Play NBA Games on Blacktop

The temperature has dropped as predicted. The five days of nice weather from last week feel like a mirage. The NCAA basketball conference tournaments are going to be starting soon. I wish the weather had a factor in the games. I think that some tournaments or games should be outside on blacktop. Tennis has tournaments […]

2017 First Four NCAA tournament basketball bracket

Automatic Qualifiers Need to Be Exempt from First Four Play-In Games

Once a year, the nation turns its collective eyes toward the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Teams practice yearlong for an attempt at glory in the greatest postseason tournament in sports. For teams that belong to smaller conferences, their only shot at joining this tournament is to win their conference tournament. The conference tournament winner receives […]

The End of a Basketball Career

Yesterday, I found myself with mixed emotions as I watched an athlete take the court for the last time. This wasn’t a superstar athlete. This wasn’t an athlete with a multimillion-dollar shoe deal. This athlete was my brother, AJ, and he was a hell of a basketball player. AJ was the youngest of four, with […]

ACC/Big Ten Softball Challenge

The ACC/Big Ten Softball Challenge occurred in Raleigh over the weekend. The weather was quite warm for the middle of February with weekend temperatures holding steady in the 70s. Since the weather was nice and the highly ranked Michigan Wolverines were coming into town, I made it a point to attend. The Challenge was modeled […]