"""You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." -Wayne Gretzky" -Michael Scott" -Jacob Allen

Twitter: @Jacob_Allen19

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: The Barstool guys and Derrick Goold

Favorite Athlete: Harrison Smith and Matt Carpenter

Favorite Team: The Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Cardinals, and Kansas State

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: The World Series

Best tradition at your college: Praying before any home basketball game

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: Chick-Fil-A

Best class you’ve ever taken: Intro to Sports Management

Sean Miller’s Next Move

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 University and Arizona President believes every word Sean Miller has said. Miller coached, and Ayton played in the […]

Timeline of Sean Miller’s “Wiretap”, Ayton Scandal Doesn’t Match

Our competitors, 247 Sports, were on a DEEP (not so deep) dive into the DeAndre Ayton, Sean Miller “case” that the FBI has brought to our attention. 247 sports put some pieces together, and saw that when Ayton was recruited, and when 1) The FBI got involved and 2) when Sean Miller’s phone was wiretapped, […]

The Disaster in Fort Collins

Other than being the second best University in the State of Colorado, the Men’s Colorado State basketball team is in a tsunami of trouble. Men’s Head Basketball Coach Larry Eustachy is set to be fired after a number of incidents with players and his “abusive” behavior. Here is the link to the Denver Post’s article […]


The Kansas State Wildcats have blown past their expectations for the season in a hell-raising Big 12. The past is the past, but don’t look now, the Wildcats are tied for second in the conference, and with KU losing to Oklahoma, the K-State is set up for a potential run. The Wildcats host the Jayhawks […]

Are the Buffs For Real?

SKOOOOOOOOBUFFFFFFFFSSSSSSSSS. That’s what the hipsters say up in Boulder when McKinley Wright IV, steps on the court, or to literally anything good that happens to the Colorado Buffaloes. Of late, there’s been a lot of SKOOOOOOOOing. The Buffs have had two back to back (shoutout Drake) fantastic weeks by going 3-1 and beating both Arizona schools, […]

#4 Oklahoma, Trae Young, Consumed By Octagon Of Doom

Trae Young and #4 Oklahoma went into the Little Apple expecting a fight, but to ultimately come out on top. The Octagon of Doom and the K-State Wildcats had other plans. The Wildcats ABSOLUTELY PUMMELED the Sooners 87-69. Nice. The Wildcats got their first win against a ranked opponent, and probably just gave dusty Bruce […]

WWJD: What Would Jalen Do?

Last night was an incredible night for college sports, and the world in general, as a 19 year old, true freshman quarterback stole the show from the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia was leading for the entire game, only to have their dreams smashed by a 19 year-old who could be viewed as the college football version […]

Rosen and Darnold Declare For NFL

Two days removed from the College Football Playoff semi-finals, both Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold declared for the NFL draft. The two Pac-12 quarterbacks are actually the two youngest of the elite quarterbacks in the class of 2018. Darnold at 20 years and 11 months, and Rosen at 21 years and 2 months, make picking […]

LaVar Steals Headline News Once Again

LaVar Ball just may be the smartest man on the Earth, I don’t know, but he just announced to Darren Rovell that he was creating a league for premier recruits to go get paid instead of attending a university that would pay up to 10K a month. BREAKING: LaVar Ball says he’s starting a Big […]

Desert Hot Takes Bowl Mania Preview Episode with Kelly Stewart

During this episode of Desert Hot Takes, we had the privilege to interview one of the most knowledgeable women in  sports.  Professional handicapper and Vegas Insider analyst Kelly Stewart joined the show to preview the college bowl games and talk about Kansas St. Athletics. Kelly joins the show to give our audience much needed sports […]

ASU Takes Down KU 95-85

The Arizona State Sun Devils have been the most impressive team in Arizona, let alone in the Pac-12. The Sun Devils have had enjoyed an 8-0 start, with wins over San Diego State, Kansas State, Xavier, St. John’s, and now this outing versus Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse. My first experience at Allen Fieldhouse was not as […]

Washington Huskies Take Down #2 Kansas 74-65

This looked to be a Wednesday night where the sports world was kind of bland, not going to sugarcoat it. I said today to my roommate, “This is the first night in a long time where I don’t have any interest on any games on a given day.” This was a factual statement from myself, […]

Jordan Bringing Brand to SEC and Florida Gators

Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand have been in the news recently for bringing the brand to specific schools. Most notably North Carolina, Michigan and Oklahoma. After adding Florida recently, the Jordan brand has a team in almost all of the Power 5 conferences. ACC- North Carolina SEC- Florida Big 12- Oklahoma BIG- Michigan Pac-12- […]

The Ball Family Saga Continues

It’s a new day, and the Ball Family continues to find ways to get in the news. This time, it’s LiAngelo, the middle and forgotten son that “stole” Louis Vuitton sunglasses, the one who hasn’t been in the news for basketball related activity… Let me think… EVER! He got pulled out of UCLA for the […]

Lope Nation Podcast Episode 2

The Lope Nation podcast is back covering the biggest party in college basketball. The second episode of the Desert Hot Takes podcast previews a huge week for the Grand Canyon Antelopes. The podcast starts with a preview of the Lopes’ 5-1 start (0:00-4:05). The guys then preview the Lopes’ game against UC Riverside (4:05-715). The […]

Trojan’s Earn Pac-12 Title Behind Darnold, Jones, and guts

The Stanford Cardinal came into Levi’s Stadium a 3.5 point underdog, and gave the Trojans NEARLY everything they had. Head coach of the Cardinal, David Shaw, elected to go for it with about 7 minutes left in the fourth, on a fourth and one on the goal line. Cameron Scarlett (with Bryce Love on the […]

My First Experience at “Phog” Allen Fieldhouse

Growing up a Kansas State fan, you find out very quickly that you DO NOT like Lawrence, Kansas. I had only driven through that horrific town one time before this Thanksgiving weekend. A lot of people in my family are KU fans, of basketball only 0f course, and we went and saw Oakland Golden Grizzlies […]

The U Loses, So Does America

The Miami Hurricanes were put in the #2 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings, and in the same week lost to a 4-7 Pitt team. Thanksgiving meal might have been a little too heavy for the Canes considering they looked like me trying to play backyard football yesterday. Miami had the ball for only […]

BREAKING NEWS: NCHC Is Still Good At Hockey

After this weekend, the conclusion is still… that the NCHC can play hockey at a high level. They have 5/8 teams ranked in the Top 20, and would have more if those teams did not face the Elite’s every weekend. The Elite’s list of the NCHC includes the top 3 teams in the nation, #1 […]

College Basketball 2017-18: Year of the Antelope (GCU Preview)

By Austin Montgomery and Jacob Allen.  The Grand Canyon University Antelopes will be the biggest story of college basketball this season. The 2017-2018 season marks the first year of eligibility for the NCAA’s first “for profit” university. GCU is home to the best student section in the country, and they will finally be able to […]

NCHC Outlook: St. Cloud St. Huskies, New Number 1

Denver Pioneers: The Old After a very interesting week in the NCHC, National Collegiate Hockey Conference, there is now a new Top Dog in Cawlidge Hawkey. The Denver Pioneers were absolutely stunned by Western Michigan, getting swept on the road. On Friday, the Pios were left in shock on the ice after giving up 2 […]

Big Baller Potentially Locked Up in China

SMH (Shake my head) As many of you know, LiAngelo Ball, the middle brother, the long-lost child, the red-headed step child, was arrested for shoplifting in China. Teammates Jalen Hill and Cody Reilly were also arrested, and the normal charges for shoplifting in China is 3-10 years in prison. There are so many things that […]

Desert Hot Takes Episode 7: College Basketball Preview

The Desert Hot Takes podcast, features Host Austin Montgomery, and co-host Jacob Allen, bringing up the hottest takes on this side of the Mississippi. This week’s episode of Desert Hot Takes includes an overview of where the Pac-12 stands in terms of getting a CFP team, a preview of WCC, the WAC, Mountain West and […]

Pac-12 Basketball Preview: Part 1

This time of year is one of the best times in all of sports. World Series, NHL & NBA regular season just started, College Football nearing bowl season, the NFL is in full swing, and College Basketball begins. The Pac-12 has title contenders at the top, and not much below them. What lies below them […]

This Past Week in Cawlidge Hawkey

There were a ton of key matchups this weekend in Cawlidge Hawkey. As many as there were, here were the five biggest ones. Nebraska-Omaha @ Notre Dame Nebraska Omaha went on the road to Notre Dame and beat a good Irish team 6-4 on Thursday, thanks to two goals a piece from David Pope and […]

Is Arizona the Team to Beat in the Pac-12 South?

Khalil Tate Tate is pretty much the entire reason that the Arizona Wildcats are relevant, now in a two-team race with USC for the Pac-12 South title. The Wildcats have gone 4-0 since Tate took over under center after starting out 2-2. Tate threw for 784 yards, 6 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, while rushing for […]

Desert Hot Takes Podcast Episode 5

  On this episode of the desert hot takes Austin Montgomery and Jacob Allen discuss the Pac-12 football conference and the growth of college hockey in the western United States. The podcast begins with a recap of ASU’s upset over Washington (1:00-3:05). The boys then move talking about quarterback Khalil Tate and whether Josh Rosen […]

The Pac-12 is in Shambles: Who will survive?

Last Week Just like the Pac-12, my life was in shambles last week. But I am back and better than ever. Unfortunately, the Pac-12 may not recover as well as I did after being bent over by mid-terms. Mike Leach’s Washington State squad got dismantled at Berkley against the Golden Bears, USC barely squeaked by […]

Gary Andersen and Oregon State Mutually Part Ways

Gary Andersen and Oregon State agreed to part ways today, even though Andersen was under contract through 2021. He was going to make about 12.6 million dollars over that time. This is a blurb from Oregon State’s Athletic Director Scott Barnes during his press conference earlier today: “Coach Andersen’s decision to waive his remaining compensation […]

Barstool and ESPN? No. Barstool and ESPN2??

The Worldwide Leader in Sports made some headlines yesterday, snagging Katie Nolan from Fox Sports to take on a role with ESPN. I saw this as a complete shock because I did not think ESPN was looking for those types of personalities. Then, more news came out that Barstool Sports’ premier podcast, Pardon My Take, […]

Things Weaker Than Saquon Barkley

Last week, and practically all year, Saquon Barkley has looked like a man from another planet, and may have just catapulted himself into the top spot in the running for the Heisman after plays like this… Saquon Barkley had about 4 feet to spare on this hurdle ? pic.twitter.com/kCEq3quCQu — Andrew Ites (@sportswithjim) September 24, […]

What We Learned From the PAC-12 This Weekend

This weekend’s PAC-12 game slate was underwhelming on paper, but there were some key matchups  that will help us “experts” predict the future. First of all, ASU beating the Oregon Ducks was unexpected, and definitely the most surprising end result. Stanford pumped UCLA 58-34, Washington dismantled CU in Boulder 37-10, Washington State beat up on […]

Student Union Staff CFB Roundtable

We are now three weeks into the college football season. With conference play beginning for most teams this weekend, some of our writers sat down to discuss the biggest story lines of the season so far and preview what is sure to be a wild rest of the year. What has been the best moment […]

Desert Hot Takes Episode 1

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Preview of #14 Stanford vs #6 USC

David Shaw and the Stanford Cardinal will come into the Coliseum tonight and try to upset Sam Darnold and the USC Trojans. This could be the Pac-12 game of the year, and last week only increased the hype. Stanford pumped Rice 62-7 and the Trojans somewhat struggled against Western Michigan. The Trojans dropped two spots […]

Josh Rosen and UCLA Complete Incredible Comeback With Fake Spike

Well, I am writing this article as a victim of changing the channel too early. I was watching this game in the first half before changing the channel because I thought this game was over from the start. Little did I know, and I’m sure many of you, that UCLA would come back from a […]

Grand Canyon Becomes Active D1 Member

The Start of an Era Grand Canyon University was granted membership into Division 1 status today. The Lopes had a 4-year probation period, where 21 varsity sports were unable to compete for a postseason championship through the NCAA. The Lopes play in the WAC for all sports, their most popular being basketball. The Dan Majerle […]

Big 12 Preview

The Big 12 was the worst of the Power 5 conferences last year, but that will most likely change in 2017. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will look to represent the Big 12 in the College Football Playoff (CFP). Baker Mayfield and Mason Rudolph could be the quarterbacks to lead the Big 12 to the CFP […]

Why play College Basketball?

Now that the College Basketball season is over, and with the NBA Draft approaching, I have officially turned the page to baseball season. But the underlying theme of this tournament has got to be that all of the “Blue Blood” teams had a plethora of one and done talent, except one… The eventual champion. So the […]

Bracket Busters: The Crucial Matchups for Weekend 2

There is no excuse for your bracket to be in bad shape if you would have taken my advice. You would be sitting alright with 11/16 correct Sweet Sixteen teams, and a chance to get 6/8 correct Elite Eight teams, if everything goes accordingly. Let’s highlight the games that have the largest implications. OREGON VS […]

Day 1 Bracket Results- Good News

In most years, around this time, I am sitting on a couch watching the last game wind down, staring at my bracket and asking, what in the HELL was I thinking. Tonight, as I watch my eventual winner, Arizona, kick the crap out of North Dakota, there was a different feeling as I looked at […]

How the Bracket Will Shake Down

Frank Mason is Softer than Charmin, my bracket, contains the best combination of risk and common sense, and essentially the best bracket in all of the land. Let’s talk about how there is absolutely zero chance, anyone, has any idea what is going to happen in March, let alone this year. This year, there are […]

The WAC is Whack

The Western Athletic Conference should be absolutely ashamed of themselves from robbing the best mid-major player in the nation of his own conference MVP award. DeWayne Russell not only outperformed Ian Baker of New Mexico State head to head, twice, but he also carried the MVP mentality. Yes, I may go to Grand Canyon where […]

Forget the Ball’s, Feed Zion Williamson

This weekend’s “Cool It Award” goes to… LAVAR BALL. It will be his third time receiving this prestigious award in the past two weeks, and has officially moved into a whole new category of psycho. This is what he told ESPN on Saturday, “All I said was that my boy is going to play for the […]

GCU Ready for National Spotlight?

  Grand Canyon University may not have a football team, but does it matter if your basketball team competes at an elite mid-major level? KU practically does this, but spends money on their football team. The university focuses most of their attention to the basketball team, and for good reason. The Lopes close out their […]