Archive for December, 2012

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Before the season, I was presented with the question: Which teams would represent the Big 12 in the NCAA Tournament?  I refused to answer at the time, wanting to have the time to evaluate the league’s new faces. Now a month into the season I have better idea of which teams from the conference will need to get their dancing shoes fitted.   I’m no Joe Lunardi, but I will attempt to do my best impersonation and will do so at the end of every month leading up to the big dance.  One might ask how I will field my projections.  Read the rest of this entry »

38 races, if you include the Budweiser Shootout and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race.

It’s been an up and down year for many in this elite driving series.  This 2012 season provided some moments that surprised, shocked, and even created some NASCAR history.  From the Daytona 500 that raced in primetime on Monday to the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Sprint Cup boys definitely provided the fans with some memorable moments.

Here are some of the moments and races that I definitely will remember for years to come:

A jet dryer bursts into flames after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya.
(Photo from: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)

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Laser, rocket arm.  Smoking, hot wife.  Peyton Manning’s wife Ashley Thompson Manning is a mother of twins and still has an incredible body.  While Peyton is in the midst of a terrific comeback season with the Broncos, Ashley’s been keeping busy as well, most recently making a bid to become minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies.  Married to the best quarterback of all time AND attempting to become the owner of a professional franchise?  If that doesn’t spell Total Sports Babe, I don’t know what does. Read the rest of this entry »

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From the Opelika-Auburn News

Malzahn gets to say War Eagle, again!

A year after leaving Auburn University, as the offensive coordinator from 2009 to 2011, for the head coaching position at Arkansas State, Gus Malzahn is back on loveliest village on the plains. Malzahn returns with his fast-paced, no huddle offensive style that helped Auburn win the national championship in 2010.

Malzahn replaces his former boss, Gene Chizik, who was fired one day after an embarrassing 49-0 loss to in-state rival Alabama to complete a 3-9 season.

“We are tremendously excited that Gus Malzahn will be our next head football coach,” athletic director Jay Jacobs said. “Coach Malzahn was the clear unanimous choice of our search committee, and I am pleased that Dr. Gogue has accepted our recommendation. This is great day for Auburn football and Auburn University.”

Many of Auburn’s top recruits, including linebacker Reuben Foster out of Auburn High School, has already voiced their opinions on the hiring of Malzahn. Foster went on to say “I am still all in at Auburn University.”

Welcome back to Auburn, Gus! Now let’s get ready to bring home our third National Title.

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Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger holds up the game ball after his 500th career win Friday night against Northwestern State in Norman.

November has come and gone.  Here are twelve news and notes from the Big 12 men’s basketball conference.

  • The Big 12 won its 2,000th non-conference game with Texas Tech’s win over Nebraska-Omaha on Nov. 14. In 16+ seasons, the league boasts a record of 2,021-707 (.741) versus schools outside the Big 12.
  • The Big 12 opened the season with a 14-0 record before dropping its first game of the year.
  • All but one team in the Big 12 has a .600 or better winning percentage (90 percent).
  • Every Big 12 team is holding its opponents to 67.0 points per game or less. Five squads are holding foes below 60 points per contest. Read the rest of this entry »