1. College Basketball: This Season's Big Ten, Big East and ACC Conferences Are Even

    For all the press these days, you might think the ACC is really bad and the Big Ten and Big East are really good. There is little to prove this at the moment, though. Let's start with the Big Ten-ACC Challenge...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 490 reads 28 comments

  2. UNC Football: Devon Ramsay Wins Appeal, Signaling Good End to NCAA Investigation

    Devon Ramsay had the backing of his mother—and that was probably all it took. However, UNC and Robert Orr, a former North Carolina Supreme Court justice, also played a ...

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  3. Ben Roethlisberger: Where Does Steelers QB Rank Among NFL Quarterbacks?

    At 6'1", Johnny Unitas had a vision of the field virtually unparalleled in the NFL at the time. Y.A. Tittle also successfully looked over his linemen at 6'0". Today's quarterbacks, however, are better...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 962 reads 32 comments

  4. Tiger Woods Continuing Failures Punctuated By Spitting His Way To A Fine

    Over the years of his youthful reign, we treated Tiger Woods as someone who could do no wrong. Many abhorred Fuzzy Zoeller's reference to serving chicken. After all, Tiger Woods was a black man in an almost all-white sport...

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  5. Duke-UNC Game Tonight Calls For New Look at Recent Teams, Records and Coaches

    Every year, the Duke Blue Devils meet the University of North Carolina Tar Heels at least twice, and usually three times...

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  6. College Basketball: Duke Game Looms Larger Than Any in Recent UNC Memory

    For those used to the 15 miles (more or less) commuting between your residence on the UNC Tar Heels campus and the residence of your best friend who just happens to a Duke Blue ...

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  7. UNC Football: Highly Ranked Tar Heel Recruits Pave Way For Redemption Day

    The North Carolina Tar Heels have redemption in hand. Despite the early wavering recruits, and some lost recruits, UNC football managed to avoid most of the daggers and come away ...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 2,129 reads 6 comments

  8. Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams: Are Injuries Sign of Future or Just the Past?

    One of the enduring facts of any tennis era is that injuries end careers. For many, a series of continuous injuries could mean that the player was rushed too early back into play, ...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 1,952 reads 51 comments

  9. Li Na: A Star Is Born at the Australian Open!

    She looked the most athletic of all the final 16. Li Na 's semis win against Caroline Wozniacki was huge and the postmatch interview was well worth the wait...

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  10. UNC Basketball: Roy Williams and Harrison Barnes Begin to Weave Their Magic

    The pace was a good one, making for a mix of up-tempo basketball and careful half-court. The opponents were well-coached and it showed. But only one was going to win, and only one team had Harrison Barnes...

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  11. Venus Williams: We Love and Will Miss You

    She has graced women's tennis like few other stars in any sport. A wonderful competitor. A quiet achiever. Almost never saying a bad word about anyone—and when doing so, doing it with grace and intelligence...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 523 reads 8 comments

  12. UNC Basketball: Is Harrison Barnes a Bust or the Next Michael Jordan?

    For those of us who remember Michael Jordan from his college days, the standard refrain was that the only one who could stop him from scoring was Dean Smith...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 7,608 reads 51 comments

  13. Australian Open Men's Draw: Can Roger Federer Win More Majors in 2011?

    Unlike many sports, professional tennis is in large part a matter of seeding. Meet the right person at the right time and you advance. Meet the wrong person and you lose. The Australian Open is always this way...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 1,482 reads 97 comments

  14. UNC Basketball: Clemson Tigers Lose 55th in a Row To Tar Heels in Chapel Hill

    Despite the Clemson Tigers' loss of Tanner Smith and his 8.9 points per game, it is doubtful that he would have made any difference...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 869 reads 15 comments

  15. UNC Basketball: Clemson Tigers Game Will Mean A Lot To Tar Heels Tonight

    While they defeated Georgia Tech by 25 points, few believe that the Clemson Tigers will beat the UNC Tar Heel basketball team by 45 points...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 1,674 reads 17 comments

  16. Steelers, Packers and Bears Scatter NFL Birds with Relentless Defense/Offense

    Unlike anything seen this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers' relentless defense and the Green Bay Packers' relentless offense scattered, respectively, the Baltimore Ravens' offense and Atlanta Falcons' defense...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 257 reads 1 comments

  17. UNC Basketball: Are Tar Heels Wimpy or Is Roy Williams' Coaching Pathetic?

    It is time to say it. Roy Williams continues to blame his UNC Tar Heel basketball team, calling them wimps. But in reality, it looks more and more like Williams has no idea what he is doing or why...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 6,203 reads 71 comments

  18. College Football: UNC Tar Heels Fifth Best 2011 Recruiting Class in Nation?

    We all dream of improvement, especially on signing day for college football. While talent may not win, it helps in key spots...

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  19. Seahawks vs. Bears vs. Packers vs. Patriots Scaring Writers Out of Their Wits

    It has been some time since any team has scared professional writers who believe their views are near-infallible. Just like amateur pundits who blog incessantly and believe their own views over everyone else's...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 863 reads 6 comments

  20. NFL Playoffs: What Seattle Seahawks Must Do To Beat Chicago Bears

    The Seahawks will meet the Packers in the NFC Championship. Before doing this, they have to get by the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. A lot has been said about this. Some even believe that the Seattle Seahawks will beat the Bears...

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  21. NFL's Best QBs: Montana, Bradshaw and Brady Top Three Under New Rating System

    Introduction Especially since the Peyton Manning - Tom Brady era, much has been written and said about who is better or if any quarterback is better in NFL history...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 1,454 reads 4 comments

  22. UNC Tar Heels Are Auburn University Tigers Look-Alike Next Year

    With the BCS title at stake tonight, and next year the only thing looming after that, what can we take from the title game that makes us hope for next year? The major hope is whether our teams look like either of the teams playing tonight...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 2,366 reads 8 comments

  23. NFL Playoffs: Seahawks, Packers, Ravens and Pats Will Win in 2nd Round

    Time to compose ourselves, take a look at next week's NFL playoff feast and make something of what the pundits and crazies said about last week's good games played by the Indianapolis ...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 1,698 reads 9 comments

  24. NFL Playoffs: Seattle Seahawks' Road to Super Bowl Opens Up

    So what if I suggested that the Seattle Seahawks would win the NFC? If I had not changed the title of my last article from "The Seahawks Will Win" to "Will the Seahawks Win," I might have more credence for this prediction...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 2,007 reads 18 comments

  25. NFL Playoff Saturday: Will Seattle Seahawks Trip Up New Orleans Saints?

    The Redskins' 73-0 defeat by a team that they had licked a month ago, doesn't add up. But there it was. [Shirley Povich, Washington Post Dec. 9, 1940] It was the worst beating in NFL history by any team...

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