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  1. NFL OTAs Reset: Five Scheme Changes to Watch

    Robert Mays

    Aside from being the stretch of the calendar for never-ending optimism, OTAs actually do serve a purpose. That purpose, and how important these pre-training camp sessions are, shifts from team to team. Tom Brady is more than a decade into r...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Big Guys, Levers, and Weapons: The Rise of the Themed Draft

    Robert Mays

    Draft grades are typically handed out using a rubric based on some combination of value and need. How well teams managed to balance those two factors is usually the first thing we use to decide if a draft is a success or a failure. The Rams were appl...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Digging in the Tournament Crates: Xavier–Kansas State, the ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Every year the NCAA tournament produces so many unforgettable moments that it actually becomes hard to remember them all. Sure, there are images and games that remain indelible - Thomas Hill crying, Adam Morrison crying, a...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  4. Triangle Cheat Sheet: Your College Basketball Update and Look-Ahe...

    Patricia Lee

    We are now just over one week away from college basketball's Selection Sunday, which means you have exactly 10 days to know everything about the most dominant teams this season. To help you on your journey, we'll be providing quick guides ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. The resurrection of Lakers forward Xavier Henry

    Jonathan Abrams

    How a lottery washout resurrected his career on the Lake Show.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  6. ALERT: Xavier Henry Declared War on Jeff Withey Last Night

    Andrew Sharp

    It wasn't officially basketball season until we got a dunk that broke the Internet. We've had dunks, obviously, and the last few weeks have been fun, but we need the kind of dunk that leads to text messages to friends to make sure everyone has seen i...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Fab Freshmen

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy convincing friends and family that your Movember mustache should probably stick around through Mocember, here's what you missed on sports on Tuesday: In a battle of the nation's best freshmen, Jabari Parker outshone Andrew ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Gophers Drop the Hoosiers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy winding down all of your Italian business interests, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Trevor Mbakwe and the Minnesota Golden Gophers upset top-ranked Indiana, 77-73 in Minneapolis. Mbakwe, who started his colleg...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 15 College Basketball Epiphanies

    Shane Ryan

    First off, I want to thank everyone who made nominations to the All-BeefyBulky Team on Friday. There were so many great contenders, but in the end there can only be five. The winners: 1. Andre Almeida, Nebraska 2. Matt Stainbrook, Xavier 3. Regg...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  11. The Eight Factors: Xavier-Baylor

    Shane Ryan

    The Eight Factors measures four basketball criteria along with four non-basketball criteria to take the measure of who will win each Sweet 16 game. In this installment: 10-seed Xavier (23-12) vs. 3-seed Baylor (29-7). Factor 1: Better College ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  12. Let's Not Forget That Jed Bartlet Went to Notre Dame

    Sarah Larimer

    Also, Notre Dame (a 7-seed in this year's tournament) beat an undefeated Syracuse team in January. Grantland's Shane Ryan took a look at the Irish earlier this year. Let's take a look at what he had to say. Sorry in advance about the headline ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  13. About Last Weekend: Perfection Interrupted

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The Green Bay Packers are no longer undefeated. The Kansas City Chiefs, playing for interim coach Romeo Crennel after Todd Haley was fired, won 19-1...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  14. About Last Night: The Misplaced Punch Line Version

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Clippers acquired Chris Paul for three players, Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, and Al-Farouq Aminu, and a first-round draft pick. To be fair,...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  15. About Last Weekend: And A Tebow Shall Lead Them

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Tim Tebow is now 7-1 as a starter, as the Broncos defeated the Bears 13-10 in overtime. Matt Prater hit two field goals of over 50 yards to clinch t...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  16. About Last Night: Who Dat Killing The Giants?

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Drew Brees threw for four touchdowns and ran for another as the Saints routed the Giants 49-24. After the running touchdown, he tried to dunk the ball over...

    Blog | November 29, 2011