Student Union Roundtable: What to Watch For

Dec 7, 2018
Conference season is officially underway now that it begins in early December. However, more non-conference games are set to be played this weekend and, of course, we get treated to numerous top-25 ma...

Student Union Roundtable: What to Watch For

Nov 30, 2018
To be frank, the past week is always one of my favorite weeks of the College Basketball year. Yes, I hype the Big Ten/ACC Challenge up that much and it did not disappoint. Although games like Duke vs....

ACC-Big Ten Challenge Preview

Nov 26, 2018
Beginning on Monday, the 20th annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge will kick off, with fourteen matchups slated through Wednesday on ESPN. The ACC has won the past two challenges by a combined 20-8, but as us...

Rough Weekend for Syracuse Fans

Nov 18, 2018
This weekend was supposed to be a Syracuse fan’s ultimate dream. Three games between the men’s basketball team and the football team would be held in New York City. The men’s basketball team...

Student Union Roundtable: What to Watch For

Nov 16, 2018
It’s a great time of the year for sports fans, with football nearing the playoffs, bowl season, and college basketball starting up again. Also starting up along with hoops season is Student Union...

2018-19 CBB B1G Preview

Nov 7, 2018
Welcome back to the start of the College Basketball season. Such a glorious time for all basketball fans to come together and watch some great athletes compete every night. Unless, unfortunately, you ...

Exhibition Breakdown: Kansas Jayhawks

Nov 6, 2018
The Kansas Jayhawks have just completed their preseason action with large margin victories over Emporia State and Washburn. Throughout the two games, I saw some really good and some not so good. What ...

#SU25 Basketball: Preseason

Nov 6, 2018
It’s that time of the year again! The college basketball season tips off tonight with the Champions Classic taking place in Indianapolis. The Kansas Jayhawks take on the Michigan State Spartans,...

2018-2019 South Carolina Basketball Preview

Nov 6, 2018
After a Final Four appearance in 2017, the Gamecocks struggled last year to reach a 17-16 record. They finished 11th in the SEC and missed out on a postseason berth during an overall disappointing cam...

Four things to watch for Champions Classic

Nov 5, 2018
Tomorrow, college basketball is officially, all the way back. As has happened for the last few seasons, the season kicks off with The Champions Classic, which is a blue blood playground. Michigan Stat...

LBJ is out of line for calling out Jimmy B

Oct 24, 2018
Lebron James is the best basketball player of all-time to not go to college. And I’m one of the biggest Lebron fans on the planet. But this afternoon, he went too far. For some context, Darius Bazel...

The Drake Curse: A Timeline

Oct 9, 2018
The Kardashians and Jenners have ruined numerous athletes careers by dating them in the past. The Kendall Jenner Curse is the most recent of a long stint of bad sports curses. We all remember Jessica ...

RIP to the RPI Metric

Aug 27, 2018
I know it is football SZN and everybody is excited for that, but the NCAA has announced that college basketball will no longer use the RPI metric. The metric has been used to help decide tournament te...

Could Zion Williamson be a two sport athlete?

Aug 4, 2018
Everyone is freaking out about Zion Williamson being 285 pounds. This happened early this week when Duke listed their 2018-2019 roster. I love this;  basketball experts are thinking he is too heavy t...

Kansas subpoenaed — What does it mean?

Jul 11, 2018
Yahoo Sports — The University of Kansas tacitly acknowledged that it has been subpoenaed by the federal government in the ongoing federal basketball investigation, according to a recent response to ...

The Worst of Sports Twitter

Jun 30, 2018
Twitter can be both a great place and a dirty cesspool at the same time. There are some great follows, users who have great takes and a true understanding of the sport they cover. But then you’v...

Keeping Up with the Rivers

Jun 27, 2018
Some drama series’s write themselves and don’t require the fake excitement for television purposes. The Rivers Family drama is one that absolutely is real and happening from a sports fan&#...

Lonnie Walker Loves Hitler

Jun 24, 2018
Lonnie Walker, the freshman phenom from Miami was drafted in Thursday night’s NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs with the 18th overall selection. Numerous draft analysts called this the steal of...

Why hasn’t SlamBall blown up yet?

Jun 24, 2018
For those of you who don’t know, SlamBall is a sport which has been described as football and basketball combined into one. SlamBall is the sport with trampolines, dunking and big hits. Most spo...

Woj uses his thesaurus to dominate Draft Night

Jun 22, 2018
The best part of every NBA draft is the leaked picks on Twitter. Before every pick officially leaves Adam Silver’s kinda creepy looking lips, the NBA world is already aware of who is going where...

2018 Draft Class Making Shoe Deals a Big Deal

Jun 22, 2018
Today is the day. Draft day. For 60 of the world’s brightest young stars, this is the night that will change their lives forever. The NBA provides its family with countless opportunities and res...

The greatest red headed basketball players of all time

Jun 21, 2018
The 2018 NBA Draft is tonight and with a few gingers in the running, it made me start to wonder who the greatest red-headed basketball players of all time were. So here is a list perfectly compiled of...

The Kevin Knox anxiety attack

Jun 20, 2018
During the NBA combine an executive from a team asked Kevin Knox if he had a child, which Knox politely answered “no.” Then the executives kept pressing him, saying that they had learned h...

Campus Cover 32: NBA draft special and other stuff

Jun 19, 2018
Welcome to the Campus Cover, a gambling (~kinda~) podcast that uses that as the main point to talk about everything in sports. Hosted by PJ Guippone and (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), we ta...

Kansas Jayhawks 2018-2019 potential lineups

Jun 18, 2018
The Jayhawks have a DEEP team this year. They have so many different ways they can throw out a lineup. What we’re going to look at is what lineups the Jayhawks can and should use this coming season ...

Strike Up The Band…

Jun 16, 2018
If you don’t know by now, all of us here at Student Union love music. We grade NBA draft prospects based off of Ye songs.. Hell, we even give out our favorite songs of the week for Friday Fire. ...

Marvin Bagley is my new favorite player

Jun 15, 2018
Draft day is under a week away and the best young players in the nation are anxiously awaiting the lips on Adam Silver’s phallic head to utter the words “And with the _____ pick in the NBA...

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...

NBA draft prospects as songs from “ye”

Jun 12, 2018
On the first day of this wonderful month of June, Kanye West released his highly anticipated album, which he named “ye.” It was greeted with extremely mixed opinions, with even some of the...

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 ...

A case for Bamba at number one

Jun 11, 2018
People have been asking me a lot recently about what I like to do for fun. “What are your hobbies?” they ask me, expecting a normal response of something like “Oh I love riding my bi...

The Kendall Jenner Basketball Curse

May 30, 2018
With the recent news that Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons are dating, I thought to myself how bad of a move it must be to date anyone who has ever appeared on the television show Keeping up with the Ka...

Where Are They Now: Aaron Craft

May 21, 2018
When the word “grit” is mentioned, what do most people think of? Do they have thoughts of Saints fullback John Kuhn, leading the way for an electrifying Saints running game? Do they think of Matth...

Lottery mock 1.0 on day one of the combine

May 17, 2018
The NBA Draft order is set after the results of the Lottery were revealed. For the second half of this week, the draft combine is taking place, which accomplishes 3 main things for me. One is this, by...

Breaking down Kansas Basketball roster for 2018-2019

May 17, 2018
Oh, how I miss the Kansas Jayahwks already. After an up and down season, which resulted in so many ups, including a Final Four, it is time to look towards next season. Kansas continues to load up on i...

“Happy Holidays, Commissioner”

May 16, 2018
This past December, I delivered Commissioner Mike Slive and his wife Liz their annual mason jar of cheese potato soup. The delivery is a tradition that we’ve been doing since who knows how long, and...

Acceptable reasons to be a fan of a college

May 16, 2018
I feel like I should include a trigger warning at the beginning of this because people really value their fandom. People create reasons to love teams and they convince themselves that it is a valid ra...

Why Fans Are The Greatest Thing In All Of Sports…

Apr 18, 2018
As many of you have heard by now, we had a tragedy occur this weekend. The Humboldt Broncos were a  Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and heading to a semifinal series when their team bus was struck...

The Ramblers hit the diamond

Apr 11, 2018
Today, Wrigley Field was filled with champions as the 2015 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs invited the 2018 South Regional Champion Loyola-Chicago Ramblers to their home ballpark. Loyola, who made ...

DeVry vs Troy State

Apr 10, 2018
I’ve been working on this article for a while, and while college basketball is over and done with for the season, I still think this is one of the more interesting and intriguing games played in...

Wiscansin is about to win all of the Natty’s

Apr 9, 2018
“We Can’t Believe It Either” I was only 9 when the song “I Can’t Believe It” by T-Pain came out. My old iPod Nano would play the song and I’d be bobbing my he...

The Masters: Student Union Edition

Apr 6, 2018
“Hello friends and Welcome to a Tradition like any other… The Masters: Student Union Edition” -Jim Nantz The Master’s are here. The next stop on the Tiger Comeback tour has hit...

Campus Cover 028: Nova’s Natty Rang

Apr 5, 2018
The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of college betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and pr...

Best College Entrances/Traditions Pt.2

Apr 4, 2018
WE ARE BACK….. A lot of people loved and hated my last one… So with the official college “offseason” starting, I’m gonna be cranking these out weekly. In my last one, a...

Woman Crush Wednesday — Villanova Flute Girl

Apr 3, 2018
Sister Jean aside, I wanna take a second to talk about the most meaningful and awesome moment that came out of an otherwise boring as hell National Championship game between Michigan and Villanova. Th...

1 v 1 game of Final Four heroes

Apr 3, 2018
For those of you that were not too deeply involved with baseball season yet or didn’t get lost down the Tiger rabbit hole in preparation for the Masters this weekend, I’m assuming you were...

How We Got Here

Apr 3, 2018
Another season of men’s hoops has come and gone, and as we sit here watching Villanova celebrate their second National Championship in three years, let’s take a look at the building blocks...

Jay Wright has created a powerhouse like no other

Apr 3, 2018
Now about twelve hours removed from Villanova’s second national championship in three years, it is clear this victory is bigger than this season. Of course, the Wildcats absolutely waltzed to th...

Villanova’s Best Pro Ever

Apr 3, 2018
Following Villanova’s second title in three years, I will take a look at the best pro player to ever come out of Villanova, Kyle Lowry. This opinion comes straight from Student Union’s residen...

Recruiting Crystal Ball: Romeo Langford

Apr 2, 2018
With the college basketball season wrapping up, we begin to look towards next season. One of the best parts of the offseason is learning all the new faces joining your team, whether they be transfers ...

Where Are They Now: Marshall Henderson

Apr 1, 2018
Polarizing collegiate sports figures are nothing new. From Brian Bosworth to JJ Redick to Johnny Manziel, guys that attract adoration along with hatred are a favorite pastime of collegiate sports fans...

Dear Joey Freshwater: Volume VI

Apr 1, 2018
We’re back, folks! After a few weeks on the job for me and a few weeks of off-the-grid redneck shenanigans for Joey, we’ve returned to give you an Easter edition of the best question and a...

Closing the Book on Loyola’s Cinderella Run

Mar 31, 2018
In one of the best Cinderella runs ever, the Loyola Chicago Ramblers took down everyone in their path to make it all the way to the Final Four in San Antonio. At the end of the first half, it looked a...

Quick Preview of Villanova vs Kansas

Mar 31, 2018
1 Villanova vs 1 Kansas 8:49 PM Case for Villanova: Nova is the most complete team in the tournament, they can go down low and beat you. Then, once you start protecting the rim hard, they will take th...

Sister Jean vs. El Presidente

Mar 31, 2018
Saturday Night. Final Four. Loyola-Chicago vs. Michigan in what should be a battle for the ages… Or an absolute blowout depending on how much you buy into this Ramblers team. But let’s be ...

March Madness: Review, Preview, and Predictions

Mar 30, 2018
Wow. If you didn’t know why they call it “March Madness”, what has happened over the last two weeks is all you need to see. I will try to recap all the madness that has happened, giv...

The NIT Championship: The Battle for 69th Place

Mar 29, 2018
Tonight, Utah and Penn St square off in the NIT championship to battle for the title of 69th place… nice.  Winning the NIT Championship should feel NICE and the victor should hold a special place i...

Loyola Chicago: The Cinderella We Need

Mar 27, 2018
An 11 seed in the Final Four. I can’t remember a Cinderella story this good since Ron Baker took #9 Wichita State to the Final Four in 2013. In this years tournament there have been no shortage of u...

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...

Gonzaga Invited to Join the Mountain West

Mar 25, 2018
LOS ANGELES:  In approximately two weeks the University of Gonzaga will have the chance to become the 12th member of the Mountain West conference. Rumors surrounding Gonzaga’s potential move to...

Purdue… Just not Elite

Mar 24, 2018
Friday night, the Boilermakers watched the Red Raiders of Texas Tech end their season in heartbreaking fashion as Purdue yet again saw their year come to a disappointing conclusion, this time in the S...

College Coaching Carousel: Dan Hurley to UConn

Mar 24, 2018
For many, March is a month of basketball madness where anything can happen. I mean Virginia did lose to a school no one heard of until a month ago in UMBC. However, this time around I’m not talk...

Remember that time Nevada didn’t foul?

Mar 23, 2018
There are certain things in sports that just do not need to be over thought. If your best hitter is at the plate, don’t play percentages and use a pinch hitter. If it’s 4th and 1 on your o...

Is Sister Jean rooting for Nevada tonight?

Mar 22, 2018
Since Loyola-Chicago took the floor last weekend, there has been an equal amount of camera time on the team and a woman who can not really stand on her own or even celebrate like a normal sports fan. ...

Sweet 16 Predictions

Mar 22, 2018
Alright, everyone breathe. I don’t know what happened last weekend. I literally have no idea. Arizona got blown out, Cincinnati blew a 22 point lead, North Carolina didn’t fare well against Texas ...

Greatest Collegiate Sports Upsets

Mar 22, 2018
Before this past week, 16 seeds in the men’s NCAA Tournament had been 0-135 against number one seeds since the tournament moved to 64 teams in 1985. Many experts predicted that we would never see a ...

No Mid-Majors. No Fun.

Mar 22, 2018
Yes, this article was written a few days ago and it’s not necessarily breaking news any more. But it took me a full day to analyze this because I really wanted to see if Fox Sports’ Jason ...

Campus Cover 026: Sweet Sixteen

Mar 20, 2018
The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of college betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and pr...

Sister Lavar: College Basketball’s Heel

Mar 20, 2018
Lavar 3:16 “For God So Loved The World That He Sent Me Amazingly Talented Yet Ugly Suns, And If The Lakers Believe In Them, Then Their Franchise Shall Be Saved” In The Name Of The Baller, ...

Why I Love/Hate Sports Betting…

Mar 18, 2018
So, March Madness is now in full swing. Sister Jean is carrying a team on her back, Nova looks like a lock for the Natty, and UVA has made history by blowing it. Now, I know what you’re thinking...

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 WalkOns: Episode 7 – Oklahoma is ASS CHEEKS

Mar 16, 2018
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WELCOME TO THE NUMBER ONE sports podcast on Student Union; probably the #1 sports pod in the entire world, honestly. This week the gang of Frank, Andy, and Anthony talk a wide var...

Buffalo Dominates Arizona for Massive Upset

Mar 16, 2018
Wes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and 13th seeded Buffalo Bulls pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA Tournament’s opening round. They absolutely rolled over the No. 4 seed...

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...

S-E-Crean: America’s Favorite Coach Is Back

Mar 15, 2018
“Guess Who’s Back, Back Again…” -Eminem That’s right, America’s favorite coach Tom Crean is back in the college basketball world. On the first day of March Madness,...

Ramblers Get HUGE Buzzer Beater to Knock Off Miami

Mar 15, 2018
Donte Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo at half court just before the buzzer, lifting Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in a Thursday thriller. This win means the Ramblers can celebrat...

March Madness Breakdown with Aaron Torres

Mar 15, 2018
Aaron Torres came on Austin Montgomery’s radio show this week to break down the Final Four. Trip starts with Aaron and Austin recapping their encounter in Vegas (1:00-5:00).  The interview then...

March Madness — Round of 64 Predictions

Mar 15, 2018
Ohhhhhh Babaaaaaayyyyyy !!!! Can you just smell the air? It smells like drama, upsets, heart break, excitement and joy. It smells like the unknown. That must mean its March. South Region (1) Virginia ...

Campus Cover 025: Ultimate Tourney Extravaganza

Mar 14, 2018
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. America’s favorite college gambling podcast, the Campus Cover, is hosted by Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin) and PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) as they talk all ...

Stop pretending you know anything about the bracket

Mar 14, 2018
Alright so I have good news and bad news. The good news is its March. This means the greatest playoffs in the world are live and with them, sports gambling will run rampant through schools, friend gro...

March Madness Guide For Football Guys: Part 2

Mar 14, 2018
After writing the first part of this so-called “guide”, everything is still confusing. Add on to the fact that filling out a bracket can be both nerve-racking and disastrous. “Who th...

Embrace the Madness of March

Mar 14, 2018
Trying to predict March Madness has become a national pastime, but the NCAA tournament can be extremely frustrating. Favorites lose, sleepers rise and Cinderella teams bury your perfect bracket. And ...

Vegas Odds for Every Team in the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Mar 13, 2018
?Updated Vegas TITLE ODDS on all 68 teams! pic.twitter.com/Oej7xdChrB — RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) March 12, 2018 Above are the odds for every single team in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournamen...

ACC Check-In #6: Sad Notre Dame Fan Rant

Mar 13, 2018
A few things to discuss before I get into the meat of the my predictions for the first weekend of the tournament. Everything about Sunday sucked, except the return of Sunday (and now collarless) Tiger...

My Argument against Xavier and Villanova

Mar 12, 2018
Listen, I like college basketball about the same as the next guy on this website. It’s exciting and March Madness is probably the most exciting time of all. However, when the brackets were relea...

March Madness Guide For Football Guys: Part 1

Mar 12, 2018
As a huge football guy, I’m not shy in saying I probably haven’t watched about 30-40% of the March Madness teams play at all. I do love basketball and play it or will watch it when itR...

Who Got Screwed this Time Around?

Mar 12, 2018
The bracket for the 2018 men’s NCAA tournament is here, and you know what that means: It’s time to spend the next 24 hours griping about who got screwed by the selection committee. I mean,...

Upset Alert: Beware the Madness of March

Mar 12, 2018
Every year we have teams in the first round that devastate the majority of our brackets. Whether it be for the long term like the 2011 VCU squad or a one win and done like the 2014 Mercer team, lower ...

My Six Upsets For Round One

Mar 12, 2018
Providence (10) Over Texas A&M (7) Friday, March 16th 12:15 pm EST Line: Texas A&M (-4.5) I’m not sure what other people think, but I do consider a 10-seed over a 7-seed an upset. This i...

Top 5 Sleeper Teams in this Years NCAA Tournament

Mar 11, 2018
The madness did not wait until March this season (See what I did there?). It took over men’s college basketball in 2017-18, which could mean we’re in for a wild March. This also means you ...

My Worst Nightmare

Mar 11, 2018
As an Ohio State fan there are 2 things in this world that truly make me happy; Ohio State winning, and Michigan losing. Unfortunately for me and Ohio State fans everywhere, when the brackets were rel...

The Selection Sunday Show is a DISASTER

Mar 11, 2018
TBS…. YOU BLEW IT Now, as a diehard sports fan, I love Selection Sunday. Seeing my teams get seeded and crying at the thought of them losing on national TV….Talking crap to friends because...

Selection Sunday Drinking Game

Mar 11, 2018
Let’s be honest: nothing goes together better then drinking and sports. So in preparation for the biggest sporting event of the year, why would we not make it even more enjoyable by making it in...

Who’s In and Who’s Out?

Mar 11, 2018
With all the craziness surrounding college basketball these last few weeks, it has been hard to follow what has been going on with every team and every conference that has March aspirations. Every day...

It’s Canyon Time! Lopes Ready for Tournament Debut

Mar 8, 2018
After a long four year probationary period, the Lopes finally have a chance to compete in the WAC Conference tournament in Las Vegas. The Lopes finally get their spotlight under the Vegas lights, and ...

Udoka Azubuike to miss Big 12 Tournament

Mar 8, 2018
  This is exactly how I am feeling at this exact moment in my life. The evil sharks are swimming, and I’m about to lose my mind. Here is the official statement by Kansas coach Bill Self: ...

ACC Check-In #5: Tournament Preview

Mar 7, 2018
I know by this time this is published there will be a few games already complete, but I want to discuss the tournament a little bit anyway and give a rundown of my hypothetical predictions. Games comp...

Dan Stoddard: The Real Founder of #ComebackSZN

Mar 7, 2018
As I was exploring the wide world of college sports on the internet late last night, I came across the headline, “38-year-old bus driver makes College basketball team – end of Season Updat...

The Future of the Point Forward Position

Mar 7, 2018
So there I was, Thursday, March 1st at Quicken Loans Arena having the pleasure of watching LeBron James face off against my very own Philadelphia 76ers. While enjoying my time at the game, the similar...

Dancing Like it’s 1999!

Mar 6, 2018
For the first time since 1999, the College of Charleston has booked it’s ticket to the NCAA tournament. The Cougar’s gained their coveted spot among the field of 68 teams after winning the Colonia...

Sean Miller’s Next Move

Mar 6, 2018
Sean Miller has proved to the media and the University of Arizona that he is innocent of the ESPN claim that he paid DeAndre Ayton $100,000 to attend Arizona. He was put in front of cameras at the Uni...

Michigan Wolverines: Poised For A Title Run

Mar 6, 2018
For the second straight year, Michigan has won four games in four days to become Big 10 champions. Now back-to-back champions, last year was more surprising, but this year was not really expected. Las...

The WalkOns: Episode 5 – The Fortnite Craze

Mar 6, 2018
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WELCOME TO THE NUMBER ONE sports podcast on Student Union; probably the #1 sports pod in the entire world, honestly. This week the gang of Frank, Andy, and Anthony talk a wide var...

Five Mid-Majors to watch for in the Big Dance

Mar 5, 2018
It’s finally March, and the best few weeks of sports-television viewing await college basketball fans. With the regular season officially coming to a close yesterday, conference championship wee...

Beat the Spread: Saturday Edition

Mar 3, 2018
Well gamblers, this is it.  The last Saturday of the college basketball regular season is here before the real chips hit the table.  Let’s keep the delay to a minimum and get right to the picks so...

Rutgers Reconfirms I Am The Smartest Person I Know

Mar 2, 2018
November 10, 2017: I inform the world that Rutgers will be a dominant force in basketball this season. People thought it was an outlandish joke simply to support my Knights. If you read the article th...

The Team That No One Is Talking About: Saint Mary’s

Mar 2, 2018
As I have stated on the Student Union Podcast several times, the Saint Mary’s Gaels are the best team that no one knows about. The people in sports media are making that possible by giving them ...

Student Union Bet of the Day 3/2

Mar 2, 2018
Ball State (19-11) @ Northern Illinois (11-18) 8:00 Pm EST The Pick: Ball State -2.5 Ball state is going into this game riding a 2 game losing streak while the home team Northern Illinois is riding a ...

On the Bubble Teams That Could Grab an At-Large Bid

Mar 2, 2018
There are two types of teams capable of stealing NCAA tournament bids. The first is a standout team in what is expected to be a one-bid conference losing in its conference tournament and suddenly land...

Louisville Loses on a Choke Job For the Ages

Mar 1, 2018
Coming into Thursday’s senior night matchup against the #1 Virginia Cavaliers, the Louisville Cardinals were among Joe Lundardi’s last four in as a bubble team. This team knew that with a ...

Things less secure than John Calipari’s job

Mar 1, 2018
Today, USA Today came out with their annual report of college basketball coaches’ salaries. And as usual, the list is filled with some noteworthy numbers that could either be salaries or distanc...

2018 ACC Tournament Preview

Mar 1, 2018
Photo via Gerry Broome/Associated Press March is officially here, and March means that before we can enjoy the beloved NCAA Tournament, we get to enjoy the appetizers first: Conference tournaments. Th...

Student Union Bet of the Day

Mar 1, 2018
NC State (20-9) @ Georgia Tech (11-18) The Pick: NC State -2.5 NC State has been red hot recently as they have won 4 straight games with their last loss coming to an impressive North Carolina squad. G...

Is Mizzou a Contender?

Mar 1, 2018
Mizzou would be a top 25 team no doubt, maybe even top 10, if Michael Porter Jr. was healthy all season. But without him, they are 19-11 and projected to be a 9 seed. Jontay Porter, the younger brothe...

B1G Tournament: Day 2

Mar 1, 2018
We’re one day into the Big 10 Tournament and March 1st is finally here. March Madness is coming up quick, Big 10 Network will have live action all day tomorrow, and the Indiana University Greek Life...

Why The Hell Is The B1G Tourney In NYC?

Feb 28, 2018
What the hell was the Big Ten thinking? Now, I get that New York is a very big city and Madison Square Garden is a big name venue, but what the actual hell. The team that is closest to MSG is Rutgers ...

I Miss The Old John Groce

Feb 28, 2018
2/27/18 — The day John Groce finally lost his shit. John Groce, head coach of the Akron Zips men’s basketball team, has been mad plenty of times before. A few angry faces once or twice a g...

Why Virginia is the best team in the Nation

Feb 28, 2018
Defense travels. End of blog. Ok well obviously not end of the blog but that is one of the big reasons why this Virginia team is different then the others before this one. Below are a couple of other ...

Should Collin Sexton be allowed to play?

Feb 28, 2018
Collin Sexton was originally suspended for being part of the original FBI investigation and was ineligible for the first game of the season, but played in every game after. This past weekend another r...

Beat the Spread Picks February 27th

Feb 27, 2018
Beat the Spread picks for Tuesday is back. After a disappointing 1-3 yesterday, Alex and Austin are hoping to get back on track. The boys tried to record a radio segment this afternoon, but the phone ...

Stop blaming the kids for the NCAA scandals

Feb 27, 2018
The NCAA finds itself in a situation much like that one Nazi’s face in The Raiders of the Lost Ark: melting slowly into a pile of dank and disgusting evil goop. With scandal after scandal arisin...

Duke Upset by VT: A Hokie’s perspective

Feb 27, 2018
Last season, Virginia Tech dominated a #7 ranked Duke team in an 89-75 home win. Grayson Allen notably sat that game out after throwing a temper tantrum only a few days prior. However Allen’s pr...

Done with the One and Done

Feb 27, 2018
Many controversies and discussions have hit the NCAA in almost every aspect of the organization and the sport. However, one has remained a constant: the one and done. Since its inception in 2006 by th...

Today I got Flustered and Now I Hate Bison

Feb 27, 2018
Let’s Set The Stage 2018 has not quite been the year of Clemson Carl. I kicked off the year by losing all of my money on Clemson in the CFP semis… then Georgia in the finals… then New Englan...

Pair of Buckeyes Win Postseason Awards

Feb 26, 2018
The Big Ten regular season officially wrapped up on Sunday, and the whole conference is now in postseason mode as Michigan State gears up to defend their #1 seed in the conference tournament starting ...

SU25: Basketball Edition

Feb 26, 2018
“We’re a blog of many talents, but ranking the top 25 college basketball teams isn’t necessarily one of them.” – Me, Patrick Norton, four weeks ago. Conference tournament...

The Jerome 2018 – Staff Picks

Feb 26, 2018
*Jim Nantz voice* Hello friends. Conference Tournament season is upon us. If you’re like me, you’ve pounding beers since 6 a.m. trying to psych yourself up for the Kennesaw State vs. Jacks...

Best Power Five Basketball Programs of All Time

Feb 26, 2018
The Kansas Jayhawks have just made history, by winning 14 straight Big 12 conference championships, overcoming UCLA’s 1967-1969 streak that made history and seemed unbeatable, until Saturday, Fe...

ACC Check-In #4: Virginia Clinches

Feb 26, 2018
Winners Miami This was the biggest week for Miami all season. They stumbled through a 3 game losing streak and had to win each of this week’s games. They did (barely) win both, and they reached ...

Kansas Clinches 14th Straight Big 12 Title

Feb 25, 2018
Excuse me if I get a little emotional here, but, I could cry tears of happiness. For 70% of my life I have rooted for the Kansas Jayhawks. As a fan base, we have seen some incredible wins, amazing pla...

RE: Official Statement Revisions

Feb 25, 2018
President of the NCAA, Mark Emmert, released a statement regarding the many allegations and FBI probes against NCAA issues. While the sentiment was good, his past and general sliminess are not. If I h...

Time for Pittsburgh to kill the basketball program

Feb 25, 2018
  Halftime. pic.twitter.com/9YV8ZzL3zM — Pitt Basketball (@Pitt_MBB) February 24, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Is that bad? Pittsburgh scored SEVEN points in the first half. Sev...

Student Union Roundtable: What to Watch For

Feb 24, 2018
It’s senior night all across the nation in college basketball and the regular season is coming to a close. In the week before conference tournament week, there are some interesting matchups, despite...

Dear Joey Freshwater: Volume V

Feb 23, 2018
We’re back on-time! This week, I’m in Tuscaloosa for the Easton Bama Bash against Florida State, Georgia State, and Northern Iowa. Joey is back too after a “damn refreshing” ...

Some bold predictions with March around the corner

Feb 23, 2018
Today, in the midst of my daunting class schedule, I received a text message while walking from my second-to-last class to my last class. March is just around the corner and it is something a lot of p...

Michael Porter Jr. is back, maybe

Feb 23, 2018
Before the season began, Missouri’s stud freshman, Michael Porter Jr., was the number one draft pick according to many analysts. Following two minutes against Iowa State in a game that was suppo...

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...

Virginia or brick wall, my column

Feb 21, 2018
Instead of writing my midterm essay, I flipped on college basketball, like I very often do. Virginia is hosting Georgia Tech in their home arena currently and despite the fact that Virginia games are ...

Louisville Gets Screwed, Hard

Feb 21, 2018
The NCAA didn’t even buy Louisville dinner first before proceeding to absolutely fuck them. In case anyone forgot how confusing and cruel the NCAA is when it comes to punishing programs, this Louisv...

National Lampoon’s College Vacation

Feb 20, 2018
Did somebody say… VACATION? With all of this talk of vacation out of South Bend, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky, I can’t help but dream of a warm beach somewhere with the waves crashing ...

This should be the year of the Mid Major

Feb 20, 2018
With a good amount of this college basketball season under my belt, I feel comfortable making a couple conclusion. Every team, with the exception of (maybe) three, sucks. Every conference, with the ex...

SU25: Basketball Edition

Feb 19, 2018
“We’re a blog of many talents, but ranking the top 25 college basketball teams isn’t necessarily one of them.” – Me, Patrick Norton, three weeks ago. “…Basket...

The Buzzer-Beater, Third Edition: Who Do You Trust?

Feb 19, 2018
Welcome to the third edition of The Buzzer-Beater, my weekly Monday column about college basketball and what’s going on around the country. This week’s column comes to you from beautiful Hattiesb...

Why This Year is Abnormally Bad for College Basketball

Feb 19, 2018
As a general sports fan, I enjoy college basketball and the craziness that March Madness brings, along with no one knowing what is going to happen next. However, during the regular season, I would lik...

ACC Check-In #3: Duke Makes A Statement

Feb 19, 2018
As the postseason approaches rapidly, each conference game becomes more important. Duke came back strong after a down week, while Clemson’s seeding potential took a hit. Winners NC State The Wol...

ACC Basketball Ups and Downs

Feb 18, 2018
With the end of the regular season nigh, there might be no better time to take a look at how teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference are trending regarding their tournament berths. Each week we’ll lo...

Kansas Jayhawks Craziest Year Yet

Feb 18, 2018
YEARSSSSSSSS off my life. Mini heart attacks, a quarter-million ulcers growing in my stomach, stress level to the max, sleepless nights, migraines that are lasting a lifetime. All because of this Kans...

Dear Joey Freshwater: Volume IV

Feb 18, 2018
Another late week, for which we apologize. I’m in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for Alabama softball’s appearance in the Black and Gold Tournament at Southern Miss. My travels did, however, r...

Saturday’s College Basketball Picks ATS

Feb 16, 2018
Photo via Getty Images Okay, bear with me here. I may have started slow, as I enter Saturday 3-6 since I started last week, but Tuesday for me was like an ongoing SportsCenter sequence of “Bad Beats...

Beat the Spread with Austin and Alex

Feb 15, 2018
Beat the Spread and ATS Picks have collaborated to make the best college basketball gambling column in the country.  Both Alex Wilcox and Austin Montgomery have been on a role as of late. Alex has wo...

Beat the Spread: Super Tuesday Perfect Parlay

Feb 13, 2018
Super Tuesday is the perfect day to get your bank roll up. The Beat the Spread Column has taken a short break, but we are back to make you guys money. We are hoping for a 3-0 day as we try to hit this...

SU bracketology breakdown: Big East

Feb 13, 2018
On Sunday, the tournament selection committee released their early top 16 tournament seeds. A lot of it is fairly perplexing. A Michigan State team that beat Purdue on Saturday and is three in the mos...

Life on the Bubble

Feb 13, 2018
I’m not sure about you all, but I think this college basketball season is going by  too fast. Part of that may be that the upsets started early and happened often and all the changes in the pol...