Amanda Rykoff is a New York City-based writer. She’s a sports fan, proud Penn alum, recovering attorney, devoted aunt, and voracious consumer of media. She has contributed to ESPN, ONE World Sports, The Outside Corner and previously co-hosted the ESPN podcast, “Play Ball!” Follow her on Twitter.
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Mike James was known for his work ethic, determination and mega-watt smile during his four years at the University of Miami. James started all 12 games at running back for the Hurricanes during his senior season, when he rushed for a career-best 621 yards and six touchdowns on 147 attempts ...
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A quarterback with the last name of Rodgers should sound familiar to football fans -- perhaps you’ve heard of Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers? Aaron’s younger brother, Jordan Rodgers (Vanderbilt ‘13), looks to take the first step towards following in his brother’s very large NFL footsteps at the 2013 NFL Draft ...
Real Talk with ESPN Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas [Interview]
If you’re even tangentially affiliated with college basketball, Atlanta is the place to be for this weekend’s Final Four. Walk down the streets of downtown and you’re sure to see a lot of tall men with familiar faces. No face is more familiar to college hoops fans than Jay Bilas, ESPN’s outspoken college basketball analyst and noted Young Jeezy enthusiast.
New Boston Red Sox Anthem, ‘At Fenway’ is Pretty Horrendous
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Inside the MLB Fan Cave for the World Baseball Classic
Bring sixteen die-hard baseball fans from around the world, put them in a fully-loaded apartment in New York City, deck them out in colorful team garb and have them tweet, post and blog about watching every World Baseball Classic game at all hours of the day and night. That’s what’s been happening since the first pitch of the 2013 WBC as part of MLB Fan Cave: World Baseball Classic Edition. Read M
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In the wake of the Baltimore Ravens’ thrilling Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, GuySpeed had the chance to talk with Fox and NFL Network broadcaster Brian Billick, who coached the Ravens to their first Super Bowl championship in Super Bowl XXXV twelve years ago.
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The Super Bowl is the biggest of all the Big Games and New Orleans is the best city* to host such a big game.
NFLPA Collegiate Bowl: Beyond the Game
Ohio State senior defensive back Orhian Johnson is no stranger to the spotlight. As a three-year player on defense and special teams for the perennially ranked Buckeyes, the 6’3”, 211-pound Johnson has the tools and raw talent to be a contributor for an NFL team...