1. Eleven Degrees of LaTroy Hawkins: Sports Roundup

    Yankee reliever, LaTroy Hawkins, recently learned a little about the value of a number. Wanting to honor his hero, Roberto Clemente, Hawkins chose to don the #21. Little did the 13-year veteran know how possessive the denizens of the Bronx can be...

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  2. Casey at the Wonder Wall: News and Views

    Starbucks owner, Howard Schultz, made headlines today by bringing forth a lawsuit to stop the move of the Sonics from Seattle to Oklahoma City...

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  3. Athleticism vs. Skill: Surveying the Basketball Landscape

    Imagine, if you would, a race. Let’s say the 100m dash. Our contestants include the following: Darren Collison, Derrick Rose, Allen Iverson, TJ Ford, Maurice Cheeks, and Dennis Johnson...

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  4. Clean Up on Aisle "Common Sense"

    The world of sports can provide a bountiful feast of unintentional humor. To not discuss some of these examples would just be an opportunity lost...

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  5. Jim Calhoun, Mike Krzyzewski, and the Brave New World

    Quick—what do Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, and Wilt Chamberlain have in common? Yeah, yeah, yeah basketball, I know. Guess I had that one coming...

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  6. Why Sports Need More Stories Like That of Davidson

    Call it improbable. Call it Cinderella-like. Call it over when they play #1 seed Kansas tomorrow. The NCAA tournament and sports in general need more stories like that of the Davidson Wildcats...

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  7. NCAA Hoops: the Power of 24

    As if we needed any reminder of the dizzying fervor that can be created by college hoops, this weekend packed a flurry of action capped by five games on Sunday decided by a total of 24 points...

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  8. Performance of the Week (POTW) 3/16-3/23

    Hear ye! Hear ye! It is time to hear from the proud members of Bleacher Report. Time to nominate your top performance of the week.Paul Gotham is going with none other than Stephen Curry...

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  9. Duke Finds the Other Edge of the Sword Not to Their Liking

    5 + 5 +27 = 73 – 67. How’s that for new math. For Duke that equation is all too bitter as the Blue Devils faltered in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year losing to West Virginia 73-67...

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  10. Siena and San Diego: Cheers to the Automatic Bids

    For at least one day the names of Gyno Pomare, De’Jon Jackson, Kenny Hasbrouck, and Tay Fisher occupy the consciousness of college hoop fans across the nation...

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  11. Who Will Solve the Riddle of the NCAA West Bracket?

    What team will make the cross over into San Antonio? Will it be the heralded UCLA Bruins? They have the No. 1 seed and a record of 14-2 against tournament teams. The Bruins have been to the Final Four the last two years...

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  12. Dear Coach Cal: A Memphis Fan's Letter to John Calipari

    Dear Coach Calipari:Congratulations on a great season. Your team’s record (33-1) speaks for itself. You must be really proud of earning a number one seed – your second such seeding in the last three years...

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  13. Mike Brey’s Blues: The East Bracket

    "Hello? Yeah, can I speak to Tom…Tom O’Connor please?""Sure, tell him it’s Mike Brey from Notre Dame.""No, he’s not expecting my call.""Hey, Tom...

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  14. NCAA Tournament Bracketology: Handicapping the Midwest

    Now that we have the brackets in front of us, we get a chance to analyze, synthesize, digitize...and discuss ad nauseam.For no particular reason let’s consider the Midwest.Two teams from the Big 12: Kansas and Kansas State...

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  15. NCAA Hoops: Double Headers, Technicals, Crab Cakes, and Championships

    So there I was in the Hampton Inn lobby Saturday morning when it hit me. I had hoped to spend the day at nearby Hudson Valley Community College watching the youngest daughter and her Nazareth ...

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  16. NCAA Hoops: Rating the Small Forwards

    These guys have the responsibility of rebounding amongst the Redwoods, feeding the post, driving the base line, and when the matchup warrants, playing with their back to the basket in the post...

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  17. Like father, like son?

    The following is a fictitious account .Our scene takes us to Lubbock, Texas. It is early morning, March fourth on the campus of Texas Tech University. Last night the Raiders lost to conference foe, Kansas, 109-51...

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  18. NCAA Hoops: Rating the Centers

    Over the last month we taken a look at the point guards, shooting guards, and power forwards. Time to show a little love for the big men inside. Call ‘em monsters of the middle, backstops, or landlords...

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  19. NCAA Hoops: Rating the Power Forwards

    Big guys with a mid-range game - these hoopsters can get it done with their backs to the basket, or they can step out and knock down the foul-line jumper...

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  20. Week in Review: All I Ever Needed to Know, I Learned from Sports

    Life is full of its little lessons. A look at recent events in the sports’ world only reinforce many of these rules of thumb.Take for instance the old adage: “Cheaters never prosper...

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  21. USA Hockey: Still a Miracle 28 Years Later

    This weekend marks another anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. It is hard to fathom that almost three decades have passed since the ‘Miracle on Ice’...

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  22. NCAA Hoops: Crunching the Numbers

    Time is ticking on the NCAA Men’s Hoops season. Conference tournaments are set to begin in the next two weeks, leading to Selection Sunday, March 16th, and the Sweet Sixteen determined a week later...

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  23. NCAA Hoops: Top Shooting Guards

    There are guys who make shots, and then there are shooters. Players who the opposition have to account for. In the half-court set these guys distort defenses - top defenders grab the assignment in the man-to-man, and zones shade to their side...

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  24. John Beilein’s Basketball Odyssey

    It should have come as no surprise to see John Beilein in a basketball gymnasium Friday night. After all, Beilein has been coaching hoops for more than 30 years...

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  25. Wisdom from Aisle 15A: Bill Russel and Tony Gwynn Still on the Wheaties Box

    I have come to enjoy Sunday mornings. Guess I always have enjoyed the tranquility offered by the first day of the week. As a youth Sunday morning meant that one time of the week I would not be pressed into service around the house for some menial task...

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