"Run up the score, no subs" 

Twitter: @JoeRyan1621

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: Clay Travis

Favorite Athlete: Andrew Wiggins/Matt Harvey

Favorite Team: Kansas Jayhawks

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: The Final 4

Best tradition at your college: Mount Olympics

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: Johnny's Pizzeria 

Best class you’ve ever taken: Class STINKS (but probably Adolescent Psychology)

Growing up a fan of Kansas Basketball

My first blog for StudentUnion. Just want to give everyone a quick background of what I’ll be writing about (mostly Kansas) and the passion I have for the greatest college basketball program in the world. Don’t @ me. Actually do it. Twitter @joeryan1621 I’ve been a Kansas University basketball fan for almost my entire life. […]

Big 12 Preseason Predictions

College basketball is right around the corner. With that being said, it should be an exciting year in the Big 12 (besides Kansas winning like always). This will be another solid year in the Big 12 that could potentially see seven teams make the NCAA tournament. Here are my thoughts, predictions, and award winners. Predicted […]

What Would a 16 Team Playoff Look Like?

The College Football Playoff needs expansion and they need to expand to 16 teams. Thank God there’s at least a four team playoff now, compared to the flawed system of the BCS computer rankings projecting who the two best teams were and deciding who played in the National Championship. And really is there any reason […]

Breaking down the Champions Classic

The Champions Classic will be in full swing tonight, which means College Basketball season is officially back. Duke, Michigan State, Kansas and Kentucky renew their experiences in the prolific classic. The games are held in the United Center in Chicago. NBA Scouts will crowd into the stadium as all 4 teams ooze with NBA talent. […]

Baker Mayfield just won the Heisman

I am the biggest Kansas basketball fan in the world. I love everything about the University of Kansas. I love Kansas more than I love most people. But Baker Mayfield is a BALLER! The Kansas Jayhawks and Oklahoma Sooners played a football game today. It wasn’t really a game, let’s just call it a mandatory […]

College Hoops Top 25 a Month into the Season

So, the college basketball season is jut about a month in and we are ready for our NEW Top 25. Some teams are falling and some teams are rising FAST. What I’m going to do is rank the teams and in parentheses will be where the AP ranks them. So, let’s get it going. Top […]

Lane Kiffin and FAU agree to 10 year Deal

“Lane Kiffin, who has resurrected Florida Atlantic’s football program in just one season, has agreed to a new 10-year deal with the Owls. “This is further proof of FAU’s unbridled ambition,” FAU president John Kelly told ESPN on Tuesday. Florida Atlantic (10-3) faces Akron on Tuesday night in the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl and […]

Brian Bowen to Enroll at South Carolina

So, interesting news that just came out of no where in the college basketball world. Like, literally no where. Did anyone see this coming? I’m actually curious because this is out of deep left field. Brian Bowen, the former 5 Star — McDonald’s All American, has enrolled into South Carolina. Bowen was the main person […]

Devonte Graham; From Underdog to Kansas Legend

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Kelly Oubre, Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden, Josh Jackson, Frank Mason all have one thing in common — never winning at West Virginia. Devonte Graham was about eight minutes away from joining that list, but in that eight minute stretch, an underdog became a legend. For the past four years, Kansas fans […]

Michigan State’s Malicious Mess

But an Outside the Lines investigation has found a pattern of widespread denial, inaction and information suppression of such allegations by officials ranging from campus police to the Spartan athletic department, whose top leader, Mark Hollis, announced his retirement on Friday. The actions go well beyond the highly publicized case of former MSU athletic physician […]

Friday Night Lights: Where are all the Characters now?

I’m currently watching Friday Night Lights for the 28th time (maybe more, I really don’t even know). It is literally the best show to air on TV, and really, there isn’t a close second. Dramatics, storyline, heartbreaks, family, football: this show has everything. Peter Berg did a helluva job making this story come true. The […]

Bill Self to shift things up in starting lineup

Big news coming from Lawrence, Kansas. Bill Self has just about had it with this team and a specific individual. This team can do absolutely nothing to surprise me anymore. They can lose in the Round of 64 or win the National Championship and I would not be shocked if either happened. But, Bill Self […]

Kansas Jayhawks Craziest Year Yet

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 Kansas basketball season. And I wouldn’t want it any other way because this is freaking awesome. I have publicly said on my twitter account […]

Kansas Clinches 14th Straight Big 12 Title

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 players, Final Fours, a National Championship and now we can say…. 14 Straight BIG 12 Conference […]

Selection Sunday butchering the best day in College Hoops

Brace yourself for a very different Selection Show on Sunday. All teams will be unveiled in alpha order (grouped by Auto-Bid and At-Large) in first 5-10 mins. Than matchups will be slotted into seeds/bracket. Also in front of a live studio audience. (from Turner's Craig Barry) — Brandon Costa (@SVG_Brandon) March 6, 2018 You have […]

Udoka Azubuike to miss Big 12 Tournament

  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: “In practice yesterday, Udoka sprained his medial collateral ligament in his left knee during a scrimmage situation. It […]

March Madness — Round of 64 Predictions

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 over (16) UMBC UMBC had a great run and a great story by making a game-winning three to defeat Vermont in the […]

Sweet 16 Predictions

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 A&M, Michigan State lost to Syracuse in the Round of 32, Loyola-Chicago beat both Miami and Tennessee on buzzer beaters. What an absolutely […]

Breaking down Kansas Basketball roster for 2018-2019

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 insane talent for the upcoming season. The five-star, 16th rated recruit in the country, Quentin Grimes, has […]

Kansas Jayhawks 2018-2019 potential lineups

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 First were just going to look at the projected starters and the entire roster and then break […]

Kansas subpoenaed — What does it mean?

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 a public records request. In an email to Yahoo Sports in response to a Kansas Open Records Act request, the school replied to a request for […]

Urban Meyer Suspended. My Thoughts:

Ohio State has suspended coach Urban Meyer for the team’s first three games after a two-week investigation into allegations that Meyer and others mishandled domestic assault accusations made against former assistant coach Zach Smith. Meyer is also suspended from the program through Sept. 2, and OSU athletic director Gene Smith has also been suspended without […]

Kansas Basketball Schedule Released- Key Games to Watch

Kansas fans, it’s almost that time. Yes, our football team somehow turned it around to be an absolute juggernaut and probably the best team in a country according to some… (okay, according to me and only me, but Pooka Williams is going to win the Heisman and deserves a statue outside Memorial Stadium). But, there […]

Exhibition Breakdown: Kansas Jayhawks

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 were the biggest takeaways? I got you covered. The Really Good Dedric Lawson is REALLY good Alright everyone, what I’m about to […]