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ESPYS Nominee, Ohio State Wrestler Logan Stieber Deserves One More Victory

The four-time national champion should walk away with the award for "Best Male College Athlete."
ESPYS Nominee, Ohio State Wrestler Logan Stieber Deserves One More Victory

The good people over at ESPN have released the online ballots for the annual ESPY Awards — the only true all-encompassing awards show in sports. As always, I voted. As always, I took it seriously — even if the show itself doesn't always do the same. 

 

Knicks Fans, Including Stephen A Smith, Criticize Draft Pick

The New York Knicks took Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick, surprising many.

The New York Knicks surprisingly drafted Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick in the NBA Draft, prompting boos from the Knicks fans in attendance. New Yorkers have a long history of booing their teams, especially against the Jets in the NFL Draft. With one of the worst records last year, they were in line to have their pick of high-caliber athletes to build the future.

 

Ohio State and Michigan State Could Both Make College Football Playoff in 2015

Connor Cook could lead his team to the Playoff this fall.
Buckeyes, Spartans Give Big Ten Shot at Two Playoff Teams

There is a lot of moving and shaking happening in the Big Ten these days.

 

On the field, this league has taken a lot of flack over the years (particularly from the South) about how slow the game is played in the Midwest.

 

2015 NFL Player Rankings: Offensive Linemen

All-Pro Marshal Yanda is not only the league's No. 1 guard, he's also widely considered to be one of the top offensive lineman period
2015 NFL Player Rankings: Offensive Linemen

Just like last year, Athlon Sports' 2015 NFL Preview magazine includes NFL player rankings at every position.

Tommy Armstrong Must Deliver for Nebraska to Win Big Ten West

How quickly will Armstrong adapt to the new offense?
Tommy Armstrong is Nebraska's Key Player for the 2015 Season

The Big Ten West Division is considered Wisconsin’s to lose in 2015. But just how big is the gap between the Badgers and Nebraska?

 

Tennessee's Running Back Duo Ready to Carry Vols Back to Prominence

Jalen Hurd gets a running mate in junior college transfer Alvin Kamara
Tennessee's Running Back Duo Ready to Carry Vols Back to Prominence

Alvin Kamara is using the word “maturity” quite a bit these days.

 

He’s describing the maturity required to allow a younger teammate to become his mentor. He’s describing the maturity that same teammate must possess not to see him as a threat.

 

Auburn's 2015 Seniors Sign Beam for College Football's Biggest Scoreboard

The new scoreboard is the biggest in college football.
Auburn's 2015 Football Seniors Sign Beam for College Football's Biggest Scoreboard

Auburn is planning to have a massive scoreboard in place by the start of the 2015 season. The video scoreboard measures 190 x 57 feet and is going to be the biggest in the nation.

 

And the program is celebrating the new scoreboard by having the 2015 football seniors sign the top beam for the frame.

 

Throwback Thursday: Muhammad Ali Helps Invent MMA

On this date in 1976, Ali helped bring about MMA in a very unique fight.

Muhammad Ali arguably remains the greatest boxer ever and his influence still continues worldwide. However, he also must be recognized for his role in creating Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA for short. On this date in 1976, Ali fought Antonio Inoki, a wrestler, in the first match that combined both boxing and wrestling. The background to the fight is both interesting and mysterious, as it allegedly began as a fixed, exhibition, but ultimately became a real fight.

 

Inexperience on Clemson's Offensive Line Could Derail ACC Title Hopes

The Tigers have concerns up front.
Inexperience on Clemson's Offensive Line Could Derail ACC Title Hopes

Offensive lines are often one of the most overlooked groups during the season or with preseason predictions. While the five players in the trenches aren’t going to be on many highlight reels, offensive lines are the key to any team's offensive attack.

 

Coach K Utilizes Secret Twitter to Monitor Players

In order to check on his player's social media behavior, Coach K follows them under an alias.

Athletes often love social media, especially Twitter, because it gives them a platform to speak upon to their millions of fans. They can interact with others, and it gives a way to broadcast to a large audience whenever. However, there are also plenty of negatives, including backlash and everybody trying to give advice. That is exactly why Coach K of Duke has made his Twitter account secret, under an alias.

 

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