2016-2017 College Basketball Season Preview

If the fall season was not awesome enough with the NFL, college football humming along AND the NBA season just kicking off, God blessed us with the return of college basketball. Won’t He do it!  I said, WON’T HE DO IT!!! Well, given the fact that a) I have a day job, which means that…

Congrats, North Carolina!

If you are a proud North Carolinian like me, this is a VERY sad day, particularly if you enjoy college sports.   The Atlantic Coast Conference has decided to move several championship events, including the ACC college football championship game from Charlotte, earlier today.  This comes after the NCAA decided to move other predetermined events…

Big 12 Expansion: Add Memphis and Cincinnati

As another day goes by, it’s another day the Big 12 (10) Conference finds its way back into the news for the comically wrong reasons. At its football media days earlier this week, the Big 12 decided to do two things: 1) not drop sanctions on Baylor for its bumbling of the sexual assault saga,…

Welcome to the Network Club, ACC

FINALLY. After years of rumors, upon rumors, upon rumors, fans – including myself – of the Atlantic Coach Conference got the news we’ve been waiting to hear since 2010. The ACC is getting a network.  Glory, glory hallelujah. Here is the details from Luke Decock’s column in Raleigh, NC’s “News and Observer”: “After six years…

Women’s Sports Owes Pat Summitt

Man, 2016 has turned into one sorry year for celebrity deaths. First, it claimed Phife Dawg from my favorite rap group, “A Tribe Called Quest”.  Then sadly, it claimed Prince.  Shortly thereafter, Muhammad Ali.  Then Gordie Howe. And if 2016 wasn’t through taking our celebrities, it claimed someone who was a pioneer in women’s sports….

Hey Big XII, Expand Already!!!

Nice to see the Big 12 Conference in the news for the wrong reasons – again. In the classic case of “no BLEEP, Sherlock”, the numbers run by some research contractor called Navigate Research told commissioner Bill Bowlsby and the rest of the Big 12 the obvious: it has a 4-5 percent better chance (yeah I know,…

NCAA Letting UNC Slide – BIG Time

This long, seemingly never-ending saga the NCAA has going with the University of North Carolina has more than run its course.   With the latest notice of allegations, the NCAA is having its objectivity with discipline the big schools questioned yet again. UNC released its amended notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday.  Like the…