Archive for April, 2011

NAIA World Series Coming Soon

Posted by Devon Teeple on April 28 2011 Add Comments
May 27 marks the 55th Annual Avista-NAIA World Series.  Many are more enthralled with the Road to Omaha and the enduring history that surrounds it, but there is tremendous history and excitement in the NAIA brand of baseball. How rich is their history? The World Series has been held every year since 1955, and this year’s host, Lewiston, has the honour of hosting for the 20th time. Crowds of over 700,000 ...

College Football: Comparing Every Preseason Top 25 Team to a MLB Team

Posted by Tom Perry on April 25 2011 Add Comments
As spring football practices wrap, many college fans turn their focus on baseball as they wait for fall. Since this is all most of us have, who do you think each preseason Top 25 team corresponds with in Major League Baseball?Seriously, this means absolutely nothing, but it’s sort of a fun exercise.Begin Slideshow

Northwestern Wildcats Lose Star Assistant Basketball Coach to Princeton Tigers

Posted by Nick Kapetan on April 25 2011 Add Comments
With the circus that has unfolded in Northwestern country over John Shurna declaring for the NBA draft, news over an assistant coach leaving does not make headlines. Fans will realize that the "agent-less" Shurna will not leave school early just to become an undrafted free agent and life will go back to normal.Shurna would be returning to a team that's only major loss on the court is bulldog point guard Michael "Juice" Thompson. However, it is ...

UCLA Football 2011: Notes and Analysis from Bruins Spring Game

Posted by Josh Martin on April 24 2011 Add Comments
The UCLA Bruins concluded their spring practices for 2011 with a spring game at chilly Drake Stadium that came and went virtually without incident.In front of a solidly blue but mostly subdued crowd, Rick Neuheisel unveiled a team that can best be described as a "work in progress", with plenty more to be done in the four-and-a-half months left until the Bruins open their season with a road game against the Houston Cougars.It's tough to ...

Illinois Basketball: Johnnie Vassar 2014 Grabs Illinois Offer

Posted by Jonah Puls on April 23 2011 Add Comments
It has been confirmed that 2014 Lawrence Academy (MA) PG Johnnie Vassar has received an offer from Illinois.Vassar took an unofficial visit to the University of Illinois today, and during the visit, received an offer from the Illinois staff.The Illinois offer is only the first for 6-foot, 160-pounder from Chicago. He is also receiving interest from Temple and Pittsburgh.Read more College Basketball news on

Charlie Sheen Hangs Out With The Georgia Tech Baseball Team

Posted by Adam Bernacchio on April 22 2011 Add Comments
Before taking stage for his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” show in Atlanta on Thursday, the most popular man in the universe, Charlie Sheen, made a stop at the Georgia Tech University campus. After Todd Zeile of all people reached out to Georgia Tech baseball manager Danny Hall to arrange the visit, Sheen practiced with the Georgia Tech baseball team for nearly hours on Thursday afternoon. According to Georgia Tech spokesman Dean Buchan, Sheen took some BP and ...

Cincinnati Football 2011: Defense Impresses at Bearcat Bowl V

Posted by Alex Callos on April 22 2011 Add Comments
The Cincinnati Bearcats took to the field last weekend for their annual spring game, deemed Bearcat Bowl V.  In a slight change from last year, head coach Butch Jones instituted a modified scoring system. He put his players in different game situations and awarded points for the offense and defense based on performance.  In a surprising result to those on hand on a rainy Saturday in Cincinnati, the defense came out on top 63-53, and ...

Jim Larranaga: George Mason Coach to Miami, Can He Lead the ‘Canes to Greatness?

Posted by Tom Kinslow on April 22 2011 Add Comments
Jim Larranaga To Join the Miami Hurricanes, But Can He Improve Them Like He Did George Mason? Eventually, you have to leave for greener pastures. Jim Larranaga, the man who once famously led George Mason to the Final Four, will be named the new head man at the University of Miami, according to Gary Parrish of While coaches at schools like George Mason don't have an impressive pedigree, Larranaga is one of the few ...

College Football Bowl Projections: Where Is Every Pre-Season Top 25 Team Going?

Posted by Carl Stine on April 21 2011 Add Comments
Can Landry Jones lead the Sooners to the national championship?Is Florida State back?Will the suspensions affect Ohio State's BCS bowl streak?Is Brian Kelly going to lead the Irish to the BCS promised land?These and other questions are chasing each other around in the heads of college football fans everywhere.While bowl predictions may seem a bit premature, it's never too soon for some prognostication, especially when it involves bowl projections.Take a look...Begin Slideshow

College World Series’ New Home, TD Ameritrade Ballpark Brings Major League Feel

Posted by Ravi Lulla on April 20 2011 Add Comments
Tuesday night, as the gates opened at TD Ameritrade Ballpark in Omaha, Nebraska, for the first time, there was one thing in the back of everyone's mind.  It was not the upcoming game between Nebraska and Creighton.  It was not even the frigid 40 degree temperatures at game time.  It was the ballpark that TD Ameritrade was replacing: Rosenblatt Stadium. For much of the past two years, since city officials announced plans to build a new downtown ballpark ...