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  1. About Last Weekend: The Pack Is Back

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out being thrown in jail while attempting to incite a Seahawks riot by overturning a vegan food truck, and using your one phone call to beg Shane to fill in for you on About Last Night, here's what you missed in sports over the weeke...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  2. The College Basketball Offseason: Everything You Missed, and More...

    Shane Ryan

    You can't go very far these days without hearing a sports fan say, "I can't wait until college basketball starts." I'm not sure why they keep mispronouncing it as "football" — it must be a joke I missed, or a meme, or something — but the ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  3. The Hardcourt Shuffle: The Weekend's Top 10 Games

    Shane Ryan

    Confession time: I have a bad relationship with GIFs. I'm 100 percent alone on this one, I know, especially among young Internet sports types. But to me, GIFs are like "Harlem Shake" videos — hilarious visual gag at first, until you become so i...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  4. The Hardcourt Shuffle: The Weekend's Top 10 Games

    Shane Ryan

    Today is the first of March, and so I wish you a Happy March Day. March Day is the lesser-known cousin of May Day, which is a pagan holiday celebrated on May 1. But March Day is far more important because it means we're getting close to the most esse...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  5. Hardcourt Shuffle: Looking Ahead to the Week's Top 10 Games

    Shane Ryan

    Dear Shuffle-uffaguses, First, I wanted to tell you that I'll be calling anyone who reads this column a "Shuffle-uffagus." It seemed like the coolest choice. Second, I have to report that I've been on a golf course all weekend — watching ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  6. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Indiana, Miami, OKSU, Pitt Win the College...

    Shane Ryan

    If you read Friday's column, you know there's a big gray elephant in the room, and we might as well recognize it right off the bat. So, here you go: Yes, I was right about Pittsburgh beating Syracuse, Miami beating NC State, Oklahoma State playing...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  7. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Top 10 College Basketball Weekend Games

    Shane Ryan

    Today we're playing Ben Howland ball. No stalls, go go go! Let's get right to the countdown … 10. No. 5 Louisville at Georgetown, Saturday, Noon, ESPN One revelation for me this season is that teams that play very slow, physical styles with...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  8. The Hardcourt Shuffle: That Old Butler Magic, Cuse Is in the Hous...

    Shane Ryan

    Let's begin by delving into the realm of the imagination. Pretend it's November 1, 2012, and you and I are real-life acquaintances. Pretend we're having a conversation on a park bench near a vacant outdoor court. The wind is whistling, and it's far t...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  9. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Mythbusting the B1G, Top 10 Weekend Colleg...

    Shane Ryan

    Two weeks ago, when I predicted that Michigan would beat Ohio State on the road, and Minnesota would do the same to Indiana, I was hit with an avalanche of Big Ten fans insisting that I didn't know what I was talking about, and that IT WAS REALLY, RE...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  10. Jim Boeheim, the Complicated Fatalist, Wins No. 900

    Shane Ryan

    My first experience with live college basketball came on February 12, 1994, when my dad and I made the three-hour trip from the Adirondack Mountains to see Syracuse take on Kentucky. Through an old grad school connection, dad got us in to the home lo...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  11. About Last Night: Sanchize Delivers Christmas Gift to Titans

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Mark Sanchez finished with five turnovers, including three on the final three possessions, as the Jets lost to the Titans, 14-10, and were eliminated from...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  12. 25 Thanksgiving College Hoops Epiphanies

    Shane Ryan

    I'm one of those people who adhere to a strict famine-and-feast diet on Thanksgiving Day. I'll starve myself throughout the day, trying to not let the aromas floating in from the kitchen drive me insane, just so I can gorge myself like a crazed anima...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  13. About Last Weekend: D'Lakers Pick D'Antoni

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The L.A. Lakers hired former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni to replace Mike Brown. In his basement, Dwight Howard took down...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  14. College Basketball Team Previews: The Title Snipers  Michigan, S...

    Shane Ryan

    All this week (and next!), we'll be running college basketball team previews for the 20 (or so) Most Interesting Teams. Today we tackle the Title Snipers. Why are snipers so terrifying and exciting? Whenever I think of those dashing sociopaths, wi...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  15. The Second Pine Tar War

    Shane Ryan

    The Plain Facts Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta was ejected Tuesday night for having pine tar on his glove in the eighth inning of a 5-4 win over the Washington Nationals. Peralta played for the Nationals in 2010, and also for the Syracuse Chie...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Summitt Bids Farewell

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has stepped down after a long and brilliant career. "I'm just glad Pat and I can both call it ...

    Blog | April 19, 2012