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Firings Show Downside of March Madness

For the next two weeks and into the early part of April, college basketball’s “March Madness” will dominate headlines and multiple television networks. Millions will be bet on these games, various conferences will get their […]

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Auburn University in a Double Spotlight

Auburn University was in a double spotlight Sunday, only the NCAA hopes most of the public’s attention stays focused on the positive rather than the negative one. The Tigers completed a brilliant four-day run by […]

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Area Basketball Coaches Under Fire

Whenever highly touted teams have disappointing seasons in any sport, college or professional, there are calls for change. Usually that means firing a coach or manager, because it’s much easier to do that than turn […]

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Tennessee Temporarily Quiets Skeptics

For much of this season it’s been a dream year for the Tennessee men’s basketball team. In a period when football remains down and the usually championship level Lady Vols have had rough sailing, the […]

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MLB Faces Another Eventful Season

Spring training games have begun, and Major League Baseball is heading into what looms as a pivotal year. There are numerous questions and issues facing the sport, and it will also have the earliest opening […]

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NFL Settles With Kaepernick, Reid

Ever since arbitrator Stephen Burk rejected the NFL’s request to have the Colin Kaepernick/Eric Reid collusion case dismissed last August, most sage observers knew that at some point a settlement would happen. The league wasn’t […]

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Super Bowl Reveals True Genius

The word genius gets tossed around very loosely in both sports and arts circles. It’s also often used prematurely, as though any one who enjoys any immediate success is somehow a genius and so much […]

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Tennessee’s Role Reversal

Throughout much of its history Tennessee was the rare school whose women’s basketball team was more the gold standard than its men’s squad. at UConn, where Geno Auriemma has won 11 titles, been national Coach […]