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NBA Opening Games: Winners and Losers
Rafael Freire - Oct 22, 2021

Finally, the NBA is up and running. The first nights of the 2021-2022 Season have already brought us moments of excitement and drama, fueling the never-ending narrative clash that’s so intrinsic for hoops enthusiasts. In these early showings, some performances stood out, with great matchups, highlights, and signature moments. It’s great to have such a […]

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NBA Rumors: Should the Boston Celtics break up their star duo?
James Piercey - Jan 4, 2022

With two star players in the age 25-or-under club, the Boston Celtics are in a position many NBA teams would envy. Regardless, trade rumors circle this team like vultures. It’s what tends to happen when a team is severely underperforming. At 18-19, the Celtics are just outside of the NBA’s playoff picture in 9th place […]

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LWOS 2021-22 College Basketball Bracketology 2.0

It’s been a wild ride thus far in college basketball. There have been some blockbuster match-ups. There have been some unexpected upsets. And, unfortunately, there have been postponements and cancellations once again. Even with a new variant of COVID around, the march to, well, March, carries on. Time will tell as to how many games […]

Ranking the Top NBA MVP Candidates

Every year, it’s the subject of debate in basements, barbershops, and bars across the world: who is the MVP of the NBA? An intrinsic aspect of that debate is the question of what the criteria for the MVP award should even be. It’s generally accepted that the award is based on a cumulative measure of […]

Auburn Tigers 12-1 Heading into New Year
Phillip Jordan - Jan 1, 2022

The Auburn Tigers are heading into the new year with a 12-1 record to start the 2021-22 season. The lone loss on the season was in a 115-109 double-overtime game against Connecticut in the Battle 4 Atlantis in November. They opened SEC play on Wednesday night with an impressive 70-55 win over then 12-0 LSU. […]

The Arguments for Number One in Women’s Basketball

Thanks to Missouri’s huge upset the other night, and there should be a new number one next week in the polls. Four teams are in a position to claim that spot. South Carolina, Louisville, Stanford, and Arizona all have solid arguments. This piece will differentiate between teams and present the arguments for number one. In […]

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Is Deandre Ayton Worth a Max Contract?
James Piercey - Dec 31, 2021

When the Phoenix Suns declined to offer Deandre Ayton a max contract last summer, heads turned. The Suns were fresh off of an NBA Finals appearance. Surely, they’d do whatever was necessary to preserve the core that got them there? Not so fast. Ayton has been a strong contributor for the Suns since they selected […]

Three Upsets Headline a Shocking Night in Women’s Hoops

Last night was a huge surprise; despite many cancelations, there were a lot of big games on tap, and they did not disappoint. Missouri upset number one South Carolina, Virginia Tech upset 15th ranked Duke, and Michigan State upset undefeated Nebraska. These three upsets headlined a shocking night in Women’s Hoops. This piece will focus […]

Midseason Waiver Wire Pickups
Cameron Cornell - Dec 30, 2021

The fantasy basketball season is roughly halfway over. Many big-name players are missing time due to injuries and COVID. Because of this, finding the right players off of the waiver wire is more important than ever. Here are some midseason waiver wire pickups. These players are all rostered in less than 40 percent of ESPN […]