Bracket Buster: A Lesson On Allegiances

I’m sorry Jay Wright. I’m sorry Villanova. Most importantly, I’m sorry Philadelphia. I forgot for one single moment how important our allegiances are, not just to our school, but the places we call home. For a brief moment I turned my back on you. And for what? A silly, meaningless bracket.

Tuesdays with Smitty: The Pickin’ Splinters Baseball Challenge

Just as college basketball is coming to an end – baseball is starting to kick into full gear. As far as I am concerned, April is the best month in sports. College basketball is close to annointing a king.. and queen, the Masters, NHL playoffs, NBA playoffs and more importantly – Major League Baseball is back. And with the start of the 2009 MLB season, Pickin’ Splinters is introducing the first ever ” Pickin’ Splinters Baseball Challenge”.

Get to Know “Hash”

  by Doug Potter Big, manly, giant, defensive monster, shot-blocking machine, human eraser. Those are some of the adjectives many people choose to describe the seven-foot-three 263 pound center for the University of Connecticut Huskies, and rightfully so. Let’s take a look, however, at Hasheem Thabeet Manka on a deeper level. The 22 year old […]

Performance of the Week (POTW) 3/23-3/29

Have you seen a great sports performance this week – maybe on the national level or the local level? Was it a feat of athletic prowess, an incredible accomplishment, or an ultimate act of sportsmanship? Here’s the place to note that performance.

Gonzaga-UNC: Tale of the Tape

Beale Street will be bopppin’ tonight as the Sweet Sixteen comes to Memphis. Mark Few brings his number 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-5) to town for a lip-smackin’ tilt with Roy Williams and number 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (30-4).

Sweet Sixteen Challenge

As the NCAA Hoops season winds down, it is time for us to try our hand at prognostication. Yes, yes, yes here is the spot for you to enter into the Sweet Sixteen Challenge.

Villanova – Duke: Tale of the Tape

It’s a Big East-Atlantic Coast Conference clash of the titans when Jay Wright and his 3 seed Villanova Wildcats (28-7) throw down with Mike Krzyzewski and 2 seed Duke Blue Devils (30-6). Put on a pot of coffee this is the late game (9:57) at the Bank North Garden in the heart of Bean Town.