LATEST STORIES FROM ISPORTSWEB.COM

Michigan State Football: Spartans land Ann Arbor linebacker Antjuan Simmons

Michigan State hasn’t had much success recruiting the state of Michigan for the 2017 class, but they were able to land a highly touted linebacker from Ann Arbor in Antjuan Simmons. I'm coming home!
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Three Questions They Still Have to Answer

The Minnesota Twins were the worst team in the majors last season, doing basically nothing right. They broke the franchise record for losses since the team moved to Minnesota, and were dead last in runs and earned runs allowed. They’ve made a few moves with their coaching staff since the season finished, but there are still several questions that need to be answered before the...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Los Angeles Lakers can improve their defense

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of a 40 point loss to the surgical San Antonio Spurs and are currently good for the third worst record in the western conference.  It’s been no secret that the Lakers biggest struggle has been on defense where they rank dead last in the league in opponent field goal percentage.  I know the Lakers are a very young team that is still improving...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview and predictions for New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans

The playoffs are upon us, as the AFC’s No. 1 seeded New England Patriots host the Houston Texans in an AFC Divisional playoff match-up that is projected to look more like a lion’s feast than an actual football game. The Patriots have the Texans’ number, but the league’s top ranked defense has the capability to put forth a competitive effort that will allow them to avoid another...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Ohio State Preview

On Sunday afternoon, the Michigan State Spartans (12-6, 4-1 Big Ten) travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-7, 0-4 Big Ten). The Spartans are coming off a 65-47 blowout of No. 24 Minnesota –– already their second win over the Gophers in conference play. The win propelled the Spartans to the top of the Big Ten standings at 4-1. The Buckeyes, however, have...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Indianapolis Colts need to draft Dalvin Cook

After drafting Andrew Luck in 2012, the Indianapolis Colts went 33-15 for the first three seasons of Luck’s career. Each season earned the Colts a playoff berth, even the AFC Championship runner-up award (haha). However, the Colts haven’t had the same fortune in recent seasons. Indianapolis has seen a pair of back-to-back 8-8 seasons, failing to win the laughable AFC South both...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

One player the Arizona Cardinals should avoid in the draft

The Arizona Cardinals currently hold the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft. The obvious pick would be a linebacker or defensive back, unless Deshaun Watson becomes a victim of being overanalyzed and drops. However, there is one player that the Cards should avoid drafting at all costs. I am truthfully baffled that all of the “experts” have DeShone Kizer going in the first...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Season in Review

The Detroit Lions fought until the very last game of their season, losing in the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs to the Seattle Seahawks.  The team finished the regular season with a record of 9-7, not too far off from my prediction of 8-8 at the beginning of the year.  Although, my game predictions may not reflect the real life results (looking at you Chicago Bears of week...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the San Francisco Giants bullpen

When San Francisco Giants fans hear the word “bullpen,” painful memories resurface of the 2016 relievers dropping game after game, ultimately destroying an 8-game lead in the NL West, forcing the Giants to earn a playoff berth with a wild card win, and ending their brief title run early in the NLDS. Naturally, the bullpen would become a top priority for the Giants in the offseason...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals trip down Chargers memory lane

The San Diego Chargers provided two reasons for Cincinnati Bengals fans to get nostalgic this week. The first recalls a story that some taxpayers in the Greater Cincinnati area would rather forget. The second brings back memories of one of the Bengals greatest victories. While the NFL Playoffs continue, the biggest story in the NFL this week involved a team not in the playoffs....
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Jordy Nelson’s absence

The Green Bay Packers lost Jordy Nelson, their best receiver, last week in their Wild Card matchup with the New York Giants. This loss could not only affect the offense, but it could also affect the team’s chances at winning their matchup with the Dallas Cowboys this week in the Divisional round of the playoffs. Jordy Nelson is Aaron Rodgers‘ favorite target, and he managed...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball set for big test in Utah

Since UCLA basketball dropped its first Pac-12 game against Oregon, the Bruins have won four games in a row all by double-digit margins. Two of the games were on the road, including the most recent fifteen point away win against Colorado. The Bruins won 104-89, which made it the sixth time this season scoring over 100 points. UCLA has six guys scoring double-figures, including Bryce...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Dallas Cowboys can beat the Green Bay Packers

The Dallas Cowboys will host the Green Bay Packers this Sunday in a divisional playoff game with kickoff scheduled for 4:40 PM (EST) and will be televised on FOX. This matchup has all the makings of a legendary playoff football game: two historic franchises meeting in the playoffs in a season that has been nothing short of incredible is all you can ask for as a football fan. The...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from Illinois basketball’s win over Michigan

Going into Wednesday nights contest against the Michigan Wolverines, the Illinois men’s basketball team came out with a lot of passion and needed. Both of which were a major need for this team. The Illini (12-5, 2-2) defeated the Wolverines (11-6, 1-3) 85-69 and Illinois controlled the entire game. Be it the play of the starters or the play from the bench players, Illinois was...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football winners and losers 2016 edition

This college football season was filled with unforgettable storylines and accomplishments that will be remembered for years to come. For some, this was a season of unimaginable heights and for others, it was a season they would love to forget. Here are the winners and losers of the 2016 college football season. Winner: Deshaun Watson Clemson was the Cinderella story of the college...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs utterly defeat the Los Angeles Lakers

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in a 134- 91 win, Thursday, January 12, 2017. The Spurs improve their record to 31- 8 win. The San Antonio Spurs annihilate the Los Angeles Lakers Every true San Antonio Spurs fan remembers the rivalry of the Spurs vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. It seemed like whichever team won went on to win the championship. Everyone knew that...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball set for pivotal showdown at Louisville

As they gear up for a tough road test against No. 14 Louisville on Saturday night, the Duke Blue Devils find themselves in a compromising position. The team was handed a second ACC defeat in embarrassing fashion at the hands of the Florida State Seminoles on Tuesday in Tallahassee, and seemed to be looking for answers without the presence of coach Mike Krzyzewski and emotional...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier Basketball: Three lessons from Tuesday’s loss

For the first time since early December Xavier Basketball lost a game. With a 74-59 loss to Villanova Basketball, giving Xavier their first Big East Conference loss this year. In the first of three consecutive games against top 25 teams for Xavier. As the hours dwindle closer to those next two games, Xavier’s loss to Villanova on Tuesday night offers three points for Xavier to...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s going on with the Cleveland Cavaliers?

While the Cleveland Cavaliers are the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference and have one of the best records in the NBA at 28-10, the team has not looked the same over the last few weeks. On top shooting struggles and a stagnant offense, the Cavs have lost four of their last nine games, and three of their last five. In each of their recent losses, and even in a few of their wins,...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots matchups to watch

The Houston Texans have advanced to the Divisional round and will face off with the New England Patriots on Saturday, partially because of the surprisingly decent play of Brock Osweiler against the Oakland Raiders. He completed 14 of his 25 passes for 168 yards and one touchdown. He came away with a QBR of 85.4 and didn’t turn the ball over (He did fumble a snap but quickly fell...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Football will lean on sophomore receivers in 2017

As the tape often showed over long stretches of the 2016 season, Ohio State Football needs to improve its passing game to be a realistic championship contender. According to cleveland.com, the Bucks had a passing efficiency rating of only 68.51 in their last three games, and two of those games they probably should have lost. On the year they were average through the air, with a...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Langford’s emergence key for tough Big Ten stretch

Basketball is an ever evolving game, and the trend nowadays seems to be the ‘three and key’ offense. Essentially, especially in the professional game, more and more offenses are ditching the mid-range game. The college game, while not nearly as drastic, is trending that direction as well, increasing four percent over the last four years (via sporting news). Michigan State’s...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Le’Veon Bell the Steph Curry of the NFL?

A couple days ago, Pittsburgh Steelers standout running back Le’Veon Bell proclaimed a thought provoking statement. Bell stated “I’m changing the the NFL like Curry changed the NBA.” Is this true? Truthfully, it does seem that way. What makes it seem that way is the style of play Bell displays. Bell maneuvers in such a unique fashion that it’s hard to compare him to other...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Global: Indiana Pacers’ defense fails in London

Last season the NBA hosted an Eastern Conference match up between the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors in London, England; this season, the East went against the West because the Indiana Pacers played versus the Denver Nuggets. This was the first meeting between the two teams after the Pacers and Nuggets split last season’s series with one game a piece. The Indiana Pacers fell...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Carolina Panthers draft Leonard Fournette or Dalvin Cook?

The 2016 season was supposed to be filled with greatness for the Carolina Panthers. Yes, they had lifted the franchise tag off All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman, but with the rest of the team intact and Kelvin Benjamin returning from an ACL injury that cost him the entire 2015 season, there was a lot of hope in the Carolinas. That hope started to evaporate when Graham Gano missed a...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
isportsweb.com
Opinionated and informative sports coverage from a nationwide collection of passionate and knowledgeable fans.
Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker