Showing posts with category "ncaa college sports"

Best Ways to Recover After a Big Workout

One of the most important aspects of getting the most out of your workout is ensuring you are recovering properly after.

December 1, 2021
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fitness

Everything You Need To Know Before The 2021 Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is the richest handicap race run on turf over 3200m in the world of racing but it is also so much more.

October 26, 2021
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horse racing

Soccer Betting Tips For Beginners

It’s safe to say that soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world.

September 28, 2021
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sports

Week 1 NFL Predictions: Cowboys Flop & Raiders Surprise

I’m giddy like a little school girl. I can already smell the cold beer and hot wings as we sit with small groups of friends at our favorite local watering holes or our living room, watching the games and cheesing on each other over our fantasy leagues and bad beats.

September 3, 2021
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NFL

NCAA coaches charged with fraud and corruption

Hmm, am I shocked? No, not really. However, I am a little shocked that it was the Feds that caught them. Student-athletes are worth a lot of money to the schools and the brands that sponsor the schools. As such, we expect there to be a strong incentive for places to find ways to convince these student-athletes to go to their school (or brand). And schools have always done this through relatively inefficient means: nicer locker rooms, weight rooms, and other facilities; hiring personal chefs and personal trainers; and even paying professional coaches to leave the big leagues and come […]

August 6, 2021
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college basketball

Luol Deng: Basketball's $125 Million Real Estate Magnate

Current NBA Basketball Player Louol Deng moonlights as a real estate magnate with a $125 Million fortune solely from investments. This is how Deng did it.

August 6, 2021
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NBA

The Value of Recruiting

Echoing Skip's post below, I link to this article about Kansas State assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill, about whose salary a recent stink was raised: Michael Beasley made Kansas State basketball relevant for the first time in more than a decade last season, and his presence put a few extra dollars in the pocket of the man responsible for luring him to Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State had been a perennial also-ran in the Big 12 during the 90's and the early part of this decade. It was in large part due to Michael Beasley - with all due respect to […]

August 6, 2021
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college basketball

Blue Jays Player Payroll Budget Increased

The Toronto Blue Jays indicated today that they believe they have not been hiring enough units of playing ability in the marketplace over the past few years, an argument that G.M. J.P. Ricciardi had been making, sometimes none-too-subtly, for at least two years. They have announced that the budget for player salaries will be $210 million over three years. My contacts with the club tell me they do not expect to divide it equally over the three years, but will probably spend less this year and more in the next two years. "We have the resources now to go out […]

August 6, 2021
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Uncategorized

E-Cigarette as an Alternative Option to Smoker Sportspersons/Athletes

It has been hundreds of years since mankind is getting pleasure by inhaling smoke.

August 29, 2020
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sports

Team Valuations - Milwaukee/Alabama edition

While the Philadelphia 76ers got all of the press this year with their record-tying 26-game losing streak, the Milwaukee Bucks quietly ended up blowing out the competition for worst team in the NBA finishing 15-67, fully 4 games worse than the hapless 76ers. So what kind of reward does owner Herb Kohl get for guiding his team to NBA ignominy? Try $550 million, the price tag announced today as Kohl sold the team to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. In other news, it was widely reported last week that in the latest government data on college […]

May 12, 2020
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Uncategorized

Deals, Deals, Deals

The University of Colorado will join Nebraska and Utah as members of the Pac-10 in 2011 after negotiating a $6.863 million exit package with the Big 12.  Nebraska is paying $9.25 million for the same privilege to leave for the Big 10.   This story in Boulder's Daily Camera notes that the Pac-10 is financing Colorado's severance payment, in effect through reduced future payouts to Colorado.  Payouts of this magnitude -- and the ability of Colorado and the Pac-10 to finance the early move with internal funds --  imply very large gains to the new Pac-10 group of schools from this realignment. Elsewhere, […]

May 12, 2020
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NASCAR

Faking = Cheating? The Curious Case of Derek Jeter

As anyone other than the home plate umpire watching Wednesday night could easily determine, both from the loud "doink" of the ball hitting the bat as well as video replay, Chad Qualls did not hit Derek Jeter with a pitch in the 7th inning 's of the Rays-Yankees game.  Instead, Jeter faked (acted, simulated, ...) pain from being hit, prompting the ump to award first base.  While Jeter has received a little bit of "Cheater" backlash, most media reflections on his actions have been very mild.  (Huffington Post hosts a vote on "is it cheating or not".) Rays manager, Joe […]

May 12, 2020
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baseball