The most obvious contender in the Northwest Division is the team that made it to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final last June. We all know how that ended. Is this the year the Vancouver Canucks finally bring home a Stanley Cup or is a youth-inspired power shift brewing?
The tides of NCAA conferences are changing, to nobody is that a surprise. Most recently Texas A&M has relocated for a better position on the college football landscape. As the Aggies play out their final year in the Big-12, speculation abounds over the impact of the decision on the program, the conference and even the sport. Andrew Bucholtz explains.
The Trolley Tracks, the Bermuda Triangle of the National Hockey League: a place in the neutral zone where few dare skate, for the open ice is fraught with danger. Players are taught from the earliest age to keep their heads up, especially when venturing into this no-man’s land simply defined as the passageway spanning the […]
It’s hard to truly describe the college football experience to an individual who has never witnessed, first-hand, a football campus on gameday. TheGP Football’s Josh Koebert took to the masses at Camp Randall to describe the Nebraska/Wisconsin clash from the fervid confines of the student section.
Last season marked the first in which all three Californian NHL teams found their way into the postseason at once. With the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings in particular having taken measures to shore up their rosters for the 2011-12 campaign, the Pacific Division is once again shaping up to be a competitive one.
The Lions: One of two undefeated teams remaining in the NFL, just years after finishing 0-16.
The Switch: The 2009 decision to bring in rookie head coach Jim Schwartz to champion the turnaround.
The Wardrobe: Redesigned uniforms symbolizing new culture and serve as visual disconnect from anything pre-2009.
Never mind the lockout, just because players and owners haven’t come to terms on a new CBA doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to preparing for your fantasy basketball season. Call us naive, call us hopeful, call Mitch Orsatti “The Optimist”, just make sure that when the time comes to choose head-to-head or rotisserie, you’ll be making the right decision.
Though it takes a team effort to thrive in the NHL, there’s no denying the fact that certain individuals tend to get a lot more of the attention than others. If that means defensive-minded game changers so frequently get swept under the rug, don’t you think we ought to change the way we value our stars?
You’re an aspiring sports star with access to the most coveted resource availability: a professional athlete. What do you talk shop about? Arm slots on the mound? Mental focus at the free-throw line? TheGP Hockey contributor Patrick Hoffman recalls the day Mike Richter used a handful of chocolate bars to teach him how to stop a breakaway.
It’s official, the NBA lockout has dragged on long enough to starve basketball junkies worldwide into a painful fit of desperation. TheGP Basketball Editor Travis Nicholson is no different. What happens when the calendar strikes October with no end in sight? Find out for yourself.