Notre Dame Football: Never Too Early Season Preview


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Season three of “Inside Amy Schumer” was a lot like the 2014 Notre Dame football season- started out very strong, collapsed in the middle, limped toward the end. And like Amy Schumer herself, ND Football is poised for bigger and better things. Which will in turn attract even more publicity and hence make them more polarizing.

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Lindsay McCormick previews “The Basketball Tournament”


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Lindsay McCormick is a TV personality from Houston who has appeared on “ESPN Streak for the Cash” and “ESPN College Pick’em” on ESPN.com. She began her media career at Auburn covering the football team and then moved on to covering the NFL for ESPN The Magazine after graduation.

On Thursday night, McCormick will be doing sideline for The Basketball Tournament . It’s TBT on Throwback Thursday, as “The Basketball Tournament” is the event’s official name. We spoke with McCormick to preview TBT, an open-application tourney with a $1 million prize. Games will be televised July 23 and 25 on ESPNU and August 1-2 on ESPN.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (6/29/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/25/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.  Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/25/15)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

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Brian Kelly leading Cubs 7th inning stretch Monday


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Notre Dame Football Coach Brian Kelly will lead the 7th inning stretch and throw out the first ball at Wrigley Field Monday night. I’m sure Kelly will do a fine job with both of these tasks, but that’s not what’s news here. A chance for ND football, the Chicago Cubs and especially the South Bend Cubs to increase their brand awareness does not qualify as news.

What’s news-worthy is a discussion of the stretch moving forward- beyond just Brian Kelly Monday night versus the L.A. Dodgers. We need to look beyond 2015 to next year regarding this tradition.

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2015 College Basketball transfers list (6-5-15)


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College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2015-16 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

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Alum pays $10m for Notre Dame Football Coach naming rights


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Purchased naming rights are all the rage in college football these days. Especially when it comes to the head coaching position at a well known school. A very wealthy donor, almost always an alum, gives an endowment for the school in exchange for having the Head Football Coaching position named after them.

Northwestern did it in 2013. Michigan in 2014. Now Notre Dame Football joins the party in 2015.

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PETA sends letter to Atlanta Falcons regarding Prince Shembo


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Prince Shembo should have never been drafted by any NFL team. You knew who he is and what he was during his college football days at Notre Dame. Even before he got to South Bend, the warning signs were there with Prince Shembo. The Atlanta Falcons selected him anyway and now they’re paying the price for it.  It remains to be seen if anyone else will take on Shembo at this point.

Hopefully, no one does. What makes this sad, tragic situation even worse is that it’s the Atlanta Falcons involved. Out of all 32 NFL teams, they know most of all about employing a dog killing player.

Michael Vick has kept himself clean these past few years, but let’s not forget what he did.

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Ex-Notre Dame star Prince Shembo arrested for killing girlfriend’s dog


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It wasn’t until the NFL Draft interview process that former Notre Dame linebacker Prince Shembo was publicly outed as the alleged perpetrator in the Lizzy Seeberg sexual assault case. As Shembo was never charged with any crime in connection to Seeberg’s alleged sexual assault and subsequent suicide, it was illegal to name him as a suspect in the case.

Outing Prince Shembo at that time would be the very definition of libel, even though every single person with a vested interest or connection to Notre Dame football knew that Shembo was the supposed player in question.

It was the worst kept secret in college football. Just ask Google. Go research Prince Shembo auto completes in search engines and see what happens.

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Everett Golson will transfer to Florida St, as expected


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As expected, Notre Dame Quarterback Everett Golson has transferred to Florida State. Golson graduated from school this past spring semester and graduates this May. Therefore under NCAA rules, he will enroll as a graduate student in Tallahassee and play immediately next fall.

Golson made a statement saying he “can’t wait to get started.”

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Brian Kelly would take his quarterbacks over Ohio St.’s QBs


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As a Coach, you’re supposed to go to bat for your guys. It’s part of the job description. So you got to applaud Notre Dame football Brian Kelly on this one.

He truly believes in the two quarterbacks on his roster. Maybe a little bit too much. Of all the teams that Kelly could have named in his comparison, he picked the one team that….just have a watch below:

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