1. Conference Realignment Shake-Up(date): The New College Sports Landscape

    My predictions here are somewhat coming to a head. Syracuse and Pitt’s application and acceptance into the Atlantic Coast Conference was announced yesterday. On the surface, this may not seem like a big deal—but it’s actually huge...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 3 years ago 508 reads 0 comments

  2. The Lonestar Beatdown!

    Here’s something you probably don’t realize… while Texas definitely owns the football series as a whole (75-37-5), since 1975 Texas A&M has won 19 games to Texas' ...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 4 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  3. Notre Dame and the Art of Prediction

    As the 2010 football season approaches, we are inundated with countless acts of bold prognostications, high hopes, and the ever present top 10 list of whatever...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 4 years ago 46 reads 10 comments

  4. 2010 College Football Predictions: Realistic Expectations for Texas A&M

    It could probably go without saying that many Aggie fans have higher expectations than they actually deserve...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 4 years ago 1,635 reads 22 comments

  5. Show Me the Money! The Motto of Today's Professional Athletes

    So today I've decided to leave work until my company moves me to a better location. I also want to be the highest paid employee. I encourage everyone to do the same. Why not? I mean, this is essentially what we've got in professional sports right now...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 4 years ago 219 reads 0 comments

  6. Patrick Kaleta Is My Homeboy!

    Who is this guy and what have they done with the real Patrick Kaleta? Three goals in the last two games...with no time in the hot box! It took No. 36 26 games to get to three goals and now he's a scoring machine...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  7. Notre Dame's View From Three Point Land

    In recent years Notre Dame has had their share of sharpshooters from behind the arc. In fact, Coach Mike Brey's modus operandi, intentional or not, has been to have two or more marksmen on the court at any given time...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 156 reads 0 comments

  8. The Unofficial Top Five Notre Dame Coaching Prospects

    At this point every single living Notre Dame fan has contemplated the football program's future and who should replace Coach Weis. I suspect there are even a few turning over in their graves turning at the recent loss to Navy...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 11,798 reads 74 comments

  9. Top Animal-Related Incidents in Pro Sports

    Here's my top three animal deaths over the past 35 years. I couldn't pick one over the other...you be the judge. Sabres' Jim Lorentz Bat-Fog Game – 1975 Considered by many at the time ...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 240 reads 0 comments

  10. College Football Uniforms: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    There are certainly many factors which help college coaches persuade a certain athlete to attend their respective institution. It would be naïve to believe in this day and age football uniforms are not one of said factors...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 460 reads 8 comments

  11. Don't Look Now...Are the Buffalo Sabres Back?

    One tenth into the season, the NHL's best record belongs not to the Pens, not the Caps, not the Avs but to the Buffalo Sabres...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 573 reads 0 comments

  12. Six Blunt Points On The Irish Win

    I’m very happy to see this Notre Dame win, as ugly as it was, but I have a few points I think need to be said: 1. I hope no one credits Weis for this victory—he certainly did his part to jack it up! 2...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 666 reads 25 comments

  13. Mr. Obama: Stay Out of My College Football!!!

    I will be the first one to say that the BCS is an ugly baby and needs to disappear in favor of a playoff system—or just something else for that matter...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 35 reads 0 comments

  14. The Half Decade of Dominance: USC vs. Notre Dame Rivalry

    188-85, sounds like I'm talking basketball again right...I wish! After the eighth blunder against USC, I decided to take a look at how Notre Dame, specifically, the Charlie Weis era, has fared against USC's other annual opponents...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 402 reads 8 comments

  15. Charlie Weis Wildcat Extinction Would Ever Be So Sweet

    There indeed was three sightings of the enigmatic wildcat this weekend in South Bend. But the Nick Holt led defense lie in wait and poached the dead-beat animal to an oblivion!I loath the wildcat...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 409 reads 10 comments

  16. October Madness: Notre Dame's '09/'10 Schedule

    Nov. 14 is a ways away but...I figure a little before a month after its release date, I can start to contemplate the fare for the 2009-10 season. I'm actually glad to not see a repeat of last season's gauntlet right out of the gate...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 171 reads 2 comments

  17. Texas A&M-Arkansas: Both Will Bend, but Who Will Break in the Southwest Classic?

    In a renewed old school Southwest Conference rivalry, which hasn't been played since 1991, Texas A&M and Arkansas have both showed the ability to score. After three games, the Aggies still lead D-I in offensive yards per game...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about almost 5 years ago 480 reads 0 comments

  18. Is Notre Dame Football Content with Mediocrity?

    At what point did it become acceptable to field a pretty good team in South Bend? Was it in the Davie era, Willingham's maybe or possibly the current administration? Sure, there's a sense of ...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 5 years ago 963 reads 16 comments

  19. Texas Aggies vs. Utah St. Aggies = A Guaranteed Aggies Win!

    All Aggies would compile nearly 1100 yards of total offense, 68 points and 25 penalties for 213 yards. Mix that all together and what do you get; one ugly win for the Aggies...the Texas A&M Aggies that is...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 5 years ago 266 reads 0 comments

  20. BCS Thoughts: What Does It Mean If Anything?

    We are now into week three of “debacle” year 11, also known as the BCS era. While history claims otherwise, like it or not, earning a BCS bid is our primary measure of success...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 5 years ago 65 reads 0 comments

  21. Texas A&M: If They Only Knew...The Post R.C. Slocum Years

    It's is hard to imagine the that there was a time where Texas A&M football was a mainstay in the top 25. It's even harder to imagine the days of one and two loss seasons. That's exactly what Aggies had become accustomed to during the 14 seasons R...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 5 years ago 1,265 reads 6 comments

  22. Notre Dame Upends Michigan 34-41!

    Jimmy Clausen has solidified his status as a Heisman contender and has quieted the critics who said he was not worth the hype almost three years ago...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 5 years ago 268 reads 0 comments

  23. Buffalo Sabres Prospects Look Sharp, Competing Now To See Who's Cut Out for NHL

    Buffalo's "grow your own program" will hopefully start to bear fruit, as a few of their recent draft picks should be competing for permanent roster spots this season...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 5 years ago 446 reads 4 comments

  24. Texas A&M-New Mexico: Surprisingly Strong Offense Drives Aggies Victory

    Of course, as we all know, there are a lot of teams who consistently choose to pad their offseason schedule with a lineup of tomato cans. Florida plays Charleston Southern University, a (formerly) D-II school with a blistering enrollment of 3,000 kids...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 5 years ago 9,007 reads 4 comments

  25. The Point to Notre Dame's Week One Rout: Te'o is a Badass!

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish otherwise did what they were supposed to do. Everyone will be Lou Holtz believers after this win, but I choose to reserve my enthusiasm until week four. I'm not going to type out what most fans will...

    Jim Cowan Written by Jim Cowan about 5 years ago 178 reads 2 comments