The NFL’s Wonderlic Test at the annual combine turns into one of the hottest news items each draft season as the scores go public. Of course, these are supposed to be kept secret, but one way or another many scores leak out each year and pundits share their thoughts on the relative smarts or lack thereof of that season’s draft crop. While it’s been shown often over the years that Wonderlic scores have little or no correlation to on field performance, it’s still an interesting piece of data if only because every arm chair quarterback can get an idea of how they stack up to a pro athlete in at least one (potentially) measurable aspect. If you want to get an idea of how you score compared to the pros, there are any number of unofficial tests online that will give you an idea of how you’d do, like this one at wonderlictestsample.com. Continue reading “NFL Wonderlic Scores By Position” »
Up until now, it’s been speculation and talk about how the NCAA College Football Playoffs would work. In just a few days, we get to see it unfold right before our eyes. The four teams have been chosen by the committee: Alabama will play Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl while Oregon plays Florida State in the Rose Bowl both on January 1st. Continue reading “Welcome to the Era of College Football Playoffs” »
Insurance seems to be something that only parents and families think about, but college students should too. They can also get sick or their belongings might get stolen. These uncertainties may become a financial burden to them on top of their student loans. Having the right insurance, however, can save them from further headaches and take care of their finances. Continue reading “Insurance Every College Student Should Have” »
Hot tub hydrotherapy is not a new concept in the sports world. Amateur and professional athletes can expect pain relief and relaxation when they include hot tubs to their training regimen. There are many other benefits of soaking in a hot tub especially for physically active athletes who frequently put their muscles to the test. Continue reading “Why Athletes Benefit from Using Hot Tubs” »
The Ohio State University Marching Band is known not only in the Big Ten but in the entire country to be the best and the biggest. Beginning in 1878 as a military drum corps that provides marching music during military exercises, the band evolved into what it is today as a 225-member all-brass and percussion ensemble in 1934. Don’t argue when they claim to be “The Best Damn Band in the Land” because their string of accolades and awards proves this to be true. Continue reading “Hail the OSU Marching Band” »
The social media alternative website Reddit did a survey on the most hated teams in college football in the lead up to the 2014 season. Although this type of survey is highly separated from a scientific study at one of the many university listed, but Reddit hating of all trolls on the internet. And the survey says…
O-H-I-O! Are your ready for a sports vacation unlike any other? Take two weeks, a car, a group of buddies, and set off an adventure like no other to see the greatest sporting events north of the Ohio river. Rev up the engine grab the face paint, cooler, and tailgate accessories, it’s time to start your Ohio sports vacation.
Time of Year (Fall)
In order to gain the overall sports experience of Ohio the trip needs to happen in the fall.
Begin the trip on the shores of Lake Erie with a baseball game at Progressive Field to watch manager Terry Francona and the Indians battle for the AL Central Division Championship. If your lucky you might get to help bang one of the outfield drums in an
attempt to psych out an opposing pitcher.
The next day scoot on down to FirstEnergy Stadium and join the “Dawg Pound” in watching the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. By next fall who knows, you might be able to watch Johnny Football throw a touchdown…or an interception.
If you haven’t gotten sick of Cleveland yet, check out an early season Cavaliers game at Quicken Loans Arena. Maybe LeBron will be there too. Continue reading “Ohio Sports Vacation” »
When you say Penn State football there used to be a connotation of glory, pride, and success. Now almost three years since the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Penn State football name is slowly climbing back to a respectable stature. The Nittany Lions might not ever return to the status held by Joe Paterno from 1966-2011, but the Shakespearean tragedy that is Penn State football is seeing a rebirth. Continue reading “The New Penn State Football Legacy” »
After the announcement by University of Maryland president of the university’s move from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to the Big Ten, he was met by a string of protests and dismay from the alumni and board of regents. But despite the call from the ACC commissioner and threats of donations getting pulled, the system’s chancellor William Kirwan decided to push ahead with his decision. Continue reading “Maryland: From the ACC to the Big Ten” »
The NCAA and college sports are key players in the American sports landscape. Television contracts and merchandise rights have made the NCAA a tycoon organization reaching almost a billion dollars in revenue last year. They compete seasonally with the NFL, NBA, and NHL throughout the academic year, which is also the heights of American sports coverage. But the untapped season for NCAA athletics is the summer.