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Fish And Chipps: Ignorance is no defense for Rick Pitino, college athletics

Fish And Chipps: Ignorance is no defense for Rick Pitino, college athletics

I’m just a 21-year-old college kid, so what do I really know right? Believe it or not, I’ve made some mistakes in my life and each time I’ve had to try to defend myself. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my mistakes, it’s that claiming ignorance is a terrible defense. In almost every case, it just makes you look […]

by Isaac Chipps· · 2 comments · Columnists, Sports
Two-Minute Drill: We love bad officiating

Two-Minute Drill: We love bad officiating

Complaining about officiating across all professional sports will never go away even with the emergence of advanced replay systems. The leagues of all four major sports have implemented challenge or review systems, but still there is no way to diminish the constant judgment calls. Our sports subconscious clings to the unexpected drama that can be debated and argued for years. […]

by Chris Picher· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: No place for personal threats, hate mail in sports

The Blue Line: No place for personal threats, hate mail in sports

This past weekend, Michigan State University stunned the University of Michigan by scoring a walk-off defensive touchdown via a blocked punt as time expired. Michigan’s punter, Blake O’Neill, mishandled the snap with 10 seconds remaining in Saturday afternoon’s game, which led to the Michigan State touchdown. O’Neill has since received dozens of despicable threats on social media, prompting Michigan athletic […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
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Indirect Kick: Who’s to blame for the Bruins’ poor start?

The 2015-16 NHL season is finally underway and one of the biggest storylines is the number of winless teams through the first few weeks. The Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins were all 0-3 to start the season. Joining this trio with three emphatic home losses in five days was the Boston Bruins. After being outscored 16-7 […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: Colts-Patriots, the rivalry?

Going For Two: Colts-Patriots, the rivalry?

This past Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts squared off in a rematch of the 2014 AFC Championship. Since taking over for Drew Bledsoe in the fall of 2001, Tom Brady has faced off against the Colts 18 times. In 13 regular season matchups and five playoff games, Brady is an […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish And Chipps: J.T. Barrett should be Ohio State’s starting quarterback

Fish And Chipps: J.T. Barrett should be Ohio State’s starting quarterback

Generally, I’m not fond of making biblical references, but since Ohio State University football is basically a religion, and the Ohio State’s quarterback situation is in dire need of a permanent starter, this seems appropriate. If Urban Meyer knows anything about the story of Moses, then he knows that J.T. Barrett should stick as OSU’s starting quarterback (And to be […]

by Isaac Chipps· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: The Chicago Cubs are reversing 100-plus years worth of heartbreak

Going For Two: The Chicago Cubs are reversing 100-plus years worth of heartbreak

The remaining four teams in the MLB postseason are all without a title since at least 1993. So it appears as if one team’s long drought will finally come to an end in the coming weeks. No other team has had a longer drought nor has suffered more baseball gloom than the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs’ last world championship came […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: The Chase Utley slide

The Blue Line: The Chase Utley slide

In the seventh inning of Game 2 of the National League Division Series this past Saturday night, Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley slid hard into second base in an attempt to disrupt a double play. While he did successfully break up the play at the bag, he also broke the leg of New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish And Chipps: Leonard Fournette shouldn’t play another down of college football

Fish And Chipps: Leonard Fournette shouldn’t play another down of college football

Leonard Fournette knows his football history. He pays homage to the running back legends. He never takes credit for his personal success and always pays tribute to his teammates, who pave the way for his incredible touchdown runs. He’s humble and gives back to his community. He runs so beautifully that he makes football, a sport so violent in nature […]

by Isaac Chipps· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
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Indirect Kick: It’s the Cubs’ time to shine

1908 … what a year it was! The ball dropped for the first time at Times Square, legendary cricketer Jack Hobbs made his Test debut, a long distance radio message was sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time, the first U.S. postage stamp rolls were issued, Mount Erebus in Antarctica was climbed for the first time, the first […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports