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2015-16 Preview: Big Ten

2015-16 Preview: Big Ten

Ultimate Sports Talk April 7, 2015 Comments Off on 2015-16 Preview: Big Ten

Big Ten Conference The story of the Big Ten this past season, of course, was a dominant Wisconsin team. Bo Ryan has always been great at developing under-recruited talent, but he finally had multiple

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2015-16 Preview: Big 12

2015-16 Preview: Big 12

Ultimate Sports Talk April 6, 2015 Comments Off on 2015-16 Preview: Big 12

Big-12 Conference The Big 12 had a disappointing NCAA Tournament but, as I preach every single season, it’s stupid to judge conferences on NCAA Tournament performance. Iowa State and Baylor happened to suffer staggering

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2015-16 Preview: Pac-12

2015-16 Preview: Pac-12

Ultimate Sports Talk April 6, 2015 Comments Off on 2015-16 Preview: Pac-12

Pacific-12 Conference Sean Miller has done a fabulous job at Arizona, but he just can’t get his program over the hump. They hit Selection Sunday ranked 2nd in Pomeroy and 3rd in the Sagarin

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2015-16 Preview: SEC

2015-16 Preview: SEC

Ultimate Sports Talk April 6, 2015 Comments Off on 2015-16 Preview: SEC

Southeastern Conference The reality is that going undefeated all season in a major conference is so, so difficult. There’s a reason it hasn’t happened in the modern era. The SEC didn’t have any elite

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Title Game Open Thread + Picking The Lines

Ultimate Sports Talk April 6, 2015 Comments Off on Title Game Open Thread + Picking The Lines

Let’s get right into breaking down the title game. As always, feel free to shoot me a comment to this blog post, or tweet at me. I’ll do my best to respond to everybody.

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2015-16 Preview: Mid Majors, Part III

2015-16 Preview: Mid Majors, Part III

Ultimate Sports Talk April 5, 2015 Comments Off on 2015-16 Preview: Mid Majors, Part III

American Athletic Conference A year ago, the American Athletic Conference won the national title with UConn. This past season, however, was a significant drop-off. They still deserved three NCAA Tournament teams, as Temple got

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2015-16 Preview: Mid Majors, Part I

2015-16 Preview: Mid Majors, Part I

Ultimate Sports Talk April 4, 2015 Comments Off on 2015-16 Preview: Mid Majors, Part I

Missouri Valley Conference The Missouri Valley isn’t quite back to where it was in the middle of the last decade, but it had a really nice season, and has a chance to continue to

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Why Yankees are Making Right Call in not Buying Out Alex Rodriguez’s Contract

Why Yankees are Making Right Call in not Buying Out Alex Rodriguez’s Contract

Ultimate Sports Talk May 28, 2014 Comments Off on Why Yankees are Making Right Call in not Buying Out Alex Rodriguez’s Contract

On Sunday, word came down that the New York Yankees aren’t considering buying out the remaining three years and $61 million in Alex Rodriguez’s contract and instead, will make him earn his paycheck when

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Golden State Warriors: Stirring up the pot

Golden State Warriors: Stirring up the pot

Ultimate Sports Talk May 28, 2014 Comments Off on Golden State Warriors: Stirring up the pot

With rumors of Kevin Love exiting Minnesota coming to surface and David Lee becoming a possible trading piece, the Golden State Warriors have a lot to think about during the off-season. No picks, No

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New York Yankees Mark Teixeira Says Wrist Pain Has ‘Ratcheted Up’

New York Yankees Mark Teixeira Says Wrist Pain Has ‘Ratcheted Up’

Ultimate Sports Talk May 27, 2014 Comments Off on New York Yankees Mark Teixeira Says Wrist Pain Has ‘Ratcheted Up’

Mark Teixeira was a late scratch from the New York Yankees lineup versus the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday because of what was called a stiff wrist, and now the first baseman is admitting

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Rangers 1B Prince Fielder Out for the Season, Will Undergo Cervical Fusion Surgery

Rangers 1B Prince Fielder Out for the Season, Will Undergo Cervical Fusion Surgery

Ultimate Sports Talk May 27, 2014 Comments Off on Rangers 1B Prince Fielder Out for the Season, Will Undergo Cervical Fusion Surgery

In the illustrious words of famous wordsmith Ron Burgandy, “Well, that escalated quickly”. Prince Fielder will reportedly miss the rest of the season after deciding to undergo cervical fusion surgery. Fielder will seek a

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USC Football: Previewing the Offensive Line

USC Football: Previewing the Offensive Line

Ultimate Sports Talk May 26, 2014 Comments Off on USC Football: Previewing the Offensive Line

Tim Drevno will coach the offensive line for the Trojans this year. He has 23 years of coaching experience and most recently coached the O-line of the San Francisco 49ers that had two offensive

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How Many Years Does Reggie Wayne Have Left?

How Many Years Does Reggie Wayne Have Left?

Ultimate Sports Talk May 26, 2014 Comments Off on How Many Years Does Reggie Wayne Have Left?

At 35 years old, Reggie Wayne is in the latter portion of his career. However, his play in the last couple of seasons has been better than his career averages. How many productive years

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Los Angeles Dodgers Get First Look at Erisbel Arruebarrena Against Big League Competition

Los Angeles Dodgers Get First Look at Erisbel Arruebarrena Against Big League Competition

Ultimate Sports Talk May 26, 2014 Comments Off on Los Angeles Dodgers Get First Look at Erisbel Arruebarrena Against Big League Competition

With the Los Angeles Dodgers plagued by injuries to the left side of their infield, Erisbel Arruebarrena has been called up from Double-A to fill in. Arruebarrena, another Cuban émigré signed by the Dodgers

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Rating Arsenal’s Goalkeepers in the 2013-14 Season

Rating Arsenal’s Goalkeepers in the 2013-14 Season

Ultimate Sports Talk May 26, 2014 Comments Off on Rating Arsenal’s Goalkeepers in the 2013-14 Season

Many Arsenal fans can say that defending improved considerably in the 2013/14 season and while the defensive pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny did their bit in the heart of the defense, the

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UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw Quick Results

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw Quick Results

Ultimate Sports Talk May 26, 2014 Comments Off on UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw Quick Results

The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada was set for an action packed night of mixed martial arts action and we have you covered with all the UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw quick results.

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Troy Niklas Should Boost Arizona Cardinals’ Offense in 2014

Troy Niklas Should Boost Arizona Cardinals’ Offense in 2014

Ultimate Sports Talk May 26, 2014 Comments Off on Troy Niklas Should Boost Arizona Cardinals’ Offense in 2014

An important cog in a Bruce Arians offensive scheme is the tight end position. The Arizona Cardinals have been lacking a little in that department over the last several seasons. However, the Red Birds drafted

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Assessing Baltimore Orioles’ Starting Pitching Problem

Assessing Baltimore Orioles’ Starting Pitching Problem

Ultimate Sports Talk May 26, 2014 Comments Off on Assessing Baltimore Orioles’ Starting Pitching Problem

For the Baltimore Orioles starting pitching staff this season, the unreliable play has been about as hit or miss as an actual pitch. While each starter has showed that they are capable of pitching

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Tom Thibodeau Considers New York Knicks Head Coaching Position His Dream Job

Tom Thibodeau Considers New York Knicks Head Coaching Position His Dream Job

Ultimate Sports Talk May 26, 2014 Comments Off on Tom Thibodeau Considers New York Knicks Head Coaching Position His Dream Job

Tom Thibodeau is probably the best basketball coach in the world. The former New York Knicks assistant gained a reputation as an elite defensive mind and has done an unbelievable job leading an often

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Washington Football: Previewing the Defensive Line

Washington Football: Previewing the Defensive Line

Ultimate Sports Talk May 26, 2014 Comments Off on Washington Football: Previewing the Defensive Line

Moving forward with position previews, it is time to look at the Washington football defensive line. Identical to the offensive line, the D-line returns plenty of  quality, veteran starters with proven success in the

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