2014 Chicago Elite Classic Recap

CHICAGO – Simeon – one of the two host high schools for the event – wrapped up the third Chicago Elite Classic in, well, elite fashion on Dec. 6 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion to pull away in the fourth quarter for an 87-72 victory over Lancaster, one of the better squads in Texas. […]

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Big 12 Bitterness

When the Southeastern Conference, the Big 10, Big 12, ACC and Pac-12 along with Notre Dame formed their own cartel, the Power 5 conferences felt they could separate themselves from the rest of the FBS and control access to the lucrative four-team college football playoff. Sunday, when the 12-person selection committee announced its matchups, we […]

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UAB Football Dies A Lonely Death

The Blazers found out Sunday they weren’t one of the five Conference USA teams invited to a bowl game. UAB President Ray Watts announced Tuesday that he was shutting down the football program, primarily because of the financial commitment it would take to keep the program competitive. The university is also eliminating bowling and rifle. […]

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10 Recruiting Rules of Thumb

This list is far from complete, and I’m not making the case that these 10 “rules” are the 10 most important. Also, as each school and each staff is different, recruiting priorities and philosophies and strategies do and should vary wildly. But some of these ideas are hopefully applicable to some of the college coaches […]

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44 Minutes?…. C’mon now!!

As everyone probably knows, the NBA experimented with a 44 minute, (4, 11 minute quarters) game this past Sunday when The Nets played the Celtics in Brooklyn. The experimental game ended in a time of 1 hour and 58 minutes, approximately 15-20 minutes shorter than an average 48 minute NBA game. OK, Mr. Silver, the […]

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