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Maryland Moves To The Big 10

Posted in Basketball, Football with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2012 by FEGNS

Everyone who follows college sports has been weighing in on University of Maryland’s recent decision to leave the ACC in favor of the Big 10 conference.  Maryland and Big 10 officials alike seem very pleased with the move, but I’d like to add my opinion to the mix with a wide-angled view of the situation.

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Blake Griffin gets flipped in First Round Win

Posted in Basketball with tags , , , , , , on March 20, 2009 by FEGNS

Oklahoma big man Blake Griffin suffered a concussion last month from a blow to the jaw, and after last night… it’s clear that his season of getting roughed up isn’t quite over just yet.

Morgan State senior, Ameer Ali flipped Griffin over his back and onto the hardwood in the second half after the two became “entangled” in a dangerous looking incident that could have turned out worse for Griffin than it actually did.

While it was quite obviously an intentional foul that could have been avoided by Ali… and while it was much deserving of the ejection that Ali received, the backlash that has occured since the incident is completely uncalled for.

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Big East – Highlight of Selection Sunday

Posted in Basketball with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2009 by FEGNS

Yesterday was “Selection Sunday” for the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tourney, and the Big East won out big time with 3 out of the top 4 seeds in the tournament.  Louisville, Pittsburgh and Connecticut are all NO.1 seeds (each in different regions/divisions of the tournament bracket). 

If you include No. 3 seeds Syracuse and Villanova, the Big East has five of the top 12 seeded teams in the tournament. 

Now we all know that this stuff means absolutely nothing once the tournament starts (there’s a reason it’s called March Madness… any team can win or lose at ANY time), but it is interesting to note the swing back to the Big East this year after the ACC and other major conferences have dominated the top positions in recent years.

Click Here, to see the complete (printable) Mens NCAA tournament bracket. 

… or Click Here to see what the “experts” think will shake out once action starts this Thursday.

Great sportsmanship does still exist

Posted in Basketball with tags , , on February 20, 2009 by FEGNS

After hearing ad nauseum about a girls basketball team that was coached into blowing out a team of developmentally challenged opponents to the tune of a final score of 100 to 0, it’s good to see that there are still coaches and organizations out there (especially at the youth level) that teach quality sportsmanship and respect for opponents.

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