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Fish and Chipps: Back to the future

It’s Sunday, and all is well in America. The sun is shining. It’s a beautiful day. The Sunday newspaper is on the kitchen counter, and the 9 a.m. SportsCenter is keeping you up to date on all the college football action that took place the day before. But something seems different to you. You can’t put your finger on it, […]

Foul Shots: Smoked

Mitch McGary was the breakout star of the Michigan Wolverines’ run to the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball championship game. As a true freshman playing in his first March Madness tournament, McGary scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the third round as the Wolverines topped VCU. In the Sweet 16 matchup against top-seeded Kansas, […]

The Blue Line: NCAA changes

The NCAA has been harshly criticized for years. College athletes around the country have faced a consistently high risk of injury and very little scholarship protection. Very recently, though, players like Shabazz Napier of the University of Connecticut and former players like Kain Colter of Northwestern University have ignited the fire of change the NCAA […]

Fish and Chipps: Replacing legends

Quarterback Blake Sims has been on one hell of a ride. Since he began playing for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide in 2011, he has won two national titles and watched his team amass an incredible 36-4 record over that time span. You’ve probably never heard of Blake Sims though, and for good reason. […]

Foul Shots: No offseason

Motivational sports videos, complete with hip-hop soundtracks and gritty camera shots of athletes doing squats with a spotter behind them will tell you this message: There is no offseason. Hard work doesn’t rest. Coaches commonly use this mantra to get their players to work out in the so-called “offseason,” the period in which the regular season and […]