In the legal field, stereotypical and in reality, one sees an attorney advocate the merits of a client’s position to a court. This normally is done after research into the past, present, and likely future predicament that said client could find themselves in, with or without the desired action of a court.
The Brittney Griner era ended Sunday night in Oklahoma City. Griner, Baylor’s 6-foot-8 giant who is to women’s basketball what Wilt Chamberlain was to men’s basketball 55 years ago, went out with class. Baylor lost to Louisville 82-81 in a massive upset, but Griner played maybe not well by her standards, but fiercely and with pride and with dignity.
Recruiting is a year-round game, and it's time to take another look at how next year's recruiting classes are progressing. Getting off to a quick start can get things rolling for any class. Here's how I'd rank the classes thus far. Click on each team to see the full class, though you'll need ESPN Insider to see it.
The deal is done and Wes Welker is a Bronco, leaving only the question of what it cost to get him to trade in
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Cal began its first set of spring practices under new coach Sonny Dykes on Feb. 25, and anyone who so desires can plop down in the stands of Memorial Stadium and watch. "Our deal is, we've got nothing to hide," Dykes said. Visitors on a recent late afternoon mostly saw a mass of confusion -- five balls in the air once; players racing to the line for another snap; and lots and lots of shouting -- from both coaches and players.
PHOENIX -- Former University of Illinois catcher Chris Robinson inadvertently triggered a benches-clearing brawl in the ninth inning of Canada's 10-3 victory that eliminated Mexico from the World Baseball Classic.
Compiling as many blue-chip recruits as possible is the aim of every major program this time of year. Yet even that doesn’t always ensure success on the field. “Can’t miss” prospects miss all the time.