1. Indiana Pacers: How the Pacers Match Up Position by Position in the East

    With the NBA lockout in full swing, if games can't be played then predictions must be made. A year after surprising the Chicago Bulls with their determination and toughness during ...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 2 years ago 3,040 reads 66 comments

  2. NBA Lockout: Players Should Think Twice About Playing Abroad

    Imagine being paid to visit Rome, Athens, Madrid and Berlin and getting to stay in some of the nicest hotels along the way. For many of us, the chance to travel Europe and play basketball is an absolute dream...

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  3. 2011 College Basketball Preview: Georgetown Hoyas

    At Big East Media day, Georgetown was predicted to finish 10th in the conference. The slight was predicated primarily on the fact that a youth movement on the hilltop is in full swing...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 2 years ago 628 reads 1 comments

  4. Georgetown Basketball 2011 Big East Preview

    Georgetown has too much talent to finish outside the top six in the Big East. The question is whether John Thompson III can get the best out of the players he recruits...

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  5. Big East Needs a New Commissioner: John Marinatto Must Step Aside

    "Big East Meets With Air Force" When I saw that headline, I knew that was the last straw. The ESPN article only reinforced my beliefs: The Big East Conference needs a new commissioner...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 2 years ago 768 reads 17 comments

  6. If the NBA Lockout Ends, Who Will Win the Central Division?

    The Central Division is comprised of a rough-and-tumble bunch defined more by its blue-collar mentality than it's true stars ( Derrick Rose aside)...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 2 years ago 468 reads 7 comments

  7. Indiana Pacers: 5 Players Who Will Show the Biggest Improvements

    Lockouts in sports are particularly hard on the younger players. Not only do they lose invaluable offseason coaching and practices, but the onus for improving also falls squarely on their shoulders...

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  8. Indiana Pacers: 5 Players Who Might Become the Face of the Franchise

    The NBA is defined by superstars. Players like LeBron, Kobe, Wade, Howard and Nowitzki sell tickets, expand the reach of the NBA worldwide and put their franchises on the map. Cleveland was nothing before LeBron...

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  9. The Big East Needs to Get Its Act Together If It Wants to Save the Conference

    In a period of six weeks, the Big East has gone from the best basketball conference in the nation, to losing two of its highest profile members to being snubbed by TCU...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 2 years ago 326 reads 4 comments

  10. Humor: The Fickleness of Indiana Fans and Why We Need Basketball

    Dear Commissioner Stern, I hate to bother you. I know you are really busy rejecting every offer that Derek Fisher sends over, but I am desperate. I never thought it'd get to this, and I don't know who else to turn to...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 2 years ago 293 reads 2 comments

  11. 6 Ways in Which the Indiana Pacers Will Be Affected by the Lockout

    Lockouts are always harder on small market teams. With smaller fan bases and TV audiences and thus less revenue streams, small market teams are more vulnerable than teams in L.A., NYC or Chicago ...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about over 2 years ago 218 reads 2 comments

  12. NBA Lockout: Why Owners Are Risking the Future of the League

    "If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future". - Winston Churchill Sit down to watch one of the Republican presidential debates and you'll hear the 'pledges' to restore America's future...

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  13. How Will the NBA Lockout Affect the Indiana Pacers?

    The NBA lockout could not have come at a worse time for the Indiana Pacers . Back in 2008, hardly anyone in Indianapolis would have cared had there been a season at all. Donnie Walsh had bolted for New York , leaving the Pacers a complete mess...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about almost 3 years ago 384 reads 2 comments

  14. 5 Power Forwards the Indiana Pacers Must Go After in Free Agency

    Free agency hurts some organizations more than others. For teams with set rosters, free agency isn't such a big issue. For those teams flush with money and hoping to make a splash, free agency can be a killer...

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  15. Should the Indiana Pacers Run Their Offense Through Roy Hibbert?

    Several years ago, as an incoming freshman at Georgetown University, I heard about a 7' 2" giant who would return our program to prominence as the next great Georgetown big...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about almost 3 years ago 733 reads 26 comments

  16. How Syracuse and Pittsburgh Unethically Began Destruction of Big East Basketball

    As a Georgetown alum, I was both infuriated by and despondent at the news that Syracuse and Pittsburgh were leaving the Big East...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about almost 3 years ago 1,919 reads 33 comments

  17. Tyler Hansbrough: Can He Be a Full-Fledged Starting Power Forward in the NBA?

    Every team needs a player like Tyler Hansbrough. The Pacers just can't afford to play him in the starting lineup. At least not right now. Unfortunately, unless a trade is made—which is a serious possibility—the Pacers have no choice...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about almost 3 years ago 2,138 reads 15 comments

  18. Indiana Pacers: 10 Games Fans Cannot Miss for the 2011-12 NBA Season

    The NBA has the most recognizable stars in any league. No other sport comes close. In football, the average passive (non local) sports fan might be able to recognize the two Mannings, ...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about almost 3 years ago 318 reads 1 comments

  19. Indiana Pacers: 5 Reasons to Be Hopeful for the Future of the Franchise

    Just as patience was wearing thin and fans were starting to give up on the franchise, the Indiana Pacers came back to life. It's been a long, tough decade for the Pacers...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about almost 3 years ago 1,635 reads 9 comments

  20. US Open: Why It's the Purest Grand Slam in Tennis

    The US Open in the purest Grand Slam in tennis. The Australian Open happens so early in the year that it favors quick starters and the fittest players who don't need long recovery times after the previous season...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about almost 3 years ago 1,512 reads 27 comments

  21. NBA Trade Speculation: How Will Kevin Pritchard Affect the Indiana Pacers?

    The Indiana Pacers hiring Kevin Pritchard as director of player personnel showed that they are serious about remaining active and aggressive in free agency, but how? The former ...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about almost 3 years ago 681 reads 2 comments

  22. Roy Hibbert: 5 Ways the Indiana Pacers Center Can Elevate His Game

    At 7''2' Roy Hibbert is one of the biggest players in the NBA . That's a good thing for the Pacers , because if Indiana is going to make a playoff run, "Big Roy" is going to have to carry the team on his back...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about 3 years ago 650 reads 6 comments

  23. Indiana Pacers: Can Frank Vogel & Brian Shaw Lead Team to a Deep Playoff Run?

    Sometimes an NBA team is like a party. The success of both depends on the people present, and it only takes one guy to ruin it. Sometimes it's the uninvited dope and other times it's the poor awkward chap who just doesn't vibe with the others...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about 3 years ago 567 reads 11 comments

  24. Indiana Pacers: Why Roy Hibbert Will Help Them Contend in the Eastern Conference

    By 2020, Roy Hibbert is going to be averaging 68.7 points and 20.5 rebounds a game. Pretty good numbers, right? Unfortunately the Pacers didn't find Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaq's love child...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about 3 years ago 1,066 reads 4 comments

  25. George Hill: Should He Start Alongside Darren Collison for Indiana Pacers?

    In cooking using one ingredient when the recipe calls for another doesn’t always work. Adding sugar instead of salt doesn’t improve your steak, you can’t make margaritas ...

    David  Dietz Written by David Dietz about 3 years ago 534 reads 7 comments