1. How New Mexico State Can Embrace Football as an FBS Independent

    The Aggies of New Mexico State have a harsh reality to face. Western Athletic Conference football is all but confirmed as dead from 2013 onward...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about 2 years ago 2,702 reads 15 comments

  2. Baltimore Orioles at the Quarter Pole: What's Hot and What's Not

    For the Baltimore Orioles this year, a lot is hot. The expectations were that the Orioles would have yet another bad season, and based on recent history, such predictions made sense...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about over 2 years ago 1,043 reads 27 comments

  3. Baltimore Orioles Get 3 Quick Wins with Quality Starting Pitching

    It's early in the season, but the Baltimore Orioles are off to a good start. In a three-game series with the Minnesota Twins , the O's won all three games at Camden Yards...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about over 2 years ago 501 reads 9 comments

  4. NFL Week 5 AAP Rankings: Scoring the Teams

    The NFL , like nearly all team sports, requires teams to both score points and prevent their opponents from scoring...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about almost 3 years ago 154 reads 0 comments

  5. Ravens Are Roosting: What's a Baltimore Football Fan to Watch in Week 5?

    The Ravens are off this weekend. Boo! Well, maybe not. While I'd love to see them play, I can't complain too much. Normally, early bye weeks are not great for a team, but it might be good for the Ravens...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about almost 3 years ago 414 reads 1 comments

  6. Big East Football: Is TCU's Departure the Final Death Blow?

    CBSSports.com has reported that TCU will be joining the Big 12 next year . Is this the death blow for Big East football? It is certainly possible. It may be probable. Definitely? No, but the conference is running out of options fast...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about almost 3 years ago 698 reads 1 comments

  7. NFL Week 4 AAP Rankings: All About Points Top 10

    In football (as in nearly all team sports), there are two statistics that rise above all others in importance: the number of points scored and the number of points allowed. It's obvious that this is important...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about almost 3 years ago 447 reads 5 comments

  8. Big East Expansion: A Football Merger with Conference USA

    This article is a bit more focused and concise than my last article on this topic , so I'll get right to the point: The Big East should invite all Conference USA teams to participate in Big East football (and only football)...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about almost 3 years ago 4,147 reads 14 comments

  9. Baltimore Ravens: Sometimes, the Best Offense Is a Good Defense

    If anyone watching last night's game was reminded of the 2000-01 Ravens , you're not alone. With a brutally powerful defense that scored three times and an inept offense that wasn't ...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about almost 3 years ago 942 reads 13 comments

  10. Conference Realignment: How the Big East Can Save the World

    Well, it can save the world of college athletics, at least. The Big East needs to take a part in reshaping the NCAA landscape for its own long-term survival. But first, the Big East needs to save itself...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about 3 years ago 1,914 reads 8 comments

  11. NCAA Realignment: Why NC State Is the Logical Choice for the SEC

    The SEC has added Texas A&M, and it will eventually add a 14th team in order to balance its conference schedule...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about 3 years ago 4,407 reads 23 comments

  12. ACC Realignment: Creating a Basketball Schedule for 14 Teams

    The additions of Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the Atlantic Coast Conference has raised the number of conference teams to 14...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about 3 years ago 1,203 reads 13 comments

  13. ACC Realignment: Get the Best Teams or Stop Expanding at 14

    With the recent expansion of the ACC to 14 teams, rampant speculation exists on which schools will be No. 15 and No. 16, assuming that the conference continues expanding...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about 3 years ago 1,267 reads 7 comments

  14. Baltimore Orioles: Should O's Invite Miguel Tejada to Spring Training in 2012?

    ESPN Deportes reported that former Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada wants to continue playing baseball in 2012. He was released by the Giants on Thursday after a subpar season...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about 3 years ago 406 reads 11 comments

  15. MLB: Why September Baseball Stinks, and How to Fix Baseball's Season & Playoffs

    Major League Baseball slides into September—is your favorite team still fighting for a spot in the postseason? For fans of many Major League Baseball franchises, the answer is no...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about 3 years ago 332 reads 0 comments

  16. Orioles Get Tommy Hunter and Chris Davis in Trade for Koji Uehara

    As expected, Koji Uehara has been traded. Not surprisingly, he ended up in Texas, which has needed help for its bullpen...

    Chip Spangler Written by Chip Spangler about 3 years ago 636 reads 2 comments