1. Will Todd Haley's Offensive Approach Allow Kansas City Chiefs to Thrive?

    The Kansas City Chiefs brought in Todd Haley because of the massive success he had as the offensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about over 5 years ago 895 reads 3 comments

  2. Kansas City Royals Report: Grading Out the Hitters

    Before the season started, the Kansas City Royals were a popular pick to be this season's Tampa Bay Rays. With just over a month of the season completed, KC is looking like they could be just that...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about over 5 years ago 315 reads 3 comments

  3. Kansas City Chiefs Revamped Staff Brings Plenty of Experience

    Following the firing of Herm Edwards, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli probably knew that his first coaching hire could define his entire career...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about over 5 years ago 395 reads 3 comments

  4. A.J. Hinch Named Interim Manager of Arizona Diamondbacks

    Just four years removed from playing the game, Diamondbacks director of player development A.J. Hinch has been named the replacement, for the moment anyway, for Bob Melvin...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about over 5 years ago 1,122 reads 6 comments

  5. Cincinnati Bengals Stay Busy, Add Running Back Brian Leonard

    One day after adding a major piece to their defensive backfield, Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis weren't ready to stand pat. On Thursday afternoon, the Cincinnati Bengals completed a trade with the St...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about over 5 years ago 253 reads 2 comments

  6. Kansas City Chiefs Could Find Success Thanks to Weak AFC West

    It's odd to say that a team that won just two games a year ago has the best chance in its division to make the playoffs, but that seems to be the situation the new-look Chiefs find themselves in...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about over 5 years ago 1,604 reads 49 comments

  7. 49ers Bound and Determined to Be Laughingstock Of the NFL

    Let me preface this article by saying that I am not one of those that has the opinion that Matt Stafford is the second coming of Joe Montana, or John Elway. I was never very impressed by his career at Georgia...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 6 years ago 1,243 reads 42 comments

  8. Cinderella Stayed Home: Small Upsets Not Enough to Engender Real Excitement

    For many a sports fan, this is the best time of the sporting world. Spring is in the air, Spring Training baseball is in full swing, and fans are starting to see their individual teams take shape; and most importantly March Madness is in effect...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 6 years ago 75 reads 3 comments

  9. The Lunacy of Giving Alex Rodriguez "Props"

    By props, I don't mean a giant hypodermic needle, or some other such funny prop that you might see in a sitcom. By props, I mean accolades...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 6 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  10. Kansas City Royals a Contender in 2009?

    Fans in Kansas City should be excited. For the first time in a long time, the roster is not bereft of talent. There isn't an expectation that this team will be the worst in the Major Leagues...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 6 years ago 120 reads 0 comments

  11. Missouri Tigers' Baseball: On the Prowl For Big 12 Title

    Is this the year? Is 2009 the year that the Missouri Tigers take the next step in their maturation into one of the top baseball programs not only in the Big 12, but also the college ...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 6 years ago 174 reads 2 comments

  12. Can Illinois Continue Their Run to the Big Dance?

    Illinois' turnaround is almost mythic in nature. After a nightmarish season a year ago, the Illini are taking on all comers. At 17-3, Illinois has positioned itself well to make the NCAA tournament...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 6 years ago 696 reads 11 comments

  13. Big 12 Beat: Good Oklahoma-Nebraska Game Marred By Bad ESPN Broadcast

    The Big 12 needs to get on the horn and make sure ESPN never does what it did to the Nebraska-Oklahoma basketball game again. They probably won't, but they should...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 6 years ago 1,131 reads 10 comments

  14. Big 12 Beat: It's Oklahoma and Kansas in Basketball, Then a Cast of Thousands

    Everyone who has a legitimate shot at the Big 12 Basketball regular season title, take a step forward. Missouri, Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa State, and Kansas State—not so fast my friends...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 6 years ago 116 reads 2 comments

  15. Illinois-Michigan State: Spartans Overcome a Legion For Victory

    With many of Illinois' regulars struggling from the field, it was up to Kentucky transfer Alex Legion to carry the team on his back. With a little over four minutes remaining in the game, it appeared that the newcomer would do just that...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 6 years ago 179 reads 0 comments

  16. Illinois-Michigan: Illini Exact Revenge for Earlier Loss to Wolverines

    Illinois' dream season just keeps on rolling. One season after posting just 14 wins, the Fighting Illini improved to 15-2 thanks to a second half rally that took them past the 25th-ranked ...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 6 years ago 123 reads 0 comments

  17. Illinois-Eastern Michigan: Illini Unimpressive, But Victorious

    Fresh off their best win of the season against "Braggin Rights" rival Missouri, its not a surprise that the Illini let up against 2-9 Eastern Michigan...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about almost 7 years ago 73 reads 0 comments

  18. Best Mountaineer Ever? Pat White Electric in West Virginia Finale

    The question as to whether or not Pat White will be a quarterback at the next level can wait until tomorrow. White put to bed the question as to whether or not he's one of the best college quarterbacks of his generation...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about 6 years ago 416 reads 2 comments

  19. Illinois-Missouri: Illini Keep Braggin' Rights After Hammering Tigers

    Illinois' redemption season just keeps getting better and better. Trent Meachem and Demetri McCamey each scored over 20 points, and the Fighting Illini beat Missouri for an astounding ninth straight time...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about 6 years ago 192 reads 2 comments

  20. The House That Tex Built? Prized 1B Mark Teixeira Lands With Yankees

    Rarely is there the kind of switcheroo in Major League Baseball that occurred today. After weeks of speculation as to where slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira would land, with little to no ...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about 6 years ago 166 reads 2 comments

  21. Illinois-Missouri: Illini Look to Topple Familiar Foe

    After running a "gauntlet" of second rate opponents, tonight's matchup against surprise Top 25 Missouri should tell the Illini and their fans just how good head coach Bruce Weber's 2008-09 edition of his team is...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about 6 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  22. Illini Use Second Half Surge to Run To Victory

    For a moment there, it seemed as if the Illinois Fighting Illini had read my article talking about how much better they were this year than last, and were bound and determined to prove me wrong...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about 6 years ago 216 reads 0 comments

  23. Iowa State, Auburn Trade Coaches: Paul Rhoads for Gene Chizik

    By now, all college football fans know the saga of Auburn, and the hiring of Gene Chizik. What some may have missed is while Auburn has been taking fire for hiring a coach who has amassed just ...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about 6 years ago 789 reads 8 comments

  24. Could Northwestern Wildcats Basketball Be on the Rise?

    Remember when Northwestern and horrendous football went hand-in-hand? For decades, the Northwestern Wildcats were expected to be the doormats of the powerful Big Ten Conference...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about 6 years ago 216 reads 2 comments

  25. On the Rebound: Illini Basketball Making a Comeback After One-Year Nightmare

    After last season's debacle, the Illini's hot start to this year has to feel like coming home again to head Coach Bruce Weber...

    Oliver VanDervoort Written by Oliver VanDervoort about 6 years ago 477 reads 2 comments