Who do you think will win the Ballon d’Or of 2019?
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Who do you think will win the Ballon d’Or of 2019?
On Mar 12, federal prosecutors publicly revealed that dozens of parents secured their children’s acceptance to elite schools by bribing coaches to recruit non-athletes. For actual recruits, the news is no distant fluke but carries implications that continue to shake the college athletics landscape.
While the game of golf has been around for centuries, the slightly modified sport of speed golf was invented in California in 1979.
It's more complicated than it seems.
The 2016 MLB season is officially underway. All of the work teams put in during the offseason and in spring training is now put to the test through a grueling 162-game schedule. Every year, many major sporting news outlets publish their opinions on who the top prospects are for the season. These prospects have the potential to make huge impacts on MLB rosters during the season. However, prospects can also turn out to be flops. Today, I want to focus on a few prospects who might make a significant impact for their teams in 2016.
Since we are less than a week away from the draft (which will be televised on ESPN Thursday April 28th), I want my predictions for each selection in the top ten on record. To clarify, I am basing these predictions based on what I think other teams will do rather than what I personally would do. Moreover, I think it would be boring for there to only be predictions for the top selections. So, I am also going to project whether each player will be a “stud” or a “dud” over the course of his career. Hopefully no one will look back at this when one of my duds becomes a Hall of Famer.
Even if you haven’t followed the NHL regular season, this preview will inform you of the three most compelling first-round matchups, the three most intriguing players, and my three main predictions for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The final moments of this game easily rank as some of the most thrilling I have ever seen. But was Villanova/UNC the greatest finish in sports history? Without further ado, here is my take on the greatest sports endings; and for the fun of it, they will be joined by comparisons to famous movie climaxes that aroused similar feelings of emotion. Fair warning, spoiler alert!
Contrary to past seasons, the 2016 college basketball regular season was largely defined by a lack of consistency among the top teams. But with March Madness about to begin, three clear favorites have emerged. The NCAA Championship betting line at TopBet favors Kansas, with North Carolina and Michigan State close behind. Judging by expert predictions, public sentiment is clearly in line with these championship odds. But you tell me, do any of your friends have a bracket with only one of these teams, or perhaps none at all, in their Final Four? Didn’t think so.
The National Football League’s scouting combine, an event that has exploded in coverage in the last decade, wrapped up last week. Even if you are an avid football fan like myself, you really did not miss much. However, if you watch Sportscenter or read articles on many sports websites, you will find that the combine always receives a lot of attention.
Most of us believe that a stout academic background is as important, if not more so, than an athletic career. With Division III sports comes a certain expectation that, as freshman basketball player Jack Byrne states, education will be “the top priority” and that athletic triumph should not be placed on a higher pedestal than academic success.
When I think of Louisiana, I think of New Orleans, Cajun food, and LSU football. Well, what if I told you that one of those things could possibly not be part of the Louisiana culture next year?
A few weeks ago, ESPN released a ranking of the 150 greatest players in NBA history. Though there is a lot to discuss regarding those rankings, I want to use ESPN’s list merely as a launching point for one of the more popular NBA debates of the 21st century.
As soon as the Cleveland Browns selected Johnny Manziel, I knew that the team was in for a rollercoaster ride. Sure, he was talented, but he was undersized and was really only popular because of his ability to escape from defenders and make highlight reel type plays.
To refresh everyone’s memory, here is a recap of the six biggest moves of the baseball offseason, and my take on whether or not these moves will be successful.
Every year, on the first Wednesday of February, hundreds of high school football players sign letters of intent that bind them to a university to play football and further their education. Here are some of the news and notes from National Signing Day.
Super Bowl Sunday is a double-edged sword. It’s the best sports day of the year in America, but it’s also depressing to realize we will be without football until September once it ends. Fortunately, there are some intriguing storylines to discuss in the aftermath of Super Bowl 50.
Coach Tucker Kear is the new Skidmore College lacrosse coach and is also a very accomplished lacrosse player in his own right. As the third coach of Skidmore's team in four years he has an uphill battle facing him to turn the program around, but he is ready.
Now that football season is coming to an end and the NHL’s annual All-Star Game is in the books, it is time to turn our attention to the second half of the NHL season. With playoff hockey in sight, here are five storylines to watch for.
“This might be my last rodeo.” Peyton Manning uttered these words to Patriots’ head coach, Bill Belichick after the Broncos’ 20-18 AFC Championship win, a win that booked Manning and company a one-way ticket to Super Bowl 50. Will this be the last ride for one of the most storied quarterbacks in football history?