“Building Bridges: The Fulbright Legacy and the Future of International Exchange” will be taking place next weekend, May 17 to 19, 2019 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and I will be on hand, hosting a round table on the state of journalism in the world today. Hosted by the German-American Fulbright Commission, in partnership with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, it's a … [Read more...] about Sports Bank Founder to Give Talk at Fulbright Alumni Conference at Univ. of Arkansas
As Wes Bynum’s 19-yarder sailed through the desert air to split the uprights and down Oregon in the Tostitos BCS national championship there was no question Auburn was the best team in college football. There was also no doubt which conference was at the top of the summit. The cheers of “S-E-C” that rained down like ticker-tape on the Auburn players and coaches was evidence … [Read more...] about SEC Football: Oversigning (“Cheating”)=More Championships
In 1990, I was a grade-school student who loved sports, and had many teams. However, when it came to college basketball, I was at a loss. I grew up in Chicago. I love Notre Dame football, but beyond David Rivers and LaPhonso Ells, ND basketball left a lot to be desired. In the mid-80’s I loved Dallas Comegys and Rod Strickland, but after their respective departures, DePaul … [Read more...] about Duke Blue Devils, 903 and Mike Krzyzewski: Class Acts
Get ready for the first of two college football national championship "elimination games" this weekend. In the SEC, you have #3 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. #14 Arkansas Razorbacks. Both have legit national title aspirations as do the #7 Oklahoma State Cowboys and #8 Texas A&M Aggies. In both conferences, you have other teams in the mix for the big prize, but eventually they'll … [Read more...] about #3 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. #14 Arkansas Razorbacks: Brutally Honest Game Preview
This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and it means lots of red, white, and blue football equipment on display,despite the threat of potential fines from the league. Here's an excerpt and video from Newsy that explores some of the commercial underpinnings behind the 9/11 gear. Is Reebok diluting the message: … [Read more...] about NFL Players and 9/11 Tribute Gear: Reebok Commercialism Diluting Message?
The Arkansas Razorbacks suffered a big blow when they lost running back Knile Davis to a season-ending ankle injury, but it didn't seem to affect them too much in the polls. Arkansas is ranked #15 in the AP preseason poll, which was released two weeks before season opening Saturday. It was released more than a week after Davis went down and two weeks after Arkansas grabbed … [Read more...] about #11 Arkansas Razorbacks: College Football 77 in 77
By Paul Schmidt Welcome back to Take It To The Bank! First things first -- let's clean up after last week. It was a respectable 2-2, with two things blindsiding me: 1) Florida, by Urban Meyer's own admission, saying they didn't need to run Tennessee out of the stadium because he knew they were only playing to not get blown out. Awesome. Next time, could someone tell ME?? … [Read more...] about Take It To The Bank!! Week 4, College Football