The best and worst of March Madness, Week 1

Monday, March 24th, 2014

It is joy. It is pain. And we cannot get enough. Every NCAA tournament opening weekend is memorable, but 2014 was particularly hellbent on taking the cake with its mix of upsets, overtime games and improbable buzzer beaters. Yet for all that brilliance, there is an equal amount of sorrow. Sure, no ...

Tom Izzo questions Michigan State team’s toughness after loss

Monday, February 25th, 2013

After a 68-60 loss to No. 18 Ohio State on Sunday, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo apparently has had enough of his team's recent lapses. The veteran coach questioned the Spartans' toughness following Sunday's loss. Just a week ago the Michigan State was the No. 4 team in college basketball, and was ...

McD’s Week 12 College Football Picks

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

What I'm watching: 8:45 am - ESPN3 replay of Oklahoma State/Iowa State because I think I'm getting pranked by some one. No way did OSU lose to ISU. Unless....Oh, yeah, they really ARE Oklahoma State, so yeah that actually makes sense that they would blow their perfect season in Ames, IA ...

McD’s Week 11 College Football Picks

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

What I'm watching: 12 pm: Flipping between Nebraska/Penn State for the train-wreck-watching and Okie State/Texas Tech for the O-fence. 3:30 pm: TCU/Boise State - At least, until Boise pulls away. This game has gotten intense what with all the BCS meetings and non-AQ's eating their own. 8pm: Stanford/Oregon - like everyone else.

McD’s Week Eight College Football Picks

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The only picks by an actual Indiana grad who prefers Indiana football to Indiana basketball. It's an acquired taste. What I'm watching this week (with my dad edition): 12 pm - Indiana at Iowa - I guess so my Hawkeye-fan dad can watch with me and make snarky comments the whole time. ...

McD’s Week Seven College Football Picks

Friday, October 14th, 2011

What I'm watching Saturday: 12 pm: Baylor/Texas A&M - I know I'm supposed to be a Big Ten honk, being an Indiana grad and all, but after I watch the first quarter of the IU/Wisky game and the Hoosiers somehow give up 42 unanswered points again, I'm done with the B1G ...

Week 5 College Football Roundup: Clemson FTW!

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!" -From "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll When I was an undergrad at Indiana, the Hoosiers beat Oregon in Eugene while being outgained nearly four to one in yardage and only converting ...

McD’s Week Five College Football Picks

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Still the only weekly picks section by a real, live Indiana alumnus/fan who prefers college football to college basketball... What I'm watching this Saturday: 12 pm - Penn State at Indiana until it's a blowout in the second quarter, then probably Aggies/Razorbacks with a side of Air Force/Navy 3:30 pm - Baylor/Kansas State ...