Day: March 20, 2017

UPDATED: College Basketball Coaching Carousel is in Full Swing

With the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament in the books, the College Basketball coaching carousel is moving full speed ahead. Many of the big names (and some surprising ones) have already fallen in place. Below is a list and eventual breakdown (this post will be updated as jobs open and close) of all coaching movements and, if disclosed, terms and salary for each. New Hires Akron Zips – John Groce Arkansas State Red Wolves – Mike Balado Austin Peay Governors – Matt Figger Figger was an assistant under Frank Martin for the past 5 seasons. Martin has talked...

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2017 NHL Awards Predictions

The 2017 NHL season┬áhas been action packed in a number of ways. You got 18 year olds making pushes for the Richard, defensemen in the Art Ross race, and the Leafs are good again. Without further ado, let’s get right into it: Selke Ryan Kesler – Anaheim Ducks At the midpoint of the season, Kesler was pretty much the undisputed leader for the Selke, and not much has changed since. Point totals don’t necessarily favor him, but that has never been what the Selke is about. For the last 5 years the Selke candidates have basically been Toews, Bergeron,...

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More Than A Meme: Northwestern’s Superfan Embodies the Emergence of Northwestern Athletics

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) The Internet in 2017 is a merciless place. Keyboard comedians continuously search for anything and everything that might make for a clever meme or a viral tweet. Their quest to outdo one another spares no one, not even an 11-year-old boy. By now you’ve probably caught a glimpse of the emotional Northwestern fan from Saturday’s heart-breaking loss to top-seeded Gonzaga. The resulting social media sensation labeled him the “Crying Northwestern Kid.” But that’s not who my cousin is at all. For those who aren’t familiar with Chicago’s Big 10 team, Dr. Jim Phillips is the athletic...

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