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The Real “Madness” Is Off-Court for the NCAA

By | Mar 24, 2014

It’s ironic that on the same week of the event that generates 90 percent of the NCAA’s revenue, an anti-trust lawsuit was filed against it that cuts at the legs of the amateurism upon which the institution stands.


A Look Back on the Off Court Impact for Mid-Majors in the NCAA Tournament

By | Mar 20, 2014

The madness of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship kicks into gear for real starting today (sorry, “First Four” play-in games, I’m not counting you), with the first two hectic rounds continuing through the weekend and providing fans with baskets of entertainment bliss. 


My Bracketastrophe

By | Mar 18, 2014

Once again it’s that time of year again: March Madness. 


One Month In, Silver Setting A Precedent

By | Mar 5, 2014

It’s only been just more than a month since Adam Silver took the reins from David Stern as NBA commissioner, but the 51-year old is already making his mark and showing receptiveness to more structural changes than the league has seen in years.


I’m Giddy Just Thinking About “The Basketball Tournament”

By | Mar 1, 2014

So this is incredibly cool.
On Friday, Grantland’s Zach Lowe reported the details of a forthcoming national basketball tournament open to all United States residents over the age of 18 and not an active NBA or NCAA player. 


Why More Moves to the MLS Only Help Soccer in the States

By | Feb 28, 2014

Though the weather might indicate otherwise, we’re just about a week away from soccer season again here in the United States. 


Butter, Bacon and Basketball: The NBA Goes Paleozoic

By | Feb 25, 2014

It seems that during every Olympics the media acquires a brief fascination with the diets of the participants. 


Single-Minded Sochi Criticism Falls Short of the Olympic Spirit

By | Feb 20, 2014

In lieu of last week’s Michael Sam announcement and the public outcry against Russia’s anti-gay propaganda laws amidst the Sochi Olympics, it might be best to make sure we don’t completely blind ourselves to progress left to be made in the United States.


I Hereby Invite You To The Greek Freak Bandwagon

By | Feb 18, 2014

For casual basketball fans just starting to tune into the NBA, as the season resumes post-All Star break, I want to introduce you to Milwaukee Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo.


How (Not) to Use a Basketball City

By | Feb 12, 2014

The forecast this week in Seattle calls for rain. 


Excited for Michael Sam

By | Feb 10, 2014

Upon hearing University of Missouri football player and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam announce publicly that he’s gay Sunday, I had conflicted reactions.


A Punishing Season Hurt Us All

By | Feb 6, 2014

Ravaged by a plague of injuries, the 2013-14 season in the National Basketball Association has been a particularly agonizing one for players and fans alike, with some feeling the hurt more than others, in part due to the effects of another eight-month transcontinental season schedule that pulls no punches.