For These Final Four The Difference Is The Same

The paths these four have taken not only converge at Ford Field but in the ability to present an immovable object, a resistance to the force applied. To one degree or another the Huskies, Heels, Spartans, and Wildcats have all proved their mettle on the defensive end of the floor.

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.