"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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]