Coach Jim Boeheim of Syracuse University is one of the greatest college basketball coaches in history. This season he won his 900th game, only the third college coach ever to do so. Soon after, he passed Bobby Knight to become Number 2 all time. The most amazing part is that he won all of his games at the same college.More »
For the first time the National Hockey League will play a 48-game season instead of an 82-game season. For the first time in NHL history the Eastern Conference teams will not play the Western Conference teams. So that means this year there will be no continuation of the great rivalries between the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings, or Boston Bruins versus the Chicago Blackhawks. More »
The four major American professional sports leagues have all fallen prey to the same illusion. The NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL each have created too many expansion teams, which have hurt the leagues’ financial bottom line and diminished the on-field quality of play.More »
Every March we fill out our NCAA tournament brackets. This year my last four teams were Yale, Miami (Ohio), Boston College, and North Dakota. At the end of the line, North Dakota was my national champion.
North Dakota? I’m talkin’ Frozen Four, the most overshadowed postseason event that the NCAA has to offer. More »
Do you rush home from school so you can get your homework done before basketball practice? Is it too out there to think that the best and brightest minds are the biggest and fastest athletes? Do you think thousands of people would fill a stadium to watch a debate or a spelling bee every Sunday? What about Stephen Strasburg vs. Toby Gerhart in a chess match? Does that sound worthy of Super Bowl hype? The golden answer is no.More »
The Pittsburgh Penguins were not expected to be contenders for the 2009 Stanley Cup.
Going into the playoffs, experts and fans doubted that the Penguins would even make it into the Eastern Conference Finals. However, after upsetting the Washington Capitals in the second round, the Penguins became strong favorites to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
But after losing two games in a row to the Detroit Red Wings in the Finals, I have just one question to ask the Penguins: What just happened?More »