Seth Berland

"Look on the bright side, you could’ve gone to Xavier."

Twitter: @Sethjb417

Hometown: Sylvania, OH

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: Kevin Conners

Favorite Athlete: Patrick Kane

Favorite Team: Chicago Blackhawks

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: March Madness

Best tradition at your college: Down The Drive

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: Skyline Chili (duh)

Best class you’ve ever taken: The Business of Fantasy Sports

Selection Sunday Drinking Game

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 into a drinking game? There are so many weird phrases and cliche moments in the Selection Sunday show, and with the […]


Who’s In and Who’s Out?

With all the craziness surrounding college basketball these last few weeks, it has been hard to follow what has been going on with every team and every conference that has March aspirations. Every day there has been an upset or big game that changes the landscape of who will get in the tournament and how […]


Life on the Bubble

I’m not sure about you all, but I think this college basketball season is going by  too fast. Part of that may be that the upsets started early and happened often and all the changes in the polls have made everything a blur. For the first time in a long time, I can’t even give […]


Why This is Cincinnati’s Year

To outside viewers, seeing the Cincinnati Bearcats in the top 10 brings up two things: 1) memories of the old Huggins teams that were consistently ranked in the late 90’s and early 2000’s or 2) a mid-major team that hasn’t played anybody and doesn’t deserve a top 10 ranking. These arguments have kind of bothered […]


Let’s Give Some Love to the Little Guy

This season seems like it is being dominated by standout freshman and stars in the power conferences. The likes of Trae Young, Marvin Bagley, and DeAndre Ayton have been in the headlines with MVP performances night in and night out. But how about those stars that are tearing it up that we don’t typically hear […]


Let’s Talk About The AP Poll

In case you were unaware, I have been involved in the “War on the AP Poll” for about a year now. Every week during basketball season I post an article titled Cracking the Code that talks about that weeks AP Poll and goes through how it works and which voters had the best and worst […]


Cracking the Code: AP Poll Week 2

All data in this article is borrowed from collegepolltracker.com Welcome back for the 2017-2018 edition of Cracking the Code! Here’s a little background on the article (or to my loyal followers, a refresher on how I did it last year): We all know the AP Poll is the definitive answer to who the best teams […]


On The Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 13

Well that was crazy. I don’t know exactly what to say about this last week of college football to be honest. When I said in my last article that we should be prepared for some craziness to happen, I did not exactly think this is how it was going to go. There was a huge […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats Week 12

It seems crazy that it is already past week 12 of the college football season and we are heading into rivalry week so soon. It seems like just yesterday I was counting down the weeks to the opening games. Now that we are this far into the season, the playoff picture is clear as mud. […]


Cracking the Code: AP Poll Week 2

All data in this article is borrowed from collegepolltracker.com Welcome back for the 2017-2018 edition of Cracking the Code! Here’s a little background on the article (or to my loyal followers, a refresher on how I did it last year): We all know the AP Poll is the definitive answer to who the best teams […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 10

You remember how I said there was a big shakeup at the top of the playoff rankings last week? Well that pales in comparison to what happened this past week in college football. The playoff picture is getting a little bit more clear on who is going to be the real contenders to get in. […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 9

Just ahead of the first College Playoff rankings, we had a huge shakeup with some of the top teams in the nation. For all those people who just root for chaos leading up to the playoff, you got it this past week. Ohio State had a crazy comeback to beat #2 Penn State, #4 TCU […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for week 7

As you can see, this weekly series is called on the ball, which usually is a phrase to show that something is consistent and doing exactly what it needs to do. Unfortunately, my schedule got packed up and I missed two weeks of this article, meaning I was not, in fact, On the Ball (come […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats from Week 4

It seems like we are getting to the point of the season where the contenders and pretenders are starting to shake themselves out. But for some reason, this just felt like a weird week of football. It started off with one of the worst performances I have ever seen with Temple (against USF) only gaining […]


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 […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 3

Another action-packed week of college football is in the books as we are starting to get into the meat of the schedule. There were a lot of notable games this week, highlighted by a convincing Clemson win over Louisville, a surprisingly close game between USC and Texas (is Texas back?!), and some upsets involving LSU, […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 2

Well, college football is back in full swing and that means the return of the video game stat lines of the week (yes, I know it is week two, cut me some slack). Through the first two weeks we have seen some very good games, including the surprisingly close Ohio State vs. Indiana thriller opening […]


Student Union College Fantasy League

Everyone knows that fantasy football takes over the world starting in August every year. Well, maybe not that far but it’s pretty damn close. However, that obsession usually revolves around the NFL. Well here at Student Union, we live and breathe college football (seriously, I worry some guys here may not make it if college […]


MAC Preview

To continue our series of conference previews here on Student Union Sports, we make a stop at everyone’s favorite weekday conference: the MAC. Who doesn’t love a little bit of #MACtion?! This conference has some high powered offenses every year that have no trouble putting up points, so this conference is not for the defensive […]


American Conference Preview

Can you feel it in the air? It is finally August and that means one thing: less than one month until the college football season starts. It is the best time of year for fans filled with optimism, where every team (even you Kansas) starts with a clean slate and has their eyes on the […]


The Final Four as Guys at a Bar

  After an exciting two weeks of March Madness, we are now left with just four teams vying for the title (North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, and Gonzaga for those of you who have lived under a rock for the past month). Each of these teams have taken their own paths to the Final Four […]


Student Union March Madness Drinking Game

  Beer and basketball goes together like John Wooden and championships and Duke and hatred. There are drinking games for every sport, but with the sheer amount of games and crazy phrases said every year, March Madness may be the best to have a game to participate in. Well, I am here to provide that […]


That Other Tournament: NIT Thoughts

  While big brother, the NCAA March Madness Tournament, gets all of the attention, the NIT just sits in the background. But in the true spirit of March, we as college basketball fans need to consume as much college basketball as possible this month, so here is a little extra: an NIT preview.   There […]


It’s March Madness time… Seriously! D3 Mens Basketball

  It’s time! It’s finally time! March Madness is upon us. Gone are the days of doing anything productive and in are the days of sitting and watching an unhealthy amount of college basketball every weekend. Who could ask for a better time than that? And don’t forget it’s also a time where people fill […]


Cracking the Poll: AP Poll Week 17

All data in this article is borrowed from collegepolltracker.com   To many people, the AP Poll is the definitive answer to who the best teams in college sports are. They also see the small little number next to the teams with their ranking and don’t think anything of it other than knowing that some people […]


Cracking the Code: AP Poll Week 16

All data in this article is borrowed from collegepolltracker.com   To many people, the AP Poll is the definitive answer to who the best teams in college sports are. They also see the small little number next to the teams with their ranking and don’t think anything of it other than knowing that some people […]


Staff Reaction: Oregon Glow Unis

  So Oregon basketball has unveiled their new “glow-in-the-dark” uniforms for tonight’s game against Utah. Safe to say, our writers have some…opinions on them. Cody Goggin (@DaRealCG2) Glow-in-the-dark unis? Sure, sounds cool, right? Except for the logistics that basketball games are played in the bright lights of a gym.The glowing component of these uniforms is […]


Cracking the Code: AP Poll Week 15

All data in this article is borrowed from collegepolltracker.com   To many people, the AP Poll is the definitive answer to who the best teams in college sports are. They also see the small little number next to the teams with their ranking and don’t think anything of it other than knowing that some people […]


Cracking the Code: AP Poll Week 14

All data in this article is borrowed from collegepolltracker.com   To many people, the AP Poll is the definitive answer to who the best teams in college sports are. They also see the small little number next to the teams with their ranking and don’t think anything of it other than knowing that some people […]


The Crosstown Shootout Experience

  Before stepping foot on the campus of the University of Cincinnati (UC), I knew about the rivalry between Cincinnati and Xavier. I had heard of the Crosstown brawl and had seen the videos. I knew it was a strong rivalry, but that was the extent of it. Game day is  basically a city holiday […]


Best Rivalries in College Basketball

  Rivalries and college basketball go together like Natty’s and frat parties. There is no denying that any rivalry game, no matter how big or small the teams are, always brings out the best competition. The simple hatred that some teams have for each other just fuel the excitement surrounding these games. Some games (like […]


Transfers: The New One and Done

  The college sports transfer. A phrase that brings up much controversy to college sport fans everywhere due to the rules surrounding them. When players are forced to sit out a year after transferring but coaches get to move as they please, it stirs up something within fans about the unfair nature of the rule. […]


Mid-Season Conference Report

Welcome. Now that football season is over, a lot of fans will be turning their full attention to the college basketball season. The problem is, they’ve already missed out on half the season or have not been paying that close of attention to it. No worries, as I am here to fill you in on […]


Student Union College Basketball Mid-Season Awards

Pour some out for the first half of the college basketball season. Now that football season is over, America turns it’s eyes to the hardwood to fill the void left in their schedule. So far this year we’ve seen upsets, buzzer beaters and Grayson Allen trip a bunch of people. Here at Student Union, we’re […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for week 13

(This is a weekly article on Student Union Sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week)   We all expected rivalry week to be a crazy week, but I think this even exceeded our expectations. It started off with a very impressive Washington win over Washington State, continued with a big surprise in […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for week 12

(This is a weekly article on Student Union Sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week)   Outside of the #5 Louisville and #12 Utah losses, this week had a handful of close games that never turned into upsets. Michigan State gave Ohio State all they could handle, as did Indiana with Michigan. […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for week 11

(This is a weekly article on Student Union Sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week)   If only there were some noteworthy games that were worth mentioning in this opening paragraph. Unfortunately, this was a very uneventful and upset-lacking week, so we will just skip straight to the top stat lines of […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for week 10

(This is a weekly article on Student Union Sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week)   This college football season keeps getting weirder and weirder which is adding more and more excitement into the last couple weeks of the season. After the first College Football Playoff rankings had a controversial number 4 […]


The Coaching Carousel: Purdue

For the rest of the College Football season, each week I will be looking at the jobs that are most likely to be (or already are) open and who the best fits for those teams are. Ah, with every passing week in college football, there are coaches who can feel their seats getting hotter and […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for week 9

(This is a weekly article on Student Union Sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week)   This week was certainly not a good week to be going into your game undefeated. Four teams who came in with an unblemished record left the game wondering what the hell happened. While Boise State, Nebraska […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 8

(This is a weekly article on Student Union Sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week)   I don’t know about you, but I thought this was a very weird week of college football. Starting with a one-point win for Boise State on Thursday through the shocking Ohio State loss to Penn State. […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats from Week 7

(This is a weekly article on Student Union Sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week)   Week 7 brought us a very mixed bag of results. We had a close top-10 game in Wisconsin vs. Ohio State, a not-so-close top-10 game in Alabama vs. Tennessee, with some upsets (Syracuse and North Carolina) […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats from Week 6

(This is a weekly article on Student Union Sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week)   Well, here we are, another week of college football in the books. I can’t believe we are already going into week 7, it feels like just yesterday that Les Miles was leading a number 5 ranked LSU […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 5

(This is a weekly article on Student Union Sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week)   Ladies and gentlemen, it has finally happened. While Lamar Jackson did not have an awful day (well, it was awful in comparison) he has finally been dethroned from the top stat lines of the week. We […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 4

(This is a weekly article on Student Union Sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week) When I decided I was going to write a weekly article on the best stat lines of the week, I knew there would be some repeats. However, I never thought for the first four weeks of the […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 3

(This is a weekly article on Student Union sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week) Man, what a week. We had some close games, blowouts, upsets, and games that look like blowouts but really weren’t (I promise, Cincinnati was winning with 6 minutes left!!). We also had some amazing performances by individual […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 2

(This is a weekly article on Student Union sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week) EA Sports: It’s in the Game. It’s hard not to get fired up hearing those words rattle off the walls of your dorm room when you are starting up the NCAA Football video game series. Whether it’s […]


On the Ball: Video Game Stats for Week 1

(This is a weekly article on Student Union sports covering the most ridiculous stat lines of the week) EA Sports: It’s in the Game. It’s hard not to get fired up hearing those words rattle off the walls of your dorm room when you are starting up the NCAA Football video game series. Whether it’s […]


The Kickoff

Here at Student Union, we are getting excited for the upcoming college football season!  We have spent the entire summer preparing for our 2nd football season as a site. We’ve been working with our contributors to bring you the most authentic voice directly from campus. This season we are losing the tie and letting our hair […]


Cincinnati’s March Sadness

Sorry Texas, sorry Stephen F. Austin, sorry Purdue, and sorry Northern Iowa. I know your teams went through some heartbreaking losses in the NCAA tournament, and being a Cincinnati fan, I like to think of myself as a pro in dealing with these types of losses. We have lost on 6 buzzer beaters, and all […]