With the second NHL Draft Lottery complete, the order has been set with a top five featuring four teams looking to make selections that will immediately impact their teams for the upcoming 2020-21 season. With an original 3.5% chance of obtaining the pick, the New York Rangers were given the first overall selection followed by the Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red … [Read more...] about Who Should Be The Top Five Picks in the NHL Draft?
By Emily Van Buskirk (@emilnem) and Josh Naso (@JoshNaso) This year’s March Madness was clearly drunk for the first two rounds, or at the very least high on…life. And while college basketball went on a weekend-long bender, those of us watching barely had time to set our brackets on fire and hold on for the ride before things got utterly chaotic. While it’s always nice to be … [Read more...] about Surprise, Suspense And Standard Deviation In This Year’s NCAA Tournament
By Emily Van Buskirk (@Emilnem) and Josh Naso (@JoshNaso) We made it. All the heartache, the frustration, the jubilation and the suspense have boiled down to these final three games. And to the final four teams left standing. It’s not the Final Four most of us expected, but weirdly it is the Final Four that college basketball this year deserves – that Sister Jean deserves, that … [Read more...] about Why Each Team In The Final Four Can Cut Down The Nets
photo via umhoops.com The 2018-19 NCAA college basketball season is slated to begin this week. From now until April, we’ll be following along, closely watching. But instead of just box scores and highlights, we’re going to profile a player from each class, plus one additional story. With TSFJ and the help from Josh Naso, we present to you The Sports Fan Journal’s Box And … [Read more...] about TSFJ’s NCAA Box And One: The Preview
Photo: Rob Kinnan, USA Today Sports It was a relatively quiet week in the college hoops world, but Villanova-Kansas turned out to be a great game on Saturday, and North Carolina made a big-time statement by beating Gonzaga. And hey, if the matchups aren’t enticing you, you could always spice things up with a wager. Anyway, let’s see how the rankings look as conference play … [Read more...] about TSFJ College Hoops Power Rankings Week 7: Steady As She Goes
What a difference a week makes. There has been quite a bit of movement in our rankings this week, and that is absolutely a good thing. Villanova has fallen out of our rankings completely and Kansas is looking pretty vulnerable themselves right now. All eyes are on Duke and how they’ll fare with Zion Williamson missing some time, and our current number 1 may benefit the most … [Read more...] about TSFJ College Hoops Power Rankings: Changing the Guard
With the “Madness” of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament underway, the e-offices at TSFJ decided to take a walk down memory lane as some of its writers shared which memorable games they would re-watch, if given the chance. Many of these games did not involve a so-called Cinderella team or a squad stacked with future collegiate or professional Hall of Famers. … [Read more...] about One Recalled Moment – Which March Madness Game Would You Re-Watch?
It’s finally here! The conference champions have been crowned, the bracket has been revealed, and in a few short days we will start down the road towards crowning a national champion. The members of our power rankings fared quite well during Championship Week, with five of the seven active teams running all the way to conference titles, and the ACC and the Big East each having … [Read more...] about College Hoops Power Rankings Week 15: On The Road To San Antonio
By Emily Van Buskirk (@emilnem) and Josh Naso (@JoshNaso) We’re within 48 hours of the start of one of the best sporting events of the year, the NCAA Tournament. From shocking upsets to great individual performances to truly heavyweight matchups, the tournament has something for everyone. With one of the most wide-open fields in some time, this year’s tournament could be epic. … [Read more...] about TSFJ’s 2018 NCAA Tournament Primer