Gonzaga, for two decades now, has struggled to get certain college basketball fans to take them seriously. This entirely stems from the fact they haven’t made an NIT since 1998, and they’re only 2-3 all-time in the tournament. The problem for Gonzaga supporters is that those Saint Mary’s teams didn’t play the nonconference schedule Gonzaga did. Saturday, 2:00 PM EST: Texas Tech @ Kansas State (ESPN2)Texas Tech needs wins, even if they’re good. Saturday, 4:00 PM EST: Marquette @ Seton Hall (CBSSN)Saturday, 6:00 PM EST: Texas @ West Virginia (ESPN)Our latest chance to see Shaka Smart pass Texas in the KenPom ratings.
It’s Groundhog Day, and as (mostly) children of McHenry County, we’re obliged to blog about it. The SouthIn Washington, D.C., the Dupont Circle Groundhog Day event features Potomac Phil, another taxidermic specimen. Due to Nova Scotia’s Atlantic Time Zone, Shubenacadie Sam makes the first Groundhog Day prediction in North America. “Daks Day” (from the German dachs) is Groundhog Day in the dialect of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Balzac Billy is the “Prairie Prognosticator”, a man-sized groundhog mascot who prognosticates weather on Groundhog Day from Balzac, Alberta.2 days ago The Barking Crow
NIT Stu:As you’ve written, Aaron Rodgers made waves this offseason when he told everyone he had sat in a few ayahuasca ceremonies. The timing of Rodgers’ ayahuasca trip (pun intended) is spookily correlated with the timing of his resurgence as the NFL’s best quarterback. But here’s the thing: I don’t think it was the ayahuasca that helped Rodgers time-travel to 2011. “I haven’t lifted this way in a long time, where I’m having PRs squatting week to week…I don’t know what the science says, but I do know what it feels like. The other thing about the ayahuasca is that it became a lot less cool when the losing started.2 months ago The Barking Crow
Editor’s Note: Since November 2018, Joe has been publishing picks here and back at All Things NIT, our former site. For futures bets (in both sports and politics) and motorsports bets, odds are taken from the better option between Bovada and BetOnline as our best approximation of the Vegas consensus, which isn’t currently/accurately available online. For unit context, on the MLB futures: We started the season with 1,040 units available for futures and hedges against those futures. Entering today, we’ve netted 10.74 units of profit, and we have 398.74 units in the bankroll, with 676 units pending. Here’s the current scenario table:Winner Loser P/L Phillies Yankees 496.84 Padres Yankees 464.74 Phillies Astros 344.14 Padres Astros 312.04 Astros Padres -11.66 Astros Phillies -51.66 Yankees Padres -52.46 Yankees Phillies -92.46Pick: Philadelphia to win +180.3 months ago The Barking Crow
I’ve been told to make 2023 predictions in many of the following categories. NIT Champion: Volodymyr Zelenskyy (but Oklahoma State over Illinois in the championship)Meanwhile, the NIT will be a beacon of freedom. And Oklahoma State fans will be pumped about beating Brad Underwood in Vegas while Illinois fans will be the most bitter. NFL2023 Super Bowl Champion: BengalsI still can’t get the Joe Burreaux video out of my head. Oh, also the Oklahoma State game.1 month ago The Barking Crow
The world’s largest, and most inclusive indoor rowing competition, the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships (NJIRC), will return in person in March. Marking the return of the in-person event for the first time since 2020, and following two hugely successful years as a virtual event, NJIRC 2023 will return to London’s Copper Box Arena on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Alongside the existing NJIRC, which has taken place in London since 2007, London Youth Rowing (LYR) has announced the launch of the inaugural NJIRC North, which will see the face-to-face competition take place simultaneously in Leeds. The announcement of NJIRC North follows the significant expansion of LYR’s flagship Active Row programme outside London into Yorkshire and Nottingham. “Not only will we be heading back to the wonderful Copper Box Arena in London, but to be able to open the NJIRC doors to Leeds is truly exciting.3 months ago Barking and Dagenham Post
AdvertisementAnd just a short train ride south in Philadelphia, the National League series will play out with similar stakes between the Phillies and Padres. We put our picks and all series coverage, plus the latest odds, all in one place for fans to easily digest and follow. Problem is, the Phillies now have to choose between starting Wheeler in Game 4 on short rest or throwing something like a bullpen game behind Noah Syndergaard. By their nature, the Padres don’t hit home runs like the Phillies do, but they are a more rounded offense. ALCS Game 3: Houston Astros (+120) at New York Yankees (-145) — 5:07 p.m.3 months ago The Athletic
Stephen Gallacher has struggled this season and is battling to hang on to his DP World Tour card. It can turn around so quickly in this game - I’ve seen it happen. “I’m one of those guys who’d rather say it face-to-face,” declared Gallacher, who rarely posts on Twitter or other social media platforms. Advertisement Hide AdAnd what about the new Stephen Gallacher Foundation Centre of Excellence, which is based at Kingsfield Golf Centre on the outskirts of Linlithgow? Advertisement Hide AdStephen Gallacher is extremely proud of how his junior foundation has grown since it was launched just over a decade ago.3 months ago The Scotsman