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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The Color of Victory

February 15, 2019

One would think that if you consecutively led the first 190 laps of a 200 lap race, then you should effectively have no problem leading the last ten laps, right? Not at Daytona. The last time a polesitter, the driver who starts the race in first place, took the checkered flag at Daytona happened a whopping 19 years ago when Dale Jarrett took the number 88 to his third and…

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