1. Indiana Basketball: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Butler

    Saturday's matchup between the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers and 7-2 Butler Bulldogs will be an opportunity for both teams to look at where they are as they approach the middle of the second month of the season...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 1 year ago 2,016 reads 1 comments

  2. Kentucky Wildcats: Archie Goodwin Is Long-Term Answer at Point Guard

    Coming into the season, Ryan Harrow looked to be the player that would continue the tradition of passing the torch to another successful, future first-round NBA point guard this season...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 1 year ago 746 reads 0 comments

  3. Indiana Hoosiers: Why Victor Oladipo Is Legitimate Pro Prospect

    Indiana coach Tom Crean is one that always preaches about energy and passion through his players, the Indiana community and his coaching staff...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 1 year ago 2,336 reads 4 comments

  4. Oakland Athletics: Manny Ramirez Will Provide a Spark for Their Offense

    The Oakland A's have been offensively abysmal up to this point in the season, yet still have managed an above .500 record and a second place standing...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 2 years ago 1,029 reads 4 comments

  5. David Robertson and the Biggest X-Factors in Determining MLB Playoff Spots

    Whenever someone has to step into the shoes of a legend and attempt to fill in for him, it's always going to be a challenge—especially when it is someone with the degree that Mariano Rivera brought to the New York Yankees...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 2 years ago 731 reads 5 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Pirates: Erik Bedard Will Be Great Deadline Trade Bait

    The Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff has been up there with the best of the National League so far this season, but the team has struggled to get wins with a mediocre-at-best lineup...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 2 years ago 731 reads 1 comments

  7. Albert Pujols' Early Struggles Detailed Through Sabermetrics

    We all know that Albert Pujols is struggling in his new uniform in the America League, but how bad really is it? With the sabermetric statistics now in the forefront of a lot ...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 2 years ago 74 reads 5 comments

  8. Indiana Basketball: Detailing the Impact of Cody Zeller

    Since arriving at Indiana, Tom Crean has made several steps in the right direction, but still his tenure has been full of losses. This year there is, at least, something to look forward to...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about almost 3 years ago 841 reads 4 comments

  9. NCAA Tournament Final Four: Why Brad Stevens Will Never Leave Butler Basketball

    To most people, it’s crazy to think that Brad Stevens won’t leave Butler. Why would he stay at Butler when he could work for Missouri, NC State and now possibly Purdue? ...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 1,585 reads 1 comments

  10. Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets: Complete Breakdown of Saturday's Matchups

    Peyton Manning vs. Mark Sanchez Peyton Manning will go down as one of the best ever, there are no arguments in this battle. Mark Sanchez definitely has the potential to be a good NFL quarterback, but right now, he's nowhere near Manning...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 373 reads 2 comments

  11. Butler Basketball: All Systems Go After Early Struggles

    It was easy to write off Butler after their early losses and poor performances, but there was always something nagging in the back of my mind telling me they'd be back. They are...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 312 reads 2 comments

  12. Indiana Falters Against Penn State, Leaves Fans Restless

    Despite the team playing against lesser competition, Indiana Hoosiers fan couldn't help but become excited with a 9-0 home record in non-conference play. With that, they also competed very well in their rivalry matchup with Kentucky in Lexington...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 408 reads 4 comments

  13. College Basketball's Top 15 Teams and a December Game They Could Lose

    As we move past the month of November with the good teams getting past most of their cupcakes with just a few upsets here and there, the real basketball is beginning now...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 1,878 reads 6 comments

  14. Home Sweet Home: Cleveland's Top 10 Anti-LeBron James Signs

    When I was watching the Heat-Cavs in the fourth quarter, I realized how much Cleveland really does care about their basketball team. Either that, or they really, really hate LeBron...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 4,861 reads 9 comments

  15. Butler Bulldogs Basketball 2010-2011: Were Expectations Set Too High?

    Returning from last year's magical Final Four run, the Butler coaches, team and fans hoped that maybe, just maybe, this year's team had it in them to make some more noise on the national stage...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 902 reads 7 comments

  16. College Basketball: Predicting The Winner Of Every Major Conference

    Alas, a new season is beginning. I can finally start to hear the squeak of the court, the clank of the rim, and voice of Dick Vitale...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 3,958 reads 6 comments

  17. Notre Dame Football: Why a Win Over Utah Is Critical to Recruiting

    As the season has moved forward, Irish fans have seen the bad things that happen to recruiting when a team fails to perform up to expectations...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 2,925 reads 48 comments

  18. Notre Dame's 4-5 Record, Declan Sullivan Tragedy Take Toll on School Atmosphere

    On a normal Saturday before a game, the campus of Notre Dame is buzzing with excitement. As the band plays, the tailgaters are out having a good time...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 408 reads 1 comments

  19. Pacers' Tyler Hansbrough Continues to Prove Doubters Wrong

    After he enjoyed such great success at North Carolina, playing for the Tar Heels, many pro scouts never thought Tyler Hansbrough would be talented enough to do anything in the NBA ...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 1,057 reads 4 comments

  20. Replacing Robbie Hummel: Which Purdue Players Now Have Bigger Responsibilities?

    I realize that it's not easy to replace any player that has an impact on a team as much as Robbie Hummel had on the Purdue Boilermakers. However, this team still has the talent to get deep into the tournament when March comes around...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 465 reads 0 comments

  21. Notre Dame Football: Is Navy's Style of Play Biggest Threat to Irish?

    The stomping of Western Michigan came and went with satisfaction, but not really a lot to be excited about...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about over 3 years ago 2,424 reads 35 comments

  22. Kyle Rudolph Out for Season: Has He Played His Last Game in an Irish Uniform?

    Rated as the No. 1 tight end in the 2011 draft class, junior Kyle Rudolph went down with a season-ending injury. This injury is not only devastating to this team, but especially to first-year quarterback, Dayne Crist...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about almost 4 years ago 2,476 reads 27 comments

  23. Indiana Hoosiers Basketball: What Are Realistic Expectations For the New Season?

    After Kelvin Sampson's recruiting violations completely tore up the Hoosiers' team and program, Tom Crean has slowly, but surely, rebuilt this team...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about almost 4 years ago 975 reads 1 comments

  24. Notre Dame 3-3: Can the Irish Run the Table To Finish 9-3?

    After two straight wins over Boston College and Pittsburgh, there seems to be a much more optimistic outlook on the future of Notre Dame football and Brian Kelly...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about almost 4 years ago 4,609 reads 103 comments

  25. Notre Dame Football: How the Irish Can Still Manage to Be Bowl Eligible

    This season came in with a lot of high expectations because of the way new coaches had started out in the past. Ty Willingham and Charlie Weis both came to South Bend and started off with some pretty good seasons in their respective debuts...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about almost 4 years ago 3,799 reads 42 comments