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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 obsess over baseball fanatically.

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  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • NBA New Orleans Pelicans
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAB Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
  • MMA Jon Jones, Jon Hendricks
  • Tennis Andy Murray, Juan del Potro
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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...



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...

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.

Saturday Special: Can Underdogs Keep It Up?


A quick look at the action coming your way today from the mid-major portion of your horribly busted bracket.

Eagles Got That Swag, Send Hoyas Packing


The Eagles came into the tournament out of the Atlantic Sun conference, the first ever appearance for the school. It was clear all game which of the two teams was afraid of the consequences - and...

Creighton Teaches Cincy How To Dougie


Creighton's efficient offense was just a little more so that its opponent, especially at the free throw line, and it was just enough to advance the Jays into a matchup with second-seeded Duke.

The Hunt For Red March: Harvard Drops New Mexico

Turns out the Crimson can compete with the big boys just fine, as Tommy Amaker's boys advance past the Lobos to face Arizona in the round of 32.

2013 NIT: SEC Ya Later


A couple of lazy SEC teams were among the more surprising outcomes of the opening round in this year's National Invitaitonal Tournament.

2013 NCAA Tournament Preview: Creighton vs Cincy

Doug McDermott is an impressive player, but he won't be enough to keep the Bluejays offense humming against the Bearcats stifling defense.

2013 NCAA Tournament Preview: WKU vs Kansas


The Hilltoppers streaked their way to the Sun Belt's conference auto-bid into the tournament, but that is about as far as their talent can take them when they draw a team of Kansas' caliber.

2013 NCAA Tourney Preview: Harvard vs New Mexico

The Crimson are talented thanks to Tommy Amaker's recruiting, but not talented enough to keep up with the New Mexico Lobos for a full contest

Saint Mary's Out-Toughs Middle Tennessee


The Gaels used size and an efficient offense to prevent MTSU from gaining any momentum on transition buckets, and will now move on to face Memphis in the second round.

2013 NCAA Tournament Preview: Wichita St. vs Pitt

It would appear that Pittsburgh, with a bigger, more physical lineup, would have the edge between these two talented and underrated squads. But there is an X Factor looming...

2013 CBI Preview: Bet The Home Team, Except 'Pokes


Expect a lot of home teams to succeed in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational, but not all of them. Especially not Wyoming, who fell apart without Luke Martinez, but will play...

Southern Miss. a No. 1 Seed in NIT


A look into the intriguing matchups for this year's National Invitational Tournament.

2013 NCAA Tournament Preview: MTSU vs Saint Mary's


The Blue Raiders and Gaels may be into the tournament, but they get to battle it out just for the right to face a #6 seed Memphis team. That is probably fair for a couple of bubble teams, and might...

Bhullar Durham: Aggies Snag WAC Title


Sim Bhullar and his 7'5", 355 frame were more than the UTA Mavericks could handle on a Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Damned If They Didn't: Demons Into The Tourney


Northwestern State's press defense and high tempo offense were just enough to sneak past top seed Stephen F. Austin and into the NCAA Tournament.

Getting Wac-ky: Top Seed La. Tech Loses


Another wild conference tournament has resulted in the WAC's #3 seed, New Mexico State, now being the favorite heading into the semifinals.

Wright Can Do No Wrong:Texas State Upsets Denver


Another strong performance by junior transfer Joel Wright has the Bobcats into the WAC tournament semifinals.

$25 FanPost Contest Winner Is...


After much arduous mathematicizing - and maybe just a tiny shred of subjectivity - we have found the winner of our first ever FanPost Contest.

Hinson: "They Were All Laughing At Us"

After an ugly loss that extended an already ugly streak of play, head coach Barry Hinson took it on he and his coaching staff to make changes that have clearly paid off with some momentum entering...

Top Teams Roll In NEC

Robert Morris and Wagner plowed through to the semifinals, while LIU-Brooklyn and Mount Saint Mary's had to work a little harder.

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