1. Ridge Barden: More Than Just a Football Player, but a Great Person, Too

    Phoenix High School lineman Ridge Barden was in the starting lineup for the first time in his high school career in a Friday night game against Homer. A playoff berth was on the line for the 2-4 Firebirds, as it was win or go home...

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  2. Jim Tressel: The True Reasoning on Why Ohio State Head Coach Stepped Down

    Today head football coach Jim Tressel of Ohio State University is stepping down—not retiring, but resigning. Why? Well, no one knows the real answer why; however you could speculate and guess the reason why...

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  3. Magic Johnson: Not a Lakers Fan, Certainly No Analyst

    After losing to the Mavericks 93-81 and heading to Dallas down two games to none, the Lakers have their backs against the wall...

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  4. The Journey of Earl Lloyd: The First Ever African-American NBA Player Speaks

    For an African American growing up in Alexandria, Virginia in the 1930s, life was tough. “Well, it was not a lot of fun,” Earl Lloyd, the first African-American player in NBA history, said in a recent interview with Bleacher Report...

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  5. The Great Debate: Kobe Bryant vs. Lebron James

    "What I'm doing right now, I'm chasing perfection.”- Kobe Bryant . Perfection: the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, though known to Kobe Bryant as everyday life...

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  6. The Fab Four: Changed the Game on and off the Track

    The stadium lights turned off, the bleachers cleared, and the field would remain there vacated; it was the end of another Liverpool Warriors football season. However for eighth grader Zavon Watkins his season was just beginning...

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  7. March Madness Bracket 2011: Indiana St. Sycamores' Secret Weapon vs. Syracuse

    Selection Sunday has passed, the bubbles have been popped and the 68 teams fighting for one goal; a Championship, have been selected. That was the scene Sunday evening as the Nation tuned into CBS’s Selection Sunday show...

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  8. Replay in NCAA Basketball? Not One Call, but Two Calls That Were Missed

    The scene was Jim Burr, Tim Higgins and Earl Walton; three Big East referees walking off the court into the Madison Square Garden leaving Rutgers head coach Mike Rice, his players and fans mouths wide open in shock of what their eyes just witnessed...

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  9. Growing Up with Jimmer Fredette: Everything You Didn't Know

    At age five Jimmer Fredette wasn’t your usual kindergartner as he was attending Varsity basketball practices with his older brother. Jimmer would go to all the practices watching all of the drills and the players every move...

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  10. Syracuse Basketball: Is It Time To Push the Panic Button?

    After breaking West Virginia’s hearts on Monday winning 63-52 the Orange improved to 21-6 and eighth in the Big East Conference. Getting a win on Monday was a must as the Orange in their last ten games have been awful, 4-6 to be exact...

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  11. Michael Vick Gets The Key To The City Of Dallas, What's Next? A Dog?

    For over the last 50 years, the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles have played 104 times, Dallas winning 59 of them, the Eagles 45. It has been one of, if not the NFL ’s biggest rivalry of all time...

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  12. Syracuse Basketball Update: History Is on Their Side

    When the polls came out on Monday the Syracuse Orange were ranked at the No. 13 spot in the AP Top 25 poll, a number that one week ago looked almost nearly impossible to reach. After starting the season off 18-0 and ranked as high as No...

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  13. Where Are You Now: Eric Devendorf All-Access

    In Eric Devendorf’s senior year at Oak Hill Academy, his team finished with an impressive 34-2 record finishing first in the final top 25 National rankings...

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  14. Jovan Miller Story: A Blessing in Disguise

    Jovan Miller was a 3-star athlete for football, according to rivals.com . As Miller was finishing up his senior year of high school while playing his second sport, lacrosse, he was receiving a lot of attention from schools for his football talents...

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  15. Where Are You Now: Terrence Roberts All-Access

    “Starting at power forward, standing tall at six-feet nine-inches, No. 33, from St. Anthony High School, Terrence Roberts!” That was probably the last time you heard of Terrence Roberts...

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  16. The Week It Was In Sports: 1/17

    It’s Monday morning, you’re tired and the five day journey of work or school starts again. This journey of hiding your favorite teams logo, taking all the “trash ...

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  17. Why Seattle Seahawks Can Top What They Did in 2005

    In 2005, the Seattle Seahawks finished the season 13-3 and won the NFC West. In the playoffs, they beat the Washington Redskins, 20-10, and the Carolina Panthers, 34-14, at Qwest Field...

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  18. Two Calls That Cost the Two Super Bowl Teams of Last Year to Have Early Exits

    Last year NFL fans received a treat for Super Bowl XLIV as the New Orleans Saints squared off against the Indianapolis Colts competing for one last victory...

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  19. Where Are You Now: Hakim Warrick All-Access

    It was the season of 2002-2003. The Syracuse Orange came in unranked in the pre-season polls. That wouldn’t last long, as they would eventually go from unranked to No...

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  20. A Girl In The Pocket?

    The game of football is seen all across the country from Friday Night Lights to Monday Night Football, two teams of 11 players on the field battling for one goal, to be victorious...

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  21. King, Queen Or Villain?

    “With the first pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select...Lebron James,” said David Stern. Since that day, in the past seven years, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers have met 14 times...

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