Winning starts with who closes

Everyone loves starters. Starting is sexy. Players love to start. Fans love to debate who will and who should. The NBA makes a huge deal out of All-Star starters with an extensive voting process that involves fans, players, and media. Teams are even mandated to announce their starters publicly 30 minutes before tip-off (hat tip … Read more

NCAAW: Caitlin Clark (42p), Iowa Hawkeyes fight off Maryland Terps

Historical precedent was challenged as the No. 6 Iowa Hawkeyes conquered their Big Ten rival, the No. 8 Maryland Terrapins, at home for their seventh consecutive win as the conclusion of the regular season quickly approaches and conference play remains competitive. Since joining the Big Ten, the Terps had held the advantage and many anticipated … Read more

Both Paolo Banchero and Keegan Murray earn second consecutive Rookie of the Month awards – Basketball Insiders

Both Paolo Banchero and Keegan Murray have been awarded the NBA’s Rookies of the Month for the second time in a row this past month of January, further proving their case to contend for the year’s title for best young player during the regular season. The No. 1 overall pick has continued to shine during … Read more

Canadian center Zach Edey starring in NCAA with mother supporting nearby

Zach Edey has been a driving force for the top-ranked Purdue Boilermakers, but it’s been his mother’s presence that has helped carve out his journey to NCAA basketball stardom. The seven-foot-four, 305-pound center is having a breakout junior season as the fourth-leading scorer and third-leading rebounder in the country (22.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per … Read more

Fight Card, Odds, and Link

Next weekend, the NFL will take over Glendale, Arizona for Super Bowl LVII. This Friday, however, there’s a different world title contest taking place with the vacant WBO 130-pound championship up for grabs. In one corner, Liam Wilson, an Australian super featherweight on the rise. Facing him is Emanuel Navarrete, a current champion at 126 … Read more

A blowout turns tense, but Nebraska hangs on to beat Michigan State, 71-67

Nebraska women’s basketball coach Amy Williams discusses the Huskers’ win against Michigan State on Thursday. Isabelle Bourne scored 20 points and the Nebraska women’s basketball team narrowly avoided a disastrous finish in a 71-67 win against Michigan State on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Alexis Markowski added 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Sam Haiby … Read more