Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic is our pick to win her first career Grand Slam event when she travels down under with the rest of the world’s top tennis stars starting tonight in Melbourne for the 2017 Australian Open.
It’s been just four seasons since LaSalle made that Sweet 16 run that excited the city of Philadelphia. Not a whole lot of good has happened since, but the Explorers are setting their sights on a return to the NCAAs thanks to a veteran team led by seniors Jordan Price and Syracuse transfer B. J. Johnson.
The Dallas Cowboys have enjoyed a storybook season and potential rebirth thanks to rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. In their first career playoff contest they won’t have to contend with Green Bay star receiver Jordy Nelson on the opposing sideline, giving them a much easier path to the NFC Championship Game next Sunday.
A big day in college hoops gives us some ‘Game of the Year’ match-ups in mid-major conferences including undefeated Gonzaga hosting rival St. Mary’s as Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss has provided a huge boost to the Bulldogs in their quest to reach their first-ever Final Four.
Bonzie Colson and Notre Dame look to stay unbeaten in ACC play when they travel to South Beach tonight to play Miami. Even after losing star players like Demetrius Jackson and Zach Auguste to graduation the Irish have raised their scoring average from 75.1 (128th nationally) to 82.3 (32nd nationally) thanks to Colson and three other key upperclassman.
Current Atlantic 10 programs have produced some exciting March Madness moments over the past decade including Dayton’s Elite Eight run in 2014 as an 11 seed, George Mason’s Final Four run in 2006 as an 11 seed and VCUs Final Four run in 2011 as you guessed it…an 11 seed.
Sophomore guard Dwayne Bacon and Florida State are on a major roll to open the season as they look to keep padding their resume with a home game tonight against Duke in Tallahassee.
Let’s take a look at the conference that gave us one of the top early round upsets in the NCAA Tournament last season…the Sun Belt. With Arkansas Little Rock appearing to be down a bit from last season’s 30-win campaign, there are no shortage of contenders for the new crown including a Texas-Arlington squad that pulled off an upset in December of previous unbeaten and 21st ranked St. Mary’s.
Vic Law and Northwestern are in desperate need for a big conference road win when the Wildcats travel to hot Nebraska today. After missing last season with a shoulder injury, Law has returned and provided Northwestern with solid point production the team lost when Tre Demps graduated.
20 teams down and 12 to go. The NFL playoffs begin today and only eight teams have a legitimate chance to win it all. Out of those eight, we’re going to go with Atlanta to win their first Super Bowl. Why? Because this is clearly the best team they’ve ever fielded in the history of their program. That’s why.