"But nobody remembers how long anything takes; they only remember how good it was in the end" - BJ Novak

Twitter: @chaddyc11

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: Ryan Nanni

Favorite Athlete: Ernie Davis

Favorite Team: Michigan State Football, Detroit Red Wings, Baltimore Orioles

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: The Army-Navy Game

Best tradition at your college: The Izzone

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: Crunchy's or Dublin

Best class you’ve ever taken: Modern U.S. Military History

Talkin’ Hockey With Mike Grinnell From Barstool Sports

College hockey is one of the most exciting, yet unheralded sports in the world of collegiate athletics. Without watching a second of college hockey, one would never know that in late autumn into winter, the Midwest and Northeast become fanatical with their following of what might be the most fiercely competitive of NCAA division-1 sports. […]

The Only Goalie to Win the Hobey Baker

College Hockey annually awards its most outstanding player the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. College hockey’s version of the Heisman, this is a prestigious award that recognizes not the ‘MVP’, but the most outstanding player of the season. The only goalie to ever win the award was Michigan State’s own, and East Lansing native, Ryan Miller. […]

Best Games of the Week: Week 9

This has been a really weird year for college football and, to be honest, we wouldn’t have it any other way. The reason we love and follow this sport every fall is because it is the weirdest, most passion-fueled sport in America. Every week there are so many story lines worth following from games that […]

Who Moved My Cheese? College Football Edition

Change is often sparked by the need or desire to improve. Generally, change can be a good thing. If anything, it is refreshing to get a change of scenery. Our beloved sport of college football can definitely use a number of changes. While it does have its imperfections, we do love college football and Autumn […]

Big Ten Hockey Rundown, Power Rankings

Week five is officially in the books. The Big Ten mostly stayed out of conference, save for Michigan and Penn State playing each other to a split in Hockey Valley. In non-conference play, the Big Ten shined. With an 8-2 record, the conference made a strong statement that they can compete out of conference this […]

The Worst of Week Nine

Week nine was one of the best weeks in recent college football memory. Some things that made this week so great were also kind of dumb though. Some were dumber than others. There were some thrillers for all the wrong reasons. There were also some trends that just aren’t going to stop. On and off […]

Best Games of Week 10

Week nine was pretty solid. Hearts were broken, coaches were fired. Some other things happened, but we aren’t worried about it, it’s week ten, y’all. As you are reading this, week ten is actually already underway. MACTION has provided us with stupid football that no one should watch, but we do anyways because we love […]

Club Hockey is College Hockey: Virginia Tech’s Stephen Gerke

The American Club Hockey Association is one of the coolest leagues in all of sports. Club hockey is indeed college hockey. Most college hockey teams fall in the ACHA. Hockey is superbly competitive and there is no shortage of real talent. Dustin Penner started his college career in the ACHA and made it to the […]

Best and Worst of Rivalry Week

You wait 365 days for this day. A lost season can turn into a triumphant one in one game. An opportunity to ruin the season for your hated rival is the opportunity of a lifetime. We’re out here tossing vinyls out the windows because when it’s rivalry week, we throw out the records. Good Mississippi […]

Following College Gameday: The Prelude

Spring is a wonderful time of year. The snow melts (then falls again) and darty szn is in full force. Fake jerseys from China will find their way all over college campuses as winter gives way to Spring football games. College football is rife with overreaction material this time of year. Position battles, coaching changes, […]

Shea Patterson: Bad?

Michigan got some real big news this past week when it was reported that Shea Patterson would be eligible for Michigan immediately. Good for them! Ever since Wilton Speight got hurt way back in 2016, QB play has been a major issue in Ann Arbor. It’s also important to think about a few things when […]

Weeks 3 & 4: Curb Your Optimism

These two weeks feature some make or break games for teams with zero margin for error in 2018. In parts of America, fall will start to creep into college football stadiums. In other parts, it’s still gonna be hot as hell. SEC play starts fairly early in the season as usual but there will still […]

Michigan State’s Offense is Changing

Mark Dantonio teams have had a clear identity during his tenure in East Lansing. Ground & pound, fullbacks, three yards and a cloud of dust, etc. Incumbent quarterback Brian Lewerke gave the MSU offense a much different look in his first year as the starter in 2017. Connor Cook had enough athleticism to be respected […]

The Worst Thing You Could Do: Betting on College Athletes

Gambling can become an addiction. As a former gambler, I don’t recommend it to anyone. The whole system is designed similar to how casinos or any form of gambling is designed. The bookies are there to make money for their boss and so on. That will not change now that it is legalized and is […]

Heisman Campaigns Gone Awry

The Heisman Trophy is probably the most prestigious individual award in American sports. Summer is the perfect time to get a Heisman campaign going. I’m already campaigning for Will Grier and JK Dobbins, in addition to Brian Lewerke and Justin Herbert. Bryce Love and Jonathan Taylor, Tailback also stick out. Many a campaign has gained […]

Alabama Doesn’t Need an Ultimatum at QB

Between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, Alabama has the most intriguing QB battle in the nation heading into this fall. A lot of the takes surrounding this competition indicate that Nick Saban can have one under center or the other. Both could become transfer candidates if one or the other is given the reigns to […]

Rich Rodriguez: An Odyssey

Rich Rodriguez recently found himself out of a job. His path leading to quasi-retirement is one of the most fascinating stories in college football. Rich Rod started in the old Big East and eventually found himself in the PAC-12. His offensive philosophy revolutionized college football and earned him a job as the head coach at […]

Bold Takes: South Carolina is Winning the SEC

Drew Lock is widely considered the best quarterback in the SEC. That just isn’t true. The best QB in the SEC resides in the other Columbia. In fact, Jake Bentley is the best QB in the SEC. Besides Will Grier (WVU) and Ryan Finley (NC State), Bentley might be the best QB in the nation. […]

Northwestern Looking to Impress in the Big Ten this Season

When you take coaching careers into context, Pat Fitzgerald might be the second best coach in the Big Ten behind Urban Meyer. Northwestern is the Stanford or Vanderbilt of the Big Ten. It is one of the best schools in the nation and brings in recruits who are not only exceptional athletes, but exceptional citizens. […]

Throwback: Were the 2013 Spartans the Best Team in Big Ten History?

‘You will be the ones’ Mark Dantonio famously declared about the 2013 edition of the Michigan State Spartans. Never before had a Big Ten team won all of their games by at least ten points but the 2013 Spartans did that. That includes a 34-24 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten […]

College Gameday Weeks 5 and 6: Conference Title be Damned

Week five is a good point for telling whether or not you’re in the hunt. This is when the Big Ten will start to get into the hairy part of its schedule. Week six will either tell us if THA U is back or if Willie Taggart is going to lead Florida State back to […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Louisville

Louisville might be stuck in the mud. Louisville is replacing a QB who turned in 10,375 yards of total offense over two seasons. To go along with those yards he added 96 touchdowns. That’s some decent production if you ask me. After close wins over a much-improved Purdue and an injury-maligned North Carolina team, Louisville […]

GameDay Preview: Weeks 7 & 8: Crawfish & the Heartland

Week 7 Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Georgia @ LSU Stoppin’ every hundred miles, callin’ Baton Rougeeeeeeeeee! LSU is one of the truly great tailgate scenes in all of sports. The Bulldogs are favorites in the SEC East and LSU should be up with the big boys in the SEC West. Baton Rouge is sure to be […]

College GameDay Preview Weeks 9 & 10: Cocktails Outside, Ann Arbor Returns

Week 9 Jacksonville, Florida: The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party Florida-Georgia might be the most fun rivalry in sports. Combining fans from both these fanbases in Jacksonville is the perfect way to encourage debauchery. Let’s say that Florida takes big strides under Dan Mullen. Georgia should be in pole position to win the SEC East by […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Minnesota

Football is a really simple game that requires a few things to be successful at the college level. I don’t just mean successful in regards to winning championships or eight or nine games, I mean, you need a few things just to win five or six games to get to coveted bowl eligibility and feel […]

Student Union CFB Preview: Michigan State

Michigan State was a win against Ohio State away from playing Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championship. After beating Penn State on an afternoon in which Ohio State was massacred by Iowa, Michigan State controlled its own destiny. That might have been the worst thing for MSU. Playing a pissed off Urban Meyer squad is […]

Gameday Preview Weeks 11 & 12: Benedict Arnold Sucks

Week 11 East Lansing, Michigan: Ohio State @ Michigan State Aside from the 2017 debacle, this has been one of the most competitive games in the Big Ten the last few years. Ohio State fans and Michigan State fans share a disdain for the team in Ann Arbor. Whether MSU or OSU hosts, the atmosphere […]

Gameday Weeks 13-15: The Game, America’s Game

Rivalries are the lifeblood of collegiate athletics. Rivalry week is the best week of the year. I love it and hate it at the same time. I love the rivalries, the passion of the players and fans, and the emotional roller coaster. I hate that it’s the actual last week of the season. When that […]

The Best and Worst of CFB: Week One

Week one is in the books and it’s almost time for week two. But first, let’s go look at the best and worst from the first week of college football. Worst The Big Ten East What a tough weekend for the supposed “best division” in the nation. Ohio State gave up 31 to lowly Oregon […]

Week Three’s Good and Bad

They were the best of times (for some teams), they were the worst of times (for others). Some teams smartly played BYE this week. It’s always good to regroup and just kinda watch other teams trip all over themselves all week. Good Things Kansas What has gotten into these guys? Two straight wins over FBS […]

Quinn Hughes Returning to Michigan is a B1G Deal

Quin Hughes was drafted seventh overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The uber-talented freshman defenseman lead Michigan to a Frozen Four berth. Furthermore, he set a record for Michigan freshman with 24 assists to accompany five goals. As a freshman, he developed into one of the best defensemen in all […]

Big Ten Hockey Expansion

Wayne Gretzky being traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings was heartbreaking for Oilers fans and Canadian hockey fans alike. The move helped grow the game not only on the west coast, but in the sun belt and ultimately the United States as a whole.  Here we are in 2018 and we […]

Jim Halpert’s Alternate Universe: A Basketball Odyssey

As we all know, Jim and Pam from the hit series, The Office, leave sleepy Scranton, Pennsylvania for their happily-ever-after in Texas. I always believed that Jim was destined for much greater things. For example, “13 Hours” about the Benghazi attacks is a direct sequel to The Office after Jim finds his true calling, being a contractor for the […]

College Hockey: Postgame Presser Week Four

We are about a month into the season and there is not much time left before conference play gets fully underway. All two of our pollsters (myself and Patty Norton) have our say after an action-packed weekend. My Poll St. Cloud State Ohio State Notre Dame Providence Penn State Minnesota Duluth Denver Union College Minnesota […]

Michigan State’s Offensive Offense Needs Changes

Coming into the 2018 season, Michigan State had huge expectations. The Spartans brought back just about every starter from a team that won probably the quietest ten games of all time.  2018 was supposed to be another step forward. Brian Lewerke looked ready to take that next step, the defense was poised to be one […]

America’s Game

One of the great things about rivalries in college football is how unique they are. No other rivalry in American sports is quite like the football game played between the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy. The Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of Navy play the last regular season […]

Quinn Hughes to Sign With Vancouver at the Conclusion of Michigan’s season

After being selected seventh overall by the Vancouver Canucks, Michigan defenseman Quinn Hughes decided to return for his sophomore season in Ann Arbor. Hughes currently has three goals and seventeen assists for the Wolverines through seventeen games. Last year he set a new high for Michigan freshmen defenders in total points. He’s on pace to […]

2018 Independence Bowl Preview

Are you ready for a classic? Because the *take a deep breath* Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar Independence Bowl surely won’t disappoint. Who doesn’t love some mid day football with a basketball school? How they got here: Temple After a slow start, Temple circled the wagons and quietly put together a solid season becoming one […]

Bird Box Is a Remake of the Cheez-It Bowl

Netflix has aggressively pushed its original content over the last few years. Some of their original content has been really bad and some has been really good, but most of it just falls somewhere in between. The most recent Netflix original to catch fire is Bird Box. In short, it was a movie with a […]

2018 Alamo Bowl Preview

How They Got Here: Iowa State Iowa State has been hovering around the bottom of the top-25 all season. They’re one of the most above-average teams in college football. They started out with back-to-back losses to Iowa and Oklahoma, but went 8-2 the rest of the way only losing to TCU and Texas. Big wins […]

2018 Capital One Orange Bowl Preview

The 2018-19 edition of the Alabama Invitational is back. The second of two playoff semifinals will kick off at 8PM EST. Fourth seed Oklahoma will be taking on Alabama. How They Got Here: Oklahoma The story of the Sooners’ season has been Kyler Murray and the offense. One of the most prolific offenses in the […]

2018 Great Lakes Invitational Preview

The Great Lakes Invitational is a tradition in the state of Michigan. For year, the weekend after Christmas, Michigan & Michigan State occupy Detroit hockey with an annual tournament. Traditionally, smaller schools in Michigan filled the third spot and a school from out of state would be invited to play, but the tournament has since […]

2018 Gator Bowl Preview

NC State (9-3) vs Texas A&M (8-4) For the first time in college football history, The Wolfpack of NC State will face off against Texas A&M. The Gator Bowl will highlight the evening shift of December 31st, kicking off at 7:30pm EST.  How they got here: NC State NC State has an opportunity for ten […]

2018 Redbox Bowl Preview

Michigan State (7-5) vs Oregon (8-4) The Redbox Bowl kicks off at noon EST on the final day of 2018. FOX will televise the game so we can look forward to some good football between lengthy commercial breaks! Michigan State and Oregon recently played a home & home in 2014 and 2015 with the home […]

2018 Liberty Bowl Preview

How they got here: Missouri Losses to Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama in consecutive weeks killed any chances of contending for the SEC. A controversial loss to Kentucky could have signaled the train coming off the rails but it didn’t. The Tigers righted the ship with an upset of Florida to kickstart a four game […]

New Years Resolutions: Michigan State

2018 was a tumultuous year for Michigan State University to say the least. The University came under fire for its handling of sexual assault on campus as well as a myriad of other issues. The university as a whole is in a period of serious reflection. On the athletic field of play, the Spartans competed […]

30 For 30 Worthy Stories of 2018

It has become impossible to scroll through sports Twitter without seeing a million tweets pertaining to what the next great 30 For 30 will be. A lot of the proposed 30 For 30 stories are pretty hyperbolic. There are, however, plenty of great stories from this college football season that would make for captivating television. […]

Big Ten Roundup

February is right around the corner and that means that conference tournaments are right around the corner. The Big Ten put three teams in the Frozen Four last season(Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame). Three teams from the Big Ten even making the tournament seems like a big reach at this point in the year. Ohio […]

Super Saturday at the Garden

The B1G will be taking over Madison Square Garden for a Super Saturday basketball-hockey doubleheader. At noon EST, Maryland and Illinois will tip off at center court to open the day. The primetime event, however, comes at 7 PM EST when Michigan & Penn State will drop the puck at MSG for the second time […]