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The Kings of the ACC

College football is nearly upon us and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) boasts some of the best coaches in the country. As the season approaches, Sportsradioamerica.com examines the top coaches in the conference.   Dabo Swinney, Clemson  Swinney was promoted to interim coach in 2008 after Tommy Bowden was released. He posted a 4-3 mark in the final seven games of that season. The next season, Swinney guided the Tigers to a...

What the NBA Draft told us about the SEC

The 2018 NBA Draft featured a handful of Southeastern Conference (SEC) picks and not all of them were from Kentucky. Actually, not even the first one off the board hailed from the Bluegrass State. Collin Sexton was the first SEC player selected at number eight by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kentucky did have four total selections in the draft, with Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander going in the first 11 picks. So, lets dive into what some...

Summer Bummer: Major League Baseball is in a rut

Major League Baseball has been America’s pastime for as long as many can remember. It’s the all-American sport. The ballpark. A hot dog. A soda. It’s what families used to do for outings. Key words; used to. Attendance has been dropping in baseball for several years now and television ratings are dipping, too.  In fact, baseball is on its way to its lowest average attendance in 15 years. What are the reasons for this? Some are obvious, some...

Control Arm: The Top 5 SEC QBs of the last 10 years

 The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has occasionally struggled with quarterback play over the last few years, but appears to be improving in the signal-caller area with Jake Fromm, Jarrett Stidham and Drew Lock. When Urban Meyer came in, many teams utilized a dual threat model quarterback, but they’re now trending toward pocket passers. Let’s look at the Top 5 quarterbacks in the SEC over the last ten years (with honorable mention to Josh Dobbs (Tennessee) and Chad Kelly (Ole Miss). 5. Matthew Stafford– Georgia: Stafford...

View to a Thrill: Our 2018 AFC North outlook

The American Football Conference North Division, or AFC North, is a division of the National Football League's American Football Conference. SportsRadioAmerica.com previews the AFC North for the 2018 season.  Baltimore Ravens  The Ravens are 40-40 since winning Super Bowl XLVII. That is the definition of average. Their roster and main stars from that team remain to age. Joe Flacco, Terrell Suggs and Eric...

The Pitt and the Pendulum: Panthers return to glory

The University of Pittsburg Panthers missed out on a bowl for the first time since 2007, ending their season 5-7. That record doesn’t tell the whole story, however. Pitt lost three games by six points or less. A bounce-back post season seems obtainable. Quarterback Kenny Pickett is coming off his first, full season as a starter, including a win over Miami. Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollison lead the backfield after this...

The Plight of Dwight: Was it Kobe? Harden? The Hawks? The Hornets? Or Howard?

Dwight Howard appeared poised to be the next great phenom in the NBA following the 2010-2011 season. He averaged 22 points per game and 14 rebounds per game. He was one of the most unstoppable players in the league, putting up huge numbers for the Orlando Magic. He was the main man in Orlando and ran the show. He even took the Magic to the finals in 2009.   Flash Forward...

When it comes to recruiting for college sports, how young is too young?

Kiyaunta Goodwin isn’t even in high school yet, but he’s 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 350 pounds. Schools are already drooling over him, and he was pictured this past weekend with Nick Saban. Goodwin later revealed Saban offered him a scholarship to play at the University of Alabama.  Saban isn’t the first. He’s been offered by LSU, Cincy, Kentucky, WKU, Wisconsin, Georgia and Syracuse. He has...

Does Major League Baseball really have an attendance problem?

It was recently reported that attendance is down by 6.5 percent this year across all of Major League Baseball (MLB), a little less than 2,000 fans per game.  What does this mean? Analysts have pointed to a dip in attendance for larger-market teams that do not perform well. Others have pointed to the economy. Basically, when a large- market team or teams (New York, Los Angeles, Boston, etc.)...

What the new Hollywood Park means for the business of sports and entertainment

The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif., part of the L.A. Stadium Entertainment and Sports District, is set to open in 2021 and will host Super Bowl LVI (February 2022), the 2023 College Football National Championship and the 2028 Summer Olympic Games, not to mention serving as the home field for the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers of the National...