Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round. 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.
Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker. Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft? It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.
Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account. Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile. 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. [Read more...]
The Ohio State recruiting class being unveiled today is the second best in the nation. No, hold on a second, it’s 3rd. Now it changed again, it’s third. However, the Big ten Network, obviously more homerific and positively biased than any other outlet says Ohio State recruiting is 4th in all of college football. BTN also said OSU was fourth best regardless of the signings.
Confused? Welcome to National Signing Day.
It’s never too early to start thinking ahead. Here is an early projection of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology. You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi three of the past four years. Be sure to check back at The Sports Bank throughout the college basketball season for weekly updates.
Aaron Craft is known for his “hustle.” Or his “grit,” “grittiness,” “scrappiness,” “blue-collar mentality,” being a “lunch pail guy,” “heart and determination,” and “playing the game the right way.” Yes, I just listed a bunch of words almost all college basketball announcers use when they mean to say “white.” Yes, Aaron Craft is Caucasian. Therefore, you will hear Aaron Craft described with all of these Caucasian codewords.
That’s not to say that Aaron Craft doesn’t hustle or play hard. He truly does. It’s just that Aaron Craft is also used to further promote hoops stereotypes. Anyways, Aaron Craft gets a little too grindy and hustles a bit too hard in this clip below
Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Noah Spence is yet another example of why I HATE the dreaded corporatespeak phrase “violation of team rules” oh so much. Or in the case of Noah Spence it is “Big Ten rules violation.” I normally refuse to say that phrase because the truth is usually more interesting than that vanilla, boring euphemism. Previously, it was thought that Noah Spence committed an offense of the performance enhancing drug variety. The Columbus Post-Dispatch reported that Spence tested positive for an unapproved dietary supplement. So it was a substance that the league deems, whether rightfully or wrongly, enhances performance.
Turns out it was ecstasy. So the only performance it enhances is being tactile and compulsively touching things. Now that I’ve ever “rolled on E” (or X depending on your local drug slang) but I’ve been around enough people on X to know that the narcotic makes you prone to that.
Note: projections will not include my predictions for the Big Ten basketball tournament, nor any March Madness predictions.
Ohio State Linebacker Ryan Shazier is a 6-2, 230-pound junior from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida who is rocketing up NFL Draft boards right now. He looks like a second round pick for sure, and may sneak into the first round .
Shazier had three tackles for loss, including two sacks, and seven total tackles as the Buckeyes rolled over Purdue, 56-0 last Saturday. Then again, playing Purdue ameliorates everyone’s NFL Draft stock; usually.
The Ohio State Buckeyes suspended defensive end Noah Spence for three games, including the Orange Bowl tonight versus Clemson. And the “Big Ten rules violation” Noah Spence committed really sounds like a performance enhancing drug issue. The Columbus Post-Dispatch reported that Noah Spence tested positive for an unapproved dietary supplement. So it must be a substance that the league deems, whether rightfully or wrongly, enhances performance.
Like the Michigan State Spartans and the Max Bullough suspension, this is literally a game-changer.
Tomorrow night the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Clemson Tigers in the Orange Bowl. How will the Ohio State Buckeyes perform with three defensive starters injured? I don’t know but Clemson is known for Clemsoning. Look up Urban dictionary for what “clemsoning” is. Hey, Clemson gonna Clemson gonna Clemson. Perfect time to do an Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleaders, dance team, and overall attractive female Ohio State Buckeyes fan photo gallery.
Joey Galloway, former Ohio State Buckeyes and NFL star, and current ESPN analyst doesn’t have faith in his alma mater to get it done in Miami. Joey Galloway is picking against Urban Meyer in the Orange Bowl. The ESPN panel of “experts” released their selections for all of the BCS bowls and here are the results.
· In a matchup of top-five opponents – No. 5 Stanford grabbed 75 percent (12-of-16) of the votes to top No. 4 Michigan State in the Rose Bowl Game (Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ET).
· No. 6 Baylor is the favorite to beat No. 15 UCF in the Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m.) – 92.9 percent of the picks.
Youngstown Boys explores class and power dynamics in college sports through the parallel, interconnected journeys of one-time dynamic running back Maurice Clarett and former elite head coach Jim Tressel. Both emerged from the working-class city of Youngstown, Ohio—Tressel as the head coach who turned around the football program at Youngstown State—before they joined for a magical season at Ohio State University in 2002 that produced the first national football championship for the school in over 30 years.
And of course, how scandal destroyed both of them.
For a review of the Jim Tressel 30 for 30 “Youngstown Boys” go here
For an interview/update on what Maurice Clarett is up to go here.
For an interview/update on what Jim Tressel is up to go here