Surprise, Surprise, the NCAA Does Something Bad Again

Jun 13, 2018
On a day where something actually went well for the NCAA, in only the way they can, they found a way to fuck it up. Two days before announcing that changes were coming to the transfer rule, the NCAA a...

LeBron James and HBO Announce New NCAA Documentary

Jun 11, 2018
LeBron James, coming off yet another NBA Finals loss, has switched teams again, this time partnering with HBO to bring a new student-athlete focused NCAA documentary to the network this fall. Typical ...

HBO Struck Gold With “Paterno” Movie

Apr 11, 2018
I have long been a fan of HBO programming, ever since I discovered The Wire and The Soprano’s (two of the greatest shows ever, don’t even try to argue with me). Once again, HBO has outdone...

Syracuse Basketball: Matthew Moyer to Transfer

Mar 27, 2018
Syracuse redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer has announced via Twitter that he will be leaving the program. Moyer saw significant action in the first part of the season this year, but averaged jus...

BREAKING (Literally): Isaac Haas’s Elbow

Mar 16, 2018
Purdue was riding high following a dominant 74-48 victory over Cal-State Fullerton, but their championship hopes were quickly crushed as they learned the fate of star big man Isaac Haas. Haas, a 7R...

UMBC Wins on the Court and on Twitter

Mar 16, 2018
The University of Maryland Baltimore County, better known as UMBC, made history Friday night, becoming the first 16-seed to win an NCAA Tournament game, defeating Virginia 74-54. While the Retrievers ...

The NCAA Hates Dogs, Among Other Things

Mar 15, 2018
I never thought I could meet someone who hates dogs, but then I heard the news that the NCAA has banned the Butler Bulldog mascot, Butler Blue III, from the Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit. How...

Extra Innings 4: The Week That Was in College Baseball

Mar 14, 2018
March Madness has begun, but with all the attention focused on college basketball, now is not the time to forget about college baseball. Conference play begins shortly, and before we all know it, it w...

Extra Innings 3: The Week That Was in College Baseball

Mar 6, 2018
As college basketball begins its ascent to the national spotlight with March Madness, college baseball should not be pushed to the back-burner. This past week featured a matchup between two top-15 tea...

The SU Sports Podcast Episode 15: Scandal Season

Feb 21, 2018
The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includ...

Andy Cannizaro Abruptly Resigns from Mississippi State

Feb 21, 2018
Startling news has come out of Starkville, Mississippi, Tuesday as Andy Cannizaro has announced his resignation, effective immediately, from his position as head baseball coach at Mississippi State. C...

SEC Baseball: Predicting the Breakout Hitters

Feb 14, 2018
SEC baseball has long featured some of the premier teams and players in the nation. Last season, three teams (LSU, Texas A&M, Florida) found themselves in Omaha for the College World Series, with ...

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Trivia Edition

Feb 6, 2018
Todays Episode of the Student Union Sports Podcast features the first round of the Student Union Trivia Tournament of Champions (Its a working title…) Writers competing include Johnny Rambos, PJ...

Syracuse Stays in the Family for QB Coach Hire

Feb 5, 2018
Football is a game that promotes family, so Syracuse head coach Dino Babers’s recent hire at quarterback coach makes perfect sense. On February 3, Syracuse announced that Kirk Martin, a long-tim...

KenPom’s Unluckiest College Basketball Teams So Far

Jan 29, 2018
For those unfamiliar with the statistical site kenpom.com, it is essentially a mecca for a fan of statistical analysis and college basketball. Started by Ken Pomeroy, the website’s archives date...

Why Florida can Repeat as Baseball Champions in 2018

Jan 10, 2018
The Florida Gators were the champions of the college baseball world in 2017, defeating LSU in the decisive final game. Entering the 2018 season, Florida is the number one ranked team in the preseason ...

A Journey into the Unknown: Taking the JUCO Route

Dec 25, 2017
Dear Frustrated High School Athlete, I know your pain. The feeling of being unwanted by the schools you were hoping to attend. The feeling that all your work was for nothing. I am here to tell you tha...

The SU Podcast Episode 11: Conor McGregor vs The Mafia

Dec 8, 2017
The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includ...

Chip Kelly Makes his Glorious Return to the Pac-12

Nov 25, 2017
It has been five long years since Chip Kelly has coached in a college football game. Today, the former mastermind behind the explosive Oregon offenses of 2009 to 2012 has returned to the Pac-12 confer...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Rankings Week 12

Nov 22, 2017
This Saturday (save for Army-Navy), the college football regular season will sadly come to an end. With the end of another exciting regular season, the College Football Playoff will commence for the f...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Rankings Week 11

Nov 18, 2017
As the semester begins to sing it’s swan song, so too does the college football season. College basketball regular season play is beginning to heat up at the same time as the Heisman race. The n...

Contender or Pretender?: Week 10 Heisman Rankings

Nov 8, 2017
The day has finally come. It is time for a change at the top of the Heisman rankings. Week nine provided some of the best games of the season, and a shakeup in the Heisman rankings. Without further ad...

Could This be the Final Strike Against Butch Jones?

Nov 7, 2017
It should come as no surprise that Butch Jones’s days as head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers are numbered. His team stands at a pedestrian 4-5, with a concerning 0-5 record in SEC play. Jones...

Contender or Pretender? Week 9 Heisman Rankings

Nov 1, 2017
While the top spot in the Heisman rankings remains the same once again, there is some shakeup in the next four spots. A new face for the season makes an appearance, one that has been on Heisman lists ...

Mark Emmert Concerned About Public Perception of NCAA

Oct 31, 2017
Recently, the NCAA has come under fire for the handling of many scandals, notably the UNC academic fraud, and the college basketball recruiting scandal. NCAA President Mark Emmert is concerned that th...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Rankings Week 8

Oct 25, 2017
As we sadly near the end of the college football regular season (only a month left), the race for the Heisman is about to heat up. Saquon Barkley is firmly entrenched atop the rankings, but is followe...

Su’a Cravens DEMOLISHED USC Football on Twitter

Oct 22, 2017
On the field, USC was getting embarrassed by Notre Dame, eventually losing 49-14. On the internet, former player Su’a Cravens was not holding back in criticism of the program. Cravens made sure ...

Tim Tebow Continues to Motivate Everyone Around Him

Oct 21, 2017
Tim Tebow: not the best quarterback ever. However, Tim Tebow may be one of the best motivational speakers of our generation. This morning on SportsCenter, Tebow had us all ready to do anything we have...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Rankings Week 7

Oct 18, 2017
While there is no change at the top, there are some fresh faces in the top five Heisman rankings. While it may very well be the year of the running back, two quarterbacks may have something to say abo...

North Carolina Somehow Avoids Penalty from NCAA

Oct 13, 2017
Today, the NCAA reported that they found no violations in the UNC academic fraud investigation. A three year investigation has provided no clear answer to what was seemingly a major fraudulent network...

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Episode 5

Oct 12, 2017
The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includ...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Rankings Week 6

Oct 12, 2017
If you were looking for a change at the top, you are going to have to look harder. Saquon Barkley is currently dominating defenses throughout college football. This weekend was no different, with Penn...

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Episode 4

Oct 5, 2017
The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includ...

Contender or Pretender?: Week 5 Heisman Rankings

Oct 5, 2017
My weekly Heisman rankings have very quickly turned into a Saquon Barkley love-fest. Much like Lamar Jackson last season, Barkley has dominated the early season. Barkley has quickly established a sign...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Rankings Week 4

Sep 26, 2017
The college football season has been fantastic so far and week 4 was nothing short of great. Penn State versus Iowa may hold up as the best game of the season. Saquon Barkley was nothing short of amaz...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Rankings Week 3

Sep 20, 2017
Baker Mayfield has officially overtaken Lamar Jackson as the Vegas favorite in the Heisman Trophy race. Mayfield has been dominant in the short 2017 season, including a marquee win over Ohio State. Ja...

Instant Reaction: USC Finally Gets Revenge on Texas

Sep 16, 2017
What a way to end a surprisingly great day of college football! A rematch of the 2006 Rose Bowl, 11 years in the making, double overtime, and USC’s first overtime victory since 2001. Also, shout...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Rankings Week 2

Sep 12, 2017
The recent dominance of quarterbacks in the Heisman Trophy voting appears as if it will continue this year. Both Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson followed strong week 1 performances with even better g...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Rankings Week 1

Sep 7, 2017
College football is finally back! However, that does not mean that Texas is back like some believed. With the return of football, comes the return of Heisman Trophy talk. Last year’s winner Lam...

Maryland Pulls Away Late, Maybe Texas Isn’t Back

Sep 3, 2017
As our own Austin Brown alluded to before, Texas is indeed, not back. What was supposed to ring in a new era in Texas football ended in disappointment as Maryland squashed the hype and beat the Longho...

UCONN Lands Former 4-Star Recruit Sidney Wilson

Sep 1, 2017
Another day, another prominent transfer in the Northeast. Yesterday, Taurean Thompson announced he would be attending Seton Hall this upcoming year. Now, 4-star recruit Sidney Wilson, a prized commit ...

Pac 12 North Preview

Aug 11, 2017
The Pac 12 North Division, the presumably weaker division in the conference, may not have as much depth as the Pac 12 South, but it is still loaded with talented players. Washington, the defending di...

Previewing the NCAA Baseball Tournament

May 30, 2017
Selection Sunday was pushed back one day due to rain on the East Coast Friday, but the NCAA Baseball Tournament field was announced Monday afternoon. Missing from the field of 64 for the first time si...

Breaking Down the Sweet Sixteen

Mar 21, 2017
After a rather lackluster Round of 64, the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament did not disappoint. Among the best storylines, the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats were bested by an expe...

March Madness Instant Reaction: West Region Announced

Mar 12, 2017
The final region to be announced today (sadly) did not include my favorite team, Syracuse. Still, it is an intriguing region to look at. One of my title contenders (Arizona) is in the region as well. ...

Nick Saban to the NFL? Not as Unlikely as You Think

Mar 2, 2017
According to ESPN College Football reporter Paul Finebaum, Alabama head coach Nick Saban may be looking for another shot at coaching in the NFL. Finebaum explains that Saban is represented by agent Ji...

Ole Miss Self-Imposes Bowl Ban for 2017 Season

Feb 22, 2017
After the NCAA announced new allegations against head coach Hugh Freeze and the University of Mississippi football team, the school has announced a self-imposed bowl ban for the 2017 season. In addit...

Instant Reaction: Kansas Rallies Against West Virginia

Feb 13, 2017
What a roller coaster of emotions in Lawrence, Kansas tonight. What seemed like sure defeat suddenly turned to euphoria for Jayhawk fans as Kansas stormed back, ending regulation on a 21-7 run, and th...

Outlining a Possible Group of 5 Playoff

Dec 31, 2016
As ESPN’s Brett McMurphy wrote, there is growing buzz around the coaches of Group of 5 schools concerning a separate playoff system. The “Group of 5” encompasses schools from the Ame...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 13

Nov 29, 2016
It’s almost over. Everything is beginning to wind down, whether it be the semester (thankfully), the college football season, or the Heisman Race. But, like the old cliche goes, all good things ...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 12

Nov 22, 2016
Have the mighty fallen? Not quite, but it has made the Heisman Trophy race much closer than it was just a few short weeks ago. Lamar Jackson has struggled for another week, this time as Louisville was...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 11

Nov 14, 2016
Another exciting week of college football has come to an end, but don’t worry, we’ll have some MACtion to spice up our typically boring Tuesday nights. 3 of the top 4 teams lost, a couple ...

Pay for Play?: The NCAA and Student-Athlete Debate

Nov 10, 2016
The NCAA sells recruits on a dream. But are they the ones that are actually killing that dream? The student-athletes that are employed by the NCAA are unlike any other employee in the fact that while ...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 10

Nov 7, 2016
Kind of a light week in college football, as there were only three upsets, as Mississippi State took down Texas A&M so Washington can rightfully claim its spot in the CFB Playoff top 4, Arkansas d...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 9

Nov 2, 2016
What a week in college football. More, what a week in sports. Between the World Series wrapping up, the NBA and NHL starting back up, and of course, the first CFB Playoff Rankings being released, spor...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 8

Oct 27, 2016
So this article is a little late this week, and I apologize for that. It has been quite the week so far for me, with 4 tests, a quiz, and two papers due next week. Ouch. I know you guys didn’t c...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 7

Oct 17, 2016
Another crazy week in college football has ended, therefore it is also time for my Heisman Stock Watch. First, let’s get a quick recap of the week that was. Ole Miss and Arkansas played one of, ...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 6

Oct 10, 2016
Another exciting week in college football has ended, so once again, it’s time to check out my Heisman Stock Watch. October is one of the most exciting sports months for me, between college footb...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 5

Oct 3, 2016
What an entertaining weekend it was. Two Top-10 match-ups, and the ultimate dual-threat QB duel between DeShaun Watson and Lamar Jackson (more on that later). A startling 9 Top-25 teams were defeated ...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 4

Sep 26, 2016
It’s just not fair anymore. Lamar Jackson does things that most people can only dream of. In case you didn’t bother to watch Louisville beat up on Marshall, you missed another episode of t...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 3

Sep 19, 2016
Another week, another time for Lamar Jackson to prove me wrong. Lamar, I am sorry that I disrespected you in the past (spoiler alert: no more disrespect this week). After a relatively boring week 2, w...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 2

Sep 12, 2016
Pretty standard stuff for week 2 of the college football season. Tennessee and Virginia Tech played on a NASCAR race track, TCU somehow lost to Arkansas in overtime, and oh yeah, Central Michigan upse...

Contender or Pretender?: Heisman Stock Watch Week 1

Sep 7, 2016
What an opening act. 7 ranked teams were defeated, with ninth-ranked Tennessee barely avoiding becoming the 8th ranked team to lose after a 20-13 comeback victory over Appalachian State. From Thursday...

The Kickoff

Aug 13, 2016
Here at Student Union, we are getting excited for the upcoming college football season!  We have spent the entire summer preparing for our 2nd football season as a site. We’ve been working wit...

Student Union’s March Madness – Live Blog

Mar 16, 2016
Student Union presents a running commentary on the first round of the NCAA Tournament our top Contributors.  Join us by leaving comments in the blog or tweet @StudentUSports and our Contributors if y...

ACC Basketball: The CliffsNotes

Mar 15, 2016
Three Most Valuable Players: 1. Anthony Barber, North Carolina State Barber was far and away, the most valuable player in the ACC during the regular season. The 6-2 junior averaged 23.3 points, 4.5 as...

History 101: Syracuse Basketball

Feb 17, 2016
The last decade has been marked by change for Syracuse.  The shift from perennial contender to championship afterthought, and of course, the leap from the Big East Conference to the ACC.  Here is ...