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#28 Pitt Panthers: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs interviewing Dan Plesac for open tv broadcast job

Bob Brenly left for Arizona to join the Diamondbacks’ broadcast team last month, leaving an open spot for WGN/Comcast Sports Net Chicago broadcast of Chicago Cubs games.  The network will reportedly interview former Cubs pitcher Dan Plesac.  This is somewhat shocking considering that Plesac is signed a multi-year extension with the MLB Network. Plesac worked in Chicago before...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow’s new girlfriend Camilla Belle photos and bio

Tim Tebow was previously linked to Taylor Swift, Lolo Jones and Dianna Agron. Now both TMZ and US magazine claim St. Tebow is connected to actress Camilla Belle. Here’s more about the benchwarming New York Jets quarterback’s new Half-Brazilian gf. Her big break came at 16, when she landed the lead role playing Daniel Day-Lewis’ daughter in the 2005 film “The Ballad of Jack...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio St. Buckeyes add San Diego St. to next year’s schedule

Ohio State’s 2013 football schedule has been finalized with the addition of a home game Sept. 7 against San Diego State University, director of athletics Gene Smith announced today. The Aztecs are currently 6-3 on the season and 4-1 in the Mountain West with a game at Boise State this weekend. Next year, both San Diego State and Boise State will become a member of the Big East...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

#29 New Mexico Lobos: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

#30 Saint Mary’s Gaels: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox GM Rick Hahn discusses the club’s direction

New White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn was very busy on Thursday. He did an interview on The Score, Chicago Tribune Live, and this conference call with us White Sox bloggers. It was all about getting the message out. He’s also been busy with transactions- re-signing Jake Peavy to a two year, $29 million dollar deal, and re-upping on Gavin Floyd. I still question the Peavy move...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Model Nana Gouvea offends entire internet with Sandy wreckage photo shoot

Of all the cheap and disgusting ways to get noticed and obtain publicity, this has got to be one of the lowest. Truly tasteless, crude and offensive- that’s been the reaction from social media, and I concur. Former Brazilian Playboy model Nana Gouvea decided to do a photo shoot in the midst of post Hurricane Sandy wreckage. Because what else can turn someone on and inspire glamor...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs make another front office move

The Chicago Cubs today named Anthony Iapoce special assistant to the General Manager/Player Development.   Iapoce, 39, will oversee the club’s minor league hitting program and contribute to additional projects within the organization.  He joins the Cubs after spending the last three seasons as the roving hitting coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays.  Prior to joining the Blue...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson donating $48,000 to Red Cross, victims of Hurricane Sandy

Lowe’s announced today it will donate $1 million to disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Lowe’s will work with its national nonprofit partners to provide both immediate and long-term support to local communities across the Northeast. As part of the $1 million pledge and to help raise awareness for hurricane victims, Lowe’s will...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III hands out shirts and socks for Halloween

Robert Griffin III handed out shoes and socks from his Leesburg, VA home last night for Halloween. Yes shoes and socks, instead of candy. Interesting. Numerous tweeters bragged about what they got from the Washington Redskins QB. And posted photos. picture from DC Sports Bog. Go there to read the tweets. Go here for pics of RG3′s fiance Rebecca Liddicoat   Paul M. Banks is CEO...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Hornets Anthony Davis rapping and dancing (video)

With Anthony Davis’ first NBA game in the books (21/7), we’re sharing a new video from a NOLA adventure he had this past weekend He attended the VooDoo music festival, where he surprised the 11,000+ fans in attendance by introducing Red Bull Records band AWOLNATION to the stage. In the web clip here, the former Kentucky Wildcats star and college basketball player of the year...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

#31 Georgetown Hoyas: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader now meteorologist

Megan Glaros is the local meteorologist and entertainment reporter for the CBS affiliate, channel 2 WBBM-TV in Chicago.She’s a local girl too, growing up in Dyer, Indiana. When doing a Google search for Glaros, you’ll notice that a lot of people search for her name and a certain body part at the same time. I’ll let you guess which one. I think the pictures I’ve chosen here...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

#32 North Texas Mean Green: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Quarterback Shortage Leaves Maryland Severely Short-Handed Against Georgia Tech

Maryland will be forced to deal with a quarterback situation that may be unprecedented in college football when they host Georgia Tech Saturday. Incredibly, the Terrapins lost their fourth quarterback of the season to injury in last week’s 20-17 loss to Boston College. That leaves them without a scholarship quarterback on the roster for their tilt with the Yellow Jackets. In response...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Paulina Gretzky’s Halloween costume (pics)

Paulina Gretzky scored a television hit with her song “Collecting Dust” when it was featured on MTV’s Laguna Beach. The oldest child of “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky, known as quite the party girl, has frequently posted photos of herself drinking alcohol and wearing next to nothing. Quite common for a  22-year-old girl, but not most 22 year old girls aren’t the daughter...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

What role will Jimmy Butler have for Chicago Bulls?

When Jimmy Butler was drafted by the Chicago Bulls out of Marquette, eventually the idea was that he would replace Ronnie Brewer, and have a similar role within the bench mob. Now that Brewer is gone (and with him Kyle Korver, meaning 2/3 of the Chicago Jazz or Utah Bulls are now gone) it’s ready to happen. “I have to be able to do what he did, and he showed me a lot,” Butler...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Superstorm Sandy claims Brooklyn Nets-New York Knicks game

It looks like Superstorm Sandy, hurricane Sandy, or post tropical cyclone Sandy whichever designation it has now, has claimed another sporting event. Here’s a tweet from @richsandomir from the New York Times: “Appears to be true: Knicks-Nets game will be cancelled. Mayor Bloomberg about to announce it.” Howard Beck, also from the paper of record, later tweeted that another...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

#33 Ohio Bobcats: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Kirk Hinrich will start for the Chicago Bulls tonight

The Chicago Bulls will begin the season without Derrick Rose, of course, but they won’t have to begin the year without Kirk Hinrich. He’s back with the Bulls after signing with the team as a free agent this offesason. He will start alongside Richard Hamilton, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah tonight in the opener versus the Sacramento Kings. Hinrich had been injured and...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers open season without Danny Granger

The Indiana Pacers were hoping to enter the 2012-13 NBA season with improved depth after shaking up their roster considerably during the summer. What depth they do have took a hit Tuesday and will be tested early and often. Pacers forward Danny Granger has been dealing with pain in his left knee and will be out indefinitely, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. That leaves Indiana...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox Jake Peavy gets Gold Glove, $29 Million extension

The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with starting pitcher Jake Peavy, giving him a $29 million dollar two year extension. In addition to making a lot of money, he also won a Gold Glove award. The right-hander will receive $14.5 million each of the next two seasons. Peavy might receive a $15 million option in 2015, depending on the amount of innings he pitches during the next two...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

#34 Texas Longhorns: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Darwin Barney wins Gold Glove

Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney tonight was awarded the 2012 National League Rawlings Gold Glove for defensive excellence at his position, the first Gold Glove of his career and the first by a Cubs second baseman in 21 years. Barney is the first Cubs player to win a Rawlings Gold Glove since first baseman Derrek Lee in 2007 and the first Cubs second baseman to win the...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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