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Mike Venditti
July 03, 2019 - 10:20 am
Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets are not committed to winning. Since buying into the Hornets organization back in 2010, acquiring controlling interest of the team, Jordan's Hornets have been far from spectacular. The Hornets since the 2010-11 season have made the playoffs just twice and...
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Diesel
July 02, 2019 - 8:30 am
No amount of Wi-Fi, special-made stadium cups, or chachkies at the gate will bring fans back to college football games. In 2017 college football saw its largest year-to-year attendance drop in 34 years. On average, among the 129 FBS teams attendance was down 1,409 fans per game. 2017 also marked...
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Credit: © Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
June 27, 2019 - 1:17 pm
Clemson football has been anything but forthcoming with regards to sharing what its own investigation revealed into how three players tested positive for the banned substance Ostarine, and the lack of transparency is incredibly disappointing. Gene Sapakoff of the Post and Courier thoroughly details...
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Mike Venditti
June 26, 2019 - 10:26 am
Rays owner Stu Sternberg has officially quit on the Tampa Bay area. Tuesday, Sternberg discussed with the media a plan to split future seasons of Rays baseball between Tampa/St. Petersburg and Montreal, Canada. He claimed that the Tampa area was incapable of supporting the team on their own and...
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Diesel
June 25, 2019 - 10:00 am
Realignment for basketball? What? Can they even do that? Last week the University of Connecticut announced their intentions to leave the American Athletic Conference and seek entry into the Big East. But why? Why would a team that’s earning close to $7 million per year leave? Simply put, for the...
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Cole Bryson
June 19, 2019 - 4:56 pm
As several teams from across the Upstate are traveling through the season of passing leauges, Byrnes gets set to host the Palmetto State Showdown on June 28th & June 29th. Twenty teams will be participating in the 7 on 7 next weekend on the campus of Byrnes High School; at the soccer field and...
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Mike Venditti
June 19, 2019 - 2:17 pm
NBA free agency is almost more exciting than the NBA regular season. With the trades and mega-signings across the league, there is never a dull moment during the offseason. This year is no different with potential free agents like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and most importantly, NBA Finals MVP...
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Mike Venditti
March 21, 2019 - 9:21 am
Over the past few weeks, we've seen some monster contracts in baseball, from Bryce Harper's monster deal with the Phillies, to Mike Trouts even bigger contract extension with the Angels. Now it's time for the Red Sox to put up or shut up, or they could be without a generational talent in two years...
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Straight Up With Sturg
March 18, 2019 - 2:11 pm
I honestly don’t have too many complaints on my end when it comes to this years NCAA Tournament. Most of my complaints would be seeding, but I can live with that. The Southern Conference not getting a second bid as compared to other leagues whom got two, it makes no sense to me. But at least there...
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Mike Venditti
February 13, 2019 - 1:56 pm
The NBA is a players league, the NFL is starting to realize that they're going to have to become the same...but Major League Baseball is going the opposite way, and it's pretty embarrassing to see. In recent history we have seen players signed by MLB franchises for ungodly amounts of money, and yes...
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