AFC North Disappointing in Week 14
For a division with three playoff contending teams, the AFC North was hard to watch on Sunday. The Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers all lost to lesser opponents in Week 14. On the bright side, all of these teams only lost divisional ground to the 5-8 Cleveland Browns. However, the Indianapolis Colts improved to 9-4 with a victory over the Tennessee Titans. Entering the day 7-5, both the Bengals and the Steelers have to start worrying about possibly botching their chance at an NFL postseason birth.
The Bengals bandwagon had increased with a four game winning streak prior to Sunday, not to mention a win against the Super Bowl defending New York Giants four weeks ago. A loss to the Dallas Cowboys at home may have resulted in a few less folks on the wagon. More importantly, the Bengals have little room for error further on in 2012 as they visit the Steelers in week 16 and a home game finale against the division leading Ravens. Cincinnati must try to avoid fourth quarter collapses like the one on Sunday.
Perhaps the most confusing team of these three is the Baltimore Ravens. A stout running game compiled with a veteran quarterback does not seem to be getting the job done in recent weeks. After a loss in last weeks grudge match with the Steelers the Ravens lost another heartbreaker to the Redskins on Sunday. While there is plenty of blame to go around for a second straight loss, the heat always rests of the shoulders of the quarterback, Joe Flacco. I know its not fair, but that is the NFL. Flacco goes back home to Baltimore next week against the Denver Broncos in hopes to win the AFC North outright.
After last weeks win, I acclaimed the Steelers to be the most dangerous of the most these three teams moving forward in 2012. While I stand by the veteran leadership in Pittsburgh, the display against a lowly San Diego Chargers team was unacceptable. A road win against the Cowboys next week would give the Steelers their 8th and inch that closer to the last wild card spot. I still have my eye on this club moving forward. However, all three of these teams are giving bad playoff impressions.
Texas Sweeps Indoor T&F Titles
For the first time since 2006, both the Texas men and women return to Austin with league crowns. The women repeat their title from last season, while the men return to the top where they were last team winners in 2013. Kristen Keith caught up with UT head coach Mario Sategna after the sweep. Read More
WCC This Week | February 28, 2015
The tenth episode of WCC This Week, produced by Time Warner Cable SportsNet, previews Saturday's West Coast Conference basketball action -- including San Diego at Portland, the WCC Game of the Week. In addition to Thursday's WCC highlights, we look at the Portland "bigs" and their international flavor. This episode aired on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Read More
Life Of A Don: San Francisco's Mark Tollefsen Elevates On Reverse Jam
Check out the sweet backdoor pass by Matt Glover that leads to the ridiculous two-hand reverse dunk by Mark Tollefsen during San Francisco's 65-55 win over Pacific. Read More
BYU Snaps Gonzaga's 41-Game Win Streak At The Kennel
Kyle Collinsworth led the way for BYU, scoring a game-high 20 points as the Cougars upset third-ranked Gonzaga to give their NCAA Tournament hopes a massive boost. The loss ended the Bulldogs' 41-game home win streak, which had been the longest in the country. Read More
Syracuse vs Duke | 2014-15 ACC Men's Basketball Highlights
Playing for the second time in as many weeks, Duke sprinted past Syracuse with a 73-54 win. Freshman Justise Winslow led the Blue Devils with a career-high 23 points and 9 rebounds. Fellow freshman Jahlil Okafor also grabbed 14 rebounds and added 13 points of his own for his 11th double-double of the season. Read More
Duke's Jahlil Okafor Makes Circus Shot vs Syracuse | ACC Must See Moment
Duke sensational freshman Jahlil Okafor shows he can do more than dunk, as he is able to convert an acrobatic bank shot after getting fouled in this ACC Must See Moment! Read More
Duke Super Frosh Justise Winslow Has Career Night vs Syracuse
Duke freshman Justise Winslow showed off his complete skill set at home against Syracuse, scoring a career-high 23 points and reeling in 9 rebounds. Winslow scored 15 of his points in the opening half as Duke dropped the Orange 73-54. Check out all of WInslow's best plays right here! Read More