Tyler Hansbrough and His Green Light

Hansbrough’s trophy case filled with All-Americans, a Wooden, a Naismith, and countless other Player-of-the-Year Awards lacks one thing: a national title. He can only achieve true satisfaction if he and his Tar Heel teammates walk from the Ford Field court as NCAA champions.

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).