Peter On The Hot Seat: Richer by the Dozen

The NBA’s largest trade in 20 years took place late Tuesday night involving four teams and  12 players changing teams. The biggest name involved was Clint Capela, who was traded from Houston to Atlanta. Hawks-Wolves-Rockets-Nuggets trade returns, per @wojespn: ATL: Clint Capela + Nene HOU: Robert Covington + Jordan Bell DEN: Noah Vonleh + Gerald Green + Shabazz Napier + Keita Bates-Diop + 1st MIN: … Continue reading Peter On The Hot Seat: Richer by the Dozen

Pete On The Hot Seat: Appreciating NBA Talent

Thank goodness that the month of January is over and can’t cause anymore damage. The first month of 2020 brought the Coronavirus, devastating fires in Australia and one of the worst days in NBA history. That day was Sunday, Jan. 26, when Kobe and Gianna Bryant tragically died with seven others from a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California. There was an outcry of sorrow after … Continue reading Pete On The Hot Seat: Appreciating NBA Talent

Big 10 Season Predictions: The West

By Zachary Lutz @zachlutz6 Wisconsin After entering the 2018 season as the #4 ranked team in the country, to say the Badgers season was a disappointment would be an understatement.  It was the first time in the Paul Chryst era where the Badgers failed to reach 10 wins. Furthermore, the Badgers hurt themselves all year long with turnovers, poor special teams play and too many … Continue reading Big 10 Season Predictions: The West

The Kickoff of Soccer to the Final Out of Baseball. Oklahoma State Athletics 2018-19

2018-19. Was it the year of the stadium? Of bat-flips? Of so-close-but-so-far? Let’s take a look at the highlights from one of the more, let’s say, eclectic seasons in the history of Oklahoma State Athletics.  Soccer On August 19, I had the opportunity to have lunch with Cowgirl Soccer Associate Head Coach Karen Hancock, and her father-in-law, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff, Bill … Continue reading The Kickoff of Soccer to the Final Out of Baseball. Oklahoma State Athletics 2018-19

Why It’s Not Time to Hit the Panic Button for Thunder Fans

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 written on March 19th The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a funk, there is no doubt about it. They are 5-9 since the all star break with 11 games remaining. Their defense has regressed, but has shown great flashes in limiting prolific scoring teams such as holding Utah 89 points, and the likes of Indiana to 108. What poses the biggest … Continue reading Why It’s Not Time to Hit the Panic Button for Thunder Fans

Thunder Without George Drop Tight Contest to Sixers

The Thunder have now lost 3 in a row and 4 out of their last 5. Their lone victory came from a heroic double overtime performance by Paul George against the Jazz last Friday night. In a contest without George, the Thunder had a committee of guys step up to take shots, but could not cash in multiple opportunities when given. After being down as … Continue reading Thunder Without George Drop Tight Contest to Sixers

Second Half Surge Ignites OKC to Lopsided Victory Over the Grizz

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 Oklahoma City got another stellar performance from their All Stars and balanced contributions from their heralded supporting cast. Westbrook notched his 8th triple double in a row recording 15 points, 15 assists, and 13 rebounds, breaking a tie with Michael Jordan for second most, and now trailing only Wilt Chamberlain who leads all time with 9.  It appears that with how … Continue reading Second Half Surge Ignites OKC to Lopsided Victory Over the Grizz

Thunder Wipe Away Magic Lead, George Crushes for 39

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 The 3rd Quarter Oklahoma City Thunder is a scary sight. It seems that no matter how much they are up/down, or tied, the Thunder kick it into another gear and ramp up the intensity. Oklahoma City sweeps Orlando with 132-122 victory at the Peake. Down 69-62 at the half, Paul George had 3 fouls, and Oklahoma City was in serious trouble. … Continue reading Thunder Wipe Away Magic Lead, George Crushes for 39

PG13 Becomes Rated R, Lighting up the Bucks for 36

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 Paul George continues to rise to the occasion when Oklahoma City has called his number. George was sensational erupting for 36 points on 12-21 shooting (8-12 from deep). He was 5-7 in the 4th Quarter, and hit timely buckets, including a nasty poster on fellow MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Thunder push their win streak to 5 games after a 118-112 … Continue reading PG13 Becomes Rated R, Lighting up the Bucks for 36