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McCARTHY: Bobby Petrino’s missed opportunity

In 2006, do-it-all University of Texas quarterback Vince Young propelled his Longhorns to a National Championship victory with one of the most dominant single game performances in the history of the sport. In the six years since Texas’s triumph over the University of Southern California, two things have happened – Young’s once promising professional career […]

MEYER: Identity and Boston University Athletics

The following column is the fifth in a series of columns written by former Daily Free Press sports editors. Today’s column is written by Craig Meyer, who was sports editor during the Fall 2011 semester. As I sit here doing what I’ve done so many times before – writing a column, albeit one that’s been […]

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 […]