1. Kasey Kahne, Denny Hamlin Blast Through Practice 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

    Kasey Kahne likes driving at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He really likes it. And in the first practice, he showed it, topping the speed charts at 183.874 mph. He turned a lap nearly two-tenths faster than the next closest competitor, Kurt Busch...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about almost 4 years ago 516 reads 4 comments

  2. Kasey Kahne: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Will Win Again

    An interesting nugget came out of Tuesday's media teleconference with Kasey Kahne. Kahne believes that Dale Earnhardt, Jr...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about almost 4 years ago 2,519 reads 35 comments

  3. Kasey Kahne Warms To Red Bull After Season of Discontent

    As his racing tenure with Richard Petty Motorsports comes to an end, Kasey Kahne has had precious little time to reflect on the difficulties of 2010 or to contemplate the possibilities of 2011 and beyond...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about almost 4 years ago 1,272 reads 31 comments

  4. NASCAR's 10 Hottest Bodies of 2010

    We all know "who wears the fire suit" at Bleacher Report: scantily-clad women in slide shows, and the writers who garner hundreds of thousands of hits by displaying the "assets" of ...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about almost 4 years ago 5,879 reads 16 comments

  5. If Elliott Sadler Leaves the Cup Series, We All Lose

    Elliott Sadler will be sorely missed in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series next year unless a miracle happens that keeps him in a ride for 2011...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about almost 4 years ago 4,047 reads 51 comments

  6. Richard Petty Says Kenny Francis May Leave RPM

    Dustin Long is reporting that, during a Concord commercial shoot with the No. 43 of A.J. Allmendinger, Richard Petty was quoted as saying that Richard Petty Motorsports has left it ...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about almost 4 years ago 54 reads 36 comments

  7. Clint Bowyer Stays In: What the Final Pre-Chase Standings Will Look Like

    There isn't much mystery left in the "Chase to the Chase," and Clint Bowyer removed a little bit more of it by handily outrunning Mark Martin at Bristol on Sunday...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about almost 4 years ago 632 reads 17 comments

  8. Old School Meets the Chase: Bring Back the Crown Jewels

    (Note: I originally wrote this article on Yahoo! Sports From the Marbles NASCAR blog) Once upon a time, NASCAR had a pre-Chase version of the Chase...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about almost 4 years ago 231 reads 18 comments

  9. Penn State Basketball Continues Its Outstanding Iowa Hawkeye Impersonation

    Wow, the NIT sure is looking nice right now for the Nittany Lions. Items in the rearview mirror may be far less significant than they appear. Apparently jealous of Iowa's horrendous start with true nice-guy Mr...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 4 years ago 310 reads 4 comments

  10. Penn State-UNCW: Bad Night for the Bottom of the Big Ten

    This is not the way Penn State and Talor Battle envisioned their trip to Charleston. The Lions are shuffling out of the first round of the Charleston Classic after getting blasted by a weak UNC-Wilmington squad 80-69...

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  11. No. 18 Dayton 63, No. 23 Ga Tech 59: Restart the Hewitt Hot Seat Watch

    So, it wasn't really an upset. Tell it to the fans. Tell it to the boosters. See if they'll listen. No. 23 Georgia Tech fell 63-59 to the best of the Atlantic 10, the No. 18 Dayton Flyers in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off today...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 4 years ago 420 reads 18 comments

  12. As the Wall Turns: Preseason College Basketball Top 10

    As many of you already know, I simply cannot get enough of local baller John Wall. Like all of you, there is simply no way that I could ever become sick of hearing about various character issues, ...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about 5 years ago 2,991 reads 20 comments

  13. John Wall Charged with Breaking and Entering: John Calipari, You Can Have Him

    [Note: I would like to thank WRAL, a news station in Raleigh, NC, for some of the objective information in this article.] Raleigh police stated on Monday that phenom high school recruit John Wall has been cited for breaking and entering...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about 5 years ago 3,926 reads 57 comments

  14. North Carolina Tar Heels 2009-10 Preview: The Return of Marcus Ginyard

    When North Carolina won the 2005 national championship, the exodus of both seniors and underclassmen (temporarily) gutted the program and meant that 2005-06 would be a pretty long year, even ...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about 5 years ago 2,661 reads 41 comments

  15. Tyler Hansbrough's No. 1 Fan Cheats Death, Looks To Watch Heels in 2010

    This story is tangentially related to sports, but it admittedly is more about life than college basketball. Our bulldogs (two English and one French) are an integral part of our family, and ...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about 5 years ago 481 reads 24 comments

  16. Not Just Sparty's Party: UNC Also a Bastion of Hope in a Battered State

    By now, we've all heard the storyline that the media will be trumpeting for the next 36 hours. Michigan has fallen on hard times, without a doubt...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 5 years ago 249 reads 20 comments

  17. Creature vs. Creature: Villanova Wildcats, UNC Tar Heels Clash In Detroit

    Destiny, let me introduce you to Cinderella. As the lowest remaing seed in the Final Four, No. 3 Villanova is the closest thing that can pass for Cinderella in this NCAA Tournament...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 5 years ago 747 reads 21 comments

  18. The UNC Tar Heels Conundrum: Restrained Joy in the Southern Part of Heaven

    In March, they fall one by one, like wisping blooms from the budding dogwoods. Elites and nobles depart from the affair without being able to grasp the hand of the beautiful girl they came to dance with...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 5 years ago 1,177 reads 33 comments

  19. ACC Vs. Big East? Well, at Least We Can Agree That the SEC Disappoints

    In the photo above, it looks like Bruce Pearl is trying (and failing) to take a large, steaming...well, drop some kids off at the pool...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 5 years ago 638 reads 31 comments

  20. UNC's Roy Williams Reveals His Vote for Coach of the Year

    Roy Williams is rarely accused of being anything but a class act (excepting the occasional criticism that emanates from Durham), and his post-game press conference was no exception on Thursday...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 5 years ago 1,329 reads 14 comments

  21. Ty Lawson Update: The Real Story behind UNC's Strategy

    The picture above is one that strikes fear into the hearts of Tar Heels fans and gives hope to every other team in the South Region and beyond...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 5 years ago 1,456 reads 24 comments

  22. Why Auburn, Penn State Are "In" and Creighton, St. Mary's Are "Out"

    As time has passed, the brackets out there on the professional websites, as well as those posted by analysts on Bleacher Report, tend to become much more similar...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 5 years ago 943 reads 27 comments

  23. Seth Greenberg Starts "The Virginia Tech Whine" Early After Loss to UNC

    Last year, Virginia Tech was one of the last teams on the wrong side of the NCAA Tournament "bubble," and coach Seth Greenberg was livid...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 5 years ago 693 reads 38 comments

  24. Eagles, and Buccaneers, and Big Red, Oh My!: Seeding the Automatic Qualifiers

    You might be wondering why this particular picture graces the top of this article. It might bring back memories of a boycotted Olympics, back when the U.S.S.R. had missiles pointed directly at the largest city near you...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 5 years ago 441 reads 12 comments

  25. SEC Tournament Preview: Auburn Hot, Kentucky Not

    The SEC Tournament field is all set, and it goes without saying that there are a few teams whose postseason chances hinge entirely on their performance from March 12 to March 15 in Tampa, Fla...

    Nathan Bitner Written by Nathan Bitner about over 5 years ago 1,353 reads 62 comments