1. Big Ten Basketball 2011-12 Preview: Can Anyone Catch OSU?

    Last year, the Big Ten featured a deep field of capable teams led by a bevy of talented upperclassmen. 2011-12 will be a different story...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about almost 3 years ago 2,126 reads 2 comments

  2. Chicago White Sox Face Financial Issues Entering The 2010 Offseason

    Though the Sox exceeded the expectations of many preseason predictions, they still finished a distant second to the Twins and enter the offseason with some work to do...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about almost 4 years ago 1,151 reads 10 comments

  3. Richard, Gonzalez or Hudson: Who Do the Chicago White Sox Miss the Most?

    Clayton Richard- 13-9, 3.71 ERA Clayton has been a big part of the Padres' first place pitching staff. He has racked up nearly 200 innings while giving his team a chance to win...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about almost 4 years ago 587 reads 5 comments

  4. MLB Trade Rumors: Edwin Jackson Acquired by White Sox, Is He Staying?

    Bruce Levine is reporting that the Sox have acquired 26-year-old righty Edwin Jackson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Daniel Hudson and prospect David Holmberg...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 727 reads 1 comments

  5. Breaking News: Jake Peavy Leaves Game With Arm Injury, UPDATE on the DL

    White Sox starter Jake Peavy was pulled from the game during the second inning with an apparent arm injury. After throwing a pitch, Peavy wandered off the mound and appeared to be shaking his right arm...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 506 reads 1 comments

  6. Breaking News: NBA Management Is Inept

    With the official start of NBA free agency, news of the latest batch of ridiculous contracts has become public...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 483 reads 0 comments

  7. 2011 NBA Draft: An Obscenely Early Lottery Preview

    The 2010 NBA Draft just ended last night, but most teams in the league will get a jump on scouting for 2011 fairly quickly. Big men should dominate the lottery again, though there appears to be a lot more depth at point guard...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 1,998 reads 9 comments

  8. 2010 NBA Draft Results: Team-by-Team Draft Grades

    Conventional wisdom says that you can't really judge a draft until a few years later. Player development plays a big role in how a pick turns out. However, that's boring, and no one would read an article on draft grades from three years ago...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 10,183 reads 25 comments

  9. Chicago White Sox Hot Streak: Sign for Optimism or NL-Related Mirage?

    After a slow and often frustrating start, the Sox have won 11 of their last 13 to climb back to the .500 mark. The previously struggling pitching staff has caught fire, allowing more than three runs only four times during that stretch...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 270 reads 0 comments

  10. 2010 MLB Draft: White Sox Select LHP Chris Sale in First Round

    Most experts picked the White Sox to select a college starter with the 13th pick in the MLB draft. However, no one had them picking Chris Sale, the left-hander out of Florida Gulf Coast University...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 1,136 reads 3 comments

  11. White Sox 2010 MLB Draft: Five Probable Targets

    While the MLB Amateur Draft doesn't get as much attention as those of the NFL and NBA, that doesn't mean that it's any less important. Cheap, young talent is the most valuable commodity in baseball and can help close the revenue gap between some teams...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 740 reads 5 comments

  12. What Was That?? Chicago White Sox, Umpire Joe West Clash

    The White Sox had some serious issues with first base umpire Joe West in today's game. Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle was twice called for a balk. After the first call, Ozzie Guillen was ejected for coming out of the dugout to argue...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 743 reads 4 comments

  13. Glass Half Full: Ranking the Chicago White Sox's Few Bright Spots of 2010

    The Sox have been hard to watch this season. Most expected them to be roughly .500, but the pitching hasn't been nearly as strong as expected and only two players are hitting over ...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 267 reads 1 comments

  14. Early College Basketball Top 25

    Now that the underclassmen had made their decisions regarding the NBA and most of the elite recruits have signed, we have a slightly better picture of the elite teams entering next season...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about 4 years ago 3,935 reads 9 comments

  15. Fifth Lineup Spot Could Be Trouble for the Chicago White Sox

    The Sox had a wildly entertaining season opener filled with great pitching, excellent defensive plays, and a few long balls. The Sox won the game the way they are supposed to win this year: with great pitching and just enough offense...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 211 reads 4 comments

  16. 2010 Chicago White Sox Lineup Preview

    The key to the White Sox season lies in their offense. The team scored less than 4.5 runs per game last year and let two of their most productive hitters leave in free agency...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 87 reads 3 comments

  17. 10 Players That Won't Be on My Fantasy Team

    A lot of people focus on the hidden gems of fantasy baseball drafts. It's fun to imagine what kind of upside those players can have, and if thinks work out those players can go a long way towards winning your league...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 366 reads 7 comments

  18. 2010 MLB Predictions: Five Biggest Questions for the White Sox

    The 2009 season didn't go exactly like the White Sox planned. After winning the AL Central in 2008, the Sox won just enough games to stay in the race in the first half...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 578 reads 0 comments

  19. Ten True Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

    One of my major pet peeves is "sleeper" articles that don't really feature true sleepers. Many of them will give you names like Andrew McCutchen, Adam Jones or Tommy Hanson that have already made a mark in the majors and draw a premium in drafts...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 1,365 reads 2 comments

  20. Northwestern Football: Signing Day Not the Real Key to Their Success

    I'm going to be perfectly honest about something: I don't get as excited about Signing Day as a lot of college football fans...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 193 reads 1 comments

  21. Does the Chicago White Sox Offense Have Enough Punch?

    There has been a lot of discussion about the quality of the White Sox offense recently. Most of it revolves around their decision to not sign Jim Thome and enter the season with a DH platoon of Andruw Jones, Mark Kotsay, and Omar Vizquel...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 563 reads 17 comments

  22. Northwestern Football: 2010 Offensive Outlook

    Entering the 2009 season the Northwestern offense had a lot of question marks. They had a first time starter at quarterback that struggled to throw the ball, an unsettled backfield, and a largely new core of wide receivers...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 37 reads 2 comments

  23. Are the Bulls Doomed To Be Mediocre for the Forseeable Future?

    Before yesterday's afternoon matchup with the Warriors, the Bulls had been playing well. They had won their last four games and seven of their last 10 entering a highly winnable game against Golden State...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 494 reads 7 comments

  24. Northwestern Football: 2010 Defensive Outlook

    Northwestern's defense had its ups and downs in 2009. They struggled mightily in games against Syracuse and Minnesota early in the season, but played a huge role in their victories over Miami-Ohio and Iowa...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 415 reads 1 comments

  25. Drew Crawford Is the Key to a Northwestern Tournament Bid

    Things looked bleak for NU in the first half of yesterday's game against Michigan. They were down 34-14 with just over four minutes remaining in the first half...

    Joe Slowik Written by Joe Slowik about over 4 years ago 182 reads 0 comments