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Dave Shook is a Columnist for SB Nation Boston. In the past, Dave was a studio host & producer for ESPN Radio and 1510 The Zone. Dave also served as the varsity basketball and soccer coach at a private school in the Boston area and is currently a freelance play by play announcer with credits including: the MIAA Basketball Playoffs, Division 3 College Conference Championships, CanAm League Baseball, and ProAm "Chower Cup" Hockey. Dave also serves as a studio host and producer with IMG College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He currently resides in the Triad area of North Carolina.

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College Football Bowl Preview: Breaking Down New Year's Matchups

College football bowl season is underway, and we have plenty of good (and not so good) matchups ahead of us. Dave Shook breaks down all the action.

Rajon Rondo's Offensive Development Key To Boston Celtics' Success

Rajon Rondo's continued development on offense, as well as his progression in all phases of the game, is key for the Boston Celtics in the 2011-12 season.

Upcoming End Of Boston Celtics 'New Big 3' Era Has Familiar Feel

When the Boston Celtics take to the court on Christmas Day, they will look a lot like the team that lost to Miami in the playoffs last year. Further more, they may remind some veteran NBA fans of the 1990-1991 Celtics team.

Claude Julien Deserves Credit For Righting Boston Bruins' Ship

One year ago, many fans wanted Claude Julien kicked to the curb. Fast forward one season, Julien guided the Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup in almost 40 years and has the Bruins on top of the NHL's Eastern Conference.

Tebowmania Aside, Broncos Represent Patriots' Worst Nightmare

Tim Tebow has naturally stolen the spotlight as his Denver Broncos prepare to take on the New England Patriots this Sunday, but the Broncos as a group present Bill Belichick and the Pats with what could be a very tough challenge.

Fast Break: Chris Paul Trade Saga Shows NBA Is Rushing Into Season

David Stern and the NBA appear to be rushing into the 2011-12 season, as proven by the ongoing Chris Paul trade saga. Will fans pay the price for it?

Celtics Lack Appeal For Players Like Chris Paul, Dwight Howard

Boston Celtics fans have started to daydream about the possibility of players like Chris Paul and Dwight Howard joining the C's and leading to a new era. Sadly, that's just not the case, as the Celtics lack appeal to land such players.

College Football Preview, Week 14: Conference Championship Edition

It's conference championship weekend, and Dave Shook prepares you for all of the exciting action, including UCLA-Oregon, Virginia Tech-Clemson, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, Wisconsin-Michigan State and LSU-Georgia.

Tone Deaf Athletic Director Sending Bad Message To Boston College Fans

Boston College's football team wrapped up a disappointing season that featured embarrassing losses, unprepared players and questionable play calling. Yet through it all, AD Gene DeFilippo has ensured the program is improving.

College Football Preview, Week 13: No. 1 LSU Hosts No. 3 Arkansas In Regular Season Finale

LSU tussles with Arkansas in a battle of top five teams in a fight for a shot at the BCS National Championship game. Locally, Boston College wraps up the season against Miami two days after the 27th anniversary of "Hail Flutie."

Patience The Key For Fans Of Boston College Men's Basketball Team

Boston College's mens basketball team isn't exactly off to a great start. Quite the opposite, actually - they're 1-2. However, as Dave Shook writes, fans need to practice patience with such a young group, and the results should come.

College Football Preview, Week 12: Nebraska Battles Michigan In Big 10 Tilt; BC, Notre Dame Clash

Nebraska and Michigan meet in a big-time battle of Big 10 powers while, locally, Frank Spaziani and the Boston College Eagles prepare for rival Notre Dame.

NBA Lockout 2011: Players Following Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum Into The Abyss

Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher have continually put their own pride and egos ahead of their cliental, the players of the National Basketball Association, and as a result may have cost them an entire season's worth of games and paychecks.

Honoring Joe Paterno Saturday Would Have Sent Wrong Message

Many fans felt like Joe Paterno should have been allowed to finish out the season at Penn State, or at least be given one last home game. However, in light of the awful felony charges facing Jerry Sandusky, that would have been irresponsible.

College Football Preview, Week 11: Stanford Hosts Oregon In Crucial Pac-12 Showdown

Alabama and LSU stole the show last weekend, but there are plenty of solid match-ups taking place in this weekend's slate of college football games, such as Oregon and Stanford.

NBA Lockout 2011: Dysfunction Is Mostly In Players Corner, Not Owners

Union President Billy Hunter and Players Union Representative Derek Fisher are out to save their own skin as the walls begin to close in on them. This has become about self preservation and not about representing the best interests of the Players Union.

College Football Preview, Week 10: LSU, Alabama Tangle In Tuscaloosa

It's No. 1 LSU against No. 2 Alabama, and really, it doesn't get much better than this. In our weekly college football preview, Dave Shook previews the game of the week in Tuscaloosa. Locally, Boston College hosts Florida State on Thursday.

Bill Belichick Is Stretched Too Thin With New England Patriots

Bill Belichick has done some outstanding things as the head coach of the New England Patriots. However, after accepting addition role within the organization, he has faltered. Is Belichick stretched too thin within the Pats' organization?

College Football Preview, Week 9: Kansas St. Puts Unbeaten Record On The Line Against Oklahoma

Kansas State puts its undefeated record on the line as it hosts No. 9 Oklahoma is this week's main event on at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday afternoon. Locally, Boston College takes on Maryland in search of its second win of the season.

Steve Nicol Had Success With New England Revolution, But Change Was Necessary

Steve Nicol was the longest tenured head coach in MLS history, but he was let go by the New England Revolution on Monday after ten seasons with the team. Nicol certainly had success during his stint in New England, but change was needed.

BCS Standings, Week 2: LSU, Alabama Sit Atop Standings Ahead Of Epic Showdown

After a fairly bland early part of the day in college football from a Top 25 standpoint, all hell broke loose in the night games.  Michigan St. pulled off one of the greatest miracles college...

Jordan Caron Sent Down To Providence

Jordan Caron was optioned back to the AHL affiliate today, possibly leaving an open roster spot for a call-up from Providence.

Red Sox Unlikely To Go After Managers From Other Teams?

The Red Sox are unlikely to pursue a manager that is currently under contract by another team according to a source close to the Sox.

TV Schedule, October 23: NFL Football And World Series Action

Sunday's TV schedule, complete with channels and times, customized for the Boston sports fan. Click on any team's name for complete schedules, scores, and previews, plus an active community devoted to your team. All times ET.

Clay Buchholz: Pitchers Didn't Work As Hard For Curt Young

Clay Buchholz told WEEI on Thursday that the team didn't work as hard for pitching coach Curt Young as they did for his predecessor John Farrell.

Johnathan Kraft: Belichick To Coach Patriots For "Foreseeable Future"

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will be the coach of the team for the foreseeable future, according to Team President Jonathan Kraft.

David Ortiz: "I'd Like To Be Back With Red Sox"

David Ortiz made it clear last night that he would definitely like to be a member of the Red Sox going forward and that his comments a few weeks ago about joining the Yankees were taken out of context.

Mediation For Theo Talks?

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is considering interjecting himself into the negotiations between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox for Theo Epstein.

College Football Preview, Week 8: Weakened LSU Welcomes Auburn, Wisconsin Battles Michigan St.

#6 Wisconsin is looking for respect and they'll find it if they can go into East Lansing and overcome the powerful defense of #16 Michigan St. Also, the top ranked LSU Tigers will welcome 20th ranked Auburn to Death Valley.

Johnny Damon: "Players Should Police Themselves"

Former Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon thinks that the players should have done a better job policing their own clubhouse rather than waiting for Francona to do it.

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