1. Can Brittney Griner and the Baylor Bears Really Beat the UConn Huskies?

    Do the Baylor Lady Bears really have a chance to change the course of history by defeating Tina Charles, Maya Moore and the rest of the record-setting UConn Huskies? In a word, yes...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 1,031 reads 0 comments

  2. Women's NCAA Tournament 2010: Final Four Preview

    ...and then there were four. The match ups for the women's NCAA tournament "Final Four" are set. The first game on Easter Sunday will pit Stanford (1) against Oklahoma (3), with the ...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 1,098 reads 5 comments

  3. Al Skinner Out at Boston College: Does BC Still Care About Basketball?

    Al Skinner, the winningest coach of the Boston College men's basketball team, has been fired. While not official until the press conference scheduled for noon today, Skinner was apparently ...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 711 reads 19 comments

  4. Women's NCAA Tournament 2010: Elite Eight Preview

    Three rounds into the Women's NCAA Tournament—the Elite Eight (March 29-30) brackets are now set. The Sweet 16 did not disappoint—two pretty significant upsets resulted in two more No...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 1,024 reads 4 comments

  5. Brittney Griner: The New Face of Women's College Basketball

    Baylor University's Brittney Griner has been a YouTube sensation for her incredible dunks since she was in high school. Griner stands 6'8" tall and wears a men's size 17 sneaker...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 1,002 reads 11 comments

  6. John Calipari: Is the Kentucky Coach Overrated?

    John Calipari is a rock star college basketball coach, and he has lifted the University of Kentucky back to the prominence to which they feel is their birthright. He might also be terribly overrated...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 3,146 reads 70 comments

  7. Gilbert Arenas Dodges Jail Time: Washington Wizards Thumped by D.C. Judge

    Well, it seems everyone's favorite NBA clown gets a pass. Gilbert Arenas was sentenced today to 30 days in a halfway house, 400 hours of community service, and 18 months probation for his "bad joke" of bringing guns into the Wizards locker room...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 138 reads 7 comments

  8. Sorry St. John's, "Hammer Pants" Are Out: Adjust Coaching Search Accordingly

    The St. John's men's basketball coaching search is not going so well. C'mon, you saw this coming, didn't you? The statements from the University saying that they were prepared to ...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 288 reads 1 comments

  9. Women's NCAA Tournament 2010: UConn Huskies' Maya Moore Has Perfect Game

    Okay, I get that Maya's performance is not on par with Christian Laettner's "perfect game" against Kentucky in the '92 East Regional Final, but no mention of it all? Yes, it was just a second round game—got that...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 347 reads 4 comments

  10. Women's NCAA Tournament 2010: Biggest Surprises Through First Two Rounds

    Two rounds down, and the Sweet Sixteen matchups are set. We should probably see high-quality games from here on out. Predictably, all four No. 1 seeds have advanced (as have two No...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 116 reads 3 comments

  11. 2010 NCAA Tournament: Five Reasons to Root for Cornell Over Kentucky

    There is a good chance that UK blows out Cornell by 20 points. There is a decent chance that it is a competitive game—a real test for UK on their path to glory. There is also a slim chance that Cornell pulls off an historic and important upset...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 686 reads 4 comments

  12. Women's NCAA Tournament 2010: The Case for Contraction

    Big News! The 2010 NCAA tournament is starting soon! Okay, you got me—they have already played the first round. Excuse me for not noticing. And apologies to No. 12 seed Green Bay for knocking out No...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 196 reads 3 comments

  13. 2010 NIT: UConn Huskies Road to Redemption Goes through Blacksburg

    The UConn Huskies next step on their path to salvaging something positive from this trying season is a game on Monday night at Virginia Tech (ESPN, 7PM). The Hokies looked highly motivated in their first-round NIT dismantling of Quinnipiac (81-61)...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 637 reads 0 comments

  14. Women's NCAA Tournament 2010: Breaking Down The Brackets

    The "UConn is bad for the game" articles keep coming , but please don't be dissuaded. There was even a piece in the New York Times that was actually complimentary of UConn's accomplishments...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 1,003 reads 10 comments

  15. Fabio Capello, English National Team Manager: American Hero

    An alternate title for this article could easily be "Fabio Capello: International Villain." Why? He robbed the sporting world of one of the best soccer players on the planet—David Beckham...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  16. UConn Huskies a No. 4 Seed in NIT, Will Face Northeastern on Tuesday

    I had a bad feeling during the Senior Day loss at home to Louisville (Feb. 28) that the Huskies would be playing another game at Gampel Pavilion...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 178 reads 0 comments

  17. Coach Jim Calhoun Not Retiring: What's Next for the UConn Huskies

    You may have heard of Jim Calhoun. He has been the head coach of the UConn Huskies men's basketball team for 24 seasons...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 381 reads 4 comments

  18. Are the UConn Huskies Women Bad for the Sport? (Part Two)

    (For Part One of this story, click here.) "The UConn women's basketball team is hurting women's basketball." Well, that's interesting. How? How can incredible success and relative fame and attention be bad? See, it's a tricky one...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 1,142 reads 15 comments

  19. Are the UConn Huskies Women Bad for the Sport? (Part One)

    "The UConn Huskies are too dominant for their own good." "They are too dominant to be interesting." "Their success is hurting women's basketball." I have seen all of these statements this week...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 695 reads 2 comments

  20. What Are the Chicago Bears Waiting For? Acquire Brandon Marshall Now

    For the record, I am not a Bears fan. There are just certain teams that I like to be good. In the NFL, the Bears are one of those teams. It is easier to root against a team if they're good...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 3,894 reads 64 comments

  21. Is Ben Roethlisberger an Idiot or a Criminal?

    There are many reasons to like Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He had a great collegiate career at a non-powerhouse school in Ohio, was the 11th overall pick in the 2004 draft, and is already a two-time Super Bowl winner...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 4,841 reads 47 comments

  22. Allen Iverson: Fallen Hero?

    Who knows what goes through the heads of kids today with regard to athletes as heroes. Do they even bother looking up to athletes? Allen Iverson doesn't hold any sway over the kids of today, though...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 994 reads 30 comments

  23. Why Syracuse Will Win the 2010 Big East Tournament

    The 31st Big East Tournament gets underway on Tuesday. If, for some bizarre reason, you are not interested in watching it, you are in luck—I am going to tell you who will be crowned the champion on Saturday night...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 324 reads 0 comments

  24. Coach Jim Calhoun Fed Up With Seniors: Big East Tournament Implications

    The first half of Saturday's game against South Florida was apparently the last straw. The Huskies began the game with decent focus, but sloppy execution—it got worse from there...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 440 reads 1 comments

  25. Going for the Record: UConn Women Favored for Another Big East Tournament Title

    The UConn Huskies women's basketball team is looking for a three-peat as Big East tournament champions, and their 16th overall. The title defense begins this Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPNU when they will face the No...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about almost 5 years ago 302 reads 2 comments