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How Much Money is Shabazz Napier Worth to UConn?

  BY CHRIS HAAS Senior Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier became the face of 2014 NCAA Tournament after he carried his 7th seeded Huskies to their 4th championship. The confetti had barely landed before Shabazz gave his two-cents, because apparently any more would have bankrupted him, on the NCAA’s pay for play problem. He told reporters […]

Two and Done: Kentucky Two Wins from Title

  BY CHRIS HAAS The story had been all but written. The 2013-2014 Kentucky Wildcats season was going to be a knock against the one and done game. The young Wildcats had a disappointing regular season, even if that disappointment was inevitable. When perfection is expected, it’s impossible to exceed expectations. The Cats were far […]

Brotherly Love: What if UL and UK took on UNC and Duke?

BY CHRIS HAAS The birds are chirping, the Kentucky Derby Festival is on our doorstep, and the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals will face off in the Sweet Sixteen. Life is good in the Bluegrass state. Louisville and Kentucky’s Friday night collision will pack more drama than an episode of Real Housewives. While fans of […]

Life in the Midwest Region

BY CHRIS HAAS The Midwest is top-heavy. The Cards (4th seed) and Cats (8th seed) both join 1-seed Wichita State, 2-seed Michigan, and 3-seed Duke in the toughest region in the bracket. Selection Committee Chair, John Wellman, acknowledged this himself when ESPN’s Andy Katz asked him “Is this the toughest region?” He smirked and replied, […]

The Kentucky Freshmen are Not Selfish

BY CHRIS HAAS The Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball team had a rough week. First, the Cats lost to a mediocre Arkansas team at home. Arkansas is fighting for an NCAA tournament berth and they pulled out a hard-fought win on the road. It happens, even in the sacred grounds of Rupp Arena. The majority of […]

The Reds Need to Answer the Bell in Tough NL Central

BY CHRIS HAAS The Cincinnati Reds arrived in Goodyear, Arizona last week for the start of the 2014 MLB marathon. Spring Training represents new beginnings and reasons for optimism, even the town is named “Goodyear.” Provided how poorly they finished the 2013 season, I imagine this fresh start is a welcome sight for the men […]

Experts and Rating Systems Agree: The Cards are a Mystery

BY CHRIS HAAS The Louisville Cardinals remain a bit of a mystery with only a month to go in the NCAA basketball season. Experts and statistical rating systems alike are having a difficult time pinpointing just how good the Cardinals are. Louisville will get a chance to solidify themselves as contenders when they embark on the toughest […]

The ACC Can Wait

  BY CHRIS HAAS Heading into the 2013-2014 season, The Louisville Cardinals basketball team was expected to be the star of the American Athletic Conference in their brief tenure. Experts believed that UConn and Memphis might provide some competition for the Cards but most found it difficult to pick against the reigning champions. The top-heavy […]

Louisville Football’s 2014 Recruiting Class: News and Notes

BY CHRIS HAAS Overview Having been named the Louisville Head Coach just three weeks ago, Bobby Petrino and his staff scurried around the country to piece together Louisville’s 2014 class. Some of the big fish slipped away, but Louisville was able to retain a number of players that Charlie Strong laid the ground-work for while […]

Billy Hamilton: Front Pages to Underrated

BY CHRIS HAAS Former Reds Center Fielder Shin Soo Choo signed a massive 7 year/130 million deal with the Texas Rangers this offseason. Shin Soo Choo earned this payday by hitting .285/.423/.462 for the Reds in 2014. His .423 OBP (on-base percentage) was especially impressive, as only teammate Joey Votto (.435) had a higher OBP […]