11 April 2015

Inside Line: Who will win the Duck Commander 500 tonight in Texas?

Inside Line is a blogging project for my COMM-326 Sports Journalism course

After returning to Sunday afternoon last year, the Duck Commander 500 returns to racing under the lights tonight at Texas Motor Speedway. This race in its 18 year history has been won by 15 different drivers, will we see something similar tonight?

10 April 2015

Inside Line: Food City 500 renamed to honor Steve Byrnes

Inside Line is a blogging project for my COMM-326 Sports Journalism course

In one of the cooler pieces of news you will see today, Bristol Motor Speedway and Fox Sports announced that next weekend's Food City 500 will be renamed, in support of NASCAR on Fox broadcaster Steve Byrnes as he continues to battle head-and-neck cancer, the Food City 500 In Support Of Steve Byrnes And Stand Up To Cancer.

09 April 2015

2015 NFL Mock Draft: 11th Edition

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We are now three weeks away from the NFL Draft kicking off at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. How does the draft picture look at this juncture as the weeks count down to April 30th? Here is my latest mock draft.

08 April 2015

Inside Line: Changes made to Sprint All-Star Race format

Inside Line is a blogging project for my COMM-326 Sports Journalism course

2015 will see the 31st running of the Sprint All-Star Race on May 16th at Charlotte Motor Speedway and this year's edition will see some changes to the format. Let's take a look.

Don't blame schools & coaches for taking advantage of 'one-and-done'

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In the wake of his team's loss to Duke in Monday's National Championship, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said this:
"But every player that's played through the program, okay, we don't do rent-a-player. You know what I mean? Try to take a fifth-year guy. That's okay. If other people do that, that's okay. I like trying to build from within."
And then Missouri senator Claire McCaskill got in the mix as well with this tweet:

Fanatic Radio Overtime 4/7/15 - NCAA & Masters

Duke wins the National Championship after one of the most exciting Final Four's in history and Josh Paunil joins us to break down the Dukies season, impact of diaper dandies. Wisconsin's senior-led team took down the mighty, porous defensive Kentucky and Coach K wins number five. Mike and Flo ask the tough questions and provide insightful, educational analysis from Indy as the duo also preview the Masters and Tiger Wood's return to Augusta.

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07 April 2015

Inside Line: Bill Goldberg to host pre-race ceremonies at Bristol

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Inside Line is a blogging project for my COMM-326 Sports Journalism course

Bill Goldberg, one of the more popular professional wrestlers of his time and the only undefeated champ in the history of professional wrestling, will have a new role in the sport of NASCAR. He will serve as the pre-race host for the Food City 500 on April 19th at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Here's what he had to say in the press release.

2015 Masters Preview

It is time to go down that familiar road in Augusta for the first golf major of the season, the Masters. It is the 79th edition of this tournament, the one where all players are vying for the most valuable prize in all of golf, the green jacket. Which golfer will be putting on that green jacket on Sunday night? Here is my 2015 Masters Preview.

06 April 2015

Inside Line: You can vote on Brad Keselowski's paint scheme for the All-Star race

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Inside Line is a blogging project for my COMM-326 Sports Journalism course

We are about a month and change until the 2015 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway but in the meantime, you can help decide one of the paint schemes. As part of the celebration of 25 years that Miller Brewing Company has sponsored Team Penske in NASCAR, you can choose between three paint schemes for Brad Keselowski to run next month. Let's take a look.

05 April 2015

Tiger Woods playing in the Masters is poised to be a mess

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As March Madness winds down to an end on Monday, the eyes of the sports world are beginning to shift to Augusta and the upcoming Masters Tournament. Now with the Friday announcement that Tiger Woods would in fact be playing in his first tournament in two months, there is now a new and significant storyline with this year's tournament.

However, I think that Woods could end up making headlines for the wrong reasons and may regret this decision. Here is why.

Fanatic Radio 4/3/15 - April 3, 2015 - Final Four

Mike and Ben break down the official matchups for Saturday's Final Four and discuss the issue of paying NCAA student-athletes whether it is on the horizon or a disaster in the making. Mike has stories from the McDonald's All American Game and can Kentucky go undefeated, will Wisconsin prevail, can Coach K get ring number five?

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2015 NCAA Tournament: National Championship Game Predictions

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I'll be honest, I am still stunned that Kentucky actually lost. Like Robert Patrick in The Marine, I thought they just wouldn't die but lo and behold, it was the Wisconsin Badgers moving on to the National Championship Game on Monday night to take on the Duke Blue Devils. It's an all-one seed showdown, just not the one that most folks saw coming.

So now in the aftermath of what happening on Saturday night, who will be cutting down the nets at Lucas Oil Stadium after winning it all? Here are my predictions.

2015 MLB Awards Predictions

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With the opening game of the 2015 MLB season kicking off tonight, with Opening Day being tomorrow, let's continue my 2015 MLB Preview with some predictions for the major hardware.