Women’s leagues WNBA, etc. have ushered in sports’ golden age

Image: Getty Images Choosing between women’s and men’s sports is a false choice. If you’re a certain blogger for Glenn Beck’s conservative Blaze media, revisionist history can be a comfort zone that vilifies feminism in sports as your woke sports boogeyman, but makes you look like a headadass instead. Jason Whitlock’s resentment-driven tweet on women’s … Read more

Should Brian Kelly have to give $1 million back to LSU

Brian KellyImage: AP Louisiana State University (LSU) reset the college football coaching market in 2021 when they signed former Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly to a 10-year, $95 million contract. Kelly responded by winning 10 games in his first season in Baton Rouge highlighted by a home win over Alabama and an appearance in … Read more

ESPN adds pickleball, doesn’t build around women’s sports

Riley Newman at the 2022 Margaritaville USA Pickleball Nationals Championships Image: Getty Images In a sign that ESPN and other networks can choose to devote broadcast hours to new and emerging sports, the American sports cable channel announced that it was adding pickleball to the lineup. pickleball, the racquetball of our era, is Crossfit without … Read more

Jason Whitlock offers up misogynistic take on ESPN programming

Are you a single-celled organism? Do you feel like too much contemporary sports talk is just a bunch of nerds and women screaming about analytics, or that everyone on the TV talks too fast? Do you miss smoking in hospital wards? Then, Jason Whitlock has dug up some stale, low-hanging fruit disguised as sports takes, … Read more

Stop us before we NIL again

Gonzaga UniversityTy men’s head basketball coach Mark Few testifies during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing titled “NCAA Athlete NIL Rights” on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.Image: AP The NCAA needs a reality check. This week the vanishingly relevant college athletics institution has once again asked Congress to help it stabilize the college sports … Read more

North Carolina, Kentucky could be NIT-bound

Coach Cal’s Kentucky squad is flounderingImage: Getty Images Both North Carolina’s and Kentucky’s men’s basketball teams have already lost six games this season. Two of the college basketball’s blueblood programs are struggling, and the NCAA Tournament might not be in the cards for them — but it’s not like this hasn’t happened before. College basketball … Read more

Chicago Bears name B1G commish Kevin Warren as president

Kevin WarrenPhoto: Getty Images Soon-to-be former Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren is expected to take over as CEO and president of the Chicago Bears, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The move comes amid a rebuild with the team finishing the year 3-14, and landing the No. 1 pick in the draft. This is a … Read more

What we know about Michigan’s alleged NCAA violations

U of M and Jim Harbaugh are being investigated by the NCAA.Image: Getty Images Less than one week after the Michigan Wolverines were eliminated from the College Football Playoffthe university was handed to Notice of Allegations by the NCAA. This document consists of five alleged rules violations involving the university’s football program, and particularly head … Read more

Big college football programs are coming for your quarterback

Wake Forest Demon Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman after a 27-17 win over the Missouri Tigers after the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl college football game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa FL on December 23, 2022.Image: Getty Images Seeing as college football bowl season now doubles as open season on potential transfers due to the … Read more

What were the best and worst sports trends in 2022?

Image: Getty Images As 2023 approaches, it gives media outlets opportunities to do wrap-ups, year-end lists, and rank anything else in the timeframe of the past 12 months. It’s really the only upside of time being arbitrary and a construct of people in power to make sure the plebeians arrive at the salt mines at … Read more