Did Antonio Brown really need another $68 Million? Why yes, yes he did.
Last night I went behind enemy lines to cover the Indiana- Northwestern basketball game at Assembly Hall. It would be only the third time I’d be in Bloomington and the first time at Assembly Hall. Continue reading “Behind Enemy Lines…… My first trip to Assembly Hall”
I hate to burst your bubble – but most jobs in the sports industry are just not for sports fans. Continue reading “So you want to be a sports writer? Lessons from my first night as an official member of the sports media.”
Reef’s 2017 NCAA Tournament Top 4 Seed Updates 2.0
|1||Villanova (1)||1||Kansas (3)||1||Gonzaga (2)||1||Arizona (4)|
|2||North Carolina (8)||2||Louisville (5)||2||UCLA (6)||2||Oregon (7)|
|3||Kentucky (11)||3||Duke (10)||3||West Virginia (12)||3||Baylor (9)|
|4||Florida (14)||4||Purdue (13)||4||Cincinnati (15)||4||Wisconsin (16)|
|(#) – Overall Ranking|
WEST LAFAYETTE – It wasn’t just a warm day outside here in February. It was hot inside Mackey Arena as well as #16 Purdue took on Michigan State. Purdue’s big men Issac Haas and Caleb Swanigan both had their way in the first half against Sparty. Swanigan had 11 in the first half. Purdue shot 50% (5-10) in the 1st half against Sparty. A loud sellout crowd at Mackey Arena came ready to cheer on their Boilermakers. There was no a empty seat in the house which welcomed Spartans coach Tom Izzo with a chorus of boos. Purdue and Michigan State traded buckets with neither getting a larger lead than 3 halfway through the 1st half. Then Purdue’s shooters stepped up and hit 4 big threes to build a lead on the Spartans.
Purdue came out in the 2nd half hot with 3 straight makes and Sparty turned it over 3 straight. It became a foul fest in the 2nd half. Eron Harris went down on a scary play and had to be carted out on a stretcher. Harris is a Indy native from Lawrence North. Best wishes to the senior.
Caleb Swanigan had his nation leading 23rd double-double of the season and Vince Edwards joined the 1,000 point club. Haas continued his great play with solid shooting and rebounding. If Swanigan and Haas can provide the presence inside that Purdue needs, they have a chance to go far in the NCAA Tournament. Swanigan finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds. Purdue shot over 50% from the field and 33% from three point range.
With the win, Purdue sits alone at the top of the Big Ten standings with a half game lead on Wisconsin and Maryland. Purdue plays at Penn State on Tuesday and at Michigan next Saturday.
With the 45th President of the United States in office, all eyes are on his first 100 days in office. The first 100 days are often times used to measure the success and accomplishments of a President during the time that their power and influence is the greatest. I see a striking similarity between the first 100 days for the President of the United States of America, and an NFL team’s General Manager position. Both positions set the tone for the future, deliver opportunities for success, and are highly criticized by the media and general public. Continue reading “The first 100 days: Moves Colts GM Chris Ballard needs to make for a lasting impact”
Another week, another shakeup in the AP rankings. With a week filled with Top 25 losses, there is plenty of change in terms of tournament seeding. Listed are my updated top 4 seeds for the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Continue reading “Oregon, Louisville rise in latest rankings”
We are getting closer and closer to Selection Sunday and each games matters as it closes in on the conference tournaments. We have seen Continue reading “Reef’s Top 5 Seeds in Each Region of NCAA Tournament (As of 2/4/17)”
Last night was my first of hopefully many nights working as media for a sporting event. I was at the Purdue/Northwestern game with Reef’s Take media credentials. I was nervous and excited Continue reading “#23 Purdue 80 #25 Northwestern 59; My first time on media row !”