NBA Preseason: Predictive or Pointless?

October 23, 2019

With the NBA preseason coming to a close, it may be time to actually start watching. At least, that’s what those of us who paid little attention to the preseason match-ups may tell ourselves. Yeah, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George might have got us all excited when they joined the Clippers, but that was months ago, and the NBA regular season has so. Many. Games. But did we lazy fans…

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Slow Burn or Raging Inferno: Does the hottest team at the end of the season win the World Series?

October 21, 2019

The matchup is set: the Washington Nationals, representing the National League, and the Houston Astros, representing the American League, will face off in the World Series starting Tuesday. While the Astros all but cruised to a 100-win season, the Nationals rode a roller coaster to the World Series. After a May 23 loss to the Mets, the Nats dropped to 19-31, 12 games under .500. They finished the first half…

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JMPing into the Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 11, 2019

It’s April again, so NHL playoff season is officially upon us once again. As the field has been determined, the next logical step is to guess who will win each series and who will ultimately end the summer with a Stanley Cup. With the unpredictability of the playoffs, though, predicting the winners can seem like a daunting task. The President’s Trophy curse is real: the team finishing on top of…

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Wofford: An Underdog Story?

March 20, 2019

Wofford is a team that has experts around the country talking. There’s good reason for the chatter: The Terriers, the Southern Conference regular season and tournament champions, finished the season 29-4 at number 19 in the AP poll and number 13 in the NET rankings. Their offense is powerful: they have the 12th most points per game (83) in the country, the 10th best field goal percentage (49.3%), the 4th…

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U Must Have Been Cinderella

March 14, 2019

Until last year, the 1-vs-16 match-up in the NCAA basketball tournament had been a mere formality since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. 1 seeds were undefeated with 135 wins against 16 seeds in that time span, and coming into the 2018 tournament, there was no indication that the unbeaten streak would end. The most discounted matchup was that between Virginia, the top seed in the tournament, and…

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JAG For A-10 POY: The Numbers Say There’s No Debate

March 11, 2019

The Atlantic 10 regular season has come to a close, with VCU securing the regular season championship. Now, before the fun gets going in Brooklyn, the biggest question remaining: Who will take home A10 Player of the Year honors? Several players have had noteworthy seasons, including Javon Bess (Saint Louis), Marcus Evans (VCU), Josh Cunningham (Dayton), Justin Kier (George Mason), and Sincere Carry (Duquesne). Each of them has their own…

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