How Walter McCarty shook up the world

I remember Walter McCarty. If you’re a basketball fan around my age, you probably do too. Back in the mid-nineties, attending Kentucky-Florida college basketball games was a gala event. Back when they split the conference into Eastern and Western divisions Continue reading

Bruce Pearl, chiropractic visits and knowing when to keep quiet

If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that fewest words possible is a solid policy to live by.   The more you say, the trouble you can get yourself into.  No matter how hard I try, however, I still manage Continue reading

Enjoying Duke

Tens of millions of us are tuning into college basketball this March and seeing something we haven’t seen in ages. College hoops has admittedly been sub-par lately.  Gone are the legendary teams that we reminisce about fondly.  Quick!  Who won Continue reading

Auburn Wins Sex Tournament: A Tale of Unfortunate Yet Hysterical Misspelling

I’ve worked in television stations before.  I grew up in a journalist’s household and have been in and out of literally countless newsrooms for most of my life. I understand the rigors of putting together a successful news broadcast.  Like Continue reading

Zion’s blowout; Zion’s decision: How one night in Durham could change everything

Thirty seconds into the biggest game of his season, Zion Williamson sprained his knee. Williamson, in case you haven’t heard, is the most-hyped college basketball player in decades, for good reason.  He has, in many cases, accurately drawn comparisons to Continue reading

Upset!

When sports commentary blowhards (present company excluded, of course) play the reactionary, “biggest or best ever” card, they’re generally doing so strictly for ratings.  This week when you hear them talk about a little school in Maryland, however, they might Continue reading

Twitter throws shade at Sean Miller… and deservedly so

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  Arizona is out of the tournament again, this time losing in the first round to Buffalo. The University at Buffalo, a mid-major, was the 13-seed.  Arizona, the best team from the Pac-12, Continue reading

Two sports movies that were well ahead of their time

We can go on debating which are the greatest sports movies of all-time; the list is abundant. But to me, two forgotten, early-90s sports movies stand out as underrated and particularly telling considering all that’s going on in sports nearly Continue reading

Rick Pitino ends coaching career with an ‘L’

I saw Rick Pitino coach in person quite a bit back in the early 1990s.  That was one of the perks of attending a school in the Southeastern Conference.  College athletics was a healthy, even historical, distraction. Back then, SEC Continue reading