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An Unbreakable Bond

Not to be dramatic, but if you were to tell me that the earth stopped spinning when Kobe and Gianna Bryant tragically died in a plane crash, I would have believed you. I was coaching at a volleyball tournament when a fellow coach approached me and said, “Kobe Bryant is dead.” All I could say […]

March Madness 2020: Anybody Can Get It!

March Madness is upon us, and look out, because anybody can get it this year! The closer we get to selection Sunday, the more the excitement starts to take over. Personally, I like to see the Cinderella team win it every time. Whether it’s Mercer, Butler, or anyone else, the celebration is that much more […]

An HBCU Experience: The Celebration Bowl

It’s no secret that Historically Black Colleges and Universities – commonly known as HBCUs – have a significant disadvantage when it comes to the athletic spotlight compared to its’ predominantly white-school counterparts. The Celebration Bowl is a time where the best black college football programs get to meet up on network television to show the […]

Finding This Year’s Cinderella

The 2019-2020 NCAA men’s basketball regular season has ended. Conference titles have been awarded, and now most Division-1 tournaments are in full swing. Selection Sunday is just one week away, and so is the beginning of the mad dash to complete brackets and place bets on all of the games. What was last year like? Sure, […]

What Lamar Jackson’s MVP could mean for the NFL’s future

The most poignant words of Lamar Jackson’s interview after getting drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 were: “They’re gonna get a Super Bowl out of me. Believe that.” "They're gonna get a Super Bowl out of me, believe that." – Lamar Jackson after being drafted by the @Ravens with the last pick of the […]

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The Wild West of the Big 10

The Big 10 has a serious problem on their hands. They are too competitive this season. This past college basketball season, eight of the Big 10’s teams made the tournament in March. This season it looks like more teams will be going dancing. As it stands now, 12 of the 14 Big Ten teams will […]

LaMelo Ball’s Future Clear as 2020

The 2020 draft is coming up in a few months, and it will be full of gems just waiting to be discovered. But we can be honest here; the draft class is not particularly deep. On top of that, defense is almost an afterthought when building a team in the NBA these days. Talents like […]

Way Too Early 2020 Fantasy Rookie Rankings

With the NFL combine a week away and the NFL draft a little over two months away, we can begin to start projecting the best rookie fantasy players for the upcoming season. This class is loaded with stud receivers, good backs and will likely have 4-5 quarterbacks taken in the first round. 1) Joe Burrow […]

The 2008 Florida Gators

2008 – The year this country saw its’ first black president, the year when rapper T.I. told millions of women all over the world that they could have whatever they liked.  As a young 13-year-old 8th grader aspiring to be the best defensive end the NFL had ever seen, I knew that going to a […]

Why Aren’t HBCU’s Dominating College Basketball?

Embed from Getty Images For Context On HBCU’s and College Basketball The NBA is 74.4 percent black according to Richard Lapchick. It is no secret that basketball is a predominantly black sport. If you look at any court, you’ll find kids of various colors and creed, but more often than not, you’ll find minority kids. […]

Who’s the next Pat Summitt?

Embed from Getty Images When you think of legendary college basketball coaches like John Wooden and Pat Summitt, who else comes to mind? Bobby Knight? Maybe Dean Smith? These are all extraordinary basketball minds, but here’s my question for you: who’s the next Pat Summitt? Who is the next legendary basketball coach?Of course, there are […]

How Do College Head Coaches Do in the Pros?

Embed from Getty Images It’s Super Bowl time and the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are both hoping to make their mark on pro football history as the Big Game’s 54th champion. As for the rest of the 30 teams, the offseason has already started and some are looking to change their main […]

Joe Burrow Takes Home Heisman

Joe Burrow just capped off arguably one of the most dominant seasons, if not, the most dominant season in college football history ever. Burrow is only the second LSU Tiger to win the award since Billy Cannon won the award in 1959, having received the largest amount of first-place votes to top Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts […]

California Bill Allows NCAA Athletes to Profit, Earn Money

The NCAA Board of Governors voted unanimously to allow the possibility for college athletes to earn money for their athletic services. The board’s chair, Michael Drake, went so far as to describe this development as a “modernization” on Twitter. Modernization describes this perfectly. Many claim that these athletes being able to earn money is something […]

James Wiseman leaves Memphis to prepare for NBA

Embed from Getty Images By now, most of us heard the name James Wiseman and are all pretty familiar with his story. For those that are not, here’s a quick rundown: He’s from Nashville, Tennessee He committed to play basketball at the University of Memphis He received financial “help” from Penny Hardaway, who was a […]

My Thoughts on the College Football Playoff

Ahhh, the Division I-A College Football Playoff Long gone are the days of random men, with more money and bias than 1950’s-1980’s society, knowing what to do with choosing a champion. Also gone are the days of the Bowl Championship Series, aka the BCS, where no one knew who or what they were looking for […]

College Basketball and Their Great Dilemma

1.) The Dilemma  Brandon Jennings, R.J. Hampton, Jeremy Tyler, Emmanuel Mudiay, Terrance Ferguson, and LaMelo Ball all have something in common. And no, it’s not just that they’re really good at basketball. I’ll give you a hint, it has to do with college… or the lack thereof. What these players have in common is that […]

James Wiseman’s 12 game suspension

So we all know how ass-backwards the NCAA is, right? I mean seriously, their decisions tend to make my blood boil. Now, you may be wondering why I’m upset. Well, that’s because of the latest news over James Wiseman’s suspension. If you haven’t heard, the NCAA has suspended James Wiseman, a freshman basketball player for […]