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 Sports – More Than a Sports Website

Dec 7, 2018
In April 2017, I started “The Johnny Rambos Podcast”, which can be found on SoundClound & Itunes. It was always a dream of mine to talk about sports for a living and maybe make some mo...

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 ...

The Cup Check 9/7: Presented by Student Union Sports

Sep 7, 2018
On todays episode of the cup check, the boys prepare for the weekend of football with some questionable topics…. Today we are trying to understand the mind of Le’Veon Bell, get to the bott...

The 20 Greatest voices in Sports

Aug 30, 2018
This article takes a look into the best voices in sports, not just broadcasters and commentators, but the personalities that make your overall sports experiences more enjoyable. 20. Dick Vitale –...

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...

The SU Podcast: Hype SZN ft. Fur

Aug 24, 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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Tinder Coaches: #2

May 22, 2018
Dabo, 48 Clemson  Bio: “Thank god for puberty… and Deshaun Watson” Spotify Anthem: Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis Thank god for Deshaun Watson is right, Clemson has bec...

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...

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...

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...

Kansas State’s Amaad Wainright arrested

Apr 3, 2018
Kansas State university has indefinitely suspended Junior guard Amaad Wainright for a violation of the athletic department’s policy, presumably the part where it says “don’t get arre...

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 ...

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...

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...

Campus Cover 27: Mean Sister Jean

Mar 27, 2018
The Campus Cover is a podcast hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin) that revolves around college sports with a gambling twist. The boys have fun under the cover and talk about...

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...

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. ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Big Ten Seeding a Problem?

Mar 11, 2018
As we look at the bracket postings, the first thing that comes to mind are the ridiculous matchups that B1G teams got for the first/second round games. Lets look at Purdue for the first of four teams ...

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...

Oklahoma Sucks, Nothing Is Real, This is Bullsh*t.

Mar 11, 2018
I quit. I just left the Student Union Sports Slack channel. I am a rogue writer right now. This is RIDICULOUS. Besides “5+ turnovers per game” Trae Young, how in the WORLD did Oklahoma mak...

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...

Apply to Become Pitt’s Head Coach Today!

Mar 8, 2018
Only a few hours removed from Kevin Stallings’ release, the University of Pittsburgh is working on finding a new head coach for their men’s basketball team through… the internet? If ...

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: ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...