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Michigan Basketball: Wolverines clamp down on Cornhuskers

With Caris LeVert done for the year, and Derrick Walton Jr. sitting out due to injury, the young Wolverines were going to need someone to step up and score against a feisty Nebraska squad. As a whole, the team looked energetic and focused. A group effort led to another impressive game post-LeVert injury. The Wolverines were able to take apart Nebraska in route to a 58-44 win. Aubrey...
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Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon needs to go

The Cleveland Browns have been the center of attention since drafting Johnny Manziel in the 2014 NFL Draft, and for the most part that’s been a bad thing.  Star wide receiver Josh Gordon has contributed many of the negative headlines, and unfortunately for Cleveland, the maligned receiver has made headlines yet again.  Adam Schefter has reported that Gordon failed an alcohol...
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X Games Aspen Recap: Taking a look at Aspen’s greatest moments

As always, X Games was filled with more excitement and surprise than I think one weekend could hold—athletes pushed limits that to some, didn’t seem humanly possible, yet the impossible was achieved. Here’s a look at the winners, the upsets, and the tragedies that encompassed X Games Aspen. Winners The one thing I love most about this sport is that absolutely anything can...
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NFL Weekly: Comparing the Super Bowl teams by position

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are raring to go this Sunday for Super Bowl XLIX, and the two teams are sure to make it a great contest. With several days to go before the big time, it’s time to take the two Super Bowl squads and evaluate which team has better personnel at each position. Quarterback: Russell Wilson vs. Tom Brady This is Brady’s sixth trip to the...
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Can Kang bring a bang to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup?

Earlier this off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates made headlines by winning the bidding rights to Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang in somewhat of a stunning move. Kang who played for the Nexen Heroes in the Korean league destroyed competition this past season. In 116 games he hit 40 home-runs with 117 runs batted in, while posting an impressive .356 batting average. While those numbers...
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Charlotte Hornets: Getting back on the right track

Kemba Walker The Hornets team that the people of Charlotte expected to see this season is finally showing up after a rough start to the year.  Winning only four of their first 19 games, this Hornets team that many had given lofty expectations was looking like a team that might end up playing more for a high draft pick than a run in the playoffs.  Many analysts had the Hornets...
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Analyzing Forbes’ annual franchise valuations

When looking at basketball, we mostly tend to analyze players and teams for their on-court value. We care about who can jump the highest, shoot the best, pass the best, and play the best defense. In reality, however, the business of basketball is what drives the ability of these players to showcase their talents to the world. Now, that’s to say, the actual game of basketball and...
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New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. pro bowl analysis

Odell Beckham Jr. did not disappoint in his Pro Bowl debut. Even before the game started he was dazzling fans with his famous pregame highlights; making spectacular leaping one handed catches with ease. It has become a trend for fans to show up early just to witness the phenom that is Odell Beckham Jr. He even impressed with his legs before the game started, nailing a 46 yard field...
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Washington Redskins: Another uninspiring hire

The Washington Redskins are coming off a 4-12 season in which they ranked 20th in overall defense, 29th in turnover differential, and 29th in points allowed. The mastermind of this atrocious stat line, Jim Haslett, has since agreed to part ways with the organization that has tarnished so many coaching reputations. In Haslett’s five seasons leading the defense for the burgundy...
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Al Horford shouldn’t be defined by the position he plays

Atlanta Hawks’ center Al Horford has had several labels throughout his playing career. At the University of Florida, he was a “champion”  and an “Associated Press All-American”. Going into the 2007 NBA Draft, he was a “can’t miss prospect” and later a “top-three pick”. In his seven-plus years with the Hawks, he’s been an “All-Star center“, an “All-NBA...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Three reasons they are not in the Super Bowl

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2014 season with a record of 11-5. The team secured their best record since they finished 12-4 in 2011. They took home the AFC North Divisional title and secured the third seed in the AFC playoffs. Pittsburgh won the last four games of their regular season and had tons of momentum heading into the first round of the playoffs. Their run to the...
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Arizona State football impact running back recruits

Arizona State football returns its starting running back in DJ Foster for his senior season, but not as a running back. Foster is moving to a full-time spot at slot receiver as that is where NFL teams want to see him at the next level. Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage will be counted on to replace him in the back field next season, but ASU also has a number of running back recruits...
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Samuel Eto’o makes Premier League exit

Confirmed on Twitter: Eto’o signs the three and a half year deal. In world football there are few players who can boast a more prestigious CV than Samuel Eto’o who announced today that he will be leaving Everton for Sampdoria on a free transfer. The 33 year old striker scored four goals in 20 appearances for Roberto Martinez’s men who have had a torrid team in the Premier...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook an All-Star?

The 2015 All-Star game starters were announced on Thursday night on Inside the NBA, one name not voted in by the fans was point guard Russell Westbrook. We are days away from the NBA All-Star reserves to be announced and despite him missing 14 games in the ongoing season due to injury, Westbrook deserves a spot on the All-Star roster this season. When mentioning the Oklahoma City...
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UNC basketball: Observations from Monday

North Carolina seemed to finally break out offensively in their win against Syracuse Monday night, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Carolina will play Louisville, Virginia, and Duke in 3 out of their next 5 games and will need to have their offense clicking if they have any chance at winning. Luckily, Roy Williams had a better game plan today and showed more creativity...
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Detroit Lions: Grading the offense

One of the best words to describe the Detroit Lions offense of this season would have to be ambitious. While they struggled throughout the year, they maintained just enough talent to keep the team alive and propel them into the playoffs, at which point they had one of their better games this season. For those of you who want to hear all about the offensive grades, here is the report...
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Kentucky Basketball: Tied for best start 19-0 since the 2009-2010 season

First I would like to Congratulating the Duke Blue Devil’s head coach Mike Krzyzewski on being the first Division 1 men’s basketball coach to reach 1000 wins. Their victory did not come easy as St. Johns gave Duke all they could handle in Madison Square garden but they found a way to win, great job! Kentucky, weather you personally love or hate the Wildcats, fact of the matter...
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Iowa State, Niang handle Texas at home

Georges Niang led an efficient Iowa State offense that shot over 54 percent from the floor, and Iowa State defeated Texas at the Hilton Coliseum 89-86. Niang got things going inside, displaying some great one-handed floaters as well as impressive dishes to teammates. He was also unstoppable when he decided to take a perimeter shot, as he went 3-4 from downtown. The junior forward...
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Minor league players signed by the Nationals

Evan Meek The Washington Nationals have been busy the past few weeks tying up the loose ends with the Max Scherzer deal. Before this deal happened though, the Nationals were making quieter moves, drafting players to minor league contracts. These players have to potential to be the future of the organization and should not be overlooked even with the Scherzer deal. Here are a few...
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Boston Red Sox: Can Joe Kelly win the Cy Young?

Spoiler alert: Joe Kelly is winning the American League Cy Young in 2015. Joe Kelly has said he’ll win the A.L. Cy Young award this year. Will it happen? At least, that’s what the Boston Red Sox right-hander said at the team’s Winter Weekend Jan. 24. He told WEEI radio that he would take home the top pitching prize in the A.L. this season. Kelly said he is very angry when...
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Michigan Football Recruiting: Analysis of Gentry, Jones and Ulizio

While the Men’s Basketball team may have suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss against #6 Wisconsin on Saturday, the Michigan Football team pulled off one of its biggest recruiting wins this off-season. With a large group of high school hopefuls in town for Harbaugh to court, this was Michigan’s biggest opportunity to score high value players before national signing day. Coming...
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Seattle Seahawks: K.J. Wright is right on the money

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright normally doesn’t make headlines, but he did Monday for all the right reasons. Wright expressed disappointment when he heard what former teammate and current New England Patriot Brandon Browner told reporters about the injuries of Seahawks Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman. Browner told ESPN’s Josina Anderson, “Those guys are tough...
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Virginia Basketball: UVA Finds Late Run to Escape Va Tech

So far this year Virginia Tech has had what looks to be a rebuilding year with a 0-6 record in conference play, but a win over No.2 in-state rival Virginia would have made their year. The sold out crowd at Cassell Coliseum almost got their wish if not for Justin Anderson’s key baskets late in the second half to secure a UVA victory. Tech’s Adam Smith’s long three point shot...
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Green Bay Packers: Offseason needs

The Green Bay Packers did a lot of good things this year. For the fourth straight year they won the NFC North Division. They won their first home playoff game in two years. They got back to the NFC Championship game for the second time in five years. They had the sixth best offense in the league. They improved as the year went on in run defense and the play of their offensive line...
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Bracketology: Duke back to 1 seed after Coach K’s 1000th win

One of the biggest highlights of this past week was Coach Krzyzewski earning his 1000th win as a head coach. The win came on the road against a strong St. John’s team. Down for most of the second half, the Blue Devils surged ahead to capture their piece of history. It was a good thing #5 Duke was able to earn the 1000th win on their first try because a tough slate of games (at...
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