With the latest round of layoffs at ESPN, about 100 many of whom were on air talent or main writers at ESPN.com, one can only wonder how this will affect coverage. The most powerful entity in American sports almost since its inception in 1980 is cutting back in every area, but it seems there was […]
Since Nick Saban took over the Alabama football program the other 13 schools have had a total of 36 head coaches. Yes, some changes were for different circumstances, but Saban had to be a reason for some changes. Just ask Les Miles.
The NCAA has released a study on recruiting and who produces the most Division I football players, based on a percentage of how many kids play high school football in that state, not surprising was five of the top 10 were states in the SEC footprint. Florida: 9.9 percent Georgia: 8.6 percent Louisiana: 8.3 percent […]
Exactly one month ago today I was in Greenville, S.C. for the second game of the weekend, Arkansas vs. North Carolina. The second game was South Carolina vs. Duke. A basketball fan from Clemson struck up a conversation the day before in the Hyatt Hotel and said he was going to the games but expected […]
Classic Empire, winner of the Arkansas Derby, has been made the 5-2 favorite in the Kentucky Derby by some Las Vegas oddsmakers. Always Dreaming is second at 3-1. If looking for some value Looking At Lee, third in the Arkansas Derby but closing a little ground, is 40-1.
Saturday’s 81st running of the Arkansas Derby drew a field of 12 and the runners range from the 2-year-old champion to a 50-1 shot that will probably be 99-1 at post. Classic Empire, the 2-year-old champion, was established as the 8-5 favorite despite finished third in the Holy Bull Stakes and refusing to train after […]