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High Strikeout Batters Can Still Provide Value

A hitter striking out a lot means the hitter is not a good hitter right? Well, it depends on what one is evaluating on a given hitter. I used to think that strikeouts greatly affected my judgement on a player. I would generally look at walk-to-strikeout ratios as a basis of determining how effective the … Continued

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Time’s Up. Blake Bortles Is Past Expiration Date

On the Right Path In 2015 Blake Bortles was coming off his rookie campaign in the NFL, which was sub-par to say the least. The first year is always rough for a rookie Quarterback in the league, so the optimism was still there for Bortles after year one. Sure enough, Bortles made the stride that … Continued

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Premier League: Matchweek 6 Preview

Jamie Vardy is enthusiastic after winning a penalty versus Huddersfield (Daily Mirror)   First team to beat Manchester City wins. Go!   Matchweek 5 Review: Sep. 15, 2:00 PM CST / Vitality Stadium Bournemouth 2 1 Brighton & Hove Surman (67′) Defoe (73′) (55′) March   Bournemouth secured its first win on the year after … Continued

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Hawkeyes Heartbroken by Penn State Walk-off Touchdown

IOWA CITY – Putting a game like this into words is often much easier said than done, but here goes nothing. Penn State, with no time left on the clock, beat Iowa 21-19 on a seven-yard reception from Juwan Johnson. “That game is illustrative of what it takes to win in the conference,” said Iowa … Continued

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Football Team Freshmen

I sat down with three players on the football team, Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Geno Stone, and Brandon Smith, to ask them questions about what it’s like to be a freshman on a Big Ten football team. To view their football statistics from high school, click the links below. http://www.hudl.com/profile/2974838/brandon-smith http://www.hudl.com/profile/4489961/ihmir-smith-marsette http://www.hudl.com/profile/4219748/geno-stone Decision When asked why they … Continued

Cristiano Ronaldo in a 2015 UEFA Champions League game vs. FC Schalke. Photo courtesy of Chris Deahr via Wikimedia Commons. Photo licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

Ronaldo, Real Madrid Down Bayern Munich

    (Disclaimer): Opinions expressed are my own. For full coverage of the UEFA Champions League, visit http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/index.html   Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals in two games as defending champs move on   Surprises were abound in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals; an 18-year-old scored three goals in two games, and a man with no … Continued

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