1. Michigan Wolverines Take Incredible Journey to Brink of NCAA Tournament

    Before considering what Michigan’s 70-63 win over Michigan State on Saturday means for their NCAA Tournament chances, ask yourself this: Could you have ever imagined this ...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 4 years ago 706 reads 4 comments

  2. Carmelo Anthony: Don't Go East If You Want an NBA Title

    I'm no basketball insider, and I certainly don't have the connections of a Mark Stein or the ability to read a player's mind, so forgive me if this is completely naive.....

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 4 years ago 252 reads 4 comments

  3. Michigan Wolverines Are a Work in Progress, But Their Mental Toughness Improving

    This Michigan basketball team's season is likely headed toward a conclusion that many of recent memory have met—the Not Invited Tournament...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 4 years ago 496 reads 1 comments

  4. Rashard Lewis' Apology Right on the Money

    Thursday was not a good day for Orlando Magic small forward Rashard Lewis.The man who helped the Magic to the NBA Finals was suspended 10 games by the NBA for testing positive for an elevated level of testosterone...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about over 5 years ago 155 reads 2 comments

  5. The NFL: Where Second, and Third, Chances Are Commonplace

    Lost behind the biggest NFL headline of this week, the end of Michael Vick's prison sentence and home confinement, was this little nugget:Chris Henry is still in the NFL, still a wide receiver ...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about over 5 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  6. LeBron James' Recent Moves Not So Spectacular

    Hey, we all know the NBA is a league run by superstars. Michael Jordan got all the calls. Almost any other player would have been whistled for a push-off against Bryon Russell during the climatic moment of the 1998 NBA Finals...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about over 5 years ago 485 reads 6 comments

  7. Chauncey Billups: Still Proving To Be Among the NBA's Most Valuable Players

    Give yourself a slap on the back if, way back in November, you saw this one coming:The Detroit Pistons, with their six consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference finals, swept—in embarrassing fashion—in the first round of the NBA playoffs...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about over 5 years ago 634 reads 10 comments

  8. Boston Celtics Continue to Prove Experience Wins Out in the Playoffs

    So the Boston Celtics are once again down 1-0 in a best of seven series.So they lost the first game on their home floor. So what?The Celtics might be down, but they aren't panicking...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about over 5 years ago 220 reads 4 comments

  9. 2009 NBA Playoffs Preview: It's The Los Angeles Lakers' Turn

    I know this will only feed the conspiracy theorists' appetites, but I think the Los Angeles Lakers will win the NBA title in June because, well, it's their turn...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about over 5 years ago 427 reads 2 comments

  10. The Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson "Rivalry" Finally Impresses (Kind Of)

    Finally, Sunday afternoon, the network execs at CBS got exactly what they wanted: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, going head to head, on the back nine, for a major championship.Well, kind of...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about over 5 years ago 562 reads 4 comments

  11. UNC's Trustworthy Veterans Will Deliver Tar Heels National Title

    Making this pick was far from easy. It was akin to choosing between peppermint and coffee ice cream—I love 'em both. But when it came down to it, the peppermint simply has more flair than the coffee...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about over 5 years ago 153 reads 1 comments

  12. Final Four Underdogs Can Win Thanks to the Three-Pointer

    Let's not kid ourselves. No one is surprised that UConn and North Carolina are in Detroit today for the Final Four.That's what we were projecting back in October...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about over 5 years ago 110 reads 0 comments

  13. College Basketball in a Football Stadium? Rarely a Good Fit

    I experienced the most thrilling moment of the NCAA Tournament to date first-hand Saturday night in Boston.Sitting two rows behind the Villanova bench, I watched as the Wildcats' Scottie Reynolds ...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about over 5 years ago 3,143 reads 13 comments

  14. NCAA Tournament: Big Ten Continues to Prove Haters Wrong

    It's a funny concept, isn't it? The fact that the merry-go-round keeps returning to the same position no matter how many pushes you give it...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 318 reads 12 comments

  15. My NCAA Tournament Bracket Has The Pittsburgh Panthers as Champions

    Wow, I actually have a good reputation to uphold. Somehow (luck?), someway (more luck?) I have picked the last two winners of the NCAA Tournament and also done pretty well with the rest of my last two brackets...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 301 reads 0 comments

  16. Michigan Basketball Team Guts Out Biggest Win in Decade

    It looked like the same old story. That same story of the past 10 seasons.A Michigan basketball team that isn't bad and can win big games in front of a home crowd, but simply doesn't ...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 778 reads 3 comments

  17. Detroit Pistons Rediscover Winning Formula Minus The 'Answer'

    These are the Detroit Pistons we know, the group of players we'd grown accustomed to watching win 50-plus games a season...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 162 reads 2 comments

  18. Stephon Marbury Can Rejuvenate His Career with the Boston Celtics

    It's not official yet, but anyone who closely follows the NBA knows that this will happen. One of the league's most despised, selfish, wasted talents will join the roster of the league's defending ...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 367 reads 5 comments

  19. Michigan Wolverines Get First Must-Win, but Now Comes the Hard Part

    One down, a few more to go.That's where the Michigan basketball team stands after a solid 74-62 home victory over Minnesota Thursday night...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 272 reads 6 comments

  20. Women's College Basketball Needs to Add 10-Second Violation

    I'm not going to sit here and pretend I'm an avid women's basketball fan—although if you haven't watched UConn's Maya Moore, you should tune in; she's got mad game...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 569 reads 2 comments

  21. Why Lamar Odom is the Key to the Lakers' Title Hopes

    Fact: Kobe Bryant is the best basketball player on the Los Angeles Lakers. Whew! Glad to clear up that debate. But here's a new one:With L.A. trying for one goal this season, to win an NBA title, Bryant isn't the X-factor...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 36 reads 12 comments

  22. The Super Bowl: Where Wide Receivers Become Household Names

    If you walked up to Santonio Holmes this afternoon and asked, "So, big-game player, how has your life changed since Sunday?" he might look you straight in the eye and say, "Not at all."But there'd be a twinkle in his eyes, and you'd know the man is lying.

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 135 reads 0 comments

  23. Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer a Matchup Not to Be Missed, But Cherished

    Generally, I regard my weekends as a chance to live a normal schedule, an opportunity to hit the sack before three in the morning...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 612 reads 1 comments

  24. Aussie Open a True Fitness Challenge for World's Top Tennis Players

    In the not-so-distant past, there have been no paucity of questions concerning Andy Roddick's fitness and—thus—dedication to his sport of tennis...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 214 reads 0 comments

  25. Marvin Harrison: The NFL's Quiet, Bad-Boy Wide Receiver?

    Marvin Harrison is not your typical controversial NFL player. He's never shot himself in a crowded New York City nightclub...

    Jake Lloyd Written by Jake Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 2,252 reads 2 comments