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MARASCO: Shaking the Money Tree

Dwyane Wade’s suggestion last week that Olympic basketball players wouldn’t mind getting paid for the endeavor set off a firestorm of criticism that resulted in him ultimately “changing his mind” and backing down from his comments. Wade was agreeing with the sentiments of Celtics sharpshooter Ray Allen, who had broached the issue the day before. […]

MARASCO: The Naturals

The power of the unibrow could not be undone, as Kentucky, led by Anthony Davis, rolled through Kansas to take the NCAA men’s basketball title on Monday night. Kentucky barely seemed to break a sweat the entire tournament, causally beating team after team by comfortable margins. In the first round, the Wildcats beat their in-state […]

McCARTHY: Calipari and Kentucky, the perfect marriage

Three years ago, when John Calipari was announced as the newest head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, he rode onto campus as a conquering hero. It had been 12 years since the last UK national championship, and the rabid fan base was ready for its return to the top of the mountain. Calipari had […]

MARASCO: Heartbreak Hotel

The roller coaster that was Boston University’s 2011-12 hockey campaign made its final loopty-loop and completed its circuit on Saturday night. It was a season marred by off-ice scandal and erratic play. Those fickle Terriers played with your heart all season. They began the year ranked sixth in the nation and clobbered New Hampshire in […]

McCARTHY: Carnage awaits in Kentucky

Firmly entrenched as the geopolitical and cultural gateway to the south, the Commonwealth of Kentucky exists upon a foundation of contrasts. While its pace and climate is typically Midwestern, everyday life is accentuated by a distinct Southern flourish. Despite their shared border with Missouri, Indiana and Ohio, Kentuckians almost will themselves to a Southern way of […]