Tennis: A slow week on the competition front was spiced up when Sports Illustrated revealed three WTA stars gracing the pages of its swimsuit issue.
Greg DePalma welcomes guest Jamal Murphy, writer for CollegeHoopsDaily.com and proprietor of TheBlacketologist.com, to look at how the NCAA Tournament field continues to take shape. Conference tournaments begin in one week, and it’s three weeks to Selection Sunday.
With just 21 days remaining until Selection Sunday (March 12th), here are the latest stats and analysis for our top bubble teams in contention for the ‘Field of 68’ in next month’s D1 College Basketball Tournament.
Thanks to a three-game win streak including a signature win at South Carolina, Arkansas moved off our bubble list and on to lock status for the NCAA Tournament. The Razorbacks are led by seven upperclassman including seniors Moses Kingsley and Dusty Hannahs. Throw in JC transfer Daryl Macon, who averaged 20 ppg on 60% shooting during their recent run, and Coach Mike Anderson could have his best Hogs team yet.
NASCAR: A completely new look comes to the top circuit – new sponsor, race format, points system – and officials hope that translates to greater entertainment on track.
Greg DePalma is joined by Kenny Bruce from NASCAR.com to preview the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season, which gets underway this week as Speedweeks culminates with next weekend’s Daytona 500. Jimmie Johnson is the defending Cup champion, though everyone must adjust to new rules that include dividing each race into shorter segments that carry points values.
Greg DePalma continues his analysis of the NFL Draft‘s top 10 picks – three quarterbacks could be snapped up by then – and previews the weekend’s top college basketball matchups and picks.
The Department of Player Safety totally dropped the puck – again – by garnering just a six-game suspension on the vicious spear levied by Detroit winger Gustav Nyqvist’s stick-to-the-face of Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon. The NHL failed big by ignoring the possible ramifications of what could have happened if the stick was just a few inches higher, as well as the intent to injure.
In addition to the nightly college basketball outlook, Greg DePalma updates the NFL Draft‘s top 10 projections and ponders how ridiculous it is for anyone to believe that Tom Brady would ever play for someone other than the New England Patriots.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand welcome guest Mark Baron, CEO of next week’s Delray Beach Open as it readies for its 25th edition on the ATP docket. There’s also a recap of awkward moments, as the United States wins its Fed Cup tie in Hawaii after flubbing the German anthem, and analyst Mark Adler sues ESPN over whether he said “guerilla” or “gorilla.”