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geeves

  • joined May 21, 2008
  • last login Apr 15, 2014
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Originally from Central Pennsylvania, grew up in Pittsburgh and its suburbs, and will always consider that my home no matter where I live. After writing for two collegiate papers and past stints with Blogcritics and Technorati, I now cover college basketball regularly at Mid-Major Madness, college football less regularly at Hustle Belt, and onbsess over baseball fanatically.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • NBA Memphis Grizzlies
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF Penn St. Nittany Lions
  • NCAAB Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
  • MMA Jon Jones, Jon Hendricks
  • Tennis Andy Murray, Juan del Potro
  • FIFA USA
User Blog

White Men (From Boston) CAN Jump

So I guess this also happened this weekend in Northeast Conference action, from David "Sky" Walker. As if it wasn't enough that the Blue Devils lost their third in a row.

NEC Power Rankings: Make It Wayne

Saint Francis Brooklyn rides their freshman forward up the rankings as I have actual stats and games played available to rectify some preseason ranking errors I may have made.

Anderson Leads Top-Heavy NEC

Several of the conference's best players left last season, and another almost left but changed his mind the next day. So where does that leave us now? Crowded at the top, that's where.

FTO: "We're O.K. With You Letting It Fly"

We sat down with Andy Toole, the head coach at Robert Morris, to discuss the upcoming season and how the loss of senior leadership may (or may not) hurt his team headed into this season.

Blue Devils Taking It All This Season?

There's been enough off-season turnover in the Northeast Conference to choke a horse. That may not shake up the top half of the conference much, but it will make every contest much closer and more important to whoever wins this hot mess.

Shocker: Wichita State Guard Collapses In Practice

Shockers freshman D.J. Bowles brought back unfond memories for coach Gregg Marshall when he collapsed in practice on Tuesday

Doctoring the Facts: Boyd Back Too Soon?

LIU's Julian Boyd re-injured his ACL this summer, which is not only unfortunate for both he and the Blackbirds, but appears to potentially be part of a larger problem when dealing with knee injuries in competitive sports.

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Elbows Like Icicles - What Matt Harvey Tells Us About Handling Our Pirates Pitchers

We now know that Matt Harvey's partial UCL tear is for certain after his MRI results have been released - we do not yet know, and won't until a period of reduced swelling and re-imaging, whether he...

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What's the Story On Platelet-Rich Plasma?

FYI: I am not a medical doctor, but I am in the medical field as a physical therapist and at least did my research before writing. Take the information and attached opinion how you will. P...

The NCAA May Know What They Are Doing - This Time

The NCAA, for the first time we can recall, actually reverted to the initial letter of the law with regard to their eligibility rules, and this time it actually pays off for the better.

We're #38! NIU And Others Start Season Ranked

Sure, it's the preseason, but every single vote counts. Towards something. Let's see who got themselves some love.

Good Touch, Bad Touch

A run of incidents in the past year - some high profile, others only talked about in smaller circles - have led some to wonder whether the issue of sexual predation in college athletics is one of epidemic or histrionic.

Anderson A Globetrotter?

Detroit's stud athlete and former dunk contest champion may have a new job lined up. Plus a few other stories to start the year off right.

McCollum A Blazer At Pick #10

The first mid-major player finally came off the draft board, and to nobody's surprise it was Lehigh's C.J. McCollum.

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Time to Bench the Bench

During tonight's game, when it came time to pinch-hit for Mark Melancon heading into the 8th inning and the Pirates had already slotted Gaby Sanchez in as a defensive sub for Garrett Jones, I...

Wardle Staying At Green Bay

After conducting an independent investigation, the university has found some minor wrongdoing and levied some equally minor punishment, but will retain Brian Wardle as their head coach.

Dougie Fresh To Remain A Jay

The star of the Bluejays' last three years of success has decided he enjoys college life enough to give it one more go 'round.

Early Leading Next MVC Top 10?

We take a look back at how well we did predicting various portions of the season - let's see how often I get to pat myself on the back!

Covington Steady, Others Shaky In Portsmouth

Some interesting performances may be turning into trends - for better or worse - as two days worth of action have now completed at the Portsmouth Invitational.

Coleman: "I Don't Know What To Make Of It"

Despite recent reports by students of mild incidents similar to the ones at Rutgers, Robert Morris AD Craig Coleman appears unconcerned about Mike Rice's tenure in Moon Township.

Doctoring The Facts: Ware's Injury Not His First?

We take a look at what is a truly freakish injury for one unlucky player, how it likely happened, and what it might mean for the Cardinals' upcoming match-up with Wichita State.

Cougars' Goose Cooked Against Baylor

The good news: the BYU Cougars will get a rematch at home of their earlier season loss to Scott Drew's crew. The bad news: Baylor is playing better now than they were then.

Western Athletic Conference Sells Name To Big East

Given the reset of their membership, the old Western Athletic Conference has agreed to sell their conference name to the newly tv-money-wealthy Big East conference so that the defected members can avoid a laborious voting process.

WKU + CUSA = WTF?

The roulette wheel that is conference realignment went for another spin while we were all busy focusing on the Big Dance, and I don't really see much benefit to it.

OSU Won't Survive The Nightmare That Is Wichita

The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that Ohio State will not be ready for Wichita State - and they most certainly will regret it.

FGCU Making A Financial Difference For the A-Sun

This is a neat story about the money involved in the NCAA Tournament, and how it effects us little guys. So Florida Gulf Coast (like every NCAA tournament team) brings in roughly $1.41 million for the conference for each tourney game they play, and they have also seen a 700% increase in merchandising revenue compared to this time last year. And yet, like many other schools, they are hoping just to break even this post-season.

Zylstra Makes It Rain, Sends Cougars To Semifinals

The West Coast Conference representative put on an offensive clinic and quite nearly ran Southern Mississippi out of their own gym.

Davies Does It For Cougars?

The BYU Cougars and Southerm Mississippi Golden Eagles are set to battle tonight to decide which of the two remaining mid-major representatives will advance to the semifinal and face either Baylor or Providence.

Top Seeds Dominate NIT Second Round

The top of the NIT bracket continued to flex its collective muscle Monday night, as the quarterfinals will now feature only one team seeded lower than third

Creighton Jays Done In By Threes

One of the most efficient offenses in the country played one of their best defensive games all season - and rendered it moot with their inability to hit any shot with consistency.

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