A Defending Trend

A brief overview of recent college hoops: Washington 61 UCLA 51 UW took away UCLA’s running game. As a team the Huskies made a commitment to get back on the defensive end and eliminate any possibility that Bruins might have for getting easy lay ups. Wisconsin 52 Michigan State 50 One stat I would love […]

Searching For It

Charlie Weis sat behind the microphone. His hair still wet from a September-Michigan rain. He proffered specific answers when referring to the significance of plays by Terrail Lambert, Jeff Samardzija, and Rhema McKnight. When speaking of his quarterback Weis lacked the same specificity: “He has it. I don’t know what it is, but he has […]

Here’s My Guys…You Pick The Court…Game On!!!!!!

As February melts (hopefully for us in the Northeast) into March, college hoopsters prepare for the madness. After spending ample time viewing the nation’s hoopsters, I have assembled my own team – Casey’s Crew. Using the premise of “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts” I challenge anyone who thinks they can […]

The Passing of Dennis Johnson

What a shock! Former Celtics great Dennis Johnson dies at 52 The Associated Press February 22, 2007, 4:48 PM CST AUSTIN, Texas — Dennis Johnson, the star NBA guard who was part of three championship teams and combined with Larry Bird in one of the great postseason plays, died Thursday after collapsing at the end […]

Sweet Sixteen Challenge (Premier)

Fancy yourself a bracketologist? Think you are a prognosticator of a higher order? Then we have a challenge for you. With Selection Sunday less than three weeks away now is the time to show off your skills. You could be the first winner of the Sweet Sixteen Challenge brought to you by Casey’s Clipboard and […]

What A Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If I needed any reinforcement for my love of college basketball, yesterday’s hoops schedule provided ample opportunity (of course m’amour for the college game needs little support). Yesterday’s schedule included a couple of Big East rivalries, an upset in the SEC, inter-conference play between the Pac-10 and the Big East, C-USA and the West Coast […]

Role Player’s Hall Of Fame

With the idea that there are no small roles I need your help devising our hall of fame for the role player: the player who will not make his/her sport’s hall of fame, but who contributed to the overall success of his team. I wanted to start this list with Preston Pearson. The former Dallas […]

College Hoop Scoop — midseason Q’s

Going into this weekend, most college hoops team are about halfway through their conference schedules. Various sites are beginning to post early drafts of the NCAA tournament brackets, which of course will be changing on a weekly basis. Most hoops fanatics really begin digging in their heels right now as games become more important, especially […]

How Do You Define a Rivalry?

Wednesday, February 7th will mark the 222nd meeting between the Tar Heels of North Carolina and the Duke University Blue Devils. These two schools nine miles apart rank number two (UNC-2,003) and four (Duke-1,816) on the all-time victories list for NCAA Division I Men’s basketball. For the 122nd consecutive meeting at least one of these […]

The Last Word

Congratulations to the Colts and their fans !!! Your first major league world championship in any sport is now a reality. You deserved to win the Super Bowl on Sunday and have persevered many years to get to this point. The Colts are NFL Super Bowl Champions … now carry the trophy with dignity and […]