to no changes to the university’s athletic program...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about 6 years ago 1,469 reads 4 comments

  5. Preston Parker: Demise of Florida State Seminoles Continues

    When Steve Spurrier was racking up SEC titles at Florida, the banter between the Head Ball Coach and Bobby Bowden was priceless...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about 6 years ago 2,221 reads 15 comments

  6. Rockets-Jazz: Tracy McGrady Exits Stage Left…Again

    After Tracy McGrady’s Houston Rockets lost its second home playoff game in a row to the Utah Jazz, T-Mac had some disappointing but confirming comments: "In the fourth quarter, I didn't have anything," said McGrady...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about 6 years ago 1,910 reads 7 comments

  7. Around College Basketball, 4-18-08

    After almost two weeks since the end of the season, there is still plenty of news to discuss, and there will certainly be more to come. First, some coaching news: Keno Davis takes over at Providence Like the Big East really needs more competition

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about 6 years ago 717 reads 2 comments

  8. Memo to Orlando Magic: Free JJ Redick

    Each year the NBA draft produces a handful of surprise picks and some wheeling-and-dealing that GMs apparently get suckered into (see Thomas, Isiah). And sometimes those circumstances lend to fitting square pegs into round holes...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about 6 years ago 2,510 reads 34 comments

  9. SEC Basketball: Trent Johnson Takes Over at LSU

    In a move that has hoops fans across the nation scratching their heads, LSU has hired Trent Johnson as its next head coach. Johnson just completed his most successful season at Stanford, where he led his team to the Sweet 16...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 1,269 reads 14 comments

  10. South Carolina Basketball Hires Darrin Horn

    In South Carolina’s search for a new head coach, the one thing the Gamecocks needed most was what Dave Odom could not give them: youth. Enter Darrin Horn, the baby-faced 35 year-old former head coach of Western Kentucky...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 2,116 reads 6 comments

  11. If Only Heaven Were an Open Source Sports Network...

    In a recent column honoring the unique contributions of Bleacher Report’s writers (Michael Venning dubbed the honors as the BRAs), Erick Blasco correctly pointed out that Senior Writer ...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 1,619 reads 7 comments

  12. NCAA Tournament: SEC Missing in Action

    Over the last few years, the SEC has felt right at home in the NCAA Tournament. In the 2007 season, Florida cut down the nets for the second time in as many years...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 636 reads 2 comments

  13. South Carolina Football: QB Stephen Garcia Suspended

    Stephen Garcia has done it again. South Carolina’s long-haired, talented quarterback has been removed from Spring practice for the second year in a row...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 5,765 reads 9 comments

  14. Women’s NCAA Tournament Coverage

    There has been a little criticism on Bleacher Report and other outlets about the lack of coverage of women’s college basketball...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 650 reads 5 comments

  15. And the Bleacher Report Award Goes To…

    Having been a part of Bleacher Report for a good four months now, I felt it was time to stop analyzing others and pay tribute to ourselves for a second...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 2,554 reads 61 comments

  16. Flagler College Basketball: One-on-One with John Pietkiewicz

    The trip from Winter Park, Fla., John Pietkiewicz’s hometown, to St. Augustine, Fla., where Flagler College is located, is a relatively short one—a little less than two hours to be exact...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 1,755 reads 1 comments

  17. Flagler College Basketball: Like Father Like Son

    As the college landscape continues to broaden, more and more casual football and basketball fans have become familiar with the University of Central Florida, or UCF...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 2,076 reads 0 comments

  18. Flagler College Basketball: The History

    For those not from the South, it might come as a surprise to learn that the oldest city in America is St. Augustine, Fla., a small town rich in history. At the heart of St...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 90 reads 3 comments

  19. Billy Gillispie: SEC Coach of the Year?

    For the record, I think Billy Gillispie is a great basketball coach. There is no doubt in my mind that he will continue to make improvements at Kentucky...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 1,663 reads 21 comments

  20. College Basketball: Winthrop’s NCAA Tournament Run Continues

    Winthrop is back. Contrary to what several critics have said about the Eagles, they never really left. Despite an average first half of the season, the Winthrop Eagles rallied late in the year ...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 1,209 reads 6 comments

  21. SEC Post-Season Awards

    Here is the way I see the SEC Honors for the 2007-2008 basketball season: Player of the Year:The leading candidates:- Devan Downey (South Carolina): 19.2 points (second in SEC), 5.1 assists, 3...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 611 reads 10 comments

  22. College Football Notes: Gearing Up for Spring Ball

    Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz gets a contract extension through 2012? Am I watching the same Iowa team as everyone else?I know the guy is a “great teacher,” a “diamond in the rough ...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 1,257 reads 4 comments

  23. College Basketball: Teams, Players, Coaches to Watch

    It was a great weekend of marquee match-ups, but before we get to those games, let’s rewind a week: After the Louisville “White Out” game, we now know Rick Pitino brings a minimum of two suits to each basketball game...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 1,134 reads 5 comments

  24. NBA Notes: Ben Wallace Trade to Rockets' Recent Run

    If Dwight Howard played Major League Baseball, something tells me his name would be on the Mitchell Report. (Note: I am not implying that Howard takes steroids, but has there ever been a 22-year ...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 1,088 reads 1 comments

  25. Fresh Faces of the SEC: LSU’s Anthony Randolph

    Because LSU has struggled so much this year, the casual college hoops fan might not be familiar with Anthony Randolph. SEC opponents are not as lucky, as Randolph has been torturing many of them in conference play...

    Tim Pollock Written by Tim Pollock about over 6 years ago 468 reads 2 comments