1. 2011 NCAA Tournament: UConn Is Riding More Impressive Winning Streak Than Butler

    Both, the Connecticut Huskies and the Butler Bulldogs, enter the national championship game with double-digit winning streaks as Connecticut has not lost in 10 games and Butler has won the last 14 games in which it has played...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 179 reads 0 comments

  2. NCAA Tournament Final Four: Why VCU Basketball Had the Easiest Road to Houston

    Virginia Commonwealth's improbable run to the Final Four makes for a great story, but the Rams have benefited from having a lucky draw in the NCAA tournament...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 522 reads 1 comments

  3. Dwyane Wade More at Fault Than LeBron James and Chris Bosh When Miami Heat Lose

    When LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami to join the Heat , they probably never imagined Wade would let them do so thoroughly in the games the Heat lost...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,873 reads 47 comments

  4. Derrick Rose's Poor Shooting Has Been Saved By Free Throws

    This season much was made of the work Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose put in over the offseason in an effort to improve his jump shooting...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 184 reads 7 comments

  5. Oliver Purnell Will Turn DePaul Basketball into a Winning Program

    DePaul basketball fans should be comforted by the fact that this season, where the Blue Demons only won seven games while losing 24 and were outscored by 12...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 409 reads 3 comments

  6. Eli Manning Has Been Left Behind by Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning , who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft, is taking the biblical prophecy that the first will last a little too literally, ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 2,347 reads 74 comments

  7. Jeremy Shockey: He Will Provide Very Little Value To the Carolina Panthers

    The New Orleans Saints made the right decision in releasing tight end Jeremy Shockey. The Saints have a promising, young tight end in Jimmy Graham and in three years with Shockey ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 660 reads 2 comments

  8. Michael Vick: Philadephia Eagles QB Faces a Nearly Impossible Task Next Season

    In electing to use the franchise tag on Michael Vick rather than sign him to a long-term contract, the Philadelphia Eagles threw down a very expensive gauntlet...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,697 reads 23 comments

  9. NFL Draft 2011: Torrey Smith Will Not Be a Bust Like Darrius Heyward-Bey

    Torrey Smith is the first highly touted University of Maryland wide receiver to enter the National Football League draft since Darrius Heyward-Bey, who so far in his two year NFL ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 754 reads 2 comments

  10. Kentucky's Freshmen and Upperclassmen Share Fault When the Wildcats Lose

    John Calipari's second-least inexperienced team of the last four seasons has lost eight games this year — one fewer than Calipari's teams lost over the three previous seasons—but ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 176 reads 1 comments

  11. Andre Iguodala's Improvement Kept Philadelphia 76ers from Trading Him

    There was a time in the NBA season, a little more than a quarter of a way through the schedule's 82 games, where trading Andre Iguodala made sense...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 873 reads 1 comments

  12. Phoenix Suns-Houston Rockets Trade Recap: Aaron Brooks Will Give Suns More Value

    When the Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets swapped underachieving point guards Goran Dragic and Aaron Brooks, each team was hoping that the point guard they received would return to an improved shooting form of a previous season...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,604 reads 2 comments

  13. Boston Celtics Trade Recap: Forward Jeff Green Is Not Much Of A Difference Maker

    In the last year of his rookie contract before being owed a qualifying offer of $5.9 million, Jeff Green needed to have a breakout season to convince the Oklahoma City Thunder to include him as a part of their long-term plans...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 891 reads 1 comments

  14. Boston Celtics Trade Recap: The Celtics Are Now Weaker At Center

    If the purpose of trades in sports is to make a team better, then the Boston Celtics failed in that mission with the trades that sent away centers Kendrick Perkins and Semih Erden...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 787 reads 1 comments

  15. Kentucky Point Guard Brandon Knight Is Unique Among John Calipari's Point Guards

    In point guard Brandon Knight, Kentucky head coach John Calipari has a freshman point guard unlike any he has coached, including with Derrick Rose who played for him in the 2007-08 season...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 693 reads 0 comments

  16. Toronto Raptors: Forward Amir Johnson Living Up To His Contract

    Before this season, there was only one issue with Amir Johnson's game that would have kept the five-year, $34 million contract he signed with the Toronto Raptors over the past offseason from being a good deal for the franchise...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 871 reads 1 comments

  17. Mark Sanchez, Kurt Warner More Playoff Clutch Than Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger

    Being clutch is the most prized attribute an athlete can possess, and nowhere is being clutch rated more highly than in the postseason...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,231 reads 6 comments

  18. The Charlotte Bobcats Would Be Better Off Without Stephen Jackson

    Whatever the Charlotte Bobcats can do to remove forward Stephen Jackson from their roster should be done posthaste...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 476 reads 6 comments

  19. Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani: Worst No. 1 Draft Pick Since Michael Olowokandi

    Declaring a player a draft bust is never a venture to be entered into lightly. However, the 2006 No. 1 draft pick Andrea Bargnani is now 351 games into his career and without a ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 11,970 reads 46 comments

  20. Has Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford Been Outplayed by His Backups?

    Quarterback Matthew Stafford's inability to stay healthy should not be the most concerning aspect of his career to his employer, the Detroit Lions. What should trouble the Lions more than the fact that the former No...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 2,076 reads 31 comments

  21. 2011 NFL Draft: A.J. Green vs. Julio Jones

    Neither former University of Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green, nor former University of Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones is one of the top two wide receivers in the 2011 NFL Draft; that distinction goes to Jon Baldwin and Aldrick Robinson ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 2,950 reads 9 comments

  22. Jay Cutler Is the Latest Beneficiary of the Mike Martz Effect

    No matter what kind of quarterback a player was before or what kind of quarterback he will be afterwards, while he is playing in Mike Martz's offensive system, he will have the ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,184 reads 3 comments

  23. Carson Palmer Is Vastly Overestimating His Worth

    It takes two to tango is an idiom that can extended to the world of sports trades. Just because a team wishes to trade away a player or a player wishes to be traded away does ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,882 reads 3 comments

  24. 2011 NFL Draft: Jonathan Baldwin, Aldrick Robinson NFL's Next Big-Play Wideouts

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace will soon have company among the NFL's best big-play wide receivers, provided by the presence of two future rookies: former University ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,926 reads 1 comments

  25. NBA Power Rankings: Chris Paul and the 15 Most Underrated Shooters in the NBA

    Putting the ball in the basket is the most basic and easily understood part of basketball, which is why we, as basketball fans, are always so enamored with the players with the highest scoring averages...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,768 reads 3 comments