3:23 AM EDT, Tue May 30, 2017
Duke Basketball Report 48 mins ago
Kyrie Getting Ready For Finals, Curry

Kyrie Getting Ready For Finals, Curry

Former Duke star is on the biggest stage in the world for the third straight year. The greatest NBA eras are defined by rivalries. The first was Bill Russell vs. Wilt Chamberlain. About a decade after that ended came Bird-Magic. That one might have even been better because they were more evenly matched. Michael Jordan didn’t have a rival in that sense but the rivalry there was always whether or not anyone could knock him off once the Bulls started winning (no one could). And now? The most fun thing in basketball is probably watching Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry go at it. They’re...
Duke Basketball Report 1 hour ago
Frank Deford Passes

Frank Deford Passes

A rare man indeed. We were so sorry to see Frank Deford died. We had the greatest respect for the man. We read him often - there is nothing in modern sportswriting any finer than his Sports Illustrated piece on Bobby Knight, The Rabbit Hunter. It reads like it was written last week. It was a stunning piece of work and, as Alexander Wolff says, quite rightly, it’ll follow Knight to the grave - and beyond. It was that good, that finely crafted and realized. We read his piece on Deford’s passing and some of the articles came rushing back even though we hadn’t read them in years, not...
Duke Basketball Report 2 hours ago
Duke Recruiting: A Small Trevon Duval Read

Duke Recruiting: A Small Trevon Duval Read

Small but interesting When it comes to athletes or really any prominent people, we tend to see only the fuzziest images. They tend to be out of focus, caricatures, not really fully formed people. It’s natural to an extent, perhaps especially with athletes. But it’s important to try to gain a sense of the people we watch. It’s even important (and possibly more so) with rival teams. For Duke fans, we have a number of new players to get to know and we have only the vaguest outlines so far. Wendell Carter is wicked smart and apparently extroverted. Jordan Goldwire is a worker. Gary...
Tenn Truth 4 hours ago

Former Tennessee Vols DB Eric Berry Graded As Best Safety In AFC West

Former Tennessee Vols safety Eric Berry is continuing to cement his legacy as one of the best defensive backs to ever play at UT. Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry was the best safety in the AFC West in 2016. According to Pro Football Focus, the former Tennessee Vols defensive back was the top […] Former Tennessee Vols DB Eric Berry Graded As Best Safety In AFC West - Tenn Truth - Tenn Truth - FanSided Coverage of the Titans, Predators, Vols and Vanderbilt
Conquest Chronicles 4 hours ago
USC Football Position Preview: Special Teams

USC Football Position Preview: Special Teams

Taking a look at the USC Trojans Special Teams Unit With the 2017 season closing in we take a look at the Special Teams group. A unit that was powered by the outstanding playmaking ability of Adoree Jackson returning kicks and punts last season. This season the Trojans must replace Jackson, who was drafted in the first round of this year’s draft, and kicker Matt Boermeester, who is unlikely to re-join the team after violating the University’s code of conduct. Most will say special teams will likely take a hit, but if there’s one thing you shouldn’t do, it’s doubt special teams...
Conquest Chronicles 4 hours ago
X’s and O’s: What went Right...What went Wrong: Alabama

X’s and O’s: What went Right...What went Wrong: Alabama

A little football film to hold you over till September I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate the wait between football seasons. That’s why I started breaking down the film, to bring to you a little taste of football from USC non conference games last year (don’t worry we’ll get to the conference games during the season, pace yourself). We all see the highlights of the games, and to a certain extent we understand, however very few take a deep dive into the complicated world of X’s and O’s. Through breaking down some of the biggest games from last season (starting here...
Conquest Chronicles 4 hours ago
Love the USC Trojans and writing? Then Conquest Chronicles wants you!

Love the USC Trojans and writing? Then Conquest Chronicles wants you!

We’ve got several openings right now. Help make CC the best free USC site on the internet. Are you passionate about USC Trojans athletics? Do you love to write? Do you have a nose for news? If so, we want to talk to you. Conquest Chronicles is looking to bring on a new assistant site manager to help Nick keep the trains running, as well as multiple new contributors. An assistant site manager will regularly write for the site, help schedule posts throughout the week, and assist in running the site’s social media accounts. Those interested in writing about USC football recruiting,...
Conquest Chronicles 4 hours ago
ICYMI: Taylor Katoa to miss the 2017 Season

ICYMI: Taylor Katoa to miss the 2017 Season

Freshman Linebacker to miss the season with an ACL injury In case you missed the news from back in April, Taylor Katoa is out four the season, full article is below: The USC Trojans already suffered a loss on their roster. Freshman linebacker Taylor Katoa will miss the 2017 season with an ACL injury per USC head coach Clay Helton. The injury occurred during Thursday’s practice and had his MRI Friday. The injury will require surgery and recovery will be up to nine months. Katoa committed to USC over BYU and Utah as a three-star athlete and enrolled in mid-January. This is an unfortunate...
Tenn Truth 5 hours ago

Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota Makes NFL Network’s Top 100 Players

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is quickly becoming one of the top players in the NFL. The NFL Network is currently revealing their top 100 players for 2017 and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is ranked 50th. QB Marcus Mariota makes his debut on the #NFLTop100! pic.twitter.com/T2LRcKZqJm — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) May 30, 2017 That’s a […] Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota Makes NFL Network’s Top 100 Players - Tenn Truth - Tenn Truth - FanSided Coverage of the Titans, Predators, Vols and Vanderbilt
Building The Dam 5 hours ago
3-Star QB, Spencer Petras, Commits to Oregon State

3-Star QB, Spencer Petras, Commits to Oregon State

Marin Catholic Quarterback Spencer Petras Brightens Gary Andersen’s Memorial Day Weekend With His Commitment It may be baseball season, but the Football Gods had a gift for Beaver Nation over Memorial Day weekend. Marin Catholic High School quarterback Spencer Petras has announced his commitment to Oregon State University. All Glory to God. #GoBeavs pic.twitter.com/ebFui0DPvD— Spencer Petras (@spencerpetras) May 29, 2017 The three-star recruit is a great get for the Beavers, and he will have the opportunity to make an impact in the Oregon State backfield in the years to come, as...
Hammer and Rails 6 hours ago
Purdue Men’s Golf Finishes 28th at NCAA Championships

Purdue Men’s Golf Finishes 28th at NCAA Championships

Purdue struggled on a tough course in Sugar Grove, Illinois. It was a rough Memorial Day weekend for Purdue men’s golf. Although they qualified for the NCAA Championships once again this year, they were never in contention on a rough course at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Of the 30 teams that were in competition this weekend Purdue was 28th after today, and did not make the top 15 cut for tomorrow’s fourth and final round of stroke play. Purdue was +38 for the weekend, two strokes ahead of Kennesaw State and three ahead of Clemson. The cut line was +7 as a team. Purdue...
Building The Dam 7 hours ago
Beaver Book Club: Fields of Battle

Beaver Book Club: Fields of Battle

“Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the boys who went to war.” First of all, welcome to the first installment of Beaver Book Club: a new series where we examine works of literature by or about the great Oregon State athletes and coaches of years past. In this inaugural piece, I wanted to look at Brian Curtis’ 2016 book Fields of Battle about the 1942 Rose Bowl and what became of the members of the Oregon State and Duke football teams that played in it. “It is the Zero Hour, for the Victory Rose Bowl Game. It is a splendid circumstance, that two great teams thus may meet. Theirs is the...
Bloggers So Dear 7 hours ago
Winston-Salem Baseball Regional: UMBC Preview

Winston-Salem Baseball Regional: UMBC Preview

The Diamond Deacs begin NCAA Regional play on Friday at home against the fourth-seeded UMBC Retrievers. What can Wake expect to see? Earlier today, Riley took a broad look at the Winston-Salem regional and provided an overview of the four teams competing in the double-elimination bracket. Now we begin a deeper dive into the region, beginning with Wake Forest's opening opponent: the Maryland Baltimore-County Retrievers, champions of the America East conference - the first time they have ever won the America East. The Retrievers received the automatic bid after winning the conference...
Testudo Times 8 hours ago
After years of championship heartbreak, Maryland men’s lacrosse finally has another title

After years of championship heartbreak, Maryland men’s lacrosse finally has another title

The Terps lost nine title games between 1975 and 2017. On Monday, they got to see the other side. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Each of the past two years, Maryland men’s lacrosse had to speak first in the post-NCAA Championship press conference, as all losing teams must do. “I remember two years ago being in here, and I think we were adjacent to Denver's locker room,” head coach John Tillman said Monday, minutes after being showered by falling confetti. “We could hear them celebrating, and it just...man, it just kind of ripped your heart out.” This year, Tillman and his team got to...
Arizona Desert Swarm 8 hours ago
Arizona baseball: Middle infield of seniors will help the Wildcats in postseason

Arizona baseball: Middle infield of seniors will help the Wildcats in postseason

This is a good place to have a lot of experience When the stakes get high, the game can get fast. Having experience in high pressure situations helps that, and for the Arizona Wildcats, they have experience in the right places heading into postseason play. On Sunday, seniors Louis Boyd and Kyle Lewis likely played their last games at Hi Corbett, but it certainly wasn’t their last in an Arizona uniform as the team now readies for the Lubbock Regional. “I love those guys,” head coach Jay Johnson said of his senior middle infield after Sunday’s game. “There’s good players sitting...
Testudo Times 8 hours ago
Celebrating Maryland’s first men’s lacrosse championship in 42 years

Celebrating Maryland’s first men’s lacrosse championship in 42 years

It was an emotional day, decades in the making. The clock turned to all zeros, and just like that, the wait was over. The Maryland Terrapins were national champions once again. !!! pic.twitter.com/wmnVWJpJQn— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) May 29, 2017 The Terps’ reaction perfectly captured the emotion of the entire fanbase. There’s no “correct” way to celebrate, and the Terps pretty much run the gamut here. As most of the rest of the squad storms the field, Jon Garino Jr. (No. 12) rocks the “I can’t believe what just happened” crouch. Freshman midfielder Jack...
Backing The Pack 9 hours ago
Lexington Regional bracket, schedule, and television information

Lexington Regional bracket, schedule, and television information

It’s the most wonderful stressful time of the year NC State begins regional play this Friday in Lexington, Kentucky, where the Kentucky Wildcats are the top seed and host. If you are not familiar with the NCAA baseball tournament format, the regional round is double-elimination, so one loss doesn’t end your season, but staying out of the loser’s bracket during the first two days significantly improves your chances of advancing. Here’s the bracket for the Lexington Regional: A team can win a regional in as few as three games, but any climb out of the loser’s...
BC Interruption 11 hours ago
Boston College Women’s Lacrosse 13, Maryland 16: Photo Highlights

Boston College Women’s Lacrosse 13, Maryland 16: Photo Highlights

Highlights from the 2017 NCAA Championship Yesterday, the Boston College lacrosse team played in the 2017 NCAA Championship game. This was the first time in BC history that a non-hockey program has appeared in an NCAA title game. The Eagles fought hard, but unfortunately ended up losing to top-ranked, undefeated Maryland by a score of 16-13. After the game, BC junior Kenzie Kent was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2017 Tournament. Kent scored 37 points overall and 10 points in the final game. Additionally, Kate Weeks and Sam Apuzzo were named to the All Tournament Team. Apuzzo, who...
Arizona Desert Swarm 11 hours ago
Dallas Braden will shave his head on-air if Arizona wins Lubbock Regional

Dallas Braden will shave his head on-air if Arizona wins Lubbock Regional

Let’s go There will be a lot on the line when the Arizona Wildcats travel to Lubbock for Regional play this weekend. A Super Regional bid is all well and good, but the real thing on the line is the possibility of Dallas Braden shaving his head during a Monday Night Baseball broadcast if Arizona wins the Regional. If Rio & the Wildcats make it out of Lubbock, I'll shave my head on my next Monday night Baseball broadcast................ https://t.co/KEwb7o4iUo— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) May 29, 2017 Braden is a Texas Tech alum, and this is a bet with his ESPN co-worker Pedro...
Testudo Times 11 hours ago
NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament 2017: Maryland beats Ohio State for National Championship

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament 2017: Maryland beats Ohio State for National Championship

It finally happened. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — After a 42-year hiatus, Maryland men’s lacrosse is back atop the college lacrosse world. Despite a late surge by Ohio State, the Terps held on to win the 2017 NCAA Championship, 9-6, on Memorial Day in Gillette Stadium. After going winless in nine championship appearances since its last championship in 1975, Maryland finally broke the dry spell and is bringing back the hardware to College Park. Dan Morris, in his first year starting between the pipes, picked the perfect day to have his best performance of the year, ending the day with 11 saves...

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