Ohio State to the Final Four

March 25, 2012

By Brian M.

Ohio State beat Syracuse 77-70. The last Big Ten team alive has a shot of going to the national title. Aaron Craft fouled out, but he was still able to give a performance of 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. Jared Sullinger was the leading scorer with 19 points, followed by Lenzelle Smith Jr. With 18 points. For Syracuse, Triche led scoring with 15 points.

Ohio State will play the winner of the North Carolina/Kansas game in the Final Four.

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Jeremy Lin

March 2, 2012

Brian M.

At the beginning of the NBA season, one basketball player kept going back and forth between the NBA and the Developmental League. This smart Harvard graduate made his way into the professional Knicks roster, and made a statement while filling in for teammates. If you haven’t already heard of him, his name is Jeremy Lin.

Jeremy Lin is a very young, talented player. He may not be like LeBron or Rose in my opinion, he is still close to that grouping. He is one of the best point guards in the NBA, and he’s been so good lately that teams have to double team him very hard to stop him on defense. That’s one of his major weaknesses. That may be what it takes to stop Lin-sanity.

Jeremy Lin has been a huge clutch player.for the Knicks, scoring game-winning free-throws, three-pointers, or just making good shots. This is a Lin-sane player, and within two weeks his Jersey became the highest selling in the NBA. But sometimes it seems that he forces things to happen on the court. He has been very good at getting his team involved in play, but sometimes he’ll get himself trapped in the lane while driving. The double team makes Lin very vulnerable. If he improves his skills even more, and gets himself out of those trap situations, I’m excited to see the Knicks in the playoffs. The Heat knew how to play Lin. He needs to make sure he knows how to fight and adjust to all different defenses. I’m excited to see Lin in the future.


Game of the Week: North Carolina vs. Duke

March 2, 2012

One of the most exciting rivalries in college basketball comes to the big test saturday. The last time these two teams met this season, Duke overcame a 15-point deficit to beat North Carolina on a game-winning three-pointer by Austin Rivers. Duke, being the #6 team in the nation, has a chance of beating the #3 team again. The winner of this game will be the top team in the ACC, so there is a lot of conference anticipation as well as rivalry anticipation.

Duke has one thing they can’t do again: let North Carolina take a large lead. The last time these teams met, Duke almost let UNC get out of their hands. The talented freshman Austin Rivers is an amazing point guard with rebound support from Mason Plumlee. On the other hand, North Carolina has talented players such as Harrison Barnes and John Henson.

This game is definitely going to come down to the turnovers and possession. Especially for Duke, having the ball is really going to be an advantage. But nothing can be compared to the amazing 8 mile rivalry between two of the best teams in college basketball.

 


Adrian Peterson

March 1, 2012

Adrian didn’t have his normal season this year. He had trouble with running against the big time D-fences like te 49ers but when your one of the best running-backs that’s just something you have to be able to do. If you can’t, you’ll probebly be fired.

Eventhough that could happen, I don’t think Adrian will be fired at all. He’s just too valuable. I think that if he really works hard in the off-season, he’ll be a real threat on offense.

Kyle S.


Is the NBA player ranking accurate?

February 28, 2012

To rank players, it is all opinion, and everybody has a different opinion. I do agree that LeBron is the best in the league, but i think Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitski are better than Dwayne Wade. They definatly overrated Rojon Rondo. Here is my top 20-

1.LeBron James  2.Dwight Howard  3.Kevin Durant  4.Chris Paul  5.Dirk Nowitzki  6.Kobe Bryant  7.Derrick Rose  8.Dwayne Wade

9.Deron Williams  10.Amare Stoudemire  11.Pau Gasol  12.Carmelo Anthony  13.Kevin Love  14.Zach Randolph  15.Tim Duncan

16.Blake Griffin  17.Paul Pierce  18.Steve Nash  19.Chris Bosh  20.Andrew Bynum


Ryan Braun Cleared

February 28, 2012

By Brian C

Ryan Braun has recently been accused of taking steroids during the 2010-2011 baseball season.That same season, he was awarded the MVP. This whole time Ryan has been denying the use of the drug the whole time. When the arbitrator proved that Ryan Braun did not put steroids into his body. Everyone was in shock, including the MLB, because Braun was the first player to ever prove himself innocent on steroid use. A lot of people are wondering why this has taken so long to overturn. Most people are saying that they should’ve noticed something was wrong from the beginning. They are saying this because the first test results came back three times higher than anyone’s in MLB history whether they were using the drug or not. The man who collected the sample collected it on a Friday and was supposed to ship it to the lab that day. But instead, he mailed it off that following Monday. After the man collected the sample drove home with his son and passed 16 FedEx stores on the way.

Nobody is really sure what happened to the sample at the man’s house. It could’ve been in his trunk, a freezer, or even lying around with kids in the house. This man collects samples as a part time job, and works at a hospital for the other part of the time. Ryan stated that he just signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, won the MVP, and had his best season of his career. There is no reason,even, to need to take steroids. The Brewers keep track of everybody’s speed, weight, and how much weight they can lift. In all of the years Braun has been in the majors, he has never gone up or down in any of those three categories. If they did not change their decision, Ryan Braun would be suspended for the first 50 games of the season and would always be remembered as a cheater. So many people are concerned with the system of the drug tests in the MLB because they don’t know when to trust it


NCAA Basketball

February 28, 2012

By Brian M

With March coming very soon, there is one thing people look forward to: March Madness. Whether it’s creating the best bracket or watching exciting games, the NCAA tournament is without a doubt one of our nation’s most intense sports events. Teams will rise, others will fall. I will tell you what teams will probably make it to the Final Four.

  1. Syracuse: Despite their tough loss to Notre Dame over one month ago, the Orange have not allowed it to happen again. They will continue to play tough defense, and will continue to play with a lot of intensity.
  2. Kentucky: Another intense team with young stars like Anthony Davis. This team has what it takes to go far, but not enough for the national title. The farthest this team can go is the Final Four (which will probably happen), unless they prepare hard to go further.
  3. Kansas: Bill Self’s team has had a crazy journey this season. After the experiences they have gone through, they will make sure they lock a spot into the Final Four.
  4. Michigan State: A team that has always fought very hard in its history will continue to fight hard. Playing tough games against the best teams in the country, the Spartans have what it takes to go all the way to the title. Tom Izzo is an excellent coach, prepared for these dramatic finishes.